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Posted in: Japanese fleet catches 177 whales in latest hunt See in context

No conclusion to "scientific research", and falling demand.

Isn't this a case of we don't like to be told what to do, we don't need a lecture, etc. etc.

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Posted in: Japanese fleet catches 177 whales in latest hunt See in context

It has been published. And reading the published research would reveal the conclusions.

Where?

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Posted in: Typhoon forces Britain and Japan to cancel historic beach landing drill See in context

Well our old friend the British did assist us in developing the biggest Naval presence in Asia during the WWII.

There could be something to this comment. My history is not deep enough to be sure.

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Posted in: Japanese fleet catches 177 whales in latest hunt See in context

It's not for me to tell people what to eat and what not to eat.

But this scientific research has been going on for a long time, and nobody seems to know what the conclusion is. In fact, I sometimes wonder if any scientific research is even going at all.

While I realise that Japan (in my experience) does not have a very transparent system, surely after all this time the results of this research should be published.

I would agree with some of the above comments, the hard working people's in Japan have a right to know how their taxes are spent.

I don't suppose Japan has a Freedom of Information legislation like many advanced countries have. But I stand corrected if wrong.

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Posted in: In your experience, which country's airport immigration offices have been the rudest or most difficult to deal with? See in context

Japan.

I agree.

I understand that there will always be Japan haters on this site, but I seriously wonder how someone could think that Japan has the rudest immigration officers. Have you never been to any other countries?

I am not a Japan hater (whatever that is) and have visited 10 countries (many on several occasions) and resided in 4 countries.

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Posted in: American man arrested for urinating on another passenger on flight to Japan See in context

"I was drunk and can't remember" is often used in Japan as a defence as it avoids Mens Rea for the alledged crime.

I would say that right now, and for the next 22 days police will be grilling him to admit that he remembers, thus showimg intent.

Confession is everything in Japan.

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Posted in: S Korea marks first 'comfort women' day See in context

From the article: The ceremonies marking the first "Memorial Day for Japanese Forces' Comfort Women Victims"

The name given would seem to interpret as conciliatory rather than inflammatory. It remembers Japanese forces, and Korean victims.

It is not very clear though. Does it mean current forces or WW2 forces.

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Posted in: S Korea marks first 'comfort women' day See in context

You know, I could have understood having a day memorializing the issue. But they just had to have the word 'Japanese' as part of the official name for the holiday. 

The headline just reads "comfort women". As Moon said, it is a world issue, (although events during. WW2 regarding Japan with the issue is an unhappy fact).

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Posted in: Emperor expresses deep remorse; Abe vows never to repeat horrors of war See in context

Those men dressed as Imperial Army solvdiers seem to have no idea how ridiculous they look.

They must be getting paid by somebody. No normal person would do that for free.

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Posted in: Man suspected of terrorism attack on UK parliament after driving into pedestrians See in context

Stupid man, if found guilty he will spend many years in prison, and for what?

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Posted in: 1st 'comfort women' statue installed in Taiwan See in context

All these anti Japan nationalists follow the same tired script,

It seems to me these days that having a legitimate opinion which is not in agreement with a section of the Japanese population makes a person anti-Japanese.

And what makes the commenter think that these people are nationalists?

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Posted in: Still no trial date set for suspect in 2015 abduction, murder of two children See in context

I would have thought that it is down to the court or a judge to set a trail date.

An explanation as to why the court is failing in it's function can be found in the acclaimed book "The Enigma of Japanese Power" by Karal Van Wolferen under the chapter headed "Scared Judges".

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Posted in: Japan to raise maximum age for new recruits to boost dwindling military ranks See in context

I rather like what some countriies do - if you commit a crime it is prison or army.

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Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes? See in context

No doubt about it.

A testament to man's inhumanity and cruelty.

Plenty of doubt about it. Sadly the only way to stop man's inhumanity and cruelty that was going on at that time.

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Posted in: S Korea to unveil monument for 'comfort women' on Aug 14 See in context

South Korea, the nation without credibility,

I would say that South Korea has more credibility than Japan.

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Posted in: Nagasaki marks 73rd anniversary of U.S. atomic bombing See in context

Re. TAMAGAWABOAT

America wanted to conduct an experiment on human bodies ......

