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Posted in: Swedish PM Lofven ousted; anti-immigrant party pushing for policy role See in context

Showing once again that immigration alone is not the answer.

Imigration without integration causes many problems, and may mean life is worse for the people who were there before.

Furthermore saying that anyone who isn’t happy with it and brings up issues is anti-human, racist, etc has brought this full circle.

Something that the rest of the world can learn from the EU

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Posted in: Japan, Turkey to seek early conclusion of free trade accord See in context

3f2k

Since when has morals eclipsed greed? We are humans after all, the worst of the bunch.

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Posted in: Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom See in context

Do the hustle

Yes I do admit that, and not admitting it would be faulty. Because I equate quality with more than an unrealistic perception of perfectionism. Are German products poor quality because VW lied massively? Are all Japanese products crap because of corruption.

If you have perspective you’d know that we are human and we lie, cheat, and steal. I’ve lived in many continents and know that here isn’t perfect, but the general quality is still high. But by all means throw out the baby with the bath water, and by all means buy yourself a Chinese made car.

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Posted in: Japanese teen offers to catch purse snatcher for elderly woman, but is actually helping rob her See in context

Osaka Doug

I don’t think robbing the elderly constitutes as being “creative and energetic”and simply needing a respectful role model and guidance and walls, all good.

No sir, these are bad young people, who are thieves and steal from the weak and elderly. They are not creative or energetic. I call them cowards and pathetic. Even at 14-15 there’s no way I’m stealing from an old lady.

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Posted in: Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom See in context

Do the hustle

You often state that Japanese products are cheap crap that is packaged well and you back that up with your examples.

I have a few “examples” for you. I will use products and systems that have been around for at least 30 years ok?

Toyota / Sony / Canon / Bridgestone / Mitsubishi / Honda / Japan Railways /

Now I have used examples that have had ups and downs, problems, scandals, could do better, etc. But if these things are crap then that means that you should buy those Russian cars and cheap phones because apparantly Japan is just packaging.

Your guitar metaphor can also apply to me going to the Nike store as of now. Why do I buy ¥15,000 Nikes instead of ¥1500 department store bridgestone trainers? Some would say their isn’t a ¥13,500 difference and they would be right while missing the point too.

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Posted in: China-Japan maritime crisis threatens 'Silk Road' project: report See in context

Minello

If you believe that lost revenue and capital means nations don’t go to war you gotta re-read a history book.

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Posted in: U.S. soldier’s failed attempt to give Japanese policemen some cool drinks impresses internet’s heart See in context

Anybody should (reasonably) be allowed to stop for a drink, go to the bathroom, and take a moment to attend to themselves within reason while on the job.

Even busy people with public duties and high responsibilities like police, operators, teachers, etc have human needs too. Everyone would do their job better if they were allowed to take a normal needed 3-5 minutes for their human body every once in awhile. This probably comes from the police wanting to really have an immaculate public image here of always being on call 100% and not slacking off in any way.

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Posted in: Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom See in context

Trump has ripped up all the old trade rule playbooks and has started the great trade war.

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Posted in: China-Japan maritime crisis threatens 'Silk Road' project: report See in context

Excellent news! The more reasons China has not to escalate things with peaceful Japan the better.

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Posted in: SDF recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up See in context

Aly Rustom

Every other post you make is in reference to nationalists and Nippon Kaigai. Why do you have so much contact with them? Why do you think about em everyday? I think they are a much smaller segment of society than you have got them up to be in your mind.

Moderator: Readers, please stay on topic. Nippon Kaigi is not relevant to this particular story.

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Posted in: 5 things to know about Japan's pacifist constitution See in context

Talaredoko

What era do you live in exactly? Its the year 2018! Japan is not mimicking colonist nations like Britain anymore.

Japan is not looking to going back to doing anything like that and I am sure that 90% of the people here would be firmly against taking over any other area.

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Posted in: 5 things to know about Japan's pacifist constitution See in context

I guessing a lot of people here have never lived in a third world nation, never seen conflict, and learned about history via their favorite methods...

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Posted in: 5 things to know about Japan's pacifist constitution See in context

Japan as a sovereign nation should now be able to do what it wants.

In 50 years will the old deal with America still be interpreted the same? Alarming China and the Koreas isn’t what Japan should want to do at all, but at the same time, Japan has had rockets flying over it, Russia making its presence felt up North, and China has some fiery threatening rhetoric as well.

Does Japan not changing the wording help to instill long term calm in the region? If so, then I think it’s a good idea. But China and Russia aren’t exactly nations that Japan can rely upon and can actually be quite threatening and want revenge for the last wars vs Japan.

Changing the constitution is a long game move. If it helps Japan be more active and thus instill peace through strength (probably with the US, UK, Aus, and India) then it would have had a good outcome. We don’t need examples in history of what happens to weaker nations who can’t defend themselves properly.

But if in hindsight it leads to conflict and bloodshed and just in the name of changing the constitution, it would have been wrong.

