One thing that all of these east asian countries share in common minus Taiwan is the strong nationalistic agenda.
And China represents the pinnacle of this.
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The article is too long,I give you a short and real answer,money.
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Nice hypocrite words Mr.Suga.
On my side I won’t spend even a second of my life to watch this amplified Japan’s sport event formerly known as the World Olympics.
Not only unethical to hold these games in such times but also pretty xenophobe to have only local spectators.
Let’s do like with the World Heritage thing,give them all the gold medals and let the right wingers feel proud and let’s get over with this circus.
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The islands are Koreans,live with it and move on.
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Fighto!Today 11:26 am JST
This Christopher Dubi in the photo looks like some kind of cult leader. I Guess he is, the sick IOC/olympics cult, whose supporters all worship people like Coe, Coates, Bach etc.
I find truly amusing how you get upvotes just for this specific topic against the Olympics.
What many readers might have fail to see is that all your criticism always goes to the foreign side of the Olympics.
Bach,Coates,Dubi Olympic comitee etc.
But you never criticizes your beloved LDP and the J-government.
Actually the main responsible.
But right wingers have always to put the sole blame on gaijin.
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For the apologetic Japan’s injustice system I can tell you that Japan is a heavy weight in global economy but a minor player in the world politics and it’s power is weak.
Lebanon won’t be forced by the J-government to return Mr.Goshn back.
The Japanese government can apply it’s injustice system within it’s arcipelago but it’s international power is limited.
You could clearly see this also in the G7.
Biden came mainly to London to strength the Europe-U.S. alliance and NATO as well.
All the major decisions were made by the U.S. France Germany and the U.K.
Suga was a nice spectator.
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Not good news at all,to a country that never fully comprehend the meaning of democracy and still struggles in grasp itms fundamentals.
With a government backed by a far wing sect like Nippon Kaigi which sees feudalism in a higher ground than real democracy this is a very unwelcoming news.
Japan should not be allowed to have a full army to offend.
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How many promises and pledges did this guy and his government made and all of them were just smoke in eyes?
Sorry but the LDP lost credibility a long time ago.
Pinocchio is more credible than these muppets.
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Excellent news,Biden is rebuilding what that silly Trump did.
A strong and robust relationship Europe-U.S.
Europe and the United States are natural allies,by history,culture,heritage and the conception of freedom and democracy.
I very welcome Biden to the old continent and let this be a new start of a strong and genuine relationship.
Dictators like Putin are warned.
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In some parts of the world with the majority of the people vaccinated they are starting to live again and revert little by little to normality,in Japan thanks to these clowns and with a fraction of a big population vaccinated they are still at a dead point.
A major failure and a big loss of face in everything,this time the world noticed.
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Will they remain "cool" after they will be cooked and roasted by the wonderful hot and humid environment?
But maybe I am wrong,because I still remember the great maximum leader aka former PM that clearly told us that Japanese summer is warm and mild enough to make a perfect environment for athletes.
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But of course the Olympics will be a great success where the world will admire and respect.
After all two great PM like Abe and Suga told us that "Japanese summer is a perfect environment for the athletes!" and " The Olympics will be the celebration of victory over humanity".
When 4 percent of people in Japan vaccinated which keeps a high risk for everyone and the horrific and humid summer the medics and nurses will enjoy this Olympics and the people as well.
The propaganda is really working hard to sell this circus.
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He told the AP he had much more confidence in the French legal system than the Japanese system he had fled.
We all know that France has a more humane and equal legal system and not based on racial profile and xenophobia unlike some other countries.
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Roblib maybe you miss the point that in the aforementioned counties they vaccinated half of more of their populations which Japan is still at 4%?
So yeah in Europe they can hold football events like in North America their great sports.
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Just really disgusting how Japan treats the taxpayers here
So true Aly,and I agree with your posts.
The point is that Japanese people have a tendency to be conservative to the core so even if the LDP is doing bad they keep voting for the same old thing.
But after all these scandals and outrage from the public opinion maybe things can change and they can give a chance to Edano and his members.
Maybe even the local might wake up and realize that it’s time for a real change if Japan wants to keep up with other modern great democracies.
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I’m sorry for this comitee and all the unions,associations,scientists and even common people that are criticizing and opposing such system.
They are nothing to them,for LDP/Nippon Kaigi only saving face and profit are important.
The Olympics will be held no matter what.
But these people can change the attitude of their country in the next election removing these old boys.
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Not surprised at all,this it the typical Japanese “tatemae”
The elite blue princes and lords rule the country without caring to their people and rights but want to show to the world how good they are.
So many foreigners living abroad have such a distorted and positive image about Japan.
And again this is thanks to show their bronze face to the world.
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So are we going to bombarded and brainwashed more with everyday’s these Olympics Aka. Japan’s hyper glorified sport’s day?
Okay,they will made the circus Eco friendly and they will go on with this circus no matter what.
We got it.
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The propaganda makes a good work pretending that these numbers are a great achievement when in fact the numbers are ridiculous.
Just to compare two developed countries highly affected from the pandemic Germany and Italy are vaccinating at a much much higher rate even with Italy as half of the population of Japan and Germany around 80 millions.
But the naive and sleepless media of this country will swallow everything their masters wants them to believe.
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Best thing we can do is to totally ignore their hyper glorified sport day and avoid to watch any of it’s event on TV.
And most important to don’t buy anything sponsored or related with this idiocy.
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Fighto!Today 04:24 pm JST
Given a decade, or less, QUAD will be bigger and stronger than NATO, so this is a moot point.
I highly doubt it,I asked to all my friends back in the old continent about your mighty QUAD but not a single person knew about it.
On the other hand NATO was and will remain an important institute for defense.
Maybe the glorious “Quad” might join Nato someday.
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Any sense of logic is totally gone.
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Again with this open and shut game?
They’re keeping doing this from over a year and what did they solve?
Actually they just complicated things.
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Welcome to the medieval/feudal era,the dark ages aren't finish in some area of the world yet.
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Australia team won't bring any virus to Japan,actually it could be the other way around with one of the Aussie team get the Covid from here.
Furthermore another key problem is the medical,logistic and human resources wasted for this theatre which could be diverted for all the people living and working in Japan which include the expats as well.
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krustytheclownToday 10:18 am JST
Some JT posters like to slag off "the West" at every opportunity but, mark my words, the West is going to emerge from this pandemic long before Japan does. Western countries have been much more effective at getting their people vaccinated - my friend in California got his injections at his local supermarket. That's a far cry from Japan which has a vaccination program moving forward at the speed of a tectonic plate.
The West is the Best! LOL. Back to you.
Excellent post Krusty!
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