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Posted in: Japan urges Russia not to hold military drills around disputed islands See in context

John NounToday  04:58 pm JST

The islands belong to Russia, because Russia lost 26million soldiers defeating Nazism which Japan supported.

Spot on. Nobody can deny these embarrassing facts.

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Oh yes they can, because Stalin originally made a pact with Hitler, and was his ally. The Russians only fought the Nazis as they were double crossed, and attacked by the Nazis. There is no Russian glory in their battle with the Nazis. It was pure self defence. Check your history.

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Posted in: Japan urges Russia not to hold military drills around disputed islands See in context

Given that the Russian military drills near the Ukraine border were really the beginning of an invasion, Japan should begin its own military build up in the same area. The world knows the Russians are liars. Despite the Putin bots that infest these pages, and spew Kremlin propaganda.

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Posted in: Japanese government urges businesses to raise wages on par with price hikes See in context

Do these politicians not understand that businesses exist solely to generate as much profit as possible for their shareholders, or owners? Therefore, an urge is worth nothing. Try legislating instead. Force all companies to increase wages by 2 percent annually or face fines, and imprisonment. Then, we can believe you really want change and are determined to make it happen.

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Posted in: Japanese government urges businesses to raise wages on par with price hikes See in context

Meanwhile, in the real world my gig economy friend has just had his hourly pay cut to minimum wage.

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Posted in: Opinions are divided over the government's decision to hold a state funeral for slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What's your stance? See in context

He wasn't slain, he was murdered. Why not use the correct word?

And I am against a state funeral. Why should the public pay for a funeral? Give us a tax rebate, and stop wasting our money.

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Posted in: Nintendo Japan officially provides spousal benefits to same-sex partnerships See in context

All the married couples at my Japanese workplace claim an annual tax rebate for their non working dependent partner. So, John San you are wrong!

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Posted in: Kishida blames inadequate police protection for Abe's death See in context

When I was a London Metropolitan Police Officer, I was frequently tasked with protecting famous people in public scenarios outdoors.

First rule for Police in these situations is be located all around the famous person, to face the crowd and watch the crowd at all times.

The fact that wasn't done here demonstrates that Kishida is right, and somebody needs to lose their job and pension for gross incompetence. I would suggest that person should be the commanding Police Officer, or Secret Service person responsible for Abe's Protection.

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Posted in: Ex-PM Abe in critical condition after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

I'm shocked by this, and feel really upset. I think because this sort of thing is so rare in Japan. His family must be devastated. I didn't agree with his policies, but nobody deserves to be shot at for their political views in a democracy. His 100,000 yen was a good send at a difficult time. I hope he survived.

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Posted in: Japan introduces up to one-year jail time for cyberbullying, online abuse See in context

I wonder if this new law will have any effect on the news gossip site 5CH ? They are hosting a page of extreme abuse, and defamation, about a friend of mine. And yet, despite the original poster deleting their account, the website is refusing to remove the posts. They think they are safe from being charged with any crime as they are based in the Phillipines. How will this law reach overseas websites?

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Posted in: Warming climate upends Arctic mining town See in context

And still the capitalist system is allowed to run rampant. Allowing individuals and business to profiteer at the expense of the environment. And we all continue to suffer. Things can only get worse.

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Posted in: Ex-KAT-TUN singer Tanaka arrested again for drug possession, 9 days after getting suspended sentence See in context

Just legalize all drugs, and as long as this guy isn't harming anybody else, let him enjoy his drugs in peace.

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Posted in: Japan's heatwave continues; Kishida calls for ramp-up of nuclear power use See in context

Take off your mask, you'll feel a lot cooler.

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Posted in: Japan's top court orders Twitter to delete posts on man's past arrest See in context

A friend of mine was arrested in Japan on suspicion of commiting a serious offence. Of course, all the media gossips and the rats that post to Twitter had a field day naming, shaming and condemning him. But, after a long investigation he was charged with nothing and released as he wasn't guilty.

But, because of the internet retaining information of his arrest he's been fired from two jobs, and has consequently found it difficult to get on with the rest of his life. I've been helping him try to get some of the filth written about him removed from different websites. But it's a long, tiring process.

So, before you all rush to judgement. Just hope it never happens to you. There does need to be rules on publishing the names of arrested people before they are even charged, and found guilty. Laws need to be introduced to prevent the sick, online gossips from ruining people's lives. And online news sites keeping their news stories available indefinitely.

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Posted in: China vows it will fight to the end to stop Taiwan independence See in context

Maybe West Taiwan is too stupid to notice that East Taiwan is already an independent sovereign democratic nation? And always has been.

