What happened to the idea of working from home? “
You must commute to the office. If you don’t then you aren’t really working. Face to face meetings are too important and essential.
This garbage. Old bosses in charge who are inept and unable to change or adapt.
Well done Japan.
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The good for Suga is that it’s only uphill from here, as it’s literally impossible for him to say something dumber at this point.
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Unbelievably pathetically slow.
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Nobody could have predicted this....
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Hopefully countries start seeing through this BS soon and decide not to send athletes here.
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Everything about these Olympics is criminal and heinous. I hope they never happen again after this train wreck. Nobody cares about it or wants it.
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Remain vigilant while the health ministers and other government officials continue to late night wine and dine at expensive izakayas.
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“Fans were told to social-distance along the roadside as the torch passes, and they are to refrain from loud cheering.”
What about loud booing?
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They Ghosn be here a while.
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Olympic athletes and coaches, come on in! No quarantine! Be in bed by 8 though. If a cluster happens it’s your fault!
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Good luck babysitting 15,000 athletes in a bubble.
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“We have to proceed as planned. There is no other way to respond.”Japan Inc.
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Bully culture in it’s finest form.
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Could this not have been postponed? It couldn’t be pushed back a few months?
Oh right it’s tradition. Has to be now. Can’t be changed.
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Will he resign if (when) that doesn’t happen?
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Pathetic failure of a government.
Here’s hoping that countries start to pull out of the Olympics. These idiots don’t deserve to host them.
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The government’s plan of hoping it goes away doesn’t seem to be working.
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It’s very reassuring knowing the experts are being brought back in.
Their ability to sit around in meetings bobbing their heads and tooth sucking is something we should all take comfort in.
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“Japan so far has avoided an explosive growth in infections, but its recent upsurge has many people worried.”
No it hasn’t. It is completely out of control. Japan has handled this crisis far worse than any other country in Asia.
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“The Tokyo govt MUST step up and take some action NOW.”
Nope. The idiots running this country will continue to do absolutely nothing.
Are other countries even thinking about the Olympics? Or is it just the 80-90 year olds here?
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This hasn’t aged well.
“In a characteristically Japanese way, we have all but brought this epidemic under control in the last month and a half,” said Mr Abe. “Surely, it shows the power of the Japan model.”
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“Tokyo authorities absolutely should be tracing the movements over the past week of these 748, as much as practical. Cafes, restaurants, train lines, snacks, izakaya etc must be notified and close contacts tested.”
They should have been doing that from the beginning, when numbers were single or double digits, but instead have chosen to do nothing.
我慢 = Keep working at the office, ignore it, hopefully it goes away by magic. Teleworking is lazy.
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Quick! Assemble the panel of experts for 8 meetings to discuss urging people to consider things!
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“Okay Guys...what is the conclusion?
621 cases among a population of 14.000.000 is 0.004%.
Not bad, right?”
What are you on about? Japan is closing in on 200,000 “reported” cases. Tokyo 50,000. Given Japan’s pathetic testing numbers and high percentage of positive cases, not to mention clinics outright refusing to test people.... yeah It’s bad.
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A complete idiot running this country.
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Looking forward to the Olympics being canceled. Japan has done a miserable job of containing and reporting the virus.
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Nobody saw this coming.
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It’s as if they didn’t have 8 months to prepare.
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The experts are back on the case = More meetings with a group of salarymen in suits bobbing their heads and tooth sucking.
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