COVID-19 INFORMATION What you need to know about the coronavirus if you are living in Japan or planning a visit.

Kenichi Mitomi comments

Posted in: Woman confirmed as coronavirus case for 2nd time, weeks after initial recovery See in context

From British perspective....

What's over the counter price of paracetamol and ibuprofen in Japan for 2 month supply?

薬局でアセトアミノフェンとイブプロフェンを二ヶ月分買うのは可能ですか?教えて下さい。

During my 2 weeks off

Watch Pythagoraswitch on TV and reenact by putting my kitchen apart.

Watch NHK and talk about news with kids.

Listen to music.

Stop paying for youtube and enjoy the magical computer algorithm. You might find adverts that will be pleasing.

Keep up with friends using social media and keep it real by giving them thumb up.

Look up lyrics on Internet for songs you always wanted learn and sing aloud.

If the song is in foreign tongue learn to roll the tongue in same manner and feel.

Eat lunch.

Life can't be that bad studying at home.

in between I will be taking paracetamol to get rid of headache that I was thinking about...

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Posted in: Woman confirmed as coronavirus case for 2nd time, weeks after initial recovery See in context

 I think you children’s safety should be your priority!

absolutely right.

I imagine some adult will find it difficult to look after kids for 2 extra weeks. What's the plan on working parents who will be looking after them?

The company I work for issued guideline today (quite well written and timely I must add) to staffs. We can work from home but looking after kids at same time - difficult.

Has PM or education authority issued a guideline what kids and parents are supposed to be doing during their time off? Allowed to go to kouen to mix with friends? I don't know what kids are into but allowing them what they want to do uncontrolled (watch tv) is very dangerous.

I would take them camping.

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Posted in: Do you think the Japanese government's call to cancel or curtail big events is an overreaction to the coronavirus outbreak? See in context

So they should be thinking about Olympics quite seriously by now.

All in context of damage to the economy with fear in numbers.

What are we to do instead? Watch more TV and get bombarded with more fears and advertisement thrown in?

Play the Internet so clever computer can decide for you what you should be browsing next?

I will not be able to sit still at home as after a while as I will get bored and will want to go somewhere.... even when I have my stuff and family around me.

Cluster of illegal event might start to happen and could become even more difficult to contain.

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Posted in: Parents' lawsuit accuses Japan of double standard on child 'abductions' See in context

US embassy Japan website used to contain data on child abductions to Japan but removed it.

Upon reading the news last week on two European fathers, I have checked :

Embassy of Japan in the UK - www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp

Information of 子の親権問題 can easily be found from the site but not in English. It is recognised as a problem. I also understand from friends that the embassy runs seminars(?) on this topic periodically and demand is quite high.

France, easy to find in Japanese. French, I do not know read French.

Germany, not sure....

I have written to the embassy (uk) to ask for possibility to make it more visible in English (web site) but no response.

Journalists, it might be worth doing checks on this and ask embassies why such important information is not available/translated into the local language.

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Posted in: Hokkaido eyes temporary closure of all schools to fight virus See in context

This is the notice I recieved from my son's school.

Economically speaking it might become difficult to afford to pay rent should my wife and I need to take weeks off work.

If you have returned from the specific areas listed below since February 19 you should call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms: 

If you or your children have returned from Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini), or other countries where reports of coronavirus have been reported since February 19th and which are not on the list above, should you or they develop any symptoms including fever, a cough or shortness of breath, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately.

•                    You should stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses

•                    You should call NHS 111 immediately to be assessed by an appropriate specialist, as quickly as possible

•                    Pupils feeling unwell should stay at home and should not attend school. Adults should stay at home and not go to work.

•                    You should not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment

•                    If you require emergency medical attention, call 999 and tell the call handler or ambulance control that the person has a history of recent travel to risk areas for COVID-19

The letter end by parents to check Internet for the latest information on gov.uk/guidance/novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

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Posted in: Coronavirus likely to have severe but short-lived economic impact See in context

Is COVID19 beginning to the end of globalisation?

