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Posted in: Experts warn of untested COVID cases in Tokyo as average dips See in context

ShinkansenCabooseToday  08:17 am JST

Why bother testing at all while the Olympics are on. They have testing priority anyway, plus they have 100% access to those beds reserved for Covid.

Source? Or just a feeling that's how it is?

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Posted in: Tokyo Paralympics confirm 1st COVID-19 hospitalization See in context

ScorpionToday  05:17 pm JST

Well...if there was no Paralympics then that ONE bed could be used for a person that lives in Japan..This event has OFFICIALLY affected the Japanese and foreign residents.

Same could be said for tourists, visiting business people, performing artists that are touring or any foreigners that have come here to work, and that includes many of the readers of Japan Today.

Should we all go home?

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Posted in: Britain's Storey shines; records tumble on day one of Tokyo Paralympics See in context

Richard GallagherToday  01:21 pm JST

Paralympics. Like the Olympics, should have been cancelled. Whatever the original intent, it exists as a spectacle, though not as gross as the Olympics, which it parrots. Anything that involves Bach, is a corrupt enterprise.

Well it's here so chill out.

Don't like it, don't watch it. Your loss.

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Posted in: Japan halts use of 1.63 mil Moderna vaccine doses over contamination See in context

Burning BushToday  07:09 am JST

Anybody who took a Moderna vaccine will never know whether those contaminants are in their body.

And there is no way to remove them from your system.

Fake news for fear mongering, as usual.

All batches of vaccine used can be traced. as there is a record of which vaccine you are given and which batch it came from.

In this case the batch was produced in Spain fall under three lot numbers -- 3004667, 3004734 and 3004956.

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Posted in: Always there: The AI chatbot comforting China's lonely millions See in context

Peter FinchToday  07:45 pm JST

Nibek32 "This is what people turn to when they are complete miserable and oppressed by their government". I'm sorry but this is truly an ignorant comment. Where do you get the idea that people are miserable and oppressed? I work in China and people are NOT miserable, generally they are very happy with a government who has brought so many people a very good standard of living, with excellent education, healthcare etc. Yes, there are some issues, as all societies have issues, and yes many will not agree with the way the Chinese government operates, and yes maybe SOME will feel oppressed. But belief me, from someone on the ground in China, your generalization is really wrong.

It's hard to really know, as most of China does not have access to a vast majority of foreign news and social media. Among the thousands banned, the following are included:

*Google, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, Reddit, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitch, SoundCloud, BBC, The New York Times, The Guardian, NHK,* Mainichi Shimbun, The Japan Times.

Indeed, you are fortunate that you can access Japan Today. I mean, you are in China right?

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Posted in: Anti-Paralympics protestor arrested for kicking police officer near stadium See in context

snowymountainhellToday  08:17 pm JST

Acknowledged & admitted to @Tokyoite 7:51pm, it was a “whataboutism”. - Still, peaceful protests are no reason to shove ‘girls in Tokyo’, don’t you agree? And, to be fair to the ‘pros’ battalion, how about those Australians and getting the first Paralympic GOLD? Sure hope to see all the true false banner waiving ‘Pros’ offering individual encouragement and “Congratulations!” to each & every medal winner in these Paralympics. Looked for them there but not much in the way of interest in the Paralympics or comments?

A lot of people would love the opportunity to attend and watch the athletes from their country and others perform.

Alas, due to political pressure, spectators are mostly not allowed (unlike baseball, j League and sumo). However, there plans for a few hundred school children to attend each event to offer support and hopefully be inspired by the experience.

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Posted in: Anti-Paralympics protestor arrested for kicking police officer near stadium See in context

snowymountainhellToday  07:33 pm JST

Seems the police may have been doing their own bit of shoving? of females during the protests? (Retweeting a retweet from a source close:)

https://mobile.twitter.com/kojiskojis/status/1430111954371178496

Thanks for the "whataboutism". How does it relate to this particular gentleman? Was he out for revenge?

