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Forum: Japan
May 24, 20, 12:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By hailstorm

It didn't start with her... ...

It didn't start with her...

https://twitter.com/WWEAsuka/status/1264164668215488514

And sadly, it won't end with her either.

Don't know what it will take for trolls to learn that their words...
Forum: Japan
May 20, 20, 6:00 am
Replies: 91
Views: 7,104
Posted By hailstorm

Do you not understand the difference between...

Do you not understand the difference between being a citizen and not being a citizen?

Unless it's Samoa, a country is duty-bound to take care of its citizens no matter what. They are not...
Forum: Japan
May 20, 20, 5:21 am
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

If it were just kids playing baseball in a field,...

If it were just kids playing baseball in a field, they'd probably have gone ahead with it. But it's a much bigger undertaking than that.
Forum: Japan
May 19, 20, 3:04 pm
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

Kansai will likely be released from emergency...

Kansai will likely be released from emergency declaration on Friday. As for the Kanto area, they will continue examining the situation before deciding tomorrow. Hokkaido will likely carry over.
Forum: Japan
May 18, 20, 7:24 pm
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

At least some hotels with low occupancy are...

At least some hotels with low occupancy are having some fun with the situation.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20200519/k10012435271000.html
Forum: Japan
May 18, 20, 6:28 am
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

On the other hand, Japan is an excellent place to...

On the other hand, Japan is an excellent place to learn Japanese.
Forum: Japan
May 18, 20, 3:50 am
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

That's exactly the kind of test that I want to...

That's exactly the kind of test that I want to steer clear of. There's no consensus that having antibodies makes one immune to catching COVID-19, so the knowledge after the fact doesn't do any good,...
Forum: Japan
May 18, 20, 1:33 am
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

The whole strategy of Japan has been cluster...

The whole strategy of Japan has been cluster busting. So if you can prove you've been in close contact with a known case, then you can get tested up the wazoo.

BTW, today's Tokyo number was 10,...
Forum: Japan
May 17, 20, 6:02 am
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

Yes, all five had extended exposure to other...

Yes, all five had extended exposure to other known cases. There were zero cases of unknown origin today.
Forum: Japan
May 17, 20, 5:07 am
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

Brain fart. Rewrote as "Sapporo".

Brain fart. Rewrote as "Sapporo".
Forum: Japan
May 17, 20, 1:59 am
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

Tokyo down to five today. Osaka down to zero. The...

Tokyo down to five today. Osaka down to zero. The remaining epicenters of the current outbreak seem to be Yokohama and Sapparo.
Forum: Japan
May 16, 20, 4:31 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 7,104
Posted By hailstorm

It's worked out great for me, especially compared...

It's worked out great for me, especially compared to what I see on US news and what my mother tells me is happening there. But of course, YMMV.
May 16, 20, 5:44 am
Replies: 91
Views: 10,408
Posted By hailstorm

Yes, but you can't stay there....

Yes, but you can't stay there. (https://www.businesstraveller.com/features/hotels-and-apartments-open-to-medical-staff/)
May 16, 20, 3:02 am
Replies: 91
Views: 10,408
Posted By hailstorm

Not sure I'd classify the Hyatt Centric as an...

Not sure I'd classify the Hyatt Centric as an "upscale" property.

90% may have been hyperbole, but there's still Shangri La, Prince Gallery, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hoshinoya, Prince Park Tower,...
Forum: Japan
May 16, 20, 12:13 am
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

The Diamond Princess has finally left Yokohama,...

The Diamond Princess has finally left Yokohama, on its way to Malaysia.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20200516/k10012433121000.html

All cruises planned up to October 1st have been canceled.
May 15, 20, 10:52 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 11,284
Posted By hailstorm

As of this April, she has been replaced by Mr....

As of this April, she has been replaced by Mr. Shigeki Murao. He formerly ran the Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort, and was once the Vice General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Osaka.

No idea what...
Forum: Japan
May 14, 20, 11:05 pm
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

I haven't even gotten my application yet (don't...

I haven't even gotten my application yet (don't have a MyNumber card, so can't do online)
Don't need it with any particular urgency anyway.
May 14, 20, 10:09 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 10,408
Posted By hailstorm

Once again in this thread, someone makes a faulty...

Once again in this thread, someone makes a faulty comparison between a hotel in Tokyo, a place that has never experienced a true "lockdown" and where >90% of luxury hotels are at least partially...
Forum: Japan
May 14, 20, 6:54 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 29,488
Posted By hailstorm

Japan is re-examining over 100 items related to...

Japan is re-examining over 100 items related to hosting the Olympics, to handle the ballooning costs related to postponement. Ideas include scrapping 24 hour service for the athletes, reducing the...
Forum: Japan
May 14, 20, 5:05 am
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

Not only is today's total in Tokyo a multiple of...

Not only is today's total in Tokyo a multiple of three, it's exactly three times higher than yesterday's total.
May 14, 20, 4:09 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,684
Posted By hailstorm

Do you think this will be the end of it?

Do you think this will be the end of it?
Forum: Japan
May 13, 20, 5:57 pm
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

I found a great way to get attention during my...

I found a great way to get attention during my most acute health crisis in Japan: I wandered into a hospital and threw up on the floor. The staff did everything for me from that point onward...
Forum: Japan
May 13, 20, 3:28 am
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

Because the hospital determines whether or not to...

Because the hospital determines whether or not to admit the patient based on individual patient circumstances? It's not just like you're flipping a "Vacancy/No Vacancy" sign.



That reminds me,...
Forum: Japan
May 13, 20, 1:35 am
Replies: 1,958
Views: 157,624
Posted By hailstorm

Only 10 confirmed cases in Tokyo today. This is...

Only 10 confirmed cases in Tokyo today. This is the lowest number since March 22nd.
May 13, 20, 12:59 am
Replies: 49
Views: 11,883
Posted By hailstorm

Hotel remains closed throughout May. No firm date...

Hotel remains closed throughout May. No firm date yet for resumption of service.
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