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

Oigawa added that he declined a request from the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee for hospital beds to be reserved for the athletes.

despicable that they asked, and a breath of fresh air that he refused.

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Posted in: U.S. track and field team cancel Olympic training camp in Japan over COVID See in context

as I noted in a comment on the IOC says negative public opinion no threat to Tokyo Olympics, article... what about the Paralympics? here it says: "The IOC, organizers in Japan and the government have repeatedly vowed to hold the Games as scheduled until Aug. 8" (my emphasis). I expect 'they', out of a concern for the health and wellbeing of para-athletes will suddenly call of the Paralympics. after all, I doubt they generate but a fraction of the lucre that the main event does.

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

A “large and growing number” of participants will be vaccinated against COVID-19 before arriving at the athlete village in Tokyo, Adams said.

weren't 'they' saying "all athletes" a couple of days ago?

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

I note that in the beginning, everything was about the Olympics and Paralympics.... now the Paralympics never get a mention and it's all "July 23-Aug 8"...

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

ironic that the Olympics are of Greek origin, and so is the word hubris..... and you know what hubris leads to....

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

now, if only we can find someone to do the injections, we can use the free vaccine doses....

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

sped up from September

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Posted in: Aichi city gave pharmacy chain chief, wife priority bookings for vaccination See in context

Kobe White Bar OwnerToday  10:47 am JST

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ChiaPetToday  07:03 am JST

Status should not get you priority! We are all humans! Wait your turn!

new to Japan per chance?

new to Planet Earth perchance? I would've said.

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Posted in: Man possessing cannabis livestreams his surrender to police See in context

wonder if the police will bust him for nonconsensual videoing.....

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Posted in: Man possessing cannabis livestreams his surrender to police See in context

well I guess the police are fuming at being put on the spot and will smoke his ass, and he'll be toast.... or maybe being on YT will save his bacon....

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Posted in: Porn site operator arrested over female athletes' images on website See in context

photos zooming in on breasts and buttocks 

YouTube is rife with 'athletics videos' doing just that, but moving-images, not stills.... I think those who are upset by this have their work cut out for them.

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Posted in: Australia begins vaccinating Olympic athletes See in context

“We’re going into a pretty unknown situation over in Tokyo so to have this little (injection ) is a huge weight off everyone’s shoulders”

chance'd be a fine thing.... maybe if I identify as a world-class athlete....? (⌒▽⌒)

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

hope I never find myself on trial by jury with denizens of the JT comments section as jury members.... so many people, on the slightest of evidence, have got it all sewn up, with absolute certainty.... (⌒▽⌒)

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

"Philip Morris to phase out cigarettes in Japan within decade by replacing them with a more expensive alternative route to lung cancer"

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Posted in: Virgin Hyperloop shows off the future: mass transport in floating magnetic pods See in context

this might become a gimmick form of transport for the rich (like space flights) but I rather think that for most, it will be more a case that people will be convinced that life inside a pod, with endless options for AI-driven hypervision sensurround scenarios through HUDs (or perhaps via implants for the up-market version) is just dandy... work from homepod, and then segué into "a universe of entertainment".... hence no need for travel. (let your grey matter do the walking, riding, flying, hyperlooping).

if that sounds farfetched, just think how few years it has taken, from the first widespread use of teevees, to the current situation, billions of people's lives concentrated on a few square centimetres of screen real-estate. that took some 70 years, so imagine what the next 70 can bring. and it's all for you....

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan now unlikely See in context

"Frankly speaking, I personally think it would be quite tough for him to come now," but LORD Coe is here!!!!

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Posted in: WHO hopes Tokyo Olympics can go ahead despite extension of state of emergency See in context

The World Health Organization hopes..... Google believes..... The Guardian views.... Amazon wants.... the UN demands..... but who makes the decisions? not organizations.

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

wow, an extra 500 or 600 yen a month.... great news

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Posted in: More support easing vaccine patent rules, but hurdles remain See in context

the waiver idea floated by India and South Africa in October.

wonder what took the Biden and Macron so long et al so long. must've been chomping at the bit, waiting for the go-ahead from those "closed-door talks".

also wonder why Pfizer and BioNTech didn't donate vaccines to India, say, or Brazil, instead of offering support to those among the fittest and most privileged people on the planet....

all the usual suspects using The Plague for political and/or financial advantage.... business as usual.

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

now you know.... that was meant to read....

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

in case you had been wondering about your true status and value as an 'ordinary person'.... know you now. (^_-)

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Posted in: Tokyo governor says mutant strains of COVID-19 becoming dominant See in context

that's the second article in 2 days that has referred to the situation as 'possibly placing the Olympics in jeopardy'....

so things are lining up.... in a month's time 'they' will be able to say something like 'we did everything in our power with every ounce of energy we had.... but, we must think of the people first, so, though it's regrettable.... we have to think about the possibility of.....'

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Posted in: Ichiyama, Kipkoech win Sapporo half marathon See in context

@Eisenach

I suppose he was.... and me too, though he didn't know it...

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers try to allay Sapporo test event concerns See in context

""We are fully aware (Sapporo) residents feel uneasy with the current situation...." but who cares? (⌒▽⌒)

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Posted in: Cruise ship returns to Yokohama after one passenger tests positive for COVID-19 See in context

so quarantine will not be on the ship then.....!!!!!!

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Posted in: Osaka loses to Muchova in 3 sets at Madrid Open See in context

@AG

"total sense" is not an absolute. I'm happy for you to see it your way. seems a shame to me.

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Posted in: 1st nationwide survey sheds light on young carers in Japan See in context

taking on tasks that are seen as compromising their rights as children and ability to lead normal childhoods.

sounds like school!

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Posted in: Osaka loses to Muchova in 3 sets at Madrid Open See in context

seems like "Muchova beats Osaka" would have been a more accurate headline.

shame they didn't see fit to include a photo of the winner.

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Posted in: Under close supervision, Tokyo welcomes foreign divers to test event See in context

close supervision

like in yesterday's photo of a few dozen divers and extras from all over the place, maskless and mingling? https://rikiweb.com/category/tokyo-2020-olympics/Olympic-diving-test-event-begins-in-Tokyo-torch-relay-detour-on-Okinawa

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Posted in: Up to 300 people per day breaking self-quarantine pledge in Japan See in context

that's the trouble with that word "pledge"....

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