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Posted in: Japan announces basic policy to fight spread of coronavirus See in context

This situation is Intergalatic I don't know which way to move. I suppose we need to listen to what our government says and act.

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Posted in: Japan needs foster care rather than institutions: UK experts See in context

Morning Drama (朝ドラ,) need to be made about the success and problems of Dr Riviera-King's study.

It seems we all like to watch tv and be moved from am when our mind is still fresh.

More caring society by support given locally than by institution I agree is way forward.

when we are old, who will be looking after us?

"Children should also have a say in where they live and what happens to them."

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Posted in: Swirlpool See in context

Kind of travel attraction I'd like to visit

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Posted in: Hina dolls See in context

Isn't Japan just beautiful ?

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Posted in: Japan to step up checks on those who left ship after testing negative See in context

What a joyful picture to go with this article :-)

"The National Institute of Infectious Diseases suggested that people who had been under control for 14 days, tested negative and were given final approval about their health, can use public transport. And I made the final judgement (to go ahead with the policy)," the minister said

 that he sees no need to quarantine Diamond Princess passengers who tested negative

The minister Mr Kato is making sense.

Work closely with your ministers please PM and get it right with China as spring planting season will start soon.

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Posted in: Twitter tests labels, community moderation for lies by public figures See in context

if dogs are barking too loudly the lies, birds should do something about it to restore the peace.

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Posted in: Floating petri dishes? Coronavirus puts cruise industry in the dock See in context

I can’t say too loudly as I have friends who makes money out of it but cruise ships are quite ugly.

Optional anyone to explore what local can offer for you to buy?

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Posted in: 23 passengers not tested before leaving cruise ship in Yokohama See in context

Error is a fact of life.

So many people involved, more chances of someone making mistakes. Even computers give error.... when something go wrong

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Posted in: Emperor turns 60; offers sympathy to virus patients See in context

Happy birthday :-)

Recovering for nearly 20 years... Perhaps they should reword it.

Sometimes wound will leave you with scars. It normally disappears with time but some don’t. Recovery takes time when you are deeply hurt or traumatised.

The pain one goes through should be felt, not only read about for condition that effect we’ll being of the mind.

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Posted in: Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year See in context

Call IOC to suggest backup plan to move Olympics 2020 to London and seek possibility for other cities around the world to host as alternative ? Time moved on and hosting in one city do not make sense any longer.

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Posted in: Some investors worry as coronavirus puts question mark over Tokyo Olympics See in context

Hosting the game in one city is so dated. It can’t be difficult for Economist to work out why. IOC should updated and host games in several cities every 4 years to spread the Olympics wealth.

London should host London Olympics 2020. Not all events obviously but why not?

I would like to ask if we can do the marathon as prefer watching free events. In short time we better do something about the air quality prompt by banning all cars from London for when you do your policy.

Rest of the world cities leaders should follow Mr Bailey's generous proposal to people of Tokyo, Japan.

From the list of cities put forward, IOC needs assess with emphasis on Environmental concerns

to appoint host cities and NOC.

Infrastructure and hotels are already there and it should even out the air traffic by hosting in different location

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Posted in: Health officials worry as untraceable virus clusters emerge See in context

Pandemic Epidemic Endemic

Take 2 minutes of your time to learn from this BBC clip

Coronavirus: What are viruses? And how do they spread?

www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-51224894/coronavirus-what-are-viruses-and-how-do-they-spread

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's Dr Rosalind Eggo explains how that can happen.

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Posted in: Some investors worry as coronavirus puts question mark over Tokyo Olympics See in context

Number crunching and percentages again with economy nonsense.

I notice it's not filed under 2020 Tokyo Olympics so I suppose it's alright.

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Posted in: London can host 2020 Games if it has to be moved over coronavirus: mayoral candidate See in context

Having thought overnight Shaun Bailey is right.

London should host London Olympics 2020. Not all events obviously but why not?

