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Way too early. Amateurs playing with people’s lives.

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The infection hasn’t spread in Japan. Gonna have to get off the couch and turn off Netflix. Get back to work.

-20 ( +3 / -23 )

Japan has done well during this pandemic. It shows it has something to teach the rest of the world in more ways then one.

Japan by default was a culture and society best to deal with such issues.

The experts and fear mongering trolls can't believe it! It's a shock to them!

Japan was supposed to be the 2nd worst hit place, they did not adopt the serious measures others have, did not result to fear mongering. Did not listen to the hate and foreign expert opinion which has failed in their own countries.

Japan took and follow its own unique path and its better off at dealing with this virus then the rest of the world combined.

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@Alex

Japan took and follow its own unique path and its better off at dealing with this virus then the rest of the world combined.

I believe you are speaking way too soon.

16 ( +18 / -2 )

Japan took and follow its own unique path and its better off at dealing with this virus then the rest of the world combined.

This is a really strange statement and I suspect you don't have anything to justify this comment.

Hopefully, we may have missed the worst of the virus - but its way too soon to start self congratulations.

I would like to wait (and be careful) for at least another couple of weeks before deciding the outcome.

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And here is the other extreme (this is a link to the ridiculous order in one of the San Francisco Bay area counties)

https://mcusercontent.com/b7704d67c212a9bf7f81ccf82/files/a030398c-3dc5-458b-962f-af507aca04c7/Final_Signed_SCC_Order_to_Shelter_in_Place.pdf?mc_cid=cfdedb3fdb&mc_eid=90f71140bcJ00JapWtlzwDstdlbZtpeLndfNPmg%3D&reserved=0

It looks like it is now literally illegal for me to go jogging or for a bike ride.

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It looks like it is now literally illegal for me to go jogging or for a bike ride.

As it is in much of Europe. What would you suggest they do?

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There was a recent article stating that cases would hit 3,000 in the Kobe/Osaka area at the beginning of April. If the numbers are true (difficult to tell with the J govt) then surely we should be closing rather than opening these kind of places. The image of a headless chicken comes to mind...

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Probably a bit early. Japan has been lucky so far, and maybe with the warmer weather around the corner things might settle down? But I would prefer the country be more cautious. It has the one of the oldest populations if not the oldest in the world. And Italy I think has the second oldest population, and we know how bad it is there. It wouldn't hurt to give it a little more time. Japan is not in a panic situation like other countries and there is talk of a vaccine around the corner, I would wait.

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Money before lives.

Come on Japan test, test, test!

Let's have some real case numbers.

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@Marvus Clark

Warm weather ? What planet are you on man?

Do you think the summer hemisphere or the tropics have been immune to this because of their warm weather ?

Agree on the elderly population. 28%, and rapidly heading for 30 and beyond. Italy around 23%.

Vaccine, at least a year until ready for clinical testing and then possible approval. Then time to come online. That is IF there is one. Doesn't seem likely.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615331/a-coronavirus-vaccine-will-take-at-least-18-monthsif-it-works-at-all/

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Japan took and follow its own unique path and its better off at dealing with this virus then the rest of the world combined.

Yes, the unique path of testing a 10th of what other countries do. Miraculously it works wonders in keeping the infected numbers down. Very cost effective too. Japan is unique indeed.

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Japan took and follow its own unique path and its better off at dealing with this virus then the rest of the world combined.

"Hear no testing, See no testing, Speak no testing" can be an excuse for willful ignorance like a cult!

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I have my foil hat on, and came up with this very grim, dystopian, probably and hopefully a thought of science fiction:

We all know Japan's age demographic is an upside down triangle. There has been years of talks how this is economically a huge challenge. Now, then, if there was a virus attacking especially the elderly... don't interfere, let it run its course? Money in the bank, so to say.

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Efforts in Japan to contain the viral outbreak have so far been successful, so the decision is to roll back the methods used to attain control over the outbreak, even though there is still no cure and no vaccine? Is that what is about to happen? Seems like the result is not too hard to figure out.

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People who do not live in Japan read the English articles and you will see Japanese do not need any announcements from the Japanese government to take heed of this deadly virus.  I am an expat, Japan has been home for26 years and can tell you I see daily the train platform where there are nearly 6 hundred and or more standing waiting for a train that number has fallen to maybe a hundred to two hundred. There is no hoarding and people are not crowding the stores there are no masses in the shopping mall it is dead. When I get on the train every Monday and it is cram like a sardine there is actual standing space in all my years have never experienced anything like it.

The only person in this country who does not take it seriously is idiot Abe who cares more about the Olympics that of the lives of the people who pay his salary, incredible!! Well, he will see in the next election when he is voted out as know one in this country is happy with this man.

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@Ashley Shiba

People who do not live in Japan read the English articles and you will see Japanese do not need any announcements from the Japanese government to take heed of this deadly virus. I am an expat, Japan has been home for26 years and can tell you I see daily the train platform where there are nearly 6 hundred and or more standing waiting for a train that number has fallen to maybe a hundred to two hundred. There is no hoarding and people are not crowding the stores there are no masses in the shopping mall it is dead. When I get on the train every Monday and it is cram like a sardine there is actual standing space in all my years have never experienced anything like it.

I don't know where you live, but in Tokyo in my area the supermarkets and restaurants are packed full and super busy, trains close to normal! I.e. business as usual, people really are ignoring the virus here. Brilliant though, if this is not the case everywhere.

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Not to be an alarmist, but this flies in the face of common sense - not to mention what other countries around the world are doing. What happens when they pick up the virus, and take it home and infect house-bound elderly relatives? Invalid CSRFx2

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To prevent mass infections, the company will measure visitors' body temperature at the entrance and ask its staff to wear masks.

With misguided policies as these that do not take account of the asymptomatic nature of the virus then I expect to see many new infections in a week or two...

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