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Posted in: Amid plague of U.S. mass shootings, 'heroes' emerge See in context

but I do think we should build more mental facilities and NOT allow people that are more prone to have mental illnesses.

many of the gunmen over the years had no record of menatl illness when the obtained their gun licences, then one day they cracked and did what they did. What are they going to do , do mental health checks on every gun owner monthly, every person has a tipping point it virtually impossible to predict who'll be next.

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Posted in: China says it will retaliate if Trump raises tariffs See in context

whose business made ZERO money for more than a decade

actually lost about $1 billion, so much for a master negotiator. the only think Trump was good at was keeping his personal bank account growing while his companies folded around him.

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Posted in: Amid plague of U.S. mass shootings, 'heroes' emerge See in context

president said lives could have been saved if concert attendees at the Bataclan theater in Paris were armed during a 2015 jihadist attack that killed 90 people.

what about Las Vegas , where 50 plus people were killed by a fully automtic weapon. armed police couldnt even see where he was let alone shot back before he killed so many.

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Posted in: China says it will retaliate if Trump raises tariffs See in context

If they retaliate against the US, where will China get all the chicken feet they serve in their restaurants?

Brazil one of the biggest exporter of Chicken in the world

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Posted in: China says it will retaliate if Trump raises tariffs See in context

Yeah, let's see what China will do. "Retaliate" with what?

targeting AMerican companies doing business / manufacturing in China, which there are many, GM sells more vehicle in China than in America, Boeing planes dumped in favour of Airbus just to name two. America should be very careful getting their companies excluded from the Chinese market, itll be the largest consumer market in the world within the next 10~15yr. Ironically itll benifit other countries businesses in China as they take up the hole left when American companies are shut out.

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Posted in: Japan's labor shortage eats away at back-breaking work culture See in context

What can be done about that, I wonder?

if the government mandated what is done in government jobs to all private enterprise jobs in Japan this would solve a lot of problems.

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Posted in: Japan's labor shortage eats away at back-breaking work culture See in context

My Japanese brother inlaw is lucky in that he has a cushy government job with all the conditions attached, and cant be fired unless he actaully breaks some laws or refuses to do his job (which he does)

but he is also very head strong, he takes all his vacations every year, takes them when he wants, and even took all his wife's maternity leave as a husband, which are all perfectly legal under the local government which he works. After returning from his last maternity leave he was confronted by a fellow worker who demanded he apologise for taking long leave making them do extra work as a result, He angrily replied, if you or anybody else dont have the sense to take what conditions are given to you under the law then your the problem, not me, if management wont hire an extra workers to take up the slack for vacationing staff then youll need to complain to them. Never heard a word from that guy again. There was also a mandated pay rise recently yet management decided to hold it back , when he confronted management and reminded them thats its illegal to do so under local government laws the pay rise was forthcoming a week later. He now looks at himself and so do some of his co workers as the unofficial union representative, which he really doesn't want. Hes just standing up for himself and the conditions hes entitled too. Hes loved by some hated by others , but he doesnt care because he knows theres nothing they can do about it but snicker behind his back as they dont have the guts to confront him headon about it., firing him isnt an option as they dont have any legal excuse to do so, and to do so would hit them with an ufair dismissal claim. If more Japanese were like him companies would have no excuse but to change their ways. Hes one of a few that are slowly forcing change in this draconian work culture, Man I love that guy

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Posted in: Japan's labor shortage eats away at back-breaking work culture See in context

Long hours spent at work do not equal higher productivity.

This quote should be on posters plastered on all subways and trains here in Japan

that would just stress out the working population more, nobody likes to be told the truth, yet continue to suffer under a system because its what is expected.

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Posted in: Japan's labor shortage eats away at back-breaking work culture See in context

Japanese people do have a reputation for working long hours, but they don’t work hard.

one of the first things I heard when I came to Japan was "Japaense work long hrs but dont work (smart) efficient hrs" I was puzzled at first as it didnt really match what many thought including myself. Within a few years of working I now knew the truth.

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Posted in: Who pays Trump's tariffs: China and other exporters or U.S. customers? See in context

Tariffs will be painful, but that pain will compel people to wean themselves off Chinese products and materials. of course itll be painful, just make US manufacturers cost more expensive pushing prices up and making US exports less competitive. Like many US manufacturers in China Tesla will now manufacturing Teslas in China for the Chinese market as the US manufactured ones considerable more expensive

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Posted in: Gov't to urge hospitals to enhance disaster preparedness See in context

one of the healthcare is the paperwork, mountains of it.

Japan economy is built on paper work, just for example try and get a car registered in Japan( not Kcar) from the police station parking registration, inkan shomei , to the actually roadworthy testing of the vehicle itself takes no less than 8 different pieces of paper and a minimum 3~4 days wait for the parking certificate another half-day to get the vehicle checked, and this is best case scenario if like me you do everything yourself and have your own parking spaces, takes more paperwork if you have to rent a car park. But since ive been in Japan ive owned about 30 different vehicles so Im getting pretty efficient at it , well as efficient as the system lets me.

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Posted in: Gov't to urge hospitals to enhance disaster preparedness See in context

I was amazed that it took an entire room to store them. Many years later those files remain in storage.

unfortuanelty this wont work in Japan becasue wthout all the paperwork theyd have to fire half the workforce as theyd have no job to do.

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Posted in: Man kept mother’s body at home after her death last June See in context

On the other hand maybe he really needed the money so he wouldn't go hungry or homeless. 

well he really needs to get a job, plenty of them around. collecting and spending a deads relatives pension is theft plain and simple, not to mention the morality issue.

