Misinformation does not only apply to the young. An elder man in my building was using the common areas (mailbox, elevator) unmasked and I mentioned that he should be wearing a mask whereupon he replied "I've already received the vaccine twice." When I told him he could still be carrying the virus and could pass it off it others in the building who are still vulnerable, he gave me an incredulous look. I think Japanese see full stadiums in ie. the US and think the situation is the same in Japan. Am I wrong to ask him to keep wearing the mask as a courtesy to others?
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It's all about semantics for this hapless government.
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School kids flipping the bird to the IOC.
Gotta love it!
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Actually, they never threw them away. They're saving them for other APAC countries in need as a "good will gesture" (sigh)
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Given that it's the year 2021, I think the authorities here need to re-evaluate what should be considered "kiken-drugs" from a penalty or incarceration perspective, especially where such substances could ultimately be used for medicinal purposes.
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Let's see, who's first on the list.
Isn't that special!
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As I posted last week about her zeal for BLM as opposed to her silence on JLM - I agree with Zoroto and many others that it's all about the coin for her. Sadly as up until recently I was an avid supporter of her. Her sister yesterday had mentioned that the press were getting on her for being soft on clay but that's not on reason to pull out. If she wants the fame and fortune that comes with - she's got to fulfill the rest of the deal, which she seems not up to the task.
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Someone like Naomi Osaka taking a stand on this lunacy would go a long way toward taking it to the IOC. I realize as an athlete she would like to get a gold medal and has many sponsors to think about. But she was so vocal about Black lives matter - yet why so neutral on Japan lives matter?
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Refreshing to see some tangible action taking place as a preventative measure.
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Drlucifer - Well said!!!!
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Why don't they just say it's located in Tatsumi (if that's indeed correct)? It's like they're protecting the identity of the building. But I guess this is par for course in news reporting in Japan.
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As long as there's no sense of outrage amongst the general public, this type of patronage/OLD boy network will perpetuate indefinitely. The idea that there will be actual "reform" is in practice nothing short of some elaborate Kabuki dance. Retain and remain continue to be the order of the day.
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Even if found guilty, it will be the usual "suspended sentence" with a slap on the wrist.
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Lest we forget there's a man involved here as well. Let's not cast stones at the woman without knowing the full situation.
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