So that basically means they don't believe in the vaccines. Consequently, free travel to Japan becomes impossible for ever, given that Corona will stay and not disappear.
I bet this is going on as long as they recognize other countries have opened up and make money of tourism again.
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Hopefully they get their heads out of their a**es and cut the quarantine rules for fully vaccinated residents coming back from overseas soon.
I read they are lobbying the Japanese vaccin passport overseas but technically even a Japanese vaccine passport helps you zero in Japan ..
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I will take this SoE quasi-serious. (Not at all)
I will drink my quasi-non-alcoholic (Highball) beverages while enjoying spending time in my quasi-temporary home. (Could be a park, hiroba or other open places to sit.)
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Have they seen theasses of people strolling in Omotesando and co, or the morning trains? I doubt it would make any difference to have a 50-75% capacity at Olympic venues.
Without the public, why bother having the games at all? Reschedule them to next year, or even October could be in time to have plenty of ppl vaccinated. (I know it is not that easy with all the organisation in the background)
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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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...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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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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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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Additional comment, Isshiki Beach near Zushi is nicer
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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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Cool, did they use the latest version of WordArt to create the presentation slide?
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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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I really need to learn how to use the quote function...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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