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Posted in: China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor See in context

bass4funk Today 07:12 am JST

I agree, but until we find a permanent and alternate fuel source, the world will continue to use fossil fuel, that's just how it's going to be.

The news is not whether we will use or not, this is about research and investment, the funds for which should not be going into further fossil fuel extraction but rather into renewable energy.

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Posted in: To ask or not to ask: The etiquette and law of using convenience store restrooms in Japan See in context

Victimizing convenience stores. This is raw.

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Posted in: Clinton tears into Trump on taxes See in context

The lying war criminal vs. the lying shady tax evader: a script right out of Hollywood. Only problem is that there are life and (lots of death) implications for whichever is elected as the head of the US imperialist project.

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Posted in: By 2030, there will be no full-time employees, report speculates See in context

This assumes that something won't change, which is neoliberal capitalism. But the contradictions of capital are already becoming very difficult to manage and as we are informed above "Freedom to change implies an obligation to change – fast."

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Posted in: Panel proposes 1st changes in 100 years to penal code for sex offenders See in context

When they pass and actually enforce the law fairly, then we can say they've done something.

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Posted in: Inspecting the troops See in context

So nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles are just "fear cards" to you? Hmmm...more like it's reality, Kim is going to keep this up until at least the end of the US election, and hopefully no one gets hurt or worse killed because of it.

With your Americentrism, why would you understand that the with the far superior weaponry that the US, Japan and South Korea have, the state that is under the greater threat is NK.

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Posted in: Last-minute cancellation by Chinese tour groups driving businesses crazy See in context

So the question with "dotakyan" is whose heads are going to roll?

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Posted in: Fukushima teacher tapes students’ mouths shut for talking during class See in context

Isn't he in a way just following the policy of the government, which is steamrolling whistleblowers and free speech?

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan to introduce a super cheap Value Lunch menu See in context

What is the true cost of Mac cheapness to the environment and health of consumers, especially children? And what is the true cost to democracy when "news" becomes advertising?

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Posted in: Trump promises huge boost in military spending See in context

Trump and Clinton are scrambling to appeal to the military industrial complex and to become the next in an growing list of war criminal presidents.

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Posted in: Japan pledges Y45 bil to bolster Asia's anti-terrorism steps See in context

Japan pledges Y45 bil to bolster Japanese military and security companies under the guise of Asia's anti-terrorism steps. Just another example of corporate welfare dressed up as assistance.

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Posted in: Obama cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult See in context

Duerte should just follow the Obama/Bush doctrine. Identify anyone you want killed as a terrorist you are at war with and then send a drone to bomb them and their village, and who cares if this is a war crime.

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Posted in: Prince Hisahito, 3rd in line to the throne, turns 10 See in context

Something is amiss in a democracy if 1) there is still an imperial system; 2) only males are considered; and 3) there is a ranking system based on age.

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Posted in: Apple event has world watching for new iPhone See in context

Apple should introduce something really unique in these days of tax avoidance: an app that allows tax authorities to be paid properly by the seller in the jurisdiction where a purchase transaction takes place.

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Posted in: Toyota sponsors Olympic Channel See in context

The corporate games would be nothing without the involvement of Toyota, a gold medal winner in social irresponsibility for the meager taxes it pays and large share of corporate welfare it receives, despite huge yearly profits.

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Posted in: Nice lunch for athletes See in context

These two athletes seem to be a few fries short of a happy metal.

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Posted in: Anybody want to live rent-free in a house in a Japanese beach town for two years? See in context

The No-brand that brands and advertising dressed as news: what a world of contradictions.

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Posted in: New Haneda flight routes to take aircraft over central Tokyo See in context

So there is local resident protest and the Transport Ministry and Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials only meet with municipal government representatives one day, according to this report, and get their approval? They don't even bother to open for public debate this dangerous and noisy decision that will affect many. And they call it democracy.

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Posted in: Japan to miss FY2020 GDP target of Y600 tril yen See in context

Until policy-makers start making realistic GDP predictions based on a declining and aging population, the reality of climate change and increasing income and wealth inequality, which means no-growth predictions, the target will never be reached and we will keep being bored by this news. It is now time to talk seriously about a shift to a post-growth economy. Given its demographics, Japan should be at the forefront of this movement.

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Posted in: Uniqlo suspends most Bangladesh travel as attack rattles garment industry See in context

I guess they thought they could just go and exploit those societies with no blow-back.

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Posted in: Would you like to see a referendum held on Okinawa so that Okinawans themselves can decide whether or not they wish to host U.S. military bases? See in context

Indeed, time for Amexit. Ideally from the whole of Japan.

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Posted in: Read my lips: Abenomics is losing its gloss See in context

Speaking of lip service, while Abe was blowing hot air to the public and international investors over his three arrow reform policy, he was busy sucking up to the economic elite that run Japan Inc., by buying up their worthless stock, offering cheap capital, handing out corporate welfare and cutting their tax burden.

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Posted in: 'Living wills' spur debate on right to die with dignity in Japan See in context

This is ripe. At the same time the growing wealth and income gaps mean more people can not live with dignity, there is a push to allow a dignified death.

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Posted in: Flexisecurity: Dream for firms, nightmare for short-term workers See in context

When they changed the rules of the game to free up capital to roam the globe looking for the cheapest labour conditions and the most lax labour and environmental laws, they created this downward spiral. This was intentional political economic manipulations and not something inevitable, as if humans are at the mercy of god-like market forces.

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Posted in: Tokyo aims to increase ratio of renewable energy-derived electricity to 30% by 2030 See in context

Too little too late.

A daily analysis of global temperatures shows that the Northern Hemisphere likely exceeded 2 degrees Celsius above "normal" around March 1, 2016, when measuring from pre-industrial levels.

< http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/03/01/february_2016_s_shocking_global_warming_temperature_record.html>

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Posted in: Kiyohara's ex-wife thinking of educating sons in U.S. See in context

It must be fun to be a celeb and have news sites report all the latest gossip on your and your family's private life.

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Posted in: Welfare G-men brought in to track down chiselers See in context

This is typical of neoliberal regimes. They always go after social security recipients while at the same time handing out ever greater amounts of corporate welfare. Where are the G-men to track down the profligate?

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Posted in: Trump TV See in context

Trump and Hillary are both serial liars and the question in the general election will be which one will come off as a more likable seller of potions. My bet is on Trump, who as a full-blown narcissist, has spend his life learning how to pull people's emotional strings. Though his message is disgusting, there is something seductive in the way he talks. They call him a con-artist, but he probably can delude himself, so he has a strange authenticity. Hillary says all the reasonable things, but she just grinds on us and you sense she is all too aware of her manipulations. The Bern would be able to put up a better fight against the Drumpfer as he is the real deal, even if, like the rest of them, he makes promises he won't be able to fulfill in the grand charade of US federal politics.

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Posted in: Major powers team up to tell China of concerns over new laws See in context

The Japanese government complains even while it has its own secrecy law and has been quashing dissent in the media. The message, while correct, would be better delivered by untainted messengers.

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Posted in: Would you like to see Donald Trump become the next U.S. president? See in context

The Drumpfer is clearly a narcissist, which wouldn't be a first for a US president, but he is far along the scale. How is it that with a constitution that speaks of "we the people" and promoting "the general welfare" one of the leading political parties will choose a person to represent it who is sickly into himself?

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