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Posted in: School trips in Japan go virtual during pandemic See in context

Last week my daughter went to Hokkaido for 4 days and last month my son went to Shikoku for 2 days.

Both attend public schools,

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Posted in: 2 Melbourne schools shut after new virus cases emerge; 16 protesters arrested See in context

Sometimes there are events in the world that are bigger than you and require all of us to make some sacrifices. I know that rubs many the wrong way but once upon a time people seemed to have more ability to restrain their immediate wants and defer gratification for the sake of something greater.

Sorry you clearly don't live in Japan, the government want and fund meals out, vacations etc.

In Japan many people such as myself are keeping the economy going, instead of living in fear thus causing mass unemployment like melbourne

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Posted in: 2 Melbourne schools shut after new virus cases emerge; 16 protesters arrested See in context

In the past three months

I have earned 15,000 aud

Been on 3 vacations

Had dinner 7 dinners out

Attended 9 sports events

And one wedding

All while my hometown has had more daily cases than melbourne.

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Posted in: Japan eyes exempting short-term business travelers from quarantine See in context

This is a recipe for disaster, the problem with Japan doing relatively well without a real explanation why is that the people in charge feel secure enough to tempt fate like this.

opening schools, fans attending concerts, go to, including tokyo in go-to were all meant to be a disaster.

Well you doomsdayers have haven't been right so far.

I think I'll put my trust in the government whose policies have allowed life to largely return to normal, while keeping hospitals functioning normally and maintaining a regular annual death rate

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 150 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 611 See in context

@vinke

 If you live somewhere, it doesn't automatically make that place "a good place". If something is wrong, try to fix it. Try to make things more fair. Try to make things better. 

I hope you realize how condescending that sounds.

Your a guest here as many of us were or are, imagine if a Japanese person went to your home country and said "things aren't fair here, they do it better where I come from" imagine how people would react.

All means stay home that’s your choice but don't think because you pay taxes you have the right to demand change.

Either become a Japanese citizen and make Japan your home country or learn to live with the Japanese way of doing things.

In the end no one is going to listen to you so your just making yourself frustrated without achieving anything.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 150 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 611 See in context

Ipanema BeachToday  04:19 pm JST

@KnowBetter: Agree, the numbers are getting worse and worse by the day, the true number of infected is likely in the tens of millions now, and most likely the worst affected country in the world 

Well if millions have been infected and the health system hasn't been stretched what are you panicing about?

There are plenty of flights out if you think Japan is doing so badly.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 78 new coronavirus cases See in context

Zichi, been a while hope your back to full health.

The mortality rate proves three things,

One Japan isn't hiding deaths as some have claimed or putting corona deaths down to influenza.

Two, masks are effective

Three, Japan should continue lifting restrictions gradually while monitoring deaths and hospitalizations.

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Posted in: Australia's coronavirus hotspot records single case See in context

If you are happy with your prison good for you.

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Posted in: Australia's coronavirus hotspot records single case See in context

Peter

The rest of the country didn't lockdown like melbourne, even the pm has been calling for restrictions to be lifted sooner.

Melbourne's financial situation is far worse than the rest of oz.

And to conclude dictator dan will be voted out, if you think otherwise I am willing to bet you however much you want.

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Posted in: Australia's coronavirus hotspot records single case See in context

@wtfjapan,

But was it worth it, or even necessary?

Japan's current situation would point towards locking down being unnecessary.Europe would indicate they only buy time not solve the problem.

New Zealand would indicate they are great if you keep borders closed.

The rest of Australia would suggest the lockdown could have ended a lot sooner.

Melbourne indicates they reduce numbers but at huge financial and social costs. Already it's cost the economy at least nine billion aud. And there is a lot of public anger.

The pm for one thinks the lockdown went on too long.

Personally, I hope nobody has to experience being house arrest for three months ever again.

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Posted in: Japan to test anti-virus measures for big events at near-full stadium See in context

I have regularly attended j league and baseball gamers since the summer.

People almost always follow mask etiquette, if you don't staff tell you off.

Post game you register your seat number of the teams database in case the need to trace you.

Sanitizer is everywhere and your temperature is checked on the way in

People complained when it was 5000, then 50% yet hasn't resulted in outbreaks

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 284 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 699 See in context

As @monty says life goes on.

If I haven't caught it already, there's a chance I'll catch it eventually.Seeing as young or old many people in Japan aren't dying I don't worry.

If you're one of those who post daily (or at least when there's more than 250 cases)

I would humbly suggest you separate the west from Japan in your mind, for whatever reason Japan has a factor x, be it dna, diet, masks, prior exposure, I don't know.

All I know is go-to, schools opening, 50% stadium capacity hasn't resulted in an uptick in deaths or hospitalizations.

Wear a mask for the time being, bu be happy you live here.

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Posted in: 1,805 suicides reported in Japan in September See in context

@strangerland

Ahh the old, expendable in the eyes of the right.

But the elderly aren't dying here in Japan.

And maybe you’re afraid of dying.

