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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to eat and drink in small groups See in context

In some other countries more than 10 or 20 people are allowed to gather together...And these countries are facing a very bad Corona situation.

Do they run GoTo campaigns but?.....

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Posted in: There have been no major differences between 50 percent capacity and 86 percent capacity. There are no issues that we cannot overcome to increase the number of spectators. See in context

Hubris from another non-expert?

'tis but the flu

Tomoko Namba, the owner of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars baseball team.

Not an expert but a team owner...so no surprises he will push for more fans..money talks.

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to eat and drink in small groups See in context

"We must stop further escalation of the infections, no matter what," Koike told reporters.

No worries, our LDP overlords will take care of it quick...just reduce the number of tests again, voila..you will see a decrease over the 3 day weekend and the subsequent couple of days in any case. What happended to the 60,000 test per day capacity J-govt touted recently ..another empty hot air bubble sounbite..what good is a capacity that is not being utilized ?

I would love them to start a "Go To Home" campaign, and send money to all of us who stay home, follow the guidelines and do what's right! I can not understand the government here subsidizing idiocy.

Great idea...but of course that would mean excluding all the amakudari crony companies that help with "managing " the GoTo campaigns would miss out...so will never happen.

I have used them so maybe I can't talk but the Go To campaigns fly directly in the face of 'no matter what

Spot on.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 534 new coronavirus cases as Japan goes on maximum alert See in context

most westerners crave for those nanny states of the west. Here in Japan you take your own decisions, and measure the risk by yourself. Some people don't deserve the freedom this country (the greatest on earth, I might add) gives to them.

Lol..thanks for the laugh, that's hilarious...there is no nation that fits better definition of a " nanny state" than Japan where almost nobody is able to decide anything by themselves and any decision to be made involves sucking teeth, painful faces and 10 times as much time than anywhere else.

Tokyo just reports 500, but tests less than 1/1000 than any other developed country, and access to care is next to impossible. Even if you work with a confirmed covid case right next to you for 8+ hours a day, the government still says that because there is a mask policy in place, you are not qualified to be considered a "close contact" to qualify for a free test even if you have symptoms, so long as it is not severe

Spot on....sums up Japan's " success" in managing Covid numbers nicely. Would be laughable if it wasn't so serious.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 534 new coronavirus cases as Japan goes on maximum alert See in context

Compare Suga,s " maximum alert "empty slogan and thumb twiddling to the response of South Australian authorities to an outbreak of 20 cases in Adelaide in the other JT article. Contrast could not be starker.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 534 new coronavirus cases as Japan goes on maximum alert See in context

This is a long weekend, so 3 days of 1000+ tests per day, compared to the usual 2.

Indeed , like clockwork , looking forward to the weekly recycled headlines about Tokyo numbers dropping under 3 -400 for first time in x days.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics: Many rules, no partying, no hanging around See in context

Mori doesn't look a day older than 110. Fgs, put the ego aside and retire already.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 534 new coronavirus cases as Japan goes on maximum alert See in context

Japan is on maximum alert - just another empty air bubble from a J-PM , first Abe now Suga....no concrete step by step plan to combat the rise mentioned at all. Just repeating the same old perpetually , telling Nishimura to take "additional measures ",  asking people to keep wearing masks, urging more "caution" and  " co-operation ". Same things that have been asked a hundred times and obviously are not sufficiently working. Pathetic.

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Posted in: More than 2,000 daily coronavirus cases reported in Japan for 1st time See in context

what happened to the 60,000 tests per day capacity increase that was announced about 3 weeks ago?

Just a PR hot air bubble like most of J govt " response announcements" .. waiting for our resident LDP wisdomspeaking poster to tell us how Japan is more successful than everyone else at handling the virus.

Crickets.....

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Posted in: More than 2,000 daily coronavirus cases reported in Japan for 1st time See in context

Now that the IOC's Bach is on his way home they can start releasing more realistic figures.

Pigs will fly.....Tokyo still tests a piddly few thousand a day, whilst 3rd world backwaters test many times more. If almost 500 positive s were a result of 1292 tests conducted on Nov 15" ...you are looking at 40% to 50% rate. Unprecedented.....no wonder LDP doesn't wanna test more. If true figures were revealed , countries like Aus / NZ etc will tell Japan where to stick the Games.

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Posted in: South Australia announces 6-day state-wide lockdown to stifle new virus outbreak See in context

Damn the Aussie govt response sure is quick and hard.

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Posted in: UNESCO to list Japan architectural techniques as intangible heritage See in context

This insecurity Japan displays by continually applying for UNESCO listings and international recognition of pretty much anything Japanese is ridiculous...never came across a country with bigger complex and in constant need of reassurance how " great and unique " it's culture is.

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Posted in: Japan's October exports almost back to pre-pandemic levels See in context

Fantastic news! Well done Mr. Suga!

Lol...thanks to Suga?..he had done jack all...this is due to pick up in demand in overseas economies ..zero to do with MIA Suga.

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Posted in: Olympic athletes won't be forced to get COVID-19 vaccinations, says Bach See in context

Virusrex...spot on as usual.

