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Posted in: Olympic test events offer chance to assess impact of extreme heat See in context

Not all people need to be told what to do and think all of the time.....Japan.

Sure they do! It's JAPAN for cripes sake! (lol!)

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Posted in: Trump faces limits of go-it-alone stance at G7 summit See in context

Love the picture, even his wife looks like she doesnt understand the man she married!

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Posted in: Olympic test events offer chance to assess impact of extreme heat See in context

How much more condescending can the committee get? I mean really now, do they think that the athletes and people who come here to participate or watch the Olympics are NOT going to be aware of the weather?

I want to slap whomever came up with that one, upside their head!

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Posted in: U.S. Marines chief acknowledges worries on Japan-S Korean ties See in context

Someone needs to understand the structure of the US military and not get stuck on semantics!

The Marine Corp was independent, became part of the Navy, came close to, not really but there was talk about it, being eliminated, following WWII, became it's "own" branch of the armed services, again, BUT works in close cooperation with the Department of the Navy.

Some would call, from the MC side of course, that the Navy is the MC's taxi-drivers and medical corp. (Joke)

But they work together, closer than other services, BECAUSE of their missions and history. The ONLY person questioning the legality of their being here in Okinawa, bases their opinions upon emotions.

No one, and I mean no one of any importance or with any authority regarding their being here has ever questioned it from the angle that they have taken. Why? because it's nonsensical,

Consider ALL the people who are "protesting" the extension-landfill at Camp Schwab, NO ONE, not Onaga, not Denny, no politicians, no press/media, NONE have ever taken this point up, EVER.

Why you may ask? Because it's nonsense, plain and simple!

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Posted in: U.S. Marines chief acknowledges worries on Japan-S Korean ties See in context

At any rate, these branches are genuine military bodies. Departments of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, on the other hand, are not. These departments are administrative bodies headed by civilian secretaries, who are supposed to exercise "civilian control" over the military services under their jurisdiction.

This is a total evasion and obfuscation of the subject, not to mention off topic as well.Now the things you write here are just making off the wall comments to argue for arguments sake nothing more nothing less!

The Departments of the services of the military branches of the military are run by civilian heads, just like the Japanese Defense Ministry is officially "run" by PM Abe, a civilian.

The President of the United States is the Commander in Chief of the US armed services, he is, a civilian too!

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Posted in: U.S. Marines chief acknowledges worries on Japan-S Korean ties See in context

All this discussion about whether or not the MC is a part of the Navy or not, is purely an academic discussion for people who dont know about the US military and it's command structure. Pointing out facts, not opinions, will not get anyone anywhere with someone who does not want to accept anything other than their own opinion, in other words a troll. It's impossible to have an intelligent discussion because they cant accept anything that is against what they THINK they know, even when, excuse me, especially when it's wrong.

Only those ignorant would try to make a claim that the security treaty with Japan doesnt include the MC and is "illegal" thus there being here in Okinawa is whatever....That opinion, is born from and comes from ignorance and deep inbred hatred for the MC. When emotions come into play, particularly for some who owe their very existence to said country they hate so much is mind boggling to say the least.

Your talking about Tori Station, that tiny little camp near Hansen?

FYI Torii Station is no where near Camp Hansen, it's in Yomitan, on the "other" side of the island, closer to Kadena AFB than any other installation!

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Posted in: Trump's message to G7 leaders this weekend: Be more like U.S. See in context

Oh god, please NO! Just no....

But then I have faith in the rest of the world not to listen!

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Posted in: S Korea terminates Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute See in context

Trade dispute is one thing, but this is taking things to a level that really sets back relations to a point not seen in recent history.

The recent talks aimed at cooling things down were just a show by SK.

America needs to step in here now, sit these two down, and get things settled!

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Posted in: What's your stance on the political tug-of-war going on between the Okinawan government and the central government over the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps air base at Futenma to Henoko? See in context

I say let the Okinawans decide

I have asked this question countless numbers of times, how do you differentiate between "Okinawan's" and "Japanese" when it comes to making a statement like this?

"Okinawan's" are Japanese citizens, so in effect ALL Japanese should rightfully have a say in this issue!

If you decide to only allow "ethnic" Okinawan's decide, you are being racist against everyone else, who isn't ethnic Okinawan!

So? Who decides?

Like all the politicians here have been trying to say all along, it's an "ALL Japan" problem, so, let ALL Japan decide. Hold a national referendum on the issue. Wont happen, but it's what should be done, and not just about Okinawa, but ALL US bases in Japan!

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Posted in: What's your stance on the political tug-of-war going on between the Okinawan government and the central government over the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps air base at Futenma to Henoko? See in context

I doubt it. The US is here to serve its own interests, not Japan's and certainly not Okinawa's.

