Aly Rustom comments

Posted in: War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children See in context

Assad and Putin should rot in hell.

As a citizen of Syria, allow me to say thank you and I support your comment 100%

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Posted in: What are your suggestions for the new era name to be announced by the Japanese government on April 1? Sensible answers only, please. See in context

城時

> Joji, or Shirotoki

> Just thought that it in this time Japan as an entity is fortifying itself, in various ways, some circuitous.

very interesting and very true!

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Posted in: The reasons why Abenomics is sputtering can be summed up with two words: public relations. More than six years on, it’s still more PR than clear product. See in context

The reasons why Abenomics is sputtering can be summed up with two words:

You're right. Utter stupidity come to mind..

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Posted in: Fatal traffic accidents involving over-75s on rise in Japan See in context

self driving cars now please!

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Posted in: 24-year-old mother arrested over death of 2-month-old daughter See in context

This is very hard for me to digest considering my daughter is only 7 months old. This is like a knife in my heart

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Posted in: What are your suggestions for the new era name to be announced by the Japanese government on April 1? Sensible answers only, please. See in context

Because they're used on forms (for date of birth, etc.) as abbreviations for Meiji, Taisho, Showa and Heisei.

Thanks for that beautiful!

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Posted in: Activists file suit to stop dolphin hunting in Japan See in context

There's a fishing village called Lamakera in Indonesia. It used to hunt Manta Rays.

They stopped hunting, modified their boats and now take tourists to watch the Rays.

Whale watching is a growing business in Japan too. If a village in Indonesia can do it, sure the folks in Taiji can do it too.

They can if they want to. But it seems that being stubborn is part of Japanese culture

I’ve yet to meet any Japanese person express a liking for dolphin meat.

And I have never seen dolphin meat here,in the hundreds of times that I have been to supermarkets in Japan

Hunting dolphins is not part of Japanese culture and those that say it is are misleading us.....

Actually brother, if you've watched the cove, they tell us that alot of "whale meat being sold is actually dolphin.."

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Posted in: What are your suggestions for the new era name to be announced by the Japanese government on April 1? Sensible answers only, please. See in context

but I don't want anything with the 安 (as in 安倍) character. And you know that narcissistic charlatan would try to put it in there behind the scenes.

So true mate! So true!

「革命」(kakumei) - Revolution

> Because this country sure could use one.

Oh man I hear you on that one!

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Posted in: What are your suggestions for the new era name to be announced by the Japanese government on April 1? Sensible answers only, please. See in context

Sorry Aly, they're unlikely to go for anything beginning with M,T,S or H (though I think 平和would be lovely)

Hi cleo! I'm curious.. Why is that?

How about 更新or 更改 (renewal), 更界(new world) , 安界 (peaceful/stable world) or 安代 (age of peace).

All amazing names! Very lovely!

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Posted in: Ghosn hires new defense team in change of strategy See in context

Japan's legal system is a Banana Republic in itself. The world is laughing at this undemocratic process. As always, the brainwashed Japanese society side with injustice.

> A person is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. Yet, such a concept is so difficult to accept by Japan. Lawless, gangster prosecutors should be investigated for abuse of power.

I couldn't agree more. What really bothers me is the lack of interest in his case from the non Japanese media and the wet noodle response from Macron.

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Posted in: What are your suggestions for the new era name to be announced by the Japanese government on April 1? Sensible answers only, please. See in context

Another way to combine showa 昭和 and heisei 平成 is by using the other 2 kanji and get 成昭 (to become bright or get used to the brightness)..

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Posted in: What are your suggestions for the new era name to be announced by the Japanese government on April 1? Sensible answers only, please. See in context

Sensible answers only, please.

