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Posted in: Governors concerned at impact of gov't plans for easing COVID restrictionss See in context

It indicates any virus particle, completely regardless of if the person is actually infected.

Nope.

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Posted in: Governors concerned at impact of gov't plans for easing COVID restrictionss See in context

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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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono draws flak for blocking Twitter critics See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases fall to 968; nationwide tally 8,234 See in context

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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Posted in: Climate change pushes New Zealand to warmest recorded winter See in context

Climate change pushes New Zealand to warmest recorded winter

Proof?

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Posted in: Athletes praise Paralympic experience but public mixed See in context

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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Posted in: Suga's one-year term recalls Japan's revolving door era See in context

"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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Posted in: Johnson condemns racist abuse of England soccer players in Hungary See in context

they took the knee as a gesture against racism.

Maybe that's the reason. Woke behavior is not appreciated everywhere.

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Posted in: Gov't plans lifting alcohol ban even under state of emergency See in context

So what will a SOE entail then?

This is not a sarcastic, but a completely serious question.

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Posted in: Nagoya mayor who bit Olympian's gold medal tests positive for COVID See in context

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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Posted in: Boxes of unused COVID-19 medical goods dumped at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Once again, nobody will take responsibility and nobody will be punished.

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Posted in: Author Murakami criticizes Suga over pandemic measures See in context

 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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Posted in: Author Murakami criticizes Suga over pandemic measures See in context

Murakami is a national treasure. Suga is a national disgrace.

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Posted in: U.S. climate envoy Kerry in Japan to discuss effort to cut emissions See in context

Did he take his Gulfstream G650ER this time?

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Posted in: Japan weighs mixing and matching COVID vaccines See in context

Approving the blending of multiple vaccines that have only been approved for emergency use sounds scary to me .

Vaccines are not "emergency use" in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan weighs mixing and matching COVID vaccines See in context

The segment I saw on CNN was this morning Monday August 30th, 2021.

Maybe should stop watching CNN like more and more people have been doing.

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Posted in: Japan aims for full vaccinations by this fall: Kono See in context

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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Posted in: Japan aims for full vaccinations by this fall: Kono See in context

The only thing this man is competent in is selecting a striking mask.

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Posted in: Japan aims for full vaccinations by this fall: Kono See in context

This man in delusional.

No country has been fully vaccinated or even close to it.

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Posted in: 130,000 meals for Olympic staffers thrown away in 1 month See in context

If I were homeless I would not accept dated food and used chopsticks.

Would you accept the muffin-tops?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,581 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 22,750 See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,581 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 22,750 See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,581 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 22,750 See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,581 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 22,750 See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,581 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 22,750 See in context

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:

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/

This it the sure way to ensuring lower numbers.

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Posted in: Paralympic classes: A confusing maze in search of fairness See in context

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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Posted in: Paralympic classes: A confusing maze in search of fairness See in context

But then again, we have men compete in women's events these days, so basically whatever goes, it seems.

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Posted in: Paralympic classes: A confusing maze in search of fairness See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,704 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 24,976 See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's top COVID-19 adviser criticizes Bach's revisit to Tokyo See in context

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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