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Posted in: Chinese vaccines 'don’t have very high protection rates,' says official See in context

Oh .. They now want to copy the Pfizer vaccine and hopefully be ready for sale in time for new variants.

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Posted in: Some medical experts unconvinced about holding Tokyo Olympics See in context

Japan is dangerous, not a safe place at all

Things in Japan got rather weird rather quickly.

Indeed ..it isn't that different from seeing people walking with AK47s outside is it ...

Sending 10s of thousand Olympians to compete here is utter madness if you ask me. Who will treat their injuries if we get 100 severe c19 cases .

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Posted in: COVID-19 inoculations in Japan off to snail pace start due to vaccine, syringe shortages See in context

Pfff... This isn't happening is it ?

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Posted in: Nikkei plunges over 1,200 points to below 29,000; biggest drop in 4 years See in context

Don't pop the balloon !

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Posted in: Nikkei plunges over 1,200 points to below 29,000; biggest drop in 4 years See in context

For tourisum its a good thing, as we the tourist get more yen for our money

Tourism ? You came to Japan for the Sakura ? How lovely

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 chief says gender equality efforts as important as virus containment See in context

The proportion of men and women on any board should be organic, they should be chosen according to their ability and qualifications not gender or anything else

The truth is, these types of jobs don't really require skills and should be proportionally spread across to match the society needs.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 chief says gender equality efforts as important as virus containment See in context

Tokyo 2020 chief says gender equality efforts as important as virus containment

So... not that important ?

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Posted in: First vaccines delivered under global Covax scheme; EU program struggles to speed up See in context

I am pro Vaxer, but like I said, I would refuse the Sputnik.

I am not Russian but I would do Sputnik all day long.

And if this waiting goes on for another 3 months I would do the Chinese one too.

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Posted in: First vaccines delivered under global Covax scheme; EU program struggles to speed up See in context

Pfff. Now Ghana has more more vaccines then Japan. Great...

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Posted in: Kono warns of slower pace of COVID vaccine shots for elderly after supply delay See in context

But is it really the supply delay ?

The vaccination procedure for influenza requires a nurse also consent with an A4 long list of questions. They will probably have to keep track of who's done what and where just in case there are problems.

So to vaccinate 120M people you will need 3.6B minutes.

Assuming supply isn't a problem and also we have found 30K nurses working in 3 shifts of 8 hours nonstop the theoretical best Japan can do is 20.000 per hour or 480K per 24. So that is about a 1M every 2 days or 8 months for everyone in Japan.

I think we would be lucky if we get vaccinated by 2026.

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Posted in: Hashimoto asks staff to work as 'one team' to win public trust for Olympics See in context

I think appointing a woman just for being a woman is just as sexist as not appointing her for the same reason.

The only skill needed here is the ability to stop yourself from embarrassing Japan. Choosing a woman here was actually smart. Think about it. What if they had to go out for pasta with their foreign friends. It would have been a disaster with the ossans.

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Posted in: Japanese companies shun blanket wage hikes amid coronavirus pain See in context

2021 will be bad. I have cut spendings by 90% and so has everyone I have talked too. The strategy for 2021 is stay alive.

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Posted in: Hashimoto asks staff to work as 'one team' to win public trust for Olympics See in context

Japan officially enters the 20th century.

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Posted in: Kono says supply will determine vaccination progress See in context

On Sunday, the government formally issued the country's first COVID-19 vaccine approval, for shots developed and supplied by Pfizer Inc

What is formally ? Is this published somewhere ? Who actually approved the vaccine ?, do these people have names ? But how ?, did Pfizer prepared the data in Japanese ?

I really want to see the details .

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Posted in: Ex-director sues Amnesty Japan for firing him over Japanese ability See in context

You must always assume that your Japanese is bad and that their English is really bad.

There is just no sensible way to work for a Japanese company if you have something gaijin in you. It is just not how Japan functions.

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Posted in: Japan may delay COVID-19 timetable for inoculating elderly See in context

Here are 12 important questions

Who is Government ? Japan ? LOL.

I don't think Japan has anyone,( like 0, noone ) that understand the vaccine mechanism well enough to answer at all.

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Posted in: Putin indicates Russia will not negotiate territorial dispute with Japan See in context

Great ! Now on top of everything else we need a nuclear war with Russia .

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Posted in: Japan may delay COVID-19 timetable for inoculating elderly See in context

Read first and think

I think , the real problem now is can they administer vaccine they don't truly understand.

Tell us please how to read this ?

The uncertain and limited supply is now a reason to keep 380.000 doses in the fridge and wait for at least 3.000.000 to first arrive and then start the test ?

