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Tokyo reports record high 4,166 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,207

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 4,166 new coronavirus cases, up 457 from Tuesday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 3,478.7.

People in their 20s (1,380 cases), their 30s (885) and their 40s (658) accounted for the highest numbers, while 511 cases were aged under 19.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 115, up three from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 777, up 23 from Tuesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 14,207. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (1,484), Osaka (1,224), Saitama (1,200), Chiba (840), Fukuoka (752), Okinawa (a record high 602), Hyogo (422), Aichi (376), Hokkaido (366), Ibaraki (290), Kyoto (277), Ibaraki (290), Gunma (204), Shizuoka (202), Tochigi (178), Okayam (131), Ishikawa (118), Kumamoto (116), Hiroshima (114), Fukushima (92), Nara (89), Miyagi (80), Niigata (78) and Nagano (61).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 14.

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At least it wasn't 5000.

-33 ( +9 / -42 )

Getting a bit tiresome the daily case numbers, better to focus on deaths and severe cases so we can access how else the vaccines are working. We don’t know the actual case numbers and it’s becoming irrelevant as the vulnerable become protected.

-39 ( +16 / -55 )

Okinawa 600+ Fukuoka 750+

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It seems the younger age group isn't getting vaccinated here.

Older people who get vaccinated with Moderna experience fewer side effects than younger people who get the vaccination. This ,might contribute to the reason.

-33 ( +3 / -36 )

At least it wasn't 5000.

But it's going to be, isn't it.

The only question is whether that comes at the end of this week or the end of the next.

21 ( +25 / -4 )

Tokyo reports record high 4,166 coronavirus cases

That is a high number however as the Japanese Government has convinced us, everything is just going to be... just... fine.

OMG!

17 ( +22 / -5 )

Getting a bit tiresome the daily case numbers, better to focus on deaths and severe cases so we can access how else the vaccines are working. We don’t know the actual case numbers and it’s becoming irrelevant as the vulnerable become protected.

I agree to a point. If you can post your links ( plural ) to medical professionals ( note medical professionals ) corroborating your claim that long Covid is a trivial issue which affects very few, we can focus more on deaths and hospitalizations.

This would add so much to your argument.

18 ( +27 / -9 )

Thats almost 1000 more than last Wednesday - the SOE has done absolutely nothing to arrest the increase in positive cases because its not a real lockdown. What other options does Japan have? - zero.

A textbook case of how not to do disaster preparedness, despite having almost 2 years to come up with plan A, plan B, etc..

5000 by end of the week for sure.

17 ( +22 / -5 )

Finally getting my first dose tomorrow. Second will come later this month. I just hope it's not too late.

14 ( +18 / -4 )

Back in April 2020, daily cases in Tokyo were between 100-300. SOE was declared and schools were closed.

Just sayin'

38 ( +39 / -1 )

Over 90 million vaccine doses administered in Japan now with over 38 million people fully vaccinated, and over 51 million with their first dose. Over 3 quarters of people over 65 in Japan are fully vaccinated.

These infection numbers will start dropping soon.

-20 ( +5 / -25 )

The delta variant seemed to “burn out” in India and the UK. We can only hope the same happens in Japan

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Now imagine if there was a lot more testing here than there is now, at least to the same extent as in other countries... It would make our legislators wonder why that is and how it could happen.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

With numbers rising it seems the government is starting to get jittery about what may be coming.

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japans-covid-19-infections-have-entered-new-phase-says-health-minister-2021-08-04/

Seems that the government is trying to wash it's hands of thousands of covid patients and keep the hospitalisation number as low as possible.

17 ( +22 / -5 )

Going to go out with a bang on the day of the Olympics closing ceremony?

7 ( +10 / -3 )

And whats worse, is the government announced just last night that the new covid health policy is to only hospitalize critical (need a ventilator) or likely critical patients - all others have to now go home or to a hotel. Of course a percentage of those folks will now die, but who cares right - available beds will go up and thats all that matters!.