Really now? When did Okinawa become an independent country? There are US military bases throughout Japan and after Futenma is closed, and Camp Schwab's extension is completed, the US military foot print on Okinawa will become significantly smaller.

Want the US military gone, all Japan has to do is ask

Same thing happened in the Philippines, these bases are leased by agreement with the US so, if Japan wants them gone they could very well ask the US to leave. It's not like there is any precedent being made.

The protests snowballed when Futenma landowners teamed with communist activists to delay the Henoko relocation.

The Futenma landowners for the overwhelming majority have been silent on the issue, even the current mayor of Ginowan, (host of Futenma) was elected because he wants the base out of his city. Lost in all the noise is the people of Ginowan, everyone talks about Camp Schwab's landfill, but conveniently forget that a generation has gone by while waiting for SOMETHING to happen!

Once the construction finally started, THEN the protesters and local politicians started complaining, they waited because they wanted more handouts, more money, and expected someone else to deal with the problem, and when it happened (finally) they started crying!

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Posted in: What's your stance on the political tug-of-war going on between the Okinawan government and the central government over the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps air base at Futenma to Henoko? See in context

My friend lives down there and it seems pretty peaceful. I guess their is a small but vocal group of professional agitators.

Yeah for the most part this is true, as protesters are paid per diem, But there haven't been any protests for months now, outside of those who go up to Henoko for their PT job!

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Posted in: Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing 'strong economy' See in context

There should be a moratorium on covering anything he says or tweets! 100% of the time he either walks it back, or doubles down and exacerbates his original error or lie.

There I fixed it for ya! lol!

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Posted in: Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing 'strong economy' See in context

Trump talks out of his butt so often that even HE doesnt know what he is talking about.

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Posted in: N Korea dismisses nuclear talks if U.S. 'hostile military moves' continue See in context

Heck NK has been saying this for years. Trump is naive to think that his BBF is going to bend over for him just because that had some talks together!

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Posted in: Trial of actor Hirofumi Arai on sexual assault charge to start Sept 2 See in context

While I hope she will find justice if he is guilty, the truth is, I just don't see this trial going in her favor given the history of Japan with such cases and especially where it concerns women in certain professions.

"If" he is guilty?

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Posted in: Over 3 mil freelancers in Japan amid rise of flexible working styles See in context

Another point companies in Japan are preferring the independent contract strategy is that Japan's labour laws do not allow companies to arbitrary cancel the employment contracts of regular employees.

"Regular" employees are not on contracts here! People on "contracts" are contracted, and these companies using independent contractors are doing the same thing as with their "regular" employees.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea agree on need for dialogue to repair frayed ties See in context

North Korea's missile testing and reports of potentially having miniaturized nukes are a few reasons, in my opinion, that will push SK and Japan back to the table and keep them talking.

I think Moon has been butt hurt by all these tests that NK is doing, because he envisioned himself as being the man that would reunite the country, and at the time, things looked bright, but hell it's NK and Kim right?

Japan and SK are better served as being friends, and hopefully the issues between them can be CALMLY worked out!

This is hurting the economy down here, as weekly flights between SK and Okinawa have been cut in half over the course of the last month, 76 to 36, and that hurts more than just the airlines, but hotels and everyone else connected to the tourism industry! (A nudge to those folks that think "tourism" is the way to go for Okinawa, but it gets hurt when crap like this happens, and people here gotta eat too!)

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Posted in: Tokyo to get more ambulances to deal with heat during 2020 Olympics See in context

"We cannot let it happen that we're not able to catch up with the transfer (demand). We want to prepare an environment under which foreigners can stay without fear," a senior official of the fire department said.

You and the rest of the country have a long way to go! Just having more ambulances is not going to do a hell of a lot when you wont be able to actually GET the the people in need fast enough, due to traffic jams that are expected, along with roads blocked off for use by the Olympics only.

Not to mention actually finding a hospital that will take the patients, particularly at night!

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Posted in: Seizures of ivory smuggled from Japan increase in China See in context

Just another example of Japan thumbing it's nose to the world!

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Posted in: Trial of actor Hirofumi Arai on sexual assault charge to start Sept 2 See in context

Arai claims he was intoxicated at the time the assault took place. After his arrest, his management agency fired him. The release of his latest film, ”Zenaku no Kuzu,” was also canceled.

So, the trial is going to be a formality, and now we will see just how much time he will get!

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Posted in: Japanese report says N Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads: paper See in context

This is not a pleasant thought for peace in the region, nor the world! NK is not like any other nuclear weapons capable country on the planet and is not worried about the effects of what would happen to IT if they chose to use one of these weapons.

