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Posted in: Japan to study cases of people infected after coronavirus vaccination See in context

The experimental vaccine.

Whose companies are not liable should they harm you but will walk away with gazzilion $$$$.

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Posted in: Japan urges South Korea to drop wartime compensation demands See in context

@Fighto!

... Every living ex President of SK is behind bars right now. That's an indication of how corrupt they are when it comes to money.

Also an affirmation that the Judicial system is independent and works well , and that nobody is above the law in South Korea. So much unlike some other countries where politicians just take a deep bow and pshh...! They're gone..even with the most egrigeous of sins.

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Posted in: Japan calls S Korean court ruling on 'comfort women' regrettable, unacceptable See in context

I believe in the principles of separation of powers in the three arms of governments. This is a ruling by the judicial arm of which the executive and legislative can and should NOT interfere. Tokyo ought to use the same avenue to challenge or comply to the ruling.

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Posted in: South Korean court orders Japan to compensate 12 former sex slaves See in context

SEOUL

A South Korean court on Friday ordered the Japanese government to pay compensation to 12 World War II sex slaves or their families, in an unprecedented ruling likely to infuriate Tokyo.

This is a court's ruling. It has nothing to do with politics and it's politicization only serves to obfuscate the issue.

The article also says

It is the first civilian legal case in South Korea against Tokyo by wartime sex slaves for Japanese troops, who were euphemistically labelled "comfort women".

The first legal case by individual sovereigns against Tokyo, No politicians....only civilians. Tokyo can comply or challenge the ruling within the judicial system.

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Posted in: South Korean court orders Japan to compensate 12 former sex slaves See in context

SEOUL

A South Korean court on Friday ordered the Japanese government to pay compensation to 12 World War II sex slaves or their families, in an unprecedented ruling likely to infuriate Tokyo.

This is a court's ruling. It has nothing to do with politics and it's politicization only serves to obfuscate the issue.

The article also says

It is the first civilian legal case in South Korea against Tokyo by wartime sex slaves for Japanese troops, who were euphemistically labelled "comfort women".

The first sovereign civilian legal case against Tokyo. No politician is mentioned.

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Posted in: Death penalty ruling finalized for 'Twitter killer' See in context

"the viciousness of the crimes was on a level rarely seen in Japan's history," 

I disagree !!

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Posted in: Another state of emergency would impact Tokyo Olympics See in context

Well, they bought the olympics....and they are still paying.

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Posted in: Activist, champion: Naomi Osaka selected AP Female Athlete of Year See in context

Don't some of you, even for a moment think that in her 23 years of existence, might have had any consciousness at all , of inequities in society ? Even if we omit her being from a mixed parentage? Really ?

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Posted in: Japanese beauty firm under fire over CEO comments on Koreans See in context

@ Wolfpack

I don’t buy the idea of pure Japanese unless you exclude the fact that there has been a lot of immigrants from the Korean peninsula over the past few millennia.

I keep saying that this is a country with a made-up history, very little has any bearing to reality....and by god !! Do they abuse the lies !!!

@ Ego lux

".. are the most ethno-centric people on Earth, and they all view their countries as virtual ethno-states that exist to serve and protect the interests of their tribe. Modern liberal Westerners"

Most of the " countries " are just geographical expressions. They were vastly preceded by the groups that inhabit them today, who themselves might have moved a myriad times, exchanging dna with various groups before settling in the present " country".

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Posted in: Ex-worker at home for disabled arrested over death of resident See in context

They are dark, disturbed and dangerous.

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Posted in: Japan eyes post-marital title for female imperial family members See in context

The IHA and LDP conveniently forget that there have been 8 Empresses ( titledFemale Emperors) in the past, 2 of whom ruled twice.

Exactly why I'm convinced much of these peoples' "x thousands" of years " history" is anything but hi - stories.

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Posted in: Japan eyes post-marital title for female imperial family members See in context

Has there, at times, been insinuations that the imperials are or should be separate from the government politics ? This article just shows how the two are interwoven.

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Posted in: Sapporo residents asked to refrain from non-essential outings See in context

Why is it Hokkaido is referred to as an island here, and all the rest not?

" The" is a definite article denoting something you are familiar with or have refered to earlier.

Sapporo, the capital of Japan's northernmost main island.

Because they'd already introduced it in this earlier sentence. If they were talking of any hitherto unknown Island, then they'd have used the indefinite article an ( for nouns starting with vowels) or a for ones starting with consonants. There are a few rule breakers though.

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Posted in: 64 Vietnamese trainee nurses arrive in Japan after coronavirus delay See in context

...and let the frustrations begin !!!!

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Posted in: Crown prince proclaimed 1st in line to throne See in context

It's said that one needs one generation to completely brainwash a people.....of course with strong-arm suppression of any " truthers" and divergent view holders. Fairy tales and folklores can't pass for history. Read the succession of that " lineage" and also do comparative history with contemporaries...and you shall have the gift of light.

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Posted in: Crown prince proclaimed 1st in line to throne See in context

"....officially the crown prince who is first in line to succeed the throne of the world's oldest monarchy."

With all the humility I can master, I still find it impossible to believe that this monarchy is the world's oldest.