16 ( +21 / -5 )

wouldn't it be nice if the government, media and people in general were more willing to share what personal habits or foods naturally assist the immune system and reduce inflammation instead of the usual clinical, statistical doom and gloom?

it would make the idea of health a holistic, open-source collaborative community effort rather than a passive reliance on scientists to interpret data, formulate public policy and tinker with the human body to get us out of this boondoggle. 

has anything else worked?

at the very least it would alleviate people's anxiety by giving them back some sense of agency over their lives. the knock-on effect is that companies that are able to find and market products that are good for people will thrive.

remember the banana diet craze? or going even further back, the urine therapy trend? japanese people love fads.

-21 ( +5 / -26 )

So the Tokyo government is planning to lower the hospitalization standard:

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/shutoken-news/20210804/1000068288.html

Translation to English: "We will let them just die at home."

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@Antiquesaving why do you keep focusing on testing? They are not mass testing so the positivity rate has no meaning. They have NEVER done random testing. That is water under the bridge. Focus on seriously ill and dead. We only have this data and we can compare it to earlier in the year. We also know that recently over 80% of those that test positive are under 50. We should be relieved by this because "statistically" that age group will be fine. You can ASSUME that MANY under-50s will get "long Covid" but there is NO data to support your assumptions. Let's all be glad that most of the elderly are fully vaccinated.

-16 ( +6 / -22 )

Nearly 5000 fewer tests and the numbers keep going up.

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And once again ... 82% of cases were people in their 40s and under, age groups with a near-100% survival rate. For a virus whose average age of death in Japan is about 80.

Plus, the death rate is plummeting. Why wouldn't it be, given that a very high percentage of the age groups who've made up the vast majority of deaths are now vaccinated?

Record-high cases numbers, which the media are all too eager to report of course, while daily numbers of deaths are recently often in the single digits.

And yet, we still only hear about cases, cases, cases ...

Even in this story here, Japan Today won't say how many died in Tokyo. And I can't believe it's not because they don't know. It's because fear-mongering sells.

-15 ( +8 / -23 )

@joffy

No I will focus on the real issue not testing low testing not diagnosing people so the numbers remain low and death go unreported.

I know it frustrates people that want to say "look over their, not here" so they can spin their agenda that all is fine.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

It takes about a week for symptoms to get serious. The number of patients in critical condition now is based on positive test results of about 1500 last week. So, expect that number to really go up through next week. Hopefully the hospitals will be open during o'ban!

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@Hakman TRUTH

-15 ( +3 / -18 )

falseflagsteve Today  04:54 pm JST

Getting a bit tiresome the daily case numbers, better to focus on deaths and severe cases

Yes, it's better to focus on deaths and severe cases, if reporting the truth were actually the objective. But it seems fear-mongering is actually the objective.

-6 ( +10 / -16 )

*@antiquesaving No I will focus on the real issue not testing low testing not diagnosing people so the numbers remain low and *death go unreported.

Conspiracy Theory Much?

-16 ( +4 / -20 )

"The death look at the death numbers."

These people sound like the guy that goes " hey look at the guy doubled parked, that really bad for traffic" while right behind him is a 500 car pile up with hundreds of injured.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

here are the current testing guidelines given by the world health organization updated on june 25 2021.

"-Testing of asymptomatic individuals with (PCR) or (rapid antigen tests) is currently recommended only for specific groups including contacts of confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases and frequently exposed groups such as health care workers and long-term care facility workers."

"-Widespread screening of asymptomatic individuals is not a currently recommended strategy due to the significant costs associated with it and the lack of data on its operational effectiveness."

https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-lab-testing-2021.1-eng

the pdf is available for download on the left side.

it only took the WHO 16 months to figure this out but this shows the japanese government's testing policy has been correct from the start. it's common sense. the costs associated with testing people with zero symptoms exceeds the benefit. doctors are busy, they don't have the time, resources or inclination to investigate if someone who shows no signs of discomfort or illness is in fact "sick". hospitals are understaffed and employees are already being run into the ground working long hours treating people who actually need medical attention.

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

A lot of foreign residents are claiming it bounce in and out of Japan whilst ignoring the quarantine requirements. I think this is a problem.

-19 ( +5 / -24 )

it only took the WHO 16 months to figure this out but this shows the japanese government's testing policy has been correct from the start. it's common sense. 

