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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine on World War II surrender anniversary See in context

It all boils down to this: should the top person in government pay his respects to the people killed in WW2? The answer is a resounding yes. and there is a place its called Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery it actually hold remains of soldiers and civilians who have died in wars, The emperor and his family go there and steer clear of Yasukuni Shrine, even Abe has gone there but still Abe send his offering and sends his buddies and wife in his place to appease their right wing base to snub China and Korea its as simple as that.

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Posted in: Two U.S. Ospreys make emergency landings in Japan See in context

These two Ospreys landed due to a malfunction and thus they were emergency landings.

as compared to the numerous helicopter crashes in Japan over the last few years, resulting in multiple deaths yet we still haven't banned helicopters in Japan yet!?

Due to the growing population of Okinawa more space is needed for the civilians.

and this is why a new base is being built in Nago with new land being built to house the base. Futenma will free up a huge amount of space for the people of Okinawa.

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine on World War II surrender anniversary See in context

But who is a war criminal? Only those who were tried and convicted?

there may have been more but unfortunately you cant catch everybody, victors get to dictate who is and isnt a war criminal has been this way since people have fought wars.

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine on World War II surrender anniversary See in context

there are no war criminals enshrined there.

ah wrong again. the whole debacle was instigated by the head priest political ideology to enshrine class A war criminals to discredit the Tokyo trials.

A Head Priest’s Ideological Agenda

The impasse continued until Tsukuba’s sudden death in March 1978. Matsudaira Nagayoshi (1915–2005) was installed as head priest in July that year.

It is worth going over Matsudaira Nagayoshi’s background. His grandfather, Matsudaira Yoshinaga (1828–90), was the feudal lord of the Fukui domain. In the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate, Yoshinaga called for a merger of the shogunate and the imperial court. After the shogunate fell, he was granted a position inside the new Meiji government. Matsudaira’s father, Yoshitami (1882–1948), was the last minister of the Imperial Household. Matsudaira himself was a lieutenant commander in the Imperial Navy during World War II and an officer in the Self-Defense Forces after World War II. His father-in-law, Daigo Tadashige, was a vice admiral in the Imperial Navy. He was tried by the Dutch after the war, convicted of Class B and C war crimes, and executed by rifle shot. He is listed among the war dead honored at Yasukuni Shrine.*(6)**

Matsudaira unequivocally rejected the verdict of the tribunal and argued that the Tokyo Trials had produced a distorted view of history that cast Japan as the sole villain. He was determined from the outset to enshrine Japan’s Class A war criminals at Yasukuni. This was part of an ideological crusade to discredit the Tokyo Trials. Once appointed, he moved quickly. In a secret ceremony on October 17, 1978—just three months after becoming head priest—he enshrined all 14, including Matsuoka and Nagano.*(7)**

When the story broke in April the following year, the public reaction was relatively muted. But controversy erupted with a vengeance six years later, when Prime Minister Nakasone Yasuhiro became the first postwar prime minister to pay homage at the shrine in an official capacity. When Nakasone and his cabinet visited Yasukuni on August 15, 1985 to mark the fortieth anniversary of the end of World War II, the visit unleashed a storm of criticism from Japan’s Asian neighbors. The next year Nakasone agreed not to visit the shrine in deference to the views of Chinese leader Hu Yaobang. From that time on, visits by cabinet officials to Yasukuni Shrine have been a hot-button issue, drawing intense criticism from abroad and stymying diplomatic progress between Japan and its neighbors.

The ultimate source of this ongoing conflict was the enshrinement of Class A war criminals in 1978. And the enshrinement of this group cannot be attributed simply to religious or filial impulses. In fact, it was a blatantly ideological and political act driven by an urge to justify and legitimize a highly controversial chapter in Japanese history.

https://www.nippon.com/en/in-depth/a02404/

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Posted in: Trump's trade beef with China may backfire on meat See in context

It's not socialist either.

dude getting off topic a bit the whole point of the article was to show that China has a choice on where it gets it agriculture products and they're now moving to other cheaper countries to get those products. Too many Americans seem to think China can only buy from them, reality is very different.

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Posted in: Trump's trade beef with China may backfire on meat See in context

China is not Communist.

socialist / communist, now where just knit picking,

bit like saying Trumps tan is fake but he uses all natural ingredients to make that tan. fact is Chinas ruling party has far stronger political future than Trump. If XI goes hell just be replaced with another head off the same body.

