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Japan's virus policy under questionIsolation at home denies sick health care, critics say

Nov 24, 2021 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Kaori Takada poses with her brother's photo in front of her family altar last week at her home in Matsubara, south of Osaka in western Japan. Hiro Komae/AP

TOKYO - Yoshihiko Takeuchi, who ran a small restaurant on the island of Okinawa, told only a few friends he had the coronavirus. When he didn't answer phone calls from public health workers for three days, police went to his home and found him dead in his bed.

He was among hundreds of people who have died while subject to "jitaku...