If we have to announce national emergency again, it will give traumatic damages to Japanese economy.
-1 ( +4 / -5 )
I am staying at a city in Tohoku for my mother who is at a nursing home. The home is located about 100 meters from a river running through the city. There is a river bank which is not very high. In the wake of floods and landslides happened in Kyushu, I became a little worried about the location of the home. I contacted a city hall and they said the home is located at a place included in "hazard map." The home was built about five years ago while hazard map was first instated several decades ago. I asked the city official, why the home was built despite the area was designated as a dangerous place in the hazard map? He said the "hazard map" is to awaken the cautiousness of people living in the area but the city does not have power to prohibit building houses there.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
What meaning does it have in testing while there is no cure medicine? Doctors are saying if the symptoms are not serious, stay home and relax like the cases of influenza. Testing and hospital beds have to be reserved for serious cases.
-6 ( +3 / -9 )
Are they worried about refunding the tickets already sold?
9 ( +9 / -0 )
Japan may be the top country in the world which loses money by natural disasters every year. We are broke.
1 ( +5 / -4 )
We cannot afford the Tokyo Olympics. Japanese companies cannot sponsor the event. Their coffers are empty.
9 ( +10 / -1 )
I always feel when disasters happen in Kyushu, they live closer to rivers and mountains. Probably, they do not have flat land very much. I am now in Tohoku temporarily. Here, we live in wider flat land and do not have much worries about flooding.
-1 ( +1 / -2 )
"Nikkei, Japan's sole nationwide commercial broadcaster" The were called Nippon Tampa Hoso before and was and is still broadcasting stock market and horse racing on short wave. Today, people prefer Radiko to listen to it since sound of short wave radio is unstable. Though it is nation wide, listeners are limited.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
Japanese people know we cannot have a politician of his caliber.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
In formality, Communist Party directs and controls China in ideas. The communist party is above the government and watch what the government does so that justice prevails. While the same communist party is allowing expansionism of the government and threatening the peace of neighboring countries.
2 ( +8 / -6 )
It is not the time we spend money for military defense but for pandemic defense.
12 ( +14 / -2 )
Japanese people know DENTSU - Japan's largest public relations company undertaking a lot of jobs of the government. They receive due commissions. The government is short staffed and they cannot handle everything.
-34 ( +6 / -40 )
Who thinks we can hold the Olympics next year?
10 ( +15 / -5 )
Some African-Americans in U.S. enjoy astronomical income in sports and music. That gives us an impression that America is an equal place and everybody is given same chances. But, that may be only a hypocrisy to cover the frustrations of many discriminated black people.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Of 34, 15 are Musashino Sogo Hospital which is a mental disease hospital. The hospital is lockdown and tracing is not difficult. This pandemic continues long. We have to live with it. Otherwise, economy falls.
11 ( +18 / -7 )
Can it not be checked by blood? Do not people get contracted from blood transfusion?
-2 ( +2 / -4 )
What happened this time in the civilized country America is not different we see in Africa and South America - rioting, looting etc. etc. Police brutality reminded me the movie "Godfather." If you want to understand U.S. truly, you have see "Godfather" movie series.
5 ( +8 / -3 )
Threat of the coronavirus is not gone. Koike and other leaders are toning down recently since economic damages are becoming serious. Holding down the pandemics and saving economy is a big dilemma. I think a solution is increasing tests - various tests are being developed. Even if they do not prove 100% accuracy, employ them as many as possible if possible to all the people. Then economy will recover sooner.
5 ( +5 / -0 )
I consider Twitter and other social medias a place for gossips. So, I do not take it seriously. It was my surprise that President of the United States used it very often to state his opinions and express his "feelings." From its nature of social media, it is not official and ideas are written without deliberation.
8 ( +11 / -3 )
Hands are full with the coronavirus.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Unlike optimism for telework, divorce may increase. It is not easy being together with other person 24 hours a day. What would happen if both husband and wife are working at home? Things are good keeping some distances even among a couple. They need a break. It is a happy time for a husband to drop in "izakaya" after work. Will it be possible a husband go out from his house to "izakaya" at night?
0 ( +1 / -1 )
When workers are at offices, they use company utilities free. But when they are at home, they have to use their own toilets, telephones, powers, water etc. If they are living in apartment houses, neighbors will complain about noises.
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
People and doctors focused on cancer too much and overlooked danger of infectious diseases by viruses. Study about viruses must be strengthened.
-5 ( +0 / -5 )
That also means they used to visit clinics without serious problems.
14 ( +16 / -2 )
According to your logic, the coronavirus was brought in to Wuhan by travelers and China is a victim of the virus. They are saying the world should thank China. They held down the disease quick by locking down Wuhan. The Chinese government so claims. Or the virus fell from sky?
7 ( +9 / -2 )
It might not be the laboratory but It is a sure thing that it originated in China. They have a responsibility to explain to the world why it got started from China.
14 ( +18 / -4 )
Posted in: As the coronavirus pandemic forces the U.S. to step back from its global leadership role, now is the time for Japan to reassess its overreliance on its top ally and build its own defense capabilities.