A weird take on the Olympic spirit? Takes quite some mental gymnastics to arrive at the point where the population of the host nations opinion is of no concern. And then proclaim such so to them! Pretty sure that’s far removed behaviour from any Olympic spirit.
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70 plus years ago they managed to put a bamboo spear in ever Woman and Childs hand in 6 months + training! But a needle in the arm in 2021 just too difficult.
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Hasn't this been announced several times over the last ten years?
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The Olympics are no longer the issue, (although its a issue) it's a debacle no doubt., the issue is vacation and the bizarre way the government at every twist and turn has failed. It really looks like it is done on purpose. Now if not then that's a greater debacle.
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As always they will try to get public understanding
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A tent a bus some staff, outside a busy station, city hall drop in centre. Visit your local doctor, supermarkets car park. Why the need to make it complicated with a booking system. I know never happen has to be complicated.
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Surprised the official secrets act hasn’t been used yet? Or maybe it has.
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That’s in a news paper? If I’d written that here I’d have been moderated. Fantastic image that’s sums up the governments attitude towards the people, youth of Japan 70 yrs on, nothing has really changed sacrifice all to save their own face.
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It would be funny to have an independent body audit government spending, they obviously spend way more than they have year on year. How many projects are just waisted money we don’t hear about. Abe masks that cost way more then those masks could possibly have cost. And that’s a pittance for them. The $1.5 million given to the Mori company that closed its doors the next day? No one knows what it was for or where it went. Then the closure of special needs training schools due to lack of money? Transparency would be a horrific kaleidoscope of waist and corruption. But until then increased debt and reduction of services for taxpayers.
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Ex Finance bureaucrat, sounds about right (how’s the economy doing for the masses?) good job! Now advising the PM about a Medical emergency. Again good job? Explains a lot as to why both are a mess. Advising might not be the strongest arrow in his quiver. Adviser choice by the PM, he sure, does pick the most failure motivated advisers. Shows the competence of the way the LDP go about governance.
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Less than 10,000 tests is that nation wide? Even for a mega city like Tokyo that’s pretty low.
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You would think that in planning for the Olympics 8 years or so ago that hospital bed occupancy would have been factored in........apparently not.
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Yes I do believe it’s worse than the media are letting us know, but things slip 60 odd aged care patients diagnosed 14 dead waiting for treatment? Bet they regretted paying for health insurance their whole working lives. Limited testing limited beds. The government can hide, but they can’t run from their decision to save face rather than actually do anything, should have a meeting about that.
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Fewer people got themselves tested?
He has obviously never tried as a citizen to actually get tested, you have to be on deaths door to get a test.
‘And fill out paperwork while feeling like death. It’s again people’s fault has nothing to do with the government’s multilayered process?
Do companies allow workers to take a half day, to get tested?
‘It’s not people’s fault. Idiot.
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Sorry Yabaru, I meant it in the sense of useless waist for a lost cause. Not some spiritual journey to an afterlife.
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Isn't Japan Tobacco the one who needs to stop pushing cigs?
Japan's government earns billions of dollars annually in cigarette tax revenue, and owns a one-third stake in Japan Tobacco, the world's third largest tobacco company.
money first people, who? Would be the government answer to that.
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He didn’t want to visit Japan for a meeting, but willing to send thousands in his place? That’s a confidence inspiring action.
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The Kamikaze Olympics in the face of total failure they will forge on despite public opinion despite the dangers the non interest, the pandemic. Corruption must be seen to prevail. These mostly old men will have their day proving that corruption trumps all, and their legacy is secure as the most self serving cluster of outcasts any society would ostracise.
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Maybe they can just hand them out and let us do them ourselves.
A how too app, and some TV spots, that’s a very good idea.
A very good idea, diabetics and their families do it everyday, think you might have solved the bottle neck problem.
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Local government employees are really working hard, as are the call center staff so I ask that people refrain from issuing complaints as much as possible," Kono told reporters on Friday.
so now can’t complain either? Just be quiet and wait until winter...? May I ask what year that may be?
Very reassuring Mr Kono, might be time for another meeting and check you got your salary.
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Wouldn’t be letting my cat out. You have to get permission to have a 3.5m python, living in a 2nd floor apartment, do the neighbours get a say? I’d say “Hell No” but he got I assume permission. I’ve always wanted a Hyena I’ll get the paper work tomorrow, they are good for a laugh.
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From the BBC
In one nursing home in Osaka 61 residents were infected with the virus, and 14 died while waiting to receive hospital treatment, broadcaster NHK reported.
That is a wake up call, unheard by Government.
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That’s not good news, less part-time workers means more poverty. And as 40-60% of workers are on contract that’s a huge number of workers earning between ¥100,000 a month and ¥0. Defiantly not good news.
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Suga’s Premium Friday moment.
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They don't actually represent anything other than their family name. And amazingly they continue to be voted in by less than 30% of eligible voters! Dumb I'd what dumb does I guess.
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Is it cheaper to cancel now? or tarnish the Olympic spirit forever attached to (most costly) expensive summer games in history, unwanted, dangerous and economically draining 2 week event? By the time the next games come around those in charge will be dribbling in an aged care home oblivious of the damage they have wrought on Japan! For what? Personal pride. It’s sickening when my grandchildren are going to ask me why are the taxes so high as we share cup noodles.
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ABC Australia are reporting on the number of signatures, it does matter maybe not domestically but internationally.
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This is flat out scary. and a sneaky way to lessen any protection citizens have.
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Another financial burden imposed on families that can ill afford it, but good news profitable large companies are getting government money. And really I guess the thinking is if they can’t afford it, they don’t deserve it (education).
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