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They will fall out over who will lead the Asia NATO.

The upcoming war in Taiwan will see China blockading the straight of Taiwan. Both countries will collapse economically after a few months. There will be no Asian NATO once China acquires Taiwan.

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Aso family is the number one bootlicker of CIA and the American military-industrial complex.

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Dead wrong. You are citing Chinese BS propaganda.

There are 5 islands that comprise the Senkakus. One was already owned by the J-govt. When the J-govt purchased 2 islands from their civilian Japanese Owners in 2010, to prevent Ishihara from buying them, China chose use this as an excuse to incite anti-Japan sentiment on tje grounds that Japan had "nationalized" the islands. But the truth is one of the islands was already nationalized going back to 1972. In fact the US military used the island as a live fire bombing training site. By China's argument, the US would have been bombing Chinese territory, but not a peep from China. This is because PRC maps as late as1969 showed the Senkakus to be Japanese territory.

Thanks for setting things straight, @OssanAmerica.

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It seems many nations families could use a hovercraft in the garage for times of floods to get around on and off the water. If only electric cars had a hovercraft function added to them it would be awesome.

*Wishful thinking, not an actual expectation.

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They aren't dumb, they know the reason why no one is having kids now is because it's almost impossible to do it comfortably in Japan, what's the real purpose here?

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virusrex

Today 03:25 pm JST

You don't get it!

At first in the west they started with "unhealthy" underweight, then they moved to legally discriminate by imposing BMI minimums ( I know my son who is quite healthy but very very skinny a straight he inherited from me) had his contracts cancelled in Europe and Canada under the new laws despite having medical documents saying he was perfectly normal and healthy.

Then came the fat is Ok using the "body positivite" anti fat shaming backdoor.

Soon you couldn't hire far models even obese models but anyone that was thin was attacked in the media regardless if they were healthy normal weight or underweight.

This is why I say proceed with caution.

You can no longer use the word fat even overweight and obese are now nearly forbidden words.

Plus size, is what they now use and I don't mean a naturally big tall wide woman, I mean short or tall rounder than their height.

We have gone from promoting unreasonable beauty and being thin to saying being seriously overweight is just fine the difference is death due to being underweight are far rarer than those due to being fat, overweight obese.

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Hello Kitty 321Today  03:34 pm JST

When Japan and China normalized relations in 1972 they agreed to shelve the question of ownership of the islands. It was Japan that unilaterally broke this promise in 2011.

Dead wrong. You are citing Chinese BS propaganda.

There are 5 islands that comprise the Senkakus. One was already owned by the J-govt. When the J-govt purchased 2 islands from their civilian Japanese Owners in 2010, to prevent Ishihara from buying them, China chose use this as an excuse to incite anti-Japan sentiment on tje grounds that Japan had "nationalized" the islands. But the truth is one of the islands was already nationalized going back to 1972. In fact the US military used the island as a live fire bombing training site. By China's argument, the US would have been bombing Chinese territory, but not a peep from China. This is because PRC maps as late as1969 showed the Senkakus to be Japanese territory.

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Only 26 Celcius degrees here in the central provinces, and it is cloudy and humid; but where is the rain? 150 millimetres was forecast...!

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An interesting gimmick but certainly not worth the money. Watermelon in Australia is 187 yen/kg

Assuming a 10kg melon thats 1,870 yen. For a 5 kg melon 935 yen.

Get a wood block and paint or wrap it with watermelon design instead.

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Ryukyu kingdom has never been owned by China in history

I didn't say China owned the Ryukyu kingdom !

China took control of the senkaku.

Furthermore The Ryukyu kingdom was much more than just a tributary of China.

The royal Chinese bloodline was mixed with the Ryukyuans and the Chinese founded the government system and gave them a navy and much more.

Protection from pirates and together they ran much trading of goods in southeast Asia.

