The Chinese students that participated in the assessment tests were from the prosperous coastal cities. They hardly represented the entire nation of China.
7 ( +12 / -5 )
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?
-11 ( +1 / -12 )
The character RIN has too many strokes in it. Children given the name will have a hard time writing their name.
1 ( +3 / -2 )
Princess Mako, please stay away from Komuro. He isn’t good for you.
-4 ( +3 / -7 )
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?
2 ( +10 / -8 )
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.
-5 ( +4 / -9 )
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.
6 ( +10 / -4 )
“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?
-1 ( +2 / -3 )
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.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
A piece of advice. Kyodo News opinion polls are not to be trusted.
7 ( +9 / -2 )
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.
-1 ( +6 / -7 )
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?
8 ( +9 / -1 )
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.
13 ( +22 / -9 )
The ocean is vast. It will dilute the Fukushima water with significantly low radioactivity even further.
-9 ( +3 / -12 )
Go ahead and terminate the agreement. Neither US nor Japan relies much on military intelligence from SK.
5 ( +17 / -12 )
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.
-23 ( +3 / -26 )
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.
11 ( +11 / -0 )
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.
-1 ( +1 / -2 )
At 33, she’s too old for that.
-11 ( +6 / -17 )
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.
11 ( +12 / -1 )
Why don’t you just run with your running shoes on? That’s what Mr Bolt is good at and is more environmentally friendly.
2 ( +5 / -3 )
School life must be exciting in Kobe.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
In China they have used different surnames for husband and wife from time immemorial. Maybe the plaintiffs should go live in China.
-1 ( +6 / -7 )
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.
3 ( +7 / -4 )
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.
-24 ( +4 / -28 )
Now it’s about time for Mt Fuji to erupt. It’s an active volcano.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Sakuragi was too careless in agreeing to carry a suitcase full of shoes through an airport in China.
5 ( +6 / -1 )
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