How could Abe refuse Trump’s request? After all, Japan is a country that depends totally on US for its defense.
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The LDP has been taken over by globalists like Mr. Suga. Recognizing an ethnic minority as an indigenous people could undermine the Japanese national identity and divide the nation.
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It’s obvious that the only viable option is restarting the existing nuclear power plants. We shouldn’t waste time on such hoaxes as solar and wind powers. They won’t get anyone anywhere.
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The deer may have been frightened and upset by too many tourists visiting the Nara Park.
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There wouldn’t be a shortage in caregivers if the government gave the 2.5 million yen scholarship to young Japanese aspiring to be caregivers.
5 ( +7 / -2 )
The A-bomb survivors should be worried more about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities than the US plan to pull out of the pact. It’s Kim’s missiles that are aimed at targets in Japan.
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Will the US made missile system be able to protect Japan from North Korean nuclear missiles? Probably not. Thanks to the inept Prime Minister, Japan is being forced to buy exorbitantly priced US weapons just to please Trump.
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The government doesn’t have to implement all those new measures to boost the economy. Just scrap the planned consumption tax hike.
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The “best prepared games in memory” ? That’s IOC speak for hosting the Olympics in the middle of heatstroke inducing Japanese summer.
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I see nothing wrong with the Imperial family having the male only ascension ceremony. It’s part of the centuries old imperial tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation of emperors and shouldn’t be judged by today’s values.
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Lavrov’s remarks seem to contradict Putin’s. Is there some kind of power struggle going on in Kremlin or is this a pre-summit meeting bluff from Russia ?
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Mind your own business, Trudeau.
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If South Korea actually seizes Japanese assets, the most effective countermeasure would be to seize SK assets in Japan for retaliation.
11 ( +24 / -13 )
Even if you were sentenced to life in prison, you would be able to get out after serving ten or so years if you were a model prisoner. Incidentally, Japan does not have “life“ imprisonment as they have in the US and other countries. Here convicts are sentenced to imprisonment for indefinite period of time,
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As a treaty, the TPP supersedes the domestic laws of each member country. That means once a pro-business legislation is passed, people cannot change it by voting against it. The TPP is undemocratic and designed to enhance corporate interests at the expense of ordinary people.
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Visitors are allowed into the shrine premises to pay respects to the war-dead, not protesting the enshrinement wartime military leaders. And refusing to leave private property also constitutes trespassing.
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It’s amazing to know that there are more than 186,000 people in Japan who have nothing better to do with their time.
-5 ( +2 / -7 )
I hope blasting rock ‘n’ roll into the forest at night won’t have a bad effect on animals living there.
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You cannot direct targeting radar on an airplane by mistake. It was obviously a deliberate act of the Korean destroyer. It seems like the whole nation of South Korea has gone berserk in recent years. The worst part of it is that the South Koreans are living in fantasy land and that they don’t know that their country is rapidly becoming irrelevant in the international community.
12 ( +17 / -5 )
Putin’s concern is quite understandable. Japan has no say over where US builds military bases and USAF still controls its airspace. Hardly an independent country.
-10 ( +6 / -16 )
The true reason behind the discriminatory practice is that female medical school graduates are more likely to become ophthalmologists or ENT doctors rather than surgeons. If admission were to be solely based on entrance exam scores, there would be an acute shortage of surgeons.
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Forget medical school if you are a female applicant who have failed past exams a couple of times and neither of your parents is a med school graduate.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Unlike factory workers who often engage in simple routine work, care givers need much better language skills to communicate with and understand the needs and feelings of elderly people. It’s a bad idea to bring in foreign workers just to fill the manpower shortage. Raise the wages of care workers and thousands of licensed Japanese care givers would the workforce.
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A disgrace to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. And this guy was a former Japanese ambassador to Congo. Think what could have happened if he had done his misconduct in another country. The Foreign Ministry should fire him immediately with no severance pay.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
One thing you must remember when you remember Pearl Harbor is that Pearl Harbor was a military base. At that time tensions between Japan and America were very, very high. In times of tension, a military base must be ready for an attack whether a war is declared or not. A large part of the blame for what happened at Pearl Harbor must lie with US military leaders who failed to put Pearl Harbor on high alert.
13 ( +19 / -6 )
Voluntarily resigned. That means the teacher received a full severance package.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
She was a single mother worn out from looking after her toddler son and baby daughter. What she did is inexcusable, of course, but where’s the father?
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