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Posted in: Security forces search Myanmar protest district room by room See in context

More than 100 protestors shot dead.

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Posted in: Fukushima fish, rice sellers still struggling to overcome consumer concerns See in context

Today, we went to our local farmers' market to buy a week's worth of vegetables, fruit, and flowers. Fresh-looking produces. ¥5,000. We try to buy locally grown produce and give a little to the local farmers.

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Posted in: Fukushima fish, rice sellers still struggling to overcome consumer concerns See in context

Industrial rice does not have to be labeled. Sold to chain restaurants, food processing companies, sake makers.

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Posted in: Harvard professor ignites uproar over Korean sex slave claims See in context

This story has been going on for 50 years so what motivated the prof to publish a paper now?

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Posted in: Harvard professor ignites uproar over Korean sex slave claims See in context

Revisionism is never an excuse. Plenty of documents to counter the prof's claims, who has strong connections with this country and honored with important Japanese awards.

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Posted in: Japan plans to cap daily arrivals at 2,000 ahead of Olympics: Nikkei See in context

Mass testing at the airports. 10 days quarantine. No public transport used between the airport and quarantine station. Nightly curfews. Free condoms don't match the social distance.

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Posted in: Wear Japan’s most iconic landmark on your shoes with this adidas collaboration See in context

Nice shoes but expensive. I can buy three pairs for that price.

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Posted in: Academy Museum to honor Sophia Loren, Haile Gerima at gala See in context

Sophia Loren was always my father's favorite.

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Posted in: Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift See in context

When MM agreed to marry she had to renounce her American citizenship and change her religion from Catholic to C of E.

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Posted in: Harvard professor ignites uproar over Korean sex slave claims See in context

Six pages of revisionism by  J Mark Ramseyer.

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Posted in: Steering clear of royal accusations, Johnson praises queen See in context

The royal family needs to be put out to pasture.

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Posted in: Prince Harry and Meghan TV interview draws 17.1 mil American TV viewers, CBS says See in context

A couple can hold a wedding with or without witnesses but won't be legal until registered with the authority. Grandchildren of a monarch in this case when Charles becomes king their children will receive royal titles.

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Posted in: Women speak out about sexual violence after Great East Japan Earthquake See in context

Fewer cases but males also experience rape and sexual assaults. Male children sexually abused. Gay rape. In some African countries, gangs of women rape men to milk their semen to sell to fertility clinics or use in rituals. Male rape is very real and traumatic.

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Posted in: Harvard professor ignites uproar over Korean sex slave claims See in context

rainyday

Peer-review seems so.

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2021/2/7/hls-paper-international-controversy/

Ramseyer’s peer-reviewed article in the academic journal IRLE. I think that must be the International Review of Law and Economics.

further

“Contracting for Sex in the Pacific War”: The Case for Retraction on Grounds of Academic Misconduct

"We became aware of Mark Ramseyer’s article - a revisionist account of the "contractual dynamics" of the comfort station system, published in the International Review of Law and Economics (IRLE) - when we encountered media coverage about it, based on a Japanese language article in the Sankei Shimbun summarizing the journal article.1"

https://apjjf.org/2021/5/ConcernedScholars.html

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Posted in: American tsunami victim's father building on daughter's legacy of learning See in context

Never seen any figures for the numbers of foreigners killed. At a memorial in Kobe for their earthquake, all the names of those killed are named on plaques on walls under a clear ceiling with a waterfall above.

Nice of their family to remember the loss of a daughter in a positive way.

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Posted in: Tsunami scars linger a decade later in Tohoku region See in context

Horrific just watching on live TV. How much more so for the victims and survivors. Little point rebuilf¥ding abandoned town if people don't want t live there.

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Posted in: Majority of Nagasaki high schools have white-underwear-only rules, study finds See in context

Misogyny is prejudice against women. These are school girls. Nonetheless, rules made for girls made by men. What does it matter what color is the underwear. Same as last week about the color of girls' hair.

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Posted in: Harvard professor ignites uproar over Korean sex slave claims See in context

Not a peer-review paper.

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Posted in: Anti-nuclear rally See in context

ReasonandWisdomNippon

Zichi your wrong sir. 100% you are wrong.

