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Posted in: Kishida arrives in U.S. for summit, state dinner See in context

Will the LDP provide entertainment.

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Posted in: 82% of 2025 World Expo entities see low public interest as challenge See in context

High public disgust?

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Posted in: LDP punishes 39 members over funds scandal, urging 2 to leave party See in context

The proverbial lash with a wet noodle. The LDP got away with it. Presume the coming elections will be a farce with usual suspects riding to victory.

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Posted in: Foreign residents prohibited from participating in Yu-Gi-Oh Japan Championship See in context

Imagine kicking out all the Japanese baseball players from the two American Leagues.

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Posted in: Man dies after his jacket gets caught in escalator at Mito train station See in context

This is a nightmare that happen to anyone any day. How can you save yourself from the unexpected?

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Posted in: LDP considers serious punishment for 4 members over funds scandal See in context

The LDP "kuns" are like an extended or even a politically perverse family. After the sound and the fury you may hear the barely audible sound of a wet noodle striking a wrest but no more.

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Posted in: 8 dead after S Korean tanker capsizes off Japan; 2 still missing See in context

Wow.That's awful.

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Posted in: Kishida questioned over scantily clad dancers at LDP party See in context

Kishida's smile says it all.

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Posted in: School bullying cases leading to police investigations hit 10-year high See in context

Bullies are born losers .They are only good with their fists and dirty tricks. Otherwise they are losers. No pity.

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Posted in: Hiroshima grapples with 'Oppenheimer' Oscars success See in context

Oppenheimer did not invent the A-bomb. He just got there first . Both the Germans and the Japanese were working on the A-bomb.

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Posted in: LDP No. 2 may have tried to hide massive political funds usage See in context

Protestant: A Swiftian "modest proposal." Easily misunderstood.

Easier to simply say the LDP are crooked.

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Posted in: Japanese student at Yale urges Gaza ceasefire as U.S. universities quiet dissent See in context

30,000 Dead. A Stampede of the Starving. Hostages Dying. The War in Gaza Has to End。

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Posted in: Japan feminist Ueno's books resonate with struggling Chinese women See in context

From Haarertz::”30,000 Dead. A Stampede of the Starving. Hostages Dying. The War in Gaza Has to End.”

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Posted in: Japan's Defense Ministry hosts Singapore Airshow display for 1st time See in context

Further gutting of Article 9.

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Posted in: Solemn monument to Japanese American WWII detainees lists more than 125,000 names See in context

This is aa mess. Try again. " must note that German Americans and Italian American internees never received compensation unlike the Japanese.*

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Posted in: Solemn monument to Japanese American WWII detainees lists more than 125,000 names See in context

I must that German Americans and Italian internees never received compensation unlike the Japanese.

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Posted in: Solemn monument to Japanese American WWII detainees lists more than 125,000 names See in context

It must be noted thet German^Americans and Italian-Americans were also suffered interment.

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Posted in: N Korean leader Kim vows to 'put an end' to South if attacked See in context

He has to look more powerful than he is. He needs a scary persona, which suggests Kim is scared by the past war.

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Posted in: The 'textbook' evacuation from Japan jet inferno See in context

From today's Asahi: "Communication records show a Japan Coast Guard airplane was not given permission to enter a runway at Haneda Airport before the deadly collision with a Japan Airlines passenger jet, the transport ministry said.

"The Coast Guard and JAL had both indicated earlier that their planes were given the right of way before the Jan. 2 accident on the runway in Tokyo that killed five people."

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Posted in: Kishida says he will act to restore trust amid fundraising scandal See in context

The scandal looks like a Hoodini trick: You think he cannot do it and then there he goes. The LDP is a virus of Hoodinis.

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Posted in: Kishida grilled in Diet over widening fundraising scandal, link to Unification Church See in context

Typo: People come and go and nothing ever changes. In the LDP scandals come and go and nothing ever changes.

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Posted in: Kishida grilled in Diet over widening fundraising scandal, link to Unification Church See in context

Reminds me of the movie The Grand Hotel: People come and go nothing ever changes.

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Posted in: Denmark adopts law making it illegal to burn Koran or other religious texts See in context

It was a burning of the Koran that made the poet Heinrich Heine remark, "When people start burning books they end up buring peope.*

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Posted in: Okinawa pub posts 'Japanese only' admission sign based on some shaky logic See in context

Set-ups like this one is not simply a local irritation. It is a ubiquitous blight. Where or not you wish to patronize someone's food is beside the point.

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Posted in: Crown prince visits Vietnam to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations See in context

A democratic monarch meets a Castro-like dictator. It is possibly soothing. Whatever is wrong with Vietnam things are better off than when the US was dropping napalm on babies.

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Posted in: Taiwan blasts Elon Musk over latest China comments See in context

Musk is another example of capitalistic alienation from things capitalists own and do not understand.

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Posted in: Do you see any value in marking the anniversary each year of tragic events such as 9/11, the March 11, 2011 disaster, plane crashes, wartime atrocities and so on? See in context

I agree that history must be remembered--for the future as well as for the past.

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Posted in: Japan marks centenary of Great Kanto Earthquake See in context

Let this sink in:

""Separate ceremonies for those massacred in the aftermath were also held in and around Tokyo. Koreans and Chinese people were killed by the military, police and vigilante groups amid false rumors that they planned to stage an uprising or, in the case of Koreans, that they were poisoning wells."

There is more to this. Much more.

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Posted in: Russia's Medvedev floats idea of pushing back Poland's borders See in context

It is a general truth that autocratic leaders appoint lesser people as their followers. Often they employee idiots. Medvedev is an idiot.

"Any encroachment on Poland's borders would bring Russia for the first time into direct conflict with NATO."

If Putin knows what Medvedev really means and has any brains left he should be having laundry issues now.

In order to avoid mix-ups, "Medvedev" is a common Russian name like "Smith" or "Jones." "Medvedev" derives from "bear." Before Christianity Russians worshiped bears.

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Posted in: The Japanese government is offering families 1 million yen to relocate from Tokyo in an effort to revitalize towns across the country. Do you think this is a good idea? See in context

Moving either to the country or moving to the city offers advantages and disadvantages. In the end it is a matter circumstances and how you feel about things. There are no super fast times in the countryside. You may find that some credit cards don't work. You likely end up buying train tickets with real money instead of debit cards, Taxis will likely prefer cash. If you are a gaijin you'll be gawked at some point. All will depend on your job and the people you fall in with.

I lived in Inaka for a number of years. The thing I loved most were the spring flowers. It seemed that every few days there would be a whole new rash of flowers. I liked the quite nights and the darkness. There were a lot of historical landmarks in my area. We also became close friends with quite a few people--friendships seemed easier to find than in city life (though, mind, we had and have lots of city friends.

What we missed was fast trains, certain consumers goods and cultural events.

Going into the countryside is great or it can be not so great, depending on a long of things.

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