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Alert: Japan Places Myocarditis Warning on 'Vaccines' - Requires Informed Consent
Japan's Ministry of Health of health website encourages citizens to receive the "vaccine"; however, they stress it is not mandatory.
Although we encourage all citizens to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, it is not compulsory or mandatory. Vaccination will be given only with the consent of the person to be vaccinated after the information provided
In addition, the government recommends those who are considering taking the shot carefully consider both its effectiveness and side effects.
Please get vaccinated of your own decision, understanding both the effectiveness in preventing infectious diseases and the risk of side effects. No vaccination will be given without consent.
Furthermore, they stress ...
Please do not force anyone in your workplace or those who around youThe government even links to a "Human Rights Advice," including instructions for handling any complaints if individuals face "vaccine" discrimination at work. to be vaccinated, and do not discriminate against those who have not been vaccinated.
Blinken threat assessment story developing ...
by Cat on Mon Dec 13th, 2021 at 02:38:59 PM EST
Well their car industry is collapsing as a result of being so far behind the curve on EVs. Maybe Japan's century is over also.
by asdf on Tue Dec 14th, 2021 at 12:42:11 AM EST
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Not sure what "Japan's century" means to you apart from automotive industry competition, starting in the 70s, but I think we can agree, sales growth no longer depends on US market entry. Japanese brands produce as many vehicles as USA, in as many markets as USA, and leverages JV with both Euro, US, and Chinese manufacturers. Their share is wide and deep, especially in the global south.

OTOH, the US new car market has been collapsing (into the secondary market) for two decades, because of escalating MSRP (offset by manufacturers' finance ops) is beyond the reach of median HH income, where value, inventory, and preference for shitty mpg ICE vehicles converge. Moreover, average trade-in cycle ("lifespan") which ranged 4-7 years at the turn of the century is now around 12 years.

Doom of the day is strictly for American consumption

by Cat on Tue Dec 14th, 2021 at 07:49:05 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Dec 14th, 2021 at 10:51:25 PM EST
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Well, I was thinking "Japanese century" in the sense that they modernized to the point of competitiveness with Russia early in the century, then the US midway, then globally after WW2.

As far as cars go, they currently sell a lot. But their EV situation is pretty bad. Maybe they will catch up with South Korea, China, the US, and the EU, but they had better get going.

by asdf on Sat Dec 18th, 2021 at 01:25:14 AM EST
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They kinda took the lead in EV car market with Leafs and Priuses, but mid 201os the whole nation started this "hydrogen society" -thing, and car makers followed the trend. So their focus is mostly on hydrogen cars now, an area where they, I think, clearly lead at the moment.
by pelgus on Sat Dec 18th, 2021 at 10:54:05 AM EST
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