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: Japanese ryokan, eateries use ingenuity in overcoming virus hardships See in context

Actually they should be targeting hikikomori instead. This is their chance to come out of their homes without fearing of coming into contact with crowds.

Japanese ryokan and eateries should make arrangements to pick up these people at night when there will minimal people wandering around.

Partition off certain areas at ryokans to practice social distancing so that each hikikomori will have their own private space. Offer one-to-one tours to off-the-beaten-track areas ( ie minimal crowds).

Who knows, after their stay, these hikikomori might just start opening up more to society.

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Posted in: Girl under one year old in serious condition after virus infection See in context

I pray for this little angel. I hope she will recover soon.

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Posted in: Taiwan to donate 10 mil masks to most needy countries See in context

Taiwan has done well with absolutely ZERO help from china, china-controlled WHO and the rest of the world.

Independence is not just a word for Taiwanese. It's a way of life.

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Posted in: U.S. prepares crackdown on Huawei's global chip supply See in context

Again, this kind of attacks on good chinese companies have to stop

Perhaps when these "good" china-nese companies stop stealing intellectual property from the US.

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Posted in: Virus breaks the mold for telework in office-bound Japan See in context

The only persons in this entire country against teleworking are 50-60 year old Japanese males

Pretty soon this will change to 25-60 year old females when they find that, with the husband spending more time at home, the kids are actually getting closer to their fathers and are forming stronger bonds with their Dads. This will trigger jealously and insecurity in the females because, heaven forbid, that the males might just make better parents than the females.

The older females will also feel threatened with the man of the house actually spending more time in the house because they (the females) have been accustomed to thinking that the house is now their domain....even though it's the males who paid for their homes.

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Posted in: Taiwan to donate 10 mil masks to most needy countries See in context

Woo Hoo! Well done, TAIWAN !!

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Posted in: Businessman paid $8.2 mil by Tokyo Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe See in context

Wow, the French really have got their priorities right. Wuhan virus going around? Let's investigate Olympics corruption..

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Posted in: Toyota to temporarily stop all plants in Europe, Russia See in context

Also, re-program & tweak your factory robots to start making ventilators, masks, Wuhan virus test-kits, etc.

Adopt a war-time mentality where industries switch to the war effort. Fighting the Wuhan virus IS war.

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Posted in: Toyota to temporarily stop all plants in Europe, Russia See in context

MESSAGE to Toyota and other Japanese auto-makers: Switch to making ambulances and other emergency vehicles....specifically with in-built quarantine /isolation chambers. Now is the time for it.

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Posted in: Industrial output in Japan edges up in February with supply disrupted by virus See in context

Jeff, you do have a point about the labor shortage. However, currently there are many who, thanks to the Wuhan virus, are now unemployed (eg, tourism industry, F & B staff, tour bus drivers, etc). They can be mobilized to make ( and transport) medical equipment.

But as usual in Japan, the red tape gets in the way....

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Posted in: Businessman paid $8.2 mil by Tokyo Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe See in context

How is he any different from china businessmen and CCP members who do the same in Western countries? Why do you think WHO and other big organizations keep kow-towing to them?

$$$$$$

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Posted in: Japan's Feb jobless rate flat at 2.4%; virus impact yet to appear in data See in context

Or rather, that's how you create more hakken and ukeoi jobs. Poorly paid and with zero job security

In these times, that's better than no job and no pay.

Problem is ventilation equipment is hand made in Japan and takes months to produce. From what I saw on TV there is just one producer in Japan and only 5 workers. There is no way they can supply enough.

Wow, that's unreal. And sad.

But it's also a call to duty for unemployed people to start their own companies (at least with government assistance) to start making more medical equipment. Or a sign that companies now have a large pool of people that they can employ to start meeting the demands in medical equipment.

Japan has a wealth of resources that are being under-utilized. Abandoned or make-shift factories can be utilized, workers can be quickly re-trained to make specific equipment (eg ventilators)

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Posted in: Industrial output in Japan edges up in February with supply disrupted by virus See in context

What should Japan do to increase output and create more jobs?

