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Posted in: IOC says negative public opinion no threat to Tokyo Olympics See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's coronavirus vaccine booking system crashes after Salesforce outage See in context

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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Posted in: Japan to establish agency to speed up digitalization See in context

Hasn't this been announced several times over the last ten years?

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Posted in: Japan to vaccinate Olympic athletes: reports See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's coronavirus vaccine booking system crashes after Salesforce outage See in context

As always they will try to get public understanding

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Posted in: Japan's coronavirus vaccine booking system crashes after Salesforce outage See in context

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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Posted in: Publisher slams gov't handling of virus in 3 newspaper ads See in context

Surprised the official secrets act hasn’t been used yet? Or maybe it has.

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Posted in: Publisher slams gov't handling of virus in 3 newspaper ads See in context

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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Posted in: Japan gov't debt rises by record ¥101 tril in FY2020 See in context

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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Posted in: Government advisor sparks anger with tweet laughing off calls for Olympic cancelation See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,032 new coronavirus cases; 875 in Osaka See in context

Less than 10,000 tests is that nation wide? Even for a mega city like Tokyo that’s pretty low.

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Posted in: Japan's seriously ill COVID-19 patients hit new high of 1,144 See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's seriously ill COVID-19 patients hit new high of 1,144 See in context

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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Posted in: New cases appear to be ebbing now but that is because fewer people got themselves tested for the virus during the Golden Week holidays. See in context

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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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

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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Posted in: Philip Morris to phase out cigarettes in Japan within decade See in context

Isn't Japan Tobacco the one who needs to stop pushing cigs?

sorry

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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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

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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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

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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Posted in: Japan Airlines reports ¥286.7 bil loss See in context

No prize for guessing where an exorbitant amount of tax payer money is going.

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Posted in: Unused COVID shots piling up in Japan amid slow rollout See in context

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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Posted in: Unused COVID shots piling up in Japan amid slow rollout See in context

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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Posted in: Over 3-meter-long pet python on loose after escaping in Yokohama See in context

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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Posted in: Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over anti-virus measures See in context

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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Posted in: Wages in Japan see 1st rise in 13 months due to less part-timers See in context

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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Posted in: Suga says Japan aiming for 1 mil COVID-19 vaccine shots daily See in context

Suga’s Premium Friday moment.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire on trains See in context

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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Posted in: Anti-Olympic petition tops 200,000 signatures in just 2 days See in context

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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Posted in: Anti-Olympic petition tops 200,000 signatures in just 2 days See in context

ABC Australia are reporting on the number of signatures, it does matter maybe not domestically but internationally.

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Posted in: Bill to amend law on Constitution revision referendum likely to pass Diet See in context

This is flat out scary. and a sneaky way to lessen any protection citizens have.

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Posted in: Kyoto families angered by new policy forcing high school students to buy tablets at own expense See in context

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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