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Posted in: As Diet opens, Suga pledges to get pandemic under control, hold Olympics See in context

Well Mr. Suga, you're going to have to a hell of a lot more than what you've currently done to achieve those goals. get those vaccines rolling out and I'll look a little (very little) more kindly on you and your disgusting Party.

Regarding Suga, he really has the body language of fall guy/caretaker doesn't he? No spark...just dull dead eyes that have already checked out.

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Posted in: 'No special treatment' - Australia rebuffs tennis stars' quarantine complaints See in context

''That is my question too...how is that possible if EVERYONE needs a negative test to get on the plane.''

Hey Monty, I've seen you ask this kind of question earlier too.

You can have the virus and test negative in the initial incubation period. Follow up tests will then reveal the true result. This has been known since last April, I'm surprised it's news to you.

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Posted in: 'No special treatment' - Australia rebuffs tennis stars' quarantine complaints See in context

Stupid idea to hold an international sporting event in times of Global pandemic.

Dumb sponsor companies should have just used advertising budget to allow the Players and staff to receive a payment (it is their job after all), creating goodwill.

Now they just look selfish, and silly.

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Posted in: In Tokyo, some drink on despite gov't request for bars to close at 8 p.m. See in context

There will always be people who for whatever reason will go against common sense, be oblivious to the greater good, not understand their actions or break curfews (even strictly enforced ones).

But this continuing situation is not on them. Responsibility lies squarely with a Government devoid of leadership, lack of descisive and timely action, and no plan for compensation for the public.

Stronger action sooner would have done less economic damage. The only positive (and well done to the Government on plans to distribute for all, for free) is there is a vaccine coming and studies are showing the vaccines to have success.

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Posted in: Caught off-guard by scant testing, Japan battered by COVID winter See in context

It's like a collection of the LDP's Greatest Hits:

''Caught off-guard

missed opportunities

missteps that hampered its response

authorities were slow

Japanese government underestimated the potential impact

winter surge was all too predictable

months too late

too slow to prepare''

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Posted in: When do you think a decision will be made on whether or not to cancel the Tokyo Olympics? See in context

I'm sad to say I agree with blahblah222.

smarticus, I think you are making the same mistake the the J Government seems to be making trying to forge ahead with Sumo tournaments, the Olympics, etc..

The situation in Australia is being strictly monitored and controlled. Thus they are able to hold events in a controlled and safe environment.

The situation in Japan is obfuscated and spiraling out of control. The Hiroshima testing blitz will hopefully reveal a clearer picture.

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Posted in: Minister, expert suggest coronavirus emergency extension See in context

They just have to face reality.

Without financial support to allow everyone to enter lock down for 2 months nothing will change and the situation will only get worse.

There will be no improvement without action. Half measures and denial achieve nothing.

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Posted in: Japan's 2nd state of emergency met with public indifference See in context

"I thank for your cooperation, but the number of people up and about in town has not been significantly reduced,"-Koike.

We all know these people aren't the best and the brightest, but they continue to surprise with their lack of common sense.

People are being made to go to work, people at work have to eat out, there is no support to allow people to do what they know they should be doing, and hanging wistful banners everywhere 'suggesting' Stay Home when our boss says 'sure, you can always quit and stay home' is just a slap in the face.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,502 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,587 See in context

3,849

*Golf clap.

They found the testing range to bring the numbers below a scary 2,000.

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Posted in: House impeaches Trump after U.S. Capitol siege; his fate in Senate hands See in context

Only 10 Republican Senators have a sense of right and wrong, and stand for Democracy.

10.

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Posted in: Do you find it troubling that Big Tech can silence a U.S. president, or anyone, for that matter? See in context

I see nothing wrong with what happened to the Orange Clown.

If I spout lies and hate speech I'll get banned too. Of course private comapanies can be selective about the content they host.

He hasn't been 'silenced' anyway...he is in a 'silent sulk', he has his own Press Office and can make statements whenever he wants through official channels.

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Posted in: Democrats prepare 'incitement of insurrection' charge against Trump See in context

Reading the comments is quite revealing.

The Trump supporters don’t seem to know what they stand for since Trump’s twit feed is gone.

Condoning murder and insurrection, trying to explain it away, and then blindly rambling about upholding democracy. It’s weird and pathetic (in it’s true sense ‘pitiable’).

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,494 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,081 See in context

Hi I@n,

As reported on this sight a day or two ago.

''Also, 188 cases were younger than 20 (56 younger than 10), health officials said.''

I took notice because I have friends who work in education, with children under 12.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,494 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,081 See in context

I'd really like to see more widespread testing to reveal the situation. This floundering in the dark needlessly really stresses me out.

One of my Japanese friends daughter is an English Teacher (Not an ALT, a Japanese English teacher), she said of schools remaining open 'Teachers don't have human rights'. I kind of laugh cried at that.

There were studies done in iceland, that revealed the spread in Children is around 50% that of adults, but that was released in November, before the new strains were evident. The uptick in children recently is to me, a red flag.

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Posted in: Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo prefectures seek state of emergency See in context

Suga said he was told to 'wait for a few more days' by his expert panel of economists who are monitoring the trend of infections.

