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Posted in: Tokyo reports 139 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 482 See in context

me thunks the coming Winter will be a dark one

No, it won't be. The # of infected are controlled by the number of tests given. The # of deaths is controlled by the lack of autopsies or PCR tests given post-mortem.

There is no way the numbers we are fed are realistic, so there is no way they will go back up much.

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Posted in: Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defense, economic, energy ties See in context

Suga is a self built man

No, he isn't. That's the image the LDP wants to project. Do a Google search -- I'd post a link but it's probably not allowed.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 78 new coronavirus cases See in context

Monday reported 78 

Exactly the same as last Monday. Maybe the bureaucrat, I mean "expert" in charge of the random number generator forgot to hit Refresh?

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Posted in: Airlines face tough winter as hoped-for pick-up fails to materialise See in context

who prefer now to rely on teleconferencing

They don't prefer it -- for some of these people collecting points and miles is their main hobby. But they are told they cannot travel.

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Posted in: Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defense, economic, energy ties See in context

I hope they PCR tested all of them. Vietnam doesn't need a resurgence of the virus due to Suga's visit.

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Posted in: Japan exports down but slowly recover amid pandemic damage See in context

 its heydays

Its heydays? Are you suggesting Singapore is past its heydays? Singapore is certainly not an expert economy now (during its heydays). Thanks.

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Posted in: Japan exports down but slowly recover amid pandemic damage See in context

name me one 1st world economy that didnt build itself on exports

Singapore. Thank you.

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Posted in: Japan exports down but slowly recover amid pandemic damage See in context

Indonesia, where virus cases are relatively low,

Really? Where does the author gets his info?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic village may have COVID-19-focused health center See in context

It plans to submit an interim report possibly by the end of the year after meeting two more times.

Has there been a meeting already about how many more meetings to have by the end of the year?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases See in context

 You doubters can disagree with my assumption

We disagree with you because you don't know what the "severe symptoms" represents, even though it's been explained on these forums many times before, and it's also public information from the TOK gov. So you wrote a lot, but it's been undermined your fundamental misunderstanding of basic facts.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases See in context

probably very few were asymptomatic.

Probably the asymptomatic were the "elites", politicians, baseball players, tarento... The normal people are guaranteed to have been showing symptoms, multiple ones for 3+ days.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases See in context

There were also six infected children under 10.

To complete the picture, and not sure why this is never mentioned, but it appears there for 21 70-year or older. So likely 4 deaths from this group is coming.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases See in context

Honestly, this virus is not a big deal.

True for most people. Unfortunately, the 2% or so dying in Japan lately would probably not agree with you (if they could).

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Posted in: Japanese gov't creates YouTube channel on N Korea abduction issue See in context

I wonder which of the elderly bureaucrat is in charge of running the Youtube channel.

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Posted in: Ardern wins landslide victory in New Zealand See in context

This is what happens when the government is trusted to put people first, instead of stuffing their own pockets.

NZ eradicated the virus efficiently, now they don't even need to wear masks. Other countries should learn from this.

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Posted in: Budget airline Zipair starts Tokyo-Seoul passenger service despite pandemic See in context

Bad timing, but maybe they had no choice.

Did you read the article? It's JAL subsidary. Essentially a nationalized company. Of course they had a choice.

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Posted in: Budget airline Zipair starts Tokyo-Seoul passenger service despite pandemic See in context

Not a good business model!

That doesn't matter. It was decided months ago.

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Posted in: Japanese cinema must adapt to survive, warns rising star director See in context

arthouse/indy/auterur-director films are still playing in tiny independent cinemas

How is that different from literally every place on the planet?

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Posted in: Fujifilm seeks approval for Avigan as COVID-19 treatment in Japan See in context

It doesn't work.

No, it doesn't. But it was decided a long time ago that it will be approved. Reversing a decision is a huge loss-of-face, so it almost never happens.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 184 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 613 See in context

It is worth pointing out though that 19 prefectures have less than 10 active cases

I don't see that to be noteworthy at all. They test nobody perhaps?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 184 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 613 See in context

15 deaths? The death rate has really been increasing lately.

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Posted in: Ginza subway station in Tokyo renovated to show elegance See in context

Nothing shows elegance more than a 6 1/2 foot tall claustrophobic cave.

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Posted in: Japan to release treated Fukushima water into sea, media report See in context

The expert panel ... viable option

What I learned during COVID is that "expert panel" must be a euphemism for rubber-stamping. It's just a way to reflect responsibility from the real decision maker.

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Posted in: Japan to test anti-virus measures for big events at near-full stadium See in context

they

Who is 'they'?

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Posted in: Japan eyes lowering int'l travel advisories issued over pandemic See in context

The ministry is expected to lower the alert by one level for Vietnam and some other countries

We need the slaves -- sorry, I mean "trainees."

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Posted in: Japan to test anti-virus measures for big events at near-full stadium See in context

I am confused? Where are the people coming from who will pack the stadium? Or are they forcing prisoners and students, China style?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 284 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 699 See in context

so as harsh as this may sound

Exactly. You wouldn't say this if the person were your mother or father. Would you?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 284 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 699 See in context

You're aware that Japan is only testing a small number of people

Yes, Japan's death count lately is the pretty the same as the countries which report 10x the number of cases. And that's with not testing post-mortem. Assuming the gold-standard treatment protocols are the same here as everywhere else (e.g. don't rely on Avigen), it's very likely the # of infected in japan at least 20-30x what's the official numbers are.

Of course, they cannot report 10,000 daily cases as then they can kiss the Olympics goodbye.

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Posted in: Record 96,000 households receive gov't support for rent amid pandemic See in context

This is what happens when you don't take any measures in a pandemic and gamble on herd immunity and vaccine.

Look at Singapore for what should have been done. They had very high numbers and people had to stay home for couple of months, but now they are down to 3 cases today and the economic suffering is largely over .

If you do nothing you are in this endless limbo where people simply won't behave anywhere close to the way they behaved before, slowly, but surely ruining the economy.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 284 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 699 See in context

 don't think that was his point

Yes, it was. Go back and look up their posting history?

and very few people are dying.

Actually the death is well over 1% currently, which is very high, much higher than any place in Europe right now.

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