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I hope that more and more bars, izakayas, restaurants will ignore that nonsense, before they go into bancruptcy.

I am happy to see that my Mom and Pop's Izakaya in my neighbourhood is still surviving that Nonsens, thanks to the support of all us regular guests.

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states of nothing it should be called, nobody care anymore and they are right to do not follow such useless rules.

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Japan gives new meaning to the phrase "State of emergency".

17 ( +21 / -4 )

Just call it state of closing restaurants early.

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Agree with the posters above in terms of fairness and it being effective.

I am opening my business where many people come. The Pachinkos are buzzing, cafes full of people chatting, Namba Parks Mall is buzzing all day behind me.

Today I kind of feel like I could also possibly catch it due to it being widespread, I will take more caution in my routines.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

Typical “spoon fed” Jgov PR, given in small doses to ease the pain. Just ‘yank the plaster off’ and be done with it. - No surprises, it apparently will continue.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

State of Normal. Nobody cares about these SOAs anymore.

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Considering? It's a lock to happen.

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Gov't considers extending state of emergency by 2 weeks

that means that its going to happen. come on. we are not that stupid. and just wait.. they'll continue to extend it by 2 weeks every 2 weeks. The never ending story...

Just call it state of closing restaurants early.

exactly.

16 ( +20 / -4 )

That's it? That's all they've got.

*sigh....see you all in 2024 still wearing masks and bathing in alcohol.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

If they announce they are considering it’s going to happen.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

Sincere ‘Apologies’ @thepersoniamnow 7:30p for any previous misunderstanding/misinterpretation. (To clarify, as Warren Buffet coined, we both have “skin in the game”, - an investment as small business owners to gamble here.)

That being said, can you clarify what appears to be conflicting ‘ideas’ about the SOE’s and CoVid :

“*I am opening my business where many people come.*” -

Yet,

Today I kind of feel like I could also possibly catch it due to it being widespread,” -

??

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Meaningless .......

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Aly RustomToday  07:41 am JST

Gov't considers extending state of emergency by 2 weeks

that means that its going to happen. come on. we are not that stupid. and just wait.. they'll continue to extend it by 2 weeks every 2 weeks. The never ending story...

Half-assing it like this mean we can’t actually plan to deal with the future because we are constantly in a state of uncertainty

Set it at a month so we can all make a plan. If the situation improves, cut it back.

It’s like a group of homeschooled kids are running the show.

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But who cares it’s their world, everyone seems to ignore the elite anyway, And they ignore what they say too. So go for it. It does suck I can’t have a drink with my fish and chips. I don’t understand why I can eat but not drink. Another two weeks ok, my wife is Tele working I love it. It’s so nice she is home. I hope she never goes back to the office. No need.

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Oh, c'mon, not another one!

"The never ending (COVID) story".

They should have used a real lock-down right when this whole thing started.

But they failed, because everything was "no problem, everything under control, it will be over soon," and so on.

Had they done a complete lock-down a little less than 2 years ago, supported businesses and households financially for lets say a period of one month, I'm sure, things would look better today. But NO, they wanted their Olympics, they wanted Japan look so great compared with the rest of the world. What a joke!

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Even if the declaration is lifted, the government will consider shifting to quasi-state of emergency measures to prevent infections from surging again

So after SOE will come back to quasi SOE which is almost the same as SOE.

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Japan's leaders are corrupt, incompetent, clueless and driven solely by money and the autumn election.

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Tried that last year @P.Smith 7:48am. The ADHD drove moms to near suicide, … or homicide, If dad was also remote working.

- “It’s like a group of homeschooled kids are running the show.” -

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Japan's leaders are corrupt, incompetent, clueless and driven solely by money and the autumn election.

ya think?

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It’s like a group of homeschooled kids are running the show.

Nah... they wouldn't screw it up THIS bad...

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@Monty I am happy to see that my Mom and Pop's Izakaya in my neighbourhood is still surviving that Nonsens, thanks to the support of all us regular guests...

So has your Mum and Pop restaurant stopped serving alcohol and closing by 8 pm?

Because all these small bars and restaurants are loving this ridiculous SOE the amount of money that is being handed out is pretty amazing we see small restaurants that have opened up during this pandemic it's almost like opened to receive government handouts.

