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Posted in: Team figure skating award ceremony for Russians, U.S., Japan delayed by legal issue See in context

To Anyone accusing Russian Athletes of Doping! I guess you have proof of your accusation!

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Posted in: U.S. pledges to put Russia on defensive at U.N. Security Council See in context

Mr. Biden must be under immense local pressure if he needs another war to turn attention from domestic to overseas issues.

And we won’t forget how peaceful the US reacted as the Soviet Union tried to establish missile bases in their neighborhood (if you don’t know search for Cuba Crisis). But Biden expects Russia to accept NATO Missiles across its borders. Furthermore, the older among you may still remember that NATO indeed promised not to extend its military force to the east in the time before the Soviet Union collapsed. At that time the Soviets believed what they had been told, I don’t think Putin will make that mistake again.

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Posted in: British PM Johnson denies lying about lockdown party See in context

If you deny what everyone knows anyway you just look foolish!

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Posted in: Djokovic given medical exemption to play at Australian Open See in context

Just another proof that some people are more equal than others. The UEFA held their soccer events last year despite Covid restrictions imposed on ordinary people and Djokovic goes to Australia, though what’s the deal. Modern Gladiators will risk lives particularly if it is not their own.

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Posted in: Kishida urges South Korea to abide by 2015 agreement on 'comfort women' See in context

I do not really understand the problem!

The treatment of those woman was a war crime and as such cannot be erased from history by politicians. You know if you deny what everyone knows anyway you just look foolish.

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Posted in: Japan to set compensation rules for business losses due to Fukushima rumors See in context

I like the term: "Fukushima rumors!

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Posted in: Prosecutors decide not to indict Abe over dinner spending scandal See in context

Reaaaally? This is very hard to believe!

Is there anyone who expected something different?

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Posted in: Cabinet adviser Ishihara resigns amid flak for taking COVID subsidies See in context

Kishida wants to defend democracy and its key values while another shady politician business pops up. I really wonder whether those guys know what they are talking about when using terms like human rights, democratic values, or equal treatment. Anyway, I realized they mean something very different from what I think.

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Posted in: Gov't considers ¥100,000 cash handout for children aged 18 or younger See in context

How generous of the Government! But stop, where does this money come from, could it be Taxpayer’s money? It seams there are two Governments, a good one that generously throws money away and a bad one that collects money form the population and accumulates ridiculous high debt and those governments have nothing to do with each other. As least that seems to be the general public’s impression, considering the result of the recent election.

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Posted in: Satellite images show China built mock-ups of U.S. warships See in context

Let’s not forget, the US spend more money for their military than Russia and China together, but that is for defensive purpose only of course.

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Posted in: Taiwan has no right to join United Nations: China See in context

Let’s not forget that it was the US (President Richard Nixon and his Foreign Secretary and Nobel Prize Laureate Henry Kissinger) that turned their backs on Taiwan and moved the Peoples Republic of China in the very position they hold today. At that time, they had the excuse that Taiwan as well was ruled by a Dictator (Chiang Kai-shek and his Kuomintang) but on the other hand that never prevented the US from having good relations with a state. Therefore, before talking of History, it is always a good idea that do a little research first.

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Posted in: Biden says U.S. would defend Taiwan against China See in context

The US made that promise already a long time ago and they stood to it until Mr. Nixon visited Peking and turned its back on Taiwan.

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Posted in: Taliban say they won't work with U.S. to contain Islamic State See in context

Of course, they won’t, they know too well from their own experience and from the Iraq sample what happens to states that get US support as soon as those states are no longer needed. By the way the retreat of the US troops was initiated by Mr. Trump not Mr. Biden. That the retreat was not a retreat but a running away as fast as they could regardless the mess they left behind that was the Biden Administrations doing.

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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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