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Posted in: Landslide democratic win in HK election raises pressure on city's leader See in context

For how much they criticize the mainland government, people certainly don't give any credit to the Chinese government for how restrained it has been in this situation. 6+ months of violent protests, and Beijing is only recently begining to express its ire. I think Hong Kong needs to recognize that they're not part of Britain anymore.

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Posted in: U.S. troop presence in Japan a concern for Russia: Lavrov See in context

Russia trying to undermine its adversaries and their international relationships. Nothing new here.

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Posted in: Japanese student released after arrest amid Hong Kong unrest See in context

Good that he was released. Probably best to stay away from Hong Kong for a while.

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Posted in: Gov't says it is safe to release contaminated Fukushima water into ocean See in context

Since there seems to be sufficient evidence for the hypothesis that dumping the water won't ultimately be a problem, then, what's the problem?

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri admits taking illegal drugs for over 10 years See in context

The way the Japanese government and police handle drugs is bizarre. Raiding a woman's house and charging her over 0.09 worth of substance? Bizzare.

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri admits to using MDMA, other illegal drugs See in context

Let her be!

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Posted in: China sentences former Japanese politician to life for drug smuggling See in context

Let them all go.

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Posted in: Former entertainer Tashiro arrested for 5th time over possession of drugs See in context

Drugs should not be criminalized

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

So much moaning and complaining. stop whining over a city's right to not be disturbed by your dirty and unwelcome presence.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten gasoline sale rules after Kyoto arson attack See in context

It's really not rocket science or even advanced psychology, for the morons feigning stupidity. There are many people who will be put off from doing something they shouldn't when there are simple deterrents in place, like the one discussed in this article.

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Posted in: Cheers erupt outside British Parliament as Brexit delayed again See in context

Cheering to remain in an organization that would ultimately destroy their country's independence and sovereignty, given enough time. Morons.

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Posted in: Ex-KAT-TUN idol gets suspended term for marijuana possession See in context

"Two Point Two GRAMS.

If it was coke, meth, heroin, or some real drug it would be an amount worthy of mention.

But, weed? 2.2G is nothing. That'll cost about $20 at a LEGAL cannabis shop in California."

It is dishonest to compare heroin to Coke or meth, which are not physically addictive and very rarely fatal. Did you know methamphetamine was invented in Japan? Societies should actually not generally be in the business of policing what their people consume.

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Posted in: Ex-KAT-TUN idol gets suspended term for marijuana possession See in context

Six months in jail the prosecutors sought, for 2 grams of weed. How modern is Japan really? And how do conservative Japanese reconcile Japan's attitude toward drugs with the fact that such an attitude was imported from the West in the first place?

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Posted in: Protests erupt as Spain convicts 12 leading Catalan separatists See in context

There is no reason to doubt anything. Internal polling carried out over years consistently shows a majority of Catalans wanting to stay a part of Spain. There is no need to lend legitimacy to an illegitimate movement by having or allowing a referendum. The fact that most Catalans boycotted the referendum means something.

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Posted in: Protests erupt as Spain convicts 12 leading Catalan separatists See in context

A non-issue, really. Most medium to large-sized countries have fringe groups that want independence. If every one of them were catered to, there would hardly be a major country not torn apart by secessionism. And to the fools who condemn Spain as a whole in this matter, why do you choose to ignore the majority of Catalans who favor unity with their country? Why are you so desperate to project your own issues with ego and authority onto an entire country that isn't yours to begin with?

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Posted in: Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey's Syrian fighters See in context

In other words, Turkey is no friend of Syria, the Kurds, or really anyone for that matter. Just looking out for their own selfish interests, no matter the cost.

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Posted in: S Korean fighter jet patrols over islands disputed by Japan See in context

What's ironic about the tension between Korea and Japan is that in a lot of ways, they're very similar cultures. Another irony of the situation is that they both share common enemies..they should both really grow up and recognize the need and benefits of them working together. Korea should let go of an atoned for past, and Japan should be more sensitive to the fact that there are still some raw feelings about it.

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Posted in: Japan demands more proof from U.S. that Iran attacked tankers See in context

It was probably a false flag carried out by the Saudis. They are determined to use the US as a proxy fighter against Iran, the same way they used them against Iraq. Why would the Iranians sabatoge their relationship with Japan? The Saudis have been causing all sorts of trouble, mainly through covert means. They also went out of their way to point the finger at Iran in this incident, which wouldn't be the first time they've blatantly blamed another power for their own misdeeds.

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Posted in: Japanese couple attacked in Honolulu face $50,000 in medical costs See in context

To those going on about travel insurance: No, it's literally not what the article is about (the word insurance is not mentioned even once), and no, travel 'insurance' should not be mandatory just because you're a fearful person who also has money to burn on it. Instances like these are rare; if they were commonplace I think the appropriate thing would be to just not travel for leisure.

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