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  • have to wear a mask ....so you can just infect your hands while you're waiting

  • it's to gargle.... all sit apart from each other...

  • three rules called the San Mitsu

  • physical health but also mental health

  • Hey guys and girls on Ask Japanese it's Cathy Cat.

  • You have asked us what is happening right now in Japan

  • specifically Tokyo...now as of now Tokyo is not under a lockdown I know some

  • rumors are out that we are not ....now we are kindly asked to stay inside if we

  • can meaning "do not go out on the weekends" but during the weekday people

  • in Japan have to still work. so in this situation many companies have thought

  • okay if the government is not putting a lockdown on this, how can we still

  • protect our workers who are coming in to work every day. here we are at my company

  • right now and I'm gonna tell you what my company is doing. not all companies are

  • doing this but these are certain steps and measures that are here to keep us

  • safe and maybe you can take them as reference for what is happened in Japan right now to keep safe

  • maybe little steps that you might be able to

  • implement into your working life in case you can or still have to work so on that

  • note let's see what my company is doing right now here in Japan

  • first thing coming into the office from the outside you can already

  • see it: All of our workers have to wear a mask and keep that mask on while you're

  • working all day it's to protect you and it's to protect others so face masks

  • don't only wear them on your way to work with them also in the office

  • Now coming into the office the very first thing here is a sign that says

  • because of the virus please disinfect your hands with alcohol there's a

  • alcoholic bottle here that you're supposed to use at the front desk

  • however if in case you missed that one there is a second one right here in

  • front of the elevators cuz sooner or later everyone will have to go up these

  • elevators and it is an easier place so they put on an extra desk so you can

  • just infect your hands while you're waiting for the elevator

  • number three there is still one more thing you should be doing every day

  • before you head into the office and that's right here.... so they put down a

  • Taionkei this measures your temperature in your ear

  • there's also instruction manual down there in case you don't know how to use

  • it to measure your temperature every day and then you have a piece of paper each

  • one of the workers has it where they write down their temperature this is

  • counting for all full employed people here so they can either measure it at

  • home or they can measure it when they come into the company to check what the

  • current temperature is day by day ok let's try it

  • luckily there are disinfectant wipes here otherwise that would be very

  • reluctant to try what everyone else has done you can actually disinfect the

  • whole thing

  • Lets set it to zero. There we go let's put this in my ear.

  • Number 4 there is one more thing we'd like

  • everyone to do before they go into the office the idea is to leave as many

  • bacteria and virus and germs outside so here at each toilet

  • there are several things lined up here we have soap we have again alcoholic

  • disinfectant to use after you wash your hands and this one over here is to

  • gargle now in Japan even in schools kids used to get told from very very young

  • age for the last couple of years to always gargle when you come in from the

  • outside that also helps you get rid of bacteria and similar things before you

  • actually go into school or into your home so step by step we're going to go

  • for all of these

  • now you can gargle with just water that's fine but it will be more

  • efficient if that's actually a gargling mixture here as well so we even have

  • tiny little cups to help us with the gargle stuff ....we mix this one then with

  • water there we go

  • (We left this cut in for health and safety but seriously I look like a potato)

  • (sorry about that)

  • this should get like all the extra germs of bacteria and dust

  • and whatever your breathe in out not all but as much as possible ideally

  • Ideally you shouldn't just gargle once and spit that out ideally you should gargle two

  • to three times to really get your mouth fresh and clean

  • Big meetings are

  • canceled however for small meetings we're asked to all sit apart from each

  • other so usually there's a seat in between so we don't all crowd together

  • in one space too much

  • Now once the meeting is over thank you

  • we're also asked to wipe down all the areas where someone was sitting again

  • with disinfectant wipes

  • just to make sure there's nothing else remaining on

  • the surfaces

  • most of my colleagues are currently on flexi time or are actually asked to stay

  • at home and work from home but some people still have to come into the

  • office and in order to protect them there's also another section year and

  • guess what more disinfectant wipes and there's also a surface cleaner so you're

  • supposed to spray your desk before you come to work before you start working at

  • the end of working and wipe it down with the cloth get it nice and clean and

  • again there's also again disinfectant spray for surfaces or for your hands

  • our company is also doing announcement three times a day over the speakers so

  • all the people working here get reminded to do the bare basics that you have to

  • be doing wash your hands open the doors open the windows for ventilation and

  • similar things so this happens three times in our company and I am just

  • waiting for the first one

  • ohayo gozaimasu

  • After coming to work, have you already washed your hands?

  • Please open the windows on all floors for 10 minutes.

  • During that time, please wipe down the door handles, meeting rooms and

  • other areas that people touch with disinfectant.

  • right

  • Well done for the hard work everyone! Have you washed your hands

  • and gargled after lunch yet?

  • Please open the windows on all floors for the next 10 minutes.

  • During that time make sure to wipe down doorknobs, meeting rooms and other

  • areas that people will frequently touch

  • with disinfectant please.

  • 10 minutes right!

  • okay ten minutes let's clean this air

  • washing your hands is a must but in Japan there are also three rules called

  • the San-Mitsu the 3 MITSU that Japanese people are asked to follow one

  • of them is first of all don't be in rooms with bad ventilation that's why

  • many people are asked to open the windows and similar

  • number two is don't go to places with large gatherings that can be parts of

  • Tokyo for example the crowded areas like Shibuya but at the same time it can be

  • concert halls or you know environments for quite a large number of people will

  • come together so these ones you're supposed to avoid

  • and number three is if

  • you are with people speak with them at a distance don't be too close to people

  • keep your space give them some space keep your distance

  • when you are talking with people and ideally again wear a mask

  • in Japan you

  • usually don't give a handshake when you meet people even in business meetings

  • it's just bowing and you don't hug people and you don't get too close to

  • people unless you're maybe in the trains so there's generally a lot of distance

  • between people in the first place apart from crowded areas so I think that's

  • another way how bacteria and viruses can't get passed on as quickly

  • so the Japanese way of greeting instead of giving a handshake is Yoroshikuonegaishimasu

  • or Hello or "well done for the hard work" ... farewell

  • you're not only encouraged to wash your hands and clean down your desk all the

  • areas you used in the meeting you're also encouraged to clean the areas that

  • everyone is using for example doorknobs and similar regulary during the day

  • finally all workers are asked to take care of their own personal health

  • meaning for example eat properly hydrate properly sleep properly

  • and since gyms are closed right now exercise moderately either at home or

  • maybe on the fresh air where there are no people around or not many people

  • around so generally take care of your health so be careful guys all of you

  • guys watching this right now make sure you also take care of the other parts of

  • your health right now physical health but also mental health

  • so these are the

  • 10 things that Japanese companies are doing in order to lower the spread and

  • give their workers an environment in which they can keep working but also

  • stay as safe as possible now how is that in your country let us know in the

  • comments down below everywhere everyone in the world right now this is not just

  • the thing from this country or their country every country is struggling with

  • this in a different way and is trying different measures so everyone wherever

  • in the world you are stay safe keep washing those hands and I'll see you

  • soon for another video here on ask Japanese take care

have to wear a mask ....so you can just infect your hands while you're waiting

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10 Steps Japanese workers are taking to Stop the Spread in Tokyo

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    Summer posted on 2020/04/28
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