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Posted in: Japan’s first-ever ramen restaurant reopens after 44 years See in context

I going to go as soon as this pandemic ends!

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Posted in: Japan's unorthodox household goods champion rides a pandemic boom See in context

God's speed! Lets bring manufacturing back to Japan from China. With more automation even the older people can still work and draw a salary. Lets make it happen.

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Posted in: Taking a shower See in context

one place I've been dying to go to..

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Posted in: Why Beijing may want to keep Trump in the White House See in context

China pretends to want multilateralism. What they want is Sinocentrism. "International cooperation" in Xi Jinping's eye is China making the rules and every other nation genuflecting to Beijing. Sure China doesn't want a cold war. They want it to come to them easily. Tough luck. Xi has made enemies of many nations and many within China.

Couldn't have said it better myself. I concur 100%

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Posted in: China vows retaliation if U.S. proceeds with Taiwan arms sale See in context

And for any Chinese that may read this, Taiwan is a country

Hell yeah!

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Posted in: China vows retaliation if U.S. proceeds with Taiwan arms sale See in context

Except perhaps Russia.

Fair enough.

But so what? Even if China and Russia team up, it won't matter. They can't take the whole world on, no matter what they think.

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Posted in: China vows retaliation if U.S. proceeds with Taiwan arms sale See in context

China vows retaliation if U.S. proceeds with Taiwan arms sale

I say call their bluff. Cause the international community is about to completely disconnect from China, as virtually EVERYONE sees them as a belligerent and bellicose THUG.

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Posted in: Halloween revelry in Japan to take new forms during pandemic See in context

Yeah, why do they like Halloween, Christmas parties, presents and cake, Western-style weddings and dresses, western clothing ...even foreign food and drinks! How dare Japanese people, its all foreign culture!

Had a coworker about 15 years ago who had a side gig playing a priest and marrying Japanese people in a church western style. The couples ALL insisted on having a WHITE priest marrying them and balked when an actual Filipino ordained minister was once brought in. Western ideas are popular here. But that doesn't mean the erosion of Japanese culture any more than Japanese Chinese and other cultures erode western cultures. they enrich them. Different cultures can exist side by side in ANY country and can contribute and enrich that culture.

Having said that, the halloween party this year should be cancelled. No public mass gatherings as they are super spreader events.

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Posted in: Tokyo temple holds funeral for personal seals See in context

SO people don't want to go to the office to stamp as it might be a covid health risk but they'll go to a funeral for their stamp......logical.....

as Kentaro will tell you, its Japan's logic

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Posted in: Tokyo temple holds funeral for personal seals See in context

It's Japan's religion, it's Japan's culture, Like it or not..

What religion is that?? Hankoism??

Some simple-minded people will never understand..

You are supporting a funeral for a rubber stamp and I'M SIMPLE-MINDED??!!

LOL!!!!

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Posted in: 6 doctors referred to prosecutors over death of 2-year-old boy in 2014 See in context

In June 2014, the hospital announced that propofol had been administered to a total of 63 children aged 14 or younger over the five years through 2013.

It said 12 of them had died but denied that the deaths were caused by the use of the sedative.

That's a fifth of the kids that died! So what are they saying killed them? LOCK THEM UP!

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Posted in: Mother arrested for murder after infant found in Okayama irrigation canal See in context

She needs to go to jail for murder.

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Posted in: Mother arrested for murder after infant found in Okayama irrigation canal See in context

Man that's terrible. Born and immediately killed by the very person that is supposed to protect you. Not even given a chance at life. Breaks my heart. The hardest news is the one about a baby or child dying. Especially one so young.

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Posted in: Next pandemic? Amazon deforestation may spark new diseases See in context

virusrex- so what's the bad news? LOL

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 185 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 614 See in context

185 new cases of the coronavirus, up 35 from Wednesday. The number is the result of 5,572 tests conducted on Oct 19.

so 1 out of 30. I would actually like to know how many tests have been conducted nationally, and how many of those were positive..

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Posted in: Suga vows swift decision on release of Fukushima radioactive water See in context

smithinjapan

Well said

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Posted in: JR East to bring forward last train departures on 17 lines in Tokyo See in context

Instead of having ‘normal trains’ where it possible to take a seat, JR still wants to continue packing people in to maximize discomfort for the passenger and profit for the company....

exactly

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Posted in: Tokyo temple holds funeral for personal seals See in context

The funeral comes on the heels of a new push from the Japanese government to phase out personal seals, fax machines, and other vestiges of the physical media-dependent workplace. 

I do want to give credit where its due. Good on the J-Gov for trying to phase out the hanko. It is nice, but an archaic thing that needs to be laid to rest. (although a funeral is just pure insane)

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Posted in: Tokyo temple holds funeral for personal seals See in context

That's just plain dumb.

Oh its beyond that. Plain dumb would have to get on a jet to catch up to this crap.

