3 power hungry countries that contribute to the instability in the world and coercively polarize others- The US, China and Russia.
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"We hope that Japan will earnestly learn the lessons of history, adhere to the path of peaceful development and take concrete actions that would win the trust of its Asian neighbors and the international community,"
"And in the meanwhile, we, China, will continue to bully all those who share borders with us, acquire strategic locations through leases, and pummel our way around"
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What's the point of this article?
Is it insinuating that since even strict gun control laws couldn't stop the gun violence, we can as well have guns around?
Or does it indicate how 'simple' it is to make a gun?
Or is it meant to stimulate interest in gun making through an introduction to the 'basics' of gun making and materials/trigger systems to be used?
Consumption of this kind of related information in the aftermath of the shooting incident is possibly very high.
Why would news sites publish articles like these? Is it responsible reporting? Will it not encourage more copy cat crimes?
Japan is a relatively safe country, despite lots of "変な人". Hope everyone does their bit to keep it peaceful and safe.
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A sad day for Japan, a sad day for democracy.
Certainly not the way to go down for a world leader and a former PM.
Abe-san didn't deserve this at all. May he rest in peace.
I have always admired the ease with which Japanese politicians conduct their speeches in the public. No huge arrangements, no huge rallies, no hordes of masses... Just plain appeals to people. However that leaves them vulnerable too.
I really hope there is an additional layer of security henceforth.. It's shocking to see how close the assassin got, without anyone particularly noticing him
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Although the need to protect their own country is very very understandable, you cannot ignore the fact that Ukraine has actually done what terrorists do... A global call for recruiting fighters to join their cause is what terrorist organizations do...
I bet most these 70 would have been willing to join in even if the call was for a Jihadist organization. Haven't we heard of people from different nations the joining fight alongside ISIS?
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Additional, Japan do not trust foreigners according their behavior during the pandemic. Best example is the US army in Okinawa.
Look at youtube. Hundreds of videos with big indoor events from USA, Europe...no social distance, no masks...
I was recently on a plane to my home country, and there were a couple of Japanese onboard... Sneezing, coughing throughout, these people 'did not' wear a mask... They do it in their homeland, but they don't, when they are out..it seems.
Don't blame all other nations, for bringing in the disease. Japanese like these bring in the disease too, when they return.
And we caught the virus even with meticulous (to the level of OCD) sanitizing and distancing all the time.
Look at the number of cases in Tokyo now..with this case load, it's already widespread... And everyone is going to catch it sooner or later.
Take a walk through the Otemachi station or any other shotengai where izakayas are plenty... There are lots of Japanese who don't wear masks.. those guys are the ones who spread it to others.
Omicron, while not serious, is highly contagious. And whether the health ministry of any nation reports it or not, the numbers are high everywhere.
Point is, there's no use shutting the borders when the caseload is already high... This variant is anyways going to sweep through every household. You can't even delay the wave. Open your eyes.. it's already there. Don't blame it on every other nationality.
The ban is only the Government's statement to the people, that they are doing quite a bit to prevent the virus. It only serves to ramp up the support for the government, and does nothing else.
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The title should have been:
Current PM of Japan, Future President of the US agree to cooperate over COVID, nutrition summit
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"Only 45% decrease"
Okay JT..thanks for the great analysis and awesome reporting
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so according to the rule talking about women with more natural advantage... Shouldn't Phelps have been banned for having long arms and a body specifically suitable for swimming? Can you even imagine swimming without this superstar?
An utterly BS rule.... If you want "standardized competitors", you better have "Olympics for ROBOTS".
Leave the girls as they are .... For God's sake, it's 'natural' testosterone.
Hope the athletes or their sporting bodies don't force them to take them pills or go under the knife... Pills have side effects..not sure of what surgery does ....But you mess with your body for small gains, you mess with a lifetime of effects.
I have lost a lot of respect for sport- and particularly for the Olympics in the last few months.
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That was the coldest reaction to a winner I have ever seen from the runners up. And they are supposedly teammates! No love lost in the Jamaican team towards Thompson it seems.
Very true ... Frayser and Jackson looked like they were absolutely taken aback and surprised... Just a pat on the back to the winner.... After that the winner was mostly left to herself .. whatever the inside story, there was no 'team spirit' visible whatsoever
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So that stadiums can be opened to the spectators, as Bach said….
Bach is the Magician Man..a prophet.. Covid works as per the words he utters- somebody give him the WHO’s top post
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Another state of emergency is being planned until 22August.
I can say I understand a little as to how things work here, coz I have been saying for the past few months that the Olympics would be conducted as Tokyo goes into a strict emergency, with us all holed up in our houses. I guess the 'strict' part would follow sooner or later.
That's the only way they can ensure any little degree of safety...
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I am surprised someone would downvote virusrex's comments... they are facts...
We aren't grateful to these people enough...money is one thing..but the constant threat to life, is something all these people live with everyday...
Dear JT, can you provide an edit button so that we can change/delete our comments when there are typos
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I am surprised someone would downvote virusrex's comments... they are facts...
We aren't grateful to these people enough...money is one thing..but the consta
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Said it earlier..and saying it again...
We are going to live in a continued state of emergency, which would be made tighter until the cursed event is over...
And then, let's blame the explosion in cases on the Indian variant... How convenient!!
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Bob and Jax, and all others who support the Olympics,
Please do come over to Tokyo, Japan to live here and actively volunteer for the Olympics, and Paralympics. Heard they are running short of volunteers.. I'm sure if you prop yourself up as a supporter, the organizers will definitely give you a chance....
Wait.. and you will also get to sign the 'virus liability waiver'
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Awesome positive news...
Not a fan of rugby and don't know this player.. however, he is a great example and inspiration to kids. It shows you can be anything in life if you put your mind to it...
