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Posted in: Gov't aims to have new foreign workers focus on regional areas See in context

While rural areas face more serious labor shortages

farming?

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Posted in: Main landfill work begins at disputed U.S. base relocation site on Okinawa See in context

It’s interesting to see that person holding up a sign stating, NO WAR! Has he stopped to consider why the US are in Japan in the first place? Japan waged war on Asia for the first half of last century and the US base in Okinawa is the result. If he wants to hate anybody, he should hate himself.

Yeah, because the protester, probably being no older than a teenager back in the 1940s had a lot of say in how Japan was governed. Very astute

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Posted in: Main landfill work begins at disputed U.S. base relocation site on Okinawa See in context

A sign in the picture says "No War." How does one argue with that sentiment? However, the lack of military preparedness, and the lack of military alliances, does not assure the prevention of aggression. Just ask the peoples who were subjugated by Imperial Japan.

I don't get why this is a bad idea, why should Okinawans care about Japanese self-preservation interests, the last time they did and resisted, the whole island was shelled.

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Posted in: Town in Niseko ski resort area to tax lodgers See in context

Don't all indirect taxes create dead weight loss in the economy, unless, rarely, demand is perfectly inelastic? meaning the amount of taxes collected is less than the amount of sales lost

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Posted in: Japan seeks 1st aircraft carrier to deploy stealth fighters See in context

as far as I am aware HMS Furious was the first operational aircraft carrier.

Ah. but she was a battlercruiser until conversion in 1925

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Posted in: Robots working as tour guides at Yokohama Landmark Tower See in context

Highly intelligent AI is inherently dangerous. What if they become contemptuous of their human masters and, good grief, form robot trade unions?

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Posted in: Japan seeks 1st aircraft carrier to deploy stealth fighters See in context

What indication has Japan given that they would start another war? None. Where do these conclusions come from?

The Japanese government did support the 2003 Iraq invasion, so its commitment to the territorial integrity of sovereign states in Asia (yes, Iraq is in the Asian continent) is nebulous.

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Posted in: Language skills remain major concern for foreign nursing care workers See in context

For many foreigners who work in some glitzy office in the southern 23 wards, the idea that you need Japanese to communicate with Japanese customers/patients must come as a brutal revelation.

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Posted in: Diet passes bill to accept more foreign workers See in context

the government is considering applying stricter eligibility rules for health insurance system benefits.

What a give away.

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Posted in: Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance See in context

Every year comes Dec 7. I always think about the US could have prevented the Pearl Harbor attack.

At least none of the aircraft carriers were present during the attack.

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn to be served with fresh arrest warrant See in context

Oddly enough after WW2 our Constitution was written by Americans. 

The system dates back to 1908, I wonder why it was never reformed by our beloved American liberators...or the fact that we weren't given the right to bear arms.

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Posted in: Wild boar bites off woman's finger See in context

Why can't man and nature live harmoniously? Will someone please think of the children!

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn to be served with fresh arrest warrant See in context

So can somebody care to explain why this system continues to exist instead of entering into a chauvinistic rant please?

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Posted in: Wartime labor rulings cast dark clouds on Japan-S Korea ties See in context

I cannot understand how a country that has borrowed so much in terms of modern culture from Japan would be so vindictive at the same time.

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Posted in: Trump shifts focus to Japan after trade truce with China See in context

I wonder how foreign products will fare in Japan if all tarrifs are removed because I'm pretty convinced that Japanese products are not perfect substitutes to whatever crap foreigners try to export here.

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Posted in: Japan's justice system under scrutiny over Ghosn's continued detention See in context

As someone mentioned here, most Japanese will defend their own barbaric justice system as any perceived slight of anything Japanese is always met with indignation... until they themselves are the victim of their own disgusting so called 'justice'.

and as if you cared or knew about Japanese victims of the system until Ghosn, a Westerner, was added to the list.

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Posted in: Japan's justice system under scrutiny over Ghosn's continued detention See in context

When you detain a Western CEO, it is a tragedy

When you detain 1,000 Japanese, it is a statistic.

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Posted in: Koreas to break ground on inter-Korean railroad See in context

Finally, the mess caused by Western and Eastern imperialism is starting to heal.

South Korea can finally connect its railway to the rest of the continent

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Posted in: U.S. denounces legitimacy of International Criminal Court See in context

This is as pathetic as Japanese right-wing nutjobs denouncing the jurisdiction of the International War Crimes Tribunal of the Far East.

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Posted in: Putin says it is naive to expect quick settling of island dispute with Japan See in context

Hopes were dashed much quicker than you could say "Crimea"

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