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Posted in: Suga says Japan will not join U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons See in context

There is at least 8 UN nations that officially had Nuclear weapons prior to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) (China, Russia, US, UK ,France, India Pakistan and Israel the last 3 never signed the NPT also 1 rogue that says they have them North Korea. there are possibly at least 2 other that may have them and deny they have them is Japan and Australia who both signed or ratified the NPT in the 1970's

If Japan or Australia sign the New Treaty it pretty much confirms to everybody that yes we do not have Nuclear Weapons, by not signing they can leave them all slightly wondering.

So it benefits Japan not to sign whether or not they have Nuclear capabilities as it might just be enough to deter another nation from attacking Japan

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs bills to penalize people who do not comply with antivirus measures See in context

The draft laws would allow local governments to name and shame medical facilities that flout requests to admit COVID-19 patients

You know where I will be going for non Covid related issues

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Posted in: Tokyo District Court upholds ban on dual citizenship See in context

rejected their suit and request for damages, a spokesman said, upholding the constitutionality of the rule.

They should not be requesting damages fastest way for the courts to so no.

As soon as they turned this into a money grab it was destined to fail.

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Posted in: Kono's vaccine appointment by Suga seen as neutralizing a rival See in context

Far from neutralizing a rival, More like preparing him for The party leadership, If his roll out goes smoothly and quickly he will be seen as the one who did saved Japan from the Virus.

@Aly Rustom

No one gets to be PM without being in Nippon Kaigi.

He is already a member of The Shinto League which is the first step to becoming a member of Nippon Kaigi.

If he gets the first round of vaccines done swiftly then it will only be a matter of time before he is

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Posted in: 49-year-old disqualified exam-taker arrested over refusal to leave toilet See in context

A bit harsh on the part of exam givers in my opinion, Sure it is annoying to have to keep asking him to fix his mask but Japanese people have flat noses and unless they have a proper fitting mask it falls down past the nose and is not usually deliberate. In my case my mask rides up over my nose into my eyes so I am always having to fix it.

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Posted in: New S Korean ambassador eyes political solutions to issues with Japan See in context

@P.Smith

 government ministers go to Yasukuni 

Regarding Yasukuni I do believe the war criminals should be removed and the sooner the better as I would like to visit there. As it is a shrine for all people who died in the service of Japan and I would like to see my wifes grandfathers name. and show it to his mixed grandchildren but I refuse to do so while the war criminals are there as a form of respect to my grandfather who fought against Japan during WW2.

also promote textbooks that gloss over WWII except to make Japan look like the victim.

I am not aware of the textbooks you are referring too, I do know that the text books my son has only mentions dates and names of specific battles but not details of what took place in them, but that is not limited to only Japanese battles but for all of them that are included in his textbooks including some American, Italian, British, and German battles

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Posted in: New S Korean ambassador eyes political solutions to issues with Japan See in context

Regarding Yasukuni I do believe the war criminals should be removed and the sooner the better as I would like to visit there. As it is a shrine for all people who died in the service of Japan and I would like to see my wifes grandfathers name. and show it to his mixed grandchildren but I refuse to do so while the war criminals are there as a form of respect to my grandfather who fought against Japan during WW2.

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Posted in: As Diet opens, Suga pledges to get pandemic under control, hold Olympics See in context

Since he made his promise to get the Corona Virus under control within 1 month His time started on the 7th of February 2021 his time to get it under control by March 7th 2021 is drawing near

“I will stand at the frontline of the battle with the people's cooperation."

Yes you better as your job is at stake I do not mean Steak so stay at home Suga and stop eating out.

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Posted in: New S Korean ambassador eyes political solutions to issues with Japan See in context

@SJ

Since I have been away at work never had a chance to read your reply so sorry for the late answer.

The video is in Japanese and part of it was not in everyday Japanese so I was not sure on the meanings of some parts of it. Unfortunately I am not Fluent in Japanese. So it is irrelevant to me.

Another type of Japanese misinformation on S. Korea

I disagree I have read the 1965 Treaty and it was plain to see the Japanese paid South Korea Money for the comfort Woman and South Korean Government would hand it out to the Comfort Woman and that would be the end of it. and that was agreed to by South Korea. Are you suggesting that the 1965 Treaty was null and void after it was signed by both parties and money was paid?

