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Posted in: Tokyo reports 49 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 369 See in context

Everyone rational in Japan will eventually arrive at shoganai. It’s de rigueur.

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Posted in: Report touts benefits of second jobs for workers, firms See in context

Neoliberal policies combined with late stage vulture capitalism are

benefitting the few at the expense of the many. Wealth extraction in full swing. How does this end?

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Posted in: China's Xi warns of 'grim' situation with Taiwan See in context

It seems that WW3 is not off the table. It may already be to late. Japan is also a big target. If Taiwan falls? Perhaps Okinawa next. And, other islands one by one.

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Posted in: 3 Japan PM hopefuls urge elderly to stay on job for pension system See in context

A 10 years contribution of ¥15,000/month, will qualify you for maybe ¥20,000/mo. Continue to contribute to the system for a few more years might get ¥200/mo more.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 302 coronavirus cases; lowest number since July 5 See in context

False sense of security. Low numbers seem to be preferred by those in power, but is it really in the best interest of the public to be lulled into a false sense of security? Shoganai.

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Posted in: Will fiscal consolidation be a priority for ruling party's new leader? See in context

Neoliberal policies are a failure. Japan is looking increasingly bleak.

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Posted in: Seniors account for record 29.1% of Japan's population See in context

I think telework would improve things. It would revitalize the rural areas. And, allow everyone more family time.

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Posted in: 'Ghost kitchens' boom in Asia as pandemic sparks huge demand See in context

There are thousands of mostly anonymous restaurants for delivery food in Tokyo. None of them are distinctive. At best, they are adequate.

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Posted in: 10% of Japanese firms to add regular staff after minimum pay hike: survey See in context

Japan’s neo-liberal policies are leading to increasingly desperate times for an increasing number of people.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,273 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 8,807 See in context

Did the people with severe symptoms get better, or did they die?

There may be many reasons for a lower Covid death rate in a country. Filters/mis-categorization undercounting, not counting at all, co-morbidities, incompetence in accounting, corruption, overall health of the population, Covid countermeasures being practiced, vaccines, access to life saving healthcare/hospitals…

It seems obvious that the numbers by country are all over the place worldwide and unreliable. Perhaps we in Japan will find out in 20 years.

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Posted in: Suga says healthcare systems remain under severe strain See in context

What happened to the daily reporting of Covid?

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Posted in: Now that the Paralympics have ended, are you glad that Japan went ahead and hosted them and the Olympics? See in context

How much did the stadium actually cost to build after the redesign? Wondering if it even saved any money at all.

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Posted in: Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, there has been talk of a basic universal income. Do you support the concept? See in context

Neoliberalism is the antithesis of UBI. Basically almost all advances are partially based on prior art. We all have some basic claim to prior art as a society. This should be shared equally. All forms of welfare and the accounting overused should be abolished and UBI should be installed. There is no means testing for UBI.

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Posted in: Int'l body calls on Japan for stronger anti-money laundering actions See in context

The problem is these measures do not actually stop money laundering and terrorist financing. They just make it more of a pain for average people to send money around and do business internationally.


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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,081 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,312 See in context

Please break out the numbers under 20 by and under 10. There is a big difference between Elementary, JH, HS and University students and how and where they are likely to be infected.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,081 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,312 See in context

People in their 20s (817 cases), their 30s (595) and their 40s (531) accounted for the highest numbers, while 634 cases were aged under 20.

This does not account for all reported cases at this time. Please report over 50 and under 20. Those are both significant populations and should be accounted for. It is a disservice to not report it.

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Posted in: Japan probes two deaths after jabs from tainted Moderna batch See in context

The ministry said the cause of death was still being investigated and "currently, causal relations with the vaccinations are unknown".

Correlation does not imply causation.

Anyone stating in the comments that the vaccine caused these deaths is premature.

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Posted in: Thousands flock to walk-in youth vaccination site in Tokyo See in context

I got my jabs about a month ago at Shinjuku, Tokyo Yamate Medical Center. It appeared as if 2 nurses were giving jabs. And about 25 personnel total. Was fairly efficient. Not too crowded. In and out in about 30 minutes. I believe appointments were set on the quarter hour. Was only 5-6 people in line to get the shot. They were cycling them through. About 30 people being observed after their shot. I wasn’t comfortable taking the elevator up to the 4th floor. I took the stairs.

I think this Shibuya Center could have been set up better. Par for the course here.

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Posted in: Nirvana sued by man who was nude baby on 'Nevermind' cover in 1991 See in context

Sure, it’s a money grab. Why not? I think he has every right. And, it’s a well crafted lawsuit. He is only asking $150,000 from each person. Brilliant! They can all afford that. Cheaper than defending it. Let’s see how many just pay up.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,227 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 24,200 See in context

Reporting by Chiho would make more sense because of the mobility between prefectures.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,227 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 24,200 See in context

People in their 20s (1,208 cases), their 30s (785) and their 40s (691) accounted for the highest numbers, while 758 cases were aged under 20.

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under 20 758

20s 1208 30s 785 40s 691 50s 60s 70s 80s

total 3442

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 4,227 new coronavirus cases

Okay, how is it possible to mess up the maths so bad?

Please report cases by all age groups. 50s and up still seem like a significant number of cases. Also, Delta is infecting younger and younger people. Please report these numbers by age as well.

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Posted in: Tokyo Paralympics confirm 1st COVID-19 hospitalization See in context

I can’t think of a single thing the Japanese government has ever been truthful about.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,704 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 24,976 See in context

People in their 20s (1,330 cases), their 30s (896) and their 40s (811) accounted for the highest numbers, while 809 cases were aged under 19.

It seems like age 50 and up are still accounting for 1500/day positive. Why have you stopped reporting these figures?

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Posted in: Paralympics open with acrobats, clowns, vibrant music and fireworks See in context

Was to much circus atmosphere. I couldn’t enjoy it.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,392 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 22,284 See in context

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 4,392 new coronavirus cases, down 682 from Saturday.

Why do you continue to report this data in such an unproductive way? The number of tests fluctuates daily with no reason. Do you feel that the daily increase or decrease in new cases is good reporting?

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Posted in: Tokyo Paralympic success all depends on COVID control, says IPC head See in context

In The United States, segregation was continued through the artifice of “separate, but equal.” I feel that the events can run concurrently under one banner.

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Posted in: Tokyo Paralympic success all depends on COVID control, says IPC head See in context

Anyone know why there is a separate Paralympics event at all? It’s either discrimination or a money grab.

I think the whole debacle is corrupt and in dire need of reform. First, let’s set permanent Olympic Venues for both Summer and Winter games. Second, let’s combine the Olympics and Paralympics into one event.

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Posted in: Oxygen station See in context

Looks like a hospital. How many beds? Only in Shibuya?

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Posted in: Woman with COVID-19 loses baby after being forced to give birth prematurely at home See in context

Let’s see how this gets reported in the Japanese press and on the wide shows.

I'm hoping there are serious calls for reform.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,295 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 17,832 See in context

We don’t actually know who is being tested and what their condition was. Reportedly it’s very difficult to get tested unless there are severe symptoms. This would make a positive rate of close to 100% likely. This situation is totally opaque. There must be another group being tested that we are not being made aware.

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