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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,300 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,743 See in context

Today number at 3300 - this number is 1941 more than last week (last week number was 1359 and more than double) 

But nothing to worry - Olympics is going “Very Smoothly” - so there is no problems.

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

And we have the new record here - today report of new 27 positive cases at Olympics - this is more than 24 reported yesterday which was also highest...

Link below -

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210730/p2g/00m/0sp/036000c

But of course our deal leader Suga and Koike have already proclaimed that Olympics is going "VERY SMOOTHLY"...

Note that today is exactly one week from start of games

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Posted in: Japan's jobless rate falls to 2.9% in June See in context

You can feel the pressure on LDP and Suga - so we see flurry of PR fluff updates about how economy is improving, how record corona numbers are not related to Olympics....

Good PR stuff

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

I am sure this statement was prompted by nudge from King Bach to distance IOC/Olympics from rising numbers in Tokyo & Japan - IOC cannot have their reputation tainted right?

And the lame leader that we have here he has to come out and make this statement - as he knows he has nothing to lose - come election time LDP will win again.

As others pointed out earlier posts - worst case scenario he will become the fall guy & take the blame in the end but still will end up with a HUGE payout which he and seven generations behind him will be able to enjoy!!!

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Posted in: Sneaking a peek: Fans find creative ways to glimpse Olympics See in context

Another of the PR stuff to sway public opinion and show how great these games are.....

If media did its job properly there would be many times more residents who would have exactly opposite opinion as to why the govt is pushing these games down our throats during the pandemic but who will do what is right thing to do????

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 3,865 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,699 See in context

On related news article (link below) -

"Doctor in charge of Olympic venue keeps asking: Why now?"

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14406186

Interesting reading as to how Dr Yagi who is in charge of taking care of Corona positive cases related to Olympics....

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 3,865 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,699 See in context

Would be also interesting to see the whole country number to come in later today - sure to cross 10,000 mark - another milestone and record?

Latest news update from Yahoo Japan - total for Japan as of 5.30pm today the count is 10,110 - first time ever crossing the 10,000 mark...

Link below -

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/4713e711bec6689da69b9a68ab6d23805719817f

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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

In another breaking news on Yahoo Japan - our dynamic leader Suga has said that he is considering extending emergency for Tokyo and Okinawa beyond 22 Aug - he has to show to the public that how proactive and decisive he is right?

Link below for the article -

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/c7ca9c24341ad690ba5830a0dfe8da3a367b1392

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 3,865 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,699 See in context

In another breaking news on Yahoo Japan - our dynamic leader Suga has said that he is considering extending emergency for Tokyo and Okinawa beyond 22 Aug - he has to show to the public that how proactive and decisive he is right?

Link below for the article -

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/c7ca9c24341ad690ba5830a0dfe8da3a367b1392

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 3,865 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,699 See in context

Two more days as yet to close out this week - but already this week number (including todays no of 3865) comes to total of 13,082 - this itself is 39% more than whole of last week number of 9,420.

Even if you assume they reduce testing and next two days numbers are same as last week numbers then this week number is likely to end up at 15,569 - this would be a whopping 65% increase over last week - see the numbers at link below -

https://omatomesan.com/tokyo-covid19/

I dont think we will see any new ideas/action plans from the so called decision makers and it will continue to be in terms of "urging residents to stay at home", make decision "as early as 30 Jul", switch ON the button for emergency for Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa and Osaka - repeat same things again and again and hope for the best

Lastly of course it will be a clusterfxxx with everyone trying to point fingers at all possible culprits - Olympics, foreigners, young people etc etc and it will continue for next one month at lease!!!!

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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

All things pointing to a more chaotic response from the so called leaders who are supposed to take charge, be visible, show a clear path of next steps, communicate to residents to calm their anxieties but alas - this is Japan....

As the report says -

“We have never experienced the expansion of the infections of this magnitude,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters

So without a manual and steps to look at to follow no one knows what to do - so they will keep repeating the same Emergency ON/OFF routine and hope for the best!!!!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 3,865 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,699 See in context

Would be also interesting to see the whole country number to come in later today - sure to cross 10,000 mark - another milestone and record?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 3,865 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,699 See in context

Today number at 3865 - this number is 1886 more than last week (last week number was 1979). 

This also becomes the highest number ever in Tokyo since last year - the rate of growth is also increasing 

Another highest number in Okinawa at 392 today 

But our PM Suga said in yesterday to press that he dont see any reason to change the status on Olympics front as there is reduction in people movement outside - which world do these folks live in?

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Posted in: U.S. pole vaulter's positive test sends entire Australian track team into isolation See in context

Today one day new addition within Olympic "Bubble" is 24 - total count goes to 198 as per news on Yahoo Japan - link below

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/1233d3e03bc65432489197d2de794280fe28700b?tokyo2020

Today count of 24 is highest since start of Olympics.

