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: Countries start thinking about easing restrictions, even as virus death toll rises in Europe, U.S. See in context

In past years we've had up to 60,000 flu or other lungs deaths per year. Today they're mostly being blamed on COVID-19. I'd like to see numbers comparing death data.

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Posted in: Countries start thinking about easing restrictions, even as virus death toll rises in Europe, U.S. See in context

It was coming. Only so much an economy can endure. It's the money, honey.

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Posted in: Abe unveils massive coronavirus stimulus worth 20% of GDP See in context

Abe, go! I think we’re all behind you. What choice? Do it well.

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Posted in: Fake cures, risky rumors: Virus misinformation hits home See in context

Question. Are they even able to definitely pinpoint the COVID-19? How long does it take? It was my understanding it took a long time..days. Much less do we have a cure. What is true and what is false is still up in the air, i feel.

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Posted in: Ex-nurse acquitted of 2003 murder after 12 years in prison See in context

Didn’t we go through this just a few months ago with Mr. .. what’s his name?

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Posted in: Lockdown or lock-in? Fears of alcoholism, addiction in confinement See in context

We’re going to have so many mental problems at the end of this tunnel. I just hope the following tunnel is not nearby.

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Posted in: IOC chief rebuts growing calls for Olympic postponement See in context

I don’t really expect Bach to say otherwise. He has to support the host nation and respect all the investment and possible greater losses. He’ll toe this line as long as he possibly can. Let’s see how the crown develops over the next few weeks.

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Posted in: Finance Ministry will not probe Moritomo Gakuen scandal again: Aso See in context

This is no big surprise, really. The ultimate goal of changing Article 9 of the constitution has not yet been achieved. Expect more.

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Posted in: Japan testing for coronavirus at fraction of capacity See in context

When this is all over and behind us, what will he powers that be have learnt? Will they be ready for the next for sure outbreak? This is the real test. We all make mistakes the first time around, how about the next? If Fukushima is any indication, we’ll again see poor leadership and / or preparation.

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Posted in: Local gov't ordinance in Kagawa aims to limit kids' time on internet, video games See in context

We’re running away from problems rather than going forward toward solutions. Make Japan intelligent again could be a motto.

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

Time to get more test kits to the public. We don’t know how many are infected. These are just guessing numbers. Also, stop quoting diamond princess numbers. It’s as if they didn’t want to be saddled with a problem. He cruise ship was here. Period. Live with it. It won’t make Japan any better or worse admitting it.

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Posted in: Sweden's sexual offense law could be guide to amending Japan's law See in context

Wouldn’t a nod be interpreted as a yes?

Let’s see what if anything our government here says.

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Posted in: Parents get 13 years for letting 33-year-old schizophrenic daughter freeze to death See in context

He story is horrible and the editing is also. 19 kg? 13 years in prison? The girl suffered for 15. The parents should get at least that amount. Where’s social services? They knew of her condition. No follow up. Of course, no one is responsible. Typical. One of these I don’t want to get my hands dirty cases. Good going Japan. You’re a great example to the world. Time to start comparing Japan to some dark countries; maybe shame will egg the country on.

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Posted in: National Guard sent into New York suburb to control virus See in context

Just a stone’s throw from home. In White Plains and in other towns in Westchester there are several doctors who have contracted the virus. More news coming soon.

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Posted in: Local gov'ts urged to prepare hospitals for peak of virus infections See in context

Amazing. They're asking local medical authorities, not public figures. I guess they got burnt enough. Anyway, we'll see the graph go up as they start testing a greater part of the population.

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Posted in: Kelly: Ghosn's second-in-charge, now first in firing line See in context

Careful, Ghosn is watching like a hawk. Anything he considers wrong or abusive will be vocally disputed via international media with all the evidence he claims to have. Saikawa also can’t hide for long. The international court of world opinion is ready for round two.

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Posted in: Abe in dilemma as coronavirus response could cut both ways See in context

Dear Teflon Leader,

Your narrow view of Japanese priorities has bitten you in the back.

The economy has taken precedence over health.

Not giving full support to people believing to be infected is only going to explode when least you want it.

At this time in Japan's emergency state please focus on the most urgent problem at hand: the health of your people. Put your heart into serving your people and not corporate leaders.

I'm looking forward to a new & vibrant Japan in the near future.

頑張る.

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Posted in: Japan to invalidate 2.8 million visas for Chinese amid virus fears See in context

I think all nations should take these measures although i do believe its too late. Health before the economy health.

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Posted in: Guy deliberately bumping into women regrets it when he tries it on pro-wrestler See in context

Had one bump me purposefully just a week ago. He did seem to do it on purpose. He caught me off guard and i was getting on my bicycle. Couldn’t return the blow in the narrow crowded street. New Japanese hobby? So much for the peaceful Japanese image.

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Posted in: Japan aims to double agriculture, fishery and forestry exports to ¥2 tril by 2025 See in context

Don't forget to take the Fukushima label off and change it. Clearly state radiation free, etc. Good luck.

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Posted in: World failed to learn SARS lessons for coronavirus fight See in context

Very colorful..but that’s the wrong comment right now.

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Posted in: Japan's 1st female paratrooper See in context

Very apt name.

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Posted in: Japan suspends annual funding for Hawaii telescope project See in context

We should try putting a grand telescope on Mt. Fuji. I know it gets cloudy but the air is clean and pure.

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Posted in: Japanese deputy justice minister tells Lebanon Ghosn should stand trial in Japan See in context

I mentioned before that for Japan international crisis is a one-way street. Letters from Beirut were routinely ignored. Now they want cooperation. When Lima asked for a criminal former president brought back to Peru for a trial, Tokyo also ignored. Enough with tatemae. Let's get down to the honne of the matter. Is Japan a full member of the international community or not?

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Posted in: Store shelves stripped of toilet paper amid coronavirus fears See in context

Even if I did want to buy toilet paper, I wouldn’t have had the patience to stand in line where a dozen people each with a bag of toilet paper were in line. Thank you Washlet.

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Posted in: Abe says gov't ready to protect economy from coronavirus impact See in context

I'm waiting to see how. Good political slogan but how can he?

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Posted in: Riken, Kanagawa Pref create test to detect coronavirus in 30 minutes See in context

In the end what will keep people away from visiting Japan or the Olympics is mere fear. How do we overcome this? Having Dear Leader smile and say everything is under control will not be enough. Openness is all important, along with a heavy dose of truthfulness.

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Posted in: Will the ease with which Ghosn fled Japan inspire infiltration by terrorists? See in context

I always question the wisdom on publishing such articles, giving hints to would be criminals; a how-to example of getting away. Probably not the first time nor the last. For example, there are posters up for wanted the 1995 members of Oum Shinrikyo (spelling?) sarin attacks. Ghosn could have just given the police an idea that these people just may not be in Japan.

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Posted in: 'Where's Abe?' critics ask, as coronavirus spreads in Japan See in context

Tourism as part of Japan GDP is 7% or more..it was before things began going downhill. Problem is many small players are being hurt.

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Posted in: Up to 2,000 workers to be hit by Honda unit closure in Philippines See in context

Now, if I were the Filipino gov't I'd raise the price of each car sold in the Philippines to cover lost wages.

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