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Posted in: Emperor resting due to cerebral anemia See in context

I hope the Emperor gets well soon.

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Posted in: Holidays to be moved to ease traffic for 2020 Tokyo Olympics See in context

I thought Japan wasn't a dictatorship. Maybe I need to revisit English dictionary.

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Posted in: Japan says U.S.-South Korea drills are vital See in context

Japan has been thinking a lot about South Korea and US recently.

Maybe someone needs to tell LDP and Nippon Kaigi members that Korea isn't a Japanese colony anymore and WWII ended "many many" decades ago, so they can stop sticking their nose in SK matters

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Posted in: Japanese delegation arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump-Kim summit See in context

@Ganbare Japan!

Japan has a big interest in Summit

Yet, Japan has done everything it could to stop any dialogue happening between US and North Korea. Couple of weeks ago Abe and Japan were really happy by cancelation of meeting between Kim and Trump.

and diplomats will watch over it like hawks.Perhaps giving advice to Trump over the course of it.

And pigs will fly!

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Posted in: Japan to keep maximum pressure on N Korea ahead of Trump-Kim summit See in context

National news are trying to portray Abe and LDP Govt as relevant and extremely important to NK issue by creating headlines of non-news steps. I don’t think anyone in the world cares about what Japan wants or thinks of current US, SK and NK diplomatic actions in recent times. Kim seems to be playing diplomacy quite well in not only sidelining Abe and Japan, but portraying them as war mongers as well, if Abe and LDP kept their so called “maximum pressure” drama running.

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Posted in: Japan says talks must end N Korean nuclear program See in context

Abe said that "what's important is not dialogue for dialogue's sake, 

Fortunately they aren’t Japanese so there will be some progress.

Abe told a Diet committee that Japan has great interest in what happened and hopes to receive an explanation from China.

Why shall China explain anything to Japan?

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Posted in: Abe to travel to six European nations in mid-January See in context

Abe to travel to six European nations in mid-January

Is Abe, Japan's PM or rest of the world's ? Seems he spends more time abroad and playing golf than taking care of Government business in Japan.

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Posted in: Abe to tell U.N. chief he opposes talks with N Korea See in context

Abe to tell U.N. chief he opposes talks with N Korea

because if peace prevails Mr. man baby junior has nothing more to sell.

Thank God, no one takes him seriously outside Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo condos shutting doors on home-sharing lodging businesses See in context

There is no guarantee that every single resident and owner will follow our regulations," said Shimada. "Our owners association will issue an advisory to stop such practices first and prepare for lawsuits

If you guys had balls and brain for standing up for real issues and suing the big corporations, instead of acting as their instruments in blocking shift to shared economy.

WWII is long over no one needs these associations anymore or the dumba**** running it. Most of these associations are a bunch of whiny geezers complaining just about every thing and issuing advisory, not for the common good but to satisfy their ego.

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Posted in: A look at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s 'Womenomics' 5 years on See in context

Kumamoto assemblywoman causes stir by bringing 7-month-old son into chamber

The above headline from another article sums perfectly the failure of Womenomics like Abenonimcs

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Posted in: Dump truck crashes on Tokyo expressway, killing driver See in context


apparently looks like the drivers fault but the very design of Tokyo Expressway is a big contributor to the accidents.

I hope something will be done about the nonsensical junctions where lane crossovers pile up traffic for miles, truck drivers and other public transport drives fast and recklessly once they are out of the rush to make up for lost time and one mistake can end up in an accident like this one.

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

regardless of what Trump or the players egoistic dad said, why would president of the United States help thieves? No matter how small the crime, don't they deserve to do the time according to the law of the land?

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Posted in: Tokyo train company apologizes for 20-second-early departure See in context

Japanese trains are awesome for a number of reasons, not the least of which is how amazingly punctual they are. But on Tuesday, a train on the Tokyo-are

Japan Fan boys please stop lying. Anyone who uses Saikyo Line and Den En Toshi line daily to commute to work and back would disagree with you.

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Posted in: Trump, Abe play a round of golf diplomacy See in context

Who say's people in Japan don't change. They just went from hating Trump to loving him in less than a year.

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Posted in: Death of NHK female reporter in 2013 caused by overwork: broadcaster See in context

On why it had taken more than three years to make the case public, Yamauchi said the broadcaster took into account the wishes of her family, who said they wanted to ensure such an incident never happens again.

I am hopeful one day I will understand Japan Inc logics.

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Posted in: LDP unveils election pledges, including Constitution revision plan See in context

Add all the pledges Abe made whilst he was in office and you will get a book thicker than "Verdens Største Ordbog (The world's largest dictionary) "

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Posted in: Unlimited expressway passes for foreign drivers to go on sale See in context

While the tax paying resident foreigners and Japanese folks will keeping paying the inflated tolls, prefectural weight tax and annual city weight tax along with the usual resident, income and sales tax.

