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Posted in: Mourners form long lines before ex-PM Abe's state funeral See in context

The cult has turned a lot of conservatives away from him, but surprisingly there are a lot of mourners.

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Posted in: Japan intervenes in currency market buying yen for dollars for first time since 1998 See in context

The BOJ intervened by buying dollars at the 80 yen level (around 2011) and now selling dollars at the 140 yen level. They made quite a bit of money. Japan's foreign exchange reserves are currently $1.0458 trillion. They spent just a little bit of it today, maybe.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan differ over summit plan in New York See in context

The South Korean president has long been eager to meet with the Japanese prime minister and has been far behind in cashing in the assets of Japanese companies. What are they afraid of? Are they threatened by the US?

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Posted in: Japan to revise foreign aid charter toward 'more strategic' ODA use See in context

Japan and the U.S. provided enormous financial and technical assistances to China and South Korea, which they have already forgotten. They were a waste of money. Japan should cut back on foreign aid and spend more on anti-poverty, birthrate up, and R&D in Japan.

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Posted in: Ohtani, Trout power Angels to 10-0 win over Tigers See in context

Judge is preferred for the MVP. If Ohtani wins the MVP, there will be more anti-Otani, which is not good.

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Posted in: Cost of Abe's state funeral rises to ¥1.6 billion See in context

I think that many Japanese are opposed to the national funeral because of his association with a cult. If there was no connection, this level of expense might not be a big deal. More importantly, aid to India and Africa is really a waste of money.

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Posted in: Japan's plastic waste problem spurring grocery shopping novelty See in context

Many people misunderstand, but plastic waste in Japan is not so bad. Garbage separation and recycling are effective in Japan. Plastic packaging of fruits and vegetables is partly unavoidable in humid Japan. And without packaging, on the contrary, there would be a lot of food loss. Anyway, reduction in plastic waste is a good thing.

Plastic waste generated per capita (kg/year)

U.S.A.: 130, United Kingdom: 98, Germany: 81, Japan: 38, China: 15


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Posted in: Japanese, S Koreans see each other more favorably, poll shows See in context

This survey was probably done before the cult issue arose.

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Posted in: WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse indefinitely put on leave See in context

Everyone is happy to gather here.

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Posted in: Mitsui, Mitsubishi to keep stakes in Russia Sakhalin 2 energy project See in context

If Japan cancels the contract, China will take over the interests of this project. Japan's huge investment will be wasted, and China will reap huge profits. This must be avoided.

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Posted in: Mother arrested for leaving children at home alone for 10 hours while she played pachinko See in context

95% of Japanese would not oppose a ban on pachinko. It should be abolished.

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Posted in: Yen falls to fresh 24-year low against dollar See in context

According to the attached report, the appropriate dollar-yen rate is 90.74 yen. Perhaps we should prepare for a policy shift by the BOJ in the near future. I have already converted two-thirds of my dollar deposits into yen.


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Posted in: Japan ranks 116th in 2022 gender gap report, worst among G7 See in context

This indicator may be a little bit arbitrary. The fact is that in some countries, women work because they have no choice, because men don't work so much. I think we should include the difference in life expectancy in the index. In Japan, women live considerably longer than men because of less stress. Countries where women do not live that long as men are countries where women are not so respected.

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Posted in: Unification Church says Abe shooter's mother is follower See in context

Why was Mr. Abe killed by such a trivial person for such a trivial reason? The killer's mother became addicted to religion because of her. Her bankruptcy caused trouble for her creditors. No one has any sympathy for his family situation. He is a fool, easily fooled by conspiracy theories. Even if he hadn't been fooled by conspiracy theories, he would have been scammed.

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Posted in: Shooter says he believed Abe promoted religious group that bankrupted his mother See in context

He is probably an idiot who has no particular deep thoughts and is prone to believe in conspiracy theories. Just a chu-2-byo who wants to show off.

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Posted in: Former Prime Minister Abe dies after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

These kinds of culprits believe that it is the fault of politics and others that they are poor and unsuccessful. The level of thinking is below that of a elementary school student.

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Posted in: Ex-PM Abe in critical condition after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

Incorrect. Of the 22, 15 were committed in the 20th century and the rest during the Meiji and 2 in Edo

Thanks for the information. The exact dates are

AD645 - 1, Edo - 3, Meiji - 8, Taisho - 1, Showa - 7, Heisei - 2 (3 after WWII)

I was thinking more narrowly of the "modern" category.

I thought it was after World War II. Very sorry. Anyway, this is an unrelated topic, so I'll stop now.

Meiji - 1868 - 1912

Taisho - 1912 - 1926

Showa - 1926 - 1988

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Posted in: Ex-PM Abe in critical condition after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

You do have access to Google, don't you?

Try Wikipedia for starters:

Thank you. Most of them are from the Meiji era. I see that the Edo period is also included. hahaha

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Posted in: Ex-PM Abe in critical condition after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

You may be surprised to know that there have been 22 political assassinations in modern Japanese history.

I heard about it for the first time. Can you please tell me the source?

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Posted in: M5.2 quake hits in Ishikawa Prefecture; 5 injured See in context

People usually comment on human life rather than building investment concerns.

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Posted in: M5.2 quake hits in Ishikawa Prefecture; 5 injured See in context

People usually comment on human life rather than building concerns.

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Posted in: Moriyasu hails strength in depth as Japan beats Ghana See in context

Fighting a weak opponent ranked 60th in FIFA does not not strengthen the team. It was too overwhelming and boring.

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Posted in: Neymar nets penalty as Brazil beats Japan 1-0 in friendly See in context

With the handicap of Nagatomo, Japan fought well. It was like Japan was playing with 10 men against Brazil. The coach is Japan's biggest obstacle.

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Posted in: U.S. naval officer in Japan faces prison over deadly crash See in context

There is plenty of injustice in the world, unfortunately.

A 2014 AP investigation found that at U.S. military bases in Japan, most service members judged culpable in sex crimes in recent years did not go to prison, with offenders instead routinely punished by demotions, fines or removal from the military.

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Posted in: U.S. naval officer in Japan faces prison over deadly crash See in context

I think the sentences should be stricter to reduce crimes and accidents.

Traffic fatalities: 

Japan: 2,636

U.S : 38,680

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Posted in: Number of babies born in Japan falls to record low 811,604 in 2021 See in context

Even this terrible Japanese fertility rate is better than that of China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Italy, Hong Kong, Ukraine and Spain. Unbelievable.

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Posted in: Japanese society begins to grapple with microaggressions See in context

I think that Japan is still better than other countries because there is no violence in hate activities.


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Posted in: Kishida says foreign tourists should follow Japan face mask rules See in context

Unfortunately, the way of thinking about masks is different between foreigners and Japanese. Foreigners use masks to protect themselves, while Japanese use them to protect others. This can result in friction.

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Posted in: Japan tops world tourism ranking despite COVID restrictions See in context

The world is full of violence, murder, hatred and filth. It is human nature to want to travel to a safe and clean country.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,573 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 37,438 See in context

I really wish the rest of the world would learn from Japan.


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