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Posted in: Italians vote in election that could take far-right to power See in context

If the left is let to run things for longer we would soon be in be communism

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Posted in: Italy's right-wing, led by Meloni, set to win election See in context

Traditional values prevail

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Posted in: Slain ex-PM Abe honored at divisive state funeral See in context

“Imagine being in Tokyo and trying to move around with all this going on?”

whats in your imagination? I am in Tokyo. Commuting back and forth with song public transportation like most people do. No issue. Nothing close to your imagination.

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Posted in: Nike releases U.S. World Cup jerseys some criticize as bland See in context

I would watch how they play, not how they are dressed.

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Posted in: Japan OKs distribution of Omicron booster shots from this month See in context

Great. But am not entitled to this coz I have not got any shot so far. Will get the seasonal flu shot in late November though

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Posted in: Japan reports 92,741 new coronavirus cases See in context

If you care about the numbers… the week on week decline has slowed the last week or so I think so not a good thing. Many old people still died because of this, which is sad, as probably many of them, if not all, had been vaccinated. Around 30 people died in Tokyo everyday the last few month is not a good thing to look at.

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Posted in: Japanese, S Koreans see each other more favorably, poll shows See in context

I hope it lasts and improves.

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Posted in: Japan reports 149,906 new coronavirus cases; 14,451 in Tokyo See in context

@Nemo

“I wish there would be comparisons to the same day of the week for the previous week as comparisons to days within the same week are less relevant.”

The information is always in the link in the article. WoW, it was down 35.6% if you want to know.

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Posted in: Japan may start inoculation against Omicron by end of September See in context

“If anyone would like less limitation in your life (like wishing to travel internationally) you may want to stay with the prescribed vaccine schedule.”

I wouldnot want to have a bit of “freedom” to travel now at the expense of injecting something am not comfortable with in my body let alone knowing nothing if it has any long term detrimental impact etc

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Posted in: Japan may start inoculation against Omicron by end of September See in context

“The ministry panel this month decided to make Omicron-specific COVID-19 boosters available to all who have completed at least the first two-shot regimen and to make preparations so the additional inoculation can begin in mid-October or later.”

Thanks for this. I have still not been vaccinated.

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Posted in: Man arrested for committing lewd acts with 14-year-old girl claims he thought she was older See in context

“No comment one way or another on his claim. But I cannot wrap my head around how a 14 year old would be engaged in prostitution in Japan unless the parents were negligent. Makes me wonder what kind of environment she grew up in.”

Maybe Shibuya if you wonder

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Posted in: Japan reports 192,413 new coronavirus cases; 18,423 in Tokyo See in context

Am in the subway just now… seeing a guy in front of me… and took a while to realize he is without a mask… construction worker looking type of guy.. I am fine with that.

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Posted in: Japan to scrap pre-entry COVID test for triple-vaccinated travelers; cap on entrants remains See in context

Meaningless in terms of potential infection spreading prevention. Should just scrap all restrictions to let it run wild.

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Posted in: Japan eyes lifting of pre-departure COVID tests for inbound vaccinated travelers: media See in context

I will resume cross border traveling when all these rules and restrictions are lifted, vaxxed or not.

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Posted in: Japanese developer bringing bright ideas to 'smart homes' in U.S. See in context

It’s good someone can do what they love to do. Better if that makes him

or her a lot of money.

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Posted in: Japanese developer bringing bright ideas to 'smart homes' in U.S. See in context

Japanese toilets work. Others get stuck.

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Posted in: Kishida resumes work remotely after contracting COVID-19 See in context

I think masks work for me. Don’t have to be Armageddon type of masks. Just regular disposable masks. Be aware of your surrounding, surfaces you touch. Keep hands clean. All these are normal practices even before COVID. I don’t wear masks when out doing sports, drinking eating sleeping. I do wear masks while in public transportation, out shopping at stores and malls. This has been working for me the last 2 years.

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Posted in: Kishida resumes work remotely after contracting COVID-19 See in context

“Who will he blame it on ?”

Why blame it on somebody else given the current circumstances? If I were him I would blame it on myself, vaxxed or not.

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Posted in: Kishida resumes work remotely after contracting COVID-19 See in context

“Not wearing a mask,”

you should add “at least double vaxxed” perhaps.

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Posted in: Japan reports 253,265 new coronavirus cases; 25,277 in Tokyo See in context

It is bad and sad that people died directly or indirectly because of this… but i heard that this (variant) has been 1/3 as deadly as seasonal flu. Not sure if that’s true coz I have not spent time to dig out the stats but if you can avoid catching the flu using common sense and live your life, you probably will be able to stay away from this COVID.

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Posted in: Stars Coffee, anyone? Starbucks successor opening in Russia See in context

Copycat, or not, aside, I wouldn’t mind. Re Starbucks, I have stopped buying them since 2016. Real espresso at roadside cafes in Europe is real and tasty and not overpriced, not like at Starbucks

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Posted in: Japan reports record high 255,534 coronavirus cases; 27,453 in Tokyo See in context

@buua

”Please click on the link above (new coronavirus cases). You will see the provisional numbers of tests. The Tokyo metropolitan government also has websites.”

I know what they mean. I just don’t know how you can interpret it as someone trying to scale down tests or tamper with test count.

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Posted in: Japan reports record high 255,534 coronavirus cases; 27,453 in Tokyo See in context

@buua

”Tokyo seems to be trying desperately to lower the number of tests. “

Proof?

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Posted in: Japan reports 166,205 coronavirus cases; 23,511 in Tokyo See in context

@Wobot “I just thought I'd do a quick analysis of the numbers in Tokyo”

people today do not seem to like your analysis, Wobot.

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Posted in: Japan to keep imported wheat price unchanged despite inflation See in context

“Subsidising food on a “temporary” basis never ends well and all too often never ends.”

This makes no sense.

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Posted in: Japan reports 183,609 coronavirus cases; 23,773 in Tokyo See in context

“HUGE NUMBERS STILL!

Lock down this country.”

I am glad that my compatriots do not read this forum otherwise they would think you are crazy!

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Posted in: Japan reports 168,826 coronavirus cases; 20,401 in Tokyo See in context

“Funny how they have stopped whether the numbers increased and r not from the prior week”

Sorry but the week over week comparison is always included in the link highlighted in the article. You can find it there.

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Posted in: Japan to offer Omicron COVID shot to at least twice-vaccinated people See in context

“Does nobody else think it's weird that this won't be available to people who haven't been vaccinated? Or at least that's how the article reads to me...“

Not weird at all. For me, as an unvaxxed, no thanks. Guess it’s easier to push this cocktail on those who have had some of the ingredients before, or are willing to take on the new formula. Hope it works as intended.

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Posted in: Japan to offer Omicron COVID shot to at least twice-vaccinated people See in context

Sounds like a vaccine cocktail to me. Cheers!

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Posted in: 'Climate criminal': Celebrities rapped over jet use See in context

Really, who cares what you earn for yourself and deserve some comfort… but if you call for climate change awareness while flying around by private jets then that seems like a hypocrite to me.

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