Not at all, I am middle aged

I’m afraid of living with the after effects of the virus that hit all ages. If I die, I’m gone and my family is set up to be comfortable for the rest of their lives. If I live with permanent lung scarring... that’s what I worry about.

It must be exhausting to live in fear, please take of your mental health.

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Posted in: 1,805 suicides reported in Japan in September See in context

You do realize that people committed suicide before Covid right? The difference (accounting for nothing other than numbers) is:

an increase of 143

Likewise you realize people died before corona too right?

Which is a lot less than 1805 Covid deaths, and unfortunately for you blows your narrative out of the water.

almost exclusively the people who die from coronavirus had already lived long lifes. Most people who commit suicide are physicaly healthy and in what should have been the prime of their lifes.

Which unfortunately for you blows your narrative out of the water.

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Posted in: Japan's cumulative total of coronavirus infections tops 90,000 See in context

GoodlucktoyouToday  11:52 am JST

Give it two weeks.

Give it short term business visas, Olympic training visas and then...the main event...the Olympics

I was being sarcastic, its always wait two weeks, wait until go-to, business tra

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Posted in: Japan's cumulative total of coronavirus infections tops 90,000 See in context

Give it two weeks.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 248 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 618 See in context

. I am very glad that this situation is not turning out to be as bad as the Spanish Flu or Ebola.

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Why would you down vote this???

Were you hoping it would be worse, are you disappointed its not as bad as was predicted?

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Posted in: Japan to exempt business travelers, returnees from 14-day quarantine See in context

One more step towards open borders,

My parents will hopefully get to see their grandchildren in the near future.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 142 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 505 See in context

RecklessToday  04:28 pm JST

We are in a trough. I anticipate cases may rise in December.

You're probably right, most viruses have peaks and troughs.

Japan for whatever reason has largely avoid serious problems so far, so hopefully the next peak too won't be too severe nor require drastic measures.

To be in October (9 months into this) and to still be successfully balancing health and economy certainly makes me optimistic.

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Posted in: Lotte Marines report 11 new coronavirus cases among players, staff See in context

If I was a Giants fan, I'd be worried about losing half the team during the nippon series.

Wonder, if they'll play or postpone?

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Posted in: New Zealand PM says 'we beat the virus again' See in context

And before anyone jumps to conclusions they aren't super rich they invested their life savings in a modest building and are being flexible with the tenant's.

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Posted in: New Zealand PM says 'we beat the virus again' See in context

@strangerland

Which to their own,

It may depend where in nz you and what you do for a living.

My parents are in Auckland where the restrictions have been stricter and own office space which has a lot of tenant's

struggling to pay rent, through no fault of their own.

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Posted in: Liverpool embarrassed in 7-2 loss to Aston Villa; Man United routed 6-1 by Tottenham See in context

Gotta say, it seems meaningless without fans.

I love sports and probaly watch too much .

but watching these games you cant help but realize you watching millionaires kick a ball around.

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Posted in: Japan’s healthcare system summed up in photo of hospital bill for father’s heart surgery See in context

Japanese hospitals are second to none length of post op stay is almost too long, ct echo etc often are done the same day. Payments are capped and doctors are among the best in the world.

If your poor you don't pay, if you have money its capped at around 400,000 a month.

Maternity care unfortunately is the still only area where subsidies should be higher.

The argument that Japan puts money before the publics health is incorrect and ignorant.

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Posted in: New Zealand PM says 'we beat the virus again' See in context

My parents in nz , say now the same as they have said for the last 7 months they would rather be Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 108 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 396 See in context

Try again

I am sure the death rate is much higher, however, because there are no autopsies in this country and if someone dies without a COVID test and has the COVID we will never know.

Sorry but it would be logically be the oopposite, if there is undertesting then the death rate would be lower. Seeing as hospitals aren't overrun and not one medical professional in japan has come out and said their hospital has an unexplained higher number of deaths.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 108 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 396 See in context

I am sure the death rate is much higher, however, because there are no autopsies in this country and if someone dies without a COVID test and has the COVID we will never know.

Sorry but it would be logically be the opq

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Posted in: Police increase patrols in Australia's COVID-19 hotspot after hundreds breach restrictions See in context

@bigyen

People don't dispute lockdowns reduce the spread,

The argument is

Was it worth the financial and social damage?

Is it nothing more than a temporary solution, which means you have to either live with corona or lockdown again?

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Posted in: Police increase patrols in Australia's COVID-19 hotspot after hundreds breach restrictions See in context

Spending time at the beach without a mask, without social distancing now, will just mean that you won't get to go to the beach for all of summer," Andrews said at a televised briefing

What a loathsome individual

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Posted in: Coronavirus vaccination to be made free in Japan See in context

My kids have a zero percentage chance of dying, I have at worst at 0.5% chance.

I don't think the vaccine will be dangerous, but unless there are clear benefits I

Don't think I'll rush to get vaccinated.

People will no doubt think this is selfish, but the health of my children comes first.

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