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Posted in: Minister yells at press after he criticizes remaining Fukushima evacuees See in context

The more politicians realise they are not untouchable, the better Japan will be. I hope the press keeps this up and holds them to account.

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Posted in: China upset after Japanese minister visits Taiwan See in context

@flowers - so to be the objective outsider you purport to be, perhaps you'd care to list China's transgressions too. Nah, thought not. Nice try but it's pretty easy to see through you.

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Posted in: China upset after Japanese minister visits Taiwan See in context

@flowers - nice try with the Chinese propaganda. Pot...kettle...black. Propagandists in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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Posted in: Trump claims Obama had phones wiretapped; Obama denies it See in context

Trump's self-generated fake news in his world of paranoia.

Welcome to a new kind of tension all across the alien nation...

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Posted in: Trump attacks on judiciary raise safety concerns for judges See in context

Pathetic to see the 'My party right or wrong' rhetoric again and again from certain posters here. Dumb Republicans (though not all are dumb) just don't understand democracy and rule of law or even their own constitution. Anyone who doesn't agree with them is somehow a liberal. It's like the Communist paranoia of the 1960s.

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Posted in: Anti-Trump rally in Tokyo See in context

"A woman holds an anti-U.S. President Trump placard...Hillary fan that another 'dislike' failed candidate?!

Another typically simplistic comment on this topic. You don't have to be a Hillary supporter to be against Trump and fear the damage he's going to do to the USA.

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Posted in: Trump denounces Streep as 'overrated Clinton flunky' See in context

Bullies like Trump can give it out but can't take it. He's a spoiled class brat who grew up getting daddy to protect him and then as an adult used daddy's money to buy a platoon of lawyers for protection - from himself and anyone who challenged him.

He's following in the age old traditions the elite class have always had.

Spot on. And his dumb supporters believed he was the anti-establishment ticket. Laughable.

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Posted in: Trump: Only 'stupid' people, fools oppose better Russia ties See in context

Trump invited Russia to hack computers in the US and he calls that making America great again. Putin is playing Trump, who is either too stupid to know better or is putting business interests in Russia before the democracy of the USA. Making America great again? Pull the other one...

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Posted in: Japanese gov't defends Toyota after Trump broadside over Mexican plant See in context

Trump is right in casting doubts about the globalism. We should not accept globalism without examining carefully about its influences.

Eh? Trump casting doubts about globalism? He has 150 companies operating in 25 countries. He bragged about paying almost zero tax in the USA. We should not accept what Trump says without holding our nose and examining carefully the BS he comes out with.

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Posted in: Trump's praise of Putin could signal a new day for U.S. policy See in context

And yet it's not even been 8 weeks since Trump's election and we're watching him explicitly support a foreign leader over the American people, and all the people who spent all those 8 years braying about the doom of Obama don't have a single cross word to say about it. It really lets you see just what their feigned patriotism really is.

Yup. Party before country - my party right or wrong - is the dogma of these overzealous Republicans. Play down a foreign power interfering with their democracy? Sure, because Trump's making America great again.

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Posted in: Koike seeks to reduce crowding on trains during rush hour See in context

Encourage more companies to relocate to outside the Yamanote Line or the suburbs. Encourage more take up of flextime in companies so that commuters are not all trying to reach their offices by 8am or 8.30am.

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Posted in: Trump praises Putin for not expelling U.S. diplomats See in context

Trump's going to sell the USA down the river and it won't matter to him because he's a plutocrat. He pays little to no US tax but makes billions from business deals around the world. He has no real stake in the USA. The saddest thing is that the thousands who voted for him did so because they believed he was anti-establishment. Anti-establishment? A billionaire who pays little to no tax? Yeah right.

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Posted in: S Korean politicians call for nullifying sex slave deal with Japan See in context

Japan paid compensation dcades ago to a country that routinely murdered its political opponents. Heading that country was the current president's father. Korea should look at itself and accept that reparations have been made. But then modern Korea has ignored the settlement in the 1960s so it' no surprise that the nationalists are ignoring the current settlement.

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Posted in: Koreans on the march See in context

Stuck in the past despite Japan's financial compensation to the Korean government in the 1960s and this current settlement between the two governments.

