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Posted in: Koike looks set to be re-elected Tokyo governor even as coronavirus cases rise See in context

And once the Olympics were cancelled, she woke up for Corona. Once questioned by a journalist about the relationship between the cancellation of Olympics and sudden rise in Corona cases, she did not even bother to answer the questions.

And started to ask Tokyo residents to refrain going out on the weekend. Now the number of cases is similar but she will refrain asking anything until the election is over.

She did a lot for sure but also has her own agenda

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 124 COVID-19 cases Friday; 70% in their 20s and 30s See in context

The SOE from April was not necessary on a scientific point of view. It was also decided to be th global trend. Now impossible to soon declare a second SOE before months.

Learn to live with the virus, it is part of the nature

If over 1-2000 a day, it will be necessary, not with only a few hundreds for a country of 130000000.

Still do not understand why New Zealand did a lockdown with nearly no case

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Posted in: Suga goes mask-free in briefings as Tokyo fights virus See in context

I still do not wear a mask unless asked and required.

I agree he should not wear a mask during a press conference. He is far enough of journalists anyway.

But wearing a mask like a robot, depending on the status of emergency or not is acting like a robot or not. You wear or you do not, . But wear a mask when coughing. In line for the train yesterday, this guy just 50cm behind me did cough without a mask. I was upset, he did notice it

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Posted in: Mandatory charging for plastic shopping bags starts in Japan See in context

I do a lot of cycling here in southern Chiba and see quite a lot of plastic bags and pet bottles alone the road. Most of plastic bags do come from conbinis. Easy to understand in a way. Conbinis are like a drive in. Plastic bags from conbinis should be charged much more

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Posted in: EU to reopen borders to 14 nations, including Japan but not to U.S. tourists See in context

In reality, I do not think Japanese will go to Europe for tourism this summer. Most of them will be scared by the coronavirus.

Ane the Japanese governement、MOFA, is issuing a 渡航中止勧告 for Europe. Warning to stop travel

I am French living here for 20 years. If I just wanna visit my family, I can not come back, but technically, the Japanese tourist can freely travel.

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Posted in: Tokyo moves away from numerical targets to fight coronavirus See in context

Mayor election next Sunday in Tokyo. Let’s wait for the figures after that.

Remember what happened after the Olympics decision

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Posted in: M6.2 quake rattles eastern Japan, including Tokyo area See in context

A strong shake here in Chiba.

Was waken up by the noisy alarm of my phone

Jisshin desu, Jisshin desu

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Posted in: European business lobby calls on Japan to ease travel restrictions See in context

A country that puts such a restriction on his foreign residents, specially PR with a Japanese family who is allowed to come back, i,e, treated in a different way, shows it has no respect for its foreign community. It is in crisis we see the true spirit of people nd countries. Unfortunately, Japan did shot it. It does not deserve the Olympics.


One example, our little island down here hasnt had a new case since the end of April, going on close to 60 days now.

You let people in, without FORCING self quarantine that number will change, and no one will take responsibility for it!

My city in southern Chiba has not seen any case for two and an half month, but we have been letting people in.

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Posted in: Radio makes comeback in Japan for those staying at home See in context

Inter FM and NHK FM have some good music programs. Indeed , I was surprised by NHK when I do listen to it in my car the weekend

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Posted in: Automakers see untapped market as Japanese 'paper drivers' ease onto roads See in context

Virus spread in public transport is of course not impossible but mostly a myth.

Nobody talks, nearly everyone wear a mask and refrain from coughing. All simulations are made with people not wearing a mask and coughing as usual.

Restaurants, bars, companies offices are much more dangerous

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Posted in: Expert urges Japan to keep virus guard up as most people lack antibodies See in context

Virus is not spreading here but the government and experts do keep pressure for people to take all measures, maintaining a state of fear to, at the end of the day, push for the vaccine. The government might even make the vaccine mandatory, Pharmaceutical companies are pleased

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Posted in: Temperatures soar across Japan amid concerns that face masks may cause heatstroke See in context

I dot not wear masks.

Problem solved.

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Posted in: Japan may re-open borders to travelers from Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, NZ See in context


Totally agree with you.

A shameful decision from Japan.

This shows how this country government has respect for the foreign workers and population here. NONE. No respect at all.

I am like you , do not have any issues yet, but was totally shocked by this technical decision. Shame on you Japan !

This country lost all my respect.

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Posted in: Abe vows to double Japan's virus relief package to over ¥200 tril See in context

At the end of the day, all of us will pay.

Increase of taxes, medical fees, delay of the retirement age, etc etc

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Posted in: ANA to require all passengers to wear face masks aboard aircraft from June See in context

Modern planes have a very good air system, the chance to catch a virus is nearly zero. Unless the guy sitting next to you is coughing as a devil without a mask.

Hey guys, wearing a mask on a long flight is not a big deal. Just take it out for a few seconds, breath, and back again

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Posted in: Drawing that parodies Tokyo Olympic logo pulled from FCCJ website See in context

Japan and /or some Japanese do not understand parody and get instead offended.

In France , after a famous TV guy made a bad joke about Fukushima, which among French and the local context was accepted, this was pointed out by a Japanese person who did contact his embassy, then an official complain was file. The TV had to apologize. He shouldn’t in my opinion as this kind of humour was not directed at all toward the Japanese.

In the present case, I think it is a good picture and also a fact.

