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Posted in: Sarcastic Koike says: Let's hold Olympic marathon on Russian-held islands See in context

Tokyo lied in their bid regarding the temperature as being comfortable for hosting the games and IOC knew it was a lie and still awarded Tokyo the games because IOO stood to make more money with Tokyo than the other bidding cities.

The lure of the money was to strong for the IOC to resist. The Doha World championship showed that the IOC had no regard for athletes.

Forcing the IOC to make the decision they did to save their own behinds.

It is nit only the athletes that are at risk with the extreme heat but spectators as well. Surprised nobody is talking about the change of the national stadium design from the original Hadid design which was closed with Air condition to an open roof design by a local Achitect all in the false pretense of cutting cost.

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Posted in: Sarcastic Koike says: Let's hold Olympic marathon on Russian-held islands See in context

Most of the champion runners train in Africa, which is real hot.

Is the temperature and humidity the same in small Japan let alone a whole continent?

Which runners and where in Africa do they train.?

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Posted in: Rugby World Cup quarterfinals: Major rivalries and a surprise package See in context

What are the qualifications of members of the organizing committee of the RWC. I find their decision making amateurist, first the outright cancellation of matches, next why are they playing all 4 QF in two stadia Tokyo and Oita and Oita being a small city and in the south for that matter. Kansai, Chubu deserve a spot. So they expect people to leave Kansai to watch in Oita or Tokyo.

Why are they making it look like Japan is short of venues or attendance is low. The 4QF matches had to be spread across the nation.

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Posted in: Springboks go for experience against Japan See in context

I am a neutral, let the best team win. The RWC organizers continue to go against normsl reasoning.

Why are all 4 QF matches in only 2 stadia Oita a small city and Tokyo.

Osaka or Kobe, Toyota and Yokohama or Saitama deserve hosting QF.

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Posted in: Gov't to use ¥710 million from reserves to deal with typhoon damage See in context

Must be a wrong number right? That's less than 7 million US. That's the cost of just one day of search and rescue

No, it is the right amount.

There is no money, you know.

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Posted in: North Korea and South Korea play to a 0-0 draw in empty stadium See in context

Asia is so boring predictable and anyone interested in soccer will predict with 100% certainty that Japan, South Korea and Australia will qualify and the remaining two qualifies can be Iran, Saudi Arabia or Qatar.

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Posted in: Deluged bullet trains show power of nature over modernization See in context

Does it? I'm not seeing that this was a poor decision myself - due to my not knowing what the decision was between. It could have been they moved all these trains here from an even worse location for all I know.

As Hellokitty pointed out, the hazard map for the area that train depot is indicates it is vulnerable to floods 10meters high. Which mean

s that JR didn't look at the hazard map or did but brushed it off that it won't happen.

I don't see the reason for you coming up with flimsy excuses.

I see nothing but complacency on the part of JR.

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Posted in: Japan in line for more Tier One games See in context

As for Japan, Beaumont vowed to set up more fixtures between the Brave Blossoms and Tier One teams, stressing that the Japanese could now pull big crowds.

Hope Beaumont doesn't follow the money so much and go the route of FIVB as it won't help spread rugby internationally.

For the past 35 years all major volleyball tournaments have been held in Japan and that has not helped the popularity internationally or even here in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan in line for more Tier One games See in context

Rugby needs to align its player rule with the Olympics or FIFA.

Living in Japan for three years qualifies someone playing for Japan regardless of citizenship?

The rule applies to all countries and other countries also have foreigners in their teams.

I think being 3 years in a country and qualifying one to play for that country is too soft and an utter joke and needs to be changed to eligibility through naturalization like soccer and other sports. It is NT and not some private club, steps should be taken so that poorer nations don't lose their best talents to the richer nations as it would be counter productive and not help the growth of rugby.

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Posted in: LDP exec apologizes for calling typhoon damage 'so-so' See in context

if I caused misunderstanding to people affected by the disaster."

