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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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Posted in: Abe says WWII labor row is biggest issue with S Korea See in context

Well, Abe has spoken the truth. All the security propaganda is simply fake news. Corporate Japan is afraid of what will happen as these forced labor court cases go against them and they are told to pay or have their assets in Korea seized. Japan will drive SK into the arms of Russia if he is not careful. The USA will punish Japan if that does indeed occur.

Once again, like when Abe went to Iran to proclaim Japan's great role in politics there, Abe has overplayed his hand and has once again come up with nothing to show.


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Posted in: U.S. labels China a currency manipulator; China halts U.S. farm purchases See in context

Trump makes history by becoming the first U.S. president to walk into North Korea in the interest of peace, God forbid

Yeah, right. PR stunt. NK is sending missiles out and Trump calls them beautiful. Nothing to worry about. NK probably working on their nukes too. Meanwhile under Trump SK and Japan are in full on trade war. He has done nothing to stop that.

Clearly, as with most deluded republicans, you cannot tell the difference between a PR stunt and a massive failure. Trump, just like with Russia, is aiding and abetting our enemy NK via his PR stunts.


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Posted in: 57 dead, 18,000 taken to hospitals in Japan due to heatwave since July 29 See in context

Hotest month ever, July was, worldwide. The clock is ticking on global meltdown. And Trump and the republicans continue to deny science, and their own eyes.


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Posted in: At least 20 dead, 26 wounded after shooting at Walmart store in Texas See in context

The shooter is a Trump person.

I was just guessing but thanks for the confirmation. Trump is calling his mentally unstable gang of NRA KKK types to do just what happened in this tragedy. The republicans, with Trumps help, have taken the sheets off and now white terrorism is by far the number one crime problem for the FBI and for the country. Add that to the long list of Trump's negative accomplishments. How any sane person can support Trump is a 100% mystery. He is destroying the USA one white terrorist incident at a time. But of course there are very fine people on both sides as he stated in Charlottesville when one innocent person was run over by one white terrorist. This time there was one white terrorist and 20 dead innocents.

“You also had some very fine people on both sides,”

Trump is the defacto leader of white terrorists in the USA and worldwide as well (NZ shooter revered Trump).

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Posted in: At least 20 dead, 26 wounded after shooting at Walmart store in Texas See in context

Don’t think so. Trump never pretended to be something that he’s not

How about pretending to be a success. He has failed at everything except being on TV which

was created and run by others. Is it six bankruptcies in total for Trump? And now of course he is trying to bankrupt the USA.

States that have lax guns laws have more gun crime. Fact. Look it up. Another example today.

No doubt this white terrorist was a huge Trump supporter and the manifesto mentioned mirrors comments by the right wing republican posters on this thread. In Japan, a civilized country, guns are illegal. El Paso

just had more deaths by guns in one day than Japan has in an average year. In 2017 three people were killed

in gun violence in Japan. So simple to understand, gun laws prevent gun crimes.

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Posted in: Man who lost wife, daughter in car crash conducts petition against driver See in context

I have ridden with many elderly drivers who were still quite skillful and cautious. I have also ridden with young daredevils who were the exact opposite. I would support legislation that retested drivers after a certain age but a blanket condemnation of the elderly would be wrong.

This reasoning is wrong. The fact is that elderly drivers have lost their capacity to drive, younger drivers who

make mistakes driving isO not due to dementia. You would not ask an 88 year old to pilot a plane but a 38 year old of course yes. This guy was a public safety hazard and now a mother and child are dead. The state needs to cull out these drivers, otherwise more kids get run over. This particular case is horrible as the ojisan blames the car for his own mistake and takes no responsibility at all for the deaths. Imagine if you were the father and husband in this case. I hope they bring this guy to trail. Of course he will not do time but at least the state can pretend it cares about the dead mother and child.

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Posted in: 8 injured after car hits 4 cyclists in tunnel; driver arrested See in context

65 isn’t elderly, Vince.

Only old people 65 or older say this. 65 is when extra tests for driving needs to start. Old people cannot handle distracted driving even though they think the can. Or maybe this guy dozed off briefly.

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Posted in: 1 dead, 11 others shot near Brooklyn playground See in context

Sad, but as long as the Democrats control and govern that and as long a that socialist mayor De Blasio stays in power, expect more incidents like this become the norm.

Blaming democrats for gun violence, wow that is new low in totally insanity from the far right loon land. As if the second amendment they worship is suspended in NY. The republicans are so far up the gun lobby's hind quarters they are blind to reality. It is the NRA/Republicans who have blood on their hands, everyday in the USA. Not here in Japan of course which has sane gun laws so handgun deaths are extremely rate. If the NRA does implode as it looks like it will then maybe the zombie republicans will not be so afraid and will vote to protect lives and not the finances of the gun companies.

