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Fukushima people find ray of hope in Japan's softball win

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And nothing else that was promised them by the IOCLDPJOC since 2013 !

“Fukushima people find ray of hope in Japan's softball win” -

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Fukushima people find ray of hope …

Fukushimans? Fukushimites? Fukushima people.

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Let’s acknowledge Fukushima with our support during this time of great betrayal by the IOCLDPJOC!

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I wonder who in the propaganda ministry is paying folks to write and publish articles like this?

Japanese are not going to read it, so it's for the foreign audience, and everyone realizes it's just BS PR.

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YubaruToday 08:07 am JST

I wonder who in the propaganda ministry is paying folks to write and publish articles like this?

Japanese are not going to read it, so it's for the foreign audience, and everyone realizes it's just BS PR.

As Noam Chomsky said on a podcast last week, "We live in a world of total illusion and fantasy."

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Kyodo interviewing elderly softball officials for positive quotes about softball events in Tohoku. Then over to our Dear Leader (current support 35%) for a line about "recovery of Fukushima". No wonder young people sit in the street drinking chu hai.

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I think that this ray won't last long. At least to the point when the radioactive water will be dumped to the ocean.

At least now they can enjoy something.

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Utterly Depressing!

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You mean they can leave their temporary shelters finally? That kind of hope?

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A student of mine in Fukushima said she couldn't care less about that game just because it was held in her prefecture. She has a lot of anger about being abandoned by the Abe govt. and hoodwinking the world by using her region's name to get the Games. She knows what's up.

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I have been watching Softball games played in Fukushima since yesterday. I am really happy that they did not cancel the games. Women's Softball is one of my favorite games, and Japanese pitcher Yukiko Ueno is my favorite player. She is such an inspiration. Her skills led Japanese team to win a gold medal in 2008 Olympics, beating US team.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, the Japanese prized pitcher, Yukiko Ueno, shut down the seemingly unstoppable American batters. Spectators labeled her the star of the series. With her challenging fast ball, the 26-year-old right hander threw 413 pitches in three full games over two days. In the game against the United States she threw strike after strike with speed and movement even though she had a huge blister on her pitching hand....

In the Athens Olympics in 2004, Yukiko Ueno entered the history books by pitching the first perfect game in Olympic history, leading Japan to a 2–0 win over China.

She is the reason why many young Japanese kids are drawn to the game of Softball. Miu Goto is one of them. She was only 7 years old when she saw Ueno's team won the gold medal in 2008. She played today in the Fukushima as a relief pitcher after Ueno for the Japanese team, shutting down powerful Mexican team in last two innings, helping Japan win 3-4. It was such a great, inspirational game.

I am happy to see Olympic games are being played despite obvious problems.

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They are quite easily to satisfy there. I very much doubt you can have with that softball win’s ray of hope any job interview in that prefecture or have your supermarket shopping bills paid.

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