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Posted in: Trump slaps travel restrictions on N Korea, Venezuela in expanded ban See in context

If it is truly because of terrorists, Saudi Arabia should be on top of the list.

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Posted in: An often-forgotten part of Japanese train etiquette that we should all keep in mind See in context

“I keep getting terrorized by this when I sit at the edge of the bench (people just don’t understand),”

A simple "sumimasen" will solve the issue.

I think the existence of so many rules and written etiquette shows the lack of common sense and genuine consideration for others.

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Posted in: Labor union withdraws support for white-collar overtime exemption See in context

Under the government proposal, certain highly skilled workers with annual incomes of at least 10.75 million yen ($96,830) would be exempted from work-hour regulations, including overtime pay. They would be paid based on performance, not hours worked.

LDP is so shameless, they already have allowed companies to exploit white collar workers by exempting managers from overtime regulations, how is this a reform?

Companies are fully taking advantage of Manager's exemption from overtime regulations, I don't get paid overtime as (It is included in my salary as manager), luckily I work under a good boss so I can still leave on time but I have heard about some Line managers forcing their workers to work "mandatory overtime" as it is included in their salaries.

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Posted in: Gov't denies defense chief's reported role in alleged coverup of logs See in context

Someone at Nippon Kaigi really loves Inada.

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Posted in: Books teaching elementary school students about LGBTQ issues grab spotlight See in context

Why not make children aware that some people are different from the usual mummy/daddy family, the sooner they are aware the better.

Elementary school kids age is between 6 and 12 years, Do you really believe they can comprehend a topic that is still controversial among adults?

I am sure there are plenty of important topics that the kids need to know about before LGBTQ, and they should be taught about LGBT in appropriate age.

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Posted in: Books teaching elementary school students about LGBTQ issues grab spotlight See in context

As a parent I don't want my elementary school kids to learn anything about LGBT or anything that doesn't concern their lives.

let the kids be kids at least in elementary school.

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Posted in: Japan vows to ramp up efforts to export renewable energy technology See in context

Japan vows to ramp up efforts to export renewable energy technology

whilst burning coal herself

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Posted in: Abe's support dips to lowest level: polls See in context

It came a few months after Abe was forced to deny connections

Forced by who?

Either he told the truth or lied by denying his connection, how can someone force the PM and head of ruling party with such pride and majority in both houses.

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Posted in: N Korea claims to have tested its first ICBM, reaching altitude of 2,802 km See in context

Is NK's goon Abe's friend?

It seems so though, everytime Abe is in trouble NK launches a missile.

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Posted in: Japan's inflation ticks up again, but spending remains weak See in context

Japan's inflation ticks up again, but spending remains weak

I think we do need rocket scientist in Japanese Ministry of Economy to figure out, people earning flat or less money will spend less on things which are getting expensive, because they have no f*****g money left to buy anything after paying for the basic necessities and govt's cuts in form of taxes and pensions scams.

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Posted in: LDP close behind Koike's party in Tokyo assembly race: poll See in context

Its really amazing that besides the blip by the DPJ a few years ago, Japan is and has been a one party state for its entire post WWII history.

To be honest its quite depressing to see the same feudal lords who were responsible for destroying the lives of peasant farmers before WWII have been doing the very same but under disguise of a political party named LDP, so the process of exploiting middle and lower class never actually ended.

by the way shouldn't the headlines be

"Koike's party ahead of LDP"?

I am not a native English speaker, just wondering why LDP gets more importance than the one in lead?

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Posted in: NEC, Tokyo Institute of Technology use AI to dramatically increase image clarity under severe conditions See in context

Japan loves buzzwords

Since Dear Leader mentioned using robots and AI instead of hiring foreigners to overcome labour shortage, everyone is ensuring to include the word AI in anything they do

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Posted in: Abe offers conditional cooperation with China's Silk Road initiative See in context

harmony with a free and fair Trans-Pacific economic zone

Does this guy ever stop?

But he cautioned that it is "critical for infrastructure to be open to use by all, and to be developed through procurement that is transparent and fair."

So as much as I know LDP, Abe and Japan, the above statement should be translated as

Japan gets exclusive rights to use the entire infrastructure on her own terms by participating in minimum acceptable capacity and the procurement process can only be accepted as transparent and fair if Japanese companies with their inflated price quotes are awarded the contracts.

as @Pukey2 mentioned above Japan isn't really needed for OBOR project, Japan's "unique" geography, lack of natural resources, declining manufacturing, reducing labor forces doesn't make it a country that can offer anything to other countries joining OBOR, yet Abe thinks he can dictate the terms of something Japan isn't a part of and even if it becomes a part It won't be offering more than it gains.

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