Saw many of foreigners roaming around freely near Toyosu today! They were definitely the team officials from the Tokyo Olympics. I thought they weren’t allowed to leave the Olympics village! So much for having the rule book for a safe Olympics!
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Hopefully she doesn’t get infected with corona while in Japan! In addition, it’s just a waste of tax payers money on both sides. She should have come to Japan at a much better time and for a much better reason rather than this farce Olympics! I wonder what FORMER President Trump would say about this if someone asked him…lol !
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As the title mentioned, these are so many risk factors of holding any big sized international events in Japan. Sometimes it’s a partial failure like the World Cup rugby ( a few matches being cancelled and a few games not being sold out to full capacity as it might have in other rugby loving nations ), while other times it might just be in tatters if any of the disaster happens. Japan is disaster prone at a really much higher level than other countries. Of course all countries can be hit by natural disasters at anytime but the risk factor in Japan is higher. The international sporting bodies who grant host city / nation status after bids should also take this into consideration before choosing Japan. Due to lack of space around major cities in Japan, by choosing Japan as host nations they put millions of life’s at risk ( athletes, sports players, officials, as well as local people ). Imagine a major earthquake sending tsunami towards downtown Tokyo during the Olympics! The crowds due to the Olympics will make it difficult for people to escape quickly and millions will die! But most international sporting bodies are corrupt and know that there is money to be made in Japan so they will continue to use Japan as the host.
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Posted in: It has been my dream to represent Australia at the Olympics and I know I may never get that opportunity again. But I also know myself. The thought of playing in front of empty stands just doesn't sit right with me. It never has. See in context
Good call Nick! This Tokyo Olympics is a farce!
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Closing restaurants at 8pm does nothing to prevent the infection rate! Other factors such as big gatherings, weather conditions, unhygienic behavior which many people have restarted doing, CROWDED TRAINS / STATIONS, and above all infected people who go outside without knowing that they are infected ( some knowing it yet trying to infect others ) control the number of infections!
Anyways, stock up your food supplies and gear up as the next wave with the Olympic variant / Japan variant will be the worse the country has seen so far! Since the Olympics won’t be canceled at any cost, the only thing left to do now is to implement tighter measures ( not the pathetic ones currently in use ) without loopholes for the athletes and officials as this can ensure safety to a certain point.
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Things are getting from bad to worse! Stay safe everyone…
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I thought restaurants were supposed to close at 8pm?
Good luck eating ramen in a COVID-safe manner.
It’s still safer than taking the morning train like sardines in Tokyo…authorities don’t talk about that! Just ordering restaurants to close at 8pm has done little to prevent the infections!
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As a foreigner might as well don’t carry backpacks during this garbage Olympics since foreigners would be the main targets!
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If the virus had originated in Japan or the US would the world still need an investigation into the origin…I bet not! That’s why China and Russia with all their faults don’t follow the rules which other countries want them to since in reality countries like the US and Japan are the biggest hypocrites out there!
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The problem is that AZ vaccine isn’t being used by many developed countries as much as it was initially thought of. The Governments didn’t reserve or buy enough doses of Pfizer or Moderna! Now the Australian PM ( just to save his own neck ) is telling younger people below 50 to restart vaccination with AZ but some state premiers are against it for safety reasons as it does have extreme side effects in people below 50 ( even though the number is low )! The current Australian Government has failed its citizens recently due to poor leadership! This not in terms of handling the pandemic but also in terms of having trade wars when they were never in a position to win those!
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This case highlights one of the loopholes being exploited in the asylum system. The UN convention doesn't address cases where asylum seekers arrive in their preferred country and deliberately game the system by acting in ways which increase the risk of persecution at home with the sole aim of bolstering their asylum claim.
Excellent post and a really interesting insight! Finally a comment that is more realistic! People have been misusing the asylum system for years now and more often people who are not in immediate danger pull stunts like this to get asylum while real asylum seekers die in vain without any opportunity to get asylum!
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80% of men who cheat are caught somehow. 80% of women who cheat are never caught / exposed!
