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Posted in: Japan adds Algeria, 17 other nations to entry ban list over virus See in context

What happens to the Algerian permanent residents of Japan ( and those other countries) who happen to be outside of Japan? Can they still return? Their countries were not on the no return list when they left

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Posted in: 39 prefectures offer hotel discounts to revive virus-hit tourism See in context

use google chrome with its translation feature

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Posted in: Arrest of ex-justice minister could hasten Abe's departure See in context

My Abe masks arrived last week. To add insult to injury for the extreme late arrival the masks are so small they are totally useless! How can he continue in the face of this rort to the taxpayer. Not enough to siphon the money for them and to arrive well after the emergency BUT to make them useless as well. Even the most apolitical of Japanese I kew can see through this scam and they don't like i

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Posted in: Abe says Japan to ease travel curbs on Australia, NZ, Thailand, Vietnam See in context

How about letting Japanese permanent residents back in first? They will be intending to stay long term. Why can't they have the 14 day quarantine like returning Japanese?

Meanwhile Australians cannot even leave Australia and in the few cases when they do, they have to do compulsory 14day strict quarantine at hotel ( not home). Sure business people are going to rush to Japan for a meeting with all the strict conditions whilst in Japan and the quarantine on return. Anyhow heard of zoom or Skype?

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Posted in: Call to cancel Tokyo Olympics becomes issue in race for Tokyo governor See in context

Koike will probably still win but what will she say when she has to cancel the Olympics because they will not be able to happen then, even Blind Freddy can see that. As if the world will be back to pre covid by then so it could happen. (Faint possibility an olympics with no spectators but what good is that to Japan financially, the IOC would got all the TV rights.)

And then when it is inevitably cancelled because the covid risk is too high or no countries want or are able or can afford to participate what t will she say about the billions that will be wasted on this impossible dream. Just the usual Japanese apologies I guess.

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Posted in: Japan to launch coronavirus contact tracking app next week See in context

This is a joke. Without lots of testing the app is totally useless. Almost no cases are ever found because there is next to no testing in Japan so how is the app going to help!. Maybe it can magically sense the virus cases to replace testing!

It is just Japan trying to look good pretending to be doing something about the virus so they can say to it people and the world " see we have an app too" . No matter there testing lowest in the world so there is negligible data for the app to have any purpose. Of course in Japan it is "face" that matters.

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Posted in: Japan to let in 250 foreigners per day from Australia, NZ, Thailand, Vietnam under eased travel curbs See in context

Australians are currently not allowed to leave Australia without special permission. (Not sure about New Zealanders). Compulsory strict quarantine in a hotel ( not at home) for 14 days on return to Australia.

Sure people will want to come to Japan where they can't even use public transport!

Anyhow why would those countries allow people to visit Japan where there is more chance of catching the virus as it i is circulating (to what extent is unknown due to lowest testing in the developed world,)

At least Australia will allow permanent residents to return unlike Japan where if you leave that is it goodbye!

If those countries are so safe why can't the permanent residents from those countries be allowed to return from there(just like the Japanese who visit there ( if they were allowed in)

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Posted in: Wuhan lab had three live bat coronaviruses: Chinese state media See in context

The virus did not originate in the market although the market was a spreading point. This is pretty much recognised now

And a search will find many more such confirmations of this,

From February

So where did it come from? That it came from the lab can not be proven but well believe what you want about this part...... If it did come from the lab the Chinese will never admit it and they control all the proof so we will never know.

Still many people keep sprouting the nonsense that it originated in the market, that the Chinese created to cover up the story. There is absolutely no proof of this other than the Chinese said it did.

That it probably came from animals and, is not lab made , should not be confused. It is of course not proof it came from the market, nor is it proof it didn't come from the lab. This point does not indicate the point of origin at all yet it is sprouted as proof it came from the market. It is simply not.

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Posted in: Remdesivir may be approved in Japan on Thursday: health minister See in context

All these miracle medicines are all well and good. However they need to be used in the EARLY stages of catching the virus to have a chance of working. None are proving as magical panaceas for people in the advanced stages which show up in the unlucky % 2 or 3 weeks after getting the virus. So the issue in Japan since they do next to no testing is they barely catch anyone in the early stages to use the medicine with! They barely catch anyone in the advanced stage. For many it is only after they died, So it is another furphy just like the increase the testing capacity. They never test anywhere near the current capacity so what difference will it make if they increase the testing capacity if they don't change the testing policy!

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Posted in: Gov't eyes pushing businesses hoarding face masks to sell them See in context

Pot calling the kettle black considering the fortunes made to the producers of the Abe masks.

