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Posted in: Gov't urges people struggling to cope to seek help after death of actress See in context

Japan society should stop being a "busybody" and gossip / report at each others how they dress, how the conform, how individual behave....starting at workplace, neighbors, just mind yourself and be more individualistic, stop creating a "pressure cooker" without your own self. WHO CARES, WHY BORDERS attitude should prevail.

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Posted in: Arrest of Agnes Chow may complicate Japan-China ties See in context

there's no concentration camps in Xinjiang, it's just vocational schools. China taking the preventive approach of De radicalization program for IS returnees. These are all blatant lies fabricated from Turkey Ughyurs terrorists with support from American NGO's

Uyghurs are non native to Xinjiang, but Kazakh, Ubek, Kyrgry, Turkiskh were, Uyghurs were late comer from Anatolia region of Turkey to Xinjiang and they were given a refuge land called YiLi in Xinjiang.

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Posted in: Japan voices concerns over Chinese activity around disputed islands See in context

Diaoyu /Senkaku island is 170 km from Taiwan but more than 1000 km from Japan main island. Taiwan Yilan county administered Diaoyu island for ages, clearly Japan snatched the island from Taiwan during their colonization.

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Posted in: Record 700 kg of cocaine seized at Yokohama Port See in context

oldman_13Apr. 16  06:41 am JST

Legalize drugs, that is the only way to fight this problem

Does not seem so.......there's no end to it, marijuana is already legalized in some western countries, but the junkies are now talking of legalize cocaine, next will be heroin, next will be crystal meth.....bla bla blah.

Marijuana /ganja/ weeds are past tense, for recreation purposes only, after legalization, it costs twice the black market, drug junkies have no interest in this honestly, they want something cheap and potent, and drug dealers resort in mixing them with fentanyl or carfentanyl.

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Posted in: Man arrested for smuggling 240 kgs of drugs from Canada See in context

Vancouver is world #2 exporter of stimulant drugs like ecstasy, crystal meth, glad the Japanese custom can confiscate such big load, of which may only represent 10% of the drugs being sneaked into Japan. North America has been world's #1 drug junkies with overdose death easily surpassed 30,000 per year. Hope Japan will take strict measure.

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Posted in: Japanese beer exports to S Korea fall to zero See in context

someone got drunk.

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Posted in: Hong Kong leader to visit Japan after huge rally, night of violence See in context

putting aside animosity of the West & Commie China, HK frustrations run deep way in the British era, a colony

with no universal suffrage but a governor appointed from far away UK, a colony dictated by real estate moguls, property tycoons and run by puppet, the run away housing prices make affordability a distant dream for many youngsters. An almost 20+ years stagnant wages for many new graduates, a functional democratic runned by malfunctioned constituents who opposed or malevolent-in-nature to anything commies. China did provide best opportunities in priority to HK, but it's the HK who turn their back and stab them. SAD

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Posted in: 7 Vietnamese arrested for stealing cosmetics, health products over 4 years See in context

They are (some) notorious even in their home country.

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Posted in: China warns Apple against 'reckless' support of HK protesters See in context

Folks, I'm not fan of commies, but realistically, China has its concern with its humongous population base,

it has to be strictly controlled /censored in every sense from the start, otherwise, it'll spread like a wild fires and that spell disaster or wars that many of you in the west / Japan wish to see. We are lucky that China do not export its revolution ideas, nor does China export refugees, poverty to the free world. Stop instigating or collaborating all these craps for peace sake.

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Posted in: Putin: Russians, Ukrainians are 'one people' See in context

close cousin would be more kindred

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Posted in: Who pays Trump's tariffs: China and other exporters or U.S. customers? See in context

gone are those days of cheap goods from China, American consumers end up paying higher

prices on every items they enjoyed.

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Posted in: Anti-imperial system See in context

Finally some conscientious Japanese woke up to this obsolete system. For some they knew that the Imperial system had been ruining their lives.

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Posted in: Canadian man indicted for smuggling record amount of stimulant drugs to Japan See in context

What a ignorant mule? good for him, he should be in Japan for a good long years.

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Posted in: Hate daylight saving time? You may have a point, researchers say See in context

DST is a medieval outdated rather foolish system, only santa claus still continued to practise this todate. sigh

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Posted in: Anti-Russian protest See in context

Russia should not and will not return these islands, cos the moment they return, it'll become another US base with all missile defense system station at Russia backyard. Russia has its own security concern, moreover it's theirs to keep.

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Posted in: Trading houses curb investment in coal power See in context

Obviously Marubeni declined to comment as they have dislodged their Canada's asset of 40% Grande Cache Coal bought for US$1bil at the peak of coal prices, and sold to Up Energy of HK for US$1.00 in 2015. Brilliant investment ??

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Posted in: Here’s why you’ll never want to hit a hole-in-one in Japan See in context

a colleague of mine has a hole-in-one, he's happy and brought food/party for all the guests on that day, as for overseas friends, I received a golf ball with his name engraved.

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Posted in: Abe has no plans to visit Pearl Harbor; Obama offers condolences over Okinawan woman's murder See in context

The American is falling into the trap of the victim mentality. Obama is the loser.

