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Posted in: Japan's spending slump eases as economy reopens See in context

What lockdown? Did I miss something?

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Posted in: Pandemic gets Japan's automated delivery services on the road See in context

6 km per hour? That‘s the same speed as I walk.....

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Posted in: Experts meet on how to prevent Go To campaign from spreading coronavirus See in context

Why don’t they promote the Olympics while they’re at it!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 67 COVID-19 cases; highest since state of emergency lifted See in context

The next thing we will see is the absolute number of deaths decreasing .....

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Posted in: Spread out See in context

Don‘t think so.....

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Posted in: Gov't to set guidelines on economic restart on Monday See in context

Never was so little said by so many

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Posted in: Robots on hand to greet coronavirus patients in hotels See in context

Just what I was looking forward too!

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Posted in: Toyota offers redesigned van to transport serious COVID-19 patients See in context

An exhaust fan continuously expels air from the rear compartment out of the vehicle so that it will not be circulated to the forward compartment, preventing infection

I hope the air is suitably filtered before being expelled - not that some passerby on the street waiting to cross the road at the traffic lights end up getting infected!

Hospitals accepting patients would ne nice too!

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

Biccamera Ikebukuro was busy this afternoon - as were many stores around the station....

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Posted in: Please stay away See in context

Shouldn't everyone be staying at home - including the locals?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who will pay for delay See in context

Japan is officially spending $12.6 billion to organize the Olympics, .....

of which about $25 billion has already been spent!

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Posted in: Tests show 11 people who died last month were infected with coronavirus: media See in context

Think there are a few zeros missing.......

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Posted in: Coronavirus outbreak sparks harassment at workplaces in Japan See in context

Fujino also urged people working at home to be more careful about their choice of words when communicating online.

"People need to be aware that it is hard to communicate their feelings (online) and be respectful of the feelings of people on the other end," she said.

Shouldn’t we always be careful when choosing I words, whether online or in person?

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Posted in: As coronavirus infections mount, Japan at last expands testing See in context

.....two white tents were put up this week in anticipation of more virus-related visits.

Problem solved!

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Posted in: M6.9 quake hits off islands south of Tokyo See in context

Felt it here in Tokyo!

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Posted in: Japanese health care facilities stretched thin, doctors say See in context

Midleading picture to go with the story.

Those beds are for quarantine before entering the country. Nothing to do with medical cases!

Let’d carry on midleading the people.

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Posted in: Major Japanese cities quiet after state of emergency declared See in context

"We have employees working from home, but there are tasks that force me to come to the office, such as dealing with documents that need to be signed with a seal," he said.

Welcome to the 21st Century Mr JR Executive!

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Posted in: Support groups fear domestic violence spike amid calls for people to stay home See in context

The thin veneer of civilization.

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Posted in: Abe declares state of emergency until May 6 for Tokyo, 6 prefectures See in context

No where in the article does it state what it means for the restrictions in the daily lives of us citizens - only what the implications are for the economy.

We now know the true priorities of the government!

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Posted in: Many schools in Japan reopen after monthlong coronavirus shutdown See in context

In Kyoto, where elementary schools are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, Megumi Aoyama, 34, welcomed the move, saying she was worried that the further prolonging of school closures would affect her daughter who enters elementary school this year.

"I hope the school will teach her hand-washing habits and other aspects of hygiene," she added.

So that is what schools are for? Where is the parental responsibility?

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Posted in: Japan to keep hospital beds for severely ill; use hotels for mild coronavirus cases See in context

Not sure if hotels are well suited - difficult to sterilize, keep clean, ....

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

So has Sony shut all of its factories in Japan, if all of its employees are working from home? I don‘t think so!

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Posted in: Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus See in context

Will it be a lockdown, or Japanese interpretation of a lockdown, i.e carry on as before but pretend we are in lockdown?

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

And what about on Monday? Back to business as normal?

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Posted in: Robot passenger See in context

Wonder who is leading the way.....

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Posted in: Cities compete for panda as Japan-China relations improve See in context

Free the pandas!

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Posted in: Why do Japanese recycle bins have two openings but dump everything into the same compartment? See in context

It’s partially born out of Japan’s general aversion to snacking while walking (which means locals aren’t likely to generate much trash while out and about) and partially out of the fact that just about everyone, men and women, carry some sort of bag (which lets them carry home whatever trash they do generate), but it’s still an inconvenience.

Guess you can spin anything these days.

Thought it was more due to the fact that the bins were removed sometime in the past for whatever reason.....

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Posted in: 15 rude things not to do on trains in Japan See in context

15 ‚rude‘ things not to do on trains anywhere

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Posted in: Shinkansen to require reservations for large suitcases from next May See in context

Travelled many times on the Shinkansen and never seen any space where they could possibly store this additional luggage.

There are a lot of reserved seats on these trains, a pre-condition for travelling with over-sized luggage, so potentially you would need a lot of reserved space for this luggage.

Hopefully you also get to sit near your luggage - and not walk half the length of the train.

Guess it‘s going to make those annoying announcements on the train even longer!

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Posted in: Japan speculates over identity of final Olympic torchbearer See in context

Kumamon!

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