'Leadership' with no back bone waiting to be told what to do. I remain convinced Japan will be the very last country to see the end of the Pandemic, possibly years after the rest of the world has moved on.

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Posted in: Trump says he will not attend Biden's inauguration See in context

''All that healing and reconciliation stuff didn't last too long did it?''

Hahaha....As soon as he realized no one believed the words he was made to read, and he was still (if America has any sense left) looking at being charged with sedition, he dropped the facade.

Those defending the people who stormed the capital are just...unbelievable.

One thing I did enjoy is that interview with the woman who was 'shocked' that she got a can of mace in her face while by her own description illegally entered the building and was taking part in a 'revolution!'

So that along with pipe bombs and weapons and violence pretty much explains why Security had to employ force, and unfortunately deadly force in their line of duty.

The situation (as described by a participant in it, let alone the video evidence) is so far removed from a civil rights protest and use of unnecessary force it's difficult to accept the posters making that false equivalency actually believe what they are typing.

One last thing that I actually find funny. These clowns had no plan.

Storm the capital! Smash stuff up!.....erm....what next?

Did they think that would be enough and the world would just go, 'O.K. O.K. you got us, here, have America,'

The mind boggles.

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Posted in: Do you think those people calling for a lockdown in Japan have secure jobs and income? See in context

@Runtu DaHilz.

Incorrect. The Poll is asking a direct question, which I answered.

My opinion was simply stated below that.

Cheers.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,392 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,882 See in context

''While this SOE is better than nothing...''

This 'SOE' declaration is literally, nothing.

A non action, but words obviously designed legally to deflect liability and responsibility.

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Posted in: Trump urges healing and pledges smooth transition of power See in context

Sorry to just repeat here but it bears repeating:

What an incredible, two faced loser these Trumps are!!

Just yesterday: ‘march down to the capital!’

’you can be a hero, or a zero!’

’trial by combat!’ -Rudy.

Today: HEALING!!!?

Give us a break.

Imprison all of those fools America.

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Posted in: Suga pledges to improve coronavirus situation in 1 month See in context

Well buckle up....Suga can bring this under control in 1 month!

The whole world is going to be extremely interested in that. But if it's possible, why not do it....oh...back in June??

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Posted in: Trump says his term is ending; transition will be orderly See in context

Disgusting man.

I thought the election was America's big test. But this is it.

Trump. his sons, and all those Governors who supported him in his attempt to overthrow democracy MUST be tried and imprisoned.

4 people are dead. There can be no 'show of leniency' or 'taking the higher path'. Actions must have consequences.

Over to you America.

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Posted in: 4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol, forcing Senate to evacuate See in context

Well done.

Insurrection charges and arrest await the Trumps.

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Posted in: As state of emergency looms over virus, some experts say one month won't be long enough See in context

Agree with comments above.

The problem here is the economists running the show and exacerbating the effects of the Pandemic.

The Japanese public seem willing to take steps but the Government appears to be held hostage by short term gain chasing fools (Olympic) gold.

We all know what needs to be done.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 1,591 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,001 See in context

The bonus for Japan and its lackluster approach (and something I've not heard any concerns about) is that Allergy season is just around the corner where uncontrollable sneezing, coughing and respiratory troubles are the norm.

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Posted in: Japan to lose trillions of yen in consumption with virus emergency See in context

How's that hiding your head in the sand from the Pandemic approach working out economically in the long term Japan?

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Posted in: Suga to make decision on state of emergency on Thursday See in context

More bumbling, fumbling, a dawdling.

*Suga said he will consult health experts on Thursday before making a final decision, adding he wants the members of an advisory panel to *"set a direction."

That is to admit, they are utterly rudderless.

I understand and empathize with the plight of students, but this is an extraordinary situation that requires extraordinary measures, including directing funds to the everyday people who need support.

Enough hand wringing. Divert Olympic Billions to supporting the public. Get on with it.

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Posted in: Do you think those people calling for a lockdown in Japan have secure jobs and income? See in context

I voted 'I don't know'. How would I?

Anyway, this not a divisive issue that should pit the stable against the part timers.

It is the Governments duty to provide assistance and ensure public health. If the Government is unable, or in Japan's case unwilling (due to 'O') to do so...and the responsibility falls entirely on the public, then I would argue we no longer need a Government at all.

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Posted in: Suga considers state of emergency in Tokyo, vicinity; says Japan will start vaccinations in late Feb See in context

*''Suga also hinted that if a state of emergency is declared in Tokyo, it won't be as strict as before.''*

O.K. it's clear and at least we know now and can plan accordingly;

They are going to do absolutely nothing.

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Posted in: Gov't to consider new COVID-19 state of emergency declaration See in context

The Japanese Government is so frustrating.

Just standing around considering things hoping they can just wish it all away.

They did the same thing with the Nuclear Meltdowns...

'It's not a disaster, we are monitoring the situation, the situation will get better soon, this is Japan therefore the situation is unique so looking outside is not appropriate.'

Rather than taking a stand and making a firm decision that can be planned around they will procrastinate until their hand is forced resulting in snap closures and major disruption.

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