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Workers install additional security fences outside National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Tokyo on Thursday.

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Is this to keep the Japanese citizens out...

...or the Olympic people in?

8 ( +8 / -0 )

The excite is building! Go To Olympic!

-14 ( +0 / -14 )

dont know why they’re doing this, they’ve already barred any foreigners from entering and as we know they’re the only ones that will cause trouble anyway

8 ( +9 / -1 )

"Foreignbrot....",

someone didn't get it so you got the down vote (wasn't me!!)!

Besides, I'm sure those additional "safety measures" are made to keep the virus out and prevent it from entering those restricted areas! Another great measure by the local and national government in an attempt to have those "Safe (or was it save?) Olympics"!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Tokyo looks more and more like a prison every year. No public space, no little patches of grass, hardly any roadside trees (except for a few stripped of their branches, or else a bit of green-wash as in this stadium), no street benches, virtually no bicycle lanes, practically zero pedestrian areas (just Ginza at weekends), tiny pavements or none at all, no 2020 Olympic Park (the only Olympic city not to build one), nothing at all to build a sense of community. Just ever more fences, keep-out signs, security guards, and anti-sitting measures. It's depressing, it really is.

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Tokyo-mToday 09:46 am JST

Tokyo looks more and more like a prison every year

Spot on, mate. Every step of the way there are orders on which direction to go, how far to stay away from each other, cones, flashing roadblocks, signs, people with flags pointing the direction, arrows on the ground, and on top of that it's coming from the speakers.

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dont know why they’re doing this, they’ve already barred any foreigners from entering and as we know they’re the only ones that will cause trouble anyway my

True...but an unnamed LDP politicians cousins nephew runs a security fence a company....so...

But that's just pure coincidence of course.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

That doesn't look very welcoming!

Seems too often great care and detailed workmanship goes into places like this in Tokyo, only to be ruined by poorly chosen "temporary" security fences go up around it, ruining the aesthetics.

When I temporary, seems no limit as I see the same weathered road cones set outside a building near my place for the last 5 years.

And don't get me started on the unnecessary blocking of roads from pedestrians for big events!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Everyone knows that Covid-19 can't pass through fences.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Extra - Security!?

Takes the fun out of the games, why not have few fights and exiting punches! isn't that what fans and supporters are suppose to do while cheering their team?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Uh... I have a cheaper solution... small signs saying "COVID-1 - Danger!" written on them... say no more.

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