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Posted in: Quarter of LGBT people in Japan have experienced outing: survey See in context

Very similar numbers overseas. People aren’t good at keeping secrets.

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Posted in: Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, new watch, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home See in context

Apple watches are the worst. Apparently they only give half a day of battery. Many people I talk to with an Apple watch complain so much about it.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 276 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 692 See in context

Is the media still reporting the number of cases? It seems that everything is back to normal. People are going back to work, restaurants and traveling. Maybe the risk is not that high.

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Posted in: Japan to lift re-entry restrictions on foreign residents from Sept 1 See in context

Hopefully all the foreigners do the right thing by wearing masks and washing their hands.

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Posted in: Japan to ease COVID-19 entry curbs on foreigners with resident visas: NHK See in context

Hopefully they follow the rules when they come back

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Posted in: Abe says no need for another state of emergency over coronavirus See in context

Japan seems to be doing a great job of containing the virus. I’ve heard other countries have much higher rates. I usually walk to work so don’t know much about the trains. If you do take the train you should wear a mask. It’s that simple.

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Posted in: Japan to lift virus ban on re-entry of some foreign residents from Aug 5 See in context

This is common practice around the world.

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

Japan should follow America’s lead in the fight against this virus. America seems to have it all under control.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports single-day record of 366 new coronavirus infections See in context

Still a lot less than Europe and the US.

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Posted in: Downloads of Japan's COVID-19 tracing app slow to 7.7 mil See in context

I think they should put it on wearables like Singapore. These would be more useful as many people use them these days. I don’t carry my phone all the time, so pointless to have it on a phone.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 293 new COVID-19 cases See in context

Again no information about the number of people who have died. I have a runny nose today. Add me to the figure.

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

It’s strange how they don’t mention anything about the number of deaths. It must not be as dangerous as previously believed.

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Posted in: Half of telecommuters in Japan work longer hours than before pandemic: Rengo See in context

It seems that some people prefer it and some people don’t like it. I think that after everything goes back to normal, people should choose a job that allows them to follow their preference. Unfortunately there are those people that say how great it is, except that their wife is also working from home. They have another important choice to make.

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Posted in: Gov't urges citizens to install virus-tracking app See in context

I think this is fine for countries where the virus spread to and killed many people. However the numbers for Japan were quite low.

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Posted in: European lawmakers chide Japan over parental child abductions See in context

Those figures don’t seem too bad. 29 out of 35 cases have been acted on. I’m sure that this is very similar to other countries.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 47 new daily coronavirus infections on Sunday See in context

I hope that all the people complaining that people are sitting next to them on the train and in cafes and other places would take that as a sign for them to stay at home themselves. A lot of people take no responsibility for themselves, just looking for someone else to blame.

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Posted in: Tokyo ranked 3rd most expensive city in world for expats See in context

Did they check the prices at the 100 yen shops?

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Posted in: Alarming rise in U.S. coronavirus cases as states roll back lockdowns See in context

The US should test every single citizen according to the experts on this website.

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Posted in: Full crowds, rule tweaks and Dan Carter as Super Rugby returns in New Zealand See in context

It looks as if this will spell the end of Super Rugby. Japan’s team will be dumped. Australians aren’t interested in it and South Africa is joining Europe.

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Posted in: Koike lifts 'Tokyo alert' on coronavirus See in context

Actually Japan has done a much better job than European countries and America in containing the virus. It seems to be that they are looking carefully at the numbers before making a decision.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten regulations on dangerous bicycle riding See in context

Hopefully other countries follow the lead of Japan in this. Cyclists in many foreign countries don’t follow the laws either.

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Posted in: Japan's crowded trains spark fear of new coronavirus cases See in context

In my opinion all the people complaining about taking crowded trains to work should work from home or use their own transport. It’s like all the people I have seen on tv news complaining about the crowded stations, when they themselves are at that station.

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Posted in: Foreigners with humanitarian needs will be exempt from Japan re-entry ban See in context

I guess if you have made a commitment to living in Japan there should be no problem as it is not necessary to travel abroad at the moment.

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Posted in: Japan to look at building a common infrastructure for digital yen payments See in context

The article is not about debit or credit cards. It’s referring to digital currency used on smart phones. The most popular one is PayPay. Unfortunately the services aren’t well known by the foreign community here in Japan.

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Posted in: Anger over police killings boils over in several U.S. cities See in context

It is interesting that it is happening during the supposed lockdown. There were very few protests for the other deaths caused by police. Maybe without the lockdown people would be more relaxed.

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Posted in: 80% of Japan mayors oppose, wary of shift to Sept start of school year See in context

Very sensible decision to leave it as it is. There is no reason to change the culture of a country.

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Posted in: Ruling bloc to urge gov't to retain April start for academic year See in context

Very sensible to keep April as the start. Not all countries start in September.

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

Japan has been lauded in the international papers in the last few days for the handling of the situation. Hopefully now some people on here will admit they were wrong.

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Posted in: Japan more likely to completely end state of emergency on Monday See in context

A lot of people have changed their opinions on here recently. As people can now see, Japan has done an excellent job in controlling the virus, unlike England and the US, where there were many more cases.

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Posted in: Coronavirus crisis sparks calls for revamping Japan's school year See in context

Why is there a need to change? Not every country starts the school year in September, so it’s not an international standard. Also students have been able to study at home during this period. A lot of children do homeschooling, which is accepted in many countries.

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