So the sponsors can get their money's worth? Just GTFO strawberry man.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
Those kids must have screamed in fear and pain as their lives were taken away by their own blade wielding psycho mom. Why are there so many unpredictable lunatic moms in Japan. What do they gain by doing this...
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Human chess! Looks fun.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Very soon, the Sit-ups King is going to have a lot more free time for doing Sit-ups.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
Either someone forgot to tell Suga that covid exists and elbowing is the norm in front of the cameras, or he is asking to have his lunch money back...
-3 ( +3 / -6 )
By foreigners I mean olympic staff from abroad who have not quarantined. Not us foreigners in Japan in general.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
From a medical perspective this makes little sense. Rather they should be focusing on all the volunteers, staff etc. who will come into contact with foreigners and might quickly spread it to the rest of society. Ahh well, the King of Sit-ups knows what's best and everyone will be 100 % safe...
4 ( +5 / -1 )
Posted in: Speeding up the rollout makes us feel safer because it affects our social life and the economy. If 80-90% of the population gets vaccinated, I think we can hold the Olympics smoothly. See in context
Haha such optimism from a 71 old is rare to see.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Every mortal entering Japan (except Olympic athletes and others who aren't mortals) has to quarantine for 14 days.
The 10 days being referred to here is time spent in a government mandated location. For India and Pakistan this was 6 days before and for a bunch of other countries 3 days. After that the remaining days must be spent at home or in another location indication by the traveller. Taking taxis, public transport etc. still isn't allowed.
The reason they do this is to test the traveller multiple times during this period so it is not a bad thing to keeping Japan safe. Just very tiresome for the traveller.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
I'm sorry, but AstraZenica's vaccine is best reserved for the trash bin. British monkey scam vaccine.
Good that Moderna is finally getting approved though.
-25 ( +7 / -32 )
90k people with no quarantine.... International party time
22 ( +22 / -0 )
Until recently I was considering finally procuring a TV to be able to watch the games comfortably.... my interest is now gone. What a piece of work that Suga is.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
Over the years the Olympics have turned into a pillage fest of the host nation by the IOC who is taking larger and larger cuts while demanding increasingly elaborate facilities. No wonder the number of bidding nations has dropped to just a couple.
14 ( +14 / -0 )
....Suga: "I've never prioritised the Olympics"
.... "Japan to vaccinate olympic athletes..."
....."Monthly death toll in Osaka broken in less than two weeks" http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14347147
.... "Desperation at Tokyo Hospital: Stop the Olympics" http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14344117
.... Suga's health policy advisor: "LOL"
8 ( +8 / -0 )
Then again, the official Japan death rate has been calculated to be around a tenth of this estimation of total mortality, which puts it over 108,000:
Thank you for posting this link!!
It is remarkable but unsurprising if the covid mortality rate in Japan is actually more than 10 times higher than reported. Among the most severely under reported in the world it seems.
3 ( +4 / -1 )
Tip of the iceberg
24 ( +26 / -2 )
They haven't got this under control
3 ( +4 / -1 )
I think Suga forgot he's supposed to run the country. Pathetic.
Forged his way into power unelected and via shady backroom deals... and has demonstrated zero leadership or political competence so far.
We no like.
3 ( +4 / -1 )
"Local government employees are really working hard, as are the call center staff so I ask that people refrain from issuing complaints as much as possible," Kono told reporters on Friday.
It takes only very basic training to learn how to administer the vaccine. Why is it that these morons won't realize that students, volunteers and others can do the job. Just look at how it is being done successfully in other countries.
18 ( +19 / -1 )
The sign is aimed at international media, not at us "disposables". That's a no brainer. 2,5 months before the Olympics and the Tokyo government wants to reassure that "something" is being done and everything is in complete control.
11 ( +11 / -0 )
That's right. Stand you ground. Don't give in to this garbage. Enough is enough. Nurses should be given more time off and paid much more. They have been treated horribly by the government and it is becoming clearer and clearer.
It takes a special level of stupidity to make the remarks that Suga did. Never seen something so remarkably stupid from the leader of a country other than Trump.
7 ( +7 / -0 )
Who is this lady? Wickenheiser for Prime!
0 ( +2 / -2 )
I agree with fellow commenters. Be a man of your words Aso and drink up.
Directly from the tap and on live tv please.
7 ( +11 / -4 )
Why would ANY medical experts be convinced that holding the Olympics is a great idea?
From a medical perspective, how could this ever possibly be a good thing? Or are most of them just afraid to challenge the overlords.
5 ( +5 / -0 )
Is this a cultural thing in Britain?
-9 ( +8 / -17 )
Come on people, everybody knows it has nothing to do with a stupid app.
NTT is losing profitability but the executives need their bónuses. It's just a means of sustaining a poor, poor company with taxpayer money.
In Japan everybody works for everybody.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
Here's a little story from the real world. Two employees at my company tested positive this week. However the public health center determined that there were no close contacts, so no one else were allowed to be tested in this instance. Even though the two had been in the office among other people.
All contact tracing and disinfection procedures now being done without support or guidance from the health authorities.
Take care, everyone.
9 ( +9 / -0 )
Surely someone must have whispered into Kono's ear that using insulin syringes for vaccines is impractical, improper, and potentially dangerous medical practice.
The "we don't want to steal syringes from diabetes patients" is a poor argument given the magnitude of novel treatment options within diabetes therapy other than the old fashioned syringe and vial option.
But it's Japan, and Kono would never admit that at a press conference.
4 ( +4 / -0 )