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Posted in: Olympic protest See in context

Is a little too late to protest isn't it? Considering the amount of work,resources, time, sweat and money pour into it. Anyone who want to stop it now must be very high on drugs. Is suicide to stop it now.

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Posted in: Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies held across Japan See in context

Ah,this sure brings back memories. I feel very old now and I miss my old friends. A time full of happiness and sadness before heading into a uncertain future and becomes a adult. Now i kinda want to cry. Time to go look up some old photos again.

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Posted in: Manager at Turkish jet operator says he helped Ghosn escape because of threats See in context

If you are rich enough you can hire practically anyone. And if the amount is right enough, they would be willing to go through any lenght to get the job done. Hope it was worth it for that company who took the job. Because they are now number one target now in Japan.

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced See in context

I don't care if he is innocence or not. That he is able to escape is the serious issue. His lawyer is obviously trying to avoid responsibility. We all knew he would run the moment he was granted bail, but his lawyers had guarantee time and time again that he wouldn't. Now look what happen. For him to be still able to escape after gaining so much attention, speaks volumes just how slack the justice system is.

A person who was suspected of misusing funds of Nissan is able to post bail of 1.5billion bail and was able to escape all the way to Lebanon. This already tells you just how much money he has and how much planning went to his escape.

By running,obvious he isn't worried of all the consequences this will bring. He probably thinks he can live well with whatever money he has stash away just to avoid the chance of some jail time. Is not even a death sentence. The rich always escape it seems.

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Posted in: N Korean media call Abe 'imbecile and political dwarf' See in context

I wonder how much money they wasted by continuing sending missiles to the ocean. While their own people are dying from starvation. They must be really proud of all of this.

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Posted in: U.N. declined Abe's request to speak at Sept climate summit: sources See in context

What did they expect anyway? By shutting down many of the nuclear power plants, Japan has to get their heat source from somewhere. Do they even know how harsh it here is in winter? Unless they want us to die, coal plants it currently the only solution right now until a new solution come up. Which is not easy because our country suffer each year from typhoons,earth quakes, landslide and floods. Here things get destroyed easily by natural disasters, so rebuilding things with quality is not cheap and easy. Currently there are still so many people living in camps provided by the government after these disasters struck.

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Posted in: Police surround last holdouts at Hong Kong campus protest See in context

This is the most self destructive city if i have ever seen one in my life. How are they even able to keep it up for 5 freaking months with no work is beyond me. Whatever allowence these youths had would have been spend long ago. I suspect ill intented people is secretly supporting them and using the chaos to earn a killing at the stock market and taking down competitors by having the kids destroy property. They really should wake up already. They are destroying HK and their future with their own hands at this rate. Help is not coming no matter how long they persist. Outsiders just see this as amusements and something to talk about at diner.

HK beautiful city is already long gone and their econmy might not even able to recover. Are they even thinking about the aftermath? Without main land China help, how are they ever gonna rebuild their city and get themselves out of recession? Others countries is not gonna help nor provide any relief funding. This is literally self destruction if you ask me.

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Posted in: Hong Kong police shoot protester as activists block streets See in context

What do they expect? 6 months of this and anyone would go crazy. The police are overworked and constantly on edge and feeling pressured. You try doing police duties in this kind of chaos for 6 months straight while being insulted and force to clear up obstacles every single day. Any tolerance and patience has long been throw out of the window. They now don't even care about the press anymore and just target anyone who get in their way of doing their duties. Now things is just gonna get more violent on both side the longer this drag out. Winter is coming. Really hope things would settle down already.

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Posted in: 10 detainees go on hunger strike at Japanese immigration center See in context

Many are asking why they are being detained for that long. Is actually complicated. Is mainly because of the UN policies. As a member Japan is forced to accept these people, but also cannot just deport them. According to the treaty, the immigrants can willingly leave Japan. So Japan came with the solution of stalling. Japan will keep them from truly integrating in Japan society and have them detain, hoping they get sick of it and leave the country on their own. Japan provide a temporarily shelter for them, but is mostly hoping they just willingly leave. Mostly they are just hoping the detainees break a rule so they can deport them or they leave on their own. Don't expect things to change anytime soon. Getting fed and a place to stay is the best Japan will offer them. If they want freedom and more option in living standards, they gonna have to look elsewhere. Many want to enter Japan thinking is gonna be a Paradise, but what's the point of trying to enter a country when the country does not want you. Hunger strikes isn't gonna help them.

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Posted in: Nintendo first-half sales leap on strong demand for Switch games See in context

@James Bell, you should recalibrate the joy cons once they drift. If that doesn't fix the problem,is mostly because some dust got inside it and you just have to clean it a little. Drift is very easy to fix. Drift usually happen after a intense gameplay or after a few months(dust). Mine happen after playing Hollow Knight.

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Posted in: Ban on endangered otter trade to take effect amid pet boom See in context

Well,there goes my dream for a house pet and my favorite past time watching youtube channels about otters i guess. My favorite otter on youtube is Bingo. He always cheer me up. I learn so much about this animal. But i kinda understand the need to protect this animal. Can’t let such a beautiful creature goes extinct.

