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Posted in: Tokyo Koenji Awa-odori See in context

Great costumes.

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Posted in: Kyoto eyes introducing lodging tax amid increasing tourist numbers See in context

We stayed at Saga and some little tourist busses would have been great. There weren't any at our nice Sun Hotel.

We took busses and it was fun to feel like a Japanese citizen.

But sometimes it would have been nice to have a small tourist bus.

I loved Saga.

We did experience some kind of mean older men taking photos of a pool of lotus blossoms one day. They glared at my husband who is Caucasian. They probably couldn't figure me out but I am half-Japanese.

Most people in Kyoto were great!

I wish I could afford to go back.

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Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes? See in context

Innocent lives were lost on the day Pearl Harbor was bombed! Japanese Americans died that day!

My mother could never forgive the Japanese who bombed Pearl Harbor and she was Japanese.

I do not hold a grudge against all Japanese for Pearl Harbor, but she LIVED through those times and it is only those people who can judge.

None of you above were there in Honolulu.

My aunt even saw the Japanese planes flying over her on Oahu and was frightened. She was a girl and ran into the house to tell her mother. Why did she apparently know what was going to happen?

Their stories are never told, except slightly in "Go For Broke".

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Posted in: Nagasaki marks 72nd anniversary of A-bombing with call to join nuclear ban treaty See in context

Need to talk to North Korea about this.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy temporarily relieves commander of ship struck in Japanese waters See in context

I guess Japan needs to pay for it's own military protection, then.

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Posted in: M5.3 quake hits southern Japan See in context

Glad no one was hurt.

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Posted in: Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83 See in context

I came here to see what stories there were about North Korea vs. Japan and I see the three top stories for comments are all about TRUMP!

This story is GOOD to remind people that Trump is an angel compared to most leaders.

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Posted in: Two halves of a whole: Japan’s habitual ‘labeling’ of bicultural kids See in context

No, having grown up in the US, I am fine with "hafu" when I visit Japan. I have not shared in the culture of Japan as others, so I am not in their tribe, just as Native Americans reject me because I am only 1/6th Native American. I think those who keep watch over their culture are good people. One day we will have no cultural identity. It will be a boring, plastic world. I am fascinated with Japanese arts. The whole world has been for centuries. Hafus can also be very proud of their "other" cultures. My European cultural heritage I also admire!

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Posted in: Two halves of a whole: Japan’s habitual ‘labeling’ of bicultural kids See in context

When I was little I was taught to show my hands - I guess I was taught. I showed the browner side and the whiter side - "half and half" simplified in terms of hand color. My parents tried to have a sense of humor about us being half. That is what parents can help with. How THEY take the remarks can make a difference. Do they make a joke or have a funny comeback? Do they try to help their child make a new friend or assist the child in getting angry? My mother would simply say that we should "look down" if we were blue (about anything). And when we "looked down" and saw all those who were worse off, we would then begin to feel a whole lot more positive. It worked. Who does not ignore the disabled, the elderly.....those worse off when they are feeling down? I knew that most little kids did not have evil intentions. They are only curious.

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Posted in: Two halves of a whole: Japan’s habitual ‘labeling’ of bicultural kids See in context

Hafus can blame their naive parents if they have problems. It is not the FAULT of the Japanese if they are curious or if they ask questions. People are curious all over the planet. Curiosity does not equate to HATE. I learned that as a small child. Curiosity is CURIOSITY and often the gateway to a new friendship. Only the parents who try to remain blameless are the backward folks. It is THEIR FAULT, ultimately, that this child was born. Hafus have two parts of the world to be safe in - people who are of only one race in one country only have one safe place in the world. There are many benefits to being a hafu.

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Posted in: Senator says GOP colleagues question Trump's mental health See in context

I thought there would be some news about the missile fired from North Korea, but instead, it's just more about Trump and whether he has offended a liberal.

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Posted in: Trump tweets that Nordstrom treated Ivanka unfairly See in context

Macy's employees DID NOT AGREE with their own employer. They said that MACY's should not speak publicly about political issues like Trump, because some of them supported Trump and/or their spouses do.

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Posted in: Japan approves $100 million loan for Iraq See in context


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Posted in: With golf and gifts, Abe cuts own path with Trump See in context

I've known quite a few Japanese women who are not predictable and who fight among themselves more than any white women I've known. Is this statement you made for real. KOGA? How rude. Americans, including Japanese Americans, voted for Trump because we feel he represents us and will work on our concerns. Does Japan border Mexico? Does Japan have heroin epidemics all over their country due to cartels from Mexico?

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Posted in: Trump tweets that Nordstrom treated Ivanka unfairly See in context

Many women may not have even been aware of the Ivanka line at Nordstrom's. I would like to see it and I can AFFORD to buy her line.