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Posted in: Trump, Abe discuss N Korea in phone talks See in context

I am sick and tired of listening to a two year old play the part of President of the United States!

you, me, and the rest of the world

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Posted in: Gov't to urge hospitals to enhance disaster preparedness See in context

start by letting healthcare employees take holidays when they choose, if Japan has a major disaster during a national holiday people will actually start dying waiting for treatment since all the doctors are on vacation

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Posted in: Gov't says N Korean leader mentioned abduction issue in 2nd summit with Trump See in context

So much for all those who said it was a “waste of time” Trump meeting the Chairman.

two sumits ,some demands on a piece of paper, NK still has its nukes, still has its missiles and can still test them, seem like we're at the beginning again, to many that would classify as a “waste of time” Apart from the sumits the only waste of time i can see was Trump's celebratory round of golf and chocolate cake

Not over Japanese territory. 

yet they've shown in the past they have the capability to do that and much further, theyve also nuclear capable weapons, so what's your point. Id say Kim is just showing some constraint, continue to ignore him or make demands with no concrete concessions and ID even predict more missile tests possible even over Japan. Your move Trump, Abe well he really has no say or power as to what happens next.

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Posted in: Rush of travelers returning from Golden Week holiday intensifies See in context

Looking forward to the yearly aerial shots of the 2 lane "express way"? at a complete stop for hours.

when I do have to travel during peak season I make sure Im not going the same way as everybody else. It always fun driving the opposite way on the express way giving the gridlocked commuters a nice wave every couple km. LOL

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Posted in: Japan begins last round of 'research' whaling off Pacific coast See in context

Absolutely brilliantly argued, old man

nothing brillant about it just arrogant bliss. No country has the right to unsustainable fish the worlds oceans with no ramifications. Japan ocean conservation is abysmal at best. Tuna, eel many other fish species either threatened of endangered. Western powers have shown in the past how easily whales can become endangered from over fishing. I agree recalcitrant pride is the right of any countries culture, but not it if effects the worlds ocean resources which isnt solely any countries right to pillage as they please.

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Posted in: North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea See in context

Trump has claimed to stop all North Korean missile launches, so what happened

Simple he lied or failed probably both. Pretty much sums up Trump so nothing new here

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Posted in: North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea See in context

Just as was predicted. This is what you get when you make demands on a piece of paper and offer no concrete concessions in return. What next another sumit . more demands. Maybe we should get moon to do the negotiations probably get somewhere instead of going around in circles

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Posted in: Texas lawmakers want to make clear guns allowed in churches See in context

I know you are too smart to have missed my sarcasm but instead chose to ignore it.

unfortunaelty here on JT one person sarcasm is another persons fact, (thats wasnt being sarcastic by the way)

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Posted in: Texas lawmakers want to make clear guns allowed in churches See in context

Do you really think the person coming into the church to shoot people needs it to be legal that he is carrying a gun? you missed the point.

since the NRA doesnt allow guns into its building but Texas says its fine to take one into a place of worship it would seem gun rights is more important than god. After all the NRA buildings is a safer place to be than in a place of worship

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Posted in: Texas lawmakers want to make clear guns allowed in churches See in context

Yes, have to be careful about the haters that would love to off people in an organization they so despise.

like muslims haters masquerading as worshipers enter a mosque armed, or christian haters masquerading as worshipers enter a church armed

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Posted in: U.S. might opt for quick agricultural trade deal with Japan: Perdue See in context

 Trump is to get a BETTER deal not the same all-comers deal. Fail for Trump on this one.

and why would Japan do that, the other TPP memebers will demand the same , which was the whole point of being in the TPP anyways. more trading power as a group than as single country

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Posted in: Disco's back: Japan grooves to bubble beat for Heisei era sayonara See in context

What eighties tracks suit Japan in 2019?

1980, Turning Japanese https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWWwM2wwMww

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Posted in: Renovated Hiroshima A-bomb museum building opens with new exhibits See in context

Read up on the real history as to why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor (for no reason at all?!)

while your at it read up the real reason why Japan attacked China and most of Asia more than 10yrs before attaching Pearl Harbour, killing millions in the process, that where the real war crimes started.

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Posted in: Renovated Hiroshima A-bomb museum building opens with new exhibits See in context

"It was necessary to end the war soon" which you learned at schools in U.S.

no it was necessary to end the war with as few AMerican and allies lives saved as possible. Unfortunately in war you dont worry about how many of the enemy die. An invasion of the mainland would have been brutal, and the huge loss of life in Okinawa was a small prequel to what a mainland invasion would have been like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWP_qhFnXoc

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Posted in: North Carolina campus shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured; suspect in custody See in context

America was a very different country in 1791, when there was a concern to balance a federal army with state militias.

yep main weapons were single shot muskets and pistol, far cry from the 100s rounds/p/m of todays weapons. Forefathers would have worded the constitution much differently if they could have seen these weapons would inflict on the general public in peacetime.

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Posted in: U.S. might opt for quick agricultural trade deal with Japan: Perdue See in context

Perdue said U.S. farmers should get the same access to Japanese markets as countries that have signed up to the Pacific trade deal,

well if you stayed in the TPP you would have, now your scrambling to play catch up

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Posted in: North Carolina campus shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured; suspect in custody See in context

Not news unless it is a synagogue.

not news because its an almost daily accurance, gun violence is just part of everyday life in the US

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