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Posted in: Race to boost financial hub status intensifies among Japanese cities See in context

In the age of telework does it matter?

Strictly business, for the most part it doesn't . Geography actually lost relevance long long time ago. Even if everything goes well on the tax front all i see is small offices with bilingual Japanese employees handling accounting. But then again technically that too might fit the definition of a financial hub.

For people to come and spend their earnings here you will need normal food, schools, entertainment , gambling and legal system inline with western values.

As is it feela a bit N.Korea-ish. There is the Nissan situation , there is the Bitcoin bloke situation

It is a good idea, I am just not that optimistic

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Posted in: WHO chief in quarantine after contact tests positive for COVID-19 See in context

Funny ! Was he not washing hands ?

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Posted in: Australia reports no new local virus cases for first time in 5 months See in context

Victoria last week ended most of its 111-day lockdown restrictions - some of the world's toughest and longest

There it took 4 months . The big question remains . Now what ?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 215 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 863 See in context

I wrote "EU Mayor: Disbelieving dumbfounded silence", but it got cut off by the forum software

LOL. Perhaps it was sign to stop.

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Posted in: Japan's September job availability lowest in nearly 7 years See in context

Numbers again that are way off the reality.

In any normal society, I will be unemployed but here I don't think

I am, because I am not receiving unemployment benefits but I consider

myself unemployed because I have been unable to fulfill orders since April due to Japan post

continued refusal of air packages to a vast majority of countries especially the U.S,

Australia, U.A.E my biggest markets.

Well, people like us are not ANA so we don't really exist.

What ?

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Posted in: Takeda to import 50 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine See in context

I watched the video. in my opinion Dr. Yeadon is correct about the mass testing nonsense. The world should follow Japan's model. Admissions and deaths only and not just PCR but also scanning

As for the new lockdown in Europe and UK I am not so sure, because the point behind is not to eradicate the virus but to maintain a functional health care system.

At this point it is hard to tell with a degree of certainty that we have reached herd immunity.

Mass vaccination however will 100% get us back on track, I think it will save lives, money it will give us good data and most importantly and immense amount of expertise for the future.

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Posted in: Woman beheaded, 2 others killed in French church See in context

Enough is enough. Europe must solve this problem. ASAP.

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Posted in: 2 major mobile carriers to introduce cheaper plans after gov't pressure See in context

It is still too expensive !

This will also be of the main reasons you won't see cool new 5G IoT stuff coming from Japan.

Docomo should be nationalised so Japan can unlock it's potential.

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Posted in: Europe, U.S. facing new round of shutdowns amid virus surge See in context

I am a little bit worried this might mean there won't be mass vaccination this year. We should have had the Pfizer reports for the efficacy. Anyone heard anything ?

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Posted in: 3 youths arrested for stealing ¥6 million from porn film actress at her condo See in context

Just "googled" her . Good publicity this for her.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 171 new coronavirus cases See in context

My honest question is if I test positive for the antibodies, meaning I survived the infection, shouldn't I be able to travel freely?

You should be able to travel freely everywhere even if you don't have antibodies .

Locking the borders doesn't make much sense to me.

Tourism or not we still wear masks we still maintain distance.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 158 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 629 See in context

Not with the Olympics being the focus.

So what is the point then ?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 158 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 629 See in context

Japan has made it nearly impossible for people to get tested as a 1/3 of the population can't afford to take time off if found positive since they are not full time workers. They test positive and they will be forced to stay home, quarantine without pay

Completely false information. For this too you've got votes up. Something isn't right is it mods ?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 158 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 629 See in context

that the results are a fair indication of the virus in the community

Yeah, a fair indication of virus in the community for the week.

What about the week after ?

And what do you do with the results ?

Lockdown ? At what point do you stop testing ? When do you open the borders ?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 158 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 629 See in context

You may be aware our State governments plead with residents to get tested, free, so that the results are a fair indication of the virus in the community

There is no such thing as free test. It is tax money.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 158 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 629 See in context

So out of all tested 1 out of 15 or 16 is positive

What really is mind blowing to me is that you deleted 2449 with 158 then posted the result and got 8 votes up.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 102 new coronavirus cases See in context

Massively testing the population so you have an accurate figure of the number of sick people, with or without symptoms, then you can quarantine them to preserve elderly and treat them so they don't spread the virus more.

