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A staggeringly I’ll-judged series of complaints
They have effectively suggested Japan would use a natural disaster to ‘cheat’ their way into a QF. It is almost as if the Scottish interventions were actually designed to annoy the Japanese beyond reason. Having worked with Japanese businesses for much of my career I know that whilst not perfect no national culture places a greater premium on integrity, respect and honesty. In my personal opinion no nation is less likely to reward one special interest group’s ‘selfish’ concerns at a time of widespread suffering. Scottish Rugby needs new leadership.
complaining hourly about their game being cancelled. There's so much devastation possible that it's hard to get your head around their constant whining. The widespread effects of a hurricane/typhoon are unimaginable if you haven't lived through one. Have a big can of Shut The Fukc Up and go home if you have to. Like the Italians.
'At nature's mercy'
Analysis by William Leonardo, BBC News
Japan is used to being at nature's mercy but this year is different.
Typhoon Hagibis - a massive storm expected to bring record rainfall - is forecast to make a direct hit on the greater Tokyo region, only weeks after another strong storm brought destruction to neighbouring Chiba prefecture.
This even larger typhoon has a huge swathe of Japan's main Honshu island in its sights. Nearly two million people have been urged to evacuate.
Many areas have already seen flooding as heavy rain falls. Tens of thousands of homes are without power. Flights and train services have been cancelled.
It comes as the world's eyes are fixed on Japan - the host of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.