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Posted in: Elderly people account for record 28.4% of Japanese population See in context

Japan has the best way and the best health care that is why we have the most old people. It is symbol of the quality of Japanese life.

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Posted in: Swimming star Ikee makes 1st public appearance since leukemia diagnosis See in context

Good luck Ikee Rikkao. We are cheering for you.

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Posted in: South Korea calls for ban of 'rising sun' flag at 2020 Olympics See in context

"The athletes are representing the whole of Japan."

Yes they are and it is up to the Japanese people to decide what flag represents Japan!

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Posted in: South Korea calls for ban of 'rising sun' flag at 2020 Olympics See in context

When a Japanese Navy Ship visits Pearl Harbor, it flies the Rising Sun Flag. If the USN, does not have a problem with it, why should anyone else?

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Posted in: South Korea calls for ban of 'rising sun' flag at 2020 Olympics See in context

You know what is really interesting? The same people who screamed about the statue being removed from the Aichi Art exhibition and now calling for the banning of the rising sun flag. I guess they don't what freedom of expression means.

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Posted in: Vietnamese trainees sue Fukushima firm over decontamination work See in context

Interesting that everyone is taking the foreign side of the story without waiting to hear from the Japanese side.

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Posted in: Tokyo Metro testing audio guidance system using QR codes for visually impaired passengers See in context

"how are they gonna see the qr codes..."


"I’m intrigued to know how easy or difficult it is for the visually impaired to use a smart-phone."

it is pretty easy. They can either use a refreshable braille display or a screen reader or others;

Here's the brilliant way blind people use touchscreen devices like smartphones

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Posted in: Under-fire lawmaker hits back at criticism over S Korea war remarks See in context

Freedom of Speech

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Posted in: WWII start marked in Poland with German remorse, warning See in context

"Abe should take note!"

Yes, he should because despite German apologies, both the Poles and the Greeks continue to ask for compensation. Here is a quote from the full Reuters article:

"Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has made the memory of the war is a major plank of its “historical politics”, aiming to counteract what it calls the West’s lack of appreciation for Polish suffering and bravery under Nazi occupation.

PiS politicians have repeatedly called for war reparations from Germany, one of Poland’s biggest trade partners and a fellow member of the European Union and NATO, and several onlookers yelled “reparations” after Steinmeier spoke.

Berlin says all financial claims linked to World War Two have been settled, "

Sounds Familiar. Does it not?

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Posted in: Whaling town Taiji begins dolphin hunt See in context

Good luck and good hunting!

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Posted in: S Korean lawmakers visit disputed islets as Japan tensions mount See in context

They are called Dokdo, for starters, and are lived on and administered year-round by South Korea. It is their sovereign territory. 

If South Korea feels that way, then South Korea should accept the Japanese proposal to take the issue to the ICJ, as the Japanese have proposal on numerous occasions. As with the forced labor issue, South Korea refuses to take it to the ICJ. Why?

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Posted in: Japan factory output rebounds, but retail sales slow See in context

The jobless rate fell to 2.2% in July, a 26 year low!

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Posted in: China, Japan, S Korea to step up cultural ties despite disputes See in context

"The three countries made it clear that future cultural exchanges and cooperation should be conducted based on the principles of mutual respect and reciprocity and in a way that promotes cultural diversity and peace in East Asia,"

Nice talk, but China and South Korea always cut off the cultural exchanges during heighten tensions.

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Posted in: New York schools urged to refer to Sea of Japan as 'East Sea' too See in context

I wonder how the Korean American residents feel about South Korea pulling out the Itell pact with Japan and putting American lives in danger?

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Posted in: Japan's Defense Ministry requests record ¥5.32 trillion budget See in context

A good start, but Japan needs to do much more. Japan should get intermediate range missiles, 12 full deck carriers, bombers but most important of all, get rid of article 9.

