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Posted in: Same as Olympics: Tokyo Paralympic ticket demand tops supply See in context

Yes, foreigners wanting to go should have purchased their tickets online in their home country. There were plenty available. Most are now tied to expensive overseas travel packages.

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Posted in: U.N. calls for truce around next year's Tokyo Olympics See in context

Well, Russia has been banned from next year's Olympics, so maybe, there will be some peace.

Russia banned from Olympics, soccer World Cup for cheating over dope tests

https://www.msn.com/en-my/sport/news/russia-banned-from-olympics-soccer-world-cup-for-cheating-over-dope-tests/ar-BBY0t9i?li=BBr8Hnu

I wonder if Trump will protest the unfair treatment of his dear friend and great country.

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Posted in: America’s influence, once so dominant, waning under Trump See in context

Duh......

And water is wet!

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Posted in: Democrats call Trump a danger to democracy; Republicans say impeachment drive a sham See in context

As this drags on, the Dems will continue to show how incompetent they are at mission un-accomplish. This is just what they are good at, nothing. As Trump said, they are a bunch of losers. Nobody is scared of MSM and CNN anymore. We all can see the whole thing for what it is. A cult of loons whos only mission in life is to get Trump. So far, due to poor planning, no evidence and gross incompetence, they have failed to make their case.

Only Trumplings believe that! Respected legal experts think otherwise.

LOL! The DOJ report just came out and no scandal was found in the handling of the Mueller Report. Another conspiracy debunked!

'S--- just got real': DOJ watchdog uncovers pro-Trump text messages between FBI agents after 2016 election

https://www.yahoo.com/news/just-got-real-doj-watchdog-192711948.html

The report said:

The FBI had an "authorized purpose" to launch the Russia investigation.

> The bureau's use of confidential informants complied with the rules.

There is no "documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the decisions to open the four individual investigations" into the Trump campaign aides George Papadopoulos and Carter Page, the former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and the former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

> There were "significant inaccuracies and omissions" in applications for warrants to surveil Page, and FBI agents "failed to meet the basic obligation" to make sure the applications were "scrupulously accurate."

> "We do not speculate whether the correction of any particular misstatement or omission, or some combination thereof, would have resulted in a different outcome," the report said. "Nevertheless, the department's decision makers and the court should have been given complete and accurate information so that they could meaningfully evaluate probable cause before authorizing the surveillance of a US person associated with a presidential campaign."

> There is no "documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the FBI's decision to seek FISA authority on Carter Page."

Chris Wallace: DOJ IG Report ‘Didn’t Find the Things’ Trump and Barr Think It Did

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chris-wallace-doj-ig-report-195335163.html

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Posted in: Democrats call Trump a danger to democracy; Republicans say impeachment drive a sham See in context

If Trump, Mulvaney, Giuliani, Nunes, Pence, Barr, Et Al. are innocent, they can all testify under oath and turn over all requested documents without lengthy legal battles.

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Posted in: Democrats call Trump a danger to democracy; Republicans say impeachment drive a sham See in context

The conspiracy theories that the president, GOP and WH have been pushing have all been debunked by all TV networks. Even FOX has debunked them.

1) The president has to call into a show called:

President Trump Calls In To "Conspiracy Today" With Bill Flatearth

https://www.haystack.tv/v/president-trump-calls-conspiracy-today-bill-flatearth

2) And Giuliani ( a person being indicted) is allow by the Justice department to leave the country to shoot a documentary with a conservative network.

Rudy Giuliani jets to Ukraine to interview disgraced Ukrainian officials for right-wing documentary amid impeachment furor

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-rudy-giuliani-europe-interview-ukranians-documentary-impeachment-20191204-ht2fx46fcvbm3cg7ajjs36wcl4-story.html

Apparently, the gaslighting hasn't been working for the WH like last time.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of sister and her 3-year-old son in Saitama See in context

Japanese culture would benefit by encouraging able able body adult children to move out. Especially, if you are a big family living in a small place.

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Posted in: Johnson promises Brexit and less immigration ahead of election See in context

UK's version of the current US president. It is like "the Office" series! They are both jokes!

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Posted in: Johnson promises Brexit and less immigration ahead of election See in context

UK's version of the current US president. It is like "the Office" series!