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Posted in: Trump's trade beef with China may backfire on meat See in context

I believe he does still need reelection, he just removed the limitation on the number of terms a president can serve. well you know in a communist country with lots of corruption many of those in government it pretty easy to keep the party in line when reelection comes around, in America politics you get out of line you may or may not get reelected, in China you go prison. So my statement still stands XI political future look far more solid than Trumps.

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Posted in: Trump's trade beef with China may backfire on meat See in context

but make no mistake regardless of whether Xi gets re-elected or not that is not helping the people of China as well and the last thing China wants is unrest in that country. Hold the line!

Xi doesn't need reelection ever hes now President for life. I warrant a guess voter uprising will effect Trump long before any Chinese one, China has the option for military intervention if it come down to it and no its not a good thing but it gives Chinese government a far better survival rate than Trump. Flanking maneuver is when GM and American companies are targeted in China, growth will implode for them, while Chinese Japanese EU firms will take up the lost business, can see it already with Chinese tariffs on US pork. Europe, Australia and South America thanks you Mr Trump.

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Posted in: Trump allies, security experts alarmed by Omarosa recordings See in context

in this day and age you need another type of evil to combat evil

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Posted in: Trump backs boycott of Harley Davidson in steel tariff dispute See in context

No other bikes like the Harley - made to be customized by the owner to be personal

made in Thailand

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Posted in: Trump's trade beef with China may backfire on meat See in context

What unemployed, America has the lowest unemployment in many years. Thank you President Trump.

yeah give it another two years well see how all those red states farmers feel about it then. President Xi well he doesnt need reelection and bring in the military if there is any dissent. China hasnt even started to target AMerican factories in China, GM sales will take a huge hit if that happens

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Posted in: Trump's trade beef with China may backfire on meat See in context

In China, factories closing, unemployment. 20million jobs lost 10yrs ago, China didnt even flinch , 20million added to 500million in poverty is a drop in the bucket. well see how those red states fair when those jobs start going, its already started. Unemployed dont like voting for the POTUS currently in the white house

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Posted in: Trump's trade beef with China may backfire on meat See in context

Meh. bothered. Let them eat soy. Oh wait.......

ironically the majority of that soy your referring too is fed to Chinas pigs. LOL

looks like Brazil and Argentinian soy will be on China pigs dinner plates soon.

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Posted in: Trump allies, security experts alarmed by Omarosa recordings See in context

Even if she does, there won't be anything damaging to the president, Crazy. dont sound so confident, let wait she may even release them during the mid terms. LOL

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Posted in: Trump allies, security experts alarmed by Omarosa recordings See in context

Trump only hires people who personally commit to him. He prefers people he already knows who have "proven" to be trustworthy in his mind. Trump just want "yes men" & "yes women" their opinions arnt needed.

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Posted in: Relatives commemorate victims on 33rd anniversary of 1985 JAL jet crash See in context

" But none were indicted after Boeing refused to cooperate." What an arrogrance!

there were many mistakes made, one of the survivors remembers hearing cries for help all around her but as the night wore on they fell silent, why because resucue workers thought it was better to wait until first light to resume the search wasting valuable hrs. The crash site was discovered by a US airforce C130 18minutes after the crash they relayed the position to J authorities, US military offered assistance but it was declined.

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Posted in: Trump, at golf club, intent on projecting he's hard at work See in context

Trump is basically a businessman at heart, and playing golf is par for the game. oh please and Trump doesn't play golf at all for pleasure, he owns all those country clubs because he doesn't like golf. Trump plays golf for pleasure far more than Obama ever will, and Trumps taxpayer costs to play his golf far outweigh anything Obama charged, these Trump excuses are getting more creative as the months go by.

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Posted in: Okinawa rally mourns governor, opposes U.S. base relocation See in context

compared to the seating capacity of the Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha 30,000 people, so basically more than twice the stadums capacity was in the park, and where is all these surround street for all these illegally parked cars!? I BS detector meter is beeping like crazy.

https://www.google.co.jp/maps/place/Onoyama+Park/@26.2034644,127.6744823,586m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m8!1m2!2m1!1zb2tpbmF3YSBzdGFkaXVt5aWl5q2m5bGx5YWs5ZyS!3m4!1s0x0:0x9a3fa546b3af422f!8m2!3d26.2035948!4d127.6748121

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Posted in: Okinawa rally mourns governor, opposes U.S. base relocation See in context

so Nago voted in a pro base mayor yet the so called rest of Okinawa want the US out, isnt that Okinawa Government inflicting its will on the people of Nago!? If people say this is totally acceptable then so is Tokyos legal control over Okinawa in matters of the US military in Okinawa

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Posted in: Trump, at golf club, intent on projecting he's hard at work See in context

I just think even fake news has degrees of decency.

ah yeah that would be great in a perfect world but unfortunately , if you dress up, decorate, perfume, remold, camouflage a turd, underneath its still a turd.

