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Posted in: Pentagon chief urges Japan to consider joining Strait of Hormuz coalition; raps China See in context

Just get rid of the US dollar, then USA will be left aside.

With cripto money this will come sooner than later.

Good riddance!

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Posted in: Pentagon chief urges Japan to consider joining Strait of Hormuz coalition; raps China See in context

Trump has created this mess unilaterally and against most of the rest of the world position vis-à-vis Iran. Why should the others get involved?

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Posted in: Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity': Johnson See in context

JeffLee

I really wonder what you know about Singapore. And even more why to compare it with UK.

Singapore was expelled by Malaysia and rank very low in speech freedom and democracy.

Basically this is a police state which protect a happy few, which is loved by investors worldwide who have zero moral as long as it generates cash.

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Posted in: Japan's annual eel-eating day hit by high prices See in context

@GW

Since when eels are marine ressources!

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Posted in: Japan's annual eel-eating day hit by high prices See in context

National day of eating an endangered species!

That!

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Posted in: Japan's top bar association urges authorization of same-sex marriage See in context

These top lawyers shared their factual reading of the actual constitution.

And this is their job.

There is nothing to argue about that except if you are an experimented lawyer that can demonstrate the contrary.

Any moralistic or whatever similar comments are completely irrelevant with regard to this statement. This is another debate.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic construction race raises worker safety questions See in context

Is there any JT readers that can explain the reason for this multiple layers of subcontractors instead of straight companies doing the job with proper emplyees?

Actually I am excepting this from stream media but I cannot find it (at least in English).

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic construction race raises worker safety questions See in context

Why is this article in the Sport section?

Business or crime seems more appropriate to me.

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Posted in: What’s the difference between 'cheeseburger' and 'double cheeseburger' flavored chips? See in context

flavored potato chips

That the only think to read: FLAVORED blablabla!

No cheese has ever seen these junk food potato chips.

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Posted in: Life out of Tokyo becoming more appealing See in context

I know corporate Japanese culture is a massive barrier but teleworking need to be promoted for office workers. It can from home or from satellite offices for big corporations to keep this critical sense of belonging. It might be a long journey but worth to try.

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Posted in: Campaign encourages commuters to stand still in two lines on escalators See in context

I am not a pedestrian transit expert but I bet the escalators can transport significantly more people by doubling the standing load.

For short escalators this might be irrelevent but for long ones I have no doubt.

Late people will always be late anyway.

I support this initiative.

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Posted in: TEPCO to decommission Fukushima Daini nuclear plant See in context

@ Don Palmer

Anybody can make down numbers.

We are talking about the decommissioning of a meltdown reactor. So far none has been done.

And this situation complicate the decommissioning of the less damaged units, i.e. no scale cost saving at all and more the contrary.

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Posted in: Trump says he is ready to help resolve S Korea-Japan dispute See in context

As far as I know Trump has not resolved anything so far. If I am wrong please provide facts.

But he is definitely unbeatable in the messing up arena.

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Posted in: TEPCO to decommission Fukushima Daini nuclear plant See in context

I would like to see the breakdown of this USD 2.6 BN.

I do not believe it a second and it will last much more than 40 years.

Very conservative simple math:

40 years 365 days 8 hours 3 shifts 1000 people * USD 20.-/hour (nuke meat wage) = USD 7 BN

Not taking into account high tech material, nuke stuff disposal and monitoring for 100th of year and so on.

I bet it will be well above USD 100 BN at current JPY value.

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Posted in: Germany honors resisters who tried to assassinate Hitler See in context

@Alex80

You can always find quotes or articles sustaining your opinion by tweaking them out of context if necessary.

I do not enter this endless game.

I have been resident for at least 3 years in France, in Germany, in Japan and many 4 countries and even though not perfect, Europe is on its path to secure peace and collaboration.

And Brexit is just a temporary hiccup.

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Posted in: Do you (or did you) worry about what your young children can view online? See in context

Worrying is useless because it will happen anyway.

Education and critical thinking is the only way to manage it.

For the very young ones unable of proper judgement (I would say around below teenager) , controlled internet access is quite critical.

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Posted in: Germany honors resisters who tried to assassinate Hitler See in context

@Alex80

First, Europe is not broken.

Secondly, Europe pacified very quickly after WWII mostly thanks to goodwill from France and Germany.

Third: Europe has integrated about 15 countries from the collapsed and poor former USSR block countries in record time in the past 30 years

Fourth: Even with right wings and populist governments - mostly from the latest integrated countries - there is nothing similar to the Japan-Korea usability to settle the situation for good.

Fifth: Europe has never been so stable in its history.

Of course the job is not completed. But many countries and leaders put their ego aside to move to the better.

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Posted in: Ghosn sues Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors for breach of contract See in context

Why is this in the business section and not in the crime one?

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Posted in: President and princess See in context

the princess .... and thanked the Peruvian government and the people of Peru for welcoming immigrants from Japan since the first group arrived in 1899

And Japan cannot welcome back the descendants of these emigrants.

What is the point of this visit then?

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Posted in: China fails to buy agricultural goods as promised: Trump See in context

Commercial rules abuse of power by the USA is a recurring thing.

A decade forcing others for free trade.

A decade a protectionism.

This has happened for a century regardless of the government.

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Posted in: Hot-spring resorts tackle tattoo debate ahead of Rugby World Cup See in context

Tatts are generally ghastly to look at,so polluting the water with ink is naturally not wanted. 

Tatts under the skin polluting the water, seriously?

I would be much more scared by hair dying - which is very popular in Japan even for males - instead!

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Posted in: Calls for boycott of Japan grow in S Korea as labor row simmers See in context

Two healthy, peaceful, neighbour and democratic G20 countries unable to sit and fix their historical issues for good.

What a kindergarten behaviour!

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Posted in: Warship shows Japan's determination to expand military role See in context

@Akie

Out of borders wars

Are you serious?

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Posted in: Portuguese arrested for drug smuggling after swallowing 69 capsules See in context

I am always amazed that the full name of a suspect can still be aired by the police in Japan.

This is not the police job!

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Posted in: Whale restaurants cheer hunt resumption See in context

The whales are free of charge catches.

The minimum is to remove the subsidies.

Then I am sure the whales populations will be fine (except if whaling is to fill pet food can maybe...?).

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Posted in: Warship shows Japan's determination to expand military role See in context

I do not like flags in general but I find using the raising sun one very aggressive.

I am just sharing the feeling this picture gives me.

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Posted in: Putin says liberalism 'eating itself,' migrant influx wrong See in context

I wonder why always a few nuts ones (Trump, Putin, Xi, and so on) can mess the life of 8,000,000,000 people and cannot care about our planet earth! Just 3-4 guys!

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Posted in: Abe offers Saudi crown prince help in reducing oil dependency See in context

Saudi Arabia elites have never worked. They have just enjoy huge rents from oil selling.

Basically none in Saudi elite is able to work seriouly even 10 hours a week.

I have no sympathy for these people. They can collapse tomorrow.

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Posted in: Ghosn announces news conference, then cancels it See in context

An incomplete article, which triggers a huge bunch of wrong assumptions.

According to his lawyers he wanted to make a press conference right after his request to being allowed to contact his wife was rejected. To talk about this topic and nothing else.

Apparently his daughters persuaded him not to do it to avoid further retaliations by the Japanese justice system.

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Posted in: G20 agrees to aim for fair trade without anti-protectionism pledge See in context

The planet is in good hands with these guys...!

What a SHAME!

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