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Posted in: Man arrested for threatening ‘massacre’ at vaccination site in Tokyo See in context

Believe it or not, Adachi ward is not a bad place to live. I think his actions offers a clue as to why he was unable to find work, despite the virus.

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Posted in: Indonesia prison fire kills 41 inmates; 80 hospitalized See in context

Stop putting people in prison for victimless crimes you say?

Yeah, those who say drugs are a victimless crime should watch all 23 minutes of this Philidelphia video. Unbelievable and shocking to see all the people wigging out.


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Posted in: Moderna says COVID vaccines sent to Japan contained stainless steel particles See in context

Not that I'd personally want tiny steel particles injected into me, but titanium and stainless steel are used for surgical repair and support all the time. My sister had surgery for scoliosis and has been living with a stainless steel Harrington rod in her back for more than 40 years.

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Posted in: Japan wins wheelchair rugby bronze, opens strong in soccer See in context

The soccer was amazingly fun to watch. Almost more fun than watching normal soccer. More physical. The players were amazing, especially the Japan team. I have no idea how they know where they are on the field and how there aren't more bad collisions, but somehow it really works.

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

Note: I wouldn't just show up at the clinic I mentioned above expecting to get your high school child vaccinated there. Even our doctor said that there probably wouldn't be any cancelations. But there were. We were LUCKY. I'm not sure if her luck had anything to do with our being his faithful patients for more than 16 years. Haha. I doubt it.

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

@blahblah222 You can think what you want, but I did IN FACT get my first shot of the Pfizer vaccine on July 21 at the Swimming Sports Center near Takenotsuka in Adachi-ward in Tokyo and my second shot of Pfizer just yesterday at 3:15 PM at 足立区立第六中学校 junior high school also in Adachi-ward.   I am 55 years old, so I got my voucher at the end of July. I was lucky to get both my appointments right away. They filled up within a couple days and the government soon after announced they were freezing all new appointments until mid August because of lack of doses.  

We were surprised that our junior high school son and high school daughter got their vouchers the very next week, but like I mentioned above we couldn't make their appointments through our local ward, so we asked our family doctor who is a pediatrician in Adachi-ward.  

As we speak, my wife is taking our 13 year old son to get his 2nd shot.  

@Albert Our 16 yr old daughter will get her second shot on the 26th of this month at our pediatrician's second office near Nishiarai which is along the Tokyo Skytree line in Adachi-ku, Tokyo. If I am allowed, it is called Ando Clinic(at least the Takenotsuka clinic is), but he is only giving shots to 12yr olds through Junior high school kids first. My daughter got hers because of a cancelation.

My wife got her first vaccine 10 days ago through the company she works for in Kanda, Tokyo. Her second one won't be until mid September.  

This link might be useful for those younger than 39 wishing to get their vaccine: https://japantoday.com/category/national/vaccination-site-for-younger-people-to-open-in-tokyo%27s-shibuya

Also, some friends have gotten their vaccines through this link: https://b-vaccination.jp/

Moderator, I am sorry this is off topic, but I am replying to some inquiries above.

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context


"Do these children have to buy tickets or its free"

My JH age son's tickets were complimentary via Meiji Dream Kids with accommodations as well. You might scroll up to read more of what I said regarding his vaccination status as well.

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

Adachi-ku my old stomping ground until just a bit under 2 years ago.

Then you might know the clinic. Not sure I can give names, but it's the one with the A logo near OB in Takenotsuka. Well known pediatrician.

Ok but I keep hearing about the"private" doctors that somehow have vaccine.

Yeah, he had Pfizer too!

Most of my children's friend's are in Adachi-ku all early to mid 20s and no vaccine for them available!

JT mentioned in an article last week I think that they opened a walk in vaccination spot in Shibuya. Might check that out.

If you got Moderna you are in for another day but don't take ibuprofen not recommended need to find acetaminophen it is the only one until recently tested to be safe after Vaccination. Though I haven't checked in a while to see if ibuprofen is now ok.