I am not wrong. No new reactors will be built in this country. They are now too expensive to build at $6,000 per kW of power.

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Posted in: Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift See in context

Time to abolish the royal family and all the institutions involved with it. Also the House of Lords.

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Posted in: Fukushima residents fear crisis has fallen off radar as other issues take spotlight See in context

The 20km and 30km and the special exclusion zone should have remained off-limits for the next 100 years with all people and businesses receiving compensation for their losses.

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Posted in: Anti-nuclear rally See in context

Nuclear energy will end by default.

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Posted in: Sea levels were pushed up by seawater that is warmer and larger in volume. The rising trend along Japan's coast is expected to continue due to climate change. See in context

Guess eventually the sea walls will be entirely around the coast but what about the 4,000 plus islands.

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Posted in: Fukushima nuclear crisis evacuees face unresolved issues 10 years on See in context

We lived in Kobe from 2002-2018. In the beginning people were still living under plastic in the parks but only because they didn’t want to be rehoused in a new area. After about 2005 didn’t see anyone living in the parks or riversides except the homeless men.

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Posted in: Foggy-eyed glasses-wearers have suffered through the pandemic; now there is relief See in context

Previously my reading glasses cost me ¥20,000 plus. But now I buy them for ¥100 from stores like Daiso. I buy them by the handful and put one in each room and in each bag I also use. I wipe them with alcohol which helps to reduce the misting when wearing a mask. Wear a tighter fitting mask also.

I think if I was a serious hayfever sufferer I would also wear the visor.

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Posted in: Fukushima nuclear crisis evacuees face unresolved issues 10 years on See in context

When someone moves to another location they must register with their new ward or city office. I think the figure of about 67,000 people leaving sounds incorrect, with 30,000 coming from inside the evacuation zones.

According to the figures released at the end of 2015, the prefecture's population stood at 1,913,606 as of Oct. 1, 2015, down 115,458, or 5.7 percent from 2,029,064 in the previous census conducted in 2010. It was the sharpest decrease in history and marked a postwar low.

More than 100,000 people had left by the end of 2015.

The figure of 1,913,606 was further reduced with 1.84 million currently living in the prefecture.

Since 2010 the population figure drops 189,000.

By gender, there were (2015) 968,639 women in the prefecture, a decrease of 7.3 percent from the previous 2010 census, while the population of men came to 944,967, down 4 percent.

I would think by 2021 more than 200,000 people have left the prefecture.

The evacuation of nuclear refugees received compensation payments of ¥100,000 per person per month and free temporary accommodations. I think there are still 11,000 living in those temporary accommodations because they believe they can return home. Impossible and difficult to return zones make it unlikely for those people.

The survivors of the disasters in Miyagi and Iwate received no compensation for the loss of their homes and properties.

I think if people left Fukushima who were not from inside the exclusion zones and left of their own accord also have the responsibility of their decisions and can not expect to be compensated. Those who did come from the exclusion zones and also left the prefecture were still able to claim the compensation payments.

The people who have lost property or business inside the exclusion zones should also be compensated for their losses.

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Posted in: Tsunami survivors call lost loved ones on 'phone of the wind' See in context

Stevie Wonder's song "Called to say I love you" comes to mind.

When my mother was alive we Skyped every Sunday for many years. On important dates I still Skype and leave her a message.

People lost loved ones in a very tragic way and never got to say goodbye. In about 2,000 cases no bodies have been found.

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Posted in: Women speak out about sexual violence after Great East Japan Earthquake See in context

Today is International Women's Day.

Disgusting sicko men taking advantage of vulnerable women who are in a state of shock and loss. While the majority of people will help others during a disaster it does not apply to all. All cases should be held to account when possible.

Victims of rape should not be dismissed.

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Posted in: Man United ends City winning streak at 21; another loss for Liverpool See in context

The shock at Anfield is running deep. Several team changes and at least three I wouldn't have used. 67 consecutive home wins and then this.

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Posted in: U.N. congress on crime prevention opens in Kyoto See in context

There are groups of Japanese lawyers who propose changes to the justice system including the abolition of the death penalty.

Japan is a signatory to various international treaties which they don't always respect including the problem of children both from international parents.

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