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Posted in: Kishida questioned over LDP revenue underreporting claims See in context

.... Its hard to find competent people to cook your books ....

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Posted in: Unification Church in Japan offers to set aside up to ¥10 bil in compensation fund See in context

The church is a religion of peace. It's just a small number of adherents who don't represent everyone there.

And no one noticed the amassing of 6 to 10 billion surplus yen by these adherents? A church or cult of willing participants that couldn't control this "small number of adherents? A few billion yen spent and we will have a rinse and repeat.

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Posted in: Publishing exec gets suspended sentence over Tokyo Olympics bribery See in context

Crime pays.............. well!

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Posted in: Okinawa rejects central gov't demand over U.S. base landfill See in context

Try relocating a US base near Tokyo and see what happens!

You would make a fine reporter for Mainstream news outlets. Cherry picking facts and spinning those to support your hatred for the US military. There are three military bases within a stones throw of Tokyo: Yokosuka, Yokota and Atsugi. The the Okinawa Governor and the party block/machine that ensures he gets reelected is funded by outside interests further south that have a lot to gain if the American presence on Okinawa is reduced. When and if, Taiwan falls, Okinawa is next to be assimilated. As the Borg would say, resistance is futile!

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Posted in: Toyota to offer Century SUV in bid to win more wealthy customers See in context

That front façade looks like it was copied directly from a 2021 Escalade. For a 170K, a bit more effort in styling would have been appropriate.

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Posted in: 4 complain of illness after steam eruption near Niseko See in context

At a press conference in Rankoshi, Mitsui Oil President Hidenori Harada stated that the Hokkaido government has instructed the company to cease dumping water outside the site. However, it is expected to take approximately two weeks to construct a pipeline that will redirect the accumulated water to a well about 1 kilometer away.

If that well connects to the water table........... Just sayin.....

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Posted in: Fishermen concerned over IAEA saying Fukushima water release is safe See in context


Ok, gotta be specific to be terrific

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Posted in: Okinawa governor visits China's Fujian to boost history-based exchanges See in context

Texas also has and independence movement and it has about as much chance to succeed as the Okinawa one.... which is nil. The overwhelming majority of Okinawa people identify as Japanese. There are a few romantics and hardliners that try to stir up the glory days, but they can't overcome the propaganda machine of the c/party.

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Posted in: Fishermen concerned over IAEA saying Fukushima water release is safe See in context

There are 440 Nuclear power plants operating in 34 countries. They have been around since 1957 and there have been two and a half major accidents in those 66 years. I don't see anything that warrants the constant hand ringing and sky is falling trope.

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Posted in: Okinawa governor visits China's Fujian to boost history-based exchanges See in context

China has no history of fostering another land without absorbing them as their own.

Just ask Hong Kong.

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Posted in: Okinawa governor visits China's Fujian to boost history-based exchanges See in context

.........like a mouse offering a snake cheese.

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Posted in: Struggling Japanese dairy producers betting farm on new markets See in context

Not the bland US, NZ Seiji-Ishii stuff. We need good English-style cheddar

....... and make it extra sharp cheddar! Some saltine crackers and an ice cold beer. I appreciate the tradition of wine and cheese, but I'm just not a wine person. Tillamook Creamery makes a decent cheese in the US.

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Posted in: Japan business delegation, including Okinawa governor, visits China See in context

Regardless of creed , color ,identify , gender , or nationality everyone has the right to comment or have an opinion on any such article whether they live in the area of reported article or not.

I agree with this statement. But when people appoint themselves experts and no longer present comments or their opinions and parrot fake or misleading information that it becomes irritating. I have no illusions about changing anyone's mind on anything on this site, but it is interesting to see what is being pushed as the truth.

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Posted in: Japan business delegation, including Okinawa governor, visits China See in context

Oh and the suffering I have experienced here is from fools who dont know what they are talking about.

I agree. If you don't live here and see the propaganda that is pushed daily by the government and media, you cannot fathom the gap in perception and reality, The vast majority of the Okinawa people just want to get on with their daily lives, have meaningful jobs, raise their children and lead a comfortable life. Instead they get reminded of WWII everyday by the local TV stations and newspapers, told how they are being discriminated against and how much better things would be without American bases. The really frustrating part of this is the people outside Okinawa who don't have a clue, chiming in with expert opinions which end up supporting the very political machine that is the cause.

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Posted in: Japan business delegation, including Okinawa governor, visits China See in context

Denny Tamaki is a left-wing politician who would like to belong to China along with former member of the House of Representatives, Ozawa, but the residents do not want that at all.

The political machine that keeps the communist party in power on Okinawa cannot function without Chinese money. You cannot become governor of Okinawa unless you are part of that machine. This party has placed the welfare of the Okinawa people last and ensured Okinawa is dead last as a prefecture. Denny and his cronies burn through an enormous amount of money from the Japanese and American governments and have very little to show for it.

