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Posted in: Coronavirus cases rising in 42 of Japan's 47 prefectures See in context

yakyakToday  08:29 am JST

When do you expect the Acopaclypse will happen here?

It's probably happening as we speak. The Government will never disclose the true count, but you already know that.

I bet you're a fun person at parties. I suggest getting one of those wearable sandwich message boards and walk around Shibuya crossing with "The Apocalypse is probably happening" printed on it. Just so we know and don't accidently miss it, like we did the last time.

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Posted in: Kono says inoculation pace to accelerate in May See in context

@Sven Asai

1-seems to work? Numbers are still rising, immunity against new strains is also questionable and it has a very low percentage, even again lowered by AZ itself. Not to forget those severe side effect cases, having temporarily forced lot of countries to stop vaccinations with AZ’s 2-cleared by other countries? That’s no criteria here at all. They clear everything in their panic, just grabbing anything where vaccine is printed on the bottle or label; some crazy countries like Venezuela or Madagascar even deny vaccines and swear on some strange fruit extracts only...lol

What recent report are you basing this on?

There were some political comments made about AZ a few months back during the dash to get hands on early supplies, but those have faded. So much so, Macron has even offered to have it live on TV.

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Posted in: Homare Sawa, runner in first leg of Olympics torch relay, drops out See in context

So much negativity. People are free to say what they feel, but it's as if some people need things to complain about.

Yes it is difficult and expensive event to put the biggest global event together, especially in these times.

Maybe the first true global event in these times with an increasingly divided world could be something we get behind?

There was also negativity like this in London before the games, but those voices faded and are almost forgotten now.

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Posted in: Elderly Japanese residents of Britain impressed by efficient vaccine rollout See in context

borschtToday  10:50 am JST

I would like to know why these ex-pats don’t think this NHS efficiency is possible in Japan. They say it won’t happen, but not why.

It's slow because of the bureaucracy. It simply cannot adapt to quickly changing situations.

I say "quickly", but they've had plenty of time to set up and yet here we are.

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Posted in: Japan receives 6th batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine See in context

It is amazing how slow it is moving here.

I'm glad we don't have any big events coming up within the next few months.....

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Posted in: Barring fans from abroad for Tokyo Olympics creates many questions See in context

 GBR48Mar. 21  08:29 pm JST

"...foreign ex-pats living in Japan seem to positively hate having foreign tourists there."

Had to laugh when I read that. Not wrong though if we are all honest!

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Posted in: Most foreign Olympic volunteers will not be allowed due to COVID-19 See in context

"Japanese citizens living abroad are expected to be allowed to volunteer, according to the officials."

Someone explain the logic behind that statement!

Surely it's been misinterpreted?

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Posted in: Japanese fans will 'cheer for all athletes' at Tokyo Games, organizer say See in context

I bet there's a few expats from all over the world living in Japan that would be willing to take up some of the spots made available.

Why not keep the crowd as international as possible and give them the option to buy them?

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Posted in: Chiba gov't workers punished for leaving work two minutes early See in context

I'm also surprised they are working in an office and not remotely. If not remotely, it's wise to not leave the office at the same time as half the city to avoid creating a rush hour.

We are still in the middle of a pandemic right?

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Posted in: Japan may approve 2nd COVID-19 vaccine in May: health minister See in context

StrangerlandToday  12:54 am JST

That's about one third of the population; just remind me about how we are doing here in Japan in this regard?

Well, the UK is averaging about 150 deaths/day right now, while Japan is averaging about 6.

Not accurate sadly. Here are some recent stats from the death rate in Japan:

6th March 2021: 40 deaths

5th March 2021: 55 deaths

4th March 2021: 55 deaths

3rd March 2021: 63 deaths

2nd March 2021: 65 deaths

The source of this is the Asahi Shinbun daily COVID-19 cases report. I am curious as to what source you are relying on?

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Posted in: UK-Japan trade talks make progress; both sides want deal by end of year See in context

Makes perfect sense to me. Two allies that share a world view on many issues (not all, but enough).

Definitely stronger working together.

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Posted in: Plenty of space See in context

I was there a few weeks back and strangely the beach does not "as clean" as it used to (it's a relative term).

I'm all for the Olympics and the Triathlon being staged there, but I was expect it to look better and be cleaner after the investment.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor calls for restraint in travel during Obon holidays See in context

@Kumagaijin

100% agree.

Many people thinks that their kind of life is the best and correct life. And they expect that other people live the same (probably boring) lif like themselves.

They don't understand that each person has a different life, a different life story, different life problems, different jobs...

And different opinions and actions how to manage and handle the Corona Sitaution in Japan.

We need to find a compromise. Sure people need to go out, but we should be clear about which establishments are suitable.

Even during the height of the "state of emergency" here in Tokyo, there were some bars that continued to operate (most not suitable), which is what happens when you force people underground.

