It had the potential to be a great event for Tokyo (just as 2012 was for London).
However, as we all are aware, 2020 was dealt a blow by a global pandemic which has not been seen for 100 years.
If you were fortunate to have watched events in person such as the triathlon, cycling road races, sailing, mountain biking and even the velodrome cycling, then it was a privilege. If you watched on TV, you saw even more.
Considering the situation, Japan did what could be done. I only wish they had allowed more spectators at the venues (as they did at the baseball, sumo and J-League soccer that ran around the same time).
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drluciferToday 12:56 am JST
Some years from now rhe covid vaccines will be exposed as the biggest scam to have ever been perpetrate by a few on the entire world...
*The vaccines don't prevent any one from being infected yet it is still called vaccine**, to continue with the scam they tell us the so called vaccine help reduce serious cases. *
Vaccines have never prevented anyone getting infected ever regardless of what the virus is. That's not what they are meant to do. Vaccines are meant to assist your body to identify and protect in the event that you are infected.
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BlacklabelToday 08:17 pm JST
Odd that they don’t stress that 99% of the cases are unvaccinated people anymore.
Not sure I remember it like that at any point. There were claims that a high proportion of those with severe symptoms were not fully vaccinated.
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RedstormToday 08:23 pm JST
I don’t know a single person who had covid this year.
I know at least 10, although not in Japan. Omicron ba.5 has changed the game.
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Come on everyone, we need to get a grip and draw a line. That line should be drawn way before it reaches someone that just so happens to have a Russian parent.
Yes we should cancel things that clearly relate to the Russian state and it's economy (including sports and arts that come directly FROM Russia).
But we've got to be careful not drift into some kind of witch hunt, especially based on ethnicity.
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MeiyouwentiToday 07:42 am JST
That’s just as well. The Russians have no intention of returning those islands to Japan. They’ve just used the peace talks as a convenient way to extract money and investment from Japan.
Exactly. Just another of Russia's "frozen conflicts" they like to use in their interpretation of diplomacy. Twisting the knife when ever they see fit to make other's do their bidding.
Now they've invaded Ukraine, the world can see clearly how this works.
Russia will have to live with this new status for generations while the rest of the world creates and eventually embeds systems that will isolate them.
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JtsnoseToday 07:09 am JST
While it is kind of Japan to participate in sanctions with the U S and other western countries, Japan's primary concern should be to look out for its own safety, security . . . .
That's exactly what they are doing.
United we stand, divided we fall.
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I'll be honest, it's shocked me how quickly case numbers and deaths escalated in Japan, but here we are.
Masks on, social distance and get the 3rd jab.
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It's no wonder trains and offices are packed. No one knows what the hell all this means!
Make it clear. What's the current status, the predictions and risks?
Clear advice on preventative measures ("refresh" so everyone's aligned).
Clear vaccine/booster rollout plan.
Senior bosses at companies (forget the middle management as they will do nothing) should be told what needs to be done.
Adults can then make the call on what they need to do.
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PaulToday 08:03 am JST
South Korean sport has seen a number of cases of bullying, abuse and ill-discipline in recent years
That can be said about South Koreans in general...
Not my experience with the Koreans I've met here in Japan, so I'll have to disagree with that.
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letsberealisticToday 04:47 am JST
How would tourists coming in increase COVID cases if you already have COVID in the community in Japan?
Is that a serious question?
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Rob NadsDec. 30 04:56 pm JST
Case numbers are irrelevant. The only statistic that matters is "46 people in the entire country are hospitalized".
Time to get rid of pointless border restrictions. Omicron is already spreading throughout the country, and is nothing more than a cold.
Imagine we all followed the "logic" of this "expert".
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milkshockDec. 30 06:55 pm JST
Hotlines are actually a sign of the situation being very very bad. Nothing positive at all about this.
Exactly. The famous hotline between the White House and The Kremlin was hardly there for a bit of chit chat. It was there to prevent a nuclear holocaust.
