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Posted in: Tokyo marks 1 month until pandemic-hit Olympics open See in context

Seiko Hashimoto, president of the committee, said at a press conference. "If the Japanese people have even a slight sense of worry, then we must give up.

Seems somebody has there head in the sand.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea divided over wartime history, Fukushima water release See in context

My question is why don't we use the filter developed by Kindai University to remove the radioactive tritium.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180828/p2a/00m/0na/013000c

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

Don't worry a source I have said he had been placing condoms in a basket in each room, this is just J-Gov lying to appease the nations who questioned the wisdom of handing out condoms and promoting a shag all olympics,. come on guys you know this is the money grab lypics.

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

 the party likely feels safe because a majority of the public doubts the capability of the opposition to govern.

Not anymore the majority now knows the LDP do not have the capability to govern.

LDP gets a Hell No Vote from my Family and I will be suggesting everybody I know to vote NO to LDP.

I don't care who gets in as long as it isn't LDP. I think a Coalition Government excluding LDP and the religious party Komeito would have a better shot of running the country. Than the incompetent Fools we have in now.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 435 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,937 See in context

@klausdorth

Tests conducted?

6210 PCR Tested in Tokyo on 6/8

Which is down 1,985 PCR Tested in Tokyo from 6/7

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Posted in: Suga arrives in Britain for G7 summit See in context

Suga should stay there he might be held for Covid war crimes after October elections.

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Posted in: Communication the game changer for Tokyo Olympics: ex-IOC marketing chief See in context

The strict controls put in place by the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Games organizers should allay Japanese people's fears about a new wave of coronavirus

Really would that explain the free condoms for athletes and others.

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Posted in: Japan protests Russia's impounding of fishing boat, detention of crew See in context

@obladi

No way to know from the article what really happened ...

Sure there is

Russia was monitoring a Japanese fishing trawler and as soon as it crossed into their EEZ they swooped in and picked it up

Russian border authorities said they took control of the boat last Friday off Japan's northern island of Hokkaido after it was discovered illegally fishing in Russia's EEZ.

A private company denies it

A fishery cooperative based in Wakkanai, to which the Eiho Maru belongs, refuted the claim, saying navigational data showed the trawler was operating in Japan's EEZ.

So from the article I can gather what happened.

The question that remains unanswered is where were they when they got stopped.

Russian border authorities said warning shots were fired to stop the boat as it was attempting to escape from one of its patrol vessels

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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

So reading under the lines, I see that for politicians and their good friends to be able to get their vaccination next, the government is willing to sacrifice at risk people who would need to sit in the same waiting room for a vaccine as people who potentially could already possibly have covid.

I would suggest all at risk people to wait until after they are done so as not to get infected during the inoculation process.

This is a bad idea...

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Posted in: Who's an astronaut as private spaceflight picks up speed? See in context

easy fix,

Astronaut Pilot

Astronaut Passenger

Astronaut Engineer etc

To be an astronaut of any kind you still go through a bunch of tests and some basic training so just add astronaut to the front of the name and make it like an honorific, then the conversation goes "I am an astronaut" "oh wow what kind" ,"oh a passenger", "oh i see that must have been a fun experience for you".

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Posted in: Man cooks rice, stir-fried noodles in convenience store parking lot before starting police chase See in context

@zichi

who has no fixed address or place of employment

He is homeless, he might have gotten the rice and noodles from a food bank which makes it not for homeless since it is pointless when they can't cook it.

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Posted in: Beset by coronavirus wave, doctors lead push against Olympics See in context

saying the event would put the public at risk and further strain the healthcare system

I fail to see how. Most of the athletes and staff will be vaccinated and those that aren’t will be regularly tested. The only real danger to Japan is the Japanese spectators

Apparently from multiple articles I have read stated that "vaccinated people could potentially still become infected and spread the virus to others".

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Posted in: Japan to start vaccinating Olympic athletes from June 1: JOC See in context

Olympic athletes, and coaches should feel guilty about taking vaccines that should be used for high risk people instead.

I will never look at an olympian or coach the same way again.

They disgust me.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 340 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,708 See in context

As I check it total number tested in Tokyo on the 22nd was 5608 vs 15,144 in Osaka.

Something is still wrong with test numbers...

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Posted in: Osaka hospitals buckle under COVID-19 onslaught See in context

@Gooch

World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored African Programme

Seems an Unreliable programme we all know (WHO) and China are linked and have been causing misinformation all through the covid situation.

