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Posted in: Tokyo reports 142 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 505 See in context

Tokyo seems to be doing alright but the numbers in Hokkaido seem to have increased recently. Hopefully the outbreak there can be brought under control.

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Posted in: Singapore Airlines to resume flight to Fukuoka in November See in context

Positive news. A step in the right direction.

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Posted in: Biden says next presidential debate should be called off if Trump still has COVID-19 See in context

Doesn't seem like an unreasonable request on Joe Biden's part.

I did see Trump on TV yesterday and at points he did seem to be having some breathing difficulties. For all the bravado I suspect there is a way to go before he is better again.

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Posted in: Tokyo ward assemblyman under fire over remarks against LGBT rights See in context

One of the key issues facing Japan is that of demographics, so I think we need to tread very carefully around treating same-sex relationships as being 'normal'. I agree partially with Mr Shiraishi.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 66 new coronavirus cases See in context

Great to see numbers dropping, although I know it will disappoint many posters on this site. Japan has done a great job of containing the virus and getting it under control.

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Posted in: Okayama in Michelin guide See in context

I've always liked Okayama as a city although it has been a long time since I was there for any other reason than to change trains.

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Posted in: Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump virus infection See in context

There has been much schadenfreude over the last few days over this. Although I am not a fan of the Trumps I wish Donald the best for his recovery.

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Posted in: Japan's job market worsens in August as coronavirus damage persists See in context

3% is not high but I guess this only covers those that are registered as unemployed.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 637 See in context

The downward trend in active cases has stopped. It seems to be a big city issue though. 4 prefectures have no active cases at all, and a further 14 have active cases in the single figures.

Hopefully we will see a further downtrend though over the next few weeks.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 144 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 470 See in context

Still going in the right direction with active cases now under 6000. Still would like to see lower numbers though. It is proof though that you can contain the virus without having to lock an entire country down.

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Posted in: Japan to reopen borders for all foreign visitors with permits to stay in country See in context

Opening up is the right thing. Hopefully I can be back in Japan next year for a visit.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 59 new coronavirus cases See in context

A brilliant result and just goes to show how well Japan has done in handling the virus.

Already there are around 15 prefectures with 10 or fewer active cases, and Saga, Iwate, Ehime and Shimane have no active cases at all.

Japan's approach of taking measures to mitigate, (masks etc.) without shutting down the economy has been the right one.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 88 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 331 See in context

Some JT posters seem disappointed by the lack of cases.

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Posted in: Australia's daily coronavirus tally falls to lowest in more than 3 months See in context

Good news for Australia, but I think the ends haven't justified the loss of freedom for Victorians under the regime of Dictator Dan Andrews.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 98 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 312 See in context

Nice to see it is in double figures. Active cases continue to fall, which is testament to the great way that Japan has handled the virus.

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Posted in: New Zealand ends all pandemic restrictions outside Auckland See in context

The restrictions outside Auckland should never have been in place in the first place. All this economic damage when there were absolutely no COVID cases at all.

Looking forward to a National/Act coalition taking power next month and booting Ardern from office.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 162 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 480 See in context

Kagoshima now with zero active cases, joining Ehime, Iwate and Shimane. Active cases still falling across the country, although at a slower pace. Things heading in the right direction despite what the doom and gloom merchants on JT might say.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 162 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 480 See in context

Would be nice to see Tokyo infections drop into double figures, but in any case, active COVID cases in Japan have continued to fall, and there are 3 prefectures with 0 active cases. Hopefully we can see numbers start to drop further.

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Posted in: Japan eases virus restrictions to allow more people at sports, movie venues See in context

A good call from the Japanese government. Japan has made the correct decision to live with the virus and mitigate its impact.

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Posted in: Australia heads for lowest virus count in three months See in context

This is good news for Australia but there is a real question around whether the ends justify the means. Dictator Dan Andrews has presided over some very heavy handed tactics to enforce the lockdown.

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Posted in: 2 students injured by athletics hammer in Iwate See in context

Rule for any thrower. Always look before you throw!

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Posted in: New Zealand economy shrinks record 12% See in context

Thanks Jacinda for ruining the NZ economy.

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Posted in: Murray wants Australia to rename Margaret Court Arena over her anti-gay views See in context

I'm a bit over this cancel culture. Margaret Court is entitled to her views just as people are entitled to disagree with her.

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Posted in: New Zealand to lift coronavirus curbs in most of country on Sept 21 See in context

Jacinda Ardern in particular seems to want to bring the NZ economy to its knees. I can understand caution with Auckland but not with the rest of the country.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 80 new coronavirus cases See in context

Numbers continue to fall and active cases have more than halved in the last month. Japan has done a great job of doing the right thing, which is to live with the virus while mitigating its risks.

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Posted in: New Zealand to lift coronavirus curbs in most of country on Sept 21 See in context

Restrictions outside Auckland weren't necessary in the first place. The South Island for example has been COVID free for months.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 146 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 436 See in context

Active cases continue to fall, although at a lower rate than over the past few weeks.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka hints at more racial justice activism See in context

Will be interesting to see if she is willing to put some of her sponsorships at risk to speak out about racism in Japan. I suspect not.

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Posted in: Japan to allow more people at events from Sept 19 See in context

The right thing to do. Japan has made the correct decision to live with the virus.

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Posted in: Australia's coronavirus hotspot sees second weekend of small protests See in context

Victoria has got infections down, however at a very heavy economic cost.

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