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Posted in: Japan to vaccinate Olympic athletes: reports See in context

The government did this because they know they can get away with it.

It is not like the voters will change their votes. The politicians know that they have total loyalty of their region's voters, as them and their family are seen as the only legitimate rulers. So it doesn't matter how many policies the Japanese people may oppose, even if the Japanese voters say they don't support their current politician's policies, when it comes to voting day, the vast majority will still vote for the politician that came from their local political family. The politicians do not need to serve or even care about the people, because they know nothing they do can shake the loyalty.

I mean the politicians can pass a law to change tax rate to 90% for everyone and change their salaries to 1 trillion, and the voters will still vote them back in come election time even if they are starving and homeless.

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Posted in: Publisher slams gov't handling of virus in 3 newspaper ads See in context

i smell some mandatory detention by J justice in relation to embarrassing the government.

There's even better methods, it is to use 医療保護入院 or 措置入院 system, and lock them up indefinitely in mental institutes. Don't even need the courts to do that, and can also prevent them from any contact with the outside world as well as limits access to lawyers, etc.

Even without the government, they would be ostracized by the society as there's tremendous loyalty to the politicians among the population, regardless if they agree with the policies or not.

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Posted in: Publisher slams gov't handling of virus in 3 newspaper ads See in context

This publisher really brave, because they are going to facing severe consequences including restricted access to sources in the future, even their families may find themselves in trouble for criticizing the rulers.

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Posted in: Deaths at home in Osaka Prefecture surge amid COVID wave See in context

Instead, we still have many infected people waiting at home and only seeking help when it's too late.

Typical Japanese government supporter. People wanted help, but government have no room for them, and don't care about the people enough to want to help either. Just remember, if you ever get sick, the politician whom you are defending with your life will not be there to help you either, he/she is only their to maximize profits for their family. The Japanese national government could not be bother sending any significant help to Osaka other than maybe 2-3 nurses.

Also if you get sick, try calling the fever center. You only have a 1/10 chance of them actually referring to an appointment because they really dont want to test you. The number of tests allowed per day is fixed, the more the infection spreads, the less likely you are to receive a test or treatment.

Want to know vaccine roll-out is so slow? It is because Japan politicians with links to the domestic vaccine makers want people to use the domestically produced vaccine tested only on a 200-person phase 1/2 trial.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/05/11/national/science-health/shionogi-coronavirus-vaccine/

"200例以上の日本人成人を対象とした無作為化プラセボ対照二重盲検比較試験です"

https://www.shionogi.com/jp/ja/news/2020/12/201216.html

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 925 new coronavirus cases; record 578 in Aichi See in context

 For some reason the rate of death - which is the ONLY relevant number is quite low here.

Osaka's reported death numbers is already higher mortality rate per capita than India last week.

And Japan also severely under-reports covid deaths. If you don't trust scientific article below, you just need to look at pneumonia death numbers 2020 vs. pneumonia death numbers 2018 and 2019 to figure that out.

http://www.healthdata.org/news-release/covid-19-has-caused-69-million-deaths-globally-more-double-what-official-reports-show

Diet members? haha! Sorry Japan is not a democracy, politicians dont need to care about the voters, because they have permanent power, and their family will also enjoy permanent power for 100s of generations to come. Japan is have an democratic system but functions as a noble elective monarchy, because Japan is full of voters like you who only see the current politicians and their family line as your legitimate rulers. The majority of voters are immensely loyal to their regional political families, they will vote them no matter what happens. The majority of voters are loyal to the their politicians and political familes, not to the country.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 925 new coronavirus cases; record 578 in Aichi See in context

Numbers are rising despite significant reductions in testing, with weekly average only at 6800 and trending downward.

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

Who wanna bet that Tokyo is going to move the testing numbers to around ~3000 weekly average by the time of Olympics? Playing around with testing numbers is pretty much the only concrete actions the JP government have been taking.

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Posted in: Government advisor sparks anger with tweet laughing off calls for Olympic cancelation See in context

Nor is Japan in the same category as 'underdeveloped' nations.

Japan's data is definitely no better and generally even worse than "underdeveloped" nations. I doubt it is significantly better than North Korea's numbers in terms of reflection of true state of covid spread in Japan.

Conducting autopsies on those over 65, who have expired, in no way adds to preventing the spread of the virus. It may simply fulfill a morbid curiosity.

But it allows the government to lie about the true status of the epidemic and make decisions to further accelerate spread, not preparing medical facilities for case increases, etc. (see Osaka, which have a higher covid morbidity rate per capita than India) In a few weeks, everywhere in Japan will be in the same situation in Osaka, and Osaka of course will be 3x worse. Japan will certainly be world leading in morbidity per capita, and the government's only response will be to further reduce testing to reduce reported cases, based on your reasoning.

Japan can start by telling the population that covid is actually spreading in Japan, instead of lying about the numbers and telling the people that Japan have little to no covid spread.

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Posted in: Government advisor sparks anger with tweet laughing off calls for Olympic cancelation See in context

Yeah now tell us how advanced their reporting system is, how many are being tested.