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Posted in: Gov't postpones debate on imperial succession as divide surfaces See in context

The reason it was probably postponed because there are too many people in agreement that only male successors is outdated.

They are trying to avoid embarrassment in the media.

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Posted in: Democrats zoom in on Trump impeachment charges this week See in context

Cue the media blitz from Trump and the WH cronies to distract from the impeachment process. They will bring out all this unreliable reports from witnesses who currently being indicted or been convicted of the similar crimes.

Apparently, the gaslighting hasn't been working for the WH like last time.

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Posted in: S Korea to use radiation detectors, food from home at Tokyo Olympics See in context

@zichi

All the rice from the contaminated areas is tested

Also, the government continues to raise the amount a radiation that is considered to be "safe for humans" despite research outside Japan showing otherwise.

 because of low sales much of it is being sold has "industrial rice" for sake making or bought by restaurant food chains and and sold in their restaurants.

'Sake' falls under the Rice Traceability Act since it is a rice product.

*The Rice Traceability Act targets not only rice but also eight other types of foods processed mainly from rice; namely, Dango, Koji, Mirin, rice cake, rice flour, rice snack, rice wine, and Shochu. *

The same loopholes exist, and sake is consumed by people. Restaurants, wholesalers, or anyone are still being mislead by the "other" labeling practices.

I blame the central government for misinformation dating back to 2011. I suggested then that the 30km exclusion zone should remain in place until the end of the nuclear disaster site in some 100 years. And no one allowed to return for living or farming.

The problem with that logic is the contamination does not stay only in that small area. Fukushima contamination has been traced to the West coast of the US to the shores of neighboring Asian countries. Therefore, it has definitely spread to other places in Japan. Not to mention, the contamination is in the parts of our food chain. Not just rice but fish, vegetables, and meats.

By the way, the same problem exists with mixing meats in Japan.

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Posted in: S Korea to use radiation detectors, food from home at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Fukushima is blending its rice with other regions ones to hide contamination.

There is no evidence of that unless you can provide it.

@zichi

It is common knowledge that food manufacturers in Japan using labeling and mixing as a way to sell unwanted food products

The "Rice Traceability Act" was created for that particular purpose, but like many Japanese laws, it has no real teeth and there are easy ways to get around it.

As a response to the *Osenmai Scandal, the government needed to alleviate consumers’ anxieties of food safety. This resulted in the establishment of the Rice Traceability Act in 2009. The Rice Traceability Act targets not only rice but also eight other types of foods processed mainly from rice; namely, Dango, Koji, Mirin, rice cake, rice flour, rice snack, rice wine, and Shochu *7. 

but here is where it gets interesting:

If rice harvested in different places is mixed into an RTA commodity, the name of the place should be noted in order of weight. If rice harvested in three or more places is mixed, it is compulsory to note the top two names while the other(s) can be noted as “other.” 

If I mix Fukushima rice with the majority of the rice coming from two or more other prefectures with good reputation, I can place the other prefecture names on the label and list the Fukushima rice as "other". Thus, I am able to hide the fact that some of the rice that the consumer is eating is contaminated with high levels radiation.

http://ap.fftc.agnet.org/ap_db.php?id=758

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Posted in: S Korea to use radiation detectors, food from home at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Sure, the food is completely safe! (Sarcasm)

Radiation 'hot spots' near Olympic torch relay in Fukushima: Greenpeace

https://japantoday.com/category/national/radiation-%27hot-spots%27-near-olympic-torch-relay-in-fukushima-greenpeace

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Posted in: Tencent, Nintendo to launch Switch console in China on Dec 10 See in context

China must be interested in copying the product!

Portable games are very popular in China. I believe more than console especially on the smartphone. These portable consoles have all kinds of bluetooth, WiFi and internet capabilities, but they are harder to track.

There are some Chinese phones that can be converted to a Nintendo Switch type device with a few add-ons attached.

When China wants to compete in a market, first they give that product a license to be sold in the country. Part of that licensing process requires the original company to provide important details about the product under the pretense of "national security". Those details are later given to a Chinese company with close ties the government for copying. That Chinese company immediately becomes a competitor to the original company.

If the technology is very exclusive then China uses corporate espionage!