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Posted in: U.S. forces begin virus testing on all personnel arriving in Japan See in context

Wow. How is this even possible?

The country with the highest number of recorded cases, and now we start to test.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 266 new cases of coronavirus See in context

carpslidyToday  04:20 pm JST

After consecutive 20 days of 100 plus cases, Tokyo has recorded just 3 deaths.

Nationally 13000 cases and only 13 deaths

Hopefully this low death rate will continue.

Those stats are amazing.

Either they show a pretty successful approach, or someone is playing with the numbers (as some on here claim).

If they are playing with the numbers, and let's say the death rate is double this amount, it would still be low compared to other similar sized countries.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 260 new coronavirus cases See in context

HAMBURGERToday  07:54 pm JST

Where can a foreigner who lives here alone and feels scared turn for help?

Could try the official helplines in Tokyo. Don't know how useful they are.

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/flow

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

moreskeToday  06:01 pm JST

TokyoiteToday  02:42 pm JST

moreskeToday  01:23 pm JST

I think that the number of infections has always been high. They had no interest to publish the real numbers before the decision about the Olympics. Later Koike had no interest to communicate the real numbers before her re-election. But now they have to admit step by step the truth. Why should the situation in Tokyo be different than in the other big cities in the world?

If this is true, can you explain the incredibly low death rate?

2020/07/09 = 0

2020/07/10 = 0

2020/07/11 - 1

2020/07/12 = 0

2020/07/13 = 1

2020/07/14 = 0

2020/07/15 = 1

2020/07/16 = 

If living people with symptoms cannot be tested, do you really think that the authorities test people postmortem? I don't trust the official statistics. There are too many political and economical interests.

*@moreske - ***Just to be clear, you believe there is a conspiracy to hide the causes of death?**

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

SoylentGreenToday  02:04 pm JST

ChabbawangaToday  01:50 pm JST

Anyone got a link to a reliable source regarding postmortem testing for covid?

They don't do it.

Any proof?

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/07/national/testing-corpses-coronavirus/

Not conclusive, but interesting reading never the less. Definitely needs to be investigated more.

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

SoylentGreenToday  02:04 pm JST

ChabbawangaToday  01:50 pm JST

Anyone got a link to a reliable source regarding postmortem testing for covid?

They don't do it.

Any proof?

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

moreskeToday  01:23 pm JST

I think that the number of infections has always been high. They had no interest to publish the real numbers before the decision about the Olympics. Later Koike had no interest to communicate the real numbers before her re-election. But now they have to admit step by step the truth. Why should the situation in Tokyo be different than in the other big cities in the world?

If this is true, can you explain the incredibly low death rate?

2020/07/09 = 0

2020/07/10 = 0

2020/07/11 - 1

2020/07/12 = 0

2020/07/13 = 1

2020/07/14 = 0

2020/07/15 = 1

2020/07/16 = 1

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

PGBToday  12:28 pm JST

The numbers are already way beyond that. As others have been repeating over and over, this number is meaningless if we don't know how many tests were conducted on that day.

People keep stating this, yet there is a website that lists daily the number of tests. Am I the only one with Google?

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/

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Posted in: Tokyo lifts coronavirus alert to highest level; 165 new cases reported Wednesday See in context

HAMBURGERToday  04:18 pm JST

Jax 3 months for nightclubs, 6 weeks for everything else. Subject to reevaluation later.

Need a more thought out approach. Just locking everything down is not the answer and can lead to other problems.

We've had 6 months of this now so should be able to plan a more strategic approach.

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Posted in: Gov't considers asking nightlife businesses to close to stem virus surge See in context

If they are sure that these are the main source for outbreaks, then what are they waiting for? Exactly how bad does it have to get?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 143 coronavirus cases; below 200 for 2nd day in a row See in context

If you want to see how Tokyo specific cases, including number of tests taken check here:

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en

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Posted in: Tokyo health officials ask over 800 theatergoers to get tested for coronavirus See in context

Hard to comprehend the foolishness that led to this situation.

Putting the whole country at risk, and for what?

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Posted in: Japan defense review slams China's virus 'disinformation' See in context

Pukey2Today  12:43 pm JST

We, along with USA, aren't doing too well with the virus. I know, let's talk about China.

Japan not doing too well? Have you actually been paying attention?

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Posted in: Tokyo to look into theater infections after 30 cases reported See in context

I'm starting to wonder if we fluked keeping the virus numbers down...

Seriously, with all we now know, how do things like this happen?

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Posted in: Okinawa governor wants tougher action after 61 U.S. Marines infected with coronavirus See in context

@savethegaijinJuly 12  07:40 am JST

"Also, the jab about celebrating Independence Day is ridiculous. Thousands upon thousands of Japanese people went out at the height of the first wave to get drunk under sakura trees without masks and social distancing, but I doubt the governor would find that comparable."

Not 100% accurate. For example the complete shutting of Yoyogi park after the first days of Hanami season due to people starting to gather.

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