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Posted in: The art and science of Japan's cherry blossom forecasting See in context

Don't' get me wrong, I think they are beautiful and I understand the cultural implications, but me thinks it's much ado about nothing.

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Posted in: Suspected abuse of record-high 80,100 children reported in Japan in 2018 See in context

This is a deeply rooted problem that needs more safety nets, pro-active intervention and counseling and therapy for not only the victims but also the perpetrators. Most people who abused were themselves abused and the cycle needs to be broken.

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Posted in: More details emerge over fatal abuse of 10-year-old girl by father See in context

The children are being killed, committing suicide, and screaming out for help and the system fails them. For a country that desperately needs its future generation, it sure isn't doing much to secure its future.

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Posted in: Man gets 16 years in prison for Osaka road rage murder in 2018 See in context

What a joke. A terrible joke. Chased the kid for a minute then killed him. Prosecution seeks 18 years and the sentence is 16? The car was used as a weapon so if someone ran and chased another person with an axe for a minute then killed them, they would get 16 years? Go figure.

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Posted in: JOC chief 'did not know' of lobby firm's links to middle man: investigators See in context

For someone who holds the purse strings, at best, he's inept and incompetent for not doing his due diligence.

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Posted in: About 40 dogs burned to death at Nara breeding facility See in context

Adopt, don't buy. Put an end to this business!

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Posted in: Families of detained Yasukuni Shrine protesters seek China's help See in context

And how would the Chinese police react if someone started a fire in Tiananmen Square?

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Posted in: Actress Yoshiko Mita’s son gets suspended sentence after 4th arrest for using stimulant drugs See in context

How about mandatory addiction counseling to go along with two years of community service?

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Posted in: Global arms firms show off wares in Japan See in context

Ha! And with Japan's dwindling and aging population who is gong to fly and man these new toys?

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Posted in: Auditor said to have questioned Nissan on payments to Ghosn See in context

Of course the auditor would have noticed. A company as large as Nissan would have both internal and external audits and if their findings were not further investigated by Saikawa and others they should also be held accountable.

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Posted in: With Ghosn in rear-view mirror, Nissan faces new tests See in context

Saikawa and the other corporate officers need to be fired for this fiasco as well. Did he read the internal and external audits? No corporate governance, this didn't happen in a vacuum.

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Posted in: Japan urges cooperation with ASEAN on N Korea, environment See in context

Japan should set an example and take the initial step in reducing the use of plastic. There is absolutely too much unnecessary plastic packaging in Japan.

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Posted in: Abe says he won't force sales tax hike if economic conditions worsen See in context

Hey dude, I thought your Abenomics was supposed to cure the economic woes?

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Posted in: 10,000 or 1,0000? Japanese schools are starting to move commas on big numbers, but why? See in context

Idiocy. Stop messing with numbers and also start using normal years like 2018 instead of years based on the emperor's reign.

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Posted in: Journalist freed from Syria returns to Japan to relief, rice balls and criticism See in context

And as you sit there mindlessly on the train reading the news it never occurred to you to what extent journalists go to so that there can be some semblance of truth for posterity. Throw stones while you see and read the news from the comfort of your mundane world while there is real suffering all around. Yes, he did it on his own, and he accepted and suffered the consequences, but the real issue is the protection of journalists and aid workers in a war zone. And to Kawako, would you be saying the same thing to Sawada, Kyoichi and his Pulitzer prize?

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Posted in: Quake shock absorber maker says products may have been used nationwide See in context

Ha ha, Fukuwa at Nagoya Univ played down the problem! Says that falsification of the data was not a major issue! Same could be said of the nukes in Fukushima before 3/11 right? Everyone played down the issue. If the data was falsified, what else was falsified? What about the testing methodology, what about the actual installation? It goes on and on, it's not just about the data, and if investigators stop there, then they should also be held responsible for not going to the heart of the matter. So is this going to delay the completion of the Olympics venues? Made in Japan....right. Those days are gone.

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Posted in: Kanye West delivers surreal Oval Office show See in context

When sailing on a ship of fools, mutiny is a means to survival, lest you sail in circles only to await the end. Don't mind my comment, "it was from the soul, I was just channeling it..."

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Posted in: Tokyo braces for potential rat infestation after Tsukiji fish market closure See in context

Agree with Jeff Huffman. Katz have always been used throughout history to control rats. It would be a good way to have a new appreciation for our feline friends instead of only the artificial, faddish obsession with cats.

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Posted in: Cat Cafe Mocha in Tokyo shuts down after cats die from feline parvovirus outbreak See in context

Another concern that I have is that cats are the trend in Japan now, so what happens after the fad? Fads die fast in Japan.

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Posted in: Ruling party lawmaker says LGBT couples lack 'productivity' See in context

Is she focusing on "productivity" or on their sexual preference? Either way her reasoning doesn't hold water. First of all, she has only one child so she's also not as productive as she should be. Also, would she hold the same view if her only child comes out and says that they are other than "straight?" C'mon lady, your idiocy is so apparent!

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Posted in: TEPCO to resume TV commercials for 1st time since 2011 Fukushima crisis See in context

The best advertisement would be their actions for compensating the victims. What are they going to show anyways, bright city lights and a vibrant metropolitan scene? Utility cost to the consumers are going to pay for this marketing blitz right?

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Posted in: Abe scraps plan to visit Iran amid Trump's tough line See in context

Sovereign nation? More like SM relationship Abe...

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Posted in: 3,473 taken to hospitals nationwide due to heatstroke from June 25-July 1 See in context

Tokyo Olympics is going to be a real challenge for Japan's health care and emergency response system. Have no idea why they chose July/August to host the games.

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Posted in: Japan OKs ambitious nuclear energy target, plutonium reuse plan See in context

LDP and nukes are a recipe for disaster, and Fukushima is a prime example. Too many important questions remain unanswered to be going down this road prematurely.

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Posted in: U.S. Chamber of Commerce assails Trump's handling of trade dispute See in context

And how many of those in the ACC voted for Trump thinking that he would be good for their business? It has always been and always will be only about and for Trump and no one else. If you don't like that, then go do something about it this November.

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Posted in: Fans relieved Japan advances but tactics disappoint some See in context

To get to the top, the best teams play harder, overcome adversity and grow stronger with every game. The final 16 is no joke and only the teams that are growing stronger and gaining more confidence in their play will survive. Japan has neither the confidence nor the strength to survive in the knock out stage. They sorely needed the win over Poland to prove to themselves that they belong in the 16. Nishino did a disservice to his players AND the fans by playing the odds instead of playing football. What's he going to do now, play the odds against Belgium? Good luck with that.

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Posted in: Japan booed as it advances on yellow cards despite losing to Poland 1-0 See in context

Always play to win, don't depend on anyone else, it's very simple. Japan lost in more ways than one.

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Posted in: N Korea says it will ignore Japan until it halts military buildup, drills See in context

I'm sure N. Korea has their beef with Japan just as all of the other Asian nations do, but if you just replace the countries N. Korea with China in the state agency piece and one can see who is really behind the statements.

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Posted in: Croatia advances to knockout stage after beating Argentina 3-0 See in context

I fear that Messi might end up like Ichiro, one of the best in their game, but never a world champ. The fate of stars in team sports.

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Posted in: Abenomics' impact fading at sensitive moment for Japanese economy See in context

Someone please get this clown out of office. The only reason why we don't hear the asinine word, Abenomics anymore is because it's a failure, I don't know why the media isn't pressing him about this. Abenomics indeed, the arrogance of putting your name on an economic policy... time to eat crow and own it Abe!

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