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


For how long?

Incubation period is 14 days. We wait at home for two weeks and let those who will get sick be sick without the risk of them spreading the virus. After two weeks, those who are not sick can go back to their lives. Those who are sick, stay at home or go to the hospital.

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Posted in: Germany bets on S Korean model in virus fightback See in context

Germany should copy Japan model. There are only 1800+ cases in Japan so what the Japanese government is doing seems to be working. Like planning and delaying the Olympics, announcing 8000+ tests per day but not doing it, and urging people to stay at home even though it's raining and snowing. Perfect model.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 63 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase See in context


What about the rest of untraced cases?

authorities have been unable to track all the contacts of more than half of the latest cases

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Posted in: No. of coronavirus infections in Japan passes 1,000 See in context


Simple. If you test people, you can more effectively identify the clusters and isolate. What Japan is doing right now is waiting for someone to be severely sick before testing. We all know the incubation period of the virus is 2 weeks. In that span of time, we have spread the virus and created more clusters.

Japan is not testing and not doing quarantine. SK didn't quarantine, too, but they are actively testing. Japan can't claim to curb the spread by not doing anything. As a scientist, I can't accept that.

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Posted in: Expert panel discourages large gatherings, recommends reopening some schools See in context

The reported numbers of infected obviously misrepresents the actual number because Japan is not testing. We can only trust the number of deaths, as it is more difficult to hide. Statistically, if we assume our health care is as good as Germany, there should be around 13,000 people infected.

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Posted in: Gov't considers cash handouts to households to ease virus impact See in context

To protect Japan from the virus, we will give the people money. - Only in Japan

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Posted in: Japan testing for coronavirus at fraction of capacity See in context

there is no need for drive-through testing,

We're going to look like fools if we copy the Koreans. People dying is better than copying the Koreans. We need to protect our pride. Also no lockdowns because China already did that.

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Posted in: Japanese man who threatened to spread coronavirus dies See in context

ust wondering when this all will blow up like Italy, Spain, and USA

My bet is on April 1st.

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Posted in: Abe says G7 supports 'complete' Games, but polls back postponement See in context

What you want is irrelevant, Mr. Abe. If the virus spreads, no amount of WANTING will stop it.

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Posted in: WHO pandemic declaration won't change Tokyo Olympics plan: Suga See in context

Sure. Continue with the plan. Maybe the virus will feel your resolve and stop itself from spreading and making people sick.

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Posted in: WHO declares coronavirus crisis a pandemic See in context

"We are deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction."

Why is WHO singling out Japan?

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Posted in: Gov't readies 'state of emergency' coronavirus measures See in context

State of Emergency in Japan means giving small businesses more money.

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

You can close all the stores if you want, but the crowded train is THE PROBLEM. If everyone is willing to stand next to someone breathing air to their faces, then no amount of closed shops will curb the spread of the disease.

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

@Burning Bush

And you are SPECULATING that those who were not tested are COVID negative.

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

@Burning Bush

12 deaths is statistically improbable. And the argument that Japan's better health care system is a reason for low infection is a male cow excrement. How can the hospitals take care of the sick if they the infected aren't tested?

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Posted in: Politician apologizes for ¥8.9 mil face mask price gouging See in context

What he did was not illegal.

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Posted in: Italy quarantines north to try to halt coronavirus See in context

Naturally Japan will consider such measures and I will be stuck in Tokyo.

Naturally, Japan won't. It's too big of a risk for the economy and no one in the government has the balls to make that decision.

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

They can just be stricter at the borders. No need to cancel the visas. This move is too much, and will not help a bit. But I guess the stricter border moves has been done in other countries and Japan thought they ought to have some new ideas.

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Posted in: IOC stands firm on Tokyo Games despite coronavirus concerns See in context

It's astronomically easier to change TV show schedules (which is the main reason) and other sporting events than cure all those who will get sick, or run the games with no players or spectators.

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Posted in: Japanese deputy justice minister tells Lebanon Ghosn should stand trial in Japan See in context

I don't see how someone could still try to defend Japan's injustice system. The prosecutors didn't do the "right" thing. What they did is follow their rules and the rule is obviously flawed and bias towards getting conviction instead of serving justice. Justice is the keyword here. Not rules.

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Posted in: Abe says gov't will announce more measures on March 10 to counter virus See in context

Also, is it keep left or keep right?

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Posted in: Abe says gov't will announce more measures on March 10 to counter virus See in context

In a week? In the same timeframe, the infections in China had multiplied 100 folds.

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Posted in: Nissan ordered to pay ¥2.4 bil fine over Ghosn pay scandal See in context

What I don't understand is if they're going to give Ghosn the payment.

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Posted in: Quarantine measures questioned as woman tests positive after leaving cruise ship See in context

Kato defended Japan's on-board quarantine, telling a TV program Saturday there was no medical facility large enough to admit more than 3,000 people at once.

Of course there wasn't. This debacle completely demonstrates how Japanese culture prevents them from doing anything no written in their rule book. The rule book doesn't say anything about how to handle this, so we can't do anything about it.

I guess, we just have to endure this one. Let's just all get sick and get this over with. The government obviously WON'T protect us.

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Posted in: Peruvian man sues state over assault while detained in Osaka See in context

we are not aware of how (his arm) came to be fractured

This excuse again.

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Posted in: Man on train pushes emergency button after passenger without mask coughs See in context

@TigersTokyoDome, gargling to prevent colds is an old Japanese myth. It is never conclusively and scientifically proven.

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Posted in: Tourists in Japan cautious but upbeat amid virus outbreak See in context

Yes, because people's opinion can stop the spread of the virus.

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Posted in: Nissan shareholders blast management over Ghosn scandal, dismal results See in context

One shareholder even said that they would have been better off with Ghosn. LOL. That must have hurt a lot, hearing the truth from the shareholders.

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Posted in: Nissan shareholders blast management over Ghosn scandal, dismal results See in context

I can just see years from now, they will still blame their incompetence on Ghosn scandal. Plan in May? That's too soon actually. They need to hold many more meetings, which is the only thing they are good at, and present the plan two years later.

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Posted in: Clock's ticking for Nissan boss Uchida to show he has a plan See in context

We all know someone who can fix this for you, Nissan.

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