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Posted in: Okinawa rally mourns governor, opposes U.S. base relocation See in context

If the Okinawans are so rejecting the base, why don’t they use the landfill and money to build a man made island elsewhere just like the Chinese did. Why they just had to insist on building the base in Okinawa where the locals are strongly objecting. Baffled me.

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Posted in: Worst-hit reactor at Fukushima may be easiest to clean up See in context

I wonder what happened to those brave souls who volunteered themselves and are exposed to the radiation. Haven’t seen any report on their current conditions if they are still with us.

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Posted in: New Tokyo fish market to open on Oct 11, 2018 See in context

She then found a series of problems with the new site in Toyosu, including soil and groundwater contamination as well as the discovery that contractors had inexplicably failed to fill in a basement at the new site with clean soil as a buffer against underground pollution.

No one held responsible for this? How is the progress on the investigation on Ishihara?

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Posted in: Nagano drive-thru funeral home to serve less mobile mourners See in context

I can understand rituals being a hassle, but if they can do drive thru style. It’s better to simplify the rituals and let anyone who wanted to pay their respect to the deceased to come in bow, offer condolences then walk away. No need for the priests, food, gifts, party etc. Not even bother to get off their car is a disrespect to the deceased, better off if they don’t attend. Bank transfer to the widow and kids if you want to help out will do.

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Posted in: Nagano drive-thru funeral home to serve less mobile mourners See in context

Educator60,

It is primarily aimed at allowing seniors and the disabled to attend funerals, but may also be used in future by people short on time.

people short on time? also, that guy in the picture doesn't look like seniors or disabled (he's in the driver seat).

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Posted in: Top court rules losses on online horse racing bets are tax deductible See in context

Time to go the the race courses to pick up all those tickets littered around the places.

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Posted in: Hiroshima high court blocks restart of nuclear reactor near volcano in Ehime See in context

A court ruled Wednesday that a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan should not operate because it is too close to an active volcano and could be affected by a major eruption.

The world is getting weirder, you need a learned judge to tell this? Nuclear reactor beside an ACTIVE volcano? are these people plans to suicide bringing Japan along with them?

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Posted in: Japanese cosmetics maker apologizes over sign barring Chinese See in context

Tokyo-Engr, I wouldn’t try my luck to any restaurant have a clear dislike towards certain groups of people which I happens to belong in. Yes, I might be served but who knows what “additional ingredients” might be added to your food, behind the scene.

By the way, was wondering what happened to the “Customer is King” slogans in the nineties?

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Posted in: Trump: I should have left UCLA players in jail in China See in context

Ball also minimized the severity of his son's offence, saying: "I'm from L.A. I've seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses.

Wow, classic. Yeah, there are things worse than theft, but that doesn't mean that theft is correct. By his logic, murder is worse, so we can rape, rob and steal etc? I can see why his son steals, i think he will steal again because by their standard, thieving ain't no big deal. He should spend some time in jail and repent.

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Posted in: Taiwan should 'rock the boat' before China swallows it, says Japanese professor See in context

@Matt Hartwell, when the Taiwanese start moving to Japan. this professor will start singing a different tune. He wanted taiwan to fight his wars, but don't want taiwanese to migrate to japan and dilute their "purity".

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Posted in: After toppling Apple in China, Oppo eyes world market See in context

If Oppo are eyeing the West market, won't they be vulnerable to lawsuits in the European and American courts for patent infringements? Surely they are not protected out of China? By the way, I'm curious what patents did they steal to incur such wrath from the commenters above.

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Posted in: Mori says Tokyo faces transport crisis following Tsukiji decision See in context

I'm guessing someone highly connected to LDP wanted Tsukiji's land. That's why they are hell bent on selling it. I can imagine back then they should be cursing the previous governor for being caught lining his pockets with petty amounts, which then resulted in Koike coming in the picture and messed up their plans.

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Posted in: Koike studying reuse of Tsukiji site after market transfer See in context

I wonder why the LDP are so bent on selling the old tsukiji site, is one of their cronies are eyeing that piece of land?

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Posted in: Japanese men take out 'groper insurance' against false accusations See in context

The train operator should be responsible in placing more cctv in the train. This would reduce chances of false accusation and might detect terror activities earlier. The train operator should bear the cost for cramping people like sardines and maximising their profits.

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Posted in: Tokyo Metro changes rule on reaction to N Korean missile launch See in context

same case with Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi

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Posted in: Buddhist temple in Kyoto pays monks after unpaid overtime work claimed See in context

the monk who had his Ferrari

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Posted in: 95 lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine; Abe sends offering See in context

@CH3CHO

AgentX Today 03:49 pm JST

I am not Chinese or Korean, or even Asian in descent. But my nation also suffered at the hands of the IJA as did many others. As such, I take offense that Japan has never properly atoned, and continues to rub salt in wounds. But nice (Japanese-esque) try at diversion and avoidance of responsibility.

Would you kindly tell me the name of your country?

