So it's "boost military spending" and "do whatever is necessary to raise the birthrate"? Ha, ha, ha....
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Bosozoku are a real nuisance. They race around making noise at night during summer, and the cops don't do anything about it. It would be great if they'd crack down on them, instead of randomly catching people for minor violations from time to time.
7 ( +9 / -2 )
Nuclear power is too risky and costly for Japan.
4 ( +6 / -2 )
The death penalty should be abolished ASAP. It serves no good purpose.
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But thanks to the "1955 system" and the obeisance of Japan's mass media the LDP is essentially an authoritarian regime.
8 ( +11 / -3 )
So much for getting away from nuclear power. See:
A very stupid decision made by the greedy and myopic LDP. See:
2 ( +4 / -2 )
Gotta love those "consulting fees." Sadly, this kind of thing is part of all Olympic Games and World Cup events - it's just a matter of scale.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Many individual cops in Japan are not very smart, and the national police force is more concerned with protecting itself than with protecting the public. For a happy life in Japan, avoid police entanglements.
1 ( +14 / -13 )
Amidst runaway inflation (and "shrinkflation"), residents of Japan must pay more taxes so the gov't can buy more hardware from the US to feed its military industrial complex and prepare for war against whomever the US decides to fight? Is there really any wonder why Japan's birthrate is so low?
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
It's high time!
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Noda was basically an opposition PM in LDP clothing (or the reverse case), and he let Abe trick him into allowing the LDP/Komeito coalition to seize power in 2012. Abe was a far greater threat to democracy in Japan than violence or terrorism. People are too quick to forget how he tried to control and muzzle the media, how disrespectful he and his ministers were toward opposition politicians and people who campaigned for their rights, and how his administrations encouraged rightist groups to enlist people and run wild.
5 ( +8 / -3 )
Why hurt someone to have fun? Just go to Susukino in Sapporo - it costs a bit but noboby gets hurt...unless they want to.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
A surprising ruling...but Sugita is contemptible, offensive, and revolting - a disgrace to Japan.
2 ( +5 / -3 )
Unfortunately, local animal welfare agencies are too often underfunded, and they lack legal power. They can go back again and again to the home of someone who is being irresponsible with dogs or cats, but it's hard for them to make anyone do anything. Reforms are needed, because there are many stubborn, problematic - even mentally ill - people who involve small animals in their bizarre lifestyles.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
The Party apologizes for relying on a criminal organization for help with our campaigns for decades. Now we'd like to use some of your tax revenues to help people who were harmed by said criminal organization. Please keep voting for our party members so that we may continue to rule over you and ensure that you become poorer while the rich get richer.
The (Neo)Liberal (Un)Democratic Party of Japan
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No surprises here. Main reasons: 1) too much hiring of own PhDs in Japan's universities, 2) intellectual stagnation due to lack of inflow from outside Japan, 3) too much pressure to publish (literally, anything) in higher impact factor journals (regardless of quality of paper/research), 4) idea that college education is simply about getting/granting credits for classes (which are often easier than syllabus states), 5) funding cuts for Japan's national public universities initiated by the Liberal Democratic Party.
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Maybe she did, but this kind of thing happens because of the lousy economic situation, the focus on individual profit over community, and the lack of funding for social and mental support and rehabilitation services. This is on the Liberal Democratic Party and Japan's other rightist politicians. Shame on them.
0 ( +4 / -4 )
The people of Osaka must feel relieved to know that this hardened criminal will no longer be able to compete with other purveyors of porn, thanks to their fearless, diligent and vigilant police force!
9 ( +10 / -1 )
No doubt the police will use the items to probe deeply before the next general erection.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
A penetrating investigation will be needed to find the owner.
6 ( +6 / -0 )
It's best to basically ignore these launches - N. Korea's leadership won't hit Japan because they don't want war (it would mean the end of the Kim regime). Sure, an accident could happen, but fussing about the launches doesn't decrease their number, anyway.
0 ( +2 / -2 )
First, the (former) Unification Church is a cult. Second, despite the weak yen, tourism will not revive the economy. Third, the LDP is still in bed with the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren). More of the same - what a shame.
2 ( +5 / -3 )
Unfortunately, the Olympic Games are all about this now: big money above and below the table.
5 ( +7 / -2 )
The report seems to be spot-on, but its language is a bit soft.
7 ( +7 / -0 )
Strange: the LDP is generally nationalistic but was propped up by a foreign government (the USA) for decades and has been in cahoots with a foreign church (the Unification Church) for decades as well. Go figure.
6 ( +7 / -1 )
As with child car seats, it's sad that technology and/or laws are needed to counter adult stupidity.
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