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Posted in: 2 killed after sports car crashes on Tochigi highway See in context

Stupidity while driving is bad enough but to drive off and leave your victims to die in horrific circumstances is as garypen said, unforgivable.

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Posted in: Korean Air to reduce flights to Japan See in context

If there is sufficient demand other carriers will snap up the slots.

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Posted in: Paralympics chief says Tokyo hotels 'biggest concern' See in context

i am surprised that Japanese society has such an archaic attitude in the 21st. century. Here's hoping the Paralympics begin a fundamental change, as with a rapidly ageing population they will need it as sadly old age can for many bring increasing disability.

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Posted in: China says it has detained employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong See in context

Typical terror tactics from an oppressive dictatorship. They terrorised the staff of Cathay Pacific and now they are seeking to terrorise any one working for a foreign embassy or consulate. Secret arrest and imprissonment without trial, what else would you expect from the CCP gangsters who run the unfortunate country.

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Posted in: UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages if it leaves EU, says contested leaked document See in context

Project Fear at work again!

This really is a load of biased, inaccurate claptrap, just what you would expect from the mandarins of the Civil Service.

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Posted in: Britain's Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Epstein abuse claims: report See in context

No need to drag Koo Stark in to this, she has always behaved with real dignity.

Randy Andy certainly has some serious questions to answer, which his statement has nowhere near addressed.

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Posted in: 57% oppose sending SDF to Middle East: survey See in context

Lulldapull, while I am no Trump supporter or blindly pro USA, your assessment of Iran’s military capability is delusional.

The UK has and had a military presence in the gulf long before this, it’s purpose is not aggressive but supportive of allies and freedom of navigation and for such the ships there are sufficient. It’s not a war fighting force.

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Posted in: China plans to make Shenzhen a 'better place' than Hong Kong See in context

As it is under the dictatorship of the CCP it never can be a better place. They may starve HK and drag it down to the same level but that is a very different beast.

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Posted in: Chinese aircraft used Japanese ships as targets in East China Sea drill: gov't See in context

Even when 17 Russian aircraft mobbed HMS Duncan in the Black Sea last year they were not so stupid as to make or simulate an attack run.

Whether this was sanctioned or not depends on how undisciplined you think the Chinese forces are. Either way it is unprecedented and concerning given the surrounding circumstances.

That Japans military didn’t want to give away their abilities has some reason to it, but now it is out in the open perhaps a behind closed doors but stronger diplomatic response is called for. Not all diplomacy is best carried out with a megaphone.

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Posted in: Nations meet over endangered species; Japan's ivory trade on agenda See in context

Stamps can be made from other materials, there is no excuse save greed and ignorance.

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Posted in: Photo op See in context

Nope, she seems a pretty little thing. Not stunningly beautiful but pretty.

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Posted in: N Korean officials cancel trip to Japan See in context

Beer, love it! I didn’t spot the name :)

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Posted in: Relief for Tokyo 2020 after smooth triathlon mixed relay test See in context

I am sorry to say this could be a disaster in waiting.

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Posted in: Over 30% of Tokyo Olympic participating nations lack host towns See in context

As a major country, Japan is more likely to have representation in the countries so why are the diplomatic service and the Japanese Olympic committee not working together in those countries to facilitate this initiative?

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Posted in: Danish MPs ridicule idea of Trump buying Greenland See in context

Ruddy computer, it should be socio/political.

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Posted in: Danish MPs ridicule idea of Trump buying Greenland See in context

Historically not so far out an idea. Louisiana purchase and Alaska spring immediately to mind but the current sociopath/political climate wouldn’t accept the concept of selling sovereign territories let alone democratic populations. US strategic considerations and the economic resources that will become accessible as global warming progresses make it a cynical but rational proposition. Not that anyone is going to agree to it.

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Posted in: Emperor expresses deep remorse over Japan's wartime actions See in context

well done the Emperor for carrying on the approach of his father, he is to be commended in his courage and sensitivity.