Not common sense. It's almost impossible to be a "contact of a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case" in Japan. You can sit next to a coughing and feverish person all day long, but as long as you are both wearing masks, you are not considered a close contact.

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it only took the WHO 16 months to figure this out but this shows the japanese government's testing policy has been correct from the start. 

yes, thats why now corona is now out of control here, and hospitals are collapsing - well done Japan!

3 ( +9 / -6 )

We are reaching the peak, as testing capacities are at the limit.

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*yes, thats why now corona is now out of control here, and hospitals are collapsing - well done Japan!*

Really?

-12 ( +4 / -16 )

For the record, I think @syzyguy's attitude to the virus and vaccinations are deplorable. But the last paragraph of his post is quite simply 100% correct. @Antiquesaving is living in Feb-June 2020 when mass testing 'may'' of been of some use. That time has long passed, is expensive and totally unnecessary. Doctors better employed in their extra time assisting with vaccinations.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

2% of cases were people in their 40s and under, age groups with a near-100% survival rate. 

Tell that to the 5 children in the ICU with an additional 8 on vents in a Louisiana children's hospital. This new Delta variant infects younger patients and they get sicker.

And that does not even take into account the long-haulers.

I feel like every sentient being is in a race against time to get vaccinated.

And I must go into the office tomorrow and Friday. Damn.......

7 ( +12 / -5 )

That time has long passed, is expensive and totally unnecessary. Doctors better employed in their extra time assisting with vaccinations.

The dozens of private labs doing testing are not using doctors to take the samples, no doctors needed.

Lab technician process the samples, no doctors needed, etc...

And how is it that every other developed countries is somehow able to do far more testing?

Are you basically saying Japan is incapable of doing like Australia, Canada, UK, the USA, etc...?

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goes to show that vaccinations are a waste of time!!!

-20 ( +4 / -24 )

AntiquesavingToday  05:42 pm JST

The dozens of private labs doing testing are not using doctors to take the samples, no doctors needed.

It seems the younger age group isn't getting vaccinated here. 

Older people who get vaccinated with Moderna experience fewer side effects than younger people who get the vaccination. This ,might contribute to the reason.

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

Would=wouldn't

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@syv

Exactly. Why test perfectly healthy people

that are paranoid?

-15 ( +2 / -17 )

Would=wouldn't

Which one?

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joffyToday  05:30 pm JST

yes, thats why now corona is now out of control here, and hospitals are collapsing - well done Japan!

Really?

Yes really!

Tokyo has 5967 covid beds as of yesterday 3,351 are occupied and 8,417 are waiting,

Those waiting has more than doubled in one week.

Ever if the government somehow figures a way to reject half of those waiting for hospitalisation the remainder is still more than the number of beds available.

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NHK Science Editor was corrected 7/27 in stating the trend was indicating these numbers to triple within one week.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

It seems the younger age group isn't getting vaccinated here. 

Older people who get vaccinated with Moderna experience fewer side effects than younger people who get the vaccination. This ,might contribute to the reason.

Are you still harping on about Moderna. Sad.

The younger are not getting vaccinated because like my son They can't!

No vaccine available in our ward not open yet to under 30 my sister in law just under 40 in Saitama finally got her vouchers and the city where she lives said she cannot get vaccinated until late October.

Many here have pointed this fact out.

Of the 80 million doses given out in Japan 40 million were done by private companies to their employees a fact the government and others like to omit.

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theResidentToday  05:31 pm JST

For the record, I think @syzyguy's attitude to the virus and vaccinations are deplorable. 

the record shows that my position has been consistent from before the pandemic was announced. can't say the same for whoever it is you're all listening to.

syzyguy Mar. 1, 2020  03:52 pm JSTPosted in: Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners over virus fears  

In the wise words of FDR... we have nothing to fear but fear itself.

rather than stressing out looking outwards at all the problems going on, this is a great opportunity to turn inwards to focus on the integration of habits that activate the parasympathetic nervous system.

June 5, 2020  03:48 pm JSTPosted in: Japan's crowded trains spark fear of new coronavirus cases 

it's a good thing masks don't actually do anything, otherwise we'd never reach herd immunity...

