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Posted in: Speculation over Tokyo Olympics: 2021, 2032 or not at all? See in context

move each Olympics back one cycle, so Tokyo Olympics will now be held in 2024, Paris in 2028, & LA in 2032.

Everybody wins

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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Posted in: Australia deploys police, army to enforce border closure between 2 states See in context

Typo above:

as far as law and order...

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Posted in: Japanese women feeling pressured by image of perfect 'mama': study See in context

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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Posted in: Drawing that parodies Tokyo Olympic logo pulled from FCCJ website See in context

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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Posted in: Drawing that parodies Tokyo Olympic logo pulled from FCCJ website See in context

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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Posted in: Japan to enact 2nd extra budget by mid-June to fight virus See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo cheerleader pub’s coronavirus countermeasures include full face shields for customers See in context

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

@Vince... Exactly!

Never really knew why some men ( especially Americans - You know that particular type ) are so obsessed with Japanese women!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 23 new coronavirus cases; number below 100 for 5th day in row See in context

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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Posted in: Foreign workers feel the pain of 'corona job cuts' in Japan See in context

@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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Posted in: Abe looks to extend state of emergency through May 31 See in context

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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Posted in: Cash handout program won't start soon in many cities See in context

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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Posted in: Australia declares emergency; invokes new powers to fight coronavirus See in context

@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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Posted in: SoftBank's Son criticized for offering free coronavirus tests See in context

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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