Wow, you can never put a floor on the pure delusion that comes out of the fox fake news factory and the gullibility of their followers, many of whom still believe there were WMD in Iraq and that Obama is a muslim. Sad really.

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Posted in: Taliban role in future of Afghanistan at heart of ongoing talks See in context


Noliving, the Bush adminstration was warned not just by the Taliban but by the outgoing Clinton administration and the FBI repeatedly about an OBL attack, even stating that planes would be involved. This was all well before 9-11-01. The Bush people did nothing, why, they only cared about starting a war with Iraq for the oil there. So 9-11 did happen due to complete failure by the Bush people leading to two wars and hundreds of thousands dead. The ME is still screwed up due to the Bush failed wars.

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Posted in: Taliban role in future of Afghanistan at heart of ongoing talks See in context

The Taliban refused to hand over Osama bin Laden after 9/11 and was willing to sacrifice its control of the country. *

This is a lie and show once again how right wing groups make up their own facts to serve their flawed story lines The fact it that after and even before 9-11 the Taliban offered OBL to the USA asking that he receive a trial

in an international court of law, not the USA. They did this before 9-11 as OBL was a huge problem for them, not supporting him as again is falsely claimed above by non-fact based posters. Cheney refused as he wanted to go to war for various reasons including starting the fake war in Iraq. Now all these years later the USA is negotiating with the Taliban as they have to do so. It is very possible after this is over Trump will call the Taliban freedom fighters and flip the right wing as he has done with NK-with absolutely no results whatsoever. But the republicans like sheep will rebrand the total defeat in Afganistan as a victory for freedom. Or some such nonsense, which they embrace daily in their delusions of all sorts of matters reported by Fox News and the rest.

Read below the facts as reported in an academic journal, not a propaganda source, published by the Oxford Press. Fact based reporting not fantasy based.


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Posted in: Japan's top bar association urges authorization of same-sex marriage See in context

One thing about Japan is that it does not have the self-righteous bigots who use the bible to

hide their sexism and basic ignorance. That was the battle in the USA and that battle is over.

No one cares now but for a long time the sanctity of marriage was touted by bible thumpers who

divorce at a higher rate than gay couples, by far.

Society benefits if couples get equal rights that commit to each other via marriage. And as

this report points out anything less is illegal in Japan. This will take some time but eventually

Japan will join the rest of the developed world and allow same-sex marriages. 51% of Japanese support this change according to the NHK. 28 countries have approved it so far. It is a no brainer.

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Posted in: Japan, South Korea clash at WTO over trade dispute See in context

Banning hi-tech products to South Korea has nothing to do with trade, or "punishing" Korea. It is simply a security measure, and has nothing to do with the illegal court ruling. The WTO and Trump will be on Japans side.

Wow, that is really ridiculous. Why after 60 years of open trade has SK become a security risk? This is

politics pure and simple. Japan warned Korea to not proceed with the labor judgement or Japan would retaliate. Which is what they have done now. It is so obvious.

Trump hates the WTO, they will not agree on anything. Second thing said above that is not rationale.

Last regarding the issue of the work slavery Japan imposed on Korea for 35 years being out of date, I seem to recall a 1970s kidnapping issue that its alive and well on NHK and other propaganda media outlets. Such

incredible hypocrisy on display once again by the LDP and their radical right wing followers. NK also says the issue is closed but it shambles on in Japan regardless for political reasons only.

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Posted in: Boris Johnson chosen as Britain's next prime minister; now faces Brexit test See in context

Well, the stream that the UK was using to move into 3rd world status has just turned into a flood. Captain BJ, as

he is called in many circles, will captain that ship right to the bottom.

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Posted in: 'Apologize to America,' Trump tells Democratic congresswomen See in context

While I hate how farcical this has become, I appreciate how the president is standing up for the little guys against these bullies.

This is what makes sense within the bubble of the right wing media echo chamber. The women who were attacked and told to leave their home country are the bullies. And the Trump followers are the victims. It is always such a neat mental trick, weak one, where the racists become the victims. The majority of white voters for Trump believe they are victims of systemic injustice. Classic projection. Fox and Trump use this to their advantage of course. It is all so blatantly stupid.

Trump is a racist. The Obama birther campaign was one big racist campaign. A total and complete lie based on racism. Basically it maintained that no black person could be President. And millions of republicans thought the same. Pure racism. But it started before that, Trumps Dad supported the KKK so Donny learned from

his Dad about how to think about minorities. Once Trump became President he admitted Obama was an American. He used racism to become President and is exploiting it again in his 2020 campaign.

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Posted in: Anti-NHK party accuses Japan’s public broadcaster of concealing 'car-sex adultery' See in context

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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Posted in: Anti-NHK party accuses Japan’s public broadcaster of concealing 'car-sex adultery' See in context

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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Posted in: Man arrested for beating son 'to discipline' him See in context

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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