But why ? What is the nice bit ? What are we comparing ? And what if this is done ; what then ; do it again next week ?

The "This Is Japan!" system is making me sick already.

Quite honestly I don't see other, more constructive way to reply without triggering a long pointless conversation comparing economies priorities national security and whatnot

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Posted in: As teen suicides rise, 21-year-old Japanese student starts online message counseling See in context

If he has a donation page I would love to donate.

I just hope this isn't just another financial scheme on top of people's suffering

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Posted in: As teen suicides rise, 21-year-old Japanese student starts online message counseling See in context

A recent OECD study found Japan ranks among the highest in the world in suffering isolation, when measuring the contact individuals have with other people.

Rather convenient these days , actually..

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 124 new coronavirus cases See in context

But that is nonsense isn't it , how and why health has anything to do with the infection rate.?

Of course existence of antibodies could explain how and why but it can also explain the low infection rate in Tokyo which doesn't work for you either.

I am assuming this isn't the case.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 124 new coronavirus cases See in context

 You realize your argument works against the point you are trying to make, right?

As simplified as your calculation YES. healthier population would mean more infections.

But that is nonsense isn't it , how and why health has anything to do with the infection rate.?

Meaning your formula is incorrect.

On the other hand if less people show up on testing because they are healthier the reported infections would drop.

Meaning there is no Olympics conspiracy and evil under reporting . which I think is the point you are trying to make

Figuring out the infection rate using deaths is simple impossible

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 124 new coronavirus cases See in context

You realize your argument works against the point you are trying to make, right?

No it doesn't !

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 124 new coronavirus cases See in context

We know the worldwide CFR (case fatality rate) is around 0.1%. So we can summarize from that that in Tokyo there are about 3000 real cases per day. So about 20x the official numbers.

And if you factor in the 2 layers of masks and overall health (obesity , diabetes etc..) you will probably rich a number that is very close to what has been reported.

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Posted in: Japan prefers piecemeal approach to big bailout for carrier ANA See in context

I would personally prefer a full blown huge bailout or nationalisation.

Cost cuts and the sort will almost certainly affect safety and I for one won't fly ANA anymore.

There is no point surviving the plague just to die in an aeroplane crash.

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Posted in: Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era See in context

...there is life outside the EU empire.

LOL. There is something we just don't yet know if we can call it life.

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Posted in: Halloween revelry in Japan to take new forms during pandemic See in context

I am embarrassed Japanese people jump to foreign traditional events without thoughts. What are we?

Embarrassed ? Why ?

Actually I think Shibuya gives Halloween unique twist.

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Posted in: Japanese researchers show masks do block coronavirus, but not entirely See in context

Again, it's an experiment on the level of an elementary school science fair.

Actual virus in an elementary school science fair experiment ?

Plus the metrics , the machinery ..

I don't know where you come from but this experiment , even if legal to perform in an elementary school that is, seems a bit complex to me.

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Posted in: 5 South Koreans die after getting flu shots, sparking vaccine fears See in context

You don't need a flu shot if you are young, healthy, and careful.

Even if this was true . Which is not. Young and healthy and careful? Do these people exist ? Asexual nerds ?

If you're not going to be careful, the flu shot doesn't matter anyway

????

...it boost the viruses strength and ability to render said vaccines less effective or just plain ineffective.

Are not mixing antibiotics and bacteria here ? What do you mean strengthen the virus and render the vaccine ineffective ?

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Posted in: Japan exports down but slowly recover amid pandemic damage See in context

Japan is very much dependent on "foreign money".

The export numbers may appear low because of technical reasons and /or interpretation.

If you have a Japanese owned factory in Country X. The product will be branded JapoProd Made in X. The profits will come to Japan but the export statistics will stay in X.

Japan is a manufacturing economy and as such heavily depends on what gets sold outside Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases See in context

To complete the picture, and not sure why this is never mentioned, but it appears there for 21 70-year or older. So likely 4 deaths from this group is coming.

Complete nonsense

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