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Posted in: Court commutes Peruvian’s death sentence to life See in context

The Peruvian killer used insanity defense and it worked. Let’s see if the prosecutors will appeal the high court’s decision to the Supreme Court.

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Posted in: Japan drops in OECD scholastic ranking; China leads in all categories See in context

The Chinese students that participated in the assessment tests were from the prosperous coastal cities. They hardly represented the entire nation of China.

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Posted in: Woman takes helm of Japanese Aegis destroyer for 1st time See in context

Women can fight and kill on battlefield. No doubt about that. But can they command a Navy ship and make right decisions in life-and-death situations?

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Posted in: Rin (凛) and Ren (蓮) most popular baby names of 2019: survey See in context

The character RIN has too many strokes in it. Children given the name will have a hard time writing their name.

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Posted in: Crown prince urges daughter to update public on marriage plans See in context

Princess Mako, please stay away from Komuro. He isn’t good for you.

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Posted in: U.N. declined Abe's request to speak at Sept climate summit: sources See in context

So the U.N. is committed to abolishing all coal-fired power plants for environmental reasons, let alone nuclear power plants. Is the U.N. General Secretary prepared to go back to the Neolithic life?

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Posted in: Japanese beer exports to S Korea fall to zero See in context

Good news! Yet another proof that the two countries can live without each other. No need to worry about Japanese beer brewers. They will find new markets in other countries.

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Posted in: Bar association says long-term detainments of foreigners on the rise See in context

Some of the detainees have been held in the detention centers for months simply because their home countries refuse their repatriation. And the members of the Bar Association are know to have extreme views on human rights.

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Posted in: Anime studio arson-murder suspect undergoes unprecedented skin grafts See in context

I don’t think the doctors and nurses treating the arson suspect are facing any moral dilemma. There’s a person suffering from life-threatening burns right in front of their eyes and they’re just doing what they can to save his life.

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Posted in: Japan, Vatican partners in realizing nuclear weapons-free world, Abe tells pope See in context

“dialogue, the only weapon worthy of man and capable of ensuring lasting peace”

Really? Is it possible to stop China’s aggression in the South China Sea, police brutality in Hong Kong and genocide against Tibetans and Uighurs through dialogue?

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Posted in: Toshiba develops way to accurately detect 13 types of cancer from drop of blood See in context

The 99 percent accuracy rate may not be so accurate if you consider false positives and false negative. Still it’s good to know that new methods of cancer detection are being developed here in Japan.

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Posted in: 66% relieved S Korea maintaining intel-sharing pact with Japan: poll See in context

A piece of advice. Kyodo News opinion polls are not to be trusted.

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Posted in: U.S. troop presence in Japan a concern for Russia: Lavrov See in context

I can well understand the Russian concern over the presence of the US military on Japanese soil. Under the current US-Japan security treaty, the US can theoretically build military bases anywhere in Japan without getting the Japanese government’s consent. A full fledged Japanese military with nuclear capabilities would make this world a much safer place.

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Posted in: Pope Francis arrives in Japan See in context

Pope has come to become a Buddhist.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics: Japanese, English — but where’s the French? See in context

French is a pretty-sounding tongue with rich literature. But sadly it slipped from the status of a global language right after WW2 and the nearest Francophone countries are thousands of miles away. So what are they making all the fuss about?

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Posted in: In reversal, S Korea says it will keep Japan military intelligence pact See in context

No amount of face-saving remarks from South Korean officials can hide the fact that this last minute reversal is South Korea’s unconditional surrender to Japan and US. Now Moon’s days are numbered.

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Posted in: Japan tells embassies risk of contaminated Fukushima water 'small' See in context

The ocean is vast. It will dilute the Fukushima water with significantly low radioactivity even further.

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Posted in: Seoul faces major decision over military pact with Tokyo See in context

Go ahead and terminate the agreement. Neither US nor Japan relies much on military intelligence from SK.

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Posted in: Conservatives submit ex-imperial member restoration proposal to Abe See in context

The modern notion of gender equality doesn’t apply here. Male only succession of emperor is the imperial tradition that has survived for nearly 2000 years and there’s no apparent reason to change it now.

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Posted in: Japan hosts arms show looking for an edge in tech See in context

It’s only natural that Japanese arms manufacturers are having a hard time making inroads into overseas markets. Weapons improve by being used in extreme conditions of real battlefields. And no Japanese-made weapons have been used in real war since the end of WW2.

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Posted in: Japan may slide toward recession as Abenomics impact fades See in context

Government spending is the answer. Haven’t you guys ever heard of MMT (modern monetary theory)? Government debt creates as much assets in private sector.

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri admits to using MDMA, other illegal drugs See in context

At 33, she’s too old for that.

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Posted in: Trump asked Tokyo for $8 bil to keep U.S. troops in Japan: Foreign Policy See in context

This may be a blessing in disguise. Japan should have started rebuilding its own defense capabilities years ago to deter military aggression from unfriendly neighbors. But better late than never. It would be much cheaper to build its own military than to pay protection money to America.

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Posted in: Usain Bolt brings his e-scooter to Japan despite regulatory road bumps See in context

Why don’t you just run with your running shoes on? That’s what Mr Bolt is good at and is more environmentally friendly.

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Posted in: Teacher scolds 5th-grade boy by brandishing scissors near his head See in context

School life must be exciting in Kobe.

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Posted in: Court rejects damages suit over same-surname-after-marriage rule See in context

In China they have used different surnames for husband and wife from time immemorial. Maybe the plaintiffs should go live in China.

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Posted in: Tougher penalties introduced for employers over foreign intern disappearances See in context

Since disappeared trainees can’t swim back to the countries of their origin, most of them will stay on as illegal immigrants and engage in criminal activities. The technical internship is nothing but a modern-day slavery and it should end immediately.

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Posted in: 88-year-old ex-bureaucrat to be referred to prosecutors over fatal car crash See in context

He’s a doddering old man walking on two crutches. Maybe he’s too old to face justice. Let him pay damages to the victims and the case be closed.

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Posted in: Sakurajima volcano erupts, spewing ash 5.5 kms high See in context

Now it’s about time for Mt Fuji to erupt. It’s an active volcano.

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Posted in: China sentences former Japanese politician to life for drug smuggling See in context

Sakuragi was too careless in agreeing to carry a suitcase full of shoes through an airport in China.

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