I wonder what percentage of incursions are actually detected and forced out? I hear that detecting small wooden boats using Radar is quite difficult. Small boats, of course, could be effective, but only if they immediately used force. If Japan were to announce that starting after a certain date, all illegal fishing vessels would be sunk, and then actually do it, might prove effective. That would probably reduce the number of incursions. What does China do when they catch illegal fishing?
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The other day there was an article about tourists in Japan littering too much. And it got me to thinking about how Japan could provide stimulus to the economy just by making it easier for regular Japanese citizens to get rid of old furniture and things around the house. Thank God Japan started to embrace 2nd Hand Stores.... for the longest time the Japanese have been brainwashed into thinking they should only buy new. But they still need to get rid of the clutter in their homes before they can buy new products. And as we all know... getting rid of anything bigger than a toaster is a pain and can cost money. The country should introduce bi-annual big trash days. A day where people can throw just about anything out and have the municipality cart it away for free. Heck, we had them in the USA when I was a kid and I loved those days! I would go around the neighborhood looking for anything I could use. One man's junk and all that. Japan should also think about putting out public trash bins again too.
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This is a lesson to all foreigners living in Japan.... it ain't just because you're a foreigner that you sometimes get treated poorly. This poor Japanese women had her DNA taken for trying to find her lost dog.
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Maybe if Japan actually had more Garbage Bins in tourist areas the litter problem would greatly reduce. The reason Japan does not have public garbage bins.... because too many Japanese took advantage of them and municipalities could not handle it. Blame everything on the foreigner visiting Japan.... but other countries have plenty of public garbage bins and things work fine.
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Japanese women are part of the problem too. When have you ever seen, in Japan, a massive rally / protest by women calling for more equality and stricter laws regarding rape? Women in Japan need to treat this as their problem too.... not just a problem for the victims.... someday they or someone the know and love may become a victim too.
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What a piece of work this guy is.... you had your day as a kid, let them have their day too.
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When you consider that he's really faced with a massive amount of problems. Declining / ageing population, rising national debt, shortage of labor, China, Russia, trade, Trump, and on, I think he has done a great job holding things together.
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LOL! Duh.... you think so?
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Police were probably tipped of by a rival organization.
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Amazing.... well, then try the next approach. List up the Large Major Companies that require women to wear High Heels, and then ask for people to refrain from using those companies whenever possible. You need to hit businesses where it hurts. Right between the arches.
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614,000, that they know of, that equals out to, 1 in 20. That is a massive number. Hopefully they'll prove up to the task of taking care of their parents when the time comes.
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Sure.... its one thing if Japan wants its way exporting food products, but they also want their way when it comes to importing food products. You reap what you sow.
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They should install a spring break at the stop also. If you saw the video, all they have is a large concrete block that is about 15 meters away from where the train would usually stop. They should also add a spring style breaking system too.... about a meter from where the train usually stops. This system would help to gradually slow the train instead of letting it run free until it hits the concrete block.
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You know you live in a totally infantile place when they use an anime girl band to promote Blood Donation.
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If this is true that certain Naval people did cover up John McCain's name on the ship... because that is not clear yet. But if it is true, and even if Trump didn't request it or know about it, he still has some blame. Why? Because he's the type of leader to blow his top and make life miserable for people if they screw up. So what do you do.... you do everything you can to keep him happy. That might include taking actions like covering up McCain's name. Because we all know he hated him.
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Why didn't they seek redress 20 years ago? Because 20 years ago they had ZERO hope of the courts even addressing the issue. 20 years ago Japan didn't even want to admit that it forced sterilized people... heck they still do not. How can so many people not realize that Japan has changed a lot in the last 20 years... and thank God it has. Thanks to the Internet and the ability of the people to exchange ideas on a much wider scale, Japan has changed.
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Yeah.... we're all in agreement... this age thing is becoming a big problem.
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They guy they found 72, the other two missing 69, and 67. Don't know about you but I'm almost 60 and my swimming stamina is no where what it used to be along with many other things. The average age of these guys was almost 70. On a 499 ton vessel. Japan needs younger workers but they don't want too many foreigners. It started about 10 years ago.... an increase in accidents due to age....
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This is Trump's way of not losing.... by not even acknowledging the other side has just continued to do as it pleases. First he puts up a hard, bully like, noisy front. Then he tries to negotiate for better terms. If it works... he'd the next Jesus Christ.... and he'll pretty much tell anyone that will listen just that. If it does not work. He plays it way down.
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It is the media's fault.... even Japanese kids are brainwashed into thinking everything that is born of Japan is better than elsewhere.... even games. The media constantly does Geinojin strewn shows watching cultures outside of Japan but rarely do they cover things and successes of anything other than Japan. Just one big Circle of dillusional thinking.
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@Strangerland.... you approve of course. Trump hawkish on trade but when he's willing to support Abe by reducing trade demands you look the other way. What has Trump actually accomplished after almost 2 1/2 years as President? Trade.... Americans are paying 25% more for Chinese products.... basically the average consumer is paying more tax. The federal deficit is projected to hit $1 Trillion. N. Korea still launching missiles. Healthcare still an expensive mess and illegal immigrants still crossing the border. Now, he's going to bailout farmers at more cost to the regular taxpayer. He's done nothing so far... nothing but run around the World and the Country looking for undeserved praise. He is the definition of a Demagogue on Steroids.
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Japan lags behind because many Japanese players stick to Japan's home grown games and do not often play the popular one's many do elsewhere.
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Trump, almost on a daily basis, needs his fill of those that kiss up to and praise him. Hopefully this International Dosage will keep him satisfied for a week even.
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You know your a fast food junkie when you can tell the difference between "molded", and "sliced", beef. I somewhat pity those that complained.
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Yeah... I can just read his mind when he was spraying his "GHOST" graffitti... 'people will be wondering for years who or what is this "GHOST" is about.... and I was the guy that did it'. He had small dreams of grandeur... but his small mind and him being just a stupid idiot... did him in. Maximum Sentence please.
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Betting all your money on one horse. Who do you blame if you lose?
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My faith that the world has not gone totally off kilter is restored. Heck... Norman Rockwell, probably has a picture of such a thing.
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