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Posted in: Public hearings in Trump impeachment probe set to begin See in context

Fact:

Joe Biden threatened to withhold US funding if the Ukraine government didn't fire the prosecutor that was investigating his son. The prosecutor was fired

Fact:

Joe bidens son, Hunter biden never attended a board meeting once when head of the ukraining energy company though he received thousands of dollars.

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Posted in: Public hearings in Trump impeachment probe set to begin See in context

Strangerland

I was only responding to ptownsend s comment about campaign financing. And you go on this Hillary tangent. The Dems lost because the super delegate s disenfranchised the Democratic voter and chose unwisely. And this year your choices are very weak. You can't run on hate trump with no policy points. It didn't work here for the hate Abe strategy either. This is why this impeachment is going on. It was going on from seating the delegates to purging any pro trump policy maker to supporters to the muller thing. It's like you never stops screaming since you lost.

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Posted in: Japan offers explanation of 'rising sun' flag in Korean See in context

Remember when Japan changed all the buddhist sun power symbols on maps that represented temples, well....

Double standards.

Why couldn't Japan explain that the symbol had nothing to do with the third Reich?

If anything the flag of the empire of Japan has much more impact than a Buddhist sun symbol, at least for Asian.

Saying that, I don't endores any of this banning symbols nonsense.

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Posted in: Firms say Oct tax hike impact milder than 2014 increase See in context

Robert:

Restaurants have become expensive. The small local restaurant culture will disappear. Only major chains what can buy in bulk and keep prices down will be able to survive.

I went out to my one of my local places and the beers were smaller and everyone's bill was so high. I can't afford to spend that much just for a night out.

It's pretty sad but I think the young generation will be partying at home more. And more staff are going to be reluctant to go to nomikais.

Japan really messed up the one thing that made it great. Their restaurants!

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Posted in: Firms say Oct tax hike impact milder than 2014 increase See in context

Fake news. Just wait till next month when there is no rugby cup and Japanese people realize their wallets have shrinked.

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Posted in: Abe pushes for serious debate on constitution as Diet session begins See in context

Great news. I hope Japan can get it's army back. China has basically became 1930s Japan. They need to be put back in their place.

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Posted in: Women treated as eye candy in films even when they play leaders, finds study See in context

So men in those comic book movies not? What's wrong with appreciating the female or male body. We are all human.

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Posted in: Japan says China bigger threat than nuclear-armed N Korea See in context

Japan needs an army to balance the power in this region

Minello:

Hong Kong, Taiwan, Uyghurs, Tibet along with many other nations would strongly disagree with you.

China is not interested in your idealisms.

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Posted in: South Korea calls for ban of 'rising sun' flag at 2020 Olympics See in context

Im not gonna lie. It's a way cooler looking flag than the one they get now. And I do think tshirts with the design look cool.

Germany wanted an ethno state, where Japan wanted to unite Asian under their rule. So it's a bit different.

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Posted in: Japan-S Korea spat an economic lose-lose for both countries See in context

So much fake news. Japan blocked export on dangerous materials to South Korea because they're internal controls on those substances were not being monitored and being sold on the black market. The ww2 crap is Korea's excuse for their incompetence. It's like equivalent to calling someone a racist when you don't agree with them; it's defamation and only used to keep their population inline, a propaganda tool to keep the Korean people from rising against their corrupt government by the constant raising of ghost of the past. It's all so tiresome.

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Posted in: U.S. labels China a currency manipulator; China halts U.S. farm purchases See in context

Article missing important point: China wanted to renegotiate the deal that they already agreed upon.

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Posted in: Moon calls for 'peace economy' with N Korea; slams Japan See in context

I hope it happens. Japan will have to grow some, build an army and become competitive in the tech market.

Japan will also have to play nice to get access to that new nk market. You know the USA wants it. Good play moon. Even though I can't stand you, it's a good move. Shake it up.

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Posted in: Theme-park food to be taxed 10% if eaten at table; 8% if eaten while walking See in context

Go back to 5 percent flat sales tax and see the country's economy explode and get that so desired inflation. LDP would be heros.

But they are so dumb. They got this belief that the government has to provide everything for people. They are economy killers, bronze statue hunters.

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Posted in: Theme-park food to be taxed 10% if eaten at table; 8% if eaten while walking See in context

This is full retart.

