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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

With a month until the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, Seiko Hashimoto, president of the organizing committee, is earnestly hoping that the coronavirus pandemic will not stand in the way of hosting the global sporting showpiece "

" earnestly hoping "is not really a policy that people can support , is it?

I fear even more for “safety and security” it is not only about 2 people out of a group of 9, what about the other people on the flight into Tokyo"

Of course they were allowed to freely travel to whatever part of Tokyo they wanted to ....lets joyful spread. Now that the international media is on the ground here , hope they start filing reports asking why tracing and quarantine for close contacts did not happen and shine a bit of a spotlight on the whole "unique" J model of minimal testing too.

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Posted in: Sydney residents banned from leaving city as coronavirus cluster grows See in context

Japan has quadrupled that dosage rollout in only 1 month.."

Well yeah, Japan also has 4-5 times the population and a hundred times the number of daily positive cases Australia does. Aussie public has been a bit blaze about vaccinating until now with the virus practically non existent.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers reverse plan to allow alcohol at venues See in context

Looks like the TOC is listening to the beverage companies. How about listening to the medical experts?!

Guess the beverage companies provide more cushy amakudari positions so....

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Posted in: As Japan reboots 44-year-old nuclear reactor, experts sound alarm See in context

Good. About time they restart it. We need the electricity. 

BS...why dont you google and read up about all the green electricity produced in Kyushu that is being refused by the power companies because it is "surplus to needs". There is no shortage of electricity in Japan. How many times did you have a blackout since 2011?

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Posted in: Hashimoto defends decision to allow spectators amid public frustration See in context

I suppose someone could roll out a phone app that emits cheering when you tap on the screen. You can increase the volume as the runners close in on the finishing line. Alternatively, record yourself cheering in the Covid-safety of your own home and play it at appropriate moments.

Thats a good idea but this being Japan they,d probably still be singled out for breaking the rules even with "fake " cheering.

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Posted in: Tokyo Governor Koike hospitalized due to fatigue See in context

Savethegaijin - very sorry to hear, hope your husband can hang on a little bit longer until this cursed sports event is over. All the best to both of you.

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Posted in: Tokyo Governor Koike hospitalized due to fatigue See in context

I wish her a good rest and speedy recovery ..as others have said she inherited lots of the problems from the deadwood ooyajis before her ( especially that racist idiot Ishihara ) and if any of them were in charge this past 2 two years Tokyo would be way worse off.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers reverse plan to allow alcohol at venues See in context

he sale of alcoholic drinks to spectators is "being considered" but is dependent on whether people can be deterred from speaking loudly or shouting and whether they can observe safety protocols "

The incompetency just keeps on coming unabated....can,t have a drink with more than 1 friend for 90 minutes at a bar or restaurant but yeah thousands of Japanese fans ( known well for their inability to hold a drink, speaking generally of course ) drinking & getting piseed inside the stadiums would "refrain from speaking loudly, shouting etc...)...and of course they would head straight home without stopping anywhere after the competitions finish.

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Posted in: Japanese sporting world welcomes having fans at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Japanese Olympians and sporting figures welcomed the decision voicing their appreciation for the measure taken amid lingering public concerns over coronavirus infections."

Very reminiscent of declarations of "appreciation " for govt and party decisions in places like China,NK and other one party states. Long standing public opinion and medical community pleas mean zilch to the all knowing party.

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Posted in: Alcohol allowed but no condom distribution in Tokyo Olympic village See in context

Get drunk with a few cans of beer and chuuhai in front of a TV in your room and no sex.

Sounds just about right. Part of Japanese culture for you, just ask your married J-co-workers, lol.

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Posted in: 86% fear COVID rebound if Tokyo Olympics held: poll See in context

I am more concerned that now 44% of people feel that the Suga cabinet is doing a good job, up frim 41% recently. What the hell has he done. Nothing!"

Agreed, in Japan all that is needed is for the LDP not to have any big stuffups in a given week and approval goes up. Absolutely bizzare. Guess critical thinking is just too "mendokusai" for a vast part of the shooganai electorate. Hence we,re stuck with the incompetent "leadership" here.

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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

Me too. I will not watch it, is is an abomination and a disgrace to humanity to hold these Games now."

Agreed..not watching it either. Is the hypocrat strawberry farmer gonna watch it on TV too or will he be in the VIP stand with the other lords to be followed by fine steaks and booze at Ginza while peasants are told to stay home and drink a can of beer?

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Posted in: Why are Olympics going on despite public opposition, medical warnings? See in context

How have the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga been able to bypass strong opposition?"

Uhm...is that a serious question.?..by not giving a damn about public & medical professionals opinion, steamrolling over it and prioritizing money and oyaji pride as was plain to see from the beginning...disgrace. Once the cases start rising again afer the games , watch the "it wasn,t me , it was someone else,s responsibility " dance begin.

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Posted in: Japan looks to ease virus state of emergency ahead of Olympics See in context

“In order to prevent another upsurge, it is crucial to prevent the people from roaming around during the Olympics and summer vacation,” he said."

