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

Apparently there is still a lot of resistance among some athletes to get vaccinated.

I think the problem with getting the vaccine too close to the competition limits the day you can train (twice per shot, arm pain, and risk of doing heavy exercise) and leading up to the competition, you need all days to be well conditioned.

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Posted in: Olympic Games organizers admit to wasting about 4,000 boxes of food See in context

The real issue here is that they have cut the numbers of 'volunteers' down so much because of the fears of Covid. This means that the remaining volunteers are so overworked that they don't have time to stop and eat!

It's the Japanese style. Even volunteers won't eat or sit down if they don't see their "manager" or "leader" eating or sitting down. It's the leader's fault for not taking care of the underlings.

On the other hand, my non-Japanese friend is a volunteer and she has entirely nothing to do so she just watch the games.

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Posted in: Players, coaches criticize IOC for dropping softball for 2024 See in context

Why can't they just include every sport possible. If a country can produce a team, include it in the Olymipcs.

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Posted in: Gov't alcohol ban blunder shows limits in anti-virus measures See in context

which is too little to cover fixed costs such as rent,

The government should have stopped fixed costs such as rents, instead of forcing businesses to carry the burden of the pandemic.

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Posted in: Take 2: Triathlon forced to restart when boat gets in way See in context

so it begs the question why did the buzzer operator cause a false start?

Because the rule book doesn't say not to start when a boat is interfering.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,359 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,225 See in context

The rate of increase is slowing down. Might peak at around 3000 and then go down.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,387 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,758 See in context

Guys, did you know that the reason for allowing workplace vaccination is so they can vaccinate the Olympic volunteers? True story.

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Posted in: American father, son get prison terms for helping Ghosn escape See in context

No one except one desperate to find a hole would even try the attempted dodge with his own body. And if one does try the dodge, he'll get legal advice, who can tell him the jurisprudence has already ruled on this.

Except precedents are not used in rulings and sentencing. Judges can always argue "it doesn't apply" and that's valid.

Do you even hear yourself? You're trying too hard to defend the corrupt system. We all know that the law is largely skewed towards protecting that precious 99.99% conviction rate. What we're saying is it is wrong and needs to change.

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

Up 225 over last Monday. The highest Monday count since January 18.

JT should add this stat in the article. I always look for this comment after every report.

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Posted in: American father, son get prison terms for helping Ghosn escape See in context

This sentencing just proves what everyone thinks about Japan. We think Japan Justice System is a joke and here's the proof.

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Posted in: American father, son get prison terms for helping Ghosn escape See in context

They could have seriously shortened their total time in pre-sentence detention if they had just immediately agreed to be sent over and pleaded guilty immediately rather than shortly before trial.

Yes. Japan Justice System apologists will always find a way to justify the illogical decisions.

In the courtroom, the statement of the defendant, a 60-year-old man, was read out: "After I fled, Ghosn said on the plane, 'Now we can hold a press conference,' and I felt that he suddenly became arrogant.

He didn't say a word of thanks to me.

I was persuaded that it was not a crime, so I took the job," the report said.

That's only for the Tokyo Prosecutors sake. You wouldn't want to aggravate the hand holding your neck. Whoever believes those statements is well...

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Posted in: American father, son get prison terms for helping Ghosn escape See in context

But Nirei, the judge, said the court found that the motive was money. The Taylors can appeal within two weeks, he said.

What do you expect from a Japanese judge? They're bred from the same stinky and corrupt nest as the prosecutors.

But Nirei said the time they were held before and during trial would not count as time served, saying they were not directly related and should be treated differently. "There is a limit to how much we can consider," he said.

Yeah, that's some logic right there.

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Posted in: Olympics worker arrested for allegedly raping woman at stadium See in context

If she said he raped her, then he raped her.

Not in Japan. Remember the firefighters who raped a teenager in a karaoke bar? They got away unscathed.

But he's a foreigner, so he's assumed to be guilty. Good luck proving his innocence, which is how justice works here.

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Posted in: Bunch of grapes fetches ¥1.4 mil, hitting record for 3rd straight year See in context

It's like that kid who gets praised and rewarded for being a "participant" - we're telling them (farmers) and their efforts are much much much more special than what their actual value is.

I can't justify the difference between a 300 yen grapes and a 1,400,000 grapes. Most of the resources in growing them are free - water, soil and sun. Unless you mix gold or diamond in the soil which somehow gets absorbed by the fruit.