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It’s this hate that many Japanese people have towards their neighbors ( mainly China and Korea ) that made the imperial army start a war in the past! Seems like people haven’t learnt from past mistakes. Live and let live…
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I wonder who will be taking care of her baby while she is with the team. Reliable baby sitter services in Japan are hard to find in the hour of need. I feel sorry for the poor baby traveling so far during a pandemic only to spend bulk of the time away from the mother. Imagine if she gets infected while in Japan. Well at least she won’t blame her baby for missing the Olympics!
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The average income of LDP lawmakers stood at 27.27 million yen last year, up 1.19 million yen from 2019, hitting the highest level among nine parties for the fourth straight year.
The LDP Government kept filling their pockets while the common Japanese citizens suffered the hardship from corona virus through job losses and drastic decline in salary. Yet, these LDP politicians didn’t push their own Government for cash handouts and more financial assistance for the citizens. If it wasn’t for the smaller coalition partner Komeito party, then the 100,000yen wouldn’t have been given out as well! It’s just a shame that being the top 3 countries in the world in terms of economy and infrastructure the Japanese Government didn’t provide round 2 financial handouts!
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The authorities will call an urgent meeting and reach a resolution that COVID testing needs to be minimized once again. The Olympics is just around the corner so we have to show that corona is under control in Japan. Let’s bring back the four days fever requirement to be eligible for testing! Behind closed doors this is what they will be discussing!
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The son was probably pocketing the pension until now…
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They’ve definitely cut some sort of deal and have been asked to say / do what they’ve done…can’t blame them for this! They’ll be given a minimum or even a suspended sentence and deported back to the US! The bigger issue here is how the US actually threw them to the wolves ( this is a man who served his country in the past with honor ).
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Isn’t the Olympics about uniting rather than dividing? All participants ( including athletes and officials ) should be asked to do these strict testing of daily for 7 days prior to arrival. Don’t select a few countries as the article suggest. The US, Brazil, France, Russia, UK have all worst infection rate than a few countries mentioned for stricter test.
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By conspiring and removing Ghosn, Nissan killed their golden goose!
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…authorities are prioritizing holding the Games over restoring normality to the daily lives of residents.
This is a absolutely spot on! After the games when the 4th wave ( which will be worse as far as Japan is concerned) hits expect a lot more hardship within the local communities and people won’t be able to make ends meet!
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Hopefully these vaccines are transported properly to the vaccination sites. They need the special refrigerators for this. In Japan one thing that is really poor is the transportation of frozen products from factories to the supermarkets as I always see crates of milk being transported from the trucks to inside supermarkets / shops without keep safe cold temperatures. Sometimes in the middle of summer when it’s super hot the crates would leave the refrigerated trucks then sit outside the truck outdoors while other crates are loaded and then be pushed into the supermarkets / shops to be refrigerated again! Also crates of milk sitting in room temperature outside the refrigerators in supermarkets / shops is a regular site!
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Just shocking how many commenters are defending the perverted act of this man! Underage is underage …
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I lost a fortune to a Nigerian Princess whose bank account had been temporarily frozen by her government, one time...
The same Princess was after me for many years… lol ! She couldn’t get a single pound out of me.
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Get Inoue better challengers… it seems that he has been boxing with opponents who are well below his level. The 30-3-1 record for Dasmarinas doesn’t reflect anything because he also fought with opponents well below than him. Inoue deserves a mega fight with a top level fighter. Then we can judge fairly.
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Thousands of local transmissions everyday within Japan. This was just one! Olympics should have been canceled regardless as it’s purely insane to have it when the world is experiencing a pandemic! At the end of the Olympic Games when the corona virus is beyond control in Japan then the Government will blame foreigners for it… as always blame the gaijin!
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Love the banner in the photo! Sums up the truth!
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It won’t be a surprise if the pathetic prosecutors don’t bring charges against him or even if they do he’ll probably get a suspended sentence and roam the streets. Japanese prosecutors and legal system go hard on innocent of minor offenders and let dangerous people free until they kill someone!
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