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Posted in: New Zealand selects transgender athlete Hubbard for Olympic women's weightlifting team See in context

Why not having a transgender Olympics. It would be better

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Posted in: 86% fear COVID rebound if Tokyo Olympics held: poll See in context

The rebound will have nothing to do with the Olympics. That’s an easy escape to blame the games.

The rebound will be due to locals going back to izakyas and partying

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Posted in: Alcohol allowed but no condom distribution in Tokyo Olympic village See in context

will be allowed to bring alcoholic beverages into the athletes' village but only for consumption in their rooms

When all athletes will drink in the common space, who will intervene to ask them to go back to their rooms. The 80 years old Japanese guard.

The village is like a private community, so I do imagine the JOC or locals being able to strictly enforce any rules. It will mostly depend on how much the national teams staff do educate their athletes.

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Posted in: Alcohol allowed but no condom distribution in Tokyo Olympic village See in context

Just setup condom vending machines.

The problem here is more what image want to give Japan in the face of the public, its domestic public. Beyond the thousands of love hotels and massage parlors, Japan likes to give an image of pure and perfect country. For that reason. Japan does not want to be seen as promoting a sex village. In a way, just hiding from the reality, not facing issues and avoiding responsibilities.

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Posted in: All Olympic live viewing events in Tokyo to be canceled: Koike See in context

I will watch re-runs of tarento taking the trains and tasting ramen 

What an exciting life !

I still prefer to watch the Olympics.

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Posted in: Japan to focus on greener society, digital for pandemic recovery See in context

Green in Japan means green technology, more trees destroyed for solar energy farms.

He is talking about investing, so everything is business related.

Japan should focused more on education and mind changes. How many useless lights are on everyday, how much useless plastic is used.

Today is a rainy day. Shoppers will get their products in a bag, and if it is a paper bag, maybe it will be wrapped by another plastic. On the good side, as plastic bags are not free anymore, consumption of those has been strongly reduced

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Posted in: Female worker being held hostage at internet cafe in Saitama See in context

In other countries, police would have already been in,

but here, the J police is not ready to take any risk that could end in hurting the hostage. If the guy is crazy, his reaction can not be anticipated. He might have threaten the girl already.

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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

When Olympics are held in a foreign country, we watch it on TV. So it is exactly the same.

But was Suga expecting thousands of locals to rush to the stadium.

The message is clear. During the Olympics, priority to the games. You, the sheep, you stay home during that time. Ok, you understand? Do not disturb our party. If you want, watch TV, you will follow much better and can have beers and CHEERS.

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Posted in: Japan starts vaccinating people aged 18 or older at large-scale centers See in context

Vaccinations tracking at over 1M per day now, and if anything looks like it could be ramped up even further.


Max has been around 800,000 a day ( source NHK)


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Posted in: Japan starts vaccinating people aged 18 or older at large-scale centers See in context

Can we book randomly, or do we need first a coupon ? Because I have got anything.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, around 90 percent of the 70,000 slots at the Tokyo center between next Monday and June 27 were filled.

More busy than what I was expecting

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Posted in: Gov't to begin issuing vaccine passports in July See in context

The government is asking other countries to exempt travelers carrying the documents that officially certify their vaccination status from quarantine or to shorten the quarantine period, government sources said earlier.

Before asking other countries, Japan should first show what it will be doing with its strict quarantine.

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Posted in: Japan to lift state of emergency one month before Olympics See in context

On time for the long awaited Olympics. Perfect !

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Posted in: New Zealand economy back to pre-pandemic levels See in context

Total lockdowns work.

On a tiny island, it can.

The rest of the world has borders where passage can not be stopped. Unless you live in North Korea.

There is always border crossing, legal or illegal.

Illegal border crossing does not stop.

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Posted in: No time to waste, warns Japanese climate activist See in context


Solar energy in Japan causes massive forest destruction in Japan

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Posted in: No time to waste, warns Japanese climate activist See in context

Solar energy in Japan causes massive forest destruction.

