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Posted in: Abe's fatal shooting continues to ripple through Japan a month on See in context

Former prime minister and member of parliament was shot dead at close range in broad daylight while he was giving a stump speech. And his body was creamted three days after the assassination. This is very unusual.

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Posted in: Kishida says restrictions unnecessary despite record COVID-19 cases See in context

The current wave of infections would soon be over if people stopped taking PCR tests. Remember what Dr Kary Mullis, the scientist who developed the PCR testing, used to say: "The PCR tests should never be used to diagnose disease."

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Posted in: Japan discusses regional defense in rare visit to Taiwan See in context

Taiwan has been claiming the Senkakus as part of its territory since 1970. If war broke out between Japan and China over the little islands, which side would Taiwan fight on?

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Posted in: 2nd Japan case of monkeypox confirmed in Tokyo See in context

Smallpox vaccines are also effective against monkeypox and the efficacy is supposed to last for decades.All Japanese aged 48 and over got pox jabs when they were children. If you’re under age 48, you may have to get vaccines but they are attenuated live vaccines and much safer and more reliable than mRNA Covid vaccines.

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Posted in: Japan defense minister had help from Unification Church in elections See in context

The defense minister has been receiving support from a dubious and predatory religious organization headquartered in another country. Kishi should immediately hand in his resignation.

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Posted in: Marauding monkeys injure 42 in Yamaguchi See in context

Now that monkey pox has arrived in Japan, I hope these monkeys won’t contract the disease and spread it to humans.

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Posted in: Abe's accused assassin to undergo psychiatric evaluation until Nov 29: media See in context

People have short memories. The government wants to put off Yamagami’s trial until after Abe’s state funeral is successfully over and most people have forgotten about the former PM’s assassination. Then they will put him on trial and sentence him to death or life in prison and by then hardly anyone remembers what happened on July 8, 2022.

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Posted in: KDDI to pay damages to millions of users after network outage See in context


Any evidence of Russian hacking?

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of woman who adopted him, in ¥150 mil insurance plot See in context

I think it’s standard policy that anyone who killed the insured is not entitled to the insurance money. It’s not so hard to picture ¥150 million. It’s just 150 bundles of a hundred ¥10,000 bank notes . You can carry them in a backpack.

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Posted in: Japanese, Irish leaders agree Russia must face 'severe consequences' See in context

It’s Japan rather than Russia that’s facing severe consequences of economic sanctions in the form of rising oil and LNG prices.

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Posted in: 2.5 seconds: The security lapses that sealed Shinzo Abe's fate See in context

They cremated Abe’s remains just three days after his assassination without a thorough forensic autopsy. That’s strange.

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Posted in: Malaysians enjoy Japanese Bon dance, defying Islamists' call to skip it See in context

I didn’t know there’s still a Sultan in Malaysia.

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Posted in: Britain, Japan said to be looking to merge Tempest and F-X fighter programs See in context

If Japan wishes to play a significant role in the defense of rules based international order, it should develop its own domestically designed military aircraft, a modern version of the Mitsubishi Zero fighter.

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Posted in: Japan to drop setting ceiling on next year's defense spending: Nikkei See in context

“Setting no ceiling on defense spending.” I hope this doesn’t mean buying unlimited quantities of US-made weapons at exorbitant prices.

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Posted in: A look at the Unification Church's ties to Japan's politics See in context

Abe supporters are now desparately trying to play down the former PM's ties with the Unification Church.

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Posted in: Abe shooter's mother donated ¥100 mil to Unification Church, man's uncle says See in context

What did the Unification Church promised Yamagami's mother for her donations...eternal life?

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Posted in: Japan to hold state funeral for Abe in autumn See in context

For those of us who lived under the 8 years of Abe's premiership, he is remembered as the PM who raised the consumption tax twice, pursued a tight fiscal policy in a deflating economy, consistently lying in the Diet, bought overpriced and defective US-made weapons just to please Mr Trump, and the list goes on and on. He hardly deserves a full state-funded state funeral.

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Posted in: Japan ranks 116th in 2022 gender gap report, worst among G7 See in context

Don’t pay too much attention to those international ranking lists. As a general rule, the narrower the gender gap, the sucker a society is. Japan is still the healthiest of the G7 countries as witnessed by a very small number of out-of-wedlock children.

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Posted in: Japan to recognize Turkish Kurd as refugee after appeals court ruling See in context

Turkish president Erdogan is not going to like the Japanese court’s ruling. Now the door’s been pried open, we can expect a rush of Kurdish asylum seekers.

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Posted in: Japan honors Abe with highest decoration; wake held in Tokyo See in context

Couldn’t they have used a better picture of Abe?

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Posted in: 70-year-old man arrested for beating 30-year-old woman to death with golf club See in context

The world is a mysterious place. What did the 30 year old woman see in the man who was 40 years her senior?

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Posted in: Abe's killer tested homemade gun at religious group's facility: sources See in context

Three days after the assassination of Abe and no media can print the name of the religious group yet. It’s not Soka but the Unification Church.

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Posted in: Shinzo Abe murder suspect: What we know See in context

Abe's grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, who also served as PM, helped the Unification Chirch set up its first chapter in Japan, which was located inside the compound of his residence. The family and the church have a long history.

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Posted in: Facebook, Twitter remove Abe assassination videos See in context

@Alan Harrison

"Shoe is now on the other foot. Japanese expect censorship."

Twitter is a US tech company that believes they know exactly what people should know and should not know.

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Posted in: Court rules in favor of French man's wife over child custody rights See in context

Let’s look at the case objectively. The woman and her children ran away from the wife-beating husband and would like to continue to live together in peace. At least the court granted the Frenchman the right to see his children. He needs to learn to be a good loser.

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Posted in: Kremlin slams Japan's 'unfriendly' stance amid G7 oil price cap talk See in context

Kishida went a bit too far with his remark about capping the Russian oil price. He just wanted to say something that would please the US.

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Posted in: App developed to automatically delete children's nude selfies See in context

I’m just curious where this new app draws the line between children and adults. Is a 17-years old person a child or an adult?

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Posted in: 27-year-old woman indicted over murder of 3 daughters See in context

What was the point of printing the names of the three hapless daughters killed by their mother?

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Posted in: Aso likens Russian war in Ukraine to bullying of weak children See in context

The Ukrainian troops are trained and armed by the US and its allies. If you look at it from Moscow’s side, the Russians are indirectly fighting the all mighty US.

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Posted in: Coalition headed for election win; LDP seen gaining seats: poll See in context

An LDP victory in the upcoming upper house election means higher taxes, higher food and energy prices, shrinking economy and more suicides due to economic hardships. I hope the Nikkei poll is a fake.

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