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Posted in: Powerful typhoon batters Okinawa; 17 injured, 386 flights canceled See in context

Stay safe everyone.

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Posted in: Trump's Supreme Court nominee tearfully denies woman's sexual assault allegation See in context

His opening speech shows there is no doubt he is an unstable and dangerous person.

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Posted in: Very strong typhoon churns toward Japan See in context

Please stay safe everyone.

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

So sad. :(

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Posted in: Asian firms shuffle production around the region as China tariffs hit See in context

The easy solution is to have factories in both China and other countries. Many companies already do this.

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Posted in: Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom See in context

Americans bought and still buy, Japanese goods because they are better and cheaper than their American counterparts.

American companies also willingly, WILLINGLY sold their intellectual property to Japan back in the 1970s and 80s.

America simply cannot compete with Japanese (and German for that matter) quality and price.

The Chinese are also catching up in quality. They already make 85% of ALL consumer electronics sold worldwide.

S. Korea and China have also become the world capitals of shipbuilding.

Mining, processing, manufacutring and shipping are the engines of the world economy. America is no longer the leader of these areas and has not been for decades.

America, while stil one of the largest consumer markets in the world, is no longer THE largest nor only market.

Other nations need no longer kowtow to America and nor should they.

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Posted in: Japan launches rocket carrying cargo vessel for space station See in context

Good job, JAXA!

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Posted in: SDF recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up See in context

There is a tried and tested way to solve any manpower shortage: pay more.

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Posted in: 4 dead, 4 hospitalized after 4-car accident in Aomori Pref See in context

It looks as if the car in the field also caught fire.

The speed must have also been very high for the car to have been moved that far off the road.

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Posted in: A year in, Uber CEO works to rebuild company's reputation See in context

This company needs to go away.

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Posted in: Tech to cost Southeast Asia millions of jobs, warns World Economic Forum See in context

As someone who has worked for some of the top 50 manufacturers in the world, I can tell you that this automation will not arrive any time soon.

It is too costly and does not have the versatility and adaptability that people do.

This is not speculation, but a direct report from someone who works at the companies who make this automation and also buys automation.

Getting better skills and and education is still a good thing.

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Posted in: Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail Reuters reporters See in context

She can say what she wants, but the world knows they were jailed for being journalists reporting on genocide and torture.

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Posted in: Former Morning Musume singer arrested over hit-and-run incident See in context

Drinking at 7am? Then go driving during morning rush? That's crazy. Wow.

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Posted in: New book by Woodward says Trump wanted Syrian leader killed See in context

I see quite a few posters here who do not know who Woodward is.

Big mistake. But keep right on making those mistakes.

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Posted in: Man arrested for robbing Tokyo convenience store with nose hair trimmer See in context

He came within a hair of getting away with it. He just cut it too close.

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Posted in: Myanmar defends Suu Kyi's silence over jailed reporters See in context

Scratch Myanmar off my list of places to visit any time soon.

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Posted in: 2 dead, many injured as typhoon hits western Japan, shuts down Kansai airport See in context

Be careful everyone.

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Posted in: 'One Piece' manga artist draws touching tribute to late creator of 'Chibi Maruko' anime See in context

A fitting tribute.

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Posted in: Obama, Meghan McCain rebuke Trump in tribute to fallen senator See in context

It was marvelous!

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Posted in: Trump’s tariffs could cripple American farmers See in context

Just a note: Many farms in America are large corporate companies, not just family owned farms.

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Posted in: 16-year-old student hit, killed by train in Tochigi Pref See in context

So sad. :(

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Posted in: Nursery school head, ex-employee to be charged over child’s death in swimming pool See in context

Having almost drowned when I was a small child, I can tell you it is a very scary experience.

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Posted in: Mayor of Japan’s Conan town to Conan O’Brien: 'If you want the money, come visit' See in context

This seems all in good fun and the mayor is very kind to play along.

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Posted in: Woman killed in 5-vehicle pile-up in Chiba See in context

It's looks as if the rear truck never saw the traffic in front of him.

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Posted in: Trump says market would 'crash' if he were impeached See in context

Hubris, thy name is Trump.

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Posted in: How Cohen, Manafort cases reshuffle global politics See in context

Manafort was literally a rogue agent. His absence and neutralization will bring back some stability in many parts of the world.

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Posted in: After U.S. hype, Asia greets 'Crazy Rich Asians' with a shrug See in context

Has anyone actually seen this film yet?

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Posted in: Panasonic joins effort to license out low-cost OLED panel-making process See in context

Very interesting! Good to see Japan still innovating in the 21st century.

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Posted in: Governments around the world are asking Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Google to deal with issues, such as what to do about people who use their platforms to meddle in elections or spread lies, paranoia, bigotry and hate speech? Do you think it is possible for them to “tame the monsters they have created?” See in context

Of course they can control it. Japan Today is the perfect example.

JT has a moderator and they do a pretty good job of moderating. In the early days of the Internet, almost all websites that allowed people to openly comment and publish, also had moderators. Even BEFORE the Internet, when there were only bulletin boards (remember those?) there were moderators.

That today's large "social media" companies do not, is not a failure of technology, it is a failure of will, management and greed.

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