Just to put it into context, Namibia has so little testing capabilities that in April 2021 USAID had to donate covid-19 laboratory testing equipment.

I am fairly confident that all the countries listed have higher testing / capita than Japan. Japan have the capabilities for testing, but do not test. Japan purposely repress testing and refuses treatment to its people.

https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/full-list-cumulative-total-tests-per-thousand-map

Namibia tested 155/1000, while Japan tested ONLY 91/1000. Your case is null. In terms of data, Japan have the worst quality data of all listed countries, and the most understated data as well.

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Posted in: Japan speeds up COVID vaccine rollout for elderly See in context

Annnd numbers are out, only 271,604 vaccinations yesterday, which is actually lower than last week.

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/pages/20210122

The numbers gets close to 20,000-30,000 on the weekends. There's no way Japan can ever hope to reach 300,000 daily averages, it is something I'd be willing to bet everything I have on. As expected, all talk no results.

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Posted in: Can't wait for a jab? Black market COVID vaccines available, at a price See in context

I think it would be about the same price to fly to another country to get the vaccine. That is something that everyone should considering doing as there's no way Japan can get the vaccine to general population before 2023.

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Posted in: Government advisor sparks anger with tweet laughing off calls for Olympic cancelation See in context

The comparison graph he used is not valid either. Japan severely represses testing and tests 1/0-1/100 the rate of other countries, so of course it would show less reported cases than other countries.

On the other hand, despite having less reported cases/million, Japan have higher death rate / million than even India, that shows you how much Japan is repressing testing and underreporting the numbers.

Even the 10,000 reported death now is a huge undercount, While in 2018-2019, there's less than 100,000 a year deaths due to pneumonia, it is 130,000 for 2020. I would bet that majority of covid deaths in Japan are never reported as covid as most people are unable to access testing and treatment, and autopsies are rarely performed.

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Posted in: Opposition leader Edano says Olympics cannot be held safely See in context

Exactly, the Japanese people aren't quite ready for democracy

Yep, Japan may have a democratic system, but it is not a functioning democracy. It functions more like a medieval feudal elected monarchy system, where the king (the PM) is selected by the nobles (political families and factions) , except it is even a more prefect system as the subjects (JP voters) are extremely loyal to their nobles, and fully believe in their absolute right to rule and legitimacy. Therefore there are zero risks to any unrest.

Opposition is there just for show to the western powers, just talk (whom no one will care), no ability to do anything. The Japanese voters will never elect people outside of their regional political families, as that is seen as treason to their lord. The voters are loyal to their regional political families rather than the country.

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Posted in: Tokyo cheerleader cafe adds male cheerleader service See in context

Makes sense, considering host clubs are significantly more profitable than hostess clubs.

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Posted in: Opposition leader Edano says Olympics cannot be held safely See in context

It really doesnt matter what Edano says or do, Japanese voters will not vote for his party.

Japanese voters are loyal to their local political families, the only way to move power from LDP is for the politicians to actually move parties. Japanese voters may disagree with policies but the overwhelming majority will never change their votes, the voters view the current politicians and their families are the only legitimate rulers of Japan.

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Posted in: Japan speeds up COVID vaccine rollout for elderly See in context

By the way, Japan's vaccination program will be handled by Nippon Travel Agency Co., Ltd.

There is absolutely no chance that the vaccination program can go well.

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/cd1b6ed5c5d0a67170941bd4eb95976e63758318/comments?page=2&t=t&order=recommended

Japan corruption at its finest, first Go-To-Travel, now even vaccination money must go to companies that gives kick-backs and bribes. Too bad the Japanese voters will be giving the LDP another landslide this October's election again, so why should the politicians care about the people at all.

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Posted in: Japan speeds up COVID vaccine rollout for elderly See in context

Speed up? what? What's with all those propaganda news. There's zero increase in actual vaccination numbers.

This is just all talk and no action. Report this story when the numbers actually goes up, which it won't. Japan's vaccination numbers will never exceed 300,000 daily average. There's simply no will or are there enough skilled personnel in power to plan and execute a logistics/distribution plan for the the vaccines.

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Posted in: What are some practical ways that the Japanese government could speed up the coronavirus vaccination process? See in context

Remove MHLW from planning/operations of vaccinations. MHLW is too connected to the protected domestic vaccine industry. As long as they are involved, they have incentive to delay vaccinations in favor of waiting for domestic vaccines for financial gains.

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Posted in: Japan's seriously ill COVID-19 patients hit new high of 1,144 See in context

cool, 10,000 a day for Tokyo with a population of 10,000,000 who needs 2 doses each, which means it would take the Japanese government 2000 days to fully vaccinate Tokyo or more than 5 years.

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Posted in: Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all See in context

While all of Japan's jabs are just sitting in storage waiting for expiration.

Japan might as well send them to other countries at this point. It is not like the Japanese government ever intends to distribute the vaccines to the people. I think flying to a another country in 2022 or 2023 may be the the only way for the general population to get vaccines. Japan is highly unlikely to make the vaccines available to the general population before 2023, and clearly would not have the logistics ready to vaccinate more than 20%.

