Kazuaki ShimazakiToday 10:30 am JST
Some people think you can have two best friends, but I'm not one of them - one of those two must be lower on the rankings.
This is an example of the simplistic rigid thinking that the J-gov uses.
You can have one or more best friends. One friend can be you best friend for certain circumstances, another for different circumstances. And so on.
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JindToday 11:02 am JST
Ah, "Article 11 stipulates that Japanese citizens automatically lose their nationality upon acquiring a foreign one."
So a foreigner who has a Japanese passport will NOT lose their country's nationality and passport and can be dual passport holders.
This needs to be tested in courts.
There is nothing to test. Japan demands any holder of a J-passport to renounce the other passport. The catch is that the "other passport" can only be returned to the issuing country. The J-govt has no authority to take that other passport away from you. So you can claim that you will renounce it. And that's it.
If one really wanted to renounce that other passport, they's have to go to their consulate and go through the whole hassle of renounciong citizenship. But in many cases, since they already recognize dual nationality, they don't care. Hence the whole "grey zone" and many silent dual passport holders.
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Another one of Japan's outdated laws. A country that is whining about a declining population, and proudly shows off Japanese Nobel Prize winners who have naturalized to another natuonality as "Japanese" needs to face the 21st century. Every reason that the J-gives to maintain the current single-nationality law is out of touch with reality. There is no rational reason why Japan should not or can not adopt dual nationality with specific reciprocating nations of their choice.
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A Tokyo taxi driver was arrested for deliberately driving into a flock of pigeons.
"used his car to kill a common pigeon, which is not a game animal", in the Japanese capital on Nov 13, and was arrested on Sunday for violating wildlife protection laws.
There is a clear contradiction as to basis of arrest in this article. Was it malicious or dangerous driving? Or was it a violation of widlife protection laws? Had he run over a Turtle Dove (which are designated as game birds in Japan) would he still have been charged?
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Be they "family" or "friends" one needs to be very careful with money. Even moreso than strangers.
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quercetumToday 10:19 am JST
Japanese officials say they have asked the U.S. military to resume Osprey flights only after ensuring their safety. The Pentagon said no such formal request has been made
The Pentagon does not take requests, not especially from the Japanese.
"No such formal request has been made" means a request was not received. It does not mean that one was received and refused. Please go back to school.
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He looks like a doofus, but appearance and intelligence are not correlated.
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quercetumToday 10:11 pm JST
There will not be a war. It’s just all talk.
Really? When did China renounce the use of force to take Taiwan?
"Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday urged the military to deepen war and combat planning to increase the chances of victory in actual combat, Xinhua news agency said"
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South Korea is technically still in a state of war with North Korea who constantly screams about "nuking" it's enemies. So yea, I can't blame South Koreans for wanting their own nukes.
North Korea has a defense pact with nuclear armed China that protects them from invasion. So there really is no reason that North Korea needs nukes.
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I can only eat cream stew with bread. Rice is for curry.
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Putin is visiiting there because the Saudis are presently considering flooding the oil market. And they won't hand him over to face charges as a wanted War Criminal.
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virusrexToday 07:45 pm JST
The Japanese central government is not going to openly support Taiwanese refugees with a contingency plan. Not only this would mean implicitly accepting those refugees, it also would mean actively opposing China which can have serious costs on top of the current manipulations done by the CCP against Japan.
LOL. If China invades Taiwan do you really think Japan would be concerned about "actively opposing" China?
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The most burning question is motive. Which is entirely missing. What did the boy do or say to incite such an act of violence?
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Japan's paltry figures for past refugee acceptance from other parts of the world have no bearing on what it would be facing if China attacks Taiwan. This would be at Japan's doorstep.
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factcheckerToday 07:06 am JST
Will hanko still be required to verify a defendants statement for instance? Means the fax machine still has plenty of life here.
Even in the United States there are still some tax related documents which require faxing as opposed to emailing. Besides, digital signatures can replace hanko seals.
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David BrentToday 09:51 am JST
Imagine calling yourself a modern country, yet not allowing a lawyer to be present during police questioning, or videotaping/soundtaping of such questioning.
