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Posted in: Japan's largest Paralympic team formed, gearing up for success See in context

Transition of power was carried out so quickly without bloodsheds. President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan safely. Some say there must have been some deal between them.

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Posted in: Japan extends virus emergency to Sept 12; weighs legal options to enforce restrictions See in context

Rapid spread of Delta variant virus is suspected of airborne infections.

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Posted in: Biden says he stands squarely behind Afghanistan decision See in context

America's purpose was finished when they killed Bin Laden in Afghanistan. For which, they were required to help Afghanistan. Commitment to Afghanistan ensued was only a pretense and was not a serious one.

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Posted in: 3 cabinet members, Abe visit Yasukuni Shrine; Suga sends offering See in context

Who believes Japan will become militaristic country again because Japanese politicians visit Yasukuni to pray for the war dead? It is all politics. They ignore post war peaceful Japan and the country's contributions to them.

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Posted in: 3 cabinet members, Abe visit Yasukuni Shrine; Suga sends offering See in context

Japanese politicians lack eloquency. They cannot talk back to verval abuses and political propagandas of other countries.

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Posted in: Taliban enter Kabul, await 'peaceful transfer' of power See in context

This is a civil war. Let them take care of themselves.

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Posted in: Torrential rain causes flooding in Kyushu; hospital isolated See in context

God, give Japan a break!

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Posted in: U.S. sending 3,000 troops for partial Afghan embassy evacuation See in context

The world will soon have to deal with Afghanistan government of Taliban.

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Posted in: Nagasaki marks 76th anniversary of atomic bombing See in context

Americans say it was necessary to put an end to the war. That cannot explain the second bombing.

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Posted in: IOC gives itself more power to remove sports from future Olympics See in context

As they say, Olympics is not all sports. It is an occasion athletes of the world get together. For example, baseball and basketball, they are not top players of the sports representing the country. Japan won the gold medal in baseball, but they won against the American team which did not include Major Leaguers.

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Posted in: Bach says Tokyo Olympics have 'far exceeded' his expectations See in context

Tremendous efforts were put by Japanese organizers.

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Posted in: 10 passengers stabbed on Tokyo train; suspect detained See in context

He might be a drug user.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 5,042 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 15,263 See in context

Ms. Akiko Kurabayashi of JCP proposed in the upper house today to cancel the paralympic and use the Olympic village to house COVID 19 positives which are increasingly sharply and becoming beyond hospital capacity in Tokyo. The village has capacity of 18,000 people and 7,000 nurses are available. "Kyosanto" speaks a good thing sometimes.

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Posted in: Yosozumi wins another skateboarding gold for Japan See in context

I wish skateboarding will not become popular. Skateboarding is noisy, disrupting traffic and endangering pedestrians.

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Posted in: Australia beats Argentina 97-59 to set up men's basketball semifinal clash with U.S. See in context

I find many foreign Olympic athletes tattooed. Why do they do tattoos which, I think, is a primitive tradition.

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Posted in: Powerless and angry: Japan's anti-Olympic activists fight on See in context

The move to invite the Olympics to Tokyo began before the earthquake in 2011 in Japan. They intended to change the old image of "taiiku" (athletics) to "sports" in Japan. Until then, "taiiku" did not include pro sports. They thought it was necessary to industriarize sports in Japan. In America and europe, sports are big businesses. They thought Inviting the Olympics to Tokyo again would become a good chance to realize their purpose. Along the line, "Kokutai" National Athletic Meet was changed to National Sports Festival and Japan Sports Agency was built newly in the government.

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Posted in: Suga says adequate measures in place to prevent virus cases spreading from Olympic athletes See in context

There is nothing but to increase vaccinations among younger age groups. Many who are working have not received vaccinations yet.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 3,865 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,699 See in context

But, IOC official says the jumping corona infections and Olympic has nothing to do since Olympic players and officials are completely isolated from citizens.

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Posted in: Only Tokyo could pull off these Games? Not everyone agrees See in context

Olympics became too big to cancel. Make it smaller.

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Posted in: Why Japan's 'rising sun' flag provokes Olympic ire See in context

We have to change our peace constitution and must have a strong military. Only military power can silence them. America is respected because the country has a strong military.

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Posted in: Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke in 1998 See in context

Why was it not criticized until now and suddenly surfaced? I think, disclosure was done by Japanese who were jealous about Oyamada and Kobayashi. By the way, translation "Let's massacre Jewish people" is not right as some pointed out.

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Posted in: Tokyo's drinkers drown frustrations over virus restrictions, Olympics See in context

Vaccination in Japan is old folks first and younger people later. Many of them have not received the first dose of vaccination yet. Yesterday, I saw on TV many young people waiting in line to receive PCR before they go home to meet their parents. I was surprised these people have not received vaccination yet. I finished vaccination first and second doses. The order of vaccination should be the other way around.

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Posted in: WHO leader says virus risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics See in context

The leader and his party that did not respect the will of the people will be punished.

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Posted in: Japan prepares for a surreal Olympics, and plenty of questions See in context

"Surreal Olympics" Nice headline! Facing a lot of new things they have not experienced.

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Posted in: First positive COVID tests reported for 2 athletes in Olympic Village See in context

Don't we know that PCR test is not 100% accurate. That may be the reason they are tested everyday.

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Posted in: S Korea summons Japan envoy over lewd remark about Moon See in context

He does not deserve a diplomtat. Stupid. Let him return to Japan and kick him out. In the meantime, there are many such dumb diplomats in Foreign Ministry in Japan. After the war, there is no room Japan's foreign ministry to play diplomacy under the peace constitution. As a result, they are all relaxed. We are wasting tax money.

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

Welcome and support the Olympics which is happening. It is not diplomatically wise to bash Bach and the Olympics from now.

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Posted in: Internet misinformation fans COVID vaccine hesitancy among Japanese young people See in context

Some say those who received vaccinations will die within three years.

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Posted in: Little fanfare as Tokyo begins Olympic one-week countdown See in context

Where did the "omotenashi" go?

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Posted in: Over 60 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe See in context

Increases of natural disasters are recently addressed in connection with the climate changes and the reduction of carbon emissions is becoming the world trend. Will natural disasters really get reduced by limiting carbon emissions? What is the evidence of it?

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