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Posted in: Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open, citing mental health issues See in context

It disgusts me to see all these heartless comments. Noami enjoyed playing tennis and discovered/developed her talent. She has social anxiety and got really anxious at press conferences. She probably tried her best to manage along the way but at times it still got over her head. Do you know what it is like for someone who suffers social anxiety? Can we be decent human beings and be empathetic with her instead of stoning her? What's the BS about she signed up to do press conferences as part of her job? Did she have a choice? She loves playing tennis, so should her try to overcome her social anxiety or give up her dream of becoming a top tennis player? What kind of morons would not try to support her? Simply imagine your daughter in her shoes. Would you still make the same criticisms?

I apologize if i had gone overboard. I almost feel her pain since my daughter has similar mental issue. It's hard to imagine the hell they had to go through trying to put up a brave facade every day. The least we can do is to be empathetic and supportive.

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Posted in: Japan, Singapore, Germany and South Korea retain top spots in Henley Passport Index See in context

It also reflects the fact that Japanese normally doesn't stay on illegally after end of their terms of stays. Lack of language mastery, adventurous mindset, and resourcefulness to survive in a foreign land, together with safety and stability to live in own country anyway?

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Posted in: Trump seeks 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for wall; summit with Mexican leader falls through See in context

It doesn't mean Mexican goods will cut profit by 20%? How does Mexico pay for the wall? The U.S. consumers do.

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Posted in: Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights leader; protests begin across U.S. See in context

@donkusaiJ Rep John Lewis should keep quiet and not share his view while Mr. Trump #notmypresident can spread fake news and information? The system does not break down precisely because of the check-and-balance and people's right NOT to be silenced. People can judged for themselves who to believe. If the presidency is so insecure and venerable (cannot withstand any criticism) then something is terribly wrong. President Obama, and all presidents before him, are subject to the same scrutiny and attacks from opposing views. What kind of democracy is it to ask people to shut up and rally behind the government regardless of its legitimacy or behavior?

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Posted in: S Korean court finds swimmer Tomita guilty of stealing camera See in context

@M3M3M3 @Moonraker The motive could be greed (and the kick on being able to get away from being caught?). A wealthy celebrity shoplift not because he/she can't afford the item. He/she wants it but doesn't want to pay for it? The excitement of living on the edge? Who knows. But the premise that if someone can afford the item they won't steal it is just not true. Maybe they won't if they think and weight carefully. In that split moment, greed, foolishness, and lack of a sense of decency took over.

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Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation See in context

Raven Bo xyberc - If that's the case, people japan can sue for private property in china, manchu,korea.

Yes, they can. And it would be dealt with according to their respective court systems - in China, in Japan, and in any country. That is the pretense, of course. But who says it is not ugly?

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Posted in: 146 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine See in context


I think you mean objective

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Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation See in context

bfg4987 A company is perpetual. So - yes you can, when it is a company. The verdict and seizure can happen under a western court, unless the case passes the statue of limitations. Of course we are not naive enough to believe the Chinese and Japanese courts (and enforcements) are not biased and not being instruments of the respective governments.

It was a civil suit, therefore China claimed the 1972 joint communique does not matter.

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Posted in: Poulter calls Matsuyama idiot for damaging green See in context

It takes a few seconds to twit while finding Matsuyama to speak to him takes more efforts. It's an electronic world. Some people are now used to twit almost everything on their minds.

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Posted in: In U.S., is it rude to ask guests to remove shoes? See in context

It is customary for the host to provide guest slippers in Japan. However, it is not the norm in the U.S. (I think) so guests may feel disgusted to have to walk around barefoot or in their socks.

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Posted in: Coast guard arrests Chinese crew member over fatal collision See in context

For a change, I suggest Japan make the prosecution process transparent. Present objective evidences and show the confession video in court so the Chinese side cannot dispute without making themselves look ridiculous.

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Posted in: China, S Korea criticize Hashimoto over comfort women comments See in context


I think Hashimoto should send his mother, wife, and daughter to offer "comfort" to the American solders in Okinawa "to reduce the incidence of sexual crimes" by American soldiers there. "You want to give these emotionally charged soldiers a rest somewhere, it’s clear that you need a comfort women system" - well said, Hashimoto-kun.