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Posted in: Suzuki, SkyDrive to jointly start producing flying cars in 2024 See in context

Start shopping for an additional parking place now. Can't imagine the licensing requirements for this thing. I had an amphicar back in the 70s in the US and had to have a drivers license and a boat operators license. It had a watercraft inspection and a road worthy inspection as well.

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Posted in: Wages finally rising in Japan, as inflation eats away at consumer gains See in context

Apart from being a Japanophile is there any reason to live in Japan anymore?

 I fear that my time here has taken its toll upon me. I share a bond with this gilded place. If I ventured far from Okinawa, my strength would begin to wane until I was no more."

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Posted in: No sign truck used brakes in Hokkaido collision that killed 5: police See in context

Well, there's your problem. Five years past the point at which he should have retired.

Yes, yes, we all know Old People are the cause of all the worlds troubles. Can't trust anyone over 50, they might have more life experience and know more than us.... and (shudder) they don't spend 90% percent of their waking hours on a smart phone.

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Posted in: Paris 2024 Olympic headquarters searched in corruption investigations See in context

Maybe they should add a new category to the games.......... Most Corrupt Official..... There would be no shortage of potential "athletes" to participate.

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Posted in: Facing Olympic corruption charges, Dentsu out as IOC broadcast partner in Asia See in context

The IOC is just as corrupt as Dentsu. The whole Olympic process is an incestuous quagmire of greed.

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Posted in: Refugee law deportation changes empower Japan gov't amid distrust See in context

If your country is so bad, maybe you should stay and fight to make it better instead of cutting and running. The "good" countries did not get that way by their citizens running away in the face of adversity.

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Posted in: 'More likely than not' world will soon see 1.5C of warming - WMO See in context

Humanity and the rest life will adapt as they have in past few million years. The planet has been hotter and colder and we are still here.

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Posted in: Chinese electric vehicle brands expand to global markets See in context

he image of Made in Japan being garbage was in the 1960s. By 1969 NASA was using Sony monitors and in the 1970s US homes had Trintrons. I know cause I watched all that happen.

.... and Japanese motorcycles were the thing! I had a Suzuki 200cc and could smoke HDs..... providing the HD rider could get it to start.

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Posted in: Chinese electric vehicle brands expand to global markets See in context

I smell infomercial, promotional consideration and deep discounts for such.

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Posted in: Japan eyes shift to 'quality' experiences as inbound tourism recovers See in context

China's Fosun International Ltd. has purchased ski properties in the country, including a facility at Hokkaido's Kiroro resort that it converted into a Club Med. And Malaysia's YTL Corp., led by billionaire Francis Yeoh, owns Niseko Village adjacent to Annupuri.

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Posted in: What do you think of "kei" cars which are popular in Japan? See in context

Objective: Kei-cars (K-cars), which are a tiny 660 cc mini-car class 3.4 m long or less, 1.48 m wide or less, and 2.00 m high or less, have become popular in Japan. To evaluate the safety of K-car drivers in frontal collisions, we retrospectively compared the severity of injuries suffered by drivers between K-cars and standard vehicles involved in frontal collisions in which at least one injury occurred.

Materials and methods: From in-depth data provided by the Institute for Traffic Accident Research and Data Analysis from 1993 to 2010, records for 1379 drivers aged 36.8 ± 15.6 years were collected for analysis.

Results: Of the 1379 drivers, 1115 subjects were in standard vehicles and 264 were in K-cars. The mean delta V of the struck vehicle was 28.6 ± 15.6 km/h. After classifying the subjects according to seat belt use and air bag deployment, the background of the drivers and delta V, the injury severity scores (ISSs) and Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) scores were compared for all body regions. Under similar conditions, no significant differences in severity of injuries of the drivers were found between K-cars and standard vehicles.

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Posted in: What do you think of "kei" cars which are popular in Japan? See in context

My wife has a Mitsubishi Space Kei, which is big for a Kei. It has all the bells and whistles to include auto park. I have a Daihatsu Hijet jumbo cab Kei truck for fun and daily driver. Lurking somewhere in a dark corner of the garage is a BMW 750i that crawls into the light of day when we need to go in style. I have owned numerous Kei cars over the 30+ years I have been here and found Daihatsu which is a subsidiary of Toyota to be the best. My first K car was a tiny Honda hatchback with a 360cc engine, 'twas a thing of neck snapping power.

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Posted in: Japan urges peace in Taiwan Strait See in context

....Like a mouse offering a snake cheese.

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach slams 'deplorable' government views on Russia See in context

Follow the money...... Mr. Bach is all about the money. Russia has not improved its position on the world stage since it was banned for.........state. sponsored. DOPEING. A country's actions have consequences and those consequences should extend to the people of that country.

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Posted in: If you currently live in Japan, do you think you will, or would like to spend the rest of your life here? See in context

Been here for over 30 years... made the decision to stay a long time ago and have not had second thoughts.

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