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Posted in: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care See in context

I can't believe that there are some persons who put minus button on the comments hoping his recovery.

They have cold hearts.

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Posted in: Tokyo running out of beds and gear, medical staff say See in context

Many foreigners suspect the death toll, however, our favorite Dr. Iwata said it is difficult to hide the deaths caused by the novel virus because the pneumonia deaths with unknown cause are checked strictly. (This is his opinion, so, I'm not sure whether it's correct or not.)

And the supporting rate of Abe is about 40% and there are so many enemies to him in Japan, including the doctors and nurses. If hiding something, they are willing to post it in SNS. But we can't find it.

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Posted in: Tokyo running out of beds and gear, medical staff say See in context

Japan has to avoid the below situation. The death toll of US may be much higher than the official report.

Mark D. Levine

It’s not just deaths in hospitals which are up. On an average day before this crisis there were 20-25 deaths at home in NYC. Now in the midst of this pandemic the number is 200-215. Every day.

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

If you feel danger, you should once evacuate from Japan to your countries after receiving JPY 300K.

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Posted in: Japanese police investigated 11,000 foreigners in 2019: NPA See in context

I think that such report should be abolished in the near future, because it may generate racism. Foreigners helping Japan are very important. By the way, how about the other countries ? Do they make such report ?

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Posted in: Japanese police investigated 11,000 foreigners in 2019: NPA See in context

Newman

Compared to Japanese criminals, both the numbers and percentages are significantly lower.

Like getting infected with the corona virus, I am more likely to be a victim if crime committed by a Japanese person than a foreigner.

Do you know the number of death toll by murder in Japan ? It's around 300 per year.

According to the article, 48 foreigners were investigated over murder. ( I'm not sure whether they were charged or not, finally.)

I think the number is not low.

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Posted in: Gov't to give ¥300,000 in cash to each household in need See in context

Anyway, don't worry, foreigners in Japan.

Japan has the public livelihood assistance social aid system ultimately. More than 2 million people, including many foreigners, use the system.

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Posted in: Gov't to give ¥300,000 in cash to each household in need See in context

Bad luck for foreigners working in Japan.

It has entered the second week of a four week lockdown here in New Zealand. But, foreign workers are being paid through Covid19 Wage Subsidy just like New Zealand residents.

You are very lucky, however, are there enough jobs that foreigners can work in New Zealand ?

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Posted in: U.S. coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day; New York governor begs for help See in context

I pray that good Americans will win the virus and will not die, especially poor homeless people.

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Posted in: Pharma firm Anges, Osaka Univ to begin testing coronavirus vaccine on animals See in context

Avigan (not vaccine), which was developed by a Japanese company, has been tested by China and Japan, and will be tested by Indonesia, Iran and Italy.  I hope it will succeed and save a lot of lives.

Kurisupisu

Your friend should post his/her situation through SNS and reveal the name of the hospital. Not revealing the name could be recognized as fake, unfortunately. (very sad)

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020 See in context

It is obvious that the countries with medical meltdown cannot attend. Those countries should consider the patients rather than Olympic.

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

Armageddon is coming, and it will hit Japan like a sledgehammer in a few weeks.

I feel boring that someone continues saying it since late January.

By the way, is it your hope?

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

However, crowded trains with workers are much more terrible. Many Japanese underestimate the virus because of not catching it even in such circumstance. I hope the number of infections will not surge.

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Posted in: Abe says schools to reopen after spring break; remains cautious about big events See in context

As usual, hospitals in Japan are very peaceful with few patients.

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Posted in: Diamond Princess quarantine critic says Tokyo Olympics should be halted See in context

By the way, more than 70% of patients of DM have already been recovered at 6 pm on March 18.

Infected : 712

Recovered : 551

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Posted in: Diamond Princess quarantine critic says Tokyo Olympics should be halted See in context

If possible, spring or autumn in 2021 is much better. Ms.Ikee will be able to revive.

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Posted in: Panel may advise easing virus controls in some areas; Hokkaido to end state of emergency See in context

Before criticizing this measures, everyone should check the current situation of your countries. Unfortunately, most countries are in terrible situation.

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Posted in: Japan to ask travelers from Europe to self-quarantine for 14 days See in context

Is it right that the novel coronavirus called “Boomer Remover” in Europe?

If so, it’s very sad.

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Posted in: Fujifilm shares jump 15% on China coronavirus drug trial boost See in context

I hope that Japan (or China) sends this medicine to Italy, Iran and other countries without any compensation as soon as possible.

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Posted in: No. of suicides in Japan at historic low in 2019 but more teens kill themselves See in context

FYI

Suicide rate per 100,000 population

Japan : 16.0 in 2019

USA : 15.3 in 2016

Germany : 13.6 in 2016

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

Death vs Recovery :

China 3,169 vs 62,801 Italy 827 vs 1,045 Iran 354 vs 2,959 S Korea 66 vs 333 France 48 vs 12

Spain 55 vs 183 Germany 3 vs 25 USA 38 vs 15 Diamond Princess 7 vs 357 Switzerland 4 vs 4

Japan 15 vs 118

I think that Japan has done well for recovery so far, including Diamond Princess. Recovery rate of DP passed 50%.

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

Jojobird

I agee on your opinion, because the hospitals in Japan are very vacant. This year, flu patients are much less than ever. However, some Japanese worry that normal persons are infected at the hospitals due to gathering of people.

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

Mike H

I am sorry to be late, because I forgot my posting at all. Please find my data in the attached. However, the second one was issued in Japanese language, I am sorry.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Or

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/newpage_10032.html

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

The man was not Japanese, NHK said, without giving details of his nationality or age. 

His/her nationality is Hong Kong, according to a government report issued yesterday.

Statics on March 7 show 7 deaths and 245 recoveries. 7 deaths is very sad but 1/3 has already recovered fortunately.

sparked international criticism

Some Japanese are laughing at "international criticism" after pandemic in other countries and knowing that most infections in Diamond Princess occurred before its reaching to Yokohama.

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Posted in: 86-year-old man arrested for molesting two sisters aged 6 and 4 See in context

However, everyone knows Japan is much safer than other countries for children.

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Posted in: Angry confrontation breaks out after man coughs on Yamanote Line train in Tokyo See in context

What a peaceful country Japan is. Even such a small trouble was picked up by Japan Today.

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Posted in: Japan's retail, entertainment sectors feel pain from spread of virus See in context

If possible, please reduce the number of shaking hands and kiss.

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Posted in: Abe urges 2-week curb on big events to stem coronavirus spread See in context

Ah so

I am very sorry. I have no intention to get you angry. If you read the comments in 5ch, you can find a lot of critisism of NYT, easily. But I admit they may be supporters of the government.

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Posted in: Abe urges 2-week curb on big events to stem coronavirus spread See in context

blahblah222

I was very surprised that diagnosis tests are not so reliable based on an interview with a Japanese specialist. She said it was because the quantity of new virus is very little, comparing with normal flu. I always hope foreigners can read the news of Japanese language. Otherwise, the Japanese government should send messages translated into English as much as possible.

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Posted in: Abe urges 2-week curb on big events to stem coronavirus spread See in context

dk9000

Very, very unfortunately, many Japanese distrust NYT as well as the supporers of President Trump, because they believe NYT often provides fake news or one side opinion.

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