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Posted in: U.S. charges yakuza gang leader with conspiring to sell nuclear material See in context

HopeSpringsEternalToday  05:18 pm JST

Afraid this a real story, Biden's DOJ busted this guy, charges filed, etc. Good work to nab such a sociopath.

The DOJ under any administration would have done so. Don't try to make this into a US domestic political issue,

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Posted in: Countries reaching beyond borders to silence dissidents: Human Rights Watch See in context

Don't forget that the most active Government suppresor of dissidents is China.

"The existence of confidential Chinese government blacklists barring overseas-based pro-democracy and human rights activists from returning to China has long been suspected by the exiled Chinese dissident community and other concerned observers. "

https://www.hrw.org/legacy/summaries/s.china951.html

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Posted in: Brazil calls for U.N. overhaul at meeting of G20 ministers in Rio See in context

Kick Russia off the UNSC. It makes zero sense to have a country that invades other countries and vetoes any resolutions against itself.

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Posted in: Dead whale See in context

awomdeToday  12:41 pm JST

Fresh Sashimi

You normally eat dead animals you find?

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Posted in: N Korean leader Kim Jong Un receives car as gift from Putin See in context

I'm sure Kim will put that Lada to good use. Maybe after his Mercedes stops running.

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Posted in: Japan hosts Ukraine reconstruction conference to showcase its support for the war-torn country See in context

UdondashiToday  07:41 pm JST

Wait a minute... Japan and Germany have American military bases

hmmmm..... coincidence?

So does England, Spain, Australia, Canada, South Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Turkey, Peru amd Cuba.

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Posted in: Solemn monument to Japanese American WWII detainees lists more than 125,000 names See in context

JDoeToday  02:45 pm JST

One of many horrible facts of American history. It's incredible that anyone could/would justify this kind system discrimination/racism.

It's incredible by today's standards. But this was in the 1940s. Even in the 1960s there were States that made marriage between a White person and a "Colored" person illegal.

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Posted in: Solemn monument to Japanese American WWII detainees lists more than 125,000 names See in context

Alan HarrisonToday  11:03 am JST

Alan HarrisonToday  10:18 am JST

Maybe a monument should be erected in Japan, in recognition of all those interned, (some murdered) in Japan, who incidentally received no compensation at all.

That is not a bad idea, Please provide the number of civilian Japanese citizens of foreign ethnc background who were put into prison camps in Japan during WWII.

@OssanAmerica

I would not be able to give you an exact figure because no records have ever been released. I'm not sure if Japan has such thing as "Freedom of Information" like most advanced countries but that would be a starting point. It may also be a case of many records being destroyed after WW2.

The famous "I have no evidence because they destroyed it" argument...Dog ate my homework.

If no information is available, then the liklihood that it didn't exist is much higher. Or at least to be so few as to not merit recording. That is because unlike the United States where there are many races and ethnic groups, Japan has historically had few immigrants. The odds are high that most foreigners were simply deported upon outbreak of WWII.

Of course there are exceptions, like the Jews from Shanghai who were permitted to live in Japan.

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Posted in: Solemn monument to Japanese American WWII detainees lists more than 125,000 names See in context

Alan HarrisonToday  10:18 am JST

Maybe a monument should be erected in Japan, in recognition of all those interned, (some murdered) in Japan, who incidentally received no compensation at all.

That is not a bad idea, Please provide the number of civilian Japanese citizens of foreign ethnc background who were put into prison camps in Japan during WWII.

Do not confuse what my government did to American Citizens to how military POWs were treated. The latter has been addressed through the Internationa; Tribunal for the Far East (Tokyo Trials) as war crimes. The former has not.

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Posted in: Japan refuses to grant visa to ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee now author See in context

Aly RustomToday  08:24 am JST

"I thought Japan was a free, democratic, and peace-loving country."

He is wrong, Japan not that democratic and peace loving, also Japan just another puppet.

Beat me to it.

Japan is far from perfect. But it is far far more free, democratic and peace loving than China or Syria.

