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Posted in: Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership See in context

In my country only murder has no time limit.

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Posted in: Law enacted to recognize ethnic Ainu minority as indigenous people See in context

With a headcount of roughly tenhousand at least there is a minority on these islands.

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Posted in: Politically indirect: Using more inclusive Japanese words See in context

There are indirect govt ministers

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Posted in: Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership See in context

Times are times and they are a changing.

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Posted in: Japan looks to fight gambling addiction ahead of casino openings See in context

A step up into the 21rei coming from pachinko.

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Posted in: English level at Japan's secondary schools falls short of gov't target See in context

At bubble times it was all about pronounciation. Now its about efficiency?

In the G8 competition they are good at their second foreign language at that grade, just island groups are fine to be local.

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Posted in: Indonesia votes as 'everyman' president battles firebrand ex-general See in context

India takes 6 weeks to vote and this drawn wide country does it in a single day?

Democracy is very young this side of the Pacific.

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Posted in: U.S. seeks quick deal on tariff cuts with Japan See in context

So E U is weak and East Asia is the future?

The currency Euro is doing fine and alliances nowhere else can nowhere to be seen.

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Posted in: Increasing the proportion of nuclear energy is the most realistic way to step up efforts against global warming. Ensuring a stable supply of electricity is a challenge for society as a whole. See in context

Electrics you don‘t export. So how many you need.

Famous for cheaper solutions in this sector your group is out of depth.

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Posted in: Japan's working population drops further See in context

Do you really see the working population as in the photo? Middle aged men in suits?

while importing 1/3 million mostly Vietnamese to the workforce, with much Tamtam.

What an isolation.

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Posted in: U.S. seeks quick deal on tariff cuts with Japan See in context

„While the United States is calling for a comprehensive pact that would cover a range of areas such as goods, services, investment and currency, Japan is insisting the two governments aim for a trade agreement on goods only.“

How does this agree with the headline, Kyodo news?

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Posted in: Disney unveils global family-friendly streaming service See in context

Sony‘s Disney brought Doraemon to India, so global means close to 200 country‘s.

Growth it is.

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Posted in: As time catches up with rock's greats, can the genre survive? See in context

It changed from revolutionary firebrand to a historical period of listening.

Compare the choices before with what people produce these days. The diversity.....

rock will always be on the radio!

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Posted in: Pair of mangoes goes for record ¥500,000 at season's first auction See in context

Try to export that one!

size of exports economy ranking puts JP in fourth slot. About half of Germanys exports but well ahead of SK, France, Netherlands, Italy and a no.9 UK.

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Posted in: France respects Japan's judicial procedures regarding Ghosn: Le Drian See in context

Recommend another opinion on this as in FT ( Financial Times ) or the Asahi where some details read as:

“The FT said prosecutors had confiscated his wife's Lebanese passport in a dawn raid on their apartment in central Tokyo on Thursday morning, but did not discover her U.S. passport.

Under Japanese law, prosecutors will be able to hold Ghosn for up to 22 days without charging him. The fresh arrest opens up the possibility that he will be interrogated again without his lawyer present, as is the norm in Japan.“

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Posted in: Gov't says official translation for next era name Reiwa is 'beautiful harmony' See in context

Lets reflect on the term Heisei era. In the beginning it meant something like „ becoming equal“ among the locals. Now it turns out to be the age of „ power to the powerful“ in afterthoughts. Which is conservatism.

As for „Rei“ 4th graders learn that with two strokes upfront it’s used in refrigerator as being the local reizouko. 

While the use of „Wa“ was turned upside down during Shōwa era.

So what a rather dreadful term this is.

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Posted in: Some see Japanese era system as unnecessary, unsuited for modern age See in context

Having a Wa in the era name is rather frightening after what happened not so long ago.

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Posted in: End of an era: Emperor's abdication resets Japan calendar See in context

And that’s since since 1989? Or 1991?

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Posted in: End of an era: Emperor's abdication resets Japan calendar See in context

We saw new empires and limits in this Heisei come up.

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Posted in: Japan whaling vessel leaves on last mission before IWC withdrawal See in context

There are many more jobs in administration than on the waters envolved hre.

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Posted in: Kamakura passes ordinance against eating on the go See in context

Is it back to the bubble?

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Posted in: Tuberculosis can be eradicated by 2045: experts See in context

Who knows about 2045?

Are we talking antibiotics treatment here?

Well that line of research is rather not profitable, so not much new stuff is coming up.

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

What a record?

120 some and what 2.7 .... outsiders still mean to be here in this stll Heisei age

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Posted in: In election year, weakening economy may force Abe's hand See in context

With truth?

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Posted in: Japan to use Ospreys for overseas rescue operations See in context

What sort of cenario to use these?

Islamic by the way they opt.

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Posted in: In election year, weakening economy may force Abe's hand See in context

Beat them!

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Posted in: Japan to support education for 4 mil women in developing countries See in context

Is there also capacity to support that Swedish schoolgirl making quite a wave?

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Posted in: Vietnamese workers, streaming to Japan, face risks as labor system opens up See in context

Heisei... what a misnomer for a few decades.

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Posted in: Japan Times president apologizes for turmoil; warns of legal action against leakers See in context

As for the new „comfort women“ wordage, neither the old nore the new term are any good for foreign diplomacy these days.

Maybe the Asahi news would be proud to own old dame JT.

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Posted in: Japan Olympic chief Takeda to announce resignation: sources See in context

The Japanese capital beat Madrid and Istanbul.

Enjoy your Beat!

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