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Posted in: Meet Ren and G See in context

These two should show some support for diversity and being logical and cover themselves with tats.

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Posted in: World Rugby advises teams to cover up tattoos at 2019 World Cup in Japan See in context

I’m pretty tired of this topic.

Lets get a few things straight.

Most Japanese people don’t care about tattoos. The ones who do care about YOUR tattoo(s) probably do not have a problem like not wanting yakuza in their onsen.

They simply are using your tattoo as a thing they can complain about, tattle tale on, or use it to show that someone is “bad”.

What the heck is up with all this “Don’t offend the Japanese, they don’t know what tattoos are.” How much longer are we gunna go on about this nonsense?

I am sure it’s 80% about conformity and being old fashioned than anything else. 50% old folks on this island.

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Posted in: Abe poised to win third term as LDP leader See in context

You know, I am almost fine with Abe due to the pathetic PMs Japan had for the 5-6 predecessors before him.

Its like Hilary or Donald....seriously now...make a serious choice.

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Posted in: UK's Hunt says Britain can flourish even without Brexit deal See in context

There are a lot of economic deals going on with Japan and the UK. The UK is also trying to entice a lot of Japanese companies and employeers to stay on with them despite Brexit.

So whats the surprise that they send a man who can speak to and charm the crowd. If Japan sent a diplomat or even a representative, Id hope he or she would speak their language well and relate well too.

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Posted in: Railway services to typhoon-hit Kansai airport resume See in context

Smithinjapan

Japan has pretty good safety checks so don’t worry so much?

What? Oh yeah I know you don’t trust any of us or anything here. Yeah these guys are messing around trying to be first and bow and be all fake like!

Well why don’t you tell me where you come from and I’ll put you at ease by showing you how it is back at home compared to here.

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Posted in: SpaceX says billionaire Maezawa to be 1st passenger on rocket trip around moon See in context

Does this guy stand for us “Japanese” paying ridiculous amounts of money to do something for the title?

You know...when you have money, you can do things that others flip out about because compared to you, they are broke.

Now if your broke, and you look at someone who has a lot more and think its wasteful...well from another point of view, you should earn more.

Going to space and exploring the next frontier for mankind is not necessarily a waste and meaningless.

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Posted in: Japan conducts first submarine drill in disputed South China Sea See in context

Expect China to retaliate with a nice thick fly and sail by with fleets of their own.

While China should not seize or claim these, they are doing what Japan did two generations ago, and what most new powers do to the geography around them.

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Posted in: Japanese items sold at Russian post offices catching consumers' eye See in context

You’d think that some products would have found its way over in the last 40 years.

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Posted in: 70-year-olds and above account for 20% of Japan's population for 1st time See in context

Besides tax and financial views, its not a bad thing. This is an overpopulated island and after this will just come another bubble of youth.

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Posted in: Russia trip keeps Abe in spotlight, but key issues remain unresolved See in context

So they get together to wrestle over issues, and while at it, watch a Russian and Japanese judoka go at it?

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Posted in: Super typhoon slams into China after pummelling Philippines See in context

Thats a big one and we are very lucky its not hitting Kansai as we aren’t ready for another one at all. So many tarp covered roofs and broken poles still!

I wonder if the typhoons thia year are stronger all over the world.

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Posted in: 28 suffer food poisoning at MOS Burger restaurants See in context

Yes smithinjapan! This is Japan indeed! Lax on food control and everything else! Makes me so angry to be here everyday.

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Posted in: 28 suffer food poisoning at MOS Burger restaurants See in context

Oh Mos God! (omg) sounds like a local contamination.

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Posted in: Japan on brink of IWC pullout after commercial whaling comeback blocked See in context

Former coloniat nations feel very justified in telling others what to do, but you can bet they wont take any suggestions themselves.

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Posted in: Japan on brink of IWC pullout after commercial whaling comeback blocked See in context

Japan should leave as obviously the government doesn’t agree with the majority of the countries.

Also, how important in life is the IWC?

David Varnes says Japans prescence wont be missed, but as it actually makes no difference to me, I have to agree.

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Posted in: Kansai airport reopens runway flooded in typhoon See in context

Excellent news for us Osaka peeps. Thanks to those who worked very hard on this. Hopefully we aren’t as naive and are better prepared for storms and to help tourists from now on.

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Posted in: Osaka's U.S. Open win re-opens cultural discussion in Japan See in context

I am a caucasian mix with Japanese and my childhood wasn’t that great here. It got way better when I left.

Things weren’t that hood because of how institutionalized the racism here is. Most adults, teachers, cops, judges, and prominent members of society believe somewhere deep down, that theres something about being “Japanese”.

Even recently Ive had someone very carefully and gently try to “explain” to me how they fear my wife (American) may not understand rules and regs like trash disposal and building customs etc.

I had to lay it out like “Japan didn’t invent trash bags, labeling, the pickup system, saying good morning and good byes or anything like that”. And its simple, doesnt take intelligence, and anyone can do it, especially if you wrote it in one international language too.

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