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Posted in: Australian Olympic athletes under fire for rowdy, drunken flight home See in context

If it was as bad as the airline claims, then why did they take so long to send a written complaint? Also the pilot should have informed the police through the control tower prior to landing and have those “ culprits “ arrested for failing to listen to the flight crew and endangering other passengers! So makes me wonder if it was exaggerated since the airline crew didn’t get the authorities involved. Either way it’s just terrible that some people can’t hold their drinks and behave like jerks on airplanes. These people should face the full brunt of the law!

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Posted in: Australian Olympic athletes under fire for rowdy, drunken flight home See in context

There was a hole in the wall, but that's pretty easy to do," Chesterman said. "I understand there's some big people and some very flimsy walls, temporary walls as well. I don't think you had to do much to put a hole in the wall."


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Posted in: Yosozumi wins another skateboarding gold for Japan See in context

This is just my opinion but kids winning gold medals in Olympics just brings down the integrity and value of medals! Just reflects that even kids can win Olympic medals so it’s not a big thing! Maybe there should be a different Olympics called the Children’s Olympics or something with many games / matches for same age contenders! As someone mentioned above the prestigious Olympics has become a circus!

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Posted in: Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics See in context

The weather prediction is that there will be two more typhoons around Tokyo probably next week and the week after next. The path is unclear now but if the do hit Tokyo then so many games will need to be rescheduled. Not fair on the athletes by any means! Knowing that July - August weather is the worst in Japan the organizer brought the game to Tokyo during this time!

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Posted in: Chilean, Dutch, American athletes test positive for COVID See in context

This is ridiculous. Just because some test shows " some" positive does not mean that you are a threat to anyone or yourself. The inventor of covid tests says that you can find a bit of covid in just about anything.

It is because of idiots like you that this global pandemic is never ending!

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Posted in: Osaka in Tokyo See in context

I’ll play the devils advocate and say that she’ll bow out in the early stages…she won’t be able to handle the pressure of playing in Japan as she’s been suffering from mental issues recently. The one thing in her favor could be the lack of spectators though!

Then many Japanese people will say that she didn’t play with her heart and samurai spirit for Japan!

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Posted in: Foreign athlete in village among 9 new Olympic COVID cases reported See in context

The kind of newspaper articles and tv news like the one from JT are the perfect example in how the propaganda spread fear among the local population emphasizing the foreign case but omitting the other Japanese infected within the Olympic system.

So there is no surprise it the foreign witch hunt will get worse because the press is keeping a very good narrative.

Despite this more and more foreigners want to come to Japan for the Olympics or even holiday … and they all praise Japan and the wonderful people of Japan! It’s like they meet 0.0001% of Japanese people around the hotel or Olympics village who show them the renowned hospitality Japan is known for and carve it in their mind that the entire of Japan is the same…lol ! They fail to realize that more than 90% of Japanese people don’t want them to enter Japan during this outbreak!

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Posted in: Prosecutors drop indictment against woman arrested over 4-year-old daughter’s death See in context

It’s just sickening that the prosecutors dropped the charges. It’s more sickening that some people commenting here are showing heaps of sympathy towards the murderous mother ( talking about forced confession to mental state ) and none towards a helpless child who was murdered! These people are all pathetic!

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Posted in: Gov't asks airlines to halt new bookings as Olympic traffic rises See in context

What is the next sacrifice that the locals have to do for this garbage Olympics…it just keeps getting worse!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,271 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,432 See in context

Any other city in the world with these numbers would have canceled the Olympics games!

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Posted in: Bach, in Hiroshima, says his visit reaffirms 'peace mission in Olympic movement' See in context

Absolutely sickening! Bach just slapped the Japanese population on the other cheek! It’s just pathetic that the Japanese are tolerating this piece of trash!

