And if the opposition takes power, it will be run by whoever the new PM is and his/her left wing cronies.
But something tells me you won't complain about that.
This just in, the opposition has never been in power in Japan. It has been one party rule basically since WW2 ended. Even when the LDP was not directly in power briefly it was ex-LDP people running the show. No, the difference now is that Abe uses the NHK as pure propaganda, previous LDP PMs had the decency to let the NHK run on its own more or less. Not true today. Not under Abe.
So Jenni, you may want to learn about the history of this country. This is Japan Today, not Fox News Today.
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NHK should be banned but not for car sex. Because it is pure propaganda now run by Abe and his rightwing cronies. So funny Abe gets NHK to report daily on the treat of NK and then his buddy Trump goes there for a photo op proving making Abe look like a loser.
Regarding car sex, don't knock it until you tried it.
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Beating up kids is wrong, period. The data shows this and it makes no difference where the research is done. You beat up your kids and they beat up theirs. It does not improve kids despite the fairly tale people tell themselves about this, it makes kids more likely to fail at life. This is fact. Not bible based or fantasy based speculation as seen above in many inane posts.
Beating up kids is akin to hitting women, only cowards and losers do it.
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The use of atomic bombs was a war crime. The fire bombing of 50 Japanese cities
by the US forces was a war crime as well as they were civilian targets. But the US
won the war and winners write the history. But it was McNamara who later
when he got old and grew a conscious admitted what he did in Japan was
absolutely horrible. Check out the movie Fog of War for details on the night
that 100.000 civilians were killed in Tokyo.
But none of this excuses Japan lying about what it did in WW2 and its brutal
occupation of Asian countries, including the use of sexual slavery and nerve gases.
The sad thing is that young people today know nothing of these horrors as the history books are
whitewashed by the Abe government.
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This is a well publicized case that Abe has swept under the rug to protect his friend. Abe is often compared to Trump in many ways, fake issues, policy failures, and I guess we can add protecting a rapist as one more (although wth Trump he is the accused rapist).
Got to admire the tenacity of this woman. She is fighting the big boys and has lost twice but has not given up. She is not doing this for 11 million yen as the poster above incredibly claimed. She is doing this because she knows she was raped and the criminal Yamaguchi belongs in jail. Most women do not file charges as they know the system is rigged against them even though they were the ones who are the victims.
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You might as well suck the mercury out of the old style thermometers as eating mercury filled whale.
The short answer to the question of this article is politics. Japan loses millions of dollars annually on the fake whale hunts. There is no business or social reason to continue. Whales tastes awful and only when, like after WW2 in Japan, there is nothing else will people eat it. Most young people have never had whale or if they had they hate it.
This is a perfect example of Abe trying to revive the past in the face of today's reality.
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I see him becoming more of what Tyler Hansbrough was. Consistently competitive and reliable. Means he will be a good player.
Hansbrough is considered to be a bust in the NBA and one of the worse draft picks for the Pacers. Great college player who did not have the speed to play the 3 or the power to play the 4. He is playing in China now. So comparing Hashimura to PsychoT is condemning him to failure in the NBA. One of the many draft mistakes by Bird. Worst probably giving up Kawhi for George Hill. Ouch.
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I pity the fool who will ultimately face President Trump in the general election.
Your political analysis is about as cogent as the time stamp of your comment (1982). Actually Mr. T and Trump are both cartoon characters, that is true, who starred in the WWE.
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Running as an outside as the sitting President? Of course that is insane. But no matter as the Trump voters would not understand logic if it were spelled out on a red hat that they had on their heads. BTW no surprise the MAGA hat is red, probably Putin suggested that. Made in China too.
An empty chair would beat Trump as the Orlando endorsement clearly indicates. For normal people the WWE charade is over. Trump is a criminal and a liar and a lout. That is as clear as his fake comb over.
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And all along I thought he was gay..
You may still be right, would not be the first time such arrangements have been made or PR reasons. Yukio Mishima for example.
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Again a case of where the senile driver froze when he thought he was braking but had his foot on the
accelerator no doubt. To think my kids could be run over by these ticking murderers. An auto is a tool of destruction for the elderly. How many kids need will be mowed down by them just because they vote
and kids do not. The LDP is responsible for the deaths of hundreds due to weak enforcement of the senile elderly.
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Trump could have been a contender, he has the heft, in the tournament and if he won awarded himself. Now that would have been impressive.
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Probably not as long as the Kim Dynasty continues. It could be ended quickly with a war, but that's not what anyone wants.
Duh. Go to war over an issue from the 1970s? Have thousands die over 17 or less?
The whole issue is contrived by Abe to manipulate public opinion. Trump, dim as he may be, knows it and you can see he feels he its doing something stupid. But Abe asked so he had to say yes.
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I'm the guest of honor at the biggest event that they've had in over 200 years
WW2 does not count compared to Trump watching Sumo?
