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Posted in: Coming soon to China: the car of the future See in context

"Car manufacturers will no longer provide customers with cars via a one-time sale, but rather with a brand that connects them to the users on a daily basis through the mobility services they offer,"

I hope that day never comes. Forcing the world to share cars and make cars into public transportation like buses and trains is not my vision of the ideal future of mobility.

Please keep thinking of ways to allow people to have choices rather than a 'one size fits all' mentality.

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Posted in: JR East replace title of 'train conductor' with just 'crew' See in context

So, who is 'driving' the train..?

Sounds like JR East is asking for trouble.

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Posted in: Hate attack hoax charges dropped against actor Jussie Smollett See in context

The guy is an embarrassment and so is the 'justice system' that let him free just like that.

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Posted in: Tokyo protests over Chinese vessel's incursion into Japanese EEZ See in context

Countries can cede territory as a gift of friendship. That is why I believe Northeast Asia is one and will become one, given sufficient time.

And which countries can cede territory as a gift of friendship..?Oh, I know, I know!! Each and every one EXCEPT for almighty C H I N A. I would say dream on but I can't because that just simply sounds like a nightmare.

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Posted in: Tokyo protests over Chinese vessel's incursion into Japanese EEZ See in context

Northeast Asia is one nation, as simple as that.

Y Okitsu, actually Northeast Asia is even closer than one nation, it is one big family, as simple as that. For example, there are no psychological and physiological barriers for marriage among Northeast Asians, and genetically 100% compatible.

Wow. And which nation is this "one" nation? Let me guess, The People's Republic of China?! Of course that's what you mean and what 'some' Chinese government officials would want the world to believe.

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Posted in: Mother, boyfriend leave 3-year-old daughter with severe burns at home while they play pachinko See in context

This so called "mother" should not ever be able to have custody of these children. Take 'em away from her and put (mom), AWAY.

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Posted in: Ghosn posts ¥1 billion bail; released after 108 days in detention See in context

Let me guess..the prosecution is not happy and will find one more thing to convict him with so that they can re-arrest him. I don't know but, it's the first thing that came to mind.

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Posted in: Does U.S. President Donald Trump deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? See in context

Yes-kinda regarding NK. A huge, big and GIANT NO regarding all the other nations of the world.

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Posted in: Man gets 12-year prison term in appeal trial for confining girl See in context

It befuddles the mind. Haven't there been less jail time given for murderers in recent cases? People who murder should automatically get life in prison (unless in self defense). There should be some 'reward' for not taking the life of a human. Perhaps 5 years per day of abucted time of the victim..?

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Posted in: Man gets 7 years in jail for kidnapping woman who was later found dead See in context

IF 10 years is max in this case then 10 years is what these people should be getting. What on earth are these judges thinking?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? These men ALL participated in a killing if an innocent human life and then they ALL participated in hiding their crime.

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Posted in: Abe orders safety checks in all child abuse reports See in context

Yubaru

"Publicly start charging negligent "employees", put them in jail, fire them, and let everyone know in the process that this will NOT be tolerated anymore, and changes will occur.."

Yup. This should be at the very least a first step and an absolutely necessary one. Where is the accountability?

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Posted in: Abe orders safety checks in all child abuse reports See in context

Unfortunately, to me this feels more like a PR stunt than a meaningful effort to truly help these children in these abusive situations.

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Posted in: Property firm Leopalace21 starts asking 14,000 residents to move out due to wall defects See in context

JeffLee @07:03am today

This news reporting is irresponsible. Disclosing the names would alert the industry and public that might have have used the same products or services, putting them at risk.

Precisely. The public is always left in the dark here from all sorts of frauds and criminal acts. We are NEVER informed of the REAL facts. What gives?!?

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Posted in: Mother of fatally abused 10-year-old girl detained following husband's arrest See in context

serendipitous1

Disgraceful parents, disgraceful government 'officials' and disgraceful 'education' board. Shame on all of them.

How can anyone in their right mind disagree with this comment?!? Every single adult in this young person's life failed her. Yes, the gov. 'officials' failed her. Yes, the board of education really failed her and yes, her sick-minded 'parents' really, really failed this innocent child.

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Posted in: Tokyo, Beijing agree to step up preparations for Xi's visit to Japan See in context

How about saving the taxpayer some money and not waste on useless and pointless photo ops with visiting dictators?!

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Posted in: As nations turn on Maduro, Venezuelan leader parades with military See in context

Unfortunately the way repressive regimes work is they manage to hold "elections" in which the outcome is predetermined and the peoples' votes just a charade. I wonder when Chavez was in power whether he was rightfully the winner or were the circumstances arranged as to make sure there wasn't a clear and true opponent to vote for. Mr. Putin is a perfect example. Of course he stands up for this "President". These low-life dictators really know how to look out for each other. And, it's a bit disheartening to see that they have such a following beyond their borders as well. We, members of the "free world", should be careful what we wish for.

