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Posted in: Japan's 1st regulations on crossbow owners passed in Hyogo Prefecture See in context

So SAD the Japan does not have a "Second Amendment" like the USA. Now pretty soon Crossbows will be illegal or so controlled by over regulation it will be almost impossible to even get/have one.

Then, only criminals will have them (like hand guns in Japan).

Oh well, it's Japan's laws to make and citizens to rule.

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Posted in: Unique signs in train station will leave you speechless See in context

Great idea!! This could be a real help to everyone including foreigners like Me :)

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Posted in: Full moon See in context

Very nice photo!! Good use of telephoto and creating exaggerated perspective

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Posted in: Japan ready to become permanent U.N. Security Council member: Motegi See in context

With Japan's undetermined commitment to bilateral security operations (including armed conflict), in the region except when it comes to their Senkakus Islands, they cannot be considered (counted on) true partners in enforcing stability or countering bad actors (like China), in the region.

Japan would most likely hinder and obstruct decisions that need to be made in a timely manner, citing the need to have a deeper "Study" of an issue as they typically do.

Actually, Japan has very little to offer on the Counsel. What would they bring to the table that could not be provided by current members and their current security agreements with their allies?? What could Japan provide that the USA, UK, France, & Israel couldn't??

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Posted in: LDP lawmakers form group to seek stronger control of disputed islands See in context

The Gunnery Ranges were in fact in use after just WW II, and just prior to the Korean War. The charts, boundaries, and range data are still on file - historical military records (ask USFJ and the Japan Ministry of Defence

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 207 new coronavirus cases See in context

It's good to see the numbers declining again.

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Posted in: LDP lawmakers form group to seek stronger control of disputed islands See in context

The NOTAMS and MARITIME warnings are in the complete interest of safety to prevent accidental damage to ships or aircraft from the live fire exercises. Of course some of the missiles and other munitions used would include anti-submarine explosives.

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Posted in: LDP lawmakers form group to seek stronger control of disputed islands See in context

Japan and the US could re-open/activate several of the Old post War Live Fire practice ranges in that area and place a range control office on one of the Islands to control the live fire exercises that could be called into action by US/Japan at any time and then just issue a NOTAM (Notice to Airman) and Maritime warning/notification to mariners so the range activation and live fire activation would be on an international level.

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Posted in: LDP lawmakers form group to seek stronger control of disputed islands See in context

SImple but extremely harsh move is for Japan to place an Air Defence Radar and missile defense battery on one of the Islands as well as an anti-ship missile unit there.

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Posted in: LDP lawmakers form group to seek stronger control of disputed islands See in context

The U.S. must defend agat an attack on Japan.

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Posted in: Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas See in context

OK. Loose the CS Gas. Lets use attack dogs that can target specific rioters, along with high pressure water cannons aimed a specific rioters, and Sonic crowd control cannons that cause NO physical damage but are more painful (temporarily) than burning acid on bare skin. Rubber bullets are still fair game.

Now consider this. If you knowingly go down to a place that is in daily turmoil with riots, danger, bricks - bottles, fire bombs and other lethal things being thrown at police; and you go there to participate "peacefully", then you better stay AWAY from the bad crowd. If you don't then you fully deserve to get a painful experience!!

Stay behind specified Lines. When you are told to move on - then move! If you don't - then you deserve what you get - GAS im your face, big chucks of skin/muscle bitten off by an attack dog, blasted by a water cannon and smashed into a wall and pinned down by it!

How about cattle prods and actual stun guns?? These are Fun to use against Antifa folks!! And, they are not lethal and target specific persons in a crowd that will not move. Especially those that lay on the ground and refuse to move. They sure will move when a cattle prods shocks the diarrhea out of them!!

Peaceful protestors should not worry --if they don't stand with the violent ones and with the people that are rioting and looting stores.

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Posted in: Japan households get mystery seed packages labeled from China See in context

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc_0dlmSq7I

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Posted in: New Zealand drops plans for armed police patrols See in context

With Citizens disarmed by Law (most weapons), and now the regular police being disarmed --that 10 min or longer wait for an armed police-person will be a LONG wait if faced by an armed criminal. Exactly how criminal like it.