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Posted in: Trump tweets that Nordstrom treated Ivanka unfairly See in context

Maybe women would LIKE to see her line of clothing. I dropped my Macy's account when Macy's went political and criticized Trump. Apparently, 30,000 women also felt like I did and dropped their accounts. Since she already had the business agreement/contract and the Trumps are already wealthy, the accusations are ridiculous. Shouldn't we Americans be ashamed we are USING the wealthy for inspiration for capitalism? WE ARE. The wealthy are always used. Ask many poor women who they aspire to look like. It is RICH WOMEN, not other poor women. The wealthy have important roles in society. They also have more responsibility. just ask the children of the wealthy who cannot live up to their parent's images.

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Posted in: 'Japan’s USA' town catches flak for celebrating Trump inauguration See in context

It's very cute......thanks for celebrating the USA....! There are homeless all over the West coast of the US. The liberals ignore them....the Christians feed and clothe them. And then the libs bash Christians and all conservatives. Trump has a good spirit and more passion than anyone.

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Posted in: Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in See in context

Linda Sarsour, Muslim who believes in sharia law and is associated with Hamas was one of the organizers. Communists are participating in these marches on the west coast. These people do not represent mainstream Americans.

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Posted in: Donald Trump and Paul Ryan learn how to get along - for now See in context

I hope the electoral vote is in favor of Trump.

OR, the American people, I should say. Because the Democrats are NEVER on our side.

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Posted in: Cracks emerge in Trump's campaign promise on immigration See in context

While we now research the CLINTONS association with Spirit Cooking and Pedophile Island, the left thinks it's embarrassing that Melania is pretty. We all know what happened at Woodstock and those weren't conservatives.

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Posted in: Cracks emerge in Trump's campaign promise on immigration See in context

Trump understands the politically correct nonsense which government workers and others are so tired of. Advocates have pushed for many folks like the visa overstayers and others who are not legally in the US. That should be against the law. No one forced those people to come here. Government workers have plenty of real Americans to take care of. And those who were not invited are taking up more and more resources. That is why the Border Patrol and Homeland Security rightfully support Trump.

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Posted in: Cracks emerge in Trump's campaign promise on immigration See in context

Yes, he's our anointed one. It's OUR TURN.

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Posted in: Cracks emerge in Trump's campaign promise on immigration See in context

Well, the naysayers are certainly out and ready to say, "nay", aren't they? None of them seems to have read all the facts on the Numbers, USA website or all the state's chapters of anti-illegal immigration organizations. The Democrats SAID they wanted to seal the border (Bill CLINTON in his inaugural speech in the 1990's and Hillary you can see on YOUTUBE VIDEOS criticizing illegals as recently and OPENLY as late as 2006, 2003). So, the Democrats had this problem. Their own party in Oregon apparently voted NO driver's licenses for illegals in the last two years as the vote there was 2 to 1 in favor of NO driver's licenses for illegals. And it is a Democrat state - and has been run by Democrats for some 20 years. So, Isn't this an open agreement (by Democrats) with Trump's agenda? Why, YES, it is!

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Posted in: Cracks emerge in Trump's campaign promise on immigration See in context

So happy Trump won! Even Indians along the border fear the cartels who force them to drive them into Phoenix at gunpoint. Why do liberals think that is cute? And if they don't know it is due to their negligence of knowing all the facts. The facts have been around for a LONG time. The liberals assume they are the most informed. They are not. Or, they think of border people as collateral damage. Shame on them.

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Posted in: Abe congratulates Trump; calls U.S., Japan 'unshakeable allies' See in context

So glad Trump won!

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

Well, the WORKERS have their President! The COMMON MEN AND WOMEN who BUILD the BUILDINGS for the often condescending college graduates. The people who are routinely IGNORED HAVE THEIR PRESIDENT - just as HILLARY IGNORED the "common" people because she managed to pass a bar exam (she also failed one). AND THE INTERNET WINS - FOR SHOWING US WIKILEAKS AND SO MUCH HISTORY THAT IS HIDDEN ABOUT THE CLINTONS.

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Posted in: FBI clears Clinton after new email review See in context

I worked for the government and I expect Hillary to be smarter than our MAIL ROOM crew. And more professional. Many Asians have to laugh at her lack of credibility.

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Posted in: FBI clears Clinton after new email review See in context


Even liberal/Democrat-led states like California. The Democrats are irresponsible leaders.

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Posted in: Do you expect changes in the U.S.-Japan alliance no matter who wins the Nov 8 U.S. presidential election? See in context

Japan is capitalistic. They will come to like or love Trump. No one likes professional politicians who are ATTORNEYS. They are never real. They are LLC's.

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Posted in: Biden says Trump unqualified for presidency, he would have loved Stalin See in context

Bernie would not have become President. His wife was FIRED and people have been trying to SUE her for the fraud she committed.

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