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Posted in: All Olympic live viewing events in Tokyo to be canceled: Koike See in context

So are we to assume all outdoor public gatherings are to be canceled or just the Olympics?

By now we should know if other events such as Disney, J League, Baseball, street markets are super spreader events or not. Same rule for the Olympics should be applied.

How about indoor places (won't even mention the Yamanote and Seiko lines full of people going to do "crucial work" sitting in offices sending faxes).

What are we using to determine which ones are safe? Too many people applying selected outrage based on politics and their hatred of certain events.

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Posted in: All Olympic live viewing events in Tokyo to be canceled: Koike See in context

Delay a few months until Oct. It's better weather anyway, and was same time they held 1964 Olympics

Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate!

Hold games with decent size crowds, viewing areas etc.

is it really that hard to do?

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka won't be required to talk to press at Tokyo Olympics See in context

TheRedsToday  05:49 pm JST

Then from now on don't even report any news of her, please.

Not easily done when she's one of the best players in the world.

Mind you, I wanted the same for Manchester United in the 1990's so I can relate. I grew out of that phase though.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka won't be required to talk to press at Tokyo Olympics See in context

YeahRightToday  08:53 am JST

Doesn't matter to me. I am not going to watch any of the Olympics. I'm kind of disappointed that she, and all the other athletes, decided to bring more variants to Japan.

She, along with most of the other athletes, will be vaccinated and tested regularly.

Can you say the same?

Sadly, if anything, she's more at risk of catching it from the unvaccinated public here.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka won't be required to talk to press at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Fine with me.

She's there to play tennis, not to talk. Let her tennis do the talking.

Good luck Naomi.

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

> KurukuruToday  04:30 pm JST

Boycott this atrocity

Great! I admire your stance!

I on the other hand, will be on the lookout for any tickets. Do you still want yours?

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

Tristis QuepeToday  03:07 pm JST

> Fair question.

If this were a normal Olympics, I’d have no particular issue with them being held in Tokyo, even though I have considered the Olympics to be basically an orgy of drug cheating since that infamous men’s 100m final in 1988, and probably long before that.

However there is no way that the upcoming games can be called normal in any way, shape or form, and the fact that we can now see the unbridled greed behind them - despite the grotesquely insincere clichés about “sport uniting the worked” - means that there is nothing heroic or uplifting about them at all.

I sincerely hope that both the Olympics themselves, and the IOC, come out of this with their reputations in tatters and that other cities who are contemplating bribing…oops, I mean bidding…on future games take a very close look at their contract and at the character of the people they are dealing with.

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I think we can all agree the Tokyo Olympics is far from normal, and it's easy to understand why people would want it postponed at least until the autumn to get on top of the vaccine rollout.

As Covid is the reason for your objections, would it be fair to assume you support future Olympics events?

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

John KennedyToday  01:04 pm JST

The truth of the matter is the slow rollout of the vaccine has cost the Japanese economy far far more than what the cost of canceling the Olympics would have been.

The government focused its energy on holding the Olympics rather than rolling out the vaccine. That decision has resulted in lost jobs, bankrupt companies, decreased income for many Japanese and foreigners living here, prolonged suffering and inconvenience and most importantly the loss of human lives.

Even if the Olympics are deemed a success, the price paid for them is way too high.

Most of the Olympic work was finished in March last year so I think you're stretching it to put the slow rollout of the vaccine purely down to the Olympics. In a way it's a dangerous angle to take it gives an excuse, and we won't learn anything from it.

The slow rollout was simply down to stalling and poor planning which I believe would be the case with or without the Olympics.

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

There's a lot of anti-Olympic sentiment here. 

Is this a result of Covid, or something else?

Anyone negative about the Olympics ever been to one?

I'm genuinely interested to know.

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Posted in: Japan to cap spectators at 10,000 after COVID-19 state of emergency See in context

Thomas TankJune 16  10:31 pm JST

Japan to cap spectators at 10,000 after COVID-19 state of emergency

Is that 10,000 total? Per venue? (some only support a few thousand) Article needs more information, but it's likely the IOC / JOC has simply not provided information.

It' 50% up to a maximum of 10,000. So cycle track, which holds about 3,000 will have 1,500.

The Olympic stadium which holds 80,000 will have 10,000.

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Posted in: Japan to cap spectators at 10,000 after COVID-19 state of emergency See in context

SpitfireJune 16  06:07 pm JST

@Reckless,

'Will I be a lucky one of those 10,000? I have no tickets yet...'

Of course not........unless you are one of the vaccinated regardless of age members of either Persona or Dentsu.

The plebs are simply not welcome except for their monthly tax payments,of course.

That is exactly how it is going to play out. 

"Yes of course you can come. 

What no vaccine yet? 

Such a shame you don't work for one of those large companies that have been giving the vaccine. 

Sorry....."

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Posted in: Mass vaccination site to fill vacant slots with police, other officials See in context

Happy DayJune 15  12:33 pm JST

There are reports of a spike in vaccine deaths in the U. S.

Japan had no reason to rush it at this point to anyone not vulnerable to COVID.

is it too much to ask for an actual source?

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Posted in: Japan eyes vaccinating people under 65 at state-run mass centers from Thursday See in context

roninroshiToday  07:39 pm JST

Got the first Pfizer shot 6/4…had a very unpleasant week of side effects!

