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Posted in: Volunteers struggle with heat in flood-hit areas; evacuees suffering ailments See in context

I am very sorry Japan has been suffering with natural disasters one after another. My prayers and thoughts are with you in the time of crisis. By the way, let's take care of these who are dealing with the heat stroke because the heat stroke can be fatal sometime. Drink up water and move under the shade. For others living other area, the listed below is a good read.

Harvard study: Heat slows down the brain by 13%

July 11, 2018 by NED DYMOKE

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Posted in: Trump threatens Harley-Davidson with higher taxes over European production move See in context

Everyday, we start the day with trump's tweets and end the day with confusions. Life here is getting complicated.

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Posted in: 11 suspected cancer cases neglected; 1 dead at Yokohama hospital See in context

you can usually get a copy of your images from the hospital for a small fee.

> Do you pay? It should be free. We do not pay anything for it in the US. Wow...

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Posted in: 11 suspected cancer cases neglected; 1 dead at Yokohama hospital See in context

Yuko Maeda

Hope you can use this as a constructive critic so that your health care is going to be better. I am a cancer survivor of two different cancers living in the USA. I cannot go back to Japan as I cannot find the same treatment I am getting here.

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Posted in: 11 suspected cancer cases neglected; 1 dead at Yokohama hospital See in context

This is totally unacceptable and absurd.

In the US, all medical providers are legally obligated to share the information upon patients complete and sign the Privacy Protection Release Form (Privacy Act) and it is okay to do so. '

Japanese medicine needs to adopt the same rule PRONTO here. It is important so that the patients do not have to repeat the same CT scans. We are aware that the high radiation exposure test is harmful. Or, I think, Japanese medical providers proactively do not want to do this because they are afraid to become accountable.

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Posted in: Not having children is selfish, says LDP Secretary-General Nikai See in context

"These days, some people have a selfish idea that it is better not to give birth to children."

WOW, I did not realize Japan does not allow people to live in freedom. This should be left alone to each individual. The government has no business telling people what to do in the democracy.

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Posted in: World's rich grow richer as bull markets roar on: study See in context

The 200 day above average will continue unless the US Fed does not hike the interest too fast too much.

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Posted in: Gov't to go ahead with sales tax hike in Oct 2019 See in context

I may add to my previous post listed above. Many US Economists have been suggesting that Japan needs to focus on the Domestic Spending Expansion Plan & Consumer Spending tax reform now. If Japan wants to eliminate Inequality, poverty and discrimination, invest more in education and needs to tax less to the poor.

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Posted in: Gov't to go ahead with sales tax hike in Oct 2019 See in context

LagunaJune 17  07:23 am JST

Why Japan doesn't follow the California model of exempting groceries and medicine from sales tax is beyond me.

Agreed. Unless Japanese policy makers are thinking to implement the food and medicine exemption, Japanese consumers will have less money to spend. Eventually it will shrink the Domestic Spending. If they seriously want to raise the consumption tax in 2019, this food and medicine exemption plays more critical role. These two things; Raising Tax to 10% and the Food and Medicine Exemption have to be implemented at the same time. As far as the US, I believe all 50 states are implementing the food and medicine exemption. I do not pay 8.6% tax on them in Colorado.

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Posted in: G7 asks Mnuchin to convey concern and disappointment to Trump on tariffs See in context

trump (Trump) does not care as this is one of his campaign slogans he promised to trump (Trump) supporters.

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Posted in: Trump giving Abe a hard time on trade despite close ties See in context

Abe san. you do not have to put up with trump's threat. Instead, you may start pulling money out of US treasury and invest it elsewhere.

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Posted in: N Korea calls Pence remarks stupid; Pompeo hopeful summit will still take place See in context

Duh....the talk is DEAD.

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Posted in: Macron elected French president See in context

Congratulations to People of France. You guys were smart enough to learn mistakes from UK and US elections that were interfered by Putin of Russian government.

