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She even can't speak japanese, but after becoming a champion Japan gave attention to her

ridicolous

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Posted in: Abe ends state of emergency in Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo; Tokyo's may be lifted Monday See in context

VinkeToday 10:26 pm JST

Sweden's death rate is actually currently the highest in the world.

sorry to disappoint you but Sweden has 384 deaths for 1,000,000 people

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Belgium 793

Spain 596

Italy 535

UK 531

France 431

Sweden 384

and this shows that lock down was not the best solution

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Posted in: Abe ends state of emergency in Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo; Tokyo's may be lifted Monday See in context

marcelitoToday 03:44 pm JST

As long as Koike is mayor, Tokyo is doomed

I personally think she did much much better job than Abe ....if anyone is a reason for doom look to the national government.

she ignored corona virus until Olympic Games were postponed, why she didn't wear any mask before March 25 even if corona virus arrived in Japan at the end of January and in February there was the Diamond Princess case ?

this is enough to say she's not better than other politicians, and remember she creates a party just to disturb LDP and after she didn't get as much votes as she expected she resigns "I come back to Tokyo government", very pathetic and insulting all the people who gave her their trusts.

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Posted in: U.S. drugmaker reports promising early results from COVID-19 vaccine test See in context

Moderna...

http://www.ddn-news.com/index.php?newsarticle=10450

A year after it attracted the largest private financing round ever for a biotechnology company, Moderna Therapuetics is receiving another major show of support for its messenger RNA (mRNA) technology. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a $20-million grant to Moderna to advance the development of an affordable mRNA-based cocktail of antibody therapeutics to help prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

what a coincidence. and it was 2016...

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Posted in: Parts of Japan emerge from virus emergency; Tokyo needs fewer than 20 daily infections See in context

drluciferToday 08:42 pm JST

Cognac

so tell me how many people died in Tokyo for corona virus, dead numbers can't be hide

Can you educate us why you think death cannot be hidden.

China last month revised upward by 1300 the death rate for Wuhan from Covid-19. They got away with under reporting it and felt guilt that the wuhan number was low after European and U.S numbers just kept on increasing.

As of Tuesday, there were 633 deaths in Japan attributed to the virus, far fewer than the some 80,000 in the U.S, and 32,000 in the U.K., with Japan having the fewest confirmed cases and deaths of any Group of Seven leading democracy. Japanese authorities have placed a high emphasis on identifying infection clusters and limiting their spread.

While authorities have acknowledged that, similar to other countries, the true size of the infection in Japan is unknown, they have said they’re confident in grasping the scale of the casualties. Tokyo, with an estimated population of about 14 million, has had the most confirmed cases in Japan, at almost 5,000.

read carefully this :

"The capital saw 33,106 deaths in the three months through March, 0.4% fewer than the average of the previous four years for the same period, according to data from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Data for April, when new daily virus cases peaked in the city, is not yet available."

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-12/tokyo-mortality-tally-shows-no-surge-in-deaths-during-pandemic

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Posted in: Parts of Japan emerge from virus emergency; Tokyo needs fewer than 20 daily infections See in context

ConfusiusToday 06:38 pm JST

This is the real number of tests.

5/6 65

5/7 111

5/8 134

5/9 155

5/10 253

5/11 108

5/12 72

5/13 87

so tell me how many people died in Tokyo for corona virus, dead numbers can't be hide

but remember we are talking about a 13mln people, not 30,000, so everything under 10,000 (which means 0,1%) is not worth for declaring a state of emergency

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Posted in: Parts of Japan emerge from virus emergency; Tokyo needs fewer than 20 daily infections See in context

urban centers of Tokyo and Osaka and six other prefectures will remain under restrictions until there is convincing containment of the coronavirus.

today 9 cases over a population of 13 million people, do the math and see how ridicolous is this state of emergency...

ps : Tokyo will be the next NYC (lol, you really made me laugh during this month)

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Posted in: Japan looks to lift emergency in some areas ahead of May 31 See in context

Ashley ShibaToday 08:17 pm JST

There needs to be more testing triple of what of their doing now. The numbers are dropping drastically in the hundreds, really??? I monitor the numbers daily and there are no other countries where the numbers of the virus drop in hundreds like it has here in the past few days.

I live in Tokyo and I can tell you at this time I am staying in my house as much as possible to avoid this virus as there is no way the numbers are dropping like they are recording.

keep staying home but also keep staying away from PC...

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/japan/

numbers are numbers and you can't argument them, the trend is negative since mid April, period.

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Posted in: Japan looks to lift emergency in some areas ahead of May 31 See in context

klausdorthToday 06:11 pm JST

Can't they wait until 2 or 3 weeks after Golden Week? Mind my words: the next shutdown will happen! Sooner than later.

