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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Village considering ban on alcohol See in context

Exactly, this makes perfect sense (to confirm the clueless grandmasters of ignorance).

Ban the sportsmen and - women to celebrate their victories in 20 squaremeter cells rather than creating outdoor areas where they can party.

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Posted in: Japan launches study to verify COVID vaccines' effects on citizens See in context

@thelonius

"Enough already! Who on Earth at this point wants to sit out on the vaccine for 6 months to wait and see if they get sick just so some J-gov scientists and officials can say "anshin da ne" or "yokatta da ne"."

Nobody wants to, but we all have to with the slow rollout.

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Posted in: EU to add Japan to safe travel list; leave UK off for now See in context

It makes perfect sense. EU has never followed the approach to restrict human rights to eliminate the virus because they know it's impossible. You need to impose measures to lower the burden to the health system. So, in this respect it makes perfect sense to return some of the basic rights to the people.

What does NOT make sense is the return of Japan to pre-Meiji isolation. The only reason Japanese politicians are panicking is because they didn't do ANY precautions measures. They didn't increase ICU capacities, they didn't increase testing capacities and they are ranked 250th of 200 nations in vaccination speed. Their only answer is "stay home".

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Posted in: Japan may let pharmacists administer COVID-19 vaccines See in context

What's next?

コンビニ?

エステ?

マッサージ?

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Posted in: Online bookings begin for large vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

Given that there are probably living around 3 million aged 65 or above in Tokyo, it then takes only 300 days at full capacity.

But as Sir Kono said, don't complain.

Being a good citizen {or trying to be one) I'll say hurray. What an outstanding speed.

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Posted in: Japan prepares to inoculate adolescents aged 12-15 against COVID See in context

".... vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE...."

It's the other way around. It's developed by Biontech and co-produced by Pfizer which is also responsible for regulatory approvals in many markets.

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Posted in: Japan getting more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to immunize elderly faster See in context

It's not the number they receive but the number of inoculations which counts. If I add all their press announcements, they have received far more than those 890,000.

So, what's with the rest?

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Posted in: Kono says inoculation pace to accelerate in May See in context

There are roughly 200 countries around the world.

Only 5 countries or so manufacture vaccines.

Means, 195 countries have a headache?

Deal with the logistics as the rest of the world does, Mr. Kono.

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Posted in: Man arrested for kidnapping 14-year-old girl he met on SNS See in context

What took the police a full month to find her and then just by the coincidence of a co-workers statement?

Meeting through SMS should be easy to trace.

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Posted in: Central Japan residents to seek injunction to stop maglev train work See in context

@Peeping_Tom

I guess you have never arrived at Narita Airport or never looked out of the window during taxi.

That remaining house on the runway is a good example how Japanese laws and jurisdiction takes individual rights.

And I'm glad they do.

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Posted in: No. of traffic fatalities in 2016 falls below 4,000 for first time in 67 years See in context

@dcog9065 Sorry to correct you here but the numbers show exactly how awful drivers they are. The only relevant number is the fatality per driven kilometers and here, Japan is just ways behind e.g. Germany. But that follows a certain pattern in Japan: the safest way is "just don't drive" or "let's lower the speed limit further until we are on walking speed from Tokyo to Yokohama" or "let's build another 赤信号 until people can't drive any more" instead of just teaching the people how to drive responsibly and carefully. But no wonder, those drivers who just use their car on 正月 or Golden Week are ticking bombs. As many others said: Teach them to not use the mobile phone while driving, teach them to use child seats, teach them that it's dangerous to have a pet on the lap while driving, teach them to speed up when they use the right lanes and perhaps teach them that K-Cars are the highest risk vecicles on the roads (after bicycles and wheel chairs) and should be forbidden to use highways, then the number goes down significantly below 1,000.

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