We would like to welcome everyone aboard.
There, that wasn't so hard, was it?
Indeed, then how come JAL has to make official statements about this, when they can just apply this without making a big noise? Or maybe the real intention is using LGBT for marketing?
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I have LGBT friends, who really don't mind these announcements. They want same sex marriage legalized though. So this is an empty gesture , more of a marketing campaign. Why not do a campaign to legalize same sex marriage instead? So what are they gonna ban next? Babies gender reveals?
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I will only believe the sincerity of the Japanese people regarding gender equality if I see them accept and embrace female sushi chefs. I dare JAL to have a sushi counter with a female taisho (chef) at one of their
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Is it because women are looked upon as merely objects here?
And many Japanese women embrace this and don't see a problem with it. Sad but that's the reality.
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PM Abe should call and learn from President Duterte of the Philippines. Just take a picture of himself eating somewhere with his family as a proof that he is still alive and healthy . Make sure to show the latest edition of the Newspaper as evidence that the photo is taken now, he can also photo shop it, but he must hire a very good artist. And then declare a perpetual isolation due to covid-19. It's a wise ticket to stay in power for eternity wether he's sick or not.
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There’s probably a financial penalty to be paid if Japan unilaterally postpones or cancels the Olympics. A recommendation by the IOC or perhaps WHO would get them off the hook, hence this procrastination.
Empty stadiums plus risk of re-spreading the virus again seems have more risk and bad impact economically.
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Cancel it for 2020. Have Tokyo host it in 2024 ( if it is still willing ). Paris hosts in 2028. This gives Paris more time to build and prepare, and allows Tokyo a chance to recoup their investment in 2024.
does it really need to be done every 4 years? If things improve late this year why not do it on 2021? We are in the generation where changes are happening and encouraged, why not allow it for Olympics too especially if it's for good reasons.
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Do you know what is in Abe's mind now ? Hahaaha, you don't, I do.
Abe wants a miracle, as simple as that.
This is not about what Abe's mind, this is about what is right for the safety of people and economy. He doesn't have to wait for a miracle as he can avoid this disaster.
Yes I am not a scientist neither you are, but one thing I am sure of, thousands of people (and still growing) are dying because of this virus. As someone mentioned above, pushing this through will lose the essence of temporary closing the schools and other public events. It shows that they aren't really that committed to fight this disease. Even the greedy capitalist Disney closed for almost a month, this means this has to be taken seriously with careful considerations as "IT IS REGRETTABLE" will not be acceptable if things get worse especially if it results to the lost of many lives.
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iraira, you have never been a Prime Minister, have you ?
It is not as simple as IOC's decision, much more complicated than that. Japan, aka Abe, has to be involved, and to be shown hard facts for the canceling
You don't have to be a Prime Minister to have common sense that saving lives (including yours if you are in Japan) is priority than this extravagant event. People are not asking to cancel but suggesting to postpone and re-schedule it when all countries have fully recovered from this pandemic, which is very unlikely to happen soon as it is just starting to spread in Europe and US . As of now the corona virus has already impacted the economy so badly and pushing to make this Olympics happen on it's original schedule will worsen that. All these travel ban and preventions will go to waste if you will let people go again risking to start spread the virus rather than completely stopping it. It is being postponed for good reason, you don't want Japan to be blamed for re-spreading this disease again. Shikata ga nai yo. What is your solution if in case the infections grow again in Japan?
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How come "UNITED" is the motto? when the principle of Olympic games is COMPETITION ? A competition about which first world country is the best. Why not focus on the values of competitiveness?
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I think Nissan should think about changing it's lawyers as this will make them look more bad than Ghosn for this move. It's like shooting their own foot as this is obviously a poor accounting management of their company. The fault is at that person who released the funds without checking if they will be used for business purpose or personal. Now try to explain your shareholders why a big company like yours don't have this basic pre-approval process for spending.
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why can't some people admit that ghosn isn't exactly totally innocent here? he did do some shady things. did it rise to the level of imprisonment? no, but that doesn't mean he should rise to the level of martyr, either.
Because it is not for you and me to decide wether he is innocent or not, I can't speak in his behalf but one thing that I agree with him, despite of the accusations he deserves a fair trial. And everyone in Japan wether foreigners or Japanese deserve a fair trial.
