PhantomAgent comments

Posted in: Survivors sue landowners over deadly July mudslide in central Japan See in context

This was a devastating tragedy for those affected! The really sad thing is that we have systems that allow people to operate in a reckless, thoughtless manner and then to reorganise their companies to avoid accountability.

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Posted in: Police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal 'Ibaraki Dash' maneuver See in context

The problem, at least in my tiny Japanese town, is dumb lights! No co-ordinated flow across an urban area according to morning or afternoon flow requirements! .......Sorry, I know I've lost you in Japan.

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Posted in: 2 women, political opposites, vie for LDP leadership See in context

Yes, and the vote for one of these women is a vote for the extreme right. That narrows the choice down a bit. They will just vote for a man!

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Posted in: Ruling party kicks off race to pick Suga's successor See in context

BTW, "the hawkish stance on security" is BS bravado!!!!

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Posted in: Ruling party kicks off race to pick Suga's successor See in context

Sanae Takaichi

"An ultra-conservative former internal affairs minister, Takaichi, 60, shares Abe's revisionist views on Japan's wartime atrocities and hawkish stance on security."

OK, sounds like a fair choice.......Oh wait!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted in: 1.4 million people urged to seek shelter as heavy rain triggers floods, landslides in Japan See in context

Yes, I have been checking the JMA earlier today but now non-sensical responses. It's a worry when the JMA site goes down!!!

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Posted in: Nagasaki marks 76th anniversary of atomic bombing See in context

Brian, we just wondered what preparation the kids were given before being whisked through the museum!

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Posted in: Nagasaki marks 76th anniversary of atomic bombing See in context

My wife and I visited the Peace Museum in Nagasaki. We had just begun looking at the exhibits when two large bus loads of high-school students arrived. We were packed in with the students like sardines! Just as we thought that it was going to be difficult to view the exhibits the students were gone! They were there for 5-10 mins at a stretch. Mrs Agent translated some of the things she over-heard the students saying, things like "This didn't really happen, right?" and "What they are showing us here is not real, right?"

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Posted in: Nagoya mayor under fire for biting Olympian's gold medal See in context

In defence of the Nagoya Mayor, you cant question the Japanese commitment to the Olympic cause. Just look at the opening ceremonies! London 2012 cant hold a candle to Tokyo 2020/2021.........oh wait!!

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Posted in: Activists call for more reform by Tokyo Olympics organizers See in context

When people, all over the world, and in the future, think of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, they will think of a failed culture! But not just in Japan ....................but throughout the whole modern world!!!!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 1,591 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,001 See in context

“There is no darkness but ignorance.” William Shakespeare

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Posted in: Male-only rule should be prioritized in imperial succession: Suga See in context

It's alarming that Prime Minister Suga does not see the destructiveness, to Japan, of saying this!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 157 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 779 See in context

But we're still going to have the Olympics next year, right? Right??

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Posted in: Suga faces backlash after refusing to appoint 6 science council members See in context

I think this decision is a big mistake for Prime minister Suga.

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Posted in: NTT to make Docomo fully owned subsidiary via ¥4 tril tender offer See in context

This deal smells of companies investing in themselves (a rose by another name) to hide profits or liquid assets.

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Posted in: JAL, ANA to resume some China flights as virus rules eased See in context

Yeah! Go to China, get arrested.

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Posted in: Japan-S Korea ties need mending, Suga tells Moon in phone talks See in context

I think the photo says 'we're not serious' and 'this is a joke'!

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Posted in: Host club worker arrested for attempted rape of woman on street See in context

This story is beyond non-sensical! Did it really happen?

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Posted in: Shibuya asks Halloween revelers to stay away this year See in context

This is the fall of us!

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Posted in: LDP elects Suga as leader to succeed Abe See in context

We have a leader!!!..... I thought we were an automatous collective!!!???

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Posted in: Typhoon leaves 2 dead, 4 missing, over 100 injured in Japan See in context

These typhoons come every year! The government can't prepare infrastructure to deal with this! OK, I got it, all care no responsibility!!! Where does the money go then?? Oh!, hostess bars!!! OK, got it!!!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics will be most costly Summer Games, Oxford study shows See in context

To be fair, I myself saw that they've build a row of 16 retails stalls in Minamisanriku!!!!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics will be most costly Summer Games, Oxford study shows See in context

Well, it's not like the money could be spent better elsewhere! Click, click, clickety click!

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Posted in: Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys stakes in 5 Japanese trading houses See in context

I'm with him Japanese Cronyism seems teflon coated!

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks rebound on hopes Abe's departure won't change policy See in context

.....Or on hopes that it will!!!!

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Posted in: Trump calls Abe 'greatest prime minister in Japan's history' See in context

That's a great endorsement coming from the greatest president in US history.......NOT!

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Posted in: Suga set to join race to succeed Abe, media report See in context

I think Mr. Suga would be great for PM! But how are we going to keep him awake?

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Posted in: Abe says decision to resign before accomplishing his goals 'gut-wrenching' See in context

Shinzo Abe has once again demonstrated his level of commitment to the people of Japan!

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Posted in: Koike says coronavirus situation improving; Olympics on track for 2021 See in context

The Olympics will be fine! Why in Miyagi prefecture they tested as many as 25 people on Monday!


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Posted in: Australia blocks Kirin's $430 mil sale of dairy business to Chinese company See in context

BennyBmg: Yes, me too. And the seed packets are still arriving.

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