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Posted in: Tokyo reports 570 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,672 See in context

@some dude

Agree with your comment above - but as you know in Japan logic does not work - that is how it should be but I can bet it will not happen....

One Japan PM (highest level person in Japan) has officially said that Japan cannot do anything or cancel Covidympics - IOC has decided it will go ahead

As everyone knows IOC has already spoken - nothing short of Armageddon will cancel these wretched Covidyimpics

So here we are - even if 100 more positive cases come up or 1000 - I dont think they will cancel as they need to earn their $$$ from TV rights - dont care about Japanese populace or for that matters athletes health - that is why IOC has got waiver signed from each participating athlete that they are not liable for any Covid related health issues

Brace yourself, protect yourself and be safe - that is all common resident in Tokyo can think of - and ofcourse pray - lots of prayers!!!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 570 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,672 See in context

And here we go again

Another breaking news (in Japanese for now) at Mainichi (link below) -

https://mainichi.jp/articles/20210624/k00/00m/040/181000c

Apart from two Uganda team members found to be positive NOW the government is acknowledging that there are four more people who entered Japan as part of Olympics who have been tested positive - France 1 in Feb month, Egypt 1 in Apr, Sri Lanka 1 in May, Ghana 1 in June month - apart from 2 more from Uganda in June month

These six people skipped the mandatory quarantine as special case for Olympic staff

Does anyone have any more doubts that once the deluge of athletes/staff of 90,000 people enter Japan from over 200 countries what is going to happen?

Amazing IOC/TOC/JOC - is this the "safe & secure" Covidympics that are being promised.....

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 570 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,672 See in context

This is getting beyond crazy now - today number again is 118 more than one week prior (as per the link below)

https://omatomesan.com/tokyo-covid19/

Interestingly yesterday number was exactly 118 higher than one week prior too - talk about coincidence?

Also out of last 9 days number reported we see last 8 days the cases are higher than one week prior - clear trend of things starting to escalate?

On top of this worrying trend if you add the great Covidympics into this mix with 90,000 people converging into Tokyo from more than 200 countries over a period of 2 to 3 weeks time in Jul month - get ready for a heady cocktail of variants and further explosion by mid Aug not only within Japan but it boggles the mind when these athletes and staff go back to their respective countries as to what is going to happen….

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Posted in: Athletes on edge with Tokyo Olympics less than 1 month away See in context

Oh give me a break - agree that these athletes have spent years to prepare and all hard work etc - how about the normal life that has been shattered by this prolonged road to misery in Japan, where many people have lost their jobs, livelihood? Any thoughts and concerns about normal Tanaka and Keiko of Japanese population? Do we see any news article highlighting how normal people lives have been impacted?

Even if there is no olympics, the athletes still have a healthy body, sponsors - you will miss out on participating in this once in a lifetime opportunity sure, but your life is not going to come to a stop.....talk about double standards and privilege.

If you are so torn about in your thinking have some guts, take a stance which you know in your gut is right thing and withdraw - do the right thing for a change and you will sleep well in night, can look in your children eyes later in your life and be proud of the decision you make now

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 619 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,779 See in context

Just saw another breaking news - one more athlete from Uganda team tested positive - not sure if this person is added in total national tally of positives reported today?

Link below (in Japanese)

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/730e8d48433d38afbe9b3af4c7fb9f812bec05cb

Every common person knew this is bound to happen but for some reason the Narita folks and great TOC/JOC organizers thought all is OK even if one person was found positive at Narita airport to pack everyone else on a bus and on their way together - the stupidity levels shown are off the charts here....

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 619 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,779 See in context

@objective

How are things getting worse? A one day increase is not a trend. With impressive daily vaccination numbers going on things will only improve more. That is how it works.

Copying my earlier message on the same thread again - please take a look below - out of past 8 days numbers 7 days there is an increase compared to previous week - this is not one day increase - maybe you will not consider 7 days out of 8 days increase a trend?

This is how it works I agree and this is a trend on numbers increasing - please check it out....

if you compare one week prior numbers (as detailed on link below)

https://omatomesan.com/tokyo-covid19/

yesterday number was 98 more than one week before

today number is 118 more than one week before

not a good trend…

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 619 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,779 See in context

@Cleo

you are right

if you compare one week prior numbers (as detailed on link below)

https://omatomesan.com/tokyo-covid19/

yesterday number was 98 more than one week before

today number is 118 more than one week before

not a good trend…

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

Shameful and embarrassing behaviour to say the least - complete and blatant disregard to medical doctors opinion just for some ¥¥¥

shame shame Japan - you could be so much better but alas….

