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: Girl under one year old in serious condition after virus infection See in context

Oh gosh, talk about an error with consequences. Now they are understaffed at a critical time.

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Posted in: Experts warn of health care collapse in Japan if virus keeps spreading See in context

Why would the regular hospitals be at breach point now?

If you had several months of seeing people dropping dead around the world, why have you have made no solid plan for an outbreak?

Isn’t that the role of a central government?

There should be already extra beds with ventilators and staff ready in case. This should be ongoing.

We are arguably one of the three richest nations on earth! I see empty building all over Osaka.

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Posted in: Companies cancel welcome ceremonies for new recruits See in context

Good, Ceremonies suck! Especially here

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Posted in: Japan enacts legislation to facilitate employment until age 70 See in context

The only question here is whether the retirement age is rolled back.

That wont happen!

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Posted in: Private-sector advisers to Abe call for massive economic stimulus measures See in context

Seems painfully obvious that the media (mouthpiece of LDP) changed their rhetoric.

When the Olympics were on it was “calm but alert” and now that its off, literally the day after, Koike began calling for a state of emergency.

Is this heightened sense a backup plan to say that they did do all that they could?

Anyways its good that the big companies are always in with big government and are sooo rich that now in crisis time they have to focus on giving all the cash back to small businesses and they can afford it too.

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Posted in: New York mobilizes against onslaught from virus See in context

LOL Nice Mask. Probably just as effective too

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Posted in: Guide to reduce virus risks issued for schools before reopening See in context

Being Japan this is more like a general public procedure guide for humans.

Funny thing is, its probably the only nation where all the kidz and schools will literally do it.

Japan’s tendency to not touch so much and wear masks may have helped to not have an earlier surge in deaths.

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Posted in: Echoes of Great Depression as Australian jobless queue for help See in context


They aren’t Italy

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Posted in: Abe says schools to reopen after spring break; remains cautious about big events See in context


The examples you just gave are good enough.

I’m hoping for the best since the IC wards are not overflowing with covid-19 patients here.

Thats the best case scenerio as the virus cannot be stopped.

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Posted in: Abe says schools to reopen after spring break; remains cautious about big events See in context

Hey I agree with those who say they arent testing enough.

But there are not large amounts of elderly ill or dying such as elsewhere. It is also kind of showing that the virus is affecting Japan in another way that Europe and the States.

Mass testing everyone is also what NOT to do if you don’t want to overwhelm your own system.

And don’t tell me that Japan does autopsies on only 3% like some were claiming earlier. You still need a reason of death by the coroner, and I think Corona Virus deaths would be investigated.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested after fight over vandalism to car See in context

Kinda defies logic if someone (a) vandalizes your property (b) throws you up against a wall, that ultimately you get arrested for assault by pushing him back too?

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Posted in: Abe says schools to reopen after spring break; remains cautious about big events See in context

So the government is really betting that the worst has come and gone.

If they re open everything, and then there’s a problem...they should step down.

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Posted in: Abe says schools to reopen after spring break; remains cautious about big events See in context

Logic meets reality in a whole new way during the Corona era.

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Posted in: Governors ask people to avoid Osaka-Hyogo trips during long weekend See in context

Funny that the Governor will discourage it, but then JR, Hankyu, Hanshin, and even more government approved and built large super virus carrier train lines will transport a hundred people in one car to breathe all over each other while exercising caution folks)

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Posted in: Governors ask people to avoid Osaka-Hyogo trips during long weekend See in context

As a Kobe born, and Osaka resident, this doesn’t make me feel very good.

Hearing the advice, and yet being aware of the actual situation makes this potentially another deadly scenario. Japan has a lot of old people but aren’t they worried about the spread?

I think we should we feeling lucky that we got some time and preparing for the worst case scenario.

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Posted in: Aso calls Tokyo 2020 the 'cursed Olympics' See in context

Aasoodesuka Aso San

Is that a fact as well? The Brazil Olympics had the Zika Virus.

