Good on the mother for not taking this crap from the old bag.
I think arresting the old lady is pretty severe.
She would have been taken in for questioning, nothing severe about that.
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"I felt like the (reality of) Fukushima situation was hidden so Japan can host the Olympics," Shimizu said. "So since then, I have always wanted to make the most of the Olympics by being part of it in one way or another."
This makes no sense to me.
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Posted in: There’s a limited quantity of vaccine available right now, so local governments have no alternative but to make better choices flexibly. For instance, by diverting vaccines earmarked for elderly people to medical personnel. See in context
Current main headline:
'Unused COVID shots piling up in Japan amid slow rollout'.
It seems that Mr. Okabe is either misinformed, or talking complete wham.
If memory serves correct this " quote " by Okabe san is about 2 weeks old. At that time lying Suga,s official line was still " EU is not delivering supplies to Japan "
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Actually, it can be helped...
Well facemarks don't seem to be doing much to help."
Well, that's because nobody is wearing their super effective and superior Abenomasks..if they were Japan would have no corona emergency. It is clear that citizens are at fault here for not not using Shinzo,s miracle handkerchief. Blaming the LDP govt is clearly misguided.
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Taro Kono is an incompetent disgrace.
Kono was set up as the fall guy in this job by Suga because the sleepy combover knew full well the rollout would prove to be a red tape disaster and wanted Kono to take the blame and hence eliminate his potential PM rival. No matter whom would be handed the portfolio they would get the blame ..but Suga is the commander in chief here ( in theory ) so the decision making buck stops with him. Alas he is an incompetent, indecisive apparatchik who would have been fired long ago if he was a CEO at a global company. An absolute disgrace.
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Just another example of how utterly incompetent Suga and LDP is. They can't do a single thing right and yet they want us to believe they can administer 1 million shots per day and deliver safe Olympics. Now they can blame " gaikoku" supply problem anyomore , who will they try to blame for slow rollout...the citizens once again ? . If you can't lead Suga, step down and make way for someone who can, pathetic excuse for a PM. Completely agree with robert maes, this govt ( and Abe,s before that ) deserve to be sued for dereliction of duty.
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Good Job PM Suga! Getting it done!
Getting what done? Japan's vaccination ranking as of today behind Zimbabwe, Tunisia and Samoa, ahead of Ghana, Rwanda. ( Source CNN) . Thanks for the laugh.
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Back in 2007, when he was Minister for Internal Affairs and Communication, Suga apparently declared that Japan would develop new technology to replace the internet by the year 2020
You must be mistaken, havent you seen all those awesome, shiny fax machines proudly occupying space in J- offices in 2020. Suga is a visionary, lol.
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Medical staff are becoming so frustrated with the Suga-govt incompetence that they are beginning to display Olympics opposition messages in hospital windows. Hope this spreads and gets picked up by international media...LDP politicians needs to be thoroughly embarrassed internationally to even consider listening to those whom they are supposed to represent. Well done to the medical staff involved , story link here.
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Medical staff are becoming so frustrated with the J-govt incompetents that they are beginning to display Olympics opposition messages in hospital windows. Hope this spreads and gets picked up by international media...LDP politicians needs to be thoroughly embarrassed internationally to even consider listening to those whom they are supposed to represent. Well done to the medical staff involved , story link here.
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The government had hoped a "short and powerful" state of emergency would contain a fourth wave of infection
Short and powerful, LOL....yep, closing restaurants at 8pm is the mother of all powerful anti corona steps. Suga, Nishimura and the rest of the incompetents that are pretending to be in charge of " something" here should do J-taxpayer a big favor and resign en masse.
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Done...up to 205,000 signatures now..
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Do they know how many lives can 500 nurses save at hospitals instead of standing by at Olympics????
They do very well , but it's all about money into their pockets and oyaji pride for them. Cancel the Olympics and cancel Suga govt while at it.
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591 positives out of how many tests? Moderators, what are the daily test numbers?
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"Though Japan has not suffered as badly from the coronavirus as other nations, its vaccination program is lagging badly with fewer than three months left before the Summer Olympics, postponed by a year, are set to start"
Thanks to the EU.
Trying to blame EU might have worked 3 -6 months ago , not now..EU supplied Japan with 50 million vaccine doses to date ..easy to Google the press release... incompetent LDP oyajis in charge who have zero leadership skills are the cause of the rollout stalemate...let's have a few more weeks of meetings and discussions please J-govt ..Japan lagging behind Africa in vaccination rates... laughable or tragic?...take your pick.
