Nagasaki has unique and beautiful landscapes (including the Tsushima island). Access to the city has become more efficient thanks to the new Shinkansen line. The local delicacy reflects the fusion of distinctive cultures, namely, Japanese, Korean, Chinese as well as Western (Dutch).
As another A-bombed city (pledged to be the last city under nuke-attack), Nagasaki is also a historically significant place. Hashima "Battleship island" is located off the Nagasaki harbor.
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＞＞Japan asks Hong Kong not to ban food imports over Fukushima water release
Japan should ask Hong Kong and China not to intrude into Japan's waters and poach local (lots of) fish and coral. If they continue to address any radioactive risk, just stop overfishing in "risky" foreign territories.
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Try かき氷, shaved ice with varied favors.
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Security experts often note that the distance from the general audience is a critical factor for life or death of key figures on the visit. I agree.
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It should be called G8, and that's clear. An EU country also should host the Summit by rotation.
I think that the invited guest states also deserve some promotional introduction. Actually it's an interesting lineup: Australia, India, Brazil (seem to become semi-regular Summit members), Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam, Ukraine (ok, they are qualified, too), Cook Islands (what?), Comoros (what.... and where??)
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this kind of meetings can be done easily online.
It's still worth meeting in person. International meetings give participants ample opportunities to meet with each other on the side line, either arranged or by accident (pretended to be accidental, too?). Talks on the corridors often turn out to be more crucial than the mainstream agenda at the Summit.
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It's a good move, finally. The visa scheme should be streamlined, less redundant and more reasonable to meet the current situations in Japan.
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Are affected local businesses on the island entitled to compensations?
Miyajima right now enjoys the post-pandemic high season, having people back. The restriction will disappoint many, prospective visitors.
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Not only for war emergency, public underground shelters are also useful during peacetime. Japan under the current arrangement is not allowed to conduct (effective) preemptive moves countering eminent foreign threats. It has to be on the defense enduring the first strikes.
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I believe it's important for people especially the postwar generations with no firsthand wartime experience to keep learning and recognizing key history events. Apology is another issue. Its repetition is unnecessary, and state-led "sincere" apology giving as well as demanding tend to become politically in charge.
History education is quite active and encouraged in postwar Japan, with open and scholarly inquiries and debates ensured. The past wartime history is also a popular topic for school education, local media programs as well as public discourses. Though it may be right to claim that there are conflicting views and interpretations unresolved among Japanese people, with some issues highly politicized, it's totally wrong to say the Japanese are ignorant of its war history.
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Thirty-eight percent of respondents said their pictures had been secretly taken, while 33 percent said they were not sure but "believe" it has happened,
Shouldn't the latter 33 % be included to give the 70 % secret photo-taking result?
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Barefoot Gen is undoubtedly a great masterpiece. But I also feel some "parental guidance" is necessary if it is employed for educational purposes.
In the meantime this manga series is fully available, translated in major foreign languages, and even prevailing in Japan's educational scenes. Most school and public libraries carry the collection. Thus it could be redundant when Gen continues to appear in school textbooks for reference.
Speaking of the A-bomb literature, there are many and remarkable alternatives deserving more public attention. The "removal" of Gen may be some updates, and not at all censorship.
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This "bundled deal" is irrelevant as Japan's export restriction is a separate issue. SK has still failed to be accountable for the info bleach to the North, which concerns the Japanese security officials.
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Develop and introduce driver-less vehicles and transportation systems.
Of the 379 incidents, 30.1 percent were caused by mishaps such as the driver mistakenly stepping on the accelerator instead of the brake.
Technically this mishap is avoidable if you drive a manual car.
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In the picture above some students are shown mask-less.
Seasonal hay fever is also responsible for the mask use in public, so it's harder to tell.
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Okawa looks to me more like a comedian than the cult leader. As a spiritual medium, he had performed a series of "seances" in an attempt to communicate the spirit of the dead.... as well as the living figures! :)
Those invited are Jesus Christ, John Lennon, Hayao Miyazaki (alive), Donald Trump (alive), Vladimir Putin (alive) , to name only a few. "Who will be able to communicate the spirit of Mr Okawa?" is now a hot forum discussion topic underway.
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Xiang Xiang was born and raised in Japan. It's odd to say that she will "return to" China.
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A foreigner who has graduated a university ranked in the top 100 in two world rankings lists designated by the Immigration Services Agency of Japan will be granted a "designated activities" visa that will enable them to stay for up to two years for the purpose of job seeking.
I'm not sure if it's a relevant criteria to fulfil the government goal. Many innovative talents start a career right after compulsory education or drop out of university.
Japan should be more concerned about brain drains. Young Japanese finishing 高専 vocational engineering schools are actually highly valued in global labor markets though they are categorized as high school graduate by Japanese education category (which does matter to recruits regarding their levels of salary and promotion at work).
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a shortage of staff has become an increasing problem for the airline industry, as many who left their jobs during the pandemic have not returned.
Does it suggest that Jobs at airports turn out to be less attractive to many former staff members?
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I'm more pragmatic and less critical to her island purchase (for how much exactly?) in Japan UNLESS she's loyal to Beijing.
Perhaps Japan should have thrown her a vital question before the deal: Does she fully understand and agree on Japan's position over the Senkaku?
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I'm in the middle, only allowing qualified individuals to join events.
But the most serious problem is actually not related to the invasion but the prevailing doping culture and state-led cover-up programmes among Russian top sport elites. Much has since long remained unresolved, no progress or reforms shown, despite repeated inquiry requests and warnings by international watchdog agencies such as the WADA. On that ground, I suggest that any Russian nationals involved in doping programmes be banned completely from international competitions.
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There must be some errors in programming for this android. Recall her and the same type.
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I only hate Putin and his Z-cult criminal gangs. There are ordinary and conscientious people now under threat or active state-led brainwashing programmes.
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Why not put a clear plastic cover upon the dishes, which is often adopted especially in overseas restaurants?
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People are allowed to have opinions. Some may not agree with an opinion, but each are entitled to have one.
What to think freely is very different from what to say publicly for high-profile public figures. Besides, he shortly retracted his remark. What's really his opinion??
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"I apologize for having used expressions that may cause misunderstanding."
It's clear and nobody can misunderstand it.
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Renault to reduce stake in Nissan, rebalancing alliance
Interestingly, most local Japanese media outlets gave the headline which reads "Nissan to raise stake."
What's become of Carlos Ghosn?
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Yes. Overall, tech availability benefits a lot, provided that people are also given the choice (to use or not to use them at will, at ease).
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Utter disgust for Japans inability to stop senseless killing. It is just to try and proof a misplaced sense of stubbornness . Childish almost if it wasn’t so cruel.
Our judgement of what should/can be eaten is highly arbitrary and culturally bound. It doesn't necessarily matter whether some are more intelligent than others (thus the latter is qualified for food). Even vegetarians should be condemned as some plants do also feel pain when they are killed for food (seriously, as recent studies conclude).
I believe that the rightful and sensible attitude for ”omnivorous" humans is to stay appreciative of all living things for their life sacrifice.
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Despite their sales attempts I think that the consumption of whale meat will continue to decline. There are alternative foods on the market while people prefer something more tasteful and inexpensive.
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