Japan (excluding the cruise ship) has now caught up to Singapore in total cases, and will probably pass Singapore tomorrow. Singapore seems to be doing as good a job as possible at quarantining and tracking cases, so hopefully they can keep it under control. Japan is a shit show, and it could easily out of control in the next couple weeks.
importantly, he said infectious disease specialists were banned from the ship
and importantly, japan has no cdc, just a large bureaucracy to deal with this sort of problem as bureaucrats will
in other words, japan is not set up to handle major outbreaks of disease.