As someone who lived through the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake you don't mess with mother nature.
There is no overblown panic. We go through yearly disaster drills preparing for such situations. Everybody here takes warnings seriously.
It is those that don't who usually feel the consequences of their foolish inactions.
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Just ran the numbers on those eligible to be vaccinated (12 and older) and 85.98% have received 2 shots.
97,558,098 have receceived two shots. Divide that by the 12 and older population of 113,500,000 and you get the almost 86% number. That is outstanding and part of the reason numbers have been so low.
Keep it up Japan.
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Second case has been confirmed. Entry point was Narita and it was at the end of last month.
Japanese article from NHK News Web
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The additional 70 passengers on the same flight as the diplomat tested negative.
Well,it is assumed that they would since it takes days to show a positive result after exposure (on the flight)
Those 70 passengers movements are being monitored via a smartphone app.
We know how well that will work.
If they really weren't taking any chances, they would have isolated those 70 individuals in a government facility and waited until they showed negative on multiple test.
Six wave starts...now.
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From today my town is making slots availble to those under 65 who have preexisting conditions or thosd who are teachers and care givers who come in contact with numerous others on a daily basis so cancelled shots don't go to waste.
My wife and I, both teachers are going on the waiting list. I look forward to getting my throughly tested, decades of research in the making mRNA vaccine.
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Doing something that makes sense. Hope that this becomes contagious.
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Given the time of day and that being a pretty busy intersection here in Iwate, lucky there were only minor injuries.
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Experts said vaccine makers would need to run at least Phase I and II trials in Japan before seeking approval for use.
This is for Japanese vaccine makers.
No. That is wrong.
There will be smaller trials run on Pfizer, Moderna, etc. in Japan with the hopes of obtaining approval.
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I am promoting the DO NOT GO TO Iwate travel campaign. In my town alone, 1/3 of our population is over 65 and the virus would wreck havoc on our community.
People don't have any sense of how to deal with a crisis. You need to travel? Really? We are in the middle of a pandemic. Wait until there is a vaccine in place
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Cruise ships are nothing but floating petri dishes.
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Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic postponement sparks questions
Wow! What a surprise. Even up here in Iwate, where there are 0 infections. I don't believe that for a second,. People talk and talk about the coronavirus, but there is no social distancing and though official parties are off limits, people keep getting together after work for farewell parties. Clueless, absolutely clueless.
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This is nothing more than a publicity grab. He will recover, put out a new album (from all the song he writes from his hospital bed (songs of personal suffering)), schedule a new tour, sell out venue after venue and have a new reality show to document it all. I gotta give it to him...he knows that millions will fall for this hook, line and sinker.
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Having lived through the 2011 earthquake and the numerous large aftershocks, the early warning system does what it is meant to do, send out a warning. And if you know how the system works, if nothing happens five seconds after the warning sounds, then nothing is going to happen. It's just that simple. No harm, no foul.
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Good this year, sales are. Yes, hmmm. Strong with hasbro, the force is.
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Play with fire and you'll get burned. Play with earthquakes and you'll end up with another nuclear disaster. Anyone there have any common sense, anyone...Bueller.
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Maybe the lunch center was looking to put more iron in the children's diet.
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If the PM is so confident that the nuclear plants are safe, he should move his office there. Those who don't learn from history.... you all know the rest. Just wait until the next accident that is due to either a natural or man made disaster and those in charge will say, "There is no way we could have foreseen this."
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Gatlin spent those four years researching how NOT to be caught while being tested. Once a cheat, always a cheat.
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Remember this is the same government that hurriedly buried a derailed train car after the July 2011 high-speed train crash in Wenzhou, with deceased victims falling out of the car during the burial. The government stated that they wanted no investigation.
Oh, just in case any Chinese officials happen to be reading this, here is the Chinese word for transparency: 透明度.
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I have this wonderful device that I have had for 46 years that allows me to vividly recall places I frequently visit and those that I haven't been to in 30 plus years. The storage capacity is around 2.5 petabytes (or a million gigabytes). Think I agree with warispeace on wanting to keep my memories my own.
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Still my favorite movie and favorite trilogy! Can't believe it has been 30 years. Wish I could hop in a Delorean and be 16 again.
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Since I moved to Japan eight years ago, it's been my town's spring water (from the tap), Oi Ocha and coffee...that's it, that's the list.
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It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Note to big business: drone delivery = NOT a good idea.
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Living just 20 mintues from coast, I can still remember the events of that day clearly. It took me almost two months before I ventured to the coastal areas mentioned above. The first time I saw Taro after the tsumami, I could not wrap my mind around what I was seeing. The town had been been flattened by the tsunami. Today, the Taro area remains mostly the same as it was after the tsunami. This was the second time in the last 100 years that the town of Taro had been devastated by a tsunami. The last major tsunami struck in 1933. Most of the residents have relocated to other areas of Iwate, but those that remain are still unsure on whether to rebuild or not.
I encourage any of you who have not been to Iwate, to come visit. Other areas, including my town of Iwaizumi, have chosen to rebuild. And although we will never forget the events of March 11th, we are looking towards the future with optimism and hope.
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Didn't feel the first one while walking to the office this morning. However, I did feel the second one this afternoon and it was one of the strongest quakes I have felt in the Iwate area in the past couple of years.
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