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Posted in: Tokyo ward assemblyman under fire over remarks against LGBT rights See in context

Famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough in his excellent documentary now showing on Nextflix, "A Life on Our Planet" posits that the falling birth rate in Japan is due to its economic prosperity and suggests that if we start feeding the whole world a decrease in the birth rate will follow.

Many people from that generation (born before 1950) do not seem to understand that folks have a right to love whomever they want.

Assemblyman Shiraishi should resign. Adachi is a blue collar ward and its citizens deserve better than this ignorant, ill-bred fool.

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Posted in: The most visible symbol of COVID-19 around the world is the face mask. Do you agree? See in context

El RataSep. 7  02:06 pm JST

Masks are only the symbol of oppression, silencing and an attempt to erase our identities. If it is indeed the symbol of this 'plandemic' it does not represent a lot of us.

Ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

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Posted in: Are you an anti-vaxxer? See in context

Most ot them are dead.

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Posted in: LDP policymakers say Japan should have missile base-striking ability See in context

Desert T,

Spot on analysis and great suggestions!

The only thing China and North Korea understand is the sword.

Figuratively speaking, As long as Japan and the United States can keep a sword at the throat of China and North Korea we should be able to avoid armed conflict.

I would love to see a huge buildup of our forces in Hokkaido to counter Kim and Xi.

If Biden is elected in November and Tammy Duckworth is VP we just may see that.

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Posted in: The postponed Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to start one year from this week. Do you think they will be held or canceled? See in context

If there is a vaccine or cure it would be nice to have them.

The athletes need to train so they could postpone them until October.

They could start them on October 11th which is Taiiku No Hi.

10月11日月曜日2021 体育の日 (日本)

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Posted in: Man arrested for confining 3-year-old son in washing machine See in context

Cops have done their job, "Kenji san", convict him and of child abuse and begin legal proceeding to discontinue his parental rights, and "Okusama" please start divorce proceedings against this bum.

This will not stop until you make sure he can't come near your kids or you.

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Posted in: Okinawan governor seeks to back anti-hate laws with criminal punishment See in context

Up to a $5000 fine for hate speech!

Great idea. This shows Governor Tamaki's American roots.

A law w/o teeth is meaningless.

Anything to fight racism is a great idea.

Take a look at what is happening across the United States in wake of the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop.

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Posted in: Players call MLB economic proposal 'extremely disappointing' See in context

This ridiculous proposal is possiblye meant to drive a wedge between the players that have time in and are highly compensated, and the "newer" players who are not compensated as well.

All players still assume the high risk of catching a disease for which there is no cure and can kill you. It just ain't worth it.

The owners and their families will prolly come no where near the ball parks.

I hope the Players Union rejects this outright.

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Posted in: Trump abruptly ends briefing after contentious exchanges See in context

November can't arrive soon enough.

It would be like divine retribution if he did not win one state.

I doubt if that will happen, but I will be happy to see a change of leadership in January 2021 and this long, long,

four-year nightmare over.

Then and only then will we make some really progress fighting this hideous disease.

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Posted in: Pandemic a major blow for Airbnb See in context

It's really hard to find sympathy for AirBNB and the speculators who bought up properties to rent using AirBNB's platform.

They had a nice run for a few years. Maybe this will be the end of them.

As someone pointed out they are virtually unregulated, and the ads for the properties are many times misrepresented big time.

I will not miss them if they should fold.

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Posted in: Ex-comfort woman in S Korea criticizes protest rallies against Japan See in context

If people of limited experience "can't grasp" or don't understand that a majority of these so-called "comfort women" willingly participated in the world's oldest profession, or were sold to brothels by their parent's both in Japan and Korea and are doing the same thing they did 80 years ago around the U.S. bases in Korea maybe they should study history of this so-called issue a little more.

There are almost no Korean protestors who had a relative that were forced to participate in this, and certainly no Westerners.

As someone else suggested, it is time to move on.

Hopefully this lady will get a lot of attention and shut some of these bigots up.

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Posted in: Ex-comfort woman in S Korea criticizes protest rallies against Japan See in context

Finally a woman with credibility exposes this anti-Japanese rant by these money-grubbing Korean scalawags for the frauds that they really are.

Their only goal is to extort money from gullible Koreans. They could care less about the gals who actually experienced this. Anti-Japanese sentiment sells easily in Korea and many make a lot of money off of it.

Many of the so called, "comfort women" were young women who were sold to brothels by their families, also many of them willingly participated for pecuniary motives.

American bases in Korea now have the 2020 version of "comfort women" who work the bars and earn a living off of the American troops there.

Yesterday marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day and these greedy con men and women are still trying to make money off of the Japanese occupation.

I think a reasonable person would agree that enough is enough.

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Posted in: Osaka to name and shame more pachinko parlors defying closure request See in context

Turn off their water and electricity. Hard to attract players in the summer with no AC.

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Posted in: Japan to approve Remdesivir for coronavirus patients in May See in context

Tell that to someone who can barely breathe and is dying of this disease. I am sure many would accept kidney damage or even losing a kidney in order to survive.

I would also trust the New England Journal of Medicine before I would trust a British daily newspaper, called the Guardian.

