Mike Lyons comments

Posted in: Kishida says Russian attack on Ukraine undermines international order See in context

The leaders of the G7 -- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, plus the European Union -- are scheduled to hold a virtual meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ukraine crisis.

All right! They've scheduled a meeting!

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Posted in: Birthday ceremony See in context

Judging by the photo, it's not very celebratory. Maybe after the photographers left, they broke out the champagne and disco ball.

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Posted in: Holding Tokyo Olympics amid pandemic shreds consensus in Japan See in context

"Japan is famous for running on consensus." - Really? That's an interesting claim.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic spectator cap set at 10,000 or 50% capacity per venue See in context

People are likely to die because of this decision.

Meanwhile, and slightly besides the point, hosting the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in July was always a stupid idea, because it's too damn hot. Well before the pandemic, people were already discussing possible casualties due to heat stroke.

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Posted in: Suga aims to calm China-Taiwan tension on U.S. visit See in context

Nothing wrong with discussing Taiwan-China relations, I suppose. But if tax money is funding this trip, Suga should do what the population wants, and acquire vaccines.

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