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    Japan: doing it wrong

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...sters-12552100

    We have the highest elderly population in the world. Japanese always wait to be told what to do. So far thatís almost nothing. Schools cancelled. Thatís it.

    Streets packed. Stores packed. Remote work? Not in this culture.

    Want to ge tested? Good luck convincing the government to approve your access.

    This is sure to be the worst outcome for any developed nation.

    Be glad the US government is only mildly incompetent compared to the Yahoos here.

    Watch from afar as incompence leads to tragedy.

    We live on an island of knowledge surrounded
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    With so much global news on efforts to contain the spread, I'm surprised the Japanese people aren't adopting those precautions.

    Is there still pressure on white collar workers to come into the office? Are Japanese citizens unaware of the guidance to avoid large groups and going out in public?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NbleSavage View Post
    With so much global news on efforts to contain the spread, I'm surprised the Japanese people aren't adopting those precautions.

    Is there still pressure on white collar workers to come into the office? Are Japanese citizens unaware of the guidance to avoid large groups and going out in public?
    A handful of very progressive companies have allowed work from home. 99% of the workforce continues.

    Generally Japanese people care about japan. Not a lot of interest in international affairs. Myopic point of view.

    Everyone is oblivious.

    People think we’re crazy. Kids out of school but after school activities continue in full force. People don’t think here. They obey.

    “No school” means you don’t go to school. That is all that’s been done or advised.

    Un****ingbelievable.

    if/when the PM asks for permission to invoke his new powers to keep people inside, a committee will have to be formed, consensus had and then it can be enacted.

    Change is slow here.

    As as soon as that committee is announced I’m off to CostCo. No panic buying ATM.

    Japan is seriously, very ****ed.
    Last edited by Jin; 03-19-2020 at 06:39 AM.

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    It is a different culture for sure. I treating but different. Hope to make it over there one day after all the smoke clears.
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    Do you think. The gov't just needs some of the old to die?
    Well, to be fair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by German89 View Post
    Do you think. The gov't just needs some of the old to die?
    EVIL!!!

    But I wonder that too. Not as a conspiracy theory, but almost like if it happens.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ275 View Post
    EVIL!!!

    But I wonder that too. Not as a conspiracy theory, but almost like if it happens.....
    Evil truth. Sorry? lol

    I don't know.
    Well, to be fair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by German89 View Post
    Do you think. The gov't just needs some of the old to die?
    Thought had crossed my mind.

    But this is too typical of slow moving Japanese mindsets.

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    I wish them well but not looking like that’s going to be the case.

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    On the plus side, Japan will recover a lot quicker than most because it sounds like the Japanese PM, rightly, has decided that the human cost of the virus is nothing compared to the human cost of trashing our economy. He knows that, say, a 20% drop in GDP with a couple of months will bring a lot of nasty sides along with it.

    Also, the Japanese are naturally cautious anyway (biggest cash hoarders in the world, stop spending anytime consumer taxes are increased, etc). That'll pay off handsomely in times like this, which is why you see the Yen rallying as a save haven currency.

    Give it a few months before you decide that they are "doing it wrong". I suspect they're actually way ahead of the upcoming trend on this judging by the lack of Chinese appetite to resume shutdowns if this virus is still lurking around (which it will be).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jin View Post
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...sters-12552100

    We have the highest elderly population in the world. Japanese always wait to be told what to do. So far that’s almost nothing. Schools cancelled. That’s it.

    Streets packed. Stores packed. Remote work? Not in this culture.

    Want to ge tested? Good luck convincing the government to approve your access.

    This is sure to be the worst outcome for any developed nation.

    Be glad the US government is only mildly incompetent compared to the Yahoos here.

    Watch from afar as incompence leads to tragedy.
    That moment you realize that the government realizes that it has a mirakuru on its hands that can flip the top-heavy ageing population pyramid back into it's favor with no immigration.

    Perhaps I can interest you in something in my tinfoil line of apparel....
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