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

this mask fetish isn't going to work. wearing a mask is a false sense of protection

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

The government will not act now

The photo is a clear example of their understanding

Don't understand why they can't do literally anything right to the point you wonder who is actually in charge?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug 8 in 2021 See in context

Once again it'll have to be the athletes who will force change not these hapless oyagis. If it wasn't for them they'd still be pretending covid wasn't happening

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Posted in: Australia asks people to isolate more even as coronavirus spread slows See in context

they won't know for another 14 days or however long the lag in symptoms manifests

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers eye July 2021 for start of Games: reports See in context

Wow they're still stuck in Olympic mode even after the athletes took the rug out from under them. They need to move on. Also the October 2021 is the only viable date but they'll screw that up too. Whoever thought that Japanese administration would be the star of the Olympics was living in a dream world

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Posted in: U.S. agency includes gun sellers as critical infrastructure during coronavirus emergency See in context

USA should just close, its idiocy is too much

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Posted in: Internet firm restricts virus-themed website registrations See in context

Shame on those companies. The point is is that those "good" sites would still be able to register but canning the automated systems would stop all the fraudulent ones

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Posted in: 58 infected with coronavirus at welfare facility in Chiba See in context

this whole Let's have a meeting with 100 people or whatever has to come to an end.

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Posted in: Japan plans huge stimulus package to cushion blow from coronavirus See in context

Universal Basic Income for the world

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Posted in: Organizers set up task force to deal with Olympic postponement See in context

Can Mori not just go and retire?

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

kurisupisu and others

wakame seaweed salad boost immunity. So do white button mushrooms. Try to incorporate them into your diet and that should help. (

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Posted in: Senate passes $2.2 trillion virus rescue package See in context

But the drive by leaders to speed the bill through the Senate was slowed as four conservative Republican senators from states who economies are dominated by low-wage jobs demanded changes

oh no! they'd have to be paid a living wage (not the minimum wage). Maybe even put companies out of business who cannot exist without wage slaves


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Posted in: Testing blunders crippled U.S. response as coronavirus spread See in context

wasn't a lot of their jobs, as they originally had an Office of Pandemic Response and were never budgeted to replace it. You reap what you sow.

Lock USA up!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020 See in context

Will other countries be pledging any financial assistance to offset the cost of rescheduling the games? It seems unfair to leave Japanese taxpayers bearing the entire cost for such an unexpected and costly rescheduling of an international event.

it's called insurance. They're covered

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020 See in context

Thank you Canadian athletes for standing on guard for thee

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020 See in context

Our athletes are respected and the complaint was the IOC had no humanity in their deliberations for the consequences of their actions affected athletes, thus Canada sports body after body stated their demand for postponement. There was also solidarity with the USA swim team who had earlier also demanded change. Which lead to other countries doing the same.

Once Canada is on board, you're done. Yes it's inevitable because there are no leaders in Japan, who could have saved everyone a lot of hassle if they had been honest about it or cared about people.

Bach is also blindsided by his own arrogance.

Tokyo Sapporo 2021?

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Posted in: New Harajuku Station building opens in Tokyo See in context

The old Western-style wooden station building, which was constructed nearly 100 years ago, will be dismantled following the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games due to its narrow shape and failure to meet fireproof standards.

seems to have survived just fine. If anything the ugly shack next to it should be the one dismantled after the games, not the old station

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Posted in: New Harajuku Station building opens in Tokyo See in context

To think people were paid to make such a piece of junk. Japan has so many better designers out there!

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Posted in: New Harajuku Station building opens in Tokyo See in context

what a terrible ugly shack

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Posted in: No need to rush Games decision, say U.S. Olympic chiefs as splits emerge See in context

IOC is like the WHO in that they'll wait until everyone else has abandoned them and then make the obvious decision forced off their money supply. This level of corruption is why they have lost so many host cities and nations and why it's been only controlling societies interested in hosting.

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Posted in: IOC reviewing Games scenarios; cancellation not among them: Bach See in context

Their incompetence will force other countries to quit the Olympics. It's not about them it's about other countries being up to the challenge. Many sports are cancelled so there's no qualifying events. They'd be months behind schedule.

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Posted in: Amazon faces new role in virus crisis: lifeline See in context

Now tax them at 20% per transaction and afford the UBI

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Posted in: Japan Olympic Committee deputy head has coronavirus See in context

wow, someone got tested

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Posted in: Kansai Electric ordered to improve operations after bribery scandal See in context

Confirmed, Japan is a Corporatocracy, an economic and political system controlled by corporations or corporate interests. It is a form of Plutocracy.

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Posted in: Abe says G7 supports 'complete' Games, but polls back postponement See in context

So much for Japanese management. Cancel it

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Posted in: 'Elderly hour' in Australian stores as panic-buying continues See in context

They should just limit the distribution and then allow sales based on postal code. That would fix people to certain locations for supplies and not have people from out of their own area.

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Posted in: Confirmed new coronavirus infections in Japan now 1,528, including cruise ship cases See in context

there aren't enough tests, so they can make up whatever number they want

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Posted in: Abe says no need yet for emergency declaration; Tokyo Olympics still on See in context

Sorry Akie but none of that "unique" nonsense please

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Posted in: Nara deer leave park; head to station for food as tourist numbers tumble See in context

This isn't a happy situation, how are they fed? Are they at risk?

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Posted in: Abe says no need yet for emergency declaration; Tokyo Olympics still on See in context

every other country in the world has an exponential infection rate. Only Japan has a linear one. Not possible.

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