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Posted in: Pfizer, BioNTech to supply 120 mil doses of experimental coronavirus vaccine to Japan See in context

Phase 3 is testing on 30,000 people now. You won’t be under a test phase. For japan to hand this out, phase 3 will be finished(around sept/oct) then FDA approval. Right now only side effects are mild fever and some headaches. Same as flu. Before you stand on your soapbox and shout you are not gonna take the shot, the gov can come out and say without the shot, you cannot use public transportation, shopping, flying etc. cards have been mentioned or putting it on the back of your health insurance card which everyone has. Just my 2 cents.

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Posted in: The global march of face masks: A mirror on humanity See in context

Hopefully there will be a vaccine the end of this year. Can’t wait.

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Posted in: Japan to let in 250 foreigners per day from Australia, NZ, Thailand, Vietnam under eased travel curbs See in context

FransJune 11  05:39 pm JST

Absolutely absurd. What about permanent residents, long term visa holders etc. who have been living in Japan for many many years, paid their taxes, own houses, have (Japanese) spouses/kids? They should have priority in being allowed to come back not business people from some selected countries, coming in for just a couple of days! 

And JGov is even considering to include China and US at a later stage?? What are they thinking? Apparently not

residents and Japanese can return. They just have to lock it down for 2 weeks once returned. No one said they couldn’t. This post is for gaijjins who will be on a business or tourist visa.

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Posted in: Gov't submits to Diet record extra ¥31.91 tril budget for virus relief See in context

zichiToday  06:18 pm JST

Where is the accountability for these massive sums?

Businesses needing support must submit a 90 page form, with hanko.

beg to differ, but my son submitted with photo copies of last year tax paper, copy of business license, copy of bank book and drivers license. He is a business owner.

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Posted in: Japan braces for worst postwar economic slump See in context

Lots of armchair quarterbacks here. Lmao

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Posted in: 'A floating prison': Cruise of Asia ends in virus quarantine See in context

Taking babies on a cruise is not what I call a vacation. Wait till the child is 3-4 years old. Never could understand why parents don’t want to stay home with young children. They and the parents will enjoy much more when the child is older. But I guess that’s the difference between japan and the rest of the west.

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Posted in: Were foreign visitors' wild brawls at Shinjuku's Golden Gai a taste of the Olympics to come? See in context

Easy fix on skipping out on Bill, during the olympics just post sign in English and Japanese cash only. Japanese will frown, but it’s the only way. No tab. Locals will get used to it. It’s a hassle, but you won’t have someone skimping out on a tab. Had a bar for 3 years and always did it that way. Worked fine.

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Posted in: Japan to dispatch SDF to Strait of Hormuz instead of joining U.S.-led coalition See in context

If japan bought the oil, regardless of who’s country flag is transporting it, they have a right to defend what is theirs. That I believe would fall under the constitution, self defense for property. Why not? Like protecting your land from a hostile takeover, same thing.

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Posted in: Japan's cyber security minister admits never having used computer See in context

And every brief or request had to be printed on hard copy all these years. Never an email??

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Posted in: Japanese aquariums turn to breeding dolphins instead of taking from wild See in context

50 million on Okinawa for the Aquarium? How is that when Okinawa only had 10 million tourists last year??

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Posted in: Mel Gibson to direct new movie on Battle of Okinawa See in context

The military were the only ones telling civilians to take their lives so that they wouldn't be taken prisoners. They told the civilians that the Americans would rape all women and kill the children. The emperor had no say in what actually happened on the battlefield. The Japanese society didn't actually hear his voice till the end of the war.

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Posted in: 3 members of family drown while snorkeling off Okinawa coast See in context

We just had a typhoon pass a few days before. The water is no where to be after a typhoon. Sea is sill big.

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