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Posted in: Paralympic closing marks end of Tokyo's 8-year Olympic saga See in context

smartacusToday  07:52 am JST

I'm kind of sad to see the Paralympics and Olympics end. At first, I didn't want them to be held but once the Olympics started, they were like a tonic and morale booster, as well as a distraction from corona. Many people who are in lockdown in my home country said they enjoyed the TV coverage also.

I'm sorry but from what I understand from other comments here you are not allowed to be positive in any way about the Olympics.

From the deluded commentators I read here, the Olympics/Paralympics are basically a "weapons of mass destruction".

Despite no fans at the Olympics/Paralympics, the narrative is that it is responsible for the rise in Covid. Not the 7 million that use the Tokyo metro daily, the crowds at other events or people ignoring the SOE and not working from home.

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Posted in: British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth makes 1st port call in Japan See in context

Mr KiplingToday  07:19 am JST

Just imagine if the Chinese navy was holding exercises in the English channel?

That's what everyone is afraid of. It's just a matter of time before someone pulls an old map from some ancient book that says all the sea belongs to China anyway.

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Posted in: Tokyo Paralympics close after facing COVID-19 challenges See in context

factcheckerToday  05:06 pm JST

The Tokyo Paralympics will close Sunday night after almost two weeks of competition among athletes with impairments from around the world, held despite many challenges stemming from the coronavirus.

Thank god it's all over. We gave up our summer for this garbage. Good riddance.

So true as there was no covid or Delta variant before the Olympics.

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Posted in: Tokyo Paralympics close after facing COVID-19 challenges See in context

Foreigner In TokyoToday  07:14 pm JST

Or, at the very least, make it a non-profit commitment so that no one at the IOC or host country can reap any economic benefit by the exploitation of an event that at best fosters a two-week "awareness" among the able-bodied instead of a lifetime of betterment for the disabled community.

Usually it's assumed that during the preparation for the games facilities in the host countries are improved. Along with that, a lot of the cutting edge technology on display will eventually trickle down as costs fall for others to use.

It's not perfect of course.

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Posted in: Tokyo Paralympics close after facing COVID-19 challenges See in context

hmmm1Today  06:05 pm JST

Waste of summer for this.

I had a good summer. Maybe you are looking for a reason to blame for bad summers, when really the mirror is where you need you start?

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Posted in: Tokyo Paralympics close after facing COVID-19 challenges See in context

JackoToday  05:04 pm JST

End of the Paralympics coinciding with the announcement of Suga stepping down....hmmm

Hmmmmmmm,,,,,,The games were scheduled to end today. No big conspiracy.

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Posted in: Germany's 'Blade Jumper' gets gold at Tokyo Paralympics See in context

It's amazing a discussion is even happening at all that a Paralympian could have an unfair advantage, and goes way beyond sport.

Could it be that children with physical disabilities today will view their future with a lot more optimism knowing that technology is emerging that will greatly improve their options.

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Posted in: 1st Tokyo Paralympic Games athlete hospitalized due to COVID See in context

as_the_crow_fliesToday  05:52 pm JST

I wonder if many people around the world are aware that Japan residents suffering from Covid are basically locked out of their own healthcare system unless they are at death's door, while this international junket is organised and visitors to it who come here are whisked to the front of the queue, because elections. Nothing personal against the athlete, but how can this be?

You are naive and possibly new to Japan if you think the problems with the health service here are new or a result of the

How many people do you think have been hospitalized from the Olympics/Paralymics? Thousands? Hundreds?

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Posted in: 1st Tokyo Paralympic Games athlete hospitalized due to COVID See in context

Foreigner In TokyoToday  05:48 pm JST

no one needs music festivals or sporting events games or college graduation/entrance ceremonies during a pandemic.

The idea of digging in and living a miserable existence waiting for the pandemic to pass is unrealistic.

They said similar things during WW2 in London and closed all the cinemas and entertainment venues. Morale plummeted and they were soon back opened.

We need a compromise as life is for living. With the right safety preparations events can be held and should be held.

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Posted in: Afghan entrance See in context

Brian WhewayToday  02:51 pm JST

I am confused by this article, why have they took a picture of the afghan contestent? why have they not taken another picture of the Uzbekistan contestant? all things being fair, they should have took a picture of both of them. unless there is a hiden agender.

Article is about an Afghan athlete that nearly did not make to Tokyo due to the ongoing problems in her home country, hence her photo.

