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Posted in: Osaka cuts sister city ties with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue See in context

Hiro: How would it feel if we build statues of US dropping bomb on us

Wouldn't bother me. Go for it. Also, to show Japan's air superiority during the initial stages of the war, include statues of Japan bombing Pearl Harbor, Guam, The Philippines and other Asian nations.

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Posted in: Trump says good relations with Japan 'will end when I tell them how much they have to pay:' WSJ See in context

very focused on eliminating trade deficits with America's trading partners

What's wrong with trying to eliminate trade deficits?

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Posted in: U.S. attorney general issues order to speed up immigrant deportations See in context

Immigrants are the backbone of many nations.

Shouldn't that be "Legal Immigrants are the backbone of many nations.?"

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Posted in: Released memo points to Hirohito's role in Pearl Harbor raid See in context

"When I recognized the date, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, I knew it was something special," 

If the countdown to war briefing was held "just hours before the attack" and Vice Interior Minister Michio Yuzawa, wrote an account three hours after the meeting was over, the date of the memo would be Monday, Dec. 8, 1941.

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Posted in: U.S. launches campaign to erode support for Iran's leaders See in context

U.S. officials familiar with the matter said

Frankly, I don't have a whole lot of belief in articles such as this that are based on anonymous sources.

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Posted in: Woman killed, others injured after 90-year-old driver hits pedestrians near Tokyo See in context

Saito allegedly told the police that she "knew it was a red light" at the intersection, but she "attempted to go through."

It doesn't appears that age, mistaking gas pedal for brake, etc., was the cause of this accident. "Impatience" seems to have been the cause. This "impatience" or "I can make it" mindset can infect drivers of all ages, and it's not unique to Japan.

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Posted in: Gov’t honors war dead at Chidorigafuchi cemetery See in context

"I beleive (sic) most Americans are unaware of their country's role in starting wars, including WWII."

Hitler's invasion of Poland marked t­he beginning of World War II, how was the US involved in that event?

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Posted in: Foreign media arrive in North Korea for nuclear site closing See in context

"the moment they completely disarm their lives will be over."

Does anyone expect North Korea to completely disarm? It's all about nukes.

"Never forget or forgive what the USA and Japan did to you. It is unforgivable."

.... but families of Japanese abductees, families of victims of North Korean atrocities, and survivors of North Korea's invasion of South Korea should all forgive and forget? North Korea's hands are just as dirty as those of other countries.

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Posted in: College football coach in Japan to quit over dangerous tackle See in context

Here's the video of the illegal hit:

The QB has clearly released the football and is totally defenseless.

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Posted in: Congress votes to end three-day U.S. government shutdown See in context

TomToday - If America were not Ocean Locked, it would have disappeared a long time ago.

OK, I'll bite, what exactly is meant by the above statement?

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Posted in: Gov't tells NHK not to repeat false missile alert See in context

Darn, my apologies, the quote should have ended at "before the alert is broadcasted."

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Posted in: Gov't tells NHK not to repeat false missile alert See in context

This should only be triggered by a military directive and should be verified by two persons before the alert is broadcasted.

Here in Hawaii, if incoming missiles are actually detected, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) would transmit alert messages and sound alert sirens only after being informed of the incoming missiles by the US Pacific Command (USPACOM). HI-EMA did not receive anything from USPACOM to indicate missiles were coming. Reportedly, a supposedly long-term and well-trained HI-EMA employee intended to activate a normal, daily shift change routine, but mistakenly started a sequence which would send a Hawaii-wide missile alert message. Astoundingly, after the employee started the sequence, he received a prompt which asked something like "Do you really want to do this?" and he responded YES. That started the whole false alert thing and lots of folks went into panic mode.

One of the improvements that will come out of this mess, is that HI-EMA now requires two-person verification before future such alert messages are transmitted.

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Posted in: Japan considers regulations to keep drones away from U.S. military bases See in context

drones shouldn't be flown near any airport / airbase / airstrip period! 

Wholeheartedly agree. It's simply common sense to ban drones from flying over any airfield in Japan, regardless of the primary user of the airfield.

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Posted in: Ohtani bids farewell to Japanese fans ahead of Angels adventure See in context

Sunday's 60 Minutes TV show aired another piece about Ohtani. It can be seen in its entirety at

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Posted in: Japan avoids criticizing U.S. move on Jerusalem See in context

I don't understand the protests over President Trump's decision.

Back in April, Russia recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ( There were no protests.

Today, the Czech Republic recognized West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and even President Duterte of the Philippines is considering moving his country;s embassy to Israel's capital ( There haven't been any noticeable protests directed toward either country.

