72 ( +73 / -1 )
"It would quite tough for him to come now"
They can't even let in one person now but expect to receive thousands of athletes, officials, and staff in 11 weeks?
25 ( +25 / -0 )
No testing, no vaccine, what do they expect is going to happen?
26 ( +30 / -4 )
Trump's rallies at stadiums are cheerful, peaceful and cordial. Everybody basically cheers and has a good time.
The only security needed are the guys that keep adoring fans at a safe distance from the podium.
Meanwhile, Biden's inauguration will have to be a fortress.
Which leader is truly more popular?
Biden's inauguration will look like a fortress because of threats from all those cheerful, peaceful and cordial folks who tried to stage a coup on January 6
Which leader is more popular? The one who got 7 million more votes than the other guy.
20 ( +24 / -4 )
What a great lawyer this Cohen guy is. Only 3 clients, works for free, and even pays his clients' blackmail money out of his own pocket
2 ( +2 / -0 )
The games are held in July-August because US television network NBC pays a huge amount of money to broadcast them and can dictate when they are held. September-October would interfere with ratings for popular US sports such as baseball, pro football, and college football.
18 ( +18 / -0 )
I don't think I've ever seen an incumbent President not run.
Lyndon Johnson, 1968.
4 ( +4 / -0 )
Astonishing ignorance and amazing that a sovereign government would waste time and money on such nonsense. The Middle Ages are still alive and well in some parts of the world! But reminds me of a quote I once read: There will always be those who try to deny human nature
9 ( +10 / -1 )
Hard to drain the swamp when you're in the swamp!
7 ( +7 / -0 )
I remember paying 12 cents (about ¥15) for White Castle hamburgers (if you could call them that) last century ...... Now we have Truffle Burgers and "Manly" Burgers for well over ¥1000. My, how times have changed!
4 ( +5 / -1 )
Buffalo Springfield said it best: "Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid ...."
3 ( +3 / -0 )
I like Segafreddo Zanetti, an Italian chain. Branches in Shinjuku, Roppongi, Shibuya and a few other places. Better coffee (in my opinion) than Starbucks et al. at slightly higher prices. No smoking sections on different floors and not too crowded on weekday mornings.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
"Democrat Clinton received 2.9 million more votes than Trump but lost the Electoral College vote".
"California, NY and Mass. don't decide the call or the election for the rest of the country".
But 80,000 voters in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan do, apparently.
1 ( +4 / -3 )
Hope Maeda doesn't feel she has to cut all her hair off!
3 ( +7 / -4 )
Weird and not my idea of pleasant dining experience, but the article clearly states the rules are explained to the customers before they order the dish, so I don't quite get all the comments about bullying and suing for extortion. Presumably if you felt that way, you wouldn't order it?
10 ( +12 / -2 )
Don't know about the lack of English menus but the heat didn't bother people in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics because they opened on October 10th - quite different from August. My bet is on Istanbul as the Olympic committee will be able to bring the games to a booming, secular, Muslim-majority country that straddles both Europe and Asia and part of the world that hasn't hosted before.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
15 people hospitalized out of the no doubt hundreds of thousands, if not millions, who ate the stuff? Unfortunate, but I wonder how many people choked on other types of foods on Tuesday and Wednesday.
3 ( +4 / -1 )