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Posted in: Canadian PM Trudeau cancels trip for Abe's state funeral See in context

Now imagine if the Japanese or Canadian prime ministers or emperor/governor-general decided not to attend the funerals of the Queen or of the US president. Well, Canada and other G7, see how Japan ignores your leaders when their funerals come up. It's just not a priority.

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Posted in: Unification Church's donation coercion in Japan is problem: ex-exec See in context

Awa no Gaijin

Sep. 3 11:04 pm JST      Not trying to single anyone out ,but the unification church is as valid as any other church or mosque. 

Sorry but this statement isn't correct 

If your going to compare the unification church with all other churches on the planet then you will be disappointed when you hopefully come to the realization that your unfair discrimination isn't valid either.

I did source myself. Are you suggesting that the catholic church did not sell (and still has) indulgences? Many history books would disagree with you then.

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Posted in: Unification Church's donation coercion in Japan is problem: ex-exec See in context

Source:

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/10/nyregion/10indulgence.html&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwibr9vtr_j5AhX3j2oFHWhyAfsQFXoECAUQDA&usg=AOvVaw2iHCQHVTnVY97lscQqz2YG

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Posted in: Unification Church's donation coercion in Japan is problem: ex-exec See in context

The Unification Church began stirring controversy in the 1980s with "spiritual sales," in which people were pressured into buying jars and other items for exorbitant prices by use of threats, including the citing of "ancestral karma."

So, classic catholicism? Remember when they sold indulgences (allowances for sinning) for salvation? Did you know they are still offered?

the church outlawed the sale of indulgences in 1567 — but charitable contributions, combined with other acts, can help you earn one. There is a limit of one plenary indulgence per sinner per day.

Not trying to single anyone out, but the Unification Church is as valid as any other church or mosque.

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Posted in: Arrested ex-Tokyo Olympic exec may have been asked to favor Kadokawa Corp See in context

Olympics are a waste of taxpayer money and prone to corruption and bribery everywhere. Nations should not be building Olympic venues, especially when the people don't want them.

If they are so keen to do so, let the country's Olympic committee raise money as a nonprofit from voluntary donations.

Or, the country Olympic committees could all pool their money and create an Olympic cruise ship that would be a full Olympic venue and sail to whoever is hosting the games.

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Posted in: Amazon bid to scrap historic union win blocked See in context

Should be company wide, not piece by peice, warehouse by warehouse. If Amazon as a whole were unionized at once, it would be better and not have protracted legal battles. Let all the Amazon workers at once vote.

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Posted in: Twitter prepares edit feature for premium users See in context

Edit should be one of the first things available to a commenting or social media site (HINT JT). It's a basic feature, not something only for premium users. Reminds me of a game years ago where you had to be level 10 before you could learn the skill of "sit." Ridiculous.

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Posted in: Court upholds constitutionality of gaming addiction ordinance See in context

maxjapank

Aug. 31 08:37 am JST 

Are we also going to limit the amount of hours that we can watch TV, read books, play sports?

Well put

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Posted in: High energy prices threaten UK hospital services See in context

Or £15 per month, since uk

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Posted in: High energy prices threaten UK hospital services See in context

Natural monopolies (power plants, energy, etc) should be consumer coops, with all residents in the serviced area voting for directors and bylaws. If they own the raw resource, refinery, and distribution, they can get costs down to $20 per month.

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Posted in: Ex-baby sitter gets 20 years in prison for sexually abusing 20 boys See in context

Gaijinland

Why would there be any sexual attraction? The guy is sick and probably damaged these kids for life.

Some people are attracted to sheep, some are attracted to trees. Sometimes the wiring isn't right.

Perhaps a system needs to be in place for retraining to a new occupation that doesn't involve contact with kids (or sheep and trees in my other examples). If not, the state (taxpayers) will be funding the offenders in prison and after prison.

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Posted in: Ex-baby sitter gets 20 years in prison for sexually abusing 20 boys See in context

A licensed nursery school teacher, he had found some of his victims by registering on an app that connects baby sitters with families, highlighting the difficulties of keeping pedophiles away from such services.

Such services (babysitting app) doesn't seem to be the only problem—looks like they're getting through a lax nursery school Licensure too.

Prosecutors had demanded that the Tokyo District Court sentence Akinori Hashimoto to 25 years in prison, while the defense argued that 10 years was proportionate.

While I abhor his conduct, the defence attorney seems as weak as the parliamentary opposition. The defence should advocate for their client, no matter how bad.