As to Abe’s comments and the interviewee, I commend the many excellent rebuttals written above!

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Posted in: Nearly 600,000 advised to evacuate as tropical storm makes landfall See in context

Garypen, so long as the rail doesn’t wash any seeds or plants out of the soil, it will do them good. Provided you get some sun after you may get a bumper crop! Silver lining?

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Posted in: Japan braces for powerful tropical storm during peak holiday period See in context

From the forecasts and reports I have seen it looks like this will be pretty horrible as it doesn’t seem at the moment to be losing power.

Definitely batten down the hatches weather.

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Posted in: Surge in arrests of foreign teachers in China See in context

Obviously a purge aimed at ideological purity in the education system. Dictatorships don’t like the obedient worker drones being exposed to virulent diseases like critical thinking, individual liberty, human rights, or heaven forfend horrible infections like democracy and the rule of law!

It is much easier to manipulate a carefully crafted jingoistic, nationalistic and ideological brainwashed populace if they are never permitted to see any different viewpoint.

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Posted in: China says protesters like 'terrorists' as Hong Kong airport reopens See in context

We all know the CCP is an oppressive dictatorship; the one thing such can never countenance is opposition or even the semblance of democracy as that utterly undermines their pretence of legitimacy.

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Posted in: U.S. to send Pence to emperor's post-accession ceremony; Prince Charles also coming See in context

I thought I read elsewhere in SK media that the Prime Minister was coming? I could be wrong on that.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic construction worker dies of suspected heatstroke See in context

Wonder how many international athletes will refuse to compete due to the heat and danger to their health, or shall we run a book on how many die in the heat? The IOC are so greedy rather than stand up to the media they grab the money with both hands.

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Posted in: 28-year-old man dies while sunbathing in his home garden See in context

Best to avoid the sun during the hottest part of the day, not just heat stroke but skin cancer (nasty). As Commanteer said tea and coffee are not a problem though water is the best solution. Sports drinks do not hydrate you any better than water, and all fruit juice is full of sugar.

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Posted in: Pentagon chief urges Japan to consider joining Strait of Hormuz coalition; raps China See in context

Hello kitty, no you are wrong, they were enforcing EU sanctions. (and then the EU refused to back them up, but what else can you expect) the US had nothing to do with it. As I said, internationally and UN backed not just local desire to close an international trade route and strangle their gulf neighbours.

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Posted in: Pentagon chief urges Japan to consider joining Strait of Hormuz coalition; raps China See in context

The mad mullahs of Tehran are the root cause of tension in this case. There is no excuse for seizing ships in international waters without legal basis. They are not enforcing an international agreement they are seeking to extend their political/military control over the internationally important choke point in the sea ways to advance their ideology and regional power.

The international community needs to stand up to these bullies.

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Posted in: Exiled Thai critic attacked with chemicals in Japan See in context

Sad that Thailand is joining the likes of Russia in attacking those abroad who dare to disagree with the ruling elite.

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Posted in: Tokyo public schools will stop forcing students to dye their hair black, official promises See in context

All Japanese visiting or living in northern climes should be required to dye their hair blonde!

That would be no more asinine than this rule.

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Posted in: Abe asks Johnson to ensure orderly Brexit See in context

The EU has innumerable internal problems, not least a failed currency that has so many cracks papered over it is a miracle os spin it still exists. A deeply anti-democratic elite and wholly unrepresentative structures that progressively are driving people across Europe in to the arms of extreme or populist parties to name but two.

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Posted in: 10 dead, 16 wounded in shooting in Dayton, Ohio See in context

A tragedy blah blah blah, my sympathy with etc. We will hear mouthed by many but of course no concrete action! Until and unless the US population chooses to do something about this scourge the comments of the rest of the world (my self and the other posters on this site included) will mean nothing. So sit back and watch the tragedies unfold.

Another 20 slaughtered in El Paso today according to a breaking news alert on the BBC.

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