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Posted in: Paralympics open with acrobats, clowns, vibrant music and fireworks See in context

albaleoToday  04:13 pm JST

And to those that refuse to watch and support this powerful example of human resilience, that's your loss.

And what about disabled people who don't watch because they don't particularly like sports? I'm all for increasing opportunities for disabled people to have a better life. But the paralympics is not for everyone.

Same applies. it's their loss to miss such a historical event. Why, should it be different?

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Posted in: Japan to expand state of emergency to 8 more prefectures See in context

Almost any headline related to covid triggers the usual whiners to some how connect it to the Olympics / Paralympics. It's excellent comedy reading some of the imaginative links, my favorite being that it "changes peoples minds" to ignore SOE's.

What will you blame in 10 days time when the events are all over? I look forward to finding out...

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Posted in: Anti-Paralympics protestor arrested for kicking police officer near stadium See in context

Michael MachidaToday  05:56 pm JST

A kick by a 52-year-old man.

How old was the Police Officer?

What's the relevance? If the attacker is older than the victim, does that make it acceptable?

Strange logic. Then again, warped logic is hardly unusual among the "anti" brigade who regularly comment here on JT.

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Posted in: Paralympics open with acrobats, clowns, vibrant music and fireworks See in context

O'BrienToday  10:12 am JST

And to those that refuse to watch and support this powerful example of human resilience, that's your loss.

Nice virtue signalling. "If you don't watch the paralympics, you hate disabled people".

I didn't watch a single moment of the main games. Does that mean I hate the able-bodied?

Always good to know I'm never alone as long as O'Brien as a wifi connection!

As usual, over you're analyzing,

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Posted in: Paralympics open with acrobats, clowns, vibrant music and fireworks See in context

Interesting reading the usual whiners struggling to comment on the Paralympics, treading carefully with their criticism.

Just appreciate the work and effort from both the athletes and the organizers to make this happen. For many it is their dream to have this event and they have been living under the threat of having it taken away from them.

And to those that refuse to watch and support this powerful example of human resilience, that's your loss.

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Posted in: Paralympics open with acrobats, clowns, vibrant music and fireworks See in context

Great to see the Paralympians getting the chance to fulfill their dreams. Also wonderful to see the opening ceremony had such good vibes.

Let the games begin!

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Posted in: Tokyo opens oxygen station; asks all hospitals to accept more COVID patients See in context

Incredible a discussion like is going on at any time, but 20 months into a global pandemic?????

How will they deal with a major earthquake, which we all know is coming?

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Posted in: Osaka starts administering AstraZeneca vaccine See in context

IngvarToday  07:35 am JST

AZ vaccine felt like it was formatting my brain on the the first dose, but second was ok.

People are still catching covid even with two doses, but it's better than being administered to hospital.

Only around 1% of unvaccinated people get severely ill. And it doesn't change for the number of people vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna or AZ vaccines.

Unvaccinated are making up the vast majority of those suffering severe illness and death from Covid. It's that simple.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,447 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 16,841 See in context

A lot of people claiming tests reduced for one reason or another. If true, that's quite a conspiracy needed co-operation across Japan.

How does it work? Is there a memo sent out to actively reduce testing, or is it just a nod and a wink?

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

It's very enjoyable reading the "google" experts on here go back and forth.

Anyway, never mind me, carry on as you were.....

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

AntiquesavingToday  11:39 am JST

Steve MartinToday  11:32 am JST

I won't get into the rest but I agree to somethings.

If the Olympics have men and women categories why not add a third and just integrate the Paralympics into the regular Olympics?

Logistics in the current format make it very difficult.

There are sports that exist in Paralympics and not the Olympics, but use the same venues. Also, many of the sports in the same category have slightly different requirements and so venues which are adapted to suit either Olympians or Paralympians. Also, they would have to expand the size of the Olympic village to accommodate the extra number of athletes if all there at the same time.

One way it could be done though would be to extend the period of the event. Rather than cram everything into 2 x 2 week events, they could extend it to run throughout for a 3-4 month period and then have some of the events run in parallel where it can be done.

Then we would not need such huge Olympic villages and can plan events for weather that suits them better (avoiding marathons in peak summer being an obvious example).

