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Posted in: About 1,000 Olympics volunteers have quit this month: organizers See in context

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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Posted in: Go To Travel campaign may partially resume after state of emergency lifted See in context

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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Posted in: Suga says G-7 leaders gave unanimous support for holding Olympics this summer See in context

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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Posted in: Japan to start COVID vaccinations next week despite syringe shortage See in context

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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Posted in: Despite sexism uproar, Tokyo Olympics chief finds high-level support See in context

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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Posted in: Fewer people to get Pfizer vaccine in Japan due to syringe shortage See in context

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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Posted in: No hugs or high-fives, but 150,000 condoms will be given out at Tokyo Olympics See in context

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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Posted in: Despite sexism uproar, Tokyo Olympics chief finds high-level support See in context

"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

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/02/09/national/tokyo-olympics-sponsors-mori/

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Posted in: Chip shortage hurting production as Japanese automakers report results See in context

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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Posted in: Japanese submarine, Hong Kong ship collide off Shikoku See in context

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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Posted in: 390 Tokyo Olympic volunteers quit after Mori's sexist remarks See in context

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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Posted in: Biden says decision on Tokyo Olympics has to be based on science See in context

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.

https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/lack-of-medical-volunteers-a-further-setback

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Posted in: Governors urge gov't to quickly come up with vaccine rollout plans See in context

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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Posted in: Man arrested for selling modified Pokemon to Sword and Shield players See in context

This article has more what is illegal aspect of his activity.

https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/pokemon-sword-shield-hack-man-arrested/

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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Posted in: Olympic organizers apologize to volunteers over Mori's remarks See in context

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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Posted in: Average monthly household spending down record 5.3% in 2020 See in context

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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Posted in: Suga apologizes for glitch in Japan's COVID-19 contact-tracing app See in context

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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Posted in: More than 110,000 sign petition against Mori after sexist comments See in context

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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Posted in: No. of recorded crimes in Japan drops to lowest postwar level in 2020 See in context

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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Posted in: No. of recorded crimes in Japan drops to lowest postwar level in 2020 See in context

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?

https://rikiweb.com/category/crime/kanagawa-police-officer-arrested-for-theft-after-using-elderly-man’s-cash-cards

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Posted in: No. of recorded crimes in Japan drops to lowest postwar level in 2020 See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics face another headache - not enough medical staff See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's foreign workers hit hard by pandemic See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's foreign workers hit hard by pandemic See in context

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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Posted in: Nonregular workers at big firms left out of virus-related benefits See in context

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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Posted in: No. of recorded crimes in Japan drops to lowest postwar level in 2020 See in context

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.

https://rikiweb.com/category/crime/model-told-by-police-to-'talk-it-out'-with-stalker-who-came-to-her-door

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Posted in: Mori scolded by wife, daughter after saying women talk too much at meetings See in context

@jax

"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:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/02/03/yoshiro-mori-tokyo-olympics-sexist-comments/

“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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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterate 'we will hold the Games' See in context

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.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/brain-fog-heart-damage-covid-19-s-lingering-problems-alarm-scientists

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Posted in: Foreign trainees hit hard by coronavirus See in context

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.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2020/07/16/general/tokyo-temple-pandemic-vietnamese-workers/

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterate 'we will hold the Games' See in context

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.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/01/11/national/tokyo-olympics-poll-coronavirus/

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