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Posted in: Death penalty a sticking point in Australia-Japan military agreement See in context

Sounds like the Japanese and the Aussies are making a SOFA agreement since its about their military personnel not tourists. I see nothing wrong with the death penalty clause. As far as i know, the US/Jpn SOFA allows for it but we also have the death penalty so business as usuall.

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Posted in: 1 year out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 U.S. election See in context

Minority male here, unlike the rest of my race I am not brainwashed by the left, President Trump is getting my vote!

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Posted in: Japan to release Complimenting Card Game through crowdfunding See in context

Sounds like "Cards Against Humaity" but a polite and nice version instead of vulgar and funny. Different strokes for different folks ;D

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Posted in: Green gaming: Video game firms make climate promises at U.N. See in context

I dont care about going green, i just want fun games

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Posted in: Celebs, athletes give 'Dragon Ball' pop culture super status See in context

It bored me as a kid, I tried giving it a chance again later but its just awful.

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Posted in: Letters From Japan: 'Why must we visit my Canadian husband’s home every year?' See in context

I am sure she can wait and outlive his parents and then all is good in the world :)

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Posted in: Do you think the corruption investigation of Japanese Olympic Committee head Tsunekazu Takeda by French authorities, involving Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, may be in retaliation for the prosecution of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has French nationality? See in context

Its like watching a circus, the whole world is a mess of tit-for-tat and it will stay that way until people cut it out with the globalization crap.  Everyone is much happier being divided in their own spheres.  Nothing wrong with that :)

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Posted in: China condemns Trudeau's remarks about Canadian's death sentence See in context

Interesting, interesting :) I wonder how Canada's leftist President will get them out of this mess

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Posted in: No-shows wreaking havoc on restaurant business See in context

Euro Dude,  I disagree.  If a restaurant keeps getting screwed mainly by Chinese (or any other particular nationality) odds are the restaurant will return the favor by screwing them out of reservations since they are likely to flake again compared to a known client.  Don't get butt hurt, its Japan.  People have the option to take their business somewhere else and everyone is happy.

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Posted in: Dual nationals feel cast adrift in Japan See in context

Never surprises me the number of foreigners that always attack Japan for being Japan and not in line with their views.  I for one say Japan should keep the one nationality policy in place, I wish the US would do the same.  My son has both J and US nationalities/passports but I already know he has decided to keep his US side.

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Posted in: 8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies after being detained by U.S. border agents See in context

This is not President Trumps fault. these people were told not to come, there is a legal process.  I put all the blame squarely on the father.  The only monstrous crime here is this child had a parent that gambled their life and lost.

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Posted in: Sanders eyes 'bigger' 2020 bid despite some warning signs See in context

Gen X here, I didn't vote for President Trump last time but will next time :)

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Posted in: Sharp shifted some production to China before nearly 3,000 foreign job cuts See in context

I have no sympathy, they took a chance and went to a country that doesn't really want them. Unskilled laborers are easily disposable. They should just stay in their country.

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Posted in: The '8050 problem' - 'hikikomori' people entering 50s as parents on whom they rely enter their 80s. See in context

Out of curiosity, why do they keep saying the term Hikikomori is known through out the world. Over 500 friends from various countries on my FB and countless American friends in Japan an no one knew the word with the exception of a few non-Japanese friends in Japan.

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Posted in: Trade ministers, minus U.S., China, meet to discuss WTO overhaul See in context

I think that's a good idea, it falls right in line what the US wants (paragraph 8) and the US will still drop the hammer on the WTO.  Cheers :)

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Posted in: Journalist freed from Syria returns to Japan to relief, rice balls and criticism See in context

Damn, too many foreign posters who think they know better than the Japanese.  Obviously you don't understand the Japanese culture and why he is not getting a hero's welcome.  I like Japan and the way its culture is and if you don't like how it conducts its business why are you here? You are a problem, stop trying to make Japan into a western country.

