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: Trump sees limits of presidency in avoiding blame for virus See in context

This unstable low-IQ man-child never really had any intention of being POTUS and only wanted the attention for the sake of the Tr*mp brand. He treated the election campaign as a game, and got what he 'wanted'.

He still thinks it's a game. Well, people are dying because of his being useless, unsympathetic, selfish and ignorant.

The sad thing is that he's not the worst thing. What I find more horrific is the number of people who still stand behind him and believe every single word he says. And the minions and spineless people in the republican party and fox news.

And please, JT, stop showing all these high-definition close-up photos with every single article about Tr*mp.

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Posted in: Zoom hires ex-Facebook security chief as Google bans desktop app See in context

Just finished a two-hour group meeting on Zoom and I'm glad to say we weren't hijacked by an unknown flasher. Phew!

Zoom, laughing all the way to the bank.

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Posted in: Kinko’s Japan to print free social distance measuring banners See in context

Hmm, I'm going to the supermarket and I'll see whether people are following these guidelines. I've seen these posters for quite some time now in the supermarket and yet nobody is keeping their distance.

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Posted in: Trump removes head of coronavirus watchdog; widens attack on inspectors general See in context

It's sad to see businesses affected but I really don't give a d*mn about Trumps'. I have a feeling he does everything, including his actions in this article, so that it somehow financially benefits him. He's a disgraceful excuse of a human being. He wouldn't even let Dr Fauci get a word in edge-wise the other day at the press conference, despite admitting that he wasn't a doctor himself, and yet touting miracle cures.

His mouth is the kiss of death as far as American lives are concerned. But when half the country is made up of minions and idiots, do we really care? I feel sorry for my American relatives who have to put up with his nasty, childish antics.

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Posted in: U.S. wasted months before preparing for virus pandemic, reports show See in context

Wasted months. And the sky is blue.

Never fear, Kushner's here.

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Posted in: Samurai Mac burgers arrive at McDonald’s Japan See in context

Apart from using their bogs or having a coffee when someone with me insists on going inside, I haven't been in one for their food for over 20 years. Not missin' it.

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Posted in: Record 49% proud of Japan's history, traditions: gov't survey See in context

Similarly, 24.9 percent called "prices" a source of concern for Japan

That's been a concern for me ever since I came here. Everything in the supermarkets is so expensive. I can get most things for less than half the price back home. And I'm tired of eating bananas and moyashi. I wonder how many Japanese are proud of the expensive fruit.

The top good thing I can think of is the RELATIVE public safety. This is one of the very few countries where I would feel 99% safe going out for a walk or jog in the middle of the night.

cricky:

Are they also acknowledging the really bad stuff. Of couse not!

Now, come on, don't spoil the feel-good factor.

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Posted in: Gluten-free sandwich store opens doors in Kichijoji, Tokyo See in context

I do think this country lacks imagination when it comes to sandwiches. Supermarkets and convenient stores can't seem to handle sandwiches unless they have eggs or ham.

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Posted in: New York reels as 630 die from coronavirus in a day See in context

"We're defying the rules because the commandment of God is to spread the Gospel," he told Reuters.

Unbelievable. But I guess Darwin is going to be proven right yet again.

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Posted in: As world battles virus, governments under fire See in context

Yes, the Chinese government could have done more at the beginning, and god knows how much they were covering up at the start, but by December, anyone who read the news knew something was going around, and the experts and politicians in the west should have voiced greater concern. Taiwan and HK suffered badly because of SARS and so they knew they had to get on top of things quickly. The west just thought it was another disease limited to the east.

And to make things worse, you have the two idiots in the photo as world leaders as well as the evil, disgusting Bolsonaro.

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Posted in: Trump says toughest weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads See in context

Don't worry, Easter's round the corner. From 100,000s to zero, right?

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Posted in: Keep your distance See in context

I just noticed they had a similar sign in one of my local supermarkets. Needless to say, nobody took any notice. Eyes rolling.

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Posted in: Communist Party fights underwear color rules in Japanese schools See in context

james

this is the first time i have ever heard about it.

