Jordi Puentealto comments

Posted in: Japan women's captain criticizes Asian soccer chiefs over venue switch See in context

AFC, UEFA, Comebol, etc, and the biggest of all FIFA, all a disgrace

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Posted in: Over 15 mil cars recalled worldwide due to Denso fuel pump glitch See in context

Hino, Daihatsu, Denso. Not a good year for Toyota.

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Posted in: Do you think mega-sports events such as the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup are good for the host country's economy and infrastructure in the long run? See in context

Probably the last major event that the investment made a positive impact was the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

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Posted in: N Korea fires 2 short-range ballistic missiles after U.S. sub arrives in S Korea See in context

Two (more) fired. Two fewer in the arsenal. But how many do they have?

And sooner than later, one will completely misfire and land where it shouldn't.

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Posted in: Russians can qualify for Olympic spots in some sports. That doesn’t mean they’ll be allowed in Paris See in context

Drugs, unlawful invasion of independent countries, supporting aggressors, and countries not respecting individual rights and freedom. They should all be excluded not just the Olympics, but all sporting events.

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Posted in: Should NATO open an office in Japan? See in context

Why not.

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Posted in: Wimbledon braces for Ukraine-Russian cold front See in context

Call me old-fashioned. Keep Russian athletes out.

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Posted in: Kyoto wants to add extra charges for tourists to use city buses See in context

No way it will work.

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Posted in: Bottoms up with the Doshisha beer server See in context

What about washing off the bacteria on your hands.

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Posted in: French gastronomy facing huge logistical challenge for Olympics See in context

Don't worry Paris! Bananas don't grow in Tokyo either.

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Posted in: Are you worried about losing your job to a robot or artificial intelligence? See in context

Talking about the "language" industry, translations, and interpreting face a big risk.

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Posted in: Virginia Gov Youngkin in Japan to forge supply chains with 'friends' See in context

..., Florida, Virginia, ... Who is next?

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Posted in: Moscow Film Festival See in context

What are they doing in Russia?

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Posted in: All Japanese wishing to evacuate have left Sudan: Kishida See in context

I find it interesting that when Japan evacuates, there never seem "other nationality" people evacuated as well. While many other countries usually give a "lift" to those other than their own nationals. Or is it that the news coverage misses it?

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Posted in: Jordan royal visit See in context

I wonder if "forcing" masks is disrespectful even if it may be protocol.

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Posted in: Do you think Japan is more politically stable than the United States? See in context

Probably too boring stable.

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Posted in: Do you think Japan has apologized enough for its colonial past concerning South Korea? See in context

The Treaty of San Francisco (サンフランシスコ講和条約, San-Furanshisuko kōwa-Jōyaku), also called the Treaty of Peace with Japan (日本国との平和条約, Nihon-koku to no Heiwa-Jōyaku), re-established peaceful relations between Japan and the Allied Powers on behalf of the United Nations by ending the legal state of war and providing for redress for hostile actions up to and including World War II. It was signed by 49 nations on 8 September 1951, in San Francisco, California, U.S. at the War Memorial Opera House.[2][better source needed] Italy and China were not invited, the latter due to disagreements on whether the Republic of China or the People's Republic of China represented the Chinese people. Korea was also not invited due to a similar disagreement on whether South Korea or North Korea represented the Korean people.[3]

The treaty came into force on 28 April 1952. It ended Japan's role as an imperial power, allocated compensation to Allied nations and former prisoners of war who had suffered Japanese war crimes during World War II, ended the Allied post-war occupation of Japan, and returned full sovereignty to it. This treaty relied heavily on the United Nations Charter[4] and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights[5] to enunciate the Allies' goals. In Article 11, Japan accepted the judgments of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East and of other Allied War Crimes Courts imposed on Japan both within and outside Japan.[6]

The 1951 treaty, along with the Security Treaty signed that same day, marks the beginning of the San Francisco System which defines Japan's relationship with the United States and its role in the international arena and characterizes Japan's post-war history.[7]


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Posted in: Brazil to resume visa requirements for U.S., Japan, Australia, Canada See in context

Reciprocity, please!

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Posted in: Putin bestows friendship award on U.S. actor Seagal See in context

He frequents the west LA yakitori restaurant Nanbankan.

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Posted in: Do you think Japan has too many or too few public holidays, compared to other countries? See in context

On a national level, Japan has more than many other countries. One difference is that many countries have regional (state, province) holidays, and Japan does not.

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Posted in: What is the main way you get your news? See in context

One source that I use more and more is podcasts of specific sites and subjects.

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Posted in: Apple Japan slapped with ¥14 bil in back tax over duty-free sales See in context

I guess that it becomes "suspicious" if a "single person" buys several hundred devices.

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Posted in: Are you concerned at China’s growing might in security and economic issues in the Asia-Pacific region? See in context

I'm more concerned about what their "economic" may influence politically.

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Posted in: Japan to reopen to cruise ships after 2 1/2-year ban See in context

Keep them away!

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Posted in: When you were a teenager, did you think much about issues concerning the environment, such as climate change, pollution, recycling, energy and water conservation and so on? See in context

50+ years ago, many of the words weren't even in the "Dictionary".

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Posted in: Japan reports 45,821 coronavirus cases See in context

How will "Obon" look like?

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Posted in: Do you think self-driving cars will eventually put millions of people out of work around the world? See in context

Absolutely. Think about all the drivers on the road that make a living of it.

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