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People wearing masks
There's so much conflicting information out there. Like everyone in Japan is safe because they're all wearing masks. But some people claiming they're not. And the numbers are clearly risin...
Where I am, yeah. We have to wear masks at work and I would say 99% of people I see during my commute are wearing them. There are occasionally older guys not wearing them.
Can you get all regional souvenirs in Tokyo?
Like the really famous ones? Like Royce chocolates from Hokkaido? Just wondering if we should pack our suitcases with the souvenirs in each location or if we can wait until we get back to Tokyo.
Sometimes specialty shops will have them. But depending on what it is, Tokyo might only have them when they have regional "fairs" or popup shops. Even Royce chocolates are hard to track down...
My laptop broke. Should I get a new one in Japan?
Is a Japanese laptop really different? I'm looking at PCs
Whaaat. Apple all the way! Jk jk. I would think about how long you're going to be in Japan and if you'll need an adapter when you go back. But it should be fine. The keys might be a little con...
Can you throw out newspapers with burnable trash?
I have a stack of old newspapers to throw out . Can I just chuck it on regular trash day? Do I need a bag? ]
There should be a separate day for 古紙 koshi or old paper like newspapers, cardboard, etc. I would look up your ward/city and 古紙 and see what day it's collected and if there's a special place f...
People have been out and about, right? but are there any extra measures being taken by establishments?
I went to a cafe last weekend for a quick lunch for the first time in months and they took my temperature and sprayed disinfectant on my hands. They also gave me an envelope to put my mask in, pr...
I have to report my temperature every day at work.
Does anyone else have to do that? What does it do really? Isn't it already too late if you have a fever?
I do! And I keep a temperature log for myself anyway. Of course it seems a little late once you have a fever as you were most likely spreading it without knowing it for like two weeks, but it shows wh...
What is some simple Japanese food I can try making at home?
I want to try my hand at it.
Curry is quite easy. If you can find the Japanese curry cubes, you just have to cut up potatoes, carrots, onions and the meat of your choice. You can make a huge batch and eat it for days or freeze it...
Is Tokyo okay?
I heard the second wave is hitting hard.
To be honest, not sure if it's the second wave or just an extension of the first that never went away, but there are over 100 cases these past few days which they say is more than when it started ...
What happens if the CoE expires during covid?
My friend is worried bc they got a job and they prob can't get to Japan in time...
The government extended the expiration date to 6 months!
How long are you all going to wait until traveling?
I heard domestic travel is opening up, for better or worse.
I will probably give up traveling for the rest of the year to be honest. Just going to work makes me nervous.