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Posted in: Japan sets the bar for whose rights should be protected very low. The U.N., on the other hand, believes in protecting the rights of all human beings, regardless of their residence status and how important a country sees border control. See in context

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Perhaps professor Kohki needs to move our of the characteristic Japanese xenophobic obsessions to gain a wider view on matter pertaining to human rights

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The UN can start with the obvious 'biggies' - like China and Russia - when applying their principles on humans rights and dentation issues'

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Posted in: Let's fight terrorism See in context

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infantile

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Posted in: Study finds leaving middle seats open on planes reduces virus risk See in context

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They had to run a study to come up with this ! ?

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Posted in: Aso repeats claim that treated Fukushima water is good to drink See in context

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Aso ????? What can one expect !

No two neurons firing .

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Posted in: COVID cuts hit anti-doping program at Tokyo Olympics See in context

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They needed a study for that ?

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Posted in: Koike says Tokyo Olympics will rekindle hope like 1920 Games after war, Spanish flu See in context

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In the same period of time, more people will have died from hunger, despair and suicide than from the corona disease.

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Posted in: Understanding the plan to release treated Fukushima water See in context

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Disposing radioactive water into the sea is categorically insane.

{There are better ways to dispose of it - that will cost more, true- but which are environmentally safer.}

Radioactive water will destroy sea life, as well as the sea eco-system, and will translate into the weather system thru evaporation winds/ clouds/ rain .

This short-term "solution" will have broad ranging devastating effect that will impact peoples and eco-systems around the whole world for generations to come.

Smarten up Japan !!!!

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Posted in: Tears and cheers as Matsuyama Masters victory thrills Japan See in context

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A great breakthrough for Japan !.

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Posted in: Japanese study finds that writing by hand increases brain activity more than electronic memos See in context

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This information is not new.

The neuroscience on how hand writing enhances the growth and function of neuropathways and electrochemical transmission has bee around for over some 3 decades.

Diverse US and European studies show that hand writing supports the development of circuits in the brains cerebral cortex producing higher process thinking : and other functions, such as:

more fluid transfer of knowledge; critical analysis ; delay of immediate gratification ; memory retention; activating information stored in memory - artistically, technically, etc.

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Posted in: Plenty of space See in context

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Game of chess, anyone?

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Posted in: Uniqlo appoints green Doraemon as Global Sustainability Ambassador See in context

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BigYenToday  07:43 am JST

Talk about trivializing a serious issue.

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True. how absolutely banal. . . .though

this fixation on these caricatures reflect the immature & superficial dimension of the modern J mind, IMO

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Posted in: Prosecutors charge 2 Americans with helping Ghosn flee, jump bail See in context

Gaijinland These two were morons. Goshn got the last laugh....

Taylor did it out of a compassionate sense of justice.

He is no a moron. He is a Green Beret.

But - Ghosn's narrative is not over - - - -yet.

I doubt he is laughing now - certainly he will not be laughing at the end of the play

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Posted in: Prosecutors charge 2 Americans with helping Ghosn flee, jump bail See in context

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. but regardless of if he’s a scumbag or not, he never would have received a fair trial in Japan

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Well, who ever said life - or the justice system - is ever fair . . anyplace in the world !!!???

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Posted in: Prosecutors charge 2 Americans with helping Ghosn flee, jump bail See in context

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@hooktrunk@ : but doesn't this mean the Ghosn is presumed guilty before his trial? 

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I think the charges involve human trafficking.- which is a violation of international law.

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Posted in: Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift See in context

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“I was trapped, but I didn’t know I was trapped,” Harry said,

Harry is still trapped.

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

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According to the VANITY FAIR interview with Michael Taylor, Taylor DID NOT receive payment for organizing Ghosn's escape.

Ghosn payed Taylor NOTHING. NADA.

The 1.3 million was payed by Ghosn SIMPLY TO COVER THE COST OF THE OPERATION.

VANIRY FAIR asked: Why did you do it?

