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Posted in: Man dies in Japan after receiving dose of recalled Moderna vaccine See in context

According to Moderna, there are the ingredients in their vaccine.

messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA),

lipids (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]),


tromethamine hydrochloride,

acetic acid,

sodium acetate trihydrate,

and sucrose.

Quite different from what vic.M posted above.

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Posted in: TEPCO to build undersea tunnel to release Fukushima water; gov't to buy marine products See in context

Does this mean we have to continue subsidizing TEPCO with the "special reconstruction tax" for longer than needed?

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Posted in: Corporate sponsorships for future Olympics expected to undergo major changes See in context

I liked the games a lot more when only amateurs were allowed to participate and less commercialized.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,773 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 20,293 See in context

JimToday  05:03 pm JST

Like yesterday again the number of tests have reduced by 1,980 - why is this happening when they did more than 600,000 tests during 17 days of Olympics - isnt that capacity not free and available now? 

If I'm not mistaken, antigen test kits were used during the games. They are less accurate than PCR but gives faster result in about 15 to 30 minutes. It's a self-diagnostic kit and don't need PCR machine for the result.

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Posted in: How do you feel now that the Tokyo Olympics have concluded? See in context

Don't feel better nor worse that games are over, never cared from the beginning. However, glad that I won't have to see lumps of people hanging around arenas and stadiums just to get a glimpse of the athletics or take pictures, anymore.

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Posted in: One last look See in context

The pic says it all and that's why the infection rate is no going down despite being in the 3rd week of the state of emergency. I guess we'll see another spike in about a week from now.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,709 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,014 See in context

The spread from the 4 day holiday(7/23 thru 7/25) will likely show up latter half of this week and Tokyo could well see over 5,000 cases. I hope this does not happen but nothing surprises me anymore. I'm getting my second shot this week and I'll continue my routine to lower my risk of infection, as I have done for more than a year, even after being fully vaxxed.

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Posted in: Japan concerned over S Korea's Olympic food site See in context

igfklinToday  02:09 pm JST


What do Japantodayer foreigners living in Japan eat?

I don't really care where the food is produced or grown but my Japanese wife will not buy anything from Fukushima or the surrounding areas. She believes the government is not being totally honest with the radiation level in foods from Tohoku area.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,195 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 8,393 See in context

Kanagawa-ken just released their figure for Monday and it's whopping 1,686, a new record for the prefecture. Not like Tokyo, Kanagawa seems like they are not scanting tests on weekends.

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Posted in: Carapaz wins men's road race for Ecuador's 1st cycling medal See in context

Hmmm........that appears to be spectators in the stands.

Did Suga and Bach lie again?

It is up to the prefectures, where the games are played, to allow spectators or not.

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Posted in: Little cheer in Tokyo for Olympics See in context

I sure don't care about the Olympics as I have other things to worry about like keeping my family safe and trying to keep my business going despite losing 40% of my customers because of the COVID restrictions.

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

Just me thinking out loud...those that are reluctant in getting vaccinated because of fear of the side effects ever thought of the symptoms they might experience if infected with COVID-19? I was in the wait and see camp but decided to get vaccinated after weighing the pros and cons of getting vaccinated or not. Got my first shot two weeks ago and looking forward to my 2nd shot next week. The side effects were no more than what I experienced after getting an influenza shot, i.e., sore arm and a mild fever for a day or two.

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Posted in: Local governments striving to minimize waste of COVID-19 vaccines See in context

Not mentioned in the article but why can't Japan setup an app that shows where and how many canceled/no show vaccines are available for immediate jab to the open public? This system is currently being used in South Korea and it goes a long way in reducing vaccine waste.

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Posted in: S Korean students shave heads in protest over Japan's Fukushima water release plan See in context

All you that support Japan’s plan to release radioactive waste into the sea as okay, nothing wrong with it, let's say if a neighboring country where your reside decides to dump radioactive contaminated materials into your backdoor sea, would you be comfortable? I think NOT! If Mexico dumps radioactive materials into the Gulf of Mexico, you think Americans will not react? If Russia dumps radioactive materials into the sea near your country, you think Europeans will not react? I think NOT. This is not about Japan vs Korea. It is about Japan's irresponsible attitude with no respect to surrounding countries that share ocean with them. Japan is trying to solve their domestic nuclear waste problem as cheaply as possible, I repeat, as cheaply as possible, despite protests from neighboring countries. If the situation was reverse, Korea dumping radioactive wastes into the Sea of Japan or Yellow Sea, hell bent Japan would react in the same manner. So sad so many English speaking readers of Japan Times take Japan's side when it comes to Japan vs Korea matters.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce online system for reporting coronavirus See in context

Is the fax the reason why so many suspected of being infected are not being tested? This online reporting system is not new, as many countries have been using similar online reporting system since the beginning of the pandemic. It does not matter whether if it fax or online reporting if suspected patients are not being tested. Abe needs to get off his "superior complex" mentality.

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Posted in: No texting please See in context

Also, no texting while riding bike, please. It scares the life out of me when I see bikers looking down on their smartphones with only one hand on the steering handle.

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Posted in: Japanese swimming star Ikee diagnosed with leukemia See in context

She is young and with her positive attitude, she will fight off this life-taking illness. Hope the best for her and family.

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Posted in: Japan's wagyu beef looks to conquer the world See in context

While wagyu beef is excellent, I prefer Aussie or US beef for steak...keeps my jaw muscles in shape.

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Posted in: Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact after U.S. does same See in context

China wants the US remain in the treaty while they continue to build missiles capable of reaching all Asia and more, while they look the other way when Russia was clearly breaking the treaty in the first place. I think the US withdrawing from the treaty has more do with China than Russia. All three nations need to come to a term in creating a new treaty but it looks as if China has no interest in getting tangled in a treaty that would limit what they can do militarily. Today's China is NOT the same China as little as 10 years ago.

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