Mar 2, 2020 https://www.mhs-dbt.com/blog/parasympathetic-nervous-system-and-trauma/ 

beautiful synchronicity on the dates... the section on trauma is especially relevant to everybody now more than ever.

not_vaccinated Today  05:46 pm JST

The more the better. Herd immunity is the goal.

this guy gets it. 百の治療より一の予防

japanese people don't have the same aversion to death that westerners have. when you pick up the bones of dead relatives with chopsticks, it helps put life in perspective.

-19 ( +3 / -22 )

I keep seeing comments like "the infected are under 50 so the vaccines are clearly working." Maybe it's just me, but I don't see people over 50 walking around central Tokyo. What I do see are hundreds and hundreds of what look like college students or people under 40 in large groups, not wearing masks, drinking, etc. The UK recently disclosed that 40% of new COVID cases were from vaccinated people. Seems to me that getting vaccinated isn't so much the issue as it is following freaking proper guidelines.

As for the death numbers, does anyone actually know how this country determines death from COVID? For example China apparently cites pre-existing conditions as the cause of death for those with them that die OF COVID.

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I’m surprised there’s not more people blaming the Olympics

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

Vax, don't vax, do as you please its a free world, you make your own decisions, but don't be a cry baby if things don't go your way and no one needs to say I told you so either.

Personally I'm vaxxed and happy with my decision. That's it, its my life, my body. I don't criticise others life choices, just be happy and get along

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@not_vaccinated

Tokyo over 4,000 cases average daily for 7 days over 3,300

Niigata 61 cases yesterday.

Next time look at what you are commenting on.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

The Paralympics are scheduled to begin in about three weeks. What will Tokyo's daily infections and positivity rate (currently 20 percent) look like then?

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I do not write this easily.

My family is quite extensive.

2 Deaths. Early on. Seniors.

4 members currently active and carrying the viral load and all vaccinated.

Myself Beta variant asymptomatic. They are finally rolling the vaccine in my area.

I think its time to enter a conversation about how to live with this virus.

Heard immunity is the way it must be i feel. So much misinformation out there.

All the young people in my area do not want the shots.

So sick of it.

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Personally I'm vaxxed and happy with my decision. That's it, its my life, my body. I don't criticise others life choices, just be happy and get along

Yeah no. A person's got every right to chain-smoke and binge drink as much as they like, but if you think you've a right to light up on the train or drink drive, you're sorely mistaken.

And so too should it be with getting vaccinated. The refusal of a large number or people to get the vaccine threatens all of society.

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falseflagsteveToday  04:54 pm JST

Getting a bit tiresome the daily case numbers, better to focus on deaths and severe cases so we can access how else the vaccines are working. We don’t know the actual case numbers and it’s becoming irrelevant as the vulnerable become protected.

The problem with that is it doesn't add enough drama to support the scare mongering.

We've been hearing for months how deaths will follow the rise in recorded cases. But it hasn't so far.

-7 ( +6 / -13 )

tooheysnewToday  06:16 pm JST

I’m surprised there’s not more people blaming the Olympics

Because the Olympics is almost over. As cases continue to rise the flock will blame what ever else is fashionable.

What they won't blame is the 7 million cramming on to trains everyday. I have no idea why this logic continues to prevail.

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

The week after next, wait people we are going to see a 10,000 number. Why? Next week is OBON, and so, many people are going to travel and not stay home and that is where we are going to be another India and or Indonesian.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

What they won't blame is the 7 million cramming on to trains everyday. I have no idea why this logic continues to prevail.

I understand that you'd rather blame the Japanese for the situation rather than those super-fit and hunky foreigners, and that's your right. But I was on a train today, a trip of about six stations. The trains were fairly full.

Every single passenger was masked.

Nobody spoke. Not a word.

People distanced as far as it was possible. People sat two seats apart when they could.

The local people here are actually pretty disciplined. The numbers would be horrendous if they were not.

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

I understand that you'd rather blame the Japanese for the situation rather than those super-fit and hunky foreigners, and that's your right. But I was on a train today, a trip of about six stations. The trains were fairly full.

Okay, and how are those "super hunky" foreigners spreading the virus when; 1) They're not allowed out of Olympic village on their own, and aren't even allowed to drink together, and 2) the Olympics started less than two weeks ago.

