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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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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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