Playing both ends from the middle, signed the trading agreement RCEP a week ago that included China and now this. They built the Islands for exactly for the express purpose of controlling the area and patrolling warning sea and air this theirs. Never had said Taiwan and Hong Kong were countries, always Chinese. Japanese government is committed only in words that are always subject to change.
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The media does not elect a President and it has not been called by the process America uses to do so.This site has deleted my comments many times stating things such as not on topic, and printed here is a blatant false headline misleading people. There are over 300,000 votes under review and eligibility of votes counted after the official cut-off time. The Constitution tells us what to do, not the media and this undecided election by law can go on at least til Dec. 14.
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A long winded article about a small group of people compared to the very large percent of Americans who support the President and will re-elect him again. But, with the exposure of the media being so corrupt in the control of news, what can be expected.
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Besides Orion beer and pig and sugar farms in Okinawa, what are the other industries that have good paying work? Hotels and tourism pays little better than 7/11. The protesters of the U.S. military have many base workers marching in them, many high paying jobs on the bases. Like China's tourism industry that was very good for years went down, so has Japan's attempts to make it into a big fun park for tourists. The Corona virus chaos has wiped out the idea and 1,000 yen fee for visiting. The Chinese tourist are the biggest spender's for Okinawa, along with Americans visiting military people. Who owns most of the hotels, land there? Mainland Japanese. All of the ladder are part of the issues that face Okinawa and the government. Pachinko parlors own by Mostly Koreans are as wide spread as mainland Japan, again for workers the pay is very low and wouldn't want to forget that industry.
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Would like to know who is posting, are they residents, how long if so, work or own a business, have business experience at a company making decisions for 5 or more years? Any regulatory work would be nice to know as well. Can imagine the comments, still perhaps the questions would suggest thoughts of readers to understand people who are commenting.
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Unless a person has just come to America, there is no more reason to put the word African in front of American than any other prior nationality. Putting a word before American, does not make you an American.
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Go a little further back and historical evidence will show that various people came to Japan and settled 980 - 1300 and the later aggression's from the north. More than the typical han-bun and today it only spreads again to alter the society.
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Children are carriers, they do not become seriously ill. Nevertheless, until day cares are shut down and parents stop dropping off and picking up children any disease will be spread. Parents have let their children use stores and supermarkets for years as playgrounds and now is the time to have it stopped, running around coughing, sneezing, touching. I am in a large complex with a daycare and a large playground in the middle. I see the kids playing hugging each other and holding their faces close together, parental control does not exist
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And the rest of the story; "What this study basically showed is what people kind of knew already: At low passive exposures the risk is not that great," he said. "While that's good news, it shouldn't stop anyone from saying, "I don't want to be a in a bar or any place else with someone who is smoking."
Walking past people smoking is not going to give you any disease.
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When will the government come to the issue of day cares and after school care is the breeding ground and close them? Children get infected and go home and infect others. Children allowed to run around stores while their parent does everything, but control their childs behavior.
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Agree with the writer regarding the statement; With the Olympics now off, many are voicing suspicion that the numbers are rising because Japan suddenly has no reason to hide them.
It could be and I do not rule this out of possibilities.
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Abe should stand with the people he represents and not the Olympic committee officials who have made demands for things from the start. The government should realize that they can not base budget forecasts based on tourism as a continuous revenue and charge people for leaving as well. China has been the biggest spenders for years and that has now disappeared. For that matter, so has Koike for the most part.
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Reports for years have had the Chinese as the highest spenders visiting Japan, Americans are few and spend little compared to Asian tourist from other countries. As a American living in Japan and keeping up with local news for years, the expectations of creating a tourist wonderland that the government wants to bank on as a continuous source of revenue was never realistic. The disasters of 2001 and on, more earth quakes, big flooding, Fukushima radiation, etc... worry not only Japanese citizens, but the world also.
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What is happening or not? Meant to be aware of possibilities. Are people going to big cities by their own thought process or are there events, news reports, etc..causing people to gather? What would be the purpose of having people gather in big cities? Since the big earth quake in Japan 2001 and after there have been events that have cleaned out convenience stores, grocery stores shelf's in hours, not days. Recently the toilet paper and cleaning/disinfection items gone in hours. Prices for restocked items go up for the very same items that were manufactured before event. Maybe in America as well as Japan peoples buying habits have become more of microwave, fast food, etc...and for people in rural areas there a few companies that have small delivery trucks selling staples in limited quantities that people line up for regularly. Big cities, motor scooters deliveries of food, trucks with orders items from telephone/internet, co-opt companies to your door. Companies selling survival food kits for 1 week or up to 1 year or more food supplies. Before the Corona virus, people here have become more and more like robots, their walking around with phones in their hands using them or not, bumping into whatever they walk into or they just walk without looking around themselves to anticipate a change in direction.I see videos on the internet of people holding their phones as if they are holding some type of protection against what they are filming, often hearing, I am filming you! I myself am not a out going person publicly, though I make efforts to greet people when walking who are looking at me as we get closer to one another. Not long ago I would often get a hello before saying one, not so much anymore. I now think I may have become what people would call a hermit or isolationist or I have become what this society today has become, expressionless both verbally, facially and without any recognition of another? With whatever amount of supplies one may have there will come the a time of running out sooner or later and that will be a time of what?
