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Posted in: Future of Japan's imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old See in context

Many countries in the world have Queens (including my native country) as Head of State.

Many great civilisations in the past have had Queens.

Maybe it's time to change, painful after 2000 years it may be.

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Posted in: Japan to pardon 550,000 petty criminals on occasion of imperial ceremony See in context

After a question was raised by a member of the Foreign Press, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that he didn’t like to comment on individuals but that he could confirm that Carlos Ghosn would not not included in the 550,000.

Carlos Ghosn has not even been on trail yet so is therefore not guilty of anything to be pardoned for.

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Posted in: China detains Japanese professor possibly for spying See in context

When visiting a foreign country, always use common sense eg. it would not be wise photographing near military establishment's. If in doubt ask before photographing anything sensitive.

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Posted in: Deep-sea explorers seek out sunken World War II ships See in context

Can't they just leave these things alone as a sign of respect?

Agreed. What exactly are people looking for?

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Posted in: Sarcastic Koike says: Let's hold Olympic marathon on Russian-held islands See in context

Silly Bitch.

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Posted in: Abe's offering to Yasukuni shrine sparks criticism from Seoul See in context

Japans former Head of State did not attend any ceremony at the Yasukuni Shrine. Maybe if the new Head of State attended the ceremony on 15 August at Nippon Budokan that would send a good message.

He would be acknowledging all those who died as a result of WW2, and at the same time not seen to be antagonising others.

Because I agree with many commentators, Japan has every right to honour it's war dead (but not war criminals).

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Posted in: Abe's offering to Yasukuni shrine sparks criticism from Seoul See in context

Japan remembers it's war dead every year on August 15 at Nippon Budokan.

What is the point in in sending an offering to the Yasukuni Shrine if antagonises people? Japan constantly preaches harmony.

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Posted in: Uruguay rugby players assault staff, damage Kumamoto restaurant See in context

Evidence of this? If somebody smashes up my business, I am under no obligation to find the cheapest possible replacements and repairs to save some idiot's money. I wouldn't be wasting my time on it at all if the guys hadn't 

Evidence is hard to find. Most foreigners are arrested and make an out of court settlement to avoid prison, and get a suspended sentence. Judges rubber stamp the plaintiffs (often inflationary) demands.

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Posted in: Uruguay rugby players assault staff, damage Kumamoto restaurant See in context

Right. I also forgot to mention that those prices could easily go 3 to 5 times higher depending on the grade and quality of the items.

Prices in Japan usually go up depending on how affluent the Japanese perceive the offending foreigners country is.

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Posted in: Uruguay rugby players assault staff, damage Kumamoto restaurant See in context

For some peculiar reason, I find this extremely funny!!!

Actually, I have to laugh too. (even though it's not funny)

So a bit of camaraderie gets a little out of hand, it is seen in Japan as crime of the century.

They have apologised, and I am sure that the correct recompense will be given to the bar. When I say correct recompense, that which would be the norm in Japan and not the Foreign Inflationary Recompense.

Then local Japanese will start to think foreigners are rude, without have any clue which country they are coming from.

Hardly, as I say, I think that most Japanese are more intelligent than that.

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Posted in: Uruguay rugby players assault staff, damage Kumamoto restaurant See in context

It was a "Kumamon" bear, the world famous mascot of Kumamoto. They are real expensiv, perhaps 200,000 Yen. This is going to be an enormous bill sent to Uruguay Embassy by the nightclub.

World famous? Well this is the first time I have ever heard of this "world famous bear".

Paddington Bear obviously has competition.

Still, one should always behave in public. I believe that they have apologised.

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Posted in: Uruguay rugby players assault staff, damage Kumamoto restaurant See in context

Way to ruin your country-men's image. Did they not get the memo about being sports ambassadors?

I'm sure that the good people of Kumamoto are more intelligent than that.

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Posted in: Abe promises action after 2 homeless men denied typhoon refuge See in context

For an "advanced" country, this shows an appalling attitude.

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Posted in: LDP exec apologizes for calling typhoon damage 'so-so' See in context

Obviously Toshihiro Nikai's home and business has not been affected, or damaged by the Typhoon.

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Posted in: Scotland referred to disputes committee over Japan match comments See in context

I think in cases where the weather is at levels dangerous to the general public, they should go ahead and cancel. Trying to get everyone back for the game at a later date is virtually impossible.

I think in cases where the weather is at levels dangerous to the general public, they should go ahead and postpone. Trying to get everyone back for the game at a later date is done at most sporting events.

