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Posted in: Japan needs nuclear weapons. Surrounded by authoritarian threats, including Russia, China, and China’s close ally, North Korea, Japan would make all democracies safer by protecting itself with a nucle See in context

japan certainly has the technology and fuel. when he was president, Ii had doubts about obama actually defending japanese territory (senkakus) if it was invaded, other than issuing economic sanctions. less doubts now but might be cheaper than paying to house the US military.

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite skiing and snowboarding places in Japan? See in context


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Posted in: Trump's immigration order causes chaos at airports, outrage at protests See in context

Funny how the media characterises this as a "muslim" ban. he just banned people coming from places where there is lot of terrorist activity which the local government has been unable to reasonably control.

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Posted in: Trump's immigration order causes chaos at airports, outrage at protests See in context

i don't necessarily agree with trump's policies but gotta admire him for carrying through with his campaign promises unlike most professional politicians.

as for the constitutional crisis, that was created by obama running roughshod over the constitution in the first place. trump is just fully utilizing the precedents put in place by obama and the courts.

as for the ban itself, could have been implemented more smoothly with more planning but looking at the problems with the migrants in europe, i can't say i disagree banning migrants from countries that are clearly hostile to the US.

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Posted in: Who will gain and who will lose from Tokyo's new taxi fares? See in context

the meter also increases if the ride take more time. what about those rates? also, the late nite rates?

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Posted in: Thai official arrested in Japan after taking 3 paintings from hotel See in context

taking stuff for sale in your room is clearly different from taking it off the walls. he should be charged.

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Posted in: For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies? See in context

given that the robot can't distinguish age, you minimize the potential loss of life. when panic sets in, i doubt a driver in this situation would do much better.

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Posted in: What's the best way to curtail non-urgent calls for ambulances to ensure the vehicles are available for real emergencies? See in context

1000 yen is too cheap but the idea is right.

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Posted in: 76-year-old skier killed after crashing into snowboarder, then tree in Tochigi See in context

the trick is knowing your limitations. the father of miura yuichiro, the oldest guy to climb everest at 80, was skiing well into his 90's.

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Posted in: Japan, nuclear disarmament and the ban treaty See in context

a treaty maybe legally binding but the problem is enforceability. what are you going to do to a nation/state once they have nuclear weapons?

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Posted in: Food truck business may be low risk, but hardly high return See in context

i wonder if you could set up in one of those coin parking?

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Posted in: Why I'm optimistic about Trump See in context

i also have similar opinion to this article. essentially he got elected cause people are fed up with professional politicians. the balance of power between the three branches of government should prevent him from doing anything really stupid. what i'd really like to know is how many of the people now protesting "not my president" were protesting that trump would refuse accept the results of the voting if he lost (which he didn't really say, i believe he said that he would decide when the time comes)?

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Posted in: Debate over 'Hamilton' speech exposes post-election cracks See in context

the message from the cast is not disrespectful and they are entitled to express their opinions but on the other had they are being paid to perform not express opinions and should do so on their own time and forum.

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Posted in: What do you think of Bob Dylan's continued lack of response to being awarded the Nobel literature prize on Oct 13? See in context

its a bit arrogant of the committee to expect someone to thank them for something he didn't ask for.

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Posted in: Man slashes woman after argument in Tokyo bar See in context

Concealed weapons permits would have prevented situations such as these.

??? how? are you trying to say that if he had a permit to carry the knife, he wouldn't have slashed her?

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Posted in: China angered as Japan withholds UNESCO funding over history dispute See in context

OssanAmericaOCT. 20, 2016 - 07:25AM JST China can talk when they at least contribute as much money to the UN as Japan does.


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Posted in: Australia's refugee camp 'amounts to torture': Amnesty See in context

they are breaking the law to enter the country. i don't see what's the problem.

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Posted in: What should be done about the debacle of the new Toyosu fish market which is supposed to replace the 80-year-old Tsukiji fish market, but which has been held up due to contamination issues? See in context

hard to say what should be done when there has been no study on the costs / feasibility of any of the options. although personally i think option 1 as the original has some tourist value, i would vote for whatever gives the most bang for the buck.

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Posted in: What are the pros and cons of moving the 2020 Tokyo Olympic rowing event to Miyagi Prefecture? See in context

cons: somebody will not be getting their kick-back money from construction of a new facility.

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Posted in: Tokyo organizers say rowing venue for 2020 Olympics should stay put See in context

notwithstanding that the organizers take no account of the athletes' opinion, i am happy to have it stay if the organizers agree all costs in excess of the original estimate will be borne out of the organizers' pockets, and not tokyo's. no problem since they say it will cost less.

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Posted in: How do you think Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike is doing so far? See in context

much better than i expected....

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Posted in: Motorbike rider, pursued by police car, killed after crashing into truck See in context

death is not the penalty for speeding but if the perp stopped then this would not be news. it was totally with his control. the police were only doing their job, enforcing the law. if he was speeding away from a triple ax murder or running over a crosswalk full of kids, i wonder if people would continue to say that police should have stopped chasing him?

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Posted in: Japan swimsuit teen's eel ad pulled over sexism claims See in context

activist use "political correctness" as a club to crush opposing freedom opinions and speech.

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Posted in: 4 Chinese ships sail near disputed islands See in context

build a base on the islands before the chinese do.

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Posted in: Philippines spat plays into China's hands See in context

thing is after this policy, i understand that drug dealers have been turning themselves in in droves....

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Posted in: Stolen car, being chased by police, hits and kills 74-year-old cyclist; driver arrested See in context

actually its common for police to be called off hot pursuit cause they get blamed for putting pressure on the driver and causing them to drive dangerously. i.e. if you didn't chase me i wouldn't have driven so fast and got out of control and killed that person...stupid if you ask me.

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Posted in: Japanese seek bargains as economy limps, Abenomics loses shine See in context

even if implemented, the problem with the "third arrow" is that it would only be aimed at the commercial sector and not the government itself...

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Posted in: Electronic Marlboro sucks smokers away from Japan Tobacco See in context

i switched to vaping because as they say with cigs its the nicotine that hooks you and tar that kills you. while admittedly vaping is not good for you, it not as bad for you than cigs. there are apparently over 4000 chemical compounds given off by burning tobacco which has been treated with chemicals, 43 carcinogenic. the ingredients in vape are glycerin, an organic compound found in vegetables, propylene glycol, which is used in things like asthma inhalers, nicotine and small amounts of flavoring. while there are studies that say that vape does give off carcinogens, it varies between vape juice brands and the amount of heat applied, they are no where near the amount given off by cigs.i suspect that they come from the flavoring as the by product of the glycerin and propylene glycol is water vapor

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Posted in: Trump is 'unfit,' Obama says, challenging GOP to end support for him See in context

and obama says this while he protects a criminal. obviously comey laid out the evidence and refused to recommend indictment of hilary under the statute that requires "intent", he says nothing about the statutes that do not require intent. obviously he was ordered not recommend and was covering his ass.


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Posted in: Fuji Heavy unveils new Impreza sedan/hatchback See in context

wonder what the wxr will look like?

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