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Posted in: Unused COVID shots piling up in Japan amid slow rollout See in context

I wounder if Japanese people dont want to take the vaccines. They could be leary of the effects.

Another person converted by Japanese media propaganda. While the government and the Japanese media, including JapanToday here likes to place blame on the Japanese people, it is the government who refuses to set up logistics system to distribute the vaccines to the people. Even if you want the vaccine, you cannot get it in Japan. I would be shocked if the general population can get the vaccine in Japan before 2023. I think best case scenario is when other countries open up, to fly over and take the vaccine overseas in US, EU, or even Korea etc. I think there is zero hope for the general population to ever receive the vaccines in Japan.

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

Osaka have a higher mortality rate than India now, and that is with SIGNIFICANTLY less testing. I am willing to bet that Japan at best captures maybe 1/10 of the actual covid deaths numbers due to restrictive testing policies.

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/ef9fd9e4f1b83ebbb02fd514f91e2211250b60c6

But no matter how bad Japan gets, the government and media will always say that Japan is doing the best in the world, and the government response is perfect, and anyone who does not praise the government response is committing treason.

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Posted in: Unused COVID shots piling up in Japan amid slow rollout See in context

Notice how in even in this article, zero blame are being place on the government.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210505/p2a/00m/0op/016000c

"In addition to a shortage of medical workers such as doctors and nurses who inject vaccines, it is believed that the Japanese people's negative views on the safety of vaccines and their effectiveness compared to people in other countries form one reason. Another suspected factor is that Japan has relied on foreign countries for vaccine supplies."

Japanese government and its de-facto state-owned media continues to place the blame on the Japanese people and "lack of supply"

There is ZERO chance of Japan's vaccine pace would pick up, since Japanese government already believes that they are perfect and is the best in the world. And anyone who dares to say that Japanese government is not doing the best in the world in vaccinations, will be promptly silenced and family punished.

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Posted in: Suga says Japan aiming for 1 mil COVID-19 vaccine shots daily See in context

That would be impossible. I would be shocked if Japan even reach half of that number daily. Japan government simply do not have the ability or the will to do that.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire on trains See in context

This is what happens when you have dynastic nobility run the country, where they get elected based on their last name and heritage only without competition due to fierce loyalty from their subjects to their family. Not gonna get better as the voters continue to view their local political families as the only legitimate rulers.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor says mutant strains of COVID-19 becoming dominant See in context

You’ve been misinformed.

Japan already has a large stockpile of vaccines sitting IN JAPAN doing nothing.

Explain how that is the EU’s fault.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210505/p2a/00m/0op/016000c

"In addition to a shortage of medical workers such as doctors and nurses who inject vaccines, it is believed that the Japanese people's negative views on the safety of vaccines and their effectiveness compared to people in other countries form one reason. Another suspected factor is that Japan has relied on foreign countries for vaccine supplies."

Read the above article. Japanese media have been spreading propaganda to remove ANY blame from Japanese government inaction. Basically with a de-facto state-controlled media, there can be no criticisms of the government, so there is zero hope for Japan vaccine pace to ever pick up. With the people seeing the political families are the ONLY legitimate rulers and they themselves believe they must be loyal subjects, there's zero incentives for the politicians to improve upon the vaccine situation. I would be completely SHOCKED if Japan managed to vaccinate even 10M people by end of this year.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor says mutant strains of COVID-19 becoming dominant See in context

I wonder why it is in English? probably because this is just for global show with no real intention of taking any action. To the Japanese people, it is probably just gonna be, everything's fine, your government have completely eliminated covid from the country, your government is the best of the best.

Interesting how the media blames the slow vaccine uptake on JAPANESE PEOPLE instead of ineptness of the government. The entire media essentially does nothing but sings praise to the government, and suppresses any criticism.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210505/p2a/00m/0op/016000c

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 591 new coronavirus cases; 747 in Osaka See in context

The only reason the reported numbers are dropping is because the number of testing is significantly down, likely due to orders from the government.

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

Expect outright testing ban before the Olympics as Japan government is going to declare total victory over covid and call themselves the best of the best.

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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

Just a nice flex by Suga. He knows that no matter what he does, come October, LDP will be winning a landslide. As long as he keeps the key political factions (cough nobles) happy, he can still be PM.

Japanese voters are too loyal to their local political families, so why should any ruling politician care about the voters? They will get their votes anyways.

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Posted in: 1st batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Japan See in context

It is not that the Japanese government does not have the ability to distribute the vaccines, they simply do not want to.

The answer to why is corruption. The vaccine industry is one of the most protected industries in Japan, they are likely looking out for the domestic vaccine maker. In addition, pretty much every program involved with coronavirus this past couple of years have been rife with corruption, from paying 5x market price for software to abe's masks. When you have a government filled with politicians who are only interested in maximizing their own bribes, no wonder everything is ending up in complete failure.

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Posted in: Japan to send respirators, oxygen concentrators to India See in context

"and where is the link to back up that statement?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4icA0Ttdy7Q

So SimpleFacts, how much did the Japanese government pay you to defend it?

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