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Posted in: Fukushima treated water release spawns misinformation See in context

Been to China on more than one occasion, and I believe there are far more issues with pollution and chemical waste problems that needs to be addressed there than released cooling water that's been approved by a well known certified body. Back your claims up with relevant data to support your accusations China.

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Posted in: Gov't to decide Friday on extending state of emergency See in context

"Japan's vaccine rollout has been slow compared with other developed nations, with just about 2 percent of the country's population having received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine."

Now why would this be a surprise!

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Posted in: 390 Tokyo Olympic volunteers quit after Mori's sexist remarks See in context

In my 30 years in Japan, it's been my experience in meetings to see men talking far more than women. Mori is from a generation where women are to be seen, not heard.

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Posted in: The survivor: Last Korean war criminal in Japan wants recognition See in context

He had my sympathy up until "The Lizard."  One of those cases of knowing the other side of the story.  Unless it was not reported I don't see any remorse from him on what he did to those POWs.

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Posted in: U.S. base in Okinawa confirms 32 more coronavirus cases; Iwakuni base reports several See in context

We need stricter social distancing. When you’re walking down the street and you see US military personnel coming up, just cross to the other side.

Sadly, locals have been doing this for decades before COVID-19.

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Posted in: Kono: U.S. military coronavirus policy has multiple problems See in context

Tamaki in telephone talks Saturday with Lt Gen H Stacy Clardy, commander of III Marine Expeditionary Force, demanded the U.S. military increase transparency, improve disease prevention measures, stop sending personnel from the mainland U.S. to Okinawa and seal the bases.

Can someone tell me how quickly the Japan government responds to these same demands from the Japanese people in a timely manner? Asking for a friend.

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Posted in: ‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81 See in context

Gone, but will never be forgotten! Rest in Peace

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Posted in: Labor minister opposes banning female dress codes with high heels See in context

forcing women to wear high heels at work is "outdated."


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Posted in: Japan's CD album output falls below 100 mil for 1st time in 2018 See in context

I haven't purchased a CD in over 10 years

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Posted in: Trump goes after Spike Lee over Oscars speech See in context

." Trump claimed that he had "done more for African Americans" than "almost" any other president.

Yes, quite obvious by the makeup of his diverse cabinet members and admiration officials

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Posted in: Activists file suit to stop dolphin hunting in Japan See in context

"Many Japanese see dolphins as fish and mistakenly believe the animal welfare act does not apply to them,"

Never seen a fish that can be trained to jump through hoops, attach devices to underwater objects, or has the brain ability to comprehend like a human (so I understand).

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Posted in: Man charged with girlfriend’s murder claims she ‘consented to be killed’ See in context

If this is true, then why would you destroy your future by killing her. Concur with Yubaru.

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Posted in: Gladys Knight defends decision to sing U.S. anthem at Super Bowl See in context

"I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl," Knight added.

Well said!

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Posted in: Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' film finally in theaters See in context

Which will do better ? Bohemian Rhapsody or this ? And.... if this one doesnt will the Race card be played as an excuse ?

Not sure what you mean.  There is no comparison.

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Posted in: 'Japanese Satchmo' honored in jazz birthplace of New Orleans See in context

No need for me to read any other news today.  I'm happy and don't want to ruin it.  Such a lovely story and hats off to the Toyama duo and their awesome journey in life.

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Posted in: Same man suspected in 3 attempted convenience store robberies in Chiba Pref See in context

Although 46 in body, he has confirmed that he is underage in mind.

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Posted in: ‘Jisa Biz’ campaign to ease overcrowding on Tokyo trains starts Monday See in context

Ever heard of Telework?

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Posted in: Review: The Temptations find musical magic in modern covers See in context

The Temps — Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs, Otis Williams, Ron Tyson and Willie Greene

Incredible and exciting to know one of the original "Temps" is still going strong.  Mr. Otis Williams!

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Posted in: Mother arrested for leaving baby son at Tokyo restaurant at midnight See in context

I am truly loss for words.  I'm sure there's more to this story like a deadbeat father perhaps.

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Posted in: NHK sorry over Hitler T-shirt worn by talk show guest See in context

Do some research on Horie and you will learn he is a nut case.

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Posted in: U.S. Osprey aircraft makes emergency landing at Amami airport See in context

Could not agree with bass4funk more, and will add that aircraft commanders/captains make precautionary landings quite often.  Only reason you are reading about this one is because it happened at a civil airport.

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Posted in: Idol unit disbands after male fan discovered to have personal relationship with…idol’s mom See in context

Initially, the manager wasn’t too surprised to hear Ramu crying, since she would often call to vent or seek emotional support following a bad day at school or an argument with her brothers or parents.

Ramu said that she had been looking through her mother’s cell phone, and discovered that she’d been in secret yet frequent communication with a male Miniature Garden fan. She later showed the manager screen captures of LINE messages confirming the activity

the screen captures Ramu had taken told a different story, in which the mother and fan would frequently badmouth the four other Miniature Garden vocalists, as well as the group’s fans, including those with a special fondness for Ramu.

Seems to me there's a fix already for this.  Keep the group going, mom and fan banned from any future events .

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Posted in: 15-year-old arrested over forcing classmate to eat insect, dog feces See in context

This is sad.  Hope the victim is not traumatized for life.  I too was bullied as a kid and it leaves a mental scar.  Fortunately some of those bullies from my past turned their lives around.  Hopefully the same for this kid.

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Posted in: 'They’re full': Restaurant worker arrested for obstructing competing businesses See in context

You've got to give him credit for being creative.

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Posted in: Earth, Wind & Fire bring an old-school funk & soul groove to Japan See in context

A devoted fan since 1973!

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Posted in: Japanese singer Peggy Hayama dies at 83 See in context

Sad to hear about another legend that had some relation to the US military here in Japan back then. I know a gentlemen who was the Officer's Club manager of Far East Exchange back in the late 40's to early 60's. He tells some great stories of how it was back then. I'm sure Ms. Hayama could do the same. Rest in Peace.

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Posted in: 77-year-old man arrested for stalking woman, 42 See in context

Ok, anyone who has ever went to an Izakaya knows that this is something that is quite common. In most cases it’s a hostess that accepts an older gentlemen's invitation to dinner. This will ensure the gent will return to the pub and spend his money as expected by the hostess. Not sure if that's this person's line of business, but it seems the same to me. The older gentleman obviously received the wrong signals and believes his investment in time and money wasted. Therefore stalking (or alleged) becomes the next phase. Hopefully the only thing comes out of this is a broken heart that will heal soon.

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Posted in: Jazz singing great Al Jarreau dead at 76 See in context

Anyone of age in the 80s who watch the prime time TV drama Moonlighting that made Bruce Willis a hit would know Al Jarreau for the opening tune of the show.

A silky voice and classy guy that will be missed.


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Posted in: 'Perry Mason' actress Barbara Hale dies at 94 See in context

I really loved her in the movie “Big Wednesday” as Mrs. Barlow that happen to be a big hit in Japan. I believed any kid would like a mom as she played in that movie. Her character was cool and could relate to the younger generation.

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Posted in: Actress Makiko Esumi announces retirement from showbiz; denies affair rumors See in context

I recall her being the campaign girl for the Japanese Pension System back in the late 90s and the media later found out and published that she was not paying into her own pension account. She is aging very well by this photo.

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