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Posted in: Taiwan's Tsai takes office as hostile Beijing looks on See in context

LOL, under the DPP, Taiwan will move closer to Japan, once declare independence, under current Abe newly self-proclaimed "Collective Self Defense" will enable Abe san to send its troop to protect its allies, and Taiwan will be annexed to become Taiwan-Ken, a vassal state of greater Japan. Under the guidance of Nippon Kaigi, Japan will repeat itself to its pre-1895 notion of annexing Taiwan. Ring a bell??

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Posted in: A-bomb survivors want Obama to meet them, apologize in Hiroshima See in context

How about this; 1) Thank you Obama for visiting Hiroshima. 2) Thank you for USoA for ending the war 3) Thank you for USoA making us No. 2 (until 2010) 4) Thank you Obama for reminding Abe it's time to go to Nanjing

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Posted in: Modern etiquette: Proper protocol when leaving a job See in context

sometimes it's not your wish of a "grateful exit", but the employer or immediate supervisor will try to tarnish you. I have a case where the company withdrawn its project after 15 plus years, causing a big budget shortfall, however, they shift the blame to employee, ie by giving absolute bad, poor performance appraisal without its consent. The employer also shutting its door for any redress citing it's already discussed. Employer can play thuggery and resort to intimidating act too, it's by way to shut your mouth. by the way, it's one of the top 5 trading houses in Japan go by circle of red??

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Posted in: Author Murakami chides Japan over WWII, Fukushima responsibility See in context

many Japanese still Harbour the notion like @ Noidall but when they visited Nanjing massacre museum, did we do all these actrocities? or to some with conscience like Mr Murakami - we truly owe an apology to the victims ! good work Murakami san!

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Posted in: Can you drink too much milk? Study raises questions See in context

you are what you eat/drink!! cow milks are meant for calves. for centuries, Caucasian diets are mainly cow-based diet, (like milk, cheese etc) comparing to most Asian diets are soya-based, thus you wouldn't be surprised to see super abnormal obesity only appear in Caucasian population especially white and Hispanic American. it may take generations to ballon your body weight like Caucasian when I see the new Asian immigrants in America. Stop drinking milk everyday (even 2%1%) like drinking water, soya based like tofu is still the best to achieve calcium intake.

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Posted in: U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment See in context

the nurse should know being American....if and when an elementary school boy flashing his new Swiss Army knife in front of others, he cud invite not just the police, fire ambulance, even tactical SWAT team or worst army to the school! this is America wat do u think!

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Posted in: Gov't trying to confirm report 9 Japanese have joined Islamic State See in context

Some Chinese joined as jihadist I cud understand due to their Muslim Uighur background, but 9 Japanese joining is beyond me? When did Islam come to Japan?

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Posted in: The fuzzy logic behind Japanese attachment to kanji See in context

@tmtmsnb Agreed majority of the Proto Han now lived in the south eastern coastal region of Yangtze River, and their origin of Yellow and Luo Rivers (河洛)see the complete wipe out Min or Wu languages, replacing them is today Mandarin.

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Posted in: The fuzzy logic behind Japanese attachment to kanji See in context

@tmtmsnb Your Hu = 胡/ 匈奴 barbarians? Yes, Great influx of refugees from Mainland to Japan during Spring Autumn period via Korea peninsula, remember also 徐福? brought along 500 children to Japan? They are the Proto Han who brought along their archaic Han languages like Min & Wu, which Japonic shared and recorded during Sui's southern Dynasty tonals, Chosun Japonic Wu Min and Viet do not contain the /f/ eg 佛/fo/ /fu/ 福 consonant and replacing it with /h/(Min/Wu) /bu/(Japonic)/bo/ (chosun), /ph/(Viet) which modern Han greatly differ with these Proto Han tonals.

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Posted in: The fuzzy logic behind Japanese attachment to kanji See in context

@tmtmsnb

the proto-Han or aborigines of Central Plain are like Min(Fukkien), Wu(Shanghai), Japonic, Chosun, together with Jin, Gan(Hakka), Xiang, Yue/Viet (Cantonese), Hui fled the continuous on slaughtering of 5 northern barbarians for centuries. Most of these aborigines/proto-Han are now settled in Korean Peninsula, Japan, Coastal Eastern and Southern China and Northern Vietnam. A large group of ethnicity today called themselves Hoklo people and using mainly Hoklo languages (河洛語) comprising mainly of Min, Wu and Gan languages, colloquially called 中原音韵 sharing many similar tonal /etymology with those of Japonic and Chosun.

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Posted in: The fuzzy logic behind Japanese attachment to kanji See in context

for those who argue Hanja and Hangul. What's done cannot be undone, but only to "re-educate" oneself. just for your info, Samsung wants all their management who're seeking senior level promotion or overseas assignment (especially China) or new recruit to have at least proficient in at least 2-3,000 Hanja/Hanzi for such position. Korean language, like kanji, especially its Hanja pronounciation, are also sinitic in nature from Central Plain(中原), shared quite large numbers of archaic tonals with those of Min (a kind of Fukkien) or Wu languages. It's not a matter of choice of pride, but historical fact. Hanzi / Kanji/ Hanja / Chu Nom are by and large sinitic tonal.

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