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Posted in: NBCUniversal CEO says Tokyo Olympics could be most profitable ever for company See in context

Great, thank you Mr. Suga, thank you Mr. Bach, goal achieved.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are the most successful already.

Sports, Athletes, what do you mean? That does not matter, the only thing that counts is money.

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Posted in: Rare earth metals at the heart of China's rivalry with U.S., Europe See in context

@Kaerimashita, I am afraid it’s not the multinationals that are not prepared to pay the price, it’s the consumers or did you ever hear of any product for that the manufacturer paid price increases for raw materials.

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Posted in: Woman cyclist killed in hit-and-run with motorbike See in context

If I watch how many (most) pedestrians and cyclists behave on the streets of Japan I can only wonder that not more (much more) of them get killed. Traffic regulations obviously do not exist for most of them.

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Posted in: Members of media from abroad covering Olympics to be tracked by GPS See in context

A Journalist that agrees to being tracked while in Japan is not someone, I would call a journalist.

Probably Media people form some Dictator states can agree to that, they are used to it anyway.

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Posted in: Andrew Lloyd-Webber vows to defy gov't on London theater reopening See in context

@zichi

And what do you want to say with those numbers?

In order to achieve something like a herd immunity you need usually a vaccination rate around the 70% mark.

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Posted in: Government advisor sparks anger with tweet laughing off calls for Olympic cancelation See in context

The comment only proofs that a high post in an organization is not automatically a sign of intelligence, the real scandal is that the guy is obviously still holding his position.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce 'vaccine passports' for international travel See in context

Stay quiet,

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Foreign Ministry will play a central role in working out the details of the plan

That means it will take at least another year before the app is available to users.

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Posted in: S Korean students shave heads in protest over Japan's Fukushima water release plan See in context

I wonder how some of the comments would look when Korea would release contaminated water into the ocean. I guess in that case imbibing the water would be life threatening and the death blow for the fishing industry of all Asia.

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Posted in: Head of Tokyo Olympics again says Games will not be canceled See in context

Maybe someone should tell that head that Tokyo is hosting the games, Tokyo does not own them.

Anyway, the games will be held, when that much money is involved the health of the participants, athletes and officials does not matter. I am also sure that there will be a nice memorial service for the people that get the decease there and die of it, or maybe not because if someone dies it is almost certain that the death has nothing to do with Covik-19.

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Posted in: 'Please drink' treated Fukushima water, China asks Aso See in context

Question: Is contaminated water from Fukushima less harmful because other nations also did it in the past?

Also using China’s contribution to world pollution as a justification or excuse for what Japan is planning does not really improve the global environment, does it.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend to settle financial dispute with mom's ex-fiance See in context

That is what you get if a bunch of stone age politicians and bureaucrats decide what the members of the imperial family think, say and do. I wonder if ever one member of this family has the guts to say NO to them and does what she/he thinks is best for her/his own good.

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Posted in: Blinken slams North Korea's human rights condition See in context

Mister Biden is busy making friends, I was afraid that the time would come when I would start thinking Trump was not that bad after all. Does he think his calling Mr. Putin a murderer while most of us still remember war crimes committed by American soldiers in the middle east, slamming China for its human rights record while the shadow of Guantanamo is still lingering will promote world peace. His only problem could be that China is an economical and military superpower nowadays and not ready to take bullying anymore. I guess real sanctions could hurt the US more than they would hurt China.

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Posted in: Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift See in context

Hello, you two, be careful not to go too far or the British people may find that they can do just fine without the royals and you know without the royals you market value may drop quite a bit and you both may need a new business idea.

And why the fuss about your baby not getting a title, if the royals are as bad as you make them it is probably better off without one.

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Posted in: Shizuoka Pref bans teachers from personal communication with students on social media See in context

What kind of school is this, where teachers and students are only allowed to talk about matters that concern the school or the education? Certainly not a school I would like my kids to attend! Education of pupils has a lot to do with trust, how to trust a person that you are not allowed to communicate with.

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Posted in: The Tokyo Olympic Games: Will they happen? See in context

“spectators and travel aficionados are beginning to make travel arrangements.”

