You might come to Japan. in Talk About Anything Posted March 5 · Edited March 5 by PofW_Feathers · Report reply At the moment no one wants to go to Japan, although I'm living as usual for now. If you are a healthy and brave young man/woman, you still might come to Japan. If you are not young or have any health problem(s), you have a high risk of seriousness. When you arrive in Japan, please install an application on your mobile phone. You will have access to information in various languages in times of disaster. Safety tips Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.rcsc.safetyTips.android iPhone： https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/safety-tips/id858357174?mt=8 Through the app, the Japan Tourism Agency automatically sends you international visitors early warnings about earthquakes, tsunamis, severe weather, volcanic eruptions, and ballistic missiles (please go to Kanashikute Yarikirenai cpukforum and bear and missile cpukforum). You can also check how to evacuate. And you can get contact information for hospitals. The Safety tips service is provided in eleven languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepali and Japanese. The agency plans to add Khmer, Burmese, and Mongolian by the end of March in 2020. Another risk other than health issues. As of today, the number of people infected in Japan is about 300 (excluding those infected on the cruise ship. I am very sorry that some of the cruise ship passengers have died.). The number of infected people is increasing daily but sporadic. I don't know why Japan is not going to be like what is happening in Italy or Korea for the moment. One theory states that they simply did not test for enough virus infection. This week, virus testing seems to be covered by insurance. Japan has adopted the system of the public health insurance for the whole nation. The Japanese people usually pay 10% to 30% of medical expenses. High medical costs are capped and are exempted based on income. Until now, inspections were conducted free of charge by government agencies, but the inspection capacity (number) per day was low. This cover will increase the number of tests per day as private laboratories enter the testing service and the government will cover the out-of-pocket expenses. The inspection capacity of private inspection organizations in Japan is said to be tens of thousands to 200,000 per day. But so far, looking at the situation in the city, not much will be tested. If many people are screened, tens of thousands of infected people might be found. Or we might find that there are not many infected people. What I would like to say: The situation can change suddenly and dramatically. Maybe you will enjoy your stay in Japan. But if things change during your stay, you may be quarantined in your home country for two weeks. If you are a student, the damage may be small. If you are an adult, the damage may be great. May your countries succeed to contain the COVID-19! p.s. The Japanese government just announced: Request that people entering from China and South Korea be quarantined for two weeks at locations (facilities?) designated by the Japanese government.