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Posted in: Pearl Harbor dead remembered in ceremony curtailed by pandemic See in context

It’s your sacrifices that have preserved American democracy and brought democracy to places like Japan.

Things imperialists say.

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Posted in: Australia, Japan to bolster defense ties amid China's rise See in context

China and Japan are Australia’s largest trading partners with China being the largest by far. Let’s hope Scomo chooses the right side to support.

Japan is the right side for Australia to support. China is a totalitarian state with no regard for international law, human rights, borders and conservation.

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Posted in: Sony's PlayStation 5 goes on sale, pre-orders overwhelm supply See in context

Paul

It is amassing how much free time people have for such mind numbing activity.

Please share with us what great and riveting hobbies you have, Paul.

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Posted in: Biden wins Michigan, Wisconsin; Trump files suits, requests vote recounts See in context

Trump is quite literally a dictator trying to pull a coup.

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Posted in: India, U.S., Japan and Australia kick off large naval drills See in context

Why is it never mentioned how much it costs tax payers for each missile fired and how much it costs per km for these ships?

It will cost us far more than tax-dollars of China is allowed to steamroll the Pacific unchecked.

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Posted in: Ambitious but controversial: Japan's new hydrogen project See in context

Winning at self driving technology, has the most data on cars already driving unlike the competition. Toyota, Honda doesn't even know where to start.

GM's SuperCruise has been universally declared to be a far-superior self driving system than Tesla's Autopilot. In all tests comparing the two, Tesla came in at a distant second.

https://driving.ca/chevrolet/auto-news/news/gms-super-cruise-ranked-better-than-tesla-autopilot-by-consumer-reports

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Posted in: Japan plans to release refugee status seekers from detention See in context

Something that the European Union is already practicing and rightfully so.

The European Union is solely dumping the problem on Greece.

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Posted in: Japan to seek record defense budget under Suga See in context

kurisupisuToday  06:48 am JST

Japan spending money to defend itself in ‘outer space’ - what a joke!

The majority of modern infrastructure is dependent on satellites orbiting the Earth. Japan, like any other nation, is wise to secure and protect it's space-bound hardware in the event of conflict

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Posted in: South Korean sex slave campaigner charged with embezzlement See in context

Looks like the great South Korean grift is finally being exposed for what it is

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Posted in: Tokyo highlights LGBTQ rights before Olympics with Pride House See in context

Burning BushToday  07:08 am JST

What rights do LGBTQ people lack?

In Japan? To list a few:

The right to marry their partner

Inheritance rights

Hospital visitation rights

Tax status rights

Same-sex partners are excluded from the Act on the Prevention of Spousal Violence and the Protection of Victims

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Posted in: Households face high prices for in-demand Pacific saury See in context

Eels, whales, tuna. Now saury? Japan is fishing the oceans to death. People, especially the Japanese, need to realize that not every damn meal has to consist of sea food or meat.

@Pukey2 It isn't the Japanese that are to blame, it is the Chinese.

Chinese fishing fleets are like migrating locusts, stripping the oceans bare out of pure greed. It's good to see that Argentina and Indonesia have started sinking Chinese fishing vessels once they enter those nation's territorial waters.

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Posted in: Anti-mask group in Tokyo slammed for 'cluster festival' See in context

It seems like conspiracy nuts always look like the absolute losers no matter which culture they come from.

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Posted in: Yasukuni Shrine a symbol of haunting wartime legacy See in context

Given that China has deified the mass-murder Mao in that creepy mausoleum and are currently engaged in two ethnic genocides in Xinjiang and Tibet, the Chinese government has no right or credibility to complain about Yasukuni shrine and war crimes of the past.

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Posted in: Turkish man killed at Saitama apartment; friend arrested See in context

these people might be from turkey but,they are not turkish.They are asylum seekers.Most of them live in warabi. however. where ever they come from,they are human being. it is sad.

Their names are Gokhan and Mehmet, those are two of the most Turkish names ever.

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Posted in: Michael Moore's 'Planet of the Humans' asks: What if green energy cannot save the planet? See in context

Humans are a product of nature and are part of the earth. We deserve to be alive just as much as a polar bear.

I personally value human life above all else

Humans haven't been a product of nature or a part of natures cycle ever since metalworking was discovered 9000 years ago. Our numbers and damage to the environment were largely kept in check by natural pressures until the 19th century when industrialisation and modern medicine allowed our numbers to soar far past sustainable levels.

Nature never intended for the creation of plastic and for it to be strewn across the oceans, it never intended for oil and coal to be dug out of the earth and burnt on an ever increasing global scale. And why would you value human life above all else? I personally value human life less than all other lifeforms on this planet, simply because we cheapened the value of our own existence by being the prime cause of destruction and the biggest threat to all life on Earth.

