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Emperor wishes Olympians best in meeting with Jill Biden, Macron

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he has the "deepest respect" for all of the athletes who have gathered in Japan for the Olympics despite the challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Me too

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And where is Bach?

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And where is Bach?

Probably dictating the Emperor's lines to him via a secretly concealed earpiece.

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Except for Macron, all major leaders stayed away.

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Do as the Emperor, make good wishes, stop olympic pettinness.. lol !!

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So the US sends an unelected person, Poland and France send their leaders (minor countries don't count), and no other country sends anyone......... 15 out of 190 plus? Not a good look Japan.

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The US should not condemn Japanese,when American are the major spreaders of Covid out of ignorant,fill stadium and no Covid protocol

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The Imperial Household Agency changed the Japanese translation of "celebrating" from 祝う to 記念する. According to Asahi Shimbun, the agency pushed for the alternative translation because the Emperor didn't want to sound like he was "celebrating" a pandemic or superspreader event.

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Did they all quarantine for two weeks?

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Again, all the women pushed to the back.

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Referring to the first ladies as 'Biden' and 'Suga' seems a little abrupt, to say the least

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I did enjoy the opening ceremony except for the westerns songs they sang! The Beatles and Susan Boyle?? Really IOC? So disappointed, I really wanted Japan to express their own unique Japanese culture :) Best luck to the Japanese teams!

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For any country to successfully host an Olympic Games during such an awful pandemic is something to be very proud of.

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This is the first time, I am disappointed in the emperor.

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The opening ceremony was fantastic. Looking forward to wonderful Olympic Games.

Seems to me unnecessarily boastful for the American athletes to go in chanting, "USA! USA!"

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Man, Hashimoto is now put in the very back almost out the sliding doors.

Some thanks she gets. She did do all she was told to do w/o question.

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It's the carpet that troubles me.

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It's the carpet that troubles me.

Why that? You will never come near of it and even more , you’ll never stand or walk on it. lol

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