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Posted in: New S Korean ambassador eyes political solutions to issues with Japan See in context

Since Japan has already admitted their guilt and apologised and provided Monetary contributions on the issue regarding Comfort Woman.

"We learned the lesson that if a historical issue is intertwined with an economic one, it will not be good for either side," Kang said.

South Korea should now be focusing on resolving the Issues of their Atrocities committed during the Vietnam war. before this becomes intertwined with an economic one. Therefore, It is high time that South Korea be held accountable for the massacre and rapes of thousands of vietnam civilians And to stop hiding the truth about it.

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Posted in: No. of hospitalized coronavirus patients at record high in Japan See in context

@Txrogers

Have seasonal “flu related “ deaths ever been tallied in the same way

Yes that is how they are tallied in most countries. The test for Flu is much cheaper compared to the covid-19 test anybody who comes into a hospital with flu symptoms they are tested so they can be treated correctly when they die that is included in the cause of death (most countries)

Why haven’t mRNA vaccines been applied to all flus? Wouldn’t that help seasonal flu issues with the overall populace?

They are still in clinical trials and have been since around 2011 and will take much longer to produce as they have not been fast tracked like the covid-19 vaccine.

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Posted in: Trump trial pending; McConnell calls it 'vote of conscience' See in context

I am interested to see if this or anything ever reaches a senate vote, we know they have a stalemate in the Senate so if anything goes to a vote Democrats will automatically win (as long as their party holds the line) with VP Harris holding the deciding vote. but it takes more than 50% of the senate to take it to a vote(unless I am misinformed). And if the Republicans show the same solidarity as the Democrats did in the last four years then this term will be about the same as the last 4 nothing getting done unless it comes from an executive order but as with the Democrats you can expect each and every one of those to be called into question and go to a Supreme Court Judge of Republican choosing and be asked to declare it as unconstitutional.

I guess the only difference will be no unusual middle of the night tweets from that guy.

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Posted in: Ghosn hid scale of Nissan salary, fearing dismissal from Renault, Tokyo court told See in context

Doesn't fit with yesterday's testimony, "Nissan was afraid to lose Ghosn because other companies wanted him" and where offering him more If he was afraid of Renault he would have left.

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Posted in: Man served 6th arrest warrant for drugging intoxicated woman, sexually assaulting her See in context

@coskuri

A video of a guy taking away a sleepy victim PLUS her rape kit PLUS her stolen belongings found on him... it's not bad for evidence. At least one case is very solid.

You are assuming she was administered a rape kit, unless you have more specific information relating to the case that I do not (Please Provide it so we can all see it) this is after all Japan so you should presume that she was not administered a rape kit (considering her CC was left behind).

Did you know here in Japan the rape victim is required to pay for the rape kit upfront and other medical fees and not all hospitals are able to administer a rape kit it also costs upward of 100,000 yen. Sure it is reimbursed once you have filed. But Japan doesn't make it easy for a woman to accuse somebody of rape.

Did you also know that the definition of rape in Japan is different from other countries.

The definition of rape according to Japanese law (Article 177 of the Criminal Code) is as follows: A person who, using violence or threats, has sexual intercourse with a female person over the age of 13 shall be guilty of rape

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Posted in: Man served 6th arrest warrant for drugging intoxicated woman, sexually assaulting her See in context

His DNA?

his DNA and mugshot allowed to identify him for 5 other pending cases.

Where do you get this information from as it is not on the article.

I highly doubt that since he is not talking that he would submit to a DNA test they still have to have his permission to take it. otherwise it would be illegal in Japan.

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Posted in: Man served 6th arrest warrant for drugging intoxicated woman, sexually assaulting her See in context

He is remaining silent for a reason the Japanese police like a confession to make it simple to keep their 99.9% conviction rate.

In this case I agree with the cops and they probably have a solid theory but unfortunately that seems to be all they have. They don't seem to even know what drug was used "a sleep-inducing drug " which means they only have circumstantial evidence at best. Perhaps if enough Victims come forward they can establish a pattern which might be enough for a conviction.

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Posted in: Japan considers various options against S Korea 'comfort women' ruling See in context

@Eppee

Come on, anybody who lived in japan for more than a couple of weeks knows the real feeling of the Japaneses on the subject, all of it caused by the constant revisionism going on in Japan.

