Maybe some perspective is needed!
Had Japan taken this pandemic seriously and scrapped the idea of even having the olympics. The money that has been thrown at the delay of 1 year might could have BEEN REDIRECTED to development of their own homegrown vaccine? JAPAN could actually have or could have been fielding a JAPANESE created vaccine already?
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Japan continues to rely on the US for support when dialog is needed for threats from foreign militaries, and rogue countries.
YET their citizens want the US presence out of JAPAN!
Two faces yet again are being shown!
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I don't why the U.S would even bother meeting or talking to NK Kim!? Does anyone really think that this man will have a change of heart, or even consider any changes? and why??
A group hug followed by some Kumbaya!
NK is the wild card, if China and the US face off in combat, you can bet NK will launch something at JAPAN just for GP!
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So lets say they SOME People in, is JAPAN gonna look the other way on the ROM issue? You know the quarantine for 14 days!
They just gonna let that slide? That could be expensive and how would you monitor the influx of people who are gonna not abide by this?
Best just to cancel the games???
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1.9 Trillion let that marinade for a moment!
$1400 dollars wow thats just enough to do absolutely nothing! Except piss a person thats really in need of help off, especially when the Dems could easily have made this payout $10,000? I mean since their just printing paper may as well have been $10,000 or even $15,000 now that type of payout would help people, except whats backing this money? A promise of more lies later? The Americans already know thats coming! Do they realize that they are printing themselves into a financial crash of which there will be no recovery? Paper millionaires will soon be Peasants. Best buy gold with that make believe money while you still can.
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES!
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She was a fool to accept the position, she will do more harm than good as these olympics become tainted with problems. It will almost certainly be blamed on the her gender, the focus of every problem arising from the Olympics will be because a woman was in charge. She is the patsy! Eager ambition must have clogged her ears and clouded her judgment as I'm sure she was warned about doing this and possibly setting the woman's drive for equality in JAPAN back.
Buy popcorn and watch the headlines as we move forward there will be a lot of gender bashing coming on, it's the japanese way, they are the masters of discrimination.
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Ok so we know they helped him escape!
so that makes them Guilty!
We know they got paid, Japan can't grab any of that money!
So what is it they hope to accomplish with a trial? Who arranged the actual escape and payment? Thats easy his wife and family, ok thats no secret!
Do they wanna who made the plan, they did so all questions can be answered. Do they really need to drag out a trial and waste tax dollars trying to determine who what where and why? This should be go to jail ho straight to jail do not pass go do not collect $200??!
The Japanese machine wasting tax dollars for a pony show!
This is what is needed?
Oh JAPAN Please say it isn't a vendetta, governments are supposed to act different not childish!
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Japan will do nothing, Japan is pacifist nation now, their feelings are hurt to easily.
China will use NUKES thats all they have, the Chinese military cannot go head to head with the US military once you uncouple it completely, the US will drop that military quickly, this will not be like the junk they've been doing in the middle east, where politicians were afraid to completely unleash the American Machine
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Mask or no mask makes no difference, at the rate of new mutations and transmission of new mutations, 75% of the global population will become infected at least one time, before any semblance of eradication or some control is in play. "IF" this Virus was cooked in mother nature's kitchen we as a species have a greater problem to worry about other than the current pandemic. If this is a bio weapon, then we as a species have failed, because we elect IDIOTS who are governed by greedy mega corporations, and this is just the beginning.
The 3rd world conflict is on the horizon and it will be about resources.
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Of course the results would state this virus, didn't originate from such a controlled environment! China has had over a year to write the script, and negotiate with its leading actors. I would not have expected any other out come. The WHO will now have zero issues with future funding, and will all receive oscars made in China of course.
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, despite growing uncertainty as coronavirus cases rise at home, renewed his determination Friday to host the postponed Tokyo Olympics this summer as a symbol of human victory over the pandemic.
Japan began arrangements Saturday to extend the state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic for up to another month in Tokyo and other areas continuing to see a high number of infections, sources familiar with the matter said.
Both starting Paragraphs in Japan Today headlines, Extension of the SOE for another month puts it right on the cusp of needing to make a decision for these tainted Olympics. Suga and his little bois better do more than urge if they want to go through with the Olympics! I wonder if there is a window for the insurance claims stipulating Olympic cancellation needs to be done this many days prior? Lots of money in the toilet getting ready to be flushed. LOL
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DUH so TRUMP is now out of the White House, the little puppet sits there now and will not do anything involving China and a potential flash point. This will become interesting very quickly, China Knew TRUMP would bust a cap quickly, Biden will not act immediately and decisively, he will seek diplomatic channels as China drops ships to the bottom. A Japanese Vessel may very well be the first to be sunk.
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The Treaty is a pipe dream!
U.N. - Hey NK you can't have Nukes.
N.K. - So come get them then.
U.N. - We have a treaty says No Nukes
N.K. - Come get them or shut up
U.N. - Ok we will shut up
Ok so this treaty is supposed to accomplish what?
They wasted some trees for the paper they used!
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my experience, I rarely witness in my local community, shops and supermarkets, people not fully compliant to masking up, and strict social distancing.
Read an article a while back some poll conducted, pointed out that most only mask up because they don't want to be construed as the one nail, essentially saving face to strangers! Otherwise they wouldn't worry about it, their group culture over thinking for yourself is what you see happening.
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The arrogance of those at the top, pushing for the OLYMPICS is now showing the ignorance of this choice. Money and being in the limelight, how's that working for you now? Your running out of money and your definitely in the limelight, JAPAN could have been way ahead of this had they tested more than 10 people a day, Only way you get a consensus now is to test the whole population, probably close to 50% Positive at that Ill bet.
Caught off guard LOL Thats a good one!
