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

Didn’t they announce this a couple of years back?

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Posted in: 51-year-old man arrested for spitting on woman’s face See in context

Why is this news worthy?

It’s assault. It has the potential to cause serious harm to the women if he has a disease. It’s very newsworthy.

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

While the old and vulnerable sit and wait. The contempt the IOC and the government have for the people of Japan is unforgivable.

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

People are stupid. Even if the vaccine was genuine and effective they will have no proof they were vaccinated.

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Posted in: Cautious cuddling? England to OK hugs as lockdown eases See in context

"Cautious" cuddling, as advice from a Johnson who's fathered around 7 kids is comedy gold.

At today’s press conference Johnson was asked who he’d be cuddling first. He declined to answer.

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

The world media are reporting on whether going ahead with the Games is possible or sensible. Long report just now on BBC News.

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Posted in: Cautious cuddling? England to OK hugs as lockdown eases See in context

It was a guideline. Social distancing, ie keeping at least a metre apart, obviously means no hugging with anyone outside your household or bubble. I haven’t hugged my siblings or friends yet, and I have only been able to meet them outside. Next week we can meet indoors, including inside the pub and not outside, and I can finally give them a cuddle. It’s overwhelming.

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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

Train volunteers to administer vaccines, also for the admin and marshalling at vaccine centres. You know, like other countries have done. Also, open local vaccination centres, if people have to travel to get a vaccine they are less likely to get one. The elderly, disabled and vulnerable can’t travel. Approve other vaccines for use. Send appointments to those eligible for vaccines as inviting them to make appointments, especially as the system is obviously not coping, means lower vaccine uptake. Again, learn from other countries experiences. Stop reinventing the wheel, Japan.

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

Is that 4,500,000 people receiving both doses or 9,000,000 people getting the first dose in two weeks? Either way, without the facilities or staff this is an impossible target.

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Posted in: Labour's Sadiq Khan re-elected London mayor See in context

Khan was the second choice candidate for those who voted Green, LibDem, ProEu, Womens Equality, Count Binface etc as a first choice. It’s always decided on the second preference choices. Delighted Binface beat Piers Corbyn, UKIP and the other cranks, shame he didn’t trounce failed actor-musician-husband Laurence Fox.

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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

Absolutely disgusting.

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Posted in: UK to ease holiday travel ban yet keeps most quarantines See in context

It hasn’t occurred to many of those criticising the Green list is that it is deliberately short and weird to put off people from unnecessary travel.

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

This is a disgrace, criminally negligent.

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Posted in: New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide See in context

Shame on you, Ardern.

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Posted in: Nurses say they are needed elsewhere, not at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Nurses everywhere are just viewed as disposable cannon fodder.

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Posted in: BAFTA suspends UK actor Clarke after groping and harassment allegations See in context

Many of the women’s claims have been verified by witnesses, a couple of incidents were filmed, yet still people doubt the women.

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Posted in: Australia's Perth at risk of 2nd snap-lockdown with 3 new COVID-19 infections See in context

GBR48Today  03:01 am JST

Just employ people who have had covid and recovered to work at these places, either locals or immigrant labour. The world is not short of people who have had it.

You can get reinfected with covid.

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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

What a completely tone deaf and ignorant thing to say.

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Posted in: At least 1 in 10 women worldwide experience miscarriage: study See in context

It’s more than that.

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Posted in: Hungary reopens for people holding COVID-19 immunity cards See in context

But they don’t have immunity from covid. They have a greatly reduced risk of having covid, but they are not immune. This sort of nonsense lulls people into a false sense of security.

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Posted in: Beyond the pandemic: London votes for a mayor during crisis See in context

I’m voting for Count Binface as my first choice, still haven’t decided on my second choice. Most of the candidates are appalling.

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

It’ll just sit in storage like the Pfizer one, and where oh where is the approval for the Astra Zeneca vaccine?

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Posted in: Golden Week travel begins despite pleas from governors to stay home See in context

That photo is horrific. No one should be travelling.

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Posted in: Next Meat plant-based beef bowls and yakiniku go on sale in Japan See in context

Ultra processed food. Yuck.

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Posted in: Japan's unused 14 mil doses of COVID-19 vaccines point to logistical hurdles See in context

If only the authorities had some kind of warning, time to prepare...........

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Posted in: Japan to introduce 'vaccine passports' for international travel See in context

The vaccine passport issue isn’t as simple as people may believe. Japan needs to vaccinate it’s population first. Will they recognise vaccines given in other countries, or vaccines not used it Japan? Will my UK administered Astra Zeneca vaccines be accepted? Japan has refused to licence the AZ vaccine, so it may not accept people who have been vaccinated with it.

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Posted in: Japan to issue new 500 yen coins in November See in context

Make the different note denominations different sizes.

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Posted in: Even among Japanese convenience stores, the Daily Hot makes this chain especially awesome See in context

Greggs need to open branches in Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese foreign minister to visit Britain, 3 Eastern European countries See in context

I hope he will be obliged to do his 10 day quarantine and two PCR tests when he visits the UK, and the Japanese equivalent when he returns.

didouToday  01:43 pm JST

Don't bring back the variant, please.

It’s already here.

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