I would like to ask if we can do the marathon as prefer watching free events. In short time we better do something about the air quality prompt by banning all cars from London for when you do your policy.

Rest of the world cities leaders should follow Mr Bailey's generous proposal to people of Tokyo, Japan.

From the list of cities put forward, IOC needs assess with emphasis on Environmental concerns

to appoint host cities and NOC.

Infrastructure and hotels are already there and it should even out the air traffic by hosting in different location ..

Surfers can check wave forecast nearer to the time and head off to best location for waves.

Game on :)

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Posted in: London can host 2020 Games if it has to be moved over coronavirus: mayoral candidate See in context

The guy was not involved in 2012 Olympics obviously. I suppose news agency in Japan must report what an idiot Shaun Bailey is...

i could be wrong as may be London has emergency cash hidden somewhere or possibly Mr Bailey is so well connected he can pull strings faster than anything

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Posted in: With help from Backstreet Boys, Tokyo Olympic mascots jet off to Europe See in context

and Akiko Yano and invite My Neighbours The Yamadas

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Posted in: With help from Backstreet Boys, Tokyo Olympic mascots jet off to Europe See in context

Thinking more about it, could airline organise some bands to fly over ?

I would love to see Keigo and Yoko together and bands to catch up. x

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Posted in: With help from Backstreet Boys, Tokyo Olympic mascots jet off to Europe See in context

Dates please? Sounds cool

The cartoon-style mascots, described in official Tokyo 2020 biographies as having superpowers and an ability to teleport between the digital world and reality, will visit six European cities - Barcelona, Paris, Bonn, Athens, London and Lausanne - between Wednesday and the end of April.

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Posted in: Because China under President Xi Jinping is likely to create its own sphere to achieve the China Dream of restoring its former glory and becoming hegemonic in the region and beyond, Japan has to work together with the U.S., Australia, India and ASEAN countries to keep the Indo-Pacific region free and open. See in context

What's this guy on about?

It should read :

Because China under President is likely to create its own sphere to achieve the Chinese Dreams of restoring its former glory and in the region and beyond, Japan has to work together with the U.S., Australia, India and ASEAN countries with China to keep the Indo-Pacific region free and open.

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Posted in: Environment minister Koizumi takes 12 days of paternity leave See in context

Come on.... give man a break.

Whatever we think of his politics he has just became a father and too right he should take time off as much as possible. Please use all your holiday entitlement to its maximum in future.

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Posted in: No.of foreign visitors to Japan falls for 4th straight month in January See in context

The time is soon coming when a quarantine will be in place meaning nobody will be coming here for an extended period...

No. We shall know better what this virus do so people can travel freely with proper information given by authorities. Thank you.

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Posted in: On July 1, a law will go into effect in Japan making it mandatory for supermarkets, convenience stores and other retailers to charge for plastic shopping bags. Do you think this will reduce the amount of plastic waste? See in context

On July 1, a law will go into effect in Japan making it mandatory for high end brands, boutiques and other retailers to charge for plastic shopping bags which must be branded with the logo of its rivals. Do you think this will create more competition to advance our economy?

I hope so. I will be carrying my own bag to help reduce the amount of plastic waste.

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Posted in: 'Bureaucrats were in charge': Japanese doctor blasts ship quarantine See in context

Dystopia.

3,711 people on board. That's many. Paying customers and the crew on board.

Is it correct for me to understand crew were still serving customers?

People have sex. There are sex addicts. Fact.

Boredom. Free wifi (probably monitored). The world watching you. Fear.

Have you ever wondered if restaurant staff ever spits in your food?

Let the experts do their thing in the right environment I would say, and I wouldn't mind sitting on a beach (empty holiday resort on a remote island?) with my loved ones while I wait. Now spreading more I fear.

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Posted in: SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit See in context

I think I can wait for the moon as I’m still trying to persuade my date Yusaku to invite me.

Until then, I need to keep on buying Chocolate to win Golden Ticket from Wonka’s. :-)

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