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Posted in: 'No doubt' U.S. has undercounted COVID deaths: Fauci See in context

blacklabel:

The US probably will be back to normal by next Mother's Day, if enough people get vaccinated against Covid-19, Fauci said on ABC News.

Next Mothers Day, huh?

He's just factoring in all those crazy GQP and QAnon members who are hell bent on keeping the numbers up by ignoring any safety precautions. Otherwise, it could be back to normal sooner. But then again, if the crazies carry on, they might cause their own demise and also help to bring the date forward.

We need a Fauci sensei in Japan. It's been estimated that the "official" numbers in Japan are 10% of the real ones.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka conflicted over holding Tokyo Olympics See in context

She's hesitant because of BLM which she supports....then don't attend.

That's what I was thinking. She didn't say much, until news that BLM expressions weren't allowed at the Olympics. Why on earth is she so involved in the matters of a foreign country? It's not as if she's American (asterisk) or using it as a platform to highlight racism in her own country.

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Posted in: Two different Olympic scenes: Inside and outside the National Stadium See in context

"I felt beyond safe," he said. "I've been tested every day."

So where's everybody else's test? You know, all those residents who showed symptoms, sometimes severe, and were told to just stay home. You get tested once a day, whereas ordinary folks can't even get one unless they pay from their own pockets after travelling across town.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,032 new coronavirus cases; 875 in Osaka See in context

121 deaths today.

Compared to 2 in the UK. And the gap between these two will widen. This is showing us the vaccines are working and is the only way to go. Practically all my relatives scattered around the world have already been offered them, and most of those who wanted them have had their two doses already. Me? Next year, maybe. Depends on when Suga gets his head out of his ...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,032 new coronavirus cases; 875 in Osaka See in context

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/newpage_18487.html

121 deaths today.

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

kurisupisu:

I got out of Japan just in time to avoid further ineptitude-I’ll be fully vaccinated in a month and will return to Japan without drama

Are residents of Japan entitled to free NHS treatment?

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Posted in: Narita airport to reopen part of Terminal 2 closed due to pandemic See in context

an expected recovery in arrival numbers.

Really?

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

Kevin:

Hang on in there. Just be grateful you can get a hospital bed. Many have died here because they had no access to beds. What made you get tested?

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

It's ok for him. It's not his country. He's just going to wait for the Japanese side to give up (if they do).

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

I see this pandemic as a test to see how competent governments are, how corrupt they are, and just how much they care about the people. It's interesting to watch.

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

Delighted Binface beat Piers Corbyn, UKIP and the other cranks, shame he didn’t trounce failed actor-musician-husband Laurence Fox.

Laurence 'I come from a famous, wealthy, entitled family' Fox?

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Posted in: Minamata woman faces up to mother's prejudice over pollution disease See in context

Some condemned the victims' moves to seek compensation and combat the stigma, saying they had damaged the reputation of the city, which had historically benefited from the employment Chisso provided.

Unbelievable.

From Wikipedia:

Chisso president, later chairman Yutaka Egashira (later maternal grandfather of Masako, Empress of Japan) used yakuza in order to threaten and silence patients and their supporters.

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Posted in: As pandemic ebbs, an old fear is new again: mass shootings See in context

In the developed world, this is mainly an American problem. Let's keep it that way.

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

The second favourite has been known to make very racist and ignorant remarks. He's complained about people being allowed to celebrate events like Diwali, and yet has said nothing about the Notting Hill Carnival. He's complained about the Indian community of bringing problems to UK, unlike his own black community. He has complained about single mothers and yet has tried to limit access to abortion. He has some good policies, but Khan was the better choice. Khan has stuck his neck out for the LGBT community too and received death threats from both racist right-wingers and his own Muslim community. Crime is a big problem, lack of help from the government is not helping.

FizzBit:

Please. Khan is still here. And the fat guy has long gone.

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Posted in: People in Japan can now earn ¥10,000 bounties for scamming scammers See in context

Unfortunately, they seem very reluctant to investigate these cases.

Because they don't want to be compared to Nigeria and India.

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Posted in: Should you add wasabi to your soy sauce at a sushi restaurant? See in context

Japan has too many "taboos", just mind your own business and let me enjoy my sushi with ample wasabi. Soy and wasabi ... such an "injustice"!! ba hum bug !