Putin Lost! French Won! Yey to the World!

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Posted in: France tries to keep Macron email hack from distorting election See in context

Congratulations to People of France. You guys were smart enough to learn mistakes from UK and US elections that were interfered by Putin of Russian government.

Putin Lost! French Won! Yey to the World!

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Posted in: Japanese singer Peggy Hayama dies at 83 See in context

She was a legend in Showa Era in Japan. Please Rest in Peace.

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Posted in: Cheers for cherry blossoms See in context

Ahh......beautiful and speechless. I have left Japan too soon on March 28th and I missed this. :(

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Posted in: Pressure builds on Syria's Assad after chemical attack See in context

US fires about 60 Tomahawk missiles at Syrian air base in retaliation for chemical weapons attack.- 3 minutes ago.

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Posted in: Dutch PM slaps down far-right challenge See in context

Thank God! Common sense spoke.

We need to stop a dangerous movement of far-right.

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Posted in: Trump announces major voter fraud investigation See in context

If that is the case, then the election 2016 is VOID and we demand a new election.

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Posted in: Trump, spokesman slam U.S. media over inauguration crowd coverage See in context

As I wrote as listed above, Trump has just signed tons of papers today. Please read very carefully what the Republicans and Trump want to accomplish. They are trying to pull America out of United Nations. This is a bad idea. Please share this and stop this nonsense. We are in big trouble.

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Posted in: On first day, Trump signs health care executive order See in context

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/11/11/us/politics/what-trump-wants-to-change.html?_r=0

You can go and see the things he has already removed at WhiteHouse.Org.

We need to keep fighting against Trump. Otherwise, we will be ended up like a lost sheep like Germans who followed Hitler. Together we can stop this dictator. Are you in it with me?

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Posted in: Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as U.S. ambassador See in context

You are the most loved American Ambassador here in Japan and you will be greatly missed. Your hard work between Japan and US has been well recognized by many. Thank you, Caroline!

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Posted in: Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights leader; protests begin across U.S. See in context

This will show you how Trump is unfit for the job. He thinks highly of Putin and disrespect John Lewis. I have learned Trump's father was a member of KKK, so this is not a surprise to me. We need to work harder to kick this crazy man "CHEETO" out of office with handcuff. Sooner the better. Are you with me?

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Posted in: Trump unconcerned if cabinet picks disagree See in context

Do you know why he does not care now?

Because he has been saying all these good promises with NO IDEA. He is just a sad twitter president with no value and ideology. I would like him to be arrested, handcuffed and sent jail. This man is a total fraud.

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Posted in: Trump praises Putin for not expelling U.S. diplomats See in context

Putin is slowing planking feathers from his pet bird "Trump" until Trump becomes bear.

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Posted in: Putin tries dog diplomacy before Japan talks over islands See in context

Do not give a free meal to Putin.

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Posted in: Trump gets third intel briefing, far fewer than predecessors See in context

The reason is that Trump has been spending too much time in tweeting at 4am and sleeps during day. You can go and check with Twitter.com and see how emotionally he has been melting down since three weeks ago. He knows he is not ready for this job shifting responsibility to Pence.

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Posted in: Trump wins White House; Clinton concedes defeat See in context

Trump Wins. What's next?

I am still in chock and cannot get over it but I am ready to fight like hell for the next election that is just beginning.

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Posted in: Trump vows to press on as GOP calls grow for him to quit See in context

Donald Trump should not be allowed to step down. Let him go all the way to November 8th and let him destroy the Republican Party for good. The Republicans had an option to force him out earlier. Instead Republicans chose to keep this ignorant, arrogant, bigoted, sexist PIG to stay in the race. When they lie down with dogs, they need to get up with fleas.That simple!

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Posted in: Trump's campaign reeling after crude comments on women aired See in context

Trump is done.

Do not assume anything. If you do not vote, you are voting Trump.

Be very careful Trump supporters are setting up violence on November 8th.

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