"If'

He still doesn't think his utterance was inappropriate and insensitive.

Having dead woods like this in position of power is a big worry for the future of this country.

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Posted in: Deluged bullet trains show power of nature over modernization See in context

The damage it cost, trust me some heads are gonna roll.

I don't see that happening. They were parked were they where supposed to be parked.

There was no precedent of such a flood so they think they will be flooded, a replay of fukushima.

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Posted in: Deluged bullet trains show power of nature over modernization See in context

Most of you guys don't know how people work or operate in this country. People have not been brought up to think and use their common sense as the situation requires, they check the nsnual and if it isn't written in the manual, they won't use their brain.

They are no better than robots that are programmed to do just what they are programmed to do.

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Posted in: World Rugby to decide on Sunday games 'as soon as possible' after typhoon See in context

Didn't Japan defeat Ireland, whereas the Scots couldn’t even land a poin

I guess you have never heard of the word slow start or not aware of eventual starting with a defeat.

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Posted in: World Rugby to decide on Sunday games 'as soon as possible' after typhoon See in context

I am guessing you do not reside in Japan since if you do you'll only need to look out the window to see why the match was cancelled.

NOBODY in their right mind will want to walk outside in the general Tokyo region right now.

I am guessing you think everybody living in Japan is living in Tokyo or neighboring prefectures.

You right nobody in their right mind want to go out right now but for your info the match is not today but tomorrow.

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Posted in: World Rugby to decide on Sunday games 'as soon as possible' after typhoon See in context

If the river overflows and swamps the place. Even IF the water recedes the mud covering the field with the stench present.

Good that you used the word "If"

The river has not overflowed yet. The England Vs France match was cancelled not because of a river overflowing. Go look for a better argument.

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Posted in: World Rugby to decide on Sunday games 'as soon as possible' after typhoon See in context

Hagibis has also disrupted the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, where Saturday's qualifying session has been moved to race day on Sunday.

The right decision, maybe the F1 organizers can be hired to run the RWC.

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Posted in: World Rugby to decide on Sunday games 'as soon as possible' after typhoon See in context

As one of the most powerful storms in decades swirls towards Japan, governing body World Rugby said: "Our primary consideration is the safety of everyone.

Move the game to monday and you won't have to worry about the safety of everyone as well as end up not creating a controversy that one team was sacrificed to benefit the host. Give the scots their day on the field let them decide their own fate and not some bogus decision using safety as a pretext.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Well Japan is Tokyo centric and due to all the media outlets being based in Tokyo it is just natural that the reporting will seem like over reaction to those away from Tokyo who constantly have typhoons.

When it snows in Tokyo resulting in chaos as usually the case the reporting by the media will be seen as excessive and over reaction in areas out of tokyo that usually have heavier and constant snowfall.

Wish everyone take care especially those in areas the typhoon is expected to hit.

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Posted in: Seven & I shares surge on plan to cut 3,000 jobs, shut stores See in context

Meant, welfare and happiness of workers

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Posted in: Seven & I shares surge on plan to cut 3,000 jobs, shut stores See in context

Seven & I Holdings reiterated its forecast of a rise 2% in annual operating profit to 420 billion yen ($3.89 billion), putting it on track for a its ninth consecutive year of record earnings.

Something is really wrong.

Company profits are feted over the welfare and happiness down the production chain that work undet adverse conditions to achieve the profits.

Animal farm is alive.

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Posted in: Japanese firms see 'Abenomics' sputtering, tax hike hurting economy: poll See in context

Prices have dropped or leveled in my opinion. Over the years only alcohol and cigs have gone up. Train fares too but not super.

Unfortunately alcohol your yardstick for guaging price trend over the years is not indispensable to families. Salaries thirty years ago and now are not the same. Any comparison of cost thirty years ago with today should be vis a vis with salaries and the labor demography that has changed dramatically from thirty years ago.

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Posted in: World Rugby slams Scotland legal threat over typhoon-hit game See in context

The RWC organizers are lucky rugby is a minor sports, if this kind of brainless decision is implemented in a soccer WC there will be rioting.

