Peter Neil comments

Posted in: Suga says Japan aiming for 1 mil COVID-19 vaccine shots daily See in context

Japan needs a national health service, like the UK's.

Japan could use some fish & chips like the UK, but that's about it.

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Posted in: Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over anti-virus measures See in context

... or die.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 907 new coronavirus cases; 1,005 in Osaka See in context

I was just about to post the exact same comment and link of underestimated deaths.

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Posted in: Gov't extends state of emergency through May 31, adding Aichi, Fukuoka prefectures See in context

I don't see anything close to being measures for a "state of emergency."

Maybe it should be called a "state of empty measures agreed upon by a committee of bureaucrats who know nothing about anything?"

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Posted in: Gov't extends state of emergency through May 31, adding Aichi, Fukuoka prefectures See in context

The vast majority of the population won't even know they have this virus unless tested...

No. Asymptotic carriers are 40%, not the "vast majority."

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Posted in: Gov't extends state of emergency through May 31, adding Aichi, Fukuoka prefectures See in context

Loss of smell, loss of taste, shortness of breath, and fatigue are the four most common symptoms that people reported 8 months after a mild case of COVID-19,...

https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210412/the-most-common-lingering-symptoms-after-mild-covid

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Posted in: Asian American health workers fight virus and racist attacks See in context

Minorities attacking minorities.

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Posted in: Ishikawa town builds giant squid with COVID relief funds See in context

That thing will scare the Covid right out of you.

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Posted in: Action star Steven Seagal gives samurai sword to Venezuela's Maduro See in context

He's getting ready for his new movie "Battle of the Buffet." He plays a CIA hero who drags not two, but three giant plates of mashed potatoes to safety from the buffet table. His cover job is tail gunner on a trash truck, where he earns medals for valiant efforts in both trash and recycling.

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Posted in: Japan faces longer state of emergency, casting doubt on Olympics See in context

"Doctor, this treatment isn't working. I'm getting sicker by the day."

"Let's continue the treatment because I said so, and I get paid a lot to give you this treatment."

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Posted in: Japan was wary of U.S. military taking control over Fukushima crisis See in context

In Japan, it has been shown time and time again by the government that saving face is way more important than saving lives.

No doubt. All governments seem to have the same behavior, such as the Soviet Union and Chernobyl, the US and the Vietnam war or during the Covid-19 pandemic when"... everything was under control and the US is doing a very good job."

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Posted in: Japan was wary of U.S. military taking control over Fukushima crisis See in context

The carrier quickly exited.

They made a couple of photo op helicopter missions to a schoolyard post tsunami with some candy bars or something.

I remember it being a drone that was flown over Fukushima, not a manned flight.

The lawsuits were dismissed.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for dumping boiling water on 1-year-old daughter See in context

Oh stop it. It's not cultural. This is rare and abnormal.

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Posted in: Trump opens space on his website to post ahead of Facebook board ruling on his ban See in context

I remember that guy Trump. He's still kind of a nut case, isn't he?

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Posted in: Japan venture strives to spread its wagyu evaluation tech using AI See in context

A normal portion of Wagyu is fine. Too many western people eat a hunk of meat the size of a Toyota with no flavor and the consistency of a hockey puck.

Japan is 185th in obesity. Check out your country here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_obesity_rate

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Posted in: How to live like you're earning ¥10 million a year on an income of ¥3 million See in context

We all have enough money to last us the rest of our lives.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 609 new coronavirus cases; 884 in Osaka See in context

@Peter: There would be no cases if they inoculated.

Yes there would. Vaccines are not 100% effective.

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Posted in: Why Apple has chips for iPhones while Ford got caught short See in context

So much for capitalism.

Yes, you're right. That's why places like North Korea and Cuba have no supply issues for chips used in making, uh, well, nothing. No chips in making bicycles. Oh, and they're so technically advanced that they can barely make a can of beans.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 609 new coronavirus cases; 884 in Osaka See in context

The new cases would drop if they reduced testing.

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Posted in: Japan venture strives to spread its wagyu evaluation tech using AI See in context

I’ll take an Angus sirloin any day.

Really?

Wagyu beef have higher proportions of monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) due to higher concentrations of oleic acid. MUFAs have little effect on total cholesterol and they are heart-healthy dietary fat because they can lower low-density lipoprotein LDL-cholesterol while increasing high-density lipoprotein HDL-cholesterol.

Angus = bad

Wagyu = good

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Posted in: Japan venture strives to spread its wagyu evaluation tech using AI See in context

That's not AI. That's arithmetic.

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Posted in: How to live like you're earning ¥10 million a year on an income of ¥3 million See in context

I guess most western foreigners here are earning good salaries as far as I know, but who would come to Japan to just earn a paltry 3 M? Nobody.

There are foreigners who can't function in their own society, but can struggle out a meager existence in Japan.

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Posted in: Man shot by police officer dies in Nagoya hospital See in context

As Japanese society becomes more and more violent, it is sad that this kind of thing will happen more often.

Oh really?

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Posted in: Up to 300 people per day breaking self-quarantine pledge in Japan See in context

The system seems pretty weak and lax.

The whole world and most people in it seem pretty weak and lax...

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Posted in: 6 torch relay staff in southwestern Japan test positive for COVID-19 See in context

It would seem logical that they were asymptotic carriers, but you never know. This is Japan. (TIJ)

"I feel horrible. I'm so sick, but I have to go to work. Everyone will be mad at me if I don't go. Ganbarimasu!"

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Posted in: Gov't advisers warn Japan's birth rate falling at more rapid pace this year See in context

Deconstruction of Japan is a fabulous idea. Less people, less concrete, more parklands... all of these things will pay people just as much as building more ridiculous concrete nonsense.

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Posted in: Japan's business leaders suggest ways for gov't to speed up vaccination rate See in context

This is not really about Covid-19 or public health.

The oyaji's in government are concerned about the image of doing this in "Japanese style."

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Posted in: Satellites show world's glaciers melting faster than ever See in context

Now is not the time to turn back the clock on human progress.

As someone born about the time of Eisenhower's inauguration, I have witnessed little evidence of human progress.

Oh, we have more things, (cell phones, PC's, color TV, Internet, jet airliners, etc), but the content of cell phones, PC's, color TV's Internet and jet airliners tells me we haven't progressed as a species.

Actually, we've gotten dumber.

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Posted in: Biden declares U.S. 'on the move again' in first speech to Congress See in context

After all of the partisan bickering by the usual suspects, the only thing I can think of to say is: So?

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Posted in: Britney Spears to appear in court for guardianship case See in context

Jamie Spears' lawyers say he has done an excellent job of managing his daughter's finances.

This reminds me of Dustin Hoffman's character in "Rain Man" saying, "I'm an excellent driver."

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