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Tokyo governor vows full measures to combat virus during Olympic torch relay

By Daniel Leussink

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The statement she made about Italians and hanami parties more than proves she’s an imbecile. How in the world she will manage this is beyond me

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With what? Lots of praying and wishful thinking? The Olympics are done for. The sooner they face reality, the faster they can put their resource on combating the Coronavirus.

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Is this really a newsworthy piece, I winder?

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Tokyo's snowing pretty hard today huh?

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What measures? Please share, the world awaits with bated breath.

Meanwhile, in the real world, Spain has gone into lockdown, flights to Spain have been turned back in mid flight, but the governor of Tokyo knows a magic way to stop the virus spreading and the Olympics will go on.

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Reading between the lines here, and from what seeing on news, but it seems she's finally warming toward idea of postponing.

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It’s like they are trying to convince themselves that everything is normal. Ok! Yes Tokyo Olympics will continue as planned.

Ohh I forgot to mention the entire world is dealing with what now the WHO labels as a Pandemic. Major sporting events have been canceled globally NBA, F1 etc.... Entire cities have been in lock down to stop the spread of virus. Air travel has been suspended ohh ya the Olympics will go exactly as planned!

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wow denial level 9000

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The statement she made about Italians and hanami parties more than proves she’s an imbecile.

I agree, and let me add that she has frequently made irresponsible statements in order to please everybody.

How in the world she will manage this is beyond me.

She will do jack. Other people entrusted with the job will try to come up with something....that could fail miserably.

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When governments place saving face over people, they will most certainly fail. Olympic should be postponed for one year. Abe should listen to Trump on this one. If Japan and Koike think that all will be hunky dory by July, it's not that simple. It takes time to restart a community let alone a country from complete standstill. The last thing on other government's mind is the Olympics. Japan might go into recession if not already, but so will be all other economies. If virus is contained and all is up and running and back to normal in 2021, then there's more reason to celebrate with the games. Please reconsider.

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Stages of acceptance:  Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Fear, Depression - Acceptance.  

Japan is still on the Denial stage regarding Olympics 2020.

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