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: Japan not planning to declare state of emergency but will expand entry bans See in context

USA and UK will be on the list by Wednesday... I'm on my way in from Florida now... airports are deserted... looks like I'll have a plane to myself and squeeze back in tomorrow just before they close off to passengers coming from the USA.

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Posted in: Rescheduled Tokyo Olympics may be held before summer 2021: Bach See in context

It is not going away... just like all the other corona viruses, colds and flu that we currently live with... educate yourself.

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Posted in: IOC chief rebuts growing calls for Olympic postponement See in context

Alfie Noakes, being a personal success does not make him fit to lead an international organization.

Everything is easy while the going is good but true test of leadership is when the rubber hits the road and there is a serious crisis.

He is not fit to lead.

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Posted in: IOC chief rebuts growing calls for Olympic postponement See in context

Bach is panicking and is unable to make a solid decision... Incredible lack of leadership from this guy.

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

I'm also anti death penalty, however when thinking of the constant suffering and miserable life of this poor little girl it's horrendously heartbreaking and I'm conflicted... this guy is a waste of oxygen and it's hard to argue against a capital sentence for the bastard.

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Posted in: IOC says no ideal solution for Tokyo Olympics as athletes' dissent grows See in context

Thomas Bach is an utter clown!

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Posted in: IOC says no need for any drastic decisions on Tokyo Olympics See in context

Its inevitable that they will postpone it for a year... the IOC knows this and they are just being morons by delaying this decision.

If they held it as scheduled no one would turn up (athletes and spectators) and it would be a fiscal disaster for Japan.

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Posted in: Entertainer Tashiro found guilty over drug use, possession See in context

Moral of the story, stick all of your beak up your hooter before you leave the hotel.

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Posted in: Japan eyes emergency coronavirus legislation as infections rise See in context

Also the quackery going on in the States is insane... "drink hot lemon juice to protect yourself against corona virus" and a million other pieces of twattish nonsense.

But then again it is America so who is surprised?

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Posted in: Japan eyes emergency coronavirus legislation as infections rise See in context

I think Japan is doing a great job... I just came back last night from a trip to USA, UK and Europe and they are all running around like headless chickens compared with Japan.

The USA especially is pitiful and it's already exploding there... they have no testing set up and it would cost people a fortune anyway... but Mike Pence is praying hard so maybe it'll be fine!!

I think Japan has done a great job so far (apart from not telling the public to stop freaking out over face masks and that they are completely useless unless you are actually already infected.!)

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Posted in: 13 missing after cargo ship collides with fishing boat off Aomori See in context

Communication by VHF for navigational purposes is not in accordance with the International Rules for Preventing Collisions at Sea (what we refer to as the COLREGS). It's a dangerous practice.

(I am a ship captain)

Specifically and most importantly crossing, overtaking situations, etc., which involve interaction with another vessel.

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Posted in: 13 missing after cargo ship collides with fishing boat off Aomori See in context

Q. How could they collide - Surely they each were aware of the others location - onboard Radar ? And would have communicated ship to ship ?

Communication by VHF for navigational purposes is not in accordance with the International Rules for Preventing Collisions at Sea (what we refer to as the COLREGS). It's a dangerous practice.

(I am a ship captain)

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Posted in: 13 missing after cargo ship collides with fishing boat off Aomori See in context

Gary,

There are many scenarios that can play out... and not enough info here to make any assumptions on speed of sinking. Many cases collisioned vessels do not sink at speed and stay afloat for a number of hours or days or never sink at all. But some will sink quickly.

Depending on cargo, type of ship, loading, watertight bulkhead configurations, weather conditions, etc etc etc, no one will know until an AIB has thoroughly investigate. Until then it is assumptions based on a dodgy report by media that no nothing about maritime matters.

Your many assumptions could be correct but then again there could be many many more scenarios. However being a Belize registered vessel does not bode well for the cargo ship being upto snuff for class and more reputable registry regulations.

The one thing that you say that I am sure is correct:

It would have been dark, cold and a very confusing situation.

Been there, seen it and done it... absolutely terrifying.

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Posted in: Woman confirmed as coronavirus case for 2nd time, weeks after initial recovery See in context

This virus have been a very sensitive issue nowadays and is continuously taking away lives of those innocents. Just hope the latest vaccine developed for it plays a good role and aid those in need.

I see you don't get hysterical about seasonal flu killing more than 15,000 innocents in UK every year and 60,000 plus innocents in the USA... probably around 25,000 in Japan every year?

