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Very relaxed and beautiful scenery
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xxcvzaovfmwai just arrived in Kyoto, #japan
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I'm in Kyoto-Osaka for the next couple of weeks. Anyone around wanan go for drinks, grab some food, hit me up!
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Also looking for good co-working locations in Osaka if anyone has any info ๐Ÿ™‚
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saved to my Google Maps "want to go"
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Are you from the past
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I've spent a lot of time trying to find anything I'd consider "co-working". There's none ๐Ÿ˜›
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i've come ten times to the last message and I LMAO each time
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i don't get it
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Found a few in Osaka by by Googling - Osakan Space - 2000yen for day pass
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CommonRoom NAKATSU in Kita Ward offers co-working, 1500yen for day pass
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D Spot Nagahori only 1,000yen for day pass, near a station, looks like they're all open
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Yes, I'm from the past, from 1 week ago when I was in Tokyo co-working at Basepoint and Creative Lounge Mov in Shibuya
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Creative Live was pricy but well resourced. I believe Creative Live are going on hiatus due to new corona concerns, was wondering if similar in Osaka, but apparently not, all those I listed are still open and accept visitors to co-work there
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Creative Lounge
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You clearly haven't looked hard enough.
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Osakan Space is nice
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I should go there more
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If you don't know, you can just say "i don't know" because you don't know.
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I keep cracking up
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So funny. He thinks I don't realise there's a pandemic going on. ๐Ÿ™„
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So none of you are actually in Japan and have no idea what's going on? Mmk
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let us laugh it man ๐Ÿ˜› also it's a good moment to remember this great piece of art www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E4fm4Wqego
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Laugh what?
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If you go to Osakan Space tell Osaki-san hi for me ๐Ÿ˜›
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Ha I will if I go. Probably Monday, but it's expensive. I found cheaper ones ๐Ÿ˜
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common room nakatsu is also nice
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i've been there a couple of times
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Yeah that's the one I'm thinking. Thanks mate ;)
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Hasnโ€™t even been a month since I was in Osaka USZ6T3XPC. I think itโ€™s great you want to connect with others and frankly I donโ€™t blame you for not taking this seriously given what youโ€™re experiencing in Japan, but that doesnโ€™t make it correct.

There are real, vulnerable people at risk so social distancing is the morally right thing to do, and we mostly had a laugh because your comment came off a bit tone deaf in that regard.

