COVID-19 INFORMATION What you need to know about the coronavirus if you are living in Japan or planning a visit.

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Posted in: During the state of emergency in Japan, have you been getting takeout meals to support restaurants in your community or shopping more at supermarkets? See in context

Now that it's mentioned, I haven't been to a restaurant in a while. I can call in take out orders, no problem.

I'm also down with the whole "pay now, eat later" idea if it keeps businesses afloat during these times.

The one thing I can't do is sit down in a restaurant and eat. Full stop.

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Posted in: Two new low-altitude routes introduced in April for landings at Haneda Airport enter Yokota airspace controlled by the U.S. military. Do you think it is right that the U.S. military should be able to control airspace in Japan? See in context

Inflammatory title.

Control airspace in Japan with impunity? No.

Around the bases? Possibly.

There is a Status of Forces Agreement in place between the USFJ and the Japanese government regarding these kinds of things.

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Posted in: Married couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide at Hokkaido home See in context

I'll hazard a guess...

Old man strangles bedridden wife and then takes himself out after being worn down from years of caring for her.

Yes, I'll wait for the details...

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Posted in: Quest for 'super-duper missile' pits U.S. against key rivals See in context

Exactly @SimondB

"but we need them to go faster."


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Posted in: Sex for rent rises with coronavirus poverty See in context

Absolutely disgusting.

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Posted in: New virus cases in Tokyo drop to 5; none reported in Osaka See in context

Opening back up, pandemic over, victory declared, "take off that mask, you look so stupid in it"...

Wonder if this is going to be like the "Spanish" Flu were the second wave killed far more than the first. I guess only time will tell.

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Posted in: Criminal complaint filed over 2018 dinner party for Abe supporters See in context


"I am sure this will go nowhere."

Came here to say this. How much longer before we get some story about a faceless new guy, a paper shredder, and an accident?

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Posted in: Trump counting on Supreme Court to block probes, lawsuits See in context

"Trump counting on Supreme Court to block probes, lawsuits"

Last I checked, the Judicial branch isn't at the beck and call of the Executive branch. Or maybe I'm wrong, the rule book was set on fire a couple of years ago...

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Posted in: Pelosi: 'Morbidly obese' was taste of Trump's 'own medicine' See in context

@Burning Bush

"Very degenerate and unprofessional for a public representative to be making schoolyard comments like that in an official capacity."

And what exactly has Trump been doing this entire time?

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Posted in: We continue to put our hearts into making each meal for medical workers who have been battling to save lives See in context

I'll bet it's a real treat during breaks and coming off shift to have some great food.

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Posted in: Turkey charges pilots, 3 others, over Ghosn's escape from Japan See in context

Oh, come on. Just stop worrying about that guy and deal with COVID-19.

It's over.

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Posted in: Mariah Carey, De Niro to feature in New York COVID-19 telethon See in context


"Personally, I'm glad that they're pitching in. Every bit helps."

I don't think they are. Not in the slightest. None of the upper crust is (I do realize I'm now branching out from just entertainers).

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies, father injured after being hit by car in parking lot; driver arrested See in context

Check sidewalks, crosswalks, and just for pedestrians in general before hitting the gas or turning. Check, double check, triple check...

We are driving vehicles that are multiple tons of metal, glass, rubber and plastic. We have to pay attention for pedestrians.

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Posted in: Lawyer arrested on suspicion of drunk driving See in context


.03 is Driving Under the Influence.

.08 is Driving While Intoxicated.

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Posted in: Man arrested after stabbing police counselor in koban in Tokyo See in context


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Posted in: If you receive 100,000 yen from the Japanese government, what are you planning to spend it on? See in context


"borrowed 400,000 for a failed business venture"


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Posted in: Intoxicated driver arrested over hit-and-run See in context

If you're going to drink like that, there are ways to do it responsibly.

Go to the store, buy some drinks and snacks, drive home, get out of your car, get in the house, turn on the tube and enjoy. Take driving completely out of the picture.

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Posted in: Stimulus steps cannot easily buoy coronavirus-hit economy: Abe See in context

Why all the talk of the Great Depression? The economy here has been sputtering for 3 decades now. And that ¥100k for all? Not enough...not nearly enough. Even the $1200 going out to Americans is just barely enough to keep the pitchforks and torches at bay.

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Posted in: Woman’s body with backpack containing ¥3.25 mil and rocks found in river See in context

I hope they can quickly identify her, notify family and get down to figuring this situation out.

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Posted in: Are you worried that you might become infected by the coronavirus? See in context

I give it some attention seeing as I'm in the prefecture that the elderly couple who visited Spain was allowed to return to.

Currently confirmed infections here: 22. Deaths: 0.

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Posted in: There's a danger that if you use the computer loaned to you by the company at home, information could get leaked. See in context

What is a "dispatch" employee? If they meant "temp" this could make a little sense regarding the trust factor.

If it doesn't mean "temp", what makes those company-issued laptops issued to dispatch employees any different from the equipment used by permanent employees?

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Posted in: Osaka police officer arrested for keeping ¥10,000 note turned in by 2 brothers See in context

...was it worth it, Nozawa-san?

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Posted in: A flood of business bankruptcies in U.S. likely in coming months See in context

Unless there's massive debt relief or forgiveness for citizens and small/medium businesses, the economic landscape post COVID-19 is going to be very bleak.

Reopening at this time is not the answer, just simple foolishness.

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Posted in: We're physically and mentally exhausted. See in context

"I hope they are teleworking."

One can only wish.

Keep up the hard work, it must be mentally exhausting.

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Posted in: The fact that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is wasting taxpayer money to contain the plague of foreign criticism is indicative of a government that has handled this more as a PR crisis than a pandemic. See in context

Let's see how much of a PR crisis this is when COVID-19 really descends on this country.

Abe and friends think those shoddy, crappy little masks they're touting are going to save 'em?

Invalid CSRF

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

I wish JT would let us post pictures. I'd go out this weekend to each and every one of these parlors up here and take pictures of the parking lots. They will be filled both tomorrow and Sunday.

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Posted in: If you haven't already been tested for the coronavirus, do you wish to be? See in context

I'd really like to know the results if Japanese health officials would post up outside all these packed pachiko parlors on the weekends and do testing.

Might put things into perspective for the "I'm not going to get it/It'll never happen to me" crowd.

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Posted in: If you haven't already been tested for the coronavirus, do you wish to be? See in context


Couldn't have said it better myself.

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Posted in: What, if anything, do you believe governments around the world aren't telling the public about the coronavirus? See in context

The actual truth. Plain and simple.

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Posted in: Record 700 kg of cocaine seized at Yokohama Port See in context

700 kg = 1540 lbs.

Phew, that's a lot blow. Wonder what the estimated Japanese street value would have been?

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