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Posted in: Japan to halt company applications for workplace vaccinations See in context

Hold on for a second, we've donated vaccines to several countries. So what's the excuse for "it will be unable to distribute doses quickly enough"?

We gave the several countries the 2nd tier vaccines, because in political jargon, it means these are not good enough for us, but if you want them for free, and cover the shipping we will send them to you.

Glad to see my political science minor pays off after all of these years.

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Posted in: 2nd Ugandan Olympic team member in Japan tests positive for COVID See in context

didou

That shows the AstraZeneca does not prevent infection

None of them PREVENT infection with 100% efficacy.

Astrazeneca was around 70% efficacy, so 2~3 out of 11 is probably right. The other passengers on the plane, might wanna follow up with those people as well.

contacttracing101

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Posted in: 2nd Ugandan Olympic team member in Japan tests positive for COVID See in context

The whole hype of the "bubble safety" of the olympic village is a joke. Especially when you have all these athletes training all over Japan, sure the local communities feel lots of anxiety, confusion, and anger over all of this. The other 80,000 support staff will be going all over tokyo, eating out, partying.

You have CNN saying the athletes will come 5 days before their event, and leave 2 days after their event. But then you have some teams coming a month or more before, staying in the country side at some 4800 yen a night business hotels, being told to stay in their rooms. The ugandans arrive in Narita and after going through the PCR tests, and one person testing postive are put on a bus for 7.5 hours to Osaka. What einstein came up with that in the plan for omotenashi olympics.

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Posted in: Hashimoto defends decision to allow spectators amid public frustration See in context

If her mask is an "asgard", does that make her a butt head?

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Posted in: Plans to sell alcohol at Olympic venues draw criticism from thirsty Tokyo residents See in context

10,000 Japanese drunk fans= kanpai.

World Class Athletes= No rubbers, Cardboard beds, Omotenashi nashi.

"Unity through Sport."

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic spectator cap set at 10,000 or 50% capacity per venue See in context

Wait, why do they have on their masks? I thought they thought everything was fine...

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID vaccinations for foreign embassy officials on Monday See in context

10 per embassy. Omotenashi nashi.

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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

I don’t own a tv. But this sounds like an attempt to have NHK collect an Olympic viewing tax.

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Posted in: Japan starts vaccinating people aged 18 or older at large-scale centers See in context

Why not small scale centers?

Lots of doctors sitting around in their clinics that could be part of the vaccination effort.

My district in Tokyo has over 170 small clinic locations giving out jabs. Most wards in Tokyo have some number of local clinics giving out jabs. Check your local city homepage, the info will be there, not on Japantoday.

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Posted in: Japan starts vaccinating people aged 18 or older at large-scale centers See in context

How is a 21 year old in Tokyo able to get a shot?

If their university or workplace is giving them out, they do not require a voucher from what I have seen. Or if their local ward has sent the vouchers, they may be able to get a vaccine from a group or individual location. It all depends on the ward. Even yesterday, the govt said, they would reward those municipalities who were efficient at getting the jabs into arms. And those that were slow would not get new vaccine until they are out in an effort to avoid waste.

If you need to get a voucher first, are students getting priority before others under 65?

If they have a voucher, yes they are priority before those without a voucher. However, with a voucher under 65 is basically a free for all.

This roll out is such a mess.

True that.

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

Word is that Vegas is taking bets on athletes or teams which will break the protocol.

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Posted in: Japan eyes vaccinating people under 65 at state-run mass centers from Thursday See in context

So did anyone else notice that it states "The slots from July 28 onward are mostly filled by elderly people for their second-round shots." ?

These large vaccine centers give the Moderna shot, which is a 4 week interval in Japan. This would not make sense, as they have not given the first shot even yet. The July 28th date is most likely a type for June 28th. As the article states the slots are open until June 27th.

I know many in Sumida-ku, most under 65 ( 40~60) none have yet gotten their voucher.

I know three people age over 40 who live in Sumida-ku and two have made reservations, the third will soon.

My voucher should arrive this week, and I will try my luck at the large site. Worst case is I can get it in middle July according to my local ward.

