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: U.S. coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day; New York governor begs for help See in context

"No, I blame the China for not being transparent and for not allowing US scientists to go there, to get more specific answers on combating this virus, information on patient zero and that never materialized."

While I agree with this, the US still had 50-day head start, and did little to prepare for it.

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Posted in: 92 from Chicago let in at Narita airport without being asked to self-isolate See in context

Yes, packed trains and restaurants in Tokyo...

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Posted in: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for virus See in context

Get well soon, sir.

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Posted in: China's imported coronavirus cases rise as foreigners banned and flights cut See in context

China needs to be isolated by the rest of the world until they get rid of the CCP.

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context

Smoking also greatly worsens outcomes for those who are infected by Covid-19.

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context

"I used to smoke for 23 years and quit. My opinion is eateries should be able to decide themselves if they allow smoking or not. Let the consumer decide the fate of their business. "

The problem is that most although most Japanese non-smokers are very annoyed by smoking, to preserve the wa they accommodate the smoker(s) in their group. The smokers take this to mean," ah no one has any problem with my smoking !"...Then there is the issue of workplace health for the employees...

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Posted in: Virus poses new threat for Olympics that only war has stopped See in context

Well, this is war !

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Posted in: Trump angrily defends his handling of pandemic See in context

"You can’t become a millionaire for doing nothing..."

Actually you can if you inherit a great amount of money.

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Posted in: Mask diplomacy: China tries to rewrite virus narrative See in context

"So if I set a house on fire will you praise me for bringing a bucket of water?"

Well said.

Alternatively like the one comparing the CCP to someone who walks their dog and it defecates massively on your lawn. While you are cleaning it up they offer to help a bit...if you will award them the Nobel Prize.

I wonder if the knowledge of the early January person-to-person outbreak was known by Presient" Xi himself and he that he just put the blame of "fall guys" under him (Wuhan officials). We may never know.

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Posted in: Japan to ask travelers from Europe to self-quarantine for 14 days See in context

Will this policy continue into July ?

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Posted in: BOJ ramps up risky asset buying, doubles pace of ETF, J-REIT purchases See in context

Money before people...for the 1%ers...disgusting! Some of the above commenters have better ideas.

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Posted in: Japan begins coronavirus travel restrictions for China, S Korea See in context

Dr. Campbell from the UK explains it well:

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Posted in: Coronavirus temporary legislation likely to clear lower house on March 12 See in context

"I hope that testing kits will become more available out here in ‘inaka’. I’ve had the symptoms and my boss just asked me to stay home for a week because my fever hasn’t broken."

@Rosalind- I am glad that the boss didn't say 'come in anyway'. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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Posted in: Australia reports 1st coronavirus death, a Diamond Princess cruise ship passenger See in context

This tragedy very well would have been prevented without the incompetency of certain bureaucrats.

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Posted in: Japan 2019 condo supply lowest in 43 years as high prices hit demand See in context

The Tokyo population is increasing, while not increasing in most of the rest of Japan.

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Posted in: Influenza wave significantly wanes in Japan See in context

Blasting = manners of a hog. May it stop in crowded areas, especially.

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Posted in: Russia to ban entry of Chinese nationals to halt virus See in context

Japan should have stopped people from Hubei Province from entering at least a week sooner than they did.

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Posted in: Passengers begin leaving after ship's virus quarantine ends See in context

More information on the state of those infected in Japan, please. How many are in serious condition and need ICU ?

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Posted in: Coronavirus death toll surges as fears grow for Chinese economy See in context

There is some bad karma coming for those Chinese officials who had physicians in China arrested (who had said that the virus can pass directly between people in early Jan.) Then there was the unwise giant banquet held in Wuhan !

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Posted in: Mainland China virus cases rise again after earlier decline See in context

@Crazy Joe - Well said. Having said that, the CCP also plays down even those numbers...disgusting.

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Posted in: Japanese nationals return from virus-hit Wuhan on charter jet See in context

More information please...

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Posted in: Foreign tourists spend record ¥4.8 tril in Japan in 2019 See in context

That is about 1% of Japan's GDP.

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Posted in: Snipers to cull up to 10,000 camels in drought-stricken Australia See in context

Too bad that at least some of them can't be brought to the Middle East and North Africa.

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Posted in: Ghosn carried spare French passport while out on bail in Japan See in context

Would they then ignore the corruption of Abe, Aso and Mori ?

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Posted in: Japanese firms brace for economic contraction after Olympics See in context

Demand shifted forward more than anything (little multiplier effect).

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Posted in: Gov't compiles ¥26 tril stimulus package to prop up economy See in context

This is either very stupid economically, or it's a way to transfer wealth from the average Japanese person (and resident of Japan) to Abe's buddies.

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Posted in: U.S. says it will 'protect its interests' at climate conference See in context

"U.S. is by far the world's biggest donor of foreign aid."

While true, most of this ends up being corporate welfare.

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Posted in: Toyota employee's suicide caused by workplace harassment See in context

Name and shame the SOB boss.

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Posted in: Construction of stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics completed at cost of ¥157 bil See in context

@rainyday About 20,000 for every man woman and child in Japan. Well that is where the extra sales tax money is going.

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Posted in: Trump asked Tokyo for $8 bil to keep U.S. troops in Japan: Foreign Policy See in context

Japan pays a much higher % than Germany or South Korea does. I am curious what he is asking of those countries.

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