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Posted in: FIFA unveils biennial World Cup plan; UEFA threatens boycott See in context

Every two years sounds like a great idea!

Twice as many bribes to be earned by FIFA officials.

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Posted in: Key to success of Beijing Olympics lies in China-Japan relations See in context

The only thing that matters will be China – US relations since Japan like some other countries will just do what big brother tells them to and as some may still remember the US did boycott Olympic games in the past. Without much success though since the only people they really hurt had been the Athletes that could not compete.

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Posted in: Japan concerned over S Korea's Olympic food site See in context

I guess that’s just normal behavior for sport events of this scale and teams of that size. And by the way it is Japan that is calling attention to the issue without their (usual) interference as long as Korea is involved no one would have noticed.

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Posted in: Olympic Games organizers admit to wasting about 4,000 boxes of food See in context

It seems the organizers (politicians and functionaries) of the games lost contact to the real world completely. Sports seems to be just the decoration that makes the people that really pay for those events swallow the bitter pills with a smile.

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Posted in: Deputy defense minister says it is necessary to 'wake up' to protect Taiwan See in context

Does anyone think that Chiang Kai-shek’s Republic of China was democratic? For Nixon and Kissinger, it was just to decide from what country the US would benefit most, they dropped the Republic.

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Posted in: Suga insists emperor not worried about Olympics See in context

The power of the Prime Minister has no bounds he does not only control what the Emperor says, no he even controls what he thinks.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

While there are countless challenges, the roughly 11,000 athletes will be tested for the virus on a daily basis, in principle, and interaction with others will be limited.

I like the term “in principle” the best, it leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

Those who infringe COVID-19 rules will face penalties, ranging from fines to losing the right to compete in Tokyo.

I also wonder who is going to enforce those rules. In the end it will be something like traffic regulations for cyclists and pedestrians: “If you see a red traffic light you may stop if you like.”

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Posted in: Japan cash handout discriminated against Korean students: U.N. experts See in context

Many of the comments here support what the U.N. Experts claimed with the exception that it is not only the cash handout that discriminates Koreans.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers reverse plan to allow alcohol at venues See in context

Long live the organizing people, as long as those guys are responsible for the safety and security of athletes, officials and the general public there is nothing to fear. In a private company you could hope that there are some people that compensate the stupidity of few but if all you have is people that lack any common sense you are doomed.

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Posted in: Teacher in Japan literally picks up truant kid, carries him out of house to make him go to class See in context

That boy and his parents are lucky, in my country it would not have been the teacher who picked him up for school, it would have been the police.

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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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