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Posted in: Lockdowns or vaccines? NZ, Australia, Japan try diverging paths See in context

Sheesh - 100% chalk and cheese discussions.

NZ was forced to the back of the queue re vaccines - we had them ordered but suppliers in Europe reneged on their promises to fulfil orders because NZ was not of high risk. This is the reason why NZ has lagged behind in vaccinations a. medical experts considered that the 300,000 received weren't enough to achieve mass coverage of the populace and were instead given to frontline medical workers, etc and b. those ordered were never delivered as requested.

Success in a zero-covid policy was a double-edged sword (not a katana obviously), and the fact that Japan has access to increased vaccines shows what the world's suppliers think of its domestic policies to bring the virus under control (for the muppets: they have not and continue to not work).

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Posted in: Ghosn's Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day See in context

I find it interesting that Nissan hired a surveillance team to monitor his coming and goings.

After living in Japan for around 20 years and being able to read the news paper in both English and Japanese there is definitely a discrepancy in the reporting. There is also a different understanding of the Social contact and what role the government should play in protecting the innocent. The belief is, rightly or wrongly, that innocent people shouldn't put themselves in the position to be off interest to the police. It's abhorrent to us as Westerners but it is what many Japanese lawyers have been fighting to change for the last 40 or so years.

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