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Forum: Japan
Yesterday, 10:47 am
Replies: 3,574
Views: 321,244
Posted By freecia

The good news is probably that Pfizer's still...

The good news is probably that Pfizer's still decently effective against N501-Y (aka UK aka 20I/501Y.V1, VOC 202012/01, or B.1.1.7) https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2100362

The bad news...
Forum: Japan
Apr 8, 21, 11:46 pm
Replies: 3,574
Views: 321,244
Posted By freecia

The population might actually skew younger than...

The population might actually skew younger than some mainland villages of similar size?

https://ecitizen.jp/Population/City/13421...
Forum: Japan
Apr 8, 21, 11:20 pm
Replies: 3,574
Views: 321,244
Posted By freecia

10万 (juu-man) Unit of 100,000 in India...

10万 (juu-man) Unit of 100,000 in India https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakh
400,000 rupees = ~ 580,000 JPY = ~5,300 USD

For USD heli evac, that seems like a bargain. Bengaluru to Chennai is ~ 6.5 -...
Forum: Cruises
Apr 8, 21, 5:53 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By freecia

Just once prior to boarding, correct? No...

Just once prior to boarding, correct? No re-testing at any interval of a certain percentage to monitor conditions?

Since passengers won't be allowed at destinations without escort, I'm guessing...
Forum: Japan
Apr 8, 21, 10:58 am
Replies: 3,574
Views: 321,244
Posted By freecia

They may be able to evacuate by military sea...

They may be able to evacuate by military sea plane (I recall seeing a video/picture Governor Koike visit in one) if really urgent? My local guide said residents who need hospital facilities travel...
Apr 6, 21, 11:57 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By freecia

I used to sit in the gate area close to the...

I used to sit in the gate area close to the departing gate some years ago before I realized I am happier away from the crowd. I shifted to finding an emptier opposite gate area where I can see the...
Forum: Japan
Apr 6, 21, 9:33 pm
Replies: 3,574
Views: 321,244
Posted By freecia

Ah, are Japanese voters open to being swayed in...

Ah, are Japanese voters open to being swayed in that direction now? I thought the majority were in favor of cancelling the Olympics and have to live with the government's choice of continuing so...
Forum: Japan
Apr 6, 21, 11:44 am
Replies: 3,574
Views: 321,244
Posted By freecia

These are referred to as Breakthrough cases. ...

These are referred to as Breakthrough cases.

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2021/03/29/dozens-in-central-florida-contract-covid-19-after-being-fully-vaccinated/

Breakthrough cases are...
Forum: Japan
Apr 6, 21, 11:27 am
Replies: 3,574
Views: 321,244
Posted By freecia

Hospitalizations in US are increasing in total...

Hospitalizations in US are increasing in total percent for 50-64 and 18-49 based on CDC sampling
https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/covidnet/COVID19_5.html

What states have opened vaccinations to general...
Forum: Cruises
Apr 5, 21, 9:18 am
Replies: 427
Views: 38,148
Posted By freecia

+ Norwegian details as I hit a paywall...

+ Norwegian details as I hit a paywall...
Forum: Cruises
Apr 5, 21, 12:12 am
Replies: 427
Views: 38,148
Posted By freecia

It just clicked in my brain after posting this...

It just clicked in my brain after posting this that I was due to board Celebrity Solstice April 1, 2020 for the South Pacific departing Auckland just about a year ago. I'd cancelled our ship...
Forum: Cruises
Apr 4, 21, 6:44 pm
Replies: 427
Views: 38,148
Posted By freecia

Memories seem to be short and I'm not discounting...

Memories seem to be short and I'm not discounting the crying. I saw a decent amount of rage on twitter this week about test cruise guidance from the CDC not being any closer or cruises choosing to...
Forum: Japan
Apr 2, 21, 5:10 pm
Replies: 385
Views: 56,712
Posted By freecia

See cruise lines offering onboard credit refunds...

See cruise lines offering onboard credit refunds in 2020 prior to CDC blocking them from sailing and requiring credit be booked by 2021. Then cancelling cruises in 2021 in less than a few months from...
Forum: Japan
Apr 2, 21, 4:59 pm
Replies: 385
Views: 56,712
Posted By freecia

I know this is a joke but marriage wouldn't get...

I know this is a joke but marriage wouldn't get you Japanese Citizenship by 2021. Perhaps entry on a spousal visa of a current resident...
Forum: Cruises
Apr 2, 21, 12:17 pm
Replies: 427
Views: 38,148
Posted By freecia

You can also choose the option of "not right now"...

You can also choose the option of "not right now" instead of never getting the vaccine. It gives you more time to research from official sites.

I get my recommended yearly flu shot and other...
Forum: Japan
Mar 31, 21, 12:28 am
Replies: 385
Views: 56,712
Posted By freecia

Did they publish how many tickets were allocated...

Did they publish how many tickets were allocated to JP vs foreign? Can the venues safely operate by JP standards with social distancing?

I just read skating twitter for Worlds 2021 in Stockholm...
Mar 30, 21, 6:35 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,859
Posted By freecia

Check with local libraries - both your sister's...

Check with local libraries - both your sister's location and your parents. Some libraries are loaning hotspots.

Do they have access to a cellular enabled iPad/Android tablet? There's a postpaid...
Mar 30, 21, 3:16 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By freecia

Boost's unlock policy states it will need to have...

Boost's unlock policy states it will need to have been active on account for at least 12 months

https://www.boostmobile.com/about/legal/regulatory.html

You can check to see if you'd be able to...
Forum: Japan
Mar 27, 21, 12:54 pm
Replies: 385
Views: 56,712
Posted By freecia

O/T The article linked to a survey of...

O/T


The article linked to a survey of most sexist remarks by Japan Public Figures over the past ~ 1 year and he ranked second. So, of course, I wondered who was first and it was the female...
Mar 24, 21, 11:27 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,952
Posted By freecia

A bit wistful and very compassionate. I hope you...

A bit wistful and very compassionate. I hope you don't feel sad. Many of us are also in the same boat ;) and running travel simulations to remind ourselves of past trips, future dreams, and all the...
Forum: Japan
Mar 22, 21, 2:25 am
Replies: 385
Views: 56,712
Posted By freecia

*Sucks teeth* I just don't see them readily...

*Sucks teeth*

I just don't see them readily agreeing to share the same calendar year. Beijing 2022 would also be known as Tokyo 2022. Beijing 2022 sponsors went in on the premise that they'd get...
Forum: Japan
Mar 22, 21, 1:48 am
Replies: 385
Views: 56,712
Posted By freecia

I'm guessing some are trying to save Face as much...

I'm guessing some are trying to save Face as much as economics.



Some of the economics are tied to property development in the Olympic Village. I believe the cachet of living in a former...
Mar 20, 21, 1:17 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,038
Posted By freecia

Have you checked more recently? There was a...

Have you checked more recently? There was a large need for used hardware around last fall and some schools are still operating remotely. They might need more laptops, tablets, or chrome books for...
Forum: Japan
Mar 15, 21, 11:21 am
Replies: 3,574
Views: 321,244
Posted By freecia

Fourth wave might look a bit different in...

Fourth wave might look a bit different in demographics.

Numbers in my area of US have hit a plateau last week and testing generally decreased, so positivity rate a bit larger than post first and...
Forum: Japan
Mar 11, 21, 11:01 am
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By freecia

Google Translate via Chrome says [Important]...

Google Translate via Chrome says
[Important] [Reservation acceptance period] Currently, Azumi Setoda << March 2, 2021 --May 31, 2021 >> ...
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