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Just a gimmick. Let new talent get the limelight.
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boToday 08:27 am JST
It's coming up to Flu season, so we can give Covid a little spell on the back burner - project fear and control moves on!
Really wish that I could join the "anti-vax" / "fake covid" crowd as life would be much simpler.
However science and logic keep getting in my way.
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tinawatanabeOct. 24 08:51 pm JST
The conviction rate is high all over the world, but USA is different from other countries because the half of the prisoners in the world is in USA.
Would love to see the source for this gem. Of course, I doubt we will.
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Sad thing is, just like the policies that make it hard for young people to start families creating a demographic time bomb, the old guard refuse to change their ways.
As a result, less and less of the highly skilled from abroad will opt to come here. Any high caliber executives will think long and hard before accepting a position in a Japanese company after what happened to Ghosn.
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I think what a lot of people from Japan fail to appreciate is how the justice system is seen by many foreigners as not being fairly applied.
Of course, this is something we see across the world where the rich can often get away with things others cannot here.
This case however appears to many to highlight the treatment of a foreigner vs Japanese defendants.
When someone as powerful and wealthy as Ghosn is arrested and incarcerated while his Japanese colleagues walk away free, then foreigners question "what chance would we have in such a situation"?
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Takaaki OishiOct. 23 09:29 am JST
If he thinks he is innocent, show the evidence, and fight with your energy. Why did he need to run away illegally in the first place while on bail ? Do as the Japanese do when in Japan.
Have you ever been to Japan?
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ReasonandWisdomNipponToday 07:18 am JST
GhosnHas become the representation and hate that some foreigners have for Japan's justice system and for Japan itself as The Hero of this Story.
My advice:You come to Japan you follow Japanese rules and laws.
You forgot to add the part where the same rules that were applied to Ghosn were not applied to Hiroto Saikawa. Maybe update it as follows:
*"You come to Japan, you follow Japanese rules and laws, *but others might not have to"
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lolozo79Sep. 10 07:53 pm JST
Well, I guess I live in the real world where I accept the fact that unfortunate things do happen. Like I said, she shouldn't have stayed in the country illegally. Where's the outrage over those who have been incarcerated due to a corrupt legal system ? Plenty of those around the world. I spare my "humanity" for those unfortunate souls, for example, in Afghanistan, Myanmar and North Korea who have committed no real crimes.
An unusual way to describe manslaughter.
In civilized societies the victim's family would expect justice to be carried out. Not swept under the carpet.
It's becoming clearer to the world just why Ghosn ran for his life, literally.
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Kyakusenbi_ArimasuToday 05:40 pm JST
Kappa and Eta sponsored by the Olympics.
And Eta is a nasty word. Why is it published?
No covid comments section is complete without at least one mention of the Olympics!
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They will never willingly show the recording.
Next you'll hear how it was accidentally deleted.
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hmmm1Today 06:56 am JST
They keep moving the goalposts.
Literally in the case of the Club World Cup.
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cracaphatToday 07:45 am JST
I thought deaf,along with blind,were politically incorrect.
Where did you get that from?
The term "politically incorrect" is very loose. Often invented cases like the above is more of an indicator of the paranoia those that use the term suffer from.
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MeiyouwentiToday 06:11 pm JST
If you really have to boycott the Winter Olympics in Beijing, there are good alternative venues not far from China: Japan. Sapporo and Nagano successfully hosted the winter Olympics in 1972 and 1998 respectively and they still have good facilities for winter sports. Besides, people in Japan are used to hosting sports events amid the pandemic.
Here we go. A solution that suits everyone!
I mean, it is human rights that are the main reason to suggest a boycott right?
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Fighto!Today 05:59 pm JST
Boycott the Genocide Games 2022.
Every athlete who attends, TV network who covers it, or advertiser that is connected to to it, should be mercilessly boycotted and attacked online, as they all tacitly support genocide against Muslims.
Its as simple as that.
That's fair enough. I assume you're all up for supporting the games in Paris in 3 years time?
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