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Posted in: Abe says he won't miss chance to meet with N Korean leader Kim See in context

Abe has indicated Japan may help shoulder the costs of Pyongyang's denuclearization under a potential international framework for funding.

He should take care of nation's rising debt, leave it to Trump who wants to dominate space, moon and mars.

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Posted in: Osaka Gas expects to take over a week to restore some supply after quake See in context

Is this 1950? In this day and age it takes that long?

poor infra poor maintenance but they will say due to "labor shortage."

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Posted in: Ohtani singles in first career at-bat as DH; to pitch Sunday See in context

...a single hit becomes a Major News Only in Japan (!)

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Posted in: Japan retail sales rise in February See in context

On the negative side, spending on cars fell an annual 2.1 percent in February, deepening a 0.3 percent annual decline in January.

..and what about alcohol? Automobile and alcohol sales are the real indicator of Japanese economy, they say.

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Posted in: Suga hints at cutting back on press conferences See in context

He is right, mostly meaningless, so...? Once a week should be ok.

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Posted in: Finance Ministry admits altering land sale documents, removing name of Abe's wife See in context

New faces..PM, FM...Spring is just around the corner...!

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Posted in: Japan logs first trade deficit in eight months See in context

Japan logs first trade deficit

Not a good start, welcome to 2018 the Year of the Dog !

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Posted in: Parents attend matchmaking parties to find partners for their children See in context

Only parents who have gained prior consent from their children can attend the party, which lasts about two hours and costs participants 10,000 yen each.

Outcome not assured but then it is not an expensive party.

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Posted in: Olympic champ Hanyu's next goal is quad axel See in context

Good luck on the quad. not an easy task though.

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Posted in: Markets bet Abe will 'pull stimulus from a hat' if Tokyo election stings See in context

Says it all about politics in Japan, the "jiji's" are the ones screwing things up! Time for some new blood with Koike and company!

...then we will have "baba's"....will hardly bring any fundamental changes in Japan.

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Posted in: LDP close behind Koike's party in Tokyo assembly race: poll See in context

LDP close behind Koike's party in Tokyo assembly race: poll

"Ladies First !"

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Posted in: Gov't starts airing announcement on protection from N Korean missile attack See in context

The government also decided to publicize the instructions in Japan's 70 national and local newspapers this weekend, as well as putting them on the website of Yahoo Japan Corp.

Also, announcement should be made on all domestic and international flights to and from Japan(?!)

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Posted in: Japan missile defense drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat See in context

"Japan missile defense drill aims to ease concern...."

Q: to ease or raise concern? A: later one.

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Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan reaches 2.29 mil; record number for May See in context

Im surprised Abe doesn't try to state that the massive increase in tourism is his "third arrow"...it's the best thing that's happened during his time in office.

Had it any significant impact on Japanese economy it would have been headline news...on all seven continents on the earth.

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Posted in: Japan's head soccer coach gets yellow card over traffic accident See in context

...Low salary? How do you expect him to drive a Samurai Soccer Team?

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Posted in: Japan doing poorly in ending child poverty among developed nations: UNICEF See in context

the ministry said the proportion of children living below the poverty line in Japan increased to 16.3 percent in 2012, marking the worst on record.

...and five years of Abe govt. must have broken all previous (worst) records.

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Posted in: Kim Kardashian discusses fame, missteps at Forbes summit See in context

She is a joke, and only gets the publicity because of her big tits, big arse, and fat bank account.

unfortunately these 'assets' are not visible in this picture (!)

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Posted in: Tight fit See in context

Metabo on Metro (!)

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Posted in: Nishikori's erratic loss to Murray reflects his French Open See in context

Looks like Nishikori is going back to school with that red color “randoseru” (ランドセル). Not bad (!)

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Posted in: Spritely look See in context

All three are hot stuff? yes, because of 15cm hot high heels !

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Posted in: Nikkei closes above 20,000 level; highest since Dec 2015 See in context

Hope some credit balance is still left in pension funds.

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Posted in: Mysterious yellow liquid sent to Nagoya officials with message to 'end women-only train cars' See in context

similar letters in March, complete with the containers of foul smelling yellow liquid.

The identity of the contents is unknown…still?

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Posted in: Japan's factory output rises 4% in April See in context

4% Rise in Apr., 1.9% down in March and again in May it will be down 2.5% = 0.4% down in three months.

"....data indicating the world's third-largest economy is finally seeing moderate expansion." not true.

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Posted in: Say thank you or be identified, police tell owners of lost items See in context

the police station has acknowledged that the note could be misunderstood and said it has since amended it.

was it written in English? of course not, what a lame excuse.

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Posted in: Moody's downgrades China; warns of fading financial strength as debt climbs See in context

Moody assessment, poor standard...next?

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Posted in: Gov't considers splitting school holidays to ease travel congestion See in context

'Kids' week" very interesting, now look at the picture above..and count the number of kids vs adults !

It will be rational to produce kids first and then kids' holidays !

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Posted in: Ex-ASDF chief Tamogami found guilty over illegal payments to campaign staff See in context

suspended sentence...as usual...now lets wait for another scandal.

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Posted in: Exports propel Japan to trade surplus for third straight month See in context

while imports jumped 15.1% on the back of growing domestic demand.

disclaimer..or was it due to imports of mango and Okra?!

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Posted in: Xi tells LDP's No. 2 man he wants to improve ties with Japan See in context

Xi tells LDP's No. 2 man he wants to improve ties with Japan

After his term expires or PM Abe's?

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Posted in: Desperately short of labor, mid-sized Japanese firms plan to buy robots See in context

Unskilled labor from SE asia will be treated like robots and they will take care of shrinking business, that sounds practical.

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