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Posted in: Japan to look at building a common infrastructure for digital yen payments See in context

But using cash is a cultural tradition. Never change Japan!

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

Is great things are getting back to normal. This whole situation has been very difficult for a lot of people. Especially bar and restaurant owners /staff. I'll just say one thing though, I am very glad my vulnerable loved ones dont live in Japan.

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Posted in: Schools reopen in some parts of Japan after pandemic shutdown See in context

all the pachinkos open again too in my local area (kyushu)

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Posted in: Retailers, manufacturers cautious on outlook under extended emergency See in context

Expect travel restrictions on countries like Japan and Sweden, which have taken a very different approach to the UK and US. I certainly wouldnt want my elderly family members to visit with corona virus potentially lurking all over the place. How can you think about reopening businesses when they have no idea about the actual number of cases. you dont have to hospitalise every case, but people need to know if they are a risk / at risk. I can picture Abe following all his big buddies around the world and start opening businesses, pretending like he has defeated the virus.

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

Let them in and lock the doors behind them

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Posted in: Impossible to delay Tokyo Olympics again, says Mori See in context

Good. Lets just cancel it, and focus on more important issues

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Posted in: Bed vacancy rate for virus patients in urban areas below 20%: survey See in context

China built two massive hospitals in ten days!

with the amount of faffing around it takes to get anything at all done in Japan I would be stunned if they could get a new hospital built in 10 years

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Posted in: At least 1,900 complain over dirty masks delivered by gov't See in context

seriously? That’s what you’re worried about?

Lol. Typical. Thinking only as far as you can see.

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Posted in: Bars, restaurants suffer as Japan slows down See in context

I feel for them, but what's more important, your business or people's lives? Can't have both can we?

Is this a joke? Many of these people are going to tumble into a life of destitution. Whats more important a few old people I don't know or the financial stability, physical safety and wellbeing of my family for years to come? The answer isnt selfish at all. Its survival instict.

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Posted in: Abe declares nationwide state of emergency over virus spread See in context

We've got nations that recorded their first case almost a full month after Japan, that have peaked and are planning an end to the self isolation. In Japan its just getting started. The government might as well call an end to the crisis for ”all” of the good their countermeasures are doing.

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Posted in: Seat reservations for JR trains in Golden Week holiday at record low See in context

Good job those who still booked are totally immune to COVID-19, and definitely wont be taking it back to their rural hometowns.

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Posted in: Osaka asks citizens for raincoats amid shortage of protective gear See in context

This bad with only 8000 cases. Imagine if they actually tested people, and knew the real rate of infection.

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Posted in: Traditional Japanese seal system hampers telework for some See in context

They never have my inkan in the shop

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO hints Games could be in doubt even in 2021 See in context

Give over! This is a not important at all

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Posted in: Staying at home in Tokyo's small apartments isn't easy See in context

That apartment is huge

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Posted in: Coronavirus fears give rise to stigma in local communities See in context

Yes we all know bullying is a cornerstone of Japanese culture. Just like how refugees from the Tohoku tsunami were bullied, anyone recovering from corona will also be bullied. Ironic how they are so concerned with this chap from the diamond princess, but are also incapable of avoiding pachinko, karaoke, and izakaya for a few weeks.

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Posted in: Japan records 503 coronavirus infections on Wednesday; biggest daily jump since start of pandemic See in context

Remember these infections have occurred over the past 2-3 weeks. Expect this number to keep increasing.

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Posted in: Trains run as usual, some retailers shorten hours during state of emergency See in context

Let's be fair. Having the regular train schedule is definitely the best ideas, considering almost everyone is commuting to work today as usual.

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Posted in: Koike pressures Abe to declare state of emergency See in context

Pachinko car part on my street is already full. We had a local cluster identified not 2 days ago. Idiots. If only corona virus infection was limited to those idiots who ignore all of the health advice... Alas

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

Is a guy who usually earns 5~10million a year in need if he has just lost his job and has no savings? Another aimai policy from Jgov. Just give everyone something. Those who dont need it should reject the money. Those who take what they dont need when others do are scum.

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Posted in: Japan advises against travel to 50 nations including U.S., China See in context

None of these places would let you in even if you made the effort.

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Posted in: Abe, Aso to avoid same meetings as precaution against virus infection See in context

If Abe snuffs it and we left with Aso as PM....

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Posted in: Ruling party seeks ¥100 trillion stimulus to battle coronavirus See in context

Show us the money! Where does all this tax money go? Taxed through the teeth in Japan, but never see anything for it.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug 8 in 2021 See in context

Give it a rest

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Posted in: The government has given an optimistic picture all along, and so people don’t have an image of it being that scary. See in context

The fact that they are still babbling on about the olympics on the news just supports this idea that nothing is wrong. There are bigger fish to fry. Cancel the olympics and put all of the resources available towards sorting this mess out. Fortunately, if you venture in to the comments left on Japanese language news sites you can see that the majority of commenters support much stricter action by the government. I just wish they could vocalise these opinions publicly, but I guess that might be counterproductive.

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Posted in: Japan not planning to declare state of emergency but will expand entry bans See in context

At this point it hardly matters. No-one is travelling anywhere in the world at the moment, unless they are trying to get back home. Anyone travelling for jollies at this time is asking to get stranded.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers eye July 2021 for start of Games: reports See in context

not important

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Posted in: China's new coronavirus cases trend lower See in context

China went beyond any other nation and implemented draconian laws preventing anyone from leaving their houses. In some cases only one person per household was allowed to go out shopping every few days, and that was only if they carried a permission form. China went down hard on the people, they probably had a really tough time, but their strict top down strategy is what was necessary to stop the virus. Look at the UK, US, and Japan over the coming weeks. Whilst the Chinese economy returns to normal, the rest of the world is going to keep spiralling out of control. We can learn from their example.

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Posted in: Abe warns Japanese to prepare for prolonged coronavirus battle See in context

Lower the Unemployment rate from 5.4% to 2.2%

Depends how you want to classify employed

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Posted in: Panic buying continues in Tokyo as residents asked to stay home for weekend See in context

Hopefully this means people are taking it a little more seriously. The responses from some of the idiots they interviewed on tv yesterday were infuriating, "I thought i should probably stay at home, but i always go to X bar on a wednesday night. Im glad I did come out though. It helped me to relax being surrounded by other similarly minded ignoramuses".

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