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There's no considering, it's already been decided and it's 100% happening. These fluff pieces get old fast, answer me how many times after one of these 'considering' statements has the end results been not to do it, never.

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Even if the declaration is lifted, the government will consider shifting to quasi-state of emergency measures to prevent infections from surging again, according to the sources.

What's the difference? what does that even mean??

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Because all these small bars and restaurants are loving this ridiculous SOE the amount of money that is being handed out is pretty amazing we see small restaurants that have opened up during this pandemic it's almost like opened to receive government handouts.

With all those handouts going on, you'd think we're in the midst of a world-changing event or something. Like a pandemic for example.

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Snowymountainhell

Yes I will be doing all that actually.

Are you really still stuck up on my comment from another topic?

The mayor has asked us to support essential workers such as hospital staff, cops, single parents, and others.

We have been doing this during the infection surges since last summer.

We will not close at this time, and we ask those who can, to stay home.

I am not in the government and do not male policies. Whats your point?

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SOE ...State Of Eternity...:(

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Anything you want, but quickly open up my favorite yakitoriya, you crazy morons.

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@Strangerland With all those handouts going on, you'd think we're in the midst of a world-changing event or something. Like a pandemic for example...Oh really living in Japan I didn't even notice...did you?

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With all those handouts going on, you'd think we're in the midst of a world-changing event or something. Like a pandemic for example...Oh really living in Japan I didn't even notice...did you?

So you went from complaining about the actions taken against the virus by Japan in one post, to claiming you haven't noticed any actions being taken against the virus in the very next. You're all over the place.

Because all these small bars and restaurants are loving this ridiculous SOE the amount of money that is being handed out is pretty amazing we see small restaurants that have opened up during this pandemic it's almost like opened to receive government handouts.

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To make things fare, coffee and tea should be allowed as well. If we can’t have a beer with lunch, we’ll, stop the coffee and tea!

Water only for the masses.

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Not be allowed. I made a typing error. Stop coffee and tea. They contain caffeine and make people chatty, hyper, and talkative.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Japan's leaders are corrupt, incompetent, clueless and driven solely by money and the autumn election.

ya think?

but Japan has the lowest death rate in the world and has provided free of charge life saving jabs. Not bad for

corrupt and clueless and driven solely by money and the autumn election leaders.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Smart move. Japan has done a great Japan dealing with Covid 19. The cases are trending downward, vaccination rates are up, and the economy is strong and everyone who wants a job has a job. Good job team Japan and well done J government.

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Do it until year end. And do a proper lockdown. Because they clearly work. Even for all the new variants

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but Japan has the lowest death rate in the world and has provided free of charge life saving jabs.

Pretty much every other country is providing the jabs free of charge.... also without much of the bureaucratic nonsense and analogue ( mail out vouchers taking months to arrive to name the most obvious one ) process that slows everything down so much here.

Not bad for corrupt and clueless and driven solely by money and the autumn election leaders.

Nah, its bad , they are still totally clueless and driven by money and the autumn election.

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Hit the like button - Japan has done a great Japan dealing with Covid 19. The cases are trending downward, vaccination rates are up, and the economy is strong and everyone who wants a job has a job. Good job team Japan and well done J government.

Japan govt has done well only in some far away LDP imaginary parallel world. Nice new name but still not speaking any wisdom, yawn.

Japan still at bottom of G8 and still no light at the end of tunnel except in Suga,s magic glasses.

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Death rate per capita in Japan not very high. Isnt that a pretty good indication of something being done right?

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Do not change a winning / losing (choose the one you like) government.

But honestly, don't you think that:

a population that has the opportunity to choose who will form the government deserves what happens to it ?

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but Japan has the lowest death rate in the world

No it doesn't.

See for yourself...

COVID-19 pandemic by country and territory - Wikipedia

and has provided free of charge life saving jabs.

Like gintonic has already said-

Pretty much every other country is providing the jabs free of charge.... also without much of the bureaucratic nonsense and analogue ( mail out vouchers taking months to arrive to name the most obvious one ) process that slows everything down so much here.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

When no one’s listening anyways and there are no actual rules, who cares?

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Normal Japan:

Takashi-san goes to watch a football match with 5,000 fans at 6pm, has dinner at 8pm at a restaurant with a couple of friends and orders a beer, goes home. Wakes up next day and takes the crowded train to the office.

