Let’s just say that I have so much faith in the system that I have stocked up on blue sheets and have found a nice spot alone the river near my home. The first two words of the article title says it all.
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Pretty vague on who gets the money and how much. States has clearly indicated how the stimulus package would be spent. Can’t stop thinking that politicians will get a cut.
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Pukey2Today 02:32 pm JST
It's funny how when certain viruses or diseases start in America, they're never called an American virus or disease.
Rocky Mountain Fever, Norovirus, Legionnaire’s Disease, well you get the hint so I'll stop there.
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YubaruToday 07:50 am JST
.......... People have been calling for increased testing from across the world, yet Abe ignored it.
I sincerely hope that the LDP take him to task for this and his other screw ups!
Don't hold you breath Yubaru, LDP is a family and family don't turn on family.
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HanakawaToday 07:24 am JST
We must support our government who take decisions based on expert advice. I trust that Japan's high hygiene and advanced medical practices will stop the virus. Thank you for publishing my message.
You mean the experts like Mr. Kato of Ministry of Health and welfare who has a degree in Law and no experience in the field .... oh except for the Diamond Princess, and we all know how that went.
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What does the pic have to do with the story? Do I sense that the intent is to blame Trump for this too? Remember, Little Kim has been lobbing missiles long before Trump. And remember that Little Kim's arsenal was built during the Obama Administration.
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Looking at the picture, are there any specialist that we CAN trust on that task force? Or are they all politicians that have no idea what they are doing. And Mr. Abe, giving everyone money will not make us happy though will help us eat. Saying what you are "considering" will not help us feel at ease and "urging" people to do things will not get us out of this mess. Strong leadership and leave the specialist to do their job without .. I repeat WITHOUT interruptions.
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Well, The government. downplayed the reality all to try to save the Olympics. Gave everyone a false sense of security and everyone infected each other without even knowing it. All because of Olympics. Our blood is on your hands.
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ModeratorToday 05:26 pm JST
Readers, please refrain from posting fear-mongering comments like this. Click on the coronavirus link at the top of each page for guidance on what to do if you think you may have the virus.
My deepest apologies. Was speaking from experience however I did exaggerate it a little. And it wasn't Wuhan Virus. It was another medical emergency I had several years ago in Japan.
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buffaloToday 05:04 pm JST
Does anyone know if you can request a test in Tokyo or do you have to wait until you show signs?
I believe the rule is; if you can no longer walk or breath on your own, you have to call for an ambulance and have the ambulance pick you up. Then you will lay in wait for several hours in the ambulance until they find a hospital that will take you and/or one that has an empty bed. Then when you finally get to a hospital, several hours later, they will tell you that you have too many symptoms and have to be transfer to a different hospital several hours away. So insure you have your Will completed.
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In the states they charge you with bio terrorism.
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What’s behind Japan’s surprisingly low coronavirus numbers?
now that the Olympic has been postponed, ask that see if you can ask the same question two weeks later. May we all pray that I am wrong.
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Why? They’ve had three months to return. Why are people still stuck overseas?
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Two weeks! Just two weeks stay home! Why force the government to drag it out for months! We can take the hit for two weeks or slowly take the hit for months. Don’t expect any pity from me for those out and about enjoying their outing in crowded area. You get sick, it’s on you. Karama always attacks stupidity!
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"I told Prime Minister Abe there is a high risk of coronavirus spreading widely," Health Minister Katsunobu Kato told reporters after meeting Abe and Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura.
Dude, what rock did you crawl out from under? We’ve known this for the past three months. We’ve just been waiting for the Olympic to be postponed so we could have the actual numbers.
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smithinjapanToday 12:53 am JST
TheLongTermer: "So where are the sick people? Its been 3 months now"
You mean the more than 1500, when it ......
was thinking the exact same. Clearly you have been living in Japan for a while.
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With the number of people who died/are dying/will die, who cares! Let all the top dogs who pocketed so much money pay for it.
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Quercetum, I don’t believe anyone got the memo. Just got back from my jog and wound up using alternative routes as my normal route was packed with Hanami viewers and large groups of people having picnics, and the very large groups for high school kids practicing rugby, baseball, soccer and so on.
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As tragic as this is, humor is helping people coop. It is much better than sitting at home getting stress out and depressed and weakening your immune system.
stay strong and laugh and make the best of your time in isolation. May we all pull through this mess together.
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Health minister Katsunobu Kato submitted the panel's assessment to Abe ......
Sure let’s use him. He did such a great job with the Diamond Princess.
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Just a coincidence that this happens just a few hours after the announcement of the 2020 Olympic being postponed? I for one believe in Gibb’s Rule #39.
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GWToday 11:02 am JST
This post is for abe!!!
Like I have been posting for a few days now here is what YOU need to do NOW:
1 Eliminate income tax for ALL Japanese for the rest of 2020
2 Eliminate resident tax for ALL Japanese for 2020
3 from Jan 01 2021 if things are getting better, bring them back into play BUT ELIMINATE taxes on ESSENTIALS
totally agree but please change the word “Japanese” to “Tax and Pension payers in Japan”
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JapanToday: Please remove this article. There is no need to be spreading such bad news. We need to unit to fight off the terrible virus. Not argue about how people feel about it. Postponement was the smart choice. I hope and pray that Japan will overcome this disaster and put on a great show for the world next year.
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Does "Grace Period" mean I'll have to pay double tax next year? If so, I'll do my best to pay it this year. Either way I'm screwed.
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Be interesting to see it actually happen. I run my own private classes and wife a pet sitter business. I’m sure you can guess, we’ve lost 50% of our monthly income. No one travels, no one needs a pet sitter. Literally happened overnight. So people please avoid large crowds. I’m really hoping Abe pulls through for use. At my age, almost no other options for income.
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Yubaru, exactly my point! Was just about to make exactly the same comment.
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Apologies for the typos in my last post.
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@carpslidy, perhaps we have a misunderstanding. Though fatalities are a terrible thing, I’m worried about my company going bankrupt. All my family and friends losing their jobs, their homes, etc. I have yet to SEE Abe’s plan to offer assistance to help businesses big and small from closures. People are already hoarding all the food in stores. My wife went to pick up some daily foods and she said many selves were already empty.
i am confident many around me will survive medically as we are taking all the necessary precautions. But my bank account will only last so long. My wife and I are private business owners we run by ourselves, no staff (luckily). We have two companies. Mine is still hanging in their but as hers business is based on people traveling, she has already lose 95% of her work. As for me, I’m hoping my plan B works.
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