Tokyo-gaijin comments

Posted in: Typhoon heads for eastern Japan; Olympic rowing events rescheduled See in context

So it would seem that Japan is maybe not the best country to host the Olympics. It’s typhoon season, with the unpredictable nature they bring. The heat and humidity that the athletes have already started complaining about. Today the humidity is only about 50%, it could get much worse. What a shame that many people were duped with the lies.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 727 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,329 See in context

Great. The end of this long dark tunnel is in sight. This drop in numbers almost seems magical.

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Posted in: Daily tests, cardboard beds: 24 hours at Tokyo's Olympic Village See in context

Apparently they could not control these athletes at the airport when the arrived. Many went walkabout while waiting to get processed.

These Olympics are a calamity. I’m sure Suga and his mates will try and spin it, somehow.

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Posted in: Japan logs ¥1.98 tril current account surplus in May as exports rebound See in context

We will see a lot of good news stories. All on the back end of very poor results last year. It doesn’t mean our economies are improving.

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Posted in: VIPs allowed at Olympic opening ceremony, but no fans: report See in context

As these visitors are obviously not check properly on entering the country. I am sure the TOC said they would check everyone in to make sure Japan stayed safe.

I also doubt they will check people into the venues.

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Posted in: Why are Olympics going on despite public opposition, medical warnings? See in context

Suga could have, and probably should have closed the borders. It would have forced the IOC to cancel the games if the athletes cannot attend.

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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

I will not be watching or supporting the sponsors.

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Posted in: Schools pull out of Tokyo Olympic spectator program over virus fears See in context

Oooops, maybe we will see many apologies from the JOC authorities when, they realise the 80% were right.

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Posted in: Toshiba's No. 2 shareholder calls for immediate resignation of chairman, 3 directors See in context

Toshiba shares are a strong sell.

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Posted in: Doctors in euthanasia case indicted over another death 10 years ago See in context

Obviously the prosecutor has never experienced watching some die with Lou Gehrig's disease. Yes, I understand that euthanasia is against the law. But actually these doctors were doing the best for the patient. I hope nobody is put in the position to watch this disease take someone’s life.

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Posted in: Japan to cut number of visiting Olympic Games officials to less than 90,000 See in context

I have learned today that Japanese high school children are going to be volunteers for the games. 

Is anyone else getting a Déjà vu moment?

JP government, please stop the games!!!

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

What are the children to do? Stay home alone? Under 16’s won’t be given the vaccination.

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

The last time I had a vaccine it caused a serious anaphylactic shock, completely unable to breathe and after a multitude of tablets I recovered.

The advice given was not to have a shot. I’m guessing there are others in the same predicament. I would have been happy to get a vaccination.

A compulsory passport is hardly a fair option.

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Posted in: Japan approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine See in context

Finally! Now let’s hope they can get it distributed and administered is a faster time frame. I hope they provide bi-lingual certification for those that may need some kind of vaccination passport in order to travel.

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Posted in: Japan likely to hit COVID-19 herd immunity in Oct: researcher See in context

The government will need to arrange and have capacity along with great logistics and records to do around 500,000 injections for 7 days a week for 9 months to give everyone a single shot of vaccine. I somehow don’t believe that this is going to happen. They can’t do a fraction of PCR tests that other countries are doing.

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Posted in: 80% of prefectures unsure of securing doctors for vaccinations: poll See in context

Britain, who started vaccinations early December, according to news reports are inoculating faster than other countries. The U.K. has managed to vaccinate just under 5 million people with the first shot. They are enlisting the help from a charity who are trained in very basic health support.

Based on these numbers it could take 130 weeks to provide their population with the treatment.

Excluding issues of vaccine supply chain, securing enough medically trained staff, vaccination centres, appropriate batch testing of the vials, and assuming Japan is able to be as efficient as Britain has been, it could take around 260 weeks for the residents of Japan to be vaccinated. Give or take a few weeks, that’s roughly, about, hmmmmm, 5 years. With around 30+ million over 65 yr old people in Japan, receiving their two doses, others could be waiting for more than 60 weeks; unless you get a ‘fast pass’.

I hope my figures are wrong and they don’t get logistical problems. Many of us could be waiting a long time to get vaccinated.

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Posted in: Japan secures extra Pfizer vaccine doses; Feb 15 approval expected See in context

It’s taking the U.K. about 1 week to vaccinate 1 million people. At their current rate it could take around 60 weeks to cover the whole population. With Japans’ population at double that, and assuming they are as efficient as the British government; are we going to be looking at just over 2 years for the program to end! just a thought!

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Posted in: Experts meet on how to prevent Go To campaign from spreading coronavirus See in context

Easy solution is to postpone the campaign.

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Posted in: Snow White manners See in context

It looks more like Grumpy is throwing Dopey off the train. So, throw dopey people of the train then!

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Posted in: Japan, IOC agree to postpone Tokyo Olympics for one year See in context

So, no ticket refunds? I think there are going to be many very unhappy people. Unbelievable.

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Posted in: PayPay announces 40% bonus points campaign See in context

This article looks more like an advert. Certainly the 1,500 yen back is hardly an incentive.

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Posted in: Man arrested for leaving father’s ashes in toilet at Tokyo Station See in context

When I go my instructions are to put me in a bag and leave my body in the burnable gomi area on a Wednesday or Monday.

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Posted in: Man accused of killing 19 disabled people disrupts trial See in context

Yes, apparently marijuana can turn people into psychotic killers.

For pity sake.

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Posted in: Ghosn to be summoned by Lebanon's public prosecutor See in context

Ghosn has been accused of crime. The prosecutor‘s say they have evidence. So start the proceedings now; in his absence.

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Posted in: Japanese retailers to be required to charge for plastic bags from summer 2020 See in context

Other countries seem to manage without plastic bags plastic straws etc etc. As usual I doubt this rule has really been thought through properly.

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Posted in: IOC chief to confirm Japan's food products safe for Olympic participants See in context

I doubt they will have any issues with the food; that’ll be the positive. But, after reading an article about the rugby venues today, I would be more worried about the safety of all of the venues.

Oh and the weather. I guess it’s going to be okay because, by memory, didn’t they test the triathlon by shortening the test. At least one athlete had heatstroke (suspected).

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Posted in: Japan-S Korea row over history, trade deepens as man dies of immolation in Seoul See in context

I smell BS.

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Posted in: Female imperial family members to be barred from key succession rite See in context

Japan, what an embarrassment. Note; most countries are working toward equality. Change is the only way forward.

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