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Posted in: Tokyo court denies Ghosn's latest bail request See in context

He's a super rich elite so of course he wants elite pre-trial detention, but thankfully Japan treats everyone the same no matter how rich or poor they are. I'd be very upset if they released him on bail where he'd surely flee

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Posted in: Suicides in Japan down for 9th straight year to 37-year low in 2018 See in context

Well done to Japan! They now finally have a better suicide rate than most EU nations. Keep up the good work!

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Posted in: Ghosn re-arrested for aggravated breach of trust See in context

It's good that at least in Japan elite white collar criminals aren't given a golden pass when charged with crimes, unlike back home in the States

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Posted in: Emperor expresses deep remorse; Abe vows never to repeat horrors of war See in context

Looked like a really beautiful ceremony! Never forget

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Posted in: Vienna tops 'world's most liveable city' ranking; Osaka 3rd, Tokyo 7th See in context

Not sure how Sydney makes that list, it's the most unaffordable place on Earth with shocking public transport. Melbourne isn't too much different..

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Posted in: Child statue in protective suit in Fukushima criticized See in context

Not sure what the issue here is? It's art, it's not supposed to be scientifically accurate. Would we rip up and burn Picasso's or Van Gogh's works because they aren't scientifically accurate? This slide towards censorship is disturbing and should be countered at every turn

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Posted in: S Korea to unveil monument for 'comfort women' on Aug 14 See in context

I am supportive of the comfort women issue, but enough is enough. Korea should move on and stop whingeing

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Posted in: Abe, U.N. chief agree to keep N Korea sanctions in place See in context

Good to hear! Sanction that crime of a state into the ground

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Posted in: Foaming bottom soap: An eco-friendly alternative to wet wipes See in context

Finally! Toilet paper by itself which just smears feces on and across your skin isn't enough and it's disgusting and bizarre that people are happy with just toilet paper and a product like this hasn't been released sooner

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Posted in: Narita airport shuts one runway as plane enters wrong taxiway See in context

This is the same airline that almost crashed into 4 other planes on the wrong runway in San Fran last year which could have led to over 1,000 deaths. Enough is enough, remove this airlines' accreditation and ban them from flying. This is unforgivable incompetence by the airline

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Posted in: Japanese gov't website allowed anti-Korean resident messages See in context

I've met people who had no problem walking up to me and saying, "Don't talk to that woman, she's Korean -- you can tell by the name. It's not a Japanese traditional name!", etc. I've heard that dozens of times, and always with a tone of scorn, warnings not to trust them, etc.

They might have a point though, I've met dozens, possibly hundreds, of Koreans in Japan who openly hate the country and wish harm and misfortune on it, always with a tone of scorn. Therefore I would say this is a commonly held belief among their type.

It appears that everyone has anecdotal evidence to support their spurious views.

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Posted in: Iceland company to resume commercial hunting of fin whales See in context

Good to hear that Iceland has upped their health code standards to match Japan's so that their whaling program can can be resumed! Good hunting!

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Posted in: Trump eyes return to TPP trade pact See in context

Well it's good that Trump is coming to his senses over the TPP and opening the way to return to it. Not joining it in the first place was an unimaginably stupid decision and we have lost most of the clauses we ourselves created through the TPP negotiations

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Posted in: Opposition steps up calls for Abe's wife to testify at Diet over land deal See in context

Compared to the corruption, abuses of power, and crimes committed by politicians and the government in other so called developed nations around the world, this alleged land sale is nothing and wouldn't even make the front page. The amount of false outrage and virtue signalling here is comical and quite embarrassing

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Posted in: Japan tells N Korea it wants Abe-Kim summit See in context

Agree that Abe is desperately trying to imitate Trump. However Trump is just a better, more moral leader than Abe will ever be, and one of the great leaders in the world at the moment.

What a fool Abe is

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Posted in: Altered documents turn up heat on Abe See in context

Compared to Trump's almost innumerable scandals, lies, and frauds, this minor issue with Abe is basically nothing. If Trump can survive his issues, then Abe resigning is not even up for discussion

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Posted in: Trump says he is prepared to meet N Korea's Kim See in context

Wait, why are there even talks with North Korea in the first place? I thought a hostile North Korea was just a propaganda piece created by Abe to drum up support for revising the military or whatever?

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Posted in: Abe urges caution on N Korea talks; wants concrete steps See in context

Once again Japan ratcheting up tensions by trying to scupper the North Korea talks with South Korea. It seems like Japan wants war no matter what!

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