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Posted in: Tokyo reports 698 new coronavirus cases; 1,043 in Osaka See in context

759 last Friday.

Down 61 from last Friday despite the 1027 yesterday and reported increased mobility of people. This is not only unlikely, it is impossible. Removal and reduction of test sites to make the numbers appear lower?

Shame on you LDP. I hope a reckoning comes.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 843 coronavirus cases; 1,242 in Osaka See in context

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Where are the numbers of tests? You did not include this information yesterday, either.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 1,591 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,001 See in context

30% of those tested returned positive results this time. The number is increasing very quickly.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 460 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,417 See in context

That’s 10% of those tested for the virus testing positive. Most states in the US are at about 5%.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 621 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,041 See in context

7% of those tested for the virus are testing positive. That’s double the rate in New York City. Brace for it.

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Posted in: 2,796 new cases of coronavirus reported in Japan; 572 in Tokyo See in context

572/1428= 40%!

it’s usually 5% or thereabouts.

40% is very alarming.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 352 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,174 See in context

I wonder why the weekend results show about 8% of those tested testing positive and the weekday positive cases are 5% usually. Did they forget to manipulate the numbers on weekends?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 500 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,434 See in context

35%

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 372 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2030 See in context

That’s 8.4% of those tested that are testing positive - up from the 6% last week. Obviously the low testing rates make the data less representative of the entire population but shouldn’t we be talking percentages? Even with less virus cases reported today, numbers are continuing to rise.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 418 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,052 See in context

Even the Japanese people I’ve spoken to don’t believe the government is reporting the real numbers. Tests are limited, results are capped. Only results from tests done through the healthy insurance system are counted. Even 6% is alarming, however. Multiply that by the population. The economy, the Olympics and reelection take priority over the health and lives of the people.

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Posted in: Health experts urge pause in Go To Travel campaign as COVID-19 cases surge See in context

Who would have thought encouraging people to travel around the country would spread the virus? Here is what should be an easy question: During a pandemic what should you do? Self isolate or move around the population?

Once more corruption and private interests trumps common sense.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 393 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,634 See in context

Encouraging people to move around the country during a pandemic defies belief. The reported numbers are lower than what the actual numbers because of limited testing, vetted numbers and delayed results. The system testing centers must use to report numbers is still largely analog and complicated and is passed through the government. How are we to know if they provide the public with real statistics? This is how the government attempts to make Japan seems safe for the Olympics. The economy is of course important but not at the cost of the health of the population.

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Posted in: Japan to lift entry ban on travelers from 9 countries, regions; exempt returning residents from quarantine See in context

To be eligible for the exemption, returning travelers will need to limit their overseas trips to within seven days, and for the first 14 days upon their return refrain from using public transportation and save their smartphone GPS data to aid in contact tracing, as well as submit an itinerary detailing their plans during that time.

So you still have to quarantine if you have been out of the county for more than 7 days?

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Posted in: Gov't calls for longer New Year holiday to curb virus spread See in context

This is good news but let’s not kid ourselves. The government’s only motivation is to have people travel MORE in order to revive the economy. I find it very hard to find evidence in the news of the government trying to curb the spread. It seems they are doing everything possible to spread it - all for the precious yen. Business travels not being required to quarantine as an example.

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Posted in: Netflix woos Japan with new original series about a reporter's exchange with Suga See in context

How about the reporter who told Motegi not to be condescending when he dodged answering a question about the discriminatory double standards set for foreigners returning to Japan? Even though he set the rule he told her to ask immigration. Unfortunately she was not allowed to ask follow up questions to get a real answer. After dismissing her question he spoke down to her again saying 分かりました?答え分かりました? even without having answered it.

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Posted in: Annual dolphin hunt starts in Wakayama whaling town See in context

You cannot force your "moral standards" on others.

Compassion and a disgust of needless killing of creatures in such a barbaric way (herded up and clubbed to death swimming in the blood of other dolphins) is a humane reaction. It’s not about forcing moral standards on others. These moral standards should not need to be forced on others. They are a sense of right and wrong all decent people are born with. They are the moral standards of any human with compassion. If you don’t understand this then you are without it.