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Posted in: Japan, Australia to promote regional trade deals See in context

If Japan does trade deals with Australia then the US won’t be happy since their export to Japan would inevitably decrease. Australia is desperately looking for trading partners now after the trade war with China! Over 40% of Australian exports ( mainly beef, barley and wine ) were to China and now the local farmers are suffering the consequences! Japan cannot fill in that hole due to importing from the US and supporting local farmers! Seems like Australia has bit the hand that was feeding them. Their economy will rapidly collapse in the next few months and the days of the current Government seems numbered! The US and Japan will never assist Australia with their exports ( in that large amount ) as they promote their own products.

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Posted in: Missing Ugandan athlete leaves note saying he wants to work in Japan See in context

Cases like this will increase gradually and a lot of foreign athletes will become illegal residents in Japan! It will only make it more tough for legal residents who will be scrutinized by officials through regular checks of resident cards every time they are outdoors! It’s just pathetic that the authorities can’t even control the movement of one single athlete and thousands more to arrive in the days ahead! GARBAGE OLYMPICS!

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Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

No other country with thousands of infections daily would have held the Olympics for the safety of its citizens! This itself shows how the IOC think about safety of people and their opinion of the Japanese!

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Posted in: Kono says local gov'ts need to slow down vaccinations due to supply crunch See in context

Instead of wasting tax payers money on this farce Olympics the Government should have secured more vaccines for its citizens by now! They seem to have prioritized the Olympics rather than dealing with the corona virus infection…pathetic!

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Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

Bach is making a fool of the Japanese people around him and they are letting him do so!

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Posted in: U.N. nuclear arms ban treaty leaves Japan in a dilemma See in context

@Peter Neil

Maybe yes or maybe no. The US doesn't always live up to treaties. If Putin wiped out Japan, Trump would say he knows more about nuclear than anyone and talk about how beautiful the mushroom clouds were and it would be a win for American car companies.

Comment of the year!

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Posted in: Japanese KitKats are shrinking; Nestlé says previous size may have been too large for customers See in context

Nobody does KitKats quite like Japan. Here, they come in all sorts of unique varieties like sakura, sake, and cough drop....

But the taste isn’t as good! Back home the normal KitKats taste much more delicious than the ones here in Japan!

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Posted in: No jail for parents who left daughters at home while they used COVID cash handout for hotel stay See in context

The justice system in Japan is pathetic! This is a disaster waiting to happen and sooner or later these parents will kill their daughters through their reckless behavior! The judge delivering this judgment should also be held accountable when that happens...

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Posted in: Tokyo government considers fining people who knowingly go out when infected with COVID-19 See in context

With limited testing ( as well as not testing people who show mild symptoms) this entire plan to fine people is just a farce!

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Posted in: Japan, IOC agree to postpone Tokyo Olympics for one year See in context

Just a few days ago these same clowns were adamant that the Tokyo Olympic will go ahead. Now they are talking about the safety of athletes when in reality they were the least bit concerned about it. Countries like Canada and Australia did the right thing of simply telling that that they were prioritizing the safety of their athletes and team members by pulling out. The IOC and Japan Olympic Committee put money before human life in their reckless decision to keep the Olympic on schedule until now. It’s just a shame that they didn’t have a plan B since Japan is so prone to disasters like earthquakes or even if Mt. Fuji had erupted! What would they have done then? Japan Government and Tokyo Olympic Committee were saying that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to postpone it and IOC were also saying that postponement will not happen...fools! Well at least people in Japan can get tested more easily and more realistic infection rate numbers can be released after the postponement!

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Posted in: Coronavirus temporary legislation likely to clear lower house on March 12 See in context

@Jim... my friend’s wife and daughter also down with fever for 6 days now and despite going to the right clinic as advised by the authorities they weren’t tested for the virus! So yes, you are absolutely right that the actual number of infected are much higher in Japan!

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Posted in: Woman confirmed as coronavirus case for 2nd time, weeks after initial recovery See in context

Be more cautious and take care everyone in Japan. Don’t be so naive like some careless commenters here who seem to take this outbreak so lightly! The truth is that the infection is life threatening and you all should be extremely careful!

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