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Posted in: Olympic athletes won't be forced to get COVID-19 vaccinations, says Bach See in context

Nice one...so they can force the Olympic s in the middle of the pandemic on the J taxpayer who overwhelming my want the games postponed but they can not " force " the athletes to be vaccinated. If anyone needed more proof the Games are just about pork for J-Inc and IOC , here it is.

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Posted in: Masked hostess See in context

The women in the picture look like they need the face coverings, what are they like 50?

That's harsh bro..... But you can bet their customers are older still.... having said that J women age way better than their western counterparts.. undeniable fact.

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Posted in: Singer 'Matchy' Kondo suspended from work after admitting to affair See in context

There are so many single men around.

Yah but so many of them are self absorbed sooshoku danshi without much communication skills, lmore interested in playing games and dressing up like sissies than in chasing girls, it reduces the available pool considerably.

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Posted in: Masked hostess See in context

After Corona (Safely vaccinated), I don't care anymore about social distance.

Until then, I avoid meeting my favorite hostess in her Bar.

Sad..but no choice...

I commend your restraint, sir :)

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Posted in: Nikkei ends at 29-year high; nears 26,000 mark on Japan's GDP growth See in context

Nice to see rich people benifiting, now how about those on ¥1,000 less an hour?

Let them eat cake...?

Signed LDP

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach says Tokyo bid payments to former Dentsu exec did not break rules See in context

Mori seems so full of energy....great choice for the J-Olympic commitee boss.

"With regard to Mr Takahashi, we received confirmation that there was no infringement on the IOC rules," said Bach

Who provided the said " confirmation ".... Takahashi and Mori? All is good then.

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Posted in: Masked hostess See in context

I hope, the times when I can go to my favorite Hostess Bar and meet my favorite hostess without any face shield or mask, will come back soon.

Will you be able to maintain proper "social distance" when chatting with your favorite girl after a few drinks Monty? ;-)

btw,,,the black mask seems to be a fashion statement without much virus protection value seeing what it appears to be made of. Elegant hostesses though...

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach says Tokyo bid payments to former Dentsu exec did not break rules See in context

Mori's statement that he didn't know about the $1.3 million his institute received disqualifies him as being either a liar, incompetent or both. You can bet that anyone at the head of an organization would damn well know the details of that sort of income,

Especially since the "Institute" only consists of one staffer. That surely is a legit entity and not an amakudari shell money pitt....yep, all legit. TIJ.

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach confident Tokyo Olympics will be safe for athletes, fans See in context

Why isn't Abe proudly wearing his awesome signature Abenomask? After all he paid his crony J- Inc friends 400 million bucks in our tax money for it. Least he could do is stand proudly by the initiative he will be remembered for.

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach confident Tokyo Olympics will be safe for athletes, fans See in context

why not abolish this whole circuss for sake of security of potential visitors or "fans"?

why cant use common sense?????

If I was to spell it out in one word..... M.O.N.E.Y.

 I think about the athletes and the dedication they made to compete, 

I think about them too..not just Olympians but also Paralympians....and how many of them in so many countries are affected by the lockdowns and restrictions that take away the chance to train properly. How can they compete on a fair level if some countries have tough restrictions, other have some and yet others have none. How will that affect their performance and ensure fair playing field?

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Posted in: 84% concerned about record coronavirus cases in Japan: poll See in context

It is probably 5000+, I agree with you! But unless there us mass testing, then we will never really know, will we?

Indeed....hence as most of us here know its pointless to bother with comparing J-govt official covid numbers with those overseas. Yet the media persisits with the "Japan doing better than most countries " nonsense.

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Posted in: 84% concerned about record coronavirus cases in Japan: poll See in context

The Resident.....tend to agree with most of your post. ( except that Tokyo,s true infection rate has passed 500 daily a loong time ago )

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Posted in: Learn Japanese through community activities at Akita Inaka School See in context

You'd be surprised, just because you cannot afford that 3 bedroom apartment in Central Tokyo, does not mean others can't. Let the market forces decide.

Fair enough...and if they are succesful , kudos to them for doing it , because the profit margin on this program would be huge ( with costs being essentially just a teacher' salary & classroom and organizing a few activities ).

Still, at least they are pro active in trying to create some business / self employment opportunities and I can appreciate that.

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Posted in: Australia back on outbreak alert as one state reports jump in virus cases See in context

Realistically it will be probably impossible for Australia and other places to keep the virus at bay going forward...they've done an excellent job till now but personally I think they can't keep locking down for months every time it comes back. The economic cost is just too great. . Would happily be wrong but... Vaccine can't come soon enough.

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Posted in: Japan's economy rebounds by 21.4% in 3rd quarter as pandemic pain eases See in context

LOL, at the negative comments. Japan beat the virus and the economy is growing again.

Beat the virus?...Thanks for the laugh , that must be why record daily numbers are reported even with Japan,s ridiculously low third world testing ....

GDP growth - its basically the same as US 33% quarterly GDP increase....coming off the back bottom inducing lockdown quarter and resulting overseas demand surge once lockdowns were lifted worldwide.....not really rocket science. Just as it will not be rocket science the numbers will plunge with the new round of lockdowns in Europe and elsewhere.

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Posted in: Japan finds luring businesses from Hong Kong may be tough See in context

Tokyo-m......great example. Yet the Nagatacho suits keep scratching their heads.

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