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Posted in: Aso says initial budget requests for fiscal 2019 likely to reach record high ¥102 tril See in context

How about decrease military budget and increase disaster recovery budget. Just saying.

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Posted in: Typhoon death toll reaches 11; thousands being transported from Kansai airport See in context

My heart goes out to all those made an effort to stay safe during this terrible typhoon. However, watching the news this morning and I can not imagine why those truck drivers thought they had the need to cross the bridges knowing how bad the typhoon was. And people walking around right smack in the middle to debris flying around them. People, stay home or inside buildings. Even though the weather agencies gave continued updates, people still felt they had the need to go outside to convenience stores and so on. Why Japanese people, why?

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Posted in: Abe vows further efforts to attract 40 mil foreign visitors by 2020 See in context

Be careful what you wish for. It won't be long before people go back to their home country and tell people not to go to Japan. Japanese may not mind waiting in line for 2 hours for a bowl of ramen or 3 hours to wait in line for a ride at Disneyland or overcrowded onsen etc. but I am sure tourist won't want to spend their vacations waiting in lines for hours.

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Posted in: Japan's nuclear reboot gathers pace; set to curtail LNG demand See in context

Ganbare Japan, what makes you think they will reduce electricity prices?

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Posted in: Japan holds nationwide disaster drills See in context

How about dealing with the disasters that have already happened!! People need your help. Not just a handshake for a photo op!

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Posted in: Japan protests after reporter blocked from covering meeting in China See in context

Ganbare Japan!, I am really angry about this. What happened to absolute Freedom of Press.

If you believe in what you wrote, why is it that so much Japanese political news is not reported to the taxpaying citizens of Japan by the Japanese media?

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Posted in: Teen biker mistaken for fugitive killed in crash after police chase See in context

Cricky, did you read the article. 17 year old youth, on a stolen bike, no license, eluding police, running through red lights....... Bosozuka written all over this one.

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Posted in: Japanese government separated families by deporting 47 Vietnamese See in context

Reformedbasher; You are correct, the child did nothing wrong. But how do you feel about adults having a child only to use the unknowing child as an object thinking that child will keep the parent in another country illegally. This happens too too many times. So, yes the parents did do this to the child not the government

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Posted in: Japanese government separated families by deporting 47 Vietnamese See in context

ReformedBasher, Strangely enough, .... True however she knowingly broke the law before having a child. SHE did this to her child, not the government.

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Posted in: Japanese government separated families by deporting 47 Vietnamese See in context

I know I'll most likely get many down marks for this but the law is the law. You want to stay in a country other than your native country, follow the law and do it right. The government is not separating families. Those who do not follow proper procedures are. 37 years legally in Japan and ' have never had a worry in the world of being separated from my daughters. I follow the laws and keep up my legal status, pay taxes, pension, insurances, contribute to my local community and so on. I'm not pro government but people need to stop blaming the government for doing their job. As far as I'm concerned that is 47 less people that mine and every other tax payer's hard earned taxes needs to pay for. Imagine the chaos if all boarders were open worldwide. So my final message to all the people entering a country other than your own; Do your kids/family and favor and do your paperwork before becoming illegal in another country!

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Posted in: Scorching heat continues for much of Japan See in context

Ahhh no thank you.

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Posted in: Japanese supermarket’s recruitment ad is so stringent, it’s probably looking for a robot See in context

Wonder what the government is doing about this supermarket. They clearly admit to violating so many Labor Standard Laws. They should be investing this company.

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Posted in: Typhoon hazard map helping people predict strong wind See in context

 the map in Japanese is available

Would be nice if "tourist friendly" Japan, make one in English as well.

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Posted in: Foreign casino operators go all in as they vie for Osaka license See in context

A resort would create more than 80,000 jobs a year in the region, officials say

I thought Japan has a shortage in the workforce. Importing care workers, demolition crews, Fukushima clean up people and so on. I guess working in a casino is more appealing to Japanese than caring for its senior citizens, the ones who busted their buns to give younger generations an economy and helping those homeless due to natural disasters.

