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: Abe warns Japanese to prepare for prolonged coronavirus battle See in context

Solution to avoid getting infected: open the windows

Thanks Abe...for nothing

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Posted in: Abe warns Japanese to prepare for prolonged coronavirus battle See in context

He sure said a whole lot of nothing

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 63 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase See in context

no where to go but up.....stay home stay safe!

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Posted in: Man arrested after yelling ‘I have the coronavirus’ in Nagoya drugstore See in context

another damn idiot

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Posted in: Man arrested for delaying flight by saying he has coronavirus See in context

Damn I really hat stupid people like this!

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Posted in: 52-year-old man charged with killing 82-year-old mother See in context

@sensei

Yes I do...you put yourself in his shoes. He had sacrafice his own life to care for his aging mother for a year. Since she was bedridden, that means having to feed her, bathe her, possibly changing her diapers. The woman probably was suffering from dementia from the sounds of it, which makes the situation that much more difficult. All the wile, trying to have a life of his own and maintaining a job.

He probably got very little in terms of help, and probably went insane (in the literal sense of the word) in the process. If you don't feel for this guy, then you have no sense of compassion of empathy.

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Posted in: Japan struggles to get a grip on social distancing See in context

Bass4funk

I agree with you (for once) in that 2 weeks is a bit short. I would argue 4 to 8 weeks would be better for someone who is carrying the virus, to start showing symptoms if they have it and know whether take time off, or go back to work if they don't get sick.

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Posted in: Japan struggles to get a grip on social distancing See in context

Or in the toilet, when every stall is empty, but some lonely heart wants to use the stall right next to yours. Insane! This is actually a real phenomenon in Japan called "tonara" トナラー, where people can't help but to be next to others. I think its a psychological disorder due to social programming and being forced to live in tight quarters.

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Posted in: 52-year-old man charged with killing 82-year-old mother See in context

This is very sad and increasing problem Japan. As society gets older, it's going to get harder and harder to care for the aging population. I really feel for this guy.

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Posted in: Japan struggles to get a grip on social distancing See in context

Japanese people have a herd or cattle culture. They have to be close and tight to function. Because of this social programming, the concept of social distancing is hard to comprehend for them. Case in point, have you ever been on a relatively empty train with plenty of empty seats, and yet have someone sit right next to you. A lot of people just don't feel comfortable unless they are close to others.

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Posted in: Father of murdered 9-year-old Vietnamese girl marks 3rd anniversary of her death See in context

At least the killer got life instead of the usual 5-10 years or suspended sentence nonsense they give to some people.

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Posted in: Telework, stockpiling spread in Tokyo after Koike's press conference See in context

got my supplies early from a well stocked and empty store because I anticipated that this would happen. The JGov has been fibbing the number and the proverbial ish is starting to hit the fan. I predict in the next coming days, Japan will be in complete panic mode.

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

They don't want to enforce restrictions on businesses / people because they're worried about their sagging economy

I totally don't understand the logic behind this, because the economy depends on PEOPLE to be ALIVE and healthy

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

The virus can apparently remain upon surfaces for up to 17... yes 17 days! 

This is true. It was actually published a few days ago when they found the corona virus on the Diamond Princess 17 days after the last infected person was evacuated. Imagine what the touch panels at the train stations and super markets are like.

Stuff like this does not help. It just feeds panic. Data I have read, from reputable sources, puts it at 72 hours on plastics, less on most other surfaces.

Being ignorant and complacent about the reality of the situation (much like where he are now) is even worse. People falsely believe that they will be okay in public surroundings largely due to the government not being truthful about the actual number of people who are sick, and the risks involved. There are way too many people out and about and TOUCHING things, as if nothing is going on, while people are getting sick and dying.

72 hours is probably the case in most cases, but they have seen the virus survive much longer in some cases, so we must go under the assumption that this virus can spread much more quickly than we originally expected due to the longetivity of its life cycle.

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Posted in: In Japan, hotels lose out on Olympic delay and coronavirus See in context

Yes...that name is very unfortunate...should really consider changing it. i wonder how Corona beer sales are doing too.

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

Seeing that Japan is a pretty low-touch culture and that public hygiene and general health is extremely good, I do not expect very high numbers of deaths here

Sorry, but this is dumbest thing I have read so far. Have you been on the trains? Its a petri dish for spreading any disease. I guarantee that there is at least one infected person in every car nowadays, and it will get worse if no action is taken.

Secondly, you don't need to touch other people to get infected. You can get infected by touching objects that an infected person has touched, especially smooth surfaced objects like a touch panel. Japan is full of touch panels and if you take a very good look at them, they are filthy and full of oily fingerprints. So don't even give me this "public hygiene is good" crap, because its NOT...its just NOT!!

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

This is because the Japanese government has been LYING to us about the true counts. It was always much higher but the Jgov was under pressure to keep it hidden because of the Olympics!

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Posted in: Mother kills 1-year-old daughter, then tries to kill herself See in context

Child welfare absolutely sucks in this country. They do nothing to help the child and completely incompetent

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Posted in: 76-year-old woman arrested after killing eldest son See in context

Wow...she must be pretty strong.

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

Do you need more infection and death to prove it???

Actually yes, that's exactly what they are waiting for.

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Posted in: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura tests positive for COVID-19 See in context

Henna Ojisan translates to "strange old man" in context to the character he plays

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

If you shut down public transportation, then the city will effectively be locked down as a majority of the people will not have the means to move around

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

Lock the fricken city down! People don't get the seriousness of this pandemic! Trains are still crowded, people going to hanami parties, malls are packed full of people.....all as if nothing is going on. People are dying! F' the Olympics and take proper action!

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies after being hit by car in swimming club parking area See in context

why does this keep happening? Why are parents so stupid!?

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Posted in: Mother arrested over death of newborn child at home See in context

And if she got three years, what good would that do? Would it make you feel safer?

No, but I am sure the family and kids will feel safer.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for filming up girl’s dress See in context

why does this keep happening? Society is sick!

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Posted in: Over 1.5 billion globally told to stay home to avoid virus See in context

Let's go sit below a bunch of flower sip in that corona infected air.

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Posted in: Warnings fail to stop Japanese crowds from viewing cherry blossoms See in context

Risking your health and the health of others to look at a bunch if flowers....keep it classy Japan!

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Posted in: Father gets 16 years in prison for fatal abuse of 10-year-old daughter See in context

a local education board was found to have given a copy of Mia's questionnaire to Kurihara, who stated her claims were "lies."

She sought and this is what they did to her??? They should be held accountable and sent to prison as well. THIS IS DISGUSTING!

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Posted in: Gov't considers cash handouts to households to ease virus impact See in context

12,000 yen is so insulting. Really? What are we suppose to do with 12,000 yen? That barely covers a couple of weeks of groceries in some households. Easing the consumption tax would be a bigger help and it will stimulate the economy.

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