I am glad the victims here will be compensated, but I also think, in the interest of the public here, the agency should be forced to close, divest itself of all earnings, giving them back to the victims, and disappearing from the public view, forever!
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That supposed not to use to civilian right?
One has to assume that Japanese police see the people that they are charged with protecting as being civilians in the first place.
The manner in which JP's treat people, suspects often shows they dont see them even as human!
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And our tax money goes to paying for these useless meetings! I demand a refund!
If any business ran itself on hopes and dreams they would be bankrupt before opening their doors!
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Right...with a total reliance on nuclear reactors.
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Vietnam and Afghanistan. The jury is still out on what Iraq will be like in the end. Russia lost Afghanistan and Ukraine ain't looking to good for them.
And before you comment you really should learn about US history, there are quite a few more!
And just counting from WW2, Korean War, Viet Nam war, the Bay of Pigs invasion, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
There are others too!
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I'll wager every state in the union requires searching for work in order to receive benefits. And the proof of searching for work is not trivial to generate.
And you would lose that wager! Japanese unemployment benefits are a "group" funded insurance meant to tide people over until they find other gainful employment. If you dont use it, you loose it.
It is also limited as well.
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Once again the BS unemployment statistics report! Japan changed reporting standards following the collapse of the bubble, in the aftermath of the blood letting of the "ristora" generation.
Those unemployed numbers suddenly got better in a blink, because Japan counted anyone who worked one hour or more, as "gainfully" employed, they quit counting those who stopped looking for work, or were not collecting unemployment.
This is a bs report!
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Then there are the quangos like JA. In some prefectures JA has more staff than there are farmers!
Hence you now understand one of Japan's worst secrets. The reason fresh fruits and veggies are so expensive is JA has to take their cut, because they have to pay all that staff!
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Pro-tip: you have to be in wars to win wars and the US has won all but two.
This should be good. Which 2 are you stating the US has "lost"?
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I've always liked Maeda, and he is just one of the many pitchers and ball players, from Japan, that I really would have liked to see play in the MLB much sooner in their careers!
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Many people are saying they are not interested, but wait until it begins and there will be people clamoring for tickets.
Exactly what the organizers are expecting from the lemmings here.
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If such mentality dominates the mind of people in power in Washington, no doubt, Japan is under U.S. occupation still now.
Looser mentality here! Not something experienced on their own either.
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If you don't like it Japan, then next time you start a war with us, DON'T LOSE.
What century are you living in? I mean let's be for real, what was once the reason for having bases in Japan, and other "Losers" from WW2, is totally different today.
The relationships have changed, and so have the circumstances.
Bring your thinking up to date!
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Time for the US military to leave. They've been sponging off Japan for far too long.
You really should look up the meaning of words before using them "sponging" would be more appropriate in regards to what Japan has been doing, thanks to the presence of said US military here.
Without which, Japan would be a totally different country than it is today, and odds are pretty high, you wouldn't be here!
Japan had to spend a pittance on it's defense over the past decades since the war, and thanks to the protective umbrella of the US, able to build itself into what it is, for better or worse, today!
Sure there needs to be adjustments in the relationship, and it's happening all the time.
The world is not so "black and white" and folks need to stop being so naive!
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They have to come up with the money to build the damn thing somehow!
Better to just cancel it, but pride gets in the way!
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it is good to see Princess Mako live happily with her husband in NY.
FYI, she isnt a princess anymore. She is just "Mako-san" nothing more, nothing less. Oh wait Mako Komuro.
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Okay got it, thanks
No problem! Football, American style, is really a minor sport here in Japan.
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Its nearly 2024... Do we still really need a royal family?
You arent Japanese , so why the "we"?
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I understand that the scholarships are still loans that are obligated to pay, but can someone clarify as to what happens to the scholarship after the intended sport has been removed? Are there any consequences?
They are still students of the school. The scholarship is not for the sport, but for the person.
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I feel bad for those kids who came in on a scholar to play American Football. What will they do now? I hope this doesn't effect their ability to find a job. Those recruiters tend to look into these things and start shaming for no reason.
I do believe you have no idea how Japanese universities operate with regards to sports and scholarships. Scholarships here are for the most part, just low interest loans that the students have to pay back, and they dont get any advantages for playing the sports other than possibly getting a pass into the university.
Recruiters arent going to know a thing, unless the person personally decides to add "football" on their resume!
