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Posted in: Do you support the restart of nuclear reactors in Japan? See in context

I am not saying nuclear power should not be extremely tightly monitored for safety reasons, but those who fear it more than the other major methods of generating power, need to educate themselves on the facts vs riding various bandwagons of fear mongers and those looking for a catchy headline.

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Posted in: Japan to slash corporate tax rate to below 30% See in context

Yeah, nice sell on cutting corporate tax. Just another example of the powerful giving the rich and powerful more kickbacks so that us common people get less. This doesn't work and if you want proof look anywhere in the world. It just creates another race to the bottom where everyone says they have to cut corporate tax to attract business, but no one benefits besides the politicians buying the votes and the companies elites.

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Posted in: Do you think the jury system is the best method of determining guilt or innocence in criminal trials? See in context

I don't think it is, but I also don't believe we have discovered the best system yet and I think the jury system has a better result of returning a fair verdict because it puts the power in the hands of people with nothing to gain in their political or professional career.

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Posted in: Fun with Mario See in context

Oh to live in an actual city where these fun things happen! Patiently waiting for my copy of mario kart 8 which I pre ordered in june of 2013, but has yet to arrive.

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Posted in: Kinki University to change pervy English name See in context

It's a shame, things like this ad interest between cultures and changing the name makes the world a little more boring a little less humorous imo.

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Posted in: 8 Japanese carmakers team up on green engines See in context

I hope this produces results. Japanese cars have been slipping in quality over the past few years. I imagine it's due to the pressure created by consumers who care about price more than quality. It would be nice to be able to have confidence in Japanese brands again like I had in the 90's and early 2000's and hopefully people in NA will start paying for better products again instead usually choosing the lazy, cheap disposable consumerism promoted by the culture here.

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Posted in: Is pouring more financial aid into Africa the best way to help that continent develop? See in context

It hasn't worked until now, why would it help going forward? You need to go through the hardship of becoming successful on your own in order to be able to sustain it and pass the knowledge down to your children. All over the world there are examples of how handouts do not work at anything other than to sometimes make the givers feel better about themselves for helping the less fortunate without putting effort into a real solution.

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Posted in: 80% of Japanese women report being hit on by strangers See in context

You're only a creepy longer or stalker if the girl finds you unattractive.

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Posted in: Foxy lady See in context

Weak, weak comments. I love it! lol.

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Posted in: Airline complaints: Which bothers you the most? See in context

Not enough room for normal sized people and then having to sit beside an obese person. Not making people follow the carry of luggage rules and then you have no place to put your carry on. Not enough check in luggage allowance and fellow passengers who are incapable of being considerate. Those are my major issues because they occur on nearly every flight. I'd feel the airlines cost cutting was legitimate if the executives weren't so overpaid.

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Posted in: Japan imports 2,000 tons of whale meat from Iceland, Greenpeace says See in context

I get a kick out of people who stand on their moral high horse on specific issues like this. How many of us can say we do nothing that doesn't offend someone's culture or way of life? I would say no one. To me, just judging someone on whale meat consumption or some other act of similar consequence is offensive and shows lack of respect for others. I never would have, but because of the what I deem the unfair portrayal of this situation by western media, I was curious to try whale meat and it was delicious. So please keep importing Japan if that is the better way for you to supply me and others with the odd treat of meat that we want regardless of whether some people deem that kind of meat morally reprehensible to consume.

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Posted in: Japan says sex slave issue not a diplomatic topic after Obama comments See in context

Wow, impressive to see Japan standing up for themselves this way. It's about time. When you play the door mat diplomatically with westerners it will not work out for you, you have to show some back bone.

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Posted in: Obama says Japan's wartime sex slavery was 'terrible' violation of human rights See in context

Name one world power who can truthfully say they are not in a glass house and can afford to throw stones? This is cowardly, hypocritical and egregious behavior by Obama. Mind your own back yard. Judge lest ye be judged sort of thing. I am so tired of people acting like they are somehow superior and have the right to judge others. In my opinion these are more cowardly actions by a spineless president who will whatever it takes to make current company approve of him and then he wonders why he can't get traction on most of his causes? The man simply has no integrity. I hope Hillary Clinton dukes it out next go around. Now there's someone whom I believe could be great for the world and not just the US.

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Posted in: China frees ship after Mitsui O.S.K. pays $28 mil See in context

When will Japanese business men learn how weak they make themselves look in these types of endeavors? Total push overs outside of their country. They need to learn how to stand up for themselves against strong opponents, but apparently they only know how to be tough with their wives and girl friends. Very disappointing.

