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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

beentofivecontinentsToday  12:31 am JST

Please remember this disaster during the next election, Japanese people !

What disaster?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

LifeAlertAusToday  03:21 pm JST

@tokyolite

There's already a tracking system in place for foreigners the come into Japan to quarantine them and has been in use for months.

Just add the names of those that need to be tracked.

Are you refering to the tracking app on the phone that my co-worker had installed on his phone? The one where they also call and check on you, but he had the calls setup to forward to his other phone? That app? These "systems" are easy to beat. Let me guess you are the same person that just lets your smartphone track you and doesn't use a VPN? lol. Having worked in IT for 30 I have learned alot!

All systems have ways to get around. Your colleague is however breaking the law (not to mention risking the health of others) and if caught will have to accept the consequences, just like everyone else.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

Tristis QuepeToday  02:16 pm JST

Just wondering, if we no change in covid deaths post Olympics (or even a drop), will we credit the Olympics?

Or should we only connect the Olympics to covid rates if there is a rise?

Despite the justified cynicism on display here (on this board), I don’t think anyone actually wants the games to turn into a super-spreader and will be very happy (and relieved) if they don’t. They just have very little faith in the Japanese government. This also is fairly justifiable going on what we’ve seen so far.

My pet theory is this: when it comes to things which happen regularly - quakes, typhoons, etc. - the Japanese have a system worked out. It works and it works well. But when something like COVID turns up, which requires a quick reaction, they crash and burn. Too many decisions to be made and too many people who have to sign off on them.

I'm not sure how justified some of the criticism here on JT comments sections are. Some of the posts border on hysteria and you'd think the Olympic clock was counting down to armageddon.

As for your 2nd part, you pretty much hit the nail on the head.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

Just wondering, if we no change in covid deaths post Olympics (or even a drop), will we credit the Olympics?

Or should we only connect the Olympics to covid rates if there is a rise?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

LifeAlertAusToday  01:18 pm JST

The organizers have decided to also test tens of thousands of officials and workers for the virus and use smartphone GPS functions to manage the movements of those who are visiting from overseas, although questions about feasibility have been raised.

Who is going to be tracking these people? This is nothing but lip service. No one is going to be tracking anyone. The Japanese do not have the technology or even the man power to be able to do this. When I come, I am just going to leave my smartphone in my Hotel, and go out and about as I wish. I will then return to my home country and write several news articles on how this was a failed system. If there was a fax machine involved maybe they could figure it out...But not with any tech in 2021!

There's already a tracking system in place for foreigners the come into Japan to quarantine them and has been in use for months.

Just add the names of those that need to be tracked.

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Posted in: 2nd Ugandan Olympic team member in Japan tests positive for COVID See in context

Only those vaccinated should be allowed in. No one can say they've not had time to prepare for that.

Testing regime before coming to Japan needs to be stepped up.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

One thing that does not add up to the "80% opposed" to the Olympics I keep hearing about.

Why have so few tickets have been returned for refund?

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Posted in: Japan's vaccination rollout reaches daily rate of 1 mil See in context

ObjectiveToday  07:27 am JST

This positive news has been ignored over the past month. So many posters have illogically been predicting dire times ahead for Japan. In reality, the vaccination rollout rate is incredibly fast and that is a huge part of why things are getting better. The major vaccine rollout only started in May since most of the general public had no access prior to that.

I would not call the slow rollout up until now to be anything positive.

it's great Japan has reached 1m vaccines in day, but it's not exactly leading the world. Most countries achieved these numbers months ago.

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Posted in: Japan's vaccination rollout reaches daily rate of 1 mil See in context

Don't know how they've done this as I only know 1 person that has had the vaccine, but hope it's true.

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Posted in: Ticket lottery to be held for Olympic ceremonies See in context

Wish me luck to get a ticket in the lottery everyone!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

EyeblackToday  07:05 am JST

They cancelled the kids sports day, undoukai. I cared much more about that than any Olympic event.

Sorry to hear that. The school near me had theirs, so it can be done.

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Posted in: Tokyo marks 1 month until pandemic-hit Olympics open See in context

cleoToday  06:32 pm JST

Spectators are already registered, much more than any other event held in Japan. Each ticket literally has the name of the individual who is using it, not just the person that paid for it.

Happy with that?

Not really. Having your name on your ticket doesn't tell the authorities how to get in touch with you to tell you to get a test/self-isolate because you've been in contact with someone who tested positive. (Even if each event is limited to just one Suzuki-san, one Sato-san, one Yamamoto-san....)

If each individual can be contacted, what's the point of putting the date of attendance and seat number of an infected person on a website that these people are unlikely to check?

They have full contact details of the ticket purchaser as they are to be posted to them. Also full names are on the tickets for them to be valid. ID can be used to confirm person if needed.

Happy now?

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Posted in: What's your situation concerning vaccination against the coronavirus? See in context

LudditeJune 22  06:49 am JST

I’m fully vaccinated, but had to go back to the UK for it.

That sums up the state of affairs here relating to vaccine rollout.

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Posted in: Tokyo marks 1 month until pandemic-hit Olympics open See in context

cleoToday  05:08 pm JST

If anyone tests positive for COVID-19, the guidelines say the date of the infected person's attendance and their seat number will be listed on the Tokyo Games official website and posted on social media.

