funny how Japan finds the money to host all these events yet cant find the money to help those in need in Japan, like the thousands that lost their jobs or business due to the lockdown. Lets not even get to the wage crisis and inflation but hey it was a pretty event.
You are absolutely correct! By the way, how you got downvoted for this comment is unbelievable!
11,000 per citizen
check your calculations again! It’s more like 1.136 million yen per citizen if you are talking about the cost of hosting the farce Olympics ( 1.42 trillion ) shared amongst each of the 125 million citizen in Japan !
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Ban Russian oil and then what??? Make the life of every single citizen in their country more difficult through high price cost and shortage. The politicians are rich and can afford this while the majority of common people will suffer!
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Some comments here from people who have never visited the Pacific Islands such as Fiji, Samoa, Tonga etc. Just the hate of China made them comment like The Pacific Islands dodged a bullet !
Being a regular visitor with many friends there ( meeting locals, staying in villages instead of hotels ) to many islands in the Pacific I for one can say that this was a missed by these nations. Until now these smaller islands have just relied on Australia financially to keep their economy moving. Every once in a while countries like Japan and the US give small donations to them as well but it’s like a penny in the bucket! I remember 3 years ago when a big cyclone hit the Fiji islands and there was massive destruction, Australia donated 2million Fj dollars , Japan a mere 100,00Fj dollars and the US 125,000Fj dollars ( pathetic ). China at that time contributed more than 10 million for infrastructure rebuilding! The lives of these Pacific Islanders has not improved much by keeping the current agreements with Australia and the US. Fiji was more developed than Singapore in the early 90’s and look at the difference now ( Singapore a million times more developed )! The way things are, The Pacific islands will remain poor, and locals will continue to suffer! They should have seriously considered the offer from China as it would have made the life of the locals so much better!
I guess they’ll just continue to be satisfied with the coins that Australia, The US and Japan throw to them as donations !
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Everyone has a right to choose what they want to eat. If the shoe was on the other foot Japan would have done the same. As a matter of fact the Japanese sportspeople who travel abroad for competitions also choose their own food. IOC executives have been wining an dining properly in hotels so why should athletes suffer by eating food from Fukushima which might have some level of radiation. Those who support the Japanese stance on this one, you should try eating food from Fukushima for every meal continuously for 2-3 weeks! It’s a big lie if any foreigner here commenting that they support Fukushima food can eat it continuously day and night! Nobody would be stupid enough to do so!
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Simply unfit to be any level diplomat let alone the second highest! Japan definitely have much better and more capable people who can act as professional diplomats. If he would have used those same exact words against The US or China, he would have been sent home within minutes.
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So far he hasn’t been arrested or charged. I won’t be surprised if the authorities sweep this under the rug just to show the Olympics went smoothly!
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Excellent quote of the day!
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….this isn't a authortarian state. We cannot just post police, tracking dogs and b…..
We are currently facing a pandemic with the number of infections skyrocketing ever since the Olympics began! It’s not about being an authoritarian state. It’s just common sense that holding an event of such large magnitude during a pandemic requires strict and tighter control. The athletes were already aware that the security will be tight and they won’t be allowed to leave the Olympics village ( nothing to do with being an authoritarian state ) but upon arriving they realized it’s a totally different story with lackluster security. So they started to leave the bubble zone and roam around. By your explanation all blames lies only on the athletes ( foreigners) and none on the organizing committee ( mostly Japanese ) who failed to provide better security measures to monitor the movement and stop unnecessary outings! If there were proper security officers present at the entry / exit points then none of the foreign athletes/ officials would gone out of the bubble. It’s just poor organizational skills at work here!
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Bulk of the blame goes on the Tokyo Organizing Committee officials for this because it’s their responsibility to ensure that proper security is there to avoid this type is situations! The so called Olympic bubble is full of holes and many other athletes have gone out but only these two caught!
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Clearly he was gifted the Gold medal… very poor judges! The score that he got was impossible under any circumstance. This almost always happens with gymnastics and nothing is done about improving it! I’m not being a conspiracy theorist but the whole system is corrupt!
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I wonder why the train driver didn’t see the man stuck at the door! To the best of my knowledge they are suppose to check the monitors above their head which shows all the doors of the train.
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Chinese players dropped the ball big time…lol !
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What’s next…earthquake, Tsunami, Mt. Fuji erupting? In all seriousness, one or two typhoons we’re definitely expected during the Olympics and the officials knew this!
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This is the event that was forced to restart after a boat blocked nearly half of the swimmers when the start siren went. The other half had already jumped in and started swimming! Complete chaos! They restarted 10 minutes later and nearly half the athletes had used up energy already! Pathetic organizing skills from the officials! On top of all that they swam in the polluted Odaiba marine park area…wtf!
