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Posted in: Japan donates more than 1 million AstraZeneca doses to Taiwan See in context

William- excellent post.

Just really disgusting how Japan treats the taxpayers here. If they keep voting the same people in, they are going to get more and more misery.

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Posted in: JOC board member blasts Tokyo Games organizers, IOC See in context

Prime Minister Suga, who has seen his voter support eroded by dissatisfaction with the response to the pandemic, has said that successfully hosting a "safe and secure" Games would "bring hope and courage to the world."

Did Suga make up this garbage to say himself or did someone write it for him over at Nippon Kaigi or IOC?

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Posted in: Japan donates more than 1 million AstraZeneca doses to Taiwan See in context

seriously?! They've not vaccinated anywhere near the number they need to here. They are giving vaccines to students going overseas and other countries. AND STILL holding the Olympics.

What are they doing?

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Posted in: Kenya says pre-Olympics training camp in Kurume to go ahead See in context

Translation: We called the mayor and city officials and told them if they ever wanted to see one yen of government assistance in the future, they should do a 180 on their decision.

Excellent translation!

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Posted in: JOC board member blasts Tokyo Games organizers, IOC See in context

A Japanese Olympic Committee board member on Friday blasted organizers of the Tokyo Games for ignoring public concerns about holding the global sporting showpiece amid a pandemic, as Japan's top medical adviser urged new steps to reduce the risk.

A Japanese Olympic Committee board member now?? WOW! Who else is left? It seems that the LDP and IOC are the only ones left not criticizing the holding of the event

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Posted in: Japan to prioritize students heading abroad for vaccinations See in context

As far as I understand, Japanese tourists and Japanese with absolutely no links to the UK are allowed into the UK (with the usual quarantine and tests), whereas no Brits are allowed into Japan unless they are resident there. On top of that, unrelated to the pandemic, any Japanese can join the line for Brits at Heathrow, by-passing any checks by officials and fingerprint checks, whereas Brits who have PR in Japan have to go through the whole shebang, face checks, fingerprints, questions, separate slower lines (the automated gates offer little advantage). Reciprocity please.


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Posted in: Australia finds highly infectious Delta variant in Melbourne virus outbreak See in context

Jeez just use the name of the location of the strain. This is getting to be childish. And they're still referring to MERS by that same name so do the people of the Middle East deserve any less? This is all because we refused to refer to this as the Wuhan virus. That's what that is- the Wuhan virus Indian variant. Nothing wrong with that until You deliberately use it as a derogatory label. But assigning stupid Greek alphabets to be politically correct is going to confuse everyone.

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Posted in: China criticizes Western brands' toys, clothes as unsafe See in context

ban all their products! Show the Chinese just how much they need the west not the other way around

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Posted in: Japan’s first smart ring for contactless payment developed See in context

Ok a visa smart ring but 1. Most foreigners can't get a credit card and 2. most elderly Japanese who are a significant portion of the population don't use it so Im not impressed

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Posted in: Netanyahu opponents push for quick vote to end his 12-year rule See in context

Israel is arguing over which of the far rightists is farther right. Sad and hilarious.

Hit the nail on the head

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Posted in: Japan to prioritize students heading abroad for vaccinations See in context

The US should refuse entry to Japanese students until American students and all other nations are allowed entry to Japan to study here.

BEST post so far on this thread!

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Posted in: EU to add Japan to safe travel list; leave UK off for now See in context

I totally disagree. This is NOT a political move by the EU.

We definitely totally disagree there.

The Kent variant has reached countries as far afield as Japan and Vietnam.

exactly! so why is Japan considered safe while the UK isn't?

Now the Indian variant ( in the UK) risks further threats to European countries and the rest of the world . Each country has the right to protect its citizens. Well done EU .

the indian variant is in Japan

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Posted in: Taiwan says China exploiting vaccines for political gain See in context

“Taiwan and Japan share the values of freedom, democracy, human rights protection and the rule of law," Wu said.

If Taiwan shares that with Japan it has NONE of these things

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Posted in: Tokyo bar offers 'babysitting' service for annoying husbands and boyfriends See in context

In fact, NonDa90’s motto is “Warm beer, cold women, lousy food, bad service.”

Yay. Can't wait to go.

