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Posted in: Around 500 business leaders to accompany Abe on 3-day visit to Beijing See in context

Funny how even a small altering of policy changes the look of China and Japan’s relationship too.

Now that we need each other to make a buck, we realise we can’t afford to not be civil.

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Posted in: More time needed for confidence to return on Fukushima produce: Lam See in context

Eating or drinking produce grown by leaking melted down broken nuclear reactors isn’t recommended.

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Posted in: Drunk man dies after being restrained by police See in context

You can’t rule out police brutality either until a (fair) autopsy is done.

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Posted in: AI robots may lend hand in Japan's English classes See in context

You could teach mathematics too if you could teach language.

At the moment youtube is a far more advanced program.

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Posted in: Japan to invite ASEAN air force officers to observe SDF training See in context

The “rise of Japan” should interest you if you live in Japan in 2018 bjohnson.

You have to be aware that pretty much every nation on earth and in history needs and has a military. Japan’s old coots are dead from WWII (like my grandfather) or very very old.

I’d say there’s an apathetic generation here and a lot of hi tech war / defense related issues going on in Japan who’s also kinda occupied and allied by a changing USA.

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Posted in: Japan-S Korea spat over use of wartime flag continues See in context

The problem is also that even if Japan concedes anything to Korea, I don’t think it will end there.

Lets say Japan gives them 100 mill, let’s them put up statues, and re apologizes for everything...would that be the end of it?

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Posted in: Driver fleeing police, who crashed into another car, killing woman, gets 8 years See in context

That’s chump change. He should get more for drinking + driving + fleeing + homicide.

Takematsu Izumi is dead because he chose the above. It’s not enough justice.

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Posted in: Far-right parties have very little support in Japan. But there are a lot more people, a kind of reserve army, who are vaguely concerned about admitting foreigners. If the government doesn’t put together appropriate policies, that unease will increase. See in context

You know what guys, I’m not actually this rude and I apologize. I am opinionated and I don’t like to get on sides but rather try to educate myself and see what’s happening instead of arguing what is good or bad.

But on the internet arguments become very barbed and pointed and I don’t respect the other as I would if they were in front of me. I also just do it in a second when I’m in an elevator or something as I’m so busy.

Have a good weekend.

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate; Trump finds explanation believable See in context

These comments of outrage are kinda silly imo

Claiming Obama is good, Trump is bad or the reverse. Both of these administrations have shown themselves to be self serving and corrupt!

You really believe its just the reds or the blues?? puh-leeze!

This is not a moral planet we live on! What exactly did you expect? That the Americans, Saudi’s and Turks would all get together and tell the truth to the common folk of the world???

What on earth did you think would happen??

I’m not surprised...

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate; Trump finds explanation believable See in context

I wonder how many of the peeps commentating like experts here have ever set foot in an Arab nation or know anything about Saudi Arabia, Turkey or anything related.

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Posted in: European, Asian leaders want free trade; push back at Trump See in context

You should not enrich your enemies who will in all likeliness be launching missiles at you when they get strong enough.

Enrich yourself and your own allies and may your grandchildren prosper.

Don’t agree? Read history.

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate; Trump finds explanation believable See in context

As we speak, literally the King of SA has sent the Governer of Mecca to meet with Erdogan. He’s overriding his son the crown prince and smoothing over this debacle.

Now mark my words...

In several days Trump will accept Saudi Arabia’s version of what manages to get Erdogan to agree to not reveal. 18 Saudis have been arrested in Turkey. The Saudis dismissed two top officials. The forest is being searched as is the chief Saudi diplomats residence.

The truth of these things must not come out to the public and we will be wide faced lied to.

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Posted in: Quake shock absorber maker says products may have been used nationwide See in context

Money and power corrupts! Big companies obviously have too much power to self regulate.

It’s good when you find out more and more each day how much of your buildings, politics, healthcare (nonsense scores right) and other pillars are influenced by core corruption. It’s the only way to make change, and Japan’s biggest assets is its quality and now we have to be able to change and grow too.

NOT just bow and try to get away with it again.

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Posted in: Far-right parties have very little support in Japan. But there are a lot more people, a kind of reserve army, who are vaguely concerned about admitting foreigners. If the government doesn’t put together appropriate policies, that unease will increase. See in context

Browny

I just don’t see the point sometimes.

If his nation had been invaded he would be patriotic NOT nationalist! You know what I mean? What’s the point in more discussion?

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Posted in: We can’t find success using the Japanese business model. Selling cuts of steak at reasonable prices doesn’t translate into customers rushing to our shop. See in context

Smithinjapan

If you were to take what you say at face value a fella would assume that Japan is a particularly stupid nation. Expensive = good or value.

Actually that’s the case all over this planet earth, and thus the classic question of value. It’s just as valid in the nation YOU come from as well. I am Japanese and obviously what you say is not true. I know of few people who BLINDLY equate price with quality, but countless who generally do. Expense is usually occurred with increased value but not always.

