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Posted in: U.S. college student learns the hard way to get your Japanese kanji tattoo checked by an expert See in context

Why'd you get that tattoo?

It's not a tattoo, I was born with it.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 66 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 484 See in context

Not much time just passed by to look at this

> The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 13.

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Posted in: Gov't to boost hospital capacity to treat more COVID patients See in context

I hate to tell you this, but Japan has the lowest death rate in the G7.

This is Japan.

Huge if true. They must be buried next to Jimmy Hoffa.

Not sure if I can post again later so have to cut short.

Was just sarcasm guys I guess it's really hard to tell with all the ludicrous things so many people say nowadays

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Posted in: Gov't to boost hospital capacity to treat more COVID patients See in context

It's great that even though it must be for the most part self serving, somebody isbdoing something in the right direction.

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Posted in: Gov't to boost hospital capacity to treat more COVID patients See in context

Yes.

My god. I had no idea! Which hospitals collapsed in Japan??

If Japan had done as the advanced countries, hundreds of thousands of deaths could have been prevented

Strange. A cursory look at Google tells me the number is 18,063. Average age mid 80's.

I guess that would explain the decomposing bodies in the streets on my way to work yesterday..

Except there aren't any because the govt is hiding them =)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 57 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 531 See in context

PCR Tested in Tokyo on 10/14 : 5,430 People.

Why is still so much red tape to get a PCR test?

Maybe you should stick to the conspiracy theory.

That same red tape was able to process enough tests to get results of 20thousand to 25thousand positives around the last peak

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Posted in: Gov't to boost hospital capacity to treat more COVID patients See in context

Too late? Did I miss the stories of hospitals collapsing all across Japan?

Yes.

If Japan had done as the advanced countries, hundreds of thousands of deaths could have been prevented

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Posted in: Japan media watchdog organization responds to complaints about 'Demon Slayer' See in context

Demon Slayer is amazing..

Whoever does not like it, don't watch it !!..

End of the drama..

Ah yes, you posted the same thing about Chappelle and netflix

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Posted in: Japan media watchdog organization responds to complaints about 'Demon Slayer' See in context

What people should be concerned about is that it doesn't even occur to anyone anymore that it might be bad for the kids to watch that everyone is shooting everyone else on TV and in movies and in games.

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Posted in: Nationwide system failure hits NTT Docomo; disruption continues See in context

Mark,

So sorry to hear about your experience.

My young one goes home from school by oneself and I also dread having communications to be cut off like that.

I'm a rakuten user btw, using it free since March or April.

Had an outage also sometime ago but I wasn't much affected because of the timing

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Posted in: Nationwide system failure hits NTT Docomo; disruption continues See in context

nothisrealname

I've heard internet infra in other advanced economies are way ahead of Japan's but I have no complaints about it so far either.

But only because I'm not using docomo.

It's really hell having communications cut off.

That's why I feel for Mark's situation as he shared with his post right below yours.

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Posted in: Nationwide system failure hits NTT Docomo; disruption continues See in context

Gwylly,

Glad you still have connection even if spotty. Phone and internet now so indespensable it feels like an arm an a leg has been cut off when we dont have connection and no idea when we'll have it back

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 57 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 531 See in context

Wow amazing who believes this stuff really...

Well why don't you entertain us with what you believe =)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 57 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 531 See in context

And it seems they're not letting guard down because of the numbers dropping:

> The government said Friday it will boost the country’s medical capabilities in order to hospitalize 20% more COVID-19 patients compared with this summer’s fifth wave of infections, when many people were forced to recuperate at home.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/10/15/national/kishida-covid-19-resources/

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 57 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 531 See in context

What an achievement within a couple of weeks.

Yes, but more like a couple of months

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Posted in: Nationwide system failure hits NTT Docomo; disruption continues See in context

— my iPhone was back to a very slow 3G. 

Have you tried rebooting?

I heard it could help regain 4g

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Posted in: Nationwide system failure hits NTT Docomo; disruption continues See in context

Maybe Huawei can help

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa not afraid ahead of space trip See in context

SpaceX made history this year by sending the first all-civilian crew around the Earth's orbit in a mission called Inspiration4.

The U.S. company also plans in 2023 to take an all-civilian mission on a flight around the moon, funded by Maezawa who plans to be among the eight people on board.

Competition in the space tourism sector is heating up as more players emerge.

Blue Origin, the company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, completed two missions beyond the Earth's atmosphere this year.

Virgin Galatic of billionaire Richards Branson offers a similar experience of a few minutes in weightlessness before coming back to Earth.

Like comparing climbing Mt Everest to a stroll in the base of Mt Fuji

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 62 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 619 See in context

The J-gov is doing of fine job of manipulating numbers as that get ever closer to the national election at the end of the month.

I predict an increase in infections in November like magic!

There, this is how it should be said and done, unequivocal and with conviction

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Posted in: William Shatner, 3 others blast into space See in context

Millionaire Shatner was offered a flight by Virgin but refused to pay for it. Congrats to him the old man of space.

Virgin probably regretting not giving him a free ride

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Posted in: William Shatner, 3 others blast into space See in context

Oh, that’s blue sky.’ And then suddenly you shoot through it all, and you’re looking into blackness, into black ugliness.”

What a beautiful experience

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

I say hogwash. The difference in COVID rates is entirely down to the politics of the countries in question.

What about number of deaths? Same thing?

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

Infinite wisdom is not needed to understand this. It's quite simple really.

We have 1.7 million PCR-confirmed infections. The actual infection rate is much higher. I suspect at least 10X higher, perhaps even much higher than that...

Serology tests done last December puts the number of positives at

0.91 % Tokyo

0.58% Osaka

0.14% Miyagi

0.54% Aichi

0.19% Fukuoka

That's 10months ago so everyone's free to speculate on the numbers now.

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

Seems there are geniuses here who believe Suga engineered his own downfall

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

Do 1,000,000,000 tests and see how many COVID cases...then there will be news to report.

If sampling is done properly you don't have to test that much, just a tiny fraction, and results would apply to the whole population

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

Upon hearing this news, the stupid among us will undoubtedly assume that Japan just stopped testing as much

Glad they cleared that up

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Posted in: Kansai area people more genetically predisposed to liking coffee than elsewhere in Japan See in context

Might be useful for coffee businesses

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 77 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 611 See in context

These numbers are fraud,their are thousands of infected people in Shinjuku station daily ,that are walking around infected,that are not tested

How can you tell?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 77 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 611 See in context

It's well and good that cases are low now here in Japan but cases has to drop globally to be able to open the boarders.

And that is why vaccines must be equitably distributed, otherwise the world will just have a continuing fresh source of new variants if some countries remain with limited or no access to vaccines.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 77 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 611 See in context

Earlier peaks and valleys of new cases were low, and far apart. As things progressed, numbers went higher and closer together.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/japan/

If case numbers start rising again, we’ll have a faster, higher peak.

I think it would be better to include vaccinations in that analysis

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