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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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Posted in: Lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine en masse See in context

Another Japan paradox - most people in the country want peace and to get on with their neighbors and their elected representatives purposely annoy/upset them with these meaningless visits. If Abe wants to pay homage to these war criminals why doesn't he build a memorial for them in his back yard...I'm totally fed up of seeing this happen time & time again - it demonstrates that they really don't give a toss about peace,

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Posted in: Japan’s poster for Academy Award-winning movie 'Birdman' raises eyebrows online See in context

It was a Badman who had the idea of doing that. Just plain silly and unnecessary.

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Posted in: German vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore See in context

Some good news for a change!

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Posted in: Halilhodzic to become Japan's new soccer coach See in context

Another dudd manager. Wonder how long he will last...

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Posted in: Sign of the times See in context

Why don't they keep it simpler and write the sign in Chinese and Korean as well? A word or phrase like 'Trouble?' or something unambiguous. No point having help in 3 languages if native speakers of 2 of them cannot read it...

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Posted in: Sign of the times See in context

Nobody picked up the typo either? 'Operaton'... Why don't they have signs proof read by native speakers or at least use a spell checker?

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Posted in: Woman dies after car plummets from rooftop car park See in context

This is tragic but I don't understand why people don't start the car by gently pressing on the accelerator/brakes and manoeuvring slowly especially in a parking area...

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Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests See in context

I'm not really interested in seeing the video or signing a petition to deny him a visa, but if the guy is molesting or sexually harrassing people (or promoting/inciting) it then he is breaking the law and should be dealt with accordingly. Who goes to these 'pick-up' seminars anyway?

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Posted in: Japan casino plan likely to be delayed again, official says See in context

"one of the world’s biggest untapped markets, worth tens of billions of dollars a year." The tens of billions of dollars are going to be from Japanese people, not tourists and this is going to cause more gambling addictions, debt, crime (including abuse/domestic violence) and ultimately unhappiness. Who the heck wants this, apart from those companies and businesses that will make profits? Why don't they try to focus on something that will actually raise the quality of peoples lives or do they really care?

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