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Posted in: Japan to coordinate with Sri Lanka creditors to resolve debt crisis See in context

Wakarimasen

Today 12:22 pm JST 

Print more and give it to Sri Lanka. Essentially the only way out is substantial debt forgiveness and a proper overhaul of the Sri Lankan economy. some of their recent economic measures have been a little bit stupid.

If printing money were the answer, Sri Lanka has its own currency to do just that.

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Posted in: Man gets 4 years in prison for arson in Korean community in Kyoto See in context

WilliB

That might be so, but should be irrelevant in a sane legal system. A crime is a crime, regardless if committed out of "hate" or out of "love". Courts should be in the business of upholding the law, not policing peoples inner feelings. It seems that Western PC dogma has sadly reached Japan

Intent is important, even in your precious America. If it were accidental, neglectful, revenge motivated, targeted (race, religion, orientation—which all were prosecuted in your country), for the lolz, etc. Each would have a different sentence, and indeed I would support such. Community service with financial assistance for accidental, up to jail & psychiatric time for the lolz.

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Posted in: Opposition CDPJ asks Kishida to explain Abe's state funeral See in context

Simon Foston

I would rather have had eight more years of revolving prime ministers than incessant cronyism, corruption, mismanagement, inaction and sleaze

Why choose when you can have both? ;)

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Posted in: Man arrested for committing lewd acts with 14-year-old girl claims he thought she was older See in context

A better excuse would have been they were meeting for after school and cram school tutoring.

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Posted in: Opposition CDPJ asks Kishida to explain Abe's state funeral See in context

Not saying if it's right or not, just that ttbomk, it is the standard practise around the world. And many US and UK leaders were corrupt or had issues

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Posted in: Opposition CDPJ asks Kishida to explain Abe's state funeral See in context

I wonder how much it would cost for a former US president state funeral, or for a former British prime minister state funeral. Its assumed they will be publicly spent and not private unless the family wish it. Their citizens don't even get a say, through congress/parliament or referendum.

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Posted in: Energy crisis spurs nuclear comeback worldwide See in context

Nuclear Could even see the rise of external powered vehicles. Like electric trains, cars and trucks could have a pantograph joining up with a catenary wire above all the roads. Never need to worry about filling up the gas tank or charging the battery. The nuclear and other power plants would be powering them.

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Posted in: Woman, with only ¥10 on her, arrested after leaving restaurant without paying bill See in context

Why not just have her work off her meal at the restaurant? Maybe about 3-4 hours?

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Posted in: 'Star Wars' spy thriller 'Andor' explores galaxy's murky underworld See in context

Can we have a show about the old old republic when lightsabers didn't even exist? Tired of the tired timeline.

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Posted in: Britain to see 80% spike in energy bills as crisis worsens See in context

Amd labour won't nationalise either. If this current incarnation of the labour party existed back in the 40s and 50s, the NHS wouldn't exist either.

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Posted in: Britain to see 80% spike in energy bills as crisis worsens See in context

Why doesn't Britain just nationalise the domestic energy sector? They tried asking the energy companies to so the right thing. Now it's become a national security and safety issue. Kick their butts out and nationalise or regionalise with elected boards.

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Posted in: Britain to see 80% spike in energy bills as crisis worsens See in context

Why are those on welfare paying council tax and rent? Should just be 25% of their welfare stipend for rent, no council tax, and 2% of welfare stipend for utilities. Money should be for entertainment and luxuries, not basic needs.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after splashing chemical on colleague, then trying to strangle her See in context

What was the chemical? Why would they withhold that? Was it plutonium or something? State secret?

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Posted in: Japan to pledge around $30 billion in African aid at conference: report See in context

If countries just got out of Africa and stopped economic dumping, let them put tariffs and such to protect their domestic markets (like the UK, US, Japan, etc did when their countries were much weaker), then African countries could grow. I know the intentions are there, but it's not helping them grow. It's building dependency and corruption.

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Posted in: Japan eases travel alert for 54 countries See in context

Surprised ukraine made the cut. They have a major case of Russians. I hope it isn't contagious.

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Posted in: U.S. says airstrikes in Syria intended to send message to Iran See in context

When did the american congress declare war on Syria? Why are troops there? Pretty sure Syria doesn't want them there. It would be like a Russians launching airstrikes on Americans in Canada. The Canadians and Americans don't want the Russians there; the Syrians and the Iranians don't want the Americans there.

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Posted in: U.S. to send $3 billion in aid to Ukraine as war hits 6 month-mark See in context

Did congress approve or was it an executive only decision?

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Posted in: 72% of survey respondents say border controls reason for not visiting Japan See in context

CaptDingleheimer

Today 07:37 am JST 

Japanese citizens should be absolutely barred from entering the US or EU on a passport alone

And force them to take guided tours with no exceptions

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