Tokyo, Japan

This morning.

Via Forbes:

The Japanese government will lift the country’s near five-month-long Covid-19 state of emergency at the end of this week, a move that comes as daily new infections continue to decline sharply

The decision to lift the national state of emergency comes just a day before Suga’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) selects a new leader to succeed him. Earlier this month, Suga announced that he would drop out of the leadership race and resign from his role amid sinking approval ratings.

57.4%. That’s the percentage of Japan’s population that has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 according to Bloomberg’s tracker. After initially being criticized for a slow start, Japan’s vaccine rollout quickly gathered pace over the last few months.

Japan Is Lifting Its Covid-19 State Of Emergency After Five Months Of Restrictions (Forbes)

Previously: Foreign Substance



Oy vey.

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6 thoughts on “Rising Sun

  1. Micko

    “ the Japanese government will tackle the pandemic through vaccinations and health care system enhancement which he hopes will help restore normalcy”

    ‘health care system enhancement’ you say?

    That sounds nice…

  2. SOQ

    1 million lose green pass? Make no mistake, that will happen here too. They are so far into this now that the only thing they can do, is keep going.

    Does passes being revoked because you missed a six monthly shot seem like such a crazy idea now?

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      “Make no mistake, that will happen here too.”

      Chicken Licken, take the day off ! You sound like Gemma O’Doherty. We’re still waiting for the army to take to the streets, Chinese robot police etc etc.

      1. f_lawless

        ↑↑ Boiling Frog Syndrome ↑↑

        A year ago, when warned that the initial launch of the Covid “Green Pass” bio-surveillance system heralded a major attack on (what’s left of ) our liberal democratic societies. Daisy’s response was:

        “You’re perfectly entitled to not download it, you know. They haven’t put the chip in your brain to recieve it directly… OR HAVE THEY!?!?!”

        As if the system would be entirely optional, no need for concern. Look how far we’ve now come with the levels of coercion rapidly increasing in so many countries.


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