Tokyo is the next NYC, I've marked these words and I still laugh

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Posted in: Japan tax revenue falls most since last June See in context

marcelitoToday 01:42 pm JST

and what they should vote, the left, the democratic party ?

that one when in 2011 "everything is ok in Fukushima, don't worry" ?

lol

Yep ... anyone but the LDP fatcats , even for one term so that Jiminto has a reason to reform itself a bit and get rid of the oyaji deadwood if nothing else.

Btw, love it how the LDP fanboys selectively forget it was Jiminto who built the corrupt & incompetent N village system responsible for the 3/11 mess that DPJ took the blame for. Notspeakingwisdom again ey? :) About the only good thing about the coronavirus mess here is that it exposes LDP for the incompetent dinosaurs they are.

sir, I don't vote in Japan cause I keep (proudly)(and I'm not ammerican) my homecountry passport, so say "LDP fanboys" to some other

(typical leftist answer, you don't think same as me so you are バカ)

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Posted in: Japan tax revenue falls most since last June See in context

Dan LavenderToday 09:02 am JST

Abenomask!

The right man to bankrupt the ailing Japanese economy!

Vote Jiminto and see your taxes wasted on masks ,Aegis

and what they should vote, the left, the democratic party ?

that one when in 2011 "everything is ok in Fukushima, don't worry" ?

lol

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Posted in: China says Hong Kong will never be calm unless violent protesters removed See in context

Tokyo-mToday 04:25 pm JST

It is difficult but I always try to avoid buying anything made in China. If only the world would do the same.

if chinese would do the same with japanese products, this country would not last for more than 2 months...

and I see a lot of hypocrisy here, people complaining about CCP and ask freedom for HK, while the other cities should stay under the communist dictatorship ? what is the difference between a HK citizien and one from Shanghai or Beijing ???

But "hate China" is the new mantra for yankees, Pompeo hit the target here...

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Posted in: M5.0 quake rattles eastern Japan See in context

All the people bored by the alert or they want to switch it off, do it you are free to do that, but then don't come here to complain when a 8+ magnitude quake shakes Tokyo...

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Posted in: Abe extends virus state of emergency until May 31 See in context

GorramcowboyToday 06:47 pm JST

After this extension, enough's enough. World has to go on.

In a perfect world following proper science and expert advice we'd be in lockdown or SOE until there were zero new infected and zero deaths. That's not going to happen anytime soon. So in the meantime, people lives are utterly ruined in the wake of these lockdowns and SOEs.

Slowly open the world where proper protocol is followed and adhered to until there's an effective vaccine created then we can all go on without the covid monster hiding in the shadows.

And I absolutely agree the sentiment that once it is proven without a doubt that virus originated in China for whatever reason, they should be held accountable in a big way. This bs shouldn't repeat itself.

and who has proven it, Pompeo ? LOL

the same country that cheated the entire world when Colin Powell showed to the UN assembly the "proven chemical weapons" from Saddam LOL

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Posted in: Abe extends virus state of emergency until May 31 See in context

John MccannToday 05:16 pm JST

YubaruToday  05:04 pm JST

Japan has reported a comparatively small scale outbreak, with more than 15,000 infections and 510 deaths so far.

Which does not say much considering the country has a LONG history of under-reporting what is considered bad news!

are you saying japan’s hospitals are lying?? That’s quite a claim.

And regarding Korea and their death rate... Japan’s population is 3 times that of Korea so per capita japan is lower.

game, set and match

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they are right, lockdown is useless

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Posted in: Abe seeks to extend state of emergency by about a month See in context

TigersTokyoDomeToday 07:58 pm JST

Sam Watters, such an uneducated and irresponsible comment. The tyranny of the blind eye perhaps?

All of this for a virus that has a fatality rate of less than 0.03%. Ridiculous.

Regardless of your 'statistics', you are completely missing the point. There is no known vaccine for this virus that causes pneumonia. And no proof yet that humans create an immunity once caught.

If your children or parents or grandparents had died from this virus, gasping on a ventilator, God forbid, you wouldn't post such a heartless opinion.

You are missing the real danger of this virus. We do not have a vaccine or an immunity. It has the potential to decimate the world population.

tell me a country with "decimated population" after 3 months of virus outbreak...

stop this hysteria, Japan has less than 500 people died for corona virus AFTER 3 MONTHS, you call this "decimated population" ?

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Posted in: Abe seeks to extend state of emergency by about a month See in context

ATM-01Today 06:38 pm JST

Japan is not yet "out of the woods", the state of emergency should be extended to at least May 31st.

why not until December 31 ???

let me guess, another one who's working from home...

