That's good news especially for Tokyo but let's be vigilant and follow Governor Koike's directions. Wash your hands, wear a mask, avoid crowded places and continue to stay home!
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My heart truly aches for Mr Matsunaga. The strength he has shown since the incident is incredible.
I think I read somewhere at the time of the incident that Iizuka didn't even need to be driving that day as at his age and as part of his retirement benefits he had access to a government driver within Tokyo and surrounding environs.
I also didn't like the way Iizuka was treated with kid gloves and what appeared to be respectfully (people bowing, guiding him etc ) by the authorities and police when they bought him back to the incident scene last year to go through what had happened.
RIP Mana and little Riko and my continued deepest sympathy to Mr Matsunaga.
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Even in Japan celebrities seem to know best. Run for office if you think you can do better. The Japanese are more than happy to have the LDP as their rulers otherwise they wouldn't vote for them.
-9 ( +3 / -12 )
I have no idea what to deduce from all of these numbers anymore except that according to the J media Japan has done much better at curbing the impact and number of deaths connected to the virus.
-12 ( +3 / -15 )
Btw that wheelchair rugby is insane! Those guys have no fear.
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"Japan has weathered the pandemic better than many other countries, with around 15,600 deaths nationwide since the start"
Phew! That must be a great comfort to the relatives and friends of the deceased.
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Has the great one Shogun Bach returned?
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Delta variant peaking along with increased vaccinations and SOEs could be the reason for the decrease in numbers. Tap down vote now..
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Are there any Japanese unemployed "artists" and other assorted no-hopers protesting Shogun Bach's return, the Paralympics in general or spraying liquids in disabled people's faces while conducting the Paralympic torch relay?
2 ( +2 / -0 )
Osaka number well up over 2000 today. Weather improved this afternoon so local supermarkets and parks were a little busier.
The usual several maskless oyajis were able to enjoy a few cup sakes and no name beers at the "Eat in space" again in the Aeon supermarket.
10 ( +11 / -1 )
Good to see things under control in Kanto. Little sense of emergency. Some family members visited Tokyo Disneyland and the Skytree amongst other attractions this weekend. They reported that it was not too crowded, social distancing optional, plenty of masks worn as chinstraps. Lucky buggers are off to Okinawa tomorrow!
-20 ( +6 / -26 )
Close all bars and restaurants at 6pm. Last drinks at 5pm.
-7 ( +5 / -12 )
Yep. I was right. Looks like the number of cases peaked last week. The Olympic is over and the foreigner has left. The number of cases will continue to go down. Good job Tokyo!
-23 ( +12 / -35 )
Incomprehensible and unnecessary that this number should be so high. I'm pretty sure the person in their 20s was that young hotel worker in Osaka who died at home a couple of months ago despite his friend trying to contact him.
I feel so upset by this story and truly worry for myself and my family if we were faced with this situation.
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Still that's a huge decrease. Are we to assume the delta wave has passed its peak?
-44 ( +8 / -52 )
Banzai and Arigato Tokyo! President Bach, Ms Hashimoto, Ms Koike, PM Suga, Mr Coates and Dick Pound amongst others are to be commended and honored for their perservance and hard work in making the Olympic happen for the athlete and the spirit of the Tohoku.
-2 ( +7 / -9 )
President Trump is right again.
Some of US athletes are an utter disgrace. Pathetic virtue signalers.
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Okinawa 600+ Fukuoka 750+
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Bit of an outdoor drinking party nearly every second evening and sometimes morning at my local park and nearby dog run amongst some unmasked oyajis.
Should I call the cops?
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Let's be honest here. There has never really been a state of emergency anywhere in Japan during the Pandemic.
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I did look again. You can even see in her reflection on the train, no mask! LOL!
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