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So a person who makes the three finger salute PURPOSELY gets a chance to become a refugee in Japan while thousands of real and desperate people who have their life in danger without any control over it don’t even get a chance to make an application for refugee status! People who purposefully put their life in danger don’t deserve the refugee status! The refugee status should be given to only those cannot control the dangerous deadly situation around them. If this person is given the refugee status then every Myanmar citizen can go on TV and make the three finger salute and get refugee status in Japan!
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Japan Today reporting this in such a positive way as if it was 10 infections today! Each day the reporting style of Japan Today seems to be deteriorating! They failed to mention that this is the highest infection rate ever for a Sunday and it’s 755 more than the previous Sunday. Other news sites such as The Japan Times, Asahi Shimbun, The Mainichi and even NHK has been reporting these professionally with in-depth information.
Since people couldn’t get tested on Thursday and Friday due to national holidays the number was low on the following days. I expect lower numbers Tomorrow ( Monday ) and then it will hit high figures again by Wednesday!
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move each Olympics back one cycle, so Tokyo Olympics will now be held in 2024, Paris in 2028, & LA in 2032.
It’s not that simple... postponing Olympics cost money as Japan did so spending an extra 12 billion yen ( more unofficially) just for a year! There are so many factors related to the timeline which hosts follow and prepare for according to the bids that they put forward. To cater for the inconvenience of one country hosting the Olympics you are suggesting making two other future hosts to suffer! It’s better to let one suffer rather than three!
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as far as law and order...
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Japanese women are in a much better position than most women in the world! They have the luxury of going to salons, massages, wild shopping of branded clothes, bags, cosmetics and spend so much time with friends at restaurants / coffee shops ... all in all they live a luxurious life! So many other women in the world are like slaves! They should stop all this whining!
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FCCJ is a joke......I have zero time for them.
Zero time for them and yet you are reading an article and writing a lengthy comment about FCCJ!
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Tokyo 2020 will always be remembered as being postponed due to the Corona virus and thus be associated as Covid-19Tokyo Olympic 2020! It’s the reality and nothing to be shamed about! In the future whenever people talk about the Tokyo Olympic Games they’ll remember the outbreak. The JOC can’t hide this fact!
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We haven't even received
That’s because the city offices are filled with lazy old people as workers who sit and watch the computer screen all day without being very productive! The work rate for simple tasks in Japan is at snail speed!
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maybe you saw a different photo? Which photo in this story shows pretty women? All I see are short stubby girls who couldn’t do a cheerleader move if their life depended on it
Never really knew why some men ( especially Americans - You know that particular type ) are so obsessed with Japanese women!
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Keep suppressing the number of infected by doing fewer and fewer tests! If any other country did that then there would be an outcry but it’s acceptable in Japan. Eight of my coworkers were refused testing despite showing symptoms and the fact that they worked with one coworker who had tested positive. I was also refused testing despite showing symptoms. Self isolating now but feel guilty that I might have infected many others on my way back from work a few days ago! The real number of infected people in Japan are 80 to 90 times more than the recorded numbers. Many have mild symptoms and don’t bother about trying to get tested. Others such as me try to get tested but are refused.
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@Howaitosan...Why is it that ordinary workers are expected to have enough savings to get through weeks or months of unemployment (or to be able to survive on one single payment of ¥100,000), yet multi-billion dollar, multi-national companies start begging for government handouts and engaging in massive staff layoffs in many cases within a week or two of the start of the pandemic?
Excellent comment! You nailed it!
Generally speaking, job security will never be available for foreigners working in Japan. It’s a well known fact especially for people who are here on short term visas. These are part of life that you need to accept if you decide to come live and work in Japan. At the end of the day everyone makes their own decision and by choosing Japan as the country to work in they should be prepared for losing jobs at any time on the spot!
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Open up everything rather than having half measures! The virus will spread until you have a proper lockdown! No use having a state of emergency like the one Japan is currently having! So open up everything and send people back to work. Oh, yes and continue not to test people for the virus to keep the official count to a minimum! Let average people suffer as the politicians and the extremely rich people live in safety. Pathetic strategy Japan and worst than underdeveloped and third world countries!
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People are suffering and the city officials are prolonging the distribution of the cash handouts! 1-2 weeks for processing is reasonable. Even a maximum of 1 month is somewhat acceptable. But many people might get it around July which is so late for desperate people! Some have lost their only source of income and struggling to pay rents and bills. Some are surviving on their savings. This 100,000 yen could be a cushion but the city officials lack skills to do their jobs in a productive way! They are acting like they are handing out a million yen to each citizen!
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@MikeH... good points! I’ve also said farewell to Japan and crying with sadness as if my whole world collapsed while heading back home! Going to miss Japan!
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Yeah, why take his assistance when the main reason for not doing the maximum number of test within the capacity is to hide the infected number of people in Japan...simple as that!
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