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Posted in: Woman confirmed as coronavirus case for 2nd time, weeks after initial recovery See in context

Almost 200 people have been infected in Japan in the past few days...

Wrong... under 200 people have developed symptoms in the past few days so they were infected most likely within the past two weeks.

The hysteria and mis information is a worse infections than the corona virus.

Instead of blindly following internet nonsense follow the facts.

(and maybe take onboard what @Virusrex is saying; at least he is rational.)

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Posted in: Woman confirmed as coronavirus case for 2nd time, weeks after initial recovery See in context

hate it when this lot go potty!

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Posted in: Floating petri dishes? Coronavirus puts cruise industry in the dock See in context

we don't fit interlocking ventilation system between compartments on marine vessels.... Make up air to each compartment always come from outside.

Viruses on cruises are generally spread by people touching the same surfaces, not via air.

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Posted in: Swirlpool See in context

I love sailing through Naruto... always exciting.

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Posted in: Japan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue See in context

The vessel is registered in GB, which makes it British soil. End of story.

This is GB's responsibility.

International maritime law does not quite work like that.

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Posted in: Japan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue See in context

The ultimate beneficial owner of Daimond Princess is American.

The operator of the vessel is American (although they have global offices)

The vessel is registered in Britain.

(It's like a Brit or American owning a car in Japan.)

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Posted in: Number of infections on virus-hit ship in Yokohama up 70 to 355 See in context

This ship is not a quarantine station, it is an incubation station. 

no it's not.

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Posted in: Coronavirus infection cases spread further in Japan See in context

Im sick as a dog in bed right now so I probably have it already... if not this one maybe one of other corona viruses... will be OK in few days and back in the pub... no worries!!

prayforNKnight

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Posted in: Coronavirus infection cases spread further in Japan See in context

Just heard masks sold out in many Home Depots in NYC area.

Ha ha ha... lemmings...

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Posted in: Coronavirus infection cases spread further in Japan See in context

Can Japan goverment make a statement telling Japan cashiers, retail workers to start using the coin dish again and not try to touch customers hand when giving back change!

So the contaminated dish and coins are not a factor in your thought process, then?

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Posted in: Coronavirus infection cases spread further in Japan See in context

Gargling will decrease the level of bacteria in the mouth.Doctors recommend that patients do this.

Bacteria has nothing to do with it... it is a virus not a bacteria. So doctors may well recommend this for bacterial infections but it does nothing for a coronavirus.

Facemasks are not shown to prevent contraction of the virus by the wearer, however they can help prevent the virus being expelled in sneezes and coughs by someone with the virus whether they are presenting or not.

That being said, more than normal hand washing with soap and water is by far the best way to try to prevent the virus spread, Hand sanitizers are generally ineffective against viruses.

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Posted in: 66 more people confirmed with coronavirus on cruise ship in Yokohama See in context

Until somebody dies of the virus in Japan then the Japanese authorities are doing a great job.

2% of people that catch the common flu virus every year die... it's a normal statistic and this virus is no different in that 2% statistic.

So the fact that no one has yet died in Japan shows quite a good standard of care so far... much rather be in Japan receiving their care than in most other countries, US and UK included!

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Posted in: 66 more people confirmed with coronavirus on cruise ship in Yokohama See in context

Will GoodeFeb. 10  07:41 pm JST

you can have flu, pass it on and show no symptoms for two weeks.

likely incorrect

This is indeed a PANDEMIC

by definition it is not but well done for using capital letters to emphasize your hysteria.

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Posted in: UK, Japan aim for 'ambitious' trade deal See in context

Dominic Raab is a moron and would have trouble negotiating a glass of tepid water. The man who resigned as Brexit secretary in opposition to the Draft Withdrawal Agreement that he himself drew up and negotiated in the first place... he's a complete waste of oxygen.

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri given suspended term for drug possession See in context

The fact that other countries are actively researching the therapeutic potential of MDMA and LSD shows just how backward and ignorant the Japanese are on drugs. Both of these drugs have the potential to unleash life-changing positive experiences, for example helping with depression and anxiety.

MDMA for medical/therapeutic purposes is already available in Japan and government has already issued licenses for the import, storage, handling and prescribing of it.

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Posted in: Japan to develop strategy for 6G wireless communication network See in context

My Japanese network (DoCoMo) is far superior to the American (T-Mobile) and UK (O2) networks I am also on... All of them do the job but the Japanese network is better in my experience.

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