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Posted in: Japan to seek high-level talks with N Korea in Sweden See in context

@Akie

Big wrong. Why would Japan have to meet Korea in Sweden, half world away ? Abe can go to China and meet Koreans anywhere in the Northeast.

Obviously Japan needs to be in NEUTRAL territory to speak frankly with N.Korea. China is obviously not neutral, far from it.

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Posted in: Democrats aren't buying Trump's shutdown-ending 'compromise' See in context

I'm not a Republican and I'm not a Democrat. I support both, depending on the issue at hand. In this case I have changed my mind. SOME parts of the US/Mexico border NEED a wall. Whoever disagrees is just plain and simply wrong. Period.

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Posted in: Trump proposes wall-for-DACA in bid to end U.S. gov't shutdown See in context

This whole 'wall' thing is a bit confusing. No matter whose side you're on (Dem/Rep), both make good points. However, unfettered illegal immigration in such large numbers will not make ANY country stronger. The US has PLENTY of its own citizens who are in dire needs and with people's taxes going to support those in dire needs from neighboring countries does not and will not help The US, and only helps in weakening it at this point.

I think fix what's broken and put a hold on allowing so many to enter at this moment in time and once things are in better shape in our own home we can start helping our neighbors, too.

For now, $5.7 billion dollars doesn't seem like a valid reason for Ms. Pelosi to warrant her refusal to budge on this shutdown. Yes, President Trump is not a nice/easy person to deal with but she doesn't seem much nicer/easier, either.

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Posted in: N Korea tells Japan it may raise wartime labor issue See in context

UNBELIEVABLE...SAD...

Shame on South Korea for acting this way, 73 years after the war ended.

Ruining the future relationship with their best neighbor for another generation. And now for feeding this disease to their desperate prison-state neighbor to the north.

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Posted in: Putin calendar sales surpassing those of Japanese stars in Japan See in context

It makes for a good darts board, if nothing else.

Oh, in that case. I want one!

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Posted in: Putin calendar sales surpassing those of Japanese stars in Japan See in context

Cool..?..Popular leader..?..... How soon we forget this 'cool leader' is a vicious murderer and a major threat to world peace.

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Posted in: 'Call of nature' spurs assemblyman into driving at 169 kph See in context

When you gotta go .. you gotta go ..?

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Posted in: Japan protests China's new activities in East China Sea gas field See in context

History is a mirror that Japan should look in it.

While we're all looking into mirrors , how about China look in the mirror and see what it has been doing to its own peoples' human rights.

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Posted in: Shiseido Japan’s same-sex kiss ad wins gold in Epica advertising awards See in context

Shiseido's creative director Masato Kosukegawa..

He also thanked the short’s director, Shou Yanagisawa, and all the artists involved in the project. The film was intended to reach out to young people, and show them the strength that makeup can lend them “in this confused and divided world”.

"in this confused and divided world"...

And whom are you referring to as being confused Mr. Kosukegawa, the two women kissing or those who are not completely for making this the norm?

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Posted in: 64-year-old man arrested for stealing a roll of toilet paper from hospital toilet See in context

Just curious..single-ply or double..?

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Posted in: Teen driver who survived horror crash vows to race again See in context

Good luck to her! Hope she recovers completely.

One bit of advice for when you go back to racing. Make sure to slow down and NOT speed up before entering curves :)

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Posted in: 4 killed, including gunman and police officer, in shooting at Chicago hospital See in context

Awful, sad.

NRA may now suggest that doctors be armed as well..? And and while we're at it how about the patients, too.

This never ending cycle of violence/shootings is really not a laughing matter but a disgrace.

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Posted in: Trump says Japan treats U.S. unfairly on trade by not taking more American cars See in context

Akie

Almost confused with ALmost. To build a house doesn't require appliances, only after built it.

Oh, Akie. Thank you for that totally nonsensical comment.

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Posted in: Trump says Japan treats U.S. unfairly on trade by not taking more American cars See in context

Foreign-made cars are absolutely unfairly priced here. No question about it and it's not American cars only. German, French and Italian ones as well.

And it's not only automobiles, either.

Those who disagree with this comment are blind to the fact. Or, don't want to know the truth.

I know, there are 'no' taxes nor tariffs for products coming here but why does everything end up being so crazily marked up?!?!? Try building a house and see what I mean. Foreign made appliances are at least double if not triple priced.

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