Jeremy Rigby comments

Posted in: Japan to trial small group tours from 4 countries See in context

Just move on and open up to tripple vaccinated travellers. It's not going to change the dynamics of the spread within Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to ease COVID border controls 'in stages' from June: Kishida See in context

Masks should be a persons personal choice. Mask or no mask Covid is here to stay. Am glad Japan is realising and now committed to opening up.

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Posted in: Lack of TV time spoils Tokyo Paralympics' big opportunity See in context

Very sad.. We had fantastic coverage in Australia. For me I wonder why we dont simply have the Olympics.

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Posted in: As Olympics loom, Japan's health care in turmoil See in context

It's unbelievable yet so believable that Japan can be getting this so wrong.

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Posted in: Japan speeds up COVID vaccine rollout for elderly See in context

Look at Biden for inspiration and how he changed America's rollout. I hope today marks the day for Japan and that the people line up and roll up.

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Posted in: Up to 300 people per day breaking self-quarantine pledge in Japan See in context

The government was foolish to believe people can be trusted and here is the proof. Do these people and the government not see what is happening in Brazil and India. The threat is very real.

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Posted in: Koike says Tokyo Olympics will rekindle hope like 1920 Games after war, Spanish flu See in context

So excited, I know it's going to be an amazing Olympics. Australia is sending it's largest team in history and we're ready for gold Oi, Oi, Oi!

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Posted in: China, IOC make vaccine deal for Tokyo, Beijing athletes See in context

Does this not go against the IOC human rights charter?

Ask people in Hong Kong, Taiwan or the thousands of Uighur camp detaineesi f they see their treatment as being in the spirit of solidarity.

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Posted in: Tokyo revises contact tracing strategy, narrowing it to higher-risk cases See in context

Sounds like.. a free pass for asymptomatic super spreaders.

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Posted in: At least 15,000 virus patients waiting for hospitals, accommodations See in context

How will they guarantee medical facilities for Olympians if they are struggling with their own people? I want the Olympics but just can't seem to see how they can proceed without sacrificing the health of Japanese. It's very sad indeed.

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Posted in: Last trains in Tokyo area to leave earlier from Wed night to help stem virus surge See in context

...And then have three times as many people on half as many trains.

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Posted in: Japan now scrambling jets against Chinese military aircraft taking off from Fujian See in context

These Islands need to be developed on by Japan and Japan needs to take ownership.

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Posted in: Abe to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, 6 prefectures See in context

Slightly confused as to why schools are to reopen but then again looks like a State of Emergency has no real enforceable controls over people or businesses anyways.

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Posted in: IOC to start 4 weeks of discussions on Tokyo Olympics See in context

Simple.. postpone it one year, start the build up, and it'll go down as being one of the greatest games ever. Hold it in 16 weeks and it'll go down in history as most likely one of the worst.

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Posted in: Inside the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant: radiation, risk and reporting See in context

And people continue to say this is the safe clean green alternative to generating electricity.

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Posted in: Ex-police officer sentenced to death for killing wife, 2 young children See in context

Can he appeal? My wife and I are in a loving relationship but I'm sure we'd both have each others DNA all over us..

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Posted in: Gov't says it is safe to release contaminated Fukushima water into ocean See in context

Perhaps they can use the water to fill swimming pools... I'd imagine when it's dilluted into the entire ocean the levels would be low but is it fair the whole World has to pay for their making?

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Posted in: Gov't to lift evacuation order in town hosting Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

Madness.... I believe they still can't even get robots into one of the reactors it's that radioactive.

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Posted in: Japan begins collecting departure tax to fund inbound tourism promotion See in context

Should be built into price of ticket..... That's how you streamline!

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Posted in: Japan to pull out of IWC to resume commercial whaling See in context

Well I hope the Australian Government balls up to defend what will then be illegal poaching of whales in the Arctic waters!

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Posted in: Gov't plans to raise working age limit to 70 See in context

This is a very difficult situation as not all people in all jobs are able to work past 65. If they need to stop work because of deterioration at 65 and they cannot find another job and access pension for 5 years that is very bad.

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Posted in: Minister yells at press after he criticizes remaining Fukushima evacuees See in context

.....Why would anybody believe anyone from the govt telling them it was safe to return when radiation is spilling at uncontrollable rates into the ocean. They still can't even get robots near the melted down reactor.

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Posted in: Japan finds costs ballooning to dismantle Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

TEPCO was still trying to determine what exactly the decommissioning effort might involve.....And yet they can't wait to turn other reactors on again....

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Posted in: Sea Shepherd unveils new high-speed ship against Japanese whalers See in context

If Japan respected the lnternational Court of Justice and their ruling that Japan's scientific whaling program was a sham that should be halted Sea Shepherd would not need to be there. If Japan respected the International Whaling Commission (IWC) who said the Japanese whaling reseach plan was not justified Sea Shepherd would not need to be there. If Australia had the spine to deffend the rulling of the International Court Sea Shepherd would not need to be there. If Japan listened to Japanese peoples they would not need to be there and neither would Sea Shepherd. Sea Shepherd you are fighting the good fight, keep it up!

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Posted in: TEPCO admits delay in declaring 'meltdown' was cover-up See in context

If TEPCO are only just admitting what happened on day one I am very scared to think of what has happened since.

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Posted in: Abe honors war dead at Chidorigafuchi cemetery See in context

I'd pick the fine and send the tab to the syndicate.

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Posted in: String of burglaries reported in quake-hit Kumamoto See in context

Very sad to hear, but the World is a changing place.

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Posted in: Japan misses out as Australia awards sub contract to France See in context

The French were the only ones to agree to building the submarines in Australia which in turn will provide employment and return for Australians. Excellent choice and well done for Australia.

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Posted in: Japan prepares for release of tritium from Fukushima plant See in context

Nearly impossible to remove and it will cost a lot of money cannot be used as an excuse! They did it, they clean it!

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Posted in: Y12 million stolen from convenience store employee on way to bank See in context

Sorry 120,000 hundred yen onagiris or two hundred and fifty every hour for two days! That's amazing!

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