Why not having a transgender Olympics. It would be better
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The rebound will have nothing to do with the Olympics. That’s an easy escape to blame the games.
The rebound will be due to locals going back to izakyas and partying
-1 ( +5 / -6 )
will be allowed to bring alcoholic beverages into the athletes' village but only for consumption in their rooms
When all athletes will drink in the common space, who will intervene to ask them to go back to their rooms. The 80 years old Japanese guard.
The village is like a private community, so I do imagine the JOC or locals being able to strictly enforce any rules. It will mostly depend on how much the national teams staff do educate their athletes.
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Just setup condom vending machines.
The problem here is more what image want to give Japan in the face of the public, its domestic public. Beyond the thousands of love hotels and massage parlors, Japan likes to give an image of pure and perfect country. For that reason. Japan does not want to be seen as promoting a sex village. In a way, just hiding from the reality, not facing issues and avoiding responsibilities.
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I will watch re-runs of tarento taking the trains and tasting ramen
What an exciting life !
I still prefer to watch the Olympics.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Green in Japan means green technology, more trees destroyed for solar energy farms.
He is talking about investing, so everything is business related.
Japan should focused more on education and mind changes. How many useless lights are on everyday, how much useless plastic is used.
Today is a rainy day. Shoppers will get their products in a bag, and if it is a paper bag, maybe it will be wrapped by another plastic. On the good side, as plastic bags are not free anymore, consumption of those has been strongly reduced
1 ( +6 / -5 )
In other countries, police would have already been in,
but here, the J police is not ready to take any risk that could end in hurting the hostage. If the guy is crazy, his reaction can not be anticipated. He might have threaten the girl already.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
When Olympics are held in a foreign country, we watch it on TV. So it is exactly the same.
But was Suga expecting thousands of locals to rush to the stadium.
The message is clear. During the Olympics, priority to the games. You, the sheep, you stay home during that time. Ok, you understand? Do not disturb our party. If you want, watch TV, you will follow much better and can have beers and CHEERS.
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Vaccinations tracking at over 1M per day now, and if anything looks like it could be ramped up even further.
Max has been around 800,000 a day ( source NHK)
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Can we book randomly, or do we need first a coupon ? Because I have got anything.
As of 10 a.m. Thursday, around 90 percent of the 70,000 slots at the Tokyo center between next Monday and June 27 were filled.
More busy than what I was expecting
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The government is asking other countries to exempt travelers carrying the documents that officially certify their vaccination status from quarantine or to shorten the quarantine period, government sources said earlier.
Before asking other countries, Japan should first show what it will be doing with its strict quarantine.
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On time for the long awaited Olympics. Perfect !
-1 ( +2 / -3 )
Total lockdowns work.
On a tiny island, it can.
The rest of the world has borders where passage can not be stopped. Unless you live in North Korea.
There is always border crossing, legal or illegal.
Illegal border crossing does not stop.
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Solar energy in Japan causes massive forest destruction.
When all buildings and houses will have mandatory solar panels on the roof, solar energy will be more efficient. But in that case, corporations will not get any money. That’s why it is not done
1 ( +15 / -14 )
Zero is not realistic, like zero infected with covid
1 ( +7 / -6 )
You knew that from the start Konno, but did you said that during the meetings ?
14 ( +16 / -2 )
The government announced vaccination for everyone but nobody gets the voucher.
8 ( +11 / -3 )
What are the detailed rules ?
Write a guideline, read it and follow.
Impossible that 100,000 do all follow the rules, In Japan, rules are designed like if it is addressed to junior high schools.
The International Olympic Committee says more that 80% of those staying in the Olympic Village will be fully vaccinated.
Yes, like for every international event here, there is a fear about foreigners coming, though they are vaccinated and gone through many PCR tests. For sure, a few will bring the virus but There is more chance that locals do transmit the virus to Olympics related people than the opposite.
Officials last week said he would be quarantined for three days, followed by 11 days of restricted activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Restricted activities like expensive diners every night,
or eating a bento in his hotel room.
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Foreigners who have difficulties are mostly the one being here for not long. And the Japanese skills and understanding on how the things do work are also limited.
For long term residents, whatever they master or not the language, they must have enough knowledge about the system and know where to get information. If they do not, it just mean they can not navigate by themselves in this country.
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The police just bust in without anything and expect to be let in. They will also force themselves in too and charge you with whatever they like.
No. They might really force if they believe there is something suspicious inside and have got clear info about it.
If nothing suspicious, they will stay outside, and asks questions. If they want to come in, it is up to you to let them in or not, but they will not force.
I am quite sure they had a search warrant for this guy
just the fact police officers are there makes many people let them in.
Yes, that might also be the case.
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It was certainly verbally agreed decades ago and it has not bother anyone since. That’s also why tourists go to Asakusa.
Now, what the Taito government wanna do. Replace these shops with brand shops like in every department stores, just because they will pay more.
1 ( +5 / -4 )
Suga and Italy Prime Minister at the back on the picture. Who is six and seven in the ranking ?
It speaks out
-5 ( +0 / -5 )
Yes, with no coupon, we can’t reserve.
I know some Japanese who wanna wait for the Japanese vaccine, being told by medical professionals it would be safer.
4 ( +9 / -5 )
naming Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan
He was meaning island, not country.
Lost in translation
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It was some similar articles last year before the summer.
This is not an Olympics concern, but a general concern.
As for athletes, supposing to compete after a negative test, there is no reason to suspect covid but rather a heat stroke after an hard effort
2 ( +3 / -1 )
Lobbying, influencing is part of the deal.
Is it possible something similar with Nissan?
As for Nissan, it was also a case of plea bargaining from a lower employee against Kelly at least.
Since this law was enacted in Japan, it has been 3 cases of plea bargaining
-4 ( +4 / -8 )
It hasn’t ended anywhere yet. That’s the point.
It depends on the threshold we apply.
If zero, it will for sure never end.
But it should not be zero.
Responsible governments allow for a few cases to a few hundred cases a day
0 ( +0 / -0 )
It never ends in Australia.
-2 ( +0 / -2 )
These quasi emergency measures do not apply to a whole prefecture. In Chiba, for example, it is only for the areas nearby Tokyo up to China city
1 ( +1 / -0 )