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Posted in: U.S. told Japan before Trump-Xi talks of option to strike N Korea See in context

China can help NK liberalise its economy, while still maintaining the party/family structure.

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Posted in: Lucasfilm lost sleep over uncanny resurrections of 'Rogue One' See in context

Wasn't a good depiction of Leia.

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Posted in: S Korea prosecutors seek arrest of ex-President Park See in context

Corruption is endemic in Korea.

They're quick to condemn someone and throw them under the Gangnam bus, so as to deflect attention from themselves.

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Posted in: British ex-con, 52, carried out Westminster attack; IS claims responsibility See in context

IS said through its Aamaq News Agency that the London attacker — whom it did not name — was “a soldier of the Islamic State” who “carried out the operation in response to calls for targeting citizens of the coalition” fighting IS in Syria and Iraq.

Not a soldier at all. Just an aging violent man with deep mental issues.

There is no Islamic State.

And why is a terrorist group permitted a News Agency?

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Posted in: 'Sesame Street' to tackle autism with new muppet See in context

I thought they had autism covered with Big Bird.

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Posted in: People in Japan go crazy for bunny bread loaves from new Tokyo bakery See in context

The ears are handy for pulling the bread from the toaster. It really is a win-win product proposition.

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Posted in: B-25 bombers to fly over Ohio to honor historic air raid on Japan See in context

The real damage was to the prestige of the Japanese Navy who let the US task force get within bombing distance of the mainland. Initially the Japanese didn't understand where the land based B25s came from.

In an instant the satisfaction of the Pearl Harbor attack was forgotten and Japan realized they were vulnerable. Japan's military dictatorship with support from the emperor exposed their own people to a war with the US. They had seen how bombers were used in Europe to devastating effect. They knew what could happen after the Pearl harbor attack and went ahead.

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite feel-good movies or films that have inspired you to do something positive? See in context

Willie Wonker and the Chocolate Factory - I was a well behaved boy before, but that story made me determined to be better. Because all I was focused on back then were sweets.

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Posted in: England looking at All Blacks clash in November See in context

The British Lions will touring New Zealand this year - that's probably enough good rugby for 2017. Stick with the scheduled match in 2018. That's one year out from the World Cup in Japan, and will be a good measure of how these two excellent teams.

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Posted in: China waits to hear why Japanese warship going to South China Sea See in context

“If it’s only a normal visit, going to several countries, and passing normally through the South China Sea, then we’ve got no objections..."

Thank you China for your permission.

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Posted in: North Korea warns of war; U.S. calls it 'pariah' See in context

North Korea is dangerous because they have vey little to loose.

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Posted in: Do you think cold calling is an effective sales method? What do you do when you receive one and you don't have time (or the inclination) to listen to the caller? How do you end the call without being See in context

They always call when I'm cooking dinner - I answer the phone, ask them to wait, as I have something on the stove, pop the phone in the top draw of telephone table and continue cooking. They never call back.

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Posted in: Oscars still lagging in female and minority representation See in context

And “La La Land’s” Tom Cross, who is half-Vietnamese

Also need a separate category for people like Mr Cross. Unfortunate name in this sense.

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Posted in: Ireland beats France 19-9; Scotland downs Wales 29-13 in Six Nations rugby See in context

Go Scotland. Big upset.

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Posted in: Murakami fans pack stores at midnight for new novel See in context

Entertaining for sure, and enjoyed by many outside of Japan. Tends to be a bit formulaic, but the stories connect to the everyday life we lead.

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Posted in: Blues open Super Rugby season with 56-18 win over Rebels See in context

Good first up win, away, but the Blues have been a team that fades mid season.

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Posted in: 7 Earth-like planets discovered around single star See in context

Hands off - they may fall within the Nine Dash line.

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Posted in: Outside of Washington, Trump slips back into campaign mode See in context

people that live in coastal areas or what we call the far looney left strongholds those same people that produce the majority of the countries wealth

Probably too busy "producing wealth" to protect the nation's interests - many people from the "red states are just there to harness votes" serve their country and perform this more honourable duty.

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Posted in: Sole meuniere: Improving on perfection See in context

My favorite dish.

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Posted in: People from Southeast Asia are hardworking, and they have high potential of becoming good workers. See in context

And older Japanese are hard working too, and are a growing cohort.

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Posted in: The Japanese government should be firm (with President Trump) for his outrageous use of just 140 characters to communicate such an important message. See in context

The message has been heard clearly.

That's good.

Saved US and Japanese tax payers thousands of dollars.

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Posted in: Actress Makiko Esumi announces retirement from showbiz; denies affair rumors See in context

Esumi was fantastic in Maboroshi.

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Posted in: Look at me See in context

Has anyone noticed the tiles under the oyaji/wakamono's feet are a really soothing beige color?

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Posted in: Several countries hope to salvage TPP after U.S. exit See in context

Australia hopes to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations into the agreement...

These governments have no integrity - months ago they were all about excluding China, now they're pounding on their door.

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Posted in: Behind the Big Mac: McDonald's gets movie and literary spotlight See in context

Everyone despises McDonalds and the damage their J U N K F O O D has wreaked on so many people.

I just want this evil empire out of my life!

Fast food victims are worse than the fast food itself. Take control of your lives, people!

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Posted in: Trump's 'war with the media' raises questions of trust See in context

The whopper of all government lies was the weapons of mass destruction falsehood. And most of the news media supported it. The government and the media are that crooked, they couldn't lie straight in bed.

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Posted in: Asian media decry isolationist Trump, fear economic, diplomatic turmoil See in context

The great thing about America, and I'm not American, is that for such a large nation, it can reconfigure quickly and rebound. For any country to do so, it has to focus on itself first.

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Posted in: China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed See in context

Weird. I thought that war was all about that Co-Prosperity Sphere.

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