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Posted in: Japan considers creating new defense body for fighting cyberattacks See in context

The government seeks to arrange in fiscal 2024 a new security budget covering the envisioned body, which expands on the role of the existing National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, or NISC, they said.


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Posted in: Tokyo gov't begins COVID-19 vaccinations for Olympic workers, media See in context


Give your ordinary residents the jabs first!!!

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive See in context

Isn’t it your job to fix the system for a faster emergency approval then Kono-san?

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Posted in: Gov't persists with 'Abenomask' giveaway, reigniting social media outcry See in context

I use the 2 Abenomasks as a pot holder.

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Posted in: Japan now scrambling jets against Chinese military aircraft taking off from Fujian See in context

Japan needs to think out of the box... Just reclaim land around Senkaku like the Chinese did in the Paracels, build a base and move the US Marines from Futenma there. The Japanese were able to build KIX in Osaka on reclaimed land. Kill two birds with one stone.

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Posted in: Chinese ships make another lengthy intrusion into Japanese waters See in context

Just expand Senkaku and move the US Marines from Futenma there.

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Posted in: 2 Japanese men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly killing taxi driver See in context

I wonder if they really thought they could get away with it because it was a foreign country or what...?

Crazy. I hope they get the maximum punishment for their deeds.

RIP to the victim and condolences to the family left behind.

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Posted in: Five things we learned from Ghosn's day in court See in context

This is a good example why the US Government doesn’t want to renegotiate on the SOFA pertaining to arrests and detainment of its Military members before indictment.

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Posted in: S Korea to dissolve Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation See in context

Here we go again...

This is getting old. The South Korean government needs to abide by their words, no matter if it was the prior government or not.

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Posted in: Relatives of Mt Ontake eruption victims visit summit for 1st time See in context

I lost a friend there that day.

May she rest in peace...

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Posted in: Knife rampage aboard bullet train kills 1, injures 2 See in context

I hope we don't have to go through metal detectors to board Shinkansens...

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Posted in: Woman arrested for keeping 23 cats in unsanitary conditions See in context

I'm sure she cared for the cats; didn't want them to go to the pound and gassed but as Maria said, couldn't manage them...

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Posted in: Tokyo eyes basically banning indoor smoking at restaurants, hotels See in context

It's about time... (Too late actually)

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Posted in: Car driven by 83-year-old woman hits, kills man and woman See in context

I take my mother to this hospital once a month. If you're parked for over 30 minutes it asks for 100 yen even if you get stamped after showing your hospital receipt to the man at the door. I've always thought it cheap for them to charge even a hundred yen. If they want this money they should just charge an extra 100 yen on the medical bill. Or install cameras that takes a pic of your license plates like they do at some malls here and have them pay at a machine before you get in the car. Anyway, I've seen many people here fumbling with coins at this exit. Maybe they needed a big concrete block in front to prevent someone to just ram thru accidentally like this lady did. There's nothing to separate except for a few planters and flowers. Of course I feel so sorry for the two that were killed but I feel for her too. She's been visiting her hospitalized husband almost every day for several months. He's on his deathbed. I hope he did not get this news that she killed people. My mom is also 83 with a license but do not permit her to drive after I saw her almost hitting a bicycle about 6 months ago. She's started havin dementia recently too.

I wonder if this lady didn't have family to stop her from driving.

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Posted in: Missing Hokkaido boy found alive in SDF hut in forest after 6 days See in context

I'm really glad the boy is safe. He must've been scared $41t-less. Hope his parents learned a good lesson.

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Posted in: Thousands surround Diet to protest at U.S. base relocation plan See in context

Hmm. Maybe the US shouldn't have relinquished control of the islands to the GOJ back in 1972. First you give them an arm and they want a leg. Just sayin.

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Posted in: Japan plans to deploy troops near disputed islands See in context


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Posted in: Police believe murdered girl, missing boy were taken near train station See in context

I grew up in Japan and was their age in the mid 70s. Yes it was very safe back then, we never locked our doors either. But my parents would no way let me or my sister leave the house after dark... Something is wrong with these parents.

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Posted in: Okinawan governor, Suga to continue talks on U.S. base relocation See in context

Move Futenma to Senkaku after reclaiming land there... Japan has the know-how to create the Kansai International airport... China's doing the same thing in other disputed areas...

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Posted in: China rejects U.S. criticism of sea reclamation work See in context

As I've said several times in other posts on Japan Today, the Japanese Government should move Futenma MCAS to Senkakus after reclaiming it instead of moving to Henoko against the wish of the people of Okinawa. The Senkaku islands are Japan's sovereign land which Japanese nationals cannot step foot on. What good is that? The Chinese are reclaiming land in disputed areas in the Spratleys; why can't Japan reclaim land over at the Senkakus and move the US Military there? What's China gonna do? Start WW3? I don't think they are that stupid.

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Posted in: Okinawa governor to visit U.S. in bid to stop base relocation See in context

I like optimists but I wonder if he really thinks he can convince the US to stop the relocation? Isn't it just a show? To prove to the Okinawan people that elected him that he "tried?"

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Posted in: Mother admits throwing 5-year-old son from 13th-floor apartment See in context

Absolutely crazy. I feel sorry for the boy; can't imagine how scared he was falling from that height... RIP Koki-kun.

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Posted in: Got your Apple Watch? Here's how to use it See in context

You have to charge it every night right? Hmm. And you need an iPhone companion for it to work. I'm happy with my SEIKO watch and iPhone.

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Posted in: 2 cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni shrine See in context

They are only paying respect to the people who died in the war. My Japanese grandfather died in this war, I'm sure cabinet ministers have relatives who died in the war too. It's pretty similar to us going to Arlington every memorial day to pay respect for our loved ones that perished in our wars. No war is good. That said, my dad is buried at Arlington too.

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Posted in: Abe, Xi meet but wartime legacy casts shadow See in context

Does Japan have to keep on apologizing every single year?? How long do you have to keep apologizing to descendants that your ancestors hurt? Bygone is bygone. We just have to not let it happen again.

The Murayama and Kono apologies should stand.

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Posted in: Breaking the ice See in context

This is what Onaga and Abe should agree to do. They need to think out of the box.

Do some land reclamation on the Senkaku islands and create a base there and move MCAS Futenma. It's Japan's sovereign territory that even Japanese nationals cannot step foot on by law. It's part of Okinawa prefecture so the J government can keep the military presence on Okinawa. Can also be a deterrence to the Chinese. Heck, the Chinese are building a base by reclaiming some land on corals in the Spratly islands west of the Philippine island of Palawan so they can't say $41t.

Just my 2 cents.

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