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

IOC can have the marathon anywhere they like! so long as tokyo tax money is not paying anything for it! tokyo spent the money to bring the olympics to tokyo for the benefit of tokyo. the IOC knew what summers in tokyo are like when they awarded the games. while the health of the athletes is important they should be prepared for the heat. even in qatar a lot of the athletes finished. doesn't triumphing over adversity make for superior athletes?

now one of the few events that tokyo residents could participate in for free is gone.

i'd rather they not have the olympics in japan at all, than see any money go to the crooked nepotistic IOC!

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Posted in: Trump escalates impeachment fight, barring envoy's testimony See in context

why don't they investigate biden while they're at it? if they want to get this out in the open let's get everything out in the open! drain the swamp!

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Posted in: Suspected arsonist in Kyoto anime studio attack begins rehab See in context

why waste money on rehab? just let him suffer.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after stuffing towel into 90-year-old grandmother’s mouth, killing her See in context

There is no indication the grandmother was bedridden.

its either that, dementia/alzheimer's or both? all speculation but the grandmother was getting up set by her grand daughter giving her a sponge bath which indicates that she couldn't take care of herself and possibly didn't recognize the grand daughter. tragic but understandable, not uncommon for a primary caregiver to snap. the question is whether there is anyplace she could have asked for help before it got to this point.

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Posted in: Over 70% worried about economic outlook after consumption tax hike: survey See in context

japan's debt is so big, the only way out is modern monetary theory. print money to pay off its obligations. might actually work if at the same time they cut taxes to zero. think of all the money that it would free up for consumers and companies to spend. whether it ends up in hyperinflation or not, depends on confidence in the value of the yen. so long as people believe it has value, it has value. interesting times...

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Posted in: Inflation by stealth: How Japan's firms fight the frugal retail psyche See in context

don't see how government says there's no inflation. prices haven't risen cause those sneaky retailers keep cutting the volume so you get less for the same money.

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Posted in: Kansai Electric top executives received ¥320 mil in payoffs from local official See in context

the problem is what law has been broken. anti bribery laws typically forbid payments TO a public official or his family. in this case payment was FROM a public official. whether that was a misuse of public funds or not, is up to public.

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Posted in: Koizumi's 'sexy' words on climate change ring hollow for some in Japan See in context

if he's serious, he should push development of thorium salt reactors.

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Posted in: South Korea calls for ban of 'rising sun' flag at 2020 Olympics See in context

the reason its an issue is the koreans are making it an issue. why didn't they ban it for the seoul olympics, world cup, winter olympics, etc.? why now?

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Posted in: S Korea terminates Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute See in context

how childish...

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife back in Japan for questioning See in context

she had to come back if the whole premise of his defense is that he did nothing wrong.

but even if he technically did nothing illegal, seems pretty shady...

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Posted in: Faced with destroyed crops, city in Chiba encourages hunting as business See in context

in hawaii they hunt pigs with dogs and a knife. also heard that some people trap them by burying a 55gal steel drum at an angle and throwing in a bunch of rotten bananas/mangos or what have you. once they go in, their hoofs don't have the purchase to back out.

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Posted in: Giuliani says Trump forced N Korean leader Kim to beg for summit See in context

i don't know about "forced" but, having had a bad crop harvest last year and a huge army to feed, its possible that fat boy did the diplomatic equivalent of begging.

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Posted in: Trump, Democrats head toward immigration showdown See in context

dreamers are exactly that. the reality is they are not legally in the US. while i feel for them, its their parents fault, if they want to stay they should go through proper channels.

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Posted in: China orders Muji to destroy catalog over 'problem map' See in context

just don't distribute the catalog in china. i'm sure they'd be very popular in taiwan. i don't see how they can complain in the disputed islands are excluded.

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Posted in: Japan to aim at 'ageless society' with more healthy seniors working See in context

government breaching their contract to pay you the retirement they promised when you entered the work force cause they used your retirement money to pay their salaries and benefits.

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Posted in: Risky stalemate as science battles human fears at Fukushima See in context

tritium? glow in the dark fish anyone?

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Posted in: Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman's girlfriend in Philippines See in context

this was a horrible act but i seriously question whether it could have been prevented by more gun control. more people died in france when that truck plowed into the crowd or in mcveigh oklahoma bombing or in 9/11 for that matter. so do we need stricter controls over trucks, planes and fertilizer too? this guy was totally off the radar. if he didn't have access to guns would he have done something else? can you even prevent his access now that we can 3D print/mill them? on the other hand, the founding fathers put in the second amendment for a reason based on their experience. its the hedge against the government itself.

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Posted in: Allowing nuclear weapons in Japan could defuse N Korean threat: policy makers See in context

If NK nuked Japan, do any of you really think the U.S. would nuke NK? I doubt it. When push comes to shove, the only one who can protect you is you.

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Posted in: Sea Shepherd pulls plug on campaign to disrupt Japan whale hunt See in context

its not so much about consumption of whale meat. japan will continue whaling as whales eat too many fish!

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Posted in: Japan unlikely to develop nuclear arms: expert See in context

unlikely but they should. can't rely on the U.S. to do what's best for Japan. the Ukraine gave up nukes for the promise of U.S. protection but look what it got them. economic sanctions, oooh, scary...won't work against China.

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Posted in: Trump insists both sides to blame for Virginia violence See in context

in this trump is basically correct, all fights take two. the problems is that all preferences can be characterized as a prejudice and the left has cloaked acting on their prejudices under the blanket of "political correctness".

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Posted in: Japan to seek assurance of U.S. defense pledge, including nuclear deterrence See in context

any assurance is just words. when comes time to act, america will do what's in its best interest, not japan's.

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Posted in: Spate of violence targets people walking while looking at their phones in train stations See in context

why should you have to move to avoid someone because the other person is not paying attention and makes no move to try and avoid you also? its a two way street. they are as much running into you as you are into them.

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Posted in: Assembly member in affair scandal may have misused public funds in lawmaker's campaign See in context

apparently they also stayed unnecessary nights on "business" trips together

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Posted in: Moving expenses of stalker, domestic violence victims to be paid for with public funds See in context

The stalker should be paying for this, not us.

exactly

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Posted in: Nuclear authority chief raps TEPCO's attitude toward Fukushima See in context

they should have been put into bankruptcy....

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Posted in: U.S. woman arrested over disposal of 100 live bullets at Haneda airport See in context

how do they know its for a .22 caliber pistol? as far as I know there is no specific .22 ammo made specifically for a pistol.

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Posted in: Trump tweets mock video of himself tackling, punching CNN logo See in context

CNN broadcast fake news cause it make them money. Check out Project Veratis. A CCN producer admits this on camera.

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Posted in: Why is Japanese customer service so amazing? Because in Japan it’s one strike and you’re out See in context

the thing about japanese consumers is that instead of complaining, they just take their business elsewhere.

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