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Posted in: TOKYO AWARDED 2020 OLYMPICS See in context

Japan's Fukushima will be under a lot more scrutiny now (from overseas) than before. I'd like to think Japan will rise to the occasion and get their stuff sorted, but based on events so far it's more likely the pressure to save face will be too much for them.

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Posted in: Abbott elected Australian PM See in context

Hope Rudd resigns.

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Posted in: TEPCO to drain two tanks at Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

Despite the leaks local council is still encouraging people to swim at the local beaches.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shinjuku to ban street solicitation from September See in context

Good to see Japan encouraging business as usual!

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Posted in: Nuclear crisis won't affect Games bid, says Tokyo gov; Abe to attend IOC vote See in context

What is with Tokyo's Olympic obsession???

It's time for them to pull their heads out out their R-z and get on with reality.

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Posted in: Radioactive groundwater under Fukushima plant nears sea See in context

Most fishing in the area is already banned

The non-radioactive fish are the ones that got away.

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Posted in: Schoolgirl calls friend for help after being abducted by 36-year-old man See in context

It's hard to comment without knowing all the details, but if the girl went of her own volition she needs to know that she must be responsible for her own decisions.

Coddling her with "it's not your fault" is irresponsible.

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Posted in: Constitutional watchdog hints it won't block Abe on military changes See in context

Japan already has the right to defend itself, so it doesn't need to change the constitution. The real problem here is that Japan wants the freedom to attack other countries whenever they see fit.

Do we really want to see another war?

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Posted in: Australia's Domino's Pizza bites into Japan market See in context

Japanese pizzas are definitely......'unique' <- Note the use of a politically correct word in place of a more accurate one. If you want a good pizza you're better off making it yourself or just try the non-franchise pizza shops.

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Posted in: Japan's public pension fund may shift funds to stocks from bonds See in context

I think Joe Budai hit the nail on the head.

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Posted in: Gov't says Fukushima plant leaking 300 tons of toxic water into sea daily See in context

I know you should set realistic goals, but 60tonnes a day? Quite an achievement.................

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Posted in: Australian PM Rudd calls national election for Sept 7 See in context

@Tamarama True, but that is why I said take a look at the track record. If we consider how quickly labor got Aus into debt, there's no good reason to vote them in.

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Posted in: Australian PM Rudd calls national election for Sept 7 See in context

Don't like Abbott and hate Rudd, so what to do??? Look at the track record. Look at the spending. Look at the promises. Then look at this video

I can't with any conscience vote for Kevin Rudd.

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Posted in: Japan eyes first-strike capability, Marines in defense policy update See in context

I find the thought of Japan acquiring offensive capabilities offensive.

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Posted in: Abe may push nationalism after election See in context

Abe may push nationalism after election

There is no MAY, there is only WILL.

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Posted in: Abe says LDP election victory will bring stability See in context

People seem to forget that during the Fukushima crisis the LDP seemed more interested in attacking their opposition than in helping deal with the Fukushima crisis. I have never seen anything more disgusting and I will never forget it, you shouldn't either.

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Posted in: Nuclear Regulation Authority probes faults beneath Monju reactor See in context

Who is actually worried about the stockpile of Japanese plutonium and nuclear proliferation?

With Abe in control who wouldn't be worried about the stockpile of Japanese plutonium and nuclear proliferation?

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Posted in: Abe on track for hefty election win - polls See in context

I'd vote for the party that outlaws loudspeaker cars.

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Posted in: Abe claims Fukushima food keeps him healthy See in context

There must come a point where irresponsibility becomes criminal.

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Posted in: As Abe weighs labor reform, IBM emerges as test case for firing workers See in context

A common misconception in Japan- time spent at work equals time spent working. I liken most workers in Japan to Government workers. I'll grant them they work long hours, but if they were productive they wouldn't need to work ridiculous hours.

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Posted in: Abe set to win upper house majority: polls See in context

I tend to side with the detractors. No Abe is a good Abe.

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Posted in: Horie cooking up dozens of ventures See in context

From my experiences, the average Japanese tends to shun the idea of working for themselves.

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Posted in: Abe visits Miyagi to inspect reconstruction effort See in context

One possible solution is not to rebuild at all but to relocate.

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Posted in: Smartphone users who text while they walk becoming a hazard See in context

Smartphone users who text while they walk becoming a hazard

Google glass will fix this....or make it worse....

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Posted in: China calls on Japan to stop scrambling its fighters See in context

To resolve this dispute, the island should be given to Australia. We know that Australians were the true owners anyway. Don't agree? Just check our nicely rewritten textbooks!

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Posted in: N Korea threatens nuclear retaliation against Japan See in context

If I said that I was gonna kill a whole bunch of people, what do you think would happen? We've all been too lenient on North Korea. Idle threats or not they should be punished (sanctions don't count as they are obviously not working).

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Posted in: Have Japan’s anti-smoking laws gone too far? See in context

Japan has anti-smoking laws?!

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Posted in: TEPCO takes blame for Fukushima nuclear crisis See in context

I thought April Fool's day jokes had to be used on Monday.

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Posted in: Tokyo Metro manner posters confuse and delight commuters See in context

There should be a sign for the old Oba-san to not push in line. I don't care who you are- wait your turn.

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Posted in: Gov't regulators to investigate Fukushima nuclear crisis See in context

The thing is I can't really bring myself to believe anything the government comes up with. They've been towing TEPCOs line the whole time, so what is gonna change now? I'd prefer an independent assessment made by an international body or even better- two separate investigations, one by the government regulators and one by an international body. Then compare the two.

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