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Posted in: China sentences former Japanese politician to life for drug smuggling See in context

"A Malian man was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve"

I have no idea what this means, but I love it.

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Posted in: Japan wants to go cashless, but elderly aren't so keen See in context

My fear is security. Cashless hackers abound.

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Posted in: IOC Tokyo Olympic marathon edict should give pause to other cities See in context

I'd like to see all future summer games held in Greece.

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Posted in: IOC Tokyo Olympic marathon edict should give pause to other cities See in context

Regardless, people will die of heatstroke in Tokyo during the Olympics. Other athletes, staff and volunteers, not to mention spectators and mom and pop at home who don't turn on the AC for whatever reason. There will be problems for ambulances navigating busy streets.

Japan will be ridiculed widely for their decision to go forward in July/August.

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Posted in: Gov't to start using 'family name first' order from Jan 1 See in context

Given that I'm required to use my full name on some documents, many Japanese end up calling me by my middle name, assuming that I'm writing my name in Western fashion.

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Posted in: Koike again opposes plan to move Olympic marathon, walking race to Sapporo See in context

You know what's important news? Next summer, that of 2020, at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, people will die of heatstroke. Athletes, staff, volunteers, spectators, AND mom and pop sitting at home without the AC on. Move this news forward with the goal of changing the Olympics to October when no one will die of heatstroke.

This summer, 23,000 Japanese people were hospitalized for heatstroke and they weren't even exerting themselves. They probably weren't gathered within hordes of people either. Several died.

If the Olympics were to be held in July or August, do you think there will be enough ambulances to rush (and I use that word loosely) people to hospitals to be treated for heatstroke? Even if there are added ambulances for the Olympics, where does that leave mom and pop?

Push your government leaders to push Japan's leaders to move the Olympics to October.

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Posted in: Sarcastic Koike says: Let's hold Olympic marathon on Russian-held islands See in context

You know what's important news? Next summer, that of 2020, at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, people will die of heatstroke. Athletes, staff, volunteers, spectators, AND mom and pop sitting at home without the AC on. Move this news forward with the goal of changing the Olympics to October when no one will die of heatstroke.

This summer, 23,000 Japanese people were hospitalized for heatstroke and they weren't even exerting themselves. They probably weren't gathered within hordes of people either. Several died.

If the Olympics were to be held in July or August, do you think there will be enough ambulances to rush (and I use that word loosely) people to hospitals to be treated for heatstroke? Even if there are added ambulances for the Olympics, where does that leave mom and pop?

Push your government leaders to push Japan's leaders to move the Olympics to October.

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Posted in: Stepfather gets 13 years in prison over fatal child abuse See in context

Why no death penalty?

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Posted in: Organizers fear security staff shortage for Tokyo Olympics See in context

You know what's important news? Next summer, that of 2020, at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, people will die of heatstroke. Athletes, staff, volunteers, spectators, AND mom and pop sitting at home without the AC on. Move this news forward with the goal of changing the Olympics to October when no one will die of heatstroke.

This summer, 23,000 Japanese people were hospitalized for heatstroke and they weren't even exerting themselves. They probably weren't gathered within hordes of people either. Several died.

If the Olympics were to be held in July or August, do you think there will be enough ambulances to rush (and I use that word loosely) people to hospitals to be treated for heatstroke? Even if there are added ambulances for the Olympics, where does that leave mom and pop?

Push your government leaders to push Japan's leaders to move the Olympics to October.

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Posted in: Coe more worried by heat at Tokyo Olympics than Doha worlds See in context

Next summer, that of 2020, at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, people will die of heatstroke. Athletes, staff, volunteers, spectators, AND mom and pop sitting at home without the AC on. Move this news forward with the goal of changing the Olympics to October when no one will die of heatstroke.

Three weeks ago, 23,000 Japanese people were hospitalized for heatstroke and they weren't even exerting themselves. They probably weren't gathered within hordes of people either. Several died.

If the Olympics were to be held in July or August, do you think there will be enough ambulances to rush (and I use that word loosely) people to hospitals to be treated for heatstroke? Even if there are added ambulances for the Olympics, where does that leave mom and pop?

Push your government leaders to push Japan's leaders to move the Olympics to October.

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Posted in: Olympic test events offer chance to assess impact of extreme heat See in context

People will die of heatstroke

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Posted in: Tokyo to get more ambulances to deal with heat during 2020 Olympics See in context

Two weeks ago, 23,000 Japanese people were hospitalized for heatstroke and they weren't even exerting themselves. They probably weren't gathered within hordes of people either. Several died.

If the Olympics were to be held in July or August, do you think there will be enough ambulances to rush (and I use that word loosely) people to hospitals to be treated for heatstroke?

Push your government leaders to push Japan's leaders to move the Olympics to October.

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Posted in: Trump says U.S.-Japan security pact has to be changed See in context

How about this? Let the troops leave and Japan declare itself a neutral country like Costa Rica and Switzerland.

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Posted in: 48-year-old man found dead in Osaka apartment See in context

How sad.

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Posted in: Slug blamed for train service chaos in Kyushu See in context

"Where the heck [do] 84 slugs hide during the daytime?"

Why, on the tracks, of course!

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Posted in: Abe support rate falls; 69% want Okinawa vote on base issue respected See in context

RE: Okinawa. If the US is booted from Okinawa, Japan might have to kiss its safety goodbye. Asia still lives in the 20th century and the occupation is nowhere near forgotten by the Korea's and China.

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