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Posted in: Trump, at golf club, intent on projecting he's hard at work See in context

Heck no, that would put Trump in a good light! We need to focus on negativity!

dude that politics, same the world over, when youve got car load of positives but a bus load of negatives it makes it very difficult to see the car from behind the bus. The irony is Trump is the one that makes it easy for the opposition to focus on the negatives. fake realities, constant lies doesn't help his cause either.

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Posted in: Melania Trump's parents get U.S. citizenship under program slammed by Trump See in context

So what do liberals think about all the crimes committed and taxpayer money used to support illegal immigrants?

probably the same as the millions of American citizens incarcerated in American prisons every year estimated to cost over $180 billion annually, thats a lot of border walls right there. America has the highest incarceration rate by far of any democratic country on earth. Americas crime problem isnt from Mexicans its from its own people.

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/money.html

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Posted in: Melania Trump's parents get U.S. citizenship under program slammed by Trump See in context

You couldn't script this farce. Every day brings a new low.

its fine, the economy, the unemployment, Obama would be worse, Hillary and those emails repeat again come next scandal.

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Posted in: Travelers flood train stations, clog roads in holiday exodus See in context

first of all, telling them to stagger holidays will not work. Just like telling Westerners to celebrate Christmas a week early, they wont.

nobody is expecting that, but for the J gov to make it compulsory and punishable for employers to make employees take all their annual leave and for them to be able to take it when they like, employers must compensate by hiring extra staff to compensate for when other employees take holidays, power harassment of staff to make them feel guilty for taking such leave should also be severely punished. This wont stop the holiday hordes but itll be a big start.

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Posted in: Travelers flood train stations, clog roads in holiday exodus See in context

Because they know that within 24 hours or so they'll be where they want to be for at least a few precious days. and a week after abon Ill be going somewhere with the family for a few precious days and the hotel is only half full no zombie horde required.

 If a significant number of people did as you did, the prices wouldn't be as low and the trains/expressways wouldn't be as uncrowded. so two weeks a year everybody wants to go to the same place , spread that out over 52 weeks, believe me prices would never rise anywhere near what they charge now for peak season, flexible holidays give the power back to the traveling consumer as airlines / hotels cant charge premium prices all year round.

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Posted in: Travelers flood train stations, clog roads in holiday exodus See in context

No traffic jam around here, just noisy bloody jet skis.

ah sorry to hear that, if its any consolation the only noise I have to put up with is the kids making a racket in the pool and the steak sizzling on the BBQ. lol

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Posted in: Trump, at golf club, intent on projecting he's hard at work See in context

how about a story on the economic, stock, crime and job numbers?

well you know corruption, misogyny, perpetual lying and hypocrisy, discrimination or minors, immigrants and Muslims are far more newsworthy. I suppose if POTUS would stop committing these exact same acts then the media would probably start reporting on the economy , unemployment, crime. etc.

I wonder if Trump will site down with Mueller or Trumps refusal will drag the investigation out through the mid terms . Most likely Trump will let Trump Jr take the fall lol

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Posted in: Travelers flood train stations, clog roads in holiday exodus See in context

Traffic backed up for 57 kilometers

this is the part I just cant comprehend, why would anybody want to torture themselves joining that zombie horde. Yes I could understand if there was a death or family emergency, natural disaster, but serious going on holidays!?

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Posted in: Travelers flood train stations, clog roads in holiday exodus See in context

Business smart is to stagger breaks and holidays. Increase paid **vacation allowance, 22 days plus public holidays, for flexible rostering. **

trying to break the cultural mindset is like trying to crack granite, common sense, flexibility isnt in the equation

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Posted in: South Carolina TV maker laying off most workers, blaming Trump tariffs See in context

You're practically salivating for a recession like 2008 before 2020, aren't you? Dream on.

they thought that leading up to the GFC possible but not likely. too many people think a good economy is going to wash away all the other crap and corruption that Trumps been exposed, and the economy alone will get him over the line. Dream on. mid terms come first if Dems gain control then Trumps basically a lame duck until 2020

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