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Posted in: Apologetic ex-ministers, lawmakers keep quiet on details of scandals See in context

Generic apologies. Wow. I am saying I did anything wrong but I will just apologize anyway. So when it comes out I broke the law, hey, presto flasho, no worries as I have already apologized for my crimes.

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Posted in: New Toyosu fish market already sinking on its foundations See in context

Why so negative, if the building sinks into the Bay the fish can just swim in and be sold. No fuss no muss.

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Posted in: 52-year-old striker Miura extends contract for 35th season See in context

Transparent PR stunt that impresses no one.

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Posted in: Automakers display 800 modified cars at Tokyo Auto Salon See in context

Using women as props, when they can show off their driving skills

For many if not most the car is the prop.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa giving away ¥1 bil in 'social experiment' See in context

With "universal income" will come universal inflation

If this would happen the Japanese government would be so grateful as the BOJ has been trying now for a decade to create inflation in Japan. Has not worked despite spending billions to do so. The reasons for this are complex, but based on that fact even if Japan did set a universal income level it would not be inflationary. It would however increase Japan's GDP which has been languishing for decades.

This is an old idea, first came from Milton Friedman as far as I know, the very famous Chicago economist who is a hero of the far right conservatives in the USA and worldwide.


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Posted in: Abe sticks to plan to deploy SDF to Middle East See in context

Last time Abe messed around in the ME a Japanese journalist was beheaded. Guess he thinks people have forgotten about that. He goes through with this when war is breaking out some Japanese somewhere is going to be kidnapped as retaliation. Trump and Abe are so dumb, they forget history.

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Posted in: Australian PM calls up reservists as fire threats escalate See in context

Democracies are electing the most useless, clueless, fantasy based losers. It is incredible. And when the crisis hits this one in Australia goes on vacation. The one in the USA usually just plays golf on his resort getting the US taxpayers to pay for his lazy hind quarters. Trump with CA was burning said leaves were not raked properly. Wonder if Scomo will dare to say the same thing.

48 degrees C. Wow, asphalt melts at that temperature. Thanks Exxon and the coal industry for climate change.

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Posted in: NHK's annual 'Kohaku' music show sees rating fall to record low See in context

Takeshi could not carry the song at all. I did see his performance, if you can call it that. Kiss was awful as well but they always are so that is no surprise. Wonder how much NHK paid Kiss to be on the show on December 31st. That is your money being wasted if you donate to the NHK. Most of the viewers of Kohaku do not know who Kiss is I am sure.

The whole program was horrible, embarrassing really. How many boy or girl bands can one person stand? And way too much enka. wow, that music is for those aged over 85 or in the Yakuza or both basically. I was with the in-laws and the TV was on if you are wondering.

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Posted in: Australia orders mass evacuation of fire-ravaged towns before heatwave See in context

Well, this is terrible but not unexpected if you follow science. Of course if you follow the bible to the exclusion of science you get prayers for rain while mass destruction occurs in the country. Nothing will change as the PM is in the pocket of the coal industry and believes the world will end anyway so why bother. Only way for Australia to change is to flush the climate science deniers down the toilet and elect people who live in reality, not a Bronze Age fantasy world with talking snakes and mass floods survived by one boat. This is tragic and shows how religion plus the PR from the coal industry is ruining the world.

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Posted in: Former Trump adviser Bolton warns of 'imminent' North Korea risk See in context

this dude is a paranoid schizophrenic and a war monger... why is he given a media voice at all

Because Trump appointed him as his Security Advisor. Not hard to understand.

the US is left with no choice but to take them down despite China or Russia intrusion. 

Where do people come up with stuff? NK is a nuclear power now due to Trump letting them become just that. They are untouchable. It is one thing to invade Afghanistan and quite another a nuclear power.. Wow, no wonder people like Trump get elected.

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Posted in: Gov't proposes Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant water release into sea or air See in context

Drinking water for TEPCO management would be my suggestion. All those guys should be in jail

now but are not because they are protected by the LDP.

Nuclear power is such a huge mistake.

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Posted in: Australian PM apologizes for family vacation during wildfire crisis See in context

Being Christian does not mean he should have acted better in this case, most often Christians

make the wrong decision. Like supporting the invasion of Iraq. 100% wrong and nearly at 100%

support by Christians. Christians support Trump at 80% plus today. A man who pays off prostitutes.