Anyway, sorry if it came off mean spirited and best of luck to you
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Is there any reason to believe there will not be an outbreak in Japan?
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qmkkioviwrcft It sucks you joined at this time.
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i am taking this seriously. I have a 60-something-year-old mother in Pakistan where an epidemic is just getting underway, family in England under complete lockdown day 6, not to mention the expected quarantine I will endure on my return to Canada.
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But I've been in Japan a month, and you have no idea what's going on here, since you're not here. I just visited Nara today, which was packed out with Japanese tourists. As is the craft brewery im currently typing this in, while enjoying a pizza and beer.
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I'm taking this as seriously as the governments under whose auspices I reside are directing me to, and at the moment, as far as I am aware, from the rushour commuter traffic in Kyoto last night, everything is functional and open here in the Kyoto-Osaka region.
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no lockdown, no quarantine, no social distancing measures
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Anyway, yeah it was a little bit mean spirited but whatever. I have managed to connect with someone I met in the Phillipnes back in February who lives out here and found coworking spaces I'll be working from until my flight back to England. thanks ykgecbbhmvkystzzv
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And if anyone wants to know what it's like in the Osaka/Kyoto region ^^^ there's my take
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japan has been leaving in its own parallel reality for a while ... but i think it will change in a week or so
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probably shouldn't drink and type on here lol
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zsoxkxrzdbcog yeah, it's pretty shocking how oblivious they are to whats going on everywhere else. Some people i've spoken to actually think it's funny what's going on in "the west" - which was a little disconcerting.
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the government here has done a pretty good job of shielding the people from what is going on, i don't mean actually protecting them, but keeping them from getting info
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i think they're in for a shock.. but oh well, the next 12 months are going to be pretty crazy around the world
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aeymhraqqyhuje just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
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ihaigeoqiwkgl Coming from somebody who has also been here for the last month Even the majority of Japanese people believe that their government is not handling this well at all. It is no coincidence that the number of new cases per day suddenly had a record high 4 days in a row, from the exact moment that the olympic games got cancelled.
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The only reason why Japan has so few cases is obviously the number of tests. Since January 24th they have tested 25.000 people, which is roughly 450 per day.
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And yes, you don't have any legal commitment to stay inside as "only" the Tokyo mayor has asked its citizens to do so this weekend.
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But the same was true for people celebrating spring break just a couple of days ago, and nobody thinks that was a great idea. Sometimes it's not only about following the law, and events like a global pandemic certainly belong to these.
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You got quite the imagination jumping from my inquiry about a co-working location in Osaka and comparing it to raving with 10,000+ drunken idiots on a beach in the global epicenter of the Corona virus
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But your point is duly noted
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As well as your anecdote about "the majority of Japanese people believe"
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"I just visited Nara today, which was packed out with Japanese tourists. As is the craft brewery im currently typing this in, while enjoying a pizza and beer."
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You should have seen Kyoto train station yesterday- cheek by jowl
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Yes, it is shocking to the west โ€” it literally sounds like it is from the past, hence the comment. Donโ€™t take it as an insult, itโ€™s literally what it feels like.
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You asked if anyone wanted to get food or drinks together USZ6T3XPC. That doesn't seem like an insane thing to post right now?
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I read further comments. SHOCKING that Japan is going on as normal. That is so completely irresponsible, I can't believe people are still allowed to go out. It's going to have horrible consequences
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because you have no idea what it's like here or what's going on here.
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and i will be meeting a guy i met in the philippines at his bar in Kyoto. Don't worry. We've been tested ๐Ÿ™„
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Thanks for your sarcasm and uniformed commentary.
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Your blossoming social life is not really a counter argument to URR0B2U5Qโ€™s comment
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Because she has no idea what it's like here or what's going on here, and neither do you. Thanks
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Sorry, message remover
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let's end it here, shall we? we were just having a laugh, no harm should be done, we understand that Japan is having a more a less normal life and your comment made total sense
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Exactly. Thank you everyone. handskin-tone-5
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yeah its cool, i guess, i just realised, i stumbled into one of those internet clicks, with everyone laughing at each other's jokes and mutual pats on the back for being funny etc,. Carry on with the mirth!
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Well my Jiu Jitsu gym in Osaka just closed down, so I guess it's all happening, slowly, here too ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
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I think we can expect a lockdown of Tokyo this week and reckon most of Japan will follow suite after that
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A Japanese friend told me itโ€™s unlawful to have a lockdown in Tokyo, hence the _advice_ given for people to stay at home this past weekend.
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But I did go to central Tokyo today and it was a ghost town. Iโ€™ve never seen the back alleys of Omotesando deserted. Pretty spooky
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Good thing the population takes advices from local gov pretty serious tho ๐Ÿ˜…
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Well the onsens are still open and bustling with people. Just spent an evening in what is probably a petri dish of virality
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A veritable virusitude of victims.... only time will tell cough
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anyone wanna grab a coffee? Osaka tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜„
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do onsens have chlorinated water? should be ok if so
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I feel like government advice in japan gets more people to stay at home than a mandatory lockdown with police patrolling the streets in the US
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nope. no chlorination whatsoever
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If you have Japanese Residence card and only speak English, then maybe you want a new Sony Bank account
It seems ideal for nomads as it allows multiple currency saving accounts
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Something I'm curious about. In Tokyo, everyone stands on the left on escalators and people walk on the right. In Osaka, people stand on the right and walk on the left.... Why??
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the world fair
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in.... 1965 I think?
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was held in Osaka
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and the city wanted to be more welcoming to Americans and Europeans who mostly are used to driving on the right side of the road
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so it actually basically just became a thing
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also, it is literally only Osaka that does the stand on the right thing
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kyoto left
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Kobe left
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everywhere but Osaka left
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that is the store I hear most often
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and not some shit I'm reading about samurais etc
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of course I could be entirely wrong
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heh
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Nah you're right. And it IS more welcoming to me at least. I lived in London 15 years and there we stand on the right. I was confused by Tokyo and now feel right at home!
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Iโ€™ve always wondered that about Osaka. I though it was just their way of saying โ€œwe are different from the rest of the country because weโ€™re cool ๐Ÿ’ โ€

For me it feels like Iโ€™m back in Lisbon, except Iโ€™ve been living in London for the past 5 years. Iโ€™m perpetually confused and perpetually mumbling โ€œsumimasenโ€ at everyone ๐Ÿ˜‚
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ha yeah, sumimasen, my favorite phrase
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i like that it takes longer to say. sometimes i feel like i have to say โ€œsorry, sorryโ€ because once just doesnโ€™t feel substantial enough
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oh man my fav Japanese phrase has got to be _"So so so so so so..."_
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Wow that's fascinating
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We moved into our machiya in Kyoto yesterday. It's super cute and very drafty. Stocking up to hide out here for a while.
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