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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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Posted in: Naomi Watanabe moving to U.S.; switching base of operations to outside Japan See in context

Her parody of Lady Gaga’s music video of Rain on Me was great.

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Posted in: Rising Sun removed from 'Street Fighter II' background in game’s latest rerelease See in context

@erik morales. Street fighter, along with Mortal Kombat, are probably the most important video games heralding player versus player gaming. You must be young or not into gaming.

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Posted in: Student not covering nose with mask disqualified from taking university exams See in context

Squirt shaving cream on the glasses and wipe clean with a cloth without washing. No fogging anymore

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Posted in: An increasing number of remote workers are suffering from stress due to a lack of communication with others or difficulty distinguishing between work and private time. See in context

Difficulty distinguishing between work and private time

Lol. My partner spends her 2 work from home days watching Netflix, doing laundry, sleeping etc. Seems to be handling it just fine.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 856 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,571 See in context

Forget about total positive numbers and how that is a fraction of the total population. What’s important is the test positivity percent. This is getting higher and higher. Dr. Fauci said anything over 3-4% is worrying. 16% positivity means they are missing a whole heck of a lot of people.

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Posted in: Japan developing tracking system for travelers from overseas as anti-virus measure See in context

Why develop a new system? Use what they do in Taiwan. Need to be strict with penalties too.

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Posted in: Ginza shoppers clean hands, phones with high-tech wash stations See in context

I saw a feature on this company about a year ago. They use their system to set up showers at various locations where there are emergencies. It’s really amazing, the water can be completely filtered and recycled so that so many people can take hot showers using just a small amount of water

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Posted in: No 'bonenkai' this year ... and many employees won't miss them See in context

Friend’s company cancelled theirs and sent all employees a gift book instead. They seemed to like that better

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Posted in: A guide to onsen in Japan: Recommended hot spring destinations See in context

Kurokawa onsen

Beppu onsen

Arima onsen

Bessho onsen

Hakone onsen

Minakami onsen

Ginzan onsen

all very nice

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Posted in: Halloween revelry subdued in Japan due to pandemic See in context


like it isn’t commercialized in the US? Lol.

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Posted in: First-ever foot-operated vending machine appears in Japan during pandemic See in context

I use coke pay on my iPhone and the drink falls out. No touching at all

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Posted in: Netflix woos Japan with new original series about a reporter's exchange with Suga See in context

As I was reading, thought it would be a good role for Yonekura Ryoko (DrX, Legal V). Then I saw she is indeed going to play the main role

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Posted in: Go To fiasco may see gov't paying Tokyoites' cancellation fees See in context

Sorry @klausdorth, masswipe is right. The katakana is always read as travel, not trouble

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Posted in: Twin towers to be built around Tokyo's Shinjuku Station See in context

It says a new underground passageway is opening Sunday. Today? Anyone know whereabouts it is? North side has a passageway already, following the Marunouchi Line, so I’m guessing it’s around the south side?

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Posted in: Koike proves presentation matters as much as policy See in context

Strong no smoking bans wins me over. Tougher than the national bans pushed reluctantly by the Central government run by old dudes. Tsukiji delay cost money but was done to clean up the area of toxic materials ignored by Ishihara. She is so much better than he was

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Posted in: Japan more likely to completely end state of emergency on Monday See in context

Yesterday around 7 PM the Life supermarket in Nakano Sakaue suddenly had an announcement that they would be closing since it was discovered that a staff member had tested positive for the coronavirus. My friend was in the supermarket at the time.

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Posted in: Taylor Swift, Oprah join huge global event to celebrate coronavirus workers See in context

Agent X. Lady Gaga has raised $35m so I’d give her publicity any day

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Posted in: 20,000: U.S. death toll overtakes Italy's as Midwest braces See in context

Just walk down any street in the USA and notice the obesity. That brings with it high blood pressure, diabetes and respiratory problems, all making any CV infection worse.

Add to that a culture of not wearing masks, talking on the train (if there is one), shaking hands, and an overall lack of preparedness on the part of government to assist hospitals that have seen their budgets cut over the years, and that all adds up to the problem in the USA.

Fox News and the President’s downplaying of things at the start didn’t help either

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 83 new coronavirus infections Monday; down 60 from Sunday See in context

Last Monday was the same. They said not much testing was done on the weekend

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Posted in: Many schools in Japan reopen after monthlong coronavirus shutdown See in context

I feel like school in Japan is like a respite spot for parents. They don’t really care about what they learn etc, it’s just a way to get the kids out of the house/out of their hair

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Posted in: Japan to keep hospital beds for severely ill; use hotels for mild coronavirus cases See in context

Tokyo Big Sight or Makuhari Messe would be better than hotels. Easier to disinfect afterwards

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Posted in: Oprah Winfrey donates $10 million for coronavirus relief See in context

Jeez. People are generous and get derided

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Posted in: From beef bowl to beef pouch? Taste testing Yoshinoya’s instant gyudon packs See in context

Actually these are delicious. I like the in-store version and these are just like it.

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