Mister X comments

Posted in: Japan eyes new defense unit to monitor space in fiscal 2020 See in context

outer space

I know Abe's master Trump talks a lot about illegal aliens but I do think LDP misunderstood him there...

Joking aside France has decided to do the exact same thing just awhile ago, I suppose this is a case of monkey see monkey.

cyberspace

This however I can totally understand the threats coming from cyberspace are real and significant.

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Posted in: ANA announces change in check-in cut-off time for Haneda International Airport and security check cut-off time for all domestic airports See in context

Wait more and more people are coming in and out of Japan and you are going to take out less time for check-in and security ?

Did the Japanese government give their consent for this, we are talking about possible implications for national security here.

I've seen passengers get on the plane after the scheduled departure time. These people need to be barred from boarding that late, and their baggage thrown off the plane.

I agree.

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Posted in: G7 leaders to open summit focused on world economy See in context

I just saw the French news reporting about this, the globalists have created quite the playground for themselves in Biarritz.

The whole town is locked down hermetically with public tranportation hubs closed and residents need to wear special badges and pass several checkpoints just to reach their own homes.

A security force of no less than 1300 people is controlling the area non-stop.

I fully support the anti-globalism protestors as long as they don't use violence and destroy others people property however the people who do that are no real anarchists but infiltrators whose purpose is to put the protestors in a bad light.

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Posted in: Macron expected to raise Carlos Ghosn case with Abe at G7 See in context

I am just afraid now, because anyone can be accused of anything and then they just take you away to investigate you and your life falls apart in the meantime...someone please tell me I am wrong and it is not as grim and simple as that…

It is not as grim and simple as that, what you are saying is extreme hyperbole nothing more.

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Posted in: Some local governments successfully reintegrate 'hikikomori' back into society See in context

Perhaps some of the people afflicted with this condition might somehow be enticed into work in farming, where the average age is pushing 70.

That's an excellent suggestion actually, it would help counter the depopulation of the countryside and keep Japan's traditional farming afloat.

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Posted in: North Korean foreign minister calls Pompeo 'poisonous plant' See in context

I object, this is an insult to poisonous plants everywhere!

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Posted in: Man arrested for abducting junior high school girl with intent to commit sexual assault See in context

Japan isn’t as safe for women as the national police statistics suggest.

Yes it is.

Numerous children and women have told me about the daily harassment on the trains. Some of these stories were truly frightening. Sometimes nobody would help very young girls suffering horrible attacks on trains.

As I said before the amount hyperbole in this thread is just ridiculous.

be careful not to assume everything is fine here for women

Nobody said everything is fine, we just said Japan is one of the safest countries in the world for young women and girls alike despite all the hyperbole.

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Posted in: U.S., Taliban resume talks on ending America's longest war See in context

Maybe they finally agreed upon the oil prices and pick up the negotions they began in 1997...

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Posted in: Mori Building announces massive urban regeneration project in central Tokyo See in context

why do they still insist on building dystopian glass/concrete structures.

To make all global megacities look alike in 20-30 years time, walking through Ark Hills complex, Roppongi Hills, Omotesando Hills and Toranomon Hills could make you very easily imagine being in another modern megacity outside of Japan.

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Posted in: Mori Building announces massive urban regeneration project in central Tokyo See in context

But I don't know this area. Is this site going to destroy something worthwhile that can't be replaced, or is it a genuine improvement on whatever's there at the moment?

As another poster said, just look how it will block out one of Tokyo's iconic landmarks Tokyo Tower.

I don't see any evidence of cutting edge architectural style and innovation in those monster towers.

You are right they look very bland indeed as do Ark Hills complex, Roppongi Hills, Omotesando Hills and Toranomon Hills.

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Posted in: Mori Building announces massive urban regeneration project in central Tokyo See in context

I fondly remember my first visits to Tokyo midway the 1990's when Akihabara still had its skating pools, ever since then project developers have begun gradually sucking the soul out if this beautiful city.

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Posted in: What's your stance on the political tug-of-war going on between the Okinawan government and the central government over the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps air base at Futenma to Henoko? See in context

Japan needs its alliance with the US, like them or not, more than ever.

No they don't, more than 70 years of occupation of Japanese soil is more than enough.

US leaves, Japan is forced to change its constitution,

Not necessarily, paragraph 1 of article 9 of the Constitution can be legally interpretated as such that Japan has the right to defend itself when under attack and that's all it needs to do.

massive build up of military to counter the Chinese expansion and territorial aggression,

One could make a strong case that China's behavior is the direct consequence of the US military presence in the region so when they leave the problem will solve itself.

Japan looks at compulsory military training and service like South Korea. Someone makes a silly mistake and... who knows whats next.

That's just fearmongering based on nothing concrete.

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Posted in: Some local governments successfully reintegrate 'hikikomori' back into society See in context

Some local governments successfully reintegrate 'hikikomori' back into society

Yes this is fantastic news, in the whole of Japan their numbers rank over one million imagine what this could do for Japanese economy if you could reintegrate a large amount of them into Japanese society.

It would be a win-win situation for everybody if you could make those people feel like productive members of society again.

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Posted in: Mori Building announces massive urban regeneration project in central Tokyo See in context

As if Tokyo wasn't beautiful and ultramodern already.

Exactly just leave it like it is so it can keep at least some if its soul and uniqueness intact.

