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Posted in: Australian cabinet to meet twice a week over COVID-19 vaccine turmoil See in context

Meetings, meetings, vaccination program late….Finally, the same as in Japan

Except Australia is recording next to no new cases...unlike Japan, just a tiny difference one could say.

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Posted in: Do you think the Tokyo Olympics, if they are held, will be a coronavirus super-spreader event? See in context

Athletes and support staff will be screened on entry and every few days. They stay in the "Olympic village". When their event is finished, they return home. These are published facts, not my opinion.

What about the tens of thousands of support staff and media...will they all be staying in athlete,s village too?

No. And do you think they will not be going to restaurants , bars and checking out Tokyo sights in their free time? Seriously?

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Posted in: Suez Canal chief: Vessel impounded amid financial dispute with Japanese owner See in context

Desert Tortoise - you obviously have a lot of knowlege in the maritime space..thanks for sharing interesting info.

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Posted in: Japan, Germany to expand military cooperation See in context

I suspect this is purely justification for the bureaucrats to allow themselves jaunts to Germany at the taxpayers expense.

Well, the beer and sausages are great over there.

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Posted in: Osaka reports record infections, as gov't eyes tougher measures for Aichi See in context

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga could make a decision within the week, the sources said, adding his upcoming trip to the United States could push the decision back to next week.

Is it somehow impossible to make and pass down a decision whilst overseas?...No phone or internet access available in the US ?

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Posted in: Virus surges fuel fears 100 days before Tokyo Olympics See in context

Organizers have released "playbooks" outlining anti-virus measures, which will be updated later this month,

No worries then, virus will be playing by the rules of the "playbooks " so its all good.

Why even it's happening? Majority of Japanese people opposed Tokyo Olympics already.

Because LDP doesn,t give a toss about public opinion, never did....they built a system that ensures 90% chance of perpetually winnning national elections so no need to listen to public.

Tens of thousands of athletes and other Olympic participants arriving from overseas will be able to skip quarantine, and are not required to show proof of vaccination.

This is what greed driven madness looks like.

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Posted in: 60% dissatisfied with Japan's COVID vaccine rollout; 44% approval rating for Suga cabinet: poll See in context

0.87%? What they've been doing these past months?

You mean the govt clowns in charge...why, holding response discussion meetings at Ginza steakhouses and hostess bars of course.

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Posted in: Australia abandons COVID-19 vaccination targets after new advice on AstraZeneca shots See in context

And you thought Jgov was bad LOL

J- govt is bad, LOL....Australia records near zero new cases daily whilst Japan has thousands new every day despite intentionally supresssing testing.

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Posted in: Japan trails world in COVID vaccine rollout 2 months after its start See in context

Some health experts have tried to add a positive twist to Japan trailing behind other countries, saying it would allow Tokyo to assess the situation regarding side effects overseas.

Yeah, those experts that are on the take from the government.

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Posted in: Japan trails world in COVID vaccine rollout 2 months after its start See in context

Some advanced nations are way ahead of Japan in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations

More precisely - ALL advanced nations and a majority of developing nation's are ahead of Japan. LDP govt - what an embarrassment.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 306 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,102 See in context

VERY big drop! i am happy and welcome this news with a big smile on ym face. 

The usual troll alert.

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Posted in: Hyogo Prefecture to give 320,000 fans to restaurants for customers to cover mouths, dine 'safely' See in context

And how much are these fans costing the state (i.e., you and me)? Sounds like a grift to me.

Yep...wonder which politican relative linked company is supplying these.

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Posted in: 300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms See in context

Masterpiece of urban planning...all that greenery is hurting my eyes.

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Posted in: Matsuyama makes history by winning Masters See in context

gonna have to be careful of the oyajis on the train platforms swinging their imaginary golf clubs extra hard today...

LOL..good one..agreed. On the train platfroms and while waiting for green light at pedestrian crossings,danger zones ;)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 421 coronavirus cases; 760 in Osaka See in context

i am happy that we can see improvement in the overall cases both osaka and tokyo, with Suga-san and Koike-san in charge there

Lol...LDP comedy gold as usual.

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Posted in: Retiring in Japan: What’s the best strategy? See in context

A good retirement strategy if you can pull it off is to reverse engineer the average J - woman retirement plan and marry an older , rich widow. Problem solved , lol.

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Posted in: Large numbers of people out and about despite gov't antivirus pleas See in context

Remember folks! The Virus only transmits person to persin after 8 P.M. It also only transmits in bars and eatries.

