JapanJim comments

Posted in: U.S. base transfer referendum for all Okinawa voters remains unclear See in context

Since any vote us meaningless and will not change the outcome the OPG should ask that the new Henoko airbase be called "ONAGA Airbase" after the late Governor.

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Posted in: At Davos, battle lines are drawn over trade and cooperation See in context

The US wants Free and Fair trade! Don't claim to be a free trader but protect your own markets.

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Posted in: At Davos, battle lines are drawn over trade and cooperation See in context

AkieToday  07:04 am JST

That is the fate of Japan: a strong China means a strong Japan, a prosperous China means a prosperous Japan, a safe China means a safe Japan. Abe got it finally.

and when China says "islands historically that belonged to China are now going to be part of China", what are you going to do now?

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Posted in: The inside story of the bra See in context

This is one industry that knows what to do with cleavage! All of this to entice men!

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Posted in: Ghosn again asks for bail; promises not to flee, pay for security guards See in context

I trust him to stay n Japan or even to return from France.

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Posted in: Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray to reunite for 'On the Rocks' See in context

I'd rather save my money for the upcoming Ghost Busters with the original cast that are still alive.

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Posted in: Lavrov asks why Japan only country in world that can't accept results of World War II See in context

The islands will always remain part of Russia. The price paid for Japan's WWII crimes and aggressions.

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Posted in: Moscow says Japan must recognize all Kurils as Russian See in context

The islands belong to Russia and they will never cede them back to Japan. These negotiations are only giving false hope to those who haven't moved on. Sorry to say but to anyone who believes otherwise is just foolish.

Remember, don't give any precedent to China for any disputed islands to include the Ryukyus. Once America withdraws its military from Asia due to economic costs the door will open for China to claim all historical islands.

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Posted in: Diet passes bill to accept more foreign workers See in context

This is a big win for Businesses in Japan. Pay foreign visa workers lower than current salaries, don't allow any families to come. able to send back to their own country if sick or injured, when no longer needed deport them back home. Reminds me of what happen to Korean and Chinese workers years ago.

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Posted in: Gov't considering Y10 trillion stimulus to offset sales tax hike: sources See in context

The USA cut taxes and the economy took off like a rocket, and tax revenues collected by the government have been record breaking monthly. Anyone ever get the opinion that tax rate is too high in Japan?

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Posted in: Tamaki invites U.S. lawmakers to Okinawa to see base reality See in context

I think he can get some Chinese government people to talk to before any American politicians. Maybe he can get them to build an island off the coast of Okinawa?

The airfield is moving to Henoko, and this is a Japan central government decision. American officials have always said that Henoko is the best solution.

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Posted in: Okinawa governor to visit U.S. and tell Americans to stop building disputed military base See in context

Visiting the USA is a waste of money. What most people don't understand is that you can't just move part of the Marine Corps off Okinawa, but move all of it since it is a team. Most Americans are more than willing to pull all of our military out of Japan. All it takes is the GOJ to say the US military isn't needed anymore.

Just don't call the US when China claims only half of the Ryukyu chain as historically theirs. The funny part will be they are only taking back half of the Ryukyus to show they aren't being unreasonable!

Trump was quoted as saying: "what's a Denny? I thought it was a restaurant?"

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Posted in: Okinawa sees chances for economic independence without U.S. bases See in context

Tourism creates minimum pay seasonal jobs. The only thing all the touted malls have done is created ghost town shopping areas in many locations throughout Okinawa. It has killed off many of the generational small businesses in favor of one stop shopping areas where you can buy the world in one trip. Very sad as I miss the many obachan ojiichan stores that made up everyday life in Okinawa that are now almost all gone.

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Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. call to stop returns to Fukushima See in context

I think it is fine to move back. I would not drink the water though.

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Posted in: Trump revokes ex-CIA chief's security clearance, evaluating other critics See in context

A security clearance is a requirement for the position not for post-employment enrichment. Brennan has lied twice under oath to congress, and eventually it will come out that Brennan participated and contributed intelligence assets to the russian hoax!

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Posted in: High school basketball player punches ref after dispute over foul See in context

I wonder how much "gomen money" the ref got?

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Posted in: N Korea makes 'agreement' with S Korea after historic meeting See in context

Just another ploy by NK to stall for more time. Missiles and nukes need just a little more time. Anyone who thinks this is a chance for peace are only fooling themselves.

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Posted in: U.S. military helicopter flies over Okinawa school again See in context

@GoodlucktoyouToday  11:25 am JST

@japanjim. Okinawans need to live somewhere. Like farmhouses. US occupation forces have bases everywhere and are expanding. So where should okinawans build schools? Tokyo?

