CP+ 2020 Camera exhibition has been cancelled...

 By: cshimokita : February 13th, 2020-22:07
Originally scheduled to run from February 27 ~ March 1, 2020 in Yokohama, Japan.  
The exhibition has been cancelled due to health concerns.  One has to wonder about the status of the 2020 summer Olympics...

Message from the organizers of the event on Friday 14-Feb (Tokyo time):

"Given there is no effective treatment or containment measures to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), organizers of CP+2020 have decided to cancel the event due to overall concerns, mainly the risk to the health and safety of visitors and exhibitors. The event was originally scheduled to be held over 4 days at PACIFICO Yokohama from February 27."


Or the up coming Tokyo marathon? [nt]

 By: : February 14th, 2020-00:11
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***** Regarding the Tokyo Marathon the first week of March (2020)...

 By: cshimokita : February 17th, 2020-04:33
It was announced today (Monday 17-Feb) that only invited runners will participate... I understand that to be less than 200 participants. The General Public will not be allowed to participate. Casey

So sad, all these cancellations! [nt]

 By: Geo : February 14th, 2020-04:01
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everything becomes uncertain now [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : February 14th, 2020-06:20
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I have faith that...

 By: mdg : February 14th, 2020-09:19
the organizers are doing the right thing.

The Olympics are still a ways in the future and well past traditional flu ‘season.’

I was wondering if there will be a hit in general tourism from China...I remember seeing a lot of Chinese tourists in the fancy shopping areas of Aoyama and Omotesando with lots of full bags.

Any effect on baseball games (the season must be starting soon)?

Anyway...keep those hands washed!

Uncertainty rules at the moment...

 By: cshimokita : February 14th, 2020-13:26
I don't remember the exact numbers but visitors from China to Japan are impacted to the max... one does avoid crowds and public events as a precaution, most are wearing masks and washing hands often is the general rule. Japan pro-baseball teams have started their training camps... I imagine attendance will be down... no need to worry, best course of action is to take common sense precaution... Casey

Go go Swallows! : ) [nt]

 By: mdg : February 14th, 2020-16:34
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Historically I am a Giants fan...

 By: cshimokita : February 14th, 2020-17:29
But recent years I enjoy a good Yokohama BayStars or Fukuoka Hawks game... Casey