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Posted in: Naomi Osaka conflicted over holding Tokyo Olympics See in context

Miss Osaka is a very selfish young women with interest only in what advances her career and public image. She is entitled to do that. However sad a view on life that might be

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Posted in: Olympic Stadium holds track and field test event, minus fans See in context

Gatling has been paid very well to come and support the Olympics. A strange change of attitude By JAAF which used to avoid inviting athletes caught on doping. Gatling got 2 years( reduced to 1) and 8 years ( reduced to 4) . Or maybe befitting to these olympics

Funny that Coe is in the stadium clapping for his win. Coe the man who keeps Russian athletes to compete for their country.

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Posted in: Olympic Stadium holds track and field test event, minus fans See in context

Athletes can not be excused from putting self interest before being human beings when every other citizen is asked to endure hardships for the common good and medical people give their all, some of them their lives.

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Posted in: New cases appear to be ebbing now but that is because fewer people got themselves tested for the virus during the Golden Week holidays. See in context

Health minster of which country ? When and where are the numbers ebbing ?

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Posted in: Ready Steady Tokyo See in context

Another olympic moto is mens sana in corpore sano , healthy mind in a healthy body.

good luck with that one

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,032 new coronavirus cases; 875 in Osaka See in context

Again. It is not 509 nurses. They want 10700 nurses and doctors. The initial 10.000 + 500 volunteering nurses and 200 volunteering docters

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Posted in: Tsunoda apologizes to AlphaTauri for 'different' car remark See in context

Mama Honda, mama Honda!! They are not nice to me .. wawa

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Posted in: Recycling of plastic waste from Gundam models gets under way See in context

Ridiculous PR attempt. Don’t make plastic junk so you don’t have to recycle it. Secondle all that “ recyclable” blabla is nonsense. Recyclable does not equal recycling. Less than 2 % of all recyclable products actually get recycled.

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

Will not happen. Unless it becomes commercially insignificant. Personally i do not smoke cigarettes nor e things. But i do think it is mad to think that inhaling chemicals instead of tobacco smoke is healthier. I would think the opposite.

Going to have a Havana this afternoon. At my terrace. With a single malt. One of the few pleasures left in an ever more sad world.

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Posted in: SoftBank sues Rakuten, ex-worker for using leaked 5G technology info See in context

Rakuten just came too late in an inevitable shrinking market. As it rents its network from KDDI it can not compete without incurring huge losses now the other providers almost match Rakuten prices. The Rakuten shareholders patience will run thin very soon. So , Mikitani San will have to sell ( to KDDI probably) or risk the financial integrity of Rakuten holdings.

funny anecdote is that i contacted AU asking if the much talked about price reductions were to be applied automatically on my June extension. I was not only told NO but that i would pay 3000 yen more as my 7000 yen “ reduced initial contract” would end.

Funny. That is customer service and appreciation of loyalty for you in Japan

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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

So, an Australian and a German are governing Japan. Good to know.

The arrogance, the casual shrugging of of Japanese lives is sad to see. Particularly for an organisation pretending such high morals, to trample over their own principals for greed, money and power is sickening

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,121 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally tops 7,000 See in context

We need vaccinations NOW.

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Posted in: Unused COVID shots piling up in Japan amid slow rollout See in context

Beyond incompetent and inefficient this comes close to criminal negligence. The Japanese people should take government to court for this complete dereliction of duty.

shameful for a nation pretending to be the 3rd economy in the world.

weep Japan

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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

It does not mean you need to keep the available Mr vaccins stored in freezers. Nonsense again. There is much more vaccin delivered than is being used and the real question is , why is that ?

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Posted in: Where is everybody? See in context

They are all in my neighbourhood, packed on trains, shoulder to shoulder in ramen shops, coffeeshops, filling pachinko places.

another propagandistic message. We know better

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Posted in: Swimming star Ikee answers anti-Olympic messages See in context

Ikee San has a position of responsibility. But she is too young and therefor should be excused of taking a strong stand here. It is correct that the swimming federation, JOC, her team and sponsors would surely punish her should she be too outspoken against the Games. Punishments meted out behind the scenes probably. Reducing grants and sponsorships. She goes as far as we can ask her to go under her circumstances and also her very recent, tough life threatening disease.

In general terms athletes should as a group speak out against the Olympics and demand a postponement. In the end the virus will make the Games in 2021 impossible anyway as we will see in the coming 2 weeks.

Ikee San earns respect from all and everyone and Japan should let her carry the flag in 2022 and Paris.

