We won't go broke even if we have to take a second vaccine. I spend more on masks last month alone!
Yes, agreed. Vaccine is a more good way to spend our taxpayer money than abenomasks.
Only problem is that they will never find enough people willing to take it to cover the population... (look at influenza shot participant ratio %).
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Burning BushToday 07:22 am JS
Then why are billions in taxpayer money being funnelled to Big Pharma for these shots if we don't even know if they are even effective.
The one thing we do know is that already 23 people died in Norway right after receiving the shots.
This has been already explained in global news a long time ago. The vaccine only prevents 95% of the recipients from getting terminally ill.
It does NOT prevent infection or spreading. The best kind of vaccine for big pharma, need to keep buying forever.
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There really needs to be a serious push to try and change the ingrained group behaviour in this country. I know it's culture and all that, but there really is no need for so many people to eat lunch at the same time, or go on vacation during the same 4 day period etc.
You mean like in the US so that everybody vacations during Christmas, Labour day, Thanksgiving and around other public holidays crowding every place? Or like southern Europe, everybody off in August making going to anywhere difficult?
Yeah, Japan is so different...
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okyoJoeToday 06:34 am JST
It's now almost been 10months since I've been out with friends or colleges sociably to bars or pubs. Why do others struggle so hard with self restraint.
and we have lived normally for a year, going out with family when we want. Why do others struggle so hard to understand that live your life, not in fear and let other’s live too.
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YubaruToday 07:38 am JST
It's not a matter of the elderly NOT being able to travel, it's just they can't use the "Go To" money when they do!
They can still use it if they want, it is only a request and there is no need to provide correct identification when you use it.
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WA4TKGToday 04:48 pm JST
Sumida-Ku...Kita Senju ?
No, that is Adachi-ku.
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Jacek AdamczykToday 06:54 am JST
Divinda, you really think people will intentionally contract corona for a one time payment of 100,000? You must think very lowly of them.
It would not even cover their apartment rental fee for a month...
Where do you think people live? Single young people do not live in places with rent 10man. For a family of 3-4 you can rent for 10-11man. 1LDK goes for 4-7man.
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zichiToday 05:09 pm JST
With an increase in rain and humidity comes an increase in black mold. Already today, washed the black off the walls in the toilet and the doors on 1F corridor. Got fans going.
2/3 air conditioners running 24/7 removing humiditity keeps the kabi away.
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Also here in very central Tokyo no sign of the 100,000, ward office says another 3-4 weeks as nobody knows.
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These “incidents” on TV only capture one side. Did the nurse really cut him off dangerously and got away with it? We don’t know.
if someone is driving too close behind you on the packed highway, what can you do? Flash braking lights, slow down a bit have no effect on these tailgating idiots.
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Many people complaining about bicycles going against the flow of traffic, but that is because most one way roads have “自転車を除く” sign at the entrance. So it’s ok to go against the traffic according to the designer (STUPID).
Also the happiest country in the world changed that rule according to Japanese way and allowing bicycles both ways on one way...
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noriahojanenToday 09:54 am JST
By prefecture, southernmost Okinawa recorded the highest total fertility rate at 1.82 and was the only one of the country's 47 prefectures to see more births than deaths.
Trying to look at a bright sight.... I wonder what are behind Okinawa's relatively high fertility rate, a consistent pattern over years and deviating from the nationwide average. Perhaps solutions can be learned from it.
There is nothing special, it is the poorest prefecture in Japan. It’s the same everywhere, wealth and education means less kids as women have more avenues to pursue.
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Fujikyu is open and went today with the family. Absolutely the best time ever to go there. No people, 0 minute queue to any ride. Social distancing no need as there were 10 people in the park.
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long a period. But you also cannot just let a large number of your population die off, as that too will have consequences down the line
A large number of population does not die, the panic is caused by the misguided information from WHO and the notoriously flawed study from UK. Even in the US, the due to the polluted air, obesity, if the estimated 130,000 die that is still 130000/330000000 0.04%.
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Many good comments here. I also think tight indoor locations should close, pachinko, small bars, etc. Also supermarkets could easily enforce the number of customers inside to block the crowding seen everywhere.
But if there is a park/beach/rec area outside where you can walk or drive to in your own car, taking your family there poses zero risk. Just keep your distance to the other families. UV is said to be effective in killing the virus, so isn’t it good to go out on a sunny day?
So this bashing of people who go out is crazy, bash the companies who still insist 9am sitting on your desk. Shame them on public TV
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Someone please provide a fact, should be easy to find?
How many people in the whole world have caught the corona virus while
1) running outdoors
2) hiking on the mountains
3) playing in the park
4) playing any outdoor sports like soccer etc?
So requesting people to stay home makes no sense. Why home only on weekends? Why 8pm close? How it helps compared to 9pm or 6pm?
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Dr. TheopolisToday 06:49 am JST
I’ve told several people at my work to wear a mask and/or don’t touch their face with unwashed hands when seeing them do it.
I kinda yelled at one dude for sneezing with no mask and not even trying to cover his mouth.
If that is discrimination then sue me!!
Why are you wearing a mask? Latest study indicates cloth mask does more harm than no mask. Instead, get your affairs in order. If it is time to go, it is time to go. You are much, much more likely to die from a myriad of other causes so do not let fear guide your life. Live!
