Amid growing concerns over a "fourth wave" of infections, the government is seeking to secure enough shots of the vaccine for roughly 36 million seniors and deliver them to municipalities by late June.
To achieve that in the next 75 days means 514,285 people a day need to be given the vaccine.
How many per day are being vaccinated as of today?
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That image, along with stubbornly insisting that the games go ahead = Sad, pointless and a complete waste of time.
No sane and compassionate person wants the Olympics.
Far more important issues to address.
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I'm against it.
Why would you be against something that does not affect you or involve you? You are not being asked to do or give up anything...
Any steps or progress that helps to bring more love, happiness and belonging (family) is a good thing in my book.
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What are some past TV shows that could no longer be aired because they would be considered politically incorrect?
Considered by who?
If it were me, probably none, because (i'm 50) I'm not easily offended and I don't take everything to serious. Plus, i'm not always pandering to others seeking their recognition or approval.
I have a sense of humor and can enjoy comedy and entertainment WITHOUT being judgmental or over sensitive.
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In that photo all I see is ignorant and selfish people...
The man removing his mask just to take a selfie. Plus I can see at least 2 other people with their mask pulled under their chin. The lady with the black mask 'underneath' her nose hoping for a signature. And... lets not forget Naomi also isn't wearing a mask and in close contact with crowd of strangers...
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Although a suicide note was recovered from his locker, an Ibaraki Prefectural Police spokesperson declined to reveal its content
I bet it made reference to institutionalized bullying within the police force and named the perps too. Hence, "quickly hide that Taro-san, we don't want those dirty little secrets leaked"....
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Is this 2021 or 1421?
How could any independent critical free thinker defend these barbaric practices. Outdated laws based on religion should have no place in a modern civilized world.
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Japan, is supposed to be a free democratic society and yet it has far too many outdated, communist / dictatorship style rules. Why are most official bodies, agencies and organizations in Japan run and governed like they're in North Korea???
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Don't cheer, talk loudly, eat, drink, or wave flags.
Reminds me of those "don't have fun or make any noise" signs aimed at children, you often see at little local parks / play areas (dirt patches) scattered throughout local towns.
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I think better education of children would help and a proper mental policy and awareness program to kill the stigma. Why do so many Japanese adults grow up (this is not supposed to sound harsh, I just don't know how to phrase it) with issues or appearing to be weak and seeking an easy way out (suicide) and often taking family members with them?
Is suicide directly or indirectly reinforced in children's school education, books or TV? There must be a reason why many Japanese decide to commit suicide for what often appears to me as trivial issues?
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The vaccine rollout program...
This is Japan's chance to demonstrate to the rest of the world how Japan has mastered the art of unnecessarily overcomplicating and delaying everything.
Chances are, if we're optimistic, most people will not get the vaccine until at least Q4 2021 or Q1 2022. You just watch.
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My GF just received the application form and other requirements for this.
Typical of Japan, it is going to take her at least 2 full days to prepare all of the business information, documents and to collate all the info from her 6 employees.
She said it hardly seems worth all the effort for 'a chance' to receive a little support...
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Funeral services in Japan and all the made up artificial BS that goes with it costs a fortune and it's all down to emotional blackmail tactics by making the surviving family members feeling guilt, peer pressure or cornered...
When I heard this: "The more expensive death names (yes, you need to have a new name after death) will help the deceased spirit in it's journey"... You just know they are milking the deceased family. It's a corrupt "business" that for some reason is 'taboo' to question...
So I understand the "business of death" participants feeling threatened by AEON's offer.
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The word 'Judo' in the title should be replaced with 'Culture'... Sadly it's more appropriate and true..
Culture in Japan getting unwanted scrutiny for abuse, violence
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What's next. No Male or Female toilets?
When will this "but i'm offended" madness end.
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I think a short spell in prison followed by a one way ticket to Nigeria are in order.
I'm not defending Bobby but, why would they send him to Nigeria? He is Japanese. Nigerian born yes, but when he became a Japanese citizen, he became Japanese.
BTW, do you make "exceedingly good" pies and cakes :)
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She didn't become Japanese, she has been Japanese since birth, and that status has never changed.
No. You are Japanese if you hold a Japanese passport / become a citizen.
Naomi Osaka applied in 2019 to become a Japanese citizen: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/10/10/tennis/naomi-osaka-japanese-citizenship-tokyo-olympics/
Whatever, she has done very well and deserves her success.
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He told reporters that it was “gut wrenching” to leave so many of his goals unfinished.
"so many" needs to be changed to "all".
1 - Personal taxation has increased
2 - Corporate taxation has decreased
3 - National debt has dramatically increased
Excluding big businesses (wink, wink) Has the welfare and daily living standards for the nation and future generations improved under Abe?
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Bullying and shaming culture is still strong in Japan today. The ugly unspoken aspect about life in Japan.
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We should all have the right to determine our own fate. I feel sorry for the doctors, it should not be a crime.
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ahh "Gunma Prefecture" is a class of itself.
@jalan5 what a classes comment.
Gunma is a stunningly beautiful prefecture.
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Yes. They should teach drivers to stay in the left lane. Cruising in the right lane (or middle lane on the expressways) is very annoying and dangerous too.
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Dear lawmakers, Japan isn't an EU member.
True, but a compassionate country would not allow child abductions. A compassionate country would not leave one parent with no rights to see or have contact with 'their own child' after divorce. A compassionate country would understand that 'the love' for your child and the child's love of 'both' parents does not end at divorce.
If you defend Japan on this heartless position, then you too are not a compassionate person. And please forget all the usual excuses. No harm comes from being a compassionate person or country.
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Uh..it's authenticity? Since it was able to kill, perhaps its REAL?
Maybe it was a 3D printed gun (designs are available online for free) as opposed to a real revolver?
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and being the first half—Japanese contestant to do so
Here we go again... It is impossible to be "half Japanese". Japanese is a nationality, which means you either are Japanese or you are not Japanese. If she holds a Japanese passport she is Japanese, end of discussion.
Half is a negative and derogatory expression.
It would be correct (and positive too) to refer to Priyanka as having dual or double nationality / ethnicity.
Anyway, good for her and I wish her every success in her career and future.
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80% of Japan mayors oppose, wary of shift to Sept start of school year
Which could also mean: 80% of Japan mayors are very old, stubborn and hate change, whereas the other 20% are younger and open minded to new ideas.
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