Idiots on both sides of the law. Simply amazing.
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And this shows the hypocrisy of the Japanese government; they'll use Hiroshima and Nagasaki to play the victim card to absolve themselves from their war crimes but won't support anything that steps in the direction of a nuke free world.
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JAL received a lump sum bailout that saved them from 2.3 trillion yen debt almost 10 years ago. This debt was not based on something uncontrollable like the pandemic but basically poor management. JAL was the "national" airlines of Japan and received favoritism and basically placed ANA on an uneven playing field. And now ANA has to eat this? Why the double standards, someone big owns a lot of JAL stock?
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The rest of the world will be starting work on the 4th. If Nishimura's plan goes into effect, Japan will basically still be closed while everyone is back at work "making money." How is that contributing to the economy? Customs for imports and exports will be closed, TSE will be closed, the banks will be closed. They've been talking about children falling behind in their studies, so schools are also going to be closed? Nishimura has no clue, he just wants to tout that his Go to project is a success.
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Ok, so the IAEA says that it meets global standards. What about the UCS (Union of Concerned Scientists) and the NRA (Nuclear Regulatory Comission)?
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If it's coming from Nishimura, it's only about his Go to project. The more that participate the better...takes us for idiots? It's so obvious.
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Another survey. Japanese ministries spend too much time on surveys and not enough time on concrete actions to prevent and prosecute. Didn't we just have another survey released a few weeks ago about DV and child abuse? Just another way for the government to show us that they're hard at work with our tax money.
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And what about those little plastic mouth guards that Aso and the TV tarentos like to wear? How effective are those?
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Just FYI. Tritium does not decay in 12 years, the half life is 12 years. Suga is already under fire for rejecting scientists to the science advisory panel who are critical of the government. Environmental minister Koizumi has been mum about this lately even though the Nuclear Regulation Authority is under his purview. The NRA was formed and restructured from the corrupt Nuclear Safety Commission after the Fukushima disaster. The initial NRA had very strict regulations on restarts and oversight during the Democratic party's Kan and Noda administrations but when Abe took power around 2012, the agency did a quick turnaround and became very lax in restarts and oversight. A lot of this was news at the time, but has fallen by the wayside now. Japan can't be trusted, it needs a third party report to legitimize any actions it takes on waste disposal. Abe prioritized the olympics over the Fukushima cleanup, that in itself should be self-explanatory.
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And how much trust should we put in the LDP and TEPCO? They started all this. I'm not a physicist and I think most people would be amenable to seeing a third party report by the IAEA, NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission), and UCS (Union of Concerned Scientists). Why the U.S. NRC? Because the two major currents off eastern Japan, the Kuroshio and Oyashio flow east back to the U.S. west coast. Remember all the tsunami debris washing up on west coast shores and in Hawaii? This doesn't just impact the local fishermen, a nuke disaster affects the world, and Suga had better treat it in that manner. Again, I'm not a physicist and I would like to read or hear something coming from other than the LDP or TEPCO.
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Yubaru - Exactly. When testing, you try to simulate the exact conditions and environment you'll be executing in and late October is nothing like July. This is like the national disaster day when people play with a fire extinguisher and govt officials wear work clothes in preparation for a real world disaster, totally not connected with reality.
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This is Japan's idea of work, life balance. Enjoy your time off working in a nice location hunched over a 14" laptop.
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Where's my Roy Cohn? He's sitting in the AG's office.
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Nothing else has worked in the past so anything is worth a try. Japan wants something concrete, then in order to entice Kim, Suga should offer something concrete like AgrTtech. Just be careful of the orange man trying to weasel his way into this if he sees anything that will get him the Nobel.
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"The good die young" is a truism that I wish didn't exist; but it is what it is. So to add to that phrase, the brilliant die way too young.
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Rest assured, four more years of trump and trumpism and you can bet that gap with China will significantly decrease or in all probability we'll be talking about the gap between first place China and second place U.S.
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Suga is Abe season 2. Abe is still pulling strings behind the scenes, his brother is the defense minister and Suga is the PM. Kato, Nishimura, and Aso are all still on the team and pay deference to Abe. Suga has also basically closed the books on any further investigation on Moritomo, Sakura, and Kake. Don't believe for once that Suga is working for the people.
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Or they could be an orange man sitting in the WH, arguably the most powerful position in the world.
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A cornered rabid rat will do anything, people would do best to beware and be prepared.
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I agree with the previous posts and would like to add that Japan has lost all originality, just look at the TV programs, the films are nothing more than extended versions of TV. It's not an art form anymore, it's only for commercial success.
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GOJ had better sit this one out until the new administration takes office. Asinine to commit to quadruple. Who in the hell asks for, and who commits to a quadruple increase? Would anyone reading this pay quadruple for their iPhone?
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happyhere - I agree. Without follow up tracing this experiment is useless; but then it's expected since Nishimura who doesn't have a medical background is in charge of this...
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Abe's womenomics legacy is alive and well.
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I don't understand NBC's scheduling, why couldn't they have done it on another day? Separate day scheduling would have allowed Americans to see and hear both candidates; they just played straight into trump's playbook.
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Why should it be surprising that Dentsu is involved? It's unfortunate but no matter how much dirt comes up no one is going to be prosecuted because the IOC, JOC, and GOJ are all hell bent on having the games.
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Murai is LDP and probably promised the folks more subsidies from Suga. Fooled just like the first time when they accepted the construction in their own back yard. Japan has been doing fine with this reactor off-line, why go backwards?
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Unfortunately the SMBs that have long been the foundation of the success of the Japanese economy are being ignored in this pandemic. The small machine shops called "machi kouba" that produce high quality parts and machines for the upper tier producers have felt a significant decrease in their orders. Japanese quality is world renowned because of these companies who pride themselves in craftsmanship, but the government is playing sugar daddy to the new young girl, the tourism industry, and is leaving to rot the old stalwart partner that has not only sustained him during hard times, but actually created the brand Made in Japan.
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The upper tier in the corporate world continue to fall behind in competitiveness with falling revenue and to make up for it, they lower their labor cost by increasing the number of working poor in Japan. Get rid of the old geezers on the top who have no vision and no flexibility and incentivize your workforce; you'll be surprised at how much better the company performs. Duh....
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Sue the campaign if you're serious doc! That's the only way you're going to prevent them from continually using your words out of context and without permission.
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