Jeremy Rigby comments

Posted in: Japan weighs plan for ban on hotel guests without masks: report See in context

Great way to create more fear and step further backwards compared to most other Western nations.

Take a moment this Saturday night to watch 100,000 AFL fans celebrating the grandfinal and try to find more than a handful of people wearing masks. Australia is down to Hospitals, Aged Care facilities and visiting jails where masks are still required.

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Posted in: Japan aims to remove daily arrival cap in October to spur tourism See in context

So my Japanese wife can travel to Japan from Australia, stay where she wants, travel where she wants, not wear a mask if she wants but I have to book airfares and hotel accommodation for each night through a travel agent and apply for a visa..... We're both double boosted so then why am I considered such a greater risk?

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Posted in: Japan eases COVID-19 border controls but tourist surge doubtful See in context

I'm living in Australia and pandemic.... What pandemic?

Try to spot someone wearing a mask!!!

Say a tripple vaccinated traveller or even a thousand arrived in Japan.... It's just not going to change Japanese case numbers. I wish they'd just get over these restrictions and open up.

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Posted in: Japan looks to simplify COVID survey, deal with it like seasonal flu See in context

The sooner, the better. It's almost situation normal in Australia. Full stadiums, full restaurants, full shopping centres, tourists returning, falling hospitalisations and almost no mask wearing.

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Posted in: Japan eases travel alert for 54 countries See in context

Australia level 2 with a near prepandemic level is higher than Eukraine?

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Posted in: Kishida says restrictions unnecessary despite record COVID-19 cases See in context

Talking 3rd booster by xmas in Australia.

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Posted in: Kishida says restrictions unnecessary despite record COVID-19 cases See in context

But being fully vacinated, double boosted, and married to a Japanese lady for 25 years I am still considered a transmission risk and am unable to enter without a compelling reason, applying for exemption, and testing negative before entering. As soon as they ditch border restrictions the better. Covid is well and truly here to stay. It's time to move on.

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Posted in: China complains to Japan about Taiwan vice president attending Abe's funeral See in context

What a sad response. I guess they are not allowed to reply with empathy or anything but the approved childish line.

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Posted in: Tokyo raises alert level amid resurgence in COVID-19 cases See in context

WoW, am so glad Australia moved on, dropped almost all requirents and opened up.

I wish Japan would do the same.

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Posted in: Australian PM-elect Albanese says Quad meeting in Tokyo 'absolute priority' See in context

Australia the great reset. Congratulations to Albo!

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Posted in: Japan to trial small group tours from 4 countries See in context

Just move on and open up to tripple vaccinated travellers. It's not going to change the dynamics of the spread within Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to ease COVID border controls 'in stages' from June: Kishida See in context

Masks should be a persons personal choice. Mask or no mask Covid is here to stay. Am glad Japan is realising and now committed to opening up.

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Posted in: Lack of TV time spoils Tokyo Paralympics' big opportunity See in context

Very sad.. We had fantastic coverage in Australia. For me I wonder why we dont simply have the Olympics.

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Posted in: As Olympics loom, Japan's health care in turmoil See in context

It's unbelievable yet so believable that Japan can be getting this so wrong.

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Posted in: Japan speeds up COVID vaccine rollout for elderly See in context

Look at Biden for inspiration and how he changed America's rollout. I hope today marks the day for Japan and that the people line up and roll up.

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Posted in: Up to 300 people per day breaking self-quarantine pledge in Japan See in context

The government was foolish to believe people can be trusted and here is the proof. Do these people and the government not see what is happening in Brazil and India. The threat is very real.

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Posted in: Koike says Tokyo Olympics will rekindle hope like 1920 Games after war, Spanish flu See in context

So excited, I know it's going to be an amazing Olympics. Australia is sending it's largest team in history and we're ready for gold Oi, Oi, Oi!

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Posted in: China, IOC make vaccine deal for Tokyo, Beijing athletes See in context

Does this not go against the IOC human rights charter?

Ask people in Hong Kong, Taiwan or the thousands of Uighur camp detaineesi f they see their treatment as being in the spirit of solidarity.

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Posted in: Tokyo revises contact tracing strategy, narrowing it to higher-risk cases See in context

Sounds like.. a free pass for asymptomatic super spreaders.

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Posted in: At least 15,000 virus patients waiting for hospitals, accommodations See in context

How will they guarantee medical facilities for Olympians if they are struggling with their own people? I want the Olympics but just can't seem to see how they can proceed without sacrificing the health of Japanese. It's very sad indeed.

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Posted in: Last trains in Tokyo area to leave earlier from Wed night to help stem virus surge See in context

...And then have three times as many people on half as many trains.

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Posted in: Japan now scrambling jets against Chinese military aircraft taking off from Fujian See in context

These Islands need to be developed on by Japan and Japan needs to take ownership.

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Posted in: Abe to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, 6 prefectures See in context

Slightly confused as to why schools are to reopen but then again looks like a State of Emergency has no real enforceable controls over people or businesses anyways.

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Posted in: IOC to start 4 weeks of discussions on Tokyo Olympics See in context

Simple.. postpone it one year, start the build up, and it'll go down as being one of the greatest games ever. Hold it in 16 weeks and it'll go down in history as most likely one of the worst.

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Posted in: Inside the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant: radiation, risk and reporting See in context

And people continue to say this is the safe clean green alternative to generating electricity.

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Posted in: Ex-police officer sentenced to death for killing wife, 2 young children See in context

Can he appeal? My wife and I are in a loving relationship but I'm sure we'd both have each others DNA all over us..

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Posted in: Gov't says it is safe to release contaminated Fukushima water into ocean See in context

Perhaps they can use the water to fill swimming pools... I'd imagine when it's dilluted into the entire ocean the levels would be low but is it fair the whole World has to pay for their making?

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Posted in: Gov't to lift evacuation order in town hosting Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

Madness.... I believe they still can't even get robots into one of the reactors it's that radioactive.

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Posted in: Japan begins collecting departure tax to fund inbound tourism promotion See in context

Should be built into price of ticket..... That's how you streamline!

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Posted in: Japan to pull out of IWC to resume commercial whaling See in context

Well I hope the Australian Government balls up to defend what will then be illegal poaching of whales in the Arctic waters!

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