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Posted in: Before fatal shooting, Abe was up close with the crowd See in context

Shinzo Abe was actually a lot more popular overseas as a familiar face of Japan than he was in his own country, I was personally devastated by his passing as I would usually quote him whenever I engage anyone on global politics. He wasn't a perfect politician, and there's the fact that he comes from an influential political family which may give people impression that he may have been far removed from the concerns of the common folk, but to a certain extent he proved he was different certainly one of the best politicians of modern day Japan. RIP Abe sensei.

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Posted in: How Disney should handle ‘Black Panther 2’ after Chadwick Boseman's death See in context

I totally agree, seeing another male lead for the role of "BLack Panther" would not go down as easy as seeing another person play the role of "The Joker" in the Batman.

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Posted in: Suga announces candidacy for PM; says he'll continue Abenomics reforms See in context

......thus ushering a new era of the revolving door

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Posted in: Race for new PM starts after Abe's resignation; Aso won't run See in context

I hope the Japanese political center does not go back to the unstable hullabaloo that categorized it before Abe.

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Posted in: 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43 See in context

2020, a year that won't be missed.

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Posted in: Only 10% of firms in Japan have addressed LGBT issues: survey See in context

I really can't think of additional measures that could be implemented to serve the interests of individuals that identify with the LGBT, people are generally allowed to use toilets that conform to the gender they identify with and workers are given some degree of orientation about the group and why it is important not to discriminate. This is enough in my opinion, special privileges aren't needed because they are pretty much just like everyone else.

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Posted in: Tokyo hotel prepares to accept virus patients with mild symptoms See in context

@englisc aspyrgend

I think it is better to have them under government observation than to have them self isolate at home, it is really easy for people undergoing self isolation to easily give in to a moment of weakness and decide to break isolation protocols.

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Posted in: 'Escape from Tokyo' hot topic ahead of state of emergency See in context

Humans are fundamentally predisposed to oversimplistic thinking and selfish tendencies; what good will come from leaving Tokyo?

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Posted in: Trump wins White House; Clinton concedes defeat See in context

Hence the term DEMO-CRACY, that is, the true "demonstration of crazy behaviour", Trump nor Clinton were capable candidates to begin with anyway, it all came down to choosing the least of the worst and better the "frank" man and the "lying" woman.

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Posted in: Prince Mikasa who loved dancing and hated war laid to rest See in context

Rest in Peace Mikasa, your legacy is far better than that of your older brother, that's for sure.

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Posted in: Abe has chance to be Japan's longest-ruling PM after rule change See in context

Constantly changing prime ministers has always contributed to the smear of Japanese politics, there is no continuity and the concept of godfatherism would always remain a constant. I don't see any other person in the opposition party being as bold and forthright as Abe in handling the most sensitive of issues that have trailed Japan for decades, so he should stay for now and concentrate with handling issues that will bear fruit in the long term and not trying to please everyone in the short term.

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Posted in: Blackout in Tokyo hits 580,000 households, affecting trains, gov't offices See in context

To think that 10 years ago everyone thought the Japanese were probably the best in preparing for the unforseeable future; well, accidents happen but work for 2020 just got a hell of a lot more tedious.

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Posted in: Japan to expand Djibouti military base to counter Chinese influence See in context

The words "Japan" and "military" in the same sentence is still a cause of rattlement, but I understand the sentiment of Japan, although a much more resounding and positiveresult would come from consolidating their (Japan's) presence in nations with less Chinese influence.

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Posted in: Japan protests over signs of renewed Chinese gas exploration See in context

Presenting China before international courts won't do anything, these international courts are all bark and no bite when the security council membership are not willing to enforce arbitrations and court rulings. But, seriously, don't these two countries ever get tired of there consistent confabulations, China will not stop no matter how many protests through diplomatic channels come their way. The best counter for their arrogance is to build facilities on the Japanese side as well and expand on their military presence along Japanese borders.....even the Trump idea isn't seeming so ridiculous now as the case may be.

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Posted in: Man arrested over body found in minivan at used car dealership See in context

He wanted holidays, someone said no, and someone got angry and beat someone to death......does life hold any meaning anymore?

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Posted in: 4 Chinese ships sail near disputed islands See in context

And this happens barely a week after the two leaders exchanged handshakes and smiles....HYPOCRITICAL

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Posted in: Jackie Chan to receive honorary Oscar See in context

Well deserved, there are quite a couple of other Chinese action stars that ought to be given honorary awards too, I guess Jackie is receiving his because of his "hollywood" impact.

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Posted in: Kerry: 'Clarity' achieved with Russia on Syria truce steps See in context

There is nothing more tiring than diplomacy, these two will continue talking for years saying they are trying to make a decision to concedes to the will and well-being of the Syrian people, the people of whom are currently in misery and are dying with each passing hour of the day. So messed up is the game played by groups and orchestrated by world governments.

