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Posted in: Chemicals found in Tokyo residents' blood may be due to contaminated water from U.S. base See in context

Yubaru is right. Only when it impacts mainland Japan or heaven forbid the Kanto area does it get publicity. So that others can get up to speed, the amount of PFAS found in groundwater near the bases on Okinawa is many times over the allowable U.S. EPA limits. This is a link to Pacific Stars & Stripes, https://www.stripes.com/theaters/asia_pacific/2022-12-08/okinawa-pfas-contamination-military-bases-8344635.html There are many other sites, just Google it. This is not blaming America, this is about protecting citizens. Just like protecting vets who were impacted by Agent Orange, vets who were impacted by the damn burn pits, people at Minamata, or the people who died and suffered in Bhopal.

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Posted in: Kishida grilled in Diet over son's excursion during overseas trip See in context

Grooming junior to one day be PM just like the Kishi/Abe clan.

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Posted in: Woman who served in SDF sues gov't, assailants over sexual harassment See in context

Go for it! More guts than the JSDF. I hope Kishida understands that courage and tenacity is what makes a victor, not war toyz.

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Posted in: Kishida to consider visiting Ukraine if right conditions are met See in context

Go to do what? Another photo op? Send him to Bakhmut so he can see first hand.

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Posted in: Ex-PM Mori casts doubt on Japan's excessive support for Ukraine See in context

Why do Japanese continue to make Mori relevant? Beats the hell out of me....

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Posted in: Gov't warns Unification Church over murky child adoption practice See in context

Japanese style watered down human trafficking?

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Posted in: Finance chief: Japan's fiscal health worsening on unprecedented scale See in context

Reduce the number of Diet members, reduce their pay and perks, begin taxing all religious organizations , and stop overseas junkets. Howz that for starters?

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Posted in: Kishida weighs Ukraine visit in February to hold talks with Zelenskyy: report See in context

Kishida to Zelensky: We will set up a government panel to consider foreign aid to Ukraine. Putin to Kishida: Sakhalin 1 and 2 are off the table. Kishida to Japanese press: We will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the safety and stability of the country.

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Posted in: 90-year-old woman beaten to death at home See in context

At 90 that woman survived the war and her generation helped Japan get back on its feet in the aftermath. The scum that killed her needs hard labor in the cold winter and hard labor in the cruel summer until they drop where they stand. Execution is too easy, like the Hound said, hanging is all over in an instant.

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Posted in: Coast guard ship runs aground in Japan; no crew injured See in context

If the lighting system needed to be checked wouldn't you do that by land? The Shiyahana lighthouse is accessible by land so this excuse doesn't smell right. The light from lighthouses can be seen for miles so if it's operating correctly, then you should be able to see it, case closed. If not, call the ground crew to investigate. With paper and electronic navigation charts this is only incompetence.

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Posted in: Kishida, Italian PM Meloni agree to form strategic partnership See in context

So while in France he got to visit Notre-Dame, what about Italy? Totally unnecessary trip and nothing that couldn't have been handled via online conferencing. Just trying to show Japan that his defense initiative is being hailed abroad so that he can push for his tax increase to pay for his war toyz just so Joe can pat him on the back.

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Posted in: Prosecutors closer to murder indictment 6 months after Abe shooting See in context

And what of Abe's security detail? If they were doing their job correctly, Abe should have been tackled and shielded after the first shot, then this wouldn't have been a murder charge but an attempted murder charge. Cops and prosecuters are going to do everything they can to deflect from this action or the motive behind the shooting.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan launch task force to tackle forced labor in supply chains See in context

Good one gintonic! Interesting that Nishimura can throw stones about how the Uyghurs are treated while his own LDP government turns a blind eye to the way foreign detainees are treated in Immigration holding cells.

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Posted in: Japan's trade minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes See in context

Haha! Nishimura trying to make his play for the premiership. Just another LDP clown. He should be out there talking to domestic industries to push for wage increases for春闘, the spring labor negotiations.

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Posted in: A grumpy Tom Hanks stars in 'A Man Called Otto' See in context

It will be interesting to see how Tom Hanks can pull off the cranky old man character. Rolf Lassgård had the grisly look as Ove.