Every single passenger was masked.

Thats your experience, but I see multiple unmasked people riding the train everyday.

People distanced as far as it was possible. People sat two seats apart when they could.

What time were you riding? First train? Mid-day? Certainly not during rush hour. The seats are packed, as well as the rest of the train.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

I think its time to enter a conversation about how to live with this virus….herd immunity is the way…

@Slickdrifter Herd immunity is not reachable, that was clear with alpha, even clearer it is now with delta. Second, it’s sheer impossible to live with the virus. I could demonstrate it with a transition matrix calculation. In midrange or longer time spans, most societies, economies and we as individuals won’t stand many more of those ‘waves’, expectable LongCovid diseases, further restrictions in education , cost burdens and so on, quite a long list. It’s a dangerous illusion to think we just can eternally continue easily jumping from one infection number valley to the next.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

After that 4 day holiday last week nobody saw this coming, shoooocking!

5 ( +6 / -1 )

What time were you riding? First train? Mid-day? Certainly not during rush hour. The seats are packed, as well as the rest of the train.

Approximately 5.30. Marunouchi line from Akasaka-Mitsuke to Shinjuku.

Then again, people on this board literally only believe what it suits them to, so I really couldn't care less if nobody takes my word for it.

0 ( +6 / -6 )

...with increased vaccines being given.

I'll accept that argument if you can point me to data which shows areas in Japan where the provision of vaccines has shown a marked increase.

I'm still trying - daily - and failing to get a reservation for my first shot, and I'm trying a triple pronged attack: the mass centre at Otemachi, the local centres, and the local clinics. So far, nada.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

What time were you riding? First train? Mid-day? Certainly not during rush hour. The seats are packed, as well as the rest of the train.

Approximately 5.30. Marunouchi line from Akasaka-Mitsuke to Shinjuku.

So are you saying 5:30 AM or PM 5:30 at either point is not Rush hour in Tokyo and Definitely not on the route you mention.

Try Chiyoda from just about any point North at 7:00 to 9:00 or returning North at 19:00 to 21:00.

Same applies to Hibya same time slots.

The words "sardine Can" come to mind.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

One wonders what’s the point in having these draconian fortnight quarantine when coming back to Japan given that, at this point, there’s a higher chance of getting infected here rather than, say, in Europe.

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^this

1 ( +2 / -1 )

So are you saying 5:30 AM or PM 5:30 at either point is not Rush hour in Tokyo and Definitely not on the route you mention.

Try Chiyoda from just about any point North at 7:00 to 9:00 or returning North at 19:00 to 21:00.

Same applies to Hibya same time slots.

The words "sardine Can" come to mind.

I don't recall claiming that 5:30 was rush hour. I simply responded to a question about what time I was on a train.

Then again, as I mentioned, people on here have a tendency to interpret pretty much everything in light of their personal biases, so...y'know what the kids say today: "What - ever".

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

I'll bet 1000 yen we see 5000 by Friday. Mainly hoping the young ones stay safe and healthy if infected.

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Over 90 million vaccine doses administered in Japan now with over 38 million people fully vaccinated, and over 51 million with their first dose. Over 3 quarters of people over 65 in Japan are fully vaccinated.

These infection numbers will start dropping soon.

Hate to inform you, but it's going to get much worse before it gets better. That damage has already been done. Has nothing to do if you were vaccinated or not.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Feel relieved to get my second vaccine Monday. Side effects were harsh like getting snatched by a super heavyweight female Olympic weightlifter but optimistic about the future now.

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RecklessToday  08:10 pm JST

Feel relieved to get my second vaccine Monday. Side effects were harsh like getting snatched by a super heavyweight female Olympic weightlifter but optimistic about the future now.

Did you get Moderna?

Older people have less of a reaction to side effects than younger people who get that shot.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Then again, as I mentioned, people on here have a tendency to interpret pretty much everything in light of their personal biases, so...y'know what the kids say today: "What - ever".

I suggest you go back and read what you wrote, and what the question you quoted asked.