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

It doesn’t seem like large numbers of locals here are getting very sick or dying (like all over the world), so I am hoping for the best, while being prepared (got a weeks worth of essentials) and being as careful as possible.

Since most places that got the virus initially, have steadily seen their own epidemics, does Japan’s low death rate mean its been somewhat contained, or are we not seeing the real damage and effect, or has it not yet run its course?

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Posted in: Ringleader in bogus Tokyo land sale given 12-year jail term See in context

Yeah, basically this headline invokes a common feeling...

This guy really pissed off the wrong people! Or is money really so much more important than people? Really seems so

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Posted in: Japan to ask travelers from Europe to self-quarantine for 14 days See in context

If you get quarantined on arrival in Japan, it will be out of pocket.

¥60,000 if I remember correctly

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Posted in: Japanese man who threatened to spread coronavirus dies See in context

You know what? After seeing this guy on the news with his arms around a girl who was just doing her job (she later got infected by the way), I have almost no pity for him.

Who knows how many others he infected?

Sir, you don’t care about other’s lives at all? Looks like you just lost yours...

Good riddance

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Posted in: Plane leaves Japan for Greece to collect Olympic flame See in context

Can someone explain to me why “high level” people are abstaining (due to the Virus) but “low level” officials will now do the dirty work?

What the heck? Is it too dangerous for these high levelers? Then don’t take the salary if you can’t deal with the responsibility!

Take your name off the delegation head and put ur low level official there for all I care.

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Posted in: Australian TV editor suspects Hanks' wife gave him virus See in context


No you read it right but why would one guys testimony question what you know?

1 out of 10 develop such a severe illness (thats almost untreatable) that they need the iCU unit.

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Posted in: Coronavirus to cut foreign visitors' spending in Japan by estimated ¥981.3 bil See in context

I have not seen any large scale drop in price.

Theres definitely nearly no Chinese or Korean tourists, but more western ones (albeit that may seem to be since theres few others).

People are not paranoid to go out and eat and drink though perhaps they should be a little more.

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Posted in: Some Japanese fret more over economy and virus than Olympics See in context

ALL JAPANESE (except those who make their living off of using public tax payer money) care about the economy than the Olympics!

What a nonsense headline

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Posted in: Will Abe declare emergency over coronavirus after law revision? See in context

Kind of a silly headline?

Abe will declare a state of emergency if Japan experiences a huge amount of illnesses and overloads the public system.

Besides that, why would any government want to do that?

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Posted in: Express train knocks suicide jumper back onto platform, injuring 3 people See in context

Suicide is what it is.

Taking others out with you is what it is as well.

I think everyone has a point here.

But imagine if someone jumped off a building but also smashed ur child, family member, or loved one?

It is selfish and horrible as well.

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

Wow so they sadistically tortured their own daughter to death.

They should get life like they gave her!

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Posted in: Scrapping cherry blossom parties like taking hugs away from Italians: Koike See in context

Koike Yuriko

Rech and Concerned citizen.

A lot of people felt her analogy was ridiculous. Of course you two still have valid comments, it’s just that 85% of people don’t agree with you.

Hanami is once a year and involves intoxication for most. It’s a downgraded BBQ.

A better analogy would be...bowing is to Japanese, what a hug and kiss is to Italians. Eating under a tree is not a greeting in another culture.

Also, why would someone wonder why they get downvoted?? :)))

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Posted in: Customers who complain and are abusive are frustrated that they can’t get an item that they used to buy all the time, and they develop a sense of deprivation. They also feel stuck with no way out as the outbreak continues with no end in sight. See in context

Masks are not a sanitary item in Japan.

They are part of the shy, hide, and not be seen culture.

Even preschoolers will often don a mask when not sick just for the heck of it.

Paul Laimal-convoy, Agreed! Re education is really needed here.

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