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Posted in: Solemn monument to Japanese American WWII detainees lists more than 125,000 names See in context

garymalmgrenToday  08:54 am JST

These Japanese were loyal American

All of them?

There was a very strong connection to the home country and loyalty to the Emperor.

Most first generation Japanese Americans had poor English and therefore read Japanese language newspapers.

It is not unreasibable to say "all of them". Because those who willfully chose to return to Japan, and those who refused to sign a legal declaration of allegiance to the United States were deported. So those who were left and incarcerated were "loyal Americans". The kind whose familes sent their sons to Europe,

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/the-nisei-soldiers-who-fought-wwii-enemies-abroad-seen-as-enemies-back-home

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Posted in: Detained senior police officer, accused of raping 3 women, commits suicide See in context

Some Suicide Watch. A big fail.

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Posted in: Vending machine in Yokohama sells bakery bread set to be thrown away, reducing food waste See in context

Breads, particularly hard crust ones like in the photo can be preserved frozen. No need to go to waste.

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Posted in: Philippines eyes hosting 2-plus-2 security talks with Japan this year See in context

I think it's clear that China's continued behavior is going to create an Asian NATO in response.

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Posted in: Japan defense minister meets Okinawa governor over U.S. base transfer See in context

PseudonymouseToday  03:09 pm JST

Otherwise the US military would be in the Senkakus.

The US military is already in the Senkakus.

More nonsense baloney Ossan !

The US military aren't stationed on or in the Senkakus.

If you think traveling there and being there are the same things then i suggest you seek medical attention.

Scramble time 5-10 min from standard 8 min flight time. There is no way the physical world that the Chinese military can "invade" the Senakus without the U.S. knowing. I suggest you seek psychiatric counseling.

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Posted in: Japan defense minister meets Okinawa governor over U.S. base transfer See in context

PseudonymouseToday  03:02 pm JST

Incorrect. China has persisted in their unsubstantiated claim and have entered the area and territory. But they have never "invaded" the Senkakus.

The Chinese have entered Japanese territory armed and continue to do so frequently which is within ishigaki city limits.

Just because they haven't landed doesn't mean their not invading Japanese territory.

Nonsense. Nations violote others' airspace and waters all the time. Planes are scrambled and vessels sent to challenge them. Noboy calls thse an "invasion".

China has sworn to remove anything built on the Senkakus

That will inviole Article 5 of the US-JPN Mutual Defense Treaty. It will start a war with the United States. It won;t happen.

Then again... understanding what invading means is difficult for some to comprehend .

Agreed, Get yourself a dictionary and an education.

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Posted in: Kim's powerful sister says N Korea, Japan can open 'new future' See in context

North Korea has no interest in the kidnapped J-nationals. But they know it's a big political issue for Japan, They are cleverly hitting the side, whereas in the front they are facing SKorean/US hardball. Also knowing that US intervention on the Korean Penninsula would require full logistics assistancce from Japan where the US bases are. Kim Yo Jong speaks with forked tongue.

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Posted in: Hungary can soon ratify Sweden's NATO bid, PM Orban says See in context

Putin scrood the pooch. Even Xi is starting to makes noises indicating a lack of confidence in his success in Ukraine. Russia will never be a normal country until Putin is out and gone.

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Posted in: Japan defense minister meets Okinawa governor over U.S. base transfer See in context

PseudonymouseToday  09:29 am JST

The Japanese government has allowed the Chinese to invade the Senkakus every few day for years , and lets not forget the Senkakus are within the Yaeyama city limits. Japan is allowing it to continue.

Incorrect. China has persisted in their unsubstantiated claim and have entered the area and territory. But they have never "invaded" the Senkakus. That wouuld require actually landing or blockading the islands.

Tamaki can't do anything about it anyway .

Of course can. He can get off the anti-US platform and prioritize and support the defense of Okinawa.

Otherwise the US military would be in the Senkakus.

The US military is already in the Senkakus. One POTUS, Two Secretaries of State and Two Secretaries of Defense have officially stated that any invasion of the Senkakus will invike Article 5 of the US-JPN Mutual Defense Treaty, meaning that invading the Senkakus will trigger war with the United States.