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Posted in: Japan faces scrutiny over longer detentions at immigration centers See in context

I have no sympathy for them, they rolled the dice and lost and put their son in a messed up position.  Start learning Spanish, you'll need it ( ̄∇ ̄;)ハッハッハ

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Posted in: Mother, 3 children found dead in Tokyo apartment in apparent murder-suicide See in context

I think the majority of posters here see this Japanese event through Western eyes.  In western culture especially Christian ones, suicide is considered an evil but in Japan as was explained to me by my Japanese friends suicide is not viewed as a bad way to go.  IMO if people want to do this that is their business but I do disagree with taking the kids with them, they should get a sporting chance to succeed or fail in the world.  I believe life is meant to be hard and not everyone can hack it, if life was easy what is the point of living.

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Posted in: SDF recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up See in context

time to invest in drones and terminators.  Why send a person to do a robot's job :)

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Posted in: Japan, China eye dialogue to discuss driverless cars, AI See in context

Wouldn't this make it easier for the Chinese to steal Japanese technology?

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Posted in: Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom See in context

@ Akie - Come on dude, you being Chinese and I know that what you said isn't true.  If Japan allowed itself to rely on China's market, they are at the whim of the communist party.  See the links on how china uses that against countries:

President Trump may try and limit the cars Japan sends to the US but he can't stop US citizens from buying them.  Like many posters said, Americans will continue to buy them.  I know, I will only buy Toyota.


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Posted in: 5 foreign chambers of commerce in Japan urge gov't to legalize same-sex marriage See in context

I count 6 countries but the title says 5, what gives?

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Posted in: X Japan leader Yoshiki says he will never stop trying to crack U.S. market See in context

X Japan is actually quite good.  I like their style but sadly I think they will every break deep into the US market unless their label plays the money game to get their music on all the time all over the place.

@veejay - I think you are correct to a point but in the US the labels force the masses to like certain artists by drowning them in listening to their artists so much that people over time will like them.  So much money is invested to make sure they get max air time.  I stopped listening to the radio since the same f***ing songs are repeated every hour

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Posted in: Osaka's U.S. Open win re-opens cultural discussion in Japan See in context

I have 2 friends who are mixed Jp/US and both of them told me growing up in Japan was difficult for the reasons mentioned above.  One of them had a bit less difficulty since he was fortunate to go to an International school. 

My child is also a mixed with Japanese.  I call him my little Halfling since it has a Lord of the Rings feel to it hehehe.  He is still a teen but I can safely say the scales have tilted heavily to keep his US citizenship and abandoning the Japanese one.  So proud of my little trilingual Halfling :)

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Posted in: Trump's U.S. loses role as Mideast peace mediator See in context

I have no love for the Palestinians or any of the middle eastern countries who support terrorism, 100% support to Israel. President Trump has the huevos to cut funding to terrorists.

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Posted in: Quake reveals Japan woefully unprepared to help foreigners in disasters See in context

I don't fault Japan with what happened to the tourists, I almost expect something similar can happen in the US.  Japan didn't force them to visit, they went on their own so its on them to know Japanese for whatever situation happens.  Its ludicrous to go to a country and expect them to baby you for every inconvenience, if one can't take care of themselves then they shouldn't go.

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Posted in: Apparently enough people watched the American 'Death Note' that Netflix is making a sequel See in context

I never got into Death Note, the Japanese movies were also terrible.  Somehow I am not surprised Hollywood is ruining it by catering to the left.  I guess, I don't care to see this series crash and burn in the US.

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Posted in: Japanese government separated families by deporting 47 Vietnamese See in context


No one is blaming the child, all the blame belongs to the parents. they cheated the system for a few years and lost. They have no one to blame but themselves for their current situation.

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Posted in: China may try to join hands with Japan to challenge U.S. See in context

I don't believe the hype, trade is trade.  Every country has a right to do as they please with trade but when it comes to politics it is always a different ball game.

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Posted in: With K-pop back in U.S. spotlight, Korean-American stars take hope See in context

Gangnam Style was a one hit wonder, Psy failed to make any gains with the following songs he made and one included Snoop Dogg.  Tens of thousands of fans is just a tiny blip, it doesn't mean US fans are jumping on this wave.  The Korean wave will crash and recede on the wave breaker that is the American music industry and not get far on these shores.  Not that they suck (Kpop does, other Korean stuff is actually quite good) but the days of Boy Bands isn't what it used to be (thank God).  If they even want a chance to be heard, they better do it in English.  Unfortunately most Americans don't like to listen to non-English songs.

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