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Posted in: Japanese Red Army founder Shigenobu freed after 20 years in prison See in context

Her cancer operations when she was in prison were paid for by taxpayers’ money.

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Posted in: Gov't warns of risks to stable food supply amid Ukraine crisis See in context

There are a lot of golf links in Japan that can be readily turned into arable land.

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Posted in: Japan to review fiscal health goal with calls for more public spending See in context

Shinzo Abe is the culprit who raised the consumption tax from 8 percent to the current 10 percent. He just did a nice turnaround.

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Posted in: Japan to resume accepting guided foreign tour groups from June 10 See in context

Why is it that China is on the list of the lowest risk countries with Shanghai locked down?

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Posted in: Kishida announces Hiroshima as host city for G7 summit in 2023 See in context

The other two candidate cities are out of the question: Fukuoka is too far away and hot in the summer and people in Nagoya talk funny.

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Posted in: Japan's foreign minister hints readiness to aid N Korea over COVID See in context

Wasn’t North Korea the country that abducted dozens of Japanese citizens? Many of them are still kept there.

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Posted in: Japan to start 4th vaccine shots for elderly, at-risk groups from May 25 See in context

Doesn't anyone ever learn? The US-made vaccines were designed to prevent the alpha strain Covid virus which originated in Wuhan, China. The virus has gone through dozens of mutations since then and the vaccines' efficacy is now rather dubious. I don't see why the government keeps offering the same vaccines.

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Posted in: Tokyo medical school ordered to pay 13 women over exam rigging See in context

Women mature earlier than men and therefore they do better at college entrance exams. Some kind of adjustment can be justified at medical schools or we will be seeing more dermatologists and ophthalmologist and fewer surgeons and ER doctors.

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Posted in: Japan to double Ukraine aid to $600 million See in context

If Japan is so concerned about China’s growing military assertiveness, the money should be used to improve the country’s defense capabilities. Now Biden is coming. I suspect some kind of US pressure behind this additional loan or handout.

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Posted in: Japan not considering new nuclear plants despite energy concerns See in context

The politicians don’t seem to understand the seriousness of the current energy crunch. The world has completely and irreversibly changed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Globalism is now a thing of the past.

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

It’s hard to believe that the man spent all of the money on gambling. My bet is that he’s stashed the money in some safe place and will start spending it when the statute of limitations expires.

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Posted in: Gov't to help Ukrainian evacuees find jobs See in context

I hope the government is starting the job offering services out of genuine concern for the plight of the Ukrainian refugees, not as a way to find a new source of cheap labor.

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Posted in: Japan signs ¥13 bil loan deal to help Ukraine economy See in context

Helping Ukraine is fine but the government should spend more money to help people here who are suffering from the COVID recession and the rising prices.

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Posted in: Man who mistakenly received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes See in context

It wasn’t the guy’s fault that the money had been deposited into his bank account by mistake. But it was clear to him that he was not entitled to the lump sum. He had an obligation to return the money to its rightful owners but instead he made off with it. This constitutes theft or fraud by forbearance. The guy is a criminal.

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Posted in: Ukraine asks G7 to step up arms supply, pressure on Russia See in context

Who gains most from this war? Weapons manufacturers in the US and Europe can barely hide their glee over prospects of increasing business opportunities in Ukraine.

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Posted in: NPA urges police to avoid impression of racial profiling in questioning people See in context

Don’t forget your residency card. All foreign nationals living in Japan (except those in the US forces) are required to carry their residency cards with them at all times. If you cannot produce one when stopped and questioned by police they will get suspicious.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes extending education subsidies to middle class in Japan See in context

Just give college students free scholarships so that they won’t be burdened with student loans years after graduation. That should boost the declining birth rate.

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Posted in: Musk warns Japan will cease to exist if birthrate continues decline See in context

A country’s population decline will not necessarily follow the course plotted by a negative exponential curve. It will level off at some point. Japan’s birthrate keeps declining simply because those in prime childbearing age, people in their 20s and 30s, are earning less than their parents and cannot afford to have a family.

