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Posted in: Naomi Osaka picks Japanese citizenship with eye on Olympics: NHK See in context

Euro Dude

Giving up her US citizenship doesn’t mean she is denying her US identity. She can play tennis anywhere in the world with her Japanese passport.

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Posted in: Abe to meet 50 foreign guests during enthronement ceremony See in context

So Trump is not coming.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after stuffing towel into 90-year-old grandmother’s mouth, killing her See in context

The young woman must have been stressed out and tired of taking care of her bedridden grandmother. Tragic.

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Posted in: Over 70% worried about economic outlook after consumption tax hike: survey See in context

It’s the same voters who voted for the LDP in the last Upper House election.

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Posted in: Former education minister makes waves by linking same-sex marriage to revising constitution See in context

Yes. It’s the 21st century but it doesn’t change the biological reality that same sex couples cannot produce offspring.

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Posted in: Vietnamese intern arrested over knife attack on compatriot See in context

If someone slashes someone else’s abdomen multiple times with a knife, the logical conclusion is that the attacker had an intent to kill the victim.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten foreign investment rules for national security See in context

Better late than never. The government should have tightened regulations much earlier on foreign investment in defense and other sensitive industries. Also, foreign nationals are buying up a lot of Japanese land and the government should do something about it too.

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Posted in: No butts, no boors: Rugby fans learn the ropes in polite Japan See in context

The Australian visitor who smokes in the streets should realize that people here don’t care if visitors like him have a bad image of Japan. If you cannot respect local customs and regulations, just pack up and leave.

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Posted in: Japan to pardon 600,000 to mark emperor's enthronement: media See in context

I hope there won’t be a surge of petty crimes by those expecting the Imperial pardons.

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Posted in: Authorities say Nigerian died of starvation after immigration hunger strike See in context

If the Nigerian man was given an extradition order, why did the Immigration authorities keep him in detention instead of simply deporting him? We need more information on this case before criticizing the authorities for human rights violations.

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Posted in: Organizers, festival host agree to reopen 'comfort women' exhibition See in context

A victory for freedom of expression? I doubt it. It’s a victory for politicizing and using art as a means of advancing the organizers’ political views.

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Posted in: Registers, rates and points: Tax hike woes for Japanese retailers See in context

The government has raised consumption tax just as much as it has reduced corporate tax. A nice way to balance the budget.

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Posted in: Anti-NHK party head suggests genocide to solve overpopulation See in context

The NHK can rest easy. Tachibana is finished as a politician.

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Posted in: Japan says China bigger threat than nuclear-armed N Korea See in context

“despite signs that Pyongyang could have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles.”

China already has hydrogen-bomb-tipped ballistic missiles capable of hitting any part of Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese cattle farmers fear U.S. trade deal will be death knell See in context

"Politicians are not thinking about us farmers at all."

It’s those cattle farmers who have voted for the LDP all these years.

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Posted in: Koizumi's 'sexy' words on climate change ring hollow for some in Japan See in context

At least he didn’t say”cute.”

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Posted in: Japan fails to track N Korean missiles in recent string of launches See in context

Missile defense is ineffective and it only encourages the enemy to build and fire more missiles. The only effective deterrent is acquiring capabilities to strike back in kind, that is, having your own nuclear missiles.

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Posted in: Make climate fight 'sexy' and 'fun,' says Japan's new environment minister See in context

I found his speech excruciatingly embarrassing.

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Posted in: Make climate fight 'sexy' and 'fun,' says Japan's new environment minister See in context

Tadow Pladow

Koizumi is not an idiot. He’s only slightly retarded. He seems to be in a self destruct mode ever since he became Minister of Environment.

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Posted in: Private women's university in Miyagi to accept transgender students See in context

Would other students like the idea of sharing restrooms with transgenders?

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Posted in: Slippery balls, high tackles: 5 Rugby World Cup talking points See in context

Is there anyone living in Japan who is interested in rugby? I don’t even know the rules.

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Posted in: S Korean beer imports from Japan plunge 97% See in context

If they are boycotting Japanese beer, why don’t they also boycott hydrofluoric acid, the chemical that Samsung desperately needs to produce their microchips.

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Posted in: American man married to same-sex Japanese partner sues gov't for long-term visa See in context

“It’s violating their constitutional rights.”

But the Constitution of Japan unambiguously stipulates that marriage is between a man and a woman.

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Posted in: Koizumi seeks further innovation in Japan to fight climate change See in context

The former PM’s son has been carefully groomed to represent and protect the interests of big businesses and multinationals. He has been foremost among the LDP lawmakers urging the Japan Agricultural Cooperatives to disband so that foreign agribusiness giants can buy up Japanese farmland. But I remain optimistic. Koizumi is turning into a middle-aged man and in 10 years female voters won’t be falling on over him anymore.

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Posted in: Teen bullying victim who died in apparent suicide blames school in journal See in context

Some people can’t fight back. If you are so unhappy at school just stay home and take the High school Diploma Equivalency Test (Dai-ken). You can apply for college entrance exams if you pass the test.

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Posted in: Jobs in Japan for S Korean graduates dry up See in context

Find your own future in your own country. Work hard and make it a better place so that the next generation of Koreans will not have to seek employment in other countries. That’s my advice to new college graduates in South Korea. Good luck!

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Posted in: South Korea calls for ban of 'rising sun' flag at 2020 Olympics See in context

For decades after its independence in 1948, Koreans never said anything against the rising sun flag. They even welcomed JMDF ships making port calls flying those flags. Then suddenly a few years ago, when a Korean soccer player was criticized for insulting the Japanese by mimicking a monkey, he said he did it because he was upset at the sight of rising sun flags among spectators. That was when attacking the flag became a Korean national pastime.

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Posted in: Suspect detained over stabbings at Ibaraki farmhouse See in context

It used to be that rural areas in Japan were so safe and peaceful that people wouldn’t bother to lock their doors. Those days are gone. As the government brings in unskilled foreign workers to fill the labor shortage, these kinds of brutal crimes will be everyday occurrences. A negative aspect of cultural diversity.

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Posted in: Japan to set up police unit to help defend disputed islets: NHK See in context

They should have done this years ago. But better late than never. Now I would like to see police officers stationed permanently on the Senkakus to deter possible Chinese invasions.

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Posted in: S Korean lawmakers visit disputed islets as Japan tensions mount See in context

smithinjapan

They are called Dokdo, for starters, and are lived on and administered year-round by South Korea. It is their sovereign territory. 

So do you agree that Crimea is Russia’s sovereign territory, lived on and administered year-round by the Russians?

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