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So let's not use this as an excuse to bash older drivers.
He got caught at 72, an older driver. Proving that older drivers do not drive as well whether they have a license or not.
Lets not forget driving without a license is illegal, many people lose their jobs for doing this in Japan. Driving when you are 72 is not illegal but should be due to the carnage that old people create on the roads. And it will only get worse. Lots of kids are going to get run over by old drivers unless the they old drivers are taken off the road or throughly tested for mental and physical competence in order to get a license.
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Abe has cynically used this issue for political gain for over a decade with zero results. It is in many respects a fake issue. Japan abducted 500,000 Koreans when the country brutally occupied Korea. but no mention of that ever by Abe.
And as others have noted, Abe will have his clock cleaned by the NKs on this issue as they know he has painted himself into a corner with the ceaseless propaganda on this matter, that he has used to become PM twice This is similar to the fake immigration issue that Trump used to get elected. .
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This just proves elderly drivers are dangerous legal or otherwise. He forgot to set the parking brake and left the bus in neutral. At the ancient age of 66 he is probably partly senile.
Cars should have age sensors and anyone over 60 prevented from driving unless they can prove they can drive and are not suffering from the first signs of dementia. Allowing old people to drive as if they were not dangerous on the road is crazy. This old guy is lucky no one died. The company is done, how could they let someone without a license drive for them? The owner of the company should end up in jail.
What is with these old folks, they are either running over people mistaking the brake and the gas petal or letting their vehicles roll down a mountain?
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Many republican men are playing on the other team anyway. You cannot take away something they do not want in the first place.
Also republicans seem to only care about the unborn, once the kids are born they let them die from lack of healthcare or even food in many cases. It is all such hypocrisy.
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Laughable. Fake issue Abe has cynically milked for over a decade now with zero progress. NK will play him like a drum.
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Confirming the obvious.
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Saw a goofy lady feeding cats yesterday in our neighborhood. She is creating the overpopulation of cats as noted happened above and that is not good for the neighborhood or the cats who become abandoned or eventually destroyed.
People are weird about their animals, not just senile old battles who need to be managed properly.
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@ bull fighter - superbly argued. Its nice to hear a voice of reason for once among doom and gloom
What, superbly argued? If facts do not matter then yes. But they do to people who can see reality for what it is. Unemployment rates are low as every year 500.000 people leave the workforce. It is shrinking every year due to the demographics of Japan. And salaries, despite the labor shortage, are going down. Thanks to the policies of corporate Japan that sits on tons of cash but does nothing with those reserves, this has been going on for a long time now. Abe lets these companies underpay their employees and waste billions and billions of Yen that just sits doing nothing.
So the holiday is a nice short term feel good sugar high for some, not for most, but it will be forgotten by the end of May and the Japanese economy will continue to drift sideways or shrink as it has for nearly 30 years now. Japan is now number four in the world for GDP based on PPP. India is now higher than Japan.
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The accelerator became unstuck once the old loon took his foot off it. The car came to a stop eventually, killing two in the process.
Old people in the country because they vote get away with murder. As I am sure will be the case this time as well.
No driving over the age of 60. That will bring down death rates and also remove the major cause of slow moving traffic on the roads. To quote Nader kinda, old people are unsafe at any speed. They cannot even manage their bikes well.
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First and foremost, under Abe, the NHK has become pure propaganda. Historically
that was not the case but under the Japanese Trump it is. So the reporter is just
To the point of Japans obsession with itself, after Japan washed out of the 2017 WBC
last time losing to the USA 2-1, the coverage of the final match on TV here was non-existent. It was like the WBC stopped after Japan lost. No coverage at all.
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Why should the standard be different for anyone else? It seems quite opressive to bind people to hold secrets which they have not voluntarily agreed to keep confidential.
Wrong comparison, confiding in sexual orientation is not as simple as asking out a person of the opposite sex as the article clearly points out. Given the Japanese society homophobia it is more like confiding in someone about an illegal activity, like stealing for example. It is a matter of trust and understanding the consequences of breaking trust.
And for the homophobic posters no worries about being hit on by another guy. Gays can tell if you are gay or not, it is a survival instinct. If they do hit on you maybe you might want to look into that closet you may be living in.
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Average age of driver is 70 must be. Will need to replace these drivers with
somebody as they age out.
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Now that the Trump tour to Lala Land has ended we can go back to our normal lives and see N.Korea for what it is.
Add that one to the long list of failures in the last two years. Really quite remarkable how everything Trump touches fails. Just like his many businesses, even casinos. How can you bankrupt a casino, they are money machines.
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Gelen, it has been 70 years so far and they have not changed due to outside pressure.
They will change when there is internal reform. Outside pressure actually makes that more difficult. Same case as with Iran as well, failed strategy once again being deployed by Trump and of course by Japan which does as the USA tells it to do.
NK I am sure does not care about what Japan does as they know Japan does not matter. Only China does.
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