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Posted in: Tokyo to vaccinate 18,000 Olympics workers, volunteers See in context

And how are the 18000 really picked ?

friends, families, supporters among at least 200.000 directly involved.?

That is volunteers, JOC, Tokyo2020, Dentsu, Hakuhodo, officials, jury, local politicians, sports federation staff, Japanese press, tv production crews, …

i still officially represent officially NOC’s and they want to meet me. I need to see athletes and managers .. but i am not Japanese. I am entitled to vaccination because of my job but i refuse and will wait my turn.

As should tge olympics.. till 2022

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Posted in: Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released from jail See in context

And as soon as possible she will come to Japan for a hero’s welcome just because she speaks Japanese. And stay here. Student visa probably.

released on good behaviour ? Or for less admirable behaviour as her ex brothers in arms get sentences piled on. For some reason.

she surely started out as a freedom fighter and democratic supporter but i think she has been looking out for number 1 for quite some time now, contrary to the others who keep up the good, but hopeless fight.

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Posted in: 4 directors call for Toshiba shake-up in revolt after explosive probe See in context

Long article, but, not a single reference to the panic attempt of his ex Ceo to sell it to Blackstone to take it of the stock market and kill the investigation.

long way to go to clean corporate governance.

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Posted in: Olympic chiefs propose Brisbane as host of 2032 Summer Games See in context

Snowy…

No. Brisbane has now first refusal status and other candidates can only be allowed in if Brisbane does not meet its IOC commitments. Which it already has.

Coates has already secured enough votes from the 102 members with the help of Bach and Coe. So, it is rubberstamping from here on.

this is a worthy of a dictatorial regime. The IOC members are as relevant as a communist party member. Meaning, not at all.

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Posted in: Olympic chiefs propose Brisbane as host of 2032 Summer Games See in context

Disgusting. A coup by Coates and Bach with the hell of Coe.

A money grap

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Posted in: Japan's Olympic sponsors hire consultants to assess potential brand damage: report See in context

Ridiculous to do that now. No chance to stil implement anything successfully in the remaining 6 weeks. Sponsors just trying to play the public and at least one of these agencies is Dentsu related.

The sponsors must push for postponement if they want any return on their money. That simple.

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Posted in: Bach scraps plans for quick June visit; will be in Tokyo in mid-July See in context

Japan now has 14.000 deaths and a daily mortality of around 100 ( officially) which refers to a yearly death rate of 36.500. 5 times the 2020 number.

Mr Bach and everyone else around the Olympics are welcome in July 2022 but not before.

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Posted in: Heatstroke or COVID-19? Similar symptoms could confuse at Olympics See in context

Oh and Sapporo said its not ready to host the events .

a logical result of such a comment is to take away the events from them. Safety first , right IOC ? Right Mr Suga ?

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Posted in: Heatstroke or COVID-19? Similar symptoms could confuse at Olympics See in context

Only in Japan a medical “ professional” would confuse covid with heatstroke.

Its like a cook confusing steak with pork or an athlete a tennis ball with a golfball.

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Posted in: Suga to compile big stimulus package around summer: Nikkei See in context

ahh elections…

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Posted in: Virus threat, Europe's divisions hang over rescheduled Euros See in context

How is it possible to publish an article like this , in the country of the olympics without drawing any references between the 2 ? With the Olympics potentially a much bigger problem with only 10 % of the Japanese population vaccinated ?

Not only the Spanish team has already 2 corona cases, but also the Swedish team and earlier a Scottish player.

And that is just one sport with a total of 500 players.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 439 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,043 See in context

Japan has controlled the virus since long. One infection difference from yesterday in a city of 30 million. Every day around 100 death. Now isn’t that a disciplined virus ?

The gods of Mount Olympus look down and are pleased.

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Posted in: Scholar learns remains of Tojo, other war criminals scattered in Pacific See in context

Agree with you, Zichi, yet, Japan, China and Korea are all rewriting history. That is because the “ leaders” still come from the same families in Japan and Korea and China has dreams of world dominance.

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Posted in: ANA and Peach to begin codeshare flights See in context

Pathetic.

if i book ANA and you put me on a Peach flight, expect trouble

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Posted in: Auckland tops Economist's most liveable cities ranking; Osaka 2nd, Tokyo 5th See in context

You live in Japan and you look for something to make sense ? Funny

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Posted in: Nationwide bookings eyed for mass vaccination sites in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

You must admire the consistent stupidity. The SoE installed so people do not travel between prefecture and then ask everyone to travel to 2 locations for vaccinations rather than localize the vaccination as much as possible. Myst ask Kono as soon as he submerges again

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Posted in: Sapporo says it is unprepared for Olympics amid COVID-19 resurgence See in context

For those thinking about taking the marathon events away from Hokkaido at this stage, it’s impossible. The athletes have specifically prepared for the Hokkaido course and conditions. These long distance road events are the most difficult for venue changes. Same goes for road cycling.

