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Posted in: Japan reports 63,871 new coronavirus cases See in context

I don’t think it’s a wave anymore. It’s endemic.

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Posted in: Japan weighs plan for ban on hotel guests without masks: report See in context

What a great "plan!" And just as people begin to debate when to stop wearing masks altogether: https://www.reddit.com/r/japanlife/comments/xkmm0p/maskless_yet/?sort=new

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Posted in: Japan to remove entry cap in 'not-so-distant future,' official says See in context

Today I returned to Narita from Seoul, with only carryon luggage. 20 minutes from landing to strolling towards the Skyliner ticket machines! It's even better than the old days because the immigration lines are so short :-)

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Posted in: Japan eases COVID-19 border controls but tourist surge doubtful See in context

Today I returned to Narita from Seoul, with only carryon luggage. 20 minutes from landing to strolling towards the Skyliner ticket machines! It's even better than the old days because the immigration lines are so short :-)

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Posted in: China Airlines to expand services to Japan, other countries See in context

Is this just a press release?

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Posted in: Japan to scrap extended-stay measure for foreigners at end of June See in context

LamillyToday 07:56 am JST

Most countries have allowed their citizens back. Those 79,600 foreigners are from where?

My question exactly! I was given one extension in June 2020 on my 90 day visa, then denied when I tried again in September of that year. The reason they gave was that it's "possible to fly now." Is there anywhere left in the world not allowing ANYone in?

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Posted in: Japan eases travel advisory for 36 nations See in context

Since there is no list here, I'll just copy the one from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html)

Thank you so much! This kind of stuff is not so easy to find in the morass of Japan-government websites

Now I can plan the next 6 months of travel!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 6,430 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 41,038 See in context

If you are concerned or at risk, invest in N95s and limit your activities. “Normies” around the world are fatigued with the restrictions and barrage of statistics.

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Posted in: Japan to cut 7-day quarantine period for those entering country to 3 days See in context

@ steven-mccarthy: dude, do you just copy and paste the same comment in every article here? You WILL NOT GET your lockdown, no matter how many comments.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 8,503 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 44,810 See in context

RecklessToday  05:20 pm JST

Will the boosters come during or after this wave?

while I’m far from a fan of Japan’s vaccine system, like many other things, once they’re rolling with a plan it’s fairly efficient. I got my second dose in early May, and received my booster voucher from Minato in late December… so I had my booster almost two weeks ago. They’re just rolling it into the local centers.

Of course, this was under the old 8 month timeline, so if they really decide to shorten that timeline chaos may ensue!

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Posted in: Anti-virus measures stop legal return of thousands to New Zealand See in context

So, so dumb. Glad I don't need to go there!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 831 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,705 See in context

ScorpionToday  05:05 pm JST

Wow! Japan is doing great compared to US here in America...How? You have trains and live closer together..

Much less testing in Japan - and far fewer fatties.

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Posted in: Suga's medical adviser urges tougher anti-virus measures See in context

Good lord... just vaccinate already!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,612 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,574 See in context

"The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 176, up 19 from Monday" - this is more concerning than the fluctuating case counts.

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Posted in: Outdoor drinking party in athletes village being investigated See in context

There is NO RISK of outdoor transmission. Want links? Google it.

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Posted in: Outdoor drinking party in athletes village being investigated See in context

Wow, when can we stop the fascism?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 3,177 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 9,576 See in context

We’ve just got to learn to live with this.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 673 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,751 See in context

Most everyone here will agree that testing in Japan is low, as is the current tax rate... so maybe if you add vaccinations to the immunity of x_thousand (million) people who've had COVID and survived... is a huge number?

Speculation is fun!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 673 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,751 See in context

Reuters has a great data visualizer: https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps/countries-and-territories/japan/

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Posted in: Japan gives preliminary OK to Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines See in context

@ vic.M:

Chief chemist of Pfizer who has resigned from Pfizer has put out a video to the public to not take these mRNA vaccines as they are dangerous.

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These vaccines were tested on ferrets and all the ferrets died from Covid. I say again- do your own research !

WOW! That is some seriously nutty stuff. Where on earth did you find those gems?

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Posted in: Global-Dining restaurant operator defies Tokyo government’s early closure request See in context

@rainyday: Interesting to note that your main concern in this regard is the inconvenience of having to order dinner out before 7PM.

This is not my main concern.

All of the measures Japan has ever thrown against COVID19 are theater - and lame, at that.

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Posted in: Global-Dining restaurant operator defies Tokyo government’s early closure request See in context

I am one of the few fully-vax'd healthcare workers. I am happy to patronize this company, as I am sick and tired (pun?) of scurrying to feed before "last order" at 7pm!

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Posted in: Japan reports record new coronavirus infections for 3rd straight day See in context

I don’t even bother to read these COVID-19 count articles anymore; the reader commentary is where it’s at!

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Posted in: 650 new coronavirus cases reported in Japan; 290 in Tokyo See in context

I would think that HAMBURGER is copying and pasting his lockdown exhortations posted in every single COVID-19 related article, but it’s gone from “Lockdown for 6 weeks” to 7 now!

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

I am addicted to reading comments on any COVID related article here; the back and forth and entrenched characters are fascinating.

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Posted in: Tom Hanks says he has no idea when he will go back to work See in context

“I don't believe in the scientists!”

Why not? Such a stance is much more dangerous than any virus!

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