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Posted in: Japan to establish agency to speed up digitalization See in context

Yes, and this new agency will require some paperwork to process the documents, that will need to be Hanko'ed and then faxed to the regional offices, which will then have a series of meetings to approve the paperwork, after which a central committee will need to form consensus on the best way to digitalize. Those findings will then be faxed back to the regions, printed, shared, copied, and Hanko'ed again. Of course, they will need new plastic sheets and a paper ticket numbering system in the city halls to inform the public of this modernization. And please, don't forget your Hanko.

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Posted in: Japan's coronavirus vaccine booking system crashes after Salesforce outage See in context

Really does feel like a 3rd world country at times, pretending to be a developed nation.

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

The geniuses that came up with this policy...

The Policy Meeting:

”If we reduce the number of services, that will discourage people from commuting. Does everyone agree?”

Everyone: “Great idea. Let’s try that. We should add an announcement tagline with the word “refrain” in it.”

You couldn’t make this stuff up.

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Posted in: Pfizer and BioNTech to donate vaccines for Olympic athletes See in context

I can play basketball, Can I get my vaccine earlier?


I have my 25 meter swimming badge so I'm in with a shot at the solo synchronized swimming event. Vaccine please.

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

The 4th No!!!

Clueless Politicians

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Posted in: Abe backs Suga's re-election as head of ruling party See in context

These two should not be anywhere near positions of leadership or decision-making.

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Posted in: Burger King Japan’s Shrimp Spicy Ugly Beef Burger isn’t for pretty prawns See in context

Not a huge fan of Burger King, although this does look tasty. Tried my first Umami Burger yesterday. Now THAT was a delicious burger.

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

Be responsible. Please show good example. Stay home.

We all know these numbers are manufactured for various agendas. Judging from the huge increase in Tokyo number plates in my prefecture (Kanagawa) over the last few days, people just don’t care anymore and/or are ignoring these “requests” to stay home. Shops and restaurants are stuffed, social distancing has largely been forgotten, and people are going about their business as if there was no pandemic. Guaranteed these numbers will jump in the coming weeks. Golden Week: aka a super spreader event....

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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

I’d be amazed if this guy even makes it to the election later this year as PM.

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Posted in: Altercation between train otaku leaves one with fractured skull, other in custody See in context

Jail forever for this weirdo, please.

A life sentence for common assault... a bit harsh?

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Posted in: Olympic diving test event begins in Tokyo; torch relay detour on Okinawa See in context

Not sure if many people care anymore. The overwhelming majority of the locals favor cancelling it.

Paris 2024, LA 2028. Then give it to Tokyo for 2032.

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

Wait. Not so fast....

Storage for a few months first. Then some paperwork to secure the distribution. And a few rounds of consultations and meetings to approve that paperwork. We will of course need committee approval after that which might take 6-8 months to get the required consensus. Now can I have my shot? Noooooo. Still waiting for the results of the prefectural lotteries after which some paperwork will be processed, to process the paperwork, in order to have the necessary documents approved to ensure the right documents are sent to document the documentation. But in the meantime we can put this nice big box of vaccines next to the other nice big boxes of vaccines in a depot somewhere. But that storage will require some paperwork AND some meetings so please bear with us....

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