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Posted in: Japanese school explains why it won't let cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt See in context

This isn't just limited to girls only. There's a public school in Nishi oi called Ito Gakuen, ALL boys, 1st to 5th grade have to wear shorts year round. Doesn't matter if there's snow or your child is sick, there's no exceptions.

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Posted in: Tamaki invites U.S. lawmakers to Okinawa to see base reality See in context

YubaruNov. 10  01:11 pm JS

The base burden will be greatly reduced when the construction at Henoko is finished. Just take the time to look at a map, everything that is military south of Kadena, with the exception of a small portion of Foster will be returned. 

Take the blinders off.

"No, the burden will be greatly reduced when the US returns ALL the land they occupy in Okinawa, it will only be slightly reduced when Henoko is built and that's only if the US keeps their word."

"As for wearing blinders, you and many others can't even acknowledge that America has more foreign military bases than any country on the planet and has been in more wars since WW2. Looking at the track record of every country on the planet, who's the real threat? It's time to pull your head out of the sand."

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Posted in: Tamaki invites U.S. lawmakers to Okinawa to see base reality See in context

The governor stressed both the Japanese and U.S governments should make efforts to reduce Okinawa's burden of hosting the bases and deepen ties for peace.

Not an unreasonable goal, though the pro base shills seem to be quite active and spreading their usual fear and disgust.

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Posted in: 13 dead including gunman in shooting at California bar See in context

Wether you're for or against gun control, Republican or Democrate, the leaders of either party have never followed through with a solution. The risk of loosing their jobs always gets in the way!

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Posted in: U.S. carrier leads warships in biggest ever Japan defense war game See in context

OsanAmerican

The Chinese dictatorship is bent on military expansion and regional domination.

Despite recently closing hundreds of bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States still maintains nearly 800 military bases in more than 70 countries, that doesn't include aircraft carries that can travel anywhere in the world.

38 of those US basses are in japan.

CHINA has 38 foriegn military basses.

And Russia has 14.

800 compared to 38? I'd say that ship has already sailed, no country on earth has expanded their military and regional dominance than America. I'm not denying China doesn't wish to do so but at last look at it with some perspective!

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Posted in: Roppongi patrol See in context

Executive Protection Inc hires non-Japanese security guards. Got it!

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Posted in: U.S. restores Iran sanctions lifted under Obama nuclear deal See in context

Burning BushToday  06:56 am JST

MIGA.

The president is doing his job.

Trump 2020 is a done deal.

Doing his job? What about all the other issues that you disagree with him "just doing his job"? Russia, Syria and so on?

This is more about Iran backing its currency with gold and moving away from the petrol dollar. Now, Russia, China, India and even Japan are dumping their investments in the US dept because of sanctions and tariffs that indirectly or directly effect them. It also is looking like these new alliances actions are anticipating the collapse of the petrol dollar.

Only time will tell but many things aren't looking to good for America's future.

Only doing his job, lol.

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Posted in: Trump, Xi upbeat on U.S.-China trade; U.S. targets more Chinese firms See in context

The tariffs "may" have worked against Mexico and Canada but the reaction from many other countries has been to dump ownership of US debt. Russia, China, India, Iran and now Japan are quickly selling off their US debt. If this trend keeps up, (which it likely will)

the US is going to be in big trouble soon. Nothing to be upbeat about for sure!

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Posted in: Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea See in context

ksteerOct. 29  02:20 pm JST

Sophistication doesn't mean safety. Especially since we're talking about Indonesia here, I'm willing to be the maintenance history of this aircraft is a bit sketchy.

Well the maintenance history only goes back to mid August when it was purchased by them. I personally don't know details of their maintenance quality but how much maintenance does one need on such a new plane? This is the very first major incident of this plane type, suggesting it crashed simply because it's based in Indonesia seems kind of harsh, especially when you don't have any facts to back it up.

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Posted in: Okinawa sees chances for economic independence without U.S. bases See in context

YubaruToday  04:24 pm JST

THe Japanese government does not pay the rents of the US military who live off base. Why lie about a well known fact?

Please show us where voiceofokinawa specified that japanese taxpayers pay for rents of US military personnel who live OFF BASE?

Oh, maybe that's what you're referring to, if you tell a lie long often and long enough, people will believe it.

Small price to pay? Lol

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Posted in: Okinawan assembly votes to hold referendum on U.S. base move See in context

YubaruToday  05:43 am JST

Many of the very people that protest the bases in rallies or outside of gates, or get their friends and others to vote against the bases, will be in line to go on base for the friendship festivals, eat the pizza, drink the beer, watch the concerts, and have a great time with their US military neighbors.

Thats because most people don't hate their neighbors simply because they're in the military, that's just silly to even suggest it! However, people are upset about countries that hide behind the lie that we are only here to protect you from China and NK.

Sounds as if you hate anyone who is against foreign militaries occupying foreign lands.

I showed fairly accurate numbers of countries who have military bases in foreign countries so anyone can plainly see how disporpotinate things really are. You and many other can continue claiming China is a threat, and I agree but the numbers clearly show which country is the biggest manipulator and threat. Also you can compare how many wars has each country been in since WW2 and no one even comes close to America.

I love America and most of its citizens but NOT the actions taken by its government. So you can't claim I hate America or people who serve in the military, I only loath those in politics and powerful government positions and their actions.

