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Posted in: Japan reports 105,584 coronavirus cases See in context

Vaccines are reducing the viral load overall. Less people will be infected and if infected won’t shed as much virus. Granted we need something more specific to 5 now, and to get ahead of things 2.75. I wonder why it’s taking so long for updated vaccines?

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Posted in: Toyota's Japan flagship Crown car to debut on global markets See in context

Toyota could have owned the BEV space. It almost seems like stubbornness now.

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Posted in: Japan to give 4th COVID vaccine shots to medical, workers at elderly care facilities See in context

The pharmaceutical companies are really slow rolling the updated vaccines. My wife and I got Pfizer 3 times. We will get Moderna this time.

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Posted in: Japan reports 97,788 coronavirus cases See in context

If I’m not mistaken, Tokyo only reports those on a ventilator as seriously hospitalized. This is not the same as other prefectures.

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Posted in: Japan unlikely to ask people to curb activities despite COVID spike See in context

I would have thought updated vaccines would be available by now.

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Posted in: Tokyo raises alert level amid resurgence in COVID-19 cases See in context

Might be an idea to change up the vaccine this time. We have had 3 Pfizer...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,621 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 23,447 See in context

What about Omicron 4 & 5? Not hearing anything about it.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Nihonbashi bridge to see light again with expressway removal See in context

About time. I think they should go one step further. As a jobs program and a way to stimulate the economy, they should take steps to bury the entire Shuto in Tokyo.

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Posted in: Do you think going to the cinema will become a thing of the past due to the increasing popularity of streaming services? See in context

I like the big screens and big sound systems. My favorite is 4DX with the movable chairs.

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Posted in: Toyota, slow to move to EVs, says it offers customers choice See in context

PHEV is over. It isn’t efficient to have 2 drive trains. ICE will be banned. Toyota is going to lose a lot of market share.

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Posted in: Monetary tightening not suitable at all: BOJ chief Kuroda See in context

…the core consumer price index, excluding volatile fresh food items…

i don’t think food prices will go down again. Can you imagine shrinkflation reversing?

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Posted in: Prices of over 10,000 food items in Japan to be hiked: survey See in context

I bought some meat today. The package was the same price, but the cut was 40% smaller.

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Posted in: ¥3 mil melons See in context

Interesting. Perhaps they could donate the proceeds to a food bank like 2nd Harvest?

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Posted in: Woman arrested for beating 8-year-old daughter with belt See in context

According to police, the suspect, who is a Brazilian national…

Why is this relevant? I expect better than this from JapanToday.

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Posted in: Japan's inflation hits 7-year high See in context

I wonder why the BOJ can’t do QE, and a reverse income tax for low income households. That seems better to get the money in circulation.

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Posted in: Japan says Sakhalin energy projects do not contradict Russia sanctions See in context

Japan does not need to be energy dependent. National security is enhanced when we stop depending on fossil fuels and go 100% renewable. This is a good investment for the future. And, should include battery storage and pumped hydro storage.

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Posted in: Ex-police officer gets suspended sentence for stealing cash from house damaged by fire See in context

I always wonder what keeps police from taking cash from houses when people die. I would imagine people usually all hide it in the same places. Seems that would be difficult to stop.

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Posted in: Banning Russian LNG imports tough without supply alternatives: trade minister See in context

Japan should go all in transitioning to renewable energy. Wind, solar and thermal. Also, battery and pumped storage.

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Posted in: Elderly couple hit, killed by car; driver arrested See in context

Kazuhiko Fabio Yanai, a Brazilian dispatch worker. 

I object to this type of othering. Japan Today should have higher standards.

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Posted in: Get ready to pay more: Over 40% of Japanese firms to raise prices within a year: survey See in context

NeoLiberal supply side economics. Here is a good article. https://www.forbes.com/sites/williampesek/2022/04/28/zombified-japan-shows-world-how-not-to-spend-5-trillion/

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Posted in: Energy shift creates opening for 'world's largest batteries' See in context

I’ve always thought there should be a system to pump water into the Colorado River. I haven’t really thought about the source so much. The Great Lakes?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,583 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 40,893 See in context

It’s still somewhat meaningless without knowing how many test they did. Is this close to 100% of the symptomatic? How many other zombies out there spreading their germs?

Also, how about those that don’t get tested and just quarantine at home until it’s over.

there is too much that we don’t know.

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Posted in: Dental fees to jump as palladium prices surge on Ukraine war See in context

Dentists seem to have it pretty good in Japan. There sure are a lot of them. I had all my silver fillings removed over 20 years ago. The plastic/resin is good enough for most fixes - including molars. Not that expensive really.

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Posted in: Honda to spend ¥5 tril over next decade on EVs See in context

I’m looking for a BEV. Especially interested in a yellow plate van. Suzuki Every is what I want. I hope Suzuki follows along quickly.

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Posted in: U.S. slaps sanctions on Putin's daughters, Russia's biggest banks See in context

What happens if the sanctions do work? If we back Putin into a corner? What if he is terminally ill? Would he push the button and use even one nuke?

I’m not against taking all measures against Putin now. I think we need to make a stand here. Appeasement doesn’t seem to work.

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Posted in: Putin's demand for ruble payments? No way, say EU nations See in context

..wondering what consequences will be in case of Japan

I think the Japanese government has worked out payments to oil wholesalers to keep the cost of gas down. Everyone seems complacent about the plunge in the value of the Yen. Almost ¥122/$1 today. Food prices are soaring.

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Posted in: Japan's oil subsidy may be upped fivefold due to Ukraine crisis See in context

If only the government was able to get behind the electrification of vehicles? Would reduce the need for subsidies. And, reduce Japan’s dependence on fossil fuels.

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Posted in: Japan aims for 1 million daily booster shots to stem infection wave See in context

My wife and I got our boosters on Sunday in Shinjuku. Six months after our last shot. It was efficient. They gave us a choice of Pfizer or Moderna. We stayed with the Pfizer. But, there could be some benefits to mixing vaccines.

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Posted in: Japan to decide COVID quasi-emergency extension in 1st half of week See in context

My wife and I got our boosters yesterday in Shinjuku. It was efficiently done.

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Posted in: Japan's skiing population continues its downward trajectory See in context

How much of the decline is caused by the shift to snowboarding? They are equivalent from an economic standpoint. I’m an instructor. I do both. This article misses the mark.

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