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Posted in: Oppenheimer reportedly apologized, cried in 1964 meeting with A-bomb victim See in context

Whether Oppenheimer apologised or not was his choice. Japan on the other hand has made little effort over the years to apologise for it's aggression.

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Posted in: Japan seeks more visitors despite overtourism problems See in context

I think that Mr.Takahashi is trying to that that Japan wants more tourists money, and tourists, despite being an utter nuisance are a good cash cow. Can't always have your cake and eat it.

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Posted in: Emperor recalls time with UK royals ahead of visit See in context

Just a personal opinion. I fail to see the point of this trip.

Right now in the UK, football, and a general election are more important agenda's

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Posted in: Mayor considering increasing Himeji Castle entry fees for overseas visitors See in context

Japan does not really want tourists, but wants tourists money.

Is Himeji castle really worth visiting. It's only a replica.

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Posted in: Can you think of any examples of how technological advances have had the opposite of their intended effects? See in context

Facebook. Often used for vindictive gossip, bullying, and fake news.

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Posted in: Taking aim at Sunak, Nigel Farage pledges border control, tax cuts See in context

Farage has never had an MP.

So what? He has and all Reform party candidates have payed the

It subscription fee's and are perfectly entitled to stand for election.

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Posted in: Inmate receiving medication dies in solitary confinement at Nagoya Prison See in context

The Japanese penalty / legal system at it's best - yet again.

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Posted in: Mayor considering increasing Himeji Castle entry fees for overseas visitors See in context

Maybe my native country should consider charging Japanese nationals 3 times the admission fee for it's tourist attractions.

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Posted in: Do they think we’ll go back to the high-growth era if we just keep repeating the cycle of Tokyo Olympics, Osaka Expo and Sapporo Olympics? It’s pathetic that their mindset is stuck in the Showa Era (1926-1989). See in context

Japan's glory days are over. They have been over for three and a half decades. This lady is obviously a pragmatic realist of whom can think outside the box. Very rare in Japan

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Posted in: Japan defense chief considers Britain trip in July to keep ties on track See in context

What exactly is the point of this visit?

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Posted in: British PM apologizes for skipping D-Day ceremony to return to election campaign trail See in context

There are no WW1 veterans left as far as I know. They’d be over 120 years old.

Harry Patch was the last WW1 veteran to pass away in 2011 aged 111.

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Posted in: Tourist ban now in effect in Kyoto’s Gion geisha district…but are visitors obeying the rules? See in context

Having observed the behaviour of some Japanese citizens abroad, I don't think that these critics of tourists in Japan are in any position to criticise.

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Posted in: Death penalty sought again in retrial of 88-year-old man acquitted of 1966 murders See in context

What astounds me, is that Japanese judges seem so weak and feeble, in that they just kowtow to the prosecutors demands.

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Posted in: Woman arrested on suspicion of abandoning baby at home after giving birth in toilet See in context

Why would you arrest a woman for this and not provide her help and support?

Good question. The woman needs help, not 3 weeks of being "interrogated". What kind of stupid imbecile judge issued an arrest warrant?

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Posted in: Japan protests after China, Russia call released Fukushima water 'contaminated' See in context

Anyone who imports and eats Russian or Chinese food is dicing with death with all the chemicals, pesticides and pollution used on the farms of those countries and in the oceans around them.

In fact, it is illegal to import Russian produce into most democratic nations - for good reason.

I have been eating Chinese (and occasionally Russian food) for years, and I'm not dead yet.

Russian imports have been sanctioned in some democratic countries because of the Ukraine situation, rather than quality issues.

Agreed, a good reason in my opinion.

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Posted in: Around 68,000 elderly die alone in Japan annually: police See in context

This says to me that there are serious flaws in Japanese culture.

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Posted in: 'Foreign travelers are Japan’s guests' – Governor against charging tourists more than locals See in context

Tourists, whether rich, poor, or budget, do not generally go to places where they feel they are being overcharged for food and accommodation. Overcharging in Japan will do long term damage to Japan's tourist industry. Word does get around.

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Posted in: Elementary school teacher arrested for hugging young boy See in context

A hug is not, and never has been a sexual act.

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Posted in: China coast guard confronts Japanese politicians in disputed East China Sea area See in context

Officials of Japan's foreign ministry were not immediately available for comment outside of working hours.

Fat lot good Japan's bureaucrats are.

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Posted in: Town to block Mount Fuji view from troublesome tourists See in context

I would have thought that the best solution to this would be to install more litter bins, and put up more traffic regulation signs.

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Posted in: Cabinet minister Takaichi, more than 90 lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Is this really news anymore? These old men will be dead in a few years

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Posted in: Bloodstains found in car of man held over 2 burnt bodies in Tochigi See in context

Rather unprofessional of the police to be disclosing this information before the suspect is indicted.

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Posted in: Chinese media call Japan 'two-faced' for seeking closer ties while warning of China threat See in context

JT gives conflict ingvsignals with it:s headlines. One day Japan wants closer ties with China, and the next day Japan wants closer ties with it's neighbours to counter the Chinese threat. What exactly is China supposed to think?

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Posted in: Hiroshima locals criticize U.S. lawmaker over A-bomb remark about Gaza See in context

The Hiroshima Congress against A- and H-Bombs sent a letter to Republican congressman Tim Walberg and demanded he retract his March 25 remarks calling for an end to the conflict in the Palestinian enclave "like Nagasaki and Hiroshima" to "get it over quick."

Demanded!!! Some people in Hiroshima are getting quite arrogant these days.

Tadatoshi Akiba, head of the group and a former Hiroshima mayor, told a press conference that a "widely prevailing U.S. public opinion" that the nuclear bombings hastened Japan's surrender and the end of World War II should be changed.

Why changed? It is a fact.

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Posted in: Kishida arrives in U.S. for summit, state dinner See in context

Japan seems to attend a lot of summits these days, but they never seem to go by anywhere.

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Posted in: Japan ready to support Taiwan following strong quake: Kishida See in context

Good to see Japan growing up.

Not a world power anymore, but caring to a neighbour.

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Posted in: Foreign residents prohibited from participating in Yu-Gi-Oh Japan Championship See in context

Time for other countries and follow suit and ban non-citizens from their countries tournaments. Easy to make the playing field equal.

Time for other countries and follow suit and ban Japanese participants from their countries tournaments. Easy to make the playing field equal.

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Posted in: Man tries to stab tourist in front of A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima See in context

These Japanese idiots who attack old defenseless people because they can’t pick on anyone their own size. I’d love it to happen in front of me.

Permit me to give the above commenter a price of advice. In Japan, don't get involved. If you have not been directly threatened the Japanese police will see it as interfering and one is liable to be arrested. Old hands in Japan will know what I mean.

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Posted in: Catherine, Princess of Wales, praised for frank cancer admission See in context

Why didn't she say what type of cancer she has?

Why don't you tell us all about all your health problems?

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Posted in: Catherine, Princess of Wales, praised for frank cancer admission See in context

She hasn't been frank at all.

She hid the cancer diagnosis, edited photos and still hasn't informed the public about the type of cancer.

She has been very frank.

She was diagnosed with cancer and bravely went public. Type of cancer, doctors in the UK have patient confidentialy (Who needs to know anyway). Editing a photo - irrelevant.

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