Sorry, but what are you dreaming at night, do you really believe that anyone of sound mind is making travel arrangements? Maybe some do but I bet none of them will pay her/his travel expenses her/himself.

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Posted in: Coast Guard could shoot at foreign vessels aiming to land on Senkakus: gov't officials See in context

Suga also said, "I firmly believe that it is 'a free and open order based on the rule of law,' not 'force or coercion,' that will bring peace and prosperity to the region and the world."

That would be the first time that shooting would bring about peace and prosperity!

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Posted in: Flying by See in context

@quercetum

“Look at those cats watching from the windows.”!

It is their job, that the judges tower in the background!

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Posted in: Japan in balancing act with U.S. over sanctions on Myanmar See in context

As usual business first and then for a very long time nothing!

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Posted in: Despite sexism uproar, Tokyo Olympics chief finds high-level support See in context

@R.T.: All support for Mori. Free speech is a basic human right.

Stupidity too!

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach says there is no plan B for Tokyo Olympics See in context

How far can someone loose contact to the real world?

Either he knows better, than he is just a liar (something we got used to in the last 4 years) or he does believe what he says. What he then is I am not allowed to write down in this forum.

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Posted in: Male-only rule should be prioritized in imperial succession: Suga See in context

a Jan. 4 12:57 pm JST

The Liberal Democratic Party is center-left. There is even a secretary general, Nikai, who is in bed with China. It's like Mitch McConnell in the US. The era of political parties being right or left is over.

If the LDP is center-left, I am really afraid how a center-right party is going to look like.

Btw, you just contradicted your own statement.

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Posted in: COVID-19 clusters break out in Hokkaido city as winter closes in See in context

In Hokkaido, the winter is closing in!!!

Really, and it is getting cold there? That really comes as a surprise, there was no way to anticipate this in advance and for this very reason there was no way to prepare for this coming.

What get those so-called experts payed for? And one more question, what do countries that experience real winters every year do?

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Posted in: Japanese star pitcher Sugano put up for MLB bidding See in context

“He is available for bidding to major league teams”!

Sounds like a slave market to me! Well, the prices are higher and the slaves are proud to play the role of modern age gladiators.

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

Nike, you got a new customer!!!

Chapeau to this action.

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Posted in: Gov't to extend travel subsidy program until around June See in context

This is a very clever move, first it helps the tourist industry and second it helps to reduce the number of people receiving pensions.

The government gets what it wants higher tax income and reduced pension cost, a win-win situation.

I guess Mister Suga made sure that he stays well protected and is well taken care of in the unlikely case that he himself should catch the virus.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics may allow foreign fans but there will be rules See in context

Cancel that whole thing!

Why throw good money after an already ridiculous amount of bad money.

Do not pretend that those games could be even near to a success and at least try to be honest to the people. Do not waste taxpayer’s money anymore, ask for crowd funding that way people at least know that they throw their coin away. Bach will not like it, it is his organization that benefits most from the Olympics whether the organizers win or lose, the Olympic comity always wins.

I know a couple of people would lose their nice sounding titles and their generous income here in Japan but dismantling the full-blown organization will still take some time and I am certain the Japanese people will be happy to subsidize the remains gladly.

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Posted in: Ex-husband of singer Noriko Sakai arrested for 4th time over drug possession See in context

Bokuda

An orine test is evidence of possession?

Well if it's found in your urine you have to take it first and in order to take it you need to possess it, unless somebody administers it to you, that is theoretically possible but considering his past conduct highly unlikely.

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Posted in: Japanese language to determine order of Olympic parade of athletes See in context

I guess the only reason that they still pretend the Olympics will happen as scheduled is that many well-paid jobs in Japan and in the Olympic comity are on stage.

Unless an unexpected miracle happens of course!

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Posted in: U.S. judge delays extradition of 2 men accused of helping Ghosn escape from Japan See in context

@James

It is a crime to leave Japan without doing the proper paperwork.

LOL, LOL!!

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Posted in: Scholars decry Suga's academic panel rejections See in context

@Kazuaki Shimazaki,

You cannot be serious! You really want the people to decide who should be a member of the National Academy. I hope you are aware that you are talking about science here not about popularity.

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