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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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Posted in: Gov't to go ahead with sales tax hike in Oct 2019 See in context

Increasing the consumption tax hurts the aging population who literally built this country out of the ashes of the war. They are living on fixed income and at the minimum, food, and medicine shouldn't be taxed. The young, who need to support this society will be stuck at entry level salaries or minimum wage will not be able to pay for "big ticket" items because day to day expenses will not allow them to even contemplate making such purchases. How about reducing the pay, severence and perks of the elected politicians and also reducing their numbers for starters? These clowns are so out of touch with the average struggling household...

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Posted in: Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial See in context

I'm sure Cohen is sweating bullets now. Manafort flip, Cohen Flip. Better than watching gymnastics at the Olympics Donnie boy!

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Posted in: Gov't to step up efforts to tackle child abuse after death of 5-year-old girl See in context

For a country that has an aging population that is sorely dependent on the young, Japan is severely negligent in taking care of its future. Abuse, neglect, bullying, suicide, dysfunctional and obsolete educational system that sends adolescents into the work force if they can't get into a high school, social safety nets that are incompetent, and most of all, a government that is completely out of touch with society's needs as demonstrated by what the LDP will now propose to do. The list goes on ad nauseam bigly.

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Posted in: Abe expresses hope for resolution of N Korean threats, abduction issue See in context

This is an issue between Kim and Abe. All member nations of the six party talks have already met with Kim except Abe. Abe should have met with Kim a long time ago, but now he's watching from the sidelines betting on Trump. Trump could bring up the subject, but will not let it be a show stopper. If Kim rejects discussing this, Abe will be left out in the rain holding the umbrella for both Kim and Trump! What a joke.

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Posted in: N Korea says it is still open to talks after Trump cancels summit See in context

Bolton and Pence just rained on Donny's Nobel parade. Disjointed and dysfunctional WH staff and incoherent policy, what can you expect?

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Posted in: Family of injured college American football player files criminal complaint See in context

One question that I haven't seen in all this is why didn't the ref eject 91 immediately after the hit? From what I've gathered this guy had three personal fouls and then was ejected. That hit was not within the bounds of the game and should be seen as criminal assault. Whatever the Japanese equivalent of the NCAA is they should retrain the refs to immediately eject players that engage in this type of play. Nichi Dai's coach also needs to be relieved of his post within the university and not just his position as head coach. Criminal culpability. Just one name these people need to remember. Darryl Stingley.

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Posted in: Gov't posts videos to prepare citizens for next quake See in context

Saw the video, no mention of the nukes. I'm also left wondering how much money and effort could have been spent in countermeasures if all the attention weren't for the Olympics.

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Posted in: China, Japan seek to improve ties as Xi, Abe meet See in context

Great photo, almost as good as the last one these two took!

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