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Posted in: Japan to prioritize students heading abroad for vaccinations See in context

Japan JUST can't do it the simple way.

The Japanese are masters of overcomplicating things. 

simply put, exactly. Its an intricate part of being Japanese

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Posted in: Suga likely to call snap election after Olympics, Paralympics: report See in context

He's the fall guy. He'll take the wrap for the disaster, apologize for the trouble he caused and retire in a lap of luxury. Then either Abe, Aso, or some other dumb shmuck hand picked by Nippon Kaigi will come sailing in promising to fix the mistakes Suga made and saying what he did is regrettable without actually criticizing him.

As for anyone who is DUMB enough to vote for the LDP after this, they will own whatever covid fallout there will be after the O and beyond. Not to mention the economic fallout that will follow. They will OWN it.

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Posted in: Olympics chief says cancelation unlikely with 50 days to go See in context

y'know- all we hear every day is how the Olympics are not going to be cancelled.. they keep repeating it like its a mantra or a chant...

Methinks they are edging closer and closer to cancellation, and THAT'S why its always in the headlines that the Olympics are on.. the Olympics will not be cancelled.. and then one day, just like that we'll wake up to find them cancelled.

but of course I have been wrong before. I'm just saying that is what its starting to look like TO ME.

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Posted in: Huawei rolls out its own operating system to smartphones See in context

screw them. Huawei should be banned around the world

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Posted in: Large percentage of Chiba city officials embrace paternity leave See in context

Japan needs to create a climate so that "men can recognize that their workplace keeps going even when they are not there and that taking paternity leave is meaningful," Ando said.

couldn't agree more myself

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Posted in: Universities across Japan gearing up to provide vaccination venues See in context

But some university officials have expressed concern about an influx of vaccine recipients to the campuses that could disrupt classes for students and their club activities.

Idiots! what's more important? Preventing a short term disruption to classes and clubs or preventing a catastrophe as Japan continues to lag in vaccines?? this is important!

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Posted in: Some people, opposed to the Tokyo Olympics, are directing their frustration at athletes for not speaking out against the Games, one example being swimming star Rikako Ikee. What do you expect the athletes to do? See in context

Personally, I would not presume to tell the athletes what they should or shouldn't do. I can only say what I personally would have done.

I personally would have refused to compete. But that's just me.

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Posted in: Bruce Lee, life of hardship inspire refugee's Tokyo Olympic dream See in context

 But if that is the case, then why is Aus in lockdown yet again?

because Aus is a RESPONSIBLE country which takes covid seriously, unlike Japan. THAT'S WHY

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Posted in: More than 10 million in Japan have received COVID-19 vaccinations so far See in context

I think 30-40 million at most by Olympics.

that's a very optimistic number. but still not enough if they are holding the Olympics

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Posted in: More than 10 million in Japan have received COVID-19 vaccinations so far See in context

I agree with most above. 10 million is only a drop in the ocean. I would generally applaud them only that we are still holding the Olympics which I don't think we'll have enough people vaccinated by then

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Posted in: Japanese city cancels Kenya Olympic training camp over virus See in context

Looks like the City officials from Kurume have more sense than the idiots at Kasumigaseki

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Posted in: Bruce Lee, life of hardship inspire refugee's Tokyo Olympic dream See in context

great respect to this young man, BUT if this story is about softening us up to the Olympics, my answer is imagine after all the hardships this young man had to go through he gets covid at the Olympics and either dies or gets so sick he can never do Karate again.

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Posted in: 10,000 Tokyo Olympic volunteers have now pulled out: organizers See in context

more will follow, especially when the infections increase

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Posted in: Man arrested for ruining fruit at supermarket See in context

he did it to ease his stress and anxiety???

Dude, get a hobby. Or go watch some AVs.

Sheesh! what a fruitcake!

Oops! Sorry!

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Posted in: Man arrested over suspected abuse of girlfriend’s 1-year-old son See in context

he lost his temper because the boy wouldn’t sit still while he was trying to give him dinner.

I would love to lose MY temper alone in a room with this muppet

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Posted in: Yes. Tokyo Olympics are still on, despite opposition, pandemic See in context

"Barring Armageddon that we can't see or anticipate, these things are a go," Pound told the Evening Standard.

as opposed to the Armageddon you're going to be bringing about with your stupid games?

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