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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono favorite to become next PM: polls See in context

Outspoken but underperforming.. in fact he did very little about vaccination except to put blame on others.

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Posted in: Suga says world needs to see Japan can stage safe Olympics See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic beds are sturdy, organizers says after 'anti-sex' report See in context

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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Posted in: Toyota decides not to air Olympics-related TV ads in Japan See in context

Good call. Well done, Toyota

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Posted in: American father, son get prison terms for helping Ghosn escape See in context

Quite an ironic turn of events for them, but justice served.

"I fought the law & the law won"

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Posted in: Fewer than 1,000 VIPs may attend Olympic opening ceremony See in context

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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Posted in: Olympic athletes to put on own medals; crowd noise to be fed into arenas See in context

Why not just say "Your medal is in the post"..

This will be the most boring, sad, pitiful games ever.

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Posted in: Suga asks Bach to ensure Olympics will be safe, particularly for Japanese public See in context

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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Posted in: Suga vows safe Olympics after decision to ban spectators at most venues See in context

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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Posted in: Olympic flame arrives in Tokyo for no-spectator relay See in context

Those depressing and pitiful photos about sum things up...

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Posted in: VIPs allowed at Olympic opening ceremony, but no fans: report See in context

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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Posted in: Prosecutors seek nearly 3 years jail for Ghosn escape accomplices See in context

A max sentence & seize the money so that they cannot profit from it.

Or...

Reduced sentence if they bring him back

BringCarlosBack

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Posted in: Japan calls for int'l cooperation to resolve N Korean abduction issue See in context

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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Posted in: Americans apologize to Tokyo court for role in Ghosn escape See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

Hashimoto says

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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Posted in: What's your situation concerning vaccination against the coronavirus? See in context

57 fully vaccinated? I guess many JT readers are not actually in Japan...

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Posted in: Tokyo Governor Koike hospitalized due to fatigue See in context

Must be very tiring being pampered, having constant meetings, dodging accountability for the Olympics fiasco and generally avoiding taking responsibility.

Sounds like Abe's strategy.

Hope she has a nice rest.

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Posted in: Plans to sell alcohol at Olympic venues draw criticism from thirsty Tokyo residents See in context

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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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

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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Posted in: Japan looks to ease virus state of emergency ahead of Olympics See in context

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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Posted in: Japan enacts revised referendum law in constitutional amendment push See in context

Let's make Abe's wet dream a reality.

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Posted in: Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface See in context

The first batch of monitoring CCTV cameras has likely been installed...

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Posted in: Olympic chiefs propose Brisbane as host of 2032 Summer Games See in context

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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Posted in: Suga regrets having to take all the heat for hosting Olympics during pandemic See in context

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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Posted in: Serena Williams, Nishikori out of French Open See in context

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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Posted in: Communication the game changer for Tokyo Olympics: ex-IOC marketing chief See in context

"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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Posted in: Please take Tokyo Olympics condoms back to your home country and use them there, organizers say See in context

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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Posted in: Guard duty See in context

Where is the barbed wire?

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Posted in: French magistrates question Ghosn in Beirut See in context

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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Posted in: Negative COVID tests, vaccinations may be required for domestic Olympic fans See in context

"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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