IMMEDIATELY start producing ventilators, masks, sanitizers, Wuhan virus test-kits, etc by the MILLIONS and sell them to countries that have started to reject Made-In-china test kits that have been found to be faulty.

Netherlands in the latest among several countries that have rejected china-nese masks and test kits because they are found to be faulty. Spain is one of the latest victims. They bought over $460 MILLION worth of medical equipment from china and found many of them to be faulty and substandard.

I dare say the world would rather trust Made In Japan medical equipment than cheap, faulty, substandard china-nese stuff.

And THAT'S how you create more jobs for Japanese.

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Posted in: Japan's Feb jobless rate flat at 2.4%; virus impact yet to appear in data See in context

What should Japan do?

IMMEDIATELY start producing ventilators, masks, sanitizers, Wuhan virus test-kits, etc by the MILLIONS and sell them to countries that have started to reject Made-In-china test kits that have been found to be faulty.

Netherlands in the latest among several countries that have rejected china-nese masks and test kits because they are found to be faulty. Spain is one of the latest victims. They bought over $460 MILLION worth of medical equipment from china and found many of them to be faulty and substandard.

I dare say the world would rather trust Made In Japan medical equipment than cheap, faulty, substandard china-nese stuff.

And THAT'S how you create more jobs for Japanese.

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Posted in: U.S. coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day; New York governor begs for help See in context

bass4funkToday 08:50 am JST

Not once the US started to take it seriously, once Donny started to take it somewhat seriously. Don’t blame the entire country for Donny downplaying the seriousness of this issue and contradicting the medical experts.

No, I blame the China for not being transparent and for not allowing US scientists to go there, to get more specific answers on combating this virus, information on patient zero and that never materialized. Trump didn’t take it seriously in the beginning and not only him, but DeBlasio and Dr. Oxiris Barbot downplayed the seriousness of this virus. A lot of people dropped the ball on this virus, but it was ultimately China that got the ball rolling on this and the very they could have done for the entire world is work with the US and other international scientists to have been more transparent.

https://youtu.be/M8kPFnfJINI

I AGREE FULLY.

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Posted in: Drop in China's new coronavirus cases; none in Hubei for sixth day See in context

garymalmgrenToday 03:16 pm JST

China needs to be held accountable for this virus.

The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 started in a marine barrack in the US.

Does the US need to held accountable?

If so, how?

If not, why not?

Because of wartime censorship the outbreak was not reported in allied media.

Spain was neutral and has no cencorship. Spanish media allerted the rest of the world (including Japan) and it was therefore named the Spanish Flu.

gary

Where did the Spanish flu come from?

The Spanish flu originated somewhere in northern China in late 1917 and swiftly moved to western Europe with the 140,000 Chinese laborers the French and British governments recruited to perform manual labor to free up troops for wartime duty.

China was Epicenter of 1918 Flu Pandemic, Historian Says:

https://www.history.com/news/china-epicenter-of-1918-flu-pandemic-historian-says

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Posted in: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus-caused pneumonia See in context

I am crushed.

His comedy antics brought tears of laughter for me.

And now I have tears of sadness.

Rest In Peace, Shimura san.

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Posted in: Panic buying continues in Tokyo as residents asked to stay home for weekend See in context

A truck driver delivering toilet paper and tissues to drug stores said he'd been working 12 to 13-hour shifts every day for the past month - compared with five-day weeks of 9-10 hours before the hoarding began.

Hoarding? No, it's called prepping.

"It's been tough," he told Reuters, declining to give his name. "This job involves a lot of lifting, so I don't know how long my body can last at this pace.

Thank you, unsung heroes. They make sure we get our basic necessities. I think energy drink companies should sponsor these folks who work so hard.

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Posted in: Japan struggles to get a grip on social distancing See in context

YubaruToday 06:59 am JST

Oh and how can all these "oyajis" enjoy their nightly drinks at their local snack, pub, or cabaret, if they have to "socially" distance themselves from the women serving them!

You are right. We don't know what kind of diseases those women have.

lol!