China should get it's own house in order. Introduce real democracy, and stop saber rattling. And how about getting a grip on rocket man?

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Posted in: Japan's defense minister slams nuclear neighbors who 'ignore rules' See in context

The rest of the world must now issue West Taiwan with an ultimatum. Either stop supporting the crazy fascist dictator in North Korea, or East Taiwan will be given nuclear weapons. Maybe then, the rest of us adults can move forward in our lives without being worried by the basket case North Koreans and Great Borg of China

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Posted in: Survey suggests about half of Japanese companies has an 'old guy who does nothing' See in context

A more interesting question would have been, "Is there a guy/woman that owns your company and has never done a days work in their lives?'

Why so? Because they are the truly indolent in our society, feasting like parasites upon the wealth created by the rest of us. So, give the old working people a break. Start looking up at the people oppressing you, instead of down at your fellow oppressed.

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Posted in: Japan's outdoor mask relaxation yet to filter through See in context

I only wear mine now when entering a shop, other indoor space, or on the crowded trains. That's out of politeness as it's a confined space, and if I did have an infection it might help me not to infect others.

However, its utterly ludicrous to see so many people still wearing them outdoors. Fair enough if you are coughing and sneezing. But if you are well, take it off! Don't be another mask zombie. Enjoy fresh air on your face again, and seeing people's faces.

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Posted in: Japan eyes reform of outdated labor systems based on gender roles See in context

The tax system needs updating so that I can get tax relief for financially supporting my same sex partner through this pandemic. But then that would mean changing the homophobic Japanese mindset that currently bans the legal recognition of same sex relationships. Seems like Japan needs to recognize it's stuck in the past, at least fifty years behind the rest of modern western societies like the U.S.A and E.U.

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Posted in: Gov't preparing to resume foreign tourist entry in June See in context

Who would want to come to Japan when everybody is still masked up?

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Posted in: Gov't warns of rising prices as extra budget submitted to Diet See in context

Stop subsidizing fossil fuel use! Use the money to cloak every south facing building in Japan with solar panels.

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Posted in: Moms seeking baby formula tire of those who say, just breastfeed See in context

How did humans survive without manufactured breast milk?

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Posted in: 18,000 police officers to be mobilized during Biden's visit to Tokyo See in context

What a waste of everybody's time and money! What's wrong with zoom?

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Posted in: Asian shares track Wall Street's inflation-fueled retreat See in context

After the initial inflation caused by energy price increases, there is always a long and deep recession. Deflation then kicks in. So, hold on to your cash. Buckle down. It's going to be a rollercoaster ride

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Posted in: Musk warns Japan will cease to exist if birthrate continues decline See in context

All hail the great, and wonderful Musk! He who knoweth everything and must be quoted always, as if his views are those of an expert. Slow news day again I guess.

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Posted in: Do you think the U.N. is dysfunctional when it comes to dealing with wars and other disputes between countries? See in context

No, because the purpose of the U.N is talk and not war. The power of veto was deliberately designed to facilitate this talk to always be able to happen as the world's power blocks could not gang up on each other. Anybody who has wanted fact free news about the war in Ukraine has been able to hear all the parties state their case at the U.N without having to rely upon Fox or Rupert Murdoch to filter that information. As such the U.N does a fantastic job of overcoming fake news and allowing all parties to express their view globally.

However, I do think the U.N should be allowed to put a price upon the head of dictators that continue to break U.N resolutions. So, the north Korean leader should have a price on his head. And anybody that arrests him so he can be tried in a U.N court, should be awarded a large sum of money by the U.N. Again though this would have to need all the great powers to vote for this without a veto.

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Posted in: Taliban order Afghan women to wear all-covering burqa See in context

Aren't Muslims great? Not.

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Posted in: S Korea says North Korea test-fired missile from submarine See in context

Sanctions clearly haven't worked in dealing with the fascist dictator in North Korea. It's time to put a price on his head. Let nature take it's course.

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Posted in: N Korean leader's sister warns of nuclear response if provoked by South See in context

Sanctions haven't worked with this country and it's fascist leaders. Therefore, the UN should put a price on the heads of rocket man and his sister. It's fair enough if they are threatening to nuke people. Whoever assassinates these monsters should be richly rewarded and celebrated as heroes.

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Posted in: Kishida tells ministers to compile new economic package as prices skyrocket See in context

Let me guess, more help for businesses and people with kids. No help for hardworking single people, or people that lost their jobs due to covid?

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Posted in: Japan to see higher prices for food, daily goods from Friday See in context

These price rises are really going to pile on the misery for the millions of people who, due to covid, have lost their jobs and burnt through their savings.

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