Stressing that "rigid anti-COVID measures," have been put in place and athletes from overseas will be separated from the Japanese public....
Oh YES! they managed to use notices posting "Japanese only" and "Foreigners only" in the hotel elevators, it should be absolutely enough to separate Athletes from Japanese public, WOW! such strong measures neither in China have ever dreamed about, isn't it Mr. hypocrit Bach????
No Olympics here in Japan!
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@ Taki Mata,
a vaccination does not prevent infection, and by extension not the transmission of a virus. That's what a quarantine has always been for, isolation for the duration of the incubation time, check at the end.
I think you made a statuary mistake in here.
The Vaccination itself will not cerainly guarantee full coverage as it has been repeated millions of times on scientific media, its effectiveness may vary depending on people singularity and type of inoculated vaccine BUT any Vaccine IS elaborated to PREVENT the Viral Infection and its effectiveness is based on the type of Vaccine inoculated, in other words the Vaccine protect humans by Virus transmission! This is the basis. Otherwise, please tell us why we got the Vaccination for?
Here in Japan we are getting Pfizer or Moderna just like in Europe and US.
The vaccine do not prevent the transmission in case of positivity for this point you're right, therefore it reduces the strenght and the infection severity which is anyway still scary to me.
Said this, the Quarantine period ( 5-7-10-14 days) is defined by each country, for example EU, US, Australia and Japan may have different period of time, accept it or not, that is it! But for sure Japan cannot ask other countries to let Vaccinated Japanese people enter in their countries without quarantine period and, on the other hand, in Japan you still maintain the quarantine period therefore foreigners are equally fully Vaccinated with the same type of vaccine. It is really pointless, selfish and blindness. No surprise on this.
The monster is not yet defeated anywhere and neither here in Japan, better keeping safe.
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Well, studies need to be done on the effectiveness of other countries vaccine passports. Just accepting them without having many meetings would be reckless. Of course all countries will accept Japan's vaccine passport because Japan has a squeaky clean reputation. However, just because Pakistan or Sri Lanka accepts Japan's vaccination passport, that shouldn't mean Japan automatically accepts theirs because there could be fakes. Thats the thinking.
I think you are completely out of most logical sense and I seriously doubt you read and completely understood the article meaning, in fact this is NOT talking about PAKISTAN or SRI LANKA "reputation" but it is talking about reaching agreement with other 10 Nations ( clearly mentioned France, Italy, Greece, etc... ) whose Sanitary system is equally ranked excellent and reliable so that the Vaccination traceability can be mutually trustable.
Now, unless you are wrongly assuming that Japan is the only reliable country in the world, I believe that the reciprocity of actions must be the leading road to take with mutual benefits, in other words, what emerge from your words, pretending something without offering the same is a very discriminatory mindset.
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Being an Italian and living in Japan I was initially very happy and extremely excited by reading the article title and the very first line, then.....
"But the Japanese government plans to continue requiring travelers entering Japan, including returnees, to quarantine for two weeks even if they have been vaccinated"
ARE THEY SERIOUS????? Where is the RECIPROCITY of actions???
I have the doubt that millions of YEN's are ready on the table of the negotiation!
....slaves and masters, sick of this!
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Living here in Japan and being a European person, I want to express my comment in here.
I find this tragedy predictable and avoidable all the way, having said that the truck driver must be punished in an exemplary way for what he did, I would like to add that seeing the images on TV news, I noticed how narrow the road was and extremely unsafe for pedestrians who travel it. The road is very narrow, with no walkable area and no impact barriers for lateral protection on the edge of the road that this situation would require in any case. Since the road is devoid of such minimum safety conditions, as a parent I would never, ever send my children on that dangerous path and moreover, in the past, there have already been multiple petitions and complaints about the road hazard against the Municipality, so what happened yesterday was largely predictable and avoidable.
Since the municipality does not have the financial means to secure this road, the children should not have been there at that time, so even the parents who allowed this situation to degenerate into tragedy accepted this dangerous situation in the end and this is a very nasty mistake.
I would have organized myself differently and would have protected the welfare of my children first and foremost.
The general inaction that often happens in Japan is now legendary and it is NEVER preventive but ALWAYS corrective, just living in a bubble...
Pray for the little souls.
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Coates said what the IOC and local organizers have been trying to persuade the Japanese public about for months: The postponed Olympics with 11,000 athletes from 200 nations and territories will open on July 23 and will be "safe and secure."
This splendid(?) person maybe hasn't realized that the so called "safe and secure" problem cannot be limited at those 11,000 athletes...(who cares about this???), but on the contrary the risk is for the entire society in Japan which will be under big risk due to the amount of visitors arriving in here and that will be free to move around the city and whole country even WITHOUT wearing any mask that therefore it's mandatory, nobody physically prevents you from freely accessing the most common places both outdoors and indoors such as convenient stores or supermarkets where I have personally seen some people not wearing any type of protection despite clear warning signs because here in Japan no one can stop you at the entrance, despite the well located signs, if you are not wearing any.
The risk of worsening the situation is enormous and I don't think the IOC and whoever is connected to it, cares so much about the public living here in Japan.
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