*Remember! China wants to track their citizens using cellular services and smartphone devices. If they can make their smartphones more game friendly then it would be another reason for citizens to go along with facial scanning and other rules.*****

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Posted in: S Korea to use radiation detectors, food from home at Tokyo Olympics See in context

The Koreans are right and it is NOT just Fukushima.

Other prefectures were also contaminated with radioactive fallout that lasts many many years!

You don't need to be a Japan hater to realize the dangers of consuming or using contaminated food and materials from Fukushima and other prefectures affected by it.

South Korea is smart by playing it safe. Everyone participating should follow suit.

This is a direct result of an anti-Japan campaign in South Korea to declare Japan as 'unsafe', even though other countries - who take their sporting endeavours just as seriously, if not more than Korea - are completely fine with the radiation levels which are the same or slightly above normal background radiation in any developed country.

@Hillclimber

Where is your proof of that? Because I have an American friend who will be competing, and they are most definitely worried.

From a previous JT article, the US and other "First-world" countries have already said that they will be bringing their own supplies because of contamination, too.

South Korea isn't the only country!

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Posted in: Legal experts summoned by Democrats call Trump actions impeachable See in context

Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University law professor, urged House lawmakers to look to history before they try to impeach President Donald Trump. Oh my...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeeZxiPWl8c

Also Jonathan Turley:

"Turley argued there was no proof that President Donald Trump broke a specific law related to the Ukraine scandal and therefore should not be impeached. But in 1998, Turley made the opposite case, telling Congress during former President Bill Clinton's impeachment hearings that Clinton's actions didn't need to violate any laws in order to be impeachable conduct. "While there's a high bar for what constitutes grounds for impeachment, an offense does not have to be indictable," he wrote in a 2014 op-ed for The Washington Post."

Oh, my......................

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Posted in: China introduces mandatory face scans for phone users See in context

This is why Hong Kong is protesting!

conveniently those countries have intelligence sharing meaning its highly likely the J government has access to the fingerprints of its own nationals, and vise versa

Not necessarily. A Japanese person who has two passports and only travels between those two countries can avoid any kind of fingerprinting and scanning.

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Posted in: Crown prince urges daughter to update public on marriage plans See in context

You cannot pass any legal bar, without, graduation first, I never heard of a first year law student, taking the bar exam ,beside he do not have a green card, which preclude him from working as a lawyer in New York, he pulling the wool, over the Royal.

In some states, you don't need a law degree to take the bar, nor do yo need a law degree to become a judge.

It is both good and bad!

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Posted in: Nissan invests in production to prepare for electric age See in context

Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is awaiting trial on various financial misconduct allegations. Nissan has acknowledged failings in its corporate governance.

This article implies that it is Ghosn's fault for unproven misconduct.

Nissan's current financial problems are not because of Ghosn but because of the the actions of the people who colluded against him for their own personal gain (I.e. Saikawa).

The people trying to remove Ghosn got caught with their own hands in the cookie jar!

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Posted in: Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan See in context

The war on Thanksgiving scam didn't get much traction on FOX News, so he needed another way to distract from the impeachment inquiry.

The leader of NK begging for another vacation with Trump shot two missiles on Thanksgiving to take some of Trump's media attention away.

Noticed that he didn't bring Pence on his publicity stunt!

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Posted in: Giuliani calls Trump to tell him he was joking about having an 'insurance policy' See in context

@Bass

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2019/trump_support_up_this_week_among_black_voters

LOL! You used a poll from August before the impeachment inquiry!

Rammussen:

Friday, August 2, 2019

Black Approval 2019 29%

Black approval 2018 29%

According to the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, just 12% of Republicans support the impeachment inquiry, while 83.2% oppose it. Among independents, 46.8% support an impeachment inquiry, while 38% oppose it. So, a plurality of independents support it, but not a “majority,” as Clyburn said. Among Democrats, 84.8% support an impeachment inquiry, and 8.8% oppose it.

Trump Twists Impeachment Polls

https://www.factcheck.org/2019/11/trump-twists-impeachment-polls/

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Posted in: Giuliani calls Trump to tell him he was joking about having an 'insurance policy' See in context

I do and the Democrats have really screwed themselves AGAIN on the subject of Russia.

Not really!

