Are there really that many people that would go see that guy?
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Elderly Japanese people take pride in their country and typically keep fairly active into old age. It’s a beautiful thing compared to all the jaded expat English teachers in these comment threads. ; )
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Koreans are elitist always trying to make people that don’t look like them inferior. So sick of hearing about their petty nationalism.
I think most people can overlook the petty tensions between governments, and appreciate people and cultures from other countries, but not Koreans. You have 20 year olds boycotting Japanese goods because their favorite tik tok account told them to.
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I would hardly call .76 second difference “obliterating” his old record.
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This is just some bitter jaded artist trying to use a protest platform to promote his artwork.
Japan has pulled off hosting the Olympics during a pandemic. Not sure how many countries would be able to execute that. Japan should be proud.
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All you people complain about the government not doing anything and then complain when they put restrictions. They can’t magically make the problem disappear without the cooperation of the public.
The government is not here to babysit you. Follow the same guidance they give every single day and the numbers will go down. Ignore it, the numbers go up.
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This is such a sad situation. The woman likely has mental issues to make false statements to the police and runoff with the kids.
She probably told her kids their father abandon them. Not sure what other explanation she would offer them. The kids are the victims here and when they get older, they will hopefully find out what happened.
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I think Suga is correct. It’s actually incredibly racist for people to keep blaming foreigners traveling here for the Olympics for the cause of the increase. Those people went through rigorous testing before and after arriving in Japan, and there is no wide spread outbreak of cases among people connected to the Olympics.
If Japan had allowed spectators and there were surges among those people that attended, totally can hold the Olympics accountable. However, Japan did not allow spectators, and mostly all people connected to the Olympics are vaccinated, masked and separated from the public.
This is a homegrown Japanese problem. People are tired of caring and a lot of 20-30 have gone full on back to social gatherings and not being careful. I see it around me everyday.
Its easy to point fingers at the government and foreigners, but at some point people need to take responsibility for themselves.
Vaccines on the other, that is a failure on the government and the large population of anti-vaxxers in Japan.
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The best is the response from the company that produced these beds. They said “This is not how the beds were intended to be used and we are glad that nobody got hurt”.
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really, you don’t get it?
They are making a joke out of Japan for their choice to do it. They are trashing it and expecting some Japanese people to come clean up after them.
They are disgusting and that’s why there is a backlash against them. You would think Israel has enough bad optics for being agro, but looks like it runs deep in their culture.
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Japan thoughtfully makes an efficiency and sustainability decision to use beds that can be recycled. That should be celebrated.
These are entitled and immature athletes that should be called out.
9 people jumping on a bed will pretty much make any bed break, so their joke blew up in their face because those beds are actually incredibly durable.
I hope they all lose, and they likely will.
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It’s not even that hot. They should be glad they’re not playing in Kyoto.
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Yuto was the only one that didn’t unravel. Congrats Yuto!
Love seeing skateboarding enter the Olympics, but most of the skaters showed just how inexperienced they are at skating as sport. The professionalism just didn’t compare to what you see in other sports.
Looking forward to seeing it evolve as sport.
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This company is giving such a false motive. They want their drivers to get tips so they can either take a cut of it or pay their drivers less.
I’ve seen multiple businesses try this in Japan and it just comes off as cheap and an awkward customer experience.
This is not innovative, just a lazy attempt at doing something “new”.
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99%+ positive cases come from unvaccinated people.
100% deaths come from unvaccinated people.
Its not socomplicated. Get vaccinated to avoid serious illness or death, or spreading it to someone that may experience serious illness or death.
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Disney is not punk enough.
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This picture depicts exactly the situation causing the surge in cases. Small bar, 20-30 year olds getting wasted with no masks.
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The root cause of this is not even related to the Olympics. It’s Japanese people spreading this, mostly younger that just don’t care anymore.
It’s always easy for people here to point to foreigners as the cause, but it’s not based on reality.
This is the result of Japan not securing vaccines, rolling out the vaccination quickly, and a large population that believe in conspiracy theories.
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I think the quality of most things coming out of China is about 40% compared to the west.
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Republicans claim this is the cost of freedom.
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I wonder when South Korea will stop playing the victim card.
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Americans love shooting each other, it’s part of America’s unique culture of violence.
Seems dramatic to stop a game over such an everyday event.
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Just give these anti-vaxxers a coupon to saizeriya as an incentive and they will be lining up in no time.
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Just watch videos of those anti-vaxxers sitting on their deathbeds admitting they were wrong and it’s too late now; they lost. The terror in their eyes is sobering.
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Anti-vaxxers are factories for breeding new more harmful variants.
They are not just hurting themselves, but putting the population and vulnerable at risk.
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The only people that are dying of Covid these days are the unvaccinated. It’s not that complicated.
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The government failed getting the vaccine out quickly.
However, can we really blame the government for the numbers going up? Sure, they can lock everyone in their houses like China, that would get the numbers down. But, I don’t think anyone wants to go that way.
People need to take responsibility. People’s guards are down. I’m shocked by the irresponsibility I see from people in smoking rooms and bars across Tokyo. They gave up and this is the result.
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After hearing this, I just assume the opposite is true since China lies about every single thing. It’s almost laughable, but yet just pathetic.
Especially when those lies make other people look bad. Typical characteristics of insecure people that are likely not even going to win a medal.
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Putting aside the hate analysis and objectively observing the situation in the US election system there was a massive four year effort to impeach an elected president that involved a level of deceit and fact manipulation by the media and political opposition.
I think you need to read further than fox headlines for your intel.
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I know it’s fun to just bash the government, but should they not call a state of emergency and just see how high the numbers go? That strategy certainly didn’t go well for many countries.
Tokyo has kept the virus relatively in check and avoided the strict lockdowns many other countries dealt with, by going into state of emergency when the daily number gets to 1k/daily. Yeah, it’s annoying, but it’s also working.
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