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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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Posted in: Actor John Cena faces backlash in China for calling Taiwan a country See in context

OMG, the things celebrities need to do in order to save face and keep the $$$ flowing.

Cena, please stop pandering to China. We all know that Taiwan is a country.

What is your stance on their abuse of human rights?

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Posted in: Japan to start vaccinating Olympic athletes from June 1: JOC See in context

And there you have the priority of this Government.

Olympics First!

Wrong on so many ways

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Posted in: Shinkansen driver leaves controls for toilet while train running at 150kph See in context

Luckily the train did not have an accident. 160 passengers.

Drivers should wear diapers or be given bottles to pee in. You may laugh, but why not?

Leaving your post while train is moving at 150km/hr is irresponsible and dangerous.

Wonder what the punishment will be,,,

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Posted in: Most Japanese medical workers still not fully vaccinated See in context

Holy s***! They were supposed to be the first ones to be vaccinated...

Apart from politicians, their families and friends, exactly who makes up the 2% that have been vaccinated?

This really does show that Japan has deteriorated a staggering amount and incompetency is rife.

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Posted in: IOC offers medical help for Tokyo Olympics See in context

Doesn't the sheer fact that he is giving this speech remotely rather than being in Japan (as originally planned) really indicate the state of affairs?

For obvious reasons I don't need to elaborate.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive See in context

Ignoring the approval process, the fact is that the Pfizer vaccine was approved in Japan on 14-Feb. It is now exactly 3 months later and just over 2% of the population have been vaccinated.

The government now announces that they aim to vaccinate 1 million people a day... this means that in the 3 months since approval they could have given 90 million vaccinations and a lot of the country would be getting back to normal. Instead we are in a permanent state of emergency with absolutely no long term plan...

Such incompetence from politicians that the people of Japan voted and trusted to act in the best interest of the country.

Kono loves to blame everything and everybody (did he finally get his own plane?) but this is HIS responsibility.

God help us.

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Posted in: Japanese tycoon Maezawa planning space station visit, then moon trip See in context

He is already living on some different planet, so may as well physically go there as well. It really baffles me how he made so much money as he doesn't seem the brightest of people...

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Posted in: Japan prepares to inoculate adolescents aged 12-15 against COVID See in context

By the time current 12-15 year olds get the vaccine, they will be in the old age category.

Truly incompetent leadership.

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Posted in: Suga says he has never put Olympics first and that IOC has final say See in context

How could IOC have final say in running an event that is held in Japan? That is crazy!

Suga never put the Olympics first?

Liar, liar, pants on fire!

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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

What an arrogant man and what a ridiculous thing to say.

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Posted in: Tokyo state of emergency does not affect Games: IOC See in context

Why continue to push this agenda during a pandemic?

Motivation is GREED by IOC (those advertising $$$$) and maybe a bit of stubbornness by Japan.

The situation in Japan is worse than 1 year ago and the authorities have learned and done very little.

Oh yeah...and where are those vaccines?

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Posted in: Japan considers prioritizing Olympic athletes for COVID-19 vaccination See in context

This is wrong in so many ways.

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach floats possibility of no fans at Tokyo Games See in context

Why not just make it a virtual Olympics with people competing over Zoom?

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Posted in: What are some of the most interesting radio programs in Japan? See in context

i used to listen to InterFM in the mornings around 8am but it has changed drastically.

They started introducing this "radio shopping" segment for 5 minutes & have cut back (fired?) many of their top DJs and things went downhill from there.

I guess its a sign of the times and they are desperate for money.

Sad really. I wouldn't be surprised to see them close down soon.

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Posted in: Renault denounces Nissan over Ghosn investigation: report See in context

i don’t get why everyone seems to assume he’s innocent and that he’s victimized and being unfairly treated. He will have his day in court and the truth will come out.

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Posted in: Kono to make 6-day trip to Middle East See in context

everything this guy does from now on will be linked somehow to his wanting his own plane...

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