To go down as the most depressing and worst Olympics in history. Japan chose to claim that title, They could of just canceled it all.
Well said. And although Japan could be commended for their original intentions of hosting the games as a way to uplift the national spirit; once Covid happened and everything went pear-shaped, the JOC/IOC's decision to carry on (rather than postponing until 2022) is something they'll have to own now.
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This would be a great episode of Banged Up Abroad.
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"...will be 1,000 yen higher than usual from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m."
"...tolls will be halved from midnight to 4 a.m."
So what's the price between 10 and midnight?
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"entered Japan in 2014"
There's such a thing as 7-year student visas?
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Nearly 80% of 47 prefectural capitals in Japan said they either have changed or intend to change their plans to vaccinate their local residents amid a supply shortage of vaccines.
Japan has secured sufficient Pfizer doses for about 1.2 million vaccinations per day through September
No pun intended but there is no explanation of the delta.
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Because mask mandates have proven to work so well thus far, right? Just more optics from our inept leaders that claim to be "following the science".
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Every person that gets arrested in Japan (for any offense) is automatically drug tested...or is that a special rule just for foreigners?
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Bach looks visibly confused by Suga's request since he was focused on protecting the 'Chinese people'.
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Cool. Maybe the "doctor" will set aside some time to discuss Covid strategy with Mr. Nishimura...if he isn't sacked by July 23rd.
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I'm setting a reminder on my calendar for the 23rd so I know when the "festive mood" begins.
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Organizers have moved the Olympic marathon and race walks to the northern island of Hokkaido, hoping to outrun temperatures that can hit 37 degrees Celsius and humidity over 80 percent.
Weather forecasts for Sapporo and Tokyo from the 23rd until the 31st of July only differ by about 2 degrees as of today. Don't the fax machines in JOC's offices pick up AccuWeather?
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"and expand provision of public goods."
Great idea. Except that internet networks, vaccines and other technologies are commodities typically produced by private companies meaning they're not public (government) property.
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Pre-covid there have always been bars and other establishments that banned foreigners because of "language differences" or "cash system" or...something.
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Suga has said he aims to finish inoculating all eligible people in Japan who wish to receive shots by November.
If you need more football action in your life...just try and catch these goal posts!
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Why is all the SOE news focused on banning alcohol and not increasing vaccines?
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Someone explain to an American...how is 1-1 a win for either side?
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"Voters rights" are only important in the context that Texas democrats look at voter restrictions and immigration restrictions in the same light since overturning these policies aligns with what the larger Democrat machine has stated repeatedly of their goal is to make Texas a blue state at any cost. Why is anyone here surprised that the majority of Texans are not ok with this?
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@Zoroto I have an extremely hard time to believe that anybody in Japan would "pounce on" anybody for any reason. Certainly not an elderly usher at a baseball game.
I beg to differ. The anti-tattoo, no-fun rental cops at my beach are ready to pounce on any shirtless, inked foreigners they see because...safety or something.
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Due to life's usual preoccupations, I'm betting most people outside of Japan are expecting to tune-in to the Olympics and see a somewhat normal version of the games they've watched their entire lives. Spoiler alert.
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How to stop people from going out for drinks during the Olympics is a main issue
I see. So then...what was the reason for limiting or banning alcohol sales during the last dozen or so versions of this phony SOE?
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"We must continue implementing anti-virus measures while remaining highly vigilant," Suga told reporters. "If necessary, we will quickly take additional steps."
I nearly choked on my coffee and couldn't read past this point.
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The pressure to hold the games during the pandemic is largely financial for the Switzerland-based International Olympic Committee
There is more truth in this one sentence than any other Olympics reporting thus far.
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So many people with time to waste on this site criticizing the mayor of Tokyo for taking a break from work.
Is she taking a break from getting paid because there's probably more than a few commenters here who don't have the luxury of paid sick leave?
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This was edgy 3 or 4 years ago, now it's just an attention-seeking tantrum from a grown-up baby.
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The SCAP shamelessly ordered and forced local women to serve (sexually) American servicemen under the occupied Japan after the war. Not to mention assaults against women were rampant yet unreported, uncharged.
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However if those protests or demonstrations are designed to intimidate or promote fear to those involved, the authorities should take action.
This is flawed logic as both sides will always claim the moral high ground. In your scenario (assuming the protest is peaceful) who gets to decide what forms of demonstration are "designed to intimidate or promote fear"?
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The exhibition drew public attention as it shed light on historical issues as well as the issue of freedom of expression versus censorship.
*protestors show up with a counter narrative"
"We believe that obstruction of the event constitutes a crime of intimidation and interference with business, and we are considering legal action."
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"It was like a very bass-y, like boom boom, boom boom, that kind of thing,"
"Like, a ton of bass on a subwoofer, basically, like just two of them,"
Floridaman says what?
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Meanwhile, blue-checked DA's are choosing not to prosecute HUNDREDS of criminal rioters and arsonists responsible for last summer's mayhem.
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