I expect these vouchers and discounts to get you thru the doors of the big souvenir shops and tour stop restaurants, meaning that even if the stuff they were half priced I wouldn't buy any of it anyway.
All I really need, to go travelling again, is the sense of safety that we had before and that is going to take some time to come back. I will stick to the local day trips for a while, that is once my so decides it is safe to step out of the house.
15 ( +17 / -2 )
This is really bad and it is happening all over Japan. People need to calm down. All I can think of is "I hope one day they will on the receiving side of some kind of bullying, maybe they will understand it and see how hurtful they were."
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As a foreigner we will receive this money as long as we have a valid 3 months or longer resident visa. It says nothing about how long one has actually stayed in Japan, prior to the cash application date. I would expect a bit of trouble if someone just got here and was issued a visa within a few days of getting the cash, not only for the system update lag but also for the amount of scrutiny this will generate and all the paper work each cityhall will have to keep.
5 ( +5 / -0 )
Biting the hand that feeds you, never ends well. The same people to mistreat these worker are the first ones to complain when there is no one left to serve them.
23 ( +23 / -0 )
Nothing gets to the Japanese psych than to tell them that our friendly neighbor Korea, did something better. This fast testing has been shown on tv for weeks now but I am still waiting to see a working station in Japan.
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Here go my two cents... Japan will probably see a good portion of the country lifting the "lockdown" where the numbers of new cases are significantly low and have it instated back again if there clusters of new infections start to show up.
Even if your prefecture lift the state of emergency, your local gov will urge people to be careful witch will lead to most people still live like it is in a state of lockdown.
I don't think Japan will be in a lockdown until there are no new cases, but as soon as the numbers of new cases seem manageable local govs will open up.
14 ( +14 / -0 )
This is a great help for struggling families, I hope this will reach the population soon. While I do advocate for financial security in form of savings, this crisis was too sudden and took all areas of the economy by surprise.
11 ( +11 / -0 )
Good option, used around the world to have a place to keep mild cases from infecting more people at home. Bonus points if these hotels are close to a fully equipped hospital to treat the patients if or when the symptoms become more serious.
10 ( +10 / -0 )
This is just tragic! RIP little one! I can not imagine the pain this young mother will go thru once she realize the enormity of her crime.
5 ( +5 / -0 )
Moron! Isn't it suspected that quite a few cases of the "untraceable" cases of the virus were in adult establishments? The reason is that people would rather put more people in danger than tell the truth about their trips to the red light zone of Tokyo?
9 ( +11 / -2 )
Sooo, NOT really different from last week. People were already asked to stay at home. Seems like this Declaration is more of a save face than a real measure to take down the virus infections.
30 ( +35 / -5 )
Can we please replace our PM with the Hokkaido governor Naomichi Suzuki? I think Hokkaido did a really good job with early and decisive measures that seemed to really do the trick in keeping the spread of the virus low.
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How about comparing it to last Monday's numbers when it was only 13 after being over 40 for two consecutive days.
10 ( +13 / -3 )
Yes, we are in for a long dark economic downturn. I have nightmares, literally, about paying everyone's wages. I do hope that these countermeasures are effective in speeding the economy back when all this is over!
11 ( +11 / -0 )
How bad does it need to get before there is a lockdown? Do they understand that if the numbers really spike it is too late for the lockdown to do it's job?
16 ( +21 / -5 )
Oh the wonders of actually testing people...
22 ( +23 / -1 )
Reopening the schools next month sounds really stupid. The minister himself is saying that the situation is not better, as if anyone doubted that, so why reopen now? Is it because our numbers are not so frightening as are the numbers from Europe or Americas? Do we need to get to that point to start a serious quarantine? The point of a lock down is exactly not to go to those numbers!
20 ( +21 / -1 )
Now, we will see if they were holding back on testing because of the summer games or not. I expect to see a bump in the reported cases of the virus.
17 ( +21 / -4 )
OMG, RIP, little boy! I have a great dane and he is the sweetest but I never let him unguarded around kids or adults. We just never know.
3 ( +4 / -1 )
This is the reason people need to go to the hospital multiple times until they get tested, spreading the virus way more than they should. I understand they rule out influenza first, but seems illogical to me to not find a reason for the fever and just send them home.
16 ( +20 / -4 )
AkieToday 08:09 am JST
SauloJpn, correct. Logistic is challenging but Japan has the capability to build a network of surveillance, using hitech. Anyone from China and South Korea will be tested automatically for temperatures, and history of connection with virus carriers. Those arrive Japan directly will have the same test. If any doubt exist, then further test will be followed.
You just reaffirmed my point. How many people would like to endure that and all the uncertainties of traveling here for the games? Sure some people would but I think most people would not.
Can the Olympics be held in the scheduled dates? Sure.
Should the Olympics be held in the scheduled dates? No. Not if you want people and athletes to participate!
0 ( +0 / -0 )
The logistics alone should make this summer games almost impossible. There are so many lock downs in the world now that makes traveling so difficult. Even if Japan is virus free by this summer it will take a lot o persuading to get people to come here for the Olympics.
15 ( +15 / -0 )
Great. I am sure that they are not so ashamed for being from the same state as George Bush. If they take a look at how politics are right now they will be proud of President Bush.
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This article had to be at least a 6 weeks ago to be any comforting to Japan. A tad bit too late, I'm afraid.
34 ( +39 / -5 )
"not to mention the fate of thousands of tourists" as of this week, there are dozens of countries around the world that will not allow anyone with recent travel history thru Japan to get in their country. I suppose this will be solved by summer but how will all the tourist know for sure. People would risk being quarantined going back home to watch the games?
8 ( +8 / -0 )
It is difficult to foresee if draconian measures are really the answer to this corona virus, even though it seems like it is working well in China, since new cases have been dropping very quickly, it is still too early to tell.
Definitely, inaction by the government is not excusable but I would hate to see my freedom taken away. I would most likely obey if told to stay indoors if it is the best course of action but I can see how some of the people would not, and in that case the power to intervene might be necessary.
8 ( +13 / -5 )
Just like in the past, when it is all said and done the Jgov will give every adult a 30k and tell people to spend it locally to help the small businesses. What a joke. A lot of people will be out of business of unemployed by then.
7 ( +8 / -1 )
I, on the other hand, really do NOT want to see the prime minister or any other bureaucrat when they are addressing the spread of the virus. Instead could we please hear someone with actual knowledge in the field?
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So, this was a really big screw up by the people in charge. I only wish we could expect them to learn from this experience but I don't think it is going to happen.
24 ( +26 / -2 )