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Posted in: UK-Japan trade talks make progress; both sides want deal by end of year See in context

Makes perfect sense to me. Two allies that share a world view on many issues (not all, but enough).

Definitely stronger working together.

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Posted in: Plenty of space See in context

I was there a few weeks back and strangely the beach does not "as clean" as it used to (it's a relative term).

I'm all for the Olympics and the Triathlon being staged there, but I was expect it to look better and be cleaner after the investment.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor calls for restraint in travel during Obon holidays See in context

@Kumagaijin

100% agree.

Many people thinks that their kind of life is the best and correct life. And they expect that other people live the same (probably boring) lif like themselves.

They don't understand that each person has a different life, a different life story, different life problems, different jobs...

And different opinions and actions how to manage and handle the Corona Sitaution in Japan.

We need to find a compromise. Sure people need to go out, but we should be clear about which establishments are suitable.

Even during the height of the "state of emergency" here in Tokyo, there were some bars that continued to operate (most not suitable), which is what happens when you force people underground.

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Posted in: U.S. forces begin virus testing on all personnel arriving in Japan See in context

Wow. How is this even possible?

The country with the highest number of recorded cases, and now we start to test.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 266 new cases of coronavirus See in context

carpslidyToday  04:20 pm JST

After consecutive 20 days of 100 plus cases, Tokyo has recorded just 3 deaths.

Nationally 13000 cases and only 13 deaths

Hopefully this low death rate will continue.

Those stats are amazing.

Either they show a pretty successful approach, or someone is playing with the numbers (as some on here claim).

If they are playing with the numbers, and let's say the death rate is double this amount, it would still be low compared to other similar sized countries.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 260 new coronavirus cases See in context

HAMBURGERToday  07:54 pm JST

Where can a foreigner who lives here alone and feels scared turn for help?

Could try the official helplines in Tokyo. Don't know how useful they are.

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/flow

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

moreskeToday  06:01 pm JST

TokyoiteToday  02:42 pm JST

moreskeToday  01:23 pm JST

I think that the number of infections has always been high. They had no interest to publish the real numbers before the decision about the Olympics. Later Koike had no interest to communicate the real numbers before her re-election. But now they have to admit step by step the truth. Why should the situation in Tokyo be different than in the other big cities in the world?

If this is true, can you explain the incredibly low death rate?

2020/07/09 = 0

2020/07/10 = 0

2020/07/11 - 1

2020/07/12 = 0

2020/07/13 = 1

2020/07/14 = 0

2020/07/15 = 1

2020/07/16 = 

If living people with symptoms cannot be tested, do you really think that the authorities test people postmortem? I don't trust the official statistics. There are too many political and economical interests.

*@moreske - ***Just to be clear, you believe there is a conspiracy to hide the causes of death?**

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

SoylentGreenToday  02:04 pm JST

ChabbawangaToday  01:50 pm JST

Anyone got a link to a reliable source regarding postmortem testing for covid?

They don't do it.

Any proof?

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/07/national/testing-corpses-coronavirus/

Not conclusive, but interesting reading never the less. Definitely needs to be investigated more.

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

SoylentGreenToday  02:04 pm JST

ChabbawangaToday  01:50 pm JST

Anyone got a link to a reliable source regarding postmortem testing for covid?

They don't do it.

Any proof?

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

moreskeToday  01:23 pm JST

I think that the number of infections has always been high. They had no interest to publish the real numbers before the decision about the Olympics. Later Koike had no interest to communicate the real numbers before her re-election. But now they have to admit step by step the truth. Why should the situation in Tokyo be different than in the other big cities in the world?

If this is true, can you explain the incredibly low death rate?

2020/07/09 = 0

2020/07/10 = 0

2020/07/11 - 1

2020/07/12 = 0

2020/07/13 = 1

2020/07/14 = 0

2020/07/15 = 1

2020/07/16 = 1

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

PGBToday  12:28 pm JST

The numbers are already way beyond that. As others have been repeating over and over, this number is meaningless if we don't know how many tests were conducted on that day.

People keep stating this, yet there is a website that lists daily the number of tests. Am I the only one with Google?

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/

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Posted in: Tokyo lifts coronavirus alert to highest level; 165 new cases reported Wednesday See in context

HAMBURGERToday  04:18 pm JST

Jax 3 months for nightclubs, 6 weeks for everything else. Subject to reevaluation later.

Need a more thought out approach. Just locking everything down is not the answer and can lead to other problems.

We've had 6 months of this now so should be able to plan a more strategic approach.

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Posted in: Gov't considers asking nightlife businesses to close to stem virus surge See in context

If they are sure that these are the main source for outbreaks, then what are they waiting for? Exactly how bad does it have to get?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 143 coronavirus cases; below 200 for 2nd day in a row See in context

If you want to see how Tokyo specific cases, including number of tests taken check here:

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en

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Posted in: Tokyo health officials ask over 800 theatergoers to get tested for coronavirus See in context

Hard to comprehend the foolishness that led to this situation.

Putting the whole country at risk, and for what?

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Posted in: Japan defense review slams China's virus 'disinformation' See in context

Pukey2Today  12:43 pm JST

We, along with USA, aren't doing too well with the virus. I know, let's talk about China.

Japan not doing too well? Have you actually been paying attention?

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Posted in: Tokyo to look into theater infections after 30 cases reported See in context

I'm starting to wonder if we fluked keeping the virus numbers down...

Seriously, with all we now know, how do things like this happen?

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Posted in: Okinawa governor wants tougher action after 61 U.S. Marines infected with coronavirus See in context

@savethegaijinJuly 12  07:40 am JST

"Also, the jab about celebrating Independence Day is ridiculous. Thousands upon thousands of Japanese people went out at the height of the first wave to get drunk under sakura trees without masks and social distancing, but I doubt the governor would find that comparable."

Not 100% accurate. For example the complete shutting of Yoyogi park after the first days of Hanami season due to people starting to gather.

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