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

@savethegaijin

Sorry to hear about your husband situation - wishing him & whole family good wishes and hoping all ends well for you guys.

Also thabk you for sharing these very personal but important status update of happenings behind the scenes which folks like myself would not be aware of - helps to appreciate the key people like your husband who are working behind the scene and will never get any public recognition..

Hang in there!!!

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Posted in: Plans to sell alcohol at Olympic venues draw criticism from thirsty Tokyo residents See in context

If folks have not seen the latest rebuke from Dr Ozaki, who is Chairman of Tokyo Medical Association - please read the article (link below)

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210622/p2a/00m/0na/024000c

Basically the title itself says everything - "Holding Tokyo Games with spectators 'incomprehensible': Tokyo medical assoc. head"

But ofcourse the IOC/JOC/TOC and Suga know better than Dr Ozaki and they override all medical doctors warnings/concerns - hold Olympics, have 10,000 paid spectators (plus 10,000 more VIPs, plus school children - which as per this article is on top of paid 10,000 spectators), serve alcohol to these spectators, demand the spectators should travel straight from their home to Olympic venue without stopping anywhere, go back straight to their homes after event is over, must wear mask (only to remove it for drinking their previous sponsor beer), dont cheer but only clap and the list of all such absurd decisions keeps on going......

It is sad to see Japan becoming a joke in front of the world media with these wishy washy policies and complete and blatant ignorance of medical doctors advice...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 435 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,437 See in context

Addenda

Out of last seven days six days shows increase from previous week

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 435 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,437 See in context

This looks bad when you see data as shown at this site comparing same numbers one week prior

https://omatomesan.com/tokyo-covid19/

last seven days report shows Tokyo numbers are higher than previous week

today number is 98 more than last week

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Posted in: WHO to discuss Olympics COVID risks with Japan, IOC See in context

Ryan said Japan's rate of 80 infections per million residents in the past week was much lower than in many other countries.

If you compare the infections per million residents of Japan with other countries why dont you also compare the number of tests done for the said countries with Japan? Any layman knows the more wider your testing is the probability of positives would be higher right? Maybe WHO Mr Ryan is not aware of this basic fact?

Want to do this comparison of number of tests and positive rates to be fair Mr Ryan and then make your bullsxxt claim again? See how the numbers fall out - very different from the words coming out of your someplace where sun dont shine....

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Posted in: India protests 'unfair' Tokyo Olympic rules for COVID-hit nations See in context

Would be interesting to see how UK responds to this revised restrictions of not entering Japan till 5 days of event start and isolate for three days after Japan entry - UK has more medal winning potential than India....

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

Would be interesting if some "real" journalists dig deeper and get a scoop as to how many brown envelopes and coercion was done by IOC/TOC/JOC against these athletes named above for them to come out publicly with these statements to support the decision to allow 10,000 spectators...

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Posted in: New Zealand selects transgender athlete Hubbard for Olympic women's weightlifting team See in context

@awomde

wish I could give you more than one up vote !

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

They do realize that folks CAN and WILL bring their own condoms and not be dependent on free condoms to be distributed - not sure if airport customs is going to seize any condoms from any athletes entering Japan for olympics.... How are they going to control people frolicking/enjoying themselves - with or without condoms???

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Posted in: Organizers show off athletes' village a month before Tokyo Olympics begin See in context

The bed size on top picture leaves a bad taste - the organizers do realize that most of athletes coming are foreigners with a much larger build than normal Japanese national? The width of these beds means one roll over during sleep and the person is going to fall down. Not to mention the length of bed - anyone expect the basketball players to sleep on these beds? Very embarrassing in front of world media/athletes - is this the best Japan could do?

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Posted in: Ugandan Olympic team member tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Japan See in context

@gogogo

Why wasn't the other team mates (close contacts) put into quarantine? Did Japan suddenly forget it takes up to 2 weeks to show symptoms?

sinply because it will be bad optics and Olympics is special - IOC/JOC have made a special pact with Corona virus that others will be spared by magic… (sarcasm!!!!)

