zichi comments

Posted in: Muted in country of their birth, three women try to find their voice See in context

Nope. It would be the matter of the voting public since they are the ones who will elect legislators who endorses such legislation

Again, the matter would be decided by the Diet and I suppose if the voters didn't agree, then the voters would vote them out in the next election. Unless it involves a change to the constitution, such as Article 9, then voters don't get to decide the laws passed by the Diet.

Where are the voters on the Oct sales tax increases?

There are parties in the Diet, such as the Komeito, which supports giving foreigners with PR the right to vote.

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Posted in: Muted in country of their birth, three women try to find their voice See in context

If there were any major changes to voting, such as allowing/enabling residents with PR the right to vote, that would be a matter for the government and Diet and not the "Japanese voting population".

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Posted in: Muted in country of their birth, three women try to find their voice See in context

nigelboy

to be clear I am not seeking personal voting rights but if these three women decide that's want they want then they can campaign but it will be a waste of their time and energy.

When I was in Kobe there was discussion within the city government about giving foreigners there with PR the right to vote in local elections but the discussions have not concluded.

I think you are starting to bark up the wrong tree.

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Posted in: Scarlett Johansson tops Forbes best-paid actress list for second year See in context

One ex scientologist and one very active scientologist.

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Posted in: Muted in country of their birth, three women try to find their voice See in context

nigelboy

I'm not requesting/demanding Japanese voter right?

All Brit expats had their voting rights cancelled if they had lived overseas for more than 15 years. I have a big American family but no personal citizenship and I live in Japan with rights but again no citizenship.

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Posted in: China hits out at 'bullying' U.S. over new tariffs See in context

According to Trump he can demand American business quit China, under a 1977 law.. Under the Trump admin the deficit has ballooned. Could reach $1 trillion by the 2020 fiscal year.

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Posted in: Muted in country of their birth, three women try to find their voice See in context

I am a stateless voter without any voting rights in my birth country Britain, my adopted country America and my host country Japan.

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Posted in: Britain sends another warship to Gulf See in context

It would be very bad for Iran if it attacks any of the military ships in the Gulf. American/British/French. Cruise missiles are very accurate at hitting targets inside Iran. You just don't want to go there.

There are already more than 30 military ships including two fully armed carriers in the Gulf.

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Posted in: China hits out at 'bullying' U.S. over new tariffs See in context

 I prefer short term pain and liberals no term gain.

You don't suffer any pain for the losses by the American soy farmers. You are not a farmer. The farmers have become concerned over the trade war and the subsidies with some even stating they won't vote for Trump next time round. The farmers want their business back and not to be a prawn in a game.

Mostly, likely the farmers have lost their Chinese soy business since it was replaced with imports from Brazil.

Probably the same with the coal miners with Trump's failed promises and the loss of 5,000 mining jobs and the shutting down of 50 coal fired power plants. There are more yoga teachers than coal miners and they are probably democrat voters.

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Posted in: Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort See in context

America has no partners, no allies. 

Your own country Australia has been an American ally for more than 100 years fighting alongside them in many wars.

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Posted in: Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort See in context

Democracy Index

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index

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Posted in: Salah double helps Liverpool to 3rd straight win in EPL See in context

Correction:Should be Arsenal not Chelsea, too many games already!

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Posted in: Britain sends another warship to Gulf See in context

A fourth British warship is on its way to the Gulf, four battleships should be enough to deal with Iran's rubber boat navy if it wants to play silly buggers on the sea.

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Posted in: Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort See in context

There's Trump and then there are the other G6.

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Posted in: Salah double helps Liverpool to 3rd straight win in EPL See in context

Watched the game, it was good and Liverpool played very well except for one goalkeeping error, again, but it didn't result in a goal and the Liverpool defense were caught out when Chelsea were able to put one away, Two great goals and a pen. Well done to our boys!

Watched some of Man U game, yawn?

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Posted in: Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort See in context

"Donald Trump is an unpopular president. According to the Real Clear Politics polling average as of Friday afternoon, only 43.3% of Americans approve of his performance. FiveThirtyEight, which weights polls by quality, sample size and partisan lean, puts the average at 41.6%."

The other G7 leaders fall shorter.

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Posted in: Japanese utilities start selling uranium fuel into depressed market See in context

It's unlikely Japan will ever return to the nuclear situation prior to the 3/11 nuclear disaster with 50+ reactors generating 30% of total power demand.

Today, after 8 years and new regulations there are currently only 9 reactors operating and many, more than 20 won't be upgraded to met the new safety instead will be decommissioned.

Selling off the uranium and removing it from the country makes good business sense. There is also the problem of the 150 tons of plutonium, with 8 tons of it stored inside the country.

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Posted in: Muted in country of their birth, three women try to find their voice See in context

If these people are so committed to the country they live in and is planning for long haul, just naturalize. Many people choose to do this. It’s that simple.

