Hey Bach, don’t come. We don’t want you or your Olympic Games. What we need is the vaccine program to be massively ramped up from its disgustingly tiny levels.
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Reduce flights, save the planet.
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Is the IOC the government in Japan, now? Absolutely ludicrous. Museum piece, Suga, and all the others need to step aside right now. The lot of them are useless and totally ineffective. They are a laughing stock internationally and a total embarrassment.
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This is rubbish reporting. For the most part, skateboarders are fine and cause no problems. Near where I live, is a long paved road with no car access that attracts skateboarders. It’s not near any houses or anything. I use it as a shortcut home sometimes. Often there are skateboarders there, but they always take care when people walk past. There are signs up saying no skateboarding, but where else can they go? You are more likely to get hit by a Mama chariot than a skateboarder in Japan. Besides, more skateboarding parks should be made available not closed down like they did with the one that used to be in Nakano-ku in Tokyo.
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This quote from the story says it all. “Miyuki Otomo, a retired teacher attending the rally, called the Olympics a "horrendous event" that is being pushed on the public for commercial reasons.”
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A huge earthquake would. And Japan is extremely earthquake prone.
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This Japanese government could organize their way out of a small paper bag. Let the schoolchildren do it.
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If we have to have a mass market for cars and endlessly crowded roads, then electric is the only hope if we are serious about the climate emergency. But, and it is a big but, the electricity must come from clean green sources otherwise it defeats the point of such cars.
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This country is run by out-of-touch fossilized old idiots. They should all resign. A group of schoolchildren could do a better job.
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People should sign in the millions, but this fossilized old-man government will probably just ignore it. Time to vote them out, for those who have the vote, and the franchise should be extended to all those who have permanent residency, too.
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Whether they extend or not won’t make much difference because people are cramming on the trains and living cheek by jowl as usual. What this ineffectual government needs to do is roll out the vaccinations as soon as possible to as many as possible. The UK will be giving people a third top-up jab soon. Less than 2% in Japan have received even their first vaccination. Totally pathetic.
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Cancel them. Save lives.
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Ground the planes, save the environment.
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They should continue to meet virtually if they are serious about tackling the climate emergency.
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This is good news for the planet. There are far too many humans and it is taking its toll on the environment. Japan’s population is falling because of these low birth rates. Hopefully the rest of the world will catch up with that. In the next few hundred years, Earth could do with there being about 90% fewer people.
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So much for capitalism.
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We all need to fly less for the sake of the planet irrespective of toilet doors.
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Will Toshimitsu Motegi come back with a new strain of covid? Why on earth have a meeting like this face-to-face? Can you imagine the entourage that would have had to go with him to the UK? No doubt a small army of staff, reporters and the like marched into covid-ridden Britain for this daft meeting. The UK has been an epicentre for the covid virus and has been one of the top three worse countries in world for dealing with it. So many, many lives lost. About the only thing they got right recently was the roll out of vaccines, something the Japanese fossils at the top here can't seem to get their heads around. But much more than this, is it really worth jetting off all around the world to be at a meeting like this with all the SEVERE pollution it causes? Are they not aware of the CLIMATE EMERGENCY? All meetings can be conducted by using technology and everyone can stay put. It is for the sake of our health and the planet's health. Should be a no-brainer, but there again, we are talking about politicians here.
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Don’t hold your breath! Whether or not nurses are needed elsewhere will be ignored by this out-of-touch old fossil government. The Games must go on with or without covid, athletes, nurses or a watching crowd. So-called democracy in Japan are the ancients at the top telling everyone else what to do while they stuff their pockets through cronyism.
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Sickening to see the over rich playing out their egos in space. Branson, another white male rich beyond any decent morality, wants to spend billions sending other excessively rich folk into space. Each launch causes excessive pollution and cost tens of millions, even billions. With such pressing issues on Earth, not least the climate emergency, these antics, particularly space tourism, has to stop. It’s a disgrace and uses up valuable resources than can be better used on this fragile planet we call home.
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Just when you think this Japanese government couldn’t be anymore incompetent or nonsensical, we get this! What alternative reality have they immersed themselves in? They are so far removed from the ordinary folk here in Japan, they might as well as join rover on Mars!
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Vaccine passports are an invasion of civil liberties.
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Giving away freedoms and rights to this government can only end in tears.
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Novel way of spreading the virus.
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I’m in favor of a republic. Time for a more progressive future.
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Hold it without fans and without athletes. Wait! That actually means cancelling it. Keep everyone safe and kick these games into the long grass right now. Most people living here don’t want to risk holding them. Only the government and the the IOC want them go ahead come hell or high water and uncreased infections and deaths.
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It did not end well last time a boat was moored in Japan with covid onboard. Will they be any less incompetent this time around? Rhetorical question!
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The Japanese government and all IOC members need to be tested. Yes, they need to have their sanity tested for wanting to go ahead with a games which the vast majority of people living in Japan DO NOT WANT. The old fossils in charge at the top of Japanese politics are so far removed from the average person living here that they might as well join the Perseverance rover on Mars.
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