" ..... to prevent the spread of the virus **by foreign visitors...."**
" ..... to prevent the spread of the virus **to foreign visitors...."**
Unfortunately Suga has totally failed at this as the numbers clearly show the athletes are getting infected by the Japanese support staff.
24 ( +25 / -1 )
Women don't suddenly get a hankering to have sex voluntarily with men they only just met hours ago, in a public place, during their work hours. This does not happen.
Yes it definitely does. But maybe not for you.
Who gave you the right to speak for all women?
23 ( +31 / -8 )
I bought a Honda Accord hatchback 5-speed soon after they were released. Wonderful sporty car to drive. Pity it only had 3 doors.
1 ( +11 / -10 )
The Tokyo election is on July 4 and the party she created, Tokumin first, is going to get easily beaten by the LDP and Komei coalition.
Instead of leading her troops and taking responsibility, she went into hiding, just like Abe when things got rough. Cowardly hypocrites both.
Koike has been talking to Nikai already about a return to the LDP. Abe also waiting in the wings.
7 ( +15 / -8 )
Wonderful news, wonderful man, wonderful family, wonderful country.
I would be proud to be Jamaican.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Of course one grid is better than two, but that won't happen will it?
I am simply saying that two grids is better than the 10 they have now.
After 3/11 Hokkaido could only supply a trickle to Honshu. In 2018 during the Hokkaido blackout again only a trickle could be supplied from Tohoku. Both use the same frequency.
That Hokkaido blackout was caused by the main coal plant going down. Luckily they did have a few renewable sources to provide emergency power. Renewables can be widely distributed and hence much more robust in emergencies.
0 ( +3 / -3 )
Both frequency areas in Japan have roughly the same population as the UK. So each has the scale required to reach the same level of renewables as the UK. About 40% at present.
The frequency issue is a red herring.
0 ( +5 / -5 )
Yes, I am aware of the two frequency issue. But that does not stop Kyushu supplying Kansai and Hokkaido supplying Kanto.
There is no excuse for having more than two well-connected grids: one for each frequency.
7 ( +8 / -1 )
But where are we gonna get the rest of the energy without coal?
Renewables, just like the UK and others.
Kyushu is routinely throwing away vast amounts of solar energy. Why is it not sent to Honshu? The lousy grid.
Hokkaido has a vast potential for wind generation. They get all their energy from coal.
Make it a national priority to upgrade the grid!
6 ( +22 / -16 )
I don't know how Kono gets away with these bogus excuses.
Can we recall that even with the Japanese trials, Pfizer was approved in Japan on Feb 14, 2021 which was 3 months ago. In those 3 months the other G7 countries have given at least one shot to at least half their eligible population, Canada has managed 70%. Japan? Maybe 12% or so. The need for Japanese trials had nothing to do with the pace since Feb 14.
Journalists, could you ask Kono to give a detailed explanation of what happened during these 3 months?
6 ( +8 / -2 )
20/20 hindsight from Kono. Just what you need from a leader.
10 ( +13 / -3 )
Amateur radio is a great hobby. It uses the short waves and requires special equipment.
The picture is of an ordinary Sony AM/FM radio. Nothing whatsoever to do the subject.
8 ( +9 / -1 )
All this arguing isn't changing anybody's mind.
We should all just make our choice. Then next year around now we can compare the death rates between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.
I've made my choice and will have the second jab next week.
3 ( +7 / -4 )
The trend was motivated by a "stress on hospital resources" which the study said increased for most German and French cities and resulted in a "deteriorated healthcare score".
Guess they didn't hear about Osaka's overflowing hospitals with people dying at home because there were no beds.
-5 ( +0 / -5 )
Bring the commies to their knees!
In other headlines:
China’s Trade Boom Continues in May on Strong Global Demand
-10 ( +6 / -16 )
Yes I have been to Cuba and so have lots of my friends. It is a popular winter tourist destination where I come from.
I have also visited many other Carribean and central American countries.
Compared to many of those, Cubans are well fed, well educated and have a world class medical system. Good baseball players also!
Amazing when you consider the US trade embargo all these decades.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Breaking contracts with Japan because they can make even more in the US?
Pure greed which makes it even harder for other Cubans to play in Japan.
Who raised, nurturedand trained these Cuban players to this level? Oh I see, they were just born great athletes.
-1 ( +1 / -2 )
China is Japan's biggest trading partner and will be for a long, long time. Sorry you Nippon Kaigi guys, Japan needs to export to China, just as it needs to import.
2 ( +5 / -3 )
If everything else fails play the Megumi card. Very sad.
5 ( +7 / -2 )
If it shows up in another country and starts killing people it won't disappear..... by definition!
2 ( +2 / -0 )
Toyota Motor Corp., the leader in hybrid and hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle development, is aiming to sell 8 million electrified cars globally in 2030
Toyota persists in calling its standard hybrid(HEV) an "electrified car", whereas all the energy used in an HEV comes from gasoline. It just gets better mileage than a standard gasoline engine. As you can read elsewhere (eg https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/05/12/business/corporate-business/toyota-earnings/) only 2 million will actually be electric vehicles. Not impressive.
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The US is the world's strongest military.
More than the next 10 countries combined. Yes, these 10 include China, Russia, France, Germany, UK... and even Japan and SK.
NATO is a fig leaf.
2 ( +6 / -4 )
Australia's control of the pandemic so far has been admirable.
But its rollout of vaccinations has been pitiful.
With no restrictions in most of the country they could easily have vaccinated 60-70% of the population by now.
Then they would have be free to move. Now they are just prisoners.
-2 ( +3 / -5 )
If the athletes are to be locked down in the Olympic village I would say they will be needing more condoms, not fewer
18 ( +19 / -1 )
Once a prison always a prison.
0 ( +4 / -4 )
I feel sorry for these wonderful women who are being used as Coates' pawns.
How come they couldn't play together in Australia since February 2020? We are continually told the country is virus free.
It's safer to come to Japan to practice during an SOE?
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Making everyone eligible with so few shots available is just a way to let the rich and powerful jump the queue.
Yup, our non-corrupt local officials will do the prioritizing.
7 ( +7 / -0 )
You nailed it.
The gov't can also say that any Japanese can get vaccinated, they just need to contact their local authorities. The gov't just dumped it on them to "prioritize". We all know what that will lead to.
It doesn't matter how many people can ask for a vaccination.
What matters is how many are actually given per day. About 10 times the current rate...
11 ( +12 / -1 )
Toyota is the world leader in making boring cars for boring people. Yaris anyone?
Japanese cars I have owned that were super fun to drive were Hondas and Mazdas. Then there was my Datsun 1600 1968, advertised as the poor man's BMW. 100 MPH for $2000, rack and pinion steering, disc brakes. Drove it until it rusted out. What ever happened to that proud brand?
-2 ( +3 / -5 )
The fact that a country has done wonderfully until now, as Australia has, sadly leads it to be helplessly exposed. Since nobody got sick and there have been few vaccinations, Australia is extremely vulnerable: nobody has antibodies.
Good luck when all those athletes and hangers on drag their medals home from Tokyo. Vaccinated or not they can and will bring back the virus.
1 ( +2 / -1 )