I am ALWAYS careful. I always have carried sanitizer spray all winter - as a teacher, I don’t want a cold. I never ( have never) touched elevator buttons with my fingers, opened toilet doors with my bare hands on exiting - even though Japanese toilets are much cleaner than western country toilets. And all this I ‘ve done before corona.
But I will hug a person - especially someone who needs a hug. And they are many.
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Speed. If it isn’t airborne, or hardly at all airborne, what’s wrong with a breezy beach? Oh, because it’s FUN. We don’t want people having fun together.
And don’t sing or laugh. Same reason.
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What’s the image of an aging, decrepit, sellout white man politician? ( drum roll) Joe Biden.
You know it and I know it. And you’re going to vote for him, hoping he keels over and a female radical cleans him off the floor. What a joke. Depressing, but we gotta smile somehow.
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dbsaiya. Did you just arrive here from the moon? This has been going on for five months. People in prefectures and states with no case near them are hiding in houses and wrapped in masks, avoiding ( and encouraged to avoid) other human beings.
You think you are so kind, saving human lives. Actually you are complicit in a system which will enslave and ruin human lives. Is doing so now.
You imagine a time soon when life returns to normal. Ask yourself what would be normal. And ask yourself what circumstances would make authorities allow a return to “normal”. What?
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On his gravestone:
He loved life and living among people, but then he stopped because someone had eaten bats.
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So, message is, basically, stop living. I mean, be alive but not living. Don’t do anything that brings you close to anyone you don’t know. Above all don’t have fun. Fun makes you excited - like entertainment. Remove that word from your vocabulary, because “entertainment” means having fun, and fun spreads the virus that you may have. Of course, it’s extremely unlikely that you have it but you should keep fixated on the idea that you do have it, if you are a good person. And don’t touch another human. ( Actually, when is the last time you touched another human?)
About me? Don’t include me in this. I’m going to go on living.
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Luddite. What is the rationale for not allowing permanent residents to go out of Japan and return, while it is allowed for citizens or those going for “humanitarian reasons”?
Respondents, please consider the meaning of “rationale”. Never mind accusations of “discrimination“ etc.. There must be some kind of stated rationale. And I can’t imagine what on earth that would be.
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PTownsend. But I think you’re overlooking who it is who is doing the killing.
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But ..only 2 years ago? Similar event?
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Japan and natural disasters:
Always too late. And then fussy inconveniences for a “next time”, and that “next time” never happens when or where they think it will.
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A huge unspoken number of people are ready to vote for Trump who, flawed as he is, is the only one stopping the breakdown of America. This unspoken number are afraid to come forward and admit it because they will get beat up in the streets, will lose their jobs etc..But come voting time, there will be nothing to stop them!
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Sure. I live in Kyoto, but Kyushu has a much better climate. Milder winters and sunshine. Just live in a place like Miyazaki and far from mountainsides or overflowing rivers, and you have no problem. And I meet a lot of friendly folks from Fukuoka.
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Fanny Greene. Japan has a long history of literally walking into natural disasters - and slowness in restoration. It’s a country of wonderful people, but....no excuse for nursing homes having ever been built in such dangerous locations.
ifd66. Increased rainfall the last decade? Well, I’ve been here much longer than that. By the way, most people talk about “dry tsuyu” compared to the old days. June has certainly become much drier, and the tsuyu is now shorter. This is not an opinion I’m expressing. Drier and hotter summers is a fact. There have always been “extreme rainfalls” - before and since a decade ago. There is a “rain event” virtually every year and there’s almost always human error or negligence involved. Usually in the locations that I listed. The heaviest rain I’ve experienced where I live here in Kyoto was 350mm in a thunderstorm that lasted nearly four hours. It wasn’t even in the rainy season. About 15 years ago, I think.
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n1k1. Even elderly mostly beat it. Main thing is if it links up with an underlying condition from what info I gather.
By the way, how about we put cancer deaths in Japan per day? Or even diagnosed cancer cases? I mean, if people want to get morbid about something. Then they’ll see just how small the COVID incidence really is.
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Don’t blame nature being crazy. This happens every year! This is human neglect. Why are nursing homes near landslide locations? This has happened before. Kyushu, Shikoku, southern Wakayama, especially - they KNOW they are in danger of heavy floods at this time of year.
And it’s almost always early July - not June, as people like to say is so rainy. Early July, before summer heat onset.
Japanese gov’t institutions have to be more proactive for people’s safety!
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Isn’t this similar to another nursing home disaster through flooding some years ago? Don’t they know that nursing homes in areas vulnerable to flooding is inviting disaster? And Kyushu and Shikoku are the most dangerous areas in Japan for heavy rain.
By the way, if you ask Japanese when is tsuyu month, they will almost always say June, like a knee jerk reaction according to what their teachers told them as children. But in fact, in the many years I’ve been here, the major tsuyu events nearly always occur in July. Between the 1st to 15th. Nearly every single time.
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Lockdown in North America has been very strict since mid-March or earlier. Much stricter than Japan. Stricter than Singapore.
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Normalcy: How about the normalcy of visiting another country? Or, of visiting your homeland?
Under what conditions?
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Yes, so Herd Immunity is the only way.
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Nobody would have handled it better, in hindsight.
And look at the EU’s bungling of the disease in Europe in early March.
1) Stop blaming.
2) Move forward in cooperation and support.
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Okay, then how about six (6) weeks, or more. That’s how long lockdown has been in place in North America. Numbers keep going up, though.
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So, so vaccine created and immunity ( immunity achieved by anything other than vaccine?’).
Vaccine may never be created.
How long are you prepared to be in your apartment?
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I’m not a “Donny fan”. But he is not the authoritarian entity which is trying to lock down the world. I oppose his enemies. So, I support him.
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Yes. The mainstream media, which is an arm of..... wants you in permanent lockdown.
Or, I would ask Chip Stat, what is the situation by which lockdown would ever be finished? What?
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Well, if it is happening, they don’t want people to get encouraged by it. The media wants you to have constant fear, to be in constant lockdown. For example, today they want you to feel there is no immunity, even though they could say no PERMANENT immunity, or no ABSOULTELY GUARANTEED immunity. Yeah, we get the point.
Media wants to put a negative spin on every report. Burning Bush is saying that. I agree.
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Why is Japan’s death count low? Not cases. Death count. And we are 3 months in.
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You have my sympathy. But Spain still has an enormous death count every day. When do you think your lockdown with its harsh penalties will be lifted? What good news do you imagine will come to make that happen?
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I look at Worldometer every day. Deaths are increasing. But not exponentially.
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