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Posted in: Japanese gov't backs 4-day workweek, but experts split See in context

Ha! I’ll believe that when I see it!

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Posted in: Why are Olympics going on despite public opposition, medical warnings? See in context

I think for once we can’t blame completely blame the government though, despite all the other messes they’ve made. It’s the IOC who could’ve cancelled this. From what I’ve heard, the host country doesn’t actually have the power to cancel after the contract they sign. Blame ‘Dick’ Pound. Dick by name, dick by….

You know what I’m saying.

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

Don’t be naughty or you’ll get a stern talking to.

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

From The Asahi Shinbun:

“Pfizer’s international tests were conducted from July to November on about 44,000 people in six countries, including about 2,000 Asians. Japan requested tests on 160 Japanese people,”

So why didn’t other Asian countries do this, why only Japan? Perhaps it’s because there’s this pernicious idea that the Japanese people are somehow unique and that this idea also extends to their very DNA. Remember when there was talk of the ‘Factor X’ and ‘high degree of culture’ last year? Not so different from other people after all it would seem. This kind of arrogance has cost lives.

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Posted in: British medical journal calls for global conversation on Tokyo Olympics See in context

Don’t worry, they’ll be putting out hand sanitizer for people to use, that’ll do it!

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Posted in: British medical journal calls for global conversation on Tokyo Olympics See in context

I think that particular horse has already bolted.

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Posted in: City in Fukushima uses tsunami lessons for COVID-19 vaccinations See in context

Cool Japan? Slow Japan more like.

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Posted in: Suga arrives in Britain for G7 summit See in context

So, if I go to England, I have to self isolate for about ten days, and on my return to Japan, spend six days in a government run isolation unit before spending ten days isolating in my own house. I assume that Suga will be setting an example by doing the same?

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Posted in: Japan to extend quarantine for travelers from Britain to 6 days See in context

I thought it was 14 days, that’s what I’d heard.

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Posted in: Facebook suspends Trump for 2 years See in context

It won’t stop him lying though.

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Posted in: Olympics chief says cancelation unlikely with 50 days to go See in context

‘Extreme circumstances’, what, like a pandemic or something?

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Posted in: 10,000 Tokyo Olympic volunteers have now pulled out: organizers See in context

I think there is no doubt that one of the reasons is concern over coronavirus infections," Toshiro Muto, CEO of the organizing committee, told reporters. One of the reasons, surely THE reason.

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Posted in: Japan's vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late See in context

Ian, you said that the Asahi Shinbun called for it to be postponed not cancelled, but here’s their headline, “Prime Minister Suga, please call off the Olympics this summer”. Call off, not postpone.

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Posted in: Japan's vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late See in context

‘By using a new weapon called vaccines and taking firm preventive measures, it is fully possible" to hold the Olympics safely.’

Vaccines are hardly a ‘new weapon’. He explains it as though he’s talking to a bunch of kids. If it’s ‘fully possibly’, then why have all the local festivals been cancelled?

This idiot is going to hospitalize thousands of people.

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Posted in: Man arrested for ruining fruit at supermarket See in context

What a bellend.

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Posted in: China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu See in context

Not again. Come on China, sort yourselves out.

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Posted in: Japan's vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late See in context

Ever feel like you’re reading the same story day after day?!

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Posted in: Over 30% in Japan see rise in exposure to secondhand smoke See in context

I had a class in this place where, as usual, everyone had to wear masks. As it was as private club and this is Japan however, people not taking part in the class we’re allowed to take off their masks and smoke! Unbelievable.

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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

Seriously, if they pull this off and we can all get vaccinated fairly soon then someone needs a $£%#n medal for sorting this mess out. If it’s just business as usual and just another bit of PR then I’ll be the first to say €#%£ you to this inept government. Let’s see what happens.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder after throwing dumbbell from 2nd-floor window See in context

Dumb, bell

end.

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Posted in: EU leaders express support for Tokyo Olympics See in context

Yeah, it’s alright foe them isn’t it. They won’t have to deal with the vaccine evading quadruple spike protein strain in the immediate aftermath will they?

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Posted in: Japan plans to extend COVID-19 state of emergency beyond May 31 See in context

The thing that annoys me is that the delays in vaccinations are partly due to this idea that Japanese people are somehow unique, and that their DNA is completely different to other Asian people. It wasn’t enough that 2,000 out of the 44,000 people tested were Asian, it was also deemed necessary to conduct the same trials on 160 Japanese people thus delaying the rollout by months.

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Posted in: Japan opens mass vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

Yay! Imight get vaccinated this time next year!

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Posted in: Nearly 60% say Tokyo Olympics should be canceled: poll See in context

Didn’t we already know this?

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Posted in: Tougher anti-COVID-19 measures begin in 6 prefectures See in context

Happy days are here again!

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Posted in: Osaka’s remote-learning policy strains teachers; forces students to go to school for lunch See in context

“One of the reasons for the Japanese long life is their diet.” What? Fried chicken, white bread that’s like foam rubber, so-called ‘hamba-gu’, and other convenience foods that I always seem to see people eating here.

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Posted in: 42-year-old mayor gets COVID shot ahead of elderly See in context

“If the mayor, the one who gives the orders, gets infected, it would cause confusion. Is ‘confusion’ really the right word to be using here?

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Posted in: Japan to bar entry of foreigners from India, Nepal, Pakistan See in context

Bit late.

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Posted in: Pfizer vaccine effective against COVID-19 variants in Japan: study See in context

Who knows what variants will be around by the time I get it in 2023 or whenever, it’ll probably have mutated into something completely different by then.

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Posted in: Pfizer vaccine effective against COVID-19 variants in Japan: study See in context

Japanese DNA is completely unique when compared to dirty foreign DNA. Because of this, only a vaccine produced by Japanese people for Japanese people will be effect. Studies show that, under a microscope, Japanese DNA takes its shoes off when entering a house and is really good at using chopsticks.

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