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Posted in: U.S. drops to 0-2 in Olympic baseball qualifying round See in context

Oh no, when it comes to the Japan national team ever win is a celebration. Tonights loss was a huge one for Japan, against a team of minor leaguers that lost to Korea already as well as other teams.

The United States stumbled for the second time in Olympic baseball qualifying, losing to South Korea 5-1 on Monday night in Tokyo.

The Americans dropped to 0-2 in the super round of the Premier12 tournament, which serves as Olympic qualifying. The record includes an 8-2 group stage loss on Nov. 3 against Mexico (2-0), which is carried over to the super round standings. The Mexicans opened the super round with a 2-0 win over Taiwan on Monday at Chiba City.

The wins in the WBC by Japan were against a USA team like the one tonight. Farm players no one has heard of at all. MLB has no real interest in international baseball. Only in WBC 2017 did MLB send some real starters to play and they won. Japan came in third. You clearly do not follow baseball closely or understand the sport. The USA team that won today are all nigun players in the USA. Not on top teams at all but yet they beat an all star team of the very best players from all Japanese teams 4-3.

Rugby, Japan is world level. Baseball, no. Hard to say otherwise after loss tonight to AAA level talent from the USA. There is a reason why only six players from Japan are in the MLB, which does not restrict foreign player like NPB does. Only six. The Dominican Republic had 102 on opening day 2019. Canada, that great baseball country, had six. The same as Japan. Maybe you get the picture now?

Japanese baseball is fun but it is no where near as good as the Japan sports press purports or many fans here want to believe.

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Posted in: U.S. drops to 0-2 in Olympic baseball qualifying round See in context

Wouldn't expect the USA to do well, seems like mostly young prospects.

Japan All Star team lost to AAA USA farm team tonight 4-3. Was a close

game but the better team won. Pretty much sums up the level of play

in Japan, it is AAA level. If USA All Stars played, no contest. Like in

the WBC last time when the USA had some real stars on the team, not

like the team that beat Japan tonight filled with no names who do not

even play at the top level in the USA, none are on the 40 man roster for

any team in MLB.

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Posted in: Japan aims to keep elderly driving with compact EV subsidies See in context

My elderly mom stop diving at 65 and uses the Handivan in Hawaii.

You have a wise mother. Japan can do the same of the old folks here as well. Some will have to forced

to do it as they do not recognize they own debilities. Like that 88 year old who ran over people. Or his

family who knew better but said nothing. Now two people are dead because of the delusion of the

88 year old driver and his family which said nothing.

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Posted in: Japan aims to keep elderly driving with compact EV subsidies See in context

So now smaller cars will run over kids when the oldies long past their prime driving years mistake the

gas for the brake. As with that 88 year old loser who ran over and killed a mother and her child. The solution is to get old people off the road entirely as they cannot safely drive any longer. Anyone who drives sees this everyday on the roads. Old drivers being confused by stop signs and stopping in the middle of intersections, turning into lanes without being aware of the cars around them, driving not offramp of freeways, slowing down to half the speed of other cars as they know they cannot drive any longer and on and on. And then sadly running over people daily in this country.

Just sent up bus or taxi services for the elderly, it takes longer but they are not productive any longer so they have plenty of time. They go to just to two places basically anyway, to shop and to the hospital.

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Posted in: The procedure for considering school rule changes is the same as thinking about how to reach a consensus position on any issue, based on a process of listening to everyone's opinions. See in context

JC. Who is checking girls underwear? Crazy loony rules like that need to be changed top down.

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Posted in: Man arrested over attempted murder of neighbor with fish pick See in context

Age on age violence again. Plus lying.

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Posted in: In Trump's shadow, Republican suburban slide shows little sign of slowing See in context

Bevin was the same horrible person when he won as he is yesterday when he lost despite the

full court press by Trump to save him. Good riddance. And you know who is equally unpopular

in Kentucky, Senator Mitch. He is next to be retired by the long suffering voters in Kentucky that

have endured the turkey neck. Moscow Mitch as he is known lately for taking so much Russian


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Posted in: 72-year-old man backs car into granddaughter, killing her See in context

It reported the elderly driver mistaking the accelerator for the brakes so the car lunges backwards all of a sudden going over the cement stoppers in parking spaces such as this family restaurant and pinning the little girl.

72 is too old to drive a car which can be, and was in this case, a murder weapon. All those apologists for

ancient people running over kids are lucky this was not your child or grandchild. I feel sorry for this

fellow but people like him should not be behind the wheel due to the public safety risk they represent.

Can you imagine the parents of this baby girl, coming to terms with their father or father-in-law

killing their daughter. Tragic.

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Posted in: World's biggest trade deal to be delayed to 2020: ASEAN See in context

Thanks to Trump for dumping the TPP and driving Asia in the waiting hands of the Chinese. Trump is a traitor to his country on so many levels, not just with Putin and Ukraine.

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Posted in: We need more vehicles equipped with automatic brakes and functions to curb acceleration when the accelerator is pressed mistakenly for the brake. See in context

Just ban old people from driving. Plowing over people with foot on the accelerator is

just one of the accidents old people cause in Japan. Often they just stop in the middle

of traffic as they cannot figure out which way to go causing accidents and injury. Once the elderly hit 65

they can take the bus or taxi.

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Posted in: Korean Air reports increase in number of in-flight smoking incidents See in context

Smokers, selfish weak addicted losers.

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Posted in: Beaumont hails Japan 2019 as 'probably the greatest Rugby World Cup' See in context

Japan is simply the best for holding such international events. Everything is well run and organized, locals love sports especially if Japan does well. much to see and do here beyond the games, it is safe, food is great, people are kind to strangers and on and on. The Olympics no doubt will be equally fantastic with the exception that it is mostly in Tokyo, whereas the RWC was in all four islands.