That fact your reply was not accurate is not the fault of others.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Yes, Moderna for this middle aged guy. Woken up at 4 am by my high fever and severe muscle pain like I had moved refrigerators around all day.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

@wobot

The Ivermectin isn't actually a drug it is more a chemical treatment like chemotherapy is.

The investor is Japanese, it is a treatment for parasites.

The Japanese government invested million in it as a possible treatment for covid tested it and rejected it in the same way every other study before and after eventually did.

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AntiquesavingToday  08:16 pm JST

> I suggest you go back and read what you wrote, and what the question you quoted asked.

That fact your reply was not accurate is not the fault of others.

Here you go--read more carefully this time:

Commodore PerryToday  12:04 pm JST

In the US first responders are all ages; but it was true my older friends (40's and up) had less side effects than their younger (20-30s) colleagues.

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RecklessToday  08:17 pm JST

Yes, Moderna for this middle aged guy. Woken up at 4 am by my high fever and severe muscle pain like I had moved refrigerators around all day.

Similar to what my friends went through.

Double check medical advice, but one of my friends took ibuprofen a few hours after the shot; said it helped.

Even me though--after my second Pfizer, 2 days after I was knocked down all day with fatigue.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

AntiquesavingToday  07:35 pm JST

So are you saying 5:30 AM or PM 5:30 at either point is not Rush hour in Tokyo and Definitely not on the route you mention.

Try Chiyoda from just about any point North at 7:00 to 9:00 or returning North at 19:00 to 21:00.

Same applies to Hibya same time slots. The words "sardine Can" come to mind.

Michael O’ Dereiter - I rarely find myself agreeing with AntiquesavingToday, but the journey you describe sounds like you have no idea about commuting in Tokyo.

Try travelling through Shinjuku daily, as I did through all the SOE's and continue to do so. Only in the first SOE was there a period where you could describe the trains as not being crowded.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

BTW can anyone provide clear information about what these Olympic-related people are and are not allowed to do? For example a few evenings ago I was in Akihabara and saw a large group - all without any masks - complete with what looked like large Olympic-venue access passes (or Press IDs) around their necks. They were shouting at each other (possibly drunk) and making a complete scene. All with a police car literally on the street next to them. Then on the next block I saw another group of foreigners with camera equipment that looked way too expensive to be just "tourists", no masks again, taking what I assume is B-Roll footage.

Assuming these are media people, are they allowed to be walking around Akihabara? Why isn't anyone stopping them? Why aren't the police doing anything? And it's not just there either, I've seen tons of these types around other tourists areas like the Budokan and the Shinjuku Southern Terrace.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

For Those Seeking Vaccination Sites in Japan,

https://v-sys.mhlw.go.jp/search/

Find an inoculation venue| Corona Vaccine Navi | Ministry of Health, (mhlw.go.jp)

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@Reckless

I'll bet 1000 yen we see 5000 by Friday.

According to the linked data, Tokyo tested 18,560 on Monday, but only 13,041 yesterday. Thats a 30% decline in tests in the pipeline for tomorrow.

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Michael O’ Dereiter - I rarely find myself agreeing with AntiquesavingToday, but the journey you describe sounds like you have no idea about commuting in Tokyo.

Try travelling through Shinjuku daily, as I did through all the SOE's and continue to do so. Only in the first SOE was there a period where you could describe the trains as not being crowded.

Fair enough. I only used to work in central Shinjuku before teleworking was the norm, but as you apparently know me better than I know myself, I will bow to your telepathic powers.

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FYI - deaths from covid for the whole of Japan in the last 7 days:

2021/07/29 = 14

2021/07/30 = 9

2021/07/31 = 9

2021/08/01 = 5

2021/08/02 = 11

2021/08/03 = 10

2021/08/04 = 14

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

According to the linked data, Tokyo tested 18,560 on Monday, but only 13,041 yesterday. 

Then again, who knows what to believe

When looking at yesterday's data sheet, they listed 16,620 tests on Aug 2, and 3,307 on Aug 1.

Yesterday's link:

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/hodo/saishin/corona2307.files/2307_.pdf

But on today's sheet it now somehow says 18,560 tests were done on Aug 2, and 3,506 on Aug 1.

Today's link:

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/hodo/saishin/corona2311.files/2311.pdf

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