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Posted in: Suspect in Japanese woman's murder to be extradited to France See in context

They certainly took their time.

As for Zepeda, he's so innocent that he felt compelled to leg-it back to Chile. Who on earth buys that...

I feel sorry for Kurosaki's family. Not being able to move on because of legalities.

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Posted in: Noise complaints on rise in Tokyo as stay-home campaign drags on See in context

Whilst there's plenty of blame to go around, people who have a very low tolerance for anything should NOT be living in crowded areas in the first place.

Having said that, I've got to agree with many of the previous comments about how construction standards really need to leave the dark ages behind. Poor noise insulation isn't the only problem. Proper heat insulating walls and at least double glazing are a must. While we're at it, electric water heaters should replace those inefficient gas ones.

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Posted in: JAL net profit falls nearly 65% See in context

JAL should be alright. They've been overcharging customers for years, so they should have plenty of reserves...

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Posted in: Gov't promises swift coronavirus payouts, starting in May See in context

Even on Japanese sites they don't tell you who is eligible.

They said 12-16 trillion yen, so a simple calculation that even the LibDems should manage to do, and that should include every single person living in Japan...

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Posted in: Indigenous Ainu dance dropped from Olympic opening ceremony See in context

Please understand, they really need to guarantee all those overrated idol groups like Arashi and SMAP represent us...

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Posted in: UK, Japan aim for 'ambitious' trade deal See in context

Delighted to see all the many bitter doom and gloom comments from the remoaners. Looking forward to when they're proven wrong and the UK finally prospers.

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Posted in: Gov't funding for imperial ceremonies sparks rare dissent See in context

We've just been hit by 2 powerful typhoons (3rd one on its way), and people are struggling to recover from them as it is. Here's a mad idea; How about spending that money on people who actually need it?

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Posted in: Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad See in context

Despite what some people have said, Hong Kongers have been pretty peaceful considering how they've been treated. Besides, they have every right to be violent towards the police. What else would you do if hundreds of people were using pepper spray, shooting rubber bullets/live rounds at you?

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Posted in: At Fukushima plant, a million-ton headache: radioactive water See in context

For god's sake, just switch to renewables. Might cost a lot at the beginning but'll pay for itself very quickly. So long term, cheaper, cleaner and much safer. No brainer.

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Posted in: 9-year-old boy in serious condition after being hit by car See in context

Won't be able to blame old people this time. Very unfortunate for the boy but not surprising.

Japanese driving for you...

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Posted in: Japan protests to N Korea over sea collision See in context

As with domestic crime, lack of police/coast guard/army presence where they're needed is why Chinese/NKoreans know they can get away with it.

Japan needs to grow a pair and give intruders the Russian treatment...

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Posted in: Japan, China may boost ties over next decade, depending on U.S. See in context

Our "leaders" are all deluded in their own way. I don't see how in the long term making China even more powerful is gonna be good for us all...

I'd start moving my factories and business to neighbouring countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia. They might not be perfect, but at least they're not claiming our islands and building fake ones in the East-China sea.

Apart from that, there is little Japan can do until nutters like Moon, incompetent people like Abe and the dictators in China and North Korea are kicked out...

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Posted in: Truck may have taken wrong road before crashing with train in Yokohama See in context

Actually the lorry driver, the train driver and the government are to blame for this mess.

The lorry driver for trying to squeeze through the narrow side road, and then not plowing through the crossing gates.

The train driver for going too fast and not braking asap when he saw the red light.

The government for not having in law that all railways have to use proper detectors on crossings, a system where the train would stop automatically when an obstacle is detected and FLASHING warning lights at the same time.

Unfortunately, it takes deaths to push people into action…

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Posted in: Moon calls for 'peace economy' with N Korea; slams Japan See in context

The way I see it, both Japan and SK are to blame and both are suffering as a consequence. Heads of states in Japan should not deliberately antagonise China and SK by honouring war criminals just for the sake of looking good to the right wingers. And SK should pay up the compensation they took from the sex slaves and stop blaming Japan for it. Just these simple steps and we can all get on with our lives positively.