I got Pfizer and did a quick check with the CDC and they said it was OK as long as I don't have any medical issues with taking Ibuprofen. I take my son to the doctor for his shot today, so will confirm this. Thanks :)


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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context


Mind telling use where this place is ( AKA where you live) and how?

Our ward in Tokyo hasn't even opened for under 30 because of vaccine shortages.

Sure. I live in Adachi-ku. Our family all received our vouchers but I was the only one who could get my shots through the local ward. So, we called our pediatrician and he was giving them to kids 12 through JH. He said our 16yr old daughter could get hers if a cancelation occurred. Surpisingly there was a cancelation at their other clinic the next day.

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

Huh? My junior high school son who will be fully vaccinated like I am after today had won free tickets to the Para Olympics via the Meiji Dream Kids campaign, but was told he couldn't attend. They even sent us a huge box filled with various Meiji candy, 3 T-shirts some flags and hats as an apology.

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Posted in: Smoke confirmed at Hamaoka nuclear plant; 2nd time within a week See in context

It's mainly the housing for the wiring that deteriorates, so it could last much longer than 50 years if good quality.

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Posted in: Smoke confirmed at Hamaoka nuclear plant; 2nd time within a week See in context

On Thursday, the plant reported a fire in which smoke emanated from an electrical wire on its premises.

Perhaps yesterday's incident is the same. Can you imagine how much wiring a plant like this has? Wiring in homes can last up to 50 years. Not Sure about industrial wiring, but since the plant is 50 years old, one can assume there is wiring that is 50 years old as well.

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Posted in: Do you really need to wear toilet slippers when using the toilet at home? See in context

@William Bjornson

but NEVER forget to take them off before leaving the Benjo in your mother-in-law's house

Ha. Mother in laws house OR the dentist's office. When I first came to Japan I plopped myself down in the dentist's chair, kicked my feet up and noticed I had the toilet slippers on. D'oh! And they were more like toe slippers.

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Posted in: Japanese woman freed from Chinese prison after serving 6-year sentence See in context

I used to have the desire to travel to China. You couldn't pay me now. There are more than just people of "Chinese origin" being held as diplomatic hostages there. Little by little, the CCP is shooting themselves in the foot

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Posted in: Man stabbed after intruders break into his apartment See in context


TELL us where.

It happened in Minamihanahata 足立区南花畑. A couple blocks from my kids former elementary school and almost next to a Koban. Here to be precise: https://goo.gl/maps/v257NGPo2rW14SRHA

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Posted in: Man stabbed after intruders break into his apartment See in context

Kita-Senju is IN Adachi-ku. JT never reports where exactly it happens. You need to visit TBS or some other news site in Japanese to get more specific info.

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Posted in: Man stabbed after intruders break into his apartment See in context

Good ol' Adachi-ward.

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Posted in: Domino’s Japan apologizes for fish and chips pizza 'that insults both England and Italy' with free pizza offer See in context

When I was living in the US, a sort of Japanese restaurant put out a dish called a Sushi Pizza. It truly wan't a pizza as the crust was just seaweed, topped with sushi rice and other toppings. Basically sushi, but it was really good. Of course it had dressing like Sushi often does in the US. That in itself is a faux pas.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,271 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,432 See in context

Anyone got the PCR count for today?



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Posted in: Little fanfare as Tokyo begins Olympic one-week countdown See in context

Cumulus clouds gather over Tokyo on Friday.  Photo: AP/Jae C Hong

Meanwhile, did you see the puffy clouds today? A relief to see after weeks of gray skies--despite the heat.

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Posted in: Kono says local gov'ts need to slow down vaccinations due to supply crunch See in context

Crossing my fingers my appointment next week won't be canceled.

