SauloJpn comments

Posted in: Japan decides not to procure insulin syringes for COVID-19 vaccinations See in context

20% more people could get vaccinated and the decision is NOT to use it. Sounds really fishy! How about we make sure the amount normally used is supplied and use the rest for the covid vaccine? Even if only seven syringes are used that means 2 extra people would get the shots.

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Posted in: Website maps complaints of neighborhoods with noisy children See in context

they sprayed some insecticide indiscriminately and it was everywhere and came inside. Second, during some times of year they used some noise making machine to scare away birds that sounded like a shotgun. I almost went insane for lack of sleep.

Yes, the shotgun sound is a bit annoying, but they use it only around sunset and not so close to me, mostly I dislike it because I like the sight of the birds around. I have noticed the spraying as well we are fortunate that the land right around us is mostly unused, but there are times I see them spraying the fields and it is scary for I have no idea what they are. One part that was almost a deal breaker was the distance to the elementary school, a good 30 minutes walk, but the kids seem to enjoy the walk.

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Posted in: Website maps complaints of neighborhoods with noisy children See in context

I just checked the link hahaha. 5 years ago I bought a house in the middle of agricultural land and sold my "Terrace Mansion" and I never looked back. It is really nice to have space for parking a lot of cars, having a big dog (great dane) and still enough space for the kids to run around and not worry about the neighbors. And it is not in a remote area by any means, there are restaurants, conbinis, schools etc within a 3 minutes car ride or a 10 minutes walk.

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Posted in: 1,032 shots of COVID-19 vaccine wasted due to freezer malfunction See in context

Now that it's been approved to store Pfizer vaccine in a normal freezer for two weeks, is it impossible to have them into people's arms before that, in other words, less reliant on these special freezers?

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Posted in: The Kagawa way: Preserving a tradition, one barrel, one layer at a time See in context

A really wonderful place to get to know in Japan.

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Posted in: COVID-19 clusters break out in Hokkaido city as winter closes in See in context

"caution against predicting the contagion pattern seen in Hokkaido", why not? If you stay in an enclosed environment and the virus is inside, you will get sick.  

The only sure way to attack this is by testing and testing and testing. I can not understand why it is so difficult to get the gov implement it. Testing is way cheaper than having half the businesses closing down.

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Posted in: Chubu airport to resume int'l flights from Tuesday See in context

"We will take sufficient measures against infections to ensure safety at our airport," a spokesperson said.

No info on how they will make it safe...

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Posted in: Japan aims to revive tourism industry by subsidizing people to go on vacation See in context

I expect these vouchers and discounts to get you thru the doors of the big souvenir shops and tour stop restaurants, meaning that even if the stuff they were half priced I wouldn't buy any of it anyway.

All I really need, to go travelling again, is the sense of safety that we had before and that is going to take some time to come back. I will stick to the local day trips for a while, that is once my so decides it is safe to step out of the house.

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Posted in: In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism See in context

This is really bad and it is happening all over Japan. People need to calm down. All I can think of is "I hope one day they will on the receiving side of some kind of bullying, maybe they will understand it and see how hurtful they were."

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Posted in: Japan begins distributing cash handouts for virus relief See in context

As a foreigner we will receive this money as long as we have a valid 3 months or longer resident visa. It says nothing about how long one has actually stayed in Japan, prior to the cash application date. I would expect a bit of trouble if someone just got here and was issued a visa within a few days of getting the cash, not only for the system update lag but also for the amount of scrutiny this will generate and all the paper work each cityhall will have to keep.

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Posted in: Essential workers taking risks despite harassment during virus crisis See in context

Biting the hand that feeds you, never ends well. The same people to mistreat these worker are the first ones to complain when there is no one left to serve them.

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Posted in: Tokyo launches coronavirus drive-through tests See in context

Nothing gets to the Japanese psych than to tell them that our friendly neighbor Korea, did something better. This fast testing has been shown on tv for weeks now but I am still waiting to see a working station in Japan.

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Posted in: Gov't waiting for Golden Week to decide on extending state of emergency See in context

Here go my two cents... Japan will probably see a good portion of the country lifting the "lockdown" where the numbers of new cases are significantly low and have it instated back again if there clusters of new infections start to show up.

Even if your prefecture lift the state of emergency, your local gov will urge people to be careful witch will lead to most people still live like it is in a state of lockdown.