Taylor's response was : "*De oppresso liber**" (liberating the oppressed.)*

Sheer misguided idealism on Taylor's part.

Sheer self serving selfish greed and cowardice on Ghosn's part - irresponsibly and recklessly leaving those ( and their families) who "helped" him destroyed . (Greg Kelly etc as well

THAT is GHOSN"S record*. *THAT is his MO .

Ghosn has shown once again the narcissistic yellow-belly unethical fraud. he is

Although God's mills grind slow - they grind exceedingly small.

For Ghosn too.

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Posted in: Do you think hanami (cherry blossom viewing) gatherings in parks should be discouraged in order to lessen the spread of the coronavirus infections? See in context

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of course not.

if people can go out for shopping and to work ( while following safety directives) - - what is different about going for Hanami ????

. . .which BTW has a therapeutic value ( so desperately needed in these times.)

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Posted in: Messenger RNA: How a long shot idea led to COVID-19 vaccines See in context

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mRNA - has opened up Pandoras Box

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Posted in: It is hard to fathom a Suga administration that doesn't closely resemble the politics and policies of the Abe administration, given how Suga, known for his behind-the-scenes coordination skills, played a vital role in helping Abe govern. See in context

Suga will be a game changer in terms of tightening the economy - restructuring health care, raising consumption tax, closing the loopholes. He will aim for a fiscally responsible budget - and the result will be more expensive for average hosueholds.

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Posted in: Former Nissan executive Greg Kelly pleads not guilty as trial begins See in context

Sh1mon M4sadaToday  01:46 pm JST

I hope he nails Ghosn and save himself at least.

Agree .

It's very sad Kelly is the undeserving fall guy.

But, I believe, he'll walk.

And, it wont be long before Ghosn will be offered to Japan Justice System in the end.

Lebanon is not a comfortable hideout for Ghosn these days.

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Posted in: Mountain view See in context

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That is one beautiful shot !!!

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Posted in: Abe says gov't ready to boost fiscal spending for virus-hit economy See in context

Japan could pull the billions in US fed reserves and get the whole intern'l house of cards toppling.

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Barring that, the J Govm't is working an effective way in face of this most unexpected and unprecedented crisis one which is pivotal in terms of national and intern'l . interests.

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Posted in: Abe says gov't ready to boost fiscal spending for virus-hit economy See in context

@Treavor Peace

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That was a very gracious and magnanimous gesture. You acted in a very humanitarian spirit.

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Masks are proven effective.

Why else would doctors, dentist and other healthcare providers in the west - Australia, Canada Uk USA - use them ! ? And they are required wear for prevention of disease contagion ????

Masks are one of the first stage preventative measure to protect against airborne pollutants, viruses etc - (especially in high population dense venues) - just like washing hands on a consistent basis.

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Posted in: Winter waves See in context

great shot !

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Posted in: France steps up investigation into Ghosn, Omani dealership See in context

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Not surprising.

Moody has cut Renault's rating to "junk". Stock has nose dived.

So NOW Renault Inc will seriously be after the money Ghosn took - no more playing ostrich

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Posted in: Pope Francis arrives in Thailand at start of Asia trip See in context

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The pope should stick to the office he was elected to hold - that is, leader of the Catholic Church.

Leave politics to the politicians.

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Posted in: He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun See in context

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@strangerland.

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Evidence based on empirical science is immutable.

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The meanings of words and language itself evolve over time.

However, the two cannot be compared.

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As Gertrude Stein astutely noted: " A rose by any other name is still a rose."

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Posted in: Japan hosts arms show looking for an edge in tech See in context

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Japan's state-of-art techno,gy will garner it a cosy niche in the arms trade market.

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Posted in: He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun See in context

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What a load of nonsense !

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*** Over 200,000 year Home Sapiens identified as 2 genders ; male and female.

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*** Human DNA has 23 sets of chromosomes i. The 23rd set is the sex chromosome.. You either have an XY if you are male, or XX if your a female.

No changing that through hormones or surgery.

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Posted in: ASEAN defense See in context

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Where's South Korea ?

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