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Posted in: Japan preparing to extend coronavirus emergency for about a month See in context

Do the hustleToday 08:01 pm JST

 there remain worrying signs that Japan's low testing regime has undercounted many coronavirus cases.

Japan keeping statistics low to avoid panic. However, as history has shown, the J-Gov has a long history of downplaying medical issues in Japan. Minamata is a good example.

stop with this bs

undercounting, undertesting, the truth is : 400 people died since january for corona virus, less than seasonal influenza in the previous year

and deaths can't be undercounted or underestimated, period.

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Posted in: Japan preparing to extend coronavirus emergency for about a month See in context

Hunter JamesToday 09:41 pm JST

No use having a state of emergency in Japan because people just can’t stay indoors! They will go out to parks, beaches, malls, supermarkets and other areas unnecessarily. The photo on JT yesterday showing huge number of people sitting in a park in Yokohama basically next to each other summed it up! Might as well open up businesses and return everyone to work! The true extent of the outbreak in Japan will never be known because of the limited testing so it’s senseless to keep the state of emergency which only requests rather than making in mandatory! Half hearted approaches will never be effective!

we go out, we use train, we go supermarkets (malls are closed FYI), finally spring has come so we go parks and beaches

so why there are not 20.000 dead cases as in the west but only 425 ???? Check how many people died in the previous years for seasonal influenza and try to understand that lockdown a country means make it die

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Posted in: Japan preparing to extend coronavirus emergency for about a month See in context

ridicolous

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Posted in: 72 new coronavirus cases in Tokyo on Sunday; lowest daily tally since April 1 See in context

Tokyo

population : 13,000,000 people

corona virus cases : 3,900

average : 0.03% (MARU TEN MARU SAN PASENTO!!!!)

embarassing number for a state of emergency, hope the mighty couple Abe and biggest mask in Japan, Koike, won't extend it until beginning of June, with these numbers it should be ridicolous

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Posted in: 72 new coronavirus cases in Tokyo on Sunday; lowest daily tally since April 1 See in context

MkoreaMwafrikaApr. 27 01:47 pm JST

Numbers don't lie!

Unlike many naysayers making a mountain out of a mole-hill, when I first visited East Asia as an undergrad college exchange student, the first thing I noted and most admired about the Japanese was their patience, stoicism and indomitable ability to solve difficult problems!

typical words from a student or tourist

try to work and you will see how much japanese are good to solve problems......

(this is not related to corona virus, the situation is under control even if comments are still in hysteria/panic mode)

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Posted in: Abe says Japan at crucial stage for lifting of state of emergency See in context

since1981Today 07:15 am JST

Abe can “request, consider, suggest, advise, recommend, ask, tell, and/or plead” with the people of Japan all he wants. It’s all about the money. If the people of Japan really want to be “the country that dodged the bullet” they’ll need to close the places tourist go and/or refuse out of town number plates from entering their parking lots. Close down expressways to all non essential traffic. Open only to lifeline traffic. Get those lazy police sitting in police boxes to get out and do some traffic control and don’t let non essential people cross boarders.

Basically, we are in a time of a life or death situation, not just talking about the China virus, also about the lose of life due to lose of homes, money for food, and other daily life necessities? We need to accept flexibility in the laws. The longer the country stays in a state of emergency, the most mental, physical and financial damage it does to everyone living paycheck to paycheck. The thing that scares me is that the people who don’t have to live paycheck to paycheck are the ones making the decisions (not making decisions).

my car has been parked for 3 weeks, my home is looking better, all that scrap wood has become nice deck furniture and other small projects, jogging (alone) is helping me, at my old age, breathe easier. I do live month to month but also not spending money like I used to. I will, however, say that I am lucky enough to have a company that I can do online. Staying within one kilometer of my home for a month has not killed me and I’m sure I can go another month or two if it helps get the country up and going sooner.

it's easy to make a comment like yours when you work from home, when you regularly get your salary, uh?

life is easy, enjoy the lockdown, what about who owns a restaurant and doesn't have an income? or a business tied to tourism ? is that easty in the same way like you ? tsk....

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Posted in: Abe says Japan at crucial stage for lifting of state of emergency See in context

MontyToday 08:32 am JST

I am working in a japanese company with around 300 japanese Co-workers in one small and tiny office. Everybody have to use the morning rush hour full packed trains every day. Many of my colleagues are still going to drink after work. This situation goes on since the virus is known from late december last year when the virus was known for the first time.

And you know what? Nobody at my office is or was infected! Nobody of these 300 people shows any symptoms or went sick since the last 4 months.

Many posters here said from the beginning of the Corona Situation, wait for another 2 weeks to see the full impact. After 2 weeks nothing happened they said it again and again....