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Posted in: With two ministers gone, Abe tries to prevent repeat of history See in context

Been in power way too long. Rotting out from the inside now.

When are the Japanese going to give up the one party state they have "voted" for since

the end of WW2? Not that much different from China really.

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Posted in: What is your prediction for the Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa? See in context

Should be good match but if England plays like they did against NZ, lights out.

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Posted in: Cranky old guys becoming a regular part of national landscape See in context

Wow, Japan is turning into one old age farm with cranky old men running it.

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Posted in: Twitter to ban political ads worldwide on its platform See in context

Good for Twitter and for Dorsey. Facebook is a tool for the Russians and the Republicans, that is so clear.

Solution, drop Facebook. If that happens in numbers Zucks will pay attention and wake up him out of his libertarian fantasy world he lives in like so many in the Valley that have not really become adults yet.

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Posted in: Is U.S. President Donald Trump a friend of Japan? See in context

The globalist cabale, which wants to destroy nation states, has been going on for too long already.

This tired rightwing religious nutter conspiracy claptrap does not belong on JT. It if racist and wrong. The US shaped the global community after WW2 and now Trump is destroying that and giving it all away to his master Putin and to China. Trump pulls out of Syria and guess who moves in, Putin. All this is done so Trump can build a hotel in Moscow once he is impeached. Trump lovers support a traitor to his country.

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Posted in: Kono urges Iran to abide by nuclear deal See in context

Oh, forgot to add corn futures before Abe as well.

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Posted in: Kono urges Iran to abide by nuclear deal See in context

Chain of command when it comes to the Middle East.


Close but I would edit,

Israel(Netanyahu)-------Fox News----------America(Trump)---------Twitter----------Golf----------Japan(Abe)

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Posted in: Japan denies it gave away too much in trade talks with U.S. See in context

Trump said Japan has agreed to buy excess U.S. corn that is burdening farmers as a result of the tariff dispute between Washington and Beijing.

That pretty much gives it away, Japan is bending over to save Toyota. And getting absolutely nothing in return.

But, as with the 80s when the USA back then forced the trade issue, nothing changed. Nothing will this time as well. When Trump is in jail after his loss next year Japan will still have a massive trade surplus with the USA.

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

Just ask Melania.

Does she speak anymore. You hear her about as often as the Trump son Baron.

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

Some one[sic] has been binge watching MSNBC again

Right, as you do not binge watch Fox News and listen to the druggie Limbaugh.

BTW, your politics and your spelling are about equal.

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

Wallace Fred,

Agee with you but the LDP screwed up Japan before Abe took over. Koizumi was the

Reagan of Japan with the fake supply side economics and Abe is the Trump of Japan

using fake policy announcements that then go nowhere. Like his 3 arrows. Or Womanomics.

The list goes on and on. Japan is in serious trouble with the debt and aging issues. The LDP

has no one that can lead the country and the opposition is a joke. Not good. But no doubt

Abe makes things worse. Like with SK and NK for that matter. Both failures. Oh, and Russia.

And if Trump slaps tariffs on Japanese cars, which is possible, the USA too despite the kissy

kissy strategy Abe has used in the last two plus years with Trump.

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Posted in: G7 leaders to open summit focused on world economy See in context

Since Trump will be there this will be a failure.

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Posted in: Nearly 600,000 advised to evacuate as tropical storm makes landfall See in context

Big bust. Nothing. We had more wind earlier this week. Very little rain. Could have left everything out on the deck no problem at all. Local trains are running without issue. People stuck due to JR closures are wondering why right now they are stuck. Tomorrow will be a mess for travelers.

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead See in context

Who is Japanese equivalent to Hitler?

Such a simple question, Hirohito of course.

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Posted in: 1 cyclist killed, another injured by car going wrong way on national highway See in context

Another ancient driver mows over innocent folks in his way. Old people, over 50, need to be restricted to driving during the day and only then with special signs warning others that they are impaired.

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Posted in: Japan, led by less apologetic generation, stays tough in S Korea feud See in context

It would have been much better off in all ways remaining in a union with Japan, and becoming like Scotland and England creating a Great Britain (with Manchuko as the Wales), and still kept its national costumes and folk dances.

Wow, you may want to talk to a Korean about your fantasies. Or any real person.

Also, last time I checked Scotland may be exiting Great Britain soon just like the Irish did 100 years before. I wonder why that would be? Reality is a harsh mistress.


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Posted in: Japan, led by less apologetic generation, stays tough in S Korea feud See in context

Trade minister Hiroshige Seko took to Twitter to chastise public broadcaster NHK for using the term "export restraints" for moves against sales to Seoul. He said the proper term was the more neutral "export control" or "export management".

NHK declined to comment on Seko's tweet, but told Reuters in a statement that it made independent decisions and constantly revised terms to be more appropriate and easier to understand.

In reporting on the topic on Thursday, NHK used the more neutral expression.

And there you go, a perfect example of censorship in Japan. The NHK is a government propaganda tool but even in the few cases where they get out of line with the LDP overlords, they change the tune quickly.

It is true the younger generation is more supportive of the revisionist history the Abe government spins. That is why the LDP lowered the voting age, they would not have done so if polling showed otherwise regarding the youth of Japan. This country is going to fall hard at some point, either the massive debt the LDP has run up will do it or Abe or Kono will start a fight with China, for the same stupid reasons you can read about above regarding SK. Japan, not in my lifetime, but perhaps beyond that could end up a vassal state of China. It the acts by the Abe government today that will lead to that outcome.

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Posted in: Japanese women's breast size boasts 40 years of continued growth See in context

Also, some men like small breasts, some like big, some don't really care and some prefer other men.

Other men with breasts?

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