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Posted in: Japan strengthens anti-virus measures in Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa See in context

Yes, in effect not until next Monday for do you know how hard and long it takes to get a reservation at the most exclusive steakhouse in the Ginza?

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Posted in: Suga to designate Tokyo for stronger anti-virus steps as infections spike See in context

The Central Gov will do everything in its power to not call this a full blown emergency, with the Olympics only 4 months away.

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Posted in: Toshiba receives ¥2 tril acquisition offer from global fund See in context

End result of which is like the lyrics “the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer”.... Capitalism at its ugly finest.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 555 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,449 See in context

You can tell that the shoestring tying guy is a new recruit, for the more seasoned salaryman would 1) not put his briefcase down flat on the “dirty” sidewalk, and 2) already would have acquired the skill of tying a shoe without putting the opposite leg’s knee down at the same time.

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Posted in: Osaka declares COVID medical emergency with 878 new cases See in context

As the central gov is claiming that it’ll be able to vaccinate 1% of the elderly Tokyoites by the end of April, at that pace what possibly could go wrong? Re-elect Suga-San now, or at least let’s celebrate the great rate of vaccine rollout, with a steak dinner in the Ginza!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 399 coronavirus cases; record-high 719 in Osaka See in context

geronimo2006Apr. 6  07:09 pm JST

Osaka has been increasing the number of daily PCR tests. Around double a month ago! How do they get away with it?

...is it called the Osaka Olympics? No, therefore no need to keep case numbers so low

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 1,591 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,001 See in context

per kyodonews:

Hiroshi Nishiura, a professor at Kyoto University specializing in mathematical modeling for infectious diseases, on Wednesday told a meeting of health experts advising the government it will take two months or so for the daily number of new infections in Tokyo to fall below 100.

Shigeru Omi, head of a government subcommittee on the pandemic, said Tuesday it would be an "extremely difficult feat" to improve the situation to a state where the state of emergency could be lifted in less than one month.

So we can probably expect one or two months of a shutdown.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,278 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,883 See in context

Over 1500 cases in Tokyo will be reported today. What is Suga-san waiting for?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 944 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,834 See in context

I’m thinking in terms of we’re the majority of tests performed due to known routes or not? For if the latter, then there’s an obvious dangerous situation to the rest of the public.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 944 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,834 See in context

I wish they’d show how targeted the testing was, as today’s percentage is frankly frightening.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 856 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,571 See in context

Here’s an example livestream (Kabuchiko) of why the age groups of infections breaks down with the youngest with the most cases:


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Posted in: Tokyo reports 748 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,271 See in context

What is Suga-San waiting for? Let’s hope that he now has to do something that will suppress this horrible pandemic.

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Posted in: Tokyo raises healthcare alert to highest level after virus cases soar to 822 See in context

密 ... and how many of the 3 C’s are not being followed in the committee meeting picture?

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Posted in: 2,796 new cases of coronavirus reported in Japan; 572 in Tokyo See in context

602 cases reported in Tokyo today :(

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Posted in: Gov't to extend travel subsidy program until around June See in context

The government and Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike are also asking people aged 65 and older and those with underlying health conditions to refrain from making trips to or from the capital using the scheme.

Proof of how clueless the authorities are in dealing with the true nature of this pandemic, as everyone can see that the highest number of new cases are starting in the youngest adults age range. Their rational does not implicitly slow down the spread of the virus itself.

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Posted in: Trump concedes 'nothing' on election; Biden team to meet vaccine makers See in context

Almost 200,000 new covid cases per day, along with over 1000 deaths per day, and Trump is out playing golf. Truly reprehensible.

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Posted in: New coronavirus cases in Tokyo top 300 for 1st time since Aug 20 See in context

...and Osaka reported 256 and Hokkaido 197, both all time highs.

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Posted in: Japan, China discuss restarting mutual business travel See in context

JT in another headline mentioned the Chinese hacking of Japanese covid research. So wouldn’t this travel allow even more onsite stealing of research?

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Posted in: Ex-advisers to Chinese firm get suspended sentence for bribing lawmaker over casino See in context

further proof that “LDP “ stands for “Leave Detention Promptly”.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 248 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 618 See in context

Difference between yesterday and today: +3

This difference may be the 3 that died. It may also be a part of the change of 2 in serious symptoms. The way that the data is presented makes this unclear.

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Posted in: Rakuten launches 5G network for ¥2,980 per month See in context

gaicuckojinToday  11:28 am JST

I hope its not one of those deals where the first contract is cheap then they hike up the costs when you renew

what in today’s prices ever goes down? Heck, even the minimum wage is going up ¥1-3, and that’s even outside the expensive city of Tokyo!

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Posted in: Glitch halts trading for whole day Thursday on Tokyo Stock Exchange See in context

BeerDeliveryGuyToday  11:21 am JST

More than 90% of global cyber-attacks on financial or government agencies come from China. China is constantly probing the security measures of other countries.

if that’s the case, will Suga’s recent attempt to buddy up and play nice with Xi stop it then?

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Posted in: India reports 83,000 new coronavirus cases See in context

2 of the 3 pictured men are not wearing their masks correctly. That could explain why covid is out of control there....along with Modi’s “economy first” stance.

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Posted in: S Korea's 1st novel on 'comfort women' history appears in English See in context

mtuffiziToday  10:29 am JST

omg, when this will stop? sk just need to live in present and future.

It’s a “look into a mirror”/ “the pot calling the kettle black”, as long as (now former) Prime Ministers (along with the current government members who just recently visited) of Japan continue going to Yasukuni Shrine, this will never end.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 171 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 490 See in context

GoodlucktoyouToday  04:42 pm JST

Great that Tokyo is doing 6000 tests up from 4000. Catching up to other nations 100000+ tests.

Actually California alone is doing 100,000 tests per day. That being said, I believe that what’s most significant in both cases is not just the quantity, but more importantly the quality. If the situation is truly not dire in Tokyo, then perhaps they actually do not need the amount that a heavily infected nation/state as Cali requires.

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Posted in: Suga says he is committed to advancing Abe's policies See in context

This just guarantees that Suganomics will have the same outcome as Abenomics. Especially since his Ministers are almost exactly the same. So sad, as this was a chance for some real consequential reform.

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Posted in: Peach plane diverts to Niigata airport to offload passenger who refused to wear a mask See in context

So it’s universal and not just a pro-Trump MAGA anti-masker issue. What has a pour world come to?

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Posted in: British Museum acquires 'lost' drawings of Japan's Hokusai See in context

The Brits and French should really find better verbiage than "acquired" in terms of other countries "lost" treasures.

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Posted in: Ishiba most popular choice for next PM: poll See in context

Alfie Noakes

JTimes: "Suga wins backing of leading LDP factions in race to replace Abe" - Two major factions of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, including one led by Finance Minister Taro Aso, were set to support Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga in a vote to pick the successor to outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, sources familiar with the matter said Monday.

You are correct. Suga will be next :(

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Posted in: Reality show 'Bachelor Japan' cast member dies in suspected suicide See in context

Nhk just reported that she was being harassed/bullied online

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