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Posted in: Man arrested for organizing rally of 200 motorcycle riders, motorists See in context

Can you imagine the noise from 200 Bosozoku? I counted 50 passing by at the beach once and that was enough for me.

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Posted in: Two bodies found, 20 still missing after landslide sweeps away homes See in context

While the news is saying the days of rain caused the slide, coincidentally Google placed the landslide on the ridge above where the slide ripped through the neighborhood. In Google maps, what looks like a mudslide is really a newly shaved slice of forest where they are installing a solar farm, which you can see in Apple Maps. https://goo.gl/maps/jPH6DnHFhTwxYHc49

Also next to this is a new treeless area with homes going in. I wonder if officials investigating this will note these. While I like a solar energy, replacing forests with solar panels will only cause more tragedies like this. My condolences to to the victims.

This is the spot from which the video on the TV was filmed from. https://goo.gl/maps/oUivb6RPZf2wtdbk6 (the green fence is in the way)

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Posted in: Mt Fuji opens to climbers for summer after being closed last year due to virus See in context

I too am wondering about the huts which are stuffy and hardly any widows in the loft spaces under the roof. I have climbed Mt. Fuji twice. I took a trash bag and found a grand total of one piece of trash and the toilets were not smelly except inside of course.

I found the experience amazing. True, the mountain itself isn't very beautiful, but watching the sunrise with the air filled with anticipation was absolutely magical. Then peering into the crater and seeing a circular rainbow followed by a hike around the crater in warm T-shirt weather was a pleasant surprise. The view was stellar with the shadow of the mountain extending like a pyramid towards the southern alps, which were puny in comparison.

I recommend the climb. Expect 4 seasons of weather on the hike. August the weather is best, but more people.

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Posted in: No. of missing dementia patients hits record-high 17,565 in 2020 See in context


Apple Watches with cellular would fix this problem.

My father had dementia, and while he wasn't a wanderer, in the early stages of his 10 year ordeal, he would have extreme frustrations with his Mac that I had purchased for him him so we could communicate easier. I had the same machine and could control his Mac from my mine from 5000 miles away. Despite my "parental controls" I placed on his computer, he managed to circumnavigate these and install an older OS version using a CD he had hidden somewhere in his house. He did this multiple times until I eventually confiscated the CD's. Boy was he agitated.

I couldn't imagine getting him to keep an Apple Watch on his wrist let alone convincing him to leave it alone to make it useful, even if you can lock the screen. He would just hide it or cut it off. He was very mischievous. Before all this, my dad was a brilliant, gentle soul. He even had a PhD in economics.

In his care facility we eventually housed him, he hid his electric shaver and other things in his walker/chair that had a hidden storage space underneath the seat(unbeknownst to us at the time).

I loved my father immensely. He had a profound influence on my life. However, to those going through their own journey with their aging parents with dementia, you have my fullest empathy. Hang in there.

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Posted in: More companies, universities begin on-site vaccinations See in context

Look at all those empty seats. SMH.

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Posted in: Japan starts vaccinating people aged 18 or older at large-scale centers See in context


I think this is the reservation site, but it says you need the voucher from your local city office.

Adachi-ku starts sending them out on the 28th. Oldest to youngest over a month’s span of time.

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Posted in: Japan eyes vaccinating people under 65 at state-run mass centers from Thursday See in context

Open to those 65 and under on Thursday, but I suppose one still needs a ticket voucher. Adachi ward in Tokyo won't start sending them to those 64 and under until the 28th. I won't get mine until July 5th and my kids the end of July.

Lovely coordination going on.

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Posted in: Mass vaccination site to fill vacant slots with police, other officials See in context

In Adachi-ku, from the 28th, people 64 and younger will receive their vaccine tickets for the Pfizer vaccine. They are still figuring out the locations: https://www.city.adachi.tokyo.jp/esekanri/corona-wakuchin.html

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Posted in: Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface See in context


Photos look fake.

No they don't. They look amazing.

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