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

GazmanToday  12:47 pm JST

You couldn’t make it up……they should be thinking about keeping schools shut till the end of November when everyone ‘should’ have been vaccinated.

Sounds simple right?

Assuming there's no impact on the mental health of children being locked up for next 3 months.

Also, how do we handle those where parents work in crucial sectors such as hospital workers, shop staff, engineers, law and order among many other jobs.

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

HBJToday  10:05 am JST

Just apply the same rules as what are already in place for spectators to attend Baseball, J League and Sumo. None of the commenters complain about those with the same vigor (if at all), so I assume they're happy with those arrangements.

No, that is insane too.

Then why is there practically no one complaining about it? Where are the protesters?

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

Noting stirs up the JT commenters quite like a headline that includes both COVID and the Paralympics/Olympics in the same headline.

Just apply the same rules as what are already in place for spectators to attend Baseball, J League and Sumo. None of the commenters complain about those with the same vigor (if at all), so I assume they're happy with those arrangements.

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Posted in: Tokyo Paralympic success all depends on COVID control, says IPC head See in context

NadrewToday  03:27 pm JST

Anyone know why there is a separate Paralympics event at all? It’s either discrimination or a money grab.

I think the whole debacle is corrupt and in dire need of reform. First, let’s set permanent Olympic Venues for both Summer and Winter games. Second, let’s combine the Olympics and Paralympics into one event.

Logistics.

The accommodation alone would have to be greatly increased and there are different requirements for some athletes. Add on to that there are different sports using the same venues that need to be adapted between the Olympics and Paralympics.

The gap between the two events is just a few weeks, and it's a tight schedule to get it all done in that time.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,074 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,492 See in context

blahblah222Today  07:54 pm JST

Then take a look at Shinjuku-ku, Toshima-ku, Kita-ku, all appointments full, and has been full since early July except for 10 minute openings where the IT system usually crash and only a few people can book appointments.

That's anecdotal evidence, at best.

I'm also in Shinjuku and have had both my jabs, so don't think Shinjuku really suits your example.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,074 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,492 See in context

blahblah222Today  07:46 pm JST

So when is the national government willing lift the ban on vaccine distribution to poorer areas?

Even poorer areas such as many areas of Kanagawa did not even receive their vouchers.

All the while rich areas such as Minato-ku is about finished with vaccination and have ample appointment openings that the general population cannot Thiuse.

The voucher system is a system purposely designed to kill off the non-elites in addition to the vaccine distribution restrictions on the non-elite areas.

This is a very interesting statement. What source or evidence do you have on this?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,074 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,492 See in context

kurisupisuToday  07:36 pm JST

It’s all okay because people will be back on the crowded trains on Monday morning reading about the case numbers going up – same as usual in never changing Japan…

And shaking their heads in packed trains at the so called "Super Spreader" Paralympics that has zero spectators.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,074 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,492 See in context

I'm watching Gamba Osaka vs FC Tokyo on TV right now and there are spectators attending.

Where are all the protestors with their little "J League will Kill Us All" placards?

I'm starting to think there's no logic to all this whining....

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Posted in: Japan's governors call for COVID lockdown See in context

jojo_in_japanToday  06:34 am JST

Stay home hard?

Simply comes down to whether staying home results in you losing your income, and the impact that would have (losing your home for example).

Lockdowns mean different things to different people.

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Posted in: Emperor to attend Tokyo Paralympic opening ceremony See in context

falseflagsteveAug. 20  01:31 pm JST

Excellent news. Another wonderful sporting event set to unfold before our eyes. So many heroes trying their best. Doubt it will have the coverage of the Olympics, but surely it will be an inspiration to millions.

It does that, all around the world.

Of course that won't stop the usual whiners and conspiracy theorists claiming that it's a weapon of mass destruction directly responsible for the deaths of thousands.

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Posted in: Nagoya mayor who bit Olympian's gold medal offers to take 3-month pay cut See in context

Seems some here really like to punish people and make the grovel, over and over again.

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