Japanoob comments

Posted in: Wealthy nations, once praised for success against virus, lag in vaccinations See in context

@ Sven

It’s not always lagging behind, some have already gained knowledge. Vaccinations alone aren’t the key anymore.

All those other measures (aside from vaccinations) don’t seem to be working too well over here though are they?

Also, if the viruses get more and more under vaccination pressure they develop more mutations,

Once vaccinated the virus has less chance of mutating as mutations occur when the virus multiplies and spreads. Reads like you don’t understand at all how mutations can occur.

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Posted in: IOC says negative public opinion no threat to Tokyo Olympics See in context

[email protected]

Just putting it out there. Don’t let me be the only one emailing them about this farce.

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

[email protected] (from IOC website)

Here you go. Have at it as I have. Considering letting the IOC know how you feel.

Someone way down on the totem pole will read it but better someone way down than no one at all....

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Posted in: Efforts underway to end 'period poverty' in Japan, despite hurdles See in context


The entire point of his/her comment just went flying right over your own head, didn't it?

He/she is not only supporting the initiative but highlighting an underlying problem (of general poverty) that also needs addressing.

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Posted in: Olympic athletes may be allowed to bring medical stimulants into Japan See in context

Interesting how they can prepare to pass legislation for something related to the Olympics so quickly but to enact a law that helps reduce Covid cases such as fining bars/restaurants that stay open past a mandated time during a SOE took about a year....

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Posted in: China cautions Japan ahead of U.S.-Japan summit See in context

CCP commenting on Japan's internal affairs? Gotta love the hypocrisy...

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Posted in: Japan spends billions on technology for absent Olympic fans See in context

'LifeCycle App' already tracks movement efficiently using WiFi, foursquare and Apple Maps so there's not even any dev costs. Who wants to tell them? ;-)

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Posted in: Airbnb asked to drop China Winter Olympic sponsorship over rights issues See in context


Approx. 12,123,000 Uyghurs care (amongst others)

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Posted in: Japan to allow use of insulin syringes for COVID-19 vaccines See in context


insulin syringes have a different design from traditional syringes and a shorter needle and dead space syringes which allows it to get more out of a injection

Interesting but to my mind (and I don't know about this stuff so could very well be mistaken) the amount left in the dead space doesn't stay in the syringe 'adding up' over the course of the initial 6 shots to accumulate enought to provide a sufficient amount for a full 7th dose. So I still don't get it. If you have a link to something that would explain it that would be great! Thanks.

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Posted in: Japan to allow use of insulin syringes for COVID-19 vaccines See in context

One vial is meant for six shots, Pfizer says,

Source (Feb. 16 article): https://rikiweb.com/category/national/syringe-shortage-hampers-japan%27s-covid-19-vaccination-roll-out

Yeah I don't get it either.

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Posted in: Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift See in context

And again, why were they not paid to do this interview?

You're asking us?? Hang on let me make a few calls and get back to you on that....

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Posted in: Tsunami survivors call lost loved ones on 'phone of the wind' See in context

Good podcast episode about it here: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/597/one-last-thing-before-i-go/act-one-0. Has audio clips of calls (with callers permission(s) of course). Moving stuff.

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Posted in: LDP wants more women at meetings, but only if they don't talk: Nikai See in context

@ Bush

Respectfully, you seem to missing the point entirely just as Nikai is.

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Posted in: Mori resigns over sexist remarks: Hashimoto being considered to replace him See in context

Good riddance. I hope a lot of elderly (and some not so elderly) Japanese men in 'decision making positions' are sitting up and watching this closely as I sign of things to come. A job well done by the 'common folk', many of whom have just realized the power they yield in numbers to effect change.

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Posted in: With Olympics at stake, Mori seen as too influential to push aside See in context

'highly influential former prime minister'

'holds powerful sway in the political, business and sporting arenas'

'his formidable clout and coordinating ability'

This reads like a list of his 'greatest achievements' in an to attempt to convince readers of how 'necessary' he is. Didn't need to get to the bottom of the article to know it'd been written by a domestic news agency. IOC is just as culpable as the JOC and J Gvt' at this point. They're just digging their grave deeper on this.

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Posted in: Blinken presses China on Uighurs, Hong Kong in first call See in context


They are already. This dates back to last Aug:


Plenty of similar stories in UK too.

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Posted in: More than 110,000 sign petition against Mori after sexist comments See in context

It is not right for him to make such remarks, and for everyone to let it go by saying 'Oh well, he's a grandpa'. If there are people who say it is wrong, if they think it is wrong, we have to voice it," Nojo said.

97,900+ as of this morning and going up every second. Have at it if you want:


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Posted in: Criticism keeps swirling over Tokyo Olympic chief's sexist comments See in context

The IOC, JOC or LDP etc. don't get to decide what the outcome for this muppet will be. The public decide that. So yeah keep tweeting, retweeting, and clicking on links like this (cuz that's what the media likes and what keeps them covering certain stories). Keep up that pressure till he resigns which will send a message to the LDP and society in general that certain things will no longer be tolerated. btw - Love what @wick_22 tweeted :-)

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Posted in: After outcry, EU reverses plan to restrict vaccine exports through Irish border See in context

This is old news already. EU has now changed it's position: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55865539

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Posted in: Japan taking cautious approach to COVID-19 vaccination rollout See in context

It's a step in the right direction so proportional credit where it's due I guess...

