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Posted in: Boxes of unused COVID-19 medical goods dumped at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Just as you think the Olympics were revolting you find out that they were infinitely more revolting.

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach arrives in Japan for Tokyo Olympics See in context

Quote from above.

The IOC president arrived at Tokyo's Haneda airport, a day after the Japanese government informally decided to place the capital under another state of emergency until Aug. 22, amid rising concern that the Olympics could trigger a further surge in infections.

So what the Sam Hill is an "informal state of emergency." Is it like wearing flip fops and shorts to the office? Or is more like a clothing optional beach? More to the point: can you drop the mask when you go to a bar?

I am wondering where Koike and company stashed their brain lately. A state of emergency says we're in dire straits. Like disease is all around us. There is nothing information about the pandemic.

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Posted in: Family of dead Sri Lankan woman launch petition for video disclosure See in context

If the video is tampered with it may be even more useful in showing what monster the Japanese police really are.

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Posted in: COVID-19 state of emergency may be needed during Tokyo Olympics: study See in context

There is still time to kill this pandemic benighted Olympics. Yes, there is a danger that the pandemic will cause a medical tsunami in Japan. No matter how careful everyone is, in not unlikely that the Olympians will bring the pandemic home to Mom and Dad.

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Posted in: COVID-19 vaccination for those under 65 may start in July: minister See in context

Quote: "COVID-19 vaccination for those under 65 may start in July: minister." And it may not.

What about those people 65 and over? Are they supposed to go die, unless they are rich and with the LDP?

In treating COVID-19 Japan is behind the rest of the world. Like every country on Earth.

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Posted in: Biden recognizes atrocities against Armenians as genocide See in context

Well done, President Biden. Officially, recognizing the Armenian Genocide has been long over due.

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Posted in: Japan rolls out vaccine slowly, despite looming Olympics See in context

Quote: "A majority of Japanese already oppose holding the Games this summer..." I am with the majority of the Japanese and wish a popular democracy was in place to euthanize the Olympics. We do not need the burdensome Olympics. We need anti-pandemic medication and hospital beds. The LDP wants fun and games.

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Posted in: Suspect detained for stabbing 2 men in Saitama says he is ‘mentally ill’ See in context

Actually a lot of mentally ill people, particular those who learn the psychological vocabulary, know there is something wrong with them.

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Posted in: What does Japan's virus state of emergency mean this time? See in context

"What does Japan's virus state of emergency mean this time?" No available hospital beds and no vaccine. But if you are lucky you can watch the Olympics on TV as you waste away.

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Posted in: High school kendo coach caught forcing students to pay birthday-tribute money See in context

This extortion had been going on since 2009. Who would not have known about it?

This coach was extorting in absolute broad daylight. But everyone from the administration to parents apparently kept quiet.

This coach broke the law but he wasn't arrested. I wonder if even the tax people took an interest in this.

The long silence has been deafening.

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Posted in: Tokyo state of emergency does not affect Games: IOC See in context

The IOC is putting on a brave face.

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Posted in: Some foreign residents in Japan consider traveling to other countries for vaccines See in context

Careful, the Japanese authorities might not let you back in again.

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Posted in: Suga to declare state of emergency in Osaka; no decision on Tokyo See in context

If you can read only one thing today, read the Asahi's VOX POPULI: "Time to consider cutting our losses, canceling Tokyo Olympics." The title says it all: Don't throw good money after bad.

Coping with the pandemic has to be our first priority.

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Posted in: Osaka request for emergency will include store closures, online school classes See in context

I'm afraid we will have to euthanize the Olympics. We simply cannot have an Olympics when an epidemic is raging and no end is in sight.

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Posted in: Fukuoka man arrested for breaking into store, putting on female staff’s apron and shirt See in context

Aren't there fetish shops to accommodate folks like these?

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Posted in: Out and about in Osaka See in context

A photograph is not necessarily worth a thousand words. In this scene everyone is wearing a mask. So where did all that Coronavirus-19 suddenly come from? A good guess is that there were those times when people took their masks off.

Eating and drinking is impossible with a mask on. The bars and eateries are the most likely culprits for the spread of the virus. If that is the case the bars and eateries should be closed and subsidized for staying closed until the pandemic is over..

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Posted in: Koike pledges utmost anti-virus steps to deliver 'wonderful' Tokyo Olympics See in context

Quote: "There are non-Japanese people living in Japan too... at least I'll be a spectator at some of the events, and I'm not Japanese."

