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Posted in: As teen suicides rise, 21-year-old Japanese student starts online message counseling See in context

For Japanese, life is a hard thing not to enjoy. People are thrown into the world of competitions from high schools. Japan has to give young people dreams, hope, chances and freedoms as well as they have to instill concept of human rights in the society. It looks people are enjoying life more in underdeveloped countries in South East Asia. I heard before that workers there do not come to work next day they received salaries. That is nice.

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Posted in: Suga, Abe attend memorial for father of N Korea abductee Megumi Yokota See in context

Japanese government is pretending pushing on with this matter because they did not wrestle with this problem seriously at the time when mysterious disappearances people happened often. Japanese police and the government did not take heed of the problem despite requests of their families.

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Posted in: Suga, Abe attend memorial for father of N Korea abductee Megumi Yokota See in context

I could not help feeling some kind of unpleasantness about their frequent appearances on medias. It is not our tradition to appeal personal tragedies and misfortunes loudly to others. Every family has tragedies and sufferings they cannot recover. All the people are living biting bullets holding down anger and sadness.

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Posted in: Gov't puts off decision to release treated Fukushima water into sea See in context

Railroad the opposing fishermen and release the treated water soon. We cannot make everybody happy. We have to do what we have to.

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Posted in: Race for acceptance: Why Japan's Paralympics mean more than medals See in context

Alert: Unconfirmed sources said IOC told Japan Olympic 2021 is cancelled. Because of spread of COVID 19 in Europe.

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Posted in: Halloween revelry in Japan to take new forms during pandemic See in context

I am embarrassed Japanese people jump to foreign traditional events without thoughts. What are we?

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Posted in: 6 doctors referred to prosecutors over death of 2-year-old boy in 2014 See in context

Desert Tortoise

Thank you for your information.

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Posted in: Japanese researchers show masks do block coronavirus, but not entirely See in context

N95 masks block the virus best at 75% but the masks are not available to general public but to doctors and medical organizations. Though the masks do not guard 100% but when both wear masks, people are very safe.

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Posted in: Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests See in context

If people's protests and demonstrations can topple their government, there is no need of elections.

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Posted in: 6 doctors referred to prosecutors over death of 2-year-old boy in 2014 See in context

In Japan it is difficult to find good doctors and good hospitals. It is a matter of luck they meet good doctors. From outside we cannot know which hospitals have good doctors. Japan boasts all the population is covered by the national health insurances and they can go to any hospital with smaller expenses. While in U.S. they do not agree to the national health insurance system. I guess that is because they can find good doctors and hospitals easier judging from expenses they charge. That is in a sense a good and simple standard to judge doctors and hospitals. Also, in between patients and doctors, they have insurance companies. They provide good information to people where they should go.

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Posted in: Suga vows swift decision on release of Fukushima radioactive water See in context

Pay compensation money to fishermen who are afraid of negative rumors. Release the tritium included water to ocean. It is the only way to solve the issue. The water will be released after neutralized to safety levels. Tritium is not harmful to humans. Tritium decays in 12 years. They cannot increase water tanks in Fukushima forever.

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Posted in: Tokyo ward assemblyman apologizes for remarks against LGBT rights See in context

Old folks do not understand men marry men or women marry women.

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Posted in: Suga, in Indonesia, says Southeast Asia key for Japan See in context

Japan must find new friends in Asia-Pacific. They are more reasonable and friendly to us. Forget about South Korea.

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Posted in: Maisa Tsuno of Japanese rock band Akaiko-en dies in apparent suicide See in context

Some choose death while some want to live even getting other person's heart.

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Posted in: Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defense, economic, energy ties See in context

Suga is a self built man. He hailed from a god forsaken place in snow deep Akita. He is a Japanese man you can see in everyday life. He might have purchased his suits at a super market not at a tailor shop in Ginza.

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Posted in: Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defense, economic, energy ties See in context

I often see Vietnamese people in trains in the metropolitan area. They are working in Japan. I wish they are treated good by their employers. They are intelligent people and have talent in mathematics. Suga is a good man and sincere. He is behaving decently and politely to Vietnamese people. I think Phuc and Vietnamese people had the same impression with me.