I wait, but nothing happend at my office! (Thanks God). Many people will say, it is just luck. Yes probably right, but probably the japanese way of prevention is a good way.

Telework is not conducted in my company. But everybody have to wear a mask, all windows are open and the air is changed inside the office, everywhere are hand sanitizers. And the lunch time hours changed, so that the Cantine is now almost 80 % empty. And people have to sit with a distance in the Cantine. No person is allowed to sit in front of other persons.

I also had a paranoia about this virus, but currently when I see the situation at my work, I start to change my mind.

Like I said: Probably the japanese way is a good way. Not as worse as many people mentioned here.

finally someone who says how things are and not "we are all screwed up" comment

how is possible that Japan is the only country which the virus should spread after TWO MONTHS ?

2 weeks ago "Tokyo will be the next NYC" and actually contagious rate is steadily over 200 people a day, which means the virus is NOT spreading.

i voted you up cause you deserve (and of course your comment was massively undervoted cause it's not a typical hysteric one)

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Posted in: Abe says Japan at crucial stage for lifting of state of emergency See in context

mariasjapanToday 08:15 am JST

Most of the comments here put the blame on Prime Minister Abe. Probably you’re more expert than Mr Abe...so what can you do to contain the virus??? Please share your thoughts!!!

well, you are right, all comments here are hysterical such as Tokyo is becoming the new NYC and Japan will have more deaths than Italy.

Nothing of that will happen, the virus is NOT spreading in Tokyo even if we consider it started from March 25 (which is NOT TRUE considering corona virus in Japan arrived in late January)

Get used to it, if you read comments here seems like we are all screwed up and world will end in a couple of days, luckly the virus didn't spread in Japan for many reasons (no handshakes, masks often used by citizens, no shoes inside home) and it's just as a seasonal flu.

now undervote me, the more you do the more it means i'm right (and day after day seems like i am right cause no exponential infection all over the country)

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Posted in: 568 new cases of coronavirus reported in Japan See in context

tamanegiToday 04:10 pm JST

Wow! South Korea had less than 20. Such a shame Japan couldn't swallow its pride and image of exceptionalism to learn from and work with its closest neighbor about this virus.

South Korea :

10.661 cases - 234 deaths

Japan :

10.686 cases - 230 deaths

corona virus arrived almost at the same time in both countries, sorry I don't see any difference and math is not an opinion, so would you like to explain me where is the "shame" ?

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Posted in: 568 new cases of coronavirus reported in Japan See in context

fa477279Today 07:13 pm JST

Where are the dead people? A month into this and there are no dead people so to speak. So please tell me why is it there are so many apparent

a month ?

LOL

corona virus arrived in Japan at the end of JANUARY, almost THREE MONTHS AGO, don't listen the undervote community which tries to let everyone think that corona virus arrived in Japan at the end of March after the Olympic Games were postponed, even forgetting the Diamond Princess parked in Yokohama.

The truth is corona virus has been circulating in Japan for almost THREE MONTHS and we just have 230 people died, which is a very "good" result compared to the west

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Posted in: 568 new cases of coronavirus reported in Japan See in context

HeckleberryToday 07:33 pm JST

@fa477279 - The beauty of open data is that you don't need to re-create a disaster that happened in another country, to know what is likely to happen in your country (a point that seems to have been missed by the Japanese authorities may I add).

Currently, Japan's confirmed cases of COVID-19 stand at 10,296, with 222 deaths (2.16% mortality).

Nothing to write home about?

Well, on March 3, 2020, Italy had 2,263 cases, with 79 deaths (3.49% mortality).

Italy now has 175,925 cases, with 23,227 deaths (13.2% mortality).

As you can see, the mortality is not a linear function of the number of cases, but dramatically increases when the healthcare system is overloaded with ICU beds full of affected people.

Hope this helps you understand the gravity of the situation.

you just forget to mention that on March 3 it was around one month that corona virus was in Italy, while in Japan arrived earlier and deaths are still very low compared to the disaster happened in Europe and Ammerica, you talk, as most here, as corona virus arrived at the end of March in this country, which is TOTALLY uncorrect.

I hope this helps you understand the gravity of your error.

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Posted in: 568 new cases of coronavirus reported in Japan See in context

kokontozaiToday 08:42 pm JST

tamanegi

S.Korea and Taiwan have done the great jobs, because this is the second time for them to address the novel virus. The western countries and Japan are struggling due to the first time.

And the western countries and Japan cannot accept their system unfortunately, because of the human rights. The tracking system of the patients cannot be approved by the Japanese communist party and the other opposite parties absolutely.

230 deaths are impressive numbers, but in positive considering we are talking about a 120mln people country

Switzterland has 1/8 population of Japan with 6x deaths, which is much worst in my opinion

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