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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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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And there you have the priority of this Government.
Wrong on so many ways
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What an arrogant man and what a ridiculous thing to say.
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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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This is wrong in so many ways.
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Why not just make it a virtual Olympics with people competing over Zoom?
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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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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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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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It was a Badman who had the idea of doing that. Just plain silly and unnecessary.
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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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