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Posted in: U.S. influence in Pacific wanes; Japan considered 'smart power' by think tank See in context

What will U.S. get committing in Asia-Pacific? Waning influences of U.S. in Asia-Pacific is a natural result.

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Posted in: 71% of S Koreans see Japan unfavorably as ties sink to record lows See in context

I sometimes feel South Korea is more democratic than Japan. Their loud voices topple the government easily and send their former presidents to jail often. In other word, the government is weak and unstable. Probably, power struggle is hard in South Korea. They have to check trend of public opinions carefully and answer the violent emotions of people. So, Moon's concern is answering the voices of their own people and relationship with Japan is next. This may not be true democracy but populism.

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Posted in: 71% of S Koreans see Japan unfavorably as ties sink to record lows See in context

When I see young generations of South Korea on TV, there is a big gap between them and their government. I expect things will turn better in due time. It is futile and unproductive to rewind the clock and revive hate. Not only between Japan and S. Korea, the world will fall in confusions, if they bring up issues in the past and begin arguing.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't creates YouTube channel on N Korea abduction issue See in context

I think North Korea declared dead are dead. What would be the reason they have to hide if some of them are alive?

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Posted in: Thai protesters vow to return to streets after Friday clashes See in context

Thailand will lose trust of foreign businesses operating there and they may move to other countries. I understand the king today is unpopular. Before in crisis, the former respected king played a great role to calm down the unrest. I am against the riot like demonstrations.

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Posted in: With eye on China, Suga seeks tighter ties with Vietnam, Indonesia See in context

Good thing about democracy is their governments can be changed relatively easily by elections while it takes a lot of energy to change the government of totalitarian countries. One party communism country is a police state. You words and conducts are watched by secret polices all the time. I am also worried about China's archaic nationalism - revival of great China.

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Posted in: Fujifilm seeks approval for Avigan as COVID-19 treatment in Japan See in context

WHO reported Remdesivir not effective to COVID 19. Avigan is the same type of anti-virus medicine. Both are existing medicine for other virus infections. So far, there is no medicine discovered directly working for COVID 19. This will become a long war.

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Posted in: With eye on China, Suga seeks tighter ties with Vietnam, Indonesia See in context

China grew fast economically but their mentality has not caught up with their economic growth. They remain ignorant and barbarous. People's eyes are blinded and different and opposite opinions are shut out by one party ruling. China is a dangerous country. We should not let China expand their influences in the world.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. start talks on cost of hosting American troops See in context

Many Americans think why U.S. has to defend Japan while Japan does not have duty to help U.S. That makes a sense in a way. U.S. troops may be withdrawing from Japan gradually. On the other hand, Japan is a big country and the most reliable and friendly allied nation to U.S. If U.S. troops withdraw from Japan, U.S. will lose stakes in this part of the world and China will dominate. Democrats may not care about it very much as Obama was so. For them businesses with China is more important.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. start talks on cost of hosting American troops See in context

We have to wait and see the result of presidential race.

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Posted in: Activists protest over lawmaker's skepticism about sex crime victim claims See in context

Sugita is a woman Trump of Japan. As Trump has many strong fans of him in the states, Sugita has many fans within LDP. Sugita said LGBT people do not marry. They are "unproductive." They do not deserve tax money to support. Me-too is a witch hunt. About "comfort women," she said they were prostitutes. They did not become "comfort women" forcefully by the imperial army. About the case of Ito Shiori, Sugita said there was an apparent fault on her side too suggesting there was a "honey trap." Sugita could become a member of the lower house in proportional representation system. LDP placed her at the top of the selection in her local election district. Abe liked her stance and pushed.

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Posted in: Activists protest over lawmaker's skepticism about sex crime victim claims See in context

Interesting woman. She does not care reactions to what she speaks unlike most Japanese people who do not speak truth in care of reactions of others.

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Posted in: Japan vows to boost missile defense after North Korea parade See in context

As we all know in sports and games, they all have defense and offence. There is no sports limited to either defense or offence. It is useless.

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Posted in: Japan vows to boost missile defense after North Korea parade See in context

Only thing Japan can do is "defense" against the possible attacks by foreign countries. I am tire of hearing "defense" a passive word. Changing the peace constitution is first we have to do.

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