The distance from Kadena to the Senkakus is 420km. F-15s fly at over 3,087 km/hr. That's a shade over 8 minutes.

Please actually study the topic before shooting off "baloney" at facts.

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Posted in: Japan defense minister meets Okinawa governor over U.S. base transfer See in context

Governor Tamaki, the Chinese are trying to steal the Senkakus that are part of your Prefecture. The only reason they haven't already is the presence of US forces in your Prefecture. Get a grip on reality amd protect the people amd territory of Okinawa.

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Posted in: 163 get norovirus after eating sashimi and sushi rolls at Tokyo restaurant See in context

MoonrakerToday  06:41 pm JST

Very few. Which is why it makes news when it ocassionaly occurs.

And how could you possibly know that? This is a story of 163 customers. A smaller number may not make the news.

Common sense. Raw fish in the form of sashimi/sushi is not just sold in Sushi restaurants. They are sold in just about every supermarket in Japan. So stop to consider how much fish of various kinds in raw form are being sold and eaten. When you start claiming that some incidents aren't "making the news" you can justify anything no matter how foolish. A small number occuring frequently equals a large number and will make the news.

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Posted in: 163 get norovirus after eating sashimi and sushi rolls at Tokyo restaurant See in context

owzerToday  05:22 pm JST

Need to remember to wash your hands, people!!

Be sure to wash your hands after using the toilet, reading JT,

Reduncancy there.

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Posted in: 163 get norovirus after eating sashimi and sushi rolls at Tokyo restaurant See in context

MoonrakerToday  05:18 pm JST

It's always been a bit dodgy to eat raw fish. I wonder how many come down with some illness after doing so.

Very few. Which is why it makes news when it ocassionaly occurs.

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Posted in: Japan slips into recession, becoming 4th-largest economy, behind U.S., China and Germany See in context

RedemptionToday  04:48 pm JST

I was just on a trip to Hokkaido and people were spending money as fast as they could pull it out of their wallet. All restaurants had long waits or no tables without reservations.

Mostly Asian tourists.

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Posted in: Scientists breed 1st pigs for human organ transplants in Japan See in context

Japan currently has around 16,000 people registered as waiting for organ donations, 

If I understand correctly, Japan does not accept doners who are not blood related, and they do not accept organs from cadavers. So obvously there is going to be a very long waiting line.

There are lines even in countries where those are permitted, so in Japan it's a hopeless cause.

If pig's organs can be made to work, all the better, Worried about the pig? As you eat your ham. bacon, pork chops, tonkatsu, gyoza, tonkotsu ramen....

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Posted in: Ships from U.S., Australia and Japan conduct joint drills in South China Sea in defiance of Beijing See in context

nikFeb. 9  10:50 pm JST

You can stop twitching now. Get busy. China has taken off ..

Yup. Downwards.

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/econographics/chinas-stock-market-collapse-is-the-end-of-the-road-for-many-foreign-investors/

https://edition.cnn.com/2023/12/27/economy/china-economy-challenges-2024-intl-hnk/index.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-66840367

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Posted in: Do you spend more time on social media than ideally you would like? See in context

Does posting on internet news sites and reading obnoxious thoughtless comments count?

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Posted in: Weekend hunting boom as rising number of city people acquire licenses See in context

The countyry doesn;t need "more hunters:. It needs "more younger hunters". Because of the very struct rules to go even from smoothbore shotgun to rifle, there are too many old hunters. The kind who shoot their hunting buddies by accident. Too many "Hunting Clubs 猟友会" are headed by these types.

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Posted in: 2 men break into temple, assault elderly man and steal ¥50,000 See in context

They will go to 地獄.

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Posted in: New York subway shooting kills one, wounds 5 after brawl erupts on train See in context

Fighto!Today  03:47 pm JST

But guns are banned in NYC, how did this happen?

Because gun nuts often disregard laws, and take guns across state lines.

That's very misinformed. These "Gun Nuts" as you call them legally own guns and are extremly careful with firearms ownership laws. It's the criminals who smuggle guns into restricted zones and sell them to criminals.

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