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: Trump sees limits of presidency in avoiding blame for virus See in context

@yamada1043 Some are going to say that it is time that Trump pays attention not only to himself, but to the people.

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Posted in: Trump threatens to freeze U.S. funding for WHO, saying they 'missed the call' on coronavirus See in context

Yeah, just what we need now. Let's shut down our global health institutions.

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Posted in: Pop group Arashi releases hand-washing video See in context

They are not wearing masks!

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Posted in: Teacher suspended for slapping student on head and kicking him for 35 minutes See in context

If the teacher did that to someone on the street, he would have been arrested for assult and battery.

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Posted in: Trump says toughest weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads See in context

Trump and people say that China lies about everything, and at the same time, they complain that China didn't alert them earlier. This seems contradictory. If China lies about everything, why believe what they would have to say about an early alert?

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Posted in: Trump says toughest weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads See in context

Yes, Trump put Jared in charge of the coronavirus pandemic even though he has no experience in this area. The US guys at the office say that all these people, including Trump, are in real estate, so they will do what they have to in order to save their real estate empires rather than save the American people. Also, Trump thinks that relatives will not write nasty books after he leaves office about how incompetent he is.

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Posted in: Trump says toughest weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads See in context

I'm puzzled. Trump said this would be over by Easter. What happened?

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Posted in: Trump's son-in-law Kushner takes surprise top role in coronavirus fight See in context

Trump hires family members because he thinks that they are not going to write nasty books about his mistakes and misunderstandings after he is out of office.

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Posted in: U.S. Embassy sounds alarm on coronavirus in Japan See in context

US guys at the office say Trump's "policies" are to protect his hotel business, not Americans. They will stay in Japan.

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Posted in: April Fools! K-Pop star pranks his fans that he has coronavirus See in context

Not funny.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug 8 in 2021 See in context

Well that was just dumb! It should be scheduled for October like the 1964 Olympics. Doctors will still be taking care of coronavirus victims and have no time for all the people fainting in the heat.

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Posted in: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus-caused pneumonia See in context

I loved his stuff when I was a kid growing up in the 1980s and as a teen in the 1990s. I've seen stories about several famous people dying from coronavirus, and these people are quite rich. If even the richest people who can get the best medical treatment are dying, what about the rest of us?

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Posted in: Out-of-season snow falls in Tokyo, surrounding areas See in context

I know that some people are going to say "Well, what happened to global warming???". Well, global warming aggravates climate changes becuase warmth=more energy, so the cold and warm fronts move more energetically, collide, and cause these weather irregularities.

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Posted in: U.S. agency includes gun sellers as critical infrastructure during coronavirus emergency See in context

Yeah man!! Get out your guns and shoot all those viruses dead!!!!!

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Posted in: Telework, stockpiling spread in Tokyo after Koike's press conference See in context

Can't believe it! Lines 20 or 30 people long in front of each of 6 cash registers at my supermarket. NEVER seen that before.

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Posted in: Rescheduled Tokyo Olympics may be held before summer 2021: Bach See in context

At least reschedule the Olympics for October, line the 1964 Olympics. Much better, cooler weather.

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Posted in: Daughter of former SMAP star Takuya Kimura becomes a model in Japan See in context

Stop complaining about her looks! She has the Takuya look, and that is very big here in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan, IOC agree to postpone Tokyo Olympics for one year See in context

Delay for 1 year, AND schedule it for October, like 1964. Ignore the demand of US broadcasters who don't want the Olympics to interrupt football broadcasting etc.

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Posted in: Father gets 16 years in prison for fatal abuse of 10-year-old daughter See in context

We don't need monsters like this walking amongst us! Death!

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Posted in: Father gets 16 years in prison for fatal abuse of 10-year-old daughter See in context

Death sentence!

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Posted in: A young Douglas MacArthur visits Japan in 1905 See in context

Very interesting!  I hope the continuation of this story of MacArthur will be published.  Soon!

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Posted in: IOC says no ideal solution for Tokyo Olympics as athletes' dissent grows See in context

First, an Olympics without an audience was proposed. Now the Olympics will be without any athletes. No audience or athletes. That is a new concept. CoronOlympics?

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Posted in: How has the coronavirus affected your travel plans so far and in the near future? See in context

If this extends into Golden Week, then yes, big travel plans ruined.

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Posted in: 'We're going big': Trump seeks $1 trillion economic stimulus as U.S. battles coronavirus See in context

Buying the election?

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Posted in: Australian TV editor suspects Hanks' wife gave him virus See in context

The virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough

Yes, I'm also getting the impressions that this news is what Americans call a "nothing burger". So in whose interest is it to make such a big panic about nothing? Who is benefiting from it?

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Posted in: Japan finds 15 clusters of coronavirus-infected people See in context

The explanation on the map makes no sense. It says:

green: 5 or more

blue: 10 or more

red: 50 or more

If you have 5 or more, you also have 10 or more and 50 or more. There must be a mistake in this explanation.

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Posted in: Apple closing all retail stores outside China until March 27 due to virus See in context

I was in Shinjuku this afternoon, and the Apple store there is open. Does Apple know about this?

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Posted in: Abe says no need yet for emergency declaration; Tokyo Olympics still on See in context

I don't get it. Only 2% of the patients die (elderly and people with pre-existing conditions). Most people who get the virus have no or only mild symptoms. Why is there such a huge over reaction to this?

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Posted in: Trump to nominate Hudson Institute CEO Weinstein to be U.S. ambassador to Japan See in context

@Viktor "Trump has no logic". No, this is Trump's logic. It's the "new logic".

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Posted in: Japan aims to double agriculture, fishery and forestry exports to ¥2 tril by 2025 See in context

Considering the possible effects of the coronavirus internationally, I think we should keep all our food and other natural resources. We will need them all in the future.

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