Yeah, that might be a bit hard to do with 100 thousand foreigners involved in Olympics and tens of thousands of domestic fans daily ( if the arrogant strawberry farmer and his JOC buddies get their way ) mingling inside and outside of Olympic venues.

When will the govt EVER give a damn about the Japanese people!"

Not until the peasants vote out LDP and let them learn a painful electoral defeat lesson will that happpen. Alas chances are very slim indeed as long as the perenial "shooganai" attitude continues here.

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Posted in: Up to 80% of Tokyo Olympics media will be vaccinated, say organizers See in context

he organizers also said every sports delegation arriving in Japan will have a COVID liaison officer coordinating with the organizers 

And if the Covid liaison officer " comesdown with covid?

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Posted in: More than 2,300 companies to vaccinate 11 mil employees, families See in context

I am very excited to go back to usual business, spend the last days until my pension mostly in airplanes, airplane lounges and nice hotels, including bars, all over the world.

Well, I definately envy you that Monty...when you retire can I have your job? :)

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Posted in: According to many polls, the majority of the Japanese public say they want the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled or postponed again. So why haven't opponents of the Games taken to the streets in large numbers to protest? Is it a cultural thing? See in context

 Let's see though, how far can the Japanese remain timid and quiet for long.

Pretty sure they can stay quite " timid and quiet" very long.

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Posted in: Sex, social distancing and dining in the Olympic village See in context

Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to give away about 150,000 condoms at next month's Games, but are telling athletes to take them home 

ROFL...take them home...omiyage...just when you thought the organizers couldnt come up with anything more idiotic, they outdo themselves, haha.

 Now we can call these SugaCon?

SugaCon- good one., lol..actually SugaCon would be a good nickname for the ichigo farmer since hardly an honest word comes out of him.

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Posted in: Gov't considering quasi-state of emergency in Tokyo during Olympics See in context

The official said staging the Olympics and Paralympics has now become an international commitment after leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies expressed support on the weekend for the sporting extravaganza.

Thats some funny stuff...so Suga goes around the G7 meeting begging for a pledge of "support" from the other leaders and once they give it ( to get rid of him no doubt lol ) J-officials start using this as an excuse that Games are now "an international commitment " and therefore can,t be altered. Freak off.

Will I need to wear a quasi-mask? 

You should already have one...the Abenomask..only covers about a quarter of an adult face.

So bars will be allowed to stay open but serve only low-alcohol drinks in limited quantity, so that customers only get quasi-drunk, and talk only in a quasi-loud voice!

LOL, nice one.

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Posted in: Japan to secure COVID vaccines for 20,000 more Olympic workers See in context

SInce there is curiously no word on where this additional vaccine supply is coming from ( ie not donated by Pfizer as with the first 20 thousand shots for the athletes ) we can assume its being taken away from the general over 65 J-population supply.

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Posted in: Suga says he won support from all G7 leaders for Olympics See in context

Mr Suga has shown the world leaders that the games will be safe and they all agree they should take place."

Really...how exactly did he show them that?

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Posted in: Suga says he won support from all G7 leaders for Olympics See in context

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Sunday said he had won firm support at a G7 summit meeting in Britain for holding the Tokyo Olympics "

Guess saying -sure Yoshi we support you - was the only way to stop him from following the others around ;)

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Posted in: Suga not ruling out election if no-confidence vote submitted See in context

That photo says it all...no comment needed, this is what passes for "leadership" here.

Japan should be embarrassed by its leadership like the US was the last 4 years!"

Indeed.

Clearly, Suga fumbled the coronavirus like no other world leader, and to speak about it as if he had been focusing on it all these months is an insult to every person who has been subject to his "leadership".

Spot on comment.

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Posted in: G7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations See in context

Priceless ..:) even the protester puppet Suga seems to be the odd one out there, trying to figure out what the heck is going on.

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Posted in: Heatstroke or COVID-19? Similar symptoms could confuse at Olympics See in context

This calls for a new panel of experts to be set up and a series of meetings to be held.

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Posted in: Toshiba colluded with ministry to undermine shareholders, probe finds See in context

Is it possible something similar with Nissan?"

Ya, think?

Suga: "I am absolutely not aware of that. There was nothing of that sort." Well that settles it."

LOL...indeed. rotten apple.

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Posted in: Suga regrets having to take all the heat for hosting Olympics during pandemic See in context

Suga regrets having to take all the heat "

All Japanese I ,ve spoken with seem to regret that inept Suga is a PM.

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Posted in: Japan eyes regional revitalization with transfer of 10,000 workers See in context

LDP is slowly beginning election sound bite preparations...as usual govt is " eyeing " considering and mulling populist ideas that will be shelved as soon as the election is over.

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Posted in: South Asian nations turn to China, Russia for vaccine help See in context

The mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna), appear to provide lifetime protection in the recent studies for people who got the virus"

Yep, that must be why Pfizer CEO just talked about the need for a " booster " after 12 months. You can bet big pharma will want this to become an annual shot , just like influenza.

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