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Posted in: Trump makes his case for Nobel Peace Prize; says Abe nominated him for it See in context

Well, still no mainstream coverage or comments from Abe and government. I think that they are hoping that if they say nothing the problem will just go away.

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Posted in: Trump makes his case for Nobel Peace Prize; says Abe nominated him for it See in context

Still no coverage about this on Japanese media, just some brief articles online. What's up?

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Posted in: Trump makes his case for Nobel Peace Prize; says Abe nominated him for it See in context

Maybe Trump made the Nobel Prize nomination claim thinking that Abe would not have the guts to deny this piece of fake news.

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Posted in: Trump makes his case for Nobel Peace Prize; says Abe nominated him for it See in context

Now the Nikkei is reporting that apparently Trump has confused Abe with South Korean President Moon, who actually did say that Trump should receive the Nobel Prize for his handling of the North Korean problem. But there is no indication that Moon actually sent a recommendation letter to the Nobel Committee.

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Posted in: Trump makes his case for Nobel Peace Prize; says Abe nominated him for it See in context

I'm guessing that this is news to Abe.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

My partner and I have been together for 22 years (we met in junior high school). We'd really like to get married. I mean, really married, not just a "partnership". We've lasted longer than several of our straight friend couples.

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Posted in: Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S. See in context

@Malinois If you go to the USPTO homepage and search Huawai, you'll find that they have been issued more than 5,700 patents. Yet, they are accused of stealing US technology.

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Posted in: Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S. See in context

PS Full disclosure: I have a Huawei pocket wi-fi.

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Posted in: Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S. See in context

The US is afraid of Chinese technology and losing its position as the tech giant of the world. That is all.

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Posted in: Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults See in context

Obese people eat a lot of food. That exposes them more to the chemical contamination that exists in our food and drink supply system.

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Posted in: S Korean assembly speaker says apology needed from Japanese emperor See in context

As in China, in Korea there are nationalist patriotic groups who depend on historical friction with Japan to ensure voluntary donations to their groups, and some of that money goes to their politicians and bureaucrats. It is a win/win scheme. (I'm not saying that we don't have this in Japan too.)

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Posted in: Aso retracts remark about people who don't have children See in context

I'm pretty sure that PM Abe does not appreciate this remark. Abe and his wife Akie have never had children.

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Posted in: Bertrand Russell’s blinding Japanese resurrection See in context

Very interesting! Please, JT, more articles like this one. I also liked the other articles in this series, especially the ones on Einstein and Marilyn Monroe.

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Posted in: Arashi's decision to suspend activities at end of 2020 shakes fans See in context

Unlike SMAP, Arashi is just "suspending activity" (活動休止). That means a few years later they can make an "activity resumption" (活動再開), and make a lot of money (at least for Johnny).

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Posted in: Do you think the 10-day Golden Week holiday period from April 27 to May 6, during which the imperial succession is scheduled to take place, is a good idea? The travel industry is eager to take advantage of the unusual business opportunity, while a survey has indicated that people who welcome the holidays and those who do not are nearly evenly divided. See in context

If you don't like taking 10 days off, you don't have to. You can still go to your company and work, or if they are closed, bring your work home and do it. Use remote access to your office computern

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Posted in: Sony Music drops U.S. singer R. Kelly: reports See in context

He is the one who wrote the very inspirational "I believe I can fly". One of my favorite songs. What happened?

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Posted in: BOJ warns Japan faces new risks as population shrinks See in context

policies must be devised to prevent the shrinking population from hindering economic growth

So we don't care if the population shrinks, just so this does not affect economic growth?

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Posted in: Wage data errors seriously undermine trust in gov't indicators: poll See in context

I'm guessing that they were trying to save money by underestimating everything.

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Posted in: American woman brings pistol, bullets onto Delta Air Lines flight to Japan See in context

Last week cable television broadcast the original "Airport" movie. The movie shows that there is no checking of any kind, and one of the pilots walking by says "They can walk onto the airplane like they are walking into an elevator". Things have changed a lot since 1970.

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Posted in: Footage of 'snow monkey acrobats' goes viral See in context

They are just monkeying around.

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Posted in: A whole lotta love: 26 mock weddings for Japanese lesbian couple See in context

According to Rolf, old people can't get married because they cannot start a family. Too bad. I'm totally gay and my lover of 25 years and I would like to get married, but considering the mess straights have made of marriage, I sometimes wonder.

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Posted in: Abe discusses Russia, Japan's low birthrate, social security in New Year statement See in context

OK, the birthrate problem will never be understood by Abe and his men, and will never be solved. People can't afford to have children.

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Posted in: Man orders female store clerk to prostrate herself over misunderstanding with his change See in context

Is this called "strategic jailing"?

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Posted in: 'He wore Uniqlo to meet me!' Japanese woman shares petty bad date story See in context

i know she was criticized by other women, but if there are many women like her, does this answer the question why young people are not getting married and having children?

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Posted in: Mother dies in apartment fire; 9-year-old son jumps from 7th floor See in context

Really hope that the 9 year old fully recovers and there is someone to take in him and his sister.

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Posted in: Signs of progress and challenges as more patients survive cancer See in context

Livestrong Japan has activities that are for cancer survivors.  Also, the certified treatments are all covered by national healthcare.  The only problem is the time lag getting new drugs certified here in Japan.

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Posted in: On Christmas Eve, Trump questions child about belief in Santa See in context

Help! What is the meaning of "marginal" in "'Cuz at seven it's marginal, right?"

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Posted in: Putin says U.S. presence in Japan complicates signing of peace treaty See in context

Trump said he would remove US troops from Japan. Now that Mattis is gone, he can do it. Problem solved.

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Posted in: Polled economists say Japan should raise sales tax above 10% to fund welfare costs: See in context

This is a warning to young people. Get married and start making babies, or we will make it more costly than getting married and making babies.

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