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Posted in: Foreigners in Japan becoming target of discrimination due to virus See in context

Parking our bikes outside a restaurant this weekend. Restaurant staff see us and rush to the front door with hand sanitizer. She even said “Sorry!”

Since this has happened before, I’ve now check to see if this treatment is given to other customers.

It never is. The other customers just walk in. They don’t see the hand sanitizer. Nothing is said to them.

It’s getting old.

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Posted in: Japanese man rides 1,000 kilometers on stolen 'mamachari' bicycle to see Tokyo for first time See in context

Mamachari has been the name for the standard Japanese bike since whenever - long before e-bikes were invented

Thank you

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Posted in: Japanese man rides 1,000 kilometers on stolen 'mamachari' bicycle to see Tokyo for first time See in context

Was this an e-bike? When I think Mamachari I think of an electric bike.

There is so much more to this story. Where did he stay? How did ride that far, seeing as he didn’t even have his own bike?

if it was electric, how did it only cost 10,000 yen?

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Posted in: Japan, faced with criticism, scrambles to do more coronavirus testing See in context

I am truly disappointed by the J Gov’s response.

I am also confused on so many levels.

too little, too late.

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Posted in: Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus See in context

If this happens...

How about the teachers? Hopefully they will also be able to stay home as well.

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Posted in: Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds See in context

When is enough going to be enough?

Seriously. Think about it.

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Posted in: Tokyo begins quiet weekend, but some go about as usual See in context

This is a farce.

Are we going to see an article Monday afternoon about all of the people going to work?! On the trains? Smooshed into small offices with their co-workers!?

Hopefully Japan Today can provide this content for the world to see.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor says people can enjoy cherry blossoms next year See in context

Why am I going in to work Monday? Crowded room—50 people.

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Posted in: Governors ask people to avoid Osaka-Hyogo trips during long weekend See in context

free time is more important than work time

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Posted in: Some Japanese fret more over economy and virus than Olympics See in context

Captain obvious

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Posted in: Abe tells Trump Japan preparing for Tokyo Olympics as planned See in context

I have to admit, this banter between Abe and Trump is entertaining.

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Posted in: Live music venues emerge as new coronavirus transmission sites See in context

You do realize that restaurants/pachinko/tourist sites are similar to clubs and still operating? Also, teachers are still packed into their small staff rooms (mine has over 50 people).

ashley-

Idiots!!! I am a mother of a 10 year old who is out of school now because of Abe due to this virus. Yet, these clubs are able to operate legally and that aides in spreading the virus. Let me shake my head.  Immoral, on the part of the club owner and the people who are attending these events, and everyone of them should be given a hefty fine and even given prison time if the virus is caught at a venue and for the person who caught the virus, full-stop.

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Posted in: Local gov'ts urged to prepare hospitals for peak of virus infections See in context

Are you back healthy ?

Yes! I had a...mystery illness. I’m much better now. Thanks for asking

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Posted in: Local gov'ts urged to prepare hospitals for peak of virus infections See in context

Story after story of people who went to the hospital/doc with SYMPTOMS and were not tested. These symptoms get worse and then they are tested, sometimes weeks later, after spreading the virus.

We NEED more testing!! Stop refusing people!!

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Posted in: Diamond Princess passenger dies, bringing ship's death toll to 7 See in context

Japan needs to test more people! They are turning away too many that are sick.

It is unforgivable!

I will never trust the government here after witnessing this catastrophe

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Posted in: Japan to invalidate 2.8 million visas for Chinese amid virus fears See in context

I just saw that news story. Absolutely spine chilling!!!

Wake up everyone! This is happening here in a Japan!

on NHK, news of a guy who went 7 times to see a doctor (at 3 different hospitals) and he was just sent home. The 8th visit at a 4th doctor, he was allowed to be tested and found positive. But had 2 weeks without being tested and he could

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Posted in: Coronavirus testing to be covered by national health insurance See in context

This is the problem. I have a sore throat, body aches and general malaise/very tired.

I want to get tested because if I have it, I don’t want to spread it to anyone else. I’ll self quarantine and let my job know that I will not be coming in for two weeks.

Without this info, I can take a few days off but not two weeks. I don’t want to spread it if I have it!

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. watching Japan closely for possible travel restriction See in context

Omachi- I agree that your crazy theory could be true, but it is also true that you can test postmortem.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/03/811690163/9-coronavirus-deaths-now-reported-in-washington-state

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Posted in: Nearly all prefectures shut schools over virus outbreak See in context

Teachers still need to go to their empty schools everyday! Why!?

I still cannot understand this policy. Can someone please explain it to me?

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Posted in: With so much media coverage of the coronavirus and medical professionals and governments sometimes giving conflicting advice, how are you deciding what to do in order to get through this crisis? See in context

I wish I could take time off like the children at my school. Unfortunately, teachers lives apparently don't matter as much in Japan.

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Posted in: Gov't to create fund to subsidize parents during school closure: report See in context

Let the teachers have off too!

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Posted in: Parents, teachers scramble to cope after Abe urges school shutdown See in context

I hope teachers in Japan make a bunch of money. The fact that teachers do NOT get to leave school when it is “closed” is ridiculous.

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Posted in: Parents, teachers scramble to cope after Abe urges school shutdown See in context

Sorry, but schools are not really listening to Abe.

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Posted in: Abe's abrupt call to close schools triggers confusion See in context

ALTs still need to go to work.

This is Japan, where apparently teachers and ALTs are immune from Covid-19.

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Posted in: Abe's abrupt call to close schools triggers confusion See in context

Sorry, teachers still have to go to their empty schools.

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Posted in: Japan issues coronavirus medical guidance as infections rise See in context

“I’m waiting to see if I have the Coronavirus

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