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Posted in: Woman with COVID-19 loses baby after being forced to give birth prematurely at home See in context

According to the news, Chiba had one bed for pregnant covid-positive women, but unfortunately, there were two were 2 patients.

don’t worry though, Chiba has allocated ONE more bed, which will be available next week.

so grim.

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Posted in: Woman with COVID-19 loses baby after being forced to give birth prematurely at home See in context

I’m curious. Where else in the world can you be refused to be admitted to the hospital in an emergency even if you have insurance?

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Posted in: 7,943 taken to hospital to be treated for heatstroke from Aug 2-8 See in context

Watch out, it can sneak up on you!

I was out for a bike ride (40 minutes or so) the other day when it was cloudy and only 60% humidity. Bike ride was fine, not even sweating. Parked and went on a 20 minute leisurely walk with an umbrella. Got back to my bike and started to feel nauseous. Thought it was my lunch. Then I started feeling really clammy and fought like hell not to pass out. I was hunched over my parked bike by myself when I remembered I had freezer packs in case I found any food on my travels.

I fumbled through my bike basket like a crazy person to get them and used two on my neck and head.

I crouched down in case I did pass out so I’d be lower to the ground.

It was incredibly scary. I am not elderly and had (what I thought to be) enough water during breakfast and lunch.

According to the internet, I had heat exhaustion, which comes before heatstroke.

I was humbled, for sure. Take care everyone.

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Posted in: 'I can die': Medvedev survives extreme heat at Tokyo Games See in context

I am often appalled at club activities/gym class taking place in this heat. Hours in the blazing sun and humidity. It’s like torture.

I find it incredibly sad that they just ganbarre through it.

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Posted in: Olympic medalists get OK to pose for mask-less photos See in context

All of the group photos for school yearbooks have been maskless since the start of this pandemic. I always shake my head. They laugh and talk etc.

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Posted in: Workers express frustration as Tokyo enters 4th COVID-19 emergency See in context

@ashley shiba

i had the same experience at the mall this weekend. I was grocery shopping in the basement and saw four restaurants full of people with their masks off. I’m talking all ages, from babies to 80+ years old.

my prefecture has a very low number of corona cases right now. How can that possibly continue though when people have just given up.

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Posted in: VIPs allowed at Olympic opening ceremony, but no fans: report See in context

Aren’t people attending baseball games right now?

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Posted in: As Olympics loom, Japan's health care in turmoil See in context

Can someone tell me what is really happening here?

It has been public knowledge that only a small fraction of the total hospital beds available are being used for coronavirus patients.

That means that if your grandmother falls ill, she may have to wait hours and hours for a hospital, if she gets into one at all.

Japan had time.

They had an entire year+ to prepare, improve, and create systems that provide first-world care to its people.

Why aren’t the people crying foul?

Where is the outrage?

Are we really to believe that it’s all to be blamed on gross government negligence combined with the cliché “it cannot be helped” attitude?

If it’s purely a “cultural” issue (bureaucracy, top-down thinking, etc etc) it’s time to see this for what it really is.

If the sacrifice of your own people is a byproduct of protecting your own culture, it might be time to rethink what is important for Japan to move into the future.

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Posted in: Osaka’s remote-learning policy strains teachers; forces students to go to school for lunch See in context

It’s so cringy to walk past the homerooms when it’s lunchtime. Forty kids packed into a small room eating together.

To be honest though, there have been no (known) outbreaks at my school.


I think making the kids go in for lunch only is insane—but somehow, it makes sense in Japan.

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Posted in: Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over anti-virus measures See in context


When the holiday ended, many workplaces defied requests to allow their employees to work from home. It left them no choice but to return to their offices on packed trains.

When the holiday ended, many defied requests for remote work and returned to their offices on packed trains.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire on trains See in context

If people were advised not to travel... why are the trains so busy? Why aren't people complying and staying at home?

They are going to/from work, hence the suits.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire on trains See in context

Of course we all saw this coming.

I’m guessing the meetings went like this:

One person: Here is an idea! (Bad idea)

Everyone: OK! Yes!

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Posted in: Osaka governor eyes asking for extension of virus state of emergency See in context

That Washington Post article is quite a read.


back to JT:

Suga recognized the number of cases is not decreasing as fast as earlier expected, according to Okabe.

As fast as expected?! Everyone is working, shopping etc etc.

It’s going to take a while. It’s not a magic button. smh

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Posted in: 6 torch relay staff in southwestern Japan test positive for COVID-19 See in context

From what I have personally witnessed, there is no “social distancing” happening.

In schools, there are small classrooms with 40 students, teachers sitting almost shoulder to shoulder in rooms with 50-100 people, club activities, sports, etc. etc.

Also, students and teachers eat lunch together on a daily basis in these rooms.

Known clusters are few and far between in schools.

I believe the people in this article were infected some other way.

Actually, I hope they were infected some other way, because if wearing masks and directing traffic outside can give you (possibly) the newer strains, we are all in deep trouble.

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Posted in: Cruise ship returns to Yokohama after one passenger tests positive for COVID-19 See in context

i was speechless last night seeing this story on the news.

literally speechless.

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Posted in: Olympic host towns pull out over pandemic See in context

Surely you meant 2032.

thank you. I needed a good laugh this morning. :)

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Posted in: Olympic host towns pull out over pandemic See in context

please postpone til 2022!!!!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers defend request for 500 nurses as virus spikes See in context

They should have postponed the Games until summer 2022. Then, everyone gets to go, everyone gets the money, the vaccine and everyone is happy.

why they became so stubborn about holding them without spectators I will never understand.

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Posted in: What does Japan's virus state of emergency mean this time? See in context

So restaurants that don’t serve alcohol can close early, but if you are a restaurant that serves you must close!?

Can’t they just not serve alcohol?

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Posted in: Tokyo state of emergency does not affect Games: IOC See in context

It’s all about Golden Week now. I had plans but my job “threatened” consequences if I cross prefectural borders.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for animal cruelty kept 58 pets in Tokyo home See in context

i wonder if she had a snake for a pet and an amulet

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Posted in: Hyogo Prefecture to give 320,000 fans to restaurants for customers to cover mouths, dine 'safely' See in context

slide your mask on between bites and sips. It’s literally THAT easy.

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Posted in: Why a Japanese man proudly took his wife's last name See in context


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Posted in: Hyogo gov't worker leaves water running for a month; forced to pay half ¥6 mil bill See in context

They probably said you can pay 1/2 or you’re fired?

I would have fought like hell to not pay it. How could a person afford that kind of money?!

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Posted in: With Olympics at stake, Mori seen as too influential to push aside See in context

I’m so confused. An 83-year-old is too influential to fire? Isn’t it entirely possible that he could pass away at any moment? (Sorry to be morbid—just reality)

There is no backup plan!?

“NO Olympics if he resigns”


I’ve been shocked before but this is on another level!

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Posted in: Mori apologizes for sexist remarks, but refuses to resign See in context

The famous DOUBLE-DOWN!


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Posted in: Mori scolded by wife, daughter after saying women talk too much at meetings See in context

Women need to speak up MORE to get people like this OUT of power.


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Posted in: Japan urged to link private, public testing to better grasp extent of pandemic See in context

They are not included!?!?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 393 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,792 See in context

It’s a miracle.

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Posted in: Woman disciplined after putting up partition between herself and older male coworker See in context

If only people could move around the office and change seats....

sounds easy everywhere but here.

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