They noted that most Olympics face criticism before they begin, but said they expect the mood to change once athletes take the stage after the July 23 opening ceremony.
Is that true? Because there were protests in Brazil too... and I remember ads featuring Usain Bolt and other top athletes being aired during Rio Olympics, appealing to people to come in and watch them..coz not enough tickets got sold.... and those ..were... normal times.
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Very positive and good news. Congratulations to the family. She is lucky to have such a husband and son..
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Polygamous marriages are totally legal in 58 countries. I'm curious if men from those countries are permitted to bring in their perfectly legal multiple spouses into Japan and if they are recognised as such upon entry.
Japan does allow that. I do not remember the channel and program exactly, but I had watched a TV programme recently, which showed a very rich Afghan used car exporter.. who had more than one wives and many children..all living in a luxurious house in Japan. The man has been living in Japan for many decades too... So Japan does allow them
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This is what happens when ...you tell your people repeatedly that everything is fine..when you hammer it into their brains that they are living in a place which is a virtual safezone, when everytime there's a news article, it mentions that somehow, we avoided/continue to the worst caused by the pandemic..... And suddenly one day, you make a U-turn and say that we are not fine... People are already used to think they are safe .they won't believe that they too are at risk . The administrators here created this complacency... No one else is to blame.
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Good..the SoE seems to be working... numbers are decreasing already. May be we can lift the SoE sooner than Feb 7th. And start the prep for Olympics in full swing then onwards...
In other news, Gates wants the Olympics too.
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Lots of it is indeed a money racket....the prices shrines charge for all the trinkets they sell over New Year are insane.
It works the same all over the world... Churches, shrines, temples, etc. There's no need to call out Japan on this.
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I see one biker wearing a mask, in this picture :)
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Complacency is caused by repeated exposure to contradicting information, fear mongering coupled with inaction by those in power... Every where in the world... it's the same..
Ultimately, people need to get on with their lives
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Yes ..I am... I no longer even care to look at the numbers everyday.
That said, me and my family still continue to sanitize all our stuff, shoes to avoid cross contamination .. and follow quite a few rules when we enter the house after going out. We haven't been to a single restaurant since mid-February, when the news of the virus started becoming big, and we haven't visited any indoor amusement facilities... We stick to outdoors.
This is an year for survival.
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Clearly, you know something about microbiology... Your posts are good, science based and enlightening.
I suppose you work in one of the many fields associated with pathology....
Keep posting sensible stuff like this without bothering much about the reaction of many others who don't know the basics of biology...
Always a pleasure to read your posts.
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Some point of time, Japan needs tobcome out of the denial mode, stop window dressing the numbers and start testing people.
No...this is not the magical land which the virus has not affected "somehow".
If the government continues their economy first stuff, it's going to hurt their party in the long run... They should have realized this by now... But who controls them..and who is prompting them to keep numbers low, when their own people aren't buying their narrative?
Look at many other nations... They have come out of their lockdowns..and they also have huge numbers. But their markets are improving. If the jinxed Olympics is the only thing they want to save, then they are going too far for it, I am afraid, at their own cost.
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the universe was formed.
I believe this should say solar system, not universe.
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“Is Japan really such a country full of discrimination? It feels like you’re creating a false impression of Japan.”
Yes Japan, there is....
I changed my kid's sports club because all of the other kids used to gang up..never talk to my child, and used words like "kirai da.." whenever they had to team up.
The coach frequently and vocally made people of my nation one team and all the Japanese kids another team..and never appreciated my child even when the job was well done...
When I relate these experiences to friends in my country, they are all very surprised.... Because they look at the tourist propaganda showing Omotenashi...
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*What I hate the most is Hari Nada smiling for the picture.*
Didn't check the facts before you posted ... eh?
That's Ashwani Gupta.
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In India, if you have symptoms, you can request a test and it would be readily done... Unlike even here..
They have built their own test kits .. not dependant on China for their supplies.
ShiroIshii.. India should follow China's example and tweak their virus figures just like they tweak their GDP figures.
Pray tell us what is the evidence you have regarding the tweaked GDP figures...
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"We will never seek hegemony, expansion or sphere of influence," he said. "We have no intention of fighting either a Cold War or a hot one with any country."
What about Taiwan, HK... ??
Okkk ..you claim they are your territories and you can send your police and planes whenever you want...
What about India?? Is that your territory too???
And all this in the wake of the pandemic???
Why did you start belt and road? So that it will better the world trade? Nothing to do with the sphere of influence..right?
I think the general understanding in the world is wrong..China is infact a peace loving nation which always co-operates with it's neighbors.
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He is better than Federer and most players as a human being. He is polite, easy going and a great human being and speaks his heart out without inhibitions.
The other top player who is also a great human being and a humble guy is Nadal.
Such accidents are unfortunate, and of course not at all excusable. However they do happen once in a while.
Shocking to see how some people jump to judgements without knowing enough.
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How dare these guys even come up with such statements!!
Scum like this destroy the life of common folks like us.
What would he do if the war is here..and some other economy recovers!!???? Or would he find it acceptable coz his theory becomes valid anyway....
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For those who think they have saved their money.. it's anyways going to go into the extra expenses you incur because of Covid ....
Just look at the masks... We get packs of 5 or 7 now .. prices 300 to 400 yen... So you effectively spend 60 yen per mask.. 6000 yen per 100.. which is about 5000 yen extra compared to normal times.
Same goes to alcohol gel Sanitizers and the like..we had those in 100 yen shops.. it's no longer the case...
And every time, you fall sick with the slightest cold...and visit a doc fearing the worst, you spend a little extra on the x-ray, blood test and antibiotics.
Whether you like it or not...you are giving back to the economy and spending that money.
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On a very completely unrelated note, wait for oppurtunist China to exploit the situation here... Extend financial help for reconstruction ..and when Mauritius can't pay back, take the beaches/ports on lease for 70 years.. just like they did with Belt and Road...
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Get well soon Grigor.
Hope no one else is affected :(
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Read again... He did feature on the show...
Tens of thousands of viewers watched more than 70 of the country's biggest celebrities --
including cricket captain Virat Kohli and actor Khan --
as well as international names such as actor Will Smith and rock legend Mick Jagger in the "I for India" show broadcast on Facebook.
Jagger and Smith spoke about the struggles of rural migrant workers, many of whom have lost their jobs and gone hungry during an ongoing nationwide lockdown imposed from late March.
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Send all invoices to Beijing.
spot on.... yes..China has to pay..They created the mess
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None of the corporates have a social responsibility in place..
In pandemic situations, social responsibility is to reduce the total number of people coming to office, so that those who essentially have to travel for work, face lesser threat of infection.
The reality of this nation and it's work culture is that even IT employees are asked to report for work, despite facilities for telework being available.
Essential services have to continue, but with office workers and shoppers off the road, they are better off.
The reality is that you can't keep shut downs for a long time... So first you go in for a total shut down, and then open up much later, with soft lockdowns still in place.... Japan is doing it the reverse way.
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The government has to lockdown parks. May be make police stand there with a megaphone and instruct people and children to leave.
There are way too many kids playing in the park... Many without masks and gloves.
People still queue up in Supermarket lines without maintaining sufficient distance.
Japan has downplayed this for so long, that people refuse to take it seriously. They have to now tune up their safety instructions a couple of notch...
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