Watching Japanese news this morning I was not surprised to see somber silent reporting of European countries that are shutting things down and encouraging testing as the best way to prevent spread.
Then the music kicked in as a giant Olympics logo filled the screen “but everything is fine for the Olympics!”
I wrote the above to our LINE group for Tokyo Men’s Circle
One man replied to the group
good morning men, I've been thinking about this for a while and I lacked the courage to propose it. Thank you Rob for voicing it out. The Japanese goverment (and specificaly Abe) doesn't care about corona virus because it simply won't help him get reelected and certainly doesnt want his name attached to this topic.  The people in the goverment are there because they belong to ruling families, none of them had to commute in a busy, smelly rush hour train nor live in a smaller than a prison cell apartments. Abe spent 12 minutes on average during 13 meetings with the so called corona virus unit. We spend more time talking in the elevator after our weekly meetings. Anyway thats a long rant. For the proposal, I judge if we move to Zoom we would be playing our duty in controling the spread of corona virus. Shinjuku is the busiest station in the world and the probability of getting in contact with someone infected is high. to put it in perspective. it may be the highest probability among all the stations in the world. Japan is lying about the number of cases. they are not testing enough people and if anyone shows with mild symptoms he is sent home to self quarantine. Our meeting is important and i attended online MKP group and I found it as useful as the circle we have.
He said it better than I could. We are going to meet online tonight.
Another man has offered up his Zoom room because he has a Pro account. I feel grateful for the community chipping in to make us all a bit safer.