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Posted in: Cartoon dog pitches COVID vaccines to skeptical Japanese public See in context

If science isn't an option in Japan they can always kamikaze approach this problem. It is not a bad idea and it might work.

Just shut up and do it for Japan.

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Posted in: Cartoon dog pitches COVID vaccines to skeptical Japanese public See in context

Japan's medical professionals proved to be unethical and not qualified at all to undertake task of this magnitude.

The Japanese people have every right not to trust the medical experts in Japan.

For whatever reason only after 100 severe cases in Tokyo Japan's medical system collapsed and people were left on their own to basically die.

I doubt doggies and Mario characters will help.

The WHO should take an initiative and start showing commercials in English , like they do in Africa, and explain the Japanese people what vaccines are and that these vaccines are designed and developed by real professional and in Belgium.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 429 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,626 See in context

Makes no sense to me and I can not believe it, since the only measure implemented was to request restaurants to close by 8PM.

The hospitals collapse did the trick I think. People started dying so I reckon fear is what works in Japan.

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Posted in: Mori scolded by wife, daughter after saying women talk too much at meetings See in context

If one (female) member raises her hand to speak, the others all feel the need to speak too. Everyone ends up saying something. So we have to make sure their speaking time is restricted somewhat, or they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying,

I just can't stop laughing! That is exactly how I feel in meetings with Japanese managers.

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Posted in: Mori scolded by wife, daughter after saying women talk too much at meetings See in context

LOL! Interesting way to get out the whole Olympics cluster .

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Posted in: Hiroshima to conduct PCR tests for 800,000 to battle COVID-19 See in context

They say coronavirus is transmissible two days before one develops symptoms, and some of those who are infected do not necessarily visit clinics in a timely manner. We want to catch those people and prevent further infection," he said.

You want to lockdown and keep on catching them actually for this to make sense.

Perhaps spending money on treatment , equipment and staff would help more ?

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan exec says automaker sought to hide Ghosn's pay See in context

There , finally a little bit of clarity.

Loosing him to competition was a problem so they ambushed him in schemes that were illegal.

But isn't this a bit genius ? Ghosn now can't work for any company.

Nissan exploited the Japanese legal system in such a beautiful way for almost free and solved their problem.

There are now 2 big automakers and 3 countries trying to understand the Japanese income tax system before any of this can move forward.

So next time a company approaches you with a dodgy payment methodology think twice.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 970 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,535 See in context

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 144, up 13 from Monday, health officials said. The number nationwide is 881.

So how do we interpret this ?

Sixty-four coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

Is there a way to find more details about the deaths ? Were they hospitalised ?

Today we have 70 in their 70s and 64 died ( perhaps around 54 in Tokyo)

So yesterday is 144-13 = 133 severe cases .

Today 54 die so 133-54= 79 left severe cases

So 79 + 70 in their seventies = 149 (very close to 144)

Is that it ?

If you are old you are very likely to develop into a severe case and if you are unlucky and no one dies that day you are doomed.

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Posted in: Coronavirus third wave puts many Japanese hospitals on overload See in context

Those that do not are having a difficult time but to say that the system is collapsing is inaccurate.

It is as accurate as it gets. The SoE is the proof.

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Posted in: Coronavirus third wave puts many Japanese hospitals on overload See in context

My wife works in a large hospital that isn't designated to take COVID patients and everything is running as usual.

Can you please ask her how exactly this separation works ? What if you show up there with a broken arm and covid19 ?

That line tells you what you need to know. 4000 beds are not all of the beds in Tokyo, but the beds set aside for coronavirus patients.

These days same thing if you ask me.

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Posted in: Coronavirus third wave puts many Japanese hospitals on overload See in context

Seriously, what’s with this “in the limit, almost collapsing” talk. Hard to believe when we’re talking about the world’s third biggest economy ( for some people still the 2nd ), a country with 130 million people.

It is terrifying to be honest.

Just today in the UK there were 4000 c19 admissions.

Is it a fear they are trying to communicate ? What is this ?

Are they looking at covid19 as a solution to the pension insurance deficit ?

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Posted in: Coronavirus third wave puts many Japanese hospitals on overload See in context

There aren't enough doctors or nurses," said Nakagawa. "Even if hospitals are told to increase the number of beds, what can't be done, can't be done.

The government here must swallow the pride and understand that the medical system in Japan isn't reliable and can't be trusted with a task if this magnitude.

Instead it should look for help into foreign expertise treatment and streamlining self treatment options.

Access to zoom, skype for consultation , also remdesivir, avigan, oxygen bathing gear for everyone in the vulnerable group.

The financial help meant for hospitals should go to family members treating the sick.

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