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.
24 ( +25 / -1 )
Bully culture in it’s finest form.
44 ( +47 / -3 )
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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36 ( +46 / -10 )
Will he resign if (when) that doesn’t happen?
7 ( +9 / -2 )
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.
10 ( +20 / -10 )
The government’s plan of hoping it goes away doesn’t seem to be working.
17 ( +22 / -5 )
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.
10 ( +13 / -3 )
“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.
18 ( +24 / -6 )
“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?
9 ( +12 / -3 )
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.
2 ( +5 / -3 )
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.
12 ( +13 / -1 )
A complete idiot running this country.
11 ( +21 / -10 )
Looking forward to the Olympics being canceled. Japan has done a miserable job of containing and reporting the virus.
9 ( +12 / -3 )
Nobody saw this coming.
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It’s as if they didn’t have 8 months to prepare.
22 ( +29 / -7 )
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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And their government will encourage everyone who’s been in contact with the infected to go get a (free) test.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
Cancel the damn Olympics.
4 ( +16 / -12 )
Yep. Need to pretend everything’s fine in order to save the Olympics.
Hopefully they are canceled by the end of the year.
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Looking forward to the games being canceled for good.
8 ( +10 / -2 )
They’d be more stressed if they knew the actual number of people infected is in the thousands every day.
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5400 tests and only 136 cases? When the other day there were 900 tests but the same number infected?
That shouldn’t raise eyebrows.
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Hopefully borders are running more freely by then so I can get the hell out of here if they do end up happening.
8 ( +9 / -1 )
Japan should take notice. But it won’t.
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Who wants to have 2 or 3 kids and live in a 1LDK apartment or smaller?
37 ( +39 / -2 )
You could replace the people in that meeting with 40 random salarymen and the result would be about the same.
3 ( +5 / -2 )