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Posted in: Japan's Defense Ministry requests record ¥5.32 trillion budget See in context

"The region Japan is in is incredibly dangerous"

"Pure comedy gold this one."

Not as funny as the dumb as nail comment. I guess you don't know that Japan does not have 1, not 2, but 3 nuclear weapons states on its boarders. If having three nuclear weapons is not " Incredibly dangerous" , please tell me what would be incredibly dangerous?

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Posted in: Osaka University conducts world's 1st iPS transplant for corneal disease See in context

Well done Well done. Japanese tech will cure blindness. Awesome!

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Posted in: South Korean leader says Japan dishonest over wartime past See in context

Moon is headed for a fall. An Elitism scandal has engulfed would-be justice minister in South Korea,  and the rift between America and South Korea is widening:

Lecture by US Ambassador to S.Korea cancelled

Well played PM Abe Well Played! South Korea is alone. Japan has a sweet victory!

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Posted in: French investigators focus on Dentsu partner in sports corruption probe See in context

"he is just pointing out that Dentsu while not being investigated here is not as clean as it would like to appear."

In other words, guilty by association?

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Posted in: French investigators focus on Dentsu partner in sports corruption probe See in context

"Dentsu distills a lot of what's wrong with corporate Japan into one complete package."

French authorities investigating corruption in international sports believe a Swiss partner of Japanese advertising giant Dentsu

I guess someone forgot to read that it is a Swiss company that is under investigation and not the Japanese company itself.

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Posted in: Japan to revoke S Korea's trusted trade status Wednesday as planned See in context

No news. It would have been News if Japan had not removed South Korea from the list.

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Posted in: Abe to reshuffle cabinet, ruling party executives in Sept See in context

I wish Japanese politics could just give young people a wider opportunity to run for the Ministries.

but Trudeau is 47 and look at the shape Canada is in.

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Posted in: Two 17-year-old girls arrested for dumping newborn baby’s body near river in June See in context

"Still-born babies do not go full-term. "

LOL again

Stillbirth is the delivery, after the 20th week of pregnancy, A baby is stillborn in about 1 in 200 pregnancies. Because many stillbirths happen in what appear to be normal pregnancies, they can be devastating to the parents.

In other words, the baby could have been still born. In other the baby was born dead.

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Posted in: Abe to reshuffle cabinet, ruling party executives in Sept See in context

It will be interesting to see what happens to Kono and Kishida.

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Posted in: Abe to reshuffle cabinet, ruling party executives in Sept See in context

BTW, Thailand just signed GSOMIA with Korea. Thailand isn't interested in signing a GSOMIA with Japan.

Where is your link?

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Posted in: S Korea says it will share military intel with Japan through U.S. See in context

South Korea killed the intel pact and North Korea just launched a missile and guess what who saw it first?

Japan coastguard says it detected North Korean ballistic missile launch

LOL at the South Koreans

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Posted in: Abe says S Korea canceling intel deal damages trust See in context

Well played PM ABE!

First, Japan removed Korea from Japan's whitelist yet it has not blocked any exports to Korea, so Korea has nothing to complain about.

Second, South Korea is not on America's white list either. So, how's South Korea going to make the case that being on the whitelist has anything to do with the intel pact?

Third, Moon is battling a scandal involving his Justice minster. People are already making the case that Moon killed the Intel pact to divert attention from the scandal.

Fourth, The US is pissed off, South Korea will now lose all support in the US.

Put all the above together, Japan has won a major victory !

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Posted in: Mori Building announces massive urban regeneration project in central Tokyo See in context

Please change the design. Something cool and eye catching.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea agree on need for dialogue to repair frayed ties See in context

"No, China is the enemy of freedom and democracy."

WoW!, We finally agree on something. Well said.

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Posted in: Japan Inc backs Abe's tough trade stance toward S Korea See in context

" the liberal Asahi newspaper found 56% "

WoW!, even the readers of the Korean loving Asahi backs Abe. South Korea is in trouble.

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