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Posted in: Japan's moon lander wasn't built to survive a weekslong lunar night; it's still going after 3 See in context

The probe, Smart Lander for Investing Moon, or SLIM, reached the lunar surface on Jan. 20

It's not "Smart Lander for Investing Moon" but rather "Smart Lander for Investigating Moon."

https://global.jaxa.jp/countdown/slim_special_site.html

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Posted in: Meteorological Agency warns of more quakes as temblors continue east of Tokyo See in context

@tamanegi temblors?

@nandakandamanda The article mistakenly says 'temblors' not once but three times

Even though it might look strange, "temblor" is not a typo. It's an actual word.

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Posted in: Court rejects damages claim by ex-Tokyo Disneyland performer See in context

That’s a Goofy lawsuit.

And a Mickey Mouse verdict.

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Posted in: Rented electric scooters vanish from Paris streets See in context

Tokyo should do its own version of the Parisian ban and prohibit those havoc-wreaking Mario Kart rentals from the streets.

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Posted in: North Korea says its attempt to launch 1st spy satellite ends in failure See in context

Heard nothing here in Tokyo.

I'm also in Tokyo. I got the alert on my smartphone via the Yahoo disaster-alert app. Flipped on the local TV news, and it was being discussed there as well.

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Posted in: Ohtani, Trout homer to help Angels to 6-5 victory over Orioles See in context

Anyone know Otani’s WAR? 

It seems like he’s winning almost all the Angels games for them.

According to Baseball Reference, his WAR for this season so far is 2.5, while it's 27.1 for his career.

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Posted in: Record early start again for Tokyo's cherry blossoms See in context

Arrived at Haneda a couple of hours ago. First time seeing the in-laws since before the pandemic.

Am surprised but at the same time, not surprised by the number of masks. In laws are wearing them at home!

Perhaps they are trying to avoid hay fever? Pollen can be a problem both outdoors and indoors.

In any case. It's their home. If they want to wear masks indoors, then they should wear masks. Please don't let it ruin your visit first with your in-laws in more than three years.

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Posted in: Japan reports 49,117 new coronavirus cases See in context

51 from 103 were vaccinated ones.

just to make ultra short story more complete.

Source?

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Posted in: Japan reports 243,483 coronavirus cases; 25,444 in Tokyo See in context

So with something like 90,000 active COVID cases in Tokyo right now, a grand total of 36 -- or 0.04% -- are in hospital with severe symptoms.

Goes to show how well the vaccines are working.

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Posted in: Japan reports 137,859 coronavirus cases; 17,884 in Tokyo See in context

Critical cases and deaths has been the only important measure and that has been extremely low for over a year.

That's factually incorrect. In 2019, Japan reported 3,414 covid-related deaths. In 2021, the country reported 14,993 covid-related deaths. This year, the country has already reported a record-high 15,116 covid-related deaths — and and we still have four and a half months to go.

Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/japan/

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Posted in: Japanese government urges businesses to raise wages on par with price hikes See in context

“Urges.”

That one word tells us all we need to know how effective this request will be.

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Posted in: Japan reports 186,229 coronavirus cases; Tokyo has record high 31,878 See in context

Thanks, @Zoroto and @didou, for clarifying it for me.

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Posted in: Japan reports 186,229 coronavirus cases; Tokyo has record high 31,878 See in context

What I don't understand is why the city is suddenly testing enough people for the numbers to be high. During the first two years of the pandemic, it was unusual for Tokyo to test more than 10,000 a day. What changed?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 10,221 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 57,922 See in context

Many people said that Omicron wasn't as dangerous as Delta one's, but at least for Asians Omicron killed more Asians than previous one.

Indeed. More than 20 percent of ALL covid-related deaths in Japan happened during the span of a single month, this past February.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 10,823 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 63,742 See in context

Seems like the unvaccinated people are more cautious and continue to practice safe measures such as regularly washing hands, masks and so on. On the other hand the vaccinated people are just getting reckless thinking I’m vaccinated so I don’t need to be cautious!

Since you're pointing fingers, care to tell us which of those two groups you fall under?

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Posted in: Tokyo, 12 prefectures ask to extend COVID quasi-emergency See in context

@Happy DayToday  07:14 am JST

Case counts are meaningless, if there are few hospitalizations and few or no fatalities.

The country had a record high number of virus-related deaths yesterday.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19,798 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,453 See in context

@jkctlr89

Sorry, my last comment was meant to address your question.

But yes, yowza indeed.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19,798 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,453 See in context

Will today be the milestone of 100,000 in one day?

I read it in the Asahi Shimbun, and it's also the number that is still listed on the front page of the Yahoo Japan website.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19,798 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,453 See in context

Will today be the milestone of 100,000 in one day?

We already hit that milestone yesterday with 104,472 new cases.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19,798 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,453 See in context

Having it above 20,000 wasn't a good look for Koike. But you can't exceed 20,000 if you test fewer than 20,000. Problem solved!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 17,631 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 81,811 See in context

Yes. 50 - 46.1 = 3.9%

My sincere apologies. I misunderstood your comment when I posted the numbers.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 17,631 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 81,811 See in context

3.9% until the 50% covid hospital bed threshold for Tokyo’s full “SOE”

The 50% threshold refers to the total number of patients hospitalized for covid, not just the 20 patients who are in severe condition. There are currently 3,187 who are hospitalized for covid in Tokyo, which means they occupy 46.1% of the 6,919 available beds.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 17,631 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 81,811 See in context

How many US military personnel are there in Okinawa exactly? Seems like they should have run out of new people to get infected by now.

There are about 30,000 U.S. troops in Okinawa.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 8,503 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 44,810 See in context

Gave up caring after year 1 of this nonsense

Is that was my father died of in July 2020? Nonsense?

I'll never "stop caring," nor do I imagine will the families of the other 5 million people who have died of what you deem "nonsense."

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,719 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 20,991 See in context

3,719 new cases ... out of 4,583 tests.

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/hodo/saishin/corona2805.files/2805.pdf

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Posted in: Japan reports 1,268 new infections; 225 in Okinawa, 151 in Tokyo See in context

@FYI, thanks for the clarification.

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Posted in: Japan reports 1,268 new infections; 225 in Okinawa, 151 in Tokyo See in context

Okinawa (and apparently Yamaguchi) are now apparently including cases from the military bases. Is this a new thing, or have those been included all along?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 76 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 501 See in context

How many free tests?

Excellent question. Remember when we were told it was going to be 30,000 free tests a day?

In fact, today's results are based on approximately 4,000, which is half as many as were tested the prior day.

Half the tests, double the number of new cases.

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Posted in: Japan considers bringing forward COVID booster shots for all: Kishida See in context

@MarkX asked:

I'm quite surprised that the vaccination rate has stalled out at 77%! I thought for sure it would be higher.

@justasking replied:

It's because eligible population only accounts for around 77% of total. The rest 23% are children and babies.

Thank you, @justasking, for clarifying this.

In fact, approximately 90 percent of the eligible population has been vaccinated. That's pretty remarkable, especially considering how slow and clumsy the rollout was under the Suga administration.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 11 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 151 See in context

The progress of the numbers are "suspiciously# good for a tuesday.

Hate to break the bad news to you, but today is Monday.

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