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Posted in: Suga dodges questions on whether Olympics can be held under state of emergency See in context

You are kind of missing the point of why people are angry about this. Its not just fear about it being a super spreader event, though that is part of it.

There is no evidence that it would become a superspreader so the fear is baseless.

Its also that the government has been diverting resources and attention that should be allocated to fighting the pandemic instead to holding the bloody games. Even if they are lucky and it doesn’t end up as a super spreader, we’ve already suffered incalculable harm by these games.Thousands of medical professionals are being diverted from a health system that needs them.

As far as I know nobody has been diverted anywhere. The Olympics start in over a month. By that time if the new infections down trend continues people might as well be diverted. Again, let's wait and see.

Political and management capital that could have been used to speed up vaccinations is instead being squandered on defending the games, leaving us all months behind the rest of the world. And don’t get me started on the financial cost.

Aren't vaccination implementation going parallel to everything that has to do with Olympics? How about the financial costs of canceling the event and Tokyo being left with billions to pay in compensation to IOC etc? Has someone calculated these costs? I think the Japanese government might have and in spite of what everyone here says about their incompetency, I think they need to be given more credit. I'd rather trust the government than mob on a news website... To be honest.

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Posted in: Suga dodges questions on whether Olympics can be held under state of emergency See in context

Just let them do it!

Why are people so obsessed with a mere 79,000 people (Olympics related) comming in to Japan where most of them would be strictly controlled, with multiple PCR tests each day etc?

Why do most of you forget about the thousands of people (Japanese and foreign residents) coming to Japan every single day, who are not controlled in such a strict way and end up breaking quarantine ( approx. 30 percent, according to a recent research)

Olympics is NOY gonna be a superspreader, as you doomsday apocalypse people would like it to turn out to be!

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Posted in: Beset by coronavirus wave, doctors lead push against Olympics See in context

79,000 people are flying into Japan due to Olympics. That is an influx of miniscule proportion compared to the population of 120 million. Approx. 0.06%.

The doctors should be more worried about the average Japanese who does not seem to care about going out and about that this 0.06 % of people whose every step would be tightly controlled with a pcr test every day or so....

People, don't panic about the event. You should stay focused on your own activities that contribute to the spread of the virus.

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Posted in: Japan's neighbors react strongly to Fukushima water release decision See in context

Dilute = same amount.

Mid I drink a whole bottle of whiskey with ice, or I drink with ice and coke, I still have drunken a bottle of whiskey.

With these kind of lack of scientific knowledge we wont go far as a species.

As the scientist points out, the threat exists only theoretically, under the impossible conditions. “If one person consumed all this C-14 (these 63 GBq), they would receive a dose of about 37 Sv, which is several times the lethal dose. But how to quickly drink hundreds of millions of litters of water?

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Posted in: Gov't decides to release water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea in 2023 See in context

“It's filtered water, so relatively clean. The activity of C-14 alone in the human body is approx. 40 Bq / kg, so also in this water. Suggesting that this concentration is dangerous to health is nothing more than unnecessarily driving fear ”- adds Dr. Gajda.

As the scientist points out, the threat exists only theoretically, under the impossible conditions. “If one person consumed all this C-14 (these 63 GBq), they would receive a dose of about 37 Sv, which is several times the lethal dose. But how to quickly drink hundreds of millions of liters of water? " - he asks rhetorically.

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Posted in: Gov't decides to release water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea in 2023 See in context

As for the concentration of C-14 in this water is similar to that naturally occurring in food products or the human body

poppycock.

"The concentration of C-14 in this water is similar to that naturally occurring in food products or the human body. Here we are talking about 2 to 220 Bq / l. Assuming 60 Bq / kg for meat and its consumption by an average Japanese at the level of 30 kg per year, the Japanese eat 225 GBq C-14 annually in the meat alone "- says Dr. Eng. Paweł Gajda from the Department of Sustainable Energy Development, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH in Krakow.

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Posted in: Gov't decides to release water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea in 2023 See in context

No the process water that enters the reaction chamber operates on a closed loop. The only water discharged to the environment in a normal functioning plant is the cooling water which never comes into contact to any highly radioactive part. What we are talking about here is precisely the water that has come directly into contact to the radioactive fuel.

that is why they used the ALPS thingy, no? only Tritium remains. Since tritium is a low energy beta emitter, it is not dangerous externally (its beta particles are unable to penetrate the skin)

As for the concentration of C-14 in this water is similar to that naturally occurring in food products or the human body. Doubts are raised by Shaun Burnie on YouTube and elsewhere, a nuclear technology specialist , but he cooperates with the German branch of Greenpeace and presents the official position of an organization that has openly opposed the use of nuclear energy for years, promoting alternative energy sources.

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Posted in: Gov't decides to release water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea in 2023 See in context

The water is safe to be released. What is the fuss? Its a standard process for normally operating plants too.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/02/27/national/iaea-chief-fukushima-water/

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Posted in: Man gets 7 years in prison for fatal abuse of girlfriend’s 3-year-old son See in context

Oh, a fellow member (ex) of the company I work for!

Foul disgrace of a human being.

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Posted in: Fly me to the moon: Billionaire Maezawa seeks 8 passengers for lunar trip See in context

Please, please pick one of the flat earthers. Ideally one that is promoting the whole thing in order to prove them wrong!