Plenty of space to build elsewhere. There was huge amount of land returned, and it should have gone there. Take a look as there are many areas that are a ghost town from all the malls being built!

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Posted in: U.S. military helicopter flies over Okinawa school again See in context

40 years ago there was nothing but farmland and farmer's houses. Now the base is surrounded by all types of buildings due to being cheaper land for building.

Who in the local government gives permission to build a school next to an airport anyways? Why, is because it is noisy cheap land!

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Posted in: Japan pro-whaling documentary wins award at London film festival See in context

Awful coincidence that this year's award in London was sponsored by the Japan Whaling Industry!

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Posted in: At least a dozen U.S. sailors under investigation over drug use in Japan See in context

I heard thru a source that it was ED medicine. If you think about, being at sea for 3 months and then coming home you would want to use some ED medicine.

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Posted in: Trump steps up fight over Russia probe after release of FBI memo See in context

@LagunaToday  01:03 pm JST

This evidence was paid for by The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrat party, and used by the FBI to get a FISA warrant to spy on an American. This Trump dossier was fabricated by a former MI6 agent who used Russian sources. This dossier was never "intelligence".

Hmm. Could you explain to me why Carter was on the FBI radar a full two years before the Steele dossier was released? I mean, I know they're good at their jobs, but even they couldn't be so prognostic

On FBI radar but never had a warrant to spy!

Despite knowing the Fusion GPS dossier to be fake, the FBI presented it to the FISA court and utilized it to obtain the Carter Page warrant. This same dossier was directly funded by the DNC and Clinton campaign. This memo also disproves McCabe and others who claimed that while FBI agents had political views they never succumbed to misusing their position to influence politics. This is probably why the DNC CEO resigned two days ago.

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Posted in: Trump steps up fight over Russia probe after release of FBI memo See in context

Many comments here just don't understand the matter.

Evidence was used to spy on an american in the United States. This evidence was paid for by The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrat party, and used by the FBI to get a FISA warrant to spy on an American. This Trump dossier was fabricated by a former MI6 agent who used Russian sources. This dossier was never "intelligence".

The FBI failed to disclose to the judge that the dossier was paid for by Hillary and the DNC. Even if it was only 25% of the evidence it should have never been used since it was all fabricated! The FBI and the Justice Dept failed to disclose this to the courts, and is a violation of many laws to deceive Judge in order to get a warrant.

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Posted in: Trump's own words revive debate over whether he's racist See in context

Many "news sources" used here and on TV particularly NHK definitely have a bias when reporting on President Trump. Three other Senators who were in the meeting deny the reported statement. and it is known that Senator Durbin who reported this has a history of lying and fabricating stories to the media.

The Democrats power comes from having a dependant lower class of constituents. This is the only reason they want to have open borders. There are approximately 30 million illegal aliens living in the USA. That is 25% of the population of Japan! It is insane for the USA to continue to have migration of people who are illiterate in their own language they cannot read or write and expect to assimilate into american culture.

Remember, the late Senator Ted Kennedy and President Clinton were caught in conversation saying that "it was only a few years ago tha Obama would be serving them drinks"! The original birther was Hillary Clinton who question whether Obama was an American back in 2007.

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Posted in: Regulator urges release of treated Fukushima radioactive water into sea See in context

Release it into an inland lake if it is unharmful. Don't contaminate the ocean!

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Posted in: U.N. urges Japan to resettle more refugees See in context

Never gonna happen! The Japanese mind is too smart to let this happen!

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Posted in: Sumo grand champ facing police probe over alleged assault See in context

Mongols are warrior people. If this would have happen in Mongolia it would not even make the news. Too sad for Harumafuji as this may be the end of his career as well as the other Mongol. Takanoiwa is lucky this all he received as punishment by insulting the Yokozuna!

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Posted in: Japan expects U.S. to halt CH-53 helicopters for indefinite period See in context

Onaga and some of the Okinawans are just complainers. If it wasn't for the US Military presence on Okinawa they would find something else to complain about. I know many in the mainland just can't believe all the tax money going to a bunch of complainers. Be grateful for the US Military treaty with Japan, or get rid of it. Just be prepared to relinquish the Ryukyu Island chain to Japan as China will annex it as being historically part of China. Who would stop them?

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Posted in: U.S. holds parachuting drill at Okinawa base despite opposition See in context

Rubbish, the US forces are only here for their convenience, not Japan's.

When China claims The Ryukyu chain as historically theirs...well what are you going to do? The only reason it has not happened yet is because of the alliance.

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Posted in: S Korean film about forced labor in Japan sets box office record See in context

I can't wait for the fallout from some Japanese politician to claim that they were only giving them jobs to help them out!

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