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Posted in: Renowned bridal designer Yumi Katsura’s walk down the aisle to international success See in context

Nice success story. おめでとう

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Posted in: China says it is ready to hit back over U.S. tariffs See in context

This kind of response is a bit laughable since Beijing has been playing Washington ( unfair trade) & other countries for decades. Beijing has more to lose as leverage leans more to the US.

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Posted in: Japan activates first marines since WW2 to bolster defenses See in context

Move makes sense. Doesn’t hurt for Japan’s own identity to become more resilient & carry their responsibility concerning the disputed islands.

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Posted in: 88-year-old becomes oldest person to earn doctoral degree in Japan See in context

Wonderful! とてもいい^_^

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Posted in: 2 Peach plane tires blow out after landing in Fukuoka See in context

Stay safe out there. Need to keep everyone safe. Thus the need for inspections.

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Posted in: Trump ousts McMaster; picks hawk Bolton as national security adviser See in context

Good move. Will work better along with the new ppl that just cane into the administration. Of course some ppl are having fits.

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Posted in: China lists U.S. pork, apples, other goods for possible retaliation in tariff dispute See in context

Let the chips fall where they may. Need to correct the unbalance so that there is a win win situation. Again, the onus is on Beijing to keep things stable & safe. They fear instability from a possible trade war because they know that’s how they can legitimize their policies within their boundaries.

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Posted in: Xi says China ready to fight 'bloody battle' to regain its rightful place in world See in context

For decades the world has heard from Beijing about a peaceful rise. Basically the era of looking outward to the world by Beijing has passed. We’re now seeing the beginning of a new China. Will have of course influence but won’t win admiration in eliminating dissonant voices & free speech. A rocky road.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's wedding postponed until 2020 See in context

Circumstances happen in things related to love & families. Welcome to the real world.

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Posted in: Kono to make 6-day trip to Middle East See in context

After Japan voting no in the UN, the meeting in Jerusalem won’t be a cake walk.

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Posted in: The terrible cost of Trump's Jerusalem decision See in context

Actually good to see this decision reverses Obama’s negative legacy dealing w the Israeli/Palestinian issue. Jerusalem as the capital was affirmed officially by the US years ago & now Prez Trump is simply making it a reality.

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Posted in: Otani to join Los Angeles Angels See in context

Good landing. Hope he can fit in & contribute.

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Posted in: Trumps visit emperor, empress See in context

Always good to see the Emperor welcoming other leaders. For his age, is still looking well. Visit will encourage Prez Trump to continue the ironclad tie between Washington & Tokyo.

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Posted in: Kevin Spacey apologizes after actor says he was subjected to sexual advance when only 14 See in context

Another one of Hwood elites exposed in this current state of sexual inappropriateness. Losing credibility &

the fan base as the days rolls on.

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Posted in: Subaru admits uncertified staff checked vehicles for more than 30 years See in context

Level of being numbskull is unbelievable. Bureaucrat halloween.

Another blow 2 Japan Inc

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Posted in: Pakistan gives Tillerson frosty welcome after U.S. warns over Taliban havens See in context

A visit is a visit. A cool reception is not the biggest factor. If Islamabad wants to be perceived as a player against terrorism, these scheduled visits need to happen.

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Posted in: Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman See in context

Oh wacky Wilson now thrilled from all the recent attention. Should be focusing on her own district in Florida.

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Posted in: Kobe Steel reports wider fudging of metals data since 2011 See in context

This is going over like a lead balloon. Resign already. Japan Inc needs some thorough reform in some areas.

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Posted in: Weinstein being 'condemned by vigilantes,' says Oliver Stone See in context

The false Hwood moralizing from past decades is now crumbling. O Stone should be considering the victims also. More revelations are coming.

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Posted in: NFL players, owners defy Trump on anthem protests See in context

And down down down goes the NFL business. Perhaps not a bad thing after all. More to life than the game. This entire situation has been built on a bad business model. Now it's coming to light.

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Posted in: Trump ends 'Dreamer' immigration program; places onus on Congress See in context

Perhaps even constitutionally bogus in the first place (even D Feinstein admitted that DACA is in shaky legal ground). Give it to Congress to enact a law rather than an EO. But again when was the last time Congress enacted anything significant in 6 months? Not likely to happen.

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Posted in: 74% of Japanese happy with their lives: gov't survey See in context

Lucky stars shining over Nippon. Isn't by accident.

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Posted in: Right-wing gathering in San Francisco fizzles out amid crackdown See in context

Bay Area once again showing the lack for propensity 4 diversity of speech expression. Who would've imagined in this day & age when the FSM began in Berkeley? Welp.

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Posted in: 50 and out as Mayweather stops McGregor See in context

Bravo for Mayweather. Both are superb athletes.

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Posted in: Trump, escaping domestic troubles, visits France's Macron See in context

Obviously issues back in the states but this headline is misleading. Macron extended this visit quite some time ago & Trump is correctly honoring this special event in Paris.

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Posted in: U.S. forces join Philippine troops to end city siege See in context

Good to see this development.

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Posted in: Denver sportswriter out of job after tweet about Japanese Indy 500 winner See in context

Outright blatant discrimination. As a veteran writer for the DP, instead of showing a broad minded attitude, instead tweets this kind of garbage. Kudos 4 DP for dropping him. Apology won't help.

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Posted in: Coldplay, Bieber to join Ariana Grande at Manchester concert See in context

Hope it can serve a good & meaningful purpose. Would've been nice if A Grande visited the victims at the hospital after her concert.

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Posted in: Japan seeks way out of Trump's bad books on trade See in context

Let the good PR by Japan begin though that is not the forte of corporate Japan. Whether Japan has played by all the rules can be debated but certainly the perception that it has not by Trump & others will force Japan to perhaps change their strategy, A new sheriff in town means that from now on what was assumed is now being questioned not by some hack politician but but by a business oriented leader. Will be fun 2 watch.

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Posted in: Ships, jets, giant crowd mark Pearl Harbor anniversary event See in context

Appropriate recognition at PH.

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