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Posted in: Japan's economy grows faster than expected on new imperial era holidays See in context

Nothing like a bit of propaganda to see the in the new Emperor.

Meanwhile, the people continue to suffer in the real Japan...

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Posted in: Abe says WWII labor row is biggest issue with S Korea See in context

Deflect and deny.. great work, guys!

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Posted in: Abe says WWII labor row is biggest issue with S Korea See in context

NZ2011 - ask them if they are aware of Japan having fought Australia, and their attempt to invade Australia during the war next time...

My comment stands.

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Posted in: Japan's food self-sufficiency rate lowest in 25 years See in context

Japan is screwed if supply lines are ever cut for any reason.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife denounces restrictions on contacts See in context

Prosecutors have said they sought the restrictions to prevent evidence tampering and collusion to create false narratives.

Yet, the prosecutors can just have at it with the evidence tampering, eh?

I can't wait for the day when this all implodes and Ghosn is free to tell the world about the gross injustices that he endured.

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Posted in: Abe says WWII labor row is biggest issue with S Korea See in context

Every older person I have spoken to in Japan was but a child in those times scared and terrified of war..

It has to be time to move on, living in the past is as dangerous politically as it is in our personal lives.

Most citizens of Japan have no idea what happened in that era due to constant whitewashing and propaganda. The government of Japan never took proper responsibility and admitted it's wrongdoings, otherwise it would be well documents in school text books for example. It's not. And that's why it's not over...

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Posted in: 'No Japan' banners scrapped in Seoul district after outcry See in context

most people are just busy living their lives working hard, probably too long in most cases, they are not an evil army waiting to do Abe’s bidding.

Exactly how the LDP wants them; docile and unaware of what's happening in the world beyond the propaganda pumped into them while they are catatonic after a 13 hour day...

Japan doesn't influence it's citizens? Ha! Tell me another joke...

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Posted in: Nagoya mayor criticized for demanding halt to 'comfort women' exhibition See in context

Interesting that we still have such tireless deniers of this dark part of Japan's history when Imperial Japanese Army soldiers have already confirmed the veracity of SK's claims, because they were there and witnessed some of the atrocities... came out with their guilt later.

I guess they remembered it wrong?

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Posted in: Nagoya mayor criticized for demanding halt to 'comfort women' exhibition See in context

I think these death threats should be taken VERY seriously!

I hope that priorities are in order here, and that right and wrong (legal and illegal) is not list in the cloudiness of blind nationalism.

Alas, TIJ...

Kawamura is not fit for office.

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Posted in: Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time See in context

Some things shouldn't be messed with...

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Posted in: Japan Post admits to mis-selling 180,000 insurance policies See in context

Nagato said he was not aware of any cases of unlawful practice when the group sold shares of its insurance unit earlier this year.

Since when has that been a legal defense? Where are those tireless JP prosecutors now?!

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Posted in: Japan not considering sending SDF for U.S.-proposed maritime coalition: Suga See in context

Just a year ago they were saying they wanted to change article 9, so that they can, for example, send troops to assist in foreign wars...

I don't trust one member of this government further than I can spit.

Bug bite to leave the constitution, as is, here!

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Posted in: Abe says he will seek 'flexible' discussions on constitutional revision See in context

The idea the Chinese trolls and American racist equally promote, that an unleashed Japan will rampage over Asia again and hence it has to remain muzzled, is patently ridiculous.

I'm neither American nor Chinese, but I'm gonna chime in here anyway. This is a simple strawman argument that you make here.

There could be many negative outcomes. To highlight but one though: due to Japan's history of aggression and current dismal relationships with its neighbors, it might be other nearby countries that rampage all over Japan the moment that an armed Japan makes one aggressive gesture.

As things stand, Japan's neighbors have no need to do that. Let's keep it that way and avoid mass suffering this time around. Name the last time Japan was attacked by a military force...

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Posted in: Smoke spread so fast at animation firm victims couldn't open rooftop door See in context

There were keys in two separate places.

Ummm... whether or not they were necessary, this and other evidence highlights a huge disregard of safety, as is evident by the huge loss of life.

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Posted in: Abe says he will seek 'flexible' discussions on constitutional revision See in context

His idea of 'flexible' is 'he will make them understand'...

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Posted in: Facing Olympic hotel shortage, Tokyo looks offshore for cruise ships See in context

A great example of how too much protectionism, coupled with hyper-conservatism, will end up causing mass-inconvenience and worse.

The trains can't handle the demand now. Brace for Chinese style 'odd numbered registration cars drive on Monday, even numbered cars on Tuesday' kind of BS.

Wat a massive PITA the Olympics will be to Tokyoites and beyond, and only to line the pockets of few entitled fools.