Look whose talking.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's parents told boyfriend, mother to solve financial issue: source See in context

Can't the Imperial household just lend them the money?

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Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes? See in context

Can you imagine how much it was to be terrified to know USA had more A-bombs to drop?

I have always been taught that the USA only ever had two bombs.

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Posted in: Japan-U.S. trade talks to test Tokyo's negotiation skills See in context

Japan has been playing its role as a flag-bearer for free trade.

With 900% tariffs on imported rice. Is this a joke?

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Posted in: Envoys from 85 nations to attend Hiroshima A-bomb memorial ceremony See in context

Shame on Trump for not attending --

Is there some international law which requires the Heads of State of foriegn countries to attend this event?

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Posted in: Envoys from 85 nations to attend Hiroshima A-bomb memorial ceremony See in context

I agree with China’s stance. Attending this event only gives a sense of legitimacy to those in Japan who see Japan as a victim, not as an aggressor.

I agree. I also think that what was once an anual rememberance has turned into an anual political circus.

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Posted in: Australia to 'vehemently' oppose Japan push to ease whaling ban See in context

This Japanese Scientific Whaling Program does not strike me as being very transparent, what exactly is it's purpose, and what are the findings?

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Posted in: Australia to 'vehemently' oppose Japan push to ease whaling ban See in context

Yet again, Japan wants it's cake and eat it.

Japan wants to be accepted in the internationl community, yet is still truculent in it's own self interest.

What people eat is their business, but when a government is subsidising the whaling industry, it makes it look like State sponsored.

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Posted in: Japan welcomes Britain's willingness to join TPP, pledges support See in context

Wtfjapan

Yes, Japan has a very welcome manufacturing base in the UK, along with many other countries who also have strong manufacturing base's in the UK.

As for how many staff UK companies employ in Japan, I don't know the exact figure (just as I don't know how many people are employed in many other countries in the world by UK companies).

However, the issue really is that if one country has 900 % tariffs on an imported product, and the country it trades with is open, then that becomes unfair trade.

If Japan exports rice to other countries, then perhaps those countries impose 900% tariffs on Japanese rice. Fair trade.

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Posted in: Smuggled European eels farmed in China to meet Japan's strong demand See in context

I dont know why people are pointing fingers at Japan. 

I see nothing to suggest that anybody is pointing fingers at Japan.

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Posted in: Japan welcomes Britain's willingness to join TPP, pledges support See in context

Britain: "We are thinking of TPP now"

Japan: "We support you but you still can not sell produce, steel, computers, phones, drinks or plastics to us"

That, I think that sums it up perfectly.

In my opinion the UK is better doing one to one trade arangements with the TPP countries.

How can you do business with a country that puts a 900% tariff on rice, and then expects free access.

Besides, there is nothing that Japan makes that you cannot get from another country.

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Posted in: Japan welcomes Britain's willingness to join TPP, pledges support See in context

With Japan involved you talk about 'free trade" with a straight face?

Yes, I think that before the UK joins TPP, Japan needs a lecture regarding fair trade.

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Posted in: Japan welcomes Britain's willingness to join TPP, pledges support See in context

Britain joining TPP is as confusing to me as Australia participating in the European Song Contest. (Don't misunderstand me Australia, you are very welcome as far a I am concerned).

But, TPP could be what the European Union was meant to be. A group of nations engaged in free trade, not interfering with each others laws, and regulations, or a bureaucratic nightmare.

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Posted in: Man released on drug charges because police wouldn’t let him use toilet See in context

...... second if you are innocent until proven guilty in japan, then why can the police hold you for 23 days without a lawyer present.

Apparently (in Japan) when questioned by the police everybody has the right to remain silent and the right to have a lawyer present. If the police are refusing access to a lawyer, they must be abusing their authority.

Foriegn natonals arrested in Japan have the right to request access to their countries embassy at any time. If the police refuse this, then again they are abusing their authority.

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Posted in: Man released on drug charges because police wouldn’t let him use toilet See in context

A person arrested in Japan must appear before a judge within 72 hours. These judges appear to serve little purpose, only to rubber stamp the request of the police/prosecutor to detain the suspect for 10 days, followed by another 10 days (in squalid conditions in police stations).

It this this judge who should have spotted the police abuse of power and released the defendant.

It isgood to see a DIstrict Court Judge in Japan who has an independant mind of their own.

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