COVID-19 INFORMATION What you need to know about the coronavirus if you are living in Japan or planning a visit.

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Posted in: WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trials over safety concerns See in context

@Bass4funk, there is no way you can defend him on this one, he screwed up big time, just admit it!

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Posted in: Tokyo slowly gets back into motion after lifting of state of emergency See in context

@rcch, what do you mean by best continent in the world? Your statement is equivalent to saying my child is the most beautiful in the world, every child is beautiful to his or her parents, it may be the best continent in the world to you but not to me, “one man’s meat is another man’s poison “

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Posted in: Tokyo slowly gets back into motion after lifting of state of emergency See in context

@the resident, well said! We cannot stop living, we’ve done well to bring the situation under control and must get back to our lives, though with caution. If a second wave comes, we can do what we did a few weeks ago and still get it under control again, we are on the pandemic ”sea” now, we must ride the waves and steer to safety, no need to be afraid of another wave, we will navigate through it

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Posted in: Tokyo slowly gets back into motion after lifting of state of emergency See in context

Ashley, I understand your concern but comparing Japan to most European countries and US, I think, they’ve done a good job, Tokyo is a densely populated city and with most people using public transport, they can’t hide anything for 3 months, I think Japan has already proven that just testing and not contact tracing is useless, because it does less to stop the virus from spreading, rather focus on measures that prevent the virus from spreading rapidly and then you can get it under control, selective testing can be good if you are doing enough contact tracing, it will take all of us to defeat this pandemic, and we can do it whiles living our lives too, let’s all do our part, that’s what has kept Japan going

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Posted in: Will COVID-19 deal U.S. malls a mortal blow? See in context

Time for malls and department stores all over the world to shift online or risk collapsing

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Posted in: Japan set to fully lift coronavirus emergency in Tokyo, 4 other prefectures See in context

I support reopening, but with caution! Some establishments must still wait it out, so we can figure in the next few weeks if the downward trend in new cases can be sustained. The end is on sight so shouldn’t blow it! Good luck and good health to all on here, let’s continue to be vigilant whiles we get most of our lives back.

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Posted in: Doctor arrested for sexually molesting woman during examination See in context

this Might not be the first time he’s been preying on his patient, police must find out from the other patients who have visited there in the past, so many women may not report such a case and walk away in pain, time to get justice for them if they are out there!

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Posted in: U.S. accuses China of blocking U.S. flights See in context

You do not hit a guy on the head with a hammer when your fingers are in his mouth, you will certainly feel a bite!

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Posted in: Hospitals freeing up advanced care resources for virus response See in context

Second wave.......

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Posted in: Japanese pub aims to clean up with disinfectant spray machine See in context

I will find it difficult to go eat or drink in a windowless pub or restaurant for now, but that’s just me, may be I’ll have a change of mind after one month

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

Monty, Kanagawa still has some cases they are worried about and considering people from those 4 prefectures mingle all the time, it’s on the safer side to wait it out for them to see fewer or zero cases from Kanagawa and Tokyo, Japanese before lifting it for all four prefectures, even with the emergency in place a lot of people have returned to work, I’m in Shinjuku station now and it’s busy as compared to last week

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

“I think I’m gonna vomit if I read about the diaomando princess again”

Kobe, you made me laugh this morning, that was funny!

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

The best they can do is add more trains and flexible working hrs plus opening the windows on all the trains which they are doing

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

Burning bush, private transportation to and from work for Tokyo is out of the question, it cannot be achieved in anyway, considering the no. Of people who commute to Tokyo to work and those who live in Tokyo

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Posted in: U.S. arrests ex-Green Beret, son on charges of smuggling Ghosn out of Japan See in context

They may not be extradited Japan but they will surely lose whatever they earned and may be more, unless they hid their booty under someone’s bed, so why do it? When u know you will be caught in the long run, I wouldn’t do something like that with my son though, Putting all your eggs in one basket, they are lucky they were not caught in Japan.

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Posted in: Business almost as usual in parts of Japan still under restriction See in context

BlackLabel , I think night clubs may be asked to close until there are no reported cases in the country for a while, I know of a friend who got infected in a club in Shibuya, they actually got to him through contact tracing 4 of the six guys he went with ended up testing positive, but they are all well and free from the virus now, the ventilations system in clubs makes it high risk

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Posted in: Business almost as usual in parts of Japan still under restriction See in context

These so called experts who predicted dooms day, have all been proven wrong, why will I want to here from them again?, I will rather listen to the experts who are on the job and steering us out of this pandemic because they’ve done a good job so far without blowing their horns, a lot of work are going on behind the scenes but we hardly appreciate it because they don’t boast about them in the open like we find in other countries

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Posted in: Business almost as usual in parts of Japan still under restriction See in context

