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Posted in: Kishida sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Japan Today, try this: The next time a politician visits Yasukuni Shrine, don't send a reporter to cover his\her visit and don't publish anything from other sources about the visit--then wait to see how many complaints you get from readers for not covering the event. I don't think you'll get any.

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Posted in: Red Sox send Angels to team-record 14th straight defeat See in context

Shohei Ohtani pitches tomorrow. Hopefully, he can stop this madness.

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Posted in: Angels fire manager Joe Maddon; losing skid reaches 13 games See in context

The Angels continue to lose. Lost again today to the Boston Red Sox. Thirteenth straight loss. Ties team record.

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Posted in: Miyazaki town remembers Japanese, U.S. dead from 2 plane crashes around WWII end See in context

More info is available at http://mansell.com/pow_resources/camplists/fukuoka/fuk_01_fukuoka/fukuoka_01/Tkachiho.htm

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Posted in: Japan to evacuate embassy in Kabul See in context

 Western liberal democracies have abandoned the Afghan people to the Taliban

The Afghan government and military abandoned the Afghan people to the Taliban. IMHO

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Posted in: Ohtani making history with 2-way success for Angels See in context

True they need a bit more bullpen but I have hope

Me, too!

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Posted in: Fully vaccinated NZ airport worker tests positive for COVID-19 See in context

Which vaccine was used??

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Posted in: Biden, in Kenosha, hails fight for racial progress See in context

Trump didn't meet with the Blake family when he visited Kenosha earlier this week.

According to an earlier Associated Press report, the President didn't meet with the family because someone wanted a lawyer present during the meeting.

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Posted in: Who is next after Abe? Potential successors See in context

How about thinking outside the box and selecting Tokyo Mayor Yuriko Koike? She's dealing with COVID-19 now and managing Japan's largest city. I think she would be able to handle prime minister related duties and responsibilities. As a woman, her election would contribute greatly to breaking up some of the "old boys" clubs and dragging Japan into the 21st century, as far as women in politics are concerned.

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Posted in: Dozens of WWII veterans to gather in Hawaii despite pandemic See in context

"the USA has so many Japanese Americans give there lives to this country but they have not been acknowledged for there sacrifices. Maybe the USA will wake up."

The heroics of the Japanese American units during WW2 are well known and have been widely acknowledged. The 442nd was the most decorated unit in WW2, receiving such awards as Presidential Unit Citation, etc. There were also lots of individual awards, e.g., Sen Daniel Inouye received the Medal Of Honor. There was even a movie made about their heroics in 1951 (Go For Broke). Background information about the Japanese-American units is available online at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/442nd_InfantryRegiment(United_States).

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Posted in: Hakuho withdraws from tournament; both yokozuna out See in context

Former Ozeki Terunofuji looks very good and determined. He may prevent Asanoyama from winning this tournament.

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Posted in: Jagger, Stipe sign letter demanding campaign song consent See in context

"have signed a letter demanding that politicians get their consent before playing their songs at campaign rallies."

To be clear, the artists have signed a letter demanding that President Trump's staff get their consent before playing their songs at campaign rallies. They aren't going to complain if another political campaign uses their songs, lyrics, etc.

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Posted in: Frontline health workers in Japan continue to face discrimination over virus See in context

Throughout the world, people who discriminate against healthcare workers would gladly accept their support should the discriminators become infected with COVID-19 or some other life-threatening virus. Such hypocrisy!

I agree with the previous post. PM Abe and other politicians, along with athletes, movie and TV celebrities should publicly show their support and appreciation for healthcare workers who are laboring to contain the COVID-19 virus.

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Posted in: Man arrested for delaying flight by saying he has coronavirus See in context

Another idiotic oyaji geezer inconveniencing everyone.

Please don't paint "oyagi geezers" with a broad brush. I'm one and I firmly believe that if you're stupid when you're young, you'll most likely be stupid when you grow old. I believe this 69-year old guy would have pulled the same stupid prank if he were 29, 39, 49. or 59 years old.

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Posted in: Guy deliberately bumping into women regrets it when he tries it on pro-wrestler See in context

"Freelance women's wrestler Hiroyo Matsumoto"

Good for her! BTW, Is she related to female wrestler "Dump" Matsumoto from the 1980s?

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Posted in: Abe's abrupt call to close schools triggers confusion See in context

"the public does not know how to deal with the sudden policy change"

Haven't seen much public outrage over the decision, appears that bureaucrats and politicians are the folks who don't know how to deal with policy changes.