OK, you never heard of it, so it doesn't exist. I've never seen any god, so god doesn't exist. Jesus.

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Posted in: Singer Pink says she had COVID-19; gives $1 mil to relief funds See in context

What I do know is that she and Christina Aguilera do NOT get along.

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Posted in: Darvish speaks of anti-Asian discrimination in U.S. amid outbreak See in context

Wasn't it not so long ago that blacks were vilified because of ebola? I worry that Asians are now the new Muslims.

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Posted in: Essential services to run in Tokyo even in state of emergency: Koike See in context

It's very sad when you have to explain common sense to adults.

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

This article appeared on April Fool's Day. It is now the 4th of April. Just how much longer are we going to be on the brink?

I do see most people wearing masks - but I always wonder to myself, where the heck are they getting their masks from? I haven't seen any in the shops for two solid months.

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Posted in: Japanese police investigated 11,000 foreigners in 2019: NPA See in context

There were no recorded investigations of people with the specified skilled workers visa, a new visa introduced in April 2019 to allow more blue-collar workers to enter the country.

Probably because hardly anyone was interested in this type of visa - those that could qualify probably looked to other more welcoming countries.

rizdown:

Instead of victimizing innocent people, can't the yakuza start a turf war with the Chinese and Vietnamese gangs. It might rid society of some antisocial elements on all 3 sides.

A bit like when two people are aiming a gun at each other and shoot at the same time!

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Posted in: Japanese rock legend Hyde rips into those not practicing social distancing and hitting up pubs during pandemic See in context

DaDude:

Not ALL Japanese are oblivious. However, people will take things more seriously if the government takes it more seriously.

In other words, people have to wait until being told by Mother. I'd like to think that educated adults can think for themselves and make sensible choices, just by reading the news both here and around the world.

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Posted in: What is the safest way to get some exercise without exposing yourself to the danger of being infected with the coronavirus or infecting others, in case you unknowingly have it? See in context

Switch on the computer and go to

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheWeightSaint/videos

He's back! You choose.

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Posted in: Nextdoor, the network for neighbors, grows in age of social distancing See in context

Social distancing has been in operation in my apartment block since before I moved in.

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Posted in: The Japanese government is considering cash handouts and coupons to support households hit hard by the coronavirus. Do you think this is a good idea? See in context

If you're going to give out coupons, make it valid for fruit and veg (or anything the user wants to eat). Everybody (who gives a d*mn about their health) eats them. Not everyone wants wagyu. Full of fat.

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Posted in: ‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81 See in context

My faves: Lean on me, and Lovely day.

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Posted in: Trump's son-in-law Kushner takes surprise top role in coronavirus fight See in context

Prince Nepotism with great plans for peace in the Middle East and fighting the pandemic, despite absolutely no experience in anything except in making money for his own companies. This guy also gives me the creeps - he looks as if he's just escaped from Madame Tussaud's or a shop window.

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Posted in: Death tolls jump in U.S. virus hot spots of New York, Louisiana See in context

*ucker Carlson is another of Trump's minions. They'd cut off their own noses to spite their faces.

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Posted in: Brokerage worker loses paternity leave appeal in Japan See in context

How dare he put his family before work!

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Posted in: UK PM Johnson stays in isolation as queen prepares to address the nation See in context

Hancock tested positive last week at about the same time as Johnson, but he has since left isolation, disclosing that he had lost half a stone (3.18 kg) in weight due to the virus.

BoJo needs to shift a bit of fat too.

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Posted in: Japanese rock legend Hyde rips into those not practicing social distancing and hitting up pubs during pandemic See in context

Well, somebody's got to say something.

And why are the Japanese so oblivious to the concept of social distancing?

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Posted in: Bag snatcher says he needed money for living expenses, pachinko See in context

Pachinko is not getting a good image.

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Posted in: Koike pressures Abe to declare state of emergency See in context

The ball is in your court, Abe. How many more deaths? How many more infections? It's a pity this virus doesn't aim more at stupidity and selfishness.

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