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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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Posted in: What to do if you are stopped by the police in Japan See in context

I stopped A police car to ask directions and was told to get in and the two officers dropped me off at my destination. Great service and I would buy them a few beers if I could but of course I didn’t offer

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Posted in: Nissan chief Saikawa to step down Sept 16; successor to be named See in context

Greed conquers all.

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Posted in: Seoul, Busan pass bill to boycott 'war crimes' Japanese firms See in context

The boycott of Japanese goods has spread to Hawaii and the west coast of America. All Japan has to do is apologize and institute fairplay and equity. Then both sides can work together to restore their friendship and alliance

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Posted in: Nissan not currently considering asking CEO Saikawa to resign See in context

So much for accountability. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

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Posted in: Letter threatening to hunt Koreans sent to S Korean embassy in Japan See in context

This international spat has turned into a major conflict. Both countries are acting like nine-year-old kids. It would help if Japan could apologize but it has never done so in it’s history.

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Posted in: Mother of road-rage victim calls for harsher penalties See in context

Ishibashi and Miyazaki are social deviants and are a fine example of a growing sector of psychological misfits in the new Japanese society

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Posted in: Outlook uncertain for Japan's whaling industry despite commercial restart See in context

Japan’s decision to resume unrestricted whaling is similar to Japan’s decision to commence it’s barbaric invasion of innocent countries in World War II Bullheaded barbarism is ingrained in the Japanese ethos

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Abe sent offerings. How pathetic, Donald Trump would have laid a wreath at the graves of Nazi leaders

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Posted in: Kobe city bus hits several pedestrians; 2 dead See in context

Vehicles do not suddenly accelerate by themselves however incompetent drivers suddenly accelerate their right foot on the gas pedal thinking that the brake does not respond

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Posted in: Court rejects damages suit over death of outed gay student See in context

Appeal, appeal , appeal. Japan must be taught to come out of the dark ages

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Posted in: Moscow says Japan must recognize all Kurils as Russian See in context

At the last meeting with Putin, Trump totally agreed with Russia’s position on Syria and the Northern Japanese territories. It’s recorded in the interpreter’s notes. End of story.

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Posted in: Foreign casino operators go all in as they vie for Osaka license See in context

The Best Sites for the Three Casinos in Japan to Attract Foreign Patrons are:

Osaka, Fukuoka and Naha. Why?

Accessibility. The three Japanese Casino Cities have ocean ports to accommodate ocean liners and are in proximity to the Asian Casino market which includes Korea, China, Taiwan, Philippines, and Southeast Asian countries.

Lower Costs. Casino gamblers do not like to play in only one casino. Having all three casinos in relatively close proximity will allow travel companies to package all three locations on reduced costs. More visitors for each location will be the result.

Community Support. All three Japanese locations are generally in support of economic stimulation and job creation and are therefore more open minded and receptive of the gaming industry. If these casinos are successful in stimulating the local economies, Japan then can move forward to consider additional casino sites on its Eastern shores and areas. Tokyo, Yokohama and other major sites do not now have the community support and the costs to win the populace over will be too great and contentious.

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Posted in: Ayumi Hamasaki offends S Korean fans during concert with Japanese war flag See in context

She is a product of the Japanese educational system where history is altered. She doesn’t have a clue about the second world war. So sad.

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Posted in: Kobe Steel shares dive as quality scandal spreads See in context

Mitsubishi, Nissan, Tepco, Takata, Kobe....When will it end???? Is this why Japanese corporate management exploits its workers by demanding record overtime working hours.......So the art of cheating can be perfected?

It's time for Japanese workers to stand up for better working conditions and pay. There is a major Japanese labor shortage, but there is no commensurate increase in wages and hours. Also, there has been no lifting of the corporate glass ceiling that keeps Japanese women from upward mobility. Why has corporate management purposely underutilized this educated and hard working class of female talent?

Unfortunately, Japan is not alone. China, Inc. has been exploiting consumers and workers for decades.

But the corporate model for predatory and fraudulent practices flourished in the U.S. in the 19th and 20th centuries. Now, disappointingly, under Donald Trump, American workers will lose their health care coverages, pay more taxes and will be relegated to work for dying industries like domestic oil production.

We are doomed to relive the ghosts of our past.

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Posted in: Kobe Steel's data fabrication affects Toyota, M'bishi Regional Jet See in context

Japanese corporate culture has transcended from top quality control to cheat until caught. It isn't the assembly line workers but top management ordering the cheating down the line. This is further compounded by the ringisho managment system made famous by the indecisive response over the Fukushima nuclear melt down. For when a major scandal is discovered by corporate outsiders, these companies go into lock down for months. Never mind harming the general public or corporate customers, keeping the heads way down in kowtowing an apology seems to be the end goal. It's a cleansing ceremony intended to make a new start, but companies like Mitsubishi and Toshiba make it an annual ritual.

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Posted in: Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship; Matsuyama 5th See in context

Matsuyama has a lot of talent. But to score better, I suggest he become fearless with his putting. He lags his putts too often. Also, it seems that his caddie is only there to carry his bag, to converse in his native tongue and to give him yardage to holes. Matsuyama needs a caddie who has knowledge about PGA courses and greens and to advise on club selection and targets. That advice can come only from an experienced PGA caddie. For example, if a PGA player joined the JPGA circuit in Japan, how do you think he would fare if he brought his PGA caddie to play the tour?

Good luck Matsuyama.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to pay former wartime slave workers See in context

90% of Japan's problems with its Asian neighbors is caused by the inability of the Japanese government to apologize and admit that it committed crimes against humanity. I am sure if the roles were reversed whereby China or Korea had kidnapped thousands of Japanese citizens who were forced to become slaves under inhumane conditions, the Japanese would be clamoring for sincere apologies and substantial compensation.

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Posted in: Australian women down Japan 4-2 at Tournament of Nations See in context

Watched Japan get walloped by USA. Japan has to play aggressive offense. 80% of their offensive plays consist of kicking the ball to the rear once they reach mid field. Watch how the Americans play offense. Always forward and always attacking. Japan's defensive offense is a losing strategy.

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Posted in: Inada resigns; Defense Ministry probe denies her role in data coverup See in context

How did this lawyer with a questionable past and no academic nor technical background ever become

a defense minister? Politics as usual. This is another reason why Japan is unprepared to compete in

world affairs in the future because in a couple of decades it will have no human resources nor expertise to put forth.

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