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Posted in: Depopulation in Japan leads company to renovate two apartments into one huge living space See in context

Innovative idea?

> I had this idea 20 years ago.

same here. I often wondered why they didn't do that earlier.. but better late than never I suppose.

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Posted in: Japan curbs technology exports to S Korea See in context

Have you been driving around in those black trucks so long that the garbage coming out of the loudspeakers in playing in an endless loop in your head?

brilliant simon!! Brilliant!!

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Posted in: Abe says no need to raise sales tax beyond 10% for decade See in context

"Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that he was not considering raising the sales tax beyond 10% under his administration, and that he saw no such need for at least a decade."

> Let us read between the lines (or better words in bolt). Is he planning to govern for another 10 years (or at least his party)?

that's what raised my eyebrows. so he knows that he'll be in power a decade from now. And people call this a democracy.. pffft.

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Posted in: IOC, Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers to clamp down on videos on social media See in context

IOC, Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers to clamp down on videos on social media

IOC, Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers are IDIOTS

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Posted in: Japan official to Kardashian West: Kimono belongs to Japan See in context

seriously?? They make donald trump look like he has thick skin.

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Posted in: Japan's biggest opposition party shuns merger with rival ahead of election See in context

cricky- spot on!

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Posted in: Japan to import Ebola virus for research See in context

Agree with the above. Want to know what could go wrong? Have you ever read Stephen King's The Stand? Captain trips coming at you.

That was exactly what popped into my mind when I read the headline. You beat me to it.

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Posted in: Pro-Uighur march See in context

Yes. And they have every right too. Many pro-democracy protestors in HK are covering fac with masks too, as there are tens of thousans of CCTV in the city for the horrible police to identify them and take revenge. There is every chance Communist China has spies on the ground in Japan to try and report these men.

> I support the Uighurs 100 percent in their fight for freedom. They are persecuted by the Communists simply because they are Muslim.

OH MY GOD!! I can't believe that I'm agreeing with you, but I am. Good post.

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Posted in: 25-year-old mother arrested over death of 2-year-old daughter See in context

drluciferToday

Reading articles like this isn't good for the heart.

Man, I hear you.

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Posted in: Which of Japan's three mobile operators — NTT Docomo, SoftBank and KDDI — would you recommend and why? See in context

skotmanforyou

exactly. Well said.

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Posted in: The reality of a lengthy detention is nothing but a human rights violation. See in context

The reality of a lengthy detention is nothing but a human rights violation.

exactly.

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Posted in: New law takes effect, banning smoking in gov't buildings, schools See in context

The health ministry is expected to become completely smoke-free in the spring of 2022.

Am I the only one here who finds this sentence absolutely hilarious??

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Posted in: 25-year-old mother arrested over death of 2-year-old daughter See in context

My son is 3 and my daughter is 1. I couldn't dream of being separated from them for more than a few hours. How can this selfish witch do this to her own flesh and blood??

After her arrest, Tsuchiya was quoted by police as saying she was mentally worn out from child-rearing and just wanted to be by herself

Well hopefully now you'll "be by yourself" for the rest of your life in a little cell.

Put her in solitary confinement where she can be by herself all that she wants.

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Posted in: 'Woman's hand' iPhone case to keep you company See in context

Ok. that's just creepy

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Posted in: What sort of a job do you think Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did as host of the G20 summit in Osaka? See in context

Considering the inconvenience he caused people in Osaka, I'd say he's done an awful job.

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Posted in: In the world of geopolitics, do you think of Japan as part of the West? See in context

In the world of geopolitics, do you think of Japan as part of the West?

No. Not at all.

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Posted in: New Tokyo ninja bar replaces darts with 'shuriken' and blowguns See in context

They could do more to market Iga, Koga, and Togakushi the ancestral homes of the ninja where those quiet backwaters could use more tourists..

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Posted in: After 31 years, Japan resumes commercial whaling See in context

the size of coastal whaling is tiny," he told AFP. "The withdrawal from the IWC means the Japanese whaling industry is on the path towards extinction."

We can always hope..

