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Tokyo Olympic torch relay pulled off streets in Hiroshima

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Great news! Now if they just cancel this entire disaster and put the Japanese Citizens first...

^Dreams...Who am I kidding?

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The Tokyo Olympic torch relay is being pulled off the streets in Hiroshima Prefecture as COVID-19 cases rise in Japan barely 10 weeks before the opening ceremony.

On Monday, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported that Hyogo and Okayama prefectures will also take the torch relay off public streets.

Local government they put their citizen first, that's good!

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Good.

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This is the relay of shame

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Local gov showing more sense than the national gov.

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Funny thing is, Hidehiko Yuzaki, Hiroshima governor, is LDP

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Watched the latest 'Torch Relay ceremony' last night. I think it was Fukuoka. An absolute farce.

20-30 participants passing a torch to each other on a stage, grey overall-clad event staff with walkie-talkies overseeing every move that they made, barking orders, while the usual 'Bijin Ana' host tried to drum up support from a lacklustre audience.

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Great. Now put the torch out, for good.

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Oustanding!

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The CDC recently announced that the possibility of transmitting Covid outdoors has been vastly overstated.

As long as people maintain reasonable distances from one another and refrain from screaming hysterically, and wear a mask for good measure, the chances of catching Covid outdoors is nil.

The Torch Relay is a great opportunity for the Japanese people to display the Olympic Spirit and show the world the undaunted spirit of Bushido!

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Yuzaki said the cases were rising at such a rapid pace that it could become an emergency situation unless people curbed their activities."

Yeah, but Olympics are still " safe and secure " cause the sorry excuse for a PM said so.

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Local government they put their citizen first, that's good!

That's good. Can't say the same for the national Japanese government.

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It would be a terrible shame if Japan followed India as the next Covid-19 disaster story. It seems to me that the government and the citizenry should be working to get the vaccines into peoples' arms as quickly as possible.

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