If you are in Japan and want to take your mind off all this crazy H1N1, you might want to rent a movie to relax.
People have lots to choose from, starting with “Outbreak”, or the miniseries made from Stephen King’s “The Stand”. If you’re feeling a little science-fictiony, you might even try Attack of the Body Snatchers. There’s always the insuperable Philly native, Will Smith in “Legend” or you can go old school and watch “Omega Man” with Charleton Heston.
… but those of us in Japan don’t have a lot of movies to choose from down at the local Tsutaya, so I’ll have to recommend the following movie called “Kansen Retto” (literally infected archipelago, or contagious archipelago). The English name of the movie is Pandemic… here’s the trailer.