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Posted in: Treated water at Fukushima plant has radioactive substances See in context

Cricky, couldn't have said it better myself. So on point.

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Posted in: Treated water at Fukushima plant has radioactive substances See in context

HollisBrown; 3 meltdowns

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Posted in: Treated water at Fukushima plant has radioactive substances See in context

One option is to dump it into the sea, as tritium is said to pose little risk to human health.

Maybe little risk (how "little" we don't know) but what about the risk to the ecosystem of the pacific ocean?

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Posted in: Gov't panel begins discussions to slash plastic waste See in context

Here's a start; Make MY BAG mandatory for all grocery store shoppers. If the stores don't provide bags, people will bring their own.

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Posted in: Japan looking for new ways to help recluses find their place See in context

Parents need to teach their kids the responsibilities of life. My kids were doing chores since they start elementary school. TV and playing (to which they got a lot of of both after they did there duties) were privileges on a right. They paid for their own cellphones since the age of 16 when they got part time jobs. They graduated from University and I am so proud to say they are grown and in the workforce and very independent from mom and dad. I am so proud of my girls.

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Posted in: Child statue in protective suit in Fukushima criticized See in context

Let's not just criticize the artist. I am sure there was a lot of red tape to get approval and get it positioned where it is. Who was involved in giving the permission to display this?

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Posted in: Tokyo unscathed as weakening typhoon heads north See in context

sf2k, great come back. U.S. doesn't seem to have problems with weather reports. And they don't brag about paying for very expensive computer systems to better the reports. And they don't dramatize the reports.

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Posted in: Tokyo unscathed as weakening typhoon heads north See in context

So nothing happened in Tokyo. That is great to wake up to but it's becoming like the Boy Who Cried Wolf. This is the second typhoon in a row they got wrong. They need to get their weather reports more accurate or people will stop listening to them. Hope that never happens but ......

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Posted in: Strong typhoon churns toward Japan; airlines cancel scores of flights See in context

Now Thursday morning. Nothing happened in Tokyo. That is great to wake up to but it's becoming like the Boy Who Cried Wolf. This is the second typhoon in a row they got wrong. They need to get their weather reports more accurate or people will stop listening to them. Hope that never happens but ......

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Posted in: Princess Mako's parents told boyfriend, mother to solve financial issue: source See in context

Or he can do as my kids did, pay for his own education. I mean he is working and able.

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Posted in: Tokyo Medical University confirms altering scores to limit women See in context

Well, now that explains a lot. (referring to quality of treatment at hospitals.)

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Posted in: Japan driver's license to start showing expiration with Western date See in context

If they want to make driver's licenses more western, lets make one license for all motorcycles (no more 4 category based on engine size) and one license for cars (no more automatic or manual)

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Posted in: Man released on drug charges because police wouldn’t let him use toilet See in context

Strangerland, total understand and agree with your points however, being a former MP, I still believe that it is also the police's job to protect the innocent and prevent others from being harmed by people who only think of themselves. Sadly to say, sometimes the laws work too much in the favor of criminals.

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Posted in: Man released on drug charges because police wouldn’t let him use toilet See in context

Did anyone (or the judge for that matter) come to think that his arrest for drugs could have saved another person's life. What if he was released, did his drugs and caused an accident? We see so often in the news about some stoned idiot causing an accident and hurting or killing someone. With the police on this one.

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Posted in: New law urges overworked Japan Inc to rethink work styles See in context

We all know this is not going to work as most employees have to bring their work home with them. uncounted overtime!!

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Posted in: Need for foreign language disaster alerts for travelers rises in Japan See in context

Almost 8 years after 3/11, and "foreign languages during emergencies is becoming a top priority"? I thought Japan was a foreigner friendly country.

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