Imagine willfully continuing to live in such a country.
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This is how far the Chinese are.
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Left wing and China backed media fanning the fire of fear mongering,
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RIP to those who have given their lives in the service of their country and condolences to their families and loved ones.
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TokyoLivingToday 07:15 am JST
What it feels like to be the pathetic lap dog errand boy of good old US???...
The U.S. is not even mentioned in this article. What it feels like to be the pathetoc lap dog errand boy of the CCP?
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adding that U.S. sanctions violate international law.
No they don't. They are UN sanctions against North Korea who is launching rockets in violation off existing UN resolutions.
"the United States, the world's biggest satellite possessor," should face the United Nations Security Council if sending satellites is considered a crime.
There are no UN resolutions prohibiting the US from posessing or launching rockets and satellites.So no, there is no crime there.
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kurisupisuToday 05:20 pm JST
If one actually reads the article the cause is not over-fishing. But on that topic;
"This statistic shows the world's leading fishing nations in 2020, based on capture production. China caught about 11.8 million metric tons of fish in that year."
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The vast vast majority of people at age 30 have not even had a simple medical check-up or blood test. They still are in the 20's mentality that they will live forever. So they continue to drink, smoke, do recreational drugs, party all night, etc etc. Cardiovascular issues often can not be detected without medical screening, and often it can be too late orclose to it, when symptoms show up.
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AureliusToday 12:10 pm JST
Does France or the French cares anything about Asia or South Asia?
Of course France cares for multiple reasons.
Are you aware of the French territories in Asia-Pacific / Oceania and elsewhere ?
And it was France that helped Japan modernize it's navy and end samurai domination
Wrong. The Britsh Royal Navy was the basis for the Imperial Japanese Navy, a relationship that lead to the Anglo-Japanese Alliance of 1902. The Imperial Japanese Army had relsations with the French Army until France fell in the Franco-Prussian War after which the Japanese Army followed the Germans.
Franch hardly helped Japan end the Samurai era. France supported the Tokugawa Shogunate while the British supported Satsuma and Choshu who backed the Emperor. Tokugawa lost leading to the end of ythe samurai era and the start of modern Japan.
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I personally don't find Belon oysters to be as great as they are hyped to be.
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Using credit cards when travelling overseas is certainly convenient, you don't have to bother with the hassle of exchanging cash for local currency.
But there are drawbacks- it's easy to spend more than you planned, most CC charge a currency conversion fee, and if you didn't let your issuing bank know in advance that you would be travelling, they may lock your card when you try to use it in another country.
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lunaticToday 05:38 pm JST
What prefecture are they gonna evacuate this time when it all blows up?
Way to announce to the world that you have no idea how nuclear fusion works.
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"The relevant claims are purely ill-intentioned fabrications. China firmly opposes them."
Rather than just firmly opposing them, why doesn't China realize that it's policy of secrecy and uncooperation with the international community is what creates such claims. An effort to protect the U.S. from another potential pandemic is far from "ill-intentioned". And we don't know of they are "fabrications" or not.
The entire world is stll waiting for China to allow an international determination of the origin and causes of Covid19 which has taken 6.98 million lives.
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CaptDingleheimerToday 10:42 am JST
If you don't like it Japan, then next time you start a war with us, DON'T LOSE.
A really D/A comment that no US serviceman or woman would blurt out.
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wolfshineToday 10:22 am JST
Even after guaranteeing Japan's protection, even after the US locking down entire bases when Japan blamed them for Covid spikes, even after the goodwill gesture of purchasing their seafood after they got on China's badside, Japan is still absurdly ungrateful to the US military presence in their country.
At this point, maybe the US should just pull out, save some money, defend the homefront, and feed them to the wolves.Japan is not a good ally
There is no greater regionally strategic location from where the US can project it's power in safety. Has been true during the Korean War and Vietnam and will continue thanks to China's threats against Taiwan and attempt to take over the entire South and East China Seas. That the US considers Japan a good ally is a fact.
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