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Posted in: Kishida, Gates agree to cooperate over COVID, nutrition summit See in context

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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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

"Only 45% decrease"

Okay JT..thanks for the great analysis and awesome reporting

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Posted in: Teenagers make 200 final in Olympic testosterone controversy See in context

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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Posted in: Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's Olympic record in women's 100 See in context


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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 727 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,329 See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 920 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,191 See in context

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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Posted in: Dread and disinfectant: cleaning COVID wards in Japan See in context

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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Posted in: Dread and disinfectant: cleaning COVID wards in Japan See in context

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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Posted in: Yes. Tokyo Olympics are still on, despite opposition, pandemic See in context


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Posted in: Japan extends state of emergency for Tokyo, 8 other areas to June 20 See in context

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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Posted in: Beset by coronavirus wave, doctors lead push against Olympics See in context

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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Posted in: Medical career beckons for Japan rugby star Kenki Fukuoka See in context

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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Posted in: Nearly 60% say Tokyo Olympics should be canceled: poll See in context

This is a non-news item., These surveys no longer have any significance.

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Posted in: Suga repeats determination to hold Olympics as he expands state of emergency See in context

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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Posted in: IOC says negative public opinion no threat to Tokyo Olympics See in context

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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Posted in: Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode See in context

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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Posted in: 280 sports doctors apply for 200 spots needed for Tokyo Olympics See in context

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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Posted in: Australia begins vaccinating Olympic athletes See in context


"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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Posted in: Australia begins vaccinating Olympic athletes See in context

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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Posted in: Opposition leader Edano says Olympics cannot be held safely See in context

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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Posted in: India's official count of coronavirus cases passes 20 million See in context


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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Posted in: India's official count of coronavirus cases passes 20 million See in context


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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Posted in: India's official count of coronavirus cases passes 20 million See in context


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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Posted in: Virus surges fuel fears 100 days before Tokyo Olympics See in context

They noted that most Olympics face criticism before they begin, but said they expect the mood to change once athletes take the stage after the July 23 opening ceremony.

Is that true? Because there were protests in Brazil too... and I remember ads featuring Usain Bolt and other top athletes being aired during Rio Olympics, appealing to people to come in and watch them..coz not enough tickets got sold.... and those ..were... normal times.

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Posted in: COVID-19 patient in Japan receives world's first lung transplant from living donors See in context

Very positive and good news. Congratulations to the family. She is lucky to have such a husband and son..

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Posted in: Japan has granted 93 foreigners permission to bring their same-sex spouse: survey See in context

@Burning Bush

Polygamous marriages are totally legal in 58 countries. I'm curious if men from those countries are permitted to bring in their perfectly legal multiple spouses into Japan and if they are recognised as such upon entry.

Japan does allow that. I do not remember the channel and program exactly, but I had watched a TV programme recently, which showed a very rich Afghan used car exporter.. who had more than one wives and many children..all living in a luxurious house in Japan. The man has been living in Japan for many decades too... So Japan does allow them

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Posted in: Famous faces See in context

White washing Kamala Harris eh???

It's amazing how they do this again and again, after repeatedly criticized for the same thing.

I would like to see how the real Kamala responds to this...Oh, wait!! She doesn't care..

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Posted in: Japan's 2nd state of emergency met with public indifference See in context

This is what happens when ...you tell your people repeatedly that everything is fine..when you hammer it into their brains that they are living in a place which is a virtual safezone, when everytime there's a news article, it mentions that somehow, we avoided/continue to the worst caused by the pandemic..... And suddenly one day, you make a U-turn and say that we are not fine... People are already used to think they are safe .they won't believe that they too are at risk . The administrators here created this complacency... No one else is to blame.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 970 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,535 See in context

Good..the SoE seems to be working... numbers are decreasing already. May be we can lift the SoE sooner than Feb 7th. And start the prep for Olympics in full swing then onwards...

In other news, Gates wants the Olympics too.

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Posted in: Japan's New Year rituals fall victim to virus surge See in context

@Marcelito said

Lots of it is indeed a money racket....the prices shrines charge for all the trinkets they sell over New Year are insane.

It works the same all over the world... Churches, shrines, temples, etc. There's no need to call out Japan on this.

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