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: Abe's two-mask pledge met online with derision and humor See in context

Americans no matter where they live as long as they have an SS number will receive the stimulus.

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Posted in: Crowds disappear from Tokyo streets amid virus, snow See in context

It's impossible for some young people to stay at home.

Worst than prison staying home with their parents.

They might have to talk with their father.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will be beacon of hope, says IOC See in context

People who think this has peaked were sitting under the sakura and in crowded trains without a mask.

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Posted in: Over 1.5 billion globally told to stay home to avoid virus See in context

Natsu823

Once they postpone the Olypmics the Japanese government can concentrate on the virus, Finally.

They will kindly ask people to stay home.

And kindly ask event organizers to be careful.

And kindly ask if your fever is only for a day or two to come back later.

It's because Japanese politicians have no bols.

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Posted in: Warnings fail to stop Japanese crowds from viewing cherry blossoms See in context

Have some police power and shut it down

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Posted in: Asahi says Korean beer boycott cost it ¥3 billion last year See in context

Japanese beer companies are making a killing.

Buy a 12 pack of imported Asashi, Kirin, Sapporo in Hawaii for $8.

A case at Costco for for $15.

Beer never on sale in Japan.

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Posted in: Ghosn denies wrongdoing; says his arrest in Japan a conspiracy See in context

He's well respected in the international community on CNN for a guy that has a red notice by Interpol.

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Posted in: JAL to offer free domestic flights to foreigners via mileage program See in context

One way tickets are expensive and sometimes more than a round trip.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl falls to her death from 6th floor of condo See in context

Somehow it's doesn't surprise me at all.

RIP little girl

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Posted in: 158 kg of meth bound for Japan seized in Thailand See in context

It's a worldwide epidemic Japan is no exception.

Why bring in that much ice if you can't sell it?

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Posted in: Japan's new working visa acquired by only 219 foreigners in first 6 months See in context

Test only held in 6 countries?

Did they choose only the "safer" countries?

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Posted in: Tokyo eyes starting Olympic marathon at 3 a.m. to counter IOC plan to move race to Hokkaido See in context

How about making it the first Olympics 24/7 like Japanese combinis. lol

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Posted in: Japan fans explode with joy after Ireland upset See in context

Great for Japan!

All my Japanese women friends watching didn't understand or know the rules of the game.

Or any sport. lol

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Posted in: Questions raised about more remains of war dead brought from Russia See in context

Wouldn't you do testing before bringing them back to Japan?

To this day they are still bringing home Korean and Vietnam war bodies home in the US.

Never a problem.

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Posted in: Apple launches iPhone 11 series in Japan See in context

Galaxy fan forever.

Huge market share in the US.

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Posted in: Police issue arrest warrant for driver over air gun incident on expressway See in context

"he wanted to go to the toilet and ran away" hahaha

Too funny tell me it's it's not true.

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Posted in: Ohtani to have season-ending surgery on kneecap See in context

Wonder if they'll stop showing the Angels on Japanese TV.

Go Mike Trout 45 homers and counting.

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Posted in: Theme-park food to be taxed 10% if eaten at table; 8% if eaten while walking See in context

Hope they'll be able to explain this to all the tourist.

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Posted in: U.S. dairy industry calls for greater market access to Japan See in context

US cheese surely beats the stuff sold in Japan any day. Top butters from around the world are everywhere.

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Posted in: Jefferson Airplane co-founder Marty Balin dies at 76 See in context

A true legend

RIP

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Posted in: Phone service providers to be required to unlock used smartphones See in context

In the US, use T-Mobile's one week data pass 1 GB for $10. 1 GB was sufficient for email and internet, no vids. Drove for a week using Google maps so added another GB. Most US states were 4G LTE, Northern Cali was a bit slower.

https://prepaid.t-mobile.com/marketing-module/pay_as_you_go.html

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Posted in: Phone service providers to be required to unlock used smartphones See in context

Anyone has any experience using unlocked smartphones purchased in Japan with overseas SIM,s?

Do they work?

My phone purchased in Japan worked in the US after switching to a T-Mobile sim card.

In California internet was slow, Vegas and Oregon fast.

My friend's pocket WiFi worked well in those cities.

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Posted in: Samsung unveils newest smartphone hoping for sales boost See in context

Galaxy's are excellent phones get one any day.

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Posted in: Death toll in heat wave tops 30; more than 10,000 taken to hospitals See in context

Don't wear more than 1 shirt

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Posted in: Heat is on Tokyo 2020 organizers to combat high temperatures See in context

They'll change the rules after an athlete dies from the heat

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't passes strict anti-smoking laws See in context

Smoker are a dying breed

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Posted in: Japan's antitrust watchdog sees 4-year payment plan for smartphones as problem See in context

It's a rip off in Japan, the US is so much cheaper and faster!

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Posted in: Lions pick Colombia See in context

Don't need lions to know that

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Posted in: James delivers epic game seven as Cavaliers reach NBA finals See in context

King James!

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Posted in: Tourists deface iconic bamboo trees in Kyoto's Arashiyama See in context

Time to get security guards

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