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Posted in: Tokyo extends event cancellations, facility closures to May 6 See in context

Taking it out on the kids by closing places for kids, who are genki, is bogus.Stop adults going out cuz they're the source,not the kids.Got adult students saying won't come this month cuz of Covid-19,but still going to work where masked/maskless coughing smokers work.Huh?

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Posted in: Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus See in context

My wife and daughter played an April Fool's joke on me this morn.While I was in the bath,the daughter rushed in telling me Hyogo had decided to close till after G.W. I ranted for a bit as to why they didn't want to wait till Abe's formal request to shut down on Friday.After about 10 minutes,the daughter came behind me with a hug and said "April Fool's." Had to acknowledge they got me and she preceded for the next hour to let me know about it too.Ah well!

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

Um.The noise about a July race prompted the marathon moving to Sapporo.So it's really gonna be held in July now then?

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Posted in: 58 infected with coronavirus at welfare facility in Chiba See in context

Unless the number of deaths jumps up a la elsewhere,the govt and bought and paid for "experts" will continue to say their handling is correct.Japan's very low death count is Abe's saving grace...for now ka na?

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 63 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase See in context

Coming from someone who hasn't yet grasped just how quickly 60 infections can become 900 deaths if handled poorly.

IF being the operative word.

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Posted in: 58 infected with coronavirus at welfare facility in Chiba See in context

And you can bet 99% of them were wearing masks.Like most people who catch the virus.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 63 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase See in context

There are a lot of self-prophets of doom and gloom concerning Japan up on here.How many of yous claiming credit for spouting the obvious? Too many that's how many. As my grandma used to say." If you think you know better,you know where the door is." It applies to all, no?

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Posted in: Tokyo Disneyland won't reopen before April 20, operator says See in context

Smart.With the virus situation getting gradually worse and a soft martial law imminent ,why open to then have to close again real soon? Disney's hope of hopes is a re-opening around money time of GW. But it ain't happening period.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 63 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase See in context

Coronavirus: More than 900 deaths today in Italy.And people bellyaching over 60 infections,not deaths.The world is so wrong.

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Posted in: Osaka governor asks residents to refrain from making non-essential outings See in context

My friend's ol' lady clock-blocked us all going out this evening to celebrate another friend's birthday,cuz she was worried.And then I read not long ago:

Coronavirus: More than 900 deaths in a day in Italy( a new daily record).

Now that I can understand.20 infections doesn't do much for me.

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to stay at home at weekend See in context

As this recommendation is not enforced, I'm off to the Gym this weekend. Should hopefully be quieter

Another gym got identified as a cluster spot in Gifu,so gyms could be shutting down again soon.

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

 It looks like Japan is now waiting on the US to do something, so they can copy it.

Huh? The U.S.under Trump's leadership is flailing badly. The country has to rely on the state governors for direction,in order to avoid being the next epicenter.What Japan has been pussyfooting about is the timing of declaring martial law.You wanna stop people gathering together on the train,at a park or shopping center? Tell them to stay home or get a massive fine.This soft lockdown can't work without consequences. But then again Tokyo's being "overwhelmed" by 40 cases a day.Not deaths,we're not talking about deaths,but of infections!! You don't think Italy,Spain,the U.K. or U.S. would cry tears of joy for 40 infections?

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Posted in: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for virus See in context

Prince Charles and Boris Johnson getting it.The Queen holding it down @ 93. A joke was maybe Charles will die before her!!

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Posted in: Japan, spared mass outbreak so far, now sees national crisis after Tokyo surge See in context

47 is hardly a surge. We're talking about infections not deaths, not deaths, but infections.

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Posted in: Olympic delay may not be all bad news for Abe See in context

Another article fawning over him?

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Posted in: Japan to set up coronavirus task force; no state of emergency yet See in context

I don't think anyone needs to go patting themselves on the back for predicting what most everyone thought would happen concerning the virus.Scared money doesn't make money.

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Posted in: Japan to set up coronavirus task force; no state of emergency yet See in context

could risk of paving the way for a totalitarian regime. Its declaration should be super-carefully made with thorough update info, inquiries and consultation with experts.

Clearly been reading the Mills and Boone edition of how to behave.Abe has never shown any propensity to listen to anyone in his decision making.He's married,but childless,so has nothing at stake in what he decides.His ultimate mission is constitution change and this virus is clock-blocking that and the Olympics.I detest the jokester,but have refrained from critiquing his handling.It's a crisis that no-one would want.But he wanted to stay in power longer, so it's his problem and I have real low expectations going by his record this long.And if you look at other major G-7 countries leaders,they ain't covering themselves in glory either.

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Posted in: Which industries do you think will weather the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus? See in context

Eikaiwas.This will pass eventually.

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Posted in: Japan to set up coronavirus task force; no state of emergency yet See in context

Things will only get real serious with the public under martial law or when people start dying in droves.Neither is happening as of yet.When you have 800 people dying in a day in Italy and Tokyo saying 40 got infections.Not deaths,just infections,you're not going to move the needle much in stopping people viewing blossoms or going out.Plus Corona fatigue has started settling in!

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Posted in: New Zealand mosque shooter changes plea to guilty See in context

If you go round killing people randomly under the guise of a racist redneck for no reason,I would have NO qualms on you being outed.I would feel for your family if they were not that way inclined.But please...

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context

The govt doesn't want people to stop smoking.Ciggies are a drug and the govt are the drug dealers.They could illegalize smoking,but they want that drug money.That's why cigarettes are so cheap in Japan. Just like with cancer. Ain't no money in the cure,the money's in the come back.That's how a drug dealer makes its money.

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Posted in: Abe says Trump supports Olympic postponement 100% See in context

Abe really needs to stop being Trump's poodle... does he admire him or something?

Abe admires Trump,Trump in turn Putin.Putin? Russian prostitutes? Claimed they were the best in the world,didn't he?

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Posted in: Abe faces struggle on coronavirus, economy, after Olympics delayed See in context

The same ol',same ol' Abe spin story,with nothing new mentioned.

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context

Kiss a non-smoker.Taste the difference.I remember that ad from back in the day!

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context

Smokers would rather croak it over ciggies than the virus anyway.Seeing them pull down their mask to smoke cracks me up.

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Posted in: Koike urges cooperation to avoid Tokyo lockdown See in context

There's a new expression called "Corona なれ." And for many that's how they feel.Bring in martial law to shut that down though!

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Posted in: SoftBank to sell up to $41 bil in assets to buy shares, reduce debt See in context

With any luck, a UK investor will take back ownership of ARM.

No UK company can buy now,without UK govt support and all their money is going in the 330 billion pound rescue package.But if Son can sell it,he should.Investing in a company on the hopes in 5 years time it could go public was ill-advised.Not a British company anyway. Son with Sprint's problems,Vision Fund,power struggles and a whole army of "potentials" overreached and stretched himself thin.Downsize and refocus.Bigger doesn't always mean better.

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Posted in: Asia steps up virus efforts as second wave of infections strikes See in context

Still waiting for Japan's first.It's been drip drop at present.

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Posted in: Echoes of Great Depression as Australian jobless queue for help See in context

Almost feels a bit draconian for the number of deaths and cases there.Seven deaths of people 75+ in ill health,could be looked at as an overreach.If it flattens the curve,great.But six months to do so...?

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Posted in: China's virus strategy: a model for the world? See in context

A lot of Japanese I know, feel this was China's bio-terrorism attack to thwart Japan hosting the Olympics.Looking real good to have succeeded in July anyway.And the calling of it the "China virus" went down well too.

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