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Posted in: Biden wins big Michigan in crushing blow to Sanders' White House bid See in context

Biden is literally disintegrating, at this stage he is a walking corpse, it is clear he is suffering from cognitive degeneration. The Democrats are just handing re-election to Trump on silver platter.

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Posted in: Ukrainians hurl stones at evacuees from China See in context

For all the nationalist jingoism that is endemic to Eastern European countries like Ukraine, they sure are quick to turn on their own.

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Posted in: Battle of Iwo Jima 75 years on See in context

Yeah, its pretty random and inflammatory for otherwise well written article. Almost like it was inserted after the fact.

What's wrong? You don't like your country being called out on it's many war crimes?

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Posted in: UK foreign minister to visit Australia, Japan in post-Brexit trade drive See in context

Many Australians are from English stock so it does make perfect sense if your discussing foreigners.

There is much of Australia sympathetic to getting a free trade agreement with the old "motherland". We dont mind helping out the Britts as long as it is win win.

Either you aren't Australian or you are from a much older generation. The majority of Australians of British descent are now, at a minimum 3 generations removed and have no loyalty, feeling of close ties or desire to prop up Britain's economy as the UK's Plan B.

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Posted in: 'A floating prison': Cruise of Asia ends in virus quarantine See in context

Why anyone would get on the floating petri-dish of disease and infection that cruise ships are is beyond me.

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Posted in: China says it won't rule out using force to reunify Taiwan See in context

The Chinese Communist Party can't 'unify' what it never held.

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Posted in: Japan's 2 imperial heirs to fly on separate planes to Bhutan See in context

Must be nice to have luxurious, tax-payer funded holidays.

Feel free to not use any of the public services provided by other taxpayers. You do realise that the amount of tax you pay is minuscule in the grand scheme of the Japanese economy.

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Posted in: Japan starts minting coins stamped with new imperial era 'Reiwa' See in context

The Roman era ended around 500AD. The letter J was not part of the English alphabet since 1200ish AD. So the above statement isn't entirely correct.

English uses the Latin alphabet, this is an indisputable fact.

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating son 'to discipline' him See in context

Soon, kids in Japan will use the threat of going to the police if they don't get what they want. If only there were a way to stop this disgusting influence from the west...

Found the boomer.

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Posted in: Japan population declines at fastest pace to 124.8 million: gov't See in context

Good, more room and resources for everyone else including the chance to scale back the suburban and city sprawl to reclaim farmland and natural environments for wildlife. The Japanese archipelago cannot realistically and sustainable support anywhere near and especially not over 100 million people. Japan is dangerously reliant upon foreign imports to provide enough food and energy to it's population.

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Posted in: EU plans to ease restrictions on food from Fukushima area See in context

Chernobyl is still unsafe to this day. However, magically Fukishima is perfectly fine (says the Japanese Gov't)

A lot of the exclusion zone around Pripyat is returning to normal, it's now safe enough for mass tourism and there have been locals that didn't leave the error since the initial incident still living there.

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Posted in: Kardashian kimono shapewear sparks Japan debate See in context

I hate to sound like a right-winger but the entire cultural appropriation debate is absurd. Get a life.

The actual issue that has a lot of people up in arms about in both Japan and the West with this entire thing, is that she is trying to trademark the word 'kimono' in the United States. Which the article didn't mention.

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Posted in: Premiere of Chinese war film canceled in apparent censorship See in context

The CCP doesn't want their people to know that the Communists hid in the mountains, leaving the Kuomintang to fight Imperial Japan alone.

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Posted in: Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns See in context

'Close scrutiny' kind of defeats the entire purpose of cryptocurrency.

Big, veeeeeery big bubble explode coming !!..

People have been saying this exact same line since Bitcoin debuted in 2009, and yet here we are.

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Posted in: Feminist scholar calls Japan's gender problem 'human disaster' See in context

But with neo-liberalism pushing "self-determinism and self- responsibility" as a principle, the most socially vulnerable were made to believe that they are at fault for efforts that fail to pay off, while the people with the most advantages believe they owe their success solely to their own abilities, Ueno explained.

The usual, factually incorrect, Marxist wordsalad of the ideologically failed Zengakuren generation. It's good to see in recent years the Japanese government has been 'cleaning house' at the universities in Japan, eliminating a lot of the bogus degrees and subjects in 'woke studies' that lead to useless academics with a zero intellectual output such as Ueno, in addition to their efforts to purge the humanities departments of

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