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Tokyo area governors warn against holiday travel amid virus surge

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ALL delusional.

12 ( +16 / -4 )

Golden Week aka squeaky bum time !

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

ALL delusional.

They must be out of their minds if they think we are going to spend the whole Golden Week outdoors.

6:30am here and Im preparing the outdoor gears while my wife is making some bentos for our picnic.

We are not travelling far this time, but will be spending every day of the GW exploring some different landscapes in Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa and West Tokyo.

All masked, no public transportation, mainly outdoors.

18 ( +21 / -3 )

Lots of groups of people, mostly men, were gathered, drink in hand, near my Yamanote Line station at 10.30 last night as I returned home from work. The bars and restaurants clustered around the station were also full.

20 ( +21 / -1 )

urge.. refrain.. ask....

Useless leadership

13 ( +17 / -4 )

But be sure to get on your crowded commuter train with thousands of other drones twice a day immediately after the holidays.

31 ( +32 / -1 )

The local government chiefs asked businesses to cut the number of commuters by 70 percent through the promotion of remote working.

Cut by 70%? I’d be extremely surprised if number of commuters could decrease to 70%...

The anti-remote working attitude is probably responsible for half the current daily cases due to packed trains, restaurants at lunch time and offices.

But I guess more than a year later without changes in this sense, it is reasonable to expect no changes.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

We all know what happens. During the SOE, the numbers go "down". After the SOE, the numbers slowly go back up. Having measures in place for a few weeks does nothing when people go back to their normal lives after the SOE...The J-Gov't has been the most incompetant Gov't I have ever read about. #canceltheolympics.

19 ( +21 / -2 )

"Warn, urge, ask, quasi SOE ......"

Those oh so great ideas will lead to no where!

Golden Week will see people wandering all over the place(s), that's my bet!

9 ( +11 / -2 )

2nd year in a row! Now Koike is using the catch phrase; "Enjoy Home" rather than "Stay Home"!

13 ( +13 / -0 )

But, but, but...huh? Until now it was the night life that was the "cause" of all the sudden increases in cases.

Has she been lying to us all this time? (sarcasm!)

10 ( +12 / -2 )

But, but, but...huh? Until now it was the night life that was the "cause" of all the sudden increases in cases.

No, it was never the cause. It was a cause. No one ever claimed it was this single issue.

-11 ( +4 / -15 )

Maybe if you Tokyo area Governors actually did your jobs over the last year and three months, we would have taken your advice seriously. It's time to ignore these fake leaders and take care of yourself mentally and physically. We do not need the so called leaders to tell us what to do since they have no clue what to do.

"Tokyo area governors warn against holiday travel amid virus surge"

13 ( +15 / -2 )

6:30am here and Im preparing the outdoor gears while my wife is making some bentos for our picnic.

Don’t forget the umbrellas.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

Nobody is listening they cried wolf long enough...

10 ( +11 / -1 )

by the beach here (Onjuku), where surfers and others park, many of them, in holiday times, coming from Tōkyō and elsewhere, the townhall has put up notices: 'stay home'. I'm sure they'll all head straight back for Tōkyō and etc., and we'll all be saved from the plague... (◎-◎;)

11 ( +11 / -0 )

It's amazing to see the flip-flop from last fall where these same governors were fighting to be included in the Go To Campaign where they paid people to travel around.

Now the exact opposite message is being bandied about. Is it any wonder the people have lost all confidence and respect for these governors and the national government?

14 ( +14 / -0 )

People will have booked GW trips weeks ago. They are hardly going to cancel if asked the day before.

The Covid case numbers also started going up every day weeks ago.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

No one cares anymore

8 ( +11 / -3 )

“there have been cases where Tokyoites drink on the streets”

Now there is a good idea. Close the roads to traffic during GW and allow bars and restaurants to move their tables into the streets. Distance can be maintained, business earn revenue and people might discover new restaurants within walking distance of their homes.

14 ( +14 / -0 )

...asked people to stay at home as well as stop drinking on streets and dining with non-family members.

All the fine dining bureaucrats and LDP politicians consider themselves a family so they are naturally exempted from the rules.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

The local government chiefs asked businesses to cut the number of commuters by 70 percent through the promotion of remote working.

Bwa ha ha ha. Isn't this going to happen naturally during GW? Then on May 10...back to the normal sardine-packed commuter trains!

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Don’t worry fellow Tokyoites......