Quasi state of emergency Japan:

Takashi-san goes to watch a football match with 5,000 fans at 6pm, slurps a bowl of ramen in 15 minutes with his friends before the shop closes, buys a beer at 7/11, goes home. Wakes up next day and takes the crowded train to the office.

State of emergency Japan:

Takashi-san goes to watch a football match with 5,000 fans at 6pm, goes to 7/11 to buy a bento and a beer with his friends, goes home. Wakes up next day and takes the crowded train to the office.

I am grateful the government stopped Takashi-san from taking useless risks.

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louisferdinandc - awesome post, nailed it!

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I still wonder why the competent, honest and lucid government of Japan decided that in order to stop the spread of the virus it was necessary to close food places at 8 p.m. and prohibit the consumption of alcohol. Does anyone have a logical, sane, and understandable explanation to ordinary people?

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let me ask-did this so called SOE brought any good results or outcome?

i believe none so name of article may be that Japanese government considers to extend non sense SOE for another two weeks.

pls correct me if I am wrong

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I went to the doctor. He said I wish sick and needed three days to recover.

I was still sick theee days later and he extended my recovery time three more days.

I was still sick theee days later and he extended my recovery time three more days.

I was still sick theee days later and he extended my recovery time three more days.

I was still sick theee days later and he extended my recovery time three more days.

How worthless is this scheduled end time when they have no clue? WTF is the idea of scheduled end dates every single time?

Sometimes Japan drives me nuts!!!

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The people need to put a stop to this.

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I live in one of these areas, and the public high schools and under are open. It doesn’t make any sense. They should’ve extended the summer vacation or gone online.

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PM Suga on 2 August...

"We will conduct antivirus measures to make this declaration the last extension of the (COVID-19) emergency."

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Has anyone checked with Suga to make sure he doesn't have the corona you can buy at a bar confused with the disease?

If he was trying to stop people from drinking corona then his efforts actually make sense.

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@Wakarimasen

Death rate per capita in Japan not very high. Isnt that a pretty good indication of something being done right?

Dont know since they dont conduct autopsies here who knows..

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To report something that hasn't happened yet and still considering if it will happen and announcing the possible state of emergency is kinda humorous .

Is this really news ?

Difficult to take seriously at any rate.

State of emergency ? Whats that ?

Haha

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

A schedule to end an emergency that never happened

0 ( +1 / -1 )

should just be called "The states of not having fun but continue to work you serfs".......bit of a mouthful though

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To report something that hasn't happened yet and still considering if it will happen and announcing the possible state of emergency is kinda humorous .

> It's what Japan does..........they release what they MIGHT do first, so that the public can get their anger out and they can say, we aren't DEFINITELY doing it, just thinking about it. Then when the furore has died down and the public have had a chance to hear it a few times and become de-sensitized to it, they instigate it and no one says anything.

Japan Politics 101

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I wonder if the Olympics were really worth it?

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Similar to the whole Biden-Afghanistan disaster, I ask: Why is there an arbitrary deadline when the task at hand is about people and safety? Why isn't the Japanese government saying, "We will continue the SOE until cases fall below 500" or "The SOE will continue until new daily cases fall below 75% of what they were on September 1st"? The idea that a two-week extension is going to magically result in cases going below a certain target number is ridiculous, and literally incentivizes number fiddling/lowering testing to achieve said goal.

Maybe instead of worrying about a daily infection number, the incompetent leaders should be focusing on vaccinations, something that could have circumvented the brunt of the Delta Wave entirely. Just imagine if these people had spent 10% less time on the Olympics or going around bullying restaurants to close at 8PM and instead had put it towards logistics and supply-chain management prioritization.

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Beer makes people mellow and complacent. Tea and coffee with high caffeine content makes people hyper, active and naturally high, which leads to talkative, mind sharing ideas, with masks torn off and shoveling in cake and cookies and scones.

I guess the caffeine hyper drinkers think they are special and can gather for hours at a time, loud, boisterous and often rude, but their poor poor husbands that wand a short glass of beer with their lunch are destined to being told they are selfish.

What gives?

Declare coffee, tea and cola also as off limits then I will agree with this no alcohol bit.

