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Tokyo Streets Remain Crowded as Japanese PM Resists Calls for Lockdown – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe refused calls to lock down cities, citing the severe economic consequences of a stay-at-home order

Tokyo Streets Remain Crowded as Japanese PM Resists Calls for Lockdown – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe refused calls to lock down cities, citing the severe economic consequences of a stay-at-home order

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13 comments

  1. “Country” over people.

    But what’s a country without its people?

  2. Yes Abe, look at how cheap it gets when you postpone the action. Italy, Spain, France doing fantastic, while Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea struggle.

    Amazing logic Abe, you sound like the kind of guy who doesn’t let a check engine light ruin a road trip. Fkn gold.

  3. Quietly trying to solve their demographic issue…

  4. There was a time when JP had a unique economy problem where their currency was worth too much because such a large number of their population was in advanced years and spent little. I think they even took away things like savings account interest for a time.

    I almost kind of wonder if their plan is to simply let the virus take hold of the elderly to get money flowing again.

  5. Same story in Sweden. Shit is going to turn ugly… er

  6. But imho. much, much less crowded than normally,
    also nearly all Tourists are gone.

    And many “white Collar People” work at Home since a few Weeks already.

  7. Didn’t go out today myself but I was woken up by kids playing outside and just an hour ago heard some ojisan screaming outside

  8. Fool we have seen how easily this spreads and acting early is key to minimising the number of infections so the health service can cope with the numbers of sick

  9. Doesn’t Japan have an aging population?

  10. My understanding from a Japanese mate is that the Japanese government has no real statutory mechanism for enforcing a full lock down situation unlike most other countries.

  11. Wiping out an aging population of “eaters” is going to make him so popular.

  12. The way some governments and individuals react to this pandemic is massively disappointing.

    I genuinely some people deserve to die, and it’s just part of the evolution.

    I’m talking about those 70 year old Trumpists in Florida who believe there is no risk to gather together, the Reddit medical experts who think it’s good idea to ignore WHO guidelines, and young people who just completely ignore quarantine measures because spring break.

    You people suck, go die already.

  13. Maybe there is a “legal Problem” with it,
    the “Lock Downs” in Europe are mostly illegal
    and i doubt that they have the legal right to quarantine People here in Japan either!

    (just the legality of it, not the morality)

    But what i know is that the Panic in the last 48 hours (Supermarket)

    infected a few hundred People

    for sure and “Chemo Koike” is responsible for it, she caused this Panic!

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