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Posted in: Osaka hospitals buckle under COVID-19 onslaught See in context

@daito_hak

 Did you actually read the study:

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(21)00170-5/fulltext

However, the authors recognise that this finding is not incompatible with an overall increase in disease severity, and they still conclude that B.1.1.7 is likely to be associated with increased hospitalisation and death.

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Posted in: Over 80% in Japan oppose Olympics this year: poll See in context

11500 deaths I don't believe it. Wait till the release the pneumonia death numbers of elderly that they didn't test, then we will have a better idea of the numbers. I have heard those numbers are in the 20000 + range.

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Posted in: Paralympics chief tries to calm 'anger' over Games See in context

stringent virus countermeasures will keep athletes and the Japanese public safe.

This is not why people are angry or upset about holding the olympics.

That is what IOC and POC don't seem to get.

What we are upset about is the inaction that the government has towards the pandemic.

What has the government done to help support the citizens a one of payment of 100000 YEN and a Mask that most people never received or wanted.

More over the amount of covid testing being done is far to low and is mostly expensive to get so people don't take it unless they are really sick, the border is practically open except for a PLEDGE to quarantine.

If we didn't have the olympics hanging over our heads sucking all the money that could have been used to help in handling of the pandemic.

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Posted in: Japan to donate $4 mil in food aid to Myanmar See in context

So rewarding the military coup, Should be sanctions instead.

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Posted in: China tells Bach it hopes Tokyo Olympics will be held despite pandemic See in context

My bets, an announcement will be made around the beginning of June that the games will be cancelled. Ms Koike will be behind it and get elected as the first female PM this fall.

She is a Governor she would have to retire her current position and then win an election to the House of Representatives. She is not going to be Prime minister.

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Posted in: Petition to cancel Tokyo Olympics submitted to Koike See in context

Great to submit it and 350k is a big number for a country that barely ever signs these kind of things,

But unfortunately the IOC already made their position clear when they said they don't care about public opinion.

https://rikiweb.com/category/tokyo-2020-olympics/ioc-says-negative-public-opinion-is-no-threat-to-tokyo-games

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive See in context

Yes I understand totally that the Pfizer vaccine which was approved on February 15th and now it is May 14th and we have something like 28 million doses of an approved vaccine sitting in freezers is totally the fault of the approval process Yea I can see that makes perfect sense. NOT!

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Posted in: Governors refuse to allot hospital beds for COVID-infected Olympians See in context

Notice the important "for Covid" this doesn't mean they won't allocate beds specifically for olympians it just means no special beds for Covid related issues.

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Posted in: Japan consider extra $700 mil payment for U.N. vaccine program See in context

Japan can't afford it, they need to cancel the olympics first and that money can be used to kick out the IOC

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic sponsor Toyota 'conflicted' over Games See in context

I will personally Boycott olympic sponsors.

So far I have stopped using Eneos Gas stations, I have changed to mastercard, I have switched the beer I drink, I have switched to buying my kids Pepsi, My next computer build (this month) will be AMD, and it is nearly time for me to start considering what my next car will be.

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

We need an election Immediately.

The best thing Suga could do right now is hold a snap election.

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Posted in: Osaka man finds stranger eating in his kitchen at night; intruder dies shortly after See in context

Come into my house at midnight and I will likely end you no questions asked, that is enough to scare the heck out me and make me fear for my life and that of my families.

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Posted in: Suga says he has never put Olympics first and that IOC has final say See in context

Yea yea just like Suga promised to have the virus under control in a month starting from January 7th..

Just another lie from the office of the Lie minister

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Posted in: 82-year-old woman arrested for hitting crying 3-year-old girl at shopping center See in context

@bob

In Japan old people think they can touch your child. I often am instructing people to not photograph or touch the children.

They don't.

I am just curious do you actually have any children? Also do you live in Japan? Are your children pure Japanese?

The reason I ask is perhaps it is just cute mixed kids that get all the attention as I have had many strangers coming up and talking to my kids over the years trying to take photos etc although I must say it is not just elderly Japanese that do this.

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Posted in: Pfizer and BioNTech to donate vaccines for Olympic athletes See in context

@ian

You actually think every 5 out of 100 will get covid?

I have no idea how many will get covid i am not a oracle, however the vaccine they are taking says:

Pfizer/BioNTec vaccine on Thursday confirmed that the jab provided more than 95 percent protection against COVID-19

https://rikiweb.com/category/features/health/pfizer-biontech-jab-confirmed-to-protect-95-in-largest-study-yet

The odds are that in a gathering as large as the olympics is going to be you have a higher chance to get some infections.

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