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Posted in: The LDP is being saved largely because the opposition parties are not united. See in context

The opposition is controled opposition.

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Posted in: Detainee found dead in cell at police station in Saitama See in context

Officials said an autopsy will be held to determine the cause of the man’s death.

Aannd we'll never know the results of that autopsy.

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Posted in: Self-weighing, self-awareness may prevent holiday weight gain See in context

Being stressed out over weight-gain makes you more fat.

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Posted in: Ruling bloc endorses tax breaks on cars, homes; fiscal reform in doubt See in context

Stop taxing food.

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Posted in: How to plan your smart home - and weigh privacy risks See in context

How about we improve people instead tech toys?

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Posted in: Nissan files claim against Ghosn's sister in Brazilian court See in context

@ Ex_Res

Cheap, nasty, and stupid..

In court papers, lawyers for Ghosn said that since Nissan had entered the apartment after his arrest, the automaker could have "inserted objects or documents that could compromise his good reputation".

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Posted in: There are no parts of a tree that can be thrown away. We can use fallen trees as energy sources without wasting any parts. See in context

There are no parts of a tree that can be thrown away. 

All parts of a tree can be thrown away. Who translated that? Or was Kobayashi trying to speak English? How about "No parts of a tree should be thrown away."

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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing woman near train station in Tokyo See in context

the man, wearing an orange shirt,

That's the problem, right there.

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Posted in: Japan seeks 1st aircraft carrier to deploy stealth fighters See in context

@Matt Hartwell

Now get the stealth fighters out, so now Japan is not only on its own, it also has outdated 4th generation aircraft only, no aircraft carrier, so now its going to rely solely on aircraft taking off from runways in Japan and ships to defeat an invader.

Everything you just said achieves the exact opposite of the first part of the paragraph - a strong defensive military. Relying on 4th generation aircraft from the few airstrips in Japan and a navy to defeat an invader that can project air power via carriers and superior air power at that combined with what is likely to be superior ship numbers means the game is over before it even started.

1) Japan is not 'alone' if Japan has allies. The US military does not need to be in Japan to be an ally. 2) Updating Japan's airforce does not necessarily mean they need STEALTH fighters. 3) If every country had an Article 9 and didn't have war material such as aircraft carriers, Japan wouldn't have to worry about attacks from foreign aircraft carriers.

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Posted in: Japan seeks 1st aircraft carrier to deploy stealth fighters See in context

@klausdorth

Exactly. But Japan has its Navy in African ports...

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Posted in: Japan seeks 1st aircraft carrier to deploy stealth fighters See in context

@kentarogaijin

GANBARE NIPPON !!. And for the crybabies, stop drama!!... Lol!!!..

Your arguments are so persuasive and backed by reason and evidence.

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Posted in: Japan seeks 1st aircraft carrier to deploy stealth fighters See in context

All countries should have a strong defensive military, that stays within their borders AND an Article 9 (renouncing using war as a way to settle disputes). Get the US out of Japan. No country needs to have bases in another country. Japan does NOT need stealth fighters or an aircraft carrier for defense, and it isn't a sign of weakness if Japan decides to not purchase such war material.

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Posted in: Japan seeks 1st aircraft carrier to deploy stealth fighters See in context

Stealth fighters for DEFENSE, right? Lol You only need stealth fighters if you are flying over territory that is not yours, Japan. Passed up the unarmed spy planes, huh? Why do you need armed stealth fighters? Change the Constitution to allow Japan to attack other countries. Go ahead. Most young Japanese are not patriotic, and not interested joining the military. Oh! But you've made it easier for foreigners to work in Japan. What's next, allow them in the Japanese military? Promise them citizenship if they join? I see where this is going.

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Posted in: Abe says he is aiming for constitution change by 2020 See in context

All nations should have their own strong militaries AND an Article 9. Ban war. Military is only for defense, just like a gun in a nightstand ready to help you defend yourself. Furthermore, if the US can have bases in Japan, let Japan have bases in the US. How about a Honolulu Japanese Naval base?

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Posted in: 23 years sought for man over fatal road rage accident See in context

That guy is a psychopath. He laughed in court when he was listening to what happened to his victims. Rot in jail POS.

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Posted in: Japanese school explains why it won't let cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt See in context

Parents, especially mothers, need to band together and stop any nonsense coming out of schools. Japanese men can't handle women who band together.

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Posted in: LA Film Critics name 'Roma' best film of the year See in context

A 2 or 3-line plot synopsis of the movie would have been nice.

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Posted in: Ghosn planned to oust CEO before his arrest: report See in context

Japan Inc is circling the drain.

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Posted in: Japanese school explains why it won't let cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt See in context

Even if I bought the lame excuse about skirts aiding concentration (only an expert pervert would come up with that 'logic'), how about asking the girls "could you concentrate better if you wore tights?" Assuming all people concentrate better not wearing certain clothes is simple-minded, and assuming clothes only affect girls' concentration is sexist.

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Posted in: Ruling bloc to agree on tax reforms spurring car, home purchases See in context

Stop taxing food and child-rearing goods. Then Japanese can better afford to have kids and raise the birthrate in Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese woman gets 6-year jail term in China for espionage See in context

I've been to China. I'll never go there again.

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Posted in: Trump calls Tillerson 'dumb as a rock' and 'lazy' See in context

"Dumb as a rock" ? How old is Trump? Six?

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Posted in: Diet passes bill to accept more foreign workers See in context

But opposition parties have criticized the bill for failing to specify the types of jobs the foreign workers would engage in and for giving the government too much freedom to decide details later through ministerial ordinances.

So, the new workers could join the SDF, which is having a hard time finding and keeping recruits. These foreign workers WILL be used against the Japanese people eventually.

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Posted in: Man uses pepper spray on employee in ¥10 mil pachinko parlor heist See in context

Inside job.

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Posted in: Ghosn admits he signed papers on post-retirement pay; Saikawa also questioned See in context

But the sources said the 64-year-old has argued that the signing of the papers was only to confirm his understanding of the documents' contents, apparently maintaining he did not commit financial misconduct.

LOL He learned how to find a loophole from working with Japanese, the masters of circumventing laws.

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Posted in: Nissan hit by new inspection scandal See in context

Nissan just sucks.

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn to be served with fresh arrest warrant See in context

@Reckless

Every man has his breaking point...

Not if Ghosn is a sociopath. Nissan may have made a big mistake targeting him. BIG mistake.

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Posted in: Teacher referred to prosecutors after assaulting student at special needs school See in context

Soーー Has he been fired or not?

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Posted in: How many "meishi" (business cards) would you say you give out each month in Japan? See in context

Zero. I'm not a businessman so I have no need to hand out business cards. And I won't pretend I'm a 'consultant' just so I can make busyness cards for myself.

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