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Posted in: Japan's defense plan won't include strike capability acquisition See in context

I dis-robe my naivity ; I don't expect any country worth it's salt would tell the truth about it's military capabilities-or lack thereof, much less a master-deceiver like you-know-who.

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Posted in: Japan explains 'comfort women' stance in German after statue set up in Berlin See in context

Sorry. If they looked in the diaries of John Rabbe of the rape of Nangking against the tales from Japan, they will know the truth......and the truth shall set them free.

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Posted in: Tokyo's tuna auctions resume public viewing after 8-month hiatus See in context

At least three people in the photo with their masks off their noses..

Even with covid-19, they can't see further than their noses? :-)

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Posted in: Suicide leading cause of death among young people in Japan, statistics show See in context

These kind of reports, make it seem like the carefree and ever smiling street children of the Phillipines, India, Africa etc are having it better.

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Posted in: Man gets 17 years in prison for killing 75-year-old mother, dumping body parts See in context

Y'know, I'm just gobsmacked by both the did and the punishment.

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Posted in: High court denies Korean school's right to Japan gov't subsidies See in context

Korea was part of the Japanese Empire from 1910 until 1945. During which time Koreans held Japanese citizenship and many emigrated to Japan where the economic conditions were better. There were many "Japanese of Korean background" residing in Japan before WWII.

Being colonized would also essentially mean " absent of free will ", being held captive of by a more powerful entity.

...were many "Japanese of Korean background" residing in Japan before WWII.

As there were many Japanese in Hawaii, Various countries in S. America, Phillipines, China, the US etc . Countries which were economically superior to Japan.

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Posted in: High court denies Korean school's right to Japan gov't subsidies See in context

Sadly, ever since Japan came into being, there surely must have been tens, if not thousands of distinguishable foreignors and haafus ( children of mixed parents) who have passed through the Japanese education system. Please, if anyone could mention one distinguishable foreignor or haafu who is a public figure and who passed through its schooling system ? Maybe there's one in the recent past, but I've heard of none. If the NKs, or any country then decided to keep their own system, Japan shouldn't feel affronted, there simply, has been no incentive for foreignors to stick to Js education system as there are no role models of successful foreignors who've gone through it.

Personally, after all these years without a prominent distinguishable foreigner in public service, is a pointer that, the education system in Japan is, thouroughly biased, deficient for people other than Japanese or has some social-engineering practiced at some point. If NK, Americans, Vanuatuans even Martians - residents of Japan, feel the need to have their independent education system, let them! And it should be separated from inter-states politics. May be if the N.Koreans were having equal opportunities in Jn, they'd have a reason to assimilate?

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Posted in: Japan's aid agency to launch support body for foreign workers See in context

My ex- wife worked for this institution. It was and I still think, is rife with the amakudari syndrome. It's used as a reward and a soft landing for most jijis and bachans, who previously aided in the smooth bureaucratic intercourse between government and corporations. They end up here as heads of departments e.t.c. and have their golden parachutes.

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Posted in: Rate of fatal U.S. police shootings of unarmed Black people '3 times higher than for whites' See in context

@ Black

so whites had 51% of the deaths. to be "three times higher", Black would have to be 153% of the deaths.

No. The first paragraph says (3 times higher) "....relative to their population "

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. begin military exercise as concern about China grows See in context

"The security situation around Japan has become increasingly severe. This gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the strength of the Japan-U.S. alliance," General Koji Yamazaki, Japan's top military commander ...

Gen. Yamazaki is being quite modest, I'd think. If a war broke out here in these confined corner of NE Asia, it'll be like a close-quarter combat ....in a furnace with multiple high-octane players. Just imagine.. China, Russia, S. Korea, N. Korea , Taiwan, The Quad e.t.c ... And, just where exactly will the ground zero of the theater of war be? Let's not forget the admonitions of the greatest military strategist of yore..Sun Tzu -a Chinese- about such a situation.

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Posted in: Olympic chief says Games cannot be 'marketplace of demonstrations' See in context

" The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality "

Dante Alighieri.

If, by raising a voice against an injustice, one could bring awareness and mitigate the situation, then why not let people raise their voice against all forms of the same? Sports personalities have a right to respectfully use their status as a bully pulpit to speak- out against any ills affecting societies of which *they, themselves, are part of***. **BLM shines a spotlight on the most pervasive, intractable and mostly in-your-face injustice primarily on African- Americans, if they're asked to undress their experiences just for the olympics and then re-dress them soon after, is in itself, a hypocrisy that doesn't help. By being Americans, they should equitably, be able to partake that which IS, FOR and OF America.

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Posted in: Tokyo man arrested after dismembered body found in Niigata apartment See in context

Just Grizzly !! But folks, Jack the Ripper or anyone of these weirdos here ? Who's bad ?

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Posted in: Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era See in context

“How fitting it is to be in the Land of the Rising Sun to welcome in the dawn of a new era of free trade,”

Is this then, where the rising sun meets the white cliffs of Dover? there'll be no paling, I hope.

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Posted in: Suga says Japan not looking to form 'Asian NATO' to contain any specific country See in context

I've often wondered what the reaction would be were China, Russia or Iran operated their Navy in the Pacific coast of US or Gulf of Mexico but....they respect the US' Monroe doctrine..enough not to.

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