Yes my Japanese wife reminds me of it everytime I bring up the subject. It is done Japan has apologised and paid out reparations both in 1965 where South Korea agreed to use money set aside by Japan to cover compensation, and by the The Asian Women's Fund South Korea is just wanting more money.

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Posted in: Japan considers various options against S Korea 'comfort women' ruling See in context

@Asiaman7

They have already done that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japan

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Posted in: House impeaches Trump after U.S. Capitol siege; his fate in Senate hands See in context

What a waste of time Dems have been doing this kind of stunt all through Trumps term and I doubt the Rebs are going to forget it, this won't ever get through the senate before the 20th republicans will waste time so it never meets a vote even if any of them think he should be ousted. And that is how the rest of Bidens term will go anything that the dems put into the senate will never reach a vote.

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Posted in: Japan to expand virus state of emergency beyond Tokyo as cases top 300,000 See in context

@Attilathehungry

A mask doesn't cover your eyes so yes a mask doesn't protect you from a airdroplets,

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Posted in: Chinese city tests millions amid fresh virusoutbreak See in context

A friend of mine was living in China During the 2008 Olympics officials dropped by their house with a tin of paint so they could paint the grass to make sure it looked green, they also had the electricity cut for hours at a time every day just so that the olympic village had enough power. This is the kind of thing China does so don't expect them to change just for covid-19.

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Posted in: Japan to expand virus state of emergency beyond Tokyo as cases top 300,000 See in context

So I was walking to home today and you know what restaurants were over crowded at 6pm? what happened I have never seen them this busy so early.... oh I see people gotta eat out early since restaurants are closing early do you think Mr Covid will eat out earlier too?

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan exec says automaker sought to hide Ghosn's pay See in context

Huh? why is Toshiyuki Shiga testifying in Kelly's case? they didn't even work together for longer than a year? seems like Japanese prosecutors are trying Ghosn's case and not Kelly's

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Posted in: S Korea likely to confirm ex-comfort women's win next week See in context

I am curious as to what assets they are intending to steal.

The details of asset seizures are not yet known.

And what Japan will do about it.

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation arsonist says which scene he feels copied his work and incited attack See in context

If he has the same scene in his novel and they have it then they probably did steal it, they should have paid him a 20,000 yen and said thanks and added his name in the middle of the credits... would have saved many lives.

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Posted in: Watch your step See in context

I can't ever remember looking at or trying to read anything when i am plastered , It would probably be better if they put up railings and have a gate to be slid opened once the train has arrived and stopped.

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Posted in: New Asahi Super Dry cans generate more head with wide-mouth to recreate beer mug drinking See in context

I actually prefer my beer without a half a glass of head thankyou very much and I usually order it without it and tell them not to take a sip (meaning to full it to the top) so with this can does it mean more head less beer ?

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Posted in: S Korea to continue efforts to improve ties with Japan, says Moon See in context

Is Moon hopping Biden will side with South Korea on the comfort women issue?

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Posted in: If you’re reading pirated manga, one artist would prefer you just not read their work at all See in context

@borscht

1 Eiichiro Oda. It should be no surprise that Eiichiro Oda, the creator behind the greatest selling manga of all time, One Piece, is also the richest Mangaka in the industry.

2 Akira Toriyama. ...

3 Gosho Aoyama. ...

4 Hajime Isayama. ...

5 Yoshihiro Togashi. ...

6 Masashi Kishimoto. ...

7 Hirohiko Araki. ...

8 Yōichi Takahashi. ...

Just to name a few....

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Posted in: Obstetrician at 'baby hatch' hospital struggles for women's right to confidential births See in context

I'm a big fan of every helpless, innocent baby being embraced by the loving arms of it's mother.

referring to a baby as it.... try the following next time it might help not demean your argument.

innocent babies being embraced by the loving arms of their mothers.

And if the mother is unwilling or unable to love the baby? (rape babies)

You are making an assumption that every mother should love her baby but that is not always the case and some women never want the child to ever be able to contact them and they may not have been able to afford an abortion especially the young.

At least this way they can move on without a constant reminder and not become criminals.

I am all for it, and I think the Japanese government should get more involved in helping people and providing more to help publicise the different health issues and how to get support as other countries do.

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