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How often do you go out when you're in Japan?

Muz1234

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Do you occasionally go out, or mostly stay at home because of this pandemic crisis?
 

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I'm not in Japan, but I go out only for essentials when the store would be least crowded. Although Japan is probably safer than where I'm from, I'd do the same there.
 

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I used to go out for dinner with friends each weekend but at the moment I mainly just go out for work or take my kids to the park. Want to go out for dinner/drinks but still don't really feel comfortable in doing at the moment. Wonder about others here, do you go out for dinner or have drinks with friends at the pub?
 

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No restaurants, no train rides, no taxis, limit my time on the bus, although I do find myself going to McDonald's for coffee. No nightly entertainment. Not house bound. That's not good. I'm into cycling so that for me is an outlet in these times. Had planned to do a months worth of traveling/camping/cycling but as we now see, the govt. is increasing their testings so the reality of it is this: more cases of those with the corona virus. We have almost become a nation of an indoor prison environment recently.
Oh, you people may not want to accept this but I'll give it to you straight, Japan is in an invisible depression. Yes, you see people out and about, but we don't see the people that are not out and about. That is the silent invisible economic depression we are now living with. Major cities may be able to hide it more, but out in the countryside, it is now visible, "where are all the people" .
 

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No going out except for work, shopping, walking the dogs, and cycling. And today an urgent visit to the dentist, for the first time this year.

I wonder how everyone is dealing with their regular medical check-ups? Are you putting them off this year?
 

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I wonder how everyone is dealing with their regular medical check-ups? Are you putting them off this year?
I had to see my doctor a couple of weeks ago, and they seemed to do a good job of managing safety. If they thought the check was important enough for me to go in, I'd probably be comfortable following their guidance. It depends on the situation, and I'd ask questions about the necessity and what my options are.
 

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Went to my regular dentist as normal last month. They always wear gloves and mask, so it was business as usual for them.
 

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Started socialising again in June, which for me is usually just a coffee or beer with friends once or twice a week. Cancelled a plan to meet a friend today after hearing yesterday's figure for Tokyo and cannot see myself going out much in the near future.😓
 

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Hospital visit on the 29th of June. Colonoscopy was done. Waiting for results. Everyone there seemed relaxed working on me. Of course I started out with a joke by asking, " why do Japanese doctors laugh so much while performing a colonoscopy on a their patients". I don't think they understood me, but they laughed.

3 dental appts. in June. No problem. Temps taken, questionaire was filled out. Was surprised on how low cost everything was. Had to say it was actually cheap. One visit was 340 yen for a follow up visit.
 

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I just realized that I didn't quite respond to Muz's original question. Yes I go out at least once a week to dinner. I take the trains many time times a week. I always wear a mask when I go out. Muz, does that answer your question well enough? You are in Kuala Lumpur, right? How often do you go out? What is the situation like there?
 

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I rarely go out these days, plus I don't know where to go to. There are no events, etc...
 

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I rarely go out these days, plus I don't know where to go to. There are no events, etc...
No friends to meet up with for a coffee and a chat?
 

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I go out a lot to photograph. The virus does worry me quite a lot so I've certain changes. Now I arrange my travel times so I can avoid crowded trains and more importantly certain lines. Very rarely do I even sit on a train these days, I just try to find the least crowded corner and stand the entire trip.
 

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Haven't used a train since March. Lots more cycling.
Haven't gone to any restaurants, cafes, anywhere that people congregate. Not interested in meeting anyone that has been spending time around other people. Short term restriction for the sake of long-term benefit is a no brainer.
The freedom and solitude has been amazing. I'm cooking better, eating better, sleeping better. Meditating better. Exercising much more regularly. Getting outdoors often.
Sure, there are things I could say I miss at the moment, but I think it's far better to adapt to and appreciate what I can do rather than complain about what I can't.
 
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