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Posted in: Tsukiji fish market hold-outs defy demolition orders and trade on See in context

socrateos

Thanks for the response.

I do feel that say, in relation to a western country, yeah the authorities here are less hands on and allow you more. But I’m Japanese and it still kinda shocks me.

I think that maybe since its such an old market and the people in the stalls have been there for generations sometimes, they are taking it easy on em.

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Posted in: Far-right parties have very little support in Japan. But there are a lot more people, a kind of reserve army, who are vaguely concerned about admitting foreigners. If the government doesn’t put together appropriate policies, that unease will increase. See in context

Actually you can probably be nationalist without being far right. Everyone including you Aly would become more right in your politics during times of conflict.

The overwhelming majority of the LDP are Nippon Kaigai members to you. Well I dont know where you got that info, but theres little doubt in my mind that nationalism after centuries of British imperialism and conquest and threat of slavery that nationalism is an outdated yet also, quite human reaction to conflict.

I just hope for more peace then we can do away with it.

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Posted in: Gov't orders quake shock absorber maker to replace parts after fake data revealed See in context

Humans are greedy buggers.

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

Why not melt it into a giant huge solid cube of plastic? Say about 20 or 30 foot wide.

Then we build a nice seawall with all these cubes. They take a lot of plastic each and wont be breaking down into tiny pieces.

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Posted in: Tsukiji fish market hold-outs defy demolition orders and trade on See in context

Interesting that you are allowed to “barge” past an official, remove or pass barriers and then buy and sell...all without the cops being called on you.

Its all fine by me.

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Posted in: Far-right parties have very little support in Japan. But there are a lot more people, a kind of reserve army, who are vaguely concerned about admitting foreigners. If the government doesn’t put together appropriate policies, that unease will increase. See in context

Aly rustom

I love this bit....

You can’t fathom why I don’t like the LDP, but also can’t say they are far right?

Dude, I don’t just make up stuff to suit my opinion. Even if I screamed that the LDP is a far right group, which I can, I’m a citizen....it wouldn’t be correct.

Ive lived all over the world and have seen far right groups. I’m also well aware that democracy has always had left and right even centuries ago as one is better in times of war and peace. It’s human nature. Peace out.

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Posted in: Around 70 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

M3M3M3

Well said. It takes an actual

knowledge of hiatory to understand what happens around the world and why. Some folks here have absolutely no scope, knowledge, or ability to be able to accept something that conflicts with what they think (want) to be right.

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Posted in: Around 70 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

CaptDingleHeimer

Agreed absolutely!

War is a massive tragety and many times an injustice by the rich and powerful sending the poor and weak to their deaths to fight in their self enriching wars

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Posted in: Around 70 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

smithinjapan

”Japan is hated” by those who read their nations history books, believe it all hook and sinker and then run around believing they are the “good guys” and others are “bad”.

WWII would have never been fought in Asia had it not been for British colonist enslaving the continent and starting drug wars and murdering millions for generations.

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Posted in: Around 70 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

You can’t expect another nation to behave in a way that you may consider right all the time.

Japan has the right to respect its war dead imo as any nation would.

If you ask a murdered in cold blood Arab what they think about some of the guys in Arlington national cemetary, no doubt the entire nation would rightfully call those men war criminals.

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Posted in: After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world See in context

Japan in the year 3000 lol. After everyone realizes that alcohol and cigarettes are way worse. Took awhile didn’t it?

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Posted in: German gets 6 years for attempted murder committed after he was snubbed by women See in context

Reckless

Some guys walk around with the attitude of “I’m gunna get action tonight!”. This attitude in some guys is actually very dangerous and I’ve had to knock some folks out flat who put their hands on others like they owned em.

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Posted in: German gets 6 years for attempted murder committed after he was snubbed by women See in context

Maria

Agreed! Working in bars and clubs for several years did that for me.

There are angry frustrated unstable people walking around who are a danger to those around them.

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

Okinawa is a political pawn these days.

I am beginning to feel like its kind of the wild west in location with Japanese politics.

The issue with the bases has evolved over the years too. From occupation after war to becoming a permanant American Asian base and trying to balance Japanese sovereignty later on and add to that the Okinawa / Japan divide...

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Posted in: Far-right parties have very little support in Japan. But there are a lot more people, a kind of reserve army, who are vaguely concerned about admitting foreigners. If the government doesn’t put together appropriate policies, that unease will increase. See in context

Perhaps you don’t know the definition of the term “far right”.

Japan is way more nationalist than most western countries in many ways and I get that, but the term far right isn’t correct and it doesn’t really matter whether you or a bunch of other people who come from elsewhere think if you twist the definition of the word or bend it to suit what you understand.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Democratic_Party_(Japan)

Thats a definition of their party. It’s not my definition either. I don’t like them, and their ideals and wouldn’t vote for them but I know that they aren’t far right.

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