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Posted in: Taiwan marks 200 days without domestic COVID-19 infection See in context

Taiwan is the safest counrry from the pandemic but it was not invited by Hawaii to send its citizens for quarantine waiver entry to Hawaii. Hawaii's governor pushed for Japan's tourists to be first for that waiver.

it is another misstep by Hawaii's governor and a slight against Taiwan's outstanding achievement. In fact New Zealand and Vietnam have better records than Hawaii but will get no headway from the governor who is of Japanese ancestry.

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Posted in: The survivor: Last Korean war criminal in Japan wants recognition See in context

His country was occupied and many of his country men were forced into slave labor and military service. He was treated inhumanely from day one. Sure he was remembered for criminal acts in the military but knowing the Japanese army he was forced into following orders that were criminal. Put yourself in those circumstances

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Posted in: What 'uyoku dantai' and Japanese alt-right groups want See in context

General MacArthur‘s biggest mistake was not to require that schools include the factual history of Japan’s War time atrocities and transgressions against its Asian neighbors. This has fostered a generation of hate and discrimination based on an uninformed and misinformed public. The government cannot apologize for it’s past transgressions against its Asian neighbors for it knows not what to apologize for. These far right hate groups in Japan are just like the Nazis in the United States. The only difference is the Nazis are encouraged by Donald Trump. Abe cannot control the right wing hate groups in Japan because he knows not what the true history is.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224; 80% in their 20s, 30s See in context

The easiest and quickest way to stop the spread of the coronavirus among the 20 and 30-year-olds is to limit alcohol sales and consumption in bars and restaurants to those who are at least 40 years old The daily virus count will drop dramatically. These establishments will now have a More responsible customer base wearing facemasks and practicing social distancing. This way the bars and restaurants can still remain opened for business with a chance to survive.

To cut down on the spread of the coronavirus among the homeless and/or quarantined travelers requires a simpler solution. Require all establishments selling retail and on premises consumption of alcohol to require proof of current and permanent residency. Homeless shelters qualify as permanent residency but must have a current time stamp

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Posted in: Human rights demo? Thanks but no thanks, says Kurdish residents' association See in context

Japan is a nation of a diminishing populous. It’s rural communities will disappear absent government intervention. Japan can help itself by being a beacon of hope for the oppressed and the abandoned in the world community. The Kurds are the most deserving of help and a safe refuge. They have been oppressed for decades and recently backstabbed by Donald Trump after they fought side-by-side with American troops Japan should extend a welcoming hand to a most deserving group of refugees. The Kurds will help build Japan’s future

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Posted in: Pachinko: A brief guide to a Japanese obsession See in context

Who owns these pachinko game rooms? Are they entertainment industry companies? Are they Organized crime families?

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Posted in: Many pachinko parlors stay open despite state of emergency See in context

I remember Prime Minister Naoto Kan exclaiming “this is the end of Japan“ when the Fukushima nuclear reactors were melting down. Now the rest of the world is hunkered down and all bars. restaurants and nonessential activities are closed in developed countries. In the meantime, the bars, restaurants, cinemas and pachinko parlors are still open in Japan. Japanese citizens will pay the price for incompetent leadership. Zannen desu ne.

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Posted in: With new 'English Online Banking' service, Sony Bank rises to say that Japan finally has a bank for foreign residents in Japan See in context

Japanese banks are like dinosaurs. They do not have online banking in English for nonresident customers. They should join the rest of the world Banks that serve the international banking community. They will be amazed with the magnitude of the international nonresident market.

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Posted in: Abe backs WHO on coronavirus See in context

Abe has finally differentiated himself from the Donald Trump style of fighting COVID-19. He is right to maintain support for WHO

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Posted in: Hospitals turning away sick people as coronavirus cases surge See in context

Prime Minister Abe has become the Donald Trump of Japan. He is copying his crony in all phases to fight COVID-19 by uninformed and unscientific means to the end. Our sympathies go to the families of the victims who need not have died because of the incompetent leader ship

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Posted in: Businessman paid $8.2 mil by Tokyo Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe See in context

The old adage goes: if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, it must be a horse. All the chicanery and debauchery involved in the network of bribes leads one to believe in what the Japanese call “bachi”. The postponed Olympics will cost it’s citizens Olympic sized losses of billions of dollars. All of the co-conspirators should be held financially accountable. Shame on them. They have reduced the Olympic flame to a flicker

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Posted in: Chilean man accused of killing Japanese student to be extradited to France See in context

Let’s see. Matches and a flammable liquid Were to barbecue a steak in the victims apartment. And as a parting gesture over their break up, he was going to clean her apartment with bleach as a parting gift. Finally, to commemorate the end of their relationship, he went to plant a tree in the mountains 15 miles from her residence. It’s in great defense.