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Posted in: Nintendo first-half sales leap on strong demand for Switch games See in context

If i count all the games i have in my switch, it's worth twice as much as my main switch itself. Luigi mansion and pokemon is gonna empty my pocket even further. Switch is the best port for all games from all platforms. The recent release of A Hat in Time was nice. The switch is the best to play it in portable in my opinion. Is a shame the Light version doesn't have detachable joy-cons. I just wish they make their joy-cons cheaper. The price is ridiculous if you want to replace them after they are worn out.

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Posted in: Japan's 'peace contributor' role tested amid U.S.-Iran tension See in context

Isn’t this what the JMSDF is for? What the point having one of the best fleets there is and not use them. Better put them to good use. We can protect our own ships. No need for this so called coalition which will only bring troubles.

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Posted in: 'Flying motorbike' to debut at Tokyo Motor Show See in context

So another gadget that the public has no access to. Not interested then.

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Posted in: Disputing Koizumi, new industry minister calls no-nuclear power policy 'unrealistic' See in context

I kinda understand. At least he didn’t lie and be realistic. Currently many other countries try to build nuclear powerplants as a solution to supply their nation with cheaper cost while Japan instead is trying to scrap them. Unless the government is made of out money, replacing all of them is impossible. Especially because we are living on islands. Is gonna take decades. Currently the summer heat and winter cold is not something you can just surivive without these power plants supporting the cities. The reason why we even build them as to keep the cost low for the people. Winter and summer season are no joke here. Also the current economy is never gonna allow it. Sure, we all want to dream of such nice country free of nuclear plants,but do they really think we wanted to keep using these dangerous things if we had a choice? We now live in a uncertain era. A economic slowdown, lack of labors, trade spat of the USA, korea nonsense, russia, iran etc.

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Posted in: Man wielding knife and model gun arrested on robbery charge See in context

@Yubari,that is because you ignore the rest and only focus on the few. For the largest city in the world, it will still considered to be the safest even if every day there was a robbery. Because the number of crimes is insignicifant if you considered the size of the population. The aritcle didn’t say is 100% safe,but ranked 1 safest of every city in the world. There is a big difference between the two.

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Posted in: Man shot in Kobe in apparent gang feud See in context

Is true that the yakuza does keep Japan underword in line. You would always have crime groups no matter which country you are in. But the yakuza and the police came to understanding for decades. This is how the police keep control of drugs and weapons from flooding the markets. Also the yakuza usually can catch those that goes out of line faster for the police. Especially criminals who are in the run from the police and are hiding. Yakuza might not be what we want, but they make sure other crime groups doesn’t come to japan. Problem is that the yakuza members are in the thousands and most are everyday workers. So is not exactly easy to solve them even if the police want too. Most of them try to go legit now these days anyway. Trust me, is better to have a familar group under observation then removing them and getting a whole new group who you know nothing about and is unpredicatable.

This thing is literally done in all countries but only Japan does it openly like this. If you think other countries the police and criminal groups doesn’t come to some agreements then you are just being naive and living in a dream world.

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Posted in: Prince Hisahito, parents leave for Bhutan See in context

We don't mind. Is our duty as citizens to show respect for the imperial family. This is Japan.

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Posted in: Japan urges caution for citizens traveling to S Korea See in context

Is just precaution. This thing can get pretty intense if some idiots decide to do something after being motivated. You would always have a bad apple in the bunch. All it take is 1 small spark and the whole thing can turn into a forest fire. Human move on emotions. Youncan eve paid others to have them target others.

Remember the violents protest in China a couple yeara ago against Japan? That turn pretty violent quickly.

So travel on your own risk. Why put yourself in potential danger? Better safe then sorry

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Posted in: Kang, Kono trade barbs at ASEAN after Japan's decision to revoke S Korea's preferential trade status See in context


So you are just ignoring the fact that Japan has been selling these materials cheaply to SK for years to improve relationship on the condition that they use it for themselves , but instead these materials are being sold to other nations behind Japan back and is potentially being weaponized. SK is enjoying the benefits and turning a blind eye to the rest of the problems.

If you don't follow the rules, then of course you get kick off the team. Who would want a teammate who is ungrateful and sabotage the mission while still enjoying the achievements.

While many see this move as Japan pressuring SK, the important thing is that it also create a better and tighter control over what can be exported and keep the nation secure. Is not like Japan lied about the problems SK is having with these shipments and also brought proof. The governments is not playing games. They have already foreseen what will or could happen from all this. Which is why SK desperately want to stop it while Japan is determined to move forward.

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Posted in: Japan hangs 2 death-row inmates; 1st executions this year See in context

potential introduction of lifetime imprisonment without parole.

