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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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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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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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.
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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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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.
ABSOLUTELY!! NICE ONE!!
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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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ban all their products! Show the Chinese just how much they need the west not the other way around
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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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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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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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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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“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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In fact, NonDa90’s motto is “Warm beer, cold women, lousy food, bad service.”
Yay. Can't wait to go.
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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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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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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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screw them. Huawei should be banned around the world
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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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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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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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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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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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Looks like the City officials from Kurume have more sense than the idiots at Kasumigaseki
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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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more will follow, especially when the infections increase
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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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"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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