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Posted in: Auckland tops Economist's most liveable cities ranking; Osaka 2nd, Tokyo 5th See in context

By the way was “ living at the end of the world “ for those NZ and Australian cities a requirement?

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Posted in: Auckland tops Economist's most liveable cities ranking; Osaka 2nd, Tokyo 5th See in context

Osaka? You must be kidding.

i lived also in Auckland, surprisingly unsafe with drug and alcohol problems, burglaries…

Tokyo, ok, acceptable as a liveable city

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Posted in: USATF says vaccines not mandatory for Tokyo-bound athletes See in context

Bigyen

In Australia the negative comments are suppressed by Mr Coates and his Australian NOC as they are shamelessly pushing through Brisbane for 2032.

supported by the Gold coast investors and a mostly scared and controlled media

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Posted in: Sapporo says it is unprepared for Olympics amid COVID-19 resurgence See in context

” we don’t know the number of participants “ ?

HEY ? The number of athletes per event is known for 8 years.

The governor can decide to allow zero spectators if he wants, so also no problem

BUT they know the resurgence of the virus came after Mr Coe’s “ near perfect test event “ from May.

as for the promises on safe bubbles:

in world cycling, enal Bernal Winner of last week's Giro d italia was positive 2 days after and an entire protour team just pulled out with a positive case of the Tour of Switserland.

2 players of both the Spanish and Swedish EURO soccer event are positive already.

leader Rahm pulled out of 4th round of golf tournament, positive test.

all of these are in “ safe bubbles” The list is endless. The athletes always come through quite well but the public ??

Hokkaido is the proof after the May test event, that is why they are so nervous

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Posted in: Amazon may prove exception to global tax rules See in context

the big companies are happy with it because the governments will always battle each other to attract them. With tax exemptions or subsidies compensating potential taxes, so the level of the tax does not matter. Wetter you do not pay 5%, 15% or 30 % , the end result is zero tax

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Posted in: SoftBank-backed food delivery firm DoorDash enters Japan See in context

Much too late in the market, another holdup investment. Buy, pust the stock up and run before it goes boom

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Village considering ban on alcohol See in context

It is just another fake move to placcate the people with” you can not drink alcohol in restaurants so the athletes will be told not to drink during the olympics” Childish, patronising and pathetic. Athletes do drink , but usually after a competition and not in the Olympic village when others there stil have to compete. Some exceptions as always. Better watch the coaches and journalists for that

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Posted in: Suga regrets having to take all the heat for hosting Olympics during pandemic See in context

Talk about disappearances, Kono San has been near invisible,

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Posted in: Suga regrets having to take all the heat for hosting Olympics during pandemic See in context

That’s the assist of the century by an “ opposition “ member. Of course Suga could not have a member of his own party ask the Koike question. That would be to transparent even for the Japanese public. Koike will not be amused

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 440 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,242 See in context

Numbers will be rising again, there are limits to manipulating them. I wonder if we will again see more than 100 deaths today.

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Posted in: Japan leans toward holding Olympics with domestic spectators: report See in context

Why not, may just as well throw the kitchen sink at it.

and how, may i ask will you select between the people who are already holding tickets ? Or shall we make it the geriatric games with only vaccinated elders ? What about us, no choice to get vaccinated, we are shut out?

Do we get a vaccination with a ticket maybe ? Or a ticket with a vaccination?

ridiculous the whole mess. Anyway infection numbers will go up, don’t bother

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Posted in: China accuses U.S. of politicizing Winter Olympics as boycott talk mounts See in context

Mr The Fu,

i have been and still am managing top athletes. The majority of athletes do not only train for olympics, actually almost none of them. The Olympics is one event, and we can hold it safely with no problems in 2022. The importance of the olympics are fading. One can not build a career on the olympics. It can give an extra boost in normal times but these olympics bring no joy and it remains to be seen if they will not taint athletes reputations depending on the outcome of things. Among my athletes over a hundred were olympic medalists and currently i work indirectly with maybe 30 to 40 potential medalists. I am against their participation in Tokyo and they know that. I am against to an important degree because as a professional i think it will harm their image and mainly because the games in 2021 are a health risk to high to take.

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