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Posted in: This work pod built for two could be the new way to have face-to-face meetings in Japan See in context

Why wouldn't you just wear masks and sit a little apart from each other in a your regular meeting room?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 186 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 740 See in context

7 day average nationally has been dead flat at around 500 since August 30.



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Posted in: Trump objects to 'mute' button in next Biden matchup, but debate will go on See in context

This format with a mute is going to turn into a massacre of Trump.

Biden will outline broadly policies and ideals. Trump will just squander his time insulting Joe and lying.

If Trump is smart he’ll call in sick!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 177 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 550 See in context


I'm loathe to post on this topic because no one is listening to each other anymore as opinions have become set in stone.

However; there is no cover up.

The Japanese Govt. and their advisors have plainly stated in articles here, and in interviews elsewhere.

'The Olympics will take place at any cost'.

'Community spread will be monitored, and no further S.O.E. or lock-down measures will take place.'

'Data was being suppressed (March) to avoid community panic.'

They have been quite open about this in their own odd way.

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Posted in: There is still great uncertainly about whether Tokyo can host the Olympics next summer. When do you think a final decision should be made? See in context

Did the person who posted this question not listen to the Japanese Government a month ago?

'The Tokyo Olympics will take place at any cost.'

There is your answer.

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Posted in: Biden says next presidential debate should be called off if Trump still has COVID-19 See in context

As said above the Zoom style debate should be easy. Both get their speaking time with the other muted. Followed by a few minutes of open 'discussion sessions' (where Trump can do his bellow and whine nonsense routine.)

Followed by Q and A with the moderator one by one.

*Blacklabel**Today 03:15 pm JST*

''no because its a lame and weak excuse to try to dodge the debate.''

It seems perfectly rational and valid to me....Unless Trump dosen't really have Covid and was just attempting sympathy drama and loading up on experimental prevention drugs?

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Posted in: Trump stirs controversy over COVID-19 death toll, halting aid package talks until after election See in context

Lol, psychiatric side effects of Dexymethazone can include:

Mood swings, Euphoria, irritability, emotional instability, insomnia and more.

How long has Trump been on this stuff?

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Posted in: Trump returns to White House See in context

Well, now he’s back let’s get to the bottom of his tax avoidance, and support of racist militias before he spreads Covid to all the White house staff and security forces. (If he actually had it?)

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Posted in: Comments by Trump's doctor on symptoms, care spark confusion See in context

This very conveniently took rascism, tax evasion and the debate fallout out of the news cycle.

It's certainly very odd they would just let him go for joyride regardless of precautions taken.

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Posted in: Police increase patrols in Australia's COVID-19 hotspot after hundreds breach restrictions See in context

I'll bite.

Australia has and is largely enjoying life close to what we all called 'normal' ( with the caveat of mask wearing and social restrictions) BECAUSE of severe and strict lockdowns and quarantine. This, an Island nation which has closed it's states off from others, and via a public that has taken steps to wear masks in a culture where that is an alien concept has seen considerable, and significant success in controlling the virus.

The selfish actions of groups of uneducated people are demonstrably prolonging the epidemic and thus Government intervention in everyday life, and denying the good efforts the majority.

Countries that ignore the success of Australia and New Zealand will struggle on in a zombie like state of non regulated restriction and growing economic pain until a vaccine is developed and released.

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Posted in: Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump virus infection See in context

Mockery, of course.

Sympathy, I can understand.

Shock? Who would be shocked about this with the behavior the clown prince has been exhibiting and promoting?

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Posted in: Coronavirus vaccination to be made free in Japan See in context

Credit where it's due.

Well done by the Ministry of Health.

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Posted in: Debate commission says it will make changes to format See in context

Mute switch for the microphones and a lobotomy for Trump.


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Posted in: Tokyo reports 194 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 563 See in context

I disagree Reckless, Covid has many other negative effects.

Widespread testing is important and the foundation of strategies that are proving effective in combating the virus.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 194 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 563 See in context

Just my unhappy opinion:

The message is clear. The Government were open about it.