Congratulations! When do you go for the 2nd shot that will give you 88% protection against the Delta variant?

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Posted in: Japan to provide greater COVID vaccine support to foreign residents See in context

> GoodlucktoyouToday  04:43 pm JST

I’ve had two SARS-CoV-2 tests so far. No problem and cheap.

vaccine, I will go to Russia

Definitely "GoodLuckToYou" with the Russian vaccine. If you go quiet in a few months, we'll know why.

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Posted in: Japan to provide greater COVID vaccine support to foreign residents See in context

Will it actually be "great" support?

"Greater" will not difficult from the current position.

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Posted in: Japan eyes vaccinating people under 65 at state-run mass centers from Thursday See in context

AND stop calling them "mass" vaccination centers!

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Posted in: Japan eyes vaccinating people under 65 at state-run mass centers from Thursday See in context

Here we go again, only for the person on the other end of the phone to say no!

Please prove me wrong Japan!

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

gaijintravellerJune 14  05:16 pm JST

Tokyoite, that is interesting because yesterday there was a photo in JT of someone in his 50s getting a vaccination at ANA.

I agree, very interesting. Got the details for this place so I can apply?

Or is this just another post with no actual useful information?

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Posted in: Japan to secure COVID vaccines for 20,000 more Olympic workers See in context

MontyToday  07:14 am JST

@Dr.Lucifer

If you are here since more than 30 years, means you are in a similar age like me.

And that means that your turn for the vaccine will come soon.

Dont worry!

I guess probably latest September.

I will get mine at my company a little bit earlier, but the health responsible person said that people in my / our age can get their vaccine latest this fall in a hospital.

Just be patient a little bit.

Exactly how does the health person at your company know this? Stop believing everything you are told and ask more questions.

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Posted in: Japan to secure COVID vaccines for 20,000 more Olympic workers See in context

It seems nothing will alter the "need" for slow bureaucracy here. Not even an increasingly dangerous global pandemic killing millions.

Is this a result of an aging society unable to adapt to the new world? If so the future does not look good.

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

DaveJune 11  06:05 pm JST

I have a feeling by this time next year we will need a whole new vaccine and even now young people are having heart problems from the vaccine ....The long road gets longer

Based on what? Your feelings?

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

I don't know what to say.

Called the number and got through.

Message says 10 yen per 20 seconds!!

After record message I connect to a lady who says yes we can get vaccine, but MUST BE OVER 65!

"We are thinking about vaccinating under 65's in the future".

I wonder how full their booking schedule actually is?

My image of Japan will always be tainted by how they are handling this.

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Posted in: Extra security See in context

That doesn't look very welcoming!

Seems too often great care and detailed workmanship goes into places like this in Tokyo, only to be ruined by poorly chosen "temporary" security fences go up around it, ruining the aesthetics.

When I temporary, seems no limit as I see the same weathered road cones set outside a building near my place for the last 5 years.

And don't get me started on the unnecessary blocking of roads from pedestrians for big events!

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

hatsufredToday  10:56 am JST

I notice several on this thread are asking for information about getting appointments for a vaccine. So I am not sure why @Doc

has spent so much effort with the scare mongering. I have had my vaccines no reaction. Do your own thing !

That's good for you! Where did you get it?

Seems everyone is happy to say it works, it's available etc, but no simple info on where or how to get it (including this useless article).

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

Anyone know where or who I go to to in Tokyo to book a vaccine?

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Posted in: Half of Japanese people think Olympics will be held this summer: poll See in context

foreignbrotherhoodarmyToday  07:30 am JST

So this survey proves what? If the majority of japaneses don’t want the games in the first place surveys like this are sort of pointless

First place being when? At the time when the bid was won, or just since covid?

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyers say client happy after days of French probe See in context

HiroToday  08:46 am JST

So what's the point of even questioning him anyway? Is not like he would tell them anything that would put him in a disadvantage. Is merely asking questions. What a waste of time. Of course he is happy and satisfied. He got away and is living the good life in Beirut and nobody can touch him.

To hear his side of the story?

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyers say client happy after days of French probe See in context

Christopher LoweryToday  08:00 am JST

People always have a state of euphoria after they speak the truth to the law, It's liberating. However the next day, it can change very quickly to a feeling of impending doom. This story is not over, we will all see in time. The law is in place for a reason. Reform it sure, but never attack it; It may save your life one day.

He's probably feeling better that he could have his own lawyers present during the questioning.

Some parts of the world (ahem), they "strongly prefer" that you don't have them present during the days of questioning.

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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

EisenachToday  08:52 am JST

"Of course the logical thing to do, is to just go to your doctor, who probably already knows your medical history, and you can get the vaccine shot right then and there."

and if your doctor does not have the freeze to store the jab?

The rest of the world is doing it, why can't we?

They're now giving them to anyone over 30 in the UK at shopping malls.

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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

nonu6976Today  07:16 am JST

So if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you have to go to your doctor, get a certificate that says you have a medical condition, then submit that to your ward office, who will then send you a vaccination voucher sometime in the future. Wow - that sounds really efficient.

Of course the logical thing to do, is to just go to your doctor, who probably already knows your medical history, and you can get the vaccine shot right then and there.

Logic? That kind of talk is not acceptable!

If anything there must be an additional meeting to gain consensus on who the vouchers should be sent to first. And it must be stamped by hanko.

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