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Posted in: Biden, Kenya's Ruto pledge to protect democracy in Africa See in context

Doesn't explain why equally colonized places are doing much better, including Latin America.

Yeah like you should be able easily compare them lol

Totally different circumstances and background etc, slave trading to name one.

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Posted in: Former UK Post Office boss breaks down in inquiry over scandal that saw hundreds wrongly convicted See in context

Yes she should face prosecution if there is probable cause to believe she deliberately covered things up etc.

However, even if so does that do anything to address the business environment which shaped and influenced her mindset and actions?

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Posted in: 2 Chinese held for stealing 999 pairs of branded sneakers in Tokyo See in context

Unfortunately for them no one will cry presumed innocent until proven guilty

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for indecency on Tokyo Disneyland field trip See in context

No doubt this chap is addicted to online pornography.

What’s the exact connection between online pornography addiction and exposing oneself?

The exact connection is what all the porn-addicted people here are loath to admit, and will therefore feverishly downvote any post which brings this up here.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for indecency on Tokyo Disneyland field trip See in context

Another day, another pervert in Japan.

Yes, yet another one.

Yet no one pauses to ask how this perverted mindset takes root and develops in Japanese young men.

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Posted in: 500 melons stolen from greenhouse in Ibaraki Prefecture See in context

Yakuza have a long established history of engaging in this type of theft.

They have the equipment to efficiently conduct the theft as well as the networks to sell.

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly having sex with minor at welfare facility where he works See in context

Rape is a prominent theme in Japanese porn and implants within Japanese men the desire to do so should the opportunity arise.

As much as various posters want to deny this we'll simply continue to see the daily onslaught of rape, molestation etc.

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Posted in: South Korea's Yoon takes responsibility for missteps after 2 years in office See in context

Regardless of how much he capitulates, he and his party are on the way out, because they failed big time.

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Posted in: Man assaults woman, steals her underwear in Sapporo See in context

Lots of boys watch porn and end up fine.

All you need are a few creeps to ruin a lot of lives.

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Posted in: Man assaults woman, steals her underwear in Sapporo See in context

His mate was probably recording it from the bushes for his Insta.

That is exactly what they do, except they don't upload to Insta, they upload to porn sites, which inspires the next rash of attacks.

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Posted in: Man assaults woman, steals her underwear in Sapporo See in context

Porn socializes young boys to develop into perverted creeps like this.

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Posted in: Kishida deserves credit for passage of Ukraine aid: U.S. diplomat See in context

Trying wring more mileage out of this willing proxy. . .

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Posted in: U.S. ambassador to Japan says boosting arms industry ties is key to stronger security alliance See in context

Lots of comments that the US runs Japan when Japan has full autonomy to amend their Japanese written Article 9. 

The LDP has full autonomy to follow the US. They have never and will never contradict US policy, i.e. never side with Russia or Iran against the US.

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Posted in: U.S. ambassador to Japan says boosting arms industry ties is key to stronger security alliance See in context

The use of Japanese weapons in a conflict is decided by the Japanese government/Diet, not the US. The new arrangement discussed by Kishida/Biden may lead to a joint command next year, but even if it does that's still not "ultimately lies with the US military's top chain of command."

If you really believe in an actual conflict that the US would allow the SDF to operate independently, then you are out to sea.

Regardless of any "official" agreements, the LDP and its SDF are creations of Macarthur and company and post-Macarthur US authorities, which is why the LDP has remained in power from 1955 until now, except for two brief intervals.

And the posters I was replying to were talking (I believe) about weapons sales anyway, not chain of command.

Again, the LDP and its weapons program has been carefully planned in conjunction with the US, these projects are always mutually beneficial financially / otherwise, so you can bet that the components etc used in Japanese weapons systems are tied into American defense industries. No way would the US allow the Japanese to build weapons that the US wouldn't be able to operate and profit on.

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Posted in: U.S. ambassador to Japan says boosting arms industry ties is key to stronger security alliance See in context

Oh Absolutely more weapons is the answer for a more peaceful, prosperous future with a clean intact ecosystem... just what president/former Army general Eisenhower talked about in his farewell address to the American people

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Posted in: Nihon University student falls to his death; autopsy finds cannabis in system See in context

In today's laboratory-developed strains of mary jane the tch levels are much higher and more potent than anything your parents or you in your high school days experienced- they can severely and radically affect your perception / nervous system if you inhale more deeply than Clinton did.

Combine that with alcohol, and you have an accident waiting to happen.

...The question is, did it happen that way? Now that he's gone we won't know for sure.

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Posted in: Junior high school students arrested over suspected cocaine use in Gifu Prefecture See in context

Disaffected youth in all countries seek an escape, this is just the Gifu version, which may involve yakuza if these are bosozoku type young ruffians.

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Posted in: China constantly coerces Japan and Philippines, U.S. envoy to Japan Emanuel says See in context

Yes of course only China does this lol

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Posted in: 65-year-old man arrested for stealing coins from donation box at shrine See in context

If he had of asked, I'm pretty sure the priests - or many others - would have fed him. Stealing is never the way - especially from the donations so many good people have made.

If you truly believe so I would invite you to roleplay this and find out if the shrine priests would really feed you.

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Posted in: Criminal gangs in Europe infiltrating legal world, Europol says See in context

Yeah unfortunate and disheartening but definitely not so surprising.

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Posted in: Man arrested after failing to pay taxi fare and breaking driver's seat security board See in context

Stuff like this happens in every country driver was lucky there was no physical attack or robbery

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Posted in: U.S. experts urge revamp of military command architecture with Japan See in context

The aims outlined by Nye and Armitage are completely in line with what Macarthur and company had in mind when they occupied and networked in Japan for seven years after the war.

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Posted in: Cardinals beat Dodgers 6-5 in 10 innings after Betts homers again in the ninth See in context

the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Dodgers 6-5 on Saturday night after Shohei Ohtani popped up with the bases loaded for the final out.

Unfortunate debut in Dodger stadium and wasted Yamamoto's outstanding effort but we'll see how Shohei bounces back from this.

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Posted in: Record 63% of Japanese in financial stress, poll shows See in context

Not working out, well Japan you decided to (or more accurately it was determined that you would) follow Uncle Sam so deal with it

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Posted in: Gunma shuns S Korean request for meeting over monument removal See in context

So much for building a foundation for mutual understanding through diplomacy.

Well they can instead engage in more endless rounds of pointless bickering wasting everyone's time and energy, how lovely.

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Posted in: Ohtani says he never bet on sports; claims interpreter Mizuhara stole money, told lies See in context

The writer of this article misleads readers and implies guilt in his statement that Ohtani read hurriedly from his prepared statement.

Anyone can see for themselves on YouTube.

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Posted in: Ohtani's interpreter fired by Dodgers after allegations of illegal gambling, theft from star See in context

As pointed out by another poster gambling is a horrible addiction yet is sanctioned by governments who often profit by back channels.

When casinos become operational in this country we'll unfortunately see many more cases like Mizuhara's.

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Posted in: Man arrested after elbowing commuter on Tokyo subway See in context

Tons of incidents on the Tokyo trains/subways, few are reported

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Posted in: Bitcoin briefly hits all-time high, less than two years after FTX scandal clobbered crypto See in context

BTC has basically turned the corner with the federal approval of the bitcoin ETF- billions of corporate money pouring in daily.

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Posted in: New York will send National Guard to subways after string of violent crimes See in context

You know you have a problem when you need to send in the National Guard.

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