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Posted in: Eight arrested after climate activists breach German airport See in context

This is beyond causing a traffic jam on a road. I would hope that interfering with commercial aviation in the EU would warrant jail time as it does in the U.S. 11 diverted flights and 60 canceled flights is inexcusable.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy flagship carrier USS Ronald Reagan leaves its Japan home port after nearly 9 years See in context


Repeat after me. The three principles prohibit nuclear W-E-A-P-O-N-S. Not nuclear-powered hairdryers, nuclear-powered vending machines, or nuclear-powered vessels. An aircraft carrier may be nuclear-POWERED but it is conventionally-armed and doesn't violate Japan's three anti-nuclear (weapons) principles according to Japanese government. The same applies to our submarines since only the conventionally-armed SSNs and not our nuclear-armed SSBNs make port calls in Japan at White Beach, Sasebo, and Yokosuka, although I would expect that to change once Japan revises it's three principals to embrace nuclear armament themselves. How is any of this so hard to comprehend for you?

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Posted in: U.S. Navy flagship carrier USS Ronald Reagan leaves its Japan home port after nearly 9 years See in context


Was I wrong to assume your fluency in Japanese? If you were, you'd know that the three principles specify that they apply to "nuclear weapons" and not any vessel powered by nuclear power, which Japan itself has had in the past.

Also, if you're a fan of Japan's three anti-nuclear (weapons) principles, I'd prepare yourself for a drastic change. I know you're incapable of comprehending why the government may feel this is necessary since you live in a fantasy world where Japan has no hostile or belligerent neighbors, particularly nuclear-armed ones, but as everything I'm seeing and hearing in my dealings indicate that the GOJ is seriously considering revising or abandoning them entirely and becoming a nuclear-armed nation in the relatively near future in order to achieve parity with said neighbors without relying entirely on the U.S.' nuclear deterrence.

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Posted in: Japan protests after China, Russia call released Fukushima water 'contaminated' See in context


Probably true, but what is a 100% fact is that anything from the coasts of Japan runs the extremely high risk of carrying some radioactive contaminants as a direct result of dumping (as a direct result of extremely poor planning, corruption, and cost-cutting).

Um, science much?

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Posted in: Fringe group members arrested for obstructing rival Diet candidates' campaigns See in context

Wow, 1,110 people actually voted for these clowns? None of you fine JT denizens I hope...

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. move ahead in co-developing hypersonic weapons interceptor as regional threats grow See in context


China Russia,NK already have the capability to launch a decapitation strike against Tokyo as little as 5 minutes from any launch site

Really? So you're telling us that everyone here at JT who constantly claim that Japan has no need to better arm itself because none of its neighbors pose any threat, is in fact, wrong wrong wrong. I'm shocked.

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Posted in: Palestinians rally in Tokyo to mark 76 years of displacement See in context

Mr. Kipling

Remember this next time a zealot flies a plane into a building. They don't hate the USA because of your wonderful breakfast cereal options. But because your government supports and encourages the displacement and genocide of Palestinians.

As if the rest of the Arab world give a rat's ass about Palestinians. They only care about Palestine in so far as its useful in their endless hatred for Israel.

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Posted in: Fine dining, at a new high. A Michelin-starred chef will take his cuisine to our upper atmosphere See in context

As if anything can taste good flying at that altitude...

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Posted in: Army whistleblower who exposed alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan is sentenced to prison See in context


Because if he did, it would never had seen light of day...

That's an unfounded assumption and not a valid argument for breaking the laws and regulations that applied to McBride when he broke them. McBride (and you) will never know if the ADF would have done the right thing had it been brought to their attention.

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Posted in: Army whistleblower who exposed alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan is sentenced to prison See in context

If McBride didn't use the whistleblower mechanism within the military at all and instead chose unilaterally to release classified information to the media, he's not a whistleblower, he's a criminal. The ends don't justify the means.

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Posted in: Do you think there should be permanent host cities for both the summer and winter Olympics? See in context

Summer - Greece (naturally)

Winter - DPRK (why not? 2 birds with 1 stone...)

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Posted in: Medvedev battles past Medjedovic, Osaka ousted at Italian Open See in context

Seems Naomi chan doesn’t rate a pic anymore.

At least she's not quoted either. I guess she can't drone on about the wonders of motherhood when you don't win...

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Posted in: Ex-trade ministry bureaucrat gets 10 years for raping drugged women See in context

Degrees from UCLA, Keio, and Peking universities and he still turned out to be a POS. His parents must be proud...

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Posted in: Arsenal beats Man United 1-0 to take title race with Man City to final day of Premier League season See in context

Alright Arsenal. Make these three points count come Sunday.