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Posted in: 10% suffer COVID-19 aftereffects 1 year after discharge from hospital: survey See in context

I’d also like to know what percentage of the vaccinated are suffering from debilitating side effects.

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Posted in: Human rights lawyer from Korean community in Japan undeterred by hate See in context

@Kyo wa heiwa dayo ne

Austria , Norway and Singapore also do not allow dual citizenship

"It's difficult to compare Japan to these countries because they are English speaking and mostly non prejudice towards foreigners and women are treated with alot more respect."

German is spoken in Austria and Norwegian is spoken in Norway.

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Posted in: Human rights lawyer from Korean community in Japan undeterred by hate See in context

"Japan's grip over the peninsula in the 20th century resulted in an exodus of Koreans on a scale comparable to that of Ukrainians observed in the two months following Russia's invasion launched in February 2022."

Prof. Mizuno was probably quoted out of context. The reason for the mass 'exodus' was that many Koreans knew they could have better jobs and better life in Japan. Since all Koreans were Japanese citizens, there was nothing to prevent them from leaving Korea for Japan.

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Posted in: Yoshinoya refused to let 'foreign' student attend recruitment event See in context

It’s up to individual companies to decide who to employ and who not to employ. Employees in the food industry are some of the hardest hit by the coronavirus-induced recession. You can’t blame the beef-bowl chain for favoring native born job applicants over foreigners.

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Posted in: Biden to emphasize 'ironclad' nuclear deterrence during Asia trip: White House See in context

@Kyo mo aho desu ne

No country has went to war with a nuclear power

Are you out of your mind ?

Japan went to war with the USA and that's how Hiroshima and Nagasaki happened !

You must have skipped school when 20th century history was taught. When Japan went to war with America in December 1942, the Manhattan Project hadn't even begun.

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Posted in: Biden to emphasize 'ironclad' nuclear deterrence during Asia trip: White House See in context

Empty words from Biden. The US has never gone to war with a nuclear armed country and all the rogue nuclear powers know it. US nuclear deterrence simply doesn’t exist.

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Posted in: Russia bans entry of Kishida, 62 other Japanese ministers, citizens See in context

The entry ban won't hurt Japan one bit. It's just a tit-for-tat from Russia. No need to worry about the worsening relations between Japan and Russia. When the war is over and the Russians need econmic cooperation and financial support from Japan, they will come and knock on your door with a big smile.

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Posted in: Japan still divided on revising war-renouncing Constitution: survey See in context

There's no need to amend Article 9. Just drop it along with the second paragraph of Article 76 that prohibits court marshal. Then Japan will be able to have a functioning military. Amending the constitution to introduce an emergency clause is a bad idea. It could be abused to curtail people's freedoms. A simple legislation would be better and just as effective.

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Posted in: Police appeal for help from public over 2008 murder of 15-year-old girl See in context

It wasn’t police’s fault that they had to suspend their leaflet handout for two years. The general public had the wrong idea that the coronavirus could be transmitted by hand to hand contact. Many people would have refused to take leaflets.

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Posted in: Relatives try to fulfill missing Hokkaido boat couple's marriage hopes See in context

There 's no way the city government could have accepted their marriage registration. You can't marry a dead couple. RIP.

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Posted in: Tokyu Railways trains now powered only by renewable energy See in context

What kind of renewable sources of energey is the railway company using to power its trains? If it's solar and wind powers, I hope for them that the sun will shine every day and the wind will never drop.

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Posted in: Ukraine apologizes for juxtaposing photo of late emperor to Hitler in video See in context


You know history. Yes, Japan was allied with Nazis and Italian fascists. And the US and Britain were allied with the Soviet Union, Stalin’s communist dictatorship. Extremely regrettable.

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