Having a few thousand people attend something at Jingu Baseball Stadium this afternoon, with people all taking their masks off to drinkalcohol, and then super crowded sidewalks as they left... yeah... that is part of the plan right? That will slow the spread?
There is no plan.
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Although an Aussie... this was a ridiculous idea.
And yes, tens of thousands of Aussies really stuck overseas.
I am not ‘stuck’ but would rather be in QLD now (like I do for a few months a year) then be in Tokyo...
But better than elsewhere I guess.
And the Olympics will be 100x worse than the Aussie Open in bringing the virus in.
such is life....
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I have been absolutely exhausted for 2 weeks... knees and hand joints aches fro a few days real bad... dry throat for a week... harder than normal to breath for a few days... no temp over 37c now... getting over it now.
“Not the virus, won’t test you”
Hence I am truly skeptical of these numbers.
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... the virus will just magically disappear come April...
wow... the pigs are flying backwards
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What do the restaurants have to do after a ‘Go To Eat’ booking arrives? Do they verify via a website or app? Do they input amount spent etc?
Does the website even know the maximum capacity of the restaurants?
Sounds too easy to rip off the scheme, and your local restaurant probably would mind if you book 5 seats but turn up as a couple regularly. You both win.
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Will they be doing 2 weeks of quarantine before the meeting? I doubt it.
Just by the very nature of their work, and those accompanying them, they most probably meet a lot of people and are in a high risk of spreading the virus internationally.
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Who has a first aid certificate or in charge of first aid until ambulance arrives???... met by blanks stares.
Company with over 300 employees.
Said they will just call 119 if anything happens....
hence people die a lot of very preventable deaths here from what I read and see on the news.
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Don’t include Tokyo... so I am saving my money until I can travel overseas again.
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It certainly won’t be over by the end of August... and it will most probably be way more than a 1000 per day by then too.
People in my area seem to be partying on at Izakaiyas and such with way less caution than when the levels were very low. Some places the staff now DONT wear a mask and have taken down the plastic partitions. Nuts!
I have seen that sign in my apartment building for at least 2 weeks, and now popping up around the neighborhood.
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Japan needs to build a harbor and airfield on the islands... for fishing safety, rescue etc of course.
Then militarize them just as China has done elsewhere. China surely can’t complain about that, seeing as they set the example.
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Has anyone concerned about the campaign thought about just booking out hotel rooms and claiming the cost back anyway? That would stop people travelling even if the government didn't do anything to stop it
What I heard is you may get 50% the price of a room or travel... so yeah book it and don’t turn up and consider the 50% you do pay a donation to the hotel.
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This baffles me... from my 20 years experience e here, anytime someone has a sniffle o temp of 37c they have to head to the doctor...
And now they want to shun them.
Anyone who is harassing medical staff should refrain from ever visiting a hospital or doctor every again. Too bad if you are a in a car crash, or fall down stairs etc.... you treat Doctors and nurses badly, then you don’t deserve their help.
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“Let them eat cake”
Well hopefully her and her husband ends up with a similar result... out of power.
The ridiculousness of ruling parties in really coming out to ‘shine’ in an emergency.... but who are the 39% who approve? Ostriches?
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Buffoons! The lot of them.
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It's fascinating how there has been a large uptick in people taking up jogging in my area
Sumida River, Tokyo...I went out for my normal jog/walk around 2pm... my goodness! Crowded! Never ever seen so many people out on a week day at that time.
Kids not at school and their families, I can understand as they need a bit of space and exercise and burn off their energy (most were not in groups)
But the sheer number of old people out on the river banks at that time, and joggers... it was like a Hanami event was going on...
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Cracaphat my prefecture is under a state of emergency for some reason.Reeling under 229 infections and 12 deaths.Give me a break.
They are trying to stop it getting to that. It only takes 2-3 weeks to completely explode from a few cases to hundreds of thousands... as mankind now found out in places like the USA.
Anywhere with limit screening the real number of cases is bound to be much more.
