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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 5,042 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 15,263 See in context

@Jim (first comment)

In what way is 5000 (or any number) a "physiological" number, maybe it is a different word you are thinking of...

(maybe check "physiological" in a dictionary...?)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 3,177 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 9,576 See in context

I expressed shock yesterday, I am less shocked today - have the floodgates opened? Let us hope testing gets easier - I got a load of test kits mailed from family overseas, people get them free from pharmacies/chemists/drugstores...

At least the number of Covid deaths has been lower (though there is always a time lag...)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,629 See in context

I think most of us, whatever our views on this situation will be blown away by 2848.

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Posted in: Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics See in context

"Miyagi and neighbouring Ibaraki", really?

Did just Fukushima prefecture just melt into the ocean, or is it a prefecture not allowed to be mentioned in Olympic-related articles because, you know...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 732 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,230 See in context

Got it Zoroto, source for us if you provide us with a link would be hugely appreciated! (It is not that you are not believed)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 732 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,230 See in context

Did we read that right, 204 death?. Admire the honesty if so!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,175 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,045 See in context

More women then men

More in their 40s than 30s

slight variations against the (general) trend...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,274 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,521 See in context

Cripes, what a low number of tests (re the weekend factor, see my comment yesterday)!

And,

@Derek Grebe of course already "I.D"d the absurdly high positive rate...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,240 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,321 See in context

@Reckless

Yep my UK PCR (required to re-enter Japan) cost me 22000yen, and the "Special" Skyliner plus "Special" taxi cost me 20000yen. Now UK requires one as well to enter (I did not need it)...

However, Japan 3 day hotel isolation, 3 meals a day and 2 tests are (were?) free and the flight was reasonable (with no change booking fees). The airline blocked middle seats of three, too and hygiene kit and shield free...

Keep checking in to post from Florida!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,240 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,321 See in context

Slightly fewer comments early on, I understand it.

Two new slants for me;

We "accept" - well maybe acknowledge - lower testing numbers on weekends here, but WHY are the testing numbers lower? There is, we are told, a pandemic, should not testing be expanded to take account of people's availability to be tested? If it is 10,000 Tokyo tests on a weekday (whether too low or about right, immaterial to my point), why not maintain those numbers on a weekend?

Looking at the (Tokyo) numbers today, I have been expecting a higher male to female ratio. Other posters?

I have finished isolation now and have to say, was reassured having had two tests in the U.K and two on my return (compulsory and free).

Keep the comments going all, even on "quieter" days!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,592 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,759 See in context

We are still in a holding pattern, though the concerning things are the full range of age groups as well as the number of people with serious symptoms...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,809 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,014 See in context

Anybody, genuine question, not looking for analysis, up-votes, down-votes, shake-it-all-about votes;

Non-Tokyo cases rising faster than Tokyo cases?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,809 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,014 See in context

Didou,

I think this is one of those "holding" days, difficult to define a trend - unless we see some outlier in the non-Tokyo-to figures a few hours hence

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,001 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,133 See in context

At least the number of tests was higher, still short of the figures Koike was spouting last year.

There is a balance, but whichever way you slice it, testing numbers are too low.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Testing rates per country toward the right of the chart.

In absolute cases, you will see Japan at 40, I think...

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Posted in: U.S. carries out its 1st execution of female inmate since 1953 See in context

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/05/lisa-montgomery-death-row-execution-history

Another history of lady's unthinkably bad childhood and youth...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,502 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,587 See in context

Could almost copy and paste comment from yesterday

Pathetic number of tests, even though a National Holiday (January 11)

Alarmingly high ratio of positive tests

Tomorrow...more tests (weekday testing from January 12), I shudder in apprehension...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,433 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,871 See in context

quite a high death toll

should be near-three digit figures from Friday on (three days' reporting lag)...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,433 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,871 See in context

@theResident. Yep, correct, took a free Lateral Flow test with my parents in NW England early on the day of arrival in the U.K, free and no fuss, so soon we knew our "bubble" (UK government word, not mine, folks) was negative. Same day did the PCR test (GBP150) to back that up and get me back on the plane to my little home and (Zoom) job in Tokyo.