Did those companies who ordered them from China and they proved faulty give the government back the money for them or did the government ( taxpayer) take the hit?

BTW anyone actually received their Abe masks? I am still waiting and don't know anyone who has received them!

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Posted in: Impossible to delay Tokyo Olympics again, says Mori See in context

I fully concur with Strangerland.

Rather than impossible to delay the Olympics again it will simply prove impossible to hold them, because the virus will not be over and even in the remote event it was the economic aftermath would be far from over. Mori's opinion will mean nothing if no one can come.

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Posted in: Olympic delay and coronavirus add fuel to Abe-Koike political rivalry See in context

Koike was rather silent when the Olympic dream was in full swing earlier in the year, despite Blind Freddy being able to see it was going to be cancelled or postponed back in February, if not January. And she only came awake after the belated acknowledgement of the obvious.

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Posted in: 2 firms recall undelivered cloth masks from Abe's handout program See in context


I am confused...maybe that is the proof you want. My wife could not believe this so she called herself.

Yes thank you for that information. I feel as outraged as you. These seem widely unpublicised and I am sure most foreign residents of Japan do not know about this. I think many would feel likewise

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Posted in: Coronavirus tally rises to 91 on cruise ship in Nagasaki See in context

The main point of this story is that they caught it from someone from Nagaski, when they visited Nagasaki or via some contact. That means that same person has been spreading it around Nagasaki. Perhaps they should test the citizens of Nagasaki and find out how many of them have it. It may spread a little slower than on the ship but still it is spreading. Preliminary results coming out on the antibody testing in New York shows the disease has been spreading far earlier and wider than thought. Number infected are hugely over the official numbers. Anyone willing to doubt Japan is the same probably more so since the testing is among the lowest in the world,

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Posted in: 2 firms recall undelivered cloth masks from Abe's handout program See in context

I have also confirmed through immigration that if we leave Japan (even those of us married to a Japanese national) we cannot re-enter, although our spouse would be able to do so.

You are saying PERMANENT residents of Japan will not be able to return to Japan now if they go overseas.

But their spouse and children, if Japanese can.

Please provide your proof from immigration.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor asks residents to grocery shop only every 3 days See in context

I think they should also ask pole to visit the izakayas and Pachinko parlours ( still open see other story) every 3 days as well. Why do they discriminate against people buying food!

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Posted in: Many pachinko parlors stay open despite state of emergency See in context

Just ask people to visit pachinko every 3 days. Problem solved!

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Posted in: Abe says Japan at crucial stage for lifting of state of emergency See in context

The number of cases in Tokyo remain under 200 daily because of the lack of testing. Surely anyone can understand if you limit testing you can only find a limited number of cases. Obviously this does not mean there are no more cases and there is ample evidence there are more such as the recent story of someone dying in the street, and the fact that the source of infection of over half of those daily 200 can NOT be traced which means they got it from someone else with the virus out in the community.

Meanwhile the nth time Abe says we are approaching the "critical" time whilst not changing the testing policy nor providing real economic help for people to stay home. No one is listening and we have already well and truly passed that time anyhow. Japan might as well adopt the same policy as Sweden and just go for the herd immunity, whatever the cost, because in effect that is what is happening in Japan anyhow. I would not be surprised to see the emergency cancelled in May despite the daily increase in cases and deaths.

It would be better to have a clear plan than the directionless mixed messages that is happening now.

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Posted in: 2 mil face masks donated by Taiwan arrive in Japan See in context

And who gets these masks? How are they distributed? I wonder if we will see Abe with a new mask soon.

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Posted in: Abe asks citizens to be more diligent on social distancing See in context

The message is not reaching people because of the limited restricted testing. It produces a picture that the situation is all good in Japan. Tokyo can never go much over 200 cases a day due to the obvious limit on tests so compared to other places in the world Japan looks like it is smooth sailing and missed out. Many posters in the comments on this site are keen to remind us of this at every occasion how lucky Japan is and it has no problem quoting the proof of the low numbers. Therefore why would anyone who believes the official numbers a take any notice of his request.. It contradicts his own propaganda that he created first for the Olympics and still perpetuates.

I start to think nothing will change the Japanese behaviour. Even if the hospitals fill up and the deaths mount, it still won't make any difference because there still won't be more testing so it will never be from the virus, the official numbers will remain low and nothing will change. Japan can never have a problem.

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Posted in: Oil price crashes into negative territory for the first time in history See in context

Interesting how with oil prices so massively low they have only dropped a little here in Japan.

