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Posted in: Suga kicks off Olympics diplomacy See in context

Suga's bright blue suit makes him look like an even bigger clown. And who called CCP's most favored ally Tedros to the party?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,979 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,383 See in context

Up nearly 50 % compared to last Thursday. It's impressive how Tokyo manages cap testing at around 10,000 regardless of the tendency.

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Posted in: Suga denies IOC pressure to hold Olympics: report See in context

Wow, wow wow. Suga...

"We raised our hands and we sought the Olympics because we wanted to do it," he said in the interview published Wednesday. "If they tried to force something on me, I'd kick it right back at them."

"We"??

If this was actually true, you're admitting to neglecting the absurdity of forcing the Olympics at this time? How does that make you look as a leader?

"The simplest thing and the easiest thing is to quit," he said. "But the government's job is to tackle challenges."

No, you're supposed to work for the people. What kind of BS is this. Suga, you're an uncharismatic liar who doesn't care about the inhabitants in this country.

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Posted in: Police find missing Ugandan weightlifter in Mie Prefecture See in context

Have a safe trip back to Uganda...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,387 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,758 See in context

That's 67 % increase compared to last Tuesday.

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Posted in: Suga says world needs to see Japan can stage safe Olympics See in context

Canceling the Olympics was never an option, Bach said, because “the IOC never abandons the athletes.”

Pure gold ^^

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Posted in: Tokyo launches info hub on culture, tourism See in context

Haha, good one Koike.

You cheeky little jokester.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic beds are sturdy, organizers says after 'anti-sex' report See in context

It's going to be awkward for the person trying to get some sleep in the other bed.

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Posted in: South Korean president to skip Olympics See in context

A bit off topic but

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said no decision has been made on whether Soma will be removed from his current position.

I noticed this from Kato also when was Health minister that he loves to emphasize when decisions haven't been made. Useless tool... that's why Suga loves him.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 727 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,329 See in context

No!

Like with other diseases deaths get the headlines.

But if we take Polio as an example, deaths were not the biggest problem but the long term effects even after recovering.

The same thing is now beginning to come to the forefront with covid as deaths drop.

25% of those that had covid had some form of post disease problems some minor like loss of smell or taste. Some lasted a few months some are permanent.

But as many as 10% are looking at permanent long term problems ranging from minor things like skin problems to major lung damage.

Your shortsighted view that only deaths count is contrary to most medical experts.

I'd like to add that the loss of smell or taste is actually the result of nerve damage near the brain stem. Most people think it's just a local infection in the nasal passage, but that's wrong. It's the nerves that transmit signals from the sensory organs to the brain that are damaged. So yes, this virus causes brain damage.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 727 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,329 See in context

If the SOE is going to have an impact it surely hasn't kicked in yet because Monday's number is up like 45 % or so compared to last week.

Vaccines too late?

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Posted in: Bach urges Japanese to support Olympics See in context

I think Bach sees the writing on the wall already realizing the massive PR damage and dissatisfaction from the athletes many of whom expected a three week festival. The IOC's greed is going to cause tremendous damage to their brand.

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Posted in: Bach urges Japanese to support Olympics See in context

Preposterous statement.

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Posted in: Bach, in Hiroshima, says his visit reaffirms 'peace mission in Olympic movement' See in context

Bach speaks about solidarity. Where's IOC's solidarity with the "Chinese" people and the infection situation here.

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Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

There are too many articles on this site referencing the non-sense that these politicians say. New day, same nonsense.

How about some reports from the field now that delegations are arriving?

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Posted in: Suga asks Bach to ensure Olympics will be safe, particularly for Japanese public See in context

I thought this couldn't get any more ridiculous.

"Safe and secure" was all Suga could say in Diet for months in response to anything.

Absurd.

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Posted in: Olympic flame arrives in Tokyo for no-spectator relay See in context

The flame in that lanterm is barely burning. So tiny. A great symbolism on the domestic opinion about the olympics.

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Posted in: Fans to be banned from Olympic events in Tokyo, 3 neighboring prefectures See in context

In the photo it looks like they're voting who's up for beers at the izakaya tonight.

Emperor Bacchus has arrived. I wonder if he knows how unpopular he is in Japan. He certainly won't be able to tell from the forced smiles and bows he is greeted with at his 5-star "quarantine" hotel.

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Posted in: Fans to be banned from Olympic events in Tokyo, 3 neighboring prefectures See in context

Welcome to the 2020 Tokyo Olympcs.

The special games where tax-payers, who funded the whole thing, aren't invited. Instead tax-paying residents can expect to have their belongings ransacked at the train stations in Tokyo. I already feel warmth, spirit, and inclusiveness on these games.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 920 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,191 See in context

I anticipate a stagnation in the numbers now while the positive percentage will sky rocket. That's how it went the last 3 times.

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Posted in: Japan officially launches its largest ever Olympic delegation See in context

With such a massive delegation I expect some results, Japan.

100+ gold medals on the table please!

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Posted in: Japan to give 6 mil doses of vaccines to Taiwan, 5 Southeast Asian nations See in context

The AstraZenica vaccine is useless at this point. Not sure if this is a good or bad thing.

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Posted in: Ugandan team coach arriving in Tokyo had Delta virus variant See in context

Remember: "Safe and secure"...

The only two words that exist in Suga's vocabulary whenever he's in Diet.

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Posted in: Truck driver sentenced to death for hit-and-run deaths of two people See in context

Oh, this is scary.

I'm often out on my road bike in the Miharu area. It's great place for cycling.

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Posted in: Suga insists emperor not worried about Olympics See in context

Lol. Why wouldn't he be worried??

Suga you're just so bad at everything.

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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

Why?

So the sponsors can get their money's worth? Just GTFO strawberry man.

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Posted in: 2 children found dead, mother wounded in Gunma home See in context

Those kids must have screamed in fear and pain as their lives were taken away by their own blade wielding psycho mom. Why are there so many unpredictable lunatic moms in Japan. What do they gain by doing this...

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Posted in: G7 pledge to share vaccines, make a fairer global economy See in context

Human chess! Looks fun.

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Posted in: Suga likely to call snap election after Olympics, Paralympics: report See in context

Very soon, the Sit-ups King is going to have a lot more free time for doing Sit-ups.

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