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gogogoToday 11:18 am JST
Whats with the down votes, clearly the woman having lunch together were not social distancing... take this stuff seriously please!
Maybe you should do a little bit of reading about social distancing and what it means. It does not mean you cannot have lunch with someone.
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> Ah_soToday 08:13 am JST
Dead people are not being tested, just given 'pneumonia' as the reason. That's why the figures are so low.
If an elderly person dies in a retirement home or a hospital, no autopsy is performed and corona is not tested post-mortem. If people die at home, then it depends on the circumstances if anything is checked or not. So there is no way to tell how many people died because of corona virus. Only people who were tested before they died count in the tally.
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It sure looks like the people commenting have not travelled inside Japan?
You do not need your resident card or a passport to travel inside Japan. All you need is a boarding pass, ID is not asked at airports or for the Shinkansen. I travel for work weekly and never had to present anything.
It is only required if you check-in to a hotel.
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LagunaToday 06:45 pm JST
But multiple passports from a same country? - a "spare" passport? How did that come about?
As some people already replied above as well, many countries, including the US, let people have multiple passports when it is required. For example, you are applying for a visa to a country so you have to send your passport to their embassy but you are also travelling at the same time while the visa is being processed.
Also, you can always apply for a new passport at your embassy and say your previous passport was lost and they will issue you a new one. Nothing fishy and being used by travellers all over the world then their belongins get lost or stolen.
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This guy must be an idiot.
"Although I asked the officials to explain why it was necessary for me to be transferred, they persistently said such explanations were unnecessary," Kussunoki said.
"I don't understand why they had to physically restrain me, when all they needed to do is explain," he said.
No, they don't need to explain anything to you, why he thinks anyone owes him any explanation??
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afanofjapanToday 09:17 am JST
Norman, once you are married to a Japanese spouse, and especially if you have children, you can apply for permanent residency (which reminds me, i should do that!)
You don't need to be married to a Japanese or have a children to be eligible for permanent resident. If you are highly skilled and get enough points (salary,education,language ability, ...) you can get PR after only a year in Japan. Anyway if you plan to stay, you should apply. It takes quite a bit of time to be processed (6+ months)
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rom the article, it seems they continue to act like children! In the U.S. 18 year old men can join the army and go fight the Taliban in Afghanistan. In Japan they are still children...and act like it.
I love it how always these same commentators come with these comments. There is nothing more naive in the world than US college students. Act like adults in the US even at 20? You must be joking.
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@klausdorthToday 12:39 pm JST
Maybe you should see what people in other countries have to pay.
Example hospital. Once again (sorry that I quote this country again) in Germany people have to pay Euro 5 (max Euro 10) per day. Children up to 18 years of age are FREE! What does it look like in Japan? If I'm not all wrong you (or we) have to pay 30% of the bill out of your (our) own pocket. But maybe that's just a minor difference or "fake facts"?
You do know that children in japan get completely free health care, right? Even the medicine is all free regardless of your income. In many high tax countries in Europe, parents still have to pay the medicine.
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MarkXToday 07:07 am JST
Welcome to the world of Japanese democracy where the leader of the government only gets questioned by other leaders once every 18 months. No wonder Shinzo is always smiling. If he had to answer monthly about all the scandals his government has been suspected of, it might be a different story.
How many times a year does Trump get questioned by the opposition law makers in the US? That is right, he doesn't.
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robert maesFeb. 14 11:33 pm JST
I fully understand the SK coach was mad with the NK coach for taking out the goalie , with 2 goals behind and 2 minutes to play that is madness, you only do that when you are one goal down.
You obviously don't understand ice hockey with a comment like that. You can and people have successfully taken the goalie out with 4 goals down and ended up winning the game! It does not matter at all if you lose by 2 goals or 3 goals. Of course you take out the goalie to get a power play.
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This is a global trend has nothing to do with Japanese doctors. Check the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration from the US which shows that average male height in the US stopped increasing for those born after 1980.
So what happened around that time that is causing people not to grow taller anymore? I have no idea.
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The main question is, WHY did they stay inside the train all night??? It was 300 meters from the station! WALK!
The same crazy stuff happens on Japanese Highways as well during snow storms. People just sit in their cars doing nothing, waiting for someone to come to the rescue and freeze to death in the worst case.
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DisillusionedToday 10:11 am JST
Really? I'm afraid you are wrong! Very wrong! Try getting money out of a Post Office account after midnight. You can't! Then, try getting money out of any account between Christmas and New Year. You can't do that either! Japan does not have 24/7 ATM service! Look it up before you cast aspersions.
! You can't withdraw money from many of the banks after midnight and the closest thing Japan has to 'direct debit' is flipping SUICA card.
I don't know which country you live in but does not sound like Japan to me. At least in Kanto region, none of the above are true! (Note: if your Post Office account is not working, CHANGE YOUR BANK!)
I can withdraw money from my bank account at anytime, it is never closed. After midnight, New Years, Golden Week, anytime OK without any fees. I can also do the same overseas without any fees. On top of that, I have gotten a debit card for the wife and she uses it all the time and it works exactly the same way as debit cards in my own country. So at least I cannot understand at all what you are complaining about,
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