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Posted in: 44 more people on cruise ship test positive for virus; some elderly to be allowed off See in context

The tv news reported that the Kanagawa woman who died is the mother-in-law of the infected Tokyo taxi driver.

Also, three people close to the Wakayama doctor are showing signs of pneumonia and are being tested for the virus

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Posted in: 44 more people on cruise ship test positive for virus; some elderly to be allowed off See in context

There’s also a case of an infected doctor in Wakayama Pre. It’s not yet known how he contracted the disease.

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Posted in: 44 more people on cruise ship test positive for virus; some elderly to be allowed off See in context

zichiToday  08:52 pm JST

“The first Japanese has died from the virus. A woman in her 80's.”

The first Japanese to die was the man who died in Wuhan some days ago. This woman is the first to die in Japan

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Posted in: 44 more people on cruise ship test positive for virus; some elderly to be allowed off See in context

Filmore2, “they should let the medical people lead this mission and have military support like other countries such as U.S , Canada or Korea.”

Doctors and other personnel from the Self-Defense Forces have been working at the cruise ship for quite a while now. The SDF has also assisted with transporting supplies, equipment etc.

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Posted in: Cruise ship virus cases jump to 175, including quarantine officer See in context

Mirai HayashiToday  08:58 pm JST

“This is so stupid! A few weeks ago, they showed a picture of two Japanese men who had the corona virus, being interview by flock of reporters wearing nothing but flimsy store bought masks.”

Those men were evacuated by the first chartered fight to bring Japanese home from Wuhan. There was no indication at the time that they were infected and I haven’t seen any news since reporting them as having tested positive. How do you know they were infected?

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Posted in: Cruise ship virus cases jump to 175, including quarantine officer See in context

Yrral, “the ship has to dump sewage into Yokohama Bay”

No it doesn’t. It’s been making frequent trips out to sea to dump wastewater and make fresh water for use (there is some sort of desalination system on board).

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Posted in: Tokyo Games organizers outline marathon ticket refund plans See in context

gogoFeb. 11  07:56 am JST

“I thought this was a free event? I guess not.”

Free to stand along the route. This is about stadium seats.

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Posted in: Japan torn over whether to test all on cruise ship for coronavirus See in context

Rainy day, “I am a bit confused about how difficult it is to procure these test kits.”

I do know the PCR testing is laborious and time consuming it I’m also curious about where the kits are manufactured, how expensive are they, how easily available etc. it’s easy to say “test everybody!” etc but in reality how easily done is it?

Meanwhile, I was astonished to read that in the US, samples of evacuees in California are being sent to Atlanta, Georgia on the other side of the country, Where some were mislabeled and not tested, resulting in an infected person being sent back from the hospital to the quarantine facility.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/10/health/evacuee-wuhan-coronavirus-mistakenly-released/index.html

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Posted in: Domino’s Japan hiring CCO (Chief Cheese Officer) to be paid ¥1 mil for one day See in context

zatoizugoodoToday  07:23 am JST

“Foreigners need not apply...I'm guessing.”

Why not drop the guessing and actually read the application requirements? Applicants are required to reside in Japan but there’s nothing about nationality.

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Posted in: 66 more people confirmed with coronavirus on cruise ship in Yokohama See in context

Oyatoi, “how long before we start seeing desperate passengers jumping overboard to escape?”

Was just reading that the UK is making changes to their laws because they were too weak to actually stop someone in quarantine who is threatening to abscond (in spite of having signed an agreement to be cooped up for 14 days).

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Posted in: 6 more coronavirus infections on ship in Yokohama bring total to 70 See in context

Rensho, You were indeed right about the figure of 60 new announced today. Between the time I watched the news and then made a short trip out, it shot up. And I read your post first and thought it was a typo meant to be six. Sorry!

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Posted in: 6 more coronavirus infections on ship in Yokohama bring total to 70 See in context

RENSHOToday  01:54 pm JST

“60 more passengers confirmed infected today.”

That conflicts with everything I’ve seen. Please tell us what you based that figure on.

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Posted in: 3 more coronavirus cases found on cruise ship in Yokohama See in context

1glenn,

“Perhaps an island with adequate facilities would be a more humane and more efficient way to deal with the need for quarantine.”

Any suggestions as to which island in Japan is ready to suddenly and suitably accommodate about 3,700 people for quarantine?

I notice Australia used Christmas Island but that was for less than 300 people.

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Posted in: 88-year-old ex-bureaucrat indicted without arrest over fatal car accident See in context

VanityofvanitiesFeb. 7  08:30

”I regret Japanese people never stand up to unfairness - a special treatment for a former high government official.”

Have you forgotten the huge number of people who signed the petition submitted by Mr Matsunaga to the authorities?

tamanegi, “To think he got to go home even on the night his negligence resulted in the deaths of Mrs. Matsunaga and her daughter.”

He did not go home that night. He was injured and in hospital for quite some time.