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Posted in: Man City just two wins from another EPL title See in context

If so, then it's another MCFC PL title with an asterisk.

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Posted in: U.N. assembly approves resolution granting Palestine new rights and reviving its U.N. membership bid See in context

Sure, on the condition that Hamas has no involvement in Palestine's government. Better yet, Hamas' complete destruction or dismantling should be a prerequisite for UN membership.

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Posted in: Japan enacts laws to set up joint command for defense forces by March See in context

Better late than never.

Mr. Kipling

Both parties are equal except one is much more equal than the other.

Of course they aren't equal, but this significant step will enable Japan to operate more jointly or bilaterally with allied militaries and benefit from the capabilites and experience that it lacks but the U.S. has.

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Posted in: Owner of unauthorized MSDF drone video says he knew risks, shared it for fun See in context

Now that he is back home there is zero chance that his government will punish him on Japan's behalf, so at a minimum, this PRC national should be placed on Japan's PNG list for knowingly breaking Japanese laws and never be allowed to enter Japan again.

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Posted in: China criticizes U.S. for ship's passage through Taiwan Strait See in context

The United States Navy will conduct operations safely, professionally, and in accordance with customary international law, flying, sailing, and operating wherever international law allows. Period.

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Posted in: Japan to start hunting large fin whales See in context

In the part of Japan I live in, most izakayas, suchiyas, and restaurants that specialize in seafood offer several kinds of whale cuisine on their menus and whale meat can always be found in supermarkets. Those of you claiming that the consumption of whale is limited to isolated areas of coastal Japan and only by older generations, you are absolutely wrong.

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Posted in: Japan, Germany may hold 1st joint land force exercise next year See in context

Mr. Kipling

South China sea is a long way from Germany. What would our anti China crowd say if China was aggressively patrolling the Baltic?

If someone around the Baltic were to be threatening and encroaching on neighboring nations' territorial claims in violation of international legal rulings and was denying China freedom of navigation and transit, then none of us would question why China would be in the Baltic asserting its rights. What China is doing in the SCS is the world's problem, not just the Pacific nations'.

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Posted in: Crystal Palace thrash Man Utd 4-0 to leave Ten Hag's future in doubt See in context

It's doubtful that a successful FA Cup Final will save Ten Hag's neck at this point.

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Posted in: McLaren's Norris wins Miami Grand Prix See in context


I'm no Hamilton fan by a long shot but you're really going to hate it next season once he's settled in at Ferrari.

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Posted in: Deer causing road chaos in Hokkaido as crashes hit record high See in context

People tend to oversteer when trying to avoid hitting an animal and causing severe injuries instead of just hitting the animal. It is safer to just hit the animal then it is to try to avoid it and have a head on collision with another vehicle.

Exactly. If you're about to hit a deer (or any animal), just hit it and not risk taking evasive action that may end up getting you, your passengers, or other drivers hurt or killed. No one wants to hit the animal but it's just not worth it.

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Posted in: McLaren's Norris wins Miami Grand Prix See in context

He is now the best English driver in F1 - and a possible World Champion in the right car.

Huh? Hamilton in the same care would still make short work of Norris.

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Posted in: Daniel Radcliffe says he is 'really sad' over Rowling's transgender stance See in context

Wake up Daniel and stop drinking the Kool-Aid.

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Posted in: Arrests roil U.S. campuses nationwide ahead of graduation as protesters demand Israel ties be cut See in context


The fact that Israel's decades long occupation of the Palestinian people

Palestine hasn't been "occupied" for decades now. What the Palestinians are reaping now are the product of their self-rule and choice of Hamas to govern them.

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Posted in: Japan Akita dog society issues digital pedigrees to combat forgery See in context


I loooooove dogs, but find the Akita inu soooo boring. They're probably the most antisocial breed I've encountered.

I feel the same also about Shibas to a large extent. Japanese breeds seem fine for their family members but they're not very friendly with other people and dogs. I avoid them when I encounter them while walking my dog.

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Posted in: 'City Hunter' manga hero drops sexism for new live-action film See in context


I can't help but note every single person complaining here is a guy.

That's pretty presumptuous of you to assume that we're all male.

Also, how is Ryo from City Hunter an example of misogyny when he absolutely loves women and certainly doesn't hate them or have any contempt for them. He may be somewhat sexist by today's standards 40 years on, but hardly a prejudiced misogynist. Maybe that's why City Hunter's fan base is pretty split 50/50 between men and women, but you probably didn't know that...

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Posted in: Russia vetoes U.S.-Japan U.N. resolution calling for prevention of nuclear arms race in space See in context

Is anyone surprised by who vetoed and who abstained?

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