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Posted in: Chinese cities test millions as virus cases surge See in context

@Pukey2

So you're holding ordinary Chinese citizens responsible for the virus? Can I blame all Americans for AIDS? How about Ebola or Zica?

Aids/HIV comes from The Democratic Republic of Congo and so does Ebola

Zica comes From Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania

Covid-19 comes from China.

Doesn't make sense to blame All Americans for any of these viruses but if it makes you feel better you can blame them.

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Posted in: Nursery school head may face charge over boy's death in bus See in context

It is probably a small kindergarten if the Head Mistress / Owner is doing the pickups.

Yes she failed in her duties to ensure all the kids were of the bus.

RIP little angle, every time a child is lost due to an adult mishap or negligent it is a real heartbreaker.

Don't believe that all kids are all lovely I have met a few that are dreadful and do everything in their power to be as annoying as possible.

From the article we do not know why the 5 year old didn't get off the bus was he sleeping? or was he trying to be funny and hiding?

I guess we will never know RIP little one.

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Posted in: Suga says no link between Olympics and virus surge See in context

Prove it!!!

A member of the Ugandan Olympic team who tested positive for the coronavirus upon arrival in Japan had the Delta variant

More than 30 percent of the coronavirus infections in Tokyo and its surrounding areas are caused by the highly contagious Delta variant

Not actually proof.... but Damning nonetheless.

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Posted in: Officials in Tokyo alarmed at lack of sense of crisis as virus cases hit record highs See in context

So this is what I can piece together. from several different news papers I read from around the world and from this article.

TOKYO, June 25 (Reuters) - A member of the Ugandan Olympic team who tested positive for the coronavirus upon arrival in Japan had the Delta variant, Japan's Olympics minister said on Friday, adding to concern the Games - less than a month away - may trigger a new wave of infections

So if it is the delta variant of covid sweeping Japan should we suspect Uganda?

(NHK world -Japan) Japanese researchers estimate that more than 30 percent of the coronavirus infections in Tokyo and its surrounding areas are caused by the highly contagious Delta variant.

Hmm could this be a possible link to the olympics?

Japan's vaccine minister, Taro Kono, said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that there is no evidence of the coronavirus spreading from Olympic participants to the general public

"I don't think there have been any cases related to the Olympic Games. So we aren't worried about that issue," he said.

Somebody is either a liar or totally out of touch with the day to day happenings in Japan and should resign immediately.

Tokyo officials said Thursday that two foreign Olympic athletes are currently hospitalized and 38 others are self-isolating at designated hotels in the city.

(Japan Today) The total number of Covid-19 infections linked to the event is now at 193, according to the Tokyo Olympic organising committee.

(Stuff NZ) The majority of Olympics cases reported by the committee have been “Games-concerned personnel” and contractors. However, 11 infected members of the media have also been included in the list, as well as 20 athletes.

Seems to me to be a few more than none and we aren't even at the end of week one yet still 3 more days to go.

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Posted in: Sebastian Coe backs reviewing marijuana rules in doping See in context

If marijuana is legal in the athlete's country then they should be allowed to use it.

I beg to differ if marijuana is not legal in the country they are competing in then they should not be allowed to use it.

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Posted in: Emperor to attend Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony See in context

@Sven Asai

Perhaps you should read this:

It Says The Emperor is the symbol of Japan and of the unity of the people, performs the following acts in matters of state, with the advice and approval of the Cabinet.... performance of ceremonial functions

http://japan.kantei.go.jp/constitution_and_government_of_japan/fundamental_e.html

In other words it is part of the Emperors duties so he doesn't have the right to refuse.

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Posted in: Emperor to attend Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony See in context

I wonder who twisted who's arm to make to have the emperor paraded for that trainwreck of a show, as I would doubt:....

Unlike the queen of England the Emperor of Japan does not have a choice. He is only a symbol and he has to do what he is told to do by the government. The answer to who twisted his arm is Prime minister Suga

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Posted in: American father, son get prison terms for helping Ghosn escape See in context

But Nirei said the time they were held before and during trial would not count as time served, saying they were not directly related and should be treated differently. "There is a limit to how much we can consider," he said.

Well they were arrested on behalf of Japan so all time spent in the US should be counted as part of time served. I am pretty sure not to would be a breach of the extradition treaty so I guess this is where they will have an opening to appeal the sentence.

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Posted in: Heat risks add to challenges for Tokyo's pandemic-hit Olympics See in context

Even Amaterasu Ōmikami is calling out for them to cancel the olympics.

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Posted in: 'Zelda' hacker arrested for selling modified 'Breath of the Wild' save data See in context

Just admit you are guilty and we will let you go. Japanese Justice.

The Save Data is free you are just paying for the time and expertise involved to modify the data.

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Posted in: French father goes on hunger strike for children 'abducted' by Japanese wife See in context

My x-wife did the same thing to me sold our house, car, business right from under me.

If you do not want to lose everything do not give them a divorce until you have an acceptable agreement signed. You don't need to live with them but you can stop them moving forward with their life.

Do not agree to put anything under their name make sure your name is there as well.

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

People won't have anywhere to go because of the state of emergency, so there will be a lot of them watching at home on TV.

Not in this household.

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Posted in: Nissan CEO tells Tokyo court Ghosn had too much power See in context

This trial is a sham and should not be joint with Kelly and Nissan all this should not be admissible for Kelly's trail. The prosecutors have not once focused on what Kelly has supposedly done. So far this is Nissan trying to justify them calling the cops on Ghosn.

Not Working Nissan you are starting to sound more like a bunch of reckless imbeciles

Another reason to cross Nissan off my list of possible vehicles for my next automobile.

