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

@HBJ Thank you. I will do that although they will probably just file my letter away because it would be an inconvenience to acknowledge what I write. Japanese bureaucrats are very good at that - filing things away...

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

Beyond pointing out the sheer stupidity and incompetence of our elected officials, why is this even news when up until Wednesday they had no restrictions? From a big picture perspective, does it even matter that there are 92 people out and about when there have been hundreds of passengers arriving from the US at various airports in Japan in the days and weeks before with no restrictions whatsoever? What about the flight that departed US an hour before the cut off? How many were on that flight? It’s all too little, too late if you ask me. Meanwhile places like HK and Taiwan have had stringent restrictions, screening, and protocols in place at airports for months...

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

I’m Japanese and am constantly disappointed by our government’s response to major crises. This time, unfortunately and appallingly, is no different, and it will cost many lives. To Japanese politicians, the people never come first and the calculus is always based on their own twisted priorities. My friends and I received an email from the Gaimusho yesterday - exactly one day after the Olympics were postponed - warning us about the gravity of the situation. None of us believe that this timing nor the timing of Tokyo finally ramping up is coincidental. They’ve been downplaying the situation all this time hoping that it would just go away so that they wouldn’t have to change the Olympics timeline. Do my fellow citizens really truly believe the number of deaths and cases in Japan that are being published? If so, they need to check their hubris. Anyone with a clear mind should realize that the gov deliberately limited testing to keep numbers artificially low. People ARE getting sick and ARE dying from COVID19, but they aren’t being counted because they haven’t been identified. Ignorance is bliss and ignorance means calling COVID19 the flu. The government will have blood on their hands. I just hope it won’t be that of my aging relatives. :-(

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