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Posted in: Mass vaccination site to fill vacant slots with police, other officials See in context

Pfizer blue pill. Pfizer covid vaccine.

Me love Pfizer.

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Posted in: Message for Olympic visitors See in context

Why is the message for spectators in English?

For all of the overseas spectators coming.

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Posted in: Minister admits coercing Olympics app developer into cutting costs See in context

I would recommend apples find my function on iphone. Its free. You could sell iphones to those guests that do not have one and gain income from that. Everyone adds the same master friend, and they can follow everyone.

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

RikiWeb posts a lot of articles from Reuters, Kyodo, and Soranews. Just check the posts credits. Japan today have good SEO, so they show up in search results and get traffic. When pointing out errors, you should not blame RikiWeb, but the news services for lack of clarity, and poor writing.

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Posted in: Japan says ties with Taiwan are only unofficial See in context

Next time a significant other asks, "what are we?" You can now official use the term, "we are only unofficial" and not feel bad about it.

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

If you want to look into booking, do not take Japantoday for the final word. Please check the govt health agency sites, they are responsible for booking, not Japantoday, not Kyodo, and pretty sure not SORANEWS. as much as Japantoday is a great news source, they are not the health department.

For the large vaccination sites in tokyo, the page is: https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/iryo/kansen/coronavaccine/daikibo.html

as of today, you still need a vaccine ticket to book a reservation.

Your local city, district, ward, mura, homepage has the most recent vaccine info. Check there for the local rules, timelines and rollout.

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Posted in: Heatstroke or COVID-19? Similar symptoms could confuse at Olympics See in context

Showing the world Japan can overcome heatstroke shows our strength in unity.

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Posted in: USATF says vaccines not mandatory for Tokyo-bound athletes See in context

but if they don't have a vaccine, they have to quarantine for 2 weeks right?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Village considering ban on alcohol See in context

The fun police are in action. GPS, no kanpai, no hugs, fist bumps only.

Make it as tough as possible to have a normal games so the IOC will consider to delay it.

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Posted in: Members of media from abroad covering Olympics to be tracked by GPS See in context

Thus Creating an underground black market for burner phones for journalist. Sounds like movie.

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Posted in: Members of media from abroad covering Olympics to be tracked by GPS See in context

They should buy everyone apple airtags.

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Posted in: Japan considers vaccinating all 70,000 Tokyo Games volunteers See in context

Those dentsu staff working overtime to come up with some nice stories.

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Posted in: Okinawa closes schools as COVID-19 infections spread See in context

We know a lot of the hostesses and their boyfriends, and lovers, have been going to okinawa, and not wearing masks. It is all over social media. apparently, some locals called the hotel some were staying at and complained their guests were going around without masks. It is said when common sense does not take over, but then again common sense and mizushobai don't mix. Its all dirty money for dirty people.

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Posted in: First responders get vaccinated at former Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo See in context

Venues should have been set respectively at each ward.

they are set up in each ward. As well as sometimes hundreds of small clinics as well. My district has over 180 small clinics and 6 large centers. Check you local ward homepage for a list. It’s on the top page of every municipality homepage.

the jgov isn’t going to post this info to japantoday, or NHK, etc. just check your local ward and the info will be there.

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Posted in: Convenience stores have different policies on allowing customers to use their toilets. Some don't mind, while other say no because, among other reasons, customers might use the toilet to hide shoplifted items in their clothing. What's your view? See in context

If i leave an omiyage, I make sure I buy something.

To be honest, when I travel abroad and cannot find a toilet i realize how thankful I am for all of the conbini in Japan.

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Posted in: Skateboarding toward Tokyo See in context

Nice! Many parks in Tokyo have good skateboard areas.

Actually, most prohibit it. Komazawa park and Setagaya are about the only two that come to mind. Should hopefully be a lot more as Japan as high hopes for lot of medals at the Olympics.

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Posted in: Please take Tokyo Olympics condoms back to your home country and use them there, organizers say See in context

when you open them, are they gold, silver, or bronze?

That would be fun.

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