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Posted in: Ishihara calls for nuclear-armed Japan See in context

“The diplomatic voice of countries without nuclear weapons is overwhelmingly weak.”

If Japan had nuclear weapons their diplomatic voice would be able to achieve what exactly? Install fear, issue threats, create destruction on a mass scale?

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Posted in: Noda warns of security perils in Asia during talks with Obama See in context

Always worry when you start to here "security" being thrown around by this mob as it is usually a pretext for your rights to be altered, and not for the better either...

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Posted in: Cartoon bird warns Fukushima children of radiation See in context

What a mockery.

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Posted in: Fukushima fire festival See in context

Fukushima fire festival

Scary headline...

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Posted in: Osaka to reintroduce Saturday classes for elementary schools See in context

If Mon-Fri education creates delinquency and educational failings how can more of the same on a Saturday change things?

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Posted in: TEPCO says Fukushima clean-up costs may double to Y10 tril See in context

TEPCO says Fukushima clean-up costs may double to Y10 tril

Whose going to pay for it?

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Posted in: Convenience store food getting tastier See in context

Convenience store food getting tastier

More MSG?

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Posted in: MSDF showcases warships on 60th anniversary See in context

Two headlines today: "Japan and the United States mulling a joint military drill to retake island" & "the MSDF showcasing warships". Nothing like provoking a situation is there!

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. troops consider drill to retake island See in context

Headline a couple of weeks back: "U.S. takes no sides in Japan-China dispute".

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Posted in: Next year's look See in context

Look like zombies. Already got plenty of them in Japan!

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Posted in: Women could save Japan's economy: IMF's Lagarde See in context

Lol, total propaganda aimed at housewives, and the like, as they can't be taxed if they don't go off to work. Don't be taken in by it ladies!

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Posted in: Fukushima offers free medical care for children under 18 See in context

Free? It's a guarantee that national health insurance will be hiked to cover it, so really it is the public that will pay for their so-called "free" service...

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Posted in: S Korea: Japan must educate its people about World War II See in context

Japan must educate its people about World War II

That's quite simple, all you need to tell them is Japan was only trying follow the British model of creating an empire. To study further, please study the British model.

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Posted in: U.S. imposes sanctions on Japan's No. 2 yakuza syndicate See in context

Yakuza with US assets? and transactions with American entities? It begs the question why a criminal organization has such dealings with the US in the first place.

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Posted in: Japan will go nuclear free, Noda insists See in context

2040? Evil is soon done, but slowly mended!

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Posted in: Panetta urges calm, but says U.S. takes no sides in Japan-China dispute See in context

JT's two headlines today: "Panetta urges calm, but says U.S. takes no sides in Japan-China dispute" & "U.S., Japan agree on new missile defense system". You got to laugh at the rhetoric...

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Posted in: Minister's suicide precedes magazine story on rumored affair See in context

A 73 year old committing suicide because of a forthcoming magazine story on a rumored affair? Sounds dubious at best.

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Posted in: 70,231 school bullying cases reported in 2011 See in context

You are a product of your environment, nobody is born a bully.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan set for islands propaganda war See in context

The only solution is common heritage, otherwise it's just more conflict, more propaganda, more hate, more divide, and in the end war.

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Posted in: Gov't risks angering both sides with energy mix plan See in context

Gov't risks angering both sides with energy mix plan

It might be an idea to look at the cause of each side's anger then. Surely then we'll see which side is corrupt...

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Posted in: TEPCO says it has no money to develop renewables See in context

“It is true that in order to be in healthy financial condition, nuclear power is helpful,”

"healthy" & "helpful" in conjunction with "nuclear power"?

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Posted in: TEPCO hopes to restart nuclear plant in Niigata See in context

It beggars belief how any company can release deadly contamination, on a mass scale, into the atmosphere, water supplies, food chain etc., and be allowed to go free and restart nuclear reactors again...

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Posted in: China pledges to defend territory after Japan says it will buy islands See in context

This ongoing fiasco is like watching two children arguing over a toy. The only way it can be resolved is by establishing common heritage.

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Posted in: Rice farmers in Fukushima begin testing rice for radiation See in context

basroilAug. 24, 2012 - 03:45PM JST

There's a reason for legal limits on pollutants

and they are all set to deal with reality, not safety...

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Posted in: Gov't claims public support for plan to distribute tsunami debris throughout Japan See in context

The ppl they asked must have had their heads buried in the sand for a very long time...

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Posted in: TEPCO video shows tensions as Fukushima crisis unfolds See in context

No mention of the parts they deleted...

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Posted in: Radioactive strontium detected in 10 prefectures See in context

radioactive strontium have been detected in Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa Prefectures

What about Fukushima?

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Posted in: Japan's steelmakers see profit dive 80% in April-June quarter See in context

Deindustrialization is on the cards for Japan...

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Posted in: What to do if someone on the street goes berserk See in context

What to do if someone on the street goes berserk

Leg it!

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Posted in: Electricity flows from restarted Oi reactor See in context

Electricity flows from restarted Oi reactor

Let's pray that is the only thing that flows from it...

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