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Posted in: 64-year-old man arrested for stealing ¥2,000 from offertory box at shrine See in context

I've heard of desperate people in Japan (often poor old men) stealing just to get caught, because getting arrested and jailed is an efficient way to get food and shelter.

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Posted in: Gov't to begin issuing vaccine passports in July See in context

Getting the first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccination has left side effects.

I have followed, a few days after the first injection, a spreading itchiness under the skin that has moved slowly and steadily upwards away from the injection site.

I won’t be going back for the second injection.

That's something I don't understand. People say "I don't want the vaccine because Covid is not so bad anyways, i've heard a lot of people don't die from it". But then they get a tiny itch from the vaccine and they're like "oh no this is terrible I'm dying".

Believe someone who had Covid -and the vaccine one year later- I'll take the vaccine anytime but I never, ever want to catch Covid again. It's a mean disease, it made me sick like a dog for months even though I'm young, healthy and had no idea it could be so bad for someone like me.

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Posted in: Drink up, drink fast, drink alone? Tokyo to ease alcohol curbs See in context

I love how Japan manages to keep what's supposed to be fun (amusement parks, alcohol and so on) during the pandemic but sucks all the fun out of it.

Yes, you can drink. Alone. Between 11 a.m and 7 p.m.

So basically, yes, you can be a very sad alcoholic. Just keep on buying, that's all we ask.

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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

Suga is basically saying to the people of Japan that the handling of the pandemic and its dynamic and evolution is only their responsibility. The government chose to hold the Olympics and clearly still are not prepared for what's coming, but if cases go up, it will be your fault, not theirs.

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Posted in: Japan to cut number of visiting Olympic Games officials to less than 90,000 See in context

By the way, what exactly is an "official"?

Is a coach an official? Or a we just talking about suits coming to "represent"?

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Posted in: Japan to cut number of visiting Olympic Games officials to less than 90,000 See in context

Total 63,532

Just to compare Ontario Canada is with only 14 million people is conducting 60,000 tests a day.

Japan has 126 million people Tokyo 34 million.


it is indeed alarmingly low testing. The week before Easter in France, 3,9 million tests were made. That's around 557 000 a day in a country of 67 million people.

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Posted in: Disarray as 47 players affected after positive tests on Australian Open planes See in context

@ shinichi

Spoken like someone who hasn't had Covid...

Got it in March. Wish I never had. I'm still sick 10 months later. Have you heard about long Covid? It destroys your life and affects a lot of people.

And statistics leave you cold because you don't realise these are actual people. When it's your mum, your dad, your wife, it's more than just a pourcentage of the population.

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