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Posted in: Japan’s honor system unstaffed produce stands get a stylish upgrade See in context

Surprisingly there is an unmanned fruit stand on Nakano Dori between Nakano and Shin Nakano station in non-rural Tokyo. I bought the most delicious plums I’ve ever eaten, seriously, there last week. Now we have an unmanned frozen gyoza shop and this

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Posted in: Chilean, Dutch, American athletes test positive for COVID See in context

Total is 46 residents in Japan, 33 non

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Posted in: Chilean, Dutch, American athletes test positive for COVID See in context

You can go to the official Olympic website, and get an updated list every day of all Covid cases. It lists when they tested positive, whether they are a resident of Japan or not, what is their role in the Olympics, and what is their current quarantine situation among other data

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Posted in: France launches vaccine pass for cultural venues See in context

Every time the virus moves from unvaccinated person to unvaccinated person there is a chance it can mutate into a more virulent (like Delta) or more deadly version (thankfully not yet). It is this reason that people need to get vaccinated and even vaccinated people care about the unvaccinated. If a new version appears that is immune to the current vaccines, it affects all of us.

I can’t stand people with obviously no knowledge of biology trying to equate getting a vaccine for Covid with something like a seatbelt mandate. You don’t want to wear a seatbelt, fine, you alone will die in the crash, but not getting the vaccine will affect everyone

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Posted in: Foreign athlete in village among 9 new Olympic COVID cases reported See in context

@enolagay “Foreign ATHLETE”. Could be foreign staff etc

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Posted in: Pandemic Olympics: How the Tokyo Games will be different See in context

Just to be clear, there is no requirement for anyone related to the Olympics either Japanese or foreign to be vaccinated. Also there is no 14 day quarantine. It’s 3 days for them and 14 days for normal plebes like us

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Posted in: How organizers hope to manage coronavirus at the Olympics See in context

This article doesn’t mention anything about the majority of people coming who are not athletes but people working for the media, the IOC etc. this woman has found several of those people with profiles on the dating app bumble.

https://www.reddit.com/r/japan/comments/ok50e2/people_visiting_japan_for_olympicsrelated_work/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

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Posted in: Bach corrects Chinese slip-up in Olympic talks; calls Tokyo best-ever prepared host city See in context

I can’t verify it, but on another site I saw that he is supposedly staying in the Imperial Suite at the Hotel Okura which goes for a price of ¥3 million per night. According to the site I saw, the IOC is paying ¥50,000 a night, the organizers which of course means taxpayers, are paying the rest

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Posted in: Richardson will miss Olympic 100 after marijuana test See in context

I really don’t think there’s a big deal here. She smoked marijuana in a state where it was legal after finding out about the death of her mother. She knew it was against the IOC rules, and she has accepted the one month penalty without complaint. End of story

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Posted in: Behind the counter: What it’s like to work as All Nippon Airways ground staff See in context

One of my cousins is a trainer manager something at Haneda. Watched both videos on the odd chance I could see her in the background of the offices, but everyone’s wearing a mask so it’s pretty difficult LOL, anyway interesting

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Posted in: Trump airs old election grievances in return to rally stage See in context

I can’t wait for the time when this slice of America wakes up from this madness. What will it take? Sometimes I think only his death will loosen the grip on these people.

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Posted in: Uber Japan referred to prosecutors over hiring of overstayers See in context

Notice the Vietnamese guy used an illegal ID he received from a broker. I understand Uber eats is in a difficult situation if somebody is using a real ID borrowed from someone else. I think the real guilty party here is the broker who gave/sold the ID. Rather than prosecute Uber, I hope the police are looking at the broker

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Posted in: Japanese sporting world welcomes having fans at Tokyo Olympics See in context

10,000 spectators or 50% capacity, which ever is less. It seems strange that a hypothetical 20,000 seat, indoor venue would therefore have 10,000 spectators which is 50% capacity, while the main outdoor stadium, holding roughly 70,000 people, will have 10,000 people which is 14% capacity.

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Posted in: 100 kgs of cherries stolen from trees in Yamagata See in context

Forgot the brand, but there is 1 type of strawberry in Japan which is the size of your fist. One strawberry sells for ¥50,000. Insane. I’m sure it must taste delicious but it’s still insane

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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

The head of NBC Sports said this is probably going to be their most profitable Olympic games ever. They are going to have over 7000 hours of total broadcasting. Of course they get the money from the advertising that goes in between all of those hours of broadcasting. I think somebody actually calculated roughly the number of hours of actual sport happening in the Olympics is about 700 hours. what a bloated mess on US TV

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Posted in: Japan starts vaccinating people aged 18 or older at large-scale centers See in context

Nakano ward sent vouchers to everyone 18-64 on June 9-10. Over 65 had theirs earlier. Got my Otemachi reservation this Sunday! Don’t know why other wards are slow compared to Nakano. Anyone know?

