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Posted in: Japan Sports Agency chief slams Tokyo Olympic corruption scandal See in context

What can you expect when there's no oversight? That's typically how the government works, they hire a contractor to do everything and there's no oversight, that absolves them of any responsibility and more importantly, having to do any real work.

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Posted in: Japan to pay up to ¥46.6 bil for U.S. company's chip production See in context

If the location is Hiroshima, I hope they build it on high ground, inland. That area is projected to have serious tsunami damage in the Nankai Trough Earthquake projections. Same goes for Mie for WD and Kioxia.

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Posted in: Kishida condemns Russian annexation of parts of Ukraine See in context

The big Russian bear is trembling at his words.

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Posted in: 80-year-old driver arrested over fatal hit-and-run in Yamanashi Prefecture See in context

Japan really needs a law requiring the elderly to take tests on reaction and cognitive ability before renewing their licenses. Renewals should be yearly or every 6 months depending on the results of the past tests. These accidents are all symptoms of an aging society and laws not keeping up with the changing times.

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Posted in: Ground Self-Defense Force issues rare apology over sexual harassment case See in context

As for women fighting in wars, read history and see how often women were able to fight alongside men. Go read Daughters of Kobani and see how girls and women took the fight to the IS. Don't remain ignorant your whole life. As for the JSDF, conduct a real investigation and find the perpetrators. In a real war situation, if these guys don't have the moral compass in peace time, they could commit war crimes and being the cowards that they are, could even abandon their comrade in arms. This is wholly disgusting.

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Posted in: Abe's controversial state funeral may backfire on Kishida See in context

Dog and pony show while in Shizuoka 63,000 households are still without running water since the heavy rain from the weekend. Mario Abe brought the Olympics to Tokyo pulling much needed labor and equipment from the Tohoku area to begin construction for the games while over 100,000 people were still in temporary housing years after the disaster. Abenomics was a disaster that only increased the wealth gap, and when 'Rona was raging across the world, the only plan he had was his ludicrous mask and quit when the heat in the kitchen got too hot. And this doesn't even cover all the corruption with 森加計桜. The mere fact that there's so much controversy regarding this tax funded memorial clearly shows how Abe and the LDP have led this country. Kishida will still have to deal with Abe's new addition to his already infamous legacy, that of the Moonies. But yet, thousands lined the streets to offer flowers and prayers, and will no doubt vote LDP again.

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Posted in: Ex-Myanmar diplomat says junta envoy should be barred from Abe's funeral See in context

Disgusting. LDP in a nutshell.

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Posted in: Global climate change protests demand compensation ahead of COP27 See in context

COP 26, COP 27, keep copping out and see the fury that nature can unleash.

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Posted in: Unification Church in Japan vows reform after criticism See in context

Best way to reform is to take away religious tax free status. Also, it takes two to tango, LDP won't reform.

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Posted in: Brazil reports more Amazon fires so far this year than all of 2021 See in context

Thank you Bolsonaro, your name will live in infamy.

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Posted in: Japan oil giant Eneos says misconduct against woman led to CEO resignation See in context

Allowing these people to resign means they collect their hefty severance package. They should be canned, no package on their way out the door.

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Posted in: Truss, Kishida to work on countering China See in context

The rookie and the wannabe discuss how to take on China. Great.

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Posted in: Japan floats issuance of gov't bonds for more defense spending See in context

The writing is on the wall. Raise corporate taxes and corporations in turn suppress wage increases. Consumers have less disposable income and economy stagnates. People vote LDP again and wonder why things don't improve.

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Posted in: France sends reprocessed nuclear fuel to Japan See in context

Great, let the whole world know. You can track the ships using the web site or mobile apps. I hope they have armed security or an escort.

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Posted in: Obama to skip Abe's state funeral; Hagerty to attend See in context

Considering Abe ran off to visit Trump right after the 2016 election snubbing the sitting president, Obama, it sounds fine to me.

