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Posted in: With one year to go, experts warn of high-risk Tokyo Olympics See in context

This more about face-saving for Abe Shinzo than life-saving and protecting for many, many more people, Japanese and foreign.

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Posted in: Okinawa governor wants tougher action after 61 U.S. Marines infected with coronavirus See in context

Kick the Marines out. Terrible “guests”.....

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Posted in: Experts call for more coronavirus tests as positive rate rises See in context

Dishonest Abe sacrificed people in misguided attempt to “save” Olympics. This is your legacy.

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Posted in: Taiwan donating 2 million face masks to Japan See in context

Japan incapable of making masks domestically? Pretty sad if true. A very popular home made mask in the U.S. involves a piece of cloth and two hair ties. It is a Japanese idea, derived from origami and furoshiki concepts. Maybe Akie doesn’t know how to make one.

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Posted in: Main buildings of castle at World Heritage site in Okinawa destroyed by predawn fire See in context

What a shame. We visited just after its restoration and could feel the great pride of the Okinawan people.

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Posted in: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu See in context

Harmony is a euphemism for something far more sinister.

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Posted in: How to stay cool in Japan this summer? With a mist-spraying Fanbrella See in context

A Galapogos product.....

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Posted in: Japan's about-face on trade talks with U.S. raises questions at home See in context

The brown stuff at the end of Abe Shinzo's nose has now made it into his mouth. MAGA. Too bad Abe cannot make Japan great again through Trump toadyism.

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Posted in: Abe cancels overseas trip to deal with flood aftermath See in context

How did Yamaguchi do in the flooding? Lots of stuff on Hiroshima, Okayama, Shikoku, and the Kansai. What about emergency preparation? With this many people did and the extent of damage, it would be good for an evaluation and some proposals for better prepsration.

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Posted in: Rescuers search for survivors as flood death toll reaches 110; 79 still missing See in context

How tragic. RIP and sympathy to survivors.

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Posted in: European tourist magnets hit back as Airbnb turns 10 See in context

So Japan is definitely not alone with its more restrictive minpaku law.

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Posted in: N Korea wants Japan to lift sanctions, dangling abductees' probe See in context

Mutual non-leverage. This is not going to get very far.

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Posted in: Mattis reassures Japan over N Korea talks; cites abductees See in context

Mattis is not long for the Trump administration. Only the word of the incoherent Trump matters. Abe Shinzo ought to be very nervous.

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Posted in: Japanese firms shift to clean energy despite state's cling to nuclear power See in context

Storage technology also needs to be accelerated. Wind and solar are excellent renewable sources, but need to be complemented by storage. Japan is something of a leader, but a government commitment needs to be reinforced too.

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Posted in: Japan tells banks to report suspicious transfers by Japan-N Korea joint ventures See in context

There already exist Japanese unilateral sanctions....more broad than UN ones. If the Japanese can't obey their own rules, that would be extraordinary. Maybe this is just fake drama.

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Posted in: Japan to halt missile attack drills after Trump-Kim summit See in context

Note the suggestion that Abe might have to go to Pyongyang to meet Kim Jong Un. That symbolism would be Abe as supplicant. Hopefully he won't be asked to bow too many times. Wake up, Abe, Trump has cut you loose on your own, the Indopacom notwithstanding.

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Posted in: Rain sends people back to shelters in quake-hit Osaka area See in context

Good move by Sharp. Sorry about their problems, but always liked their products and the sense of solidarity with Osaka.

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Posted in: Abe says he won't miss chance to meet with N Korean leader Kim See in context

If Trump-Kim produced only an empty vague set of commitments, why does Abe think he can settle issues at one fell swoop.....especially since Japan has little leverage. Even less since Trump is not particularly supportive, leaving Abe as odd man out.

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Posted in: S Korea conducts war games to defend islands against Japan See in context

Not a big deal.

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Posted in: Abe urges N Korea to jointly break mutual distrust See in context

The North Koreans have already said Megumi is dead, produced an offspring. But the Megumi parents insist that they await her return. Abe Shinzo refuses to accept this reality. The Kim Family Regime is indeed an evil one for conducting these abductions, but that won't make Megumi materialize alive.

She symbolizes this false hope that Abe declines to puncture.

On what Abe and Japan should do is a difficult question since Trump is washing his hands of this issue by indicating that he has created the opportunity for Japan to deal with North Korea directly.

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Posted in: Abduction issue raised in historic summit but challenges loom for Japan See in context

Megumi is dead, but Abe cannot let her alone. Good luck in his meeting with Kim Jong Un now that Donald has declared the summit as a historic success and Kim as someone he trusts. How much should Abe trust Trump?

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Posted in: Trump says summit removed N Korean nuclear threat; Democrats doubtful See in context

So what does Abe Shinzo believe? Has his friend Donald reassured him?

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Posted in: India set to miss key target for Japan-backed bullet train project See in context

If this were China rather than Japan, the partner would be a pliable dictator rather than a democratic leader. Really really hard to do these infrastructure projects with lots of voices and voters in play. Sad but true.

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Posted in: Trump's angry tweets leave G7 in disarray; Abe in delicate situation See in context

Abe Shinzo himself tied the puppet strings for the use of Trump. Purely theatrical that they are bosom buddies, no matter how often Abe loses rounds of golf. Abe is very competent even if he is corrupt, but Trump is not competent even while being much more corrupt.

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Posted in: Japanese delegation arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump-Kim summit See in context

Pathetic. Worse than being left on the sidelines is to fly somewhere so one is visibly left on the sidelines.

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Posted in: Knife rampage aboard bullet train kills 1, injures 2 See in context

Easy to get on a Shinkansen. Perhaps some greater gate control should be in order.

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Posted in: Abe heads to U.S. for talks with Trump, then attend G-7 summit in Canada See in context

Please, Donald, bring up the abductees with Kim Jong Un.

To be honest, Abe...hey I made that up about Honest Abe...I'll talk to Jong Un about it.

Hey, Jong Un, my good friend Honest Abe wants some accounting of his abductees.

Sure, Donald, I'm happy to discuss this with him when he visits.

That sounds great.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea differ on how to deal with Kim Jong Un See in context

Poor Japan. Abe Shinzo has worked so hard to be the best Puppet but the Master keeps pulling different ways on the strings and forces Japanese officials to mouth his thoughts....however ill formed they might be.

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Posted in: Trump rebukes Japan over nontariff barriers against American cars See in context

Abe Shinzo is about to discover the Donald Trump who has believed fervently for decades that Japan is a free rider on security which has used all the resources it has saved to export lots of goods to the U.S., thereby stealing jobs from Americans. This ignorant fool is the true face of Trump. And the obsequious stance by Abe is very limited in its ability to manage such an ignoramus.

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Posted in: Toshiba selects 4 overseas bidders for its chip unit See in context

Likely that Western Digital will throw spanner into works. I'm sure Japanese business is loathe to let Hon Hai grab another crown jewel after Sharp, and letting SK Hynix take it would be a blow to those who don't want to acknowledge Korean parity.

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