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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead See in context

Is it true that many in the west would consider these military leaders terrorists and mass murders?

Many in China, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Burma Korea and USA not brutal murdering of civilians and raping of women under their wartime powers

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Posted in: Theme-park food to be taxed 10% if eaten at table; 8% if eaten while walking See in context

In slowing economies higher taxes are not needed and will further slow economies even more.

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Posted in: Kanazawa: One of the best-preserved Edo-period cities in Japan See in context

always wanted to visit Toyama so more reason to see that area

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Posted in: Panel proposes average minimum wage of more than ¥900 for 1st time See in context

Most in USA now seek a $15. hour (1628 Yen) wage minimum . Cost of living in Japan about what it costs in USA

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Posted in: Campaign encourages commuters to stand still in two lines on escalators See in context

They always push social agendas with distorted studies so folks don't object to changes they really know don't work

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Posted in: Japan’s 10 favorite emoji for Twitter, and how they compare to the rest of the world See in context

Interesting to see Male vs Female favorites

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Posted in: King coal rules for power utilities in Japan See in context

The cleanest and cheapest electricity is HYDROELECTRIC . Nicolai Tesla and Westinghouse Co, built the first hydroelectric plant over 100 years ago at Niagara Falls on the Canada USA border by Buffalo NY. These plants are still there making cleanest cheapest power today. USA pays an average of .12 KWhr and Sweden also did the smart move using Hydroelectric https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/electricity-rates-around-the-world.html

https://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/why-nikola-teslas-greatest-achievement-may-be-in-niagara-falls

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Posted in: Crackdown on immigrant families facing deportation in U.S. to start Sunday See in context

All emigrants are welcome in USA as so many come in every year, But you have to come in legally as my wife did and it takes 6mo to a year. It's ez and you can do it yourself online. Anyone can come in a educational visa or tourist visa also. Many stay and lead productive lives and none are looking for these people starting Sunday. They are actively seeking criminal elements and those who are danger to society or illegally collecting govt programs.

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Posted in: King coal rules for power utilities in Japan See in context

Until the Hydrogen economy blooms the best cleanest you can use is Natural gas. It burns in the same plants you burn coal in and USA has plenty to sell :) I'm sure Trump will get Japan a special deal and low price. USA lowered CO2 by 1/3 switching.

the Heanous part of coal is the fly ash that contains mercury that lands in the sea and eaten by microorganisms...that get eaten by small fishes ...that get eaten by larger fish and concentrated in that fish....that gets eaten by Tuna and Albacore that gets big dose of Mercury and why your fish full of large amounts of Mercury . BTW radioactive isotopes can also concentrate this way in biological paths

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Posted in: City begins square watermelon shipments See in context

OH they stack so nicely :) :)

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Posted in: New gene tests for germs quickly reveal source of infections See in context

I hope many hospitals adopt this test. Sepsis spread in hospitals kills many

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Posted in: Domino’s Japan unleashes 1 kilo of cheese pizza See in context

I travel many Asian counties every year past 25 years . I have noticed weight gains going on more and more every year. Many look like Americans or Europeans now :)

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Posted in: U.S.-China trade war sparks worries about rare earth minerals See in context

America soes not use rare earth metals much. But they are used to manufacture products in China sent to USA. There are productive mines for Rare Earth metals in USA but were closed due to environmental concerns.

Historically when America cannot find a reserve needed the ingenious engineers find a better and cheaper replacement . Necessity is the mother of invention.

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Posted in: Beach Boys' Brian Wilson delays tour over mental health See in context

Brian Wilson been fighting anxiety demon most his life. An interesting story so look it up. He was a shut in for many years and an unethical doctor pushed constant drugs on him. Along with great crative talent comes the ability to creat your own fears. Get well and follow your passions as hopefully you don't need the touring money by now.

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Posted in: Nintendo takes Mario Kart company to court for 2nd time and wins yet again See in context

No law about driving mini cars or carts in Tokyo so who is to say what people should dress like be illegal or trade infringement ? If the costumes are properly licensed then what is the law suit about ?

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Posted in: Queen greets Trump at Buckingham Palace See in context

Ever what sort of special stem cell or other treatments those in high power get ?

Trump got quite a welcome and 0bama watching in envy even though he bowed to her :)

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Posted in: Online symptom checker often wrong on eye problems See in context

Hypochondriacs have it EZ today :) My dad was what I jokingly called the healthiest hypochondriac in the world. Everytime he had symptoms he would read medical books and what he might have. Many times he went to doctors. Luckily he went to top docs cause many would recomend uneeded treatments and surgery that just might hurt him more than help.

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Posted in: Man suspected of killing 86-year-old wife, then trying to commit suicide See in context

Sad

But many elders live depressed and in poor health. I think many more look to leave this earth on own will but few will talk about this.

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Posted in: Japan hopes to avoid trade battle by wooing Trump with pomp See in context

Trump wants long overdue equal access to all markets . Ceremony and ego pumping will not matter. The grand 1 way trade days are over. Pendulum swings to new world competition instead of global parasitism .

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Posted in: Robot restaurant See in context

Japan has always been enamored of Robots . Perhaps they will be makers of best robots in world soon. Personally I think world needs to hold off on the automation of labor till world catches up. people need a function to live.

The Birth of Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom)

https://youtu.be/XpwbNYFvZy4

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Posted in: Is there a way out of the U.S.-China trade fight? See in context

Perhaps it's time to shift production to smaller countries to get chance to grow like China. Anything China makes could also be made in cheaper cost countries like Philippines , Vietnam , Cambodia , Taiwan , Korea , and even Japan. lets give others a chance at rapid growth and bring some back to USA also.

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Posted in: NYC mayor asks Tokyo governor to support ban on Japan's ivory trade See in context

Japan should follow own customs and ignore that Libacrite who is running NYC to new lows. Cultural tolerance should be taught to those nit pickers.

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Posted in: Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas See in context

Must be all that Mountain Dew soda pop and energy drinks these youngsters drinking

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Posted in: Police investigating drone flights near imperial locations in Tokyo See in context

Drones are pretty easy to disrupt control radio signal with cheap directional jamming radio device

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Posted in: Number of abandoned homes hits record high in 2018 See in context

But what of today's workers with automated intelligence and robots ?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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Posted in: Number of abandoned homes hits record high in 2018 See in context

Much of world now aging populations. Migration to cities and career changes . China will have big problem caused by 1 child and that being male child most often. Females empowered while many males never will marry unless they have success enough to venture outside China to find bride. This is world of Demographics and new economy. Look up "Harry Dent Economy" he addresses much on economic changes but not on social changes you will see in next 10 years

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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

Lest take a weak ailing economy and beat it to death. The working class needs more wages not more taxes. Has anyone gotten a stimulus check yet ?

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Posted in: Global car makers face bumpy road as China hosts auto show See in context

A great overproduction of autos especially EVs is about to happen. Watch for dumping at very low prices

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Posted in: Ariana Grande, reigning teen pop idol with a defiant edge See in context

She doesn't look a day over 25, methinks her teen career is almost over. So what do most songstresses do when they need to evolve to new market ? Ask thee many who did this you know so well who made it and wonder whatever happened to those who never did ?

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Posted in: Brain scans may reveal concussion damage in athletes See in context

They should do these same scans on auto accident victims as they also suffer same concussions.

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