Not really confusing with a tiny bit of effort. Try not to read too much into it or you will get confused again.

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Posted in: Afghan Paralympian beats the odds to compete in Tokyo See in context

Chico3Aug. 31  09:31 pm JST

Congratulations to him! By the way, why isn’t the medal count shown for the Paralympics? I’m sure we want to know the medal count.

I can help you there with the medal count. Have you tried "www.google.com"? You are going to find it very useful.

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Posted in: Cyclist Sugiura, 50, becomes Japan's oldest gold medalist See in context

Mr KiplingToday  01:01 pm JST

Memory loss? Seriously? Maybe I can join the next games... I'm terrible with names and usually forget the item I went upstairs to get. There must be a category for me.... F2 Slightly forgetful.

Way to go being selective on what you read before making a comment. Here's full sentence with the context. Probably doesn't suit your argument, but facts are facts:

*"Sugiura has paralysis on the right side of her body** and memory impairment suffered after a fall in a cycling race when she was 45 years old."*

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Posted in: Cyclist Sugiura, 50, becomes Japan's oldest gold medalist See in context

GaijinjlandToday  12:05 pm JST

@ Jim. I agree with you. There are so many disabilities and since it's a spectrum disorder some people are much more disabled than others. It doesn't seem fair. Example: people who are legally blind can still have partial vision while others are entirely blind. It's not fair.

Usually athletes in the sports under the visually impaired category wear a blindfold.

It might not be obvious because some of the items they wear these days just look like visors as the science behind the sports have evolved.

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Posted in: Paralympic disability categories under fire over fairness See in context

SteveinJapanToday  10:30 am JST

Who is actually watching the Paralympics?

Asiaman7 is watching (says so in the very first comment).

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Posted in: Police officer fatally shoots man threatening him with saw See in context

I assume there will be a detailed inquiry into this?

It's understandable people will question the shooting of a 74 year old man "armed with a saw".

Type of saw, proximity to the police officer, warnings etc. All need to be considered.

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Posted in: Paralympic disability categories under fire over fairness See in context

mikeylikesitToday  12:01 pm JST

A generation ago, the event was called the Special Olympics, and it was about friendship and participation. There were no medals tables or endorsement deals.

They are two completely different events and operate separately.

Why do so many people on here comment negatively without the slightest bit of research?

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Posted in: Paralympic disability categories under fire over fairness See in context

Mr KiplingToday  07:08 am JST

The whole point of the Paralympics is for able bodied people to say " Wow aren't disable people great, its amazing what they can do.... they are an inspiration etc". Many in the disabled community actually hate these games as it gives a very false impression of disability. The reality isn't about competition, sports and medals. The reality is a daily struggle to live a "normal" as possible life. To use public transport, get a job and go to the shops.

It's quite a thing to speak on behalf of a huge part of the worlds population.

How many is "many"? What's your source?

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Posted in: Paralympic disability categories under fire over fairness See in context

Asiaman7Today  06:52 am JST

That’s been my exact takeaway from the little that I have watched.

The advertisers will be very glad you've chose to watch it.

It's also impressive you're able to form an opinion on it with only having watched "a little".

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Posted in: Experts warn of untested COVID cases in Tokyo as average dips See in context

ShinkansenCabooseToday  08:17 am JST

Why bother testing at all while the Olympics are on. They have testing priority anyway, plus they have 100% access to those beds reserved for Covid.

Source? Or just a feeling that's how it is?

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Posted in: Tokyo Paralympics confirm 1st COVID-19 hospitalization See in context

ScorpionToday  05:17 pm JST

Well...if there was no Paralympics then that ONE bed could be used for a person that lives in Japan..This event has OFFICIALLY affected the Japanese and foreign residents.

Same could be said for tourists, visiting business people, performing artists that are touring or any foreigners that have come here to work, and that includes many of the readers of Japan Today.

Should we all go home?

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Posted in: FIFA asks British PM to exempt players from quarantine for World Cup qualifiers See in context

No chance.

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Posted in: Britain's Storey shines; records tumble on day one of Tokyo Paralympics See in context

Richard GallagherToday  01:21 pm JST

Paralympics. Like the Olympics, should have been cancelled. Whatever the original intent, it exists as a spectacle, though not as gross as the Olympics, which it parrots. Anything that involves Bach, is a corrupt enterprise.

Well it's here so chill out.

Don't like it, don't watch it. Your loss.

