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Posted in: Nobel Peace Prize is also for 'hibakusha': ICAN chief See in context

Fun Fact: This initiative was started in Australia 10 years ago and has grown to what it is today. This seems to have sliped the notice of all but the Australian reports.

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Posted in: Japanese A-bomb survivors hail ICAN Nobel Peace Prize win See in context

The ICAN organisation was started in Australia 10 years ago. Fun fact.

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Posted in: Sands, Beckham woo Japan with vision for top sports, concert venues See in context

Squeesing the life out of slaves for the few. Not much difference between opium and gamballing, the are both create an addictive chemical drug in the brain. Sad to see Japans politicians getting a few yen for a life time of missery for there short term benifits and brown paper bags.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers find high bacteria levels at open-water swim venue See in context

We could expect see some very fast record breaking times if they do have it there.

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Posted in: Abe's bid to capitalize on weak opposition sparks clash of conservatives See in context

Many voters seem dismayed at the waste of money and time for another election so soon to Abe’s discredit. The timing of the election is working both for and against Abe, if Koike can get young and women voters out of the house and off their devices she has a good chance. Interesting month ahead either way it goes.

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Posted in: 17-year-old student arrested for swindling Y4 mil from 80-year-old woman See in context

I hope he is not the last.

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Posted in: New party challenges Abe with populist slogans; but few policy differences See in context

Her party name was registerd in Febuary this year. JFYI

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Posted in: Osaka may end San Francisco sister city ties over 'comfort woman' statue See in context

I hope the next monument is for all the millions Chineese people Mao killed, perhaps then they will stop promoting there nation dividing propaganda.

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Posted in: N Korea fires missile over northern Japan; Abe speaks with Trump See in context

The Japanese government's J-Alert warning system advised people in the area to take precautions.

What kind of precautions? Hug your loved ones and hope for the best seems to be the standard.

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Posted in: Japan launches 3rd satellite of new GPS constellation See in context

and a good way to keep and eye on on places around Japan too.

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Posted in: Japanese For Travelers Phrasebook & Dictionary See in context

Its all free on the internet now. On and I ffline apps, NHK etc has good free guides. Hard to sell a book these days with so much free stuff with and with out adds.

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Posted in: Trump's claim Akie Abe wife cannot speak English generates buzz See in context

Many Japanese people have English speaking qualifications can understand but find it difficult to speak.

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Posted in: Surf's up! N Korean tourism agency tries to woo foreigners See in context

Gives meaning to the phrase 'BLOOD BATH'

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Posted in: Australian woman 'didn't have to die,' says Minneapolis police chief See in context

America has a gun culture, Somalia also has a violent gun cuture so I dont see why the director would belive that.

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Posted in: 5-year-old boy drowns in river in Tokyo See in context

Why didnt they do Mouth to Mouth heart massage etc before taking him to hospital?

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Posted in: Tesla to build world's largest lithium ion battery in Australia See in context

Australia is one of the worst polluters, of which much of it come from extraction and coal for steel and energy export including LNG to Japan (not to mention the cow farts), it has NO nuclear power. Australia is vast and a very low population density hence many smaller power generators, the cost of modern and retrofitting low emmision coal & LNG power stations is huge, as is the cost of replacing infrustructure that is changing so quickly is a huge risk. Building and financing infrustructure that will last and be usable - sustainable is a difficult decision, especialy when the cost of powere is also one of the highest in the world. The use of battery storage is one sustainable toward a low carbon future.

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Posted in: Nuclear authority chief draws flak over North Korea missile gaffe See in context

Alternate facts or media manipulation of edited statements, perhaps the facts get in the way of a good story or is stating the obvious unacceptable.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's engagement announcement delayed after rain deaths See in context

Sad this situation has come about, I hope things will get better for the affected and the couples future.

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Posted in: Death toll rises to 11 as heavy rain continues in Kyushu See in context

Just when they need time to recover Kami seems to be unhappy about something. I guess after the earth quake April last year the ground would have been disturbed and loosened in some areas to become more prone to land slides. The earth is constanty changing and Japan is young in geological terms with its mountain beauty comes natures challanges. I come from an anchient flat country where time had ground the landscape down, each time a walk near a steep retaining wall or hill side I feel a pang of fear.

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Posted in: Man gets 2 1/2 years for reckless driving resulting in death See in context

He was looking at his cell phone at the time, 2.5 years seems a bit low for killing a mother and destroying a childs life.

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Posted in: N Korea claims to have tested its first ICBM, reaching altitude of 2,802 km See in context

North Korean way of saying happy independance day?

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Posted in: Sexual harassment complaints lodged against 'Cool Japan' fund See in context

I dont see strong evidence here. The world becoming too PC sometimes, it was a socializing event at a Karaoke joint which a lot of things happen, probably a few drinks and a more relaxed, dare I say fun attitude, in a typical Japanese immature - naïve sense someone is being themselves who comes from a different family or regional background where more inocent physical contact as normal. As happens when office groups form and collusion leads to zelouse intentions and deluded perceptions. Soon a an innocent pat on the back will be considered immoral or abuse. Sad world.

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Posted in: Ground-breaking ceremony held at Moomin theme park site in Saitama See in context

I am sceptical of its success, not well known identity, proximity, declining young population etc. Good luck anyway.

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Posted in: Gov't panel proposes limits on driver's license for elderly See in context

Ron BarnesJune 30  08:41 pm JST

This should be automatic world wide in Australia you need a doctors certificate and a review driving test yearly then every 6 months

Australia is after 85 every 12 months. http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/renew-my-drivers-licence-seniors-85-plus.asp

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Posted in: Lecture by Japanese psychiatrist Kayama canceled due to threats See in context

I get anoyed with JT writers that dont give complete information, the basic rules of jornalism dont seem to apply. In this case What is the issue, How has this come about for example. If some one could give me the background I would much appreciate it.

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Posted in: Japan's head soccer coach gets yellow card over traffic accident See in context

Taxi drivers are the worst, they act like they own the road, pull out infront of other cars and stop suddenly in stupid places.

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Posted in: Decades later, Yoko Ono to be credited on 'Imagine' See in context

Yoko and the words talent or art dont belong together.

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Posted in: N Korea fires what appeared to be land-to-ship missiles See in context

If we keep doing the same thing we should expect the same result, said some one. Sanctions & condemnation have become blunt from over use. At least they responsible enough to wait until the exercises were over.

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Posted in: APA hotels won't remove books that deny Nanjing Massacre during Olympics See in context

The cost of a body gard would be a tax deduction on any income from the books etc. Pity the government -tax payers are ultimately paying for this.

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Posted in: Health ministry abandons complete smoking ban in restaurants See in context

The JP gov makes too much money from smoking, tax from tobaco and restaurants, profit from JT, early deaths - less pension payments.

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