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Posted in: Iran foreign minister likely to visit Japan in late August See in context

If only Abe would tell him Japan is on their side and they will never listen the outrageous lies told by the US government and it's vazal states.

If only...

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Posted in: Macron expected to raise Carlos Ghosn case with Abe at G7 See in context

Please don't take orders from this French goblin who thinks he is Europese new commander in chief.

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Posted in: Leitch aims to lead Japan on historic run at Rugby World Cup See in context

Mister X.... You don’t need Japanese nationality to play rugby for Japan.

Wait are you saying you actually don't need to posses the Japanese nationality in order to play for the Japanese national rugby team ?

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Posted in: Leitch aims to lead Japan on historic run at Rugby World Cup See in context

By browsing over the players stats I wonder how many of them were simply offered the Japanese nationality just so they could joint the "Japanese" national rugby team.

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Posted in: What's your stance on the political tug-of-war going on between the Okinawan government and the central government over the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps air base at Futenma to Henoko? See in context

Want the US military gone, all Japan has to do is ask. Read your Mutual Security Agreement.

Abe won't do it he is on Washingtons leash so we hope a new prime minister will ask the US military to finally quit occupying Japanese soil.

But I hope you guys are ok with Abe modifying the constitution, because a 'self defense force' won't cut it without the US in your backyard.

Don't worry Japan will be just fine on their own they don't need a standing army in their backyard.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abducting junior high school girl with intent to commit sexual assault See in context

When the government and police force of a country suspect that less than 2% of sexual assault cases are reported, that does not sound safe.

While I fully wish all cases of sexual harrasment would be reported an estimated number of less than 5%, according to the latest data, does not mean Japan is an unsafe country for young women and girls by any means.

According to the the Ministry of Justice in 2018 there were 410 reported cases in Japan and that was after a much needed spike due to the #metoo movement.

If we factor in the cases that weren't reported this is still a much lower number percentage wise than almost all other countries in the world.

So yes stating that Japan is an unsafe place for young women and girls is pure hyperbole and nothing more.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abducting junior high school girl with intent to commit sexual assault See in context

Japan is not a safe place if you are young woman.

There is no end of sexually perverted predators getting their jollies on young girls

Drawing that kind of conclusion is some serious hyperbole, Japan still is one of the safest places on earth for young women and girls alike.

I do agree that in the Otaku culture, which I am a proud member of, there is a very tiny portion of the market which besides obnoxious sexual content is clearly targeted at sick individuals who get off on underage girls.

We can only hope that those things dissapear from Otaku culture as soon as possible because it produces some very disturbing members of society who are potentially dangerous.

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Posted in: What's your stance on the political tug-of-war going on between the Okinawan government and the central government over the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps air base at Futenma to Henoko? See in context

I guess their is a small but vocal group of professional agitators.

That's correct they are called the US military.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abducting junior high school girl with intent to commit sexual assault See in context

Please lock this psycho up and throw away the key.

As for these girls... come on... getting in a car with a stranger?

I completely agree but Japanese people in general are so sometimes so convinced about the good intentions of others that naivity comes in to play and in situations like these it can become very dangerous.

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Posted in: Seizures of ivory smuggled from Japan increase in China See in context

Imported prior to the ban.

No I mean the ivory was taken from the animal at least partially by poachers, a truly horrific act, so the statement from the Japanese government that the ivory trade in Japan has nothing to do with poaching makes no sense at all.

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Posted in: Seizures of ivory smuggled from Japan increase in China See in context

but Japan has maintained trading within the country, saying it is unrelated to poaching.

Excuse me how do you think that the Ivory that got inside of Japan was obtained in the first place ?

There are some real unscrupulous politicians that make money of this trade somehow, there can be no other explanation for this travesty.

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Posted in: What's your stance on the political tug-of-war going on between the Okinawan government and the central government over the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps air base at Futenma to Henoko? See in context

The US industrial-military complex has no place in Okinawa or any other part of Japan for that matter.

They still behave like an occupying force more than 70 years after WWII ended.

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Posted in: U.S. Marines chief acknowledges worries on Japan-S Korean ties See in context

Berger declined to comment on what might happen if South Korea makes good on the threat to end an agreement with Japan to share military intelligence

World War III no doubt...

Many residents want the base moved completely off Okinawa, and its new governor, Denny Tamaki, was elected last year while pushing that demand.

Yes move away from Okinawa and get rid of the 88 other US-only military facilities scattered around Japan as well.

"This is the most consequential region for us. Our alliance with Japan is an essential part of that,"

Instead of alliance I would rather say occupation but you know tomato potato...

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Posted in: Japan to build ¥67.5 bil underground neutrino detector in Gifu Pref See in context

What a utter waste of money...

Not at all the question how our universe works is very intriguing and cracking that code may some day be vital to the survival of our species.

I am very glad Japan is trying to get to the foreground of technological progress once again.

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Posted in: China urges Japan, S Korea to resolve dispute through dialogue See in context

While I certainly don't approve of everything the Chinese government does, improved relations between Japan, South Korea and China can only be win-win for everyone involved.

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Posted in: Robust baht, travel trends rattle Thai tourism market See in context

I for one hope that Thailand can get rid of its stigma as being the destination of choice for cheap low class tourism primarily based on the sex and party industry.

This beautiful country deserves so much more than that.

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