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Old 07-18-20, 03:04 AM
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Pre-Covid a lot of commercial freight used to travel in the belly of passenger jets but there are very few passenger flights between Japan and the US at the moment, since Americans can not currently enter Japan and even returning Japanese would be subject to a 14 day quarantine. So that might explain the shipping delays between Japan and the US.

Taiwan is more of a manufacturing hub and less of a tourist destination (though it's well worth visiting post-Covid!), so their shipping may be based more on freight jets unaffected by the restrictions on passenger traffic.
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