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Posted in: Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine picks ex-admiral as chief priest See in context

USA and the West invaded the Asia, not Japan.

The Asia was colonies of the West except Thailand and Japan. Japan fought againt the West (USA) in Asia. Japan never invaded anywhere.

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Posted in: Yamamoto's contract with Dodgers includes 2 opt outs, but timing depends on elbow health See in context

Also, it seems like MLB expects Japanese pitchers to eventually get Tommy John's surgeries since they know they're overpitched as youths.

No. MLB uses a different ball from Japan which gives Japanese pitchers in MLB new stress.

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Posted in: U.N. reports 'off the charts' melting of glaciers See in context

Melting of glaciers won't change the sea level. It's Archimedes' principle.

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Posted in: Int'l scholars reflect on Kenzaburo Oe's legacy a month after death See in context

Criticize Japan, and you can get an award from the West.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan differ over summit plan in New York See in context

Divide and rule by the West.

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Posted in: Japanese writer who documented WWII Tokyo firebombing dies See in context

Did he write about the atrocities of the Japanese military or just how bad the USA was for doing this

A war winner version history.

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Posted in: Japanese abductees' families ask U.S. envoy to help resolve issue See in context

I think Emanuel invited them to remind Japan not to side with Russia in Ukraine-Russia war.

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Posted in: In South Korea election, future of foreign policy up for debate See in context

a nation squeezed for centuries between Northeast Asia's big powers,

More precisely, a nation squeezed for centuries by a Northeast Asia's big power, to make it up, squeezing the other big power to maintain its mental health.

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Posted in: Akita governor who owns cat gifted from Putin blasts Ukraine invasion See in context

Very impolite remark by Akita governor. At least, Putin named the cat a very good name. The governor should have said that and no more. I'm sure the cat is a very good cat.

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Posted in: Japan, EU arrange additional LNG supplies to Europe See in context

USA is making a lot of money from selling weapons/ammo to Ukraine. Ask USA to provide.

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Posted in: British PM Johnson plans to visit Japan in mid-February See in context

Ukraine the other day asked Japan to get involved and UK' PM is coming. "Ukraine crisis" seems nothing but their business to extort Japan.

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Posted in: British PM Johnson plans to visit Japan in mid-February See in context

I think they (UK and US) are trying to make Japan pay for Ukraine.

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Posted in: Sino-U.S. growing tensions may jeopardize security in E. Asia in 2022 See in context

China and Taiwan have been governed separately since they split in 1949 as the result of a civil war.

This is wrong. China and Taiwan have never been governed together. Japan governed Taiwan.

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Posted in: Police search house of man linked to deadly Osaka fire See in context

For the Kyoto Animation incident, it was rumored that a big organization was involved, which denied the involvement though. This clinic incident is also suspicious because also chosen a crowded day.

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Posted in: Freddy Galvis signs 2-year deal with SoftBank Hawks See in context

I didn't think the US government is pulling strings. I have read an article that some American player who once played in Japan explained how he went to Japan. He was asked by his boss if he wanted to play in Japan. He didn't want to go but accepted it if it was only one year or two.

It indicates that US accepts only the best Japanese players from Japan but Japan is not even choosing who to accept.

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Posted in: Freddy Galvis signs 2-year deal with SoftBank Hawks See in context

I have a feeling that US is forcing unwanted players on Japan like the way they do with their farm produce or weaponry.

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Posted in: Tokyo lawyers to collect info on police stopping foreigners for questioning See in context

Interesting that Japan's own statistics point out that on a percentage basis the foreign population of Japan are less likely to commit a crime.

The statistics say that "the foreign population" means short stay foreigners, and the long time residence is included in "the Japanese" category.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for stealing cash from house damaged by fire See in context

He deserves to be punished but not to the point of his life being ruined for such petty actions by going national story.

JT makes it an international story.

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Posted in: How to organize your tiny Japanese kitchen See in context

JeffLee, condos are better built and equipped than apartments in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan reluctant to accept proposal to declare Korean War over See in context

SJToday  02:17 pm JST

Simply, the Japanese government fears a unified Korea.

If it becomes a big South Korea, no. But if it becomes a big North Korea, yes. And from what it is now, it looks like becoming the latter.

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Posted in: Japan reluctant to accept proposal to declare Korean War over See in context

Same for Vietnam and all "wars" since WW2 in 1942.

Because the US has never won since then.

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Posted in: Man arrested for kidnapping woman, demanding ransom from her mother See in context

 It is not like the Shinkansen has a private compartment

The Shinkansen does have a private compartment.

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Posted in: Braves overpower Astros to win World Series See in context

According to Wikipedia, Japan's first professional competitions emerged in the 1920s

It doesn't have to be professional to decide who is the strongest in the world.

According to Japanese Wiki, Japan's first team was established in 1878. And the first international games against Americans in Japan, which was in 1896, Japan team won twice in a row.

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Posted in: Braves overpower Astros to win World Series See in context

The "World Series" name was first used way back in the 1880s when the whole baseball world was essentially the US, and it has stuck ever since

Japan's national league was established before 1880.

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Posted in: Braves overpower Astros to win World Series See in context

Only US and Canada teams are participating and calling it World Series is strange.

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Posted in: Ex-U.S. envoy Kennedy among foreign recipients of Japan decorations See in context

Huh? The woman who criticized Abe's shrine visit for the first time in history and Japan's whale hunting?

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Posted in: Name of former Princess Mako's husband not on New York bar exam pass list See in context

This couple must have learned for the first time that there are places where their royal power doesn't work.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

As for criticism of the Japanese judicial system, any actual acquaintance with comparative legal studies indicates the outcomes between Japan and the USA are similar.

The conviction rate is high all over the world, but USA is different from other countries because the half of the prisoners in the world is in USA. It may have something to do with the fact that US prisons are private companies that have to make profit for shareholders. Besides, Japan's prosecution rate is very low.

Japan and the USA are far from similar.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

 kept in solitary confinement

I'd prefer solitary confinement to shared one.

in a small, spartan cell

Japanese housing is like that. But I heard that Ghosn was given a bigger room.

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation murder suspect to undergo additional psychiatric tests See in context

Most of the cases, a big incident like this has some big organization behind it.

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