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    GW

    Well here on jt we could use a little more freedom of speech me thinks!

    Overall wrt freedom of speech, slander etc its pretty much case by case, going to be pretty hard to define BUT we should err on allowing the speech, then it can be debated!

    Posted in: Where should the line be drawn, if at all, between freedom of speech and libel, slander or defamation?

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    GW

    I hope this cruel SOB stays behind bars awaiting trial................... and get convicted, these kinds of people can turn into murderers, if he is truly sick I hope he gets serious help & not a suspended sentence

    Posted in: Man arrested for poisoning over 40 cats in Tokyo's Ota Ward

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    GW

    praack,

    All you have to look at is Japan's coasts, PLENTY of minke whales right out FRONT.

    ZERO need to go off wasting taxes in the Antarctic!

    Posted in: IWC heaps pressure on Japan but rejects whale sanctuary bid

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    GW

    Sangetsu,

    Good post, many here forget about all the non-tariff stuff Japan has very well put up to FOREIGN GOODS.

    Luckily for J-car makers is that now Japan is firmly in decline foreign automakers realize Japan simply isn't worth the bother with the exception of selling a few luxury car models.

    Heck the market is getting so bad that your going to see the local makers downsizing from here on in moving more & more production OUT of Japan, that's the reality

    Posted in: U.S. calls for Japan to ramp up efforts on TPP

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    GW

    Jerseyboy, Sangetsu,

    I believe you BOTH are right to varying degrees. Its well known that Japans excuse for price fixing, diving up market share etc was to promote "stability" meanwhile screwing the people, which they mostly READILY ACCEPTED!

    As time has passed & Japan has weakened & nasty demographics kick in it has all come to roost & is now long LONG past being a sustainable way of fleecing the people for J-inc's benefit this price rigging & its inefficiencies are now coming home to roost big time!

    Japan always thought it could screw its own so companies could do some business overseas, but now its all going to pot & they don't know what to do & so we get to continue to witness the rot that is so prevalent now in Japan.

    And this is one of the reasons I always say Japan MUST re-invent itself or perish, sadly the latter is winning.

    Bottom line is Japan has dug this hole their in itself & their price fixing bid rigging ways wont work outside Japan, push has come to shove!

    Posted in: U.S. charges 7 Japanese auto executives with price-fixing

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    GW

    It amazes me how so many in Japan just cant logically analyze things & apply common sense, no one expects perfection but this mayors idea was just plain STUPID & is trying to make HIMSELF look good! What a PUTZ!

    As another poster correctly said the simple thing to do was that put in a rule the DRINKING & DRIVING are grounds for dismissal or penalties as appropriate.

    This don't drink till you get home "thinking" is so pre-school!

    Posted in: Civil servant suing Fukuoka for one yen over employee drinking ban

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    GW

    It's very simple. Japan will never be told what to do by non-Japanese. If the rest of the world shut up about whaling and refused to make it an issue, Japan would quit whaling on purely economic grounds....

    That wud be dangerous one only has to look at whats happened to tuna, eel, octopus, squid populations etc etc to see that Japan has great difficulty with the word conservation!

    Posted in: IWC heaps pressure on Japan but rejects whale sanctuary bid

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    GW

    Internal Affairs Minister Sanae Takaichi and ruling Liberal-Democratic Party (LDP) policy chief Tomomi Inada, both close allies of the prime minister, acknowledged earlier this month that they had had their photos taken in 2011 with the head of a fringe neo-Nazi party. But they both said they were unaware of his extremist views when the pictures were taken

    Ok.......so they say they were unaware of this guys VIEWS,.......... BUT were they unaware he was a member of the right wing group......... H'mmmm I wonder!

    Posted in: Cabinet minister denies ties to hate speech group

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    GW

    Jeeesus! Another day its embarrassing to be living in Japan........wtf!

    I really don't see Japan digging itself out of the many holes its dug for itself, if anything clearly its set to get worse, much worse!

    Posted in: Gender equality chief makes light of sexist jeering in Tokyo assembly

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    GW

    Haha lots of people reading way way WAY too much into this one!!! For christs sake people!

