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Posted in: Japan says no truth to Times report on canceling Tokyo Olympics See in context

"We have at this moment, no reason whatsoever to believe that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on the 23rd of July in the Olympic stadium in Tokyo," Bach told Kyodo.

No words..

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Posted in: Kono denies reports of mass vaccine roll-out for general public in May See in context

One day in the job and already confusion abounds.

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Posted in: Vaccines not prerequisite for Tokyo Olympics: Kato See in context

Is this twat even watching what's happening in Melbourne at present regarding infected overseas arrivals for the Australian Open tennis?

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Posted in: Gov't eyes punishment for refusal to comply with COVID-19 measures See in context

A Japanese gent and his wife living in my apartment building traveled twice to Europe last year. Once to England and once to Spain. I know for a fact they did not self isolate on their return and on one occasion drove to Nagano to deliver souvenirs to extended family members. When we kind of asked them aren't they supposed to stay home upon returning they just said "it's okay, we don't have coronavirus, we wore masks everywhere".

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Posted in: Japan's Top League rugby on hold over coronavirus outbreak See in context

67 players and staff infected with an unknown number of people they may have been in contact with. I am guessing the "top league" has failed to establish a bubble for the players and this is the result.

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Posted in: Japan to expand virus state of emergency beyond Tokyo as cases top 300,000 See in context

8.35pm took the dog for a quick walk around my immediate neighborhood and found all four restaurants near here in East Osaka all open and quite busy. Tables of two to six customers unmasked and probably not going home for another hour or so.

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Posted in: Japanese mother, 3 children die in house fire in Australia See in context

RIP Ms Okada and your beautiful daughters.

At this stage of the investigation the police have only said that Mr Kikuchi (who is recovering in hospital) had possession of some flammable liquids in his garage and that they were identified as connected with part of a legitimate business.

He does have more than one restaurant in Melbourne.

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Posted in: Support for Olympics hits new low in Japan: poll See in context

I found an article in the Sydney Morning Herald to support what I stated earlier about the Australian women's soccer team.


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Posted in: Support for Olympics hits new low in Japan: poll See in context

Just from an athlete's/participant's perspective I heard an interview with the captain of the Matildas, the Australian women's soccer team, over the weekend and she said the team hasn't played or met together in nearly twelve months, have no "friendly" matches scheduled for Olympic preparation and have more than several players living and playing abroad. Some are in England where the strict lockdown may continue until March. In summary she said the Tokyo Olympics is more or less "unthinkable".

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Posted in: All people entering Japan must submit negative results to COVID-19 test See in context

There have been around two dozen cases of the highly contagious English/South African covid strains detected in Japan now according to the J media. These cases look largely or maybe wholly among returnees.

Japan's covid border security policy has been quite hodge-podge of reactivate steps ever since the Diamond Princess berthed last winter.

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Posted in: Suga pledges to improve coronavirus situation in 1 month See in context

@Meiyouwenti is correct.

Chinese outbound tourists in Beijing are getting vaccinations for covid now in preparation for tours abroad already permitted by the J govt. I think this was reported in Japan on one of the news sites in late December. The groups are limited in number with strict conditions regarding their movements but they are coming.

Pretty sure there are some Taiwanese groups too going to Okinawa and Kyushu.

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Posted in: Suga to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, 3 neighboring prefectures on Thursday night until Feb 7 See in context

Cometh the hour, cometh the man! You've got this Suga sori!

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Posted in: New coronavirus cases in Tokyo soar to 2,447; nationwide tally 7,570 See in context

Articles on this website related to Covid19 constantly remind us that Japan's number of infections have been lower than other countries and it's SOEs / lockdowns less severe.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 1,591 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,001 See in context

I wonder if there will be much disruption to the Adults Day ceremonies next Monday. Also the Go To Travel campaign resumes on Tuesday for those who had to reorganize trips.

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Posted in: Suga's upcoming decision on state of emergency derided as too little, too late See in context

Spare a thought for those dying untreated at home due to coronavirus.


