Good to hear he will be detained until charged.
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Well done to Japan for showing that no one is above the law, even top CEOs. Enjoy your time in jail Carlos!
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Yeah yeah, there will always be someone out there who gets triggered by something, no matter how trivial or benign. It's time to grow up and bring this flag back
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Not this again. The UN has to be careful here lest they disgrace themselves as much as South Korea has by bringing this up like a spurned ex-girlfriend every 3 weeks. The UN still has a function to play in the world, but they are putting their reputation and credibility at risk by going down this silly path and endorsing unproven allegations
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Haha wow, Canada is really getting thrashed these days.. It looks like they're going to have to swallow a pretty bad deal with a smile
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Good to hear real world applications of self-driving tech has begun. There are a lot of people here bizarrely hostile to the progress of technology, but thankfully there is nothing anyone can do to stop the march of progress. AI *will** *replace unskilled labour, there is nothing that can stop it.
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Good to hear it was such a good catch! The resumption of commercial whaling is just around the corner as whale stocks have proven to be more than enough. In fact they should probably even be culled due to overpopulation of whales and pressure on the lower food chain. Good to see the Nordics upping their quotas too
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How many Iraqis were killed by USA govt? Forgot.
Are you implying that because the US invaded Iraq, this girl deserved to be abducted and murdered? If so, what a foul comment and this is what drives people into the anti-immigrant camp
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This is great news! A good amount of technical disruption is definitely needed in the language learning industry, and long overdue. Just like all other industries disrupted by tech, the old ways of doing things are over
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Not sure what the problem here is. Obviously all companies would prefer skilled foreign workers, rather than unskilled. These workers aren't likely to stay in Japan long term, so why would companies want to spend their valuable time and money investing in foreign unskilled labour?
Australia does the exact same thing with its point based system for skilled foreigners
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Great words by the PM and Emperor, and good to see people and MPs honouring the heroic war dead at Yasukuni
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Excellent to hear the PM honouring the glorious war dead of Japan. As PM of the nation, he would be a fool or a traitor not to honour the nation's war dead
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He broke the law, deport him
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Yeah that list makes sense, although some of those non-Japanese cities have considerable crime and terrorism fears. I am doubtful of the infrastructure ratings of the Canadian and Aussie cities though, Australia can't even get its internet past 25mbs, how is its infrastructure rating so high?
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I would actually say that releasing these counter-documentaries is a bad idea, as it just sheds a spotlight on the dolphin hunt all over again. "The Cove" achieved nothing and the dolphin fishermen carried on as usual with no change, but now they will have to put up with silly protesters all over again. Maybe at least they'll crack down hard on the saboteurs this time
All anti-fishermen are virtue signalers with short attention spans, so they have all forgotten about the dolphin hunt by now and probably focused on single use plastic bags or whatever silliness is trending these days. But now they will remember and come crawling back
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The whole point of art is to get people talking, so in this sense this artist has been entirely successful. There is nothing worse than art that no one notices or talks about, so well done to the artist!
As bad as this piece is, there will always be conservative prudes and virtue signalers out there and everyone is an armchair art critic, so almost all criticism can be dismissed out of hand
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Haha well put!
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Overblown. Japan has a lower smoking rate than Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, Germany, and France, among others. These nations are not know to be blighted by health issues and have (behind Japan of course) the highest life expectancies on Earth.
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A dead non-issue, literally no one cares about the bleating of South Korea
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Good to hear the UN is committed to strangling North Korea into submission, much to the dismay of the useful idiots strangely found in dark corners of developed nations. They will be acted against too
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Good to hear North Korea is being put in its place again. What an absolute farce and joke Trump's summit was, achieved absolutely nothing. Nut thankfully now Trump knows how much he got played and this will never be repeated. Hopefully North Korea's total collapse and disintegration is just around the corner
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Glad to hear momentum is building on this change, and well done to China and North Korea for helping to accelerate this momentum! Never again will Japan be threatened
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We've all seen this silliness before, nothing concrete has been agreed yet on North Korea's nuclear program yet some seem to think that eternal peace is achieved in the Koreas.
Until all North Korean nukes are removed and destroyed and the nuclear program is permanently dismantled, and peace is agreed and demilitarization occurs on the Korean border, this is all a facade and once again a strategic diplomatic play by North Korea to get some aid.
Remember, the main issue here is North Korea's denuclearization. They didn't even have nukes until a few years ago, so this is an entirely North Korean created issue. They engineered a crisis and are now working to resolve this crisis they themselves created.
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Well done to Taiji, and hope the whale hunt is upped 10 fold. It's time for a return to commercial whaling!
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Well at least he got some free healthcare before his deportation. I assume that's one of the objectives of these guys.
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Why is it good for Iceland? Why is it good to hunt whales?
It boosts their employment, local economy, and exports. Protecting whales over human livelihood is a nonstarter and invalid.
What is even better is whale watching has become an important part of Iceland's economy since 1997. Whale watching creates a bigger economy than a limited whale hunting when much of it must exported.
That is for Iceland to decide, not international "anger" over some big fish. It appears Iceland has chosen whaling over "whale watching"
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