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Posted in: White House announces $270 mil military package for Ukraine See in context

Ukrainian forces have used U.S.-made rocket launchers and tactical drones to destroy dozens of Russian targets and hold at bay Russia’s larger and more heavily equipped forces.

The picture I see say otherwise. The western media are untrustworthy as well. It is so difficult to believe any side to this conflict that could have been averted if not of the egos of Biden, Nato and Putin. I see all the killings, distruction and sufferings of the people of Ukriane and wonder what have happened If Biden and Nato hadn't taken the hard stance of underlooking and not negotiating with Putin, it was like Putin had to accept what he was told and shut up and Putin saying I am tough and I will show you I am not going to be dictated upon. The hardball Biden and Nato were playing is nothing but a bluff. Just pity the people of Ukriane for ending up being the victims of the clash of egos.

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Posted in: Kishida to create 2 Cabinet minister posts to support startups, cut CO2 See in context

Cabinet responsible for promoting startup businesses

It is just unbelievable a new ministry is created just for promoting start up, those it really

creating a new ministry for, what are the achievement of the digital ministry that was created

The cluelessnes is mind boggling.

Time to leave the sinking ship called Japan.

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Posted in: Abe attacker tried to draw attention to church: analysts See in context

The Unification Church has been directly involved in many things much more serious than forcing people to 'buy expensive pots and seals'. I mean, even if we only keep it to Japan rather than the rest of the world, it has been implicated in aggressively extorting money and assets from its followers.

The donation of money is not limited only to the Moonies, all the other Japanese Sects and religious groups are doing same may be less aggressively. There is that religious group with properties in prime positions all over the country, where do you think the money comes from for those properties ? it is from donations and sales of expensive temples some costing 7 million yen and average salary men are forced to buy them and pay in installments, I won't be surprised that some of the land on which some properties are sitting are donations, how about the sale of names for millions when one dies. I am afraid the media will concentrate on the unification church since it is foreign and ignore the Japanese religious groups.

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Posted in: KDDI to pay damages to millions of users after network outage See in context

For users that do not qualify for damages, KDDI is considering compensating them with an "apology."

Lucky KDDi, they are operating in the land that the big corps can do as they wish and go scot free

or pretentious advisory from the ministry.

Owe KDDI 80 yen and see how they will flood you mailbox with reminders to pay and threats of taking you

to court.

The mobile carrier is also planning to submit an accident report to the regulator, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, next week, detailing the causes behind the disruption as well as measures to prevent a similar incident from occurring again.

In the case of Mizuho bank, we know how effective the reports have been in prevent incidents re-occurring.

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Posted in: Gyms facing COVID mask dilemma amid summer heat concerns See in context

Nobuo Murakami, a specially appointed professor at Gifu University, who is well-versed in infectious diseases, said masks should be worn during the summer, too.

Well versed.

I guess specialist in other countries that have relaxed mask wearing and have

not experienced increased infection need to be lectured by Murakami.

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Posted in: Japan warns of rising security threats in annual defense report See in context

Japan warns of rising security threats in annual defense report

How about a white paper on improving the standard of living of the people

and prevent people's livelihood sliding into poverty and third world standards.

How about spending more money and provide affordable comfortable housing with a real

living room for the low income earners not the expensively priced 2 or 3DKs with the so called

living room the size of a pantry in an average family home in the U.S.

Those at the top know how to keep us the plebs in a state of fright while they plunder our taxes.

and don't there are people here believing the crap.

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Posted in: Opposition launches probe into lawmakers' links to Unification Church See in context

The media is having a field day because the church has it's root in SK while similar

Japanese religions and sects doing the same maybe not up to the extend of the unification

church will never get any mention.

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Posted in: Caroline Kennedy arrives in Australia to take up ambassador post See in context

Yep. Definitely prefer that to being the Ambassador here.

Would prefer being an ambassador even in Kim Country NK.

Nice job, live with ease out of the fat of the land.

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Posted in: Feisty De Klerk looking to 'irritate' fellow Springboks in Japan See in context

The eligibility rule needs to be changed so that players like De Klerk

can payback the country paying his paycheck.

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Posted in: Bank of Japan sticks to easing, raises inflation forecast See in context

correct me if im wrong but didnt the BOJ exclude volatile items like oil and food in their inflation calculations!?