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Posted in: Chinese frigate locked radar on Japanese navy vessel See in context

The reality is ... it is an act of war when a weaker country locks its targeting radars on a stronger country's vessels, but not the other way round.

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Posted in: Abe vows to defend disputed islands from China See in context

How else can he be able to stir up sentiments for changing the constitution? Suits his purpose.

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Posted in: Gov't to inspect 5,500 Schindler elevators after fatal accident See in context

The fact that 1 Schindler elevator malfunction and got someone killed, does it mean "4,499 other Schindler elevators had been working without error"? What kind of logic?

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Posted in: Japanese cars take top seven spots in latest Consumer Reports survey See in context

But you don't buy a Ferrari or Lamborghini for reliability, do you?

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Posted in: TEPCO to cement 73,000 sq meters of seabed off Fukushima See in context

They found usage for the radioactive crushed stones after all.


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Posted in: Lee urges compensation for sex slaves; Noda says issue is settled See in context

Why don't the SK returns the money in today's value and the Japanese government split the payments - directly to the comfort woman victims and then the rest back to the SK government for other compensations? Is that not the right thing to do if the SK cannot sort it out among themselves?

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Posted in: If you found a bag with a huge amount of cash, say 10 million yen, would you hand it in to the authorities or keep it? See in context

I would hand it in. Could not respect myself otherwise. But if it is a Billion, ........ it would be painful.

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Posted in: More than 100 lawmakers oppose Japan's participation in TPP See in context


As long as the food is properly labelled, what's wrong with that? Should Japan block all imports in order to protect jobs? Let the consumer choose. If someone else can provide a quality product at a low price, isn't that wonderful? Why harm the majority for the few? The consumers are robbed of their choices to subsidize for the farmers. Is that the right way?

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Posted in: Fukushima rice given all-clear after radiation tests See in context

Send the rice to the politicians, top bureaucrats, and TEPCO executives. We can kill two birds with one stone.

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Posted in: Nozomi Sasaki voted 33rd most beautiful face in the world See in context

Korean girl ahead of Japanese girl again. I concur.

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Posted in: Japan bribed small nations with cash, call girls to get whaling vote: Sunday Times See in context

Are the call girls Japanese?

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Posted in: Tokyo population tops 13 million for first time See in context

Yeah, it is amazingly clean and orderly for such a big city, isn't it?

Shouldn't increasing population gives a boost to real estate prices in Tokyo (at some point), or are there just unending supplies?

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Posted in: Dad who tried to take kids from Japan sues Tennessee judge See in context

Unless ex is abusive to the child(ren), I despise people who strip ex of visitation right. That is abhorrently selfish, period. Don't people have the decency to feel for others? You cannot make it as couple shouldn't translate into getting at each other's throat at every opportunity.

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Posted in: China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan See in context

Is Cuba threatening to invade the U.S.? So you don't think the U.S. will be upset if someone send "defensive" weapons to Cuba? And why then, even when the U.S. and Cuba have no intention of invading one another?

China's reaction is not so hard to understand if one steps out of the U.S.-centric perspective and look at matters from other countries' viewpoints, be it a communist country or otherwise. All I am saying is that China's reaction is sensible and not over-reaction. Any other country in similar situation will posture in similar ways. It was but the only way for China (or any other country in similar situation) to respond.

I don't think you can compare that realtionship to China and Taiwan, since there is alot of trade and economic ties between China and Taiwan, with the former "claiming" the latter and threatening it with invasion. The US doesn't have much of an economic relationship with Cuba and certainly isn't claiming it or threatening to invade it.

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Posted in: China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan See in context

To be fair, how would U.S. response if China sells "defensive" arms to Cuba? Sure - U.S. is a righteous country and hence should not be subject to the barbaric act of encirclement.

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Posted in: 110 windows smashed at elementary school in Chiba See in context

or check whether it is connected to the window supplier.

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Posted in: Why do you think successive Japanese governments have refused to sign the 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, which seeks to ensure that the rights of access of both parents are pr See in context

One in 20 kids in Japan is now born to a foreigner parent.

Is this true, tmarie? Would you please identify your source? Thx.

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