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Posted in: Train etiquette: Top 10 inconsiderate behaviors that tick Japanese train commuters off the most See in context

why would someone be bothered if another person is doing their makeup?

Doesn't bother me, except when they decide to put on nail polish; that stuff is nasty in a closed space.

The only thing I would add to all of the above are people who do not even make an effort to support their own body on a crowded train and just lean on others.

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Posted in: Trump forces Mattis out early; names Shanahan as new defense secretary See in context

Trump has a plan to attack Iran but Mattis is totally against it and resign his post as a protest! His withdrawn from Syria is a prelude for a bigger war, "The Iran war" !

The US never should have entered Syria, so I am glad they're leaving. But I do worry that the only reason for the withdrawal is to prevent them from being attacked in retaliation for another attack, possibly against Iran or maybe against Russia via their Ukrainian proxy.

"My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues," Mattis wrote.

Yeah, Mattis has been immerse for over four decades in issues related to the US military, during a period when they were up to no good. When he talks about allies, what he means is accomplices; I say the hell with them.

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Posted in: Trump starts pulling U.S. forces from Syria See in context

The United States under President Trump’s Leadership and like that of the UK have come to realize we do not need 2B in the business of “reconstructing” other countries Governments, that responsibility belongs to the Citizens of They’re respective country.

Yeah, the US (and its allies) has long been in the business of destroying countries, using lies as excuses.

The US never had any legitimate reason to be is Syria. I'm glad they are planning to leave.

If they’re not happy with their Governments let them change them in whatever way THEY decide and not let another government decide for them.

Yeah, especially considering the Syrian people are probably happier with their leader than the citizens of most (all?) western countries are.

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Posted in: Trump starts pulling U.S. forces from Syria See in context

Now they'll have to stage another fake gas attack to be blamed on Assad. Isn't that what happened immediately after Trump previously talked about pulling out?

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Posted in: Gender equality at work more than 200 years off: WEF See in context

Agree with above comments.

One thing that renders the gender pay gap extra deceptive is when they wrongly add the "for equal work". There is no pay gap when comparing equal work.

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Posted in: JR East encouraging commuters to stop walking on escalators See in context

30 percent more people will be able to use escalators if people line up on both sides

I'm not convinced.

Anyway, if someone does not feel comfortable walking on escalators, there is nothing preventing them from standing still. Those who want to "risk it" should be allowed to walk.

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Posted in: Experts question Tokyo medical school's reasoning behind gender bias See in context

I do know that with women empowerment and equal opportunity、women can choose to be a housewife, have a career or even do both .Real men dont put pressure on their wives to choose only one no matter what is culturally expected of them.

I agree, but there are many like jcapan who would think they would have "failed as a parent" if their daughter chose to be a housewife, and consider that option as "setting their sights low".

All I was pointing out is that there is absolutely nothing wrong, low, or inferior to chosing to be a housewife; and there those who are trying to push women away from that option.

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Posted in: Experts question Tokyo medical school's reasoning behind gender bias See in context

If my daughter at 18 said to me I want to go to college, then get married and be a housewife, I would think I've failed as a parent. I'm not saying we should impose this mindset on Japan but the notion that young women come to this conclusion on their own is ludicrous. They are being actively groomed to accept less, to set their sights low.

So deciding to focus on raising a family is setting your sights low? I think that is one problem in Western society, a mindset has been imposed on Western women that to choose to be a housewife and focusing on raising children is an inferior choice. It isn't, and neither is choosing career.

You would fail as a parent if you make your daughter feel guilty for choosing to be a housewife or for pushing her to pursue a career just to please her daddy.

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Posted in: LA mural seen as symbolizing Japan's wartime army to be removed See in context

Seems like they look for any excuse to bring up their ancestors' alleged victim-hood, at the hands of the Japanese.

Here is a picture taken during the discussion of a local Korean organization:

https://izismile.com/2011/10/05/crazy_simpsons_costumes_from_korea_10_pics-10.html

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Posted in: Japanese school explains why it won't let cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt See in context

Why don't they mention the name of the school?

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Posted in: Canada defends arrest of Huawei exec as markets wobble See in context

Why is it that any decision by US to sanction companies or countries for doing business with Iran automatically becomes international law, warranting the arrest and extradition of a person suspected of breaking that US rule. It's not like she committed a war crime or human trafficking.

I agree that China has a poor human rights record, but as Burning Bush stated, it's not by arresting their citizens that we show them how wrong they were.

I have rarely or never sided with China on this forum in the past, but this time I certainly do.

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Posted in: Okinawa to hold U.S. base referendum on Feb 24 See in context

Japan should just get rid of all US military bases.

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Posted in: Climate change could cost U.S. 'hundreds of billions' a year: study See in context

Climate change is a very serious matter. The expected global cooling will cost us dearly.

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Posted in: Wheelchair user sues over being told to leave wine tasting event See in context

A non-drunk person in a wheelchair tried to go up an escalator, fell back, and killed a woman.

Which is entirely unrelated to this current story.

What do you mean it's unrelated to this current story? You just confirmed that wheelchairs on escalators can be deadly.

How does that differ from people not in wheelchairs who may fall down the stairs after drinking?