How many have done this on JT, I have not after more than 25 years and see no reason why I should give up my British citizenship until Japan recognises dual nationality.

No one so far is saying they have naturalised?

"Over the past ten years (1998-2007), 153,103 people became Japanese citizens. That’s a sizeable amount, for if you assume reasonable influx for the previous five decades (1948-1997), we’re looking at at least half a million people here as cloaked NJ-blood citizens. That’s a lot of people no matter how you slice it. (Of course, these older stats are still not available online for confirmation.)"

https://www.debito.org/?p=2466

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Posted in: Britain's Prince Andrew denies witnessing Epstein abuse See in context

If you are in a drug den you must know what it is, even if you don't take any and to return for visit after visit.

Yesterday, on the BBC, Alan Dershowitz who was Epstein's lawyer was defending him, Prince Andrew and himself against the charges of knowing about the under age girls.

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Posted in: Abe becomes 2nd-longest-serving Japanese prime minister See in context

It's not how long he has served but how well he has served all of the people of Japan.

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Posted in: 75 years later, U.S. World War II veterans say: Never forget See in context

Brave men, all of them and let's not forget the fallen but wars are to be avoided and not started but we can never allow the face of fascism and imperialism to rule the earth and must stub it out where never it raises its ugly head.

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Posted in: Arsenal out to close gap on Liverpool, Lampard seeks first win See in context

3-1 to Liverpool game ends!

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Posted in: Arsenal out to close gap on Liverpool, Lampard seeks first win See in context

Two goals from Matip and Salah and another with a penalty from Salah. Game on 67 mins we at at 3-0. How will it end?

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Posted in: Putin orders Russia to respond after U.S. missile test See in context

"In the appellate court ruling, Circuit Judge Barrington Parker wrote, "the First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise-open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees.""

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Posted in: N Korea launches missiles again, complicating U.S. attempts for talks See in context

AlexBecu

Zichi

You always support S. Korea.

I don't know what that means?

Did you read how far the missile flew? 380km (236 miles).

Does not matter how far the missiles flew in test.

(1) Against UN sanctions to test fire any missiles (2) These Hwasong missiles are capable of reaching mainland Japan.

It's of grave concern when a country is developing weapons that could be used against Japan.

S. Korean supporters attempting to get Japan to care about missiles shoot within range of S. Korea. 

I don't have anything to do with that?

You forgot to mentioned GSOMIA and how Japan will get destroyed by missiles equipped with Nukes flying towards Tokyo.

Again I don't care about that

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Posted in: N Korea launches missiles again, complicating U.S. attempts for talks See in context

AlexBecu

First these missile tests are against the UN sanctions and secondly these tested missiles have the range ability to reach mainland Japan so yea we should be concerned about that.

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

wipeout

I'm not a lawyer, so if you have an actual legal situation, such as your own children, then you need to seek the proper legal advice.

Japan does not recognise or accept dual nationality although i've never heard of anyone being prosecuted over it but there is the above post about a J-wife losing their Japanese citizenship?

I think I can accept your interpretation of Article 20.

but then

"Under the revisions made to the Nationality Law in 1985, Articles 14 and 15 require any person who holds multiple citizenship to make a "declaration of choice" between the ages of 20 and 22, in which they choose to renounce either their Japanese nationality or their foreign citizenship(s). Failure to do so entitles the Minister of Justice to demand a declaration of choice at any time. If the required declaration is not made within one month, their Japanese nationality is automatically revoked. A renunciation of foreign citizenship made before Japanese officials may be considered by a foreign state as having no legal effect as is the case with, for example, United States citizenship"

i think we can accept that dual nationality is not allowed but then people are still doing it because there are no prosecutions.

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Posted in: TEPCO to submit decommissioning plan regarding five reactors See in context

I was starting to believe TEPCO more until they said they won’t pay compensation and the problem of the waste water.

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Posted in: TEPCO to submit decommissioning plan regarding five reactors See in context

I find that a surprise that it would decommission 5 reactors leaving it with two reactors out of 17 originally. 6 at the nuclear disaster site, 4 at the other Fukushima plant, and 7 in Niigata, Kashiwazaki Kariwa.

According to the Nuclear Decommissioning Law the cost of the decommissioning must be met by the reactor owner and must show the necessary funds to complete the work and set those funds into a trust account so that in the event of a company collapse the money remains available to complete the decommissioning.

That would be a total of 9 reactors TEPCO wants to decommissioning at a cost of nearly ¥1 trillion but this company is near bankrupt.

The cost of the nuclear disaster site will be ¥100 trillion. TEPCO has also stated it won't pay any more compensation to the nuclear evacuee's, which it promised to do.

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Posted in: Sharp 3D fan See in context

This summer bought a 360 deg off Amazon for ¥4500. Great value.

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