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Posted in: JR East to inspect baggage at Tokyo stations during Olympics See in context

Terrorists and criminals DO NOT use the obvious routs especially after this announcement unless they are rookies. LOL

Speaking from experience there Mark?... Better search his bag. JK LOL

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Posted in: Prosecutors drop case against all 100 recipients of ex-minister's bribes See in context

As usual one law for the so called elite and one for the rest of us.

Except That Kawai, 58, was sentenced in June to three years in prison and a forfeiture of 1.3 million yen by the Tokyo District Court for handing out a total of 28.7 million yen.

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Posted in: Japan arranging to end full operation of state-run vaccination sites in August See in context

So it was a token gesture rather than a serious attempt to vaccinate everyone. Unsurprising. Setagaya-Ku here and no sign of the first jab yet, pathetic

Well I got my first shot booked for tonight my wife on the other hand has had hers delayed even though she got her golden ticket.

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Posted in: Americans apologize to Tokyo court for role in Ghosn escape See in context

Ghosn, husband and wife, are now more or less locked in Lebanon, with nowhere to go.

Funny you say this Lebanon has done what was required from interpol and they are now in the process of applying for the removal of the Red Letter, Japan has not completed its obligations to interpol regarding this matter and you will find that the Red Letter will likely be removed before much longer.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend influencing imperial succession debate See in context

@TrevorPeace

So, the 'panel' ignores the wishes of the majority of Japanese citizens? 

This is not something that is unusual here in Japan just look at the olympic shenanigans.

Japanese Monarchy is outdated anyway and should be abolished they are no better or worse than any other human being regardless if their ancient family have tricked an entire nation into believing that they are descended from gods.

Many monarchy's have already been abolished and it hasn't caused issues for those countries they are not needed...

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Posted in: It is now known that age causes little difference in the efficacy or safety of the vaccine. See in context

Thanks for all the information guys read it all and concluded it is safe enough for me and my family to take the vaccine.

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Posted in: Tokyo marks 1 month until pandemic-hit Olympics open See in context

Seiko Hashimoto, president of the committee, said at a press conference. "If the Japanese people have even a slight sense of worry, then we must give up.

Seems somebody has there head in the sand.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea divided over wartime history, Fukushima water release See in context

My question is why don't we use the filter developed by Kindai University to remove the radioactive tritium.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180828/p2a/00m/0na/013000c

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Posted in: Alcohol allowed but no condom distribution in Tokyo Olympic village See in context

Don't worry a source I have said he had been placing condoms in a basket in each room, this is just J-Gov lying to appease the nations who questioned the wisdom of handing out condoms and promoting a shag all olympics,. come on guys you know this is the money grab lypics.

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Posted in: Why are Olympics going on despite public opposition, medical warnings? See in context

 the party likely feels safe because a majority of the public doubts the capability of the opposition to govern.

Not anymore the majority now knows the LDP do not have the capability to govern.

LDP gets a Hell No Vote from my Family and I will be suggesting everybody I know to vote NO to LDP.

I don't care who gets in as long as it isn't LDP. I think a Coalition Government excluding LDP and the religious party Komeito would have a better shot of running the country. Than the incompetent Fools we have in now.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 435 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,937 See in context

@klausdorth

Tests conducted?

6210 PCR Tested in Tokyo on 6/8

Which is down 1,985 PCR Tested in Tokyo from 6/7

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Posted in: Suga arrives in Britain for G7 summit See in context

Suga should stay there he might be held for Covid war crimes after October elections.

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Posted in: Communication the game changer for Tokyo Olympics: ex-IOC marketing chief See in context

The strict controls put in place by the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Games organizers should allay Japanese people's fears about a new wave of coronavirus

Really would that explain the free condoms for athletes and others.

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Posted in: Japan protests Russia's impounding of fishing boat, detention of crew See in context

@obladi

No way to know from the article what really happened ...

Sure there is

Russia was monitoring a Japanese fishing trawler and as soon as it crossed into their EEZ they swooped in and picked it up

Russian border authorities said they took control of the boat last Friday off Japan's northern island of Hokkaido after it was discovered illegally fishing in Russia's EEZ.

A private company denies it

A fishery cooperative based in Wakkanai, to which the Eiho Maru belongs, refuted the claim, saying navigational data showed the trawler was operating in Japan's EEZ.

So from the article I can gather what happened.

The question that remains unanswered is where were they when they got stopped.

Russian border authorities said warning shots were fired to stop the boat as it was attempting to escape from one of its patrol vessels

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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

So reading under the lines, I see that for politicians and their good friends to be able to get their vaccination next, the government is willing to sacrifice at risk people who would need to sit in the same waiting room for a vaccine as people who potentially could already possibly have covid.

I would suggest all at risk people to wait until after they are done so as not to get infected during the inoculation process.

This is a bad idea...

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Posted in: Who's an astronaut as private spaceflight picks up speed? See in context

easy fix,

Astronaut Pilot

Astronaut Passenger

Astronaut Engineer etc

To be an astronaut of any kind you still go through a bunch of tests and some basic training so just add astronaut to the front of the name and make it like an honorific, then the conversation goes "I am an astronaut" "oh wow what kind" ,"oh a passenger", "oh i see that must have been a fun experience for you".

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Posted in: Man cooks rice, stir-fried noodles in convenience store parking lot before starting police chase See in context

@zichi

who has no fixed address or place of employment

He is homeless, he might have gotten the rice and noodles from a food bank which makes it not for homeless since it is pointless when they can't cook it.

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