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Posted in: Governors urge central gov't to deliver vaccine rollout plan See in context

We'll be lucky to see any vaccinations for at least a year!

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Posted in: Japan to begin allowing foreign Olympic athletes' entry next month: Nikkei See in context

 but they must restrict themselves to their accommodation and sports venues.

Oh, one other thing, what happens if their "accommodation" is the Olympic village?

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Posted in: Japan to begin allowing foreign Olympic athletes' entry next month: Nikkei See in context

The report added that Olympic athletes will not be required to self-isolate for two weeks on arrival to help them prepare for the Games set to begin on July 23, but they must restrict themselves to their accommodation and sports venues.

But Japanese returning from other countries have to self-isolate, either in a dedicated facility, or their place of residence, and are not allowed to use any form of public transportation.

This is a form of discrimination against Japanese people themselves! I personally know some folks that will be returning to Japan from overseas soon, and since they live in Okinawa, they can not get on a domestic flight to "self-isolate" in their residences, so they have to do so in a dedicated facility near Narita.

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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

What bs, having to "certify" your hair isnt dyed. I am ever so glad that my own kids are past the age of this!

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Posted in: COVID vaccine for elderly to be distributed based on population proportion See in context

Shini sei 258 You are a statement the only active duty military are being vaccinated is incorrect

My bad, Japan started too.

For some reason, your "jumping ahead" because of your military status, is annoying. Sounds like you are bragging, particularly when you wrote about jumping on a plane to Okinawa to get the 2nd one.

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Posted in: COVID vaccine for elderly to be distributed based on population proportion See in context

Thank God I didn’t have to wait for Japan to vaccinate me. I received my first vaccination on a military installation on mainland Japan, and had an appointment for my second dose. I later received notification that they had run out of vaccines and didn’t know when they would be getting more. Fortunately for me, I was able to fly down to Okinawa and get my second dose Within the recommended time frame at military installation there. FYI, I had no adverse reaction to either vaccination other than pain at the injection site.

So this means you are active duty military. They are the only one's getting vaccinated here now.

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Posted in: Concerns mount over trace app for potential foreign Olympic fans See in context

One company, nevertheless, made and won the bid in January to develop the app for a gigantic 7.3 billion yen -- way before the decision is made.

Let's guess here...Dentsu, or one of it's subsidiaries?

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Posted in: Pandemic wedding plunge adds to Japan demographic woes See in context

Unlike in some Western countries, in Japan only a few out of every 100 babies are born out of wedlock, suggesting a stronger correlation between the number of marriages and the number of babies born.

Paying lip service to the "dekichata" marriages here! And it's no wonder why the divorce rate is also so high, as many of these marriages end up in failure, all because someone wasnt smart enough to use birth control.

Also not noted, is the number of abortions related to this as well.

This is a very misleading statement that glosses over numerous other problems.

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Posted in: COVID vaccine for elderly to be distributed based on population proportion See in context

It is proportion to the total population of each prefecture so everywhere in the country receives at the same rate.

That is not how it will end up, believe me, anything the government says is one thing, what it does is another.

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Posted in: COVID vaccine for elderly to be distributed based on population proportion See in context

Together with doctors from the local medical association, officials practiced going through the entire inoculation process from reception to monitoring for side effects and responding to foreigners in the city with a population of some 70,000.

> With just under 2,000 foreigners living in the city as of late January, staff ran through providing individual interpretation in six languages including English, Vietnamese and Spanish.

So, are there a lot of elderly foreigners living there too? What's the point of this in this article? It's REALLY annoying to see multiple topics stuck together like this, not to mention poor journalism!

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Posted in: COVID vaccine for elderly to be distributed based on population proportion See in context

So, Tokyo and Osaka will be first because they have the largest populations of elderly in Japan.

Outside of some doctors and nurses at one local hospital here, I highly doubt we down here are going to see any vaccinations being done for a long time!

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Posted in: COVID-19 death toll in U.S. tops 500,000 See in context

And the guy who said that "we have turned the corner" a number of times, looks to be setting himself to run again in 2024!

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Posted in: Japan to use state-owned facilities as COVID-19 vaccination sites See in context

Earlier this week, Japan began administering the COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE, starting with hospital staff in the Tokyo metropolitan area before expanding the roll-out nationwide.

Japan's rollout is like trying to throw a square ball at a bowling alley, it sure the hell aint going anywhere!

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Posted in: Hives, chills reported following COVID-19 vaccination in Japan See in context

Hundreds have died in the US after vaccination. In about 1/3 of cases they died within 48hrs.

Let me guess, you believe the earth is flat, Trump won the election, and the sky is falling too?

You are lucky you posted this here on JT, because if it was any other forum, outside the quack-verse, you would be deleted, permanently!

