It indicates any virus particle, completely regardless of if the person is actually infected.
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Under the plan, the government will no longer require restaurants in prefectures under the emergency to refrain from serving alcohol and close early, so long as they are certified as having measures in place to prevent infections.
What does the certification entail? Is sticking a rainbow sticker on the door counts as "certified"?
go to large events with more than 5,000 attendees such as concerts and sports events if they have been fully vaccinated or provide negative test results.
In Japan, you cannot get tested unless you pay. And the reliable PCR test costs around 30,000 yen.
Do the expect people to pay for their own tests?
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He seems as though his skin isn’t quite thick enough to be the leader of a developed democracy.
It's good then that he is running for the PM of Japan position.
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2000 tests. Give me a break
Aichi's numbers are higher than Tokyo's today. I wonder how many tests they do.
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Climate change pushes New Zealand to warmest recorded winter
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But I think we had a ball
That's great to hear you did, when the population of the host country is told to stay home.
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"What was unfortunate for him (Suga) was that he had to deal with COVID-19," said Mikitaka Masuyama, politics professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. "That is extremely difficult for anyone in the prime minister's post."
Especially when he made his focus 1) GoTo Campaigns, 2) Olympics.
The worse "leader" a country could have imagined.
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they took the knee as a gesture against racism.
Maybe that's the reason. Woke behavior is not appreciated everywhere.
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So what will a SOE entail then?
This is not a sarcastic, but a completely serious question.
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He had received his second shot of the coronavirus vaccine in early July.
Just another line-jumper. On par for the elite here.
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Once again, nobody will take responsibility and nobody will be punished.
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silver spoon-fed non-entity whose literary expertise extends only as far as reading manga.
You are giving them too little credit. They also know how to use YouTube search to find the best crocodile videos.
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Murakami is a national treasure. Suga is a national disgrace.
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Did he take his Gulfstream G650ER this time?
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What exactly does Kono do all day?
Probably the same thing as the rest of the "leaders" of this country do: Sleep or watch crocodile videos in the Diet, than go out for a tax-payer funded steak dinner in Ginza.
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The only thing this man is competent in is selecting a striking mask.
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This man in delusional.
No country has been fully vaccinated or even close to it.
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If I were homeless I would not accept dated food and used chopsticks.
Would you accept the muffin-tops?
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Does anyone know how Japan/Tokyo classifies a death from COVID?
AFAIK, it's not known.
Eventually the real numbers will be known indirectly from the excess deaths minus normal flu deaths, since flu has disappeared for now.
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Quite why this photo was chosen for this story is anyone's guess... Random Tokyo street photo?
Yesterday's photo was a person touting on the sidewalk.
Dunno how it's relevant.
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Do you people really think that the so called government conspiracy
The only person who is talking about "conspiracy" is you...
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On related news, Osaka wants to set up a field hospital: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210828/k10013229081000.html
This would be a terrible image for Japan as the country that "handled the pandemic better than most."
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If you look at the Tokyo Government COVID-19 reporting site, the lower number of positive cases reported follow exactly the number of tests conducted:
This it the sure way to ensuring lower numbers.
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That’s why autistic athletes compete in the category for athletes with intellectual impairments instead of the ones for physical impairments.
While I don't want to speak for somebody else, it seems his point is, why can't these people just compete at the regular Olympics? And I have the same question.
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But then again, we have men compete in women's events these days, so basically whatever goes, it seems.
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So you can be classified as disabled by merely falling into the Autism spectrum and not having any physical disability at all?
I didn't know this. I would have never thought being autistic would hinder your ability to run, for example.
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Just to put the daily 25,000 cases in perspective: This puts Japan #8 worldwide in the number of new infections.
I am not sure what the JGov is planning to do about this (probably nothing) but certainly they can no longer push the AP and Kyodo line of "fewer cases than most countries" they have been pushing for the past 20 months.
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Germany is on the 90 day visa waiver program, with the right to file for another 90 days extension. So...nobody.
Since when? I didn't hear Japan opened up for tourism to Germany or any other country. I guess I could have missed it. In any case, he didn't do his 14-day quarantine.
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