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Posted in: 72-year-old woman arrested over murder of 70-year-old brother See in context

It is unfortunate that one has to kill her own brother. When anger and hatred dominate the mind and overpower senses, the Buddha in oneself disappears and the actions afterwards for everyone to see. The anger at the age of seventy plus, shows the inability of science and technology to make any break-through in our human relationship and value system

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Posted in: Japan’s toxic drinking culture no one talks about See in context

Drinking is the worst habit of mankind. It is as dangerous as smoking. The drinking kills you and one pays to get killed. The drinking-industry when it grows, it destroys family ties, buries cultural values and kills family value system.

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Posted in: U.S. deciding how to punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal See in context

If Turkey wants to purchase weapons from other countries, why should USA get angry. If USA wants to export all countries, all and everything, what is the need for other countries to earn, work, live and grow?

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Posted in: Abe apologizes to relatives of leprosy patients for their suffering See in context

Every country has its own way of discrimination unwritten policies and treat citizens indifferently. If caste system of India , is misunderstood by other countries, the colour prejudice in USA, race outlook in Europe, Japan has a different ways and means to treat their citizens.But the commentary given is different, as though they alone are right and others are wrong and below the parameters they have fixed for civilized world.

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Posted in: A man survives plunge over Niagara Falls See in context

I had gone on a visit to Niagara falls on July 6th 2019 and was discussing with my daughter about the falls and had discussion on misadventures if any of recent times. No one would survive if anyone is caught or falls in the middle of the water from top which comes down with ferocious speed. If anyone survives, it will be a luck and luck alone.

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Posted in: In Japan, the business of watching whales is far larger than hunting them See in context

It is heartening to note that watching is more than hunting whales. The Whale hunting nations should look from the global perspective, global warming direction and also learn to live in harmony with nature.

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Posted in: 18-year-old girl’s body found in father's confectionery store refrigerator See in context

Where the Japan, known for its cultural heritage and Asian value system is going? It appears even the family value system crumbling.

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Posted in: Japan to stiffen rules for foreign university student enrollment after 1,600 go AWOL See in context

Japan should open its Universities to the world outside, especially to Asians to have close cultural and value systems.

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Posted in: Trump warns that migrants who throw stones at U.S. military may be shot See in context

How one can throw stones at police, that too by men, who want to migrate to an another country? Will any country accept migrants from their neighbourhood?Just as we are trying to have open economy all over the world, let us have open door policy for anyone to go to any country without visa and let the market decide where people want to go.

We need to condemn those who throw stones and rocks on policemen, who are protecting the borders of their country. We have witnessed in India, where students are encouraged to throw stones for a price at policemen to create chaos and violence.

Those who throw stones have no place in any society.

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Posted in: Record 37,000 children suspected to have suffered abuse in Japan See in context

It is unfortunate that the children are abused even in countries like Japan. No one could believe this. Perhaps, it is the dismantling of family system,destruction of family value systems and disintegrating joint family system.

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Posted in: Domestic flights at Kansai airport to resume Friday after typhoon damage See in context

Every year , flood and cyclone and other natural disasters hit Japan without fail. So too in Asian countries, very often flood destroy crops, houses and submerge villages. Too much of urbanisation and leading a life away from Mother Nature create havoc and disturbances in almost all the countries. Of late, we have seen in USA too. I think we should focus more on leading a simple life without too much of materialistic one.

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Posted in: School teacher gets pay cut for spitting on pupils' faces See in context

It is shocking that the teacher's pay was cut by 10 per cent for spitting on the pupil. It is shocking and unbelievable that it happens in Japan. The teacher deserves to be punished by terminating her service and should be made ineligible for teaching throughout her life. I can't believe that it happens in Japan, we in Asia think high of Japan. These types of teachers are insult to teaching community and they deserve not less than debarring her for life.