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A lot of people are gonna pass from COVID if those Olympics don't take place, to much at stake now. The grease has long been gone and was never applied again as promised. Pandemic or not those law abiding elements are getting antsy, black day coming when a lot of people will think they can fly, only to become a red spot.
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They Can only claim 1 Emergency at a time, and they've already used that card on the Olympics??? isn't having the Olympics a state of emergency at this point.
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Why is a young 20 something kid locking up a gaming business by himself, especially when you as the owner KNOW there’s millions of yen inside? Should be hearing of a lot of Parlors being knocked over not just 1, so sounds like an inside job. Was me and I had a gang and I was gonna knock over a parlor because of said reasons stated, no banking available for several days??? Im knocking down as many as possible just sayin.
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Perceptions of middle class!
1)The amount of money your household brings home
2) How you spend the money you bring regardless of its amount, I see people barely scratching a living BUT have got to have the Latest Branded Purse or the latest set of Golf Clubs with membership at this exclusive club so others perceive your wealth or standing. Or living in Gov sponsored housing but you roll a Mercedes or a GTR, image seems to be much more important, projecting wealth and success through branded assets and being seen at certain events. This mentality is rampant in JAPAN, yet they cry when the facade ends, they realize that the lie they were perpetrating to show a stranger for a brief second that they supposedly had money because they were dripping in branded items was all for not. Especially when it comes time to sell it, you pay Y100,000 for a purse to only get Y10,000 when you sell if that.
Keeping up with the Jone's!
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Luddite: Again, another government action focusing on foreigners and travel and nothing happening on dealing with the virus inside Japan.
Because Japan didn’t create or cause this pandemic sweeping the globe! So of course all foreigners have to be vetted, to be safe? Meanwhile japan will be dumping metric tons of radioactive tainted water into the ocean.
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JAPAN is waiting for the IOC to cancel the Olympics, otherwise no insurance payout, + they will save face for not being the ones pushing and pushing and spending and taxing then all of sudden they cancel. If the IOC doesn’t cancel then they will get reimbursement through insurance, and JAPAN gets nil, it is now a game of chicken and JAPAN is going to lose either way. There is no way for japan to come out looking golden now, they essentially screwed themselves for not planning immediately after the postponement.
Is Japan still going through with the manmade meteor shower this summer? Asking for a friend?
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expat: One thing you can be certain of - the government won't listen to the people on this issue.
Since when does the government listen to its people here in JAPAN?
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In light of what’s happening in the world, why would JAPAN even think the Olympics is important enough to spend billions to accommodate something most Japanese citizens care little about? That money that’s being promised and tossed around could be put to use here to help its own citizens, could it not? I mean the Travel subsidy already back fired in their faces did it not? Has it not been proven that they INCREASED the spread of COVID by encouraging its citizens to travel? Now they want to allow new strains of the virus to enter the country, don’t they know its mutating and adopting to its environment rapidly? That this is far from over, this thing may mutate and prove Vaccines are ineffective, this strain of covid has proven to be resilient, and seems it will not be eradicated anytime soon. This is a weaponized version, nature did not produce this strain.
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An exercise is practice, meant for acquiring experience to facilitate a smoother operation. The exercise is a message to Xi saying we will help put the boot where it needs to go when it needs to be done. The gathering is an offering of peace, the options available for peace are civil diplomacy or chaotic diplomacy. The result is a new reef structure in the South China Sea consisting of the Chinese Navy, make no mistake defeat is eminent and will be quick, the western world has no appetite to engage in a prolonged war. Will a nuclear exchange happen? Yes unfortunately it will, there is no way around this, North Korea is the wild card in all this, and will strike JAPAN. Russia will sit back and watch, ready to swoop in when tis all said and done and china is licking her wounds.
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Tis a Delicate subject NIKE delved into, discrimination is a norm in japan unfortunately, Japanese even discriminate against Japanese whose parents gave them a western name! Because you can't write the name in KANJI how petty is that?
Your either 100% japanese or not, there is no acceptance of being part japanese tis really a shame! Such an advanced country desperately seeking to be accepted by western countries yet discrimination is a social norm! Yet in the same breathe they want foreign business to set up shop here in japan? Foreigners arrive are discriminated against given a hard time sometimes physically assaulted, the foreigner defends themselves for not being japanese and they get tossed in jail because the J police will protect the 100% japanese citizen who is wrong to begin with (drank to much). The shameful thing is the Japanese government invited that foreigner to this country promising acceptance and prosperity on equal footing but delivering on nothing except harassment in a japanese jail for a confession saying they were essentially wrong for being a foreigner in Japan.
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The ambush and treatment Goshn, reverberates loudly, why would a company want to set up shop here? They could be set up for something they totally have no control over and not being Japanese suffer the same fate as GOSHN to a judicial hostage system, saving face is the first and only thing that matters, knowing the truth is only secondary
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The way to get back to a somewhat normal lifestyle is to just let the pandemic run its course and go for the heard immunity solution. Yes people will die, so what people die every day, will it be because of COVID maybe it will, maybe it won’t. At this point its mute, the size of the global population now vs. the Spanish flu pandemic is more than twice, trying to contain has obviously not worked. Heard immunity is the way to go!
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IT is not that Americans like or love TRUMP! As with the 2016 election TRUMP is the better choice, the lesser of 2 evils per say! TRUMP won because he was different and not a politician or a statesman:) Biden will lose because he's a lousy politician and a lousy statesman:)
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I think it is absolutely insanely funny that you care enough to worry about what other people think. I read the news seen the article and made a comment:) could care less EXCEPT why would they celebrate for a championship that didn't follow the norm:) Other than that, mmmm I wouldn't run across the street to piss on any of them if they were on fire, or on you:) have a great evening:)
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