Making all these wacky laws for which tax is what percent just makes more paper work and more spending on people to sort it out.

Just choose one flat tax. Japanese government is full of morons that grew up with silver spoon in hand.

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Posted in: Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time See in context

Race to the bottom.

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation confirms it received novel from writer with same name, address as arson suspect See in context

Saying that, it doesn't make what he did right. Be careful what you do. There's some crazy people out there.

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation confirms it received novel from writer with same name, address as arson suspect See in context

I beginning to think they used parts of his novel or ideas even from other people's novels into their animation. Sounds like they all packed originality Soo they had to outsource ideas.

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Posted in: Bank of Japan stands pat ahead of Fed decision See in context

Well the Japanese government is working against his policies with all the tax raising. If Japan wants inflation, the answer is so simple. Just cut sales taxes.

But the problem is Tokyo is addicted to the people's money and making pet projects. They can't cut taxes without slashing all the bloated social services. It's taboo.

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Posted in: Japan-Korea trade spat to intensify with new export limits See in context

I don't understand why SK doesn't want to fix their import export laws on this material??? Do they want to keep the re-export trade running???

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Posted in: S Korean cities suspend exchange programs with Japan See in context

Annnnd Japan doesnt care.

No one cares about Korea's hissy fit. Keep going.

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Posted in: Concerned citizens criticize Japanese gov't over worsening ties with S Korea See in context

There is a reason for the ban of dangerous materials, South Korean laws are too loose and they can't account for where all the chemicals end up. All Japan was requesting was to tight up their laws and make sure the chems don't get into the wrong hands. But South Korean turned it into a side show because they can't be truthful towards their people; they must keep a common enemy (Japan) so their people don't overthrow their own government.

Dangerous and stupid game. I wish media wasn't complicit in the the fake news and would explain the truth to people.

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Posted in: Marvel's next films will bring diversity, onscreen and off See in context

Hollywood is garbage. They don't have any original ideas so now they just virtue signal to get an audience. So lame.

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Posted in: King coal rules for power utilities in Japan See in context

People want to eat their cake and have it too. Japan needs energy. If you live in Japan your going to have to settle for coal or nuclear. It's just the way it is until green energies (if ever) become more viable.

Also the government is changing the law for the solar panel energy mandatory buying for electric companies because it's forcing the electric companies to raise prices on people who can't afford the panels. So these schemes to make people go green usually end up hurting the people financially. And people will need the money especially with the sales tax increase.

Coal is the reasonable answer for Japan atm and their coal power plants are much more cleaner than China or India. Maybe people should demand those countries add scrubbers to their coal power plants rather than obsessing on co2. We can prove the pollution coming from those plants are cancer causing and unhealthy at least.

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Posted in: Ratio of women in parliament brought into focus in Japan's election See in context

Can't people just run on policy rather than what they got between their legs?

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Posted in: Calls for boycott of Japan grow in S Korea as labor row simmers See in context

I agree with thepersoniamnow. Looks too flashing and few people. Staged for sure.

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Posted in: Abe says no need to raise sales tax beyond 10% for decade See in context

I believe the debate was whether or not to raise it to 10 percent in October. Not about 10 years.

Japanese politicians trying to change the debate. Funny thing is, it usually works.

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Posted in: Hoping to boost spending, Japan tries to sell shoppers on cashless purchases See in context

This is news propaganda. I don't buy it. (pun intended)

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Posted in: Japanese companies' inflation expectations stagnate See in context

Can these article please stop blaming everything on the US and China. Inflation has been stagnent and economy flat for decades.

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Posted in: TOEIC drops out of Japan's new university entrance exam See in context

This is the result of Japanese bureaucracy love for paperwork and long drawn out application procedures. Good on TOEIC for not standing for it.

I teach University professors to doctors and they all say the same thing. The government paperwork increases and changes all the time and it becomes half of their job to satisfy the system.

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Posted in: Uighur leader urges G20 pressure to end China's 'genocide' See in context

PTownsend. Interesting concept of culture DNA. Mao killed over 60 million people who would rejected the communist dictatorial rule. Maybe he was able to alter Chinese dna by the mass death. Not only the the Chinese people been under rule of some faction for thousands of years.

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