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Posted in: Suga vows swift decision on release of Fukushima radioactive water See in context

the IAEA said the two options for controlled disposal outlined by the advisory subcommittee - vapour release and discharges to the sea - were both technically feasible."

"Reiterating advice from an IAEA decommissioning review mission to the plant in 2018, the experts said a decision on the disposition path for the stored treated water - after further treatment as needed - should be taken urgently"

All the article you posted said was releasing the water was an option, once filtered as needed. TEPCO has said they haven't filtered the water to the standard needed.

exactly

Tritium does not decay in 12 years, the half life is 12 years. Suga is already under fire for rejecting scientists to the science advisory panel who are critical of the government. Environmental minister Koizumi has been mum about this lately even though the Nuclear Regulation Authority is under his purview. The NRA was formed and restructured from the corrupt Nuclear Safety Commission after the Fukushima disaster. The initial NRA had very strict regulations on restarts and oversight during the Democratic party's Kan and Noda administrations but when Abe took power around 2012, the agency did a quick turnaround and became very lax in restarts and oversight. A lot of this was news at the time, but has fallen by the wayside now. Japan can't be trusted, it needs a third party report to legitimize any actions it takes on waste disposal. Abe prioritized the olympics over the Fukushima cleanup, that in itself should be self-explanatory.

Well said!

By the way, al jazeera did a program on that where all the LDP propaganda gets debunked thoroughly and the LDP spokesman Tanigaki was made to look like a FOOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbWY5FBe93w

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Posted in: Japanese elementary teacher busted for hiding students’ shoes; writing 'die' on their belongings See in context

What an idiot! This guy is mentally unstable and should not be working with minors at all. He should also be charged so that he understands that what he did is not something small.

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Posted in: Next pandemic? Amazon deforestation may spark new diseases See in context

There is a connection between climate change, deforesting, and pandemics. Covid is not the end of it. expect more diseases and pandemics in the future unless we change the way we do things.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers show security and COVID-19 countermeasures See in context

I said it before. I'm guessing that many Olympians will simply not show up, forcing the postponement yet again. Or if the pandemic is not under control many countries will just bow out, and Japan will look very silly for still attempting to host it

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Posted in: Suga vows swift decision on release of Fukushima radioactive water See in context

Why is this news, everyone knows they will just dump it in the ocean without care :(

Isn’t it a foregone conclusion-the release of yet more radioactivity into the sea around Fukushima?

Swift decision means swift release into the ocean before anyone can voice objections or concerns and just throw up your hands and say shoganai.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 150 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 611 See in context

Nope, I'm not a guest - this is my home. And no, I will never become a Japanese citizen, as long as Japan e.g. lacks in animal and human rights and fails to recognize dual citizenship.

I welcome each and every person living or even staying just for a short while in my home country to suggest how things could be done better. Because you know, that's how things progress, that's how things become better and more fair to EVERYONE THERE.

Excellent post! I agree 100%

Good on you mate!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 150 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 611 See in context

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Wednesday reported 150 new cases of the coronavirus, up 11 from Tuesday. The number is the result of 948 tests conducted on Oct 18.

WOW, that ratio is getting worse every day with it now being 15.82% testing positive of those being tested.

Yup.

They keep testing fewer people but more are testing positive. Do you still trust the low test numbers now?

Nope. Never did.

BTW in yesterday's news

Tokyo government considers fining people who knowingly go out when infected with COVID-19

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/tokyo-government-considers-fining-people-who-knowingly-go-out-when-infected-with-covid-19

If Tokyo does THAT, I guarantee you the number of people willing to be tested will probably be more than halved. Who's going to want to pay a few man for a test and THEN get fined for going out if they test positive??

So if they do implement that, expect the numbers to be even more skewed.

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Posted in: No jail for parents who left daughters at home while they used COVID cash handout for hotel stay See in context

 No correct court would ever place children in the care of their parents when a perfectly good institution is available.

At least in an institution they would not be left alone for days without being fed while the staff vacationed

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Posted in: No jail for parents who left daughters at home while they used COVID cash handout for hotel stay See in context

That's correct. No correct court would ever place children in the care of their parents when a perfectly good institution is available.

Care of their parents? Only an idiot would think that

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Posted in: Appeal filed for former top bureaucrat accused of killing reclusive son See in context

Kumazawa, 77, was sentenced to six years in prison by the Tokyo District Court in December last year.

6 years for murder?? of his own son?? Kangaroo court

since his intuition told him he could be killed by the victim, he killed him by reflex."

And this amounts to self-defense? Only in Japan could such a weird and pitiful defense be acceptable in a court of law.

I agree.

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Posted in: No jail for parents who left daughters at home while they used COVID cash handout for hotel stay See in context

P. Smith

life in a facility is better than life with neglectful/abusive parents.

Agree with you 100 percent

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