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People are free to express their political opinions but it is important to realize when religion is creeping into politics. It's not far off from having a Taliban style movement in your country.
Thankfully NOT here in Japan.
I didn't downvote you, btw.
Oh I did to you, just because you care!
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An embryo has a capacity for growth, therefore it has life. Termination of an embryo is evil.
A human being is more than its carnal desires. A human being is capable of truly loving another.
I hope you step up and take all these unwanted children into your care, and give them the life and love they deserve. All, not just the one's you like, think are cute, or whatever. Being naive and blind to reality is cute sometimes, but folks have to wake up!
Your sentiments are sweet for a utopian world. We live in reality and that is something totally different.
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Since it's introduction the Osprey has a mishap rate of a little over 3/100,000 flight hours. That's not a bad track at all and a lot better than many more traditional rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft that many of you consider safe without a second thought. If you're decrying the Osprey as overly dangerous and accident prone you don't know what you're talking about.
Shhhh.... you can't tell facts to people who already believe the fiction!
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This aircraft has the worst safety record ever.
Not even close!
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falsefigsteve: if a victim of rape it’s different but this is not being allowed just for that. Virtue signals escape the reality of what’s going on in reality. It’s a slippery slide towards the kind of immoral behaviour we find in the West that is causing untold issues.
Immoral? Sex is "immoral"? What right do you, or anyone have to impose your Judeo-Christian hogwash morality on anyone?
Once again, banging my head against a wall!
If a female has sexual relations and regrets it after, the is a lesson learned in life. The child can be adopted by those who cannot be parents, it would help with the population decline.
Never forget it takes two, and in this case it's gotta be a "male" and female to need this pill. But you want to place the burden all on the female, because a guy didnt use contraception too?
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What? The morning after pill isn’t an abortion pill so I’m not sure what you’re implying when you say “flushed from the uterus of a possibly pregnant woman”. The morning after pill prevents pregnancy, it doesn’t terminate one
Read the entire post, stop, and then pause. No kidding! I know it, I was trying to explain to someone that the sperm and egg, that may have been joined together, would be flushed from the system of the woman.
They were attempting to imply that it was a "life" was being terminated, and I was stating that it wasnt a "life" but just a bunch of cells.
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This is one area that Japan actually has a ton of experience with. Down here in Okinawa it they took literally a decade to clear one area of close to all unexploded ordnance before the land was returned for civilian use.
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Don't ignore the number of days it would take to muster forces in west coast ports or Guam and load up ships to sail west.
Well said. To some posters the belief is that things happen in a vacuum and do not consider the reality of time.
By the time anything could be mounted in response, it would be all over!
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I call this this the immorality pill.
And I call this the prude patrol response! Lol, Someone looking to push their own misguided morals on to others, and painting everyone with the same brush!
t leads to young people acting in a foolish and promiscuous manner leading to STD’s. This type of thing will lead to a fast slide of public morals where decency and self respect are replaced with filth, deceit and death.
This is like so backward and "inaka" thinking that it's actually scary to consider that there are people who actually think this way.
This pill is not just about what you THINK here. It's about saving lives too! What happens in the case of a rape? Let the girl pay the price for some guy's actions? No thank you! What about the chance encounters that happen, and regret the next day? Let the woman pay the price for a guy not taking precautions?
You arent a eunuch I hope, as sexual urges are 100% natural, and this prevents from (hopefully) reading about some poor girl killing her newborn in a park bathroom!
Oh what "death"? Of possibly a few cells? You lose more cells off your skin in a day, than the cells that would be flushed from the uterus of a possibly pregnant woman. Dont try and say it's "life", please, no one is that ignorant!
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All medical procedures take (in Japan) a long delay and consultation with a doctor before any type of treatment occurs.
15 minutes is a long delay? That's about how long it took to go from the treatment room to the emergency room to get put under, and then zapped with an AED, to correct an irregular heartbeat.
Then less than 3 weeks later, a balloon procedure to fix 2 valves in the heart.
Point is, your comment is off the mark! It depends upon the procedure, maybe yours or one's you know about were not emergencies and were low priority, and getting the right doctors scheduled another problem. Who's knows. It is definitely not true that ALL medical procedures have a long delay!
I’ve self diagnosed on several occasions and made a purchase from pharmacies and problem solved…when abroad.
You know what they say about folks who diagnose themselves.
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