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The city of Kitakyushu in Fukuoka has closed down about 40 city facilities again after seeing some new COVI-19 cases for several days running (a total of 12) www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/2020…

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-05-27 10:00
The city of Kitakyushu in Fukuoka has closed down about 40 city facilities again after seeing some new COVI-19 cases for several days running (a total of 12) www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/2020…

(Seems he has recovered sufficiently from his injuries to be charged. The lifting of the COVID-19 related state of emergency is also a factor in the timing of the charges.)

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-05-27 00:00
(Seems he has recovered sufficiently from his injuries to be charged. The lifting of the COVID-19 related state of emergency is also a factor in the timing of the charges.)

まあ、自業自得ですね

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-05-26 21:00
まあ、自業自得ですね

彼女解雇されましたね

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-05-26 20:00
彼女解雇されましたね

If traffic were down to the April 11 level permanently it would mean Tokyo is in big trouble

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-05-26 01:00
If traffic were down to the April 11 level permanently it would mean Tokyo is in big trouble

An anti-online bullying message from the Ministry of Justice, featuring their mascot, Jinken Mamoru-kun (protector of human rights...kun) twitter.com/MOJ_JINKEN/sta…

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-05-26 01:00
An anti-online bullying message from the Ministry of Justice, featuring their mascot, Jinken Mamoru-kun (protector of human rights...kun) twitter.com/MOJ_JINKEN/sta…

Why are there horns blaring in the background? youtu.be/vGTPehjgI84

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-05-26 01:00
Why are there horns blaring in the background? youtu.be/vGTPehjgI84

Yep... most of the owner-run bar/restaurants I know there went to “contactless takeout only” for the whole period, and since they make 80% of their profits on booze, that hurt.

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-05-26 01:00
Yep... most of the owner-run bar/restaurants I know there went to “contactless takeout only” for the whole period, and since they make 80% of their profits on booze, that hurt.

Also, the photo w the article of Shibuya is from last night, after the national state of emergency was declared over. And it isn’t that crowded compared to normal. This was the Shibuya scramble crossing on April 11, though. pic.twitter.com/er04w5kxmN

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-05-26 01:00
Also, the photo w the article of Shibuya is from last night, after the national state of emergency was declared over. And it isn’t that crowded compared to normal. This was the Shibuya scramble crossing on April 11, though.

Maybe the people of your region/country need the threat of fines and arrests. And maybe that is legal. In Japan it isn’t.

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-05-26 01:00
Maybe the people of your region/country need the threat of fines and arrests. And maybe that is legal. In Japan it isn’t.

This headline (and others like it) is very misleading. Japan effectively had a VOLUNTARY (called jishuku, self-restraint) lockdown type situation, not enforced by fines or arrests. It was NOT business as usual for weeks. newsweek.com/japan-ends-cor…

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-05-26 01:00
This headline (and others like it) is very misleading. Japan effectively had a VOLUNTARY (called jishuku, self-restraint) lockdown type situation, not enforced by fines or arrests. It was NOT business as usual for weeks. newsweek.com/japan-ends-cor…

This is a pretty fair analysis I think of the way Japan handled the COVID-19 situation (published on May 14). One factor re: contact tracing is the legality of methods used elsewhere. asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Japan-…

recently on twitter - Mon, 2020-05-25 01:00
This is a pretty fair analysis I think of the way Japan handled the COVID-19 situation (published on May 14). One factor re: contact tracing is the legality of methods used elsewhere. asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Japan-…

Professional wrestler and Terrace House cast member Hana Kimura left a suicide note. The police are now formally investigating her death as a suicide. the-japan-news.com/news/article/0…

recently on twitter - Mon, 2020-05-25 01:00
Professional wrestler and Terrace House cast member Hana Kimura left a suicide note. The police are now formally investigating her death as a suicide. the-japan-news.com/news/article/0…

(He says 40% of the GDP in aid, yet the vast majority of ppl haven’t even gotten their Abenomasks, let alone the 100,000 yen, so WTF.)

recently on twitter - Mon, 2020-05-25 01:00
(He says 40% of the GDP in aid, yet the vast majority of ppl haven’t even gotten their Abenomasks, let alone the 100,000 yen, so WTF.)

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