As an aside, no vaccine is 100% effective and it take 2 jabs weeks apart which most people haven't yet rcvd' (abroad of course) so getting tired of hearing how some people who had the first jab still passed away from C19.

It's inevitable that some people who are vaccinated are still going to fall ill (again, because no vaccine is 100% effective) and some of them, sadly, will pass away.

Not saying there won't be long term side effects (Google: 'Norway vaccine narcolepsy' to see how things can take a slightly unexpected turn) but some people need to get a better handle on what a vaccine does and doesn't do to help stop the spread of misinformation.

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Posted in: 80% of prefectures unsure of securing doctors for vaccinations: poll See in context

anti-COVID-19 vaccines

Who writes this stuff at Kyodo News? Guess I'lI see if I can get an anti-anti-COVID-19 vaccine when it's ready...

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Posted in: Prioritize athletes for vaccine so Tokyo Games can go ahead: IOC member See in context

No. Prioritize vaccines for medical workers, essential employees, elderly, teachers, then general population. Athletes from abroad don’t get to jump the line and thereby risk a Japanese tax payer (i.e. someone essentially paying for the vaccine and patiently waiting their turn) getting infected for the sake of these unwanted and overpriced Olympics.

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Posted in: Worry, frustration, uncertainty as state of emergency looms for Tokyo, neighboring prefectures See in context

@ vanityofvanities/bo

Seems select non-Japanese are also eligible for 'seikatsu hogo'.

Source (scroll down to 'who can apply'): https://jn8.jp/en/life_list/2599/

Is 'seikatsu hogo' different from the financial support one can get from Hello Work?

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Posted in: Police assist local Kurdish community with Turkish-language newspaper See in context

@Jonathan Prin

All those people came to take advantage of the country, not flee persecution.

If you were to pick up a history book and read up on; the Sykes–Picot Agreement, the Halabja chemical attack, suppression of Kurds by the Turkish, Iraqi and Syrian states, the US encouarging the Kurds to rise up against Saddam at the end of the 1st Gulf War only for the US not to support them as promised resulting in them getting massacred. Read up on the Kurds being the only force from that part of the world being able to stand up to, and defeat ISIS, to which we all still owe them a debt of gratitude (!) for Trump to then pull the carpet out from under them much to the disbelief/opposition of senior US commanders. Read up on the torture the Turkish state inflicts upon the Kurds not to mention the suppression of their culture and (until recent years) their language. Hey, might as well read up Hasankeyf while you're at it.

After reading up on these things (and there's plenty more out there!) I'd be curious to know whether you still think 'All those people came to take advantage of the country, not flee persecution.'.

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Posted in: Police assist local Kurdish community with Turkish-language newspaper See in context


Good point and wondered the same. I’m guessing it’s because the Kurds from Syria/Iraq have semi-autonomy so there are less of them seeking refuge abroad.

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Posted in: Pfizer files request for COVID-19 vaccine approval in Japan See in context

In response to the surge in infections across Japan, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's administration said

the PM had recently enjoyed a steak dinner in the company of fellow geriatrics, contrary to guidelines and common sense, for someone meant to be showing leadership.

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Posted in: Body of missing 14-year-old Nara girl found in mountains near her home See in context


Results in the case of celebrities yes but non-celebrities were inconclusive.

General reporting of suicide did not appear to be associated with suicide although associations for certain types of reporting cannot be excluded.

Either way good link thanks for sharing.

From your source:

The best available intervention at the population level to deal with the harmful effects of media reports is guidelines for responsible reporting. These guidelines should be more widely implemented and promoted, especially when reporting on deaths of celebrities by suicide.

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Posted in: Body of missing 14-year-old Nara girl found in mountains near her home See in context

@ Michael Craig

If you’re asking jpn_guy to be respectful then, with all due respect to you, you’re entirely missing the point of his post.

He’s quite rightly asking JT to exercise some journalistic integrity and adhere to established journalistic practices with regard to articles of this type. (Apologies if you’re on board with this and I misunderstood your post.)

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Posted in: Body of missing 14-year-old Nara girl found in mountains near her home See in context

If you are having suicidal thoughts or you suspect anyone you know is, help is available.

TELL is dedicated to providing effective support and counseling services to Japan's international community and its increasing mental health needs. TELL's contact info (https://telljp.com Tel:03-5774-0992).

For Japan, call Yorisoi Hotline at 0120279338 (toll-free). Press 2 after the recorded message for consultation in English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, Nepali, or Indonesian. The service in these languages is also available on Facebook messenger.

Emergency service in Japan: 119

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Posted in: Osaka asks gov't to send SDF nurses to help cope with virus cases See in context

...30 beds equipped with ventilators. It plans to add 30 more beds in the future.

60 beds in total when this has been on the horizon for months. Lost for words.....

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