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Posted in: Japan struggles to get a grip on social distancing See in context

Open up those remote houses in the mountains and villages for rent. The ones that are a couple of hundred meters apart from each other. Entice folks to move there temporarily.

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Posted in: Pompeo says G7 agrees China spreading virus disinformation See in context

nostromoToday 09:10 am JST

I would remind Pompeo that the so called "Spanish Flu" after WW1 actually originated in the States and was brought to Europe but the American soldiers... Should we re-write the history books to get that correct?

Where did the Spanish flu come from?

The Spanish flu originated somewhere in northern China in late 1917 and swiftly moved to western Europe with the 140,000 Chinese laborers the French and British governments recruited to perform manual labor to free up troops for wartime duty.

China Epicenter of 1918 Flu Pandemic, Historian Says:

https://www.history.com/news/china-epicenter-of-1918-flu-pandemic-historian-says

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Posted in: New York mobilizes against onslaught from virus See in context

Jon Makay, of Harlem, wears an octopus hat to fend off coronavirus,

Where can I buy that China virus-fending octopus hat? LOL!

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Posted in: Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread See in context

Interesting how this pandemic (which I believe is real and requires strong measures to flatten the curve) will allow governments to enact many policies straight out of 1984 or Brave New World:

-Cashless societies

-Curfews and quarantines

-Tracking by smartphone, which must be kept on. Also, mandatory ownership and use of smartphone

-Mandatory use of government apps for basic services

-UBI

-Rewards for reporting bad behavior

-Government rationing

-Fines and arrests for spreading non-approved information

-Propaganda campaigns

In other words, daily life in communist china. That explains why they started this pandemic.

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Posted in: 76-year-old woman arrested after killing eldest son See in context

How does this happen? He must be able to over power her ... even if he wanted to die, at some point you have some reflex action to not die. Something is very fishy ...

The police may do a toxicology report and see if he was drugged.

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Posted in: Mother arrested over death of newborn child at home See in context

She was already taken care of seven people, and just couldn't handle one more.

How do we know this? What makes you think she was taking care of seven people? Living in the same house doesn't necessarily means she was taking care of them. What about the husband? He needs to work to feed 7 people and put a roof over their heads.

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Posted in: Mother arrested over death of newborn child at home See in context

We cannot judge because we don't know the whole story.

Like, who is the REAL father of the child? Weren't there anyone at home at that time?

What was she so afraid of ........ that made her want to kill an innocent baby?

Any prior mental problems?

Let's not be quick to shift the blame on her relatives.

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Posted in: 76-year-old woman arrested after killing eldest son See in context

But why did he get his mother to do it? Now she will have to live with the guilt and legal consequences

In a twisted way, maybe he felt that if he was going to die, it'd rather be at the hands of someone he loves.

Rest In Peace.

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Posted in: Pharma firm Anges, Osaka Univ to begin testing coronavirus vaccine on animals See in context

Japanese biopharmaceutical firm Anges Inc said on Tuesday that it and Osaka University had completed development of a DNA vaccine against the new coronavirus and that it would begin testing it in animals soon

I pray it works on humans soon. Well done, scientists.

As an aside, please beef up your cyber-security on your university and firm's computers. There's been an increase in cyber attacks on medical firms and hospitals by ransomware. Also, a certain jealous communist country may try to steal your data so that they can claim to be the ones who found a solution.

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Posted in: Mother kills 1-year-old daughter, then tries to kill herself See in context

Women issue here...where are all husbands ?

Driven away by misandrist family laws.

And why is it that whenever a woman commits a crime, people like you ALWAYS try to shift the attention towards the males?

There is ABSOLUTELY, NO REASON for this murderer to KILL a ONE -YEAR OLD CHILD by stabbing her in the CHEST !!

If she's such a victim of domestic violence, she could have gone after the HUSBAND with the knife. NOT THE CHILD !!

Rest In Peace to the poor child. An innocent victim of an adult woman's folly.

I am gritting my teeth as I write this. I am so tired of reading about Japanese children being killed by their own parents.

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Posted in: Cruise ship responsible for jump in Australia coronavirus cases See in context

I pray scientists and doctors find a vaccine soon.

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