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Posted in: Japan seeks to further ease border controls as COVID 6th wave wanes See in context

A three day quarantine is not horrible

As a business traveler that goes for less than a week at a time, ANY quarantine is a non-starter. Glad that Japan is seemingly going to do it the right way!

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Posted in: No. of hotel guests in Japan hits record low for 2nd straight year in 2021 See in context

Even when Japan finally decides to “open”, it’s going to be a slow, pathetic trickle of business income for this maimed tourism industry.

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Posted in: Net population influx into Tokyo hits lowest in 2021 See in context

 If people want to leave and move to less populated regions, that's a win-win for society. Let them leave.

It's what I say about California every time someone complains about the governor or potential vax mandates: JUST MOVE.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 14,086 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 71,620 See in context

Open borders in March, please, thanks. International business would like to resume. Nothing to see here on this wave.

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Posted in: Youngkin wins Virginia governor's race, jolting Democrats See in context

Youngkin got that white, no-degree voter caption locked in around 75%, whew! Time to celebrate at the Waffle House.

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Posted in: Japan to ease quarantine rule to 3 days for business travelers See in context

Ridiculous. This will get abused immiedately. I anticipate a lot of totally unnecessary "business trips" 

There are limits on how many incoming are allowed. This will be no different. There will be a cap, definitely not a free for all.

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Posted in: Experts warn Japan's coronavirus fight in critical phase See in context

Fight in critical phase

Man, this entire damn thing has been one huge critical phase.

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Posted in: United Airlines will require U.S. employees to be vaccinated See in context

My primary airline, and a solid decision. Thank you!

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

Why so much concern about dividing humanity in asinine social categories?

While a tad harsh, it's becoming more clear that it's the case. At least in the USA, the politically charged anti-vax people are starting to see the light, albeit slowly. Even right wing media is beginning to cave because their base are checking into hospitals and/or dying. Never thought I'd hear Fox people finally say "get your vaccination", but good will prevail. Just like with Biden.

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

P.S. Knowing that everyone on a flight is vaxxed would offer great reassurance. There should be no choice.

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

Been Pfizer vaxxed since February. Would love to see my co-workers/friends in Japan, once again. Last time was Nov 2019. Testing is easy. Hoping for a late 2021 entry with test/vax, but not holding my breath.

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Posted in: Internet misinformation fans COVID vaccine hesitancy among Japanese young people See in context

Saddens me to see the stupidity of red states/counties in the USA seeping into Japanese society. 99.5% of covid deaths in the USA in June were unvaccinated. Cold, hard facts.

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Posted in: Japan to extend quarantine for travelers from Britain to 6 days See in context

Except, of course, if you are one of the 100,000 people coming in for the Olympics.

Yep, and they don't even need to be vaccinated! *see 'Murica

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