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Posted in: Japan to impose more sanctions on N Korea over missile tests See in context

Japan said Tuesday it has decided to impose additional sanctions on North Korea by freezing the assets of five more organizations over their involvement in the country's nuclear and missile development programs.

Does This mean the government will take action against all the Pachinko parlours that are owned by the North Koreans? What will all the retired police officers do if they can't get cushy security jobs?

This would lead to a "Deeply Regrettable" situation as the government usually says in these situations.

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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan; some trains suspended See in context

@Samit Basu

I know, I was trying to use subtle sarcasm.

We all know the Government doesn't make decisive decisions and then stand by them!

Much better to sit on the fence, have countless committee meetings, then when the missile is in the air heading our way, decide to make a statement saying that this is a "DEEPLY REGRETABLE" incident!

"Yeah, that'll put the fear of god in them!"

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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan; some trains suspended See in context

I thought we had been building up an inter balistic missle defence system for this very situation?

Japan began developing the Ballistic Missile Defense(BMD) system in FY2004 to be fully prepared for the response against ballistic missile attacks. https://www.mod.go.jp/en/d_architecture/missile_defense/index.html

To date, Japan has steadily built up its own multi-tier defense system against ballistic missile attacks, by such means as installing ballistic missile defense capability to the Aegis-equipped destroyers and deploying the Patriot Advanced Capability-

If the Rocket Man is willing to send some practice missiles our way, should we at least take the opportunity to

practice shooting them down? You know what they say, "practice makes perfect."

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Posted in: Britain, Japan said to be looking to merge Tempest and F-X fighter programs See in context

@Samit Basu

I agree with Samit, Japan should do as the Americans.

Produce the Tempest with the British (same as the F35) and keep the Mitzubishi FX (Raptor F22) for themselves and don't share that technology with anyone, includiing " strong allies" !

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Posted in: Truck driver arrested over fatal hit-and-run in Osaka Prefecture See in context

has denied the allegation and quoted him as saying that he wasn’t aware that he had hit anyone.

In the UK, that is know as "driving without due care and attention" which is a crime.

Driver was probably too busy with his mobile to notice the cyclist. Not unusual in Japan.

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Posted in: JR East launches bullet train 'office cars' for teleworking See in context

Hello Children,

today we will be making our own office, so you will need an old cardboard box, some sticky tape and some sticky back plastic. Make sure an adult helps you with the scissors when you cut the box.

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Posted in: Thieves steal 60,000 persimmons from Gifu orchard See in context

The National Police Agency says that there has been an increase in unsolved thefts of premium fruit in several prefectures over the past year, including cherries in Yamagata, apples in Iwate and pears in Saitama.

The Size of the thefts would take time and effort to breakdown and sell in numbers that would not arouse suspicion, so I think it is very likely that the crops were shipped abroad the next day. China couldn't pay for it's rice it stole from Myanmar and they have no food crops due to flooding. I would suggest the police and coastguard check ships heading to China within a 24 hour period of the theft.

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Posted in: Japan to set guidelines for flying car tests by March 2022 See in context

Really! Flying cars in Japan? I hate to be a stick in the mud and ruin everyone's dream of zipping around on the next "Go Fly" campaign, but this is the country that is still struggling to properly designate and licence Segways and E-scooters! If they can't decide on getting the Segway licenced (currently it's designated as an electric bicycle!), what do you think the chances are of licencing flying cars?

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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing officer denies charge; carries mental disability certificate See in context

With gun crime at the level it is in Japan, can someone tell me why the police need to carry guns? All officers are proficient in judo which is more than capable of handling a drunk salary man on a friday night. The yakuza are scared to discharge a firearm in public for fear their boss will be arrested. I could possibly see the need for armed response vehicles on roaving patrols in big cities, but small towns in rural Japan, really!

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Posted in: Pachinko parlor robbed of ¥4 mil See in context

So I guess North Korea will be missing out on that cash Shipment! How are they suppose to buy more vodka without cash?

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Posted in: Osaka takoyaki seller found guilty of ¥130 million tax evasion See in context

Prosecutors had demanded a one-year prison term and a fine of 39 million yen, claiming she evaded taxes for the "selfish reason of keeping the money."

Wow ! She had the nerve to actually want to keep the money!! Unlike the politicians in this country who sacrifice everything for the good of the people.

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