Maybe it's time for Tokyo to bust out another slogan placard so people will take this quasi emergency seriously.
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Meanwhile in the US (from the World News section):
"The United States Olympic Paralympic Committee (USOPC) will help athletes find a COVID-19 vaccine but will not require them to get a shot to compete at the Tokyo Summer Games, CEO Sarah Hirshland said Wednesday."
I wonder how this will impact IOC and JOC's decision to carry on with the Olympics?
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These equity and credit fund companies are only there to maximize their own profits. They will liquidate Toshiba as soon as it becomes a burden for them
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As we get closer to the Olympics, and the world sees Japan is still fiddling around with vaccinations, looking for volunteers and medical staff necessary to host such an event, and not having any real plan to ensure the spread of Covid can be minimized, hopefully other countries will begin to pull out.
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How is this fraud even possible? Don't they do any audits at J-Post?
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If the torch relay is scaring you, just wait when all these Olympians from abroad show up on your doorstep. Seriously, if you can't handle a torch relay for fear of Covid spreading, you're not ready for the Olympics.
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Meanwhile, the trains during rush hour are jam packed. How about fining companies for making employees physically have to be present at the office? Punishing restaurants and bars only isn't going to curb anything.
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It all depends on how much driving you do. My in-laws live in Shizuoka, and the drive there, in and around the town they live in, and the drive back to Tokyo are more tiring than fun. I sure as heck don't enjoy getting behind the wheel for hours at a time. Also, I don't think I'll ever be able to relax letting AI drive the car - technology flips out every once in a while.
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Expecting nursery aged children to understand gender identity topics is almost impossible, considering many adults are having difficulty understanding it themselves.
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I don't know, but wouldn't there have been a breakout somewhere outside of China prior to the breakout in China if it originated somewhere other than China?
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You know, tackling this pandemic would be more effective if you actually had a strategy. This constant going in and out of the SOE, not really having any logical plan while in the SOE, and having government members disregard the SOE whenever it suited them is what has gotten you into this mess.
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Well, if you give any entity a year from being investigated, it'll be pretty difficult to find the truth.
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I hope the people sue is masses.
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Funny how government mandates business operating hours during the pandemic, but then allows some to violate them to serve their selfish needs. No wonder no one is listening anymore to what the government wants its citizens to do.
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So where were these experts when the government was deciding to end the SOE? Were they not consulted, or even allowed in the discussion?
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I can see why there are some who have concerns about Covid during the torch-run - look at the picture of all these maskless women running with the torch!
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Make up your mind j-gov. You remove the SOE for no apparent reason, but then restrict restaurants from normal operations due to increasing Covid numbers.
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If the government is so keen on showing the world everything is hunky dory in Fukushima, then why not have the torch run go through all those fields where the nuclear waste is stockpiled, by the temporary shacks housing the displaced people still in limbo, and the Daichi nuclear plant?
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I think you're asking the wrong question - I think most agree that the Olympics should not be held.
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Police said Hayashi has denied the allegation and quoted him as saying “I took the cash, but I did not steal it or cheat anyone.”
Well, if you didn't sell or give the man anything, what exactly gives you the right to take his money? That would be theft.
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I've read stories of some people in the US having trouble getting full refunds on their Olympic tickets due to using certain ticketing agencies. Is the IOC/JOC going g to help these people get their money back now that they have decided spectators from abroad are barred from coming?
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And how many times have these people arrived minutes early and started working? I bet it's every day.
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And the reason for ending of the SOE is...? It's not like the Covid numbers are going down or anything.
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China doing everything to divert people's attention away from the Uyghur genocide happening in Xinjiang to get the Olympics. They paid off the WHO, and now the IOC.
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This is going to end up being nothing but a money grab by the members of the IOC, JOC, and the giant conglomerate sponsors. With no spectators from abroad, the local businesses aren't going to benefit one bit, and the taxpayers will be stuck with the bill. The Olympics are a scam
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Sounds like a whole lot of fear mongering to me. What opportunity for war has a US Military Commander and the Military Industrial Complex not like?
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I'd like to see how this AI translates idioms and colloquial language.
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People in charge are actually having meetings about this topic? Priorities, please.
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It's no wonder Mori didn't understand all the hoopla surrounding his comments several weeks ago - they think the same.
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