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Posted in: Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but rights groups skeptical See in context

As M3M3M3 has said, Suu Kyi has very limited control over what the military does. It's a very delicate relationship between them and her being in power unfortunately has a lot to do with them.

I think she wanted to say something and condemn them earlier but I have a sneaky suspicion that the military has been giving her the big "We're warning you" sign.

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Posted in: 5 nuclear plants' cooling systems may fail during volcanic eruptions See in context

With this information why are these nuclear plants back up and running?

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Posted in: Kindergartens to accept 2-year-olds to address day care shortage See in context

I'm sure the kindergarten teachers are thrilled about this.

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Posted in: 'Missile launch, take cover': Another terrifying wake-up call for Japanese See in context

Where's the CIA when you need them?

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Posted in: Actor Keisuke Koide referred to prosecutors for drinking with underage girl See in context

17? Who cares?

She's old enough to know what's happening and to decide for herself. Same with all 17 year-olds.

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Posted in: What should be done with the still-edible food left unsold at stores each night? See in context

A nationwide government charitable organization should be set up that collect/receive expired food from the stores.

This new charitable organization should be able to receive food from a few days to a week or two past the food's expiration date (depending on what it is).

The government should create these centers in all cities and near the city offices. (So as to see the needy and feel the impact that their policies (or the lack of) have on the destitute.)

The government should then give participating stores a tax break or ( )% cash back for the total donated.

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Posted in: TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid See in context

At least they're not wearing helmets in mild weather like they do here in Japan.

A couple of months ago here in Japan a reporter was wearing a helmet with nothing but a little drizzle, prior to a typhoon approaching, and there were elementary school kids and an old couple walking past behind him.

The dudes on CNN seem to be going the other way and putting themselves in unnecessary danger. They do look a bit stupid.

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Posted in: Police probe site of Tokyo commuter train fire See in context

On the news they had one of the passenger yelling his head off at a the conductor or driver about opening the doors and letting the passengers out.

The fire was pretty intense and I can understand the passenger's fear.

I think the conductor should have opened the doors much faster. I wouldn't want to be stuck in a train that couldn't open its windows or doors with a fire raging on the roof nearby.

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Posted in: Opposition lawmaker Yamao quits party over extramarital affair report See in context

I think Jiminto targeted her as soon as she was announced as #2 for the new Minshuto line-up.

Whenever big political activity occurs a scandal breaks out.

Minshuto should still have her as #2 and start showing some backbone which they are seen as seriously lacking.

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Posted in: How satisfied are you with your housing situation in Japan? See in context

Bought a big old house and cheaper than paying rent and has a yard. Extremely happy.

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Posted in: Allowing nuclear weapons in Japan could defuse N Korean threat: policy makers See in context

Perhaps not having nuclear weapons on these shores may be the only deterrent.

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Posted in: New exhibition in Tokyo focuses on Japanese 'comfort women' See in context

Prostitution, rape, and forced sexual slavery has been a constant throughout history especially with military conquests.

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Posted in: N Korean nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima A-bomb: Japan See in context

10 times/100 times bigger and more powerful than Hiroshima's it doesn't matter. Anyway, most nuclear bombs these days are bigger and stronger than the one that fell on Hiroshima.

Thousands and thousands of people will be annihilated. I don't care if I get killed by a small or big nuclear bomb. It's all the same to dead people.

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Posted in: 15-year-old boy jumps to death from bridge onto Tomei Expressway See in context

I remember being 15 (even younger actually) and thinking that if family or school life ever became too much and I couldn't stand it I'd just get up and split.

Hitchhike and bum around and go on a cross-country or world adventure. I wish more kids here in Japan would think the same way.

Being young and alive is the greatest thing in the world. Kids need to change their mindset.

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Posted in: Trial begins for 21-year-old man over fatal abuse of girlfriend's 3-year-old son See in context

A real mother would never let anyone beat their kid even if it meant getting hit yourself.

Throw these bums in jail. Better yet, execute the murderer punk (even though by law it can't happen).

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Posted in: Japanese car rentals include stickers that read: 'A foreigner is driving' See in context

I drive better than 99% of the people here in Japan. They should give me a discount.

More nationalist bull*#% unnecessarily being thrown into everyone's faces.

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Posted in: Surfer bitten by shark off Shizuoka beach See in context

What makes you think it was a bull shark? There are lots of different kinds of sharks here in Japan.

Rivermouths are known to have a larger number of sharks due to it being a prime feeding spot for all kinds of sea life.

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Posted in: Japan's cutesy 'kei' cars hit rocky road See in context

I've had four keis and love these little buggers.

The only drawback to them is that they're a bit slow on the expressways. Hitting 90-100 kms/hr. is about the comfortable max for the engines on mine especially for long distance trips. Otherwise, they're great.

The kei vans are just fine for going camping, surfing and other outdoor activities. Great gas mileage and easy to navigate around the small streets, too.

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Posted in: Bus companies warned about parking chaos near Shinjuku Station See in context

How about making more bus parking spaces since demand is so high?

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Posted in: Japan's daycare shortage worsens for 3rd straight year See in context

Abe's just hitting all those targets with his arrows, isn't he?

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Posted in: Japan on suicide watch as children go back to school See in context

Maybe if the kids didn't have tons of summer "vacation" homework they'd be a lot happier and relaxed.

Try creating a school year and bukatsu system that's more humane. Then we might see a drop in suicides.

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Posted in: 9 dead, 6 missing in water accidents across Japan See in context

Water looks a bit rough in the picture. Poor kids.

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Posted in: 50 and out as Mayweather stops McGregor See in context

Now lets see Mayweather go UFC with McGregor.

Mayweather has always been one of the most boring fighters to watch.

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Posted in: High school boy in critical condition after 'penalty' run in heat See in context

The student finished in 2 minutes and 8 seconds, and was asked to run the course 43 times.

That equates to about 12 miles. Telling mentally challenged kids, let alone anyone, to run this much in this heat and humidity is pretty bad judgement.

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Posted in: Heatstroke concerns mount over 2020 Tokyo Olympic marathon See in context

They held the World Track and Field Championships in August a few years ago in Osaka. The HUMIDITY and heat was absolute hell on earth. Just by sitting and watching the events I think I sweated more than the athletes did.

The JOC and the IOC both knew all about this. Lots of people are going to be in some major discomfort and perhaps danger.

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Posted in: Tokyo's rich and famous seek comfort, security and anonymity See in context

The rich can have all this. For me, no thanks.

I'd rather live in a house with a beautiful grass yard, big glass windows, and an engawa (wooden porch/veranda) encircling the house to kick it and relax on.

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Posted in: Indonesia angered after Malaysia makes mistake with its flag See in context

"You know, this is maybe the reason why our founding father Soekarno wanted to Kick Your Ass," said one user.

Why do you add crass Twitter comments by individuals like this in your article? It's unnecessary.

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Posted in: Tokyo summers are both very hot and humid. Compared with past host cities, the atmospheric conditions are the absolute worst, and this will take quite a toll on the human body. See in context

That's why Japan was smart to hold the Olympics in '64 in October. Perfect weather for these events.

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Posted in: LGBT hospitality venue eyed for 2020 Tokyo Olympics See in context

Why not keep sexuality out of the Olympics? Is this really necessary?

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Posted in: Emperor, empress to visit remote islands, disaster sites in southwestern Japan See in context

Yakushima and Yoron are super gorgeous! They should definitely make plans to hit up those two places. As Emperor and Empress of these isles, to not have ever gone there would be a shame.

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