Why are so much protest and anger directed toward the US? As mentioned earlier, dividing the city into East\West capitals has long been proposed as the two-state solution for the Israelis and Palestinians.

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Posted in: 9 killed, 35 wounded as Taliban disguised in burqas attack Pakistani college See in context

Must be pretty hot to wear a burqa during daytime.

I was stationed in Peshawar many years ago. It was extremely hot most of the time, with or without a burqa. I remember seeing a lady who was carrying a baby under her burqa. When uncovered, the kid was as red as a beet.

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Posted in: Alcohol detected on breath of U.S. serviceman after fatal crash in Okinawa See in context

Like this article, Stars and Stripes also isn't providing much clarification of this tragedy.


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Posted in: Trump slams 'haters' over Russia, takes dig a N Korea's Kim See in context

... does the reality that hundreds of thousands of South Korean lives hinge on decisions made by the American president suddenly seem alarming?

Just as alarming as the hundreds of thousands of lives that hinge on decisions that may be made by the Supreme Leader of North Korea.

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Posted in: Family strife, threats preceded Texas church massacre by former U.S. airman See in context

so who is the chief of police of Sutherland Springs?

The city does not have a police department. Probably relies on the county or the state for law enforcement..

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Posted in: Trump declares N Korea threat to the civilized world; meets abductees' relatives See in context

How many countries did Pyongyang invaded or bombed in the last say 10 years?

How many countries has Pyongyang threatened to nuke in the last 10 years?

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Posted in: Twitter says Trump's account deactivated by employee leaving company See in context

Don't have twitter ....

I also don't have Twitter. However, it doesn't matter. Every presidential tweet will be re-broadcast over and over, ad nauseam, by the news media. IMHO, all of the news media, i.e., TV, online news agencies, newspapers, radio, etc., would do us non-Twitter users a great favor by not giving so much publicity to every single presidential tweet.

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Posted in: Verlander vanquished: Astros lose lead, Dodgers force Game 7 See in context

Yu Darvish should start tomorrow's game. Perhaps he can pitch the Dodgers to a World Series victory.

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Posted in: Abe arranging meeting between Trump and parents of Megumi Yokota See in context

The White House has announced that the president will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines from Nov 3-14 amid rising regional tensions due to North Korea's nuclear threat.

While in the area, President Trump should offer to meet with the North Korean leader to discuss ways of easing regional tension.

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Posted in: U.S. military helicopter bursts into flames on landing in Okinawa See in context

Excellent. In the interests of parity; I look forward to foreign bases being set up in the US. I'm sure everyone will be in favor of it.

I'd be in favor of it, if the bases were for the purpose of assisting with the defense of the US and military personnel assigned to the bases were willing to die in the defense of the US.

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Posted in: Pence leaves NFL game after players kneel during anthem See in context

Black people from all walks of life face discrimination, whether rich or poor.

You could say the same about members of all races. There's always someone who doesn't like you or doesn't want to associate with you for real or imagined reasons.

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Posted in: Koike says she wouldn't visit Yasukuni Shrine if she became PM See in context

US has long been demanding Japan's PM not to visit the shrine, not openly but through diplomatic channel, which is well known in Japan.

How is it that message traffic in US-Japan diplomatic channel is so well known in Japan? Is US-Japan diplomatic traffic being made publicly available?

Frankly, I don't think most Americans are even aware of the Yasukuni Shrine and don't care who visits it.

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Posted in: More than 200 dead after M7.1 earthquake hits central Mexico See in context

Now is a good time for the US to show its support of Mexico.

It's a good time for the global community to show support for Mexico.

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Posted in: Trump's North Korea threats leave Asia puzzled See in context

struggled Wednesday to parse U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy North Korea" if provoked.

President Trump actually said “If (we are) forced to defend ourselves or our allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.

What is it that folks wish he had said? "If attacked, we'll contact the UN for assistance\guidance" or "We'll continue to seek a diplomatic solution" or "We'll take immediate action to determine if DPRK actually meant to fire the missiles at us" Etc., etc.

To defend the US and its allies, after a DPRK attack, the president should opt for destruction of the attacker or something close to it.

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Posted in: N Korea warns Japan of 'imminent self-destruction' See in context

All sides talk about provocation and I haven't seen any attempt at dialogue?

The US isn't used to dialogue!

NK knows the US never negotiates with weak countries-it just attacks!

There have been many attempts at dialogue between the two countries. See

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Posted in: Trudeau warns 'no short-cutting' in Canada's asylum process See in context

You must follow the rules and there are many

Good luck with that. It sure doesn't work in the US.

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