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Posted in: Internet misinformation fans COVID vaccine hesitancy among Japanese young people See in context

Finding excuses again for the slow inoculations.

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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 7-year prison term for 90-year-old ex-bureaucrat in fatal driving case See in context

And what will that 7 years achieve?

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

Sure, just 70M from Pfizer. But we also have Moderna. Japan only needs a total of 140M vaccines.

We gave out 40M already, and 40M still in storage. That's a total of 150M until September.

I don't see where the supply shortage is coming from. Or else, the government can't cope up with the delivery of the vaccines, then it's the government bottleneck again. This government is the problem.

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Posted in: 4 Olympic workers from U.S., Britain arrested over alleged cocaine use See in context

Ok folks note that it does not say they had cocaine, the police found cocaine, anyone saw them using cocaine, etc...

Why were they tested for drugs? Is that routine?

I'd love to see them do this to many visitors. This will reveal how stinky the police and justice system is in Japan. We can finally have some changes.

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Posted in: 4 Olympic workers from U.S., Britain arrested over alleged cocaine use See in context

How did they bring it in undetected, for the time in quarantine, or how could they buy it while in quarantine , or why could they buy it in Roppongi?

They didn't bring it. Everyone knows you can buy in the streets.

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Posted in: Japan to issue vaccine passports free of charge See in context

Yeah, I'm good. Thanks. I can't believe people are going through with this stuff. Do you think vaccine passports will ever be repealed one day? The government won't just willingly give you freedom back unless you take it back.

They shouldn't call it passport but rather a vaccine fastpass. It bypasses the quarantine requirements of countries.

Calling it a passport spawns anti-vaxxer 2nd amendment trolls.

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Posted in: Heist of over ¥2 mil in sea cucumbers thwarted by Japanese coast guard See in context

And $2000 a head is pretty good pay for a day's work for unskilled laborers

Only if you do this at least four times a week. They probably can't go back to the same spot every time. And given this is a "crime", it's too low of a payout for something illegal.

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Posted in: Hokkaido man in his 80s gets four doses of COVID-19 vaccine See in context

“I thought the more times I got it, the more effective it would be,” the man reportedly said

I can just imagine what's going on in his mind. The innocence, because he wasn't hurt, is adorable.

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Posted in: Over 70% of Japan's elderly to be vaccinated by end of July: tally See in context

Due to a supply shortfall

There is no supply shortage in Japan. The government has always been the bottleneck in the inoculation drive.

1) At the start, they didn't secure enough medical workers and sites to do the inoculation.

2) To mitigate that, they finally allowed private companies to do the inoculation. But the government, again, didn't process the applications for timely inoculations.

This government loves to make artificial bottlenecks due to excessive red tape, indecisions and blatant refusal to take responsibility when things go wrong.

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Posted in: Delta puts brakes on return to post-COVID normality See in context

The problem is if not enough people get the vaccine, we'll never get herd immunity. The virus will be allowed to mutate and ultimately breach the vaccine protection.

Get vaccinated people! It's not just for you!

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Posted in: Japan to ask tax-free stores to report visitors breaking quarantine See in context

Viewing every non Japanese as a potential criminal is not a good look for a country obsessed with how the world sees it. Perhaps they can do one of those ranking telly shows they love so much.

How about the plan to check bags at train stations to filter potential terrorists?

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Posted in: Ohtani reaches upper deck in Seattle with 33rd homer See in context

it's incredible to you. Doesn't mean it's incredible to everyone.

It's still incredible nonetheless. Just like Nobel prize. You don't care about it but the winners are still incredible.

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Posted in: Japan to ask tax-free stores to report visitors breaking quarantine See in context

Don't break quarantine. Or don't get the tax-free option so you don't have to show your passport.

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Posted in: Ohtani reaches upper deck in Seattle with 33rd homer See in context

Do we really have to have a daily update about him?

Why, you don't want front seat of history in the making?

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Posted in: Suga vows safe Olympics after decision to ban spectators at most venues See in context

"I have repeatedly said it is the government's responsibility to realize a safe and secure games."

What a clown.

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Posted in: Fans to be banned from Olympic events in Tokyo, 3 neighboring prefectures See in context

It's obvious that IOC doesn't need the spectators money. Revenue comes from TV. I just hope that we can watch all events and not the overly curated programs.

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