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Posted in: Japanese government separated families by deporting 47 Vietnamese See in context

They had stayed illegally in Japan for durations of up to 21 years and five months.

Nuff said...

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Posted in: Scorching heat continues for much of Japan See in context

I hope there is chlorine in that water. It's like taking a bath with a hundred strangers.

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Posted in: 3 dead, including gunman in shooting at video game tournament in Florida See in context

You're own fault America. I have no pity for you anymore with your STUPID gun laws... 100% preventable.

Please stop with the anti gun rhetoric. There is a larger problem and taking guns away is only a band aid. Not that that would be possible anyway.

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Posted in: Soldier's nephew in Japan receives second WWII souvenir flag See in context

73 years too late. Why did the US soldiers take personal items of killed Japanese soldier?

Because he was dead. The soldier probably didn't think anyone would miss the flag. War trophies are a common thing in war time and were probably collected by all sides.

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Posted in: 5 defectors in Japan sue N Korea, alleging rights abuses See in context

Like many others, she realized she had been duped as soon as she landed. The port was shabby, everyone was terribly thin, and children wore rags.

"You cannot express your opinion at all," she said, adding that everyone lived in fear, even of getting killed for saying the wrong thing. "You can't get out of there."

That's communism in a nutshell.

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Posted in: Powerful typhoon on course to hit western Japan late Thursday See in context

My ferry got cancelled and now I'm stuck in Chiba. Guess I'll be taking the train back...

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Posted in: Suga keen to see mobile phone fees in Japan cut by 40% See in context

"We have to say that there is no competition" in the mobile phone business, Suga said.

There is. People just don't know about it. Get a mid range, sum free phone and iijmio. I pay 980 yen for 3GB a month. 1600 yen if I had a phone number.

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Posted in: Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms See in context

Since when is making a fake website hacking?

Since spear fishing was hacking, so basically since Hillary lost the election.

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Posted in: Police resume search for missing French woman in Nikko See in context

As sad as it sounds, we may have to start preparing ourselves for the possibility that she may never be found.

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Posted in: Sun, Ikee compete for attention in pool at Asian Games See in context

He kicked it off with an emotional victory in the 200 - he took silvers in that event in the 2010 and 2014 editions - on Sunday night, when the hoist broke during the medal ceremony and the flags crashed to the floor.

I hope this isn't a bad omen for China.

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Posted in: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger See in context

The government is not going to stop unless there is a huge backlash. One that Facebook will likely get caught up in. People deserve their privacy.

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Posted in: Restaurant operator Skylark to ban plastic straws by 2020 See in context

Why why do you have to wait until 2020? How about just not reordering them when they run out this year.

Because a replacement needs to be found. You don't really expect me to drink my frappacino from the cup do you?

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Posted in: Trump defends revoking Brennan's security clearance, lashes out at Mueller See in context

Why does the former CIA director have a clearance anyway? Most people lose their clearance 180 days after they have left a job where one is required. Yet there are people in DC who have clearance for life...

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Posted in: Venezuela slams Kono's remarks as interference See in context

The fact that Japanese don't vote for anyone other the LDP is not a fault of the Democratic process. The people have a choice and can vote them out of they want, as they have shown.

Sorry about that.

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Posted in: Venezuela slams Kono's remarks as interference See in context

Japan with almost no existing political opposition, strong political corruption, an oligarchy based regime and a government (the LDP) which has almost non-stop hold full power on the country for more than 50 years, has no rights to give democracy lessons to the rest of the world.

Not sure why you got thumbed down so many times, some people can't stand the truth I guess.

Because it's factually wrong on almost every level. Japan has plenty of political opposition, people just don't vote for them. Japan's corruption index is nothing compared most other countries. Try living in Nigeria. Every society has an oligarchy based regime where power lies in the hands of a few. That's how power works. The fact that Japanese don't vote for anyone other the LDP is a fault of the Democratic process. The people have a choice and can vote them out of they want, as they have shown.

