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Posted in: Fukuoka police tackle shortage of female recruits via fashion show See in context

Whatever the reason if they can put on the uniform and do a good job they deserve some respect. I agree that having more women as cops would be a breakthrough in terms of treatment of sexual assault victims too.

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn served 4th arrest warrant; calls it 'outrageous' See in context

This whole thing is just casting the Japanese criminal justice system and the Nissan senior management as a farce. I can't believe they're pushing this so much. What a joke.

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Posted in: Australian PM blasts Erdogan for 'reckless', 'vile' Christchurch comments See in context

It sounds more like Erdogan is trying to instigate hate crimes while pandering to his Islamic base. He's as bad as any other populist politician you care to name. Australia might consider bringing their ambassador home for a few days for consultations.

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Posted in: Japan reportedly to extend sanctions against N Korea by 2 years See in context

Good, as well they should. NK isn't going to change without pressure applied.

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Posted in: Vietnamese workers, streaming to Japan, face risks as labor system opens up See in context

I'm not too worried about the currency the fee was paid in but I have to agree that recruiters who charge the person and not the company are dodgy as sin. Sounds like a perfect way to end up nearly a slave.

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Posted in: Renault's Senard denies he will be 'commander' in alliance with Nissan See in context

Saikawa should remember what's good for the Ghosn is good for the Japanese execs too.

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Posted in: Japan to develop air-to-ship long-range cruise missiles See in context

I think Abe realizes that Japan can no longer rely on the USA for all its defense. Not only is there the issue of the US and Japan not agreeing on something, there's the other possibility of a multi-pronged attack by China and NK at the same time, which would put a lot of pressure on the US to respond alone. Think Taiwan and SK at the same time. Better to have the capability and never use it. Peace through superior firepower.

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Posted in: Brain expert warns parents of horrors that await juvenile smartphone users See in context

Put the JT app on all phones

Wait, are you saying that JT comments are good for your brain?

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Posted in: Warren says tech giants have 'too much power,' need breakup See in context

I can't disagree that Alphabet and FB are monopolies and should be broken up. Privacy laws need to be tightened too. But I doubt there will be any action, just more window dressing....

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Posted in: N Korea state media says people blame U.S. for summit breakdown See in context

Let the third fatty pitch his hissy fit, it's not as though he's going to be able to do much. Of course they are rebuilding their one launch facility, so I suppose there will be rockets over Japan soon as the whining continues. But that will just bring more sanctions.

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Posted in: Stuck in time See in context

Are they radioactive?

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Posted in: New bill to ban drones over Olympic venues, military sites See in context

While drones over military bases is believable why ban drones? On vacation at a park one year I saw a kid in a wheelchair using a drone to go places he couldn't. Does he rate a drone?

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Posted in: Trump's former lawyer Cohen calls him 'racist, conman, cheat' See in context

I don't know about racist so much but birds of a feather flock together. You can say the same thing about most everybody in DC.

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Posted in: 2 doctors arrested on suspicion of raping unconscious woman See in context

If you can't say yes it means no. And yeah, their licenses should be taken and then the trial and jail. Apologies don't count here.

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Posted in: Odakyu Electric Railways: Leading all roads to Hakone … and beyond See in context

The Odakyu Line is always good. Gets crazy crowded at Sagami Ono. Odawara is coo. But one question about the article. Why would you take a cab from Shinjuku station to the Hyatt? It's not that far to walk.

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Posted in: Policewoman resigns after being reprimanded for moonlighting in sex industry See in context

I guess her customers had no fear of being arrested? Or did they like being hand cuffed?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO says no need for Takeda to resign See in context

The olympics has a history of bribery and corruption. Just bow deeply, apologize, and get away with it.

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Posted in: Do you think Nissan's sales will suffer as a result of former chairman Carlos Ghosn's prolonged detention in Japan? See in context

Nissan cars don't have the reliability of Honda or Toyota and they tend to suck gas. On the other hand with used car expenses so high in Japan reliability isn't such a concern. But I'm not much interested in their cars anyway.

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Posted in: Japan-EU free trade pact enters into force See in context

I would like a good stinky cheese but I doubt I can afford it.

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Posted in: Trump slams his 'naive' intelligence services; says they should go back to school See in context

I just don't know what to say any more. Except I wish I had enough money to primary Trump. Although I might be too coherent for his cohort to vote for.

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Posted in: Stan Lee to get superhero send-off at Hollywood memorial See in context

Glad it will be a big send off. The movies were really good and the cameo in Dead Pool was excellent.

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Posted in: S Korea accuses Japanese patrol plane of threatening flight See in context

This constant bickering is exactly what China wants and Moon seems to support it with the antics. I can't imagine what they'll be saying when NK starts being belligerent again. You should remember who your friends are.

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Posted in: China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada See in context

(isn't it the same in China ?). 

No. There is no rule of law in China. The communist party can grab anything they want, whenever they want.

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Posted in: Trump stops Pelosi from using military plane for overseas trip in shutdown fight See in context

I have to love this as the two fight. Where will it end? Are they really both that self important? Yeah, don't answer that.

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Posted in: Many Japanese firms have no plans to strengthen governance after Ghosn arrest: survey See in context

They all do it. Ghosn was just singled out because he disturbed the "natural" order. Get him out of Nissan and everything will be fine again.

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Posted in: Russia, Japan make no visible progress on territorial dispute See in context

I really don't expect any progress so I suppose I won't be disappointed.

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Posted in: Canada says it won't be deterred by Chinese pressure See in context

China is well aware of the use of backdoors in code to use for espionage. With what the government is doing to their own citizens with the use of tech and what they are doing in the south china sea and the bluff and bluster about Taiwan there is no way any western country should allow a Chinese company to set up IT infrastructure.

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Posted in: Tunnel through an Australian mountain? No problem, says Elon Musk See in context

Announced today that Tesla is laying off more people. Yep, start another smokescreen...

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Posted in: Top U.S. Navy officer urges China to avoid confrontations See in context

Certainly 30 years ago the hope was that China would become a modern power that would work withing the rules of conduct that has kept peace, for the most part, for 70 years. Instead we've got a bully in the neighborhood with a huge chip on their collective shoulder. That's not going to work, as Japan and Germany both found out. The sad part is that the West has given up so much of their economic clout to help China out and this is the thanks we get. I hope it doesn't get worse than it is.

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