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Posted in: Japan approves 14 venues for G7 ministerial meetings in 2023 See in context

So much for reducing the carbon footprint. Most of these locations are far from the major international airports and will require additional transportation just to get to the venue.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of Osaka karaoke parlor owner asks for death penalty See in context

25 year old woman, her whole life ahead of her. Request denied. Life at hard labor.

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Posted in: Details of main area of Ghibli Park with Totoro characters revealed See in context

Yes, uproot trees, clear the greenery to, " ♪ put up a parking lot..."

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Posted in: 40% of evacuees from Afghanistan have left Japan over poor support See in context

They were comprised of former staff members at the Japanese embassy in Afghanistan. The ministry gave them one year to adapt to Japan, how many years was Japan in Afghanistan and were supported by the staff because the Japanese couldn't speak Pashto? How much effort did the government really apply to help them adapt? Japan bent over backwards to accommodate Ukrainians but not the Afghans or even the people who fled Myanmar. The ugly truth is that although they like to imagine that they are not, Japan still has racist tendencies.

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Posted in: Kayaking eco-tour brings unique cleanup effort to World Heritage Site See in context

Unfortunately, whether they be personally owned or belong to marine tour groups, there is a problem of people discarding old and broken kayaks in the Ishigaki mangroves. In this case, the term eco tourism seems to be mutually exclusive.

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Posted in: U.S. Army's Pacific commander wants to keep rocket launchers at frontline Japanese base See in context

Not that being the brother of the traitor Mike Flynn is any indication of his own political inclinations but in these crazy divided times, the only way to really determine is to ask under oath. This guy's actions and recollections on 1/6 are under scrutiny and Japan would be wise to act prudently before kowtowing and agreeing to any shining star that comes their way.

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Posted in: Half of Japan's ruling LDP lawmakers had ties with Unification Church See in context

Watched the proceedings yesterday, Kishida conveniently left out what they would do if any LDP members broke their internal rule and were found to have relationships with "mother moon." Also, Kishida tried to weasel out of any investigation of Abe's ties by saying he was already gone so it couldn't be pursued. Izumi of CDP pressed him and said that they could always check the records of his itineraries etc. LDP is hell bent on glorifying Abe, they don't want to add Moonies to his already tainted legacy of Kake, Moritomo, Sakura, Abenomask, Abenomics etc.

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Posted in: Tokyo, Osaka subway websites hit, apparently by pro-Russia hacker group See in context

Sounds like Suga's Digital Agency better start working overtime instead of just concentrating on My Number.

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Posted in: Defense ministry opens probe after SDF sex harassment complaints See in context

The ministry didn't open an investigation until she went public.

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Posted in: 3-year-old girl dies after being left in bus for 5 hours See in context

I understand everyone's rage because I feel the same, but there seems to be some age bashing claiming that people in their 70s are incapable of taking care of a child. This is not true, there are people in their 70s who are perfectly capable, and this is a case of pure negligence. There are younger people who are just as guilty of leaving their children in the car or even outright killing them through abuse.

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Posted in: Digital minister Kono asks gov't to stop using floppy disks See in context

And fax while you're at it.

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Posted in: Zoo director begs people to stop screwing with air conditioner, setting it to lowest temperature See in context

Human proofing is the most daunting task for humans.

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Posted in: Gov't holds annual disaster drill, scaled back due to COVID See in context

The annual, learn how to use a fire extinguisher day. They do all their training based on the premises that they'll have power, they should shut it down and then see how command and control works.

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Posted in: Pretax profits at Japanese firms hit record high in April-June See in context

Trickle down anyone?

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Posted in: LG, Honda to set up U.S. joint venture to make EV batteries See in context

Yes, the front end looks good, but if LG and Honda were really concerned about a circular economy, they and other EV manufacturers should factor in the back end and find a green solution when the battery's life comes to an end.

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