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Posted in: Iran makes arrests in plane shootdown; police crack down on protests See in context

Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner

Once hostilities started, all commercial aircraft should have been grounded. The official responsible for ordering the grounding, but failed to do so, should have been the first to be arrested.

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Posted in: Ex-captive Japanese journalist sues gov't over passport denial See in context

He should not be denied a passport. He should also be made aware that if he gets into another captive or hostage situation, the Government will make no attempt to get him released.

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Posted in: 2020 Democrats commend troops, not Trump, for Syria raid See in context

But they've made clear that commendation doesn't extend to President Donald Trump.

But if things had gone badly, they would be heaping blame on him for being totally responsible for the failure.


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Posted in: Civilians flee Syrian border towns as Turkish warplanes, artillery begin offensive See in context

......remove 50 U.S. troops out of northern Syria, which has allowed Turkey to attack America's Kurdish allies unimpeded

I fail to see how 50 US military personnel would have been able to impede the Turkish invasion. Were they serving as forward air controllers? I could see the presence of such a small number of troops having a major effect only if they were there to call in and coordinate airstrikes on Turkish forces.


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Posted in: Trump blasts Romney as impeachment battle heats up See in context

There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either the former vice president or his son.

If this is true, and there's no China-related wrongdoings, this whole Ukraine\China thing appears to be a win for the Democrats. There's no need to pursue the "Trump is asking foreign governments to undermine political opponent" scenario. Cancel the committee meetings and discredit the President by giving maximum publicity to the fact that he has falsely accused the Bidens of corruption.

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Posted in: Scorsese slams Marvel films as 'not cinema' See in context

This is a good example of why movie tickets are sold. If you don't like a particular movie, don't buy a ticket. LOL

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Posted in: Japan refers U.S. military pilot to prosecutors over Osprey crash See in context

A Stars & Stripes article about this incident is available at https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/09/25/japan-coast-guard-seeks-charges-marine-osprey-pilot-involved-2016-crash.html

The S&S article states "Responsibility for the crash was determined to rest solely with the pilot. Marine officials never commented on the pilot's status or whether the pilot was punished."

The article also states "The pilot was able to limp 18 miles back to Okinawa, but put the tilt-rotor aircraft down into the sea rather than fly over a residential area to reach Marine Corps Air Station Futenma."

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Posted in: Children reveal more info on assailant who killed parents in Ibaraki home See in context

macv: how was the boy injured?

The article stated:

"The 13-year-old boy sustained serious knife injuries to his legs and arm in the attack early Monday, which took place when he was asleep in a bunk bed in a second floor room with his 11-year-old sister, who suffered minor injuries to her hands."

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Posted in: Diamonds, precious metals valued at hundreds of millions of yen stolen from Tokyo residence See in context

If it's a "luxury apartment building," you would think security personnel would be monitoring video surveillance of entrances and hallways.

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Posted in: At 70, 'The Third Man' still thrills fans despite Viennese snub See in context

I also enjoyed the radio show. If there other "radio noir" and OTR enthusiasts here, episodes of The Third Man\Harry Lime radio shows can be heard online at https://archive.org/search.php?query=harry%20lime

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Posted in: Undeclared N Korean base has missile capable of striking Japan: study See in context

Don't look to Trump/USA to care.

Considering the large number of military personnel with families stationed in Japan, "Trump/USA" would certainly "care" if NK starts lobbing missiles into Japan. The presence of military folks and their families serve as a guarantee of US involvement should Japan be attacked.

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Posted in: Trump suggested nuking hurricanes: report See in context

"During each hurricane season, there always appear suggestions that one should simply use nuclear weapons to try and destroy the storms," the NOAA said.

Since NOAA says this is a frequently suggested idea, why is it considered newsworthy when President Trump suggests it?

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Posted in: FBI takes down Nigerian fraudsters in $46 mil case involving Japanese woman See in context

i am supposed to receive all my million from Nigeria very soon

Hey, I'm supposed to get that money! Along with $12.5M (USD) from South Africa, $20.5M (USD) from Burkina Faso, undisclosed amounts from Libya (Qaddafi's daughter), Benin, Jordan, Ghana, and various PowerBall lotteries here in the US. I get all choked up knowing there are so many kind people around the world who just want to give me money.

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Posted in: Fox chief says Emmy Awards won't have a host this year See in context

Now, if they can prevent all the political speeches usually given at this type of event, it may be worth watching.

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