FYI there are many Caucasian descendants living in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines.. etc

I'm from Singapore, the IJA did terrible things in Singapore during WW2 but we are NOT blaming the current Japanese for what their ancestors did. BUT, denying and whitewashing history are like rubbing salt in the victims wounds. Most of us already forgive Japan, but will not forget the atrocities done during WW2, we hope those atrocities will not reoccur to anyone in future.

By the way, some commentators above claims that China are not in any position to complain as Mao killed millions of Chinese during his time is just pure deflection from the topic. Genghis Khan killed more people doesn't means it is right for IJA to massacre and tortures those civilians even though the victims might be lesser. Point is IJA DID wrong in the past, Japan should be sincere and own up and get over it.

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Posted in: Video of passenger getting dragged off flight in Chicago sparks uproar See in context

$800 Travel Voucher, not cash?? I hope United lose millions in the following lawsuit this time. hope they fires the executives and amends the aviation law. guess those greedy corporate peeps at the top are flying private every time and do not care about their paying customer.

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Posted in: Do you think electronic devices really interfere with aircraft navigation systems, as cabin attendants suggest when they request passengers to turn off their devices prior to takeoff and landing? See in context

It's just for a few minutes, why can't some people just put a way their phone for a while. It's better safe than sorry, even if there's a remote possibility of the phone interfering with the airplane systems, you are risking ALL the passenger's safety for your few minutes of pleasure.

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Posted in: Making the punishment fit the (petty) crime See in context

Groping a female co-worker’s buttocks. Imprisonment from six months to 10 years. what if accidentally or the woman imagined it up? 10 years is quite overdoing it. Prison for 1 week would most likely cost that guy his job on top of the prison sentence. 10 years punishment doesn't seems like petty crime to me.

When treated as forgery or embezzlement, can be punishable by a prison term of between 3 months and 5 years. while corruption by politicians. Maximum punishment is apologizing in press conference.

Carrying a screwdriver in one’s possession. Unless able to provide a convincing reason, it can be assumed to be a tool for housebreaking and prosecuted as a misdemeanor. oh so we are now practicing pre-crime?

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Posted in: Masking season See in context

I wear a mask whenever I'm on a plane and I'm glad I wore a mask every time.

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Posted in: Malaysian PM leads protest against 'genocide' of Rohingya See in context

when clowns are desperate, they'll put on any monkey show. this clown cares not what happen to the rohingyas, he just want to save his own skin from all the investigations on him. the corruption column in his wiki page is quite astonishing. his wife shopping records will shame even imelda marcos.

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Posted in: Abe has chance to be Japan's longest-ruling PM after rule change See in context

are you telling me with japan's 120mil population, you can't get ONE good replacement for every 6 years? Abe is the only solution for japan? Abe the one in a thousand years PM material?

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Posted in: In Japan's defense See in context

wtfjapan, thanks for the link. i think i'll surrender to the chinese right away.

the JSDF seriously need to get some help from the japanese highschool on fashion. Those skirts are hideous, somehow felt that the women have weird short legs.

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Posted in: Turmoil deepens as Scotland threatens to block Brexit; 11 Labour Party members quit See in context

i'm surprised the Queen are staying silent on the issue of scotland's independence referendum. her kingdom are splitting yet she does nothing. Scotland politicians should hold an election to judge whether their views are accepted by the people before trying to waste taxpayers money by holding yet another referendum on the same topic if things doesn't go their way.

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Posted in: Japanese government releases promo ad to attract young voters See in context

Japan really loosing their sense of beauty. weird commercial

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Posted in: 'I still hate the glow of the sun': Hiroshima survivors' tales See in context

it's not that I don't sympathize with the civilians in hiroshima and nagasaki. the bomb was dropped 71 years ago. and these people are 79, 78, 86, 91 years old. suddenly they came out in troves and claimed they got cancer due to the bomb?? smells like they got other motives.. abe chan please get a better scriptwriter.

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Posted in: Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific See in context

TAMAGAWA, yeah.. sensing that Japan might lose the war that they started, Japan's leaders got coward and tried to seek peace negotiations. Except that things don't always go according to these spoilt brat's desire. Stalin declared war with Japan and are moving troops to the borders preparing to invade. Peace negotiations is not an option, the bombs got Japan to surrender and intimidate USSR to back off.

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Posted in: Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific See in context

Kodama's younger daughter died of cancer in 2011... LOL How OLD is she at 2011? my aunt died of cancer at the age of 35 even when she haven't been to hiroshima and yet Kodama is still a SURVIVOR of the bombing! how old is Kodama now?

as for the discrimination, the people who practices this discrimination are YOUR JAPANESE counterparts, not the international crowd, i've visited hiroshima and tohoku twice. i don't mind marrying a girl from hiroshima if i love her.

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Posted in: Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific See in context

what poison are the japanese government feeding it's people?

to the civilians of hiroshima and nagasaki. Why aren't you blaming YOUR government for bringing you into war? AND you still vote their blue blood war mongering spoilt offsprings into power!?

the chinese are blaming the right party (the nationalist party) for not protecting them. japanese on the other hand are blaming the victims (remember pearl harbour, japan started it) for retaliating.

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