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Posted in: More than 2,300 companies to vaccinate 11 mil employees, families See in context

Asiaman. I’m in Nakano and under 65. As long as you have the tickets you can easily make a reservation. Did it in under five minutes. Just put in the code numbers from the stickers, your birthday, then choose a date and time. On that date, just go to Tokyo station and there is a free shuttle bus that leaves every five minutes that will take you right to the place. The shuttle will take you back as well. The website is all in Japanese, but if you use chrome you can translate into English

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Posted in: More than 2,300 companies to vaccinate 11 mil employees, families See in context

https://www.mod.go.jp/j/approach/defense/saigai/2020/covid/covid_intokyo.html

I just went to this website and made a booking for the Tokyo site in less than five minutes. This Sunday! Note that you need to have the ticket already in your hand to input the data from it

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Posted in: Djokovic, Federer, Nadal: Who's the greatest of them all? See in context

Djokovic

Federer

Nadal

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Posted in: Microsoft bolsters video game line-up as Xbox turns 20 See in context

Love my Series X and Gamepass Ultimate. What an upgrade from my XBOX 360

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

Hmm. Those of us in Nakano already have the tickets for under 64. I wonder if we can apply tomorrow. I’ll just call and find out I suppose

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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

There are legitimate complaints to be made, but many here seem to be complaining about things they don’t know anything about.

Someone above complaining “ we don’t know what the price is going to be“-It’s FREE

Complaining about only 10,000 people capacity at the mass vaccination sites-You totally don’t seem to understand that there are numerous other places to get the vaccine depending on where you live. I live in Nakano ward in Tokyo, just here, we have 162 clinics and centers for you to choose from.

How are we going to get the vaccine?-The local governments will send your ID number then you make a reservation. Again speaking for Nakano, they will be sent out by June 10. Vaccines for those under 65 years old will start June 28. 65 and older and has already started

Of course every local area is different. Make sure you don’t just dump the stuff in your post box. Information will all be coming through the mail.

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Posted in: Japan opens mass vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

Nakano ward in Tokyo already sent out info for 16-64 year old vaccinations. Starting June 28 can apply for a reservation at any 1 of 162 clinics/centers in the ward.

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Posted in: Regulators explore new methods to evaluate vaccines for latecomers See in context

My friend’s company (in the drug field) had a meeting, where five people were supposed to “volunteer” for the shionogi vaccine trials. Nobody did….

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Posted in: Xbox cloud game world extends to Apple gadgets See in context

If only I could find a Series X in Tokyo....

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Posted in: Ohtani's 2-way play, Walsh's walkoff HR lift Angels over White Sox See in context

Well he basically went 5 innings. Got the strikeout that the catcher dropped, misthrew to 1st and then another misthrow back to Ohtani at home getting him injured. Hardly his fault. Fastest pitch this year and hardest hit HR in the same game/inning pretty awesome

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Posted in: Overseas Tokyo Olympic ticket holders may get only partial refunds See in context

I don’t understand why people are complaining about Japan here. They are refunding the full price of the ticket. It’s not the Japanese organizers job to refund the various IOC approved tickets sellers surcharge. By the way this is not a Tokyo Olympic only thing, this has always been the case regarding approved ticket resellers.

The approved reseller for the UK is refunding all ticket prices and surcharges, it’s the American company that refuses to refund the surcharges, even though they have received US taxpayer money as described in the article. Cosport is the problem here, not the Japanese organizers

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Posted in: Lady Gaga sends message of support to Japan See in context

10 years ago when the foreign media was scaring everyone with how dangerous Japan was, Lady Gaga made a point to come to Japan right away to show support for the people of Tōhoku. She also raised millions of dollars in a fundraiser. Today’s video shows not only she hasn’t forgotten, but she also realizes the mental stress that many survivors and victims have still. A lovely woman!

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Posted in: Twitter's Dorsey auctions first ever tweet as digital memorabilia See in context

Some people have too much money to buy all sorts of useless stuff. Hope that money will eventually go to charity

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Posted in: Digital authentication opens new doors for art, sports collectors See in context

Hmm okay, I don’t get it lol.

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