Look Tokyo, we’d be willing to go along with this if you weren’t in the same breath also pushing the Olympics.
You don’t get to have cake and eat it.
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Can you blame them? The government, whose job is to protect the welfare of the people is actively working against them. On top of long hours, low wages and the bodies continuing to pile up?
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Well it’s back up again. This is why I don’t understand Tokyo and Osaka being so confident when the numbers go down for a single day.
Thats great and all, but we have to look at averages over time not just a single day.
At any rate, Osaka has the highest number of dead and now people in their 20s to 30s are being found dead their homes. What does it matter if it’s up or down?
People are dying.
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Well you are correct Kono on that. If only Japan had a year or so to get everything in place.
Oh wait, it did and you squandered it.
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So is the pandemic over yet? I remember Abe and Taro saying very plainly that this was over? So how is this possible that there are 1,010 new cases?
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I don't think you know what ambassadors actually do. Here's a hint: their job doesn't include deciding the country's fiscal policy.
Check, tongue-in-cheek. There’s your answer.
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Genuine question, do officers in Japan not carry stun guns/tazers? Japanese police are pretty good about not discharging their weapons but isn't there at least one more option available to them besides a lethal weapon?
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Say it with me folks.
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No, no they’re doing exactly as the government wanted. 「Go To」Campaign!
This is what you wanted Suga, Koike. Here’s your bed. Time to sleep in it!
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Well, well, well. How the turn tables.
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How many times does this need to be said? It has to come from the top down. Not the other way around? I’d be happy to telework but the prefectural government and corporations are forcing workers to go in.
Stop trying to pin this on individuals.
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Are you more likely to get the virus when eating and drinking with many other people? Yes.
Let’s not pretend that it doesn’t spread in office spaces, schools and universities as well people start getting lax on mask wearing as well.
The pandemic and the fact that it’s this bad is all on the Japanese government.
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Absolutely right. It was a two birds with one stone had Japan spent its time vaccinating. People stop getting sick, stop spreading the sickness, no need to close things down and Olympics as icing on the cake.
Instead they chose some awkward balancing act of “Please social distance, but also Go To campaign by going out and spending money.”
He who chases two hares catches neither.
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And of course you forgot to mention the UK variant which brought into Japan from a foreigner.
Incorrect. It was brought into Japan by a Japanese person that had been to the UK and failed to social distance.
Japan has curbed foreign travel for over a year now. Your “It’s foreigners.” Excuse doesn’t hold water.
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Wish government and media would painting this as though it were the common people that are at fault for this.
People have to go to work, school, etc..
If we want tea change, put resources into inoculating the population.
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What does that mean though? “It’s officially a State of Emergency.”
Okay. That means, what? They haven’t given details to what that means. People are still being asked to come into work and school. If anything is to change, this stuff has to come from the top down.
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Just the 100 days before? People have been saying this is a bad idea long before this point for good reason.
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When is Japan going to accept that it is running on borrowed time? Time paid out in the blood of innocent people.
Stop this nonsense already.
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“Doing nothing hasn’t worked, so we are going to try more half measures.”
The J’gov’t doesn’t seem to understand how any of this works.
"Reducing the flow of people is key in preventing infections," she said.
Wrong madam, wrong. Vaccinating people is how we stop this.
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Can someone explain what a “Medical Emergency” is in this context? I feel like that’s been the case the entire time.
This entire saga has received several different labels and the government on a prefectural level as well as a national one has not been clear at all.
State of Emergency, Red Stage, Yellow Stage, Medical Emergency. So what is different this time?
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Isn’t the norm for school lunches to overcook everything and add no flavor whatsoever as to not offend the parents of the children. Then they go and do this? Numb skulls.
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I'm assuming the 17 year old couldn't keep his mouth shut? Millennials...........
If you're getting it, just shut it and enjoy it.
Millennial? 1994 was quite some time ago. There is no way a 17 year old today is a Millennial.
You might want to avoid othering language of other generations. It’s propaganda made to divide people.
Also, statutory rape is still rape. It’s exploitation of a minor.
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Just when you thought Japan couldn’t be anymore absurd. The government does this.
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J gov’t: If we just move the goal post, we never lose!
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If organizers cannot remove Mori, then clearly the Japanese do not understand the concept of diversity and harmony and undeserving of the games in the first place.
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Wow this comments section. Taking responsibility for your actions and your words is not ‘cancel culture’. It’s called ‘accountability’.
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International Community: “We need to cancel the Olympics.”
Japanese citizens: “We need to cancel the Olympics.”
Mori: “Fine. I’ll do it myself.”
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vaccine will be introduced in the next 2 weeks and the death rate here is very low. Looks like Japan got it right.
General population has yet to receive even a vague window for when inoculation will begin.
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Wow, so just changing your contact tracing means you get less cases?
Less testing, less positive cases. It’s like magic! /s
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