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Posted in: 'The greatest honor': Osaka lights Olympic cauldron See in context

As expected, even though they don't want to, people are watching the Olympics.

What happened to boycotting the Olympics lol

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,832 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,943 See in context

Hmm numbers look great for the Olympics. The conspiracy theorists were on point, govt manipulating the numbers.

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Posted in: Japan starts checking COVID vaccination status of overseas arrivals See in context

J&j only applied for approval recently and said if approved deliveries could come early 2022. No hurries I guess

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Posted in: Japan starts checking COVID vaccination status of overseas arrivals See in context

Good.

Hopefully they'll be able to assess that those who used vaccines not approved in Japan can be allowed eased border restrictions as well

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,387 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,758 See in context

If you want to try logic you have to learn it first.

Trying to be logical is not the same as being logical.

Foe example, changes in number of severe cases can come from either patients' conditions improving not just patients dying.

And your thinking is absolutely wrong if your answer differs from the difference of 392 the previous day and 406 the next. Your "logic" defies simple, basic math

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,387 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,758 See in context

Here it is, https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/20210718-OYT1T50128/

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,387 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,758 See in context

Hmm I just remembered I have a gift for the Japan haters, wait

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,387 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,758 See in context

Always thought vaccinating the young should have been the priority since they are the ones out and bout and flouting SOEs.

But that would have encouraged them more regarding said actions. That would increase the risk for the elderly who would then be unprotected if not prioritized

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,387 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,758 See in context

Looks like the conspiracy theorists were right, the numbers are very low just as about Olympics games about to start

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,387 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,758 See in context

Hmm looks like the govt is manipulating the numbers for the sake of the olympics

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Posted in: American father, son get prison terms for helping Ghosn escape See in context

Speedy trial and sentencing actually to the taylors' advantage.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 830 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,386 See in context

Aren't you suppose to say that no one is saying that the government is manipulating the numbers?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 830 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,386 See in context

Hmm cases rising just as Olympics about to start, the govt must be manipulating the numbers so they and Japan will look bad

Well it did give a good effort by only testing 2,100 on Sunday but that backfired returning 502 positive cases and a massive 23% infection rate.

Lol you mean it backfired this one time but it was working all this time since the pandemic started?

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Posted in: Japan to issue vaccine passports free of charge See in context

Might as well get one just in case.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 830 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,386 See in context

Hmm cases rising just as Olympics about to start, the govt must be manipulating the numbers so they and Japan will look bad

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 673 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,751 See in context

the Debbie Downers here downvote anything remotely positive & uplifting.

they’ll be heartbroken when this pandemic is over

They've been predicting the apocalypse since this thing started, more than a year and a half now.

Most probably they cheered secretly when the decision for the Olympics to push thru has been made, it's the biggest chance for their wishes/predictions to come true

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 673 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,751 See in context

I think if the country gets vaccinated at a high enough level then even if there are infections mortality will fall.

Need only to vaccinate the elderly and other high risk groups for mortality to fall significantly.

For the elderly the target is end of this month

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

The shops at the top open only by mid June, so the climb is fine but you miss eating the Ramen at top.

You mean in the regular climbing seasons shops are closed by July 10?

In any case they're probably open this time around as climbing will just start/open July.

If I ever climb I would hate to miss it

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

"Local governments now want to educate climbers to take garbage home, especially foreigners, who are sometimes unaware that this is normal etiquette in Japan."

Bringing garbage home or at least down the mountain is normal etiquette for climbers, unfortunately many people have poor etiquette, even if they aware

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 714 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,821 See in context

Not that there are a lot of deaths to begin with

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 714 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,821 See in context

It should result in far less mortality or mortality rate at least

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 714 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,821 See in context

Vaccinated part of the population may still be low but if the elderly can be completely vaccinated by end of this month Japan would have achieved a significant milestone

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Posted in: Bach to arrive in Tokyo on July 8; infections on rise again See in context

Ioc official's visit and rising infection cases forced in one article lol

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Posted in: Japan to donate 1 mil doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Philippines See in context

I am 60 years old and I have read that Japan is planning to approve Astrazenaca for people 60

We should hear about it again tomorrow

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 714 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,821 See in context

Good thing out of the 714 only 66 were 60 yrs old and above.

Hopefully inoculation of the elderly will finish well ahead of the end of July target

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Posted in: Tokyo may extend coronavirus restrictions into Olympics period See in context

I don't see any difference in peoples' activities when there is "Quasai emergency". So, what is the governments point? This no drinking after 7 pm is doing nothing to stop the virus. What the government needs to do is have more trains running in the morning, and so, less crowding and less crowding makes less virus transmitted disease.

Has been established that drinking in bars is significantly contributing to spread of infection. Haven't heard of outbreaks of infection on/from trains yet though it's entirely possible I just missed news of it

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Posted in: Tokyo may extend coronavirus restrictions into Olympics period See in context

Of course they will, they have to

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Posted in: Japan to donate 1 mil doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Philippines See in context

Why weren't our citizens vaccinated instead of donating vaccines to the Philippines? 

Both can be done, vaccination here ongoing

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Posted in: Japan to donate 1 mil doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Philippines See in context

Donate vaccines only after every person resident in Japan has received the 2 jabs.

Japan will not administer the vaccine, just donate it, no need to wait till all in Japan vaccinated

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Posted in: Japan to donate 1 mil doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Philippines See in context

I believe these donations are part of the COVAX initiative to deliver vaccines to developing countries.

These donations are made outside of Japan's donations to the COVAX initiative

Yes, afaik, Japan has made/ is making donations to Taiwan Vietnam Philippines Thailand Malaysia Indonesia as direct donations, in addition to what they'll donate via the covax facility

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