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Posted in: Belarus leader forces Hollywood's Seagal to eat his carrot See in context

I get the feeling that this headline can be so very easily misunderstood

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Posted in: Abe in Kenya to launch summit on African development See in context

Its a good move but I really do think that making Kenya the center of this scheme is a step in a suspiciously wrong direction, there are much larger economies on the African continent where initiatives would bear greater fruit despite the ever-present scourge of corruption.

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Posted in: China urges Japan to be 'constructive' at G20 summit See in context

As the chinese are urging the Japanese to play a constructive role, I expect the Japanese to urge the Chinese to play a more "mature" role (Note Emphasis on mature)

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Posted in: Japan warns citizens in China to be wary as tensions rise See in context

The sins of ones father should be acknowledged by his progeny but not entirely shouldered by an individual who didn't even take part in the orchestration of that sin; always bringing up the memories of the Sino-Japanese wars and not specifically encouraging their citizens(the Chinese) to truly work towards a lasting peace with its long time neighbour would only unveil the so very often orchestrated circumstances of yet another conflict. In other words, the younger Chinese generation of today shouldn't be playing the blame game with the younger Japanese of today because in the end, there will be no benefits, only mutual distrust.

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Posted in: Hiroshima unhappy atomic bomb park is Pokemon Go site See in context

Niantic really ought to be careful, I can smell some lawsuits coming their way real soon.

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Posted in: Japan protests after Chinese navy ship sails near disputed islands See in context

I find it really annoying when individuals in each of these affected nations debate over issues just for the sake of having some work to do in their boring jobs, especially the oversized navy of the PRC that are so bored with involving themselves in peaceful maneuveurs but choose to be tools of annoying politics and unnecessary selfish interests. The senkaku islands are not Chinese or Taiwanese for that matter, they are more likely to be Japanese - this is supported and affirmed by international law of which the Chinese a so-called perm member of the U.N has an obligation to follow. They should just go ahead and simply say they just have a problem with the nationalizing because they are distrustful of the Japanese and their cozy attitude towards uncle Sams presence in the region. There really shouldn't be any debate on this matter, it is crystal clear what each nations goals and grievances are most times. Politics and bureaucracy only helps to prolong issues not shorten them.

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Posted in: Japan protests after Chinese navy ship sails near disputed islands See in context

@Guru - in accordance with the said declarations, Japan officially renounced the rights to the sakhalin islands and the other little islets that were occupied by the Soviets towards the end of the war. At no time did Japan renounce the rights of the Senkakus but instead had no choice but to follow a hands off policy because of the occupational forces of whom eventually gave back the rights of those islands back to Japan. So in the end, the islands are legally Japanese under international law and there should be no dispute in this matter. Furthermore, China just wants to increase its sphere of influence and provoke the Japanese into an armed provocation, this is a battle to see who would be stupid enough to fire the first shot, hence the reason as to why Abe is trying to prepare the Japanese for any grim eventualities-the chinese will hesitate when faced with a worthy foe and resort to compromise instead of overestimated conquest

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Posted in: Police begin campaign to stamp out groping on trains See in context

Atimes, when the train may be really filled up, a guy may accidentally sidel a lady by her chest and she may exagerate and call it molestation, I've seen this happen before.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan, India to hold major naval drill in western Pacific See in context

I grow tired of the recalcitrant nature of these so called powerful nations, they all talk of peaceful resolutions to certain disputes but turn around to commit another provocative act.

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Posted in: Japan, South Korea to set up direct line between defense ministers See in context

These pacts are being signed as a precautionary measure and in order to deter any possible hostile initiatives that the North may try to undertake, if that were the case, communication by phones aren't going to be enough in terms of early warning coordination between Japan and the South, because phone-line communication could so easily be rendered useless by the effect of an electromagnetic pulse from let's say.....a pre-emptive nuclear strike above major Telecom routers/towers/masts or just the entire city. I'd assume they aren't letting the public know the full extent of their early warning system.

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Posted in: U.S. agrees to waive restrictions on Japanese military component imports See in context

Prime minister Shinzo Abe is truly a force to be reckoned with, he made this possible.

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Posted in: Man arrested for forcibly kissing, groping woman See in context

The "drunk" excuse can be easily corroborated by the woman, as to whether his breath had the scent of liquor. If the woman says "yes" to his claim, then he gets a light sentence, but a punishment nonetheless. If the woman says "no" to his claim, he gets a heavier sentence. I would have to hope for the latter, he needs a heavier sentence, because the rate at which sexual harrassment is skyrocketing in Japan is indeed frightening. People spend hours on porn with the most unrealistic of everyday scenarios and choose to practise them - as such, many lonely Japanese men come off as being increasingly perverse and simply stack raving mad. Japanese men ought to spend more time in getting into serious relationships and making more babies for the economy, instead of seeing a woman and illegally kiss-groping her; In the uncivilized world, the masses would agitate for his immediate castration for such an act.

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