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Posted in: Japanese Buddhist seeks to educate West on swastika of good fortune See in context

Hitler took this symbol over. Similar to how racists too over the stars and bars confederate symbol. Feelings toward these symbols will not change no matter their original meanings. You can't go any deeper than how people believe about something.

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Posted in: Japan to spend more on defense, refit 1st aircraft carrier See in context

@Toshihiro, well said. Except I don't think Abe is hawkish, he is a realist. The reality is that the world will never be peaceful, and civilized democratic nations absolutely must be very strong. Thugs of the world only understand strength. You do not try to reason with Hitler types, no matter how nice they seem. He fooled most of the German people. And they are very smart. Just were not wise.

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Posted in: 5G: a revolution not without risks See in context

Yeah, ncis, all I want is a good buggy and whip. Strong horse. Done

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Posted in: Do you enjoy spending Christmas in Japan? See in context

We've spent many Christmases is Japan, and absolutely love it! We take time for family, friends, have very special Christmas times in Japan. It's syougatsu that I cannae endure.

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Posted in: Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface See in context

Mine them suckers. Gold, bdellium, all kinds of riches!

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Posted in: Birth control advocate Margaret Sanger brings 'dangerous thoughts' to Japan in 1922 See in context

Oh me, just when I've been saying Japan needs more BABIES! The current people shortage in Japan is a desperate situation.

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Posted in: In this age of streaming services, do you think going to the cinemas will soon be a thing of the past? See in context

Eh to, if people were Ethyl and me, Hollywood would be bankrupt. We have a very low tolerance for non excellent movies. Very few excellent movies since about the 1950s, a few after then...

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Posted in: Japan seeks 1st aircraft carrier to deploy stealth fighters See in context

Japan needs a very strong military. Defense and offense. Not to attack again, but offense for self defense.

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Posted in: Japanese woman gets 6-year jail term in China for espionage See in context

Me too Michael. I'll never visit a communist place again. You can even feel the oppression.

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Posted in: As Japan OKs law to let more foreigners in, tiny rural town wants to go further See in context

産んで、産んでくれ!That's the only real long term solution! Japanese young people need to marry and have BABIES! 産めよ!It'll take a few years, but Japan desperately needs more babies.

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Posted in: Crown princess, on 55th birthday, says she is 'insecure' but vows to do her best as empress See in context

Sid, I've had fibromyalgia many years, and whew, if she has it, I and other sufferers understand! It is a crazy mess, this fibromyalgia. Inexplicable. I wish her well in these new duties, and think she will be an excellent representative for Japan.

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Posted in: Celebrate Christmas, New Year's Eve at Hilton Tokyo See in context

Serrano, hey, it's Christmas! Plan for it one time a year, like we do. Anyway, we absolutely love Christmas in Japan. Better than America. We usually try to go to the lunch buffet at Ebisu, forgot hotel name, but wow, it is great! Beautiful decor, atmosphere, food is excellent! Not in Japan this Christmas, but these hotel Christmas meals are wonderful in Japan! Sad, but I don't know of a single place in America that compares.

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Posted in: Neighboring suburbs in Japan face divergent futures as one grays, one grows See in context

It's a difficult situation for Japan. Very sad to see so many young people not marrying and not having kids. As an American, my maternal great grandmother had 15 children! Grandmother had 5, my mother had 7 of us, we have one, but wanted more (couldn't have kids, medical reason). Materialism has definitely gotten in the way of children. This problem in Sakura is like the kindergarten problem, a deep competition for people! And, immigration is NOT the answer. That's just moving people from one country to another and changing the language, traditions, and culture. Don't get me wrong, I love melting pot places like California, Hawaii, but the world needs homogenous societies like Japan. Have kids Japanese.

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Posted in: Japan to bar Huawei, ZTE from gov't contracts, sources say See in context

About time! China is communist after all. Controls the people.

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Posted in: Kansas stops issuing license plates with offensive term for Japanese See in context

I see people writing the derogatory word, j. a. p., too often on car forums I like to read. I call them out, usually by replying what if you wrote the word nig etc. I am not politically correct, but I am respectful.

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Posted in: ICU stay can lead to depression See in context

Oh me, I've been in ICU for wha', about 10 days total on two occasions of serious sickness? I'm done for boys, one foot in grave, the other on a banana peel.

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Posted in: Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn: Did he fall or was he pushed? See in context

I don't know what the question means, but a person makes their own choices.

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Posted in: 2 Japanese arrested in China alleged to have violated anti-spy laws See in context

Welcome to paranoid communism, komrad. I've been to China. One time.

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Posted in: Tea or coffee? The answer might be genetic See in context


A spo' o' coffee, please.

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Posted in: The Rolling Stones plan 13 U.S. live dates next year See in context

No matter what one thinks about Rolling Stones, whew, you have to admire their work ethic!

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Posted in: Rubella spreading across Japan, raising concerns about inbound travel See in context

Rubella is measles, right? Oh me, I hope people get vaccinated properly, and quick!

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Posted in: An increasing number of companies in Japan have banned employees from smoking during their work hours, aiming to resolve low productivity caused by their smoking breaks. Do you agree with this policy? See in context

I loathe coffin nails. Like the accused racist says about his different race acquaintance, I have many friends who smoke. I'm for freedoms, and this is a bit hard, but I'd have to say if sucking cancer sticks interferes with work, I reckon Ye Olde Boss should scold you a bit. I have a family member right now undergoing chemo therapy for lung cancer caused by smoking...

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Posted in: Crazy in love? The Japanese man 'married' to a hologram See in context

Uh. Wha' to comment. If any parts are made in China, that means he has an international marriage. He married a ha-fu. Or something. I think I'll identify as a Chinese woman timorrow. Ni hau.

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Posted in: Under the current labor system in Japan, companies are required to keep employees who wish to continue working after retirement age until at least the age of 65. The government wishes to raise the ceiling to 70. Do you think that is a good idea? See in context

Good idea, taj! USA congress should have to do the same, use same health insurance as us regular people who they look down on, same retirement, and term limits.

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Posted in: Young tea enthusiasts on mission to save industry in Japan See in context

Ethyl and I love green tea. We have a good supply. But I'm sorry to know about tea farmers. Wow, Japan is changing with young people's tastes being so different.

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Posted in: Citizens to file suit against use of public funds for new emperor's enthronement rites See in context

I wonder if Japan would have been better off if this emperor system had been abolished after WWII. Only speculation. But, I agree that our taxes should not be used to pay for these ceremonies. I'm certain the family can fully afford to pay themselves. I loathe all this king/emperor system.

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Posted in: No place like home See in context

I like! The old boy just needs to get shed of the blue tarp, sell his cans, that's about it. Character.

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Posted in: Should you dip your egg sushi in soy sauce before you eat it? Survey asks Japanese diners See in context

Whew, this survey company sure doesn't have much to do! A stupid survey. And, I'm even worse for reading it! Well, the answer: eat yo tamago sushi however you want to. Done.

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Posted in: Iranians rally to mark anniversary of U.S. Embassy takeover See in context

Middle East, THE place for women libbers.

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Posted in: Roppongi patrol See in context

Good. I welcome any help to keep thugs at bay! I stopped going to Ropppngi years ago because of jerks there, even though there are several restaurants I like. Maybe I'll go back, IF it is very safe.

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