When Japan and China normalized relations in 1972 they agreed to shelve the question of ownership of the islands. It was Japan that unilaterally broke this promise in 2011.
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What right does America to demand that other countries disarm when it has no intention of doing so itself?
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Yesterday saw another increase in new covid cases so I think it is still premature to call for the removal of masks
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What about Hindu and Buddhist swastikas? Are they still okay?
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Am I right in assuming that the reason why your entire family has covid is because you don't wear masks? You prefer to just spread it around?
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I hope they have equal success with the Oriental storks (kōnotori).
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People keep banging on about Article 9 but that is only the LDP's excuse for changing the Constitution. If you read their drafts for the new Constitution you will see that whereas the current one states that, 'sovereign power resides with the people,' the new one says 'sovereign power resides with the government.' It is simply an attempt to gain dictatorial power.
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"…direct democracy, almost in every case leads to failure."
While the present system is proving a resounding success?
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"It's unthinkable that someone would nail down something like this in a place where people come to pray for good health."
Except that Ushi no toki mairi, in which a straw doll was nailed to a holy tree at a shrine, was a tradition in Japan.
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I think he should be referred to as a priest rather than a monk
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Well, Australia created a whale sanctuary, but it did not stop the Japanese from slaughtering the whales there.
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Way back when we got married my wife didn't have the option of adopting my surname—she was forced to retain her maiden name (although I imagine she did not want to be called kitty)
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I think in a disaster, no one is going to be worried about finding a loo to do a number two
Does a bear crap in the woods? In a disaster, me too.
I can do the doo doo anywhere. No crapper necessary.
In the woods, maybe, but what are you and the other 13 million people going to do when disaster hits Tokyo?
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"if they persist, shoot them down, no questions asked."
By the same token I suppose it is okay for the Chinese and Russians to shoot down Japanese and American planes when they carry out exercises together.
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Why don't they just go back to growing both wheat AND rice like they always used to. Wheat over the winter then harvest that just in time to plant the rice.
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I thought the constitution banned this.
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"Yoshikawa has said he will check the magazine report first."
Why? Has he forgotten?
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The first paragraph refers to "pro-Moscow rebels," but as they are fighting against the regime responsible for the violent overthrow of their democratically elected government, surely "resistance fighters" would be a more accurate description, they are not rebelling, in fact they are doing the opposite.
Of course, if it had been Putin instead of Nobel-peace-prize-winner Obama and his sidekick Biden who were responsible for the coup, they would no doubt be referred to as "freedom fighters."
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So if you pull the license from people over 70 how are they going to live? How do they get to the shops? How do they get to hospital? It is not practical.
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Some people just don’t get it
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Unlike 2012 the Japanese countryside is now covered with solar power plants so what are they doing with all the energy they produce?
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So, China says the plane was in Chinese airspace but everybody prefers to believe that a spy plane, from a country that openly antagonistic towards China, flew halfway around the world merely to implement UN Security Council resolutions that do not even mandate any country to carry out for aerial surveillance.
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NATO should have disbanded when the Warsaw Pact did.
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The amount of radiation considered safe by the Japanese government is twice that considered safe at Chernobyl.
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People are saying that the fine should have been bigger, but we are the ones who will have to pay it through our power bills!! TEPCO is set up so it always makes a profit, regardless of its expenses.
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Now they just have to lower costs so the less well-off can use it too.
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Japan is probably the only country in the world to have territorial disputes with ALL its neighbors.
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As Eastman said, Koizumi traveled to North Korea arranged for the return of the living abductees and tried to normalize relations, but Abe undid all his good work.
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