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Posted in: Osaka to reuse Olympic cardboard beds for COVID-19 patients See in context

Should have been used for this purpose in the first place and temporary facilities to deal with Covid should have had precedence over the outrageous games.

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Posted in: 2 dead, 4 injured after taxi veers onto sidewalk in Tokyo See in context

How tragic. Lesson in why not to get agitated with others drivers. RIP and prayers for those injured.

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Posted in: Gundam’s creator says he can only work in anime studios for three more years due to spinal issue See in context

Terrible photo technically for so many reasons. Was that the best photo available?

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Posted in: Vaccine minister Kono to run in LDP leadership race See in context

I thought that he would be a good candidate before the vaccine fiasco. Can't get past the thought that maybe he was set up for a fall. Publicly blaming young people for the issues with the vaccine when there were clearly so many other issues was not a smart move. Hope whoever wins will focus on keeping the population safe, providing adequate medical resources and speedy vaccines

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Posted in: 68-year-old man arrested over death of woman he lived with See in context

Wwhy would anyone down vote Snowymountainhell's comment?

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Posted in: Princess Mako, boyfriend Komuro to marry by year-end See in context

Good for them. Hope they will be very happy

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Posted in: 130,000 meals for Olympic staffers thrown away in 1 month See in context

More Olympic absurdity. Why not give them to homeless people instead of throwing them out. The mind boggles at the insanity of the Olympics

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Posted in: Japan probes two deaths after jabs from tainted Moderna batch See in context

Yikes this is serious stuff. RIP and condolences to the families.

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Posted in: Kim Jong-un summoned to appear in Tokyo District Court See in context

Totally ridiculous. Why poke a sleeping bear

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Posted in: SDF able to evacuate only 1 Japanese national from Afghanistan See in context

Agree with you blue.

I can't make head nor tail of this article.

1, 500, The evacuation for its nationals and local staff at its embassy and other Japanese entities came after a few failed attempts.........

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Posted in: 9-year-old boy, father drown in river in Tochigi Pref See in context

RIP both. Condolences to the family who must be absolutely devastated.

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Posted in: Japan's governors call for COVID lockdown See in context

How can Japan possibly be in this position after having so long to prepare. Too focused on the ridiculous Olympics, not wanting to accept vaccine results of other populations, Go To Travel (craziest iidea ever), ridiculously slow vaccine roll out.......

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Posted in: Concerns mount over possible collapse of Japan's medical system See in context

 it is the greatest responsibility of the government to protect the lives of the people

Forgot to add 'now the Olympics are over'

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Posted in: Olympics now ended, Suga pinning his hopes on vaccinations See in context

the total has doubled in the past four months to exceed 1 million. Tokyo's daily caseloads tripled during the Games that ended Sunday. And as hospitals fill up, nearly 20,000 infected people are isolating at home, over 10 times more than a month ago.

Emphasis in the wrong place for months. Vaccines should have had top priority all along not the expensive ego driven Olympics. Hard to understand any logic here

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

The key to the success of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics lies in how China-Japan ties will develop after the Tokyo Summer Games

Says who?

Doesn't China just do its own thing?

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Posted in: Olympic exodus begins in Tokyo See in context

I wish them well but......

Looks like a super spreader event right there.

Of course they are maintaining the bubble with no risk to aand no contact with locals (the airport presumably runs unstaffed)......

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Posted in: Measures that made Tokyo Olympics possible also left public disconnected See in context

Suga's optimistic view that the Olympics would be well received once they started has somewhat been supported by the lift in sentiment due to Japanese athletes' medal rush

Really. I don't think many hold that view

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Posted in: Counting the coronavirus cost at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Regardless of any statistics, the Olympics diverted resources away from the people of Japan, took attention away from what should have been the country's focus (the vaccination programme) and cost Japan an inordinate amount of money which could have been better spent elsewhere. I do not believe they should have been held.

They have clearly demonstrated that the games are not just about the sport and irreparably damaged the reputation of the IOC.

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Posted in: Bach says Tokyo Olympics have 'far exceeded' his expectations See in context

Superspreader event or not the plain fact of the matter is that the Olympics diverted attention and resources away from where they should have been and have undoubtedly caused damage to the Japanese people

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Posted in: Suga says adequate measures in place to prevent virus cases spreading from Olympic athletes See in context

Ironic that the explosion of cases in Tokyo is happening when the eyes of the World are on Tokyo.

Would have been far better to have cancelled the Olympics and focused attention on the virus.

I do not believe that it is possible to welcome all those associated with the Olympics and for them to have no contact with Japanese residents. They need transportation, accommodation, food etc all provided and serviced by Japanese residents

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Posted in: Frenchman in Tokyo ends hunger strike over his 'abducted' children See in context

Well done Sir you have made your point and I sincerely hope that you get access to your children soon. Glad you didn't die.

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Posted in: Japan grants health benefits to A-bomb 'black rain' victims See in context


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Posted in: Frenchman's hunger strike over 'abducted' kids enters third week See in context

Shameful in a modern World. The wife and the system should do the right thing here. He has more than demonstrated that he is sincere in this whatever the circumstances. His death would indeed be pointless as others have said.

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Posted in: Emperor wishes Olympians best in meeting with Jill Biden, Macron See in context

Referring to the first ladies as 'Biden' and 'Suga' seems a little abrupt, to say the least

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Posted in: Jill Biden to have busy 3 days in Tokyo See in context

and if so... what's the point in being vaccinated?? save your life?

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Posted in: Japan's Olympic security balancing act leaves few satisfied See in context

"During a once-in-a-century pandemic".

Glad that the article writer knows this.

"forcing the team and seven city officials and drivers who had close contact with them to self-isolate"

Ah, so the 'no contract with locals" constantly touted before the start of the arrivals was, as we all suspected, a total myth

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Posted in: Gov't asks airlines to halt new bookings as Olympic traffic rises See in context

"As a step to tighten coronavirus border controls"

Give me a break, first they don't allow anybody in and now they are letting all the Olympic entourage in. No consistency whatsoever. Oh weren't there rising cases again and isn't there a state of emergency, or was it a quasi state of emergency whatever that is? The World is looking at Japan again with total incomprehension and bemusement.

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Posted in: 48,000 meals a day: Feeding an Olympic Village See in context

"2000 staff at peak hours" but there is "no contact with locals?" How does that work?

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Posted in: Missing Ugandan athlete leaves note saying he wants to work in Japan See in context

What I don't understand is how someone can get from Narita to Osaka with 'no contact with locals'

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Posted in: Fans to be banned from Olympic events in Tokyo, 3 neighboring prefectures See in context

Well a little bit of common sense at last but really this is such an embarrassment and farce. The games should just be cancelled. I don't know which to think is worse this insanity or England discarding all Covid restrictions whilst infections rise exponentially. The World seems full of greed and insanity

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