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Posted in: Ugandan Olympic team member tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Japan See in context

What this article does not mention is that there were 80 other passengers on the dame flight as per same news on Asahi (link below)

http://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/14377030

Start of the circus of so called Covidympics begins

and the jokers are still debating to allow 10,000 spectators into watch games…

beyond crazy

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka won't be required to talk to press at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Notice how fast the JOC makes decision when they want to? Otherwise it is always IOC to to make a decision and our hands are tied, shoganai etc...

Another example of different caste/class system in Japan (from my other post earlier)...

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't begins COVID-19 vaccinations for Olympic workers, media See in context

@Zoroto

In Japan, we don't talk about 2 shots + 2 weeks needed to be considered vaccinated. After your first shot, here you are fully vaccinated and can do whatever! Magical country Japan is.

Very true - interesting but completely avoidable cluster happened in Shizouka recently (16 Jun)

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210617/p2a/00m/0na/004000c

Not sure if this little bit of news got any coverage - all 33 people in a nursing home were given their first shot - as expected people dropped their guard, thinking they are now immune, stopped wearing masks - one person became positive and still they did not learn their lesson till it got transmitted to all 33 people in this nursing home....

After 23 years here whatever small respect I had for Japan as a country is completely shot - absolute mess, lack of common sense and completely living in "island country/shimakuni" "ware ware nipponjin" syndrome (though I have many good, reasonable, using their own brains to make their own decisions Japanese friends....)

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't begins COVID-19 vaccinations for Olympic workers, media See in context

Also key point to note - the attention seeking lady must have got her two shots much earlier already

Otherwise it is a no brainer that the picture would have shown herself being aministered the shot (like media showed Suga taking his first shot)

Will the spineless media ask Koike when she got her shots and will we ever know the real dates

Worst caste/class system here than even India would say…

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't begins COVID-19 vaccinations for Olympic workers, media See in context

Only in Japan - this should be a lesson world over to teach - “WRONG PRIORITIES”….

our tax money used to stuff us normal population & residents

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID vaccinations for foreign embassy officials on Monday See in context

everything here is for Olympics - scant regard to general population who pay taxes and salaries for so called leaders whose first priority SHOULD be to look after interests of general population....

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

@Flute

Also look at the picture - these are supposed to be role models for average Taro & Keiko - dont see any social distancing…

Considering they are in contact with hoard of people potentially infected everyday, will have to ensure security at the olympig, have lot of restrictions upon themselves, ... they should have started being vaccinated like at least 2 months ago ; so no wonder they are in a rush to get their shoot.

Thanks and completely agree with your point above.

Like this there are so many "but of course" things should have been done but dont happen here. It is embarrassing to say the least...

My other point on my comment was I have not seen this type of casual walking into vaccination center picture anywhere from my personal experience when I follow global news - normally it is orderly, people keeping social distance, stand in line etc - here we see these folks walking in after their office duty as if walking into Izakaya or get together party etc which is sad - if these so called heroes dont show the right way normal Taro & Keiko when they these pictures will ofcourse think that this virus is not serious threat and it is OK to mingle and follow normal way of life (same like our PM going for steak dinner while asking others to stay at home)......

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

Also look at the picture - these are supposed to be role models for average Taro & Keiko - dont see any social distancing…

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 501 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,703 See in context

Yeah right - "full safety measures have been implemented" - third version of rule playbook announced yesterday with a great mother of all riders - any athlete not following the rules will be sternly warned or else (and something in between)

See this latest news - http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14374171

Uganda Olympic team - both olympic and paralympic team was supposed to land at Kansai airport today - due to major increase in positive cases in Uganda their flight got cancelled - begs few important questions -

Why Paralympic team is entering Japan so early when their event only start on 24 Aug - why do we need these folks more than two months prior?

Countries like India/Uganda where cases are on rise will send their delegations - not only Athletes but also support staff plus media - are we really sure they will follow the "full safety measures" and remain in the bubble??

Expect a major cluserfxxk and shxt to hit the fan after 8 Aug when main Olympic gets over and 24 Aug when Paralympics are scheduled to start - brace up everyone. Take care and stay safe.

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

It would sure have more meaning if the same statement comes from each G7 leader instead of out man “claiming” to have got this support…

Even Biden hedged in his statement that he supports “Safe” olympics - so when things go bad he has a way out that he assumed Japan would hold “safe & secure” event - its Japan fault to not deliver…

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Posted in: Schools pull out of Tokyo Olympic spectator program over virus fears See in context

Finally seeing some news which makes sense and logical - hope more stakeholders also get to see the risks and pull back from their participation....

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