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Posted in: 3 killed in traffic accident in Hokkaido tunnel See in context

The accidents on wheels put an end to sacred lives without any caution. We need to be careful while driving, especially during night and winter time

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Posted in: Coming-of-Age Day ceremony held early for Hato Bus employees See in context

A strange custom. But definitely a different, especially for guides.

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Posted in: Mayor ready to apologize for telling reporter 'I'll kill you' See in context

It is unfortunate that the Mayor had used the word ,when not required. At the same time, the reporters infringe upon the rights of individuals, who neither can move freely nor able to have their own moments.

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Posted in: Japanese mark new year with shrine visits and sunrise viewing See in context

Let us hope, that the New Year would bring peace and harmony instead of violence and killings in the name of religion, hope instead of despair due to political situations and uncertainties in many parts of the world. What we need today is neither political giants nor moral dwarfs. We need wise men with vision and hope to give it to the people

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Posted in: Trump threat to cut aid faces credibility test after UN vote See in context

It appears that US still thinks that all countries are living in the world of jungle and USA alone is the most highly educated , cultured and democratic loving nation. In the world of globalisation, no one is superior and no one can dictate terms. We need to build relations among people and among nations and try to live in harmony. No one can claim superior to others.

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Posted in: 8-year-old girl injured after man sprays her face with liquid See in context

Japan seems to have lost its traditional values and ethics due to too much of materialism and chase of it. On the other day it was reported that even to funeral, one need not get out of car and pay drive-in tributes to the departed soul, Even small children and girls are not spared in Japan is shocking.

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Posted in: Nagano drive-thru funeral home to serve less mobile mourners See in context

What a shame, that death has become a business trip and looks like an ordinary walk in cafe . It is unfortunate that we as human beings stoop too low and have gone to the extend of demeaning the departed soul. Time and death wait for none and if no one turns up for funeral, what is a great deal. It is better not to demean the dead and the death itself. We seemed to have not understood the concept of death. Whoever is born, has to die.

The death is as sacred as birth. It does not mean that some friends and relatives have to come to funeral in cars and sit in cars and drive out of car to pay respect to departed soul. It is better , let no one turn to watch the funeral of departed soul, than to treat the dead like any other commodity.

The journey, which has started in the womb of mother, should end at the funeral. But with respect and decency it deserves. No one knows, where the departed soul go. But according to Hindu tradition, the departed soul watch till the 12th day the happenings around the departed soul and till the customs of sending the departed soul is over, it moves around and watch the proceedings. Let us respect death with respect and decency.

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Posted in: Japan expands unilateral sanctions against N Korea See in context

It is unfortunate that North Korea is playing with the fire of nuclear arsenals and one press of button out of anger or ego clashes, the whole world will be at peril and posing threat to humanity. It is time that the nations of the world listen to the voice of Aurobindo of India, who wanted to see the establishment of Universal Nation to remove barriers between humanity and countries. Let all live together, instead of fighting in the name of security and posing fear and threat to all and humanity

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Posted in: A-bomb survivor, speaking at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, urges world to ban nuclear weapons See in context

We need to eliminate arms and race in the name of arms and ammunition. First the so called super powers and five so called big 5 should stop exporting arms in the name of security and strategic alliance. The root cause for terrorism is violence in the name of religion. The violent thoughts get nurtured and nourished by the fertile arms and ammunition factories in the world. If arms are eliminated totally, we can live in harmony and eliminate the culture of terror, violence and killings.

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Posted in: 5 elderly people killed in apartment building fire in Osaka Pref See in context

The life is very cheap all over the world. The death of senior citizens needs to draw the attention of the government, which should take care of the elderly and needy, who are left high and dry by their family members.

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Posted in: Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital See in context

Time has come for superpowers and other countries to stop interfering in the affairs of Palestine and Jerusalem. Let these superpower and arab nations put an end to support through politically and financially for their own interests. Both of them can live peacefully on their own. Needling around adds fuel to the fire.

