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Posted in: Tokyo reports 969 new coronavirus cases; record high 529 in Hokkaido See in context

For all Americans who want the vaccine watch Guam’s news they are planning to start vaccinating American expats from neighboring Asian countries.

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Posted in: Australia begins vaccinating Olympic athletes See in context

I am shocked that Australia is willing to risk their athletes lives and send them here with the few testing that is being done and the rise in numbers. Australia is one of the few countries that has a very strict policy permitting people in due to the COVID and yet for some medals let our people take a few risks.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 573 new coronavirus cases; 668 in Osaka See in context

Monday people, the numbers are always low, however, for a Monday these numbers are actually high. Wait until tomorrow, you cannot have many hospitals full and there were many people around those COVID individuals prior to them seeking help. I bet the number will be back over the thousand mark.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,121 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally tops 7,000 See in context

On the news there was a Japanese doctor working from his clinic and serving the many COVID patients he said should be hospitalized but were refused as there were no beds. He further added his regular patients could not be seen as often due to all the emergency cases that were COVID related and he had no heart to turn away.

Now there is a report there are millions of unused vaccines sitting in freezers and numbers of COVID cases rising rapidly along with death rates...uggh.

If there are any parents whose children are duo citizens and if your home country is safer get them out of Japan as still there are no online classes and I don't see any in the nearable future. My son who has 3 passports I took him to Guam and he is now staying with a family and going to a very small and private school. I miss him over the moon, however, his safety is my utmost priority.

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Posted in: Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over anti-virus measures See in context

First, Suga says there are going to be one million a day vaccinated full-on impossible. There are not enough vaccines to go around to all the countries including Japan who is way behind the eighth ball on everything surrounding this virus. I am so glad my 11 year old son is not in Japan anymore I brought him to Guam to live with a family and go to school there where there are less people and less cases and where 50 percent of the people are vaccinated.

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Posted in: Japan's child population hits record low after 40 years of decline See in context

PS.....how about all the children in orphanages in Japan that are left there until they are 18 with no families and at the age of 18 given brown paper bags and told good luck. Start taking care of the unwanted children, allow them to be adopted and you may be surprised.

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Posted in: Japan's child population hits record low after 40 years of decline See in context

Until Japan steps up and protects mothers when their husbands leave them and the children behind and who are and will not pay child support and leaving them in almost poverty and or their families stuck paying for the up keep of grandchildren this is not going to change. In addition, even when a father is ordered to pay some money it is a pittance and they consider the woman's pay which most times just barely covers life and where they have to do everything 24/7 while the ex-husband is living the life of a prince. Nahh.....change this, protect women and children and you might have more women having more children.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 609 new coronavirus cases; 884 in Osaka See in context

This number is very high being it Golden Week and testing would be way down due to the holidays.

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Posted in: Suga says plenty of nurses available to work Olympics since 'many are taking time off now' See in context

Let me state this as a fact, my ex who is a doctor and his family who own a small hospital told me many of times there is a huge shortage of nurses in this country and that is why they import them from other countries. Suga, is like an ostrich with his head in the sand and he should go with the Japanese motto "silence is golden" because he keeps making himself more foolish if that is all possible.

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Posted in: Clothes in Japan help emit 95 mil tons of CO2 a year, mostly overseas See in context

My young son has just moved to Guam and a friend of mine who just left her husband has a son close in age but smaller I am sending all my son's clothes on for her boy. I have never once thrown any of my son's clothes away and he is easy on his clothes and I told my friend's family who is keeping him to donate all his clothes to a charity for foster children. The blessed point clothes wise, Guam has only one season that will cut down this expense and I sent him with enough clothes to keep him until next year.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 879 new coronavirus cases; 1,057 in Osaka See in context

The hospital numbers would be much, much higher, however, many are being turned away and sent home.

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Posted in: Up to 300 people per day breaking self-quarantine pledge in Japan See in context

I just returned from Guam on Monday and I have not left my home for the exception at midnight taking down my garbage once. I have had friends bring me food and pay some bills, yesterday, and I will continue to stay in my home until the following Monday respecting the document I signed.

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Posted in: Japan's unused 14 mil doses of COVID-19 vaccines point to logistical hurdles See in context

I am working for a foreign Embassy in Japan and all their employees including myself may be getting vaccinated in July (not a guarantee, yet), however, it appears very likely and I am sure counting my blessings if it happens.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,050 new coronavirus cases; record-high 1,262 in Osaka See in context

I love how they publish how many are hospitalized, it would be nice if they would also publish why the numbers are so low because hospitals refuse many COVID patients and they are returned to their homes to endure on their own. The COVID deaths are up in Kanto and yet the number of hospitalized COVID patients are very low it does not add up at all. It is very shameful, Japan being considered a developed country, however, when it comes to medical treatment a third world country and I can say this from personal experience.

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Posted in: Golden Week travel begins despite pleas from governors to stay home See in context

Thank god we have the Osaka governor forcing Tokyo's and the Japanese government's hands right now and or the numbers would be at a much higher artificial low number. When this GW is over, count on the Osaka governor keeping it as real as he can and you will see the numbers jump even more in both cities. Rounding up, people including my British friend who is traveling with her family this weekend state "I am tired of this" my response is "do you want to see your family sick and or die from this?" That is the reality, and if people do not take this more serious Japan will become another India.

I took my son away from Japan and over to Guam to live with friends where he can be a kid, playing outside and going to school without stressing (more like me not stressing) and worry I will get it from him because people here do not take this seriously.