'The Olympics must take place at any cost.'

To achieve that Japan needs to continue to lower testing and continue controlled spread through the community.

Once Flu season starts guess what the diagnosis will be for anyone with covid 19 like symptoms.

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Posted in: 'Will you shut up, man?' Repeated interruptions, insults mark fiery debate between Trump and Biden See in context

Trump: 'I've been re routing your taxes, and avoiding paying my own.'

Trump fans: 'He's so smart!'

Trump: 'Racists are O.K. by me.'

Trump fans:'Make America great!'

Trump. 'Incoherent mumbling.'

Trump fans: 'I know I am, but what are you?'

The mind boggles.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics Q&A: Should athletes be priority for vaccine? See in context

My stupid friend: 'Should athle...'

Me: 'Stop right there! No. Hell no. Nope.'

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Posted in: Melbourne virus curfew to be lifted after nearly two months See in context

Lol bring on the salty 'They' will never return freedoms once 'They' take it brigade.

Australia is doing an excellent job. Yes, there has been economic pain, and it's probably not the end of the road, but the results around the country of a decisive plan of action based on public health speak for themselves.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 88 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 331 See in context

Japan blew it's window of opportunity to lock down and take control back in March (Olympic Gold fever).

Covid is out there; you are going to get it.

That is the course Japan chose because it's the cheapest.

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Posted in: New vending machine displays only nutritional information and back label for drinks See in context

Edit...just realized you can still see through the display. So, OK.

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Posted in: New vending machine displays only nutritional information and back label for drinks See in context


Pass....I'll just walk a few meters to a machine that shows me which brand I'm buying.

'Crystal Geyser' vs 'Miu' makes all the difference.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 98 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 312 See in context

'2,861 tests'.

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Posted in: Van Morrison rails against virus restrictions in new songs See in context

Dear Van....here's a song for you.

'Grow up.

Mask up.

Shut up.'

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Posted in: Trump downplays legacy of slavery in appeal to white voters See in context

i think Trump is doing all he can to quit, he doesn’t want a 2nd term but wants to be able to blame Biden and an election for why he is so terrible at his job

He has no idea what he is or should be doing, every single day there are more lies and outrages.

The Presidency was just a vanity project for him.

if America can’t take the hint...well....

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Posted in: Facebook lets friends watch shows together while apart See in context

robert maesToday 12:53 pm JST

''but first you have to sell your soul to them and sign with your blood''

LOL. Weird.

I just used an alias and linked it to a new free e-mail account. No blood, no soul lost.

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Posted in: Suga reshuffles LDP leadership; likely to retain key ministers, except Kono See in context

It's an amazing photo, like a Super Hero movie poster!

This is Japan's future..where no one can afford to retire or have children. The young immigrant care workers have been carefully left out of frame.

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Posted in: LDP elects Suga as leader to succeed Abe See in context

He looks exactly like the guy you put into a management position when you know the news is bad and need someone to take the fall.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 226 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 551 See in context

@ Monty

It's not that people have 'lost interest'.

it's just pointless reposting the same comments every day.

My opinion is the same today, as it was last month, as it was back in April.

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Posted in: Koike lowers virus alert; Tokyo to be included in Go To travel campaign from Oct 1 See in context

''I'm confused. The numbers just jumped back up...'

Nothing happened to the numbers, Covid is consistently spreading.

What changed is the number of tests performed. Up and down the Government will do this all year, and next (if no vaccine becomes available).

Just my opinion:

A few months ago daily cases below 100 were considered concerning.

Now we are all used to around 300...and it's 'normal'

That 'normal' number will slowly be increased over the coming months as long as they don't see signs of panic in the community at large.

An appropriate image would be the Frog in the constantly heated test tube. We are the Frogs.

I don't like it at all.

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Posted in: Edano named leader of Japan's new main opposition party See in context

Out with the 'Old'!

In with the....erm...'Old'!

*muted banzai.

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