UBI (Universal Basic Income) is the way to go.
Wondering how long will it take to move forward with something that is obvious. It is now just a matter of time.
-3 ( +2 / -5 )
Girls and boys are different.
I am pro choice, but we must recognise and embrace our changes.
After all that’s what makes this world such special, diverse and beautiful place.
Don’t let extreme perspectives and the “equality” utopia blind you from reality.
Embrace it instead and enjoy it.
Extremes were never good, and we now live in an increasingly, and dangerously bipolarised world.
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Nearly 1,000 COVID-19 patients who requested an emergency ambulance service in Tokyo during the first week of August were turned away by hospitals
Do we still consider Japan a developed country?
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A bit too late to join the “lockdown party”.
The virus is everywhere after a year and half with non proactive action from government sire.
At this stage only one option left, to learn to live with it and get vaxxed as soon as you can, the rest is just empty talks of quasi state of emergencies etc to pretend something is being done.
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Woman infected in Japan's 1st Lambda variant case linked to Olympics
Blaming the gaijin for internal problems, to avoid taking responsibility.
Yes Olympics was not a good idea, but everyone knows the virus and all different strains were moving freely in Japan, its izakayas, offices (no remote working remember?) and so on.
Remember initially when foreigners would go through quarantine upon arrival in Japan and japanese citizens weren’t required, neither were asked a COVID negative test prior to flying to Japan?
Well that and many other bad decisions would result in disaster, sooner or later.
Was later in order to not cancel the Olympics, don’t think this timing was a coincidence or just “perfect timing”.
The “foreign virus” theory didn’t go well. Time to give up on the nationalist speech J-Gov and take responsibility? Or not convinced yet?
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Suga's medical adviser urges tougher anti-virus measures
Been hearing this since the beginning of 2020 and zero action.
Stop playing catch up, the spread is completely out of control these days.
The current higher numbers are based on a very high positive rate, meaning the real numbers must be astronomical.
At this stage only mass vaccination will solve the issue, so focus on that in order for everyone to be safe.
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84 COVID-19 patients died at home in Japan over 6 months: gov't
Probably more, unfortunately, considering how hard is to get hospital admission if you get infected...
A wake up call for this Gov to act on time and avoid playing catch up next time.
25 ( +33 / -8 )
There are no free lunches my friends.
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Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases
Guess its ok to let the official numbers increase a bit, now that there is no risk of cancelling the Olympics.
Its all about timing... it always was!
12 ( +15 / -3 )
Always good to see japanese winning judo medals.
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$40,000 for a ticket for the opening, seriously?
I guess the Olympic Spirit was just for a selected few then.
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Just 1,000 dignitaries will be present at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium for the traditional extravaganza, usually a time of celebration for the host nation.
A few politicians, some CEO’s and a bunch of millionaires.
Thought the idea was no public. Why a thousand exceptions?
Not a good example.
Then at least be consistent and stop trying to convince people not to join the local **izakaya after a hard working day, while dignitaries have a free pass for international travel, booze and party.**
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"Cancelation was never an option for us. The IOC never abandons the athletes... we did it for the athletes."
Does anyone really buy this crap?
Its all about the billions that some will make if the event goes ahead.
Would love, along with 80% of japanese people, to see this event postponed or cancelled altogether, and show this clown that he has no power in Japan, as he is convinced.
Its time to stop this humiliation towards Japan.
20 ( +21 / -1 )
The world already saw the mess that this all is/was.
IOC and japanese government not with a good international image these days, that is for sure.
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Toyota Motor Corp said Monday it will not air TV commercials related to the Tokyo Olympics in Japan and its president Akio Toyoda will not attend the opening ceremony later on Friday.
When a large corporation careS more about its people then the government itself... clear sign some things must change as soon as possible.
Great example of leadership and showing what Japan is really about: respect and consideration for each other.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
Great time to proceed with the cancellation.
16 ( +20 / -4 )
While this is probably far from a proper pizza, I am confident it is absolutely delicious, as most of the items they sell.
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And there won't be any soaking up the atmosphere: they aren't allowed anywhere except their accommodation and competition venues, with a ban on using public transport.
Say that again.
If they are not allowed to go anywhere, why mention regarding the ban of public transportation?
This sounds familiar... oh was just like the quarantines from international arrivals in Japan. You were requested to not leave home for 14 days and not use public transportation. No penalties were in place for anyone not following the request.
Just a kind request.
Imagine being a young athlete joining the Olympics and coming to Japan for the first time.
Would a kind request without tough penalties stop you from going out and enjoying Tokyo?
Good luck controlling that Olympic organisers.
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“As the host of the games, I do hope that the IOC will make the efforts so that all athletes and stakeholders will fully comply with these measures.”
Keep hoping for that.
Does anyone really trust Bach man who continuously stated the games would go ahead at any cost, and that later (a few days ago) thought he was in China?
All his moves will be made 100% with money in his mind. The people of the hosting country will never be taken into consideration, shockingly.
20 ( +21 / -1 )
Is this what some call the Olympic dream?
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Bach says canceling Tokyo Olympics not an option despite COVID
What could you expect from a guy that doesn’t even know the difference between China and Japan?
That proved even more his (lack of) consideration towards Japan and its people.
Bach is simply not a person of respect, something that is taken very seriously in Japan.
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Some 75 percent of people aged 65 and over in Japan have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
We should be celebrating these news if we were in a third world country, not in the third largest economy.
All top economies have inoculated higher percentage of their +65 population long time ago, and not with the first jab but with both.
0 ( +8 / -8 )
The main Olympic events will be packed with the so called VIPs, ignoring all anti-Covid measures.
So the “no public” idea is more of a “no peasant” concept that anything else.
The Elite will be present.
18 ( +22 / -4 )
Well, with news about Pfizer wanting to get people to get a third jab... he might just be a visionary and took four just in case.
Now on a more serious note, I think people should inform themselves about vaccines in general.
These days we have those who got maybe 50 jabs in their life but decided this vaccine is not safe. And those who think we need more and more jabs to get close to 100% efficiency, and still live in a bunker until that happens.
Just to have an idea, the average influenza vaccine in most countries is around 50% efficient.
People, do your part and just get your couple of jabs as you did in the past for other occasions, and move on with your life.
Nice and simple. No need for paranoias.
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“The IOC also seems to think that public opinion in Japan is not important.”
“Seems to think” is an understatement.
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I was about to express my enthusiasm about this project until I read
partial completion until 2035, and the target for the whole thing to be finished is even farther off, in 2047. Specifically, everything is scheduled to wrap up on March 31, 2047
Just to have an idea, we will have humans living in Mars by then, thats how far that is.
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Should IOC have any consideration for the japanese people and the Olympics would have been postponed to a time when the country and its people could benefit from it.
This version of the Olympics is nothing more than a liability to the country, with very few exceptions.
IOC is using Japan to make their billions and, will leave the mess for japanese citizens and residents to clean up.
31 ( +33 / -2 )
as he self-isolates for three days in the International Olympic Committee's five-star hotel in the capital.
3 day self isolation?
Maybe a couple of hours would be as effective? Why even bother.
When I thought IOC couldn’t disrespect more Japan, its people and residents.
48 ( +52 / -4 )