Outspoken but underperforming.. in fact he did very little about vaccination except to put blame on others.
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What a sad and pathetic statement.
The world doesn't care about the Olympics and the world doesn't care about Japan.
It certainly doesn't need to see a G7 country bankrupting itself to stage an event that no reasonable-minded person actually wants or thinks its a good idea. The world wants to see the end of Covid19 and this super-spreader event is not helping.
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Anti-fun, anti-cheering, anti-supporters, anti-atmosphere,... but hey, you can have as much sex with yourself as you want in those little rooms :-)
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Good call. Well done, Toyota
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Quite an ironic turn of events for them, but justice served.
"I fought the law & the law won"
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I echo others.. the idea of "VIP" attending is sickening.
What is a VIP and what makes them important? Did their company pay lots of money to sponsor this? Are they buddies of Bach & Suga?
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Why not just say "Your medal is in the post"..
This will be the most boring, sad, pitiful games ever.
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Suga & Bach - probably the 2 most depised people in Japan at the moment.
One an incompetent oaf and the other a greedy megalomaniac.
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Suga says "I have repeatedly said it is the government's responsibility to realize a safe and secure games" and yet he continues to push this down our throats.
His comments are both pathetic & stupid.
Among others, Japan has faced 2 major challenges over the last few months -vaccinations,& Olympics and has failed miserably at both & let down its citizens.
It is so disappointing and shocking. The people who are elected are truly clueless.
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Those depressing and pitiful photos about sum things up...
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VIP first? We the Japanese taxpayers are paying for this. Seriously.. WTF.
Yes, this will be removed but this is bollox!
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A max sentence & seize the money so that they cannot profit from it.
Reduced sentence if they bring him backBringCarlosBack
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There must be an election coming up.
"The abductions issue is a critical issue concerning the sovereignty of Japan and the lives and safety of Japanese citizens...we will do our utmost without missing any opportunities to ensure that all abductees return home as soon as possible," said Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato.
These abductions happened 40+ years ago and Japan has done absolutely nada since then. Kinda scary that a foreign power can some to your country, take citizens and your government does nothing.
For such a "critical" issue, they sure are slow...
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Lawyers gave them great advice - just apologize, deep bows, show regret, shed a few tears and everything will be OK.
But lawyers failed to mention that this only works for elite Japanese with good connections.
It will be interesting to see what sentence they get...
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I think what needs to be done has become clear.
Yes, it's clear... and has been clear for a long time and yet you are still pushing this.
It would be nice if you actually consider the will of the people of Japan and not what the IOC wants.
"Everyone wants to reclaim their social lives as early as possible, even by a day, a minute or a second," she said. "We're showing by means of evidence it is absolutely possible for that to happen through the Olympics and Paralympics."
You mean by staying home & watching TV (as per Suga's advice)???
She is seriously delusional
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57 fully vaccinated? I guess many JT readers are not actually in Japan...
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This is getting ridiculous now...
Ban foreign fans, but allow in sponsors, their families & guests... restrict admission to 10k people, ensure there is no cheering, no loud voices, no celebrating, but hey DRINK ASAHI SUPER DRY!!!
What's next ...
Kono Olympic wa goran no suponsā no teikyō de ookuri shimashita
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Japan calls on Suga to step down as his lack of leadership, stubbornness and unwillingness to listen to the people has put the country in dire trouble.
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with new daily cases falling
Yesterday there were 501 new cases in Tokyo which was an increase and the first time in quite a while that the number exceeded 500...
Where is the evidence that new daily cases are falling?OlympicsFirst
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Let's make Abe's wet dream a reality.
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The first batch of monitoring CCTV cameras has likely been installed...
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So who wants the Olympics hot potato?
Given the fiasco with 2020/2021, and the fact that Japan seems to be held to ransom by IOC, which country in their right mind would actually want it?
Probably China or Russia again... they wouldn't take IOC crap...
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He is the Prime Minster of Japan and that is his job. Are we supposed to feel sorry for him?
He was always way out of his depth in this role and has created a huge mess.
Good riddance when election time comes.
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Serena Williams, Nishikori out of French Open
Wow - Nishikori mentioned in the headline but the relatively long article was almost entirely about Williams!
Poor Kei mentioned briefly as "Zverev reached his third French Open quarterfinal by eliminating Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-1, 6-1"
Fantastic journalism by JEROME PUGMIRE
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"Don't worry." says an Irish guy who has been employed & handsomely rewarded by IOC throughout his career. He says, that Japanese people are "nervous about the timing" and that the Olympics are a sign of hope and celebration.
Yes. There is a Pandemic active in Japan and the rest of the world. People are getting infected.. people are dying. Nervous is right. It is not time to celebrate. Celebrate what? Cartoons are not the answer.
Such a meaningless article and what a Payne in the backside he is.
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Better still, give them to IOC and Japan govt because there are a lot of dicks there that we need to be protected from.
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Maybe a classic case of "If mother says no, then ask grandmother", where he is looking for redemption or approval anywhere he can get it?
As others have mentioned, it has absolutely no bearing on legal proceedings in Japan.
He is a fugitive.
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"In order to make the Games a success it's necessary to take into account the feelings of the people," Kato said
Why start doing this now, when you have been blissfully disregarding and discounting public opinion about this over the past several months?
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