Wow, lettuce, tomatoes and some strawberries. That's great. You can feed a whole lot of people with those.
Guess what crops won't be grow indoors (using huge amounts of resources btw): potatoes, corn, wheat, beans, pumpkins, peanuts, eggplants, blueberries, apples, pears, okra, bananas, peaches, mangoes, radishes, onions, carrots, melons, rice, you get the point. Pretty much everything else that requires the Sun.
If all the old farmers are hitting the bucket or unable to do the work, maybe younger people need to reevaluate their lives and realize that someone has to grow the food they eat. Less time in the office and more time in the fields.
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Just so you know what kind of "quality" products you're getting from farmers in the States, all that corn (over 90%) is GMO seed. The fields, before planting, are covered in the feces of millions of people from the cities. Then those same plants are sprayed repeatedly with cancer causing and bee killing pesticides. After harvest, the "product" is stored in giant silos where molds and rodents have some fun. Yup, please buy some more.
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Is this heavy handed approach with NHK mainly a city thing? I've been here 5 years now (out in the sticks) and not once have been asked about paying any fees.
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I thought the USA always liked to be number 1? Come on Americans, Mexico is beating you when it comes to killings. Already over 14,600 murders there from Jan to June. Time to step up your game.
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If you think what President Trump tweeted was "racist", you're the only one thinking about race.
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Ah, good old Shonan. The beaches near Enoshima are great spots to chill out and spend time at during the summer. I especially like all the beach huts they set up, serving food and drinks.
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You seem certain that Trump is a white supremacist, but are you close to him? Have you ever met and talked to him about his beliefs and has he ever said that white people should dominate others because they are "supposedly" superior to other races? Cause that's what a white supremacist would say. White supremacists also have deep hatred against Jewish people. It's kind of hard to connect Donald Trump to that line of thought.
So, by your way of thinking, anyone who doesn't view Trump as a racist, white supremacist is also a racist, (fill in the color) supremacist?
And I think the USA's reputation was destroyed a long time before Trump came along. Back when corporations and government agencies connected to the military pushed for b.s. wars all over the globe and untold numbers of people suffered and died horrible deaths.
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Apparently from some commentators on JT, racism can only come from white people. Especially the white people who believe Donald J. Trump is helping make America great again. Funny though, cause I thought this is a website about Japan today and not America's past. Many people now (at least in the USA) have multiple ethnic backgrounds. So racism only persists if you keep talking about race (SJWs/Democrats anyone?).
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Just another social justice warrior, busybody phrase used by people who want to sow discord and make others feel bad. Having an interest in another culture is a good thing because it brings people together.
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Second, it's such a dark cloud that Northern European countries with socialism enjoy the highest quality of life and standards of living.
Wonder how much they enjoy the sky high taxes to pay for all their wonderful social programs.
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And precisely what systems are you referring to PT? Reality check for you. The vast, and I do mean vast, majority of Trump supporters are NOT "alt right".
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All you commentators talking about how this is because of Trump, and you don't even know if this is a TRUE story.
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"Crap like this has to stop. People can make the claim all they want about "freedom" of speech, but broadcasting murder, in my opinion, is not a freedom of speech issue"
First off, I hate using JT's comment section. One of the worst designs out there.
Second, I remember a certain day in September of 2001 when the TV stations in my country, USA, played video footage, over and over again for days on end, of THOUSANDS of people getting murdered. No one back then made any attempt to silence those who choose to watch or distribute what happened that day. It's unbelievable how authoritarian NZ has become.
While I find this man's views to be disgusting, there is NO crime here.
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There isnt a lucrative cocaine market in Japan.
If these were gram sized packets or larger, then it could have easily been lucrative. Some people use coke on a regular basis in Japan. 246 grams, likely over 8,000yen/gram and you're talking close to 2 million. Probably not his first time carrying and definitely not a good way to go out.
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It's laughable that so many people seem to think it's a good idea to allow millions of people to pour into a country illegally. Mexico is a literal narco state. The depravity of these gangs is appalling. What they do is pure EVIL. Even all the resort areas Americans visit year after year for Spring break are run by the cartels.
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Police are really going to spend time finding out where they got it? It's not rocket science. Go to Roppongi, talk to the Nigerians, exchange money. But seriously, these pot laws are asinine. 2020 is coming right around the corner and you better believe all sorts of people will be smoking up when they come visit for the Olympics. Oh and apparently Chinese-style censorship is in style now on this website.
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How many 5 year old girls get raped and impregnated? Pretty sure 5 year olds can't ovulate.
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Baloney wipeout. No one is arguing against people having sex. What people are arguing against is snuffing the life out of a tiny human being. Man up and woman up if you get pregnant or get someone pregnant. Also, killing a child is NOT a right. People who support abortion are mentally defective. And let's not mention the double standards that apply to women who choose to kill their babies. The father has no final say the kid lives or dies, but if momma wants to do the right thing and carry the child, guess who's on the hook for 18 years of child support.
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Such a barbaric act that modern society allows to happen. I get the rape and incest arguments, but if you really don't want kids, why are you screwing someone without protection?
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I never have, and never will, legal or not.
I was never really friends with her after that.
Wow, you sound like a fun person to be around.
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What nonsense of a article. The only really important thing is how well they can serve tea.
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lincolnman, You're pretty shallow if you want to compare people who support the US president to white supremacists. Guess all the black, hispanic, asian, and arab Trump supporters are white supremacists too, right?
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Alright! Finally my town (Oyama-cho) makes the news for something. But seriously, truckers here in Japan seemed very short tempered. Probably due to the insane overtime and irregular hours they work. Definitely not a great job for your mental and physical health.
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Almost got a big buck near Mt Fuji last Saturday. We were coming up a hill and had the sunlight right in our eyes when it saw us. Couldn't get a shot in time, just too quick. But, now we know where he lives. I'm sure he'll be back around there again.
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What a pathetic excuse for a father and mother. Your most important job as a parent is to protect your children from harm. Absolutely disgusting! And isn't there another child these monsters had?
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Government jobs seem to be doing alright. But then again, they aren't really producing anything are they?
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For someone with such a good life, Aso always seems to looked pissed off.
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