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Posted in: Annual dolphin hunt starts in Wakayama whaling town See in context

As well as being ignorant of international law and moral standards, people who cannot see how abhorrent this is we’re born without compassion. And yes this is a real phenomenon. Ask yourself if you feel for other people and animals in trouble and you’ll know if you are a decent human being or not. Citing traditional is no excuse for how barbaric and cruel this is.

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Posted in: Annual dolphin hunt starts in Wakayama whaling town See in context

Abhorrent

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Posted in: Japan to grant re-entry 'gradually' to foreign residents stuck abroad See in context

Restrictions have been ADDED not loosened. Even residents who left before the ban now need to apply at their local embassy and provide that letter to immigration upon arrival.

https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001074.html

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Posted in: Virus surges worldwide as public loses faith in authorities See in context

I’m going to post this here too.

300 per day 300 per day with little exponential rise. These numbers are fake.

For whatever reason, Olympics, public panic, national reputation, a silent culling of the elderly who draw on the pension system, Koike is manipulating these figures. She states 2 when there are 40, for example. The public and the world have the right to know what the real situation is.

The article below proves this yet it was not widely reported.

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/8e7350772f050bc3adc2a66ca7c31251d182c9be

Every new virus case has to be faxed in. There is no digital record of the real numbers that way.

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Posted in: Japan's coronavirus infections top 30,000 with 295 new cases in Tokyo See in context

300 per day 300 per day with little exponential rise. These numbers are fake.

For whatever reason, Olympics, public panic, national reputation, Koike is manipulating these figures. She states 2 when there are 40, for example. The public and the world have the right to know what the real situation is.

The article below proves this yet it was not widely reported.

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/8e7350772f050bc3adc2a66ca7c31251d182c9be

Every new virus case has to be faxed in. There is no digital record of the real numbers that way.

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Posted in: Japan to grant re-entry 'gradually' to foreign residents stuck abroad See in context

Now restrictions have been ADDED to permanent residents who left before the ban. Anyone reentering will need both a letter from the Japanese consulate and a PCR test results letter obtained 72 hours before flying in order to reenter.

https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001074.html

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Posted in: Travelers cautious of coronavirus as 4-day weekend starts See in context

Did anyone read this article about Koike manipulating the numbers of virus cases, saying there are 2 in Shinjuku when there are really 40?

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/8e7350772f050bc3adc2a66ca7c31251d182c9be

It is way to early to be traveling anywhere, the only cautious thing to do is stay home.

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Posted in: Go To travel campaign comes under fire See in context

Dear Nishimura,

In order to limit the spread of Covid-19 reduce population mobility.

To spread the virus, increase population mobility.

Sincerely,

Every rational person on the planet

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Posted in: Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Koike says See in context

The Olympics was why Japan was limiting testing in the first place. Now testing will never increase. The title of this article should be “Testing must remain limited so that we can continue to show fake virus case numbers in order to hold the Olympics.”

Japan is conducting only 2.5% of the number of tests other countries. That means the real case numbers might be some 40 times higher than reported. The Olympics “must” go ahead explains why very clearly

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224; 80% in their 20s, 30s See in context

https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/daily-tests-per-thousand-people-smoothed-7-day?tab=table

225 should be multiplied by 40 for the real number of cases in Japan per day.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224; 80% in their 20s, 30s See in context

Japan is doing 2.5% the number of PCR tests that countries like Australia are doing. Try multiplying 225 cases by 200. The government has their head in the sand.

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Posted in: Japan opts not to join U.S., others in criticizing China for Hong Kong law See in context

Abe is so wishywashy

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context

Another piecemeal edict from the lawmakers and just as people should be social distancing. Smokers will be sharing the virus as they smoke in troves. Another peace meal law by the cronies. And why are universities except from the law? Many students are under 20 and have to endure the smoke all throughout the campus, not to mention those that work at universities.

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

Japan is reportedly using one-sixth of its total testing capacity.

The relatively low number of COVID-19 cases in Japan is likely due to limited testing.

Despite having cases detected earlier than most countries worldwide, Japan has seemingly not been overrun by the coronavirus.

This may lead to a "false sense of security" that could cause the virus to spread more rapidly than it has so far in Japan.

https://www.businessinsider.com/why-japan-cases-of-coronavirus-are-so-low-2020-3

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