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More than 75% of Japanese don't want overseas fans at Olympics: poll

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Also, despite being against the Olympics being held that foreign fans should be allowed to attend. What a boring spectacle it'll be with Japanese fans only.

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Do they also oppose foreign athletes coming too? Maybe they can hold the games without foreign athletes too, just to put their minds at ease.

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More than 75 percent of Japanese oppose overseas fans attending the Tokyo Olympics, a poll showed Monday, as organizers prepare to make a decision on foreign spectators.Games organizers said last week that they plan to rule on the matter this month"

Vast majority of public oppose the games this summer in the first place as indicated by countless polls...still, organizers dont give a toss about that public sentiment at all...so please stop pretending that ANY decision regarding this corporate pork barell fest is made with "public" in mind.

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If they allowed only spectators and athletes who had been vaccinated, it would pretty much be only foreigners. The Japanese would be mostly excluded from their own Olympics. (Yet people seem to think it is the foreigners who are the danger).

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Do they also oppose foreign athletes coming too? Maybe they can hold the games without foreign athletes too, just to put their minds at ease.

I'm sure they would be happy and proud to win all those gold medals.

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Other countries should save Japan the trouble and just abstain from participation.

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Hardly '75% of Japanese', which would be 90 million people odd.

That's not how statistics works. But I realize you probably teach English and not math, so you are forgiven for your ignorance.

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A couple things.

First, if you're afraid of the virus, don't go to the Olympics.

Second, how do we know Hashimoto is worried about foreigner to Japanese virus transmission? If it were transmitted at the Games, it would likely be from a Japanese citizen to a foreigner.

Biden has indicated the vaccine will be available to all U.S. adults by the end of May. Herd immunity could occur before then.

Question should be how many foreigners actually want to attend the Games?

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Biden has indicated the vaccine will be available to all U.S. adults by the end of May.

Biden is lying about this. 3+ months in, they are at 25%. No way they will have the rest of the 75% vaccinated in 2 1/2 months.

Herd immunity could occur before then.

It's not happening in Israel. A country much further along than the US.

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Told you! They've clearly stopped saying foreign fans coming in from abroad (and have admitted Japanese nationals will be allowed back), and are now just saying "foreigners". So, to those who have lived and worked here for years and years and have not left the country during this pandemic and possibly longer, take note -- you likely will not be allowed because of the paranoia of the Yamatos.

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More than 75% of Japanese don't want foreign fans at Olympics: poll

The poll was conducted between March 5-7 through random phone calls, with 1,066 of the 1,977 people contacted responding.

They forgot to mention that they only called landlines using a phone book. The only people with active landlines are 75 years and older.

Therefore the only people polled were 75 year or older and 75% of them don't want foreign fans. But 75% of those 75% want foreign athletes to come, 75% of the time.

This was dated between March 7 and 5.

This message has been brought to you today by the numbers 7 and 5.

I was born in 1975.

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More than 75% of Japanese don't want foreign people in the country: personal experience

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Other countries should save Japan the trouble and just abstain from participation.

so true!!

More than 75% of Japanese don't want foreign people in the country: personal experience

yep

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A couple of things about your couple of things.

First, if you're afraid of the virus, don't go to the Olympics.

Right, so the infections at superspreader events just stay inside the stadium, and not back home with all the attendees? Tens of thousands of visitors mean massively increased risk for everyone on these islands. And the virus doesn't care if the host is afraid or unafraid. It just does its thing.

Second, how do we know Hashimoto is worried about foreigner to Japanese virus transmission? If it were transmitted at the Games, it would likely be from a Japanese citizen to a foreigner.

Erm, I don't think coronavirus checks whether the blood is Yamato or not. Nationality is irrelevant to this. If Hashimoto has any sense, she will understand that there are multiple paths of transmission, meaning athletes, support staff, media, volunteers, health workers, spectators can all take the virus wherever with them, both within and out of Japan. Bad for all parties.

Biden has indicated the vaccine will be available to all U.S. adults by the end of May. Herd immunity could occur before then.

And your point is? Herd immunity here in Japan is the relevant issue, and that is not on the horizon any time soon. And even with herd immunity, vaccinated people can still infect and pass on the infection, so others can still get sick. The potential for new combinations to create new variants, specially in a country like Japan with such a pitiful pace of vaccination and therefore a large potential host pool, is very real and very high. The risk to all of us as a result of the Games is huge, which is what most people in the country understand and therefore oppose it.

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Great ‘Olympic Spirit you “ 75%’ers” Xenophobia and Isolationism has always worked so well.

Shogenai. Now, get back to work to support the “ 1%’ers.” - Gambare!

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More than 75 percent of Japanese oppose overseas fans attending the Tokyo Olympics, a poll showed Monday, as organizers prepare to make a decision on foreign spectators.

Article says poll is about overseas fans yet title screams categorical foreign fans.

But maybe theyre meant to mean the same thing, not sure

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