Their decision to outright cancel rather than push the crucial group stage deciders tells us they don't think highly of the RWC.

Even, elementary school undokai that are held every year are rescheduled how much more for an event that is held every four years and the defining tournament for the careers of some players.

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Posted in: U.S. deploys troops to Saudi Arabia over Iran threat See in context

It is clear that the Iranians are responsible for the recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities," he said. "Despite Iran's attempts to deny their involvement, the evidence recovered so far proves that Tehran is responsible for these attacks."

We are still waiting for the evidence.

The explosion on the Iranian tanker in the Red Sea Friday remained a mystery.

Lol,

It is unclear and a mystery, surprised the Iranians have not accused of exploding their own ship since it is a mystery.

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Posted in: World Rugby slams Scotland legal threat over typhoon-hit game See in context

Shocking, are people brain death or what ? What is so difficult rescheduling this crucial game to be played the next day monday which happens to be a national holiday thus little effect on attendance. It is not like the typhoon hits an area and hovers there for days.

A very simple and easy matter has been made so difficult with a brainless decision.

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Posted in: Japanese firms see 'Abenomics' sputtering, tax hike hurting economy: poll See in context

The tax hike isn't what's hurting the economy the most. The huge push by firms to lower wages and find roundabout ways in order to avoid providing benefits is what's hurting the economy most.

Exactly,

The claim of labor shortage could have been an opportunity to raise salaries but instead they opted to help companies by importing cheap labor from abroad. In the short run it helps companies keep salaries low and increase profits but in the long run consumption suffers because the imported workers are here max 5 years so they spend little and save as much as they can.

Well the blame will always be deflected to some foreign trade war or slow down of the world economy.

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Posted in: Japanese firms see 'Abenomics' sputtering, tax hike hurting economy: poll See in context

But unless wages rise enough to offset the higher prices, the tax hike could erode consumer purchasing power, hurting private consumption, which makes up about 60% of the economy, analysts say.

There was never any consumer purchasing power in the first place.

How is it possible, With an average hourly rate less than one nine hundred yen coupled with the fact that 40 percent of the work force is part time or on short term contract work. Meanwhile prices of goods have increased since Abe and Kuroda declared their obsession with 2 percent inflation.

Spending by tourist is what prevented the economy from entering a recession.

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Posted in: Japanese firms see 'Abenomics' sputtering, tax hike hurting economy: poll See in context

But while Kuroda vowed to stoke inflation to 2% in two years, the BOJ has generated price rises of less than half of that, while ultra-low interest rates are hurting banks by crimping lending margins.

Hurting banks, bullcrap.

Interest on my credit card is about 19percent while interest on my savings are zero point zero.

Meanwhile, I have not seen a salary hike for years, all this while prices have gone up by about 40 percent.

Who is hurting here ?

Economist are like meteorologist they are unaccountable.

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Posted in: Fans frustrated as typhoon disrupts World Cup See in context

What the organizers of the RWC are telling us is that the RWC world cup is not an important tournament because if it was, a crucial last match in the group stage that determines your opponent in the QF won't easily be cancelled and declared a draw. It will be rescheduled. If this type of brainless decision is taken in the FIFA soccer WC there would be rioting. This is a WC for christ sake and not some elementary school undokai. Even elementary school undokai is usually rescheduled.

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Posted in: Renault board to meet, as CEO denounces potential exit as 'coup' See in context

Renault cars are too dull and unappealing, they, like their partner nissan devote all their energy in internal squabbles and backstabbing than making good cars. They can both continue to pull the self destruct button. They won't be missed.

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Posted in: Train operators, airlines to suspend services as typhoon on course to strike eastern Japan See in context

repacked our 60ltr emergency backpack and filled 5ltr waterbag ready to move if needs be, dib dib dob. Better safe than sorry.

Is it expected to hit Kobe or you are just taking extra precaution?

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