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Forum: Japan
Today, 12:43 am
Replies: 99
Views: 9,613
Posted By jib71

A friend recently visited Nyuto Onsen, which...

A friend recently visited Nyuto Onsen, which looks very much like my idea of a place to relax and recharge in the snowy north. What works for me won't suit everyone, though. Not much in the way of...
Forum: Japan
Jan 23, 21, 12:58 am
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By jib71

Guy de Maupassant famously used to lunch at the...

Guy de Maupassant famously used to lunch at the base of the Eiffel Tower for this reason.
Forum: Japan
Jan 22, 21, 10:01 am
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By jib71

But neither of those options gives you a view of...

But neither of those options gives you a view of both the Ferris wheel and the Landmark Tower.
The ropeway is a twofer.
Forum: Japan
Jan 21, 21, 12:16 am
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

Lucky you. Nothing will stop someone with...

Lucky you.

Nothing will stop someone with good planning from getting drunk, but cutting on board sales will stop the typical pattern that people feel like drinking more when they're already a...
Forum: Japan
Jan 20, 21, 2:36 am
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

The Games will be cancelled when the companies...

The Games will be cancelled when the companies with political connections have burned through the pre-games budgets or when panic levels rise to such a level that maintaining the fiction is no longer...
Forum: Japan
Jan 19, 21, 12:14 am
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

Not yet, but there's an anti-vax bunny: ...

Not yet, but there's an anti-vax bunny:
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Forum: Japan
Jan 16, 21, 5:38 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,434
Posted By jib71

Far fewer carrion crows in Tokyo today than in...

Far fewer carrion crows in Tokyo today than in decades past. I think the natives have finally worked out the trash collection schedule.
Forum: Japan
Jan 5, 21, 3:59 am
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

If he's already here, you were wrong. Unless we...

If he's already here, you were wrong. Unless we hear from him, you're Schrodinger's toothsayer.
Forum: Japan
Jan 3, 21, 10:59 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By jib71

You shouldn't have scoffed all the kuro-mame.

You shouldn't have scoffed all the kuro-mame.
Forum: Japan
Jan 2, 21, 7:00 pm
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

If we're unlucky, malicious pharmacists might...

If we're unlucky, malicious pharmacists might screw things up for some thousands of people, whereas a "benign" but feckless Prime Minister gets to screw things up for the population of a country and...
Forum: Japan
Jan 2, 21, 4:39 pm
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

I came across this tweet this morning which...

I came across this tweet this morning which caused me to raise my eyebrows still higher at the relaxed approach to vaccination protocols ...
Forum: Japan
Jan 2, 21, 10:10 am
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

Thanks for sharing. 1) Yes. Probably fewer...

Thanks for sharing.

1) Yes. Probably fewer travel restrictions. I'd like there to be a requirement for proof of vaccination for all arrivals but what happens is rarely what I'd like.

2 and 3)...
Forum: Japan
Jan 1, 21, 8:17 am
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

That's an interesting take. I could only see it...

That's an interesting take. I could only see it happening if new variants of the virus were to achieve vaccine escape or if Japan fails to vaccinate enough people to prevent community spread. Are...
Forum: Japan
Dec 22, 20, 7:09 pm
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

In other news, Taiwan has reported its first...

In other news, Taiwan has reported its first locally transmitted case (as opposed to cases among arrivals from abroad) since April. A Taiwanese person was infected after encountering an EVA airlines...
Forum: Japan
Dec 22, 20, 4:41 pm
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

Doesn’t it state that long-term resident category...

Doesn’t it state that long-term resident category visa holders are also allowed to enter from U.K. ?
Forum: Japan
Dec 19, 20, 5:12 am
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

If you hear a whistle, hit the wall and pull in...

If you hear a whistle, hit the wall and pull in your stomach.
Forum: Japan
Dec 18, 20, 11:23 pm
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

I noticed that several vaccines had conducted...

I noticed that several vaccines had conducted Phase I and II trials in Japan but I wrongly assumed that Phase III efficacy testing would not be feasible because of the low rate of infection. I stand...
Forum: Japan
Dec 18, 20, 9:50 am
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

Yes. It appears that the Ministry of Health,...

Yes. It appears that the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare wants to see data from trials in Japan (but perhaps not full efficacy trials, which would take a long time to reach a conclusion with...
Forum: Japan
Dec 16, 20, 1:08 am
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

And in other news today ... Sydney is now...

And in other news today ... Sydney is now scrambling to prevent an outbreak from spreading, following the infection of an airport hotel shuttle bus driver:...
Forum: Japan
Dec 8, 20, 8:47 pm
Replies: 2,972
Views: 275,329
Posted By jib71

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Forum: Japan
Dec 8, 20, 7:59 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By jib71

As long as you're working with someone on the...

As long as you're working with someone on the inside, it's ethical? ... Hmm ... let me check.
Forum: Japan
Nov 30, 20, 12:16 am
Replies: 264
Views: 44,735
Posted By jib71

“A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon...

“A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money."
(US Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen)
Forum: Japan
Nov 26, 20, 11:12 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 18,765
Posted By jib71

Mr. Rogers? Mr. Rogers likes PBS. Do you mean...

Mr. Rogers? Mr. Rogers likes PBS.
Do you mean "Uncle Roger," the character played by Nigel Ng? I'm already tired of him.
Forum: Japan
Nov 24, 20, 1:27 am
Replies: 264
Views: 44,735
Posted By jib71

That article makes it sound like the whole...

That article makes it sound like the whole Olympic enterprise is a corrupt racket. It can't be true because sport is an unalloyed force for peace and good in the world. Everyone involved has pure...
Forum: Japan
Nov 17, 20, 11:25 pm
Replies: 264
Views: 44,735
Posted By jib71

I don't think that this is knowable today. The...

I don't think that this is knowable today. The definitive answer will emerge from monitoring the immune systems of vaccinated people over time. The CEO of BioNTech said "I could imagine we could be...
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