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Posted in: Osaka names pachinko parlors defying closure request despite pandemic See in context

The city should turn off their electricity and water.

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Posted in: Many pachinko parlors stay open despite state of emergency See in context

Pachinko dens are mostly owned by Chinese and Koreans.

Why Japanese support these businesses is beyond me.

Considering China started this pandemic.

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Posted in: Trump cuts off U.S. payments to WHO during virus pandemic See in context

He has no soul.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 1-month-old daughter See in context

How can anyone harm a child?

They guys need a good ass wooping!

Then maybe they would think twice before they laid a hand on a child.

But, this was a baby, that's even sicker.

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Posted in: No need to rush Games decision, say U.S. Olympic chiefs as splits emerge See in context

Abe is digging himself a bigger and bigger hole as is starting to appear the world as "stubborn" (for lack of a better word.)

HIs thoughts should be with the athletes and their ability to train properly.

As it stands now very few can. If Abe still holds them it will probably go down as one of the most boring Olympics with the fewest number of records being broken.

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Posted in: More Americans think U.S.-Japan relations improved under Trump: poll See in context

I am not a big fan of Trump, but I have to admit I was very happy and proud when he entered the Sumo ring last year.

Luckily, I had a seat on the ground floor near the back. It was a very emotional experience for me.

So, yes in spite of a lot of Japanese folks I meet who can't stand him, I think he has does something to contribute to US-Japan relations.

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Posted in: Father gets 16 years in prison for fatal abuse of 10-year-old daughter See in context

Evidently the life and worth of a child is judged by a different standard in Japanese courts.

Very sad.

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Posted in: Parents get 13 years for letting 33-year-old schizophrenic daughter freeze to death See in context

I love Japan, but the medical establishment here, while super efficient in most areas, are really behind when it comes to understanding and accepting those with some form of mental illness.

There still is a widely-held perception that some how it is the patient's fault or something one has to be ashamed of.

Good luck trying to get a prescription for depression, schizophrenia ADHD, or any other mental illness.

I feel so sorry for the daughter who died, all she needed was to see a competent MD.

Glad the parents will be going away and have many years to reflect on what they did.

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Posted in: Trump first foreign leader to call for postponing Tokyo Olympics See in context

Postponing it for one year is not a bad idea.

Folks could make preparations and concentrate on fighting this virus worldwide.

The Olympics are a needless distraction now, (no offense to Japan.)

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Posted in: Sumo tournament begins without spectators for 1st time See in context

@SerranoMar. 8  11:54 pm JST

What's the point? Cancel the tournament.

I just finished watching the first ten or eleven bouts (前半戦)and it's not as bad as I thought it would be.

I agree though, that cancellation would have been a lot cleaner.

I had felt that if they cancelled it entirely the guys would have two months to rest and help heal some of those nagging injuries that causes all the 休場、or guys taking off due to injury.

As long as they have gone ahead with the tournament, I thought it might be fun if NHK teamed up with Toho or some movie studio and super-imposed a fake audience on the screen and controlled the applause like they due on sitcoms. They could use the crowds of previous tournaments all sorts of possibilities. The folks at home might like it.

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Posted in: Guy deliberately bumping into women regrets it when he tries it on pro-wrestler See in context

Reading this makes me so happy.

I wish I could have witnessed this.

That should teach the guy a lesson.

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Posted in: S Korea protests over Japan's virus travel restrictions See in context

These Korean politicians complain about everything when it comes to Japan......I doubt if anyone takes them serious any more.

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Posted in: #MeToo author slams publisher for estranged father Woody Allen's memoir See in context

The cops investigated the charges and found no credible evidence that Woody Allen abused his children.

I am not sure if Mia Farrow is a child abuser, but she certainly seems to have brainwashed both children, into thinking that Woody abused them.

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. watching Japan closely for possible travel restriction See in context

SINCE 1981

Let's not bash country leaders trying their best to stop this virus from spreading. In my life time, this has never happened at this magnitude. If you find the need to do any bashing, remember who started this mess!!! 

That is one of the best posts I have ever read.!

Thank you.

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. watching Japan closely for possible travel restriction See in context

YUBARU SAN

Is the word "very" the only adjective he knows?

In this case "very" is an adverb not an adjective.

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Posted in: Angry confrontation breaks out after man coughs on Yamanote Line train in Tokyo See in context

Coughing aside, if you notice the young man is sitting in a seat reserved for folks with certain disabilities, pregnant women, and senior citizens.

The young man:

Did not give up his seat to the older guy. This is what prolly ticked the guy off.

Prolly has a sense of entitlement the size of the Sky Tree. This too would get me upset.

Sapporo has a sign on the special seats that says 専用席 which means as most of you know "reserved exclusively for" Tokyo and some other cities still use the somewhat vague term, 優先席 which means "priority seat". Normally younger folks will give up their seats to those who have priority.

Occasionally you get a jerk like the young man in this incident. Who are stubborn and selfish to the core.

That's what I think triggered this confrontation and is what this confrontation is really about. The mask and the cough were just a pretext to call out this selfish person.

That's my two cents.

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