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Posted in: Okinawan assembly votes to hold referendum on U.S. base move See in context

At the very least, a referendum will bring attention to the issue. Let's take a look at present, which countries have the most foreign military basses on the planet.

Despite recently closing hundreds of bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States still maintains nearly 800 military bases in more than 70 countries, that doesn't include aircraft carries that can travel anywhere in the world.

38 of those US basses are in japan.

China has 38 foriegn military basses.

And Russia has 14.

Is this an example of an American democracy at work?

All the fear of other countries expanding their militaries and NO ONE even comes close to the US.

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Posted in: Woman drives 7.3 kilometers with angry boyfriend on hood of car See in context

StrangerlandToday  07:11 am JST

She should have driven to the nearest police station.

They did just come from a bar, right?

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Posted in: U.S., Turkey to soon begin joint patrols in north Syria See in context

The patrols will add to the security of the are,??

Somehow I doubt the locals will feel more secure by two uninvited, foreign countries, patrolling their country.

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia calls Khashoggi killing grave mistake; says prince not aware See in context

Trump has not changed his belief that the crown prince is a strong leader who is passionate about his country.

The same could be said for Hitler but......

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Posted in: Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote See in context

Plan of the "opposition"

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Posted in: Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote See in context

Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote

This was the plan of the position as soon as they realized they lost. Create road blocks on every corner, put fear and bad taste in everyone's mouth, then call for another vote once public opinion waver.

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. will pull out of 1987 intermediate range nuke pact See in context

Nothing better than an arms race to help boost a failing economy. Well, that and war.

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Posted in: Plastic piling up in Japan after China waste import ban See in context

Sounds like as of last January, there should have been a call for using less plastic bags, while having free recycle bag give a ways. Change the usual triple, plastic wrapping's, to a single eco-wrap. And in time, go back to using re-usable glass bottles for water.

Any one of these suggestions will only help a little, but waiting until now before reacting shows a need to change our mindset, referring to businesses & consumers.

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Posted in: Gov't takes measures against Okinawa blocking U.S. base work See in context

Yubaru, I'll ask you again, please show us all the politicians who've won the total majority of Okinawa's total population.

Its obvious that none of the posters are attempting to say Denny did that, though you'll try to make it the centerpiece of the discussion. Well, that and type-o's, which everyone makes from time to time, including yourself.

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Posted in: Gov't takes measures against Okinawa blocking U.S. base work See in context

YubaruToday  06:58 am JST

"I told Prime Minister Abe that the burdens of national security should be shared by all prefectures of Japan, and asked him to establish a dialogue (between the central and Okinawa governments)," Tamaki said, referring to his meeting with Abe in Tokyo last Friday, their first since Tamaki took office.

Fine, you shared your opinions, and the government disagreed.

This is a cherry picked statement made by Denny, and it makes he come across as a whining child. "I told you so".....

Really, a whining child? There's nothing in Tamaki's statement that sounds as if he's whining.

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Posted in: Trump gives Saudi Arabia benefit of doubt in journalist's disappearance See in context

(Official statement)

"Saudi Arabia has denied killing him and initially said he left the building unharmed."

Thts 99% correct, they simply made an error when using the letter "h" in the word, unharmed.

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia says it will retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi case See in context

So the recording of his death/murder was said to be done with an Apple Watch. SA said that it's not possible for a US Apple Watch to be able to upload a recording to the cloud while in Turkey. While there "appears" to be some truth to that, because of roaming limitations and coverage issues, there two more possibilities. If Turkey hacked his watch or supplied him with that watch, its 100% possible to record what happened before the watch was destroyed by the Saudi team.

Now Turkey is kind of caught between a rock and a hard place, not really wanting to say exactly how they managed to get the recording from the smart watch.

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Posted in: Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer's slaying See in context

Chop ChopToday  01:26 am JST

Why Turkish officials are waiting for if they have audio evidence of Khashoggi murder?

If Turkish officials truly do have recorded evedance than I imagine it's a sensitive topic to HOW they managed to record it. Though it is suspect that they do claim to have the evedance, yet they won't share it.

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Posted in: Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer's slaying See in context

Base4funk "might definitely"?

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Posted in: Japan's women sailors serve on frontline of gender equality See in context

Type-o

I was about to (post) the same comment

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Posted in: Japan's women sailors serve on frontline of gender equality See in context

BeerDeliveryGuyToday  08:22 am JST

My bad.. it says in the caption that she’s inspecting her weapon pre-training.

I was about to the same comment but you humbly corrected yourself. I doubt

maybeperhapsyeswill do the same. Well, maybe, perhaps?

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Posted in: Fukuoka senior arrested for stealing a single grape See in context

The police could have just given him a stern warning or fine but arrested him for this minor "crime" is simply pitiful!

Now they're going to waist even more taxes investigating this further?

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Posted in: Tokyo to 'screen off' bacteria for Olympic swimming in bay See in context

The screens may help to lower bacteria levels but I thought there were issues with toxins & heavy metals leaching from what used to be a dump?

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Posted in: New governor vows all-out efforts to block base move within Okinawa See in context

YubaruToday  09:37 am JST

Okinawa and Japan are not like the UK so basically no, and the people here have no desire to be independent either.

So now you've become the official voice of the desires of all okinawans?

Until theres an office referendum vote, you're only basing your believe on unofficial surveys. While a referendum vote is unlikely, let's wait and see, as you said.

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