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down down! its CLEAR the approach of Tokyo and Japan has worked well. The numbers here do not lie.
Lol..J- govt numbers..is there anyone left who believes them? ...you have been parroting the same line under different poster names for the last 12 months..in the meantime Japan was overtaken by all it's neighbors in controlling the virus spread ..Taiwan, SK, China, you name it...Suga govt even more hopeless than Abe,s.
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Japan had hoped a "short and powerful" emergency would contain a fourth wave of infections just under three months before Tokyo is set to host the Olympic Games
Please don't make us laugh so hard...the stomach hurts..Japan,s " short and powerful" emergency entails closing restaurants at 8pm instead of 9 or 10 and asking citizens to " co- operate" in order to put the blame on the average Keiko & Taro when govt measures prove hopeless as they have time and time again. Thats it. Nobody believes a word that comes out of Suga govt mouth anymore.
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Is Japan going to give back all the produce it imported to cultivate locally?
If Japan was to give back / stop producing all the things ( be it agriculture produce or manufactured goods it has copied over the decades it's economy would collapse in a week:)
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Following a meeting with ministers Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters that the government will seek health experts' opinions before making the decision.
Once again trying to make it look as if he is following the " experts" advice . Despite being mainly a bunch of yes men , they have been telling this useless combover PM that SOE needs to be way longer from the start.
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Now is the wrong time for this event. I never understood why it was not delayed until 2024.
Because then PM Abe was hoping that he would be able to successfully host the games, take the glory and use it to win the general election that must be held by October 2021 ( couple of months after games finish ). That's why it was not postponed until 2022 ( which was the other option they considered ) since that would mean the media focus prior to election might not be on the games but on Abe,s many scandals. There is nothing better to divert J- media and public's attention away from political scandals than the Olympic circus.
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World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe on Wednesday gave Tokyo Olympic organizers high marks for a marathon test event
Let's see what Sebastian has to say in a couple of weeks when positive virus cases emerge from this.
How does this scale to 60,000 foreigners entering Japan without even a quarantine?
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This is rural Japan’s version of the Central government dumping billions on the Olympics.
Yep..and rest assured that whatever company or " artist" was commissioned for this eyesore is one way or another connected to the city hall top decision makers. Gotta keep it in the family.
Was interesting to see that this news was published on CNN yesterday, lol
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Officials were leaning toward an extension of the measures in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo
Oh, this is highly regrettable...herr Bach is supposed to visit soon, can someone tell the spreadsheet entry guy to suppress the daily case count more efficiently?
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This couldn't have been accomplished over a video call at a fraction of a cost, could it.
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I hear many politicians are taking time off to enjoy themselves at izaka, yakiniku restaurants, and hostess clubs rather than plan ahead and focus on their constituents, so it should be possible to swap them out for some that want to do their jobs properly and responsibly.I think 500 or so should be possible, but a goal of 10,000 is best.
Love it, great post :)
out of how many nurses in Japan? It seems that the vast majority of nurses are ok with it.
Really? Are you a member of the nurses union and did you run a survey to know that majority of nurses are OK with it? Btw, whats with another new name?...if one speaks true wisdom no need to keep changing handles, is there ?
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One more thing, you must think we are living in North Korea! Everyone has to do what "Dear Leader Jr. " wants!
Well, to be fair, judging by the current government actions it sure behaves as if it's running NK. Zero concern for what the public wants or doesn't want. It's almost as if LDP knew it will be re- elected no matter what it does..Oh wait...
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@Howaito: They are not licensed in Japan so cannot practice. Not sure how that goes with private doctors traveling with teams though.
Fair point, but I'm sure if this actually was to happen J-govt would suddenly mysteriously move at lightning speed to create an" exemption" or to amend the relevant laws to make it happen.
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No sweat, Japan will possibly " start carefully considering it from comprehensive perspective" and set up some meetings...check in again in 2023.
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And not one nurse can be spared to take care of the ill. Not just from Covid but for all other illnesses as well.
Spot on. Screw the Olympics.
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I am extremely infuriated by the insistence of pursuing the Olympics despite the risk to patients' and nurses' health and lives.”
Wish Japanese public would remember at the upcoming autumn election that both Abe and Suga LDP govt put money for their cronies and tatemae Olympics ahead of public,s health and well-being throughout the whole covid19 crisis since last year. If ever a government deserved to be wiped out this is it ...alas TIJ.
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