Hi,friends.How are you doing today?
Is everything ok with the corona virus these days?
As you guys might know,it’s spreading throughout Japan right now and can’t figure out when it will be settled down.
In order to avoid infection in the packed train every morning,the company I’m currently working has decided to change the working hours 9am-18pm from 10-19 or 8-17.Some other gigantic companies force employees to stay in their own houses and work there.It’s almost pandemic here in Tokyo.

A packed train in Tokyo
A packed train in Tokyo2
A lineup to buy masks or toilet papers in Tokyo
Out of stock for masks,toilet papers,sanitary napkins

Out of stock for masks,toilet papers,sanitary napkins
People wearing a mask in Tokyo

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  1. Hi there.
    You seemed taken with a bunch of my responses in Kone, Krusos, Kronos, so I popped in here to say hi.
    From what I can tell, this was from early March. So things have progressed, as we all know, from there. I haven’t seen toilet paper in the stores for about three weeks and masks ran out right about then too. We made one from materials at home and I went out shopping wearing the home-made mask and some gloves last week. The wait to get into the store wasn’t too long. Still no TP anywhere to be seen. Can’t we come up with something better than TP for our toilette anyway?! Lol People still working in stores and other public places and of course the medical community…I have no words. I know some people HAVE to keep working. But in the face of the events, especially the store people, who aren’t trained medical personnel, just ordinary people in their jobs, are holding up well, staying friendly and kind. I salute them all.

  2. Thank you for the comment Anna.
    I’ve heard of the news that USA is getting worse…
    I’m just wondering if there’s still stock of face masks or toilet papers for ordinary citizens to buy.

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    En ce jour et ces jours de printemps je viens te saluer
    C’est le plus beau jour ou tout renaît
    Les arbres vont fleurir , la nature vas prendre de la splendeur

    Dommage il faudra attendre pour en profiter

    Aujourd’hui le plus gros handicap la peur
    Mais pensons que
    La plus belle chose et l’amour
    Je te souhaite une belle fin de journée ou de nuit ainsi
    Qu’un agréable weekend
    Bisou Amical Bernard
    Que le réconfort de ses amis amies et
    Sur cet air de printemps

  4. Yes, unfortunately, we are getting scared as days go by. I am from Europe, Romania and the situation is not getting better in time. 64 Confirmed cases up until now and the numbers grow every day.
    People are afraid to get out in the street, the schools and universities are closed but people keep working.
    Yesterday for example when I went to buy some food from the mall because it’s very close to my workplace the place was almost empty.
    I just hope things will get better, but I don’t know, and I think that nobody does 🙁

  5. Thank you for your comment Poverta.
    I know,it’s totally panicked in Italy.
    What items are out of stock there right now?

  6. Hi,maylynno.How’s it going?
    You’re right.There’s always someone to pull strings behind the scenes

  7. Thank you for your comment bentrein.when it comes to wearing masks,Better than nothing is that our
    idea…We know it doesn’t work well.

  8. Good point Enviroat.
    We Japanese try not to hold railings or a strap in the train like game every morning….

  9. Hi,David.How have u been?
    All of the countries are out of control now.
    Hope you and your family is ok

  10. Thank you for your comment Katherine:)
    What you said is right.We Japanese also are on panic and try to buy anything unnecessary.
    Only time will tell….
    Where are you from Katherine btw?

  11. Hello, Taiki!

    I do believe and understand the situation, even in our country its chaos as the people freak out and start buying unnecessary things, staying inside.
    In such a big agglomeration sometimes it is hard not to catch any viruses. At least people are protected and wear masks.
    We already started the procedures and tested the software for working at home.

    But I want to be happy and positive, I want to think that summer and hot weather will come and destroy this terrible virus.
    Take care!

  12. No panic here and I don’t hear about lack of stock in stores. But in Vancouver Bc I hear of long lines to buy masks and empty Asian restaurants.
    Thank you for sharing your photos.

  13. I lived through the days of AIDS transmission being uncertain… particularly whether it could live in saliva. I had many infected friends and consciously decided that I would not stop kissing them, even if it was a risk to my health. I felt human contact was more important.
    I guess that CV plays a large part in my current attitude.

    Plus I calculated China’s infection rate was 0.005% of the total population. Deaths were 0.0002%. I can live with those odds.

  14. Masks don’t work. Specialists over here say it’s most likely that we all get it at least once in the next year. So let’s just get it over with, then the panic can stop… 🙂

  15. You’re right.The most important thing is looking up info by yourself.Under this situation,we should not trust anyone even the government.

  16. I’ve wondered why the precautions, other virus have not had as much. There are two strains now and some fear one is really strong. I look at the stats myself to remain calm. But it is new and the unknown is always more frightening..

  17. So far, everything is going ok here. We are taking precautionary measures. . I hope this doesn’t affect the upcoming Olympic Games.

  18. Thank you for the comment leendadll:)
Unfortunately the capacity of detection machine for corona virus is limited and can’t make a check enough numbers.That means actual numbers for Japanese infected corona virus is much more than announced numbers

  19. Thank you for the comment leendadll:)
    Unfortunately the capacity of detection machine for corona virus is limited and can’t make a check enough numbers.That means actual numbers for Japanese infected corona virus is much more than announced numbers

  20. I just checked the current numbers and Japan is averaging only 3.1 infections per 1M people. Only 462 cases detected in the entire county, only 28 of those were serious, with 6 dying… in the whole county.

    With a population of 127,000,000 your current chance of infection is 0.000363%

    So it’s a panic but not a pandemic.


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