Yes they did because it will drive up the numbers and they won't be able

to boast having the lowest inflation among OECD countries. This pattern is evident

with unemployment data, Covid numbers and a large number of other data.

I have made it as a rule of thumb to take the numbers with a bag of salt.

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Posted in: Civic group asks court to halt state funeral for ex-PM Abe See in context

"There are voices within society and the opposition parties that are against holding a state funeral," Masamichi Tanaka, head of the civic group's secretariat, said during a press conference in Tokyo. "It should be discussed in parliament."

Discussing it in the diet will be more waste of taxpayer's money, looks like Mr. Masamichi Tanaka

has not been following the stong arm tactics the LDP has been using to prevent deliberation and

pass controversial laws using their overwhelming majority. There are far more pressing issues

affecting us the who are still alive and battling poverty. and seeing our standard of living slide

below 3rd world standard.

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Posted in: Civic group asks court to halt state funeral for ex-PM Abe See in context

Make Morimoto Gakkuen pay for it.

If you mean Kake Gakuen the veterinary school then fine

Moritomo gakuen is not operational and defunct, the guy

was strong armed by the judicial system for trying to implicate

Abe and the wife and ended up serving time in jail and losing everything.

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Posted in: Japan reports 186,229 coronavirus cases; Tokyo has record high 31,878 See in context

Some years from now rhe covid vaccines will be exposed as the biggest scam to

have ever been perpetrate by a few on the entire world. I took 2 shots last year and

I am not taking any boaster shots and continue with precaution of wearing mask when

out in a crowd and refrain from touching objects when. out and disinfect at every opportunity

and wash hands thoroughly when back home.

The vaccines don't prevent any one from being infected yet it is still called vaccine, to continue with the scam they tell us the so called vaccine help reduce serious cases. Why isn't data correlating number of serious cases to the number vaccines taken to highlight the effectiveness of the vaccine in reducing serious cases.

Next, almost everyone is wearing mask, yet the number of infection is extremely high, is fair to infer

that mask wearing doesn't prevent the spread of the virus and more like the spread is mostly from contact rather than airborne. If it was really mostly through airborne the number of positives would exceed easily

exceed 500K nationwide.

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Posted in: Japan reports 186,229 coronavirus cases; Tokyo has record high 31,878 See in context

Monty

Japan is conducting many more tests now, therefore there are many more cases coming to light.

Are you just assuming ?

Why not back up with some data.

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Posted in: Japan aims to maintain stakes in Russia's Sakhalin 2 energy project See in context

Besides Sakhalin 2, Japan also invests in the Sakhalin 1 project, with Sakhalin Oil and Gas Development Co -- a Japanese consortium involving the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, trading houses Itochu Corp and Marubeni Corp and others -- holding a 30 percent stake.

Interesting to know, what percentage does the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (gov't) owns in the 30 percent and also the conditions and clauses.

Well, that is asking the impossible as we all know real journalism is extinct here.

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Posted in: Shooter signaled Abe killing in letter to Unification Church critic See in context

And why was this letter not reported to the Police at that time ?

The letter was posted in Okayama the day before Abe was shot and probably reached the person

it was addressed to after the shooting I am sure the person immediately contacted the police but the

police released the info to the media recently.

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Posted in: Tokyo falls to 9th most expensive city for expats due to weak yen See in context

A Bank of Japan survey released July 6 also showed nearly 90 percent of Japanese consumers have felt that prices have risen in the last year -- the highest proportion to say so in 14 years.

Nope, prices started rising immediately the now deceased Abe Shinzo became prime minister with his

buy my Abenomics that continues till date to wreck havoc to the living standards of the public. Either the

bank of Japan was out of touch with reality or the general public was in a deep slumber.

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Posted in: Half of Japanese firms think gov't should do more to curb rising prices See in context

Roughly half of Japanese companies think the government should take more steps to curb the impact of soaring prices as they bear the brunt of higher energy and material costs, partly due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a weaker yen, according to a recent survey by a credit research firm.

An article that says nothing about the orientation of the companies, whether import or export oriented.

It is common sense that if the orientation is 50-50 the outcome will be half as indicated in the article but

in reality the non export reliant companies far outnumber the export related company so the outcome in

the article is skewed deliberately.

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Posted in: Japan digital minister Makishima tests positive for COVID while in U.S. See in context

If she had not travelled and was infected while here in Japan it could have flown under

the radar even when detected.