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Posted in: Paralympics chief says Tokyo hotels 'biggest concern' See in context

The change in legislation will be a positive legacy from the Games and Parsons hoped the competition would also promote a change in attitude.

Hope all you want, this is Japan, and things are not going to change, unless the hotels can get public funding to make the necessary upgrades, otherwise forget it.

Everyone will pay lip service to the needs, until the games are over!

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Posted in: Record 832 foreigners in Japan lose residency status in 2018 See in context

A child of a national Japanese may have his/her Japanese parent lost/dead with only the foreigner remaining.

Read what you wrote! A child of a "Japanese" national! Means that they are Japanese citizens! A child HAS dual citizenship here until they become of age! That is the LAW!

CHILDREN who are Japanese have NO VISA STATUS!

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Posted in: Emperor Hirohito stopped by PM Yoshida from expressing remorse over war, documents show See in context

This was a different time, almost a century ago. Do I think he "regretted" his actions during World War 2? No. In the years following, yes.

Some would say that the only regrets he and others than ran the war had is that they lost! If Japan had won the war, there would be none!

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Posted in: Mountain hikers warned to protect themselves amid spate of strandings See in context

You seem to have confused bills issued with funds received. Also I don't think they are billed the full cost, and even if they were, there is no way many could ever pay it.

You seem to be confused with reality. Read the following link!

https://ridgelineimages.com/musings/hiking-in-japan-why-insurance-matters/

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Posted in: Emperor Hirohito stopped by PM Yoshida from expressing remorse over war, documents show See in context

And if you are Okinawan or know any war history, you’d know that Okinawan’s were happy enough when the great news about Pearl Harbor was announced.

i understand how much the Okinawans suffered, but they weren’t against the war while Japan was winning.

Tell that to my relatives here who had family members tortured for speaking their own language and others that got killed by the IJA as spies because of it as well.

And the one's who were on the "side" of the IJA and actually survived paid the price for it after the war.

From what I understand, the Emperor wasn’t welcome by the Okinawans. It wasn’t that he refused to go there.

Dont play with words here either, "It wasn't that he refused"? What a bunch of BS, he NEVER even tried to come! And as I noted, hell no he wasnt welcome, and neither was his son either, but HE came anyway!

Okinawa is the ONLY prefecture in Japan that Hirohito never visited as Emperor, he did step on land here once when he was the Crown Prince on his way back from a visit to Taiwan, but otherwise never afterwards.

Stop with being apologetic for his actions, Japan very well could have better been served TODAY, looking back at it, IF he had been charged and tried as a war criminal along with Tojo! But that's all moot!

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Posted in: Mountain hikers warned to protect themselves amid spate of strandings See in context

Those idiots cost us a lot of money. 

Actually those "idiots" who need to call in for rescue services are billed for the hours put in to come and get them. This only occurs with regards to rescues in the mountains.

If you are at sea and have an emergency the coast guard will come and assist for free, so water rescues cost "us" a lot of money, not the one's in the mountains!

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Posted in: Record 832 foreigners in Japan lose residency status in 2018 See in context

There were 80 cases in which the spouse or child of Japanese nationals were deprived of their family member visas, including those who had received them through fake marriages.

Another thing, not written here directly, but "assumed", is that these "children" of a Japanese national are presumed to have one parent that is not a Japanese citizen, as there is no way any other "children" of Japanese "nationals" would lose their visa, because they dont have one!

Why would a child of a Japanese national need a visa in the first place? They are Japanese. Unless of course they made the choice to NOT take their Japanese citizenship, thus living here as a foreigner and NOT as a Japanese citizen, making them the same as any other foreigner in country, having to follow the immigration laws and having a residence status.

Which also means that the paragraph here is seriously LACKING in pertinent information,

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Posted in: Mother of road-rage victim calls for harsher penalties See in context

Last December, the court sentenced Ishibashi to an 18-year prison term. He has appealed to a high court.

So 9 years is the value of the life of a mother or father with small children here?!?!

In my opinion, these road rage incidents are premeditated by nature as like the recent case, they go on for more than just a minute or two, and there is plenty of time for people to take a deep breath and think about their actions. It's not a spur of the moment kind of thing.

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Posted in: Record 832 foreigners in Japan lose residency status in 2018 See in context

There were 80 cases in which the spouse or child of Japanese nationals were deprived of their family member visas, including those who had received them through fake marriages.

Outside of the fake marriages, divorces between spouses, thus possibly losing the "spouse" visa, those I understand, but yet I am curious to know more details on how the children of Japanese nationals had their visas taken away.

Excuse me "deprived", different than "taken away" or "stripped", as deprived to me at least, means that their applications were rejected.

How and why, I would like to know!

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