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Posted in: Teacher slanders student in Twitter posts, using another pupil's name See in context

It is unfortunate that the teachers, who are respected highly in Asian countries stoop too low to speak ill of students. There is something wrong with this type of citizens, who neither come to teach nor to share knowledge. These type of unhealthy minded create chaos in our society and kill the holy relationship between teachers and students. Perhaps, we need teachers with knowledge and moral values.

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Posted in: Fox News hit with new charges to its credibility See in context

I doubt whether in any country there is a news paper with honesty and integrity intact. Most of the media barons are not for news as news, but to make business out of it. When news is going to be treated as commodity, it is going to have credibility gap and honesty trap. Today many channels or dailies support the ruling elites and some are known for changing sides every time, when the government or party changes power. In many countries, the political parties have their own mouth piece, unlike in China, where there is only mouth piece of the government and communist hegemony.

In many democratic countries, one news become a breaking news in all channels and it becomes views and projected as news. The news should be reported as it is. But masala is added and projected as news without any credibility check and professional responsibility.

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Posted in: Japan beef tariff hike threatens trade relations: U.S. See in context

The beef has become the hot topic in almost all over the world it appears in one form or other. In USA it is a war between USA and Japan and in India it is between meat eating and meat exporting and smuggling to other neighbouring countries. The time has come to think whether meat is an alternative to human hunger, is it not possible to eat meat less and more vegetarian items?

In the era of globalisation, US wants no one to shift out of USA and wants every one to manufacture in their own country to protect its trade and employment. It holds good for all the countries. If market works as per demand and supply, what is the need for bilateral trades? If globalisation is going to be the order of the day, why market is not playing its role? Why politicians tinker with their might and strength and issue warnings and threats? If trade deficit is the worry, the solution is better products and quality products is the answer. Instead of fixing prices, let there be barter system without exchange of money.

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Posted in: Boy dies from heatstroke after being left in car; 1-yr-old boy also dies in car while dad plays pachinko See in context

Those who think that Japan is a country with hard working people without losing their culture and values are in a shock to see the carelessness of the people , who just leave their children in cars to shop and play games.

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Posted in: Japan aims to reduce suicides by 30% in 10 years See in context

The suicides of human beings cannot be controlled through five year or six year plans. We need to have a balance between home and office. Too much of materialism has paved way for hatred and jealousy. There is competition and everyone wants to be successful. No one knows what is success ? Too much of money is success? Too many cars and luxurious life style can be termed as success? Our march towards materialism without an iota of spiritual values and understanding the concept of contentment and happiness is like saying the operation is successful, but the patient is dead

No one knows, what we are searching for in life? We are caught between spiritual values, which have been thrown behind our backyards and too much of materialistic pursuits. Growing materially helps us nowhere to change our quality of life. We need to bring back the rich traditional spiritual values of Asia, instead of trying to import too much of materialistic values.

Life is more important than taking life of ours. Why we should lose our precious life in pursuit of something or not being to reach the target or goal . Our goals in life keep changing and we keep changing our goal posts very often. The goal posts are not our life. The goal posts are the destination we need to reach. The goal posts and life are different. Let us have a goal, which can uplift our quality of life without running our life and sapping our energy for the balance in our bank accounts.

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Posted in: Majority of governors back firmer anti-passive smoking steps: survey See in context

There is a big lobby all over the world against banning of smoking. Those who mint money out of tobacco failed to realise the importance of health of individuals. Everything is measured in terms of money and money is the yardstick for growth and development. I see in most of the countries, banning of smoking in public is only on paper. No one implements is seriously. Most of the politicians all over the world are corrupt and dishonest to the core. If they act with honesty, tobacco would have gone out the globe long back.

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Posted in: Trump's claim Akie Abe wife cannot speak English generates buzz See in context

The Mass media seems to have no issue to discuss and they make donkeys into horses and horses into donkey. The mass media especially target Trump and seems to be obsessed with him. If any nation has to grow, it should keep at distance the media and watch it as a fun in the world of presstitutes.

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