The total number of volunteers recruited by Tokyo 2020 is 80,000 and organizers have said they don't expect running the Games will be affected, since the number quitting is only about 1% of the total
.The Olympics are due to run from July 23 to Aug 8.
It can affect another volunteer and during pandemic they can not replace them easily.
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Go To Travel campaign may partially resume after state of emergency lifted
How many percentage of population outside medical staffs already being vaccinated by now?
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Saturday Group of Seven leaders gave unanimous support for his bid to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer
Support in internal discussion during G7 meeting not a public statement from each G7 leader.
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Japan to start COVID vaccinations next week despite syringe shortage
So next week vaccination will start
But it has not yet announced a detailed roll-out plan for the jabs, less than six months before the pandemic-postponed Olympics begin.
At the same time no detailed roll-out-plan being announced.
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History has shown that progress in societies have often come out of rebellion against the establishment, existing discriminatory rules and mindsets. Unless women and girls rise up en masse, change will take a much longer time to come.
There's petition for Mori that but things in Japan just go as nothing happened.
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The government is set to discuss with Pfizer how many more doses it can supply to Japan, a senior health ministry official said.
This what happened when try to put effort to make Olympic happen, less effort for secure enough vaccine.
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Organizers told AFP on Tuesday that they still plan to hand out around 150,000 free condoms to athletes, but the new rulebook urges them to "limit your contact with other people as much as possible."
Athletes will look for dates in Tinder during the game?
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"Nothing good will come from replacing him," the source said.
The IOC said it had accepted Mori's apology and considered the matter closed, while the Tokyo organizing committee released a statement on Sunday saying Mori had retracted his comments and apologized.
The games still continue? Sponsors already made their concern now
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Chip shortage hurting production as Japanese automakers report results
Japan is no longer electronics producer of electronics, it can not even supply chip to its automotive industry.
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The navy did not identify the commercial ship, but NHK public television said it was the Hong Kong-registered bulk carrier Ocean Artemis.
NHK can identify that ships better than Navy.
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The 83-year-old former prime minister apologized the following day but has resisted calls for his resignation.
Resistance for resignation has effect now.
390 Tokyo Olympic volunteers quit after Mori's sexist remarks
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Biden says decision on Tokyo Olympics has to be based on science
Here science based on fact
The director of the Tokyo Medical Association, which represents 20,000 doctors, said doctors and nurses were under too much strain dealing with a third wave of the pandemic.
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National Governors' Association pledged to double its efforts to bring the pandemic under control
Usually central government who really like making pledge now governor too start to making pledge.
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This article has more what is illegal aspect of his activity.
scheme of a combination poacher/mad scientist, but it was actually the money-making plan of Kazuki Kawamatsu
He has some creativity but that just not being appreciated in Japan today.
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Tokyo Olympic organizers began emailing volunteers on Saturday to apologize and seek their continued cooperation in the wake of sexist remarks by the organizing committee president, former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori. Volunteers have not been immune to the turmoil caused by the 83-year-old Mori's comments. Some of the 30,000 additional Tokyo government-registered "City Cast" volunteers have submitted their resignations.
They only apologize because now they are starting to lost their cheap labor that will work for free. Otherwise they won't make additional apologize.
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Japan's average monthly spending by households in 2020 fell a real 5.3 percent from the previous year, marking the sharpest drop on record, as people refrained from going out due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Friday.
Government expect people to spend more during pandemic? From 100 thousands yen that they give out.
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Suga apologizes for glitch in Japan's COVID-19 contact-tracing app
Glitches are not in contact tracing app, it's in government policy in handling pandemic.
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Student activist Momoko Nojo, who leads a group called No Youth, No Japan, said she and other activists started the petition on Change.org to convey the public's anger to Mori. By 10 p.m. on Friday, the petition had reached 87,000 signatures.
87 thousands signature just less than one week.
Oh, come on! Leave the parlor guy alone. He’s in his mud-80’s. He hasn’t got a clue what he is saying at the best of times. He should be at home watching soap operas and reading newspapers.
He can do that after he resigns.
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You're joking with this one right? Did you forget about mass daily sexual assaults on public transport in Japan!?
This one is rarely being reported, even there always victim everyday from their daily commute.
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An economic organized crime such as fraud may be more damaging than a shoplifting in terms of the economic loss and growing culture of distrust in society.
Yes, like scam that targeted eldery people, when those people got scammed they can lost their entire life saving and it's not equal to shoplifting. Reading news in the past, now who should we trust?
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Look at our population number 126 million.
Also Japan population is declining, so less people will lead to less crime being committed .
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But persistent clusters of infections in Japan have raised questions about the feasibility of holding the Games this year and eroded support for the extravaganza among a public nervous about athletes and spectators bringing in new cases.
So 2021 Olympic, is it feasible?
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Getting a driving license can be done in another language, not just Japanese. False reporting.
It really depends on which driving license center you go, rural area like the one in this article, usually they don't have support for non-Japanese language.
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The union's chairman, Hojo Hirooka, said, "Although the government says it is seeking the coexistence of (Japanese) people and foreigners, it only provides limited support for the latter. It has not taken action."
Just like Ken said, use and flash. Japan try to fill position through trainee program and skilled labour visa but once they don't need those people. Those people just left to survive by their own.
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But nonregular workers at large companies are not eligible for the scheme as it is assumed their employers will apply for the subsidies to maintain employment.
Asked why she was not entitled to compensation like her manager, the company said those who work permanently devote more of themselves to earn their living compared with part timers.
They work equally but when it came to benefit it's really based on their status whether regular/non-regular. Even prior pandemic the number of unemployment was low but most of those worker around 40% are non-regular worker.
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recorded crimes in Japan drops to lowest postwar level in 2020
Not all crime is being recorded, some even being dismissed during reporting. Crime like cybercrime sometimes people have no idea whether they become victim. Even if they do it's not easy to get necessary evidence for reporting, at the end they still have plenty unsolved cases.
Also not all crime is being followed up in Japan, from Japanese corporate crime scandal to stalker.
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"We have about seven women on our (Olympic) committee," Mori said. "They are experienced in international arenas. That's why their talk is sophisticated, gets to the point, and they are very useful."
Me: somebody is crossing the line with free translation.
He mentioned several things, some local media they don't want to be show Olympic a bad image, since that's one of their source of revenue.
This one from Asahi that used by Washington Post:
“When you increase the number of female executive members, if their speaking time isn’t restricted to a certain extent, they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying,” he said, a
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But how about the athletes?
More and more athletes all over the world are concerned that the Olympics will be canceled.
Do they? Or is it organizer that have more concern about cancellation.
From people who survived covid, their body won't back in good condition as used to be. So having to risk just go to one sport venue is not worth the risk at all.
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The broker charged the equivalent of 750,000 yen. Fan borrowed
Japan make complex rules for these people, so there will be cost involved since there is services that need to be used to take care all of that . These trainee even can not change employer easily just like normal citizen. While they being charged for everything including pension, insurance and taxes. When they go out of job, not the government that really take responsible for them instead another samaritan.
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The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee had a simple message Tuesday for fellow members of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
The Games will happen.
Why he need to answer to particular party? Did that party hired and pay him?
So far he works for Japanese tax payer money that already NO to that events.
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