The disintegration of the Great Satan continues, cheered on by Trumpkins and Putinbots all over the world.
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Good luck with that, lads. The Bubble burst 25 years ago; these days it's kei cars, happoshu and Aoki Men's Plaza.
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Yet another robot puff piece. Weren't Carriro-style robots banned in San Francisco or somewhere?
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If companies can’t self-regulate this kind of thing I think the governement should step in with some new laws.
Your faith in Japanese companies to self-regulate when it will affect their profits and the Japanese government to enact laws that cost their financial backers money is touching in the extreme.
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Pompeo also said the United States must be mindful of important business and government ties with Saudi Arabia
Everyone will look the other way as the monsters of Saudi commit genocide in Yemen, sponsor global terrorism and crucify their own people. The vilest of the vile, and simply because their oil money props up the arms business.
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This smells. It would be nice to have a bit more information on this as the motive seems highly unlikely to result in the criminal actions which occurred.
Yes, this story appeared out of nowhere a couple of weeks ago and will doubtless now disappear forever. I suppose we will have to scour other media sources to discover what actually happened.
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Posted in: Far-right parties have very little support in Japan. But there are a lot more people, a kind of reserve army, who are vaguely concerned about admitting foreigners. If the government doesn’t put together appropriate policies, that unease will increase. See in context
Far-right parties have very little support in Japan
Tamogami polled 610,865 votes in the 2014 Tokyo gubernatorial election. That's 12.39%. Hardly very little.
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The lack of self-awareness is staggering. As is dressing up like an extra from Death On The Nile to ponce around in Africa playing Lady Bountiful. What planet do these people come from and when will they go back?
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Currencies manipulation is illegal and goes against the WTO agreements.
Japan's tourism boom and export business are based on currency manipulation.
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A peerless songwriter and lyricist. By a strange coincidence I just listened to Get Happy again the other day, for the first time in a few years. That's probably my favourite, a wonderful album with not a subpar song on it. Dusty in Memphis and 90-year old Burt Backache though, that's a killer combination. Can't wait for this.
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What will happen to the vast area of primo real estate created by the move to Toyosu? That's the key question but hasn't been decided yet. Alfie, actually it has been decided, a large part of Tsukiji will be made into a transport depo to 2020, have seen that in the news a number of times now, THAT was one of the BIG reasons to get this done so they could complete the depot in time for 2020!
Yes, there will be a simplified version of the beltway road and this bus park transport hub. The full version of Arterial Road 2 won't now be ready until 2022. What is unclear is what will happen to the land being used as the transport hub after the Olympics. I'd be willing to bet a fair amount of money that this land, as Goodluck comments above, has been sold at rockbottom prices to Ishihara's mates in the real estate business and will be developed as luxury apartments or offices. You know how it works here....
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Hardly a surprise to anyone who pays attention to these things. When the Emperor made his famous "Korean roots" speech back in 2001 he was roundly denounced by the fascists who claimed he had been "brainwashed" as a child by his American tutor.
Yasukuni will just promote another fruitbat. Nothing will change.
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Posted in: It is a fact that our ancestors nurtured a moral code that is respected and marveled at by the world. For this reason, I think some individuals or organizations may want to consider using the rescript as a teaching material. See in context
Fascism on the march in 2018. This "moral code" is a cornerstone of the new constitution that Nippon Kaigi wants to foist on Japan.
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A family of monsters. Lock them up and throw away the keys.
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So has this guy been in detention for over a year? Attempted murder is a serious charge of course, but a year seems like a very long time.
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An ugly soulless shed that's cost an estimated $5.42 billion. What will happen to the vast area of primo real estate created by the move to Toyosu? That's the key question but hasn't been decided yet.
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Mr. Concrete. Some friends got married at his Chapel on the Water in Tomamu which was beautiful in the snow. I really liked those old ivy covered apartment buildings on Omotesando that were knocked down and turned into the truly hideous Ometesando Hills shopping atrocity. Although I quite like the Azuma House, tbh.
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Yet another rat jumping off the sinking ship. Paul Ryan and Haley clearly know the subpoenas will start flying soon and are making their escape.
John Bolton was the best though.
Ah yes, the Gatestone Islamaphobic hate-merchant responsible for the deaths of millions in Iraq and Afghanistan. He's a really good one.
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He's not going anywhere. But he's getting an awful lot of free publicity for Zozotown.
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Blessed are the cheesemakers.
Yes indeed, and here are five of the best:
The day we can eat such cheese, at reasonable prices, here in Japan will be a miracle.
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Shame on those who voted for him. He is not fit to be on the bench.
US politics is dead.
The dying carcass of globe-destroying neoliberalism vs Trump-style nationalism with it's 1930s fascistic underpinnings? Dead and buried, whatever happens.
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Shinzo guts pose photo - Check!
Military photos - Check!
Hinomaru - what, no hinomaru? Photo editor is slacking!
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The cost of this farrago has now ballooned up to $24 billion dollars yet the athletes are expected to swim through clouds of fecal bacteria.
"Yuji Ishizaka, an associate professor of sports sociology at Nara Women's University, said organizing committees always tended to underestimate expenses, but control over spending would be lost if transparency was lacking.
"The organizing committee and central government must fulfill its responsibility to explain the appropriateness of the expenditures made for the Tokyo Olympics," he said.
Olympics in Japan are nothing more than a massive scam to shift public money into the private sector without any oversight.
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Clueless octogenarians sleepwalking into oblivion. Depressing beyond words. Last one out switch the light off.
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Child abuse happens because parents or guardians cannot cope with stress in their own lives, because they were abused themselves as children, because of unrealistic expectations, lack of support, alcohol abuse and emotional disorders within the parents themselves. Most of those are rife within Japanese society.
And the government is doing what?
Raising consumption tax from 8 to 10%.
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They are all in non secure part time work with low wages and no benefits.
Yes, and then they go home to cook, clean and shop because their husbands are working 3 hours of unpaid overtime every evening. Abenomics is a chimera, it doesn't exist. Surely Ms. Lagarde can understand it's just a scam, like this 2% inflation nonsense, which only exists to reduce the Japanese govt debt.
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Still, Japan annually consumes about 5,000 tons of whale meat from its research hunts, officials said.
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She is the eldest daughter of former lawmaker Muneo Suzuki, who is known for his strong ties with Russia.
Muneo! A man so corrupt he needed a corkscrew just to get out of bed in the morning. When he was finally arrested he was kept in solitary confinement for a year to stop him from blabbing! As Smith says, let's hope she's clean but you'd have to be simple-minded to imagine this was anything other than nepotism.
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Wait, you don't think that freedom of speech means that someone can say anything they want without repercussion, do you?
What you talking about, Willis? Of course not. This toys-out-of-pram hissy fit from the Osaka oyajis reminded me of this story:
And this one:
There are several more examples but work beckons. If they can't control the narrative they attempt to bully, cajole, threaten and force. Or pay money to have others do it for them.
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