A wheelchair will tumble down the stairs or escalator much faster than a person. And as you kindly pointed out, they are deadly.

I'm no lawyer, but I suspect that if they gave the guy six glasses of wine and he then tumbled down the stairs or escalator and killed someone, the store would probably be responsible.

I don't see the store's decision to stop at 2 glasses of wine as so unreasonable.

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Posted in: Wheelchair user sues over being told to leave wine tasting event See in context

It is a manual wheelchair in a Department Store.... its not like there are hills in the store which could pose a problem.

But there probably were stairs and escalators. Had they continued giving him wine and he fell down the stairs, would he have sued them for getting him drunk.

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Posted in: More than 80,000 Yemeni children may have died from hunger, aid group says See in context

Trump sold those weapons to the Saudis, knowing fully how they would be used. Frankly, it's a disgrace.

Yeah, but all US presidents over the past several decades have been just as disgraceful, selling or giving weapons to the Saudis, Israelis, and other disgusting regimes.

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Posted in: U.S. troops limited to using only batons on Mexico border See in context

@ChipStar,

Thanks for telling us the definition of "invade", but why did you omit this definition:

"enter (a place, situation, or sphere of activity) in large numbers, especially with intrusive effect."

Anyway, I don't understand why some are assuming that none of the invaders will be armed.

I have a strange feeling someone is planning a massacre to make Trump look bad.

Quick! Manufacture a conspiracy theory!!!

Well, I've noticed this kind of thing is Iran, Ukraine, Syria, ...; innocent civilians were executed and the west point their fingers to whoever they want to attack. Always the same MO.

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Posted in: U.S. troops limited to using only batons on Mexico border See in context

How will they handle armed invaders?

I have a strange feeling someone is planning a massacre to make Trump look bad.

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Posted in: More than 80,000 Yemeni children may have died from hunger, aid group says See in context

I very much agree that the US (and other western countries) is complicit, but this crime against humanity started long before Trump.

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Posted in: Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter's access See in context

Funny how some pretend to be supporters of free speech by supporting Acosta's hijacking of the mic (and assault of the female staff), thus preventing other reporters from asking questions.

I hope these so-called supporters of free speech are at least equally in support of Julian Assange.

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Posted in: Man arrested after pushing woman off train station platform See in context

Unemployed man? How do you know?

Because he can read...

Police in Ikoma, Nara Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 28-year-old unemployed man

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Posted in: Cuban ambassador denied room at Hilton hotel in Fukuoka due to U.S. sanctions See in context

Well, I certainly will be avoiding Hilton from now on.

BTW, I've always been please with my stays and lunches at APA.

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Posted in: Trump under fire after cancelling WWI cemetery visit See in context

I wonder if any of those who think it is unforgivable for Trump to cancel a visit to an American World War I military cemetery are the same who complain whenever Japanese politicians visit Yasukuni Shrine.

I wonder, do they enshrine Class A war criminals in American First World War cemeteries?

No, because they won the war...

The so-called Class A war criminals make up only a very tiny fraction of the war dead enshrined at Yasukuni.

So it seems that the American dead must absolutely be commemorated while the Japanese ones must absolutely not be (because they lost).

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Posted in: Trump under fire after cancelling WWI cemetery visit See in context

I wonder if any of those who think it is unforgivable for Trump to cancel a visit to an American World War I military cemetery are the same who complain whenever Japanese politicians visit Yasukuni Shrine.

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Posted in: Expert: Acosta video distributed by White House was doctored See in context

What's also troubling is that the WH uses infowars as a source.

Yeah, it is very troubling that only Infowars made a video focusing on Acosta pushing down on the intern's arm. Everyone else was focusing on finding ways to crap on Trump...

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Posted in: Expert: Acosta video distributed by White House was doctored See in context

The doctored video was originally made by infowars, who have denied that it was altered despite it clearly being so.

There is more to it than that. Please check out the explanation directly from the person who made the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo7ORobbXPw

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Posted in: Democrats take House control; Republicans expand Senate majority See in context

I see the main stream media still influence the people.

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Posted in: SoftBank CEO Son says Saudi fund to continue despite Khashoggi murder See in context

Nice to see many people outraged by Khashoggi's brutal murder. But where was all this outrage when the Saudis were (and still are) brutally murdering 1000's of Yemeni civilians?

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Posted in: Why it's still in Russia's interest to mess with U.S. politics See in context

Raw Beer: You seemed to have missed the intelligence agencies' take.

That is another thing I was tired of hearing. Don't hear it much anymore. The claim that 17 US intelligence agencies confirmed Russian meddling...

It was just a statement from one guy who overseas the 17 agencies. It's not that the 17 agencies independently come up with the same conclusion.

And that guy, who made that statement, is Clapper; the same guy who had previously lied under oath when asked about the government's mass surveillance of Americans.

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Posted in: Why it's still in Russia's interest to mess with U.S. politics See in context

@PTownsend,

You seem to have missed the part about the leaked document that Clinton's side considered her top vulnerability to be her ties to the Russian government. And it is in response to this that they decided to counter with the Trump-Putin nonsense that has blanketed all of western media.

The MSM (AKA fake news) clearly wanted Clinton to win, and they were (and still are) willing to push anything Clinton's camp asked them to.

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