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Posted in: Human traffic jam on Mt Fuji shows why weekdays are best days to climb See in context

Reminds me of climbing the Statue of liberty in the summer. It's just as crowded.

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Posted in: Man gets 4 years in jail for stabbing 2 teenage girls in Chiba in 2016 See in context

I'm sure he apologized and bowed before the court and said the whole thing was regrettable. Such a thing goes a long way on Japanese courts.

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Posted in: Emperor expresses deep remorse; Abe vows never to repeat horrors of war See in context

I often find myself wondering what Japan would be like today if it had never gone to war.

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Posted in: Relatives commemorate victims on 33rd anniversary of 1985 JAL jet crash See in context

JAL was at fault as well for improper safety inspections. They cleared the air craft as "safe" when it was not. They we're the last line of defense from this disaster.

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Posted in: Okinawa rally mourns governor, opposes U.S. base relocation See in context

Japan should have a national referendum on US troops in the country.

The majority of people would vote to keep US troops since they are already used to having them and removing them would cause a power vacuum and the uncertainty that comes with it. The Japanese are big fans of convention and tradition. Unless something is making their lives unbearable, they will not vote to change it.

I personnally would prefer the US leave but maintain its defense relationship without permanently stationed military forces. Smaller short term rotational deployments can maintain readiness and training without causing as much friction between the two countries.

That would in only increase cost and decrease mission readiness. It would do nothing to serve Japan or the US. And yes, I can see the friction eveytime tens of thousands of Japanese go on base to work and attend open base events. And every so often on the weekend when there is a anti base protest consisting of less than ten people. The communities that host these bases having been doing for the better part of a century. They accept the bases as part of the community and benefit from their presense. Anyone who thinks the Japanese are living in constant agony and oppression thinking about the bases are living in a fantasy world.

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Posted in: Pikachu parade See in context

Hopefully those costumes are air conditioned.

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Posted in: Headless, limbless body found in drainage ditch in Shiga See in context

I too thought Yakuza. They took the head and limbs so the body could not be identified. Sadly, we will never know who this person was.

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Posted in: Norway to test free heroin for drug addicts See in context

I'm sure they'll be lining up.

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Posted in: Samsung unveils newest smartphone hoping for sales boost See in context

The price for that model will be $1,1250 in the United States...

A bit steep. I can buy a car for that...

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Posted in: U.S. launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city See in context

The worlds strongest military couldn't beat these guys after 15 years. It's unbelievable that after all this time they still have the ability to launch an assault like this.

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Posted in: China denies entry to Disney's Winnie the Pooh film See in context

Pooh looks absolutely hideous in this movie. China is luck they're not getting this.

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Posted in: Okinawa Gov Onaga dies of cancer at 67 See in context

I still cannot fathom why he was so against the base relocation. It is a good deal for Okinawa. Acres of land returned, no more airstrip in a densely populated area, thousands of marines moved off the island. It is a good compromise that serves both sides and shows the willingness of the US and Japanese governments to consider the needs of the okinawan people.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 chief asks Abe to consider daylight saving time See in context

A permanent solution to a temporary problem. Only westerners want this because they are not use to seeing the sun at 5am. Waste of time.

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Posted in: Wife of Japanese journalist held in Syria makes tearful plea for his release See in context

I am sorry that your husband was abducted, but can you please share with everyone why you, his family, relatives, and friends, did nothing to convince him not to go, or actually stop him?

Well, he is a journalist. This is what they do. They go to dangerous areas so that we can get the news. The local groups are targeting journalist because they don't want people to know the details of what goes on there. Something tells me they we're told to do this by people behind the scenes to help control the narrative on the Syrian conflict.

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Posted in: Man gets life in prison for murders of 2 people buried alive See in context

Burying someone alive is pretty cruel and shows a lack of respect for the victim. It's a slow and agonizing death and it showed premeditation. He didn't deserve leniency.

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