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Places closing down, businesses gone, toilet paper sold out, cleaning products sold out and all this happens in less than 2 months. PM Abes speech that the government is here to help, do not worry. Now 2 stands of the virus are discovered and 1 mutates as it travels from 1 person to another. Oh, the schools closed have kids flocking to after school businesses that will try to take as many kids that they can, not a thing to worry about,all under control
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The proof will be in the pudding.
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For children under the age of 18, cartoons, computer games, movies with animation etc...are all good. Now days with people of all ages in Japan playing these games everywhere and not using good manners to do so is a big problem. Hope everyone finds their dream job.
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Americans living/working in Japan are a special group of people. People with degrees working for less than 1/2 of what their degrees are worth in America, all in the name of Japan. Trump has been in the office 5 days and has many more to go to get the country back in order and getting rid of common cores is on the agenda, you people remember the program most of you were educated with, the one the Communist Progressive Liberals indoctrinate students with, for 25 years or so. Hoping to come soon also, stop paying for people to study in other countries with taxpayer dollars.
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Please stop with the propaganda that American controlled media, the 6 of them, spread and Japan's media runs with. No news for what Japan does to protect their trade and boarders, labeled as isolationist. The simple points Trump has made are showing he is against the globe agenda and so are many of usA.
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Hello writer,You put in the headline civil leader attacked...you did this to serve your purpose.
He has not done much of anything for the people he is suppose to be serving, what Trump referred to in the Tweeter post. He is the epitome of why term limits should be put on congress.
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People complaining about Trump, here in Japan are mostly younger than 50 years old, some exceptions and have been educated in America by a educational system that has for many years been broken. Teachers with agendas of the Communist Progressive Liberals program, using the Common Cores system. Trump speaks the way most Americans used to and hopefully will help to bring back clear, direct and to the point speaking and stop the evasive style used a lot today with words that say nothing and with a constant smile of assured smugness. Trump gave the greatest speech in history and should you not support him, that is okay. don' t become, physically confrontational with people who do or use violence to make your points. The American government has been corrupt far to long and Trump is giving government back to the people is the big message.
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Until all of Japan and all Japanese look at Okinawa for what it is. Not what it was 250 years ago. A prefecture of Japan with Japanese citizens living in it. Will progress move forward. All prefectures like to promote their own styles and traditions in different ways. People should stop referring to Okinawa as if it is something other than what it is.
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A world epidemic has been predicted for many many years by scientists and this could be the one to spread, in one form or another. Staying alert and self preparedness is something everyone can do. To disregard the story as meaningless is a mistake. Also it is one of the few stories I read on JapanToday that has substance and news worthy.
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Having gone to drive-in's to see Bond movies as a kid. I can say that I have seen most James Bond movies on the Big screen. As it used to be called, not long ago. The excitement of hearing about a new Bond movie and reading about it builds the excitement. When the movie hits the big screen, wow. The last 3 movies with Daniel Craig were pretty good and worthy of the Bond saga. If the story line is good and well written, I don't think who is the director is all that important. Of course actors are doing different roles in between movies that have a series to them. Otherwise they wouldn't be a very good actor, playing only one role.
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Japan's economy has been for a very long time, not good. Abe received the votes to make changes, the voters wanted to see take place. Many before him have tried to use different ideas and approaches to resolve the problems. Reading and hearing all the things that are wrong with Abe's proposals and ideas, what is not going to work and are bad ideas. Where are the policies and ideas that will make positive economic recovery possible? What are they? Who has the better plan for Japan's economy? And why wasn't this person, who has the better ideas, elected to office?
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andrewfx51FEB. 24, 2013 - 09:46PM JST @bokuwamo Tu quoque.
Most posters would acknowledge the economic problems in their respective countries, but directing attention towards the US or Europe doesn't make Abe's economic policies any more credible. Nor is it the topic of this article.
I will wait to see how long it is before this gets deleted. "Nor is it the topic of this article"
Really, your a moderate as well as poster? The subject is economics Isn't it? Japan economy is not allowed to be compared to other countries in relationship in the subject matter of the article?
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Can't help but to comment on this vandalism. Not that long ago this would be unheard of in Japan. When you are over 60, the statement of "not long ago" holds a different meaning than someone in their 30's. There are always comments made about how Japan doesn't change this or that. Seeing these type of stories in the news more and more, along with serious violence stories. I would say that it can't be said, that Japan does not change.
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The guy, Abe is trying to do something to improve things. There is a lot that has been done before him that makes his ideas harder to get in motion. He got voted in because most of the voters thought he has the right ideas to effect a positive change to the economy, in general. Comments on how he is doing being made by foreigners points of view, is the essences of this webpage. Are the economies of your own countries doing all the terrific? Reading and hearing about the worlds largest economes, it seems as if all countries have serious problems and have yet to have the answers to their problems. Is Abe suppose to be some type of messiah and do something that a lot of other countries can't seem to do?
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Riding trains in Japan is pretty much the same as riding trains in New York or Chicago, have lived in both also. You can use manners and be polite. You can be rude and pushy. I have found that most people respond better to being treated nicely. When I first started riding trains in Japan, talking was considered rude by most older Japanese. That being over 20 years ago and times have changed to what it is today. Meeting or seeing strange behavior is not unusual on the trains today, everyone has stories about the most strangest thing they have seen. Ignoring most of it, when possible and confronting some of it when appropriate, has been my strategy. Getting use to it all, in whatever place you are using a train. Is something some people are able to do and others not. The "not's" should reconsider their options.
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