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Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation See in context

This is insane. I really hope cooler heads prevail so the Chinese government doesn't turn this into a major incident to deflect their masses discontent with their leadership.

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Posted in: When big companies look like they are going under, should governments use tax money to bail them out? See in context

It's hard to support bailouts when you see the bailout money going to bonuses and executives. I support bailouts for people who need income to put food on the table and clothes on the back of themselves or their family, not people who already have more than enough.

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Posted in: Do you think local residents should be informed when child sex offenders, released from prison, move into their neighborhood? See in context

This is how it's been where I live for some time and imo, when you commit a crime, your rights take a back seat to public safety.

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Posted in: Toyota case shows it's hard to prosecute execs See in context

I find it humourous when people use a story like this to pin the behaviour on a particular culture or company. Fact is, this is the norm of how companies operate these days and as a consumer I feel completely dis-empowered to choose a company who doesn't operate inappropriately, because no matter which country, culture or whom is leading them, they all are justified by the world culture of greed to do whatever it takes to make a profit. The best I am able to do is to research my products before I buy them to try and get what other real people have found are good products, but even that is getting harder to do with companies being exposed for paying individuals for fake reviews. It's disappointing and I'm at a loss as to what we can do anymore to get people to treat other people with respect.

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Posted in: World's longest-serving death row inmate freed in Japan See in context

I hope the man gets a fair trial and the truth is found out if it hasn't been already. I personally don't agree with capital punishment in any but the most indisputable of cases, as we all know that if the wrong people have a motive to see you guilty, it doesn't matter what the truth is.

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Posted in: Japanese restaurants in New York introduce ban on tipping See in context

Tipping has become a way of compensating for business owners not paying their staff adequately in the tipping countries of the world. It should be an insult to the business owner if customers feel their staff must be tipped. Tipping should also not be required motivation for someone to do their job well. IMO, nothing good comes from tipping. Some people like to strut like a peacock leaving large tips, those being tipped provide service based on increasing the size of the tip or on whether they think a customer will tip and owners do not pay adequately because they push the salary onto the customers through tipping. Where I live, servers in bars get paid a lower minimum wage than servers in non-licensed establishments, because the government believes those working in bars get bigger tips! Get rid of all tipping, do your job the best you can because you have pride in your work, pay people what they deserve and charge customers what it costs to do so.

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Posted in: Japanese firms want Abe to cool it on China See in context

While I am all for diplomacy and proliferation of good and fair relations with all possible, this article seems to be suggesting people lay down so businessmen can make more money. This, I am not in agreement with. IMO, the world has already given up too much in favour of business greed, to China. It is time for consumers to be willing to pay a fair price for quality products so that all is not lost in favour of cheap labour which hurts everyone in the long run.

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Posted in: No pot See in context

This isn't a perfect world, but it is a proven fact that the best way to control something is to legalize it. If you don't agree, please think about what legalize means. It does not mean easy access and right for everyone. It does mean that mainstream society puts measures in place to control and allow access to as well as recouping some of these costs through taxes and people gaining jobs. This poster is funny, but reflects an antiquated way of thinking imo.

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Posted in: U.S. urges restraint between Japan, S Korea See in context

Why would anyone take the US advice these days? I don't see them as a leader to follow. Their opinion should be noted, but their level of influence is not what it used to be.

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Posted in: Lift-off See in context

Nice picture! Onward to the final frontier!

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Posted in: Gov't considers revision of 'comfort women' apology See in context

Move on already. You will never please everyone, prove your worth by what you do in the present and bring to the future.

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Posted in: Honda considers opening board to foreigners See in context

This would be a mistake. It would be sad to see another company slowly turned into the generic model of greed in the world.

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Posted in: Baseball star Tanaka charters Dreamliner for flight to New York See in context

This may be a sign that the haves, have a little too much. What a waste of money and another example of how monetary compensation has nothing to do with the value you provide to a society.

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Posted in: Electric blankets no help for good night's sleep in winter See in context

Interesting advice. I just bought a programmable thermostat for our bedroom and hooked it up yesterday. Think I'll try some of these theories out!

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Posted in: Which side do you think is most responsible for the deterioration in Sino-Japanese ties? See in context

As an outsider looking in, the strongest irritant in this relationship is China trying to push it's borders out on virtually all countries in Asia, not just Japan.

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Posted in: U.S. envoy Kennedy tweets concern over Taiji dolphin hunt See in context

I am always surprised about high level officials and their inappropriate behaviour of trying to bully others over what is deemed bad behaviour before they look in their own back yard. I could be wrong, but I think there are many other issues of much higher importance to be dealt with before this issue. It gives the impression of a cop out and going for an issue topic where not much effort has to go into explaining it to the public.

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