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Posted in: LDP policymakers say Japan should have missile base-striking ability See in context


I bet NK is thinking precisely the same thing about Japanese missiles. Just makes a first strike by NK more likely. Arms races cannot be won.

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Posted in: China economy rebounds in Q2 after virus hit: poll See in context

@wa4tkg No it doesn't.

It makes me think China and surrounding countries (Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, NZ etc) handled the virus response well. People cooperated and did what they were asked to do in a united non-political way. Completely the opposite of the US.

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Posted in: Japan to limit financing of overseas coal power plants See in context

"unambitious"? I would say pathetic. Look what's happening now and get on the right page Japan.

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Posted in: Huawei controversy opens field for 5G challengers See in context

"I think it's a major challenge for NEC. It requires more than radios, it requires investing in people who can do system integration, sales, customer support, network design and engineering,"

Precisely what kind of people have they been hiring then for the last few decades?

Japan once lead the world in mobile phones and networks...didn't they need those kinds of people then?

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Posted in: Why is the U.S. experiencing a coronavirus resurgence? See in context

Darwin may well turn over in his grave, but it is surely the survival of the fittest.

The problem of Trump is self-regulating.

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Posted in: European business lobby calls on Japan to ease travel restrictions See in context


"keep the borders closed"

They are not closed. Japanese people come and go freely.

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Posted in: European business lobby calls on Japan to ease travel restrictions See in context


Please get a grip. We are talking about any PR who left Japan after mid-April or who wants to leave now. Unless there was a death in the family, or similar, they cannot re-enter Japan.

My Japanese wife is a PR of my native country. Like all G7 countries, except Japan, they allow their PRs to enter the country and self-quarantine. If we fly there today to see our family only she can re-enter Japan. Sounds like discrimination to me.

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Posted in: Japan wants to take lead for G7 statement on Hong Kong: Abe See in context

Precisely. He wants to take the lead to try to tone down the statement and reduce offence to China. You can imagine the statement Trump will push for.

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Posted in: Virus travel bans separate families even as restrictions ease See in context


Irrelevant comment.

Thank you and goodbye.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten regulations on dangerous bicycle riding See in context

Bjorn, what is you point?

40-50% of a modern cities space is used for roads and car parks. How much of it goes for bike lanes?Where I live in Kyoto the vast majority of people do not travel by car, but pay for all that infrastructure and related pollution anyway.

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Posted in: 7 schools in Kanto area, including 2 in Ibaraki, receive bomb threats See in context

@Sanctuaries Man

What precisely would you ha e done then?

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Posted in: Japan to tighten regulations on dangerous bicycle riding See in context

So many car driving old farts on this site. Please show me the evidence of cyclists killing and maiming huge numbers of people. Be sure to compare to deaths caused by motor vehicles please. Then add in the noise and air pollution. The bicycle is the best ever form of urban transportation.

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Posted in: S Korea's actions not helpful in resolving export spat, Japan says See in context


It is the responsibility of the party who has the complaint to file an action at the ICJ. Not the other way around

SK has no complaint. Their Supreme Court made a ruling and they are proceeding accordingly.

Japan opposes this ruling and so is the complainant. Since it is an international issue they should go to the ICJ.

Get a grip.

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Posted in: Bloc against U.S. base transfer keeps majority in Okinawa election See in context

The article does not give the result. Tamaki ended up with 25 seats, down one, with 23 for the opposition.

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Posted in: S Korea's actions not helpful in resolving export spat, Japan says See in context

I believe it was Japan that mixed the concepts of the Korean Supreme Court ruling against Sumitomo for WW2 slave labour issues with trade sanctions on semiconductor materials.

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Posted in: America's interests at home and abroad are no longer served by footing the defense bill for a demilitarized Japan. It's time to fully unleash the extraordinary resilience of the Japanese people to help the U.S. better ward off communist China's regional aggression. See in context

@Gavin Wax

If US interests are no longer served here would you please pack up and leave, cleaning up your mess as you go. Thank you and good bye.