Don't count on it. Remember when the virus struck at year ago? All the permanent residents thought they could go home to Japan just like the Japanese. Uh, uh. Those who missed getting in before the restrictions came down were out of luck.

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Posted in: 300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms See in context

This scenario belongs in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Welcome, Elmer Fudd out to get that d'wat rabbit. You can be sure from the beginning that no matter how extreme and inventive Elmer (representing the Olympic committee) is, Bugs (representing the virus). is going to win.

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Posted in: Large numbers of people out and about despite gov't antivirus pleas See in context

Is eating banned on the Shinkansen now? But how about drinking? I cannot imagine a long Shinkansen ride without water.

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Posted in: Large numbers of people out and about despite gov't antivirus pleas See in context

First, Thomas Sowell is a Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a conservative, and like most conservatives prone to making off-hand remarks that are not true. Durning this pandemic off-hands remarks, if taken seriously, may kill us.

Let's take this on first: "Thousand of people move between Osaka and Tokyo daily, there is no way the more infectious variant in Osaka won't spread to Tokyo," This is a very good point. But how do they pass the variant on in the first place? There is one thing you can do more easily on the Shinkansen than on a packed local commuter train: East and drink. For this you need to slide your mask down.

Another thing. viruses mutate on their own. I don't know how. Maybe the Osaka viruses are smarter.

Finally, Suga is guilty as charged. We should be getting our shots by now.

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Posted in: Ex-U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo to join Fox News See in context

Surprise, surprise.

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Posted in: Health minister urges Tokyo to remain vigilant as virus cases soar in Osaka See in context

"Remain vigilant" in this case is a cry of utter despair.

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Posted in: Education ministry hosts Twitter campaign to recruit teachers, but it backfires right away See in context

The best thing for teachers is to avoid most schools, particularly, state schools, altogether. The worst thing a school can do to you is transfer you to remote place away from your family and anything civilized. The best way to get into that state is to join the Teachers' Union (unless it is bought off), show any little bit of originality in your teaching and argue with your corrupt principal.

I helped my spouse to get out the high school system into university. Happiness! Lots of free time. Teach what you want the way you want to.

The Board of Education would not accept my spouse's resignation at first. Too valuable to lose. We took a holiday in Europe to celebrate.

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Posted in: Restaurants, hotels in Osaka, Hyogo and Miyagi prefectures disappointed at stricter COVID-19 steps See in context

The problem. We cannot let the restaurants and bars go broke and we can't let people go on eating and drinking out as if the viral plague does not exist.

The easiest solution would be to subsidize everyone--if money were no object. Perhaps money is "no object" if kept in reasonable bounds. At least, the restaurants could be kept afloat and staff kept off the street. Longterm loans perhaps?

Japan is rich enough to host the Olympics. It should be rich enough to support restaurants and bars.

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Posted in: Do you agree with the decision not to allow spectators from overseas to attend the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games? See in context

If nothing else, Permanent Residents of Japan (a legal title) should be allowed to go to the Olympics after providing proof of vaccination--like Japanese fans.

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Posted in: COVID-19 cuts jobs, boosts stocks, widening economic gap in Japan See in context

Main customers were the store's wealthy regulars and the so-called "new rich," including young managers of information technology firms and YouTubers who increased their earnings by taking advantage of the pandemic.

This is not a prediction but a cautionary note. What the article appears to show is a bubble economy. All bubble economies have one thing in common. They pop.

If the worst happens, there will be a lot of "previously owned" jewels and luxury cars on sale.

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Posted in: Experts warn COVID-19 rebound could exceed 'third wave' in Tokyo See in context

It is time to be brave and face the obvious. The virus has not been beat back. It is mutating and and becoming stronger. Everyone in Japan is: at risk: the Japanese national, the permanent foreign resident, the passing business traveler, the casual tourist, the Olympic athlete and the Olympic staff.

For the good of all concerned the Olympics must be cancelled.

And we must act as if in a state of siege. At this point I fear we are losing,

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Posted in: Tokyo area extends shorter business hours over virus rebound worries See in context

Is this really the best time for the Olympics?

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Posted in: Japan rejects bid from China to use 'AINU' trademark for products See in context

Congratulations to Japan for rejecting the "AINU" trademark. It is progress, however incremental.

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Posted in: Korean kids nurtured to remember history with anti-Japanese toys and games See in context

The patriotic games are unfortunately not exciting. The assassination set is not a game and might be better used as a shrine.

The moral of this story is that when some country like Japan commits atrocities for years and years then that country should expect years and years of anger from its victims. That Japan wants the world to forget what it did only adds to the the Koreans' anger.

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