Ryukyuans even had hand cannons before the Europeans and the Ryukyu kingdom a rich source of bat guano and sulfur for gun powder.

Much more than just a tributary.

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deanzaZZRToday  03:23 pm JST

Wrong. The US has taken no official position on ownership of these islands. It's a bilateral issue between China and Japan to work out.

The only reason that the US has not recognized Japanese sovereignty is because of Taiwan's claim. In reality, Taiwan;s claim was for fisheries rights and that has been settled with Japan directly. This does nor hekp China's case because Two US Secretaries of State, Two US Secretaries of Defense and a POTUS has declared that any effort to take the Senkakus by military force will invoke Article 5 of the US-JPN Mutual Defense Treaty. So for China, taking an uninhabited island may be easy, but it will start a shooting war with the United States.

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Poster who gave a negative assessment to my post above (today  12:35 pm JST).

What's your reason why I am wrong? Simply claiming a find is yours doesn't warrant the find is yours. You must prove, convincingly enough, that the find is truly yours.

What China needs to do now is just that: Prove that China found the islands first and gave them names accordingly.

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When Japan and China normalized relations in 1972 they agreed to shelve the question of ownership of the islands. It was Japan that unilaterally broke this promise in 2011.

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When the boy was subject to harm his neighbor, it's not bully, it's self-defense.

And it's not like Russia didn't give Ukraine plenty of warnings before, so much that it made Ukraine and those behind believe Russia was weak and all bluffing

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They should look at the risks of being overweight and obese and pregnant.

Why, is it also a common problem in Japan? The reason why being underweight is in focus is because it is a public health problem.

This is not a dichotomy, promoting a healthy weight gain during pregnancy do not automatically means promoting overweight pregnancies. The "greater risk" is in comparison with a normal gain of weight, which is not as easy to get as you think it is, specially with doctors (and society in general) telling the patient to do the opposite because of outdated and dangerous concepts of what is desirable during the pregnancy.

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How do you fight disinformation when your own media are full blown propaganda?

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Wrong. The US has taken no official position on ownership of these islands. It's a bilateral issue between China and Japan to work out.

In this day and age, its the same thing

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@zurronium, not only is Oz part of CC, but the rest of the world is an accomplice too. what we do in the UK, USA, India etc all have a marked impact on the rest of the world. The world is getting onboard with CC and things are starting to change, but there is a few countries that have done nothing or very little to change, My girl friend who lives in Thailand says that the goverment has a plan in opporation to to plant millions of trees and there looking at electric car development etc.

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Thailand seems to have an awfully large proportion of single male travelers...

Is it the food they go for? Or the temples?

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The short answer you are not a human until you are born.

Still a life.

Not exactly sure when; but definitely has acquired moral status of a human being if it can be aborted.

I agree.

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Awful. Where are the UN?

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Turning up the AC as high as possible, too hot to conserve anything.

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Typhoon?? Here in Fukuoka it was more like a misty rainy day, no one skipped a beat, but it sure did bring some serious coolness to this terrible heat, so I'm loving it, NO complaints!

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No celeb get out of jail free card here, pick up a gun, sunny jim and stand on post, you have your orders, the enemy is that way.

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Women in Japan, Korea, China, Asia in general don't seem to be unhealthy underweight. They seem to be the correct weights and slim. Obesity and overweight is the biggest health risk now in the world. In the US 70% of people are overweight or obese which is why healthcare costs are extremely high.

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It says they only gather in those places on very hot days. I think they gather on the north side of the museum because it is cooler. Then they move to even cooler place when the sun goes down which is Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Probably a simple explanation. Animals are not dumb.

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Vaccinated people, as well as UN-vaccinated people, have the same chance of catching covid. Live your life and be responsible. No risk no reward.

That is demonstrably false, even the infection rate is reduced by vaccination, the symptomatic disease (covid) much more. If you can get the reward for less risk there is no point in having the full risks both for you and for the people you are in contact with.

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