Tokyo was one of the first places to have been affected - the cruise ship Diamond Princess had me thinking we may be in for a rough ride, but as the virus spread worldwide, I believe the Japanese attitude to cleanliness (anything from no rubbish in streets, coughing etiquette etc), being used to disasters, mask wearing culture and other factors have led to a very fortunate situation here. In a survey released today, only 0.1 percent of a random sample showed up with antibodies - showing that masks do play a big role I believe. The flip side of that is that herd immunity is not possible. The other big event here is the Olympics - what huge disappointment and cost! I'm rather concerned about all these demonstrations and the effect on the virus spreading, and further waves down the road. Let us remember in the reopening that the virus has not gone away. They have just discovered 40 odd cases in Beijing recently - look at the Chinese attitude and response - why would they be doing things differently the other countries - this virus is quite scary and will be around for a while....stay safe friends.