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Posted in: Moon calls for 'peace economy' with N Korea; slams Japan See in context


What planet are you living on? You can't just join a very rich country with a very poor one, the whole thing would collapse. The only way you could is to build up NK's economy to catch up with SK's and that would take decades. Besides, Kim's not gonna just give up his position, that would mean either life in prison or death. Not gonna happen anytime soon...

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Posted in: Japan-Korea trade spat to intensify with new export limits See in context

Look, this is a red herring. If Japan had proof of SK being reckless with those chemicals they would've showed it. This was really about Abe drumming up support before the election on his "tough" stance with SK. Mostly about how fed up the Japanese gov. is with the SK gov. constantly scapegoating Japan. Typical move by incompetent leaders. They absolutely love playing the Korean sex slave card in order to shift attention away from their domestic policy failures.

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Posted in: Upper house begins renovations for wheelchair-using lawmakers See in context

While they're making that place more wheelchair friendly, they can sort out the trip hazards that are the pavements and gutters…

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Posted in: U.S. says it will do what it can to help settle S Korea-Japan dispute See in context

While this is obviously a tactic on Abe's part right before the upper house elections, I can't say I'm too upset about Japan retaliating for SK's constant scapegoating. Problem is that it'll hurt Japanese businesses down the line.

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Posted in: Japan's 2 imperial heirs to fly on separate planes to Bhutan See in context

More taxpayers' money wasted, although this kind of attitude happens everywhere...

They were about to change the law regarding male-only heirs but at the last minute Kiko gave birth to Hisahito.

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Posted in: West, Japan rebuke China at UN for detention of Uighurs See in context

"Signing letters" and "Urging" China doesn't work. The only thing China's gov. would understand is either an uprising from the general population or a blockade to all its ports. That's how you cripple a country nowadays. No need for bombs or an invasion force. But no country or group of countries are brave enough to do it. This is the fault of all those nations who, after WW2, allowed China to kick out a democratically elected gov. and make nukes.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing mother after dinner menu argument See in context

"Police in Kama, Fukuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing his 69-year-old mother to death after an argument about what she was going to cook for dinner."

Sounds like a comedy sketch, except it isn't unfortunately...

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Posted in: Japan population declines at fastest pace to 124.8 million: gov't See in context

Excluding foreigners to exaggerate the statistics... classic tactic.

The population IS declining but much slower, and will accelerate.

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Posted in: 630 cases of violence against train station employees reported in fiscal 2018 See in context

Typical. Put up posters and that'll solve everything…

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Posted in: Disney live-action 'Little Mermaid' to star a black Ariel See in context

Yet again, people making a huge fuss about a non-issue...

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Posted in: Man arrested for second time for secretly filming women in toilets See in context

Why was he released?

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Posted in: 18-year-old girl’s body found in father's confectionery store refrigerator See in context

Probably found out something dark about her dad. Worst case, he did something "indescent" to her... (sorry, censorship issues)

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Posted in: N Korea applies to compete at worlds in Japan: source See in context

NK should return the people they kidnapped first, then we'll let their athletes in. While we're at it, Taiwan should be allowed to take part in the olympics under its own name and flag.

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Posted in: Warship shows Japan's determination to expand military role See in context

Norman Goodman give it up. You're talking as if China is innocent. China's the one who has built military bases in international waters which they wrongly claim, not these so-called unfriendly nations like Japan and Taiwan. So neighbouring countries have every right to beef up their military.

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Posted in: Warship shows Japan's determination to expand military role See in context

Why on earth are they STILL using the Imperial flag?!! It's like modern day Germany using the Swastika on their ships...

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Posted in: After 31 years, Japan resumes commercial whaling See in context

Japan getting lectured by foreigners who have different cultures again...

Maybe Japan needs to start lecturing other countries on theirs

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