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: China mourns thousands who died in country's coronavirus epidemic See in context

No word of apology to the world.

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Posted in: Koike pressures Abe to declare state of emergency See in context

Why cannot Tokyo do the same thing while London and Paris can do? Is that because too many things and functions gather in Tokyo?

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Posted in: Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients See in context

Suggesting the Olympic will not be able to hold next year.

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Posted in: Japan to give face masks to 50 mil households to fight virus See in context

What happened to 0.6 billion masks Abe promised to secure? It is unimaginable industrially advanced country Japan cannot produce simple masks automatically.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 63 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase See in context

Global economy invited two disasters. One is terrorism and the other prevalence of local illnesses.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor says people can enjoy cherry blossoms next year See in context

British prime minister Johnson revealed he was found positive. I see all Japanese politicians appear without masks before people. They are meeting many people everyday. I guess some of them are positive already. Prince Charles also revealed he is positive too. I think it is brave and good that they do not hide it. In Japan, it is a stigma. It is not the case. It is not that we visit bad places and bring back venereal diseases.

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

You cannot buy masks and hand cleaning alcohols at stores. I think those goods should be distributed by public offices to individuals rather than leaving it to "merchants." Their purpose is to make profits. They maybe turning goods to profitable channels. We have a saying in Japan from the Edo period "Folding screens and merchants cannot stand straight."

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

Iis very difficult to observe all the warnings the government and others call for to avoid the colonavirus. "Stay at home." It is impossible to continue social life.

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Posted in: China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province See in context

I wish China's and Chinese people's hygine consciousness improves from now on.

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Posted in: Experts warn Japan may not have enough new virus test kits See in context

Under the present situation there is no effective cure therapy existing, increasing testing people only enhances panic of society. Remember 20% of positive people die and they are mostly aged frail people. Japanese preventive way of finding "clusters" of the contracted people and effectively confining them is effective. Japan is buying time till cure therapy is found.

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

I think Japan's total number of deaths have not particularly increased since the coronavirus outbreaks.

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Posted in: Fukushima brewers look to push sake globally See in context

Does not alcohol of sake in human bodies kill virus?

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

I am not much bothered that Japanese government does not test everyone. I do not want to be found positive and treated like a criminal. It is like a witch hunt.

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Posted in: Nations employ drastic tactics to fight pandemic See in context

I wonder how the world changes in doing businesses with China after the coronavirus crisis. Xi's "One belt, One road" dream will be reconsidered by European countries.

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

I thought it was enacted as the law passed the diet. Opposed are Japan Communist Party and Social Democratic Party as always. If it takes the declaration of the prime minister. Do it quick. The law is applicable only to the situation of this time - the coronavirus crisis.

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

Of course. the one is a matter of life and death and the other a pastime.

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Posted in: Trump first foreign leader to call for postponing Tokyo Olympics See in context

Nobody including Mori and Koike as well as Abe think we can hold Tokyo Olympics this summer. They are thinking how they can reduce economic losses.

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Posted in: WHO declares coronavirus crisis a pandemic See in context

The coronavirus holders are treated as if they are contracted with serious epidemic diseases. While 80% of holders are without symptoms. I think they are acquiring immuninty and they will be safe as immune holders to the recurrences of the coronavirus of this time.

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Posted in: Stocks rebound from big losses on hope for U.S. economic aid See in context

Americans eat well and have big and strong bodies are not very nervous about the coronavirus. I like their strong hearts.

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Posted in: Sumo tournament begins without spectators for 1st time See in context

The sumo association has an exclusive broadcasting contract with NHK. Without the money they get from NHK, The sumo association goes broke. It is not disclosed how much NHK pays to the sumo association. I want to know.

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Posted in: Abe in dilemma as coronavirus response could cut both ways See in context

"Daijobu!" No epidemic continued forever. The coronavirus comes to an end. Cure therapy (vaccine) will be available from next year.

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Posted in: Gov't unveils zero-interest loan scheme for firms hit by virus See in context

I want to borrow the money - no interest and no collaterals. How long can I borrow?

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Posted in: Warren ends presidential campaign See in context

The next American president will be either Trump or Biden. People say Trump is likely to win but viewing the result of Super Tuesday, it will not be a sure thing. Super Tuesday result shows Biden's middle of the road is getting support of people. I felt Trump's extreminism is losing support of people. Trump's role is over. Toxin is enough with four years.

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Posted in: Coronavirus temporary legislation likely to clear lower house on March 12 See in context

Democracy takes time. Communist China is quick and drastic.

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Posted in: IOC stands firm on Tokyo Games despite coronavirus concerns See in context

IOC revenue depends 60% from broadcastings. They will hold Tokyo Olympics 2020 without visitors but broadcasting the games.

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Posted in: Japan defends cautious approach on coronavirus testing as 7th death reported See in context

So many cautions and preventions are announced or recommended because the cure is not established. It is impossible to do all the cautions and preventions to continue our daily life.

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Posted in: Japan issues coronavirus medical guidance as infections rise See in context

People cannot buy masks at stores. They are all sold out while the authority says throw away the used masks. I heard a good news that there is no problem using the same masks repeatedly after washing them if the same person is using the masks.

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Posted in: Avoid crowds and non-essential gatherings, health minister urges See in context

I caught a little cold. But I do not go to a clinic which is run by my cousin. If I am found with the coronavirus, his clinic will go out of business.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S., S Korea discuss coronavirus, N Korea See in context

Thank you Yrral for your information. They die of pneumonia. I am now watching NHK TV Sunday Discussion. They are discussing the coronavirus. Four authorities are attending including Katsunobu Kato, the minister of Health and Welfare. Nobody is wearing a mask and Kato is caughing often.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S., S Korea discuss coronavirus, N Korea See in context

There are a lot of talks about the new coronavirus - how to get around. But, there is no talks about what hospitals and doctors can do if we become sick. There is no established therapies by now.

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