So....the onus will be on the 10,000 people who shared the space with someone who tested positive, to keep a daily check on the Internet and isolate themselves?

Fat chance. We're taking about folk who see no problem in travelling across country to pack themselves into a stadium in the middle of a pandemic. They aren't going to be logging on to the Olympic website every day to check they haven't got Covid.

Why not require all spectators to register, via an app or whatever, so that tracking and tracing becomes automatic and instant?

Spectators are already registered, much more than any other event held in Japan. Each ticket literally has the name of the individual who is using it, not just the person that paid for it.

Happy with that?

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Posted in: Tokyo marks 1 month until pandemic-hit Olympics open See in context

So excited!

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

Hiroshi13Today  12:26 pm JST

Are "domestic foreigners" allowed to spectate?

Restrictions apply. Basically do you have a ticket?

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

YotomayaToday  10:36 am JST

The ones who do all the hard work are the ones who don't get any credit and don't make the news when they're pushed to the brink by their circumstances and by bad and selfish decisions of those above.

I think you've pretty much summed up working life across the world.

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

To all those working hard to deliver the Olympics, I feel for you.

Fortunately, once the games are over, working life in Japan will be restored back to the perfect work/life balance it was before.

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

Alfie NoakesToday  07:48 am JST

JsapcToday 06:58 am JST

Her life would have been much easier too if the greedy IOC had cancelled the games.

When the Olympics were canceled last year the IOC offered Shinzo a postponement to 2022. He refused it as he wanted to be Prime Minister during the Games, and his time in office would have finished this autumn.

Her life would have been much better if former Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara hadn't pushed for Tokyo to be host some 20 years ago, or his successor Naoki Inose hadn't signed the ridiculous IOC contract.

No fan of Koike at all, but this horrorshow is hardly her fault.

That's very interesting and first time I've heard it. What is your source for this?

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

> zichiToday  07:43 am JST

Will the 10,000 also include foreigners living here?

Depends if they have tickets.

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

> GBR48Today  07:04 am JST

The point of having a crowd in the stadium is presumably for the atmosphere. But if they cannot shout or cheer the best you'll get is polite applause. That's going to make for a weird 100m final.

I suppose someone could roll out a phone app that emits cheering when you tap on the screen. You can increase the volume as the runners close in on the finishing line. Alternatively, record yourself cheering in the Covid-safety of your own home and play it at appropriate moments.

It will be far from normal, but then isn't everything at the moment?

Also, I believe clapping is not banned - yet!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic spectator cap set at 10,000 or 50% capacity per venue See in context

GoodlucktoyouJune 21  07:53 pm JST

One event. 10000 will infect 100000. 5-10% will die or have serious long term effects, like white fungus, black fungus etc.

as almost all of spectators will come from all over japan, and most of a mature age, expect around 50000 a day going to hospital for check up after exposure at multi 10000 capacity venues. They will, of course use overcrowded public transportation.

What are you basing this prediction on? Seriously.

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Posted in: 86% fear COVID rebound if Tokyo Olympics held: poll See in context

Ashley ShibaToday  07:10 am JST

Absolutely, it has already started with the Uganda team. Finding one player positive and turned that player away, and allowing the remaining members just to jump on the bus without quarantining them for 2 weeks. WOW! How many more cases are going to happen like this, especially from the developing countries and it is my guess OODLES!

Are you actually it started with the Uganda delegation? No covid here up until then?

So is the plan to ignore all the covid waves in Japan up until now?

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

AscissorToday  10:27 am JST

Too little, too latex

Definitely the gold medal comment. Well done on coming first!

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

Who comes up with these ideas?

So we're going to have thousands of young people with no where to go, plenty of booze and no condoms?

Have they never been to a university campus?

Expect an athlete baby boom 10 months from now, and a huge increase in world record breaking during the 2040-2048 Olympics!

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

MarkToday  07:58 pm JST

I MAKES NO DIFFERENCE , japan is logging 1,500/ infections day , so what difference does it make??

It does not matter. From this point on ALL problems will by default be attributed to the Olympics.

Get with the program!

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

The expat community here is such a positive bunch!

Just a photo of some beds is enough to trigger the usual happy crowd.

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

klausdorthToday  04:21 pm JST

11 Olympic team members (including staff) and one comes up positive.

That's roughly 10%. Can we expect more with more teams arriving?

Besides this arriving 4 weeks before the Olympics begin, wasn't that a "No-No", if I remember correctly?

Uganda has 18 qualified athletes. plus their support staff. That's no where near 10%.

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Posted in: All Olympic live viewing events in Tokyo to be canceled: Koike See in context

So are we to assume all outdoor public gatherings are to be canceled or just the Olympics?

By now we should know if other events such as Disney, J League, Baseball, street markets are super spreader events or not. Same rule for the Olympics should be applied.

How about indoor places (won't even mention the Yamanote and Seiko lines full of people going to do "crucial work" sitting in offices sending faxes).

What are we using to determine which ones are safe? Too many people applying selected outrage based on politics and their hatred of certain events.

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Posted in: All Olympic live viewing events in Tokyo to be canceled: Koike See in context

Delay a few months until Oct. It's better weather anyway, and was same time they held 1964 Olympics

Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate!

Hold games with decent size crowds, viewing areas etc.

is it really that hard to do?

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