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

It's this time of year again and the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings come up for discussion. Those bombs were dropped on an adversary that had no intention of surrendering despite the fact that they had already lost the war.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy deploys four warships east of Taiwan as Pelosi heads to Taipei See in context

China is the one making all the noise. What is China afraid of? Pelosi has a right to visit Taiwan.

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Posted in: KDDI says 70% of services restored after wide network troubles See in context

My AU cell service just got restored a couple of hours ago. But I still had my landline phone that I’ve had for over 40 plus years as a backup.

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Posted in: Tokyo ward rejects couple's marriage registry under separate surnames See in context

@Kyo wa heiwa dayo ne

"Marriage in the USA has a different meaning than in Japan.

People in the USA get Married frivolously and on a whim or perhaps a drunken party vacation to las Vegas.

Marriage is companionship in Japan"

Where in the world did you come up with this BS.

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Posted in: Japan eases border restrictions, starts visa procedures for guided tours See in context

I just read where the USA will lift the requirement for foreign air travelers to show a positive Covid test to enter the country. This is suppose to take affect on Sunday, just in time for summer travelers from overseas.

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Posted in: Japan eases border restrictions, starts visa procedures for guided tours See in context

I wanted what's going to happen when some of these people in these guided tours decide to venture out on their own? Believe me, it's going to happen.

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Posted in: Businesses pin hopes on foreign tourists as Japan set to reopen border See in context

This will become another "Abe Mask"

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

Maybe when the tourist get off the airplane at the airport they should get issued Abe masks. I understand there is quite a surplus of them available.

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Posted in: China warns Olympics diplomatic boycott nations will 'pay a price' See in context

Cry baby China

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Posted in: Police officer fatally shoots man threatening him with saw See in context

Maybe in the movies they shoot them in the hand, arm or leg. In real life police are trained to shoot center mass.

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Posted in: Suga says adequate measures in place to prevent virus cases spreading from Olympic athletes See in context

The science is proving that the Delta variant of this virus spreads much quicker than the original, and that it’s mostly unvaccinated people who are getting it. You can blame the Olympics if you want, but its been the slow roll out of the vaccine in Japan which should bear the most blame.

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Posted in: Ibaraki health center warns people not to eat with foreigners to prevent spreading COVID See in context

Don’t eat with foreigners. What foreigners are they talking about? The ones who have been unable to leave Japan since this pandemic started? If any of these foreigners have covid they have caught from a Japanese person, who probably got infected from still a another Japanese person. If Japan is so afraid of associating with foreigners why are they holding the Olympic with thousands of foreigners. You can live in this country for decades and never be surprised on the prevalent xenophobia that is ingrained in the psychic of Japanese.

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Posted in: Nurses say they are needed elsewhere, not at Tokyo Olympics See in context

What its going to take to cancel these Olympic games is for a few major countries to pull out and not send anyone. The world press is starting to take a closer look at what’s happening. Give it time.

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Posted in: Gov't leaning toward ending Tokyo area state of emergency on March 21: report See in context

Let’s end this state of emergency and let the “Games” begin.

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Posted in: No Olympics See in context

The pandemic is going to dictate whether the Olympics will be held next year. Plain and simple.

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Posted in: Chinese authorities take control of U.S. consulate in Chengdu See in context

Standard procedure: You close one of my Diplomatic Missions and I will close one of yours.

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Posted in: Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Koike says See in context

"The Olympic Games must go on next year" Too early to make that statement. But when do politicians ever make statements that make any sense?

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Posted in: What makes an American a patriot? Spike Lee has some answers See in context

Addresssing part of the Avenger's comment. "Thirty years and we're still in the same place in this country with regards to racism and police brutality". Actually, since the current President got in office it has become much worst.

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Posted in: Some Tokyo department stores resume operations as virus concerns ease See in context

Burning Bush "The face shields are a bit much I think.

Do we really want to normalize those contraptions?"

I'm afraid this will be the new normal and we will have to learn to live with it.

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Posted in: 88-year-old ex-bureaucrat indicted without arrest over fatal car accident See in context

What good is it going to do if he does jail time? In most countries the family of the deceased victims would take him to court and sue him for every thing he has. Then the old SOB won't have any money to leave to his heirs.

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies from heatstroke after being left in car See in context

It's mind boggling to me; how Do you forget your child is in the car? I've forgotten things in my car, but never a lliving human being. Something is not right here. The police I'm sure will investigate and act accordingly.

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Posted in: Fans in Japan go wild after World Cup win over Colombia See in context

The ball was heading into the goal before the Columbian player's arm shot up and blocked it. The referee was on top of things and made the right call.

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

American car companies aren't really interested in selling cars in the Japanese market. If they were, they would start by moving the steering wheel over to the right hand side of the car. Again, this is Trump blowing smoke and trying to appease the segment of the American public that believes everything that come out of his mouth.

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Posted in: Megumi Yokota's mother thankful Trump spoke of her daughter's abduction in U.N. speech See in context

I didn't vote for Trump, but when he says or does something I agree with, I will acknowledge it.

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Posted in: Denver sportswriter out of job after tweet about Japanese Indy 500 winner See in context

Frei's comment just goes to show you that racism and bigotry are not going to go away any time soon.

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Posted in: Police offer ramen discounts to elderly as incentive not to drive See in context

How about appealing to the senior's financially instead of appealing to their stomachs. What a crap of Mickey Mouse BS.

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Posted in: 79-year-old truck driver, going wrong way, killed in expressway crash See in context

wtfjapan: FYI. In Japan once you reach 70 years of age you have to be tested at a driving school every 3 years in order to renew your license. This includes reaction tests as well as a driver's test.

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Posted in: Ichiro gets 4,257th career hit, surpassing Pete Rose's total See in context

On his MLB record alone he will be elected in the MLB hall of fame in Cooperstown, NY. His Japanese league stats are just that. The people who vote in the hall of fame balloting will not take his NPB stats into consideration. As it should be. If people want to say he holds the "World Record" for most hits so be it.

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Posted in: Missing 7-year-old boy left in mountains by parents as punishment See in context

The parents originally lied to the police as to what happened, then change their story. At this point the truth hasn't been told yet. The longer the parents wait, the harder it will be to find their son, assuming he is still alive.

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Posted in: U.S. military says restrictions are to respect Okinawan murder victim's family See in context

Remove the bases, and send all the American personnel home. Oh, I forgot about all the Japanese workers on these bases that will be without a job. I'm sure they will be able to find jobs elsewhere.

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