Justice Department's Internal Russia Inquiry Will Undercut Trump's FBI Spying Claim: Report

https://www.yahoo.com/news/justice-department-internal-russia-inquiry-undercut-trump-fbi-spying-claim-224625993.html

> In a huge blow to Trump, DOJ watchdog found no evidence to support the claim that the FBI spied on his 2016 campaign

https://news.yahoo.com/huge-blow-trump-doj-watchdog-202544788.html

Another one of his lies debunked. The cult won't change their mind about him, but those on the fence are turning away from him. The president is getting so desperate that he has began to project his intentions again.

President Trump Calls In To "Conspiracy Today" With Bill Flatearth

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/president-trump-calls-conspiracy-today-083500657.html

After his long rambling phone call to "Fox & Friends," President Trump took his conspiracy theories to another place he assumed would be welcoming to his message. #Colbert #LSSC #ColdOpens

His desperation is mounting!

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Posted in: Sony, Sharp supply parts to U.S.-blacklisted China security video firm See in context

@Wesley

No matter what the Americans do, the world would rather trust them than the communist PRC. As for American detention camps, do they rape girl nuns and harvest human organs and do forced sterilization of women like what china is doing to Tibetans, Urgur and Falungong members?

Or, they are just taking a page out of the United States history book of their intentional genocide and mistreatment of Native Americans and Africans not to mention the influence of European colonialism.

The US has a history of murdering indigenous, raping people, placing them in concentration camps and sterilizing populations, too!

And they happened all on US soil!

The PRC despite its shortcomings have always been a good student of history.

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Posted in: Itochu employee gets 3 years in prison in China for endangering national security See in context

You are the one saying its all about China, be your logic, people should stop going anywhere or trusting any foreign nation...? a better solution would be not to spy illegally.

So, the unverifiable IT security expert / DJ (LOL!) knows that the Japanese man was a spy? Please show us your proof.

be your logic, people should stop going anywhere or trusting any foreign nation...?

No, by gakinotsukai logic, it is OK for China to arrest Japanese people on dubious charges because Japan does it too.

So you are both saying "Two wrongs, make a right!"

The fact that MOFA isn't leaping to his defence might suggest he's guilty.

Did they leap to the defense of the professor who recently detained on similar charges? He is an academic researcher, doing research on topics that China didn't like. He pleaded guilty, was convicted and returned to Japan.

Seems like another farce!

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Posted in: Police officer who drove car that hit, killed 5-year-old boy to be indicted See in context

Unfortunately, it will be a suspended sentence, and he will resign.

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Posted in: Humiliated at polls, Hong Kong's Lam acknowledges discontent with government See in context

The PRC is obviously panicking! It is similar to the current WH administration. They will start to do anything to distract the media from what is happening. The will be a media blackout from mentioning this victory unless the reporter is criticizing the protesters, so the news cycle will get filled with PRC-friendly propaganda.

And, they will also start to rev-up their attacks on the West and Japan for all of their problems. They want to rile up the nationalism by blaming the foreign boogeymen. That means more nonsensical arrests of foreigners to stir the pot.

I suggest avoiding China for awhile because you can be arrested for anything.

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Posted in: Itochu employee gets 3 years in prison in China for endangering national security See in context

Companies and tourists should stop going to China if this farce for a justice system continues to abuse its authority.

The Chinese government won't be able to use foreigners in the media as a scapegoat to rile up nationalism in the people at a time when places like Hong Kong or Taiwan and minority groups like the Uyghurs are all calling for "Revolution"!

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Posted in: Impeachment story illustrates news industry changes See in context

Tucker Carlson Says He's Rooting For Russia, Adds 45 Minutes Later He Was Joking

https://news.yahoo.com/tucker-carlson-fox-news-rooting-for-russia-055155171.html

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Posted in: Sniff... sniff... does Japan have a problem with odors? See in context

I smell BO in Japan from blue collar workers which is normal after a hard day in warm weather; kids playing outside all day; people's breathe from natto, cigarettes, and alcohol in no particular order; and from some homeless people which is also not surprising. (Lots of bad oral hygiene!)

This can be experienced anywhere. The problem that the mesenger has is probably with the scent. The offensive smells are probably different from the offensive smells that they are use to. Thus, they stand out more and way more noticeable by the messenger.

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