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Posted in: 'I can die': Medvedev survives extreme heat at Tokyo Games See in context

Its sad to see athletes suffer like this just for the IOC to make money off them

Other day the winner of Triathlon race vomitted after crossing the finish line, and had to be put on a wheelchair and given medical attention due to extreme heat conditions

Criminal the way this is being conducted

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Posted in: 'Can't help but cheer': Some in Japan warm to Olympics See in context

It would be a surprise if this was not the result - after relentless coverage across all tv channels only about Olympics, focused mainly on Japanese athletes (who cares worlds best athletes are here) and govt absolute focus on everything they do is spinning a positive story towards Olympics (like Suga phone call to gold medal winner shown across all channels repeatedly - lifeless, fully scripted n totally without any enthusiasm)……

one of those masterful experiments where population is force fed olympics updates & then on top of this type of PR news that how the residents opinion os shifting in favor - was bound to happen….

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,629 See in context

Today number at 2848 - This is not going to end well - this number is 1461 more than last week and more than double from last week (last week number was 1387). The highest number till date in Tokyo was 2520 recorded on 7 Jan 2021….

Funny enough initial reports on NHK and Yahoo Japan was showing a number of 3000 which looks like has been brought down magically to 2848 number - lower physiologically than 3000 number? Omi had predicted this 3000 number to be hit first week of Aug month - but its happening one week prior - not good sign!!!

Another highest number in Okinawa at 354 today and more than double from last week number.

Still every news and TV channel only focus and show Olympics news - so Japan residents have stopped worrying/caring about Corono cases and prevention measures

Govt should be more focused on communicating more on Corona front but all the attention and energy is diverted towards Olympics - sad state of affairs!!! We are living in parallel universe here!!!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic-linked COVID-19 cases top 150 since start of July See in context

But Suga and Koike in their meeting decided that Olympics is going "very smoothly" - not just smoothly but "VERY smoothly"

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic-linked COVID-19 cases top 150 since start of July See in context

Tokyo number today is at 3000 - more than double from last week and highest ever

Okinawa number is 354 again highest ever

This is not going to end well

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Posted in: Japan's hikers return to Mount Fuji See in context

On related news article at Mainichi (link below) - highlighting how relaxed the check points are

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210726/p2a/00m/0na/029000c

One gem of comment from the article how Japan is all urge and honor system - "Regarding the possibility of checking everyone's temperature at the parking lot below the first station, Masatake Izumi, head of the world heritage Mount Fuji section of the Yamanashi Prefectural Government, commented, "It takes time to take everyone's temperatures, and there are concerns about traffic congestion along the Subaru Line as well as the budget issue. We have no legal authority to forcibly conduct temperature checks, and the only thing we can do is to ask people to cooperate on a voluntary basis."

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Posted in: Czech Vondrousova beats Osaka in third round of Olympic tennis See in context

Maybe too much mental pressure of expectations from Japanese folks - feel sorry for her but such is life. Better luck next time.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,429 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,692 See in context

@TokyoHam

Thanks for the number of test data - very high positivity rate - but again everything is OK as Olympics is going smoothly. Taking care of residents interest comes secondary - after the most important Olympics

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,429 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,692 See in context

Does not matter how many test positive in Tokyo - as per Suga and Koike Olympics is progressing very well and no problems - priorities are upside down!!!!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,429 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,692 See in context

702 more than last week

Highest for Mon (usually Mon numbers are very low due to lack of testing on Sun) - so it would be interesting to see this positive of 1429 is out of how many tests

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Posted in: Only Tokyo could pull off these Games? Not everyone agrees See in context

Japan had a perverse desire to be liked by whole world and hence this inferior complex that “Only in Japan”…..

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,763 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,020 See in context

755 more than last week

biggest number for sunday!

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Posted in: 'The greatest honor': Osaka lights Olympic cauldron See in context

Hope she uses this platform offered to her now as a fresh start to bring attention to many issues in Japan as she has been so vocal about BLM etc?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,979 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,383 See in context

After yesterday increase of 683 from previous week - today we have another increase of 671 compared to last week with a number today of 1979 - magically the number remains below 2000 number

In another news on Asahi (link below) - giving dire warning of present and expected projections based on facts and numbers

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14401006

“Hospital beds for virus patients in Tokyo fill to 52% most serious level 4”

“Tokyo is also at stage 4 in terms of the number of daily new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, infected people with nonserious symptoms recuperating at hotels and homes, and the rate of positive tests for the virus, data by the metropolitan government showed.” - covered all stage 4 indications

“Number of people asked to recover at home increased from 1841 to 3657 on 20 Jul (within one week)”

“Seven day average increased from 785 to 1170 on Jul 20” - just to give perspective this seven day average one month back was at 387

“Positivity rates as per Tokyo govt site has increased from 7.2% to 10.2% within one week ending 20 Jul”

All the above indication dont show anything positive on covid control in Tokyo - but we have our PM saying on Wall Street interview that he believe Tokyo is at the right place as far as covid control is concerned - really??

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Posted in: 2 athletes, 10 others among new Olympic-related virus cases See in context

But our great leader said in Wall Street Journal interview that he thinks Tokyo covid situation is at right place and in control right???

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Posted in: Suga kicks off Olympics diplomacy See in context

With only two world leaders - France and Mongolia this is the other best option Suga has to do his PR stint and claim how great Japan is to do diplomacy!!!!

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