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Posted in: U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, citing concerns over Iran See in context

The rest of the world including the USA should pull out of that area and let them settle their differences. The USA does not need middle eastern oil so let's allow the forces to take their natural courses.

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Posted in: Former Empress Michiko diagnosed with heart valve abnormalities See in context

Hope she has a valve replacement soon. When the heart does not pump properly due to leaking heart valves clots can develop in the chambers and if one travels to the brain, your can have a stroke, paralysis or die. Gambatte Michiko!

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Posted in: Pilot vertigo likely cause of F-35A jet crash See in context

Vertigo and disorientation are common issues in small aircraft crashes.

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Posted in: Japan's commercial whaling to restart July 1 after 3-decade hiatus See in context

This hunt for research is garbage talk. According to my j-wife who had to eat whale meat in school lunches, it tasted terrible. Shame on Japan.

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Posted in: Trump administration bans cruises in crackdown on U.S. travel to Cuba See in context

If Trump followed his agenda then why not ban tourism to Russia, China and all repressive regimes that meddle in other counties business, oh wait a minute doesn't the USA do that too.

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Posted in: Japan ends search for crashed F35 fighter jet See in context

They need deep water salvage to find that aircraft before the Chinese or Russians find it.

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Posted in: 4 injured after 80-year-old man backs car into them in Osaka See in context

We took my grandmother's car away when she backed in to parked cars in a shopping center parking lot. We also did the same when my mother started developing dementia and could not retake the driving test because she could not understand the questions. Elders after say age 65-70 should be tested every 2-3 years. Problem is that you can purchase and own a car without a driver's license in the USA and there are many young to old folks folks who drive on expired licenses. Driving is a privilege and not a right.

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Posted in: Trump calls London mayor 'stone cold loser' as he arrives in Britain See in context

Trump is not low class but has no class when it comes to diplomacy. He is an embarrassment to the USA.

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Posted in: Trump says impeachment is 'dirty, filthy, disgusting word' See in context

Donny boy has some serious issues. The us population has more issues because they support this idiot and his agenda. It's time for the USA population to get off of the sofa and turn off reality TV and wake up. I am embarrassed that this country is so lame.

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Posted in: N Korea executes officials, imprisons interpreter after U.S. summit collapse: S Korean media See in context

This is insane to say the least. And donny boy says he is on par with this nk nut job. Things are getting worse every day. Makes me want to put a bullet in my head.

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Posted in: Mariko: The littlest Tokaido post town See in context

Great story about the Tokaido route and this little sleepy town just west of Shizuoka shi, My wife is from Mariko and we visited her parents and ate at Chojiya many times to taste the tororojiru, oishi desu!!

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Posted in: Mass stabbing near Tokyo lasted less than 20 seconds See in context

What a senseless act. I cannot understand this person's actions. To attack innocent children is beyond belief. An eye for an eye justice is appropriate but unfortunately the murderer is already gone. RIP to the children and adults who lost their lives.

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Posted in: 27 rescued from human trafficking in Japan in 2018 See in context

Only 27 seven persons in one year. There are thousands of these trafficked people in Japan. When I go out on the town once a month there are countless hostesses in any Japanese city from the Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam that are probably slave labor or worse but who am I to judge the Japanese system. This has been and always will be the status quo in Japan.

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Posted in: Former KAT-TUN singer admits to marijuana use See in context

Seems to me like a harmless act. Japan allowed marijuana cultivation and use before the USA invaded Japan in 1945. Japan tobacco needs to get on board and find a better product to peddle instead of those cancer sticks. Shichimi togarashi even has hemp seeds in it. Wake up Japan.

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Posted in: Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names See in context

I agree that it is correct to use the family name first and given name second. I never call my father in law or mother in law by their given names unless they ask me to address them in that manner.

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Posted in: Court asked to stop dolphin hunts in Wakayama town See in context

The slaughter of these mammals is beyond being human and must stop as there is no reason for this practice.

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Posted in: U.S. abortion rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban See in context

Where did the other abortion blog go? Personally don't like the idea of abortion except in the cases of rape, incest and if the fetus is not going to make it or it puts the mother's health at risk. If your too lazy to take contraceptives then don't have sex and then use abortion as a convenient contraceptive.