That's addition virus avoids selected exclusive restaurants and hostess bars in Ginza area that LDP politicians and govt bureaucrats frequent until midnight. Thanks for your understanding.

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Posted in: Long road ahead for buyout offer, Toshiba board chair warns See in context

But Toshiba's Osamu Nagayama said significant clarifications were needed before the proposal could be fully reviewed.

Yep, we need to clarify that you are indeed a " foreign" fund. Oh, you are? How very regretable....answer is NO. Btw, haven't you heard about this fella Carlos something ?

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Posted in: 'Izakaya' bankruptcies hit record high See in context

So that means in a "normal" year about 150 izakaya bankruptcies happen. But due to COVID only an extra 25 (17%) happened. That's not even one per prefecture.

Lol..25...gotta love the ever reliable, undoctored Japanese govt statistics. I could probably find 25 closed izakayas just by driving around a few nearby neighborhoods tonight.

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Posted in: Spread out See in context

Once cameras are turned off, no doubt some will head to the cozy , not so " spread out " confines of Ginza restaurants & hostess bars to " check compliance" with the latest measures.

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Posted in: Gov't to release Fukushima nuclear plant water into sea despite fishermen's objection See in context

I have a better idea: ship it all to the Senkaku Islands. Its half life is 12.3 years, so it will be depleted completely in about 120 years.

Not bad ...that will stop China from trying to claim ownership, nobody wants a radioactive dump.

Btw, let's hope this decision will cost LDP seats in Fukushima pref. come the autumn elections.

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Posted in: Experts say Suga gov't unlikely to approve female monarch See in context

The scholars doubt Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will exert leadership in achieving drastic changes

That's a bit of a no brainer since Suga exerts zero leadership across the board. Always " carefully considering, mulling options and looking at things from comprehensive perspective" without doing crap at all.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 537 coronavirus cases; 883 cases in Osaka See in context

. I would vote to keep the LDP in power. They are sharp as tacks and know what they are doing. it.

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Posted in: Suga to designate Tokyo for stronger anti-virus steps as infections spike See in context

Enough of the Japan-bashing already! 

Yeah, truth is hard to handle sometimes.

What ideal leaders would you have in mind for us, exactly?

Anyone but the current LDP geriatrics that are out of ideas.

In terms of corona about someone of the caliber of NZ or Taiwan leadership?...Ok..that might be a tall order , how about someone who would actually listen to the " medical experts " without firing them and replacing them by " experts from the fields of business and economics as the LDP did with the first inconvenient panel of experts? You think current leadership is doing a good job?

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Posted in: Police report record number of cannabis offenders in 2020 See in context

P. Smith

Using cannabis is dangerous.

So is drinking cans of chuuhai or little sake bottles from it not?

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Posted in: Japan strengthens anti-virus measures in Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa See in context


Ok, give us your wish list of recommendations. I mean with restaurants, shops, schools, offices. The whole lot. And how would you have it enforced? And with vaccines. Your thoughts.

Sure ...first arrange for me to be paid the same sky high salary as the minister in charge of corona & his top bureaucrats...I will then set up a panel to study how various countries dealt with the virus, after a dozen meetings i,ll give you a report that would say something like ehm, let's copy what the successful countries have done Taiwan, NZ, Aus....with vaccines let's do something what like say Israel or even UK , US did ..since they managing to vaccinate in a day or two what Japan manages in 7 weeks. How about that? Your ideas?

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Posted in: 21 Japan infection research center officials hold party See in context

Right up there with the finance minister who doesn't know how make a purchase at the supermarket, the minister of cybersecurity who doesn't know how to use a computer, and the minister who was in charge of raising the birthrate and saying that women are baby machines.

Comedy gold!

You hit the nail on the head bro.

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Posted in: Japan strengthens anti-virus measures in Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa See in context

*Look! @Montgomery. There’s a blonde “person” without a mask. (far back, left of center). Where’re they from?*


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Posted in: Tokyo reports 537 coronavirus cases; 883 cases in Osaka See in context

Number of tests have actually decreased since last week. So much for Koike's latest pledge.

We will increase Tokyo,s testing capacity to 60 thousand tests daily - Y. Koike , October 2020

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Posted in: 21 Japan infection research center officials hold party See in context

Downright regrettable"

Indeed...all this " misunderstanding for the public to deal with..might even be necessary for someone to take a bow and 10% paycut for a month or two. Damn the tabloid media.

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