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Okinawa declares coronavirus state of emergency as cases spike

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useless governing again. Why not say, ‘ there’s a nasty virus out there, if you are high risk, stay home as it may kill you. And the rest of you, fight for your livelihoods and keep working with precaution if you want, because losing your job will kill many of you or others too.’

time to grow up people

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And if this is really a state of emergency then draft people to work building more hospitals, and draft army to deliver to the vulnerable and let everyone else fight for their livelihoods if they wish to!

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Business leaders also need to stand up and take responsibility by introducing teleworking or remote location working, and investing in the infrastructure, and increasing salaries for those who comply. The public will then follow limiting their travels to work and acting like they are safe.

I'd like to see some news about business leaders implementing plans to safeguard their staff, families and businesses.

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Too little Too late

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This is going to hurt the economy pretty bad here, as most night businesses, including izakaya's dont open until 6 PM.

The recent surge in numbers, for a large part, is due to the "Coming of Age" day ceremonies and night time parties that the young adults had.

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Why don’t those 80% vote out the LDP?

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Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki said emergency measures include asking restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m. and residents to refrain from non-urgent outings after 8 p.m.

emergency measures? pfft. whatever...

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Why don’t those 80% vote out the LDP?

Dont know much about Okinawa politics do you?

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Why don’t those 80% vote out the LDP?

My apologies, misread the article. I should have wrote, "Dont know much about JAPAN politics?"

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Too little Too late

How many deaths are acceptable?

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Osaka_DougToday  07:38 am JST

Business leaders also need to stand up and take responsibility by introducing teleworking or remote location working,..........................

This is fine if you employ only office wallahs but for those in any kind of manufacturing it is impossible to comply.

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The article is supposed to be about the virus but I guess all writers are instructed to put something about the U.S military in there, whether related or not. Now, because the Olympics are the most important thing ever, you need that in there too.

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This state of emergency makes no sense for a long term solution but rather a short term waste of tax payer money.

Paying money to only part of the industry when every industry is affected and thinking that the virus is spread more because of people gathering at night. The night industry people now will have time to go out during the day thus being the same risk still. The people who also work for those industries will have no choice to try to either find day time employment while some will take that extra time off to go play outside.

The government is supporting the Okinawa People wrongly. Pay to all industry and balance. There are many small businesses in Okinawa who also need help.

By supporting a limited industries and while letting others also suffer expect to see more bankruptcies. Is this being done on purpose to help decrease those industries?

Okinawa people should go and talk to these organizations and government who are making these decisions. Are they being fair to you?

Please stay safe and be careful everybody.

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The only thing they can do is shut the island down, contact trace and try and do what the Japanese government hasn't. Small island, it could be done. The Okinawans are fiercely independent anyway and could make a real run at it.

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still no single word abt how to keep alive in this situation without income and still no single words abt cash handout...just gambatteeeeeeeeee

what a fools!

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@Yuaru! I do. But my sarcasm went beyond you. Gomen

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@Yuaru! I do. But my sarcasm went beyond you. Gomen

In the context you wrote it, it's not going to be taken as sarcasm. Gomen!

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The only thing they can do is shut the island down, contact trace and try and do what the Japanese government hasn't. Small island, it could be done. The Okinawans are fiercely independent anyway and could make a real run at it.

Where do you get the idea that Okinawan's are "fiercely independent"?

And no it couldnt be done either, where we going to get our food from? Locally produced? There is NO WAY!

How about the gas for the million vehicles on island?

Seems to you you havent really thought this one out.

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Starting today huh, well I think most restaurants didn't get the memo. Saw a yaki niku open and a department restaurant still going after 9.30pm. Wonder how many places are going to comply. It's all very well the government saying they are going to compensate them, but will they actually get that compensation before their rent is due.

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