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Posted in: Impeachment done, Pelosi unburdens herself about Trump See in context

“She said she viewed Trump's remarks as “a pack of lies” on everything from health care to Medicare and Medicaid.”

”everything from...to” would usually indicate a range. Medicare and Medicaid are both involving healthcare, are they not?

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Posted in: British man killed in avalanche while skiing in Hokkaido See in context

There was also a Japanese snowboarder (from Nagoya I think it was) who died in a restricted area around the same time as the French and British guys. Read the article on the fly on a very busy day and have forgotten where it happened, maybe Nagano?

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

Do the hustle, “They state he had breaks for visitors during the questioning. He was not allowed any visitors and could only communicate with his family through his lawyer.”

Ghosn had frequent visits with people from his various embassies and his lawyers.

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Posted in: Japan Olympic, Paralympic team uniforms for Tokyo Games unveiled See in context

JuminRhee, “Nice look, but Kinda hard to sprint and do hurdles in those though.”

Did you read the article? These are not what they’ll be wearing when competing in the hurdles or any other of the sporting competitions.

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Posted in: 24,000 items of undelivered mail hidden at postman’s home See in context

Alex Einz, “I am more concerned that for 16years he was constantly suspected of doing so but his management done nothing.”

Where did you get that info? This article says nothing of the sort.

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Posted in: The surprising truth about cheating on one's partner in Japan See in context

“Married men were more than twice as likely to cheat as married men, 38.5% to 18.1% respectively.”

What?

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

Nishikat, “Perhaps tweak the laws so you do have the right to remain silent similar to Miranda.”

In Japan suspects already have the right to not answer questions put to them by interrogators.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

Jeancolmar,“My guess is that Japan's hostage "justice" system is of no personal concern to those politicians and officials. They never have to worry about being put in substitute prisons if they commit ordinary crimes like bribery.”

There are numerous instances of politicians arrested for bribery (and other crimes). The most recent being Mr Akimoto, arrested (twice so far) in connection with the integrated resort issues.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

I have no quibble with those who criticize the justice system based on facts, and I also agree with many of the criticisms. But I’ve got no patience with those who weaken the arguments by taking a grain of fact and blowing it up into a bunch of nonsense. Such as this from the Fu:

“The right to a lawyer is only for the trial. So, when the defendant is eventually brought into a court, they get to see their attorney - after months without one? Barbaric.”

Lawyers are not allowed to be present during interrogation. Suspects are allowed to have and meet with a lawyer multiple times prior to any trial (or release with no charges).

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Posted in: How crime suspects are treated by police and prosecutors is unknown to many Japanese, who tend to trust authoritative figures and assume anyone who gets arrested is guilty. Do you agree with this statement? See in context

“How crime suspects are treated by police and prosecutors is unknown to many Japanese“

What has this statement been based on?

Stormcrow, “When discussing the advantages of a jury system with Japanese lawyers here in Japan...”

Was this before or after the lay jury system was introduced?

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Posted in: Man arrested for leaving father’s ashes in toilet at Tokyo Station See in context

juminRheeToday  10:33 pm JST

Educator60:

“Unless theres some discount unlicensed bubba cremating, there are only ashes - no bones whatsoever.”

Apparently you’ve never attended a Japanese funeral, nor know anything about them.

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Posted in: Man arrested for leaving father’s ashes in toilet at Tokyo Station See in context

Cracaphat, “Coulda just flushed them whilst he was there,no?”

No, actually. Skulls and other bones don’t generally flush well.

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Posted in: Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec See in context

jeancolmarToday  11:53 am JST

“Educator60: I've been searching the Internet for the source of your above quote and have been unable to find it using Google.”

You don’t need google. Just look for the below noted article in the crime section of Japan Today. The quote is the ninth paragraph. Interestingly I notice there is even a comment from you on the article.

Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report

Jan. 17  06:37 am JST  79 Comments

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Posted in: Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec See in context

jeancolmar, “I presume Saikawa got to keep his dubious income.”

Apparently you presume wrong. This is from another article on this site from a day or so ago:

“The report found Saikawa received an excess of around 96.50 million yen ($877,000) before tax via stock appreciation rights, and six other executives were overpaid under the scheme by a total of 57.72 million yen. Nissan expects the amount to be repaid by March.”

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Posted in: Koizumi, wife have baby boy See in context

“But some lawmakers have criticized his interest in taking parental leave, saying he should prioritize his public duties.”

Did they not notice that he has stressed he will prioritize his job/duties?

Kohakuebisu,

“Congrats to them and I'm all for paternity leave, but I wonder if the Finance Minister would be allowed to take two weeks off”

“so give him two weeks off and then he can come back and order some more coal”

He is taking the equivalent of two weeks off spread out over three months. Most likely a few hours here and a few hours there.

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

coin area — common area

Typing at bus stop with sun in eyes and cold wind blowing, not the best idea.

Solzasco, “It seems there's a sort of Ghosn effect here: who would have noticed this sad story and what it tells about the japanese judicial system until recently?”

Plenty of us have been noticing similar stories for many years.

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