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Posted in: Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike; ignites social media See in context

I understand that women want to have certain rights to decide to have an abortion or not but take contraceptives and don't use abortion as a contraceptive. Back in college, I knew so many fellow young students who had several abortions per year because they did not use contraceptives and nobody had a second thought about it. When my Jwife and I got pregnant we were living together but not married at that time. We could have had an abortion but we chose not to proceed, got married and have a great son that turned into a great man.

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Posted in: Boeing plane skids into Florida river in crash-landing, no fatalities See in context

Lucky they ended up in shallow water. That runway is long as it has submarine hunters, P3's and P8's using it daily. Pilot must have come in hot and too far down the runway to not be able to stop before skidding off into the St. Johns river. Some ex US transportation official called it a miracle on the St. Johns comparing it to the miracle on the Hudson but I disagree. This was not anywhere similar to what happened to the aircraft that landed in the Hudson river with no propulsion and nowhere to land except in the river.

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Posted in: 120 interviews later, photographer releases book about Japanese ‘hafu’ identity See in context

My younger son and daughter are both "hafu" and are beautiful people. They have Japanese names and were never discriminated by our neighbors or people in town when we shopped or ate out.

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Posted in: House panel chair accuses Trump of 'massive, unprecedented' obstruction See in context

If you have do nothing illegal, why all this trying to stop the reports from being open to everyone to read.

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Posted in: Taste of Japan in Rome See in context

Go abroad and eat the same food you get at home is pathetic. I used to escort non English speaking Japanese engineers and technicians all over the world and yes they stuffed their suitcases with dry Japanese foods that they could cook in their hotel rooms. When I questioned them on why they did not want to try the cuisine from the country we were working in, they replied that they did not like non Japanese food. Abe and his entourage should be seen eating Italian cuisine which is excellent. The funny thing is that when I eat out at a French or Italian restaurant in Japan the food's flavor is not authentic and tailored to the Japanese palette.

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Posted in: 3-year-old girl dies after baby stroller catches fire See in context

I do not understand that this happened.

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Posted in: Green machines? Flying taxis could slash emissions for long journeys See in context

Flying electric VTOL already here. Check kittyhawk.aero or kittyhawk.aero on wikipedia. I toured the production facility in Mountain View California which is impressive. They are performing tests with prototypes in New Zealand because the FAA rules for testing are quite strict in the USA. They will be autonomous (no pilot) and sort of like self driving Tesla's, punch in a destination and off you go. They will have to be controlled by air traffic controllers and follow highways in the sky and not like what you see in the movies which will be a task since there could be millions of these flying around in the future just like we have millions of cars o the roads today. Kittyhawk also make an electric motorcycle looking VTOL.

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Posted in: Trump threatens to shut Mexico border, again See in context

Shut it down and stop trade with Mexico and the countries that these people come from as that will get attention. The USA cannot absorb all these semi literate unskilled workers looking for a handout from US taxpayers. The USA has turned into a quasi 3rd world country in many parts near the southern border. These people are not political refugees and are told that in the USA you can get easy work and free everything.

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Posted in: Yakuza population hits record low in 2018: police See in context

That police raid photograph is a joke. How can you conduct a raid when you can see the police coming and can get rid of any evidence. Keystone cops at their finest.

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Posted in: Dismissal of Smollett case brings backlash, more questions See in context

This is very unusual for this type of offence to be dismissed so cleanly.

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Posted in: Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds See in context

There are lots of people that develop mental issues from various causes. A bunch of researchers needed a project and now that cannabis is becoming widely accepted it is something that the researchers can work on and get paid handsomely. Alcohol is far more of a problem even though it is acceptable and legal in most of the world. Opioids are a huge problem and doctors prescribe them like aspirin.

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Posted in: Record 2.73 mil foreign residents registered living in Japan in 2018 See in context

That is less than 3 percent which is nothing. I remember in 1992 when I registered with the city hall in the town I lived in, there was a list of foreigners broken down by nationality. The city had roughly 750,000 residents and there was only 123 foreigners from English speaking countries such as USA, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Needless to say I stood out in the crowd. In California there are more than 3 million illegals and throughout the USA there are more than 12 million.

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Posted in: Man kept mother’s body in bathroom since her death last August See in context

Nice son, did not even have the decency to have her cremated. Was he collecting her social security? Wouldn't a 6 month old rotting corpse smell and alert neighbors? How did he use the Ohuro and toilet with her in the bathroom. In my Japanese apartment there is barely enough room for moving around let alone storing a body. Why is it called abandoning a body when he was in possession of it at home?

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