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Macron arrives in Tokyo for Olympic opening ceremony

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Macron Bonaparte bienvenu au Japon. Watch out for slaps or a punch.

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Noblesse oblige.

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Break out the Gilets Jaunes

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Hope this time Macron will do NOT accept lies of Japanese government about child abduction!

Just make a brief stop to sendagaya where a desesperate father is still waiting 2 years ago promises.

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No 3 day quarantine? Macron is reckless when it comes to the virus, evidenced by how poorly his nation is faring in the pandemic. 112,000 lives lost under his watch.

What on earth is he thinking coming to Tokyo at this time?

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Break out the Gilets Jaunes

I’m trying to imagine the Japanese version.

Walking timidly through the streets of Tokyo chanting the slogans “we are somewhat displeased” and occasionally kicking over a trash can.

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Break out the Gilets Jaunes

I’m trying to imagine the Japanese version.

Walking timidly through the streets of Tokyo chanting the slogans “we are somewhat displeased”.

Spot on accurate..:)..whilst keeping the volume down and obeying the instructions to stay on the left sidewalk in order to minimize inconvenience.

Macron is also planning to raise the issue of parental abduction in Japan, which does not offer joint custody for children in cases of divorce or separation.

Looking forward to this, but not holding my breath regarding a breakthrough.

The subject has been in the headlines since a French father in Tokyo began a hunger strike to win access to his children, who he says were abducted by their Japanese mother. Vincent Fichot has not seen his two children in nearly three years and began a hunger strike outside the Olympic Stadium on July 10.

My respect / support to Vincent for taking a stance & shining the spotlight on his heartbreaking situation that is shared by too many.

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Maybe he can have dinner with Jill.

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@Farewell:

if you are lucky you might squeak by with real honest truthful opposite opinions, but more than likely not unless they disabled comments due to lunch or bodily bio technical difficulties with colitis.

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Je ne vous invite pas, Macron

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Maybe he can have dinner with Jill.

or something.

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He was looking for any reason to get away from France right now.

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Macron is also planning to raise the issue of parental abduction in Japan, which does not offer joint custody for children in cases of divorce or separation.

I'll eat my hat if there is any progress. The Japanese government doesn't care and neither do other governments, even when it's their own citizens.

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Emmanuel Macron arrived in Tokyo on Friday to attend the opening ceremony

Fun fact; As President of France Macron is also crowned as one of the co-Princes and rulers of Andorra. Hopefully he remembers to wave to the one Andorran athlete competing in the games.

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M3, politically, President Macron, need a foreign policy win.

The fact that 2024 Summer Olympics, presents the opportunity for President Macron to rise and shine.

Unfortunately, there is nothing remotely subtle, diplomatically, where President Macron is concerned, the Trump handshake.

President Macron is a political diplomatic Cirque du Soleil, all mouth and no trousers.

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politically, President Macron, need a foreign policy win.

The fact that 2024 Summer Olympics, presents the opportunity for President Macron to rise and shine.

Unfortunately, there is nothing remotely subtle, diplomatically, where President Macron is concerned, the Trump handshake.

And yet, he's probably going to hang on until 2027 and maybe beyond. Love him or hate him he's a smooth operator. A politician's politician.

President Macron is a political diplomatic Cirque du Soleil, all mouth and no trousers.

Of course you're free to say whatever you like about the French President, but insulting the co-Prince can still get you 3 years in prison. You've been warned ;)

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M3, Indeed, well maybe, could well depend on he political asperations of.....

Michel Barnier plans political comeback in France.....

The EU’s Brexit chief says he will ‘take back my place’ in French politics.

https://www.politico.eu/article/michel-barnier-plans-political-comeback-to-france/

Their could be three notable Presidential contenders 2022, Le Pen, Barnier, Macron.

Agreed, I am a tad rude to the French President, JT took the slipper post down. Nothing personal.

However this 2020 Japan Olympics is a Global streaming, TV broadcast event.

Little or no spectators, overseas or otherwise.

This is the ultimate sit at home and marvel, the elephant in the room is the pandemic.

It could well end up a showstopper.

Macron and his advisers must be aware of this possibility at least politically..

Take a look at these approval ratings...... I would take a pinch of salt with polls though.

The shadow lurking in the back ground is Michel Barnier

France — 2022 presidential election voting intention

https://www.politico.eu/europe-poll-of-polls/france/

Emmanuel Macron instinct could have him politically break dancing to gain attention.

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Yeh! Macron has arrived! What else is new?

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So he doesn't need to quarantine then? Despite meeting the Emperor and the PM.

Does the virus not infect politicians or is it all just a big con - a mechanism to control us proles. It's either one or the other.

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