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

I could not imagine him saying anything else. Another oishii moment on a foodie programme.

Just get them over with and get the vaccination programme running on full steam.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 4,058 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,341 See in context

For me, this spike is not surprising. Very alarming and disappointing but an inevitable consequence of having the "games". Once the games are over and reality bites again I hope that things will get better. But I fear that we are in for a tense conclusion to 2021 and more lessons have to be learnt before we can recover. Stay safe people.

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Posted in: Video of Israeli athletes breaking cardboard village bed goes viral See in context

Send them home for vandalism.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor urges young people to get vaccinated to slow virus surge See in context

Can't

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Posted in: Tokyo governor urges young people to get vaccinated to slow virus surge See in context

My city has stopped taking reservations. You can't get a shot even if you want one.

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Posted in: 'I can die': Medvedev survives extreme heat at Tokyo Games See in context

If you can't stand the heat...

It is a well known fact that summer in Tokyo is very hot and humid.

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Posted in: School volleyball coach arrested for assaulting student See in context

Sport brings the worst out in people.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,629 See in context

It seems things are not going smoothly.

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Posted in: Dressel wins U.S. Olympic swimming gold; Aussie Titmus beats Ledecky See in context

The Athletes deserve better than your vitriol

Residents of Tokyo deserve much more than that!!!!

Congratulations to the winners. May they have a safe journey home and hope they can cone again in better times.

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Posted in: TV viewership for Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony 56.4% in Japan See in context

There was not much else to do on a Friday night during a SoE.

Elvis and Priscilla tuned in out of morbid curiosity because the Tokyo 2020 is all that has been taken about for literally years!! Got quickly bored and turned on Netflix once we saw someone representing their country not wearing a mask .

Tuned in on Saturday afternoon to see how things are going, again out of morbidness. Glad to see everyone having a nice time and achieving there dreams (at our expense).

Very sadden but not surprised when this news article appeared;

JOC head spotted chatting without wearing a face mask

https://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/14402321

Probably won't tune in again as I think we can all see where this event is heading.

Got me shakin' all over!!

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Posted in: Suga, Koike agree Olympics going 'very smoothly' See in context

They are hardly going to say otherwise. A bit like 美味しい on a food programme.

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Posted in: Takato wins gold for Japan in judo; Tonaki takes silver See in context

Nice!

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Posted in: As Tokyo Games open, can Olympic flame burn away the funk? See in context

It is the news sources keeping the "funk" alive. We get our daily serving of it without fail. As long as the news keep discussing it as negative entity, the Olympic "funk" will remain.

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Posted in: Tokyo's drinkers drown frustrations over virus restrictions, Olympics See in context

Only 22% of Japan’s population has been fully vaccinated so far.

how many have received one dose of the vaccine? I have read that even one shot gives significant protection.

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Posted in: WHO leader says virus risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics See in context

eliminating risk is impossible

Now it is. A very redundant statement.

If only there had been a vaccine available for use at the beginning of this year. Wait a minute!?? There was!!!

What the heck was the government thinking by delaying vaccinations?? C19 was going to disappear??? That's the fool's paradise Tedros mentions!!!

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Posted in: Japan beats Australia 8-1 in softball as Tokyo Olympic competition opens See in context

At last. Let's get this done and over with.

Good luck to the competitors and take care everyone!!

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Posted in: Japan prepares for a surreal Olympics, and plenty of questions See in context

Nice Confusius. I new my math was wrong but I though I would put my thoughts out there anyway!

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Posted in: Japan prepares for a surreal Olympics, and plenty of questions See in context

On one side, most of Japan’s largely unvaccinated, increasingly resentful populace will continue soldiering on through the worst pandemic to hit the globe in a century

Check this link:

https://mainichi.jp/english/covid19

The Mainichi newspaper reports the Mininstry of Health C19 infection status. It states that over 70,000,000 vaccinations (at least one shot) have been administered. For a population of 126 million a majority have some protection (55%) so the population is NOT largely unvaccinated.

Please spare us the doom.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic beds are sturdy, organizers says after 'anti-sex' report See in context

This report put me off my coffee! No time for sex. Arrive, compete, go home. Enough of the Olympics already.

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Posted in: Higher tolls, priority traffic lanes go into effect for Tokyo Olympics See in context

Charging the people a higher fee to us their things that they paid for themselves through their tax system. Modern medieval serfdom, this whole Olympics thing.

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Posted in: S Korea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling See in context

Competitive sports bring out the worst in us. Mark my words. From the school play grounds to the stadia of the elite, the world of sport has dejected countless generations.

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Posted in: Bach urges Japanese to support Olympics See in context

I suspect he gets a kick out of this attention as he just doesn't give up. Pushing for spectators if things improve just shows how insensitive to the whole situation he is. He really doesn't know when enough is enough.

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

Any violations and the team gets sent home ASAP.

That's what Elvis would do.

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Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

Interesting that they are the mirror image of each other.

Glad to see someone is having a nice time. Most of us are dreading what's about to unfold. Like sitting on a time bomb.

Take care everyone!!

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Posted in: IOC's Bach brings attention to Hiroshima — some of it unwanted See in context

“The problem is the controversy surrounding the Olympics, and it’s being very politicized," Zwigenberg told AP in an interview in Japan where he is doing research. "And that’s something that a lot of people in Hiroshima don’t like. They don’t like to have the image of their city wedded to this kind of controversial visit.

That is quite a reasonable conjecture.

What mess the IOC are in.

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Posted in: Vaccine deliveries rising as Delta virus variant slams Asia See in context

Resident-San, I think "dilemma" is being used as sarcasm

“It’s quite encouraging,” said Sowmya Kadandale, health chief in Indonesia of UNICEF

At last, some positive comments.

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Posted in: Hail, heavy rain lash Kanto region See in context

I respectfully disagree. It depends on how you look at it.

For instances, There was a lovely full rainbow afterwards and I got my first good view of the clear night sky in months. The weather was perfect around 10:30 pm. This was a very pleasant surprise

So not all doom gloom as every cloud has a silver lining.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 614 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,029 See in context

Seems the ones getting the vaccine (over 50s) are falling out of the statistics. Good news.

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Posted in: Seven-Eleven steps up work-life support for foreign workers See in context

Thus seems like a nice thing to do.

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Posted in: Will Suga's Olympic gamble pay off? See in context

I read as far as

Suga's strategy had been to vaccinate the population against COVID-19 as quickly as possible

Then I choked on my coffee!

What complete nonsense. This report needs a fact-check .

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