Damn. I was going to have fun with that. Anyway...

combine showa 昭和 and heisei 平成

You simply get 平和 peace.

simple

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Posted in: Olympics minister apologizes for saying he was 'really disappointed' over Ikee's leukemia See in context

Watching the reporting of her illness on the telly last night, I was struck that a large proportion of the comments from 'important' were of the 'Oh No the Olympics' hue; it was only after interviews with members of the public emphasised the 'I hope she gets better soon, poor thing' angle that the TV announcers had to point out that Yes Of Course that was the most important thing and all the sports-related comments took it as a given and were looking at the wider picture.

> So not just the LDP (vile though they are): a hefty majority of those with a finger in the pie, it would seem.

Good point cleo! I stand humbly corrected.

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Posted in: Olympics minister apologizes for saying he was 'really disappointed' over Ikee's leukemia See in context

Sakurada, who doubles as the government's cybersecurity strategy chief, is no stranger to controversy.

Something that seems to be endemic of the LDP.

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Posted in: Elementary school girl detained after stabbing sleeping mother See in context

Scary. very scary

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Posted in: 14-year-old boy driving car crashes into police car after chase See in context

oops!

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating girl after she helps woman who vomited on bus See in context

Sometimes you just despair about people

summed it up perfectly.

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Posted in: Nissan cuts forecast in first earnings report since Ghosn's arrest See in context

Nissan cuts forecast in first earnings report since Ghosn's arrest

Good.

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Posted in: Do you think democracy is the best form of government? See in context

Why wish for “true democracy” when one can wish for “true communism”?

I'll wish for true democracy- If you prefer true communism, then by all means, have at it.

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Posted in: Do you think democracy is the best form of government? See in context

yes of course. But true democracy. Not a democracy that can be influenced by money.

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Posted in: What differences in regional food culture in Japan have you noticed whenever you visit various parts of the country? See in context

western japan seems to eat more beef while eastern japan eats more pork

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Posted in: Mother, 2 children found dead in submerged car at Okayama port See in context

As the father of a 3 year old and and a 7 month old, this just tears my heart out

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Posted in: Tokyo strikes gold, silver and bronze with e-waste Olympic medals See in context

way to be a narrow minded party pooper.

way to be just plain narrow minded

Do you think they are going to look or feel like garbage?

yes

Good on Japan for this ingenious idea!

I disagree

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Posted in: Trump adviser Stone: I'm not Kim Kardashian, don't need gag order See in context

Trump adviser Stone: I'm not Kim Kardashian,

No, you're not. She's attractive...

However, you are both overpriveleged prima donnas..

don't need gag order

Beg to differ..

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Posted in: Man stabbed in convenience store after road rage incident See in context

He said he just wanted to complain to Onozuka but got irritated and stabbed him.

Oh ok. That explains it then....

But he denied any intent to kill.

No of course not. He wasn't intending at all to kill him when he stabbed him. He was just giving him a friendly poke with a dangerous weapon, thats all.

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Posted in: Cold wave grips Hokkaido See in context

HK just reported -31 in one town. Makes me feel better about our low of 5 this morning in Kobe.

Sheesh! I LOVE winter and the snow, but I don't know about -31... that's a bit scary..

I was watching the news and there are parts of the US and Canada where its so cold the gov advises not being out in the cold for more than 15-20 minutes. WOW.

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Posted in: Trump adviser Stone: I'm not Kim Kardashian, don't need gag order See in context

LOCK HIM UP!!!!

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Posted in: Snow cathedral See in context

LOVED the Yuki Matsuri when I visited Hokkaido. Sapporo is hands down my favorite big city in Japan

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Posted in: Tokyo strikes gold, silver and bronze with e-waste Olympic medals See in context

lovely. these athletes work so hard for years to compete in this international event and their medals are literally made of garbage??

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Posted in: Woman arrested for robbing store says she needed money for Christmas Eve date See in context

Police said the woman, Misana Koyama, has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she needed the money for a date with her boyfriend on Christmas Eve.

She then fled with about 125,000 yen.

I guess her boyfriend is not a cheap date...

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