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Posted in: U.S., allies aim to cap Russian oil prices to hinder invasion See in context

It sounds so simple. I hope it works.

Because it is conceived by genuises. Not

I will help them and cap the use of my car to once a month

and get rid of it completely by the end of the year.

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Posted in: Musk's hyperloop still captivates despite decade of setbacks See in context

Those brain sick psychos…How about first simply trying to deliver something to eat to starving people.

I would say how about improving the accuracy of Car navigation GPS. Most of the time my intuition has been better than the car navigator that makes me drive around in circles or leads me to the highway when the destination is just a few hundred meters away.

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Posted in: Wholesale prices in Japan jump 9.2% as imports see record surge See in context

Before the election they were talking about just above 2%, now suddenly its 10!

Servant media talking about bananas rising prices instead of really investigating and reporting in a timely manner the whole picture!

Exactly.

Take into consideration the reduction in sizes or length of many stuff which in effect is price increase

in disguise and the real increase is far higher than what is quoted in this article.

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Posted in: Global talent, Korean-trained: K-pop's new recipe for world music domination See in context

Where K-pop bands used to want to come to Japan to break big into the scene, now you have Japanese youth desperate to go to South Korea to learn to sing and dance in groups and make it big.

Japanese youth are going even to Thailand, that says alot where Japanese music is presently.

Unfortunately the Japanese music industry and media still don't smell the coffee and continue to sell

mediocrity unfortunately for them the Koreans are like a benchmark and the gulf in everything so glaring

they can't make it out of Japan.

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Posted in: Japan reports 94,493 coronavirus cases See in context

Never ending story.

Begining to sound like a broken record.

I can barely eat a decent meal let alone fruits, veggies and meat

Driving my family to an amusement park has become an elusive dream.

Corona is the least of my concern doesn't mean I don't take precaution.

My biggest concern is the rising cost of necessities and income that is in free fall

as it is going to kill me before corona

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Posted in: Man arrested for sexually assaulting minor he solicited as model See in context

A friend of mine was hit with a 10M JPY penalty for the same thing, which she was forced to sign when she was 14. Now she is over 20 but still paying off that debt because there was a 10% / month interest on it. There's nothing the police or the Japanese justice system willing to help with those kind of cases.

Unbelievable, common sense not so common. How can everybody around be so dumb

as to know she can't be forced to pay for something she signed when she was a minor.

How is it even possible.

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Posted in: Japan ranks 116th in 2022 gender gap report, worst among G7 See in context

I don’t see many women in Japan protesting about wanting change.

Have you seen people going out in large numbers protesting for anything ?

even if it affects their livelihood.

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Posted in: Ex-TEPCO execs ordered to pay ¥13 tril in damages over Fukushima crisis See in context

This U.S type of damage award is a like a tsunami, at first I thought it was a typo but looking at the large

placard I realized it was true, it is just unbelievable that the judge rewarded 13 trillion and not 13 billion, hope

this is the beginning of decent damages being awarded to plaintiffs especially when the ruling is against J-companies.

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Posted in: France tops World Rugby rankings for first time See in context

No mention of the ranking of waga Nippon full of mercenaries.

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Posted in: Japan in 7th coronavirus wave, but no restrictions needed: Omi See in context

countries that took the pandemic seriously Japan Australia NZ, Singapore Korea etc

all average around 240~400 deaths per million. Sweden 1800/million. you can say whatever you want, but it really sucks when the actual statistics prove you wrong and hurt your feelings

Missing from those statistics are those that died of poverty, suicide due to debt, business

failure etc resulting from the tough measures or lack of financial relief. What difference does it make dying

from covid or from poverty. At the going rate more people will die from poverty than from Covid-19.

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Posted in: Japan honors Abe with highest decoration; wake held in Tokyo See in context

The Japanese government on Monday honored former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was gunned down Friday in the western city of Nara, with the Collar of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, the nation's highest decoration.

Like it will make *Abe's family happy receiving this highest decoration knowing he would be

alive if he was accorded proper security.

The government, the LDP, his faction and the numerous companies that benefited from Abe's

rein couldn't honor him by flying his remains from Osaka to Tokyo. Instead they allowed the

grieving Mrs Abe to endure 12 hours driving the corpse to Tokyo from Nara without any police

escort. 12 hours sitting there just with the driver, no conversation, nobody to console her, how agonizing.

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