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Posted in: Low voter turnout expected among politically apathetic youth See in context

That's how they make 'em...

The corruption gets to them young, and in every corner of society. It's easier just to ignore it all and pray for tunnel vision.

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Posted in: Party leaders make last-minute appeals before upper house election See in context

I think it's quite obvious that the economy and other plethora of internal hardships are far more pressing than the constitution that is obviously working well at keeping Japan away from mass suffering again...

And participating in proxy wars is not a good way, for obvious reasons for those who care to look, to kickstart said ailing economy...

But as a few mentioned above. The Japanese will vote them in again because they largely asleep at the wheel and unable to see how duped they are due to years of hardcore brainwashing as they go through the education system and beyond.

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Posted in: Iran says it has confiscated British tanker in Strait of Hormuz See in context

It appears that the "peaceful" Iranians have now attacked six tankers with limpet mines

Any proof of that?

shot down a U.S. drone

Interested to know whose airspace this death machine was in...

threatened a U.S. warship with toy drone, 

Wow! Must have been terrifying...

and have hijacked two tankers. All in the name of "peace"?

The tanker broke Iranian law in Iranian waters. Hence the boarding and processing of the ship that they then sent on it's way. Any developed nation would do the same.

Iran is not allowed to enforce its own laws? It's a sovereign nation, not a cash cow in a gimp mask for Team 'Merica!

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Posted in: Iran says it has confiscated British tanker in Strait of Hormuz See in context

Tit for tat, except that the US is the one that placed crippling embargoes on Iran for having the same weapons that a bunch of nations around the globe do (coincidentally, the US has the most and is the only nation to have ever used them as a weapon...).

Or let the oil corporations create their own militaries to fight for their interests. But then come to think of it, maybe in the case of the US, they already have.

This! The US way if pushing nations into war are so transparent these days. The US government has turned its country into a rogue state.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl falls to her death from 15th-floor window in Osaka See in context

I think the parents have been punished enough. Some curious two year olds have quite an aptitude for getting into, and out of things.

No parent can purport to be perfect. The mother (and father) overlooked the danger and paid the ultimate price, get off their case!

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Posted in: Japanese town celebrates first whale catch of the season See in context

"Eating whale is part of our food culture, and we want to teach the children to have pride in their hometown and its traditions," she added. "They're 10, they're just the right age to take lots of things in."

How small to force this barbaric, wasteful and ignorant part of Japanese society down school kids throats.

Notice how I said 'society' and not 'culture'? Here's why:

Shinichi Nojiri, a 59-year-old worker at a shipbuilding company who used a vacation day to come watch, said he thought the process was a bit grotesque and he personally couldn't remember having eaten whale, although many older Japanese had it in school lunches.

Its not culture, it is toxic pride and propaganda...

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Posted in: More details emerge about anime studio arson attack that killed 33 See in context

They did try - a number of the bodies were found in that stairwell apparently.

Smoke rises.

I read elsewhere that the door to the roof, in typical fashion, was locked...

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Posted in: Police instructor stabs officer with knife during role-playing exercise See in context

Police Academy...

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Posted in: Ghosn sues Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors for breach of contract See in context

Seems that many people here didn't read the article properly. He is doing this in a Dutch court - a place where a fair trial is FAR more likely to take place and in a far less corrupt court than any court in Japan.

It's a great move as a win there would set a nice international precedent ahead of proceedings in Japan.

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Posted in: U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, citing concerns over Iran See in context

We always knew Trump's actions would create war and imbalance in the world... And here we are.

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Posted in: Japan grapples with traffic jams, visitors' manners amid tourism boom See in context

The reason Japan does not have public garbage bins.... because too many Japanese took advantage of them and municipalities could not handle it.

Exactly! If the government didn't make it so difficult and expensive to get rid of waste, the bins might have had a chance.

We pay so much in taxes and still have to clean our own parks and even take our own trash home.

Smell the coffee, Japan!

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Posted in: Japan grapples with traffic jams, visitors' manners amid tourism boom See in context

I deal with poor manners everyday here, but I rarely see a tourist...

Where large numbers of people congregate, litter follows. Take any large gathering of Japanese people (Cherry blossom viewing - お花見). If/when BINS are supplied, the likelihood of littering decreases dramatically! How about Japan supplies bins like the rest of the developed world?

As for 'bad manners' in regards to using toilets? I'm not even sure what they are talking about there. Need more information.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds visitors that cannabis is banned in Japan See in context

Fact: most people who are against the legalization of weed have zero experience with it! Hence they just buy into the propaganda. Sad, because it is such a waste of one of nature's great gifts.

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Posted in: Japan passes bill requiring microchipping of pets to reduce strays See in context

A great move by the government here! More commonsense like this, please.

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