We may all still revel in the magic of Tokyo DisneyLand and DisneySea! No need to worry about Corona, as these parks are not in Tokyo but Chiba!!!!! So grateful to still be able to stand in hours long lines, eat overpriced food, and make endless tiktoks with friends all with the backdrop of Cinderella’s castle , conveniently located in CHIBA!

May we all have a wonderful GW see you in the most magical place in the winter!!!! Xoxoxo

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Hey guys, just a quick reminder, these government officials are the same geniuses you are banking on to make sure you receive a pension in 2050 or whenever after you have diligently toiled for 30 years in Japan and paid for their fumbling, bumbling and nonsensical decision making. Good luck

16 ( +16 / -0 )

and the Japanese peole have warned the govt about holding the Olympics only for it to fall on deaf ears, so you can see the result.

They will get back what they have given, no respect or cooperation.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

by the beach here (Onjuku), where surfers and others park, many of them, in holiday times, coming from Tōkyō and elsewhere, the townhall has put up notices: 'stay home'. I'm sure they'll all head straight back for Tōkyō and etc., and we'll all be saved from the plague... (◎-◎;)

reminded me of the last Golden Week, electronic messages in the middle of the highway

[Don't come to Kanagawa!]. Oh, my apologies, now excuse me sir I will do an u-turn from here.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

For many, staying home isn’t an option. Fact being that their dwellings aren’t that homely. They’re void of character, space and comfort. Most are a cramped box with a futon and a microwave. Uncomfortable living spaces and an over abundance of cafes, bars, and izakaiya go hand in hand. On average people go to the supermarket 3 times a week due to not enough freezer/ cupboard space and also diet. Then there are those who never cook and rely solely on dining establishments. For many , wandering about shopping malls is their freedom from the cage.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

Just stay home. It's really not that hard to do.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

I’ll abide to that , of course. Why already now take the risk of infection and dying at this early stage of the pandemic? On the other hand I can understand all people not abiding, because going on a short trip now is of course still much safer than during a 10th or 20th infection wave, if you ever will come that far.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Too little, too late. Now they a blaming the variants for the rise in infections. Is there any evidence to support this claim? Or, is it just a way of hiding the truth that their virus control measures are ineffective and failed?

7 ( +7 / -0 )

And the Kanji of the Year is...

Quasi

6 ( +6 / -0 )

urge.. refrain.. ask.... 

Useless leadership

She didn’t say, “please.”

6 ( +6 / -0 )

When will they realise that many jobs cannot be worked from home, that you need to be physically on-site to do them, and that you have to travel there to do them?

4 ( +5 / -1 )

I'll try to go out every single day of the GW

asking people to stay home is not the solution of this problem, after 1 year still no other clues ? what a shame, the truth is they want to keep numbers high to force population to get vaccine

1984 here we come

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Wouldn't surprise me if any of these governors are caught out living it up or on a beach in Okinawa during GW.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

The urging continues for the second Golden Week in a row. They will probably still be pushing the same useless strategy a year from now.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

We live in Hayama. The mayor has asked me pass along the word that we're closed...don't come here.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Screw em all, they had their chance, and they screwed it all up. I will be taking my chances and living my life, sorry folks, enough of them and their BS.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Noted!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

They can ‘urge’ all they like but requests like these fell on deaf ears a long time ago thanks to the J Gov’s utter lack of competence when it comes to just about everything. When you have government officials flouting the rules with little more than a ‘it was regrettable’ in ways of apology is anybody surprised? There is zero trust in these cretins and rightfully so. People give as good as they get.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

No, it was never the cause. It was a cause. No one ever claimed it was this single issue.

Even when I wrote (sarcasm), it still went over your head.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Pay us if you want us to stay home. Bring back go to travel. It was brilliant.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Pay us if you want us to stay home. Bring back go to travel. It was brilliant.

Did you go to any heavenly beaches?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Perhaps the translators could expand their vocabulary for the word for URGE?

appetite compulsion craving impulse itch longing lust passion weakness yearning drive druthers fancy goad impetus incentive motive pressure stimulant stimulus wish yen appetition fire in belly sweet tooth

And also for CONSIDER?

acknowledge contemplate deal with examine favor grant look at recognize regard scrutinize see study cogitate concede consult deliberate envisage excogitate inspect meditate muse ponder reason reflect revolve ruminate scan speculate allow for assent to chew over dream of flirt with keep in mind mull over perpend provide for reckon with see about subscribe to take into account take under advisement take up think out

think over toss around

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

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