Rounding up, my hats off to the Osaka governor for doing his utmost best to forcing the Government's hands regarding the reality here of the COVID in order for us not to become another India stat.

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Posted in: Gov't advisers warn Japan's birth rate falling at more rapid pace this year See in context

Let me tell you why there is a declining birth rate as a single mother of a young boy with a Japanese man. The fight to get support for my young son whose father makes over a hundred thousand a year, living in a million dollar plus condo (which he tried to hide) and cried for a whole year in Court while living in this condo he put 8 hundred thousand dollars down on he was POOR! When the men get tired of their marriage, leave the woman holding the bag the Government does nothing about punishing these deadbeat fathers like automatic payment deductions and or throwing them in jail like Canada or America does. The Court's look at my 20 thousand income and deduct what he should have to pay for his son which is a thousand a month, and yes, my income would be more if I could work like I did before having my son. So Japanese women realize there is no insurance for being left behind with their children and they are left to live in poverty while their children fathers get to move on and live life as nothing changed. This has nothing to do with COVID and nothing will change until the government protects children and women if the man ups and leaves.

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Posted in: Health ministry panel to make decision on Moderna vaccine on May 20 See in context

Let me guess how many in the National Diet have been vaccinated? My guess a hundred percent, and so, there should be an official poll taken to see if this guess is right or not. If I am right, there should be a snap election held today and get these dimwits voted out.

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Posted in: U.S. advises citizens to 'reconsider travel' to Japan See in context

My prayers that the US, Canada, Australia, UK and all other develop nations will state NOW that they will not be sending athletes to the games this summer. That would be a huge gift to the Japanese people who do not want them here on a whole just Suga and his cronies want them to make themselves look important when so many are dying and or sick around the world what a shame.

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Posted in: Suga says tackling COVID-19 takes priority over general election See in context

Suga's priority is certainly not the lives who pay him monthly, however, it is most certainly a priority to see that the Olympics happen at no matter what cost to human life.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic head says cancelation not being considered See in context

I pulled my elementary school age out of Japan and brought him to Guam for his safety and mine. I'll return to Japan to work, however, I do not have to worry about my son picking this COVID and bringing it home to me.

Suga and all the others around him are all messy and have zero consideration for those who pay their salaries.

Stop the madness, no Olympics and get people vaccinated and give us a fighting chance let's not end up like India.

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Posted in: Japan prepares for COVID state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo See in context

I took my 11 year old son out of Japan and I am so glad he will be staying on Guam though not a hundred percent safe here, however, a whole lot safer here not the number of people, many people vaccinated and I am paying for private schooling where there are only 23 children, total. He can go to the beaches swimming, he has a yard to play in and homestay brothers and sisters to play with if there is a lockdown here.

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Posted in: Confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants in Japan double in a week See in context

I have taken my 11 year old son away from Japan and he will live on Guam though not fool proof, he is going to a private school where there are only 23 children and he will go to Japanese school once a week with 2 other Japanese children. At least when I return back to work don't have to worry if he picked it up in a country where I am sure the COVID numbers are far greater than here on Guam where 60 percent are nearly vaccinated and tourism is nil.

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Posted in: Australia, largely free of COVID-19, in no hurry to reopen borders: PM See in context

New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan and Guam where I am now have done amazing jobs keeping the COVID down, and yet, the Japanese Government is bent on bringing the Olympics in and for what to expose all us to new variants and or present. These old men need to be replaced and we need someone like the Osaka governor who is doing the testing and giving up to date data.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 591 coronavirus cases; record-high 1,130 for Osaka See in context

The hospital stay of COVID patients is because many are being turned away and are forced to return home to recover.

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Posted in: Koike pledges utmost anti-virus steps to deliver 'wonderful' Tokyo Olympics See in context

I have taken my son away from Japan and he will remain away until next year and maybe beyond. I'll return to Japan and will work as many jobs that I can so he can stay away until life is relatively safe, again.

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Posted in: 60% dissatisfied with Japan's COVID vaccine rollout; 44% approval rating for Suga cabinet: poll See in context

According to a friend working at a Kuakusho there are many with the COVID being taken by ambulance and being turned away at hospitals as there is no space. The situation is quite serious, and so, take care everyone.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 306 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,102 See in context

43 thousand tests for all of Japan, and so, sure down. There has never been a hundred thousand tests done in a day and I wonder what the test results would be???

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 570 coronavirus cases; 918 in Osaka See in context

Kudos to Osaka governor who I wish was our PM in Japan for his testing policy and releasing the real numbers. 7 thousand tests in Tokyo, really? Tokyo has a much higher population and their should be way more testing done with the situation spiking the way it is and no vaccine in real site.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 545 coronavirus cases; Osaka logs 905 See in context

Well done Osaka for keeping on top of things by doing plenty of testing and revealing the true situation, a pat on the back. The Tokyo governor could learn something from Osaka and start doing more testing 10,000 is very pathetic for one day.

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Posted in: Coronavirus cases rising in 42 of Japan's 47 prefectures See in context

If anyone believes that the true number of COVID is only a few thousand have their heads stuck in quick sand. 7 thousand COVID TESTS a day, making it difficult to get tested is very pathetic and if you really want to get tested quickly you need to pay 30 thousand yen. Wow, criminal at the max by the medical system and government all in the name of the Olympics. I have removed my son from Japan and he is going to reside on Guam and go to school here for a year where the numbers are low and where I know he will remain safe while I return to work.

The vaccine roll out according to my friend who works in the Kuakusho is all messy they have not even finished vaccination all the doctors and nurses in Japan.

Keep safe, everyone.

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