MIT research – Covid19 – risk on flight

New research from scientists at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has produced more insight into the chances of catching COVID-19 on a flight, and how people can still make their way around the world, while minimizing the risks. According to MIT Professor Arnold Barnett, the chances of catching COVID-19 on a domestic US flight with a duration of two hours, are 1 in 4,300, or 1 in 7,700 if the airline blocks middle seats. The margin…

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Japan to look at promoting Fukuoka and Osaka as alternative financial hubs.

It is being speculated that the Japanese Govt is looking at promoting and targeting other major centres as financial hubs to attract business and slowly shift some of the business focus from being Tokyo centered. Due to China’s recent approach to Hong Kong, Japan is looking at encouraging some businesses to consider Japan as a safer and more stable option. There are still challenges Japan faces in progressing with this but are looking at ways…

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Japan Travel Restrictions

Apparently Japan will begin to ease travel restrictions imposed to keep the novel coronavirus pandemic in check, starting with flights to Vietnam on a limited basis later this month. Japan is looking at starting talks to resume travel with Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, where the coronavirus is under control and there is a relatively low risk of importing infections. Business people such as executives will be given priority, with students and then tourists…

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Walking and hiking in Japan

Japan is better known for its tradition and culture along with the vibrant wacky cities but it is also a great place to walk and hike. Much of Japan is forest, mountains, lakes and volcanoes. Some of these places have traditionally held important religious and cultural significance and others provide a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Naturally the country has developed a vibrant hiking culture to go along with its geography and the international market is…

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Japan Gardens

Japanese gardens have been an important part of the cultural make up for the people of Japan. Garden design is a Japanese art form which has been developed and refined for over 1000 years. Over time the gardens have evolved into offering different styles for different purposes. Some gardens are strolling gardens which were for the enjoyment of the lord at the time or some are dry stone gardens for the religious use by the…

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Japan Covid 19

Measures by the Government of Japan 1. Areas subjected to entry ban Foreign nationals categorized below are denied permission to enter Japan for the time being, unless there are exceptional circumstances. (1) Foreign nationals who have stayed in any of the areas listed in the following table within 14 days prior to the application for landing. Asia Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam Oceania Australia,…

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