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Posted in: Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands See in context

Believing you're going to get those islands back from the country that recently annexed part of Ukraine is pie in the sky.

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Posted in: Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report See in context

Facebook would do better to censor fake news stories rather than censor real ones.

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Posted in: M7.4 quake strikes off Fukushima, triggering tsunami See in context

NHK reports that the cooling system has restarted

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Posted in: M7.4 quake strikes off Fukushima, triggering tsunami See in context

Calculations of the rate of temperature increase are that it would take around 7 days for the reactor water to reach that critical level if cooling water supply is not restored.

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Posted in: M7.4 quake strikes off Fukushima, triggering tsunami See in context

Latest news via NHK: The cooling water supply to the spent nuclear fuel pool in the third reactor at Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant has stopped.

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Posted in: China says Japanese military endangering Chinese aircraft See in context

“This endangers the safety Chinese aircraft and personnel and is the root of the China-Japan maritime and air problem.”

No. The root of the China-Japan maritime and air problem is China.

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Posted in: Supporters defend Trump in wake of tax revelations See in context

@Strangerland - yes indeed, I meant Republicans in the first instance.

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Posted in: Supporters defend Trump in wake of tax revelations See in context

The most embarrassing thing for the Republican Party regarding this whole Trump debacle is the length some Democrats will go to to defend him, not least on here. If it was Abe losing money and dodging taxes, those very same peole would be tearing him to shreds. But no, Trump's a Republican so he must be defended at all costs.

Dumb and dumber.

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Posted in: Trump: Japanese will 'watch Sony TV' if U.S. is attacked See in context

Trump has no clue about the nuances of foreign policy and only thinks in terms of money. His comments - and actions if elected - will only speed Japan into changing the constitution and arming up to defend itself. With the USA showing reluctance in the region, China will grab its chance to seize and militarize more disputed islands, and will deploy miltary vessels in the South China Sea. With less US support for countries like the Philippines, they will partner even more with Japan.

Japan and China will clash - skirmishes at first - and there will be a war with China. All accompanied by a global economic slump.

America, be very careful what you wish for.

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Posted in: Getting stopped by police in Japan – how often does it happen (and why?) See in context

14 years in Japan and never been stopped. I even got reprimanded by a policeman for crossing the road against the traffic signal right opposite a koban but he didn't ask for any ID, just said don't do it again.

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Posted in: Liar. Lock her up. Shoot her. GOP denounces Clinton See in context

We see the dogma of Republicanism right here on this page: My party right or wrong. Rednecks gone wild.

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Posted in: Trump nominated as Republican presidential candidate See in context

Saw a Trump supporter/correspondent on TV trying to justify why tennis balls and lightbulbs were banned within a certain area of a Trump convention while AK47 assault rifles weren't. She said, Because people won't throw an AK47.

Lol, Trump's sure got some real dumb supporters out there.

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Posted in: Export curbs in line with WTO rules, says China See in context

We've seen them restrict rare earths before. This is an obvious reaction to the recent ruling against China on its illegal activities in the South China Sea. Time to kick China out of the WTO or impose sanctions. The more the world sucks on the teet of Chinese money, the more it exposes itself to these situations.

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Posted in: Teamwork See in context

So much for China's efforts to make the world think that all of Asia hates Japan. The reality is that most victims of Japan's imperial aggression 70 years ago, like the Philippines are welcoming Japan's participation in maintaining the peace, security and stability of East Asia on all levels. Sorry China but it's you that's acting like Imperial Japan, but then that's what dictatorships do. South China Sea 2016 = Manchuria 1937. China is the one that needs to learn from history.

Absolutely spot on.

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Posted in: Apple sued in China over showing of war film from the 1990s See in context

Don't be surprised about the iPhone thing. China even allows Chinese companies to register (steal) established global brand names and trademarks, including the oldest guitar company in the world, Martin guitars. It's shameless. And the world (WTO, etc) let's these jokers get away with it?!


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Posted in: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist, dies at 84 See in context

The sound of rockabilly and rock and roll. His solos on Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and Lawdy Miss Clawdy still sound exciting today. RIP Scotty Moore.

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