I don't think Japan will be in a lockdown until there are no new cases, but as soon as the numbers of new cases seem manageable local govs will open up.

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Posted in: Q&A: How do I receive ¥100,000 from the government? See in context

This is a great help for struggling families, I hope this will reach the population soon. While I do advocate for financial security in form of savings, this crisis was too sudden and took all areas of the economy by surprise.

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Posted in: Over 210,000 hotel rooms secured to treat coronavirus patients See in context

Good option, used around the world to have a place to keep mild cases from infecting more people at home. Bonus points if these hotels are close to a fully equipped hospital to treat the patients if or when the symptoms become more serious.

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Posted in: 22-year-old mother arrested for strangling 9-day-old son See in context

This is just tragic! RIP little one! I can not imagine the pain this young mother will go thru once she realize the enormity of her crime.

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Posted in: Lawmaker expelled from party over hostess bar visit See in context

Moron! Isn't it suspected that quite a few cases of the "untraceable" cases of the virus were in adult establishments? The reason is that people would rather put more people in danger than tell the truth about their trips to the red light zone of Tokyo?

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Posted in: Parents arrested for abusing 3-year-old son See in context

This is just too evil! I hope they get a very long jail time.

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Posted in: Trains run as usual, some retailers shorten hours during state of emergency See in context

Sooo, NOT really different from last week. People were already asked to stay at home. Seems like this Declaration is more of a save face than a real measure to take down the virus infections.

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Posted in: Tokyo running out of beds and gear, medical staff say See in context

Can we please replace our PM with the Hokkaido governor Naomichi Suzuki? I think Hokkaido did a really good job with early and decisive measures that seemed to really do the trick in keeping the spread of the virus low.

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

How about comparing it to last Monday's numbers when it was only 13 after being over 40 for two consecutive days.

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Posted in: Private-sector advisers to Abe call for massive economic stimulus measures See in context

Yes, we are in for a long dark economic downturn. I have nightmares, literally, about paying everyone's wages. I do hope that these countermeasures are effective in speeding the economy back when all this is over!

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Posted in: Koike calls for fewer outings; says state of emergency up to PM See in context

How bad does it need to get before there is a lockdown? Do they understand that if the numbers really spike it is too late for the lockdown to do it's job?

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Posted in: Japan, spared mass outbreak so far, now sees national crisis after Tokyo surge See in context

Oh the wonders of actually testing people...

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Posted in: Guide to reduce virus risks issued for schools before reopening See in context

Reopening the schools next month sounds really stupid. The minister himself is saying that the situation is not better, as if anyone doubted that, so why reopen now? Is it because our numbers are not so frightening as are the numbers from Europe or Americas? Do we need to get to that point to start a serious quarantine? The point of a lock down is exactly not to go to those numbers!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will be beacon of hope, says IOC See in context

Now, we will see if they were holding back on testing because of the summer games or not. I expect to see a bump in the reported cases of the virus.

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Posted in: 11-month-old boy dies after being bitten by two dogs See in context

OMG, RIP, little boy! I have a great dane and he is the sweetest but I never let him unguarded around kids or adults. We just never know.

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Posted in: Japan testing for coronavirus at fraction of capacity See in context

This is the reason people need to go to the hospital multiple times until they get tested, spreading the virus way more than they should. I understand they rule out influenza first, but seems illogical to me to not find a reason for the fever and just send them home.

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Posted in: Doubts growing in Japan over Tokyo Olympics See in context

AkieToday  08:09 am JST

SauloJpn, correct. Logistic is challenging but Japan has the capability to build a network of surveillance, using hitech. Anyone from China and South Korea will be tested automatically for temperatures, and history of connection with virus carriers. Those arrive Japan directly will have the same test. If any doubt exist, then further test will be followed.

You just reaffirmed my point. How many people would like to endure that and all the uncertainties of traveling here for the games? Sure some people would but I think most people would not.

Can the Olympics be held in the scheduled dates? Sure.

Should the Olympics be held in the scheduled dates? No. Not if you want people and athletes to participate!

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Posted in: Doubts growing in Japan over Tokyo Olympics See in context

The logistics alone should make this summer games almost impossible. There are so many lock downs in the world now that makes traveling so difficult. Even if Japan is virus free by this summer it will take a lot o persuading to get people to come here for the Olympics.

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