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Posted in: Is U.S. President Donald Trump a friend of Japan? See in context

Strange question. The best person to ask is President Trump.

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Posted in: Man suspected of puncturing tires of cars, bicycles See in context

Man suspected of puncturing tires of cars, bicycles.

That happened to my car one night. Infuriating.

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Posted in: Japan-Scotland Rugby World Cup game to go ahead See in context

Both RWC and Olympics should probably have avoided the Aug to Oct period completely. Taking extreme heat and typhoons away as risks, that would leave the risk of a large earthquake disrupting the event. Japan has a higher exposure to natural disasters than many other countries - that’s the reality. To schedule something in Japan means taking those risks.

I remember a time when most Japanese had heard of Rugby, but did not really know what it was. (One or two expat Japanese in my home town knew about Rugby because the Japanese company sponsored the local team). 99% of Japanese I met in Japan thought it was a kind of American Football.

This is why I felt Japan was a strange place to have the a Rugby tournament, not because of weather conditions.

I remember the World Cup in 1970. Many people were moaning then about what effect the high altitude of Mexico City would have on the athletes.

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Posted in: 33 dead, 19 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan See in context

Anyway, soon get things cleared up, and running again.

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Posted in: World Rugby slams Scotland legal threat over typhoon-hit game See in context

Normally when a sporting event has to be called off due to circumstances beyond anybody's control, (or any event for that matter), then the event is re-scheduled for another date.

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Posted in: World Rugby slams Scotland legal threat over typhoon-hit game See in context

Why can't the match just postophoned?

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Posted in: Ceremony marks 1 year since opening of Tokyo's new fish market See in context

@mike1492 its alleged that you drink to anything!! come on guys are you serious about moving back to the old market? it was well beyond its sell by date, yes it did have its own charm, but it was a health hazard,

Are people wimps these days. A bit of dust and everybody goes into auto-panic. Tsukiji could have been renovated.

Over the past 30 years, so much civic vandalism has been done to Chuo-Ku. I think that it is a shame.

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Posted in: Typhoon warning from NHK 'to all foreigners' causes controversy online See in context

I remember years ago getting stranded in a rural station due a storm. We were there some hours, but it was one of the best experiences I have ever had in Japan.

We (myself and other Japanese stranded passengers) all shared food and drink, communicated in many ways, and I met such lovely people We even had a sing-song.

I learn't more Japanese that night than a whole term at college.

Nobody moaned.

PS. Love singing Kanashi ne no sayonara.

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Posted in: Typhoon warning from NHK 'to all foreigners' causes controversy online See in context

At one time, no warning was put out at all. People just used common sense. Keep an eye on the weather and be careful in a storm.

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Posted in: 140 special flights to arrive in Japan for imperial ceremony See in context

What is wrong with charter flights?

All European dignitaries would fit in one plane.

Never done with dignitaries in case of the unlikely event of ........

Let me say it again: Once. Every. Thirty. Years.

All of you are complaining about an event that happens maybe three times in a century. It's not that big of a deal.

Agreed. Make the most of the occasion.

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Posted in: Canadian father sues Japanese firm for paternity leave harassment See in context

That canadian needs to suck it up and get back to work. How dare he demand free money living off the welfare of japan.

Japan needs to suck it up. It's system is unjust and unfair.

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Posted in: Nowadays, for fear of child predators, it is no longer considered safe in many countries to let young children go by themselves to and from school, to a friend's house, play in parks or at the beach, go to shops and so on. What was it like when you were growing up? See in context

@TigersTokyoDome. I would like to see the beat bobby make a comeback in the Northern English town I grew up in.

In many respects, the community looked out for each other in those days and as you say, a stranger would be spotted quickly.

I remember the local bobby talking to me in a mild, way tactfully and professionally drawing information out of me. He did ask the question as to whether or not this man had a local accent.

City/town demographics have changed, but as I have pointed out in a previous comments, all victims commentating here were by themselves.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan sign limited deal on agriculture, digital trade See in context

I think that it is a very good deal.

Everybody gets what they want, and nobody gets what they don't want.

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Posted in: Japan rescues all North Korean fishermen after collision with patrol boat See in context

I can almost read what the NK news had lines in the paper will read "Poor North Korean fish boat is rammed by Imperialistic Japanese war ship" lucky escape for the crew who were picked up by other NK fishing boats, that came to there brave rescue, they were luck to be alive! blah blah!, NK is seeking full explanation from the Japanese government, blah blah, demand some sort of an apology, blah, blah just to finish off how about some flag burning?

I have just read NK news. It had been reported on all currently known facts, in a highly professional manner.

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