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    You might come to Japan.

    A few of you may be planning to come to Japan especially in 2020. The Olympic&Paralympic games or the ICPS conference, I don't know much about both. Anyway, whatever your purpose, probably you have extra time to stay in Japan other than the main purpose.

    I would post videos as many as I could. You might find tips of enjoying Japan. I would post 2 or 3 videos every few days or few weeks. Hopefully you may be able to find a couple of interesting stuff. I would choose videos mainly from Japanology series. All episodes are wholesome and informative. Although many of them have a sound problem.

    Please don't ask me any question in this thread or PM. I am quite useless. I met a friend of mine from Germany, who is a famous pitcher plants taxonomist, in Tokyo in the spring of 2019. It was the first time I met him, who has been a good friend of mine since I joined the cp-listserv in 1994. I needed Google Maps. And when I tried to buy our tickets at the subway station, the ticket machine continued to ignore me with my wrong operation. A young woman offered to help us purchase our tickets. How embarrassing! I had lived in Tokyo for 26 years since I was born, and then have lived in the prefecture(s) next to Tokyo though!!! lol. How many decades since I left Tokyo? I won't mention.

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    Some videos are no longer watchable. So I have decided to replace them with alternatives (shorter ones).
    You can watch some episodes of Japanology plus on demand (free). Please go to the NHK world, if you are interested in.

    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/o...ype=tvEpisode&

    Ekiben


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    Subway




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    For some reason, "Izakaya" is popular with Western people nowadays.


    review
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE6NwG7kuNQ

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    packaging

    You may often see such kind of Japanese packaging way at the stores.


    I know it is notorious as "overdo" or "a wasteful use of the packing material as resources", that was considered by many people and was severely criticized.

    A few of them might change their mind after watching the next video.



    You can turn on English sub.

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    Heavy snow

    heavy snow



    If you visit Japan in winter, please watch the video I posted before.

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    Tourist attractions

    Temple



    Festivals (It may change your impression of Japanese people.)
    Danjiri (for beginners), Kishiwada in Osaka

    Danjiri (Don't watch it if you have a heart problem.)

    Sanja, Asakusa in Tokyo

    Nebuta in Aomori

    Onbashira in Nagano

    Soma noma oi in Fukushima


    Traditional Japanese inn
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    I miss Japan! I was there for one week in 2011 and it was such an amazing experience! I would love to go back and I hope to do so soon!
    Thanks for posting!

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    replace some videos with alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Acro View Post
    I miss Japan! I was there for one week in 2011 and it was such an amazing experience! I would love to go back and I hope to do so soon!
    Thanks for posting!

    I hope you can find a couple of interesting stuff in this thread.

    Some videos are no longer watchable. So I have decided to replace them with alternatives (shorter ones).
    You can watch some episodes of Japanology plus on demand (free). Please go to the NHK world, if you are interested in.
    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/o...ype=tvEpisode&

    After a while, I will post videos about food or souvenirs.

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    COVID-19

    A member of the UKcpforum asked me about the COVID-19. A few of TF members may be interested in the situation in Japan. I only paste my reply because I do not have permission to quote his posting. Go there if you are interested in his posting.
    https://www.cpukforum.com/forum/inde...come-to-japan/

    Here is my reply:

    Dear JMHoff-san,

    Konnichiwa!

    First of all, I would not be in the proper position to answer your question. I will share my personal thoughts with you.
    I do not attend the ICPS international conference. It is not related to the COVID-19. I never want the ICPS board members or the international conference officials to discuss something in this thread. So please post your question(s) to
    https://www.cpukforum.com/forum/inde...nference-2020/
    or
    http://icps.proboards.com/thread/761...onference-2020

    The following is my thoughts,

    It may be reported "The number of infected people in Japan is the second highest after China".
    There are two main reasons:
    1) One cruise ship has arrived at Yokohama Port. Passengers and crew are isolated on board. There are many infected people. People who have been infected are quarantined in hospitals.
    The situation on board may worsen.
    2) The Japanese government rescued Japanese people in Wuhan, China by charter flights. Although they are quarantined, some are infected by the virus.
    It has started to be released from those who have passed the isolation period, which is supposed the incubation period, (and were negative for virus testing.).

    I don't think I will be infected with the COVID-19 even if I am staying at some tourist spot in Japan today.

    However, the situation may change significantly. Its infectivity looks stronger than WHO says. A Japanese quarantine officer on the cruise ship was infected. If he is not an idiot, the virus is highly contagious.
    Failure to contain the virus may cause the Olympic Games to be halted.
    If I were you, I would see if "the infection in the streets of Japan begins or not".
    If you are now making a decision and are afraid of a virus infection, you may have to cancel. If you have time to make a decision, please wait until the deadline.

    I will post something here if the situation in the city gets worse. It seems that an infected woman who took antipyretic drugs was able to enter France.


    Again
    Please post your question(s) to
    https://www.cpukforum.com/forum/inde...nference-2020/
    or
    http://icps.proboards.com/thread/761...onference-2020

    Kind regards from the Far East

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    There appears to be some criticism from some press for Japan's response to the cruise ship.

    Such as:
    "The Japanese government can't cope with the problem." “The Japanese government is doing what it should not do." "The ship is a hot spot for virus transmission. The Japanese government is trying to have a pandemic."

    That's true, but possibly there is a misunderstanding. It may be reported daily that "dozens of infected people have been identified among passengers and crew." This does not necessarily mean that the infection spread after the ship arrived at Yokohama Port. It is said that the budget for disease control in Japan is smaller than in other countries. Because of that?, Japan does not have the ability to test for viral infections of thousands of people in one day. The inspection ability in Yokohama is a few hundred in a day. People who are suspected of infection are inspected for infection in priority order. Of course some passengers may have been infected after arriving at Yokohama port.
    Passengers confirmed infected are isolated and cared for in hospitals. Some are cared for in an intensive care unit. If Japan had refused to enter the ship, they might have been dead.

    An American passenger expressed his opinion. Summary: We (he and his wife) have been stuck in our room for a long time. We will be released a few days later, if the virus test is negative. On a rescue plane prepared by the United States government, we must stay in the same space with the potentially infected person for an extended period of time. Moreover we will be quarantined at a U.S. military base for another two weeks. This is not reasonable.

    Perhaps other international ports (of countries that accuse Japan’s response) have facilities that can isolate thousands of people. Unfortunately, there is no such facility in Japan.

    Optimistic experts say it can prevent the spread of infection in Japan.
    Pessimistic experts say there are tens of thousands of infected people in Japan. The reason for the inference was that tons of tourists from Wuhan stayed in Japan last month.

    A nosocomial infection occurred at a hospital in Wakayama Prefecture.
    Several infected individuals with unknown routes of transmission have been found.

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