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  • In this video, I'm gonna share with you

  • how Japan is fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

  • So I'm back doing another video on the coronavirus

  • as many of you requested on the previous video

  • how life has changed in Tokyo due to the coronavirus

  • and again if we hit another 20,000 likes in this video,

  • I'll continue on with the updates,

  • so just let me know by hitting that like button.

  • Also, before I continue I'm hoping you and your family

  • are staying safe during this time, and although

  • Tokyo and all of Japan is not an official lockdown,

  • you can see that I'm staying home

  • In fact, Maiko and I are trying to stay home

  • as mush as possible during these days,

  • especially since we have a baby on the way.

  • And it is probably worth mentioning that

  • some of the footage in this video

  • wasn't actually taken by me

  • I've actually asked some of my friends

  • who are normally commuting to work during these days

  • or going to the grocery store, etc

  • to take some footage for me

  • during the regular commute

  • so that I can show you guys what's actually going on

  • here in Tokyo.

  • So some of the footage may not be as clear or stable,

  • but that's just how it is

  • This is the best I can do so I apologize for that.

  • So first of all, let's talk about the current situation

  • here in Japan.

  • Today is April 30th, So as of April 16th,

  • Japan officially declared a state of emergency,

  • but like I said earlier none of the cities in Japan

  • are officially on lockdown

  • Including Tokyo,

  • which means that residents are still free to come and go

  • as they please.

  • Despite this, japan's state of emergency

  • which was already extended until after Golden Week to

  • May 6th is now

  • expected to be extended until the end of May or even

  • early June and very much of Japan is still closed down

  • So schools are still shut down

  • along with many department stores and even

  • amusement areas like museums and Disneyland

  • and even professional sports.

  • Some restaurants are still open but are limiting hours

  • to the middle of the day

  • and some are just limiting it to takeout

  • Basically, the government is recommending that

  • non-essential businesses closed down

  • during this pandemic

  • but by law, they can't actually force any businesses

  • to close only strongly recommend it.

  • Also, many people these days are working from home if they can and other businesses have closed down completely

  • But there are some companies that are still operating as normal and if you look around there's definitely less people on the streets

  • Here's some video of shibuya scramble crossing from the last few days

  • And this is footage of shibuya scramble crossing in my first

  • coronavirus video and here's footage of how did you go to gauge the street during that video as well and

  • Here's recent footage of it

  • Now the number of people that you see on the streets have definitely reduced since just several weeks ago also

  • because a lot of people aren't going to work or working from home or not going out to go eat or go to

  • Restaurants you can see that there's a lot less people on the trains these days

  • What's nice though is that they're actually opening the windows to help circulate the air and luckily all the supermarkets are restocks

  • There's plenty of food on the aisles. There's me there's vegetables and there's even toilet paper

  • There was a little bit of a scare on supplies for about a week

  • But after that things kind of got restocked and people stopped running and there was no more panic buying and many

  • supermarkets and convenience stores have set up plastic sheets at the registers to help prevent the spread and many of those places have

  • Also set up a social distancing markers for their lines. So that's pretty much where we are currently in Japan at the moment

  • I would say in general a lot of people are staying home, but you do still have outliers people that are not following recommendations

  • They're not staying home and they are going out but because of Japanese law, it's really difficult to mandate people to stay home

  • So Japan relies heavily on people to cooperate and follow recommendations, and I don't know maybe it is working

  • Maybe it's not but Tokyo just reported only 72 cases this last Sunday

  • Which is the lowest recorded?

  • Since April 1st that said only time will tell whether or not Japan is doing the right thing

  • But in this video I kind of wanted to dig a little bit deeper and share with you guys how Japan is fighting the corona?

  • virus pandemic

  • Oh and while I'm sharing this list with you

  • Let me know if you agree with what Japan is doing and how it compares to your country. So first Japan's stimulus package

  • So Japan has launched a one trillion dollar

  • Coronavirus stimulus package, which means they're gonna distribute a hundred thousand yen each resident

  • Which is about nine hundred and thirty two dollars

  • it applies to anyone who is resided in Japan for the last three months and is registered as a

  • Basic resident here in Japan so you don't actually need to be a Japanese citizen to receive the handout

  • Also the residents current income or financial status doesn't matter. Number two. Japan is working on a program to subsidize

  • 100% of salaries at small businesses

  • During the pandemic which basically means that all employees working for small businesses who have closed down

  • during the pandemic will still receive 100% of their salaries while up until now laid off workers receive a

  • 60% of their salaries meaning that the government would throw in an extra 40 percent to take care of these workers during the pandemic

  • Basically this program covers a three million small businesses and ten million employees all throughout Japan number three

  • Japan is handing out two masks per household. So as you may already know from my previous coronavirus video. Japan has always

  • encouraged wearing masks to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

  • In fact wearing masks in Japan to prevent the spread of illness has been part of Japanese culture even before this entire pandemic

  • Unfortunately these days

  • master and short supply in Japan

  • It's really difficult to find them at drug stores convenience stores and even supermarkets in response to this

  • The Japanese government has decided to distribute two

  • washable cloth mass per household saying that they're gonna distribute the masks first two places where

  • Coronavirus is on the rise

  • You can see here the Prime Minister wearing the very mass that they're distributing

  • And here's the actual mass that have been delivered to someone's house

  • some people have complained that the masks are too small while others saying that too is not enough per household number for

  • Japan is starting to move some production out of China. So a consumer product maker

  • Iris-sama is said to be the first Japanese company to receive a government subsidy

  • Basically, Japan wants a ship production out of China to build a stronger and more resilient supply chain here in Japan and the goal

  • 150 million mass per month by August and 5 local companies helping out for example

  • Which handles rental housing and other facilities is providing free housing

  • basically

  • they've leased 200 rooms around Japan to provide to people who have lost their homes and during the pandemic and

  • They're lending the rooms all free of charge until the end of December

  • 2020 so that's the list for now

  • Let me know in the comments if you agree with what Japan is doing to fight against the corona virus pandemic also

  • Let me know whether or not you think they're doing enough and how it compares to your country

  • And again if you get 20,000 likes on this video

  • I'll do another

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