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What!? So you mean a big company Nissan doesn't have a proper accounting department team who analyze the justification of the cost first before approving the release of these funds? I think this is more of like a Nissan company structure's fault.
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Oh! One Billionaire put a dislike on my comment. lol
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isn't it great? That his only problem is how to get rid of his old multi million dollar plane that he only uses so he can sleep well on long flights? While his workers are all paid 20 man (or less) a month. What a great and very sinpiring man! (slow clap)
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definitely these seats are where he had sex with hundreds of his gold digger girls , Maybe 3-5 gold diggers per flight? haha
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What makes you OWN your Olympics?
They are cheats through and through, up to the state level.
Any evidence that ALL Russian athletes are cheats? You are generalizing all Russians.
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so it's should not be Tokyo Olympics anymore. It should be TOKYO X SAPPORO Olympics. I wonder how this got away, I thought there is a preliminary presentations and deadlines of each bidding candidates' exact plans to win the deal? Obviously this is not included in that presentation and the Tokyo Olympic committee is getting away with it. Indeed Japan is the world's favorite.
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if we want equality at work then let's ban these too, Sempai & Kouhai culture and prioritizing top popular universities when hiring.
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How about just banning dress code at work? Wear whatever you want. Can someone also fight for men's rights to ban neckties ? What is the purpose of it anyway? It's choking and uncomfortable!
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Use it. For decades to come. Same as with the venues built for the 1964 Tokyo games, the 1972 Sapporo games, and the 1998 Nagano games.
The venues in Sapporo and Nagano can be converted to skii / snow board resorts that can be beneficial to the people and city . I am wondering how this aquatic facility generate profit and pay for it's bills and maintenance? There's not much aquatic sports being held in the city regularly?
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Great! Now I'm wondering what are they going to do with this after the Olympics is over?
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Is this really necessary? Do Japanese people really benefit from these?
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The Nazi party was something new and alien on Germany. They invented a new flag, new language expressions, new art, new mythology, in the process destroying a lot of tradition they rejected.
Aren't these the same things that the Empire of Japan trying to impose to Asia during WW2? I don't get your point that since Nazi is an organization therefore they will be dismantled while the Emperor and his empire are spared because it is coming from the Empire system even though the atrocities they've done are the same? Yes both are different kinds of political system but their aim is the same. If there is anyone living now that is related to Hitler they will definitely get negative treatment from the people but this Royal family who are directly related to the mind behind the genocide of WW2 in Asia gets a 2 billion ceremony from the taxpayers.
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As government expenditure goes, this is completely innocuous and is being used here simply for Japan-bashing. If those commenting here were really concerned about tax money being wasted, they would focus on something really big ticket such as government plans to buy more than one hundred F35s at a total cost estimated to be north of $10 billion.
How is it a 'JAPAN BASHING' when the alternative we offer is for the good of the Japanese people? Buying these F35s are at least to help protect Japan from threats of potential enemies but this ritual cannot be justified why it costs billions because of it's confidentiality. If they are using tax money better to disclose where it is being used for.
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Still the Japans Royals are more humble and more subjective to the people of the land than most of the other royals.
At least Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and William served their military though.
I see Japan's Royal Family as Japan's obsession of copying the west. Like Tokyo Tower copying Eiffel tower, Rainbow bridge copying the Golden Gate and their Royal Family copying European royals particularly UK.
But it is more hassle in Japan because we laso have to use the Calendar system base on the dynasty era too (Show, Heisei, Reiwa) while at the same time using the universal western style calendar system as the primary.
And this is also not good for promoting equal rights for women as in the Royal Family women are always be inferior than men.
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I partially blame the US for this. After WW2 they have the opportunity to dismantle this like what the allies did to Nazi party but US allowed it to proceed. The funds that were used for the royal family after the war up to now can definitely help many Japanese citizen.
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Name one thing, one thing that him or his father did and can be truly considered a contribution to the world. There is none. Unless you consider that making blank statements and fake smiles in public is a big contribution to human kind. You may be brain washed and stupidly consider his father has a unique upbringing, the truth that there is nothing unique about him or any of them. They are just living a comfortable life paid with our tax money (workers money) literally doing nothing. That's the plain flat cold truth. You like it or not.
Very good points!
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