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highly funny term ' state of emergency ' it has nothing to do with stop spreading corona except to earn more revenue from different way by govt. 1 of the most charming way to finish highway 30 % toll at peak hours.This is in favor of Govt. to cut pockets of general people instead of giving relief.

To cut short the timing of restaurants & other other public facilities caused more spread of virus. Because it create more rush than before timing.

I am surprise that shortening the time of eateries, finish the 30% of toll, opening the schools r direct links to spread the corona virus, but other ll games & events going on have no links with corona virus.

All restrictions r only implemented in strict LOCK DOWN.

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These Japanese states of 'emergency' are like buckets with gaping holes on the sides.

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...because it's just out of ideas as to what else to do?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

The government ensures that the number of deaths by suicide will be higher than the number of deaths by Covid!

State of Emergencies without end are only impacting the economy and there is little or no aid for many

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Is anyone else concerned that the Japanese government just confirmed 2 cases of the Mu variant:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/09/02/national/japan-coronavirus-mu-variant/

The fact that the story mentions 40% of infections in Columbia are from this variant is seemingly a major cause for concern, as is the statement from the WHO about the possible risk of it circumventing vaccines.

And let me guess: the government is only admitting this now because the Paralympics are soon wrapping up and there is no longer a need to maintain the illusion that justified holding both it and the Olympics. I don't even understand the premise though: If Japan has been closed to all foreign nationals for most of this year (and last), how could someone from the UK and someone from the UAE even get here to begin with?

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This is no where near a SOE. Who are these people kidding?

Closing restaurants effects millions of employees, your screwing around with a lot of lives. Hotels are also getting crushed and Japan has tens of thousands of those. The tourism industry is getting smashed also so put in another several hundred thousand workers. Concert and wedding halls down 90%. Forgive me if Im missing something.

Even if you get to keep your job and regular life, you'll be the ones ending up footing the bill so enjoy those tax increases and higher prices.

Yeah, and enjoy showing your passport to get something to drink in the near future, how fun is that going to be. All for a virus that 99.99% of anyone who gets it recovers from without hospitalization.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

At some point we all must realize that government is not for the people, by the people. It’s a clique of elites that think they know better, and spend their oh so important time either scratching each other’s bums or betraying each other.

Once we truly recognize that we can’t look to some govt. or system to save nor protect us, and that survival is all completely on you, things get streamlined, simple and much easier.

In that sense Japan is the perfect place to realize self reliance!

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Why don’t they just say Jan 10, 2022?

not like anything will be allowed for end of year/new year either.

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Even if the declaration is lifted, the government will consider shifting to quasi-state of emergency measures to prevent infections from surging again

Well, our latest surge started and ended in the middle of a FULL state of emergency, packed trains, full cafes and all. Whatever the government tries to do to control the virus is essentially meaningless.

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@thepersoniamnow. I’m not “stuck” or “hung up” if you’re good and weren’t unintentionally offended by the other thread. - You’ve seen the explanation for the idiom @7:44am and understand the context here and previously so, I’m good.

“Yes I will be doing all that actually. The mayor has asked us to support essential workers such as hospital staff, cops, single parents, and others. We have been doing this during the infection surges since last summer.We will not close at this time, and we ask those who can, to stay home. I am not in the government and do not male policies. Whats your point?” -

“Best Wishes” to You and ALL other small business owners on surviving these relentless SOE’s. -
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I’m with the many others. You keep the cafes open but close bars? We simply can’t take any sort of mandate seriously with that lvl of blatant hypocrisy.

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I went to the doctor. He said I wish sick and needed three days to recover.

I was still sick theee days later and he extended my recovery time three more days.

I was still sick theee days later and he extended my recovery time three more days.

I was still sick theee days later and he extended my recovery time three more days.

I was still sick theee days later and he extended my recovery time three more days.

How worthless is this scheduled end time when they have no clue? WTF is the idea of scheduled end dates every single time?

Sometimes Japan drives me nuts!!!

You're right, the doctor should have just told you to stay home for three-months up front, to ensure that you weren't sick anymore, and saved you all those trips to the doctor. That would be better, right?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

While the government considers extending by 2 weeks a state of emergency, the pandemic will rage unchecked.

How much of Japan's resources have been wasted already by these fools who spend time debating ineffective measures?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Definitely stuck and hung up just like the state of emergency.

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