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Posted in: Japanese companies shun blanket wage hikes amid coronavirus pain See in context

"Hit earnings hard?" Someone in the prosecutors office should start investing these companies for destruction of the public trust.

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Posted in: Suga says G-7 leaders gave unanimous support for holding Olympics this summer See in context

I want to hear it from their mouths, not his!

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Posted in: Japan finds new COVID-19 strain, while immigration faciliity reports infections See in context

And I will bet that the authorities only know the individuals, and have ZERO contact tracing for these specific cases as well.

There has been little information regarding the "strains" of the virus being shared publicly until now.

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Posted in: Opposition demands Suga's son appear in Diet over bureaucrat dinners See in context

His ministry issues a broadcast license to a unit of Tohokushinsha Film. The National Public Service Ethics Law prohibits central government officials from receiving favors from stakeholders.

Shouldnt this read ISSUED? Or are they in the processing of issuing? Or will they issue?

His ministry issues licenses to broadcasters!

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Posted in: Sponsors, volunteers welcome Hashimoto as Tokyo Olympics head See in context

Last night's news discussed this topic and asked some people on the street their opinion about Hashimoto becoming the Chief of the committee.

One woman's comment struck a chord with me, when she said, that while she was happy FOR Hashimoto, she wanted to know just how the committee chose her and if there were any other candidates that were put forward during the deliberations on who to choose for the position.

She hoped that Hashimoto was chosen for her abilities and not as a reaction to the media and international pressure regarding the gender discrimination here!

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Posted in: Sponsors, volunteers welcome Hashimoto as Tokyo Olympics head See in context

Now, three top leaders of Tokyo Olympics are all women. President is Hashimoto, Olympic Minister is Marukawa andNow, three top leaders of Tokyo Olympics are all women. President is Hashimoto, Olympic Minister is Marukawa and Tokyo Governor is Koike. Tokyo Governor is Koike.

You forget that it was 2 out of 3 anyway! Hashimoto was the Olympic minister in the first place!

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Posted in: How a 22-year-old woman helped bring down Mori See in context

Only the fact that the person was dominating the discussion is important. Since gender is completley moot, the question is nonsensical.

There is a guy I work with that complains that people "talk" too much in meetings as well, until it comes to him!

I get the feeling Mori was like that, and only liked hearing the sound of his own voice!

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Posted in: Girl wins suit against Osaka Prefecture over school telling her to dye hair black See in context

Just because she won a settlement does not mean she "won" the lawsuit. This is clickbait!

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Posted in: Hashimoto resigns from cabinet to become head of Tokyo Olympic committee See in context

So how many women left in the cabinet?

She IS being replaced by a woman, so, there are the same number as before. Read the article, you might learn that yourself without someone having to point it out to you!

Suga is likely to name Tamayo Marukawa, a former television announcer and ruling party lawmaker, to Hashimoto's post, NHK public television said. Marukawa, 50, previously held the job for about a year.

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Posted in: Hashimoto resigns from cabinet to become head of Tokyo Olympic committee See in context

She resigned? To take the job of a non event? Is she being set up to fail?

How is she supposed to do her job as a Cabinet Minister and head the Olympic committee here?

And I do not understand how you can think she is being set up to fail because of it! I guess you dont understand how things work here.

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Posted in: Japan begins vaccination drive, but why so late? See in context

Japan began its COVID-19 vaccination campaign Wednesday after the government gave belated first approval to a shot co-developed by Pfizer Inc that the U.S. and many other countries started using two months ago.

"Co-developed" the inference is that what? Pfizer co-developed it with a Japanese company? THe writers here should be very specific about who developed it with Pfizer and not leave it open to speculation!

Just like the government had to "wait" to get approval, AFTER they ordered literally millions of doses of the vaccine.

It's not about vaccinating the people, it's about MONEY once again!

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Posted in: From Twitter star to vaccine czar: Taro Kono's moment in the spotlight See in context

Key words inside this article "But he would still have to run the LDP."

This is the BIGGEST problem with Japanese politics, in my opinion. The leaders of the parties are not focused on running the country, but care more about their standing in the party and "running it" rather than the country!

The people here SHOULD be first, but they arent and it shows, particularly in times like now, with the pandemic.

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Posted in: Shimane Prefecture considers canceling Olympic torch relay events See in context

Well someone had to push the "first" domino!

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Posted in: Kono says supply will determine vaccination progress See in context

I would have literally laughed my arse off if the government DIDNT approve the vaccine, after ordering enough of it to vaccinate the country 3 times over!

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Posted in: No Ash Wednesday as Barty ousted in Australian Open quarterfinals See in context

Punny play on names. I'll bet if it was any other religion that was being referred to there would be a storm of criticism!

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Posted in: Federal lawsuit accuses Trump, Giuliani of inciting deadly Capitol riot See in context

politically motivated litigation aimed at slowing down a Trump resurgence, yuck

Tell that to the people who died!

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