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Posted in: S Korea's actions not helpful in resolving export spat, Japan says See in context


So why doesn't Japan take it's case to the ICJ? That is what the ICJ is for. Afraid they may lose?

And why does Japan complain when Korea goes to the WTO? That is what the WTO is for. Afraid they may lose?

Please give me - 20

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Posted in: Rakuten Mobile, NEC to jointly develop standalone 5G core network See in context

Better late than never

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Posted in: S Korea's actions not helpful in resolving export spat, Japan says See in context

Japan's actions look even less helpful. Sad, very sad.

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Posted in: As Japan reopens, coronavirus testing slowed by bureaucracy and staff shortages See in context

If you go to Worldometers and sort on the tests per million column you will see that there is basically no correlation with the deaths per million column.

Of course Japan has more cases than the 17,000 announced. But if you believe you can be lucky that many times please go to a casino.

The fact that even Tokyo andOsaka avoided large scale outbreaks is due to the fact that the retransmission rate between people is less than 1 on the average. This has to do with people's behaviour, the number of different people one meets each day and so on.

In fact all nearby Asian countries have much lower death rates than Europe and North America.

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Posted in: Japanese tourist imprisoned in Australia over child porn possession See in context

How does the Australian government, or others, determine the age of an anime character?

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Posted in: Top prosecutor tenders resignation over mahjong gambling scandal See in context

Kurokawa was the guy in charge for the Ghosn case and Abe was trying to reward him for services rendered.

Just shows how corrupt the Tokyo prosecutors office is. A pawn of the government.

Good riddance and kudos to all those Japanese who outed Abe on this.

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Posted in: A tale of two Japanese drugs in tests to fight COVID-19 See in context


According to Worldometers, South Korea had 26 new cases and 2 deaths yesterday, same rate as last two weeks, more or less. What explosion are you talking about?

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Posted in: Japan to change location of missile defense system amid local outcry See in context

Indeed, we do not want this, need this or want to pour huge money down the drain. Abe did Trump a favour in a futile attempt to "correct" the trade balance with the US. Dump Aegis and Abe with it.

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Posted in: Apple to delay mass production of iPhones: WSJ See in context

Apple, once a leader, now just plays catchup. This time it is 5G, already 18 months late. They can now blame Corona for being even later.

Captive shrinking audience.

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Posted in: Flaw in iPhone, iPads may have allowed hackers to steal data for years See in context

iOS, unlike Android, is not open source software and we cannot see the source code. This makes detecting these kinds attacks extremely difficult by anyone except Apple. This is 100% on them. Avraham is a genius.

I'll stick with my Android.

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Posted in: Hospitals turning away sick people as coronavirus cases surge See in context

If people are dying, but they were never tested before then they wouldn't be considered COVID-19 related. They are also not testing people who have already died.

I agree that it is likely that many Covid-19 deaths are not reported for these reasons.

Nevertheless 10k people have tested positive and were hospitalized, of which only 190 have died of Covid-19. Very low by international standards.

I simply don't believe hospitals are in some mass conspiracy to hide hundreds of other deaths among these 10k patients. The policy of hospitalizing people does seem to pay off. Maybe it will be unsustainable though.

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Posted in: Abe backs WHO on coronavirus See in context


So Trump's biggest achievement is ticking off the entire planet?

What planet does the US live on?

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Posted in: 'LIBERATE!': Trump pushes states to lift virus restrictions See in context

Americans fighting each other instead of the virus. No wonder they lead the world in deaths.

What a sad sad country.

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Posted in: SoftBank CEO says he will supply 300 mil masks per month to Japan See in context


"and the masks made in Japan?"

Indeed why can't this country make paper masks 3 months into this thing? Outrageous incompetence by the government and industrial leaders.

Son has a firm contract, the Japanese government is still just "targetting". Good for Son!

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