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Posted in: Japan reopens to tourists with shuttered souvenir shops, hotel staff shortage See in context

Biggest sticking point right there. Most people stopped at two vax and I strongly doubt they will get a third just to go to Japan. Also the PCR requirement when all people can have Covid, vaccinated or not, is discriminatory and stupid.

Why not? Getting the third shot is like...super easy. Then once its done you're good.

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Posted in: Japan reopens to tourists with shuttered souvenir shops, hotel staff shortage See in context

Just saw a young person, on the Chuo line to Shinjuku, wearing TWO masks. One on top of the other!

And that affects you...how, exactly? He can wear fifty masks if he wants, its none of your business.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease COVID border controls from Oct 11 See in context


I'm sure you have. Thankfully you had over two years to feel special, and now the rest of us get to experience the magic of japan again. Sorry if us wanting to enjoy the place inconveniences you at all.

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Posted in: China vows it will fight to the end to stop Taiwan independence See in context

Taiwan is a country

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Posted in: Japan to resume accepting guided foreign tour groups from June 10 See in context

Steven Mccarthy

my husband and I had never been to Japan before 2017. We went on our own, no tour groups, had a blast and easily got around with little more than "sumimasen" and "arigatou". So yes, the average tourist is just fine on our own. We're not children on a school field trip.

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Posted in: Gov't confirms it will start accepting some foreign tourists in June See in context

What a joke. Absolute bull. Nobody is going to pay several thousands of dollars for the privilege of not even being allowed to walk down the street unsupervised. I’ve been waiting years for things to change, but there’s no way in hell I’d ever travel under those conditions and I can’t imagine anybody else being willing to either.

UK it is, then.

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Posted in: Japan should ease COVID border controls for foreigners: panel members See in context


We all know, that then the numbers of cases will increase here in Japan and of course the foreigners will be blamed for that.

So to everyone who support to ease border controls;

Don't start to whine when numbers will increase and foreigners will be blamed for that.

I don't see how that would happen. The last two years have shown that the numbers will rise and fall periodically, regardless of whether or not "foreigners" are allowed in. If the case numbers rise some time after opening the borders, they were always going to do that.

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Posted in: Should you wear a mask on a plane, bus or train when there's no mandate? See in context

Comments here proving that we NEVER should have lifted the mask mandate. Clearly some people cannot be trusted with free will.

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Posted in: Hayashi returns from Poland with 20 Ukrainians See in context

20 whole people? Wow Japan, don't strain yourself there with that generosity.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s Ikebukuro is looking very different, and also pretty sad, these days See in context

Try opening the borders and see if that helps, I'll come spend my money.

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Posted in: Weaker virus? Herd immunity? Omicron sparks cautious hopes See in context

Beginning of the end?

A light at the end of the tunnel?

Here's hoping.

Yeah, Right. Japan is never opening their borders back up. If they didn't do it when only 25 people were hospitalized nationwide, they're not going to do it now or ever.

Sakoku 2.0

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Posted in: Japan boosts medical system to admit 37,000 COVID patients to hospitals See in context

Good thing as of today, there are exactly 28 people in serious condition in the entire country

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Posted in: Tokyo kotatsu cafe wants to keep your legs warm and your coffee VERY cold See in context

It sounded cool until I saw the name "Nestle"

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 16 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 112 See in context

Of course the numbers are going to go down if you don't test!!!

They tested 58,967 people across the country according to that source at the top, making it a 0.18993674428069937% positivity rate.

what are they supposed to do, stop random people on the street and force them to test?

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Posted in: NEXT MEATS releases their first plant-based seafood alternative with NEXT tuna in Japan See in context

Lab-Grown Plant-Based

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Posted in: ANA to cut workforce by 9,000 within 5 years See in context

"‘Travel demand has not come back as quickly as anticipated’"

Yeah, we LITERALLY CANNOT come. The government has been radio SILENT on the border situation for almost two years now, after closing the borders "for the time being". As such, nobody knows what to expect and what to plan for, including major industries that rely on international travel.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 24 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 292 See in context


"Wife just remarked that maybe they only tested thirty people but my response was if I get stopped on the street to be tested I would refuse."

According to the external link, 56,028 were conducted across the nation, making it a 0.52% positivity rate.

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