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Posted in: Governors seek travel curbs even if virus emergency lifted for some prefectures See in context

If they do not want us, that's fine. But do not claim for money later on. Help yourself your collapsing business

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Posted in: Fears grow over heat exhaustion caused by wearing masks in summer See in context

Do not wear mask when doing exercising.

Politicians have asked for joggers to wear masks, not doctors. Doctors do just say it is ok when doing some light exercises.

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Posted in: In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism See in context

That's in that kind of situation we recognize who are the smart and clever people.

But when the media will also stop to fuel fear for 24 hours a day about corona, things will start to change.

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Posted in: Foreign workers feel the pain of 'corona job cuts' in Japan See in context

The foreign workers in this article are actually from Japanese descendants.

Layoff is unfortunately what is happening in every country when the working status is weak. This guy mentioned has already been laid off nine times before.

Japanese nationals in foreign countries have also the same rights as local if they are residents. If they are jobless in my country, they will get much more than here.

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Posted in: Cases of patients turned away by hospitals up fivefold over virus See in context

Dedicated hospitals should have been decided to receive these patients. Suspected Covid, just go there.....That’s what China did.

Othewise, if hospitals do not fill their duty to receive patients, they should get a heavy fine,

or be urged of .......

A few years ago, some hospitals did not accept some pregnant women who were going to give birth and who were not previously followed anywhere. Reasons were lack of bed or hospitals capabilities. In one case, a woman was refused so many times and died.

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Posted in: Gov't suggests schools reopen for some grades See in context

They just don't get it. Children can carry the virus even without symptoms and spread it to others.

Latest studies do show that the spread from children is actually very low and limited because they have a very low viral load. In the opposite, elderlies have a very high viral load and that’s also a factor for increasing critical situation and heavy symptoms

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

Grocery shopping, hospital visits, going for walks and jogging are still allowed.

Technically, everything is allowed because nothing is prohibited.

I keep cycling as much as before....and have more time for it thanks to telework. i.e. no commuting.

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Posted in: Many Japanese defy appeals to stay home to curb virus See in context

@ savethegaijinApr. 30 04:26 pm JST

63 days. I've been sequestered at home for 63 bloody days while this selfish old man drinks freely and bemoans having to spend any time at all at home for the safety of others

Do you have any particular reasons or health issues to recluse yourself ?

I live in Chiba, 80km from Tokyo.

I do not stay home, just do my life I usual, keeping cycling and doing long rides. Numbers are have been too low for a population of 130 miilion to really worry. Just taking the usual precautions, especially washing hands. The situation is not catastrophic as some JT readers do suggest. This emergency status do aim at protecting the hospitals first, and the whole medical system.

I do not go anyway to crowded places, so nothing has changed much for me, except I will not move during this Golden Week.

The advantage of this period is that I can do some telework, gaining 4 hours a day on commuting, but still having to go to Tokyo for work 1-2 days per week.

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Posted in: Koike calls for state of emergency to be extended nationwide See in context

I saw it on TV this afternoon,some journalists are just searching for places were people gather, to show how still bad it is, and play in the hands of politicians. Of course, the show the traditional crowded spot like Shibuya, really empty, but in Kanto, just go elsewhere in Kanagawa and Chiba, or in front of open pachinkos. Hey guy, look at they bad guys, they are gathering, and look at this pachinko, still open with a lot customers waiting in line. It is a shame to reach such a level of journalism.

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Posted in: Australia, New Zealand open beaches, ease other coronavirus lockdown restrictions See in context

Let's wait and see the end of the crisis to know which countermeasures were the most adequate.

But all these western countries including mine in Europe putting a lockdown are the one who praise the freedom and liberty. But they just did what they always criticize when it applies to other countries. Restricting strongly the freedom and liberties, putting expensive fines for the one who just walk outside without authorization....

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Posted in: Japan to approve Remdesivir for coronavirus patients in May See in context

all drugs have side effects

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 39 new coronavirus cases; lowest in 4 weeks See in context

Numbers have been on the lower trend for the last week, and there is no doubt it is getting better. And no matter the number of tests, a trend is a trend. Authorities do keep a pessimistic approach because they do not want the citizens to move around during Golden Week. For the sure, as long as the number is not zero for two weeks, the risk will be here, but for a city of 13 millions like Tokyo, sorry to say that, numbers have kept very low.

Media should stop mentioning the accumulate number of infected persons. This has been the total number for the past 4 months now and it is misleading. Many have already recovered. Giving the actual number of still infected patients will make much more sense.

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

Numbers are low because simply speaking, the risk has always been low. We are in a country of 128 millions. In term of statistics, a few hundred a days is very low such a country. The State of Emergency did create more fear among people through all that low numbers and countermeasures taken. Now I see these plastic sheets in every supermarkets and combinis, staff wearing gloves, social distancing starting, not shopping when too many customers already inside the shop..... This just creates more fear and make you believe everyone around is a potential virus spreader. I have met some people really really scared.. In my city of 90000,only 2 cases reported in March and 1 in April and we must endure all that stuff. There is no clear reasoning behind that. It is not logical at all for me. I am far away from Tokyo not to stay home.

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Posted in: Economy minister cancels appearances after contact with virus-infected staffer See in context

He did not follow the government guidelines : stay home and telework,

like all politicians.

By the way, the city mayor election is held in my city today. No rest for politicians

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