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Posted in: Prosecutors decide not to proceed with case against man accused of killing mother See in context

Prosecutors did not give any reason for their decision not to try Hiroaki Fukai who had admitted stabbing his mother Yoshiko in the back with a fruit knife at their apartment in Kita Ward at around 7:30 p.m. on Feb 22, Sankei Shimbun reported

Oh. Okay.

WTF???

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Posted in: Ghosn announces news conference, then cancels it See in context

No it would not. Japan would respect French law

Only because Japan knows that any Japanese detainee in France would have their human rights protected

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Posted in: Ghosn announces news conference, then cancels it See in context

No it would not. Japan would respect French law

and ,as in this case, France must respect Japanese law.

As long as Japan respects international law which is something ALL countries MUST respect.

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Posted in: Ghosn announces news conference, then cancels it See in context

The conditions for Ghosn's release on bail include forbidding contact with his wife Carole Ghosn, who has spoken out about Japan's justice system. She and her husband's lawyers have criticized the restriction as a violation of human rights.

It is of course. Just imagine if this happened to a Japanese national in France. Japan would be screaming from the rooftops

Prosecutors say the restriction is needed to prevent evidence tampering.

Horse manure.

He is not restricted in interacting with his children or other family members.

How charitable.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. affirm alliance after Trump revives security treaty criticism See in context

And just to say, that I do see eye to eye with many of the things you write here as well! And I respect your comments and opinions.

Thank you my friend!

We can most definitely agree to disagree! And still be "friends", that's what life is all about! I don't want everyone thinking the same way as I do, heaven forbid! But like you, it's in the delivery!

Absolutely!!

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Posted in: EU plans to ease restrictions on food from Fukushima area See in context

Junker told Abe that the decision came after an analysis of data provided by Japan.

I'd ask for a second opinion considering the source and vested interests.

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Posted in: Clash between liberal, authoritarian values at G20 summit See in context

Clash between liberal, authoritarian values

yes, and it is time for all countries to pick a side.

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Posted in: Bosom buddies See in context

Trump's 'inauguration speech' was a juvenile hissy-fit. He is nothing but an uncouth racist sex offender who never grew beyond the 6th grade. He doesn't even make a good imitation of a President, and every day his childish and hateful remarks and behavior show just even more that he doesn't have what it takes to be a human being.

Sooo starpunk- I'm guessing you're NOT a trump supporter....?

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. affirm alliance after Trump revives security treaty criticism See in context

If that's about me I must say I'm sorry.

hiragino-san, no it is not about you at all. That's not what I meant at all. I'm sorry if it sounded like it did

I don't wanna make an excuse but English is not my first language.

That's fine. Thank you for engaging us in English. Thank you.

I respect your opinion.

Likewise sir.

I thought It's interesting that usually like-minded people are divided about topics of US bases, alliance and Okinawa.

Likeminded people can have different opinions about anything. The issue is never whether we disagree but HOW we choose to do it.

Maybe I should've said "interesting" rather than "funny".

No your choice of words was fine. No mistake. Both interesting and funny would have worked. I wasn't at all offended by your remark, just trying to make the point that likeminded people also can have their own differences. We also don't have to be likeminded to respect each other and have a healthy debate.

I was just making the point that some posters here want to pick fights without having anything worthwhile to contribute.

But I didn't have you in mind at all. So please accept my apology once more.

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Posted in: Empty expressway See in context

Zichi, Cleo, sorry mates. Didn't realize I touched a nerve there. Cleo, your Iwo Jima idea is brilliant though

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. affirm alliance after Trump revives security treaty criticism See in context

Funny you say that because some people who usually agree with you (like Yubaru) say the withdrawing is exactly what the right wing want.

Well the only thing I have ever disagreed with Yubaru on is this subject. I believe that the US should end this military alliance with Japan, where as he doesn't. It doesn't matter. We can agree to disagree.

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Posted in: Newborn baby’s body found in grass near river in Tokyo See in context

this is the most difficult kind of news for me to read. how can people do this? I can't get my head around this ability to throw a helpless new life that came out of you and is dependent on you for survival.

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