When all buildings and houses will have mandatory solar panels on the roof, solar energy will be more efficient. But in that case, corporations will not get any money. That’s why it is not done

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Posted in: Road accident deaths in Japan fall to record low in 2020 See in context

Zero is not realistic, like zero infected with covid

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Posted in: Japan should have scrapped domestic COVID vaccine trials: Kono See in context

You knew that from the start Konno, but did you said that during the meetings ?

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Posted in: More than 2,300 companies to vaccinate 11 mil employees, families See in context

The government announced vaccination for everyone but nobody gets the voucher.


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Posted in: Warning to athletes: Follow the rules at Tokyo Olympics, or else See in context

What are the detailed rules ?

Write a guideline, read it and follow.

Impossible that 100,000 do all follow the rules, In Japan, rules are designed like if it is addressed to junior high schools.

The International Olympic Committee says more that 80% of those staying in the Olympic Village will be fully vaccinated. 

Yes, like for every international event here, there is a fear about foreigners coming, though they are vaccinated and gone through many PCR tests. For sure, a few will bring the virus but There is more chance that locals do transmit the virus to Olympics related people than the opposite.

Officials last week said he would be quarantined for three days, followed by 11 days of restricted activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restricted activities like expensive diners every night,

or eating a bento in his hotel room.

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Posted in: Japan to provide greater COVID vaccine support to foreign residents See in context

Foreigners who have difficulties are mostly the one being here for not long. And the Japanese skills and understanding on how the things do work are also limited.

For long term residents, whatever they master or not the language, they must have enough knowledge about the system and know where to get information. If they do not, it just mean they can not navigate by themselves in this country.

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Posted in: Dentist arrested over possession of 3 modified model guns See in context

The police just bust in without anything and expect to be let in. They will also force themselves in too and charge you with whatever they like.

No. They might really force if they believe there is something suspicious inside and have got clear info about it.

If nothing suspicious, they will stay outside, and asks questions. If they want to come in, it is up to you to let them in or not, but they will not force.

I am quite sure they had a search warrant for this guy


just the fact police officers are there makes many people let them in.

Yes, that might also be the case.

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Posted in: Historic Asakusa shopping street in danger as Taito Ward calls for shop evictions See in context

It was certainly verbally agreed decades ago and it has not bother anyone since. That’s also why tourists go to Asakusa.

Now, what the Taito government wanna do. Replace these shops with brand shops like in every department stores, just because they will pay more.

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Posted in: G7 pledge to share vaccines, make a fairer global economy See in context

Suga and Italy Prime Minister at the back on the picture. Who is six and seven in the ranking ?

It speaks out

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

Yes, with no coupon, we can’t reserve.

I know some Japanese who wanna wait for the Japanese vaccine, being told by medical professionals it would be safer.

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Posted in: Suga refers to Taiwan as country, drawing fire from China See in context

naming Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan

He was meaning island, not country.

Lost in translation

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Posted in: Heatstroke or COVID-19? Similar symptoms could confuse at Olympics See in context

It was some similar articles last year before the summer.

This is not an Olympics concern, but a general concern.

As for athletes, supposing to compete after a negative test, there is no reason to suspect covid but rather a heat stroke after an hard effort

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Posted in: Toshiba colluded with ministry to undermine shareholders, probe finds See in context

Lobbying, influencing is part of the deal.

Is it possible something similar with Nissan?

As for Nissan, it was also a case of plea bargaining from a lower employee against Kelly at least.

Since this law was enacted in Japan, it has been 3 cases of plea bargaining

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Posted in: 2 Australian states on COVID-19 alert after infected woman's interstate travel See in context

It hasn’t ended anywhere yet. That’s the point.

It depends on the threshold we apply.

If zero, it will for sure never end.

But it should not be zero.

Responsible governments allow for a few cases to a few hundred cases a day

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Posted in: 2 Australian states on COVID-19 alert after infected woman's interstate travel See in context

It never ends in Australia.

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Posted in: Japan to lift COVID-19 quasi-emergency in 3 prefectures after weekend See in context

These quasi emergency measures do not apply to a whole prefecture. In Chiba, for example, it is only for the areas nearby Tokyo up to China city

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