Jake Adelstein/中本哲史

Jake Adelstein/中本哲史


Investigative journalist, 人間妖怪Zen Buddhist Priest, Paladin. Social Justice Ninja #SJN "" 調査報道記者・禅僧 @thedailybeast 等

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“Minister Kato is a politician with no special knowledge of infectious diseases and who clearly doesn’t want to take charge.Decisions have been made based on minimizing negative publicity rather than limiting infection. There’s no one really in charge.” --Health Ministry worker

Although four health workers who boarded the ship are now infected, the ministry initially refused to test the other 90 employees who had worked on the vessel; it will now test 41 of them.

Despite the risks that those diagnosed as disease-free actually are carriers, the Japanese government began evacuating Japanese passengers from the ship on Feb. 19 and to date has let 969 passengers disembark.

All around the world, there are signs that the testing was faulty. It may be that Japan has not only opened Pandora’s Box, it has dismantled it. Eighteen Americans, six Australians, and one Israeli evacuated from the ship have now tested positive for the virus. More may follow.

You can't have many cases of coronavirus in Japan if you're continuing to not test for them. That doesn't work out well in the end--unless you really don't care about keeping the virus in check. But only a maniac would do that. @thecob82  @xeni 

Wait, did "plans on sending" suddenly turned to "planned on sending"? 😉

Japan’s handling of corona virus 🦠 is the debacle we feared and predicted in @thedailybeast  One hour ago NHK reported that 28 more passengers from the cruise ship are showing signs of being infected #219plague  Read this ↓

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It’s not hard to explain. It just takes 10 pages. Have a read.

Where's Japan's Prime Minister Abe? 😉Hiding from the corona virus? 🙃wondering if he can harness an epidemic to finally achieve his dream of creating a constitution that gives the PM absolute power? 😎Personally shredding documents? #不在親父

In Japan, coronavirus just jumped from one ship to another, The '>Hinomaru JP The ship is on the verge of an epidemic headed toward disaster Captain Abe is asleep at the wheel The sailors are inexperienced The passengers & crew are getting sick some are dead

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I asked Yamaguchi, in his career as a journalist, had he ever seen an arrest warrant for a felony revoked? He did not answer, because the answer would be, “no it never happens.” In Japan, ordinary people get arrested when there is solid evidence—unless PM ShinzoAbe is your pal

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When Abenomics fails, when you can't push forward the dreams of your war criminal grandfather and get rid of 'basic human rights', 'democracy', and 'pacifism' from the constitution, at least you can always blame those Koreans.

I’ve spent days now researching the Abe adminstration’s response to the Coronavirus and experts seem apalled at the willful ignorance, indifference, incompetence and arrogance. The latest: refusal to test Ministry of Health workers exposed to the virus until they get ill 🤒

The most important news you’ll read in Asia today. How to wear a surgical mask 😷 without fogging up your glasses. Just a little fold up and a press in. Via The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department

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