A girl born to be a legend to Japan and Japan needs them now.

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

It is his turn to collect a suitcase of cash after his President got his from China. For 8 weeks WHO held off calling Covid a pandemic.

disgusting self serving organisation with corrupt oficials

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Posted in: Gov't extends state of emergency through May 31, adding Aichi, Fukuoka prefectures See in context

Ssssttt , we’re all supposed to die quietly, at home , as no hospital beds are available saving our last breath to applaud the olympic 100 mtr winner

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

Ask represent still several Olympic committees to the Olympics this means that I would be entitled to receive the vaccine by priority in Japan. I want it. But not in this way. It is another cheap play from the IOC to sell unsellable games and I find it repulsive. I want the Games in 2022 and I know there are only arguments for that while only the self interest of the few holds that back

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Posted in: These temporary theater closures will not have a material impact on our outlook for the rest of the year or our overall positive momentum in Japan. See in context

Well mr Gelfond, you are in for a bad surprise and your shareholders for a worse one. I guess your real focus is on the real estate and not the actual movie theater operations. Tell me, in a very very fast shrinking Japan, population and economic wise where do you see increased customers come from ? We go from 123 million now ( + 2 mil foreigners) to 100 million by 2040( not 2050).

japan looses approx 600.000 citizens this year, that will increase.

there are less and less blockbusters to draw them in, Netflix is a serious competitor. Share with me Please the grounds for your enthousiasm

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Posted in: Dive by See in context

Agree with all others here. Why are half the onlookers not wearing masks.

selfish and irresponsible

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Posted in: Weightlifter Hubbard poised to become first transgender Olympian See in context

Should not be allowed. Point

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Posted in: Nissan to sell entire Daimler stake for $1.4 billion See in context

Well, that buys another 2 days in delaying bankruptcy. Is it enough to pay the Nissan lawyers in the Ghosn persecution?

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Posted in: More young Japanese look to Marx as pandemic, climate crisis magnify economic inequalities See in context

I agree that reading Marx is a good thing. The man was a genial thinker. I am more surprised, but happily so, that Japanese students can leave their manga and games aside long enough to read Marx. And understand it. Or is there a manga version ?

i am not calling for violent overthrows of government but what would you say is the alternative for people in Myanmar now for example ? When government, administration, the judicial class system and the international “ community” abandons you, what alternative is left ? Dying a slave of the system ? In my country, Belgium, getting justice through the courts is Impossible as it is the lawyer with the best network and connection with the judges that win the cases.

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Posted in: Ishikawa town builds giant squid with COVID relief funds See in context

Better look into the relationship with the artists, designers and builders with officials. I quite like it. But should not have been done with covid money. Fishy smell about this

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Posted in: Coe says Tokyo organizers delivered on COVID-19 protocols See in context

Mr Coe has always been and always will be a selfish and self serving man. He is a candidate for the IOC Presidency in 2025 and needs the Japanese vote and sponsors. For decades he is Nike’s propaganda man as well. Also, quite something to call a 4 day event a success on day one, besides it was ‘t as 800 staff could not prevent several clusters of spectators to form.

6 athletes and a few supporting staff came to Sapporo for a token event but in august there will be about a 1000 athletes for man and women marathon and walking events and 3000 to 5000 media and support staff plus officials.

temperature will be very different as will the race and media participation.

coe should be ashamed but decades of lower corruption and greed make that an unknown sentiment for him. A sad man

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Posted in: Japan faces longer state of emergency, casting doubt on Olympics See in context

Techall, broadcasters pay only after the Olympics , not before but you are correct when you say it is a game of who blinks first between IOC and LOC.

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Posted in: Japan's child population hits record low after 40 years of decline See in context

I am glad to see support for less people in Japan and globally. Over population is the only real problem in the world. Poverty, pollution, global warming are symptoms. A problem would be if certain countries keep growing their population and others have strong decreases but the trends seems to be towards declining numbers in more and more countries. Good.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 609 new coronavirus cases; 884 in Osaka See in context

we have some option

a) sit and weep

b) open a good bottle with a book, block out the news

c) a+ B

i am going to implement c

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Posted in: Marian Anderson sings for the Empress of Japan in 1953 See in context

It is not true that a nation is as weak as its weakest people. In that case the Uk would have lost the war, Belgium would stil be under Dutch rule and in Hongkong today everybody would speak Mandarin.

A nation is as strong as it’s ethics and morals and it’s strength and courage to defend them. A nation is as strong as the freedoms it allows to its citizens and the will of those citizens to defend those.

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