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Posted in: Kishida to visit France, Italy, UK, Canada, U.S. from Jan 9-14 See in context

Tourism at tax payers' expense. Vote LDP, you get LDP.

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Posted in: Biden, Kishida to meet in Washington on Jan 13 See in context

He wants to put pressure on Russia through the G7 and UN security council? Dang, last I heard, Japan still has stakes in Sakhalin 1. That's like threatening your landlord, are you nuts? Fumio always talks out of both sides of his mouth.

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Posted in: Japan joins U.N. Security Council as new nonpermanent member See in context

Kishida said that he's going to listen? He told the Japanese the same thing, but he didn't listen when he funded Abe's state funeral at tax payers' expense and he certainly isn't holding a dialog with the populace regarding increasing taxes to fund his war toyz. LDP true and true to the bone this guy...

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Posted in: Kishida pledges that Japan will play leading role in diplomacy in 2023 See in context

You're a leader only if you have followers.

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Posted in: N Korea fires 3 short-range ballistic missiles amid tensions over drone flights See in context

Rocket man going out with a bang.

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Posted in: New unlimited cat subscription service in Japan blasted online See in context

Sounds like misplaced or extremely naive generosity. How about stop perpetuating selling or renting living beings?

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. arranging summit meeting in Washington on Jan 13: report See in context

Aah, the term paper deadline. I wonder what Fumio is going to turn in?

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Posted in: Kishida to be tested in local elections, Hiroshima G7 summit See in context

And what constitutes a successful G7 summit? PR for tourists to visit Hiroshima? Vote LDP, you get LDP.

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Posted in: MSDF captain fired for allegedly leaking state secret See in context

This is not only about the fired captain, but also his former superior, the admiral and the system in which classified information is being handled. The admiral shouldn't have asked the captain and there should have been a request for information and filtering process at the highest level that the admiral should have complied with. If no system exists then shame on Japan and who knows what else is being "leaked" in a similar manner. If there is a process, then I think the admiral asked for the classified information because he knew his request would have been rejected. Either way it stinks and shows just how incompetent these clowns are at such a basic level.

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Posted in: Japan adopts new policy promoting greater use of nuclear energy See in context

Abe pulled resources away from Fukushima to support the Olympics, one of Kishida's proposal to fund his war toyz is to pull tax revenue dedicated to the restoration of the Tohoku area, and now the LDP government wants to do this. Japanese should be reminded it was the LDP and their policies that created the conditions for the disaster at Fukushima. There are still thousands who can't return home and who knows how much the decommissioning and clean up is going to cost. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster the predecessor of the NRA was revamped and the policies and regulations became very stringent. As soon as the LDP regained power it was again revamped but this time it was watered down, and this is the NRA that we have now. Bottom line; earthquakes, nukes and incompetence is a bad mix.

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Posted in: 3 admit to bribery in securing Tokyo Olympics sponsorship See in context

So the prosecutors are going to stop at Takahashi and not go up the food chain to Mori? If no money going up, then he should at least be known for incompetence due to lack of oversight.

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Posted in: Japan planning visit by G7 leaders to Hiroshima atomic bomb museum See in context

To add to plasticmonkey's comments, Kishida's old boss Abe refused to meet with ICAN after they were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Nothing but another publicity stunt to appease Kishida's local constituents and to show Japan as a victim in WW2.

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Posted in: Hokkaido care home requires sterilization of mentally disabled couples See in context

Reeks of SS and Heydrich's plan.

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Posted in: 64% disapprove of tax hikes to cover Japan's rising defense budget: poll See in context

It doesn't matter what the people think. The LDP will eventually close ranks and ram this through the Diet just like the way they did the 安保 in 1960 with Abe's granpappy, Kishi. Vote LDP, you get LDP and when Japanese wake up, it will be too late.

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Posted in: Why Japan is boosting its arms capability, defense budget See in context

This is all about Kishida's trip to D.C. in January. He's trying so desperately hard to show he's a strong leader that he wants to deliver a nice gift to Joe, so Joe can pat him on the back and say, thanks Fumi, you did good.

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