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Posted in: Which set of designs for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics gets your vote? See in context

I still think there should be a national mascot playoff and the winning pair are the Olympic representatives

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Posted in: Japan's proposed departure tax draws mixed views, poses challenges See in context

Seem to have passed the law in record time?

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Posted in: Okinawan governor protests to Tokyo after U.S. chopper window falls on school See in context

Don't look at a photo of every school. Look at a photo of one school and say, Hmm, it doesn't belong at the end of a runway. Start there, wisdom follows

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Posted in: Okinawan governor protests to Tokyo after U.S. chopper window falls on school See in context

Bam-boo

Sorry but you need to look at a photo of the school, it's right on the corner of the base. So you put it somewhere else. You switch locations you don't just put a school by a base. Like living at the end of a runway. You have other things to put there. You make it sound like you've never seen a parking lot filled in or a building moved before. You tear down and build up based on priorities. It's called construction. The whole world uses it yeah?

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Posted in: Okinawan governor protests to Tokyo after U.S. chopper window falls on school See in context

bam_boo

it's a choice they made to keep the school by the base. If they wanted a safer location for their own children they would have put it elsewhere. It's like watching grown adults that can't make choices that matter. In the Asia theatre, China NK etc, let's put a school by a base! It's hard to take Okinawa seriously

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Posted in: Okinawan governor protests to Tokyo after U.S. chopper window falls on school See in context

why is there a school beside an airforce base?

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Posted in: Japan survey shows corporate sentiment at 11-year high See in context

However, 67 percent of large manufacturers responded to the survey saying they had a "not so favorable" outlook. That number is not reflected in the tankan diffusion index.

kinda invalidates the headline then, right?

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Posted in: Emperor eyes simple abdication ceremony with no foreign guests See in context

he wants to get out of town asap. Let him

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Posted in: Japan pledges $2.9 bil for universal health coverage See in context

Just keep doling out the cash while Japan suffers. How does anyone put up with this?

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Posted in: Hiroshima high court blocks restart of nuclear reactor near volcano in Ehime See in context

Geothermal is a more realistic and safer option for Japan than nuclear and storing or dumping all the radioactive waste it generates. The waste lasts 30,000 years so it's just beyond stupid to make. That way of thinking belongs to those that sold the future for today rather than thinking about anyone else but themselves. Japan has so much renewable potential if they were allowed to pursue it. This court ruling helps

Local generation would also lead to local power rather than regional dependencies. Resilience in an earthquake prone country is ideal. Volcanos then become a benefit

The world is going more and more renewable, that's also where the research is growing and bearing fruit every year with new designs and greater efficiency

Japanese engineers research renewables all the time in spite of government love of nuclear. There could be a grand challenge to the nation to make it 50% renewable in a decade, the nation has languished so long.

Tight fisted oyagis not caring about a future hanging on to nuclear need to go so that Japan can be awesome

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Posted in: Tokyo airport to be 'scattered' with robots for 2020 Olympics See in context

Even better would be that travelling T-shirt where you point to an icon of what you want (Taxi, hotel, food etc) to another human being, have a laugh, and get going.

People will be at the Olympics to watch humans and connect with others. The sport and spectacle is all about excellence of human beings.

You need human beings to build opportunities. This builds nothing. What a colossal missed opportunity for young and old alike to practice their language skills and make an impact

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Posted in: Window falls from U.S. Marine Corps helicopter onto school grounds in Okinawa See in context

if they can't move a school how are they going to move a base?

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Posted in: Toshiba, Western Digital settle legal battle over chip unit sale See in context

I'm of the view to sell off the only part of the company that's a cash machine while keeping the money losing nuclear division is crazy and should be the other way round. Cut your losses not your profits

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Posted in: Tokyo airport to be 'scattered' with robots for 2020 Olympics See in context

what happens if you say "This is a pen" ?

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Posted in: Tokyo airport to be 'scattered' with robots for 2020 Olympics See in context

You literally can't like people if they're not people. Robots have nothing to do with making a little connection and liking a people. This is why people think Japan is weird, so they'll just reinforce that. Sigh

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Posted in: Russian military chief criticises U.S., Japan and South Korea drills See in context

Missiles have actually flown over Japan. It's not hysteria.

Russia just hates it when neighbours are capable of holding their own

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Posted in: IOC confident Tokyo 2020 venues will be ready on time See in context

BTW what's with both bowing and shaking hands? Pick one?

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Posted in: Prosecutors considering indicting ex-sumo champ Harumafuji over assault See in context

looks like i only had the beginning of that. Thanks browny1 for the reason

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Posted in: Prosecutors considering indicting ex-sumo champ Harumafuji over assault See in context

I'm sorry but years ago someone was killed by hazing I don't recall prosecutors taking action then

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Posted in: IOC confident Tokyo 2020 venues will be ready on time See in context

The new national stadium is set to be completed by November 2019 after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tore up the original blueprints over its eye-watering $2 billion price tag.

Subsequently stole the design, and the original designer died.

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Posted in: It's 'Sho-time' as Angels give Ohtani big welcome See in context

This is very exciting even if I'm not an Angels fan. Baseball needs new stars. I can't wait to see him in action

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Posted in: Bitcoin plummets more than 12% to below $15,000 See in context

Should only be one way, meaning you can only pay into it, not convert back out. That would force bitcoin to be based on your acceptable value for a product or service, not just be an ever rising stock into infinity

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Posted in: Obayashi suspected of rigging bid for maglev train station work See in context

A construction company possibly involved in fraud? No way!

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Posted in: Cat-friendly office See in context

allergies for everyone!

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Posted in: Wakayama man tries to woo woman by cutting her brakes See in context

Geez, just ask if she'd like to go out for a cup of coffee. Everything doesn't have to be a marriage proposal or a jail cell

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Posted in: EU, Japan conclude gigantic free trade deal See in context

@itsonlyrocknroll

your country's ability to protect the environment, its people's health, and welfare are the types of protectionism you want

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Posted in: Japan reports economy grew 2.5% year-on-year in July-Sept See in context

If you have a growing economy but a shrinking population, then who is doing the shopping? Is it Yumi in accounting? Dang it Yumi...

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Posted in: Japan reports economy grew 2.5% year-on-year in July-Sept See in context

Abe and other officials have urged companies to use huge cash piles that have accumulated over the past few years to help spur growth through investment and wage hikes.

Trickle down doesn't. Time to raise taxes and not spend. But gov never met a tax it didn't spend, so good luck with that

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Posted in: Bitcoin plummets more than 12% to below $15,000 See in context

Must have been a crash in the mafia

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Posted in: Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital See in context

Great photo. The Orange One wants to start WWIII. In '89 when the wall came down and various states dissolved peace was a thing. Now he wants a wall built and the Arab world at war. Glad to see so many countries and the UN calling him out on it

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