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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,278 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,883 See in context

With zero information on tracing and tracking and informing the public on areas/locations where infected people have spent time in recent days.

It's unbelievable to think that in Sydney a Japanese invention called the QR code is being used to record names and contacts of those visiting clubs, pubs, sports events etc..

People can then be reached later, get themselves tested or Isolate if necessary.

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Posted in: Worry, frustration, uncertainty as state of emergency looms for Tokyo, neighboring prefectures See in context

Japanese border closure is only until January 31st.

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Posted in: Worry, frustration, uncertainty as state of emergency looms for Tokyo, neighboring prefectures See in context

Isn't the nationwide Go To Travel campaign due to resume and be extended next Tuesday?

Also some Chinese and Taiwanese tourists are making preparations for visiting Japan during the Chinese new year celebrations next month. Will their tours be affected?

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Posted in: Tokyo, 3 neighboring prefectures urge central gov't to issue state of emergency over virus See in context

In less than 48 hours millions of Kanto folks are going to be back on their daily commute with many criss-crossing the above prefectures and at work again. Not sure what a state of emergency will look like this time around but if they are serious they have to do something about crowded trains and subways.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 783 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,247 See in context

Good to see the number down by a lot from yesterday. Having ladies advertising pcr testing at super spreader locations will also raise public awareness. Keep well Tokyo!

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Posted in: Japan greets new year with crowds despite pleas from leaders to stay home See in context

I know some small companies in Tokyo are scrapping remote work from January 4th. A Japanese mate in Tokyo told me last night. His company said that having staff trying to continually work from home was "mendokusai"

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Posted in: Beijing Winter Olympics nearing amid fears of Tokyo's cancellation See in context

"It remains uncertain whether the Tokyo Olympics will really take place in 2021" according to a "source".

It's not uncertain according to the IOC or Tokyo or the many previous articles here on JT. The summer Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead in some shape or form next year.

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Posted in: Virus outbreaks, scandals sap public support for Suga See in context

PM Suga is doing no better or worse than other Japanese prime ministers of the past few decades. He took the job following the sudden departure of Mr Abe and is doing his best to keep Japan on a steady course. Thankyou for your hard work Mr Suga and I wish you and Japan well in 2021.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 856 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,571 See in context

Any chance we could have the contact tracing information regarding where these newly infected people have frequented in the days prior to being confirmed positive? God only knows how many additional cases are in Tokyo without further self isolation and prompt testing.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 481 new coronavirus cases; nationwide cases 2,382 See in context

Well done Tokyo. That's a big drop. Hopefully this trend continues throughout Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to suspend new entry of all nonresident foreign nationals from abroad See in context

I can see why the J government still want some foreign students to still have access to Japan. There is a convenience store in my neighborhood now completely staffed with Vietnamese and Chinese part timers except for the Japanese manager.

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Posted in: Sydney eases virus restrictions for Christmas See in context


Those 40000 tests were mostly in the northern beaches area of Sydney where they now seem to have contained the Covid19 cluster and have good information on community tracing.

The tests are voluntary, free, with results given by smartphone within 12 hours. Good to see so many young people come forward to be tested as picked up many asymptomatic cases.

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Posted in: Abe questioned by prosecutors: report See in context

Pointless waste of time. Nothing will ever change.

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Posted in: If you are a foreign resident (either permanent, long term or short term) of Japan, do you currently feel safer living here amid the coronavirus, or would you prefer to be in some other country? See in context

Australia. My family can be covid19 tested for free, more readily and have the results within 12 hours.

Also tracing and information of where exactly cases or clusters have occurred is given more clearly and frequently.

And despite some bungles the 14 day quarantine for overseas arrivals is enforced by law.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 736 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,983 See in context

How is Tokyo tracing these new infections? Would any of these people had contact with others or been to any shops, restaurants etc, in the past week? Shouldn't the Tokyo government be alerting people related to or in contact with these new cases to self isolate or be tested?

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