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Posted in: Darvish speaks of anti-Asian discrimination in U.S. amid outbreak See in context

During the second world war American Chinese were spat on and assaulted by whites shouting vulture epithets describing the Japanese. During the Vietnam conflict I and two black Air Force officers were denied housing in the civilian communities of Panama City, Florida because of the color of our skin and maybe because I looked like the VC. If the latter was the case then I apologize to my black compatriots. Racism is entrenched within the fabric of American society and inspired by the words and actions of our great leader

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Posted in: Mother arrested for attempted murder of 25-year-old son See in context

Is this perpetrator a Korean National? But she has a Japanese first name. I assume she has a legal status in Japan as a citizen or a legal resident.If someone in America is in the news we normally don’t identify that person by his or her ancestry. I assume that the reporter for this tabloid inserted the woman’s ancestry.

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Posted in: Finance Ministry will not probe Moritomo Gakuen scandal again: Aso See in context

It’s the tip of the iceberg. Remember, loose lips sink ships

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Posted in: Japan Times changes reference to 'comfort women' after backlash See in context

Looking at the gist of the comments, it appears that Japan is still a male chauvinist society. Equally disturbing is the predominance of racial prejudice among Japanese males. This national deficiency explains the Japanese ethos motivating the barbarism committed during the second world war and the failings of international relations in the current era

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Posted in: 2 men sought over 3 bag-snatching incidents in one morning See in context

These punks are all over the world. They all pick on defenseless women and the elderly. They travel in groups because they are cowards. We have them in Hawaii and they pick on Japanese tourists. The next time you see a purse snatching in progress just slug the perpetrator and they will run away because they are afraid to fight

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Posted in: Increasingly desperate single women bear brunt of economic inequality See in context

Work insecurity among women and disparity in wages by gender are major factors In the declining population in Japan’s rural communities. The Japanese government’s medieval approach to favor the male worker over the female contributes to the social migration of women to urban areas to increase their wages and pursue social equality. This leaves Japan’s rural areas facing a decline in future generations to carry on the family farms and communities

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Posted in: Court rules medical school must return fees after rigging exam scores See in context

The refund of test fees is a given but the real issue is the harm caused to all the female applicants. They relied on the schools to act honestly and fairly in scoring the exams and processing their applications. Their lives and careers were altered and the schools must compensate them for the fraud and false representations of fair test administration. The schools must also compensate these women for the emotional distress that they suffered by being wrongly denied admittance and to have their life careers impacted

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Posted in: Supreme Court upholds ruling commuting death sentence to life for man who fatally stabbed 2 people See in context

never mind the innocent victims. The courts always focus on the welfare of the perpetrator. The commission of murder and manslaughter have become common place in this Society to the extent that we focus on the perp and bow our heads to the victims .Judges and sentencing officials tend to come from the upper end of society and have no empathy for lowly victims

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Posted in: Foreign workers, investors in Japan span economic and social spectrum See in context

Japan has no future without foreign immigration. The key to survival is a pluralistic society. It needs blue-collar and white-collar immigrants to survive. It will revive it’s agrarian and industrial sectors while providing A revenue base for It’s aging society. Education and social interaction will overcome the nationalist and racists Elements.

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Posted in: S Korean search finds wrecked medical copter; no sign of survivors See in context

Zannen desu ne. Mian hamnida.

why can’t we get along? In Hawaii where I live all races live and work together in One big community. Why do people spend all their lives and efforts hating each other? Such a waste of time

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Posted in: Returning to family roots: Rumiko Obata on leading her family sake brewery See in context

Good for her. Japan needs more people like her who will carry on family businesses and farms for the future of Japan

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Posted in: Uniqlo takes plunge in uncertain India retail market See in context

Uniglo has appeared to hit on an untapped market and has been well received in India

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Posted in: Kansai Electric gift scandal widens to non-nuclear officials See in context

Aren’t bribery and unreported taxable income criminal acts in Japan?

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Posted in: Japanese whalers complete first commercial hunt in 31 years See in context

Ask the Japanese government why whale and albatross meat are not included in the national school lunch program. The boycott of Japanese goods worldwide is increasing in a growing protest over Japanese whaling.

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Posted in: Aso plays down need for stimulus after tax hike See in context

Aso has no idea of how the Japanese worker struggles to make a living and pay bills to keep the household going

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Posted in: Schoolteacher bullied by colleagues; curry rubbed against eyes See in context

Are these the same teachers who neglect the bullying among the students and fail to teach the real history of Japan and gloss over Japanese transgressions committed during World War II?

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Posted in: Organizers, festival host agree to reopen 'comfort women' exhibition See in context

This controversy is a direct result of Japan’s historical decision to censor true historical facts about it’s war time behavior from it’s school textbooks nationwide. We are finally moving in the right direction of achieving social justice and unadulterated education.

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Posted in: Anti-NHK party head suggests genocide to solve overpopulation See in context

I see that Japan has its own Donald Trump

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