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

Not getting spat on yet, thankfully, but the stares got more hostile.

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Posted in: 15 feared dead, 9 missing after massive flooding in southwestern Japan See in context

Why does J government allow building houses next to rivers that flood? Doesn't it care about the people?

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Posted in: Yamato becomes Japan's 1st city to 'ban' use of phones while walking See in context

Not to worry. If people ignore it, they will add penalties. I hope.

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Posted in: Store staff stop talking to customers because of coronavirus; some hope change is permanent See in context

I once bought a korokke at a nearby convenience store and a couple of years after that they yelled "Korokke is ready" or something every time I entered that store. And at clothes stores if you linger at a shelf for more than 3 minutes they come by and pretend to be folding clothes next to you. If you stop and think is a red flag for them. I don't like this being treated like a thief. They could try to be more subtle at least or is it too much to ask? Since corona started I've switched on online shopping and my customer satisfaction went up tenfold. Never ever I'm going back to brick and mortar clothes stores.

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Posted in: Man killed after car crashes into his house; driver arrested See in context

If the roads here were wider and straighter and the houses had thicker walls this could have been prevented.

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Posted in: New Zealand city removes statue of its 'murderous' namesake See in context

This has nothing to do with erasing history, and everything to do with finally getting the complete truth about it.

If you want the complete truth then you should also do the complete justice and move back to where you came from, UK wherever... Walk the walk, so to speak.

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Posted in: Foreigners with humanitarian needs will be exempt from Japan re-entry ban See in context

As long as they don't ban exit, I am OK.

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Posted in: Flowers unexpectedly bloom at Fukushima school closed by virus See in context

This picture is lovely because there are no people. A sight you can enjoy only through pictures if you live in Tokyo.

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Posted in: Panic buying slows Japan's household spending decline See in context

Wanted to panic buy a 5 kg bag of my favorite rice but it was already gone. Bought a pack of pasta instead.

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Posted in: Many schools in Japan reopen after monthlong coronavirus shutdown See in context

Abe hasn't announced a state of emergency. he only announced that he will announce a state of emergency.

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Posted in: Abe to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, 6 prefectures See in context

Once it begins to spread rapidly, the only method we have is a complete and enforced lockdown.

A month ago they asked people to void going out so they didn't have to declare a state of emergency. I guess it didn't help, because here is a state of emergency.

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Posted in: Abe to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, 6 prefectures See in context

I wish they would stop terrorizing us with these announcements already. The virus is not afraid of government's declarations. And people, although afraid, can't do much more than hoard food.

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Posted in: Concern raised over exclusion of bar hostesses, sex workers from virus compensation See in context

This isn't fair. Sex industry is one of the biggest industries in Japan. Mizu shobai is a socially acceptable occupation here. But when it comes to handing out money suddenly these people don't exist. Double standards.

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Posted in: Abe's two-mask pledge met online with derision and humor See in context

As far as I'm concerned two cloth masks is better than no masks.

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to stay at home at weekend See in context

In terms of Japan government action, I think we have seen as far as they are willing to go.

Hope so. I think they are anxious to "do something" seeing how cities in the US (mainly) are locking down.

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Posted in: Koike urges cooperation to avoid Tokyo lockdown See in context

staples that will last at least a few weeks ... bottled water of course

Do you keep 30 bottles of water at home? That's four weeks' supply for one person. Just curious.

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Posted in: Koike urges cooperation to avoid Tokyo lockdown See in context

Go ahead, lock it down. You'll get panic, chaos and economic collapse IN ADDITION to the virus.

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Posted in: Koike urges cooperation to avoid Tokyo lockdown See in context

I don't understand how locking down Tokyo can help stop the virus if it's already in every prefecture.

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Posted in: Businesses in Japan hit by lack of Chinese trainees amid virus outbreak See in context

No trainees, no business. That's how it works. Simple.

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Posted in: Cluster suspected at Oita medical center after 2 more virus cases confirmed See in context

PEOPLE PLEASE STAY HOME UNTIL THIS THING ENDS OR IT WILL NEVER END!

If I don't go to work I won't be able to pay my rent.

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Posted in: Olympic flame arrives in Japan amid worries over virus impact See in context

I think it can be held if the events are scaled down, maybe with 1/10th of the fans allowed in. The rest can watch it on TV in safety, sipping beer.

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

Pls make it November or December, it's a win-win.

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Posted in: Scramble for hospital beds in Nagoya shows coronavirus challenge for aging Japan See in context

Read somewhere that this virus doesn't like temperature s above 15C and UV light.

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Posted in: 'Elderly hour' in Australian stores as panic-buying continues See in context

Nothing like this in my part of Tokyo. Yesterday the supermarket had everything including toilet paper and Italian spaghetti. Still no masks though.

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Posted in: Japan virus infections, including cruise ship cases, rise to 1,496 See in context

Everyone knows that the real number is much higher and Japanese government is afraid of congesting the hospitals/cancelling the Olympics/further hurting its tourism. there was a doctor on Asahi TV (recommend) the other day, he said that hospitals don't need to sit and wait, they can streamline testing by just copying what other countries are doing, but even that seems to be too radical for this country. Hide the head in the a... the sand instead.

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Posted in: Coronavirus to cut foreign visitors' spending in Japan by estimated ¥981.3 bil See in context

Japan's economy always was an export-oriented miracle. Hope they fine more internal sources of growth.

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Posted in: U.S. suspends travel from 26 European countries, excluding UK, Ireland, for next 30 days See in context

The media are going out of their way. Sure they like the attention and want to keep people glued to the screen.

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Posted in: For some Fukushima evacuees, Olympics no reason for cheer See in context

You can't just wipe that radiation clean, it's everywhere, in the soil, grass, air... They still want to live there? Why not let them then?

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Posted in: Answering the tricky 'Where are you from?' question in Japan See in context

I particularly can't stand people who say "I know someone from your country. Do you want to meet with them?" Why would I want to meet a total stranger introduced by another total stranger?

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Posted in: Answering the tricky 'Where are you from?' question in Japan See in context

It's equally annoying when it comes from non-Japanese foreigners. After they ask they say they thought I was from that area. Then that they've been there (or in a neighboring country) once. Then they ask what language I speak and how many languages I can speak.

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