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Posted in: Japan's cumulative total of coronavirus infections tops 90,000 See in context

I don't quite get what you all want to achieve by testing more. So then we have 10x the cases per day, what difference does it make?

We cannot contain it anymore. The virus is out there, it would only make sense to test the whole population at the exact same time and immediately quarantine all infected, which is impossible, to contain the virus. We have crossed the point of return.

It seems to work fine in Japan, hospitals are not overrun. If you see a tendency like that, then we can talk about countermeasures, but closing the economy again only as a preventative action does not safe but destroys lifes.

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Posted in: Typhoon nears Japan; heavy weekend rain expected in Tokyo See in context

...always on the weekend. Any meteorology experts out there care to explain?

I am sure it's biased, but I have the same feeling it's always on weekends...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 270 new coronavirus cases See in context

With fall and winter coming up (when respiratory infections invariably increase), with the Go To Travel campaign extended to include Tokyo, and with the Go To Eat, Go To Events, and Go To Shopping campaigns set to be launched, I fear we may be in for a rough ride this winter.

Looking forward to it! And when you do those activities, try to keep away from others, wear a mask and snot into your elbow.

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Posted in: Japan newlyweds can receive up to ¥600,000 to start new life See in context

How about raising child support money. who cares about marriage, the problem is the low birthrate.

5000JPY is just a joke, compared to other countries like Germany.

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Posted in: 6 beaches in and near Tokyo to chill out during summer See in context

Additional comment, Isshiki Beach near Zushi is nicer

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Posted in: 6 beaches in and near Tokyo to chill out during summer See in context

Went to shirahama the other day and was just disgusted with the amount of trash. Beach and water itself is nice but people, take your damn trash home!

Btw, isn't this article a little too late...

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Posted in: Handheld mask for dinner use See in context

Should have used that hand for a facepalm instead. Ridiculous

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Posted in: Defense agency holds 1st auction of discarded SDF equipment See in context

Cool, did they use the latest version of WordArt to create the presentation slide?

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Posted in: Social distancing - surf style See in context

Nothing compared to ginza today afternoon. I would rather worry about Ginza Mitsukoshi Masako baachan than Shonan surfer Ken

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Posted in: Japan's crowded trains spark fear of new coronavirus cases See in context

 Tokyo? You gotta be kidding! Tokyo is already one of the most congested cities in the world

You clearly have not been in congested cities yet...

So while I disguise the rush hour in Tokyo and also see it as a danger for a new spread, it's far different from night clubs and live houses, where people are moving much more, and a lot more aerosols are dispersed.

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Posted in: Japan more likely to completely end state of emergency on Monday See in context

I really need to learn how to use the quote function...

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Posted in: Japan more likely to completely end state of emergency on Monday See in context

2 things come to mind as to why Japan escaped relatively unscathed: people are generally much healthier here and personal/public hygiene is much better. The obesity level here doesn’t even come close to the US/UK levels. And Japan actually spends a lot of money keeping public things clean.

any other possibilities out there?

I think the absence of big events from February has been a big driver to, next to masks and less hugging/handshaking.

In Germany and Austria, a big driver were parties in Ischgl and the carnival as well as thee beer fest in Bavaria: all events with a lot of singing, loud talking and basically spitting in each others mouth. There is a theory that the amount of virus transmitted plays a role on how sick you can get. All this seemed to not happen in Japan: natural social distance, masks, few big events.

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Posted in: New shinkansen luggage rules start See in context

So a normal big travel bag does not fall into this category?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 23 new coronavirus cases; number below 100 for 5th day in row See in context

lets see what the numbers are 2 weeks from now, when the GW pachinko goers, surfers, pic-nickers, etc start getting sick

Surprised it took someone so long to post the obligatory "but wait and see what we have in 2weekz !!!!" Comment

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Posted in: Koike calls for state of emergency to be extended nationwide See in context

You don't need to glue your butt to your home. Go outside for a walk with the family, keep distance to others, wear masks, get some take out food from your local izakaya and enjoy the nice weather.

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Posted in: Lined up See in context

That is a dim sum place in yurakucho~

Why, if they are social distancing, are they standing in pairs? Are they all partners living in the same house

Ah, the Corona police on patrol?

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Posted in: Bullet trains, expressways, airports deserted ahead of Golden Week See in context

Roughly 600.000 + people are planning to travel by air or rail during Golden Week.

Guess we can expect a soaring COVID 19 infections soon after.

Ah, same soar we saw 2 weeks after the initial hanami, and the one 2 weeks after the full bloom hanami.

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Posted in: Japan starts 1st weekend under state of emergency as infection cases soar in Tokyo See in context

March 19, 2020: "The Tokyo 2020 will be held on schedule as planned."

April 7, 2020: Japan declares state of emergency.

Complete and utter ineptitude and denial on show

Jeez, yes we have heard and read it here a thousand times already.

I went to Ginza area to pick something essential up, 80% of businesses closed and notable less ppl.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 143 new coronavirus infections Sunday See in context

Lets wait 1-2 weeks from now and discuss it again.

i agree with you, let's discuss again.

2 weeks ago people were saying the same thing and we are still waiting for piling up dead bodies.

Don't get me wrong, we don't know how it will develop yet, but this panic scattering gets on my nerves.

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