Smith in Japan, bars and restaurants in Tokyo were never asked to close, they were asked to close early, @8pm and stop selling alcohol @7pm but most of them closed down due to lack of customers and support for the emergency declaration, clubs were asked to close and non has opened yet same goes to cinemas,

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Posted in: Japan mulls ending state of emergency in Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo prefectures See in context

Tokyo-Engr, you are spot on there, the situation here does not warrant an economic shutdown, though on the safer side some establishments may take longer to reopen, those that don’t pose a risk should be allowed to function

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Posted in: Japan mulls ending state of emergency in Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo prefectures See in context

Well done Japan! Having this pandemic under control without having to go through these draconian measures is a positive sign your approach was best for Japan, it’s not over yet but at least it is under control here, and that’s what matters, trains we’re getting packed again from yesterday in Tokyo meaning most people are already getting back to work in person, I hope we all adhere to our mask wearing, washing hands often and social distancing where you can, and refrain from non essential outing, we may be able to get rid of this virus soon, good luck Japan!

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

Blozen, with such a contagious virus and the percentage that will require ICU, there are other indicators that can show if infections are on the rise, it is up to every country knowing its own health system and how it’s populations behaviour and life style will or will not contribute to its rapid spread to take the required measures that will allow it to get a control over this pandemic, Japan chose its own path and has made it through, they deserve to be congratulated even if the end isn’t there yet, Preventing tens of thousands of lives from being lost is not a bad thing.” Test test test don’t wear mask cos they are useless”. Seems to have resulted in more deaths

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

Those who still think unnecessary testing is the solution to this problem seem unhappy Japan has proven the world wrong and seem to have its approach working, it’s been 4 months since some on here predicted doomsday due to japans testing approach but we are yet to see that, I for one have been in favour of Japan’s approach since it delivers good results for Japan, no nation with a population of 10million + can test all its citizens even once a week, so definitely, a sensible testing criteria and approach that leads to good results is the most important here.

Japan is a winner here if it has to be compared to some developed countries that seem to have no control over the pandemic, good job to New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan and all those countries that have been able to get things under control, I pray other countries will learn from them and get their house in order, life must get back!

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Posted in: Trump hopes for COVID-19 vaccine by end of year, 'maybe before' See in context

Funny

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Posted in: Trump hopes for COVID-19 vaccine by end of year, 'maybe before' See in context

@ peter ! You made my day! Your comment is

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Posted in: Koike unveils road map for easing of restrictions in Tokyo See in context

We must learn to live with this virus until a vaccine is found to help immune ourselves from it, until then, a balanced approach is needed to protect the economy too, I’m glad Japan hasn’t seen it’s cases growing, and hopefully life would get back to the new normal for all

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Posted in: Koike unveils road map for easing of restrictions in Tokyo See in context

Waddo, so what do you want the population to do after getting the virus under control?

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Posted in: Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet? See in context

After reading through all the comments above, I find it very sad that so many on here seem to want to see Japan battered in this pandemic like we see else where, those who still doubt the no.s should take the trouble to find out the total deaths in Tokyo alone from January to date as compared to the previous 4 yrs, that should give u a better picture of deaths as a result of this pandemic so far, and let’s not forget that covid corpse are marked hazardous and treated differently, who will you be fooling when you treat a covid corpse like a normal corpse?

this article made mention of the underlining factors that has kept the virus at bay in Japan, whether you believe it or not, the results are there for you to compare, some countries have focused so much on testing and testing without paying attention to how to prevent the virus from spreading rapidly, What most countries got wrong was not encouraging all to put on face masks whiles out there, it would have saved a lot of lives by now, Hopefully by end of the year we will have a clear picture of why some countries couldn’t get the virus under control and allowed it to cause such deaths

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Posted in: Osaka to remove part of business suspension requests from Saturday See in context

Hope they keep staying ahead of the situation

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Posted in: Japan to approve its first antigen coronavirus test kits See in context

Smithinjapan, I think your analysis are invalid, you must compare the no. of active cases and new infections too, can you tell me how many tests New Zealand are doing per day? It certainly will be lower that countries that have 10000 + new infections per day, active cases keep dropping in Japan, and the infectious nature of this virus makes it impossible to hide it if infections are rapidly on the rise, though the numbers may not be accurate, just like any other country, focus should rather be on putting measures in place that will reduce the rate of spread through contact tracing, fighting this virus requires a lot of manpower, so allocating resources well is equally important, they haven’t done it perfectly like we all hope for, but the direction it’s going isn’t bad either

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Posted in: Japan to approve its first antigen coronavirus test kits See in context

Ashley, please contact your city ward office, they will guide you through to help you get the loan, from what you wrote, you do qualify, contact your city ward office as soon as possible

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