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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,220 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 39,291 See in context

Wait...I thought the numbers were supposed to go UP because of Hanami, remember?

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Posted in: Rattled by spectator's insult, Osaka loses at Indian Wells See in context

We're starting to see the effect of our "safe space" culture now, on society.

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Posted in: Japan's imported wheat price to hit 14-year high See in context

Gluten free's the way to be!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9,289 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 53,969 See in context

Hope it keeps on decreasing, but Tuesday or Wednesday will show.

It's been decreasing for the past month.

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Posted in: 25,000 runners take part in Tokyo Marathon See in context

Great. It completely ruined my morning commute.

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Posted in: Arrested Australian rugby player details Japan prison time See in context

Meanwhile, back in the USA, a bar fight with some weed in your pocket will get you a night in jail AT MOST. More likely, you'll just pay a $20 ticket.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 10,321 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 63,703 See in context

Just stopped in to see how numbers are trending. Still downward as expected. Weather was great today guys, lots of people out and about!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 10,334 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 60,142 See in context

All the doomsayers can say now is, "let's wait until tomorrow!" "Let's wait until next week!" " we can't celebrate yet blah blah blah!"

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 13,074 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 77,450 See in context

For those obsessed with the positive test percentage, a big factor is the 1500¥ at-home rapid PCR tests. If you use one and it's positive, you're more likely to go to the doctor and take the official PCR. If it's negative, you're more likely to just stay home. They are essentially "weeding out" a lot of the negative tests.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 18,287 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 97,833 See in context

Cases are down now compared to last week. The initial descent has started.

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Posted in: Tokyo, 12 prefectures ask to extend COVID quasi-emergency See in context

C'mon guys. This is a joke at this point. Where is the evidence that these pseudo SOEs have any effect at all on covid?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 12,211 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 68,039 See in context

Expect the decline after the peak to be as sudden and rapid as the initial increase

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Posted in: Gov't panel recommends kids wear face masks at daycares See in context

Yeah. Good luck with that.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 14,445 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 81,655 See in context

Only a roughly 10 percent increase from last week. The rate of growth is clearly slowing now. We may have seen the peak this week.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 11,751 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 60,838 See in context

Seems like the weekly increases are starting to flatten out. I guess the jgov doing nothing, wasting time, and laying low was the correct strategy after all. Nature is running its course.

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Posted in: Japan to expand COVID quasi-emergency to 34 of 47 prefectures See in context

Apparently, the pace of growth is slowing. We could be reaching the peak soon, with or without a "quasi- pseudo- emergency". The Delta variant came and went in about a month. This one seems no different.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9,699 new cases; nationwide tally 49,854 See in context

 nationwide figure soared to 414, up 117 from Thursday.

Surprise, the number of people with serious symptoms is proportional to the number of total infections. What makes the Jgov think that their shoddy health care system that left people dying at home with 2,000 cases a day, will be able to sustain 20,000 a day?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 962 new coronavirus cases; 775 in Okinawa See in context

Down from last week! We did it guys! We're over the curve!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 871 new coronavirus cases; 779 in Okinawa See in context

What's the over/under for today on the number of comments, before the mods close the thread down? I'll say 30

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 38 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 322 See in context

Some people are suggesting an "x factor". Japanese genetics or perhaps an even less mild form of covid

My Japanese teacher told me in March 2020 Japanese people were immune to covid and I thought he was just a racist. Turns out he might have been right :O

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 30 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 204 See in context

up 12 from Monday and 12 more than last Tuesday.

It's going up again! Omggggg!!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 36 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 345 See in context

In other countries, the lockdowns forced the conversations for more jobs with remote work, better work/life balance, more benefits and higher pay for "essential workers". Thanks to Japan's "business as usual" attitude during the pandemic, the gap between Japan's obsessive work culture, and the rest of the world will only grow wider. Condolences if you work in Japan.

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Posted in: 2,500 cases reported of sexually exploitative photos of athletes See in context

Does anyone know where we can see these photos? I need to, um...verify...the uh...evidence....

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 87 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 602 See in context

The reason is simple. Japan is a relatively healthy country that took masks, and preventative measures seriously. Half of the country wasn't complaining about the masks because of their "liberty".

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 531 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,604 See in context

One thing's for sure. It's going to be strange walking around the city seeing people without masks. There are people that I've met 2 years ago, and see regularly, that I've still yet to see their face.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 565 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,401 See in context

Comments in the thread are at 20

Down 2 from Saturday, and 21 down from Sunday last week.

This is the 17th straight day that the number of comments have been lower than the same day of the previous week.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 565 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,401 See in context

Gotta hand it to Suga. He did the unpopular thing, stuck to his guns, and it ended up being the right decision. Well done.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 831 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,705 See in context

Yep, this 2 year long covid madness is finally coming to an end. Sure, maybe there'll be another "spike" in the future, but with everyone vaccinated, it really won't make a difference anymore. It seems like everyone in the world is finally coming out of their bunkers and getting back to normal.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,052 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,806 See in context


The tourism industry and small resorts have been hit terribly.

I'm afraid, a lot of places have been hit irreparably over the last year. Over half of the small shops in Nakano have been shut down and are now boarded up. Akihabara is a ghost in the shell of its former self. Empty buildings everywhere. Sad.

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Posted in: Britney Spears gets engaged with 'lioness' engraved ring See in context

Justin Timberlake got her in her prime, and was smart enough to leave before all the craziness ensued. Props to him. Good luck to the new guy.

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