No, being Christians leads to immoral behavior and stupid decisions like this one to leave

his home country during a massive natural disaster to sip tropical drinks and get sand between

his toes. Perhaps God told him to go on holiday, in his mind.

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Posted in: U.S. gov't heads to court to seize private land for Trump's border wall in Texas See in context

I thought Mexico was going to pay for wall, not the local landowners having their land stolen

by the Trumpster.

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Posted in: Japan loses last public holiday of the year, even though it’s still on the calendar See in context

Official Notice: take the day off. You are welcome.

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Posted in: GOP embraces Trump after impeachment See in context

The President commits multiple crimes against his own country, playing politics with foreign states for his own gain and the Republican Party says may I have another. Republicans disconnected from reality many, many years ago, from truth decades ago and have become the party of pure insanity. So clear in this latest response to facts, facts that republicans just cannot understand. If they had any sense of shame they should show that now but of course that will not happen as they have been dumbed down to such a low level they now only do and feel what Fox News tells them to do and feel.

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Posted in: Yoshiki, KISS to perform together again on New Year’s Eve 'Kohaku' music program See in context

This performance will lower the average age for the show from 83 to 81.

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Posted in: Japan drops to 121st in 2019 gender equality ranking See in context

I'll get slated for this, but Japan needs more solidarity between women, particularly between stay-at-home mothers and those working full time. 

Wake up, those stay at home women morph into helicopter moms and ruin the lives of their kids. I see them at sports practice all the time. It's embarrassing that they have nothing else in their lives but to hover over their kids and kill their spirits. Especially their boys. No, big difference between full time workers and the bon-bon tossing crowd of parasites who hide their laziness behind obsessive motherhood.

Are you feeling slated?

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Posted in: Japan to make automatic brakes mandatory for new cars from Nov 2021 See in context

 or if a driver stamps (sic) on the gas pedal, the ministry said.

Which is what the old folks do. So more kids will get run over. Solution is to stop old

folks from driving, period. If 80% of cars have the equipment already and still there

are so many deaths caused by old men mostly then clearly the automatic breaks is not

the solution.

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Posted in: Japan drops to 121st in 2019 gender equality ranking See in context

Wow, dropping in the ratings with Abe pushing Womanomics? All nice speeches by him but in the end nothing changes, no, it actually gets worse.

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Posted in: Busty Japanese YouTuber chef sells ad space on her chest See in context

They say more that a mouthful is not necessary but I tend to disagree in this case.

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Posted in: Activists push to halt sexual harassment of job-seeking students See in context

So easy to just say get up and leave. The act itself is criminal and is preventing a woman from getting a job she may want, This exploration will not stop until some of the creeps are in jail.

This is equivalent to telling women do not ride trains as they are filled with chikan. It is the chikan that need to be punished, not the women who ride the trains.

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Posted in: 80-year-old man, driving wrong way on expressway, killed in head-on collision See in context

No suicide. Unless you consider driving at 80 suicide. At least this oldster did not plow over some kids No driving over 65 in Japan will solve this problem.

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Posted in: CEO of Australia's Westpac bank resigns over money laundering scandal See in context

Bankers, one step up, a small one, from criminals.

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Posted in: Democrat Warren accuses rival Bloomberg of trying to buy U.S. presidential election See in context

Bloomberg of course is better than Trump, an orangutan is better than Trump. The worse President ever. An empty chair is a vast improvement. At least an empty chair does not sell out the country to the Russians.

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Posted in: Japan's 1st bill to punish hate speech submitted in Kawasaki See in context

This is designed to stop the rightwing/yakuza folks from attacking Koreans. It is simple human decency and long overdue. Only racist apologists would be against this or attempt to distort it.

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Posted in: Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid See in context

Including a sham impeachment inquiry.

The Clinton impeachment was a sham, about an affair. So what? This is about corruption/extortion within the Trump WH that infected everyone from the Orange one on down and caused deaths to soldiers fighting against Russia in Ukraine.

The above shows why Republicans are wrong every single time on political events. They parrot the propaganda only even though it does not make any sense at all. Like Ukraine interfered in the USA

elections and not the Russians. That is Russian/Repubican propaganda and the poor saps who read that believe it and post it here.

Anyway Trump will be impeached as he deserves and maybe the spineless Republicans in the Senate may gin up enough guts to do the right thing and get rid or Trump for good, for the sake of the country. The weak minded here will never get it even if he is removed from office.

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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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