Exactly. Just do what you like! If you like pouring soya sauce on your rice, then do it. I don't see locals complaining about mayonnaise and corn on pizzas, or using rice as burger buns.

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

The 'farce' in Japan has been noted again abroad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKcoK2qmBak

Fast forward to 19:35.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,121 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally tops 7,000 See in context

Glad those tens of millions of vaccines are in storage just in case we need them.

I'd be laughing if it wasn't so serious. There are countries which are struggling to get enough vaccines, and here we have, Japan, sitting on millions of them, with Suga and Kono twiddling their thumbs. These politicians are lucky they don't live in a country where criminal politicians are held accountable. Otherwise, they'd be in jail by now.

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Posted in: Free your smile with this clear mask See in context

at least they seem to offer much more protection than the useless face shields or mouth wards that now became so common to see in TV shows.

Yeah, just about as useless as a see-through bikini.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 907 new coronavirus cases; 1,005 in Osaka See in context

vinke:

http://www.healthdata.org/special-analysis/estimation-excess-mortality-due-covid-19-and-scalars-reported-covid-19-deaths?fbclid=IwAR1UGh_G9pGcUnRJACeKJzbUM1rLU_shuEnp7b9P5V7Wafx5VcOSUoZCS7s

Figure 5 in that link looks frightening from Japan's point of view. It literally is the worst, along with Egypt, Kazakhstan and Mongolia! China looks very honest, in comparison. Suga must think people are stupid.

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Posted in: Suga says Japan aiming for 1 mil COVID-19 vaccine shots daily See in context

Suga says Japan aiming for 1 mil COVID-19 vaccine shots daily

When? Next year?

Words are cheap. With the disaster in India right now, even they have done a better job at vaccinating her people than Japan.

I don't know how he can look at himself in the mirror with his criminal actions. People are dying because hospitals won't take them. I bet Suga would have no trouble get medical attention if he got infected.

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Posted in: Wages in Japan see 1st rise in 13 months due to less part-timers See in context

Very creative spin.

Ha ha ha!

It's like saying unemployment is very low because there are lots of people who work at least one hour per week.

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Posted in: Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over anti-virus measures See in context

He said foreign athletes and other participants will be strictly separated from the Japanese public

This does make me feel a bit better for the athletes - reduce the risk of them getting the virus from the general public.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 907 new coronavirus cases; 1,005 in Osaka See in context

I had a check on the many sources, and yes, as the posters above have said, 148 deaths in one day, compared to the previous record of 121 back in Feb 11. And photos showing that nobody is practising social distancing, especially at stations.

I wonder how high the numbers of cases and deaths have to be before the government says enough is enough, or are they going to just suppress the real numbers even more? As many say, this is CRIMINAL. They really are trying to make China look competent.

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Posted in: Japan bans removal of prized agricultural seeds, seedlings abroad See in context

proxy:

@GW Believe it or not but "kiwi" or more correctly "Chinese Gooseberry" or "onimatatabi" are actually native to Japan.

No it's not. It is native to China. (I wonder why it's also called Chinese gooseberry)

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Posted in: Japan bans removal of prized agricultural seeds, seedlings abroad See in context

So strawberries, melons, cherries and a whole host of fruit and vegetables were native to Japan? They must have been imported to Japan once in the past. The same with cows. Even rice!

Does anyone remember when they wanted to copyright curry in Japan? If I were Indian or Thai, I would have been furious (they make the best curries in the world - and they do it without resorting to lard or palm fat).

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Posted in: Kim Kardashian caught up in ancient Roman statue smuggling row See in context

Call me cynical, but this family will do ANYTHING for more publicity.

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Posted in: Action star Steven Seagal gives samurai sword to Venezuela's Maduro See in context

stormcrow:

According to a couple of my students who studied akido, they told me that friends of theirs who practiced with Seagal when he was in Japan said he was really slow.

Physically or mentally?

And to think, Kelly LeBrock married that!

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

The other day, it was quasi. Today, it's powerful.

Do me a favour.

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Posted in: Ishikawa town builds giant squid with COVID relief funds See in context

A squid???!!!! Looks like an elephant to me. And the pink hue is turning white.

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