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Posted in: Crossbow killings put focus on unregulated sales of 'hobby weapons' See in context

@1glenn

They were invented by the Chinese in around 700 BCE then later adopted by the Romans

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Posted in: Strike capability, other military options on table after Japan's Aegis U-turn See in context

So in addition to scrapping Aegis Ashore the government is going to scrap the constitution (although they might as well as they seldom bother to adhere to it if it does not suit them).

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Posted in: Japan lodges protest with China over ships near disputed islets See in context

@dbsaiya

You forgot to mention that Ishihara made his claims at the behest of the anti-Chinese, right-wing Heritage Foundation while he was in the U.S.

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Posted in: University student consulted with police before being killed by acquaintance See in context

The Japanese police generally seem more interested in solving crimes rather than preventing them.

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Posted in: Johnson demands Britain 'Build, build, build' to beat COVID-19 slump See in context

The idiot also said, 'Britain should clap not just to show appreciation for NHS workers, but also “wealth creators, capitalists and financiers”'

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Posted in: Iran issues warrant for Trump, 35 others over killing of top general See in context

@1glenn

Which American servicemen are they? Are you referring to the unconfirmed claims made by an anonymous 'intelligence' agent?

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Posted in: Traffic law to punish tailgating to go into effect Tuesday See in context

@towingtheline

It is already illegal to cruise in the right lane, and yes the police to catch people for doing it.

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Posted in: Japan puzzled by Indonesia's policy shift over high-speed rail plan See in context

@Wesley

There was nothing unprecedented about the tsunami.

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Posted in: Number of landslides in Japan surges almost 50% in a decade See in context

@Ken Wyatt

It is not that the don't replace them, it is that they replaced them with cedar which have shallower roots and fail to hold the mountains together so well.

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Posted in: Number of landslides in Japan surges almost 50% in a decade See in context

@Waldo

Exactly what I was going to say.

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Posted in: JR Central to delay planned start in 2027 of maglev train service See in context

Perhaps they should have received the go-ahead for the whole route before they started work on it. If it does indeed cut the water supply, there will be no going back.

@Hamburger,

The proposed route travels through the mountains in the north of Shizuoka Prefecture where there is absolutely no call for a station. It is being halted for purely environmental reasons which should take priority over yet another unnecessary train line.

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Posted in: Why are so many Japanese women pigeon toed? See in context

Japanese mothers used to carry their children in a sling on their backs, not their hips.

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

@sf2k

I quite agree, 'half' is a horrible label, 'double' is much better.

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Posted in: Kremlin dismisses Japan's objection to geological survey in Okhotsk Sea See in context

But don't the Russians realize that their islands are inside Japan's EEZ!

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Posted in: Thousands cram onto English beaches, defying coronavirus social distancing rules See in context

Darwin did not need to go to the Galapagos, he could have just popped down to Bournemouth.

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Posted in: Japan to consider first-strike alternative to Aegis Ashore by October See in context

@OssanAmerica

As you say, the first element required for self-defense is an unprovoked attack, but the first element required for a pre-emptive strike is that it comes first, that is what the 'pre' means, so that would mean that Japan was making the unprovoked attack.

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Posted in: Yamato becomes Japan's 1st city to 'ban' use of phones while walking See in context

People here all appear to want to live in authoritarian states where everything has penalties. I am sure that a lot of people will refrain from using their phones because of the ban.

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Posted in: Japan to consider first-strike alternative to Aegis Ashore by October See in context

It cannot be self-defense unless the other party has struck first so a preemptive strike is definitely illegal according to the Japanese constitution.

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Posted in: Blood type, genes tied to risk of severe COVID-19: European study See in context

A is the most common type in Japan so one would expect more fatalities.

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Posted in: Abe's support rebounds despite ex-justice minister's arrest: poll See in context

@kurisupisu

I live in a small rural community and I have yet to receive mine too.

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Posted in: Abe says Japan will bolster defense after scrapping missile system See in context

So he plans to scrap the constitution as well as the missile system

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Posted in: Suspect on run after 1 New Zealand police officer killed, 1 wounded See in context

@ Bernard Marx

But the figures speak for themselves, number of firearm-related deaths per 100,000 of population. US. - 12.21, Japan - 0.06, New Zealand - 1.07

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Posted in: Abe says Japan will bolster defense after scrapping missile system See in context

@ Graham DeShazoToday

No, he’s scrapping a system that could protect Guam and the United States

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Posted in: Suspect on run after 1 New Zealand police officer killed, 1 wounded See in context

@Bernard Marx

So does that mean you feel safer in America than in Japan?

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Posted in: Queen Latifah: Let ‘Gone with the Wind’ be gone forever See in context

@Sneezy

I don't think it promotes harmful racial stereotypes, it depicts them, in much the same way a history book may describe them.

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Posted in: U.S. naval buildup in Indo-Pacific seen as warning to China See in context

“The Chinese will definitely portray this as an example of U.S. provocations, and as evidence that the U.S. is a source of instability in the region."

Because that is exactly what it is.

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Posted in: Cities around the world are taking steps to remove statues that represent cultural or racial oppression. Do you support such moves? See in context

@nishikat

America has an estimated 17,500 foreign nationals and 400,000 Americans being trafficked into and within the United States every year with 80% of those being women and children.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contemporary_slavery_in_the_United_States

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 47 new daily coronavirus infections on Sunday See in context

That is only 10 less than for the whole of China! So much for Aso's 'superior cultural standard'

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Posted in: China reports 57 new coronavirus cases; 34 in South Korea See in context

And how many in Japan? We know that Tokyo had 24 new cases yesterday and over 20 for three consecutive days, but how about giving the national total and a regional breakdown everyday?

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