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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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Posted in: China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima See in context

What's done is done. What's done cannot be undone.

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Posted in: A-bomb survivors want Obama to meet them, apologize in Hiroshima See in context

CH3CHO: Please enlighten everyone here as to the reasons Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

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Posted in: Kerry, G7 foreign ministers visit A-bomb memorial in Hiroshima See in context

Apologise for what? Starting the war, or ending it quicker then expected.

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Posted in: Company president gets five years’ probation for killing employee See in context


If it was your son that was murdered by this his employer would you be singing the same song? His parents seemed to think money was more important than getting justice for their son. Maybe you are the same kind of parent "screw my son for the good of society". I've lived here for a very long time and I like Japan, but somethings I will never understand.

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Posted in: U.S. veterans who firebombed Japan in WWII meet survivor See in context

To FightingViking: I know it's a stupid question but I'm pretty sure he didn't spend 17 days "flying around"... Were these 'planes on ships ? Or did they "touch down" somewhere ? Especially in those days, I would imagine they would also need to re-fuel their 'planes more often than now ?

What this means is that he was shot down during another mission 17 days later. B29 missions flew out of airfields on Saipan and later from the island of Iwo Jima.

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Posted in: Rangers' Darvish to have season-ending surgery Tuesday See in context

I'm glad Darvish made the decision to stay in the States with the Rangers instead of coming back to Japan while he is recovering from surgery. But only time will tell if he can come back and not go the way of Matsuzaka.

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Posted in: Woman dies after car plummets from rooftop car park See in context

Manual transmission vs automatic transmission. Who cares? She went over the roof and now she is dead. End of story.

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Posted in: Man parks over sidewalk guide for the blind; gets lesson in manners from 4th-grader See in context

Let's hope when this kid becomes an adult he still thinks this way.

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Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition See in context

How about this: Comfort women were women who were forced into prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Army. The term forced meaning they had no choice in the matter.

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Posted in: China's swim king Sun calls Japan's national anthem 'ugly' See in context

This guy is arrogant and spoiled. He has a history of making himself look like one big A** Hole.

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Posted in: 19 vending machines torched, robbed in Tokyo's Katsushika ward since Sept 15 See in context

I've always told my friends and family in the USA that vending machines are everywhere you go here in Japan, and they never seemed to get vandalized. I guess times are changing here in Japan.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for taking photos of girls in toilet See in context

It's a different mine set here in Japan. In the USA he would have been put on a sex offender's register and never again be allowed to work as a school teacher.

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Posted in: Japan moves to expand controversial foreign worker scheme See in context

One of the reasons things are moving so slow with contractions projects to rebuild the damage caused by the Tsunami back in 2011 is a lack of construction workers as well as a lack of funds.

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