Sorry, I prefer my police to be armed to protect lives and property as quickly as possible.

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Posted in: Facebook in turmoil over refusal to police Trump's posts See in context

There are far more post from lefties that violate the "rules" and after the FB and Twiter folks take those down or tag them... leave Trump's alone.

In fact. just do a brief random scan of "The Atlantic" FB page, the CNN, NBC, sites and see for your self the left/basis flowing from these places.

The riots and public disobedience happening all over the USA now is STUPID and NOT honoring the death/murder that occurred and is just a bunch of criminals looting that should be arrested and jailed!

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Posted in: Scientists unravel secrets from the faults in our genes See in context

Very informative. More articles on this topic would be appreciated ;)

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Posted in: Fed-up residents seeking tidy toilets demand municipalities clean up their act See in context

Japanese Squat toilets are just plan third world! I feel much more comfortable sitting on a log in the woods in comfort on a camping trip than in a narrow stall squatting and worrying about my cloths touching such unsanitary surroundings, and trying to balance while to reaching for the toilet paper...

So disgusting!! Japan should just no longer manufacturer, produce, or sale these Squat style toilets! So backasswards!

I always check places before I plan spending any time at the place if they don't have normal modern toilets, I'll "go" some place (7-11 or Family Mart) before visiting. Many Japanese Temples and Shrines only have Squat toilets. Sad.

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Posted in: A Goto Island of quarantine: the perfect place to hide See in context

Very Good article, Thank You. I will make a plan to visit this area after the virus situation passes.

This is a good broad history article and was a pleasure to read.

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Posted in: Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus See in context

Mask. Still NOT available in most stores for more than a few minutes then gone. However, almost ALL government officials in the Diet and in the TV news reports you can see have mask. Amazing how their supply system is working faster and supplies all of them but out here in the Public, Mask are still hard to come by.

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Posted in: In dealing with the coronavirus, the British government’s scientific advisers recommend against restricting public gatherings and mass transit systems because the likely health benefits are not significant. They say that maintaining business as normal is crucial to maintaining health services, supply chains, food distribution, and essential services such as utilities, banking and transportation. The emphasis should instead be on encouraging all those who have symptoms to stay at home and avoid spreading their illness. Do you agree? See in context

The problem with this approach is this virus is carried undetected (a-symptomatically), in many of those infected. So just ignoring things will not help and just speed the spread of the virus. It's a tough problem to deal with. Most likely there are many more cases of the virus in Japan and in the USA that have just not been detected. Many younger healthy people may have the virus, with only mild or very weak symptoms, and never actually require treatment. These people don't really feel that bad and continue with their normal activities - all the while spreading the virus unbeknownst to all around them. Again, this is a difficult situation to work through.

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Posted in: Do you think the Japanese government's call to cancel or curtail big events is an overreaction to the coronavirus outbreak? See in context

Its one of several steps to help protect the public. There are other things that can be done and additional steps that can be taken. Seems to me that better planning should have taken place. Single parents..., what do all the school workers do (teachers, cooks, maintenance, etc.), several other obvious areas that will be impacted by this decision. Not a bad decision, just better planning should have taken place.

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Posted in: Compulsory fee planned for Mount Fuji climbers See in context

Well, with 60% of climbers (300,000) voluntarily paying 1000Yen about ($10.oo US) , that's about 1.8 million dollars made by the Park during the climbing season just for admission to the climbing trail. That's a lot of money, and more than enough for the meager facilities and Huts (that make their own money to sustain their little huts), along the trail.

The climbing season is about late June to late Aug as I recall. Three months. I'm sure there is a company out there that could/would handle trail cleaning and maintenance for 1.8 million dollars from voluntary fee payments.

Sounds like just another way to squeeze money from the public. Sad.... but common here in Japan.

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Posted in: The Diamond Princess: Quarantined ship or virus incubator? See in context

The Diamond Princess: Quarantined ship or virus incubator?