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Posted in: Japan halts use of 1.63 mil Moderna vaccine doses over contamination See in context

Burning BushToday  07:09 am JST

Anybody who took a Moderna vaccine will never know whether those contaminants are in their body.

And there is no way to remove them from your system.

Fake news for fear mongering, as usual.

All batches of vaccine used can be traced. as there is a record of which vaccine you are given and which batch it came from.

In this case the batch was produced in Spain fall under three lot numbers -- 3004667, 3004734 and 3004956.

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Posted in: Always there: The AI chatbot comforting China's lonely millions See in context

Peter FinchToday  07:45 pm JST

Nibek32 "This is what people turn to when they are complete miserable and oppressed by their government". I'm sorry but this is truly an ignorant comment. Where do you get the idea that people are miserable and oppressed? I work in China and people are NOT miserable, generally they are very happy with a government who has brought so many people a very good standard of living, with excellent education, healthcare etc. Yes, there are some issues, as all societies have issues, and yes many will not agree with the way the Chinese government operates, and yes maybe SOME will feel oppressed. But belief me, from someone on the ground in China, your generalization is really wrong.

It's hard to really know, as most of China does not have access to a vast majority of foreign news and social media. Among the thousands banned, the following are included:

*Google, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, Reddit, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitch, SoundCloud, BBC, The New York Times, The Guardian, NHK,* Mainichi Shimbun, The Japan Times.

Indeed, you are fortunate that you can access Japan Today. I mean, you are in China right?

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Posted in: Anti-Paralympics protestor arrested for kicking police officer near stadium See in context

snowymountainhellToday  08:17 pm JST

Acknowledged & admitted to @Tokyoite 7:51pm, it was a “whataboutism”. - Still, peaceful protests are no reason to shove ‘girls in Tokyo’, don’t you agree? And, to be fair to the ‘pros’ battalion, how about those Australians and getting the first Paralympic GOLD? Sure hope to see all the true false banner waiving ‘Pros’ offering individual encouragement and “Congratulations!” to each & every medal winner in these Paralympics. Looked for them there but not much in the way of interest in the Paralympics or comments?

A lot of people would love the opportunity to attend and watch the athletes from their country and others perform.

Alas, due to political pressure, spectators are mostly not allowed (unlike baseball, j League and sumo). However, there plans for a few hundred school children to attend each event to offer support and hopefully be inspired by the experience.

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Posted in: Anti-Paralympics protestor arrested for kicking police officer near stadium See in context

snowymountainhellToday  07:33 pm JST

Seems the police may have been doing their own bit of shoving? of females during the protests? (Retweeting a retweet from a source close:)

https://mobile.twitter.com/kojiskojis/status/1430111954371178496

Thanks for the "whataboutism". How does it relate to this particular gentleman? Was he out for revenge?

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Posted in: Paralympics open with acrobats, clowns, vibrant music and fireworks See in context

albaleoToday  04:13 pm JST

And to those that refuse to watch and support this powerful example of human resilience, that's your loss.

And what about disabled people who don't watch because they don't particularly like sports? I'm all for increasing opportunities for disabled people to have a better life. But the paralympics is not for everyone.

Same applies. it's their loss to miss such a historical event. Why, should it be different?

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Posted in: Japan to expand state of emergency to 8 more prefectures See in context

Almost any headline related to covid triggers the usual whiners to some how connect it to the Olympics / Paralympics. It's excellent comedy reading some of the imaginative links, my favorite being that it "changes peoples minds" to ignore SOE's.

What will you blame in 10 days time when the events are all over? I look forward to finding out...

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Posted in: Anti-Paralympics protestor arrested for kicking police officer near stadium See in context

Michael MachidaToday  05:56 pm JST

A kick by a 52-year-old man.

How old was the Police Officer?

What's the relevance? If the attacker is older than the victim, does that make it acceptable?

Strange logic. Then again, warped logic is hardly unusual among the "anti" brigade who regularly comment here on JT.

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Posted in: Paralympics open with acrobats, clowns, vibrant music and fireworks See in context

O'BrienToday  10:12 am JST

And to those that refuse to watch and support this powerful example of human resilience, that's your loss.

Nice virtue signalling. "If you don't watch the paralympics, you hate disabled people".

I didn't watch a single moment of the main games. Does that mean I hate the able-bodied?

Always good to know I'm never alone as long as O'Brien as a wifi connection!

As usual, over you're analyzing,

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