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Posted in: Relief, concerns mixed over having state of emergency lifted early See in context

Ok, so am I allowed to go to Okinawa now?

I'm wanna book my flight for the golden week before it gets too expensive.

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Posted in: Mori's sexist remarks show slow progress in narrowing Japan gender gap See in context

to take the attention away from the damage the patriarchy has done.

If you think we live in a male dominated society then why this supposed patriarchy is made of only a tiny percent of all men?

Both men and women are getting screwed in it, if anything, but a great number of feminists claim women are more, which is arguable. Instead of building walls, perhaps let's collaborate?

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Posted in: Mori's sexist remarks show slow progress in narrowing Japan gender gap See in context

I'd like to point out that whenever there have been conversations about the supposed gender differences between men and women, men have always held themselves up as the standard by which to judge.

I would say that a large portion of feminists women hold other women to that standard. Example, bashing them for choosing to be a full time mother instead of pursuing a career etc.

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Posted in: Mori's sexist remarks show slow progress in narrowing Japan gender gap See in context

Was it really that sexist what Mori said?

Women on average do speak 13,000 more words than men. It's a scientific fact.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2281891/Women-really-talk-men-13-000-words-day-precise.html

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks end at 30-year high on global economic recovery hopes See in context

The bubble gonna pop anytime soon. Mid 2021?

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

Mori was involved in the Olympics since early 2000s, while perhaps a bit of a gaffer, he is the right person to be posting this post. A lot of people said that on the telly today.

Instead, it's a good chance to use this opportunity to change a few things in Japan when it comes to treatment of women, and by demanding him to resign constantly is not a good way of doing it.

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Posted in: No. of recorded crimes in Japan drops to lowest postwar level in 2020 See in context

Yet car theft is increasing, especially for Lexus cars, as per this mornings TV news.

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Posted in: Mori scolded by wife, daughter after saying women talk too much at meetings See in context

Also, all those titles of the articles... Very clickbeity... Tabloid like.

But then again everybody does it...

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Posted in: Mori scolded by wife, daughter after saying women talk too much at meetings See in context

Japan today;

"We have about seven women at the organizing committee but everyone understands their place."

Asian Nikkei:

"We have about seven women on our (Olympic) committee," Mori said. "They are experienced in international arenas. That's why their talk is sophisticated, gets to the point, and they are very useful."

Me: somebody is crossing the line with free translation.

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Posted in: Japan enacts laws setting fines for antivirus measure noncompliance See in context

COVID-19 patients resisting hospitalization can be fined up to 500,000 yen ($4,760) and those who fail to participate in epidemiological surveys by health authorities, up to 300,000 yen.

How about if I want to be hospitalized but can't? The government should pay at least the same for the trouble. If I die then I expect them to cover the cost of my funeral too, at the very least.

About the surveys. Does it include street ones too?

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Posted in: Suga asks people to hold on a little longer as he extends state of emergency See in context

I will hold on for a bit longer but will the politicians do? Or the local hostess club scent will still be too irresistible and theyd still be forced to frequent them from time to time?

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Posted in: Miniseries 'HodoBuzz' explores dark side of Japan's media industry See in context

Usually, I don't really like anything that has the word Buzz in its' title, (Buzzfeed) but this show I will give a go.

But then again, Buzzfeed is the one promoting it the most... therefore I am still skeptical.

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Posted in: Gov't scraps plan to imprison disobedient virus patients; penalties pared down See in context

I wish they introduced penalties for certain politicians who visited Ginza hostess club during SOE.

But I guess a bow and an apology would have to be sufficient, as per usual.

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Posted in: EU reinstates travel ban from Japan amid surge of COVID-19 cases See in context

Little on this news on the Japanese TV news. A brief mention only.

I guess their pride was hurt. Ask of they don't want to be reminded that "Even" South Korea is doing better of a job...

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Posted in: Virus vaccination drill conducted in Kawasaki See in context

On the telly they said they can do 280 people a day...

If that is the case, I expect the country to be herd immune by 2159.

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Posted in: Tokyo apartment prices rise to near bubble-era high in 2020 See in context

Overpriced Tower mansions and the growing number of abandoned houses is not a good sign...

I don't really get why would one like to pay an overpriced tag for something that would loose 20 percent of its value the second you turn the key and enter genkan...

Renovation of existing homes is a better option.

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Posted in: Japan likely to extend COVID-19 state of emergency See in context

Hope they do free money again. Gotta love that money

Do any of the first commenters even read the article or they just post random crap just to be first ? It says there won't be any 100k handouts anymore for the general public....

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Posted in: Coronavirus vaccination simulation to be held on Wednesday See in context

Does the virtual one have like a placebo effect and could keep one from getting the corona? If so I'm where should I line up at Kawasaki?

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Posted in: Japan likely to hit COVID-19 herd immunity in Oct: researcher See in context

So the vacine is like 90 percent sure to keep you away from getting it?

I'll have three rounds to be 270 percent sure.

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Posted in: At least 15,000 virus patients waiting for hospitals, accommodations See in context

People can't be admitted to the hospitals even if they want to, yet the government introduces a penalty system for those unwilling to be hospitalized when they get the coronavirus...

Pathetic.

I suggest making a subsidy of a few million yen for those who want to be hospitalized but cannot be due to lack of space, just to make it fair, you know?

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