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Suga signals push to re-open economy

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By Takashi Umekawa and Leika Kihara

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. "Japan will do whatever it takes to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next year,

Including letting lots of people die.

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Yes this explains why suddenly the reported numbers of covid infection cases has dropped.

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There is a sense of a political power vacuum opening up, in anticipation of Abe San press conference.

Maybe Abe San will confirm he well enough to continue.

However,

A loyal lieutenant of Abe, Suga is considered a key decision-maker on economic policy "I meet the prime minister twice a day, but I don't see any change in his health," Suga said.

Which suggests otherwise, heads of factions jockeying for position to make their case.  

Aso has already thrown his hat, and with respect, walking frame into the political void opening up.

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The only thing worse than Abe would be Suga or Aso as PM...good grief.

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"Japan will do whatever it takes to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next year," he added.

Whatever happened to the French investigation into the bribe japan paid to get the Olympics?

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right... Print the money!

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"Japan will do whatever it takes to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next year,"

Glad to hear that!

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Suga has never had a job outside of politics. Suga is completely divorced from the reality that working people face every day.

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"Japan will do whatever it takes to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next year," he added.

There you got it! Who really cares! They (those who want to have the Olympics next year by all means) definitely don't. For them business comes first, looking good, showing the world their superiority. Get out of here, that's what they should be told!

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About time.  Small businesses can't weather the economic storm for much longer.

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Present Japanese "neo-liberalism" government denies second state of emergency, also denies drastic expansion of virus test or isolation facilities, and prioritizes economy than Covid19 measure.

They are victimizing human-lives day by day to protect profit of large corporations under the name of "re-open economy".

Ordinary citizen in Japan have no way to protect themselves from Covid19 except individual effort.

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"Japan will do whatever it takes to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next year,"

Especially lie and endanger lives! Glad he can admit it.

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