Azrul Hakim comments

Posted in: Okinawa rally mourns governor, opposes U.S. base relocation See in context

It's the conservative leadership in Japan who prefer to have US military to keep China in check but not on the main island of Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku or Hokkaido. Okinawa is perfect because is very2 far away from Japan main island and being ruled by Yamato from its former Ryukyuan kingdoms with its own unique language and culture.

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Posted in: Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings See in context

Stay safe everyone, heard from my friend in South Korea as they are also suffering from heatwave as well resulting in multiple deaths.

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Posted in: Death toll in heat wave tops 30; more than 10,000 taken to hospitals See in context

It's not just in Japan. A lot of countries especially from four seasons nation are underestimating the dangerous effect of the sun. 93 deaths are also recorded in Quebec Canada so far

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Posted in: At least 66 dead, 61 missing as record rains devastate parts of Japan See in context

My heart goes out to all the people out there. The weather is very extreme, While Japan having heavy rains, North America have been suffering from the extreme heat wave.

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Posted in: Japan's World Cup team sends trapped Thai boys good luck wish See in context

Hope the best for the boys and the coach!

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Posted in: World Cup quarterfinals exclusive to Europe, South America See in context

European but majority of the players originates from Africa, Middle east and North Africa....

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Posted in: Japan booed as it advances on yellow cards despite losing to Poland 1-0 See in context

As much as I like South Korea who can forget the 2002 referee favouritsm that enabled them to be placed 4th overall that leaves Spain and Italy angry and bitter

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Posted in: Japan booed as it advances on yellow cards despite losing to Poland 1-0 See in context

Truthfully Im not even from Japan but Ive seen this moves and calculative tactics employed by Europeans, Latin Americans, African and Asian countries in football matches so why the rage and long post here Im a little bit amused.

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Posted in: Japan booed as it advances on yellow cards despite losing to Poland 1-0 See in context

Im very realistic about any countrries participating in WC, history shows that the coaches will employ any legal tactics to win or advanced (Germany in 1982 for example). Truthfully Im a little bit bored with Japan vs Poland fight but hey it is what it is and whether they win or lose against Belgium or not we'll see....

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Posted in: Japan booed as it advances on yellow cards despite losing to Poland 1-0 See in context

I would bet if Poland and South Korea has the same avanrage as Japan did their coach would employ these methods as well...

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Posted in: Malaysian PM Mahathir visiting Japan to woo investors See in context

We Malaysians regardless whether you are Malay, Indians, Chinese as well as fellow Sabahan and Sarawakian fought hard in the elections to at least get rid of Barisan Nasional who have been in power since independence and with Najib and his wife Rosmah which faces corruption (murders included) it's easy for those outside of Malaysia to be downright negative about it.

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Posted in: Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2 See in context

This is beginning of baseball season, there will be lots of game for the next 6 months onwards. As somebody who follow baseball there will be ups and downs in each game. And it will be better as time progresses and he gets used to the environment

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Posted in: Tokyo can learn from Pyeongchang's weather, transport tests See in context

Not too worried about Japan's handling of major international events, if not they are one of the most predictable, safe and reliable hosts of any major sporting events. Well, people says bad thing about Rio, but during the games it went smoothly without any major hiccups (post-olympics is a different story though)

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Posted in: Figure skaters let their hair down at gala exhibition event See in context

Yuzuru Hanyu's costume is actually a lot tamer compared to what Johnny Weir would wear...

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Posted in: Japanese foreign minister warns against N Korea's 'smile diplomacy' See in context

The reality is that North Korean regime is very manipulative and always found a way to distract people from the issue which is at hands, nuclear issue, political murders (just what happen in Malaysia recently) and economics sufferings of her own people.

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Posted in: IOC chief calls CAS ruling 'extremely disappointing' See in context

Well, money talks....

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Posted in: Newcomer defeats anti-U.S. base incumbent in Nago mayoral race See in context

The irony that the people who did not like Abe suddenly became staunch Abe supporter when it comes to Okinawa

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Posted in: Popular Hanyu hopes to be bright as Button in Korea See in context

Godd luck and all the best!

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Posted in: Rotor abnormality led to emergency landing of U.S. military copter in Okinawa See in context

Well, Americans have have been in Okinawa for many many years but it doesn't stop the Chinese from entering the Japanese waters does it? In fact the one doing all the works of warning the Chinese is the Japanese coast guards themselves.

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Posted in: Star's suicide highlights dark side of the K-pop dream See in context

At least in the case of AKB48 if you decide to quit the band ie. Atsuko Maeda (they call it graduation), they will celebrate you, do farewell concerts, shower the artist with encouragement for future projects which for me is more positives. Compared to what happen to S.M Entertainment former Chinese member in Exo (Tao and Luhan) and Girl Generation's Jessica, your are slapped with lawsuits, banned from appearing in major networks in Korea. No wonder the anxiety of doing well and constantly being told you're not good enough coupled with depression lead to this young man to commit suicide

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Posted in: Angels: Ohtani's sprained elbow will be healed by spring See in context

At least one youtuber make a video regarding this type of injury which happen to pitchers at some point in their career that make more sense and factual basis rahter thanm jumping into conclusions

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Posted in: Window falls from U.S. Marine Corps helicopter onto school grounds in Okinawa See in context

The picture itself is very telling. For a very very small island with little space people are asking to move the school. To where? The ocean floor?

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Posted in: Injury-hit champ Hanyu faces race to get fit See in context

Wish all the best for Hanyu!

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Posted in: Okinawan governor protests to Tokyo after U.S. chopper window falls on school See in context

To those who ask the Okinawans to move the school, oh if they had luxury of big space of lands. It's like telling islanders like Vanuatu, Fiji, Maldives Samoa to move into the oceans!

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Posted in: Chen holds on to win Rostelecom Cup and beat Hanyu See in context


Yes I'm fully aware about that, somebody's so cranky today, sheeesh....

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Posted in: Chen holds on to win Rostelecom Cup and beat Hanyu See in context

Nathan Chen is from the United States btw, not Canada. Congratulations on Chen, he is a rising star. But I'm more disappointed in lack of coverage by mainstream American media in celebrating our Asian-American athletes winning as figure skating no longer popular in the States compared to other type of sports such as baseball or basketball etc....

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Posted in: Shamisen maker sheds animal skin in favor of synthetic material See in context

Most Asian traditional musical instrument use animal skins since thousand of years and it's good of there is a replacement then I'm all for it...South east Asian drums are well known to be using cow and buffalo skin.

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Posted in: Bieber not welcome in China over past 'bad behavior' See in context

As much as I do not enjoy Justin Bieber as much, coming from China about "growing up" a little bit disingenuous when you treat Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo badly resulting in him unable to receive proper treatment for cancer and die.

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Posted in: Boris Johnson gives Koike Olympics advice See in context

Bring the Olympics home to Athens, permanently.

Not sure Greece has the money though, and Greeks will not be happy as well since they are struggling economically and financially just to survive.

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Posted in: Koike's party, allies score big victory in Tokyo metropolitan assembly election See in context

That's shows Japanese voter in general and Tokyo citizens in particular able to exercise their votes and perform check and balance on the polititicans. And some says Japan is not a democracy, smh....

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