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Japan slowly opens tourist spots amid concerns over virus flare-ups

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Good news!

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The next several months, if not the rest of the year (and next???), will be a unique opportunity to visit places without them being overrun by foreign tourists, particularly the "popular" spots. Will remind me of the good old 90s when the only gaijin to be found were mainly those living here.

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Nows a great time to go. Before the country inevitably opens to tourists again

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Oldman 13 and divinda

I 100% agree!

Very good news and a great chance to visit many nice spots without over-crowed by foreign tourists.

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This is good news. We need to get back to the norm. Actually America has found that protesting and rioting in mobs is defeating coronovirus. People around the world are now doing it.

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This. This is simply madness.

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Madness?

No, it is not.

People know how to take care of themselves and to act responsibly for the most part in Japan!

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@ Wallace FredToday  08:28 am JST

This. This is simply madness.

Shutting down the country was madness,

keeping the country closed would be plain stupid.

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I am very surprised to see almost only supporters here for the re-opening of the country.

That is very nice!

I think all the fear mongering and and "end of the world-junkies" are still sleeping.

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@Monty

No, i just woke up outta of a bad dream-Oh, but wait,...

Fukuoka had 33 new corona cases in just two days?

It wasn't a dream after all.

This pandemic is far from over. No testing being done, corona zombies walking around infecting people.

It's just the beginning

Yep, very nice indeed.

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No, it is not.

People know how to take care of themselves and to act responsibly for the most part in Japan!

Yes. Let's ignore professional health advice for 'feels' can you imagine the loss of lives if people relied on jingoistic feel good rubbish instead of sound science? Thank science for science!!

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The next several months, if not the rest of the year (and next???), will be a unique opportunity to visit places without them being overrun by foreign tourists, particularly the "popular" spots.

Agreed.

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I never understand the logic of shorter opening hours, or shorter operating hours....

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In a few weeks or months from today ~ we are all going to be back here asking why the Japanese Government opened up the country so fast. But go ahead. Ignore what is going on in South Korea regarding a new flare up since they relaxed the shutdown.

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"I felt revived by seeing the Buddha's face after so much stress from refraining from going outside due to the virus," said Nobuo Nishimori, 65, from Toyama Prefecture.

> Buddha hasn't helped yet.

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Divinda

The next several months, if not the rest of the year (and next???), will be a unique opportunity to visit places without them being overrun by foreign tourists, particularly the "popular" spots. Will remind me of the good old 90s when the only gaijin to be found were mainly those living here.

Will remind me of the good ol early 80s when you can stay for months without seeing a gaijin and when you did there was always joy in each other and most of the time ended with a chat. Not now, everybody is snobbish. Miss Pick &whistle, the most popular gathering spot for exchanges in osaka.

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The virus has not gone away. Little about handwashing and and keeping visitors two metres apart, which are very effective against spreading the virus. Limiting opening hours just encourages people to crowd together - staggering visitor numbers by using timed ticketing over a longer period is safer. Temperature checks are futile, many with the virus are asymptomatic. Allowing people with dirty hands to touch everything is just asking for trouble.

Make hand sanitiser use compulsory at entrance and exists to sites and buildings, place markers ensuring people keep two metres apart and timed visits through ticketing are the most common sense things to do.

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Lol, really people know how to act responsible. Okay, 34 cases were reported, yesterday, that is what we know of for sure. Most of the cases are identified coming from Shinjuku and flaring up in hostess clubs and who goes to these hostess clubs??? Family men, who need their egos stoked and where do they go after visiting these hostess clubs??? Home to their families, and those family members than go onto spreading it to schools and so on.

What I do not understand why Japan is letting these hostess clubs and Pachinko parlors that are run by N. Koreans remain open. A lot of times so many shady and sexual things go in them and not an essential business that will make or break Japan's economy and the Pachinko parlors are supporting the N. Korean regime.

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