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: Japan lifts state of emergency for Tokyo, 4 other prefectures See in context

When will they open up travel to Japan for foreigners?

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Aircraft closing overseas locations, cutting jobs See in context

Comac C919 will be flying soon.

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks drop on concerns about U.S.-China tensions See in context

America "needs" Chinese money.

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Posted in: Japan braces for worst postwar economic slump See in context

No one is going to shift away from China, pandoras box has been opened. Nothing except nuclear war can stop the Chinese from dominance.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested over fatal hit-and-run See in context

The lack of sidewalks is a serious problem. You can't trust drivers.

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Posted in: Mother accused of drowning 11-month-old daughter in bathtub to undergo psychiatric test See in context

This kind of crime seems common in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce online system for reporting coronavirus See in context

You think Japan has problems?

We're on 27,000+ deaths in the UK.

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Posted in: 18-year-old woman arrested over death of 9-month-old son See in context

I don't understand how some women think. Can't you just put the baby in it's cot and go outside and scream. Why can't they take a step back? You don't need to kill the child just because it's difficult. It's not going to die of you left it to cry.

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Posted in: Abe to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, 6 prefectures See in context

Hope gaijin have some money saved for a rainy day.

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Posted in: Abe says schools to reopen after spring break; remains cautious about big events See in context

Japan does seem to be doing ok. People in the UK have turned into animals quite quickly looking at the news reports.

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Posted in: Mother, 2-year-old son killed in head-on collision between car and tanker See in context

Was it a kei car?

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

Why isn't the Japanese death rate higher?

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Posted in: Japan to expand anti-online piracy law to encompass manga, magazines See in context

Are manga publishers losing money?

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Posted in: Kobe woman, Nagoya Sagawa delivery man, JAL cabin attendant test positive for virus See in context

Why is the death rate so low in Japan compared to say Italy?

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Posted in: Parents arrested over fatal abuse of 4-year-old daughter in 2017 See in context

You know it's highly likely both parents were abused in a similar fashion.

Still I don't want them living next door to me. Maybe best to just put them to sleep.

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Posted in: Confirmed coronavirus patient in Aichi told to go home, goes bar hopping instead See in context

The isolation approach only works in China I guess.

Certainly won't work in the West.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for dumping newborn baby’s corpse in drugstore toilet See in context

Japanese culture of shame, it's no good.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for dumping newborn baby’s corpse in drugstore toilet See in context

That's sick! Who does that?

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Posted in: Japanese mothers struggle to cope after virus shuts schools See in context

“But if I work from home, my son has TV and a lot of undesirable temptations when I'm not watching him,” she said.

Japanese attention to detail is a curse.

Surely you are risking getting sick by commuting to work.

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Posted in: Store shelves stripped of toilet paper amid coronavirus fears See in context

Yes my wife saw something about that on the news once and told me never to use bidets in public toilets.

A little faecal transplant never did anyone any harm.

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Posted in: U.S. considering new restrictions on travelers from Japan, S Korea: CNN See in context

That's not going to work. It's already spread to Europe.

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Posted in: Japan defends cautious approach on coronavirus testing as 7th death reported See in context

This whole fiasco lends credence to my thought that Japan is actually a third world country behind a first world facade.

Funny, you should visit the U.K.

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Posted in: Gov't panel, responding to criticism, says cruise ship not designed to be hospital See in context

Was it not feasible to relocate some of them for quarantine elsewhere?

Think about this for a minute. You'd need a building or buildings big enough to quarantine 3700 people. Does this facility exist in Japan?

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Posted in: Japan reports 3rd cruise ship passenger death; 57 more infected See in context

It seems to me all posters agreed Japan should have rejected the permission of docking to Yokohama port.

I agree, should have sent the ship back to it's home port.

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Posted in: Japan confirms 14 more virus cases; school to be closed for 2 days See in context

People are going to have to to start realising that they can't go to work if they have symptoms that could be Coronavirus.

It's a poor decision as children will be put at risk.

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Posted in: Hundreds leave quarantined cruise ship in Yokohama as coronavirus concerns grow See in context

Yes, English people often don't wash their hands after using the toilet. Their is no culture of washing hands before eating either, or taking off ones shoes indoors.

The difference is the population density.

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Posted in: 'Bureaucrats were in charge': Japanese doctor blasts ship quarantine See in context

Remove 3000 people to where?

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Posted in: 'Bureaucrats were in charge': Japanese doctor blasts ship quarantine See in context

What the hell are they supposed to have done? That's what happens when you try to help people, they should've turned the ship away.

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Posted in: Japan records ¥1.3 tril trade deficit in January See in context

If Japan has a broken economy, then how about Britain? The high street is filled with charity shops and closed down stores. Property is unaffordable. Public transport doesn't work. Walking into a hospital in UK is like something from a developing country.

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Posted in: Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed to prevent spread of virus See in context

What exactly were the Japanese supposed to have done, let them all off the ship so they could infect everyone in kanto? Organise the flights to repatriate all the foreign nationals?

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