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Preparing a strong defense.
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Postpone it to 2021...
All the 2020 merchandise will be come collectable, and they can make even more money selling 2021 merchandise.
Sign making businesses, clothing company etc will get more fat cat contracts to make new signs and uniforms and posters... etc... more money spent to benefit the economy rather than losing it all.
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Don't forget.... each year, each week in February (andJanuary too) there are thousands of school closures due to the flu. With one news article stating in February last year, in just one week, over 7000 schools were forced to close for a week. 7000!! crazy number!
So closing schools is pretty common. My daughters school gets at least one week of closure per year due to the flu. Schools are all indoors, so they are massive breeding ground and incubator for easily transmitted viruses. If one school kid gets it... game over for containment in that area, as by the time they know he has it, it will have spread all around the school, back to the homes, and from the homes out to work places, shops etc...
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...“Feed them cake”...
Socially isolated, career politician living in a fantasy world.
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Bicycle and so called rood rules for them... all seem to be made to be broken and/or ignored by the police unless you happen to be RWG... Riding Whilest Gaigin...
mamma-chari with 3 children, being riden at high speed down a narrow one way street in the opposite direction to the heavy traffic, with 3 children on board and mother using phone in one hand... police don’t blink.
Father who looks western (non Japanese) gets on his single seated mamma-chari in front of the daycare where he has dropped his child off for years... gets stopped and questioned.
Things that make you go hmmm....
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This Doesn’t seem to be about pedophile laws, but copyright and unauthorized use of a person’s likeness. As strange as it seems.
You could legally own any child pornography in Japan until a new law was enacted in 2014!
Crazier still... even today you can legally own illustrations/manga of child porn!
“The new law does not include the banning of anime and manga that feature explicit scenes of children, after lawyers and publishers argued that censoring the materials would curb free speech.”
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Labour shortage and low profits are both related to too many stores.
How did we manage 20 years ago when there half as many stores and we had to walk 5 - 10 minutes to a store?
Oh those were medieval times.
Thankfully there are now 11 stores within a 200 meter radius of where I live and over 25 within 400 meter radius. Ridiculously too many to be all open after midnight.
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And how about their family and friends who came to watch the event?
Do they leave them behind In Sapporo and celebrate alone in Tokyo?
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ThonTaddeo... you don’t know how to drive obviously
“How is it possible for this to happen? As far as I know, one foot controls the gas and the other controls the brake. How is it not ingrained in every driver's muscle memory which foot does which?”
Driving with two feet is how these kind of accidents happen.
You use your right foot to be either on the gas pedal or brake. Never use both feet at the same time.
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It is not the one plastic bag at the checkout that is the problem, it is the extreme amount of plastic packaging everything else comes in.
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I am out of here for summer 2020 now.. for the 10th year in a row now.
The marathon was going right past my balcony.... so my daughter may have liked to see, like the February Tokyo Marathon
Thankfully no need to stay In the disgusting concrete jungle of Tokyo in summer whilst the extreme heat adds mayhem of the Olympics which will cause more problems for any normal day time routine for the average pleb.
I have worked at Olympics before, including Nagano...
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I remember about 2010-ish when my daughter was still in diapers reading the news that in Japan adult diapers sold more than child ones. And the story even ‘quoted’ office ladies who used them so they have to go to the toilet while working!
The oldies in my building are always throwing out bags o adult daipers... the elevators stink REAL bad when they do!
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For the first time in 19 years, most of the trees that line the streets in my area have not been pruned back to match sticks. Usually it is done by mid June.
Walking down the sidewalks, in the shade now is so much cooler. You can certainly feel the difference. The biggest being the lack of radiated heat coming up at you from the pavement.
The place looks a lot better with more greenery too.
Seeing as as so many Olympic venues are new or majorly renovated, I presume there won’t be too many shade trees nearby those structures.
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As above... pay a liveable salary. Automate them more... but what slows down service in the morning and evenings is people paying 5 bills...
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