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Posted in: Tetsu Nakamura: Japanese doctor who devoted his life to Afghanistan See in context

Can Dr. Nakamura be given a Nobel Peace Prize posthumously?

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Posted in: Tetsu Nakamura: Japanese doctor who devoted his life to Afghanistan See in context

Dr. Nakamura defended the Taliban as "able administrators" and was against the US invasion. Why would the Taliban kill one of its supporters? Wasn't it someone else?

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Posted in: Trump says he asked Abe to pay more to host U.S. troops See in context

Remember that US troops are not actually stationed here to protect Japan. They were stationed here after the war to ensure Asia that Japan would never try to invade again.

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Posted in: Trump says he asked Abe to pay more to host U.S. troops See in context

"Japan serves as a hub for forward-deployed U.S. forces."

Nothing about actually protecting Japan. If we are just a "hub", the US should be paying Japan rent for the space, not Japan paying the US.

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Posted in: Japanese labor federation to demand minimum hourly wage of ¥1,100 See in context

Others have said this, but I just want to say it is true. ¥1,100: this is why young Japanese are not marrying and having babies.

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Posted in: 'Star Wars' becomes a kabuki play See in context

I am a big Kabuki fan (since I was in junior high), and maybe it is just me and I only saw the video, but I was not really impressed, and it wasn't really something that was very engaging. But that was just me.

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Posted in: Chinese people are useless at private commercial companies because their performance is poor. We wouldn't invite applicants for job interviews in the first place if it turned out they were Chinese. We'd reject them at the stage of document screening. See in context

If "Chinese people are useless at private commercial companies because their performance is poor", why do we have Chinese companies like Huawei running past the US and Japan in high tech like 5G? The Chinese people are very useful and their performance is great. Lots of other Chinese companies are like that. Why do you think Trump banned Huawei from doing business in the US? Because Huawei was about to run over most US electronics firms who are a decade behind.

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Posted in: N Korean media call Abe 'imbecile and political dwarf' See in context

During one of his rallies, Trump said that he and Kim "fell in love". Kim is jealous because Abe has been to the US several times to visit his man Trump, but Kim can't do that. Hence, the jealous name calling. That is my analysis.

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Posted in: Chinese people are useless at private commercial companies because their performance is poor. We wouldn't invite applicants for job interviews in the first place if it turned out they were Chinese. We'd reject them at the stage of document screening. See in context

This guy is associate with the University of Tokyo. As a UT grad, I can tell you that this is not a typical attitude, and that there are many Chinese students there. This guy is obviously too stupid to be associated with UT. Get rid of him!

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Posted in: Long hours of gaming adversely affect daily activities: survey See in context

Another answer to the question: Why don't young Japanese get married and make babies anymore? You've seen it I'm sure. A young guy and girl at a table in a coffee shop or restaurant who stare into their smart phones instead of talking. For an hour. I once heard a girl once comment "Oh! I just knocked out the dragon!" Her date didn't even anwser.

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Posted in: Tokyo German Village See in context

If this is in Chiba, why is it called "Tokyo German Village"? "Chiba German Village" sounds more rustic and countrified.

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Posted in: Taiwanese-Canadian model Godfrey Gao dies while filming in China See in context

I've never heard of the guy, but it is always sad to hear news about someone who was really successful dying in the prime of their life.

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Posted in: American-Japanese model Kiko designs 'morning cleavage' bra for lingerie brand Wacoal See in context

@Strangerland That is a nice sentiment, but it seems that women don't understand how mens' minds work.

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Posted in: American-Japanese model Kiko designs 'morning cleavage' bra for lingerie brand Wacoal See in context

I'm confused. Women want to dress like this, and yet they also want #MeToo. Maybe I'm confused because I'm totally gay.

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Posted in: China calls U.S. world's biggest source of instability See in context

As Trump withdraws the US from the world stage, China is stepping in to fill the power vacuum. They have to re-stabilize things.

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Posted in: Japan records ¥17.3 bil trade surplus in October See in context

(Please don't tell Mr. Trump)

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Posted in: Trump asked Tokyo for $8 bil to keep U.S. troops in Japan: Foreign Policy See in context

Like it or not, considering how much trouble the SDF of having recruiting people, the US presence may be necessary for a long time.

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Posted in: Trump asked Tokyo for $8 bil to keep U.S. troops in Japan: Foreign Policy See in context

I guess Mr. Trump is trying to make this a for-profit operation.

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Posted in: Ousted ambassador felt threatened; Trump assails her anew See in context

Trump's tweets about her during her testimony really make him look like the kind of person he is accused of being: a mobster.

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Posted in: 7 taken to hospital after mini-truck plows into group of children in Tokyo See in context

I guess it is the height of irony that the truck has a "World Vision" sign on it. World Vision is dedicated to helping children.

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Posted in: Were foreign visitors' wild brawls at Shinjuku's Golden Gai a taste of the Olympics to come? See in context

When I was a kid in the 80s, there were public toilets everywhere in Tokyo. Then they started disappearing. The idea was that with the spread of convenience stores, the public toilets would no longer be needed. But lots of convenience stores don't have toilets, so what do you do?

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Posted in: Japanese women fight for right to wear glasses to work See in context

I've never heard of a glasses ban. Women are wearing glasses everywhere I go.

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Posted in: N Korea calls Abe an 'idiot' over criticism of weapons test See in context

Abe looks tired.

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Posted in: Alexander Graham Bell falls asleep meeting Emperor Meiji See in context

Great article! And five weeks from Boston to Yokohama? What a different age. It helps you appreciate all the progress. And progress from Bell's telephone to our smart phones that do everything.

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Posted in: N Korea calls Abe an 'idiot' over criticism of weapons test See in context

I certainly do have my issues with Abe, but it sounds like Kim (NK) is adopting Trumps vocabulary and style.

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Posted in: Snow crab fetches record ¥5 mil at auction in Tottori See in context

This is the cost of getting into the Guinness World Records, an international form of advertising. And it's nice to know that there are still people with lots of money.

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Posted in: Shin-Okubo: Tokyo’s very own Little Korea See in context

I was there Monday for lunch. Glad to see it is as crowded as ever. I hear both Japanese and Korean spoken there. Fortunately, the younger generation doesn't pay attention to the news about the bad relations between Japan and Korea. When the current generation of leaders dies off and they take over, things will go a lot better.

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