Folks, if the test is cheap and available in Tokyo - get it! (But do not risk catching the 'rona in the line/queue!)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,433 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,871 See in context

@ theResident

Nice advice, not the greatest test, the Lateral Flow, but my result from it matched my PCR.

And...they ve been plenty of people down there on Dogenzaka in Shibuya spitting in a cup for a few years now...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,433 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,871 See in context

Well, I tried to be positive the last few days - for sake of balance - being basically a worried poster - but this is UNDENIABLY BAD NEWS

1 The ratio of positive tests.

2 The fact that this is weekend testing data, when numbers are lower (fewer tests).

3 The PAUCITY of testing (this is different from above points). There is a new strain (actually, regardless of that), this figure - by global standards - is astoundingly pathetic.

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Posted in: Here’s why Japanese supermarkets play 'cheap' background music all day, according to Twitter See in context

If you want cool (Brit) 70s and 80s classics, boys,n,gals, now then-now-then arrgh. arrgh, Hanamasa supermarket in Tomigaya (Yoyogi) in Shibuya-ku, I can imagine nearby resident Shinzo Abe playing air-guitar to Duran Duran's "Ordinary World" in the wee hours there. Oh yeah, Rock On!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 970 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,535 See in context

Nationwide figures comment.

A few times Osaka(fu-) had higher cases than Tokyo(to-) (and that caught out the Japantoday reporting template a few times, sorry guys!) but never can I recollect Kanagawa-ken getting figures near those of Tokyo-to...anybody?

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Posted in: 'Sex and the City' revival coming on HBO See in context

hey boys, pleasantly surprised watching it last lockdown; ain't no The Sopranos, though...

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Posted in: Man United and Liverpool to meet in 4th round of FA Cup See in context

Another Premier League draw for Lpl!

17 out of 26 domestic cup draws for Liverpool under Klopp have produced such a draw. Cripes, Zichi...are we cursed?!

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Posted in: Japanese mother, 3 children die in house fire in Australia See in context

@Speed - and anybody

Yes, jump, IF YOU CAN! I entered a house fire on my way home one night in Fuchu, Tokyo way back.

Above a linen shop.

my clothes melted on my body climbing the stairwell and I went back

climbed upto the kitchen first/second floor balcony with a purloined laddrer when the gas blew the kitchen windows out,

leapt, fell to the parking lot - no major new injuries beyond those initial burns and smoke inhalation...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 970 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,535 See in context

@theResident

Aye, that peak (dependent on number of tests conducted, after all) would not likely be reflected until JT's figures published Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. If we get higher figures before then (in light of the three-day lag), we are in the poop and I will be in with the doom-mongers rather than my usual balanced self!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 970 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,535 See in context

Before commenting, we surely have to remember;

This decrease - though welcome - is from weekend testing JT will surely post the number of tests later, so we can gauge better either progress, or lack thereof

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,219 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,876 See in context

@AG

Read carefully! Today's JT numbers are for testing FRIDAY January 8.

The encouraging thing is down over the last few days which shows a decline over last week's weekday test results...

Hence the rest of my comment.

For as long as I can remember, this website uses testing figures from three days' previously.

Surely all posters know this, or at least READ the article?

Today is a Public Holiday, so numbers lower this coming Thursday on JT?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,219 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,876 See in context

Again, slightly encouraging.

BUT, next three days' figures will be skewed by being measure over the three day weekend.

AND, I did not like the youngsters' celebrating the coming-of-age day holiday in close groups speaking loudly...augurs badly.

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Posted in: Northern Ireland-Britain supply chain at risk of collapse, hauliers warn See in context

And Scots face too much red-tape to export their wonderful quality fresh seafood sufficiently quickly (see the Guardian). Thanks brexiteers for making the break-up of the U.K more likely, thanks a bunch.

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