I'am not a supporter of this idea. If you intend to waste resources,time and manpower taking care of them for the rest of their lives, you might as well just end them. People might thing it's gonna be a nice retirement home and purposely commit crimes to get imprison. Which already happen a lot these days

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Posted in: Angry South Koreans accuse Japan of 'economic invasion' See in context

Don't these people know shame? Japan just like any other nation in the world have the rights to decide what product enter or leave their country. The fact that SK have been enjoying these benefits the last few years has made them spoiled. Should have kick them off the list long ago. Because clearly they were ungrateful and still holding a lot of grudges inside from the past.

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Posted in: Kang, Kono trade barbs at ASEAN after Japan's decision to revoke S Korea's preferential trade status See in context


Is not about whether Japan is victim or not. Because the new generation of Japan doesn't care anymore what someone did a century ago and doesn't like it if SK keep pointing fingers at them for crimes they don't care about. All the soldiers are dead. For the past century SK has been using the victim card and constantly bully and try to squeeze out as many as benefits as possible. Over the years it only has bolster their arrogance and increase their demand more and more. They enjoy it. Burning flags,holding protests,banning goods and destroying property. Some even put up signs on their stores that we aren't welcome as customers etc. SK is used to release their pent up stress on us while we had been swallowing this nonsense for so many years. This only create more pent up anger in the Japanese citizens over the years.

On a side note. The NK-SK war did more damage to them then Japan ever could. While we spend the last century helping them build up their economy and providing financial aid. But they never mention any of our contribution while they shed tears of joy when NK fed them lies about wanting to be a good neighbor.

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Posted in: Kang, Kono trade barbs at ASEAN after Japan's decision to revoke S Korea's preferential trade status See in context

What is ridiculous is that people still think NK actually ever cared about Japan. NK is SK biggest headache right now and not ours. They are practically neighbors and if anything happen,SK is force to respond along with all the US troops in SK. NK actions is nothing new and is just a everyday nuisance in Japan. All they do is show off and use threats. I have seen natural disasters put up a bigger fight then they ever could. Even this summer is more bothersome then them.

Btw, i am interested to see how SK is gonna counter attack and escalate this whole thing even further. No matter what they decide, is definitely gonna hurt both side even more. All we did was remove their special benefits and they goes crying to the US to intervene while at the same time acting tough on national tv.

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Posted in: S Korea warns of security impact if dropped from Japan's easy-trade list See in context

'Seoul would have to review bilateral security cooperation.

Good luck with that. There was never much cooperation to begin with.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea lawmakers meet to ease row over trade, history See in context

So the boycotting of goods,anti-japan protests and flags burning awhile ago can just be ignored? SK is full of hypocrites. Whatever agreements or promise they made now or in the future, it would just be forgotten or broken later on whenever it suits them. The main reason is the SK government isn't doing anything to pacify all this hatred and going to the core of the problem.

SK being remove from the 'White Country" list is gonna happen. No amount of tantrum or flattery is gonna prevent that. Time to hit back hard.

When both parties are in heated confrontation and have their feelings bottle up, it's best to just let them fight it out till they are exhausted. Each side need to suffer a bit and feel the pain before they can sober up. Then you can have your peace talk.

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Posted in: Concerned citizens criticize Japanese gov't over worsening ties with S Korea See in context

Is more likely this so called petition are from those who had heavily invested in SK and is now suffering because SK is boycotting 'made in japan' goods. Or these so called rational people is just seeking to earn some fame.

The time for holding hands and talking is long over. We have been doing that for over a century and it didn't improve anything. All it did was delaying it and make them more arrogant and demanding. They keep picking fights and at the same time expect us to give them the preferential treatment. Currently SK government is not seeking peace nor want to be allies. They are demanding that their demands are met. Is not that Abe want to cut ties with SK,but instead it is SK that had never cared about the ties between the two countries. They have broken ties several times in the past already and only when it suit them,they would try to mend the ties again. That's no longer a thing we want to see happening again.

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Posted in: Japan's annual eel-eating day hit by high prices See in context

The rise of eel farms has increase in recent years. So are many other aquaculture farms now that catching them is getting a lot harder. Demand will probably keep increasing. This so call rise in prices is a good business opportunity for more people to seek their chances in the farming sector.

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Posted in: Abe apologizes to families of former leprosy patients over discrimination See in context

And here it goes again. No matter what Abe does, there are always haters complaining left and right.

For me it is a good thing Abe had taken the time to do it. Because he didn’t had too.

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Posted in: Japan not considering sending SDF for U.S.-proposed maritime coalition: Suga See in context

Abe won’t send troops no matter what. Currently the government is building a relationship with middle east countries and try to obtain enough future oil reserve for the country. If Abe send troops,it would agitate countries like China and Russia who had been supporting countries in the middle east for years and also make enemies of the middle east who hate the US. After the recent tension with SK, the japan-china relationship instead has improve. So Abe will probably wouldn’t mind to intensify the tension with SK as long the relation is good with China. The SK-Japan recent conflict is a move for both countries to bolster more nationalisms into citizens and secrure more supporters for their governments. Is a good way for both governments to shift the public eyes to outside problems like foreign enemies while they try to tackle internal problems. This move have been use several times already for the last century by both SK and Japan.

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