Wishes to Kenki Fukuoka all success in his new endeavors.
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This is a non-news item., These surveys no longer have any significance.
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Until the end of Olympics, or may be until another month or two after that, Japan will be in a continued state of emergency. People would be hold up inside their houses, so that Olympics can be conducted. This is how they probably plan to protect the general public...
Doesn't help.. really!!
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Like the Good Old Colonial days ...when a small number of Colonizers came to a distant land ..never bothered about the well being of their subjects, but wanted them paying their taxes, and do their jobs; telling them what to do and what not to in their own country; never bothered if they died ..
IOC has colonized Japan now.. atleast for now. They are not bothered about what people think or whether they die..they just want their money...
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India has already had the dubious honor of having a variant named after it,
But somehow we never call this virus itself as 'Wuhan Virus' or 'China virus' ..Wonder why are we so selective in giving names!!!!?
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Don't be quick to blame regular doctors... Regular doctors are 内科。
Sports doctors are 整形外科(せいけいげか). These are the doctors whom you visit when you have injuries, sprained your ankle, break a bone, or... when you have rheumatoid arthritis, or for rehabilitation. In my experience, some of them don't even make a cast...they dire-ct you elsewhere.
They don't treat fevers or pneumonia.
This is just a PR article to show that doctors are accepting of the Olympics.
But I think, if Japan is running short of medical personnel for vaccination, they can use these doctors for vaccination, since they are qualified.
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"but by and large Aussies know the hard work that goes into becoming and Olympian and got behind our team. "
For an Olympian, it's the physical work and sacrifices. People who study to become to notch engineers or doctors make sacrifices too... They work hard too.. night outs, endless research, all these. It's only that a sportsperson gives his best to the sport while others give it elsewhere...
It's time to prioritize human life ..not just one aspect of it.
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The fact is that even after vaccination, you can still catch the disease, but you will sail through. This is what is practically happening in the world now... A few of my friends had the shots, but still caught it, and managed to do away with a mild infection.
An infected person, is still a carrier.
So now, we risk bringing in hundreds, if not thousands of potential carriers into Tokyo...
They have test events here..but a test is a test...In a software system, you conduct a test and say it's reasonably okay, because it's a controlled system.
Olympics is different..all you can test is your protocols.bThe actual scenario is going to be much more different... Because each human being and the environment are uncontrolled systems... And there are too many variables with so many people coming in. Hope good sense and humanity prevail and the IOC and JGovt. take the right decision
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The Olympics are going ahead anyway... All countries are vaccinating their athletes now.
They are going to launch this senseless even as per schedule, while ordinary people wait in the sidelines, asking for the govt to cancel it. Really insensible, insensitive.... with no one to stop them
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spread false narrative that Hindus are magically naturally immune to coronavirus and using this narrative to recklessly export all the vaccines and medical oxygen in the time India needed them the most.
I'd like to see a real news article on this exact statement. Can you share a link?
Do you remember the terrorist attacks that went down in India's cities before the current govt came into power? And how many happened once these guys came in?
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It's not a hate narrative.. it's a 'fact narrative'.
And again..please..this is not a political or a religious discussion... It's about a pandemic that affects everything everywhere in the world.
Every nation is underreporting. Do you believe/expect everyone to believe the numbers here, where we live?
India and US carry out a lot of testing. Which is why the numbers are high. The vaccination numbers are high too.
India is of those countries where all all comorbidity condition (+ COVID) deaths, are listed as COVID deaths..
Not true... Let's not whitewash... If a person dies due to his condition being aggravated by CoViD, it is still a CoViD fatality, because his/her condition wouldn't have worsened otherwise.
But like @SindhoorGK said, the cause is reported as the comorbidity itself...which is wrong...
The fact is that authorities everywhere use this jargon to under report.
India is the current hell hole for CoViD. The others were there earlier.
And the reporting is obviously focussed on India now, because anyway, the media looks for stories.
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Wow...what has India done to you to come up with a statement like-
'If it takes a crisis of this magnitude to awaken Indians to this charlatan's bluster so be it.'
If you have said this, then you aren't an Indian or even a good human being.
I haven't seen such an acidic comment on this forum from anyone.. not against Italy, not against America , not against any nation when they were experiencing the worst. I think I can guess your country based on this statement you made.
And what has Modi done to you? That leader is in power because of so many other reasons..not just religion. You don't know any of the ground realities.. probably you read one-sided accounts published by media giants..you probably never had a chance to interact with any Indian, except when you criticize them, or their country.
And who is anyone to judge as to how Indians dispose off their dead? It's them and their religious beliefs. Monarchies, traditions, and Olympics, are alive today just because of local belief systems-right or wrong. It's better we don't comment on such stuff.
Election rallies without masks have been held even in the US when CoVid was at it's peak. Where were you then, with all your expert knowledge? Don't let bigotry mask your eyes when you make inhumane statements.
And among you all, how many of you really wear Your masks correctly and how many of you have spent time at home during the Golden Week?
Every leader has failed their country in this pandemic..this is true for both advanced nations and not-so-advanced nations. Some became scapegoats, some got an advantage. But the only constant sufferer is the common man.
@Zichi, @Smithinjapan, thanks for showing empathy. Your comments give hope..unlike shallow minded posters here, who get Modi and Santanadharma into picture..and make this a stupid political argument.
@Sindhoor ..sorry for your loss. That has been the story of many families in the pandemic. If only the citizens have the good sense to social distance, and mask up properly, the scale of the tragedy can really be toned down.
Governments have to spend substantially on healthcare. In India, it's a fact that no government does so.
Military spending takes priority, thanks to the neighbors. All we can hope is that things will change some day.
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