Obviously it is both. First it is already a Fact that it is a "Quarantined ship". It has been in that status already from the beginning of this sad event docked in Yokohama. Second, it is also obviously and "Incubator". TYhis is because just like a petrie dish in a laboratory, the people confined to the ship are serving kind of like the test medium in the dish. And sure enough, the longer they stay there together in the "petrie dish", the more people become infected with the virus.

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Posted in: Japan to step up checks on those who left ship after testing negative See in context

" the Japanese see how the world will turn on them, they just turn around a jet from Korea in Israel"

Japan should learn from more civilised countries how to deal with this issue:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/coronavirus-racism-uk-china-epidemic-birmingham-west-midlands-police-a9343216.html

This is a very terrible event in the UK. That guy that attacked the lady is very lucky he was not in the USA. It is very likely/possible he would have been shot and held to the ground until the police arrived.

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced See in context

Goshn may be guilty of parts of the crimes but he could not have acted alone given the amounts of money involved over a the long time he is accused of doing this. While he deserves his day in court, Japan's unfair and unjust judicial system drove him to take these actions.

I have lived and worked in Japan more than twenty years in bilateral military and bilateral intelligence operations and can honestly say, Japan's judicial system is flawed and needs to elevate above the almost third-world state it operates in.

For example: The Japanese Police can arrest you and detail you for 14 days without actual proof/evidence of your wrongdoing in a crime. There are other examples but not worth my time typing out here.

If I were Goshn, I may have done the same thing knowing what I know about the Japanese Justice system and the methods/techniques they employ to get convictions. Sad

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Posted in: NHK sues head of minor political party over unpaid subscription fees See in context

This is a good example of a Socialistic - Communist Government operations. Citizens have no real choice under the current system. It's a Government Scam!! Plain and simple! NHK needs to learn how to survive and prosper on its own in the Professional Broadcast environment Like all the other broadcast channels do.

But they are not at that level and must have TAX Payer funding to stay on the air.

This is one of the things that makes Japan look like its still a third world country with a Communist form of Government.

Shame on the Government!! Shame on

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Posted in: Friendly fire: In trade fights, Trump targets U.S. allies, too See in context

In the LONG run, Trump's plan will work for America!!

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Posted in: Road rage suspect arrested after dashboard camera records assault See in context

That guy is lucky he did these things in Japan. If he stopped a vehicle on the expressway in America and walked over and started punching someone through their car window he could easily been shot dead. And it would have been his own fault !!

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Posted in: Stepping up feud, Trump assails Cummings as 'racist' See in context

Trump's Statement on Baltimore is true. Nothing racist about it. Go there and see for yourself (I have been there several times). If you don't have first hand knowledge, it would be better to not state things you cannot support with FACTS, and not your uninformed personal opinion.

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Posted in: Japan's early investigation of U.S. warplane crash sites to be allowed See in context

Good move overall but there are times when U.S. only investigators/rescue personnel should be allowed into a crash site. Type of aircraft and its contents make a difference. If its only a cargo plane empty there should be no problem for early entry of fire, rescue, or routine police presents to protect the area until US personnel arrive.

On the other hand, if it's an intelligence aircraft none US persons should not be allow into the site without US permission and escort. Protection of special equipment may be a matter of National Security.

Also an aircraft that may be armed and crashes should be guarded but the crash site should not be entered by any personnel other than US specialist for safety reasons.

Basic Police, Fire and rescue/medical personnel should be allow i as soon as possible but specific "Accident Investigators should never be allowed in the crash site without US permission and US escort and supervision.

Far to often in accident events Japan's first priority seems always to be investigation for the perpose of placing blame and establishing groundwork for suing someone for damages and actual accident investigation for determining causes future prevention are further down the line in priorities. Sad but very true.

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Posted in: Trump threatens to shut Mexico border, again See in context

Until Japan opens its borders to illegal immigrants and asylum seekers, and the same torrent of people rushing to get into the USA, Japan should remain silent. Or should the U.S. and UN start pointing out the hypocrisy of many things in Japan.

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