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: Gov't to give ¥300,000 in cash to each household in need See in context

Finance Minister Taro Aso, who was prime minister during the 2008 crisis, told journalists Friday that experience of the 2009 cash handouts showed that providing cash to households across the board would be "meaningless."

You know what is meaningless Aso, you elitist jerk?

Anything you have to say about people who work for a living,

who then through no fault of their own, lose their work.

You will never know our plight, so please don't speak on things you have no clue about!

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Posted in: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus-caused pneumonia See in context

Ken chan!

Rest In Peace.

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Posted in: Man arrested after yelling ‘I have the coronavirus’ in Nagoya drugstore See in context

I just read a woman in Pennsylvania went into a supermarket and coughed all over fresh produce, and the bakery, saying she had COVID-19. They had to carefully get her out of the store, get her arrested and then dispose of all that food, and disinfect the joint.

$50,000.00 bail.

This sort of world event seems to draw out a special class of asshat, in no mistake.

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Posted in: When you first heard about the coronavirus, did you think it would escalate into the crisis the world is currently facing? See in context

At Chinese New Year, when no measures were taken to stop tourists from China visiting

I felt very confused and worried of the possibilities, yet powerless to do one g'damned thing about it.

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Posted in: Woody Allen memoir released by new publisher after protests See in context

Woody Allen was never convicted.

He was acquitted of any charges against him.

Don't like it, don't buy his book.

I may or may not believe the court of popular opinion,

but a court of law is what stands.

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Posted in: Actor, singer, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81 See in context

The Gambler he broke even...


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Posted in: Japan Times changes reference to 'comfort women' after backlash See in context

They must've received a charitable donation to hasten their decision.

This new title description does after all, use more ink.

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

"I think it's a very bad signal that you're putting out to the American people,” he added. "The American people are looking for answers and they're looking for hope. And you’re doing sensationalism.”

In a nutshell.

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Posted in: How do you feel about sporting events being held without spectators due to the coronavirus? See in context

This situation may create a new perspective on sports viewing, filming,

and audiences.

If a game is filmed to catch the attention in a new sort of way,

the "live" party is moved to the private home, or sports bars.

Much of the film/cinema viewing experience has been re-routed to DVD, streaming services, and large flat screens, sports could follow suit.

I prefer live, but why close down the works if all these athletes are ready to go?

Something new, for sure.

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Posted in: Scrapping cherry blossom parties like taking hugs away from Italians: Koike See in context

Haughty foot in mouth

trying so hard to be cute

and missing the mark.

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Posted in: Boston cancels St Patrick's Day parade over virus concerns; New York's to go on See in context

Tokyo's St. Pat's parade is canceled.

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Posted in: If you live in Japan, have you been going out to your local restaurants and shopping as often as you usually do to try and help those businesses get through the coronavirus crisis? See in context

Shopping, local shops, restaurants, as usual, no mask.

I carry alcohol towelettes, and do the hand washing, as always!

I'm keeping it local, avoiding the train unless necessary.

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Posted in: Panic buying follows coronavirus across the globe See in context

This sort of thing didn't happen during the 3/11 earthquake, stores took control and limited buying amounts per customer, and customers allowed inside the store per time frame, to lessen stress.

It kept order, people waited in lines, and it was a community effort.

Now, it's selfish panic buying with no limits placed, spurred by social media.

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Posted in: #MeToo author slams publisher for estranged father Woody Allen's memoir See in context

"We do not allow anyone's publishing program to interfere with anyone else's," Pietsch told the newspaper.

Translation: Publishing is a business, not a court of law.

Who knew?

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Posted in: James Bond film release pushed back 7 months due to virus See in context

No time to die.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 2-month-old twin sons See in context

Just to put perspective on this evil;

a baby cannot yet hold up its head, at 2 months.

In an adult how painful are fractured ribs?

A baby at that age cries anyway, no one else would know otherwise

except the beast who did this.

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Posted in: Angry confrontation breaks out after man coughs on Yamanote Line train in Tokyo See in context

You DON'T need a mask, so if someone is not wearing one,

calm down, they're not the enemy, and they're not sick.

If someone coughs, cover your mouth.

A lot of the coughs on the train are due to the air blowing down on people, which is very dry...

The old guy is scared 'cause his age group is the most susceptible to a bad result, if he gets the virus.

The young guy is indifferent, he should not be,

he should be aware of his actions, at this time.

Everyone should do their bit, during this high tension time.

Empathy takes as much energy as fear.

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Posted in: Mother of child abuse victim says father gave daughter 'hell' See in context

Many women become trapped in these types of relationships, mostly due to financial reasons as well as whatever very real threats to them and their children.

This woman got away. She spent months away and did nothing.

She knew what was happening. She looked after herself, and abandoned her daughter.

Many women do get trapped in these kind of relationships, and they get out, eventually they find a way. This woman used her daughter, to get free. Despicable.

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Posted in: Mother of child abuse victim says father gave daughter 'hell' See in context

The mother did nothing from a distance, never opened her mouth to protect her daughter, when she could have. She knew full well what kind of monster she left her with. She is a disgusting coward who traded her daughter's life, for her own.

The husband/ father needs to be ended.

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Posted in: Trump celebrates his acquittal at White House See in context

Democrats said Trump wasted an opportunity to bring the country together.

Insert belly laugh

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Posted in: Billionaire Maezawa cancels search for lunar love despite 27,722 applicants See in context

♫ Fry me to za moon end rett me pray ammangs za stalls...

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Posted in: New Harajuku station building unveiled ahead of March opening See in context

Japan is losing it's aesthetic sense, from the looks of things...

This building is ugly.

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Posted in: 5 Japanese evacuees from Wuhan taken to hospital; 2 have pneumonia See in context

If these returnees are not in quarantine, thegovt of Japan should be held responsible for all and any further infections.

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Posted in: Shop fearing Wuhan virus bans Chinese visitors in Hakone See in context

He is doing what the government won't.

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Posted in: Japan to step up precautions against China coronavirus See in context

It's not enough to "urge" anyone to do anything.

There's a 3 day incubation period.

Someone feels fine could still be infected after inside Japan.

Travel ban from and to Wuhan, now.

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Posted in: Netflix opens Paris office; plans new French-language series See in context

When and if the cinema showing first rule is terminated, it will be the end of cinema...

Bon chance to Paris Netflix!

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Posted in: Abe calls for vigilance, steps against spread of new coronavirus See in context

Why not put up a travel ban for people to travel to or from Wuhan,

until the trouble subsides?

Better safe than sorry.

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Posted in: Mother of Kyoto Animation artist who died in arson wants memorial; residents opposed See in context

A memorial stone, or even a metal plaque set in concrete, in the ground, with the names of all

who perished and how, the company, date, ages and jobs of the departed, would not "inconvenience" anyone. It needs to happen.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage See in context

♫ Hallo Spaceboy ♫

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