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

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Posted in: Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII See in context

Wimbledon is an extremely crowded venue-perfect for viral transmissions...

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Posted in: 'Corona unemployment' leaves many at a loss, especially some new recruits See in context

There are going to be a lot of hungry people walking around soon...

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Posted in: Virus infections not rampant nationwide but Japan on brink: Abe See in context

The state of emergency will be when people start dying at work and on the streets.

The people will decide,not the government-it will be as plain as the mask ion Abe’s face...

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

Aso:Is this thing up or down?

I can’t see a thing....

Abe:Zzzzzz...

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Posted in: Japan to give face masks to 50 mil households to fight virus See in context

I don’t need fricking masks-I need money to make up my income to pay my office rent

is this the best that the Japanese government can do?

There are no words....

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Posted in: Tokyo extends event cancellations, facility closures to May 6 See in context

Ignorance is breeding fear-more testing and tracing otherwise nobody knows where the virus actually is...

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Posted in: Experts warn of health care collapse in Japan if virus keeps spreading See in context

Interestingly, the lack of government testing and the recent death of Ken Shimura are breeding fear in the Japanese population.

They are being told not to enjoy the cherry blossoms yet at the same time find themselves on crowded trains and buses unable to separate themselves from their (in many cases) obviously sick fellow passengers.

A few more high profile deaths without aptly directed government action will lead to some very aberrant behavior.

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Posted in: Experts warn of health care collapse in Japan if virus keeps spreading See in context

I’m on the train now and on the other side is a guy with a hacking cough-he is also recycling his phlegm!

All I can say is that I am glad he is wearing a mask....

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Posted in: Experts warn of health care collapse in Japan if virus keeps spreading See in context

Don't we all realize that Abe has little true concern for the ordinary Japanese.If he had there would be a comprehensive plan to help the many in Japan that have been damaged already!

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Posted in: National Geographic releases special edition skateboards in Japan See in context

I’d love to get one of those boards but the government has recommended against non essential trips to Tokyo

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Posted in: Japan to give face masks to 50 mil households to fight virus See in context

In Kobe,right now, there are free masks available if anyone is active at ‘midnight’

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Posted in: Experts warn of health care collapse in Japan if virus keeps spreading See in context

Why are these ‘experts’ so out of touch with reality and where were they and what were they doing a few months ago?

Oh yes, it wasn’t possible to be an ‘expert’ during the pre-Olympics-cancellation period....

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

@HBJ

As people get older, short term memory usually degrades.We have to understand that they just aren’t able to remember what was said yesterday, last week or last month....

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

Wow, whatta development!

All the políticos wearing masks in unison-who lines up to buy them in the morning, I wonder?

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Posted in: Should you wear a mask in public if you don't have the coronavirus? See in context

@Luddite

Anything that prevents contact with any foreign bodies is positive.

Wearing any type of barrier is going to be more effective than none.

Unless a full barrier suit is worn then there isn’t a 100% effective method from contagion.

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Posted in: Private-sector advisers to Abe call for massive economic stimulus measures See in context

Many Japanese people are waiting, postponing non essential events such as meetings, ceremonies, foreign trips etc.

High profile deaths have shocked many people.

Suddenly, the virus has become a disturbing influence that everybody from television stars and sports stars to university students can get.

This week will see a big change in social behavior...

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Posted in: Should you wear a mask in public if you don't have the coronavirus? See in context

No!

The need to wear a mask in Japan is paramount as social distancing is not possible here.

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Posted in: Cash in hand: Could basic income protect livelihoods in coronavirus crisis? See in context

People need to eat.

How they get money to buy or have to steal it is dependent on the sophistication of the society.

The UK will soon find out what level it is at soon.

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Posted in: Private-sector advisers to Abe call for massive economic stimulus measures See in context

The money should already be on its way to the people of Japan!

Small businesses and zero hours contract staff are hemorrhaging right now.

This month will be especially difficult for me...

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Posted in: Abe, Aso to avoid same meetings as precaution against virus infection See in context

It’s about time they had a strict retirement limit of 65 in the Diet...

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Posted in: Plum wine gelato in a squeezable tube from Papico See in context

It gonna be ...full of sugar!

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Posted in: Japan's Feb jobless rate flat at 2.4%; virus impact yet to appear in data See in context

Although this is a trying time, I feel that I am making some really long lasting relationships helping others with their difficulties.

I’ll be coming out of this stronger!

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Posted in: Koike calls for fewer outings; says state of emergency up to PM See in context

Millions of people are getting on crowded subway trains at this very moment-Tokyo has to be properly shutdown to stop the virus.

Half-measures won’t do...

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Posted in: Forget about cafes and self-isolate with matcha desserts See in context

Personally, I’m stocking up on pasta..

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Posted in: Squeezable veggie ice cream from Papico is healthy spin on a kids’ favorite See in context

Plenty of plastic served with ice cream...

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Posted in: Jobs and businesses have vanished because of the coronavirus. It seems that many individuals live from paycheck to paycheck. Why do you think so many workers have no nest egg? See in context

Japan Inc has taken jobs abroad with the connivance of the government.

The LDP has 8%-10% tax on food - unfair taxes stifle saving.

The economy was shattered long before this virus came about.

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Posted in: Free wagyu beef is Japanese politicians’ latest coronavirus response plan See in context

The geriatrics running the farm have absolutely no idea....

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Posted in: Australian gov't to pay businesses to keep employees See in context

No relief for the average Tanaka or Suzuki...

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Posted in: Tokyo shares slide on escalating lockdown fears See in context

No worries-the government will buy all the bonds and refits that exist in Japan...

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