In Australia now they are around half the cost of Japan. ( Normally they are close though varying with the exchange rate so recently lower but never as disparate as now) Someone is making a huge profit here in Japan and it is not the consumer! Would be nice to see the government do something about this or are they part of those profiting.

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Posted in: Fukushima professor threatens students with expulsion for leaving prefecture in coronavirus crisis See in context

I agree with many here. Freedom of right is the only thing that matters. Everyone has the right to travel in GW and spread the disease to every corner of the country to their family, relatives and especially most vulnerable grandparents. Also they have the rights to go to Tokyo and Osaka to catch it and then bring it back with therm to infect their friends and teachers. Freedom of Rights is the only thing that matters in Japan

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Posted in: Tokyo Games won't provide much economic stimulus for Japan: researchers See in context

When is enough enough? Tokyo is about to face a serious virus problem and they still go on about the Olympics which will not happen in 2021 no matter what they say. Even 2022 is doubtful as all predictions see this lasting till then. World travel is not going to suddenly snap back either. The world will not be the same as 2019 for some time. Better to think about getting money for the hospitals that are almost at breaking point. Better to start trying to save lives than discussing this not happening event.

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Posted in: Japanese airlines keep most domestic flights despite few passengers See in context

Yes keep the flights going. Make sure they facilitate spreading the disease to more places in Japan. Especially GW they should increase flights so people from the big cities can go to every corner of Japan and infect their family, relatives and especially grand parents. And dont forget allowing all the people who want to visit the big cities so they can catch the disease and then bring it back home later.

Freedom of business and travel, dont worry about people's health. This is Japan!

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Posted in: Abe again urges people to stay home to stop virus spreading See in context

Abe is now visibly worried. Perhaps he has finally realised what is about to happen in Japan after all this wasted time when Japan could have got ready. He keeps saying please have 80% less contacts. But it is not happening. This is his out. When things get bad he will just say well people didn't take the request so it is not his fault and the Japanese people will for elect him as usual.

And as for GW this is going to compound the problem in Japan massively and he also actually realises this but all he can say is please don't travel in GW. Unfortunately many people don't even hear his plea and will travel to their hometown to spread the disease from the big city and others will travel into the big cities to get the disease to take back to their homes later. Freedom t spread the disease that it was is important in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan's virus testing policy causes dilemmas in self-isolation See in context

Testing will need to ramp up nation wide after GW when people from Tokyo and Osaka spread the virus out to their families, especially grandparents, in every far corner of the country ensuring even a deeper spread of the virus than there is now. Meanwhile when will Japan realise that limiting testing, keeping official numbers low does NOT stop the spread. It only compounds the problem.

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Posted in: Abe defends mask give-out plan; eyes budget submission next week See in context

you don't need to know every infection to know if there is exponential growth.

So you believe the official number. If there is a limit to testing per day they can never ever show the exponential growth

Olympics will definitely happen

Don't believe he ever said that.

Not sure how you believe that either as he said it numerous time

here is an example

No emergency for Tokyo

I think Tokyo was the main reason he called a state of emergency.

Finally after saying it was not necessary for a long time

And next 

No overshoot

Similar to exponential growth, there are no signs of this yet.

I would argue the steadily rising numbers of deaths do also show the overshoot is on its way, along with the news reported last night that many hospitals are reaching capacity point. But maybe you'd don't believe them either.

Anyhow you can believe there are no signs YET. Unfortunately a little late when YET becomes oh sorry it is happening now, just like oops Olympics postponed from this year now because of the virus.

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Posted in: Trump cuts off U.S. payments to WHO during virus pandemic See in context


"Here is another link"

No. that is a news site. You said REPORT. Where is the REPORT?

I expect that the Prime Minister of Australia must have seen it before he made his comment in the news.

He has much better access to such reports than I do.

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Posted in: Seat reservations for JR trains in Golden Week holiday at record low See in context

People travelling in Golden week especially from the big cities will spread the disease even further and deeper into every corner of the rest of the country. Failure of the government to at least recommend, if not enforce, no travel in Golden Week at this time will compound a bad situation immeasurably! It is beyond comprehension that they seem happy for this to happen. Where I am the majority of cases are tracked back to people who visited Tokyo or Osaka areas. Just imagine what an influx of people from those places will do to very town, village and city in Japan!

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Posted in: Abe defends mask give-out plan; eyes budget submission next week See in context

Someone else told me they heard the masks can be compared to wooden stakes given to people to fight the American invasion in WW2.

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