    A lot of posters are assuming the writer of the sign has an excellent knowledge of English, when clearly they are a bit rusty, BUT at least they are welcoming, something to be glad about!

    People need to understand the meaning of context more, words like foreigner, tourist, gaijin etc .............it all comes down to context, sometimes I HATE the word gaijin, sometimes I call myself gaijin!! depends on context folks, those ragging need to take a couple a chill pills!!

    Posted in: Step in

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    GW

    The talent agency is trying to scare the fans and girls, they have a weak case if they went to court.

    Agreed! However TIJ! The land where courts aren't exactly normal, aren't exactly impartial, & hardly EVER act to protect individuals............. and if they ever do you can bet MANY years will have passed your legal costs HIGH & when you "win" you would be LUCKY AS HELL to get any reasonable amount of compensation.

    You are more likely to end up in severe debt even when you win.

    The justice system here is HEAVILY rigged against the people of Japan & THEY KNOW IT! And they still don't care.........

    Posted in: Pop idols’ management demands Y8 million in damages after two members caught dating fans

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    GW

    I was taught from when I was a kid to only leave FOOT PRINTS behind! An amazingly simple concept!

    One that far too many Japanese cant get their heads around across the whole damned country! Its disgusting the trash left around, just imagine what the cities would look like if it were not for all the shop owners keeping the areas out front clean!

    And I am sorry but paying an entrance fee to a nature park DOESNT mean you get leave your garbage! If you can carry it out then stay the hell away I say!

    While I don't expect anywhere near perfection from people using parks etc Japan clearly needs to get its crap together as its a mess literally.

    Posted in: Large amount of trash and waste left on Mt Fuji

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    GW

    Earth to Japan, TWO words for you, I have told you this before time is NOW to listen!

    COASTAL WHALING!

    If you do the above hardly anyone will bother you, but gallivanting off to the Antarctic & buying from Europe..............not good ideas!

    Posted in: Nations square off at whaling conference

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    GW

    tinawatanabe

    I read your link...............wtf! It CLEARLY states the women were TRICKED to get them to the front line, they racked up DEBT which need to be paid off!!

    The link clearly shows this to be SEX SLAVERY, the women were clearly not free..................

    Thank you for proving your WRONG!

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

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    GW

    abe is clearly an idiot!

    Earth to abe, Japans honour is stained because of Japans actions from the 1930-45! This was ALL done by the country of Japan, its people, its politicians, its "media" etc etc etc etc & the same keep staining Japans reputation at a stead pace going on 70yrs since WWII ended.

    Sorry abe you cant pin this on asahi! I suggest a look in the mirror for a starting point!

    Posted in: It’s true that many people have suffered, and Japan’s honor has been stained in the international community because of the Asahi Shimbun’s erroneous reporting.

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    GW

    Thank GOD I didn't grow up in Japan & glad I have no kids, I feel sorry for kids/young in Japan, they grow up in a crappy environment for the most part & the future is pretty dim, poor buggers

    Posted in: Growing restrictions make for frustrated park users

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    GW

    Its truly amazing the deniers on these threads, talk about heads in the sand!

    Its so patently obvious the IJA operated, allowed transport, allowed for coerced, volunteers, pro's, & tricked women into being sex slaves. They are 10,000% responsible for ALL OF IT!

    And its hilarious the abe & his ilk & the deniers here think Asahi is central to the sex slave issue, HELLO! Nothing could be further from the truth!

    And regarding Fukushima, again this whole Asahi bit is NUTS, idiotic! The govt nor ANY MEDIA in Japan have ANY credibility(& that includes Asahi!) what so ever wrt to Sex slaves or Fukushima or WWII! I mean look at the crap coming out about the Emperors life............sounding pretty fictional!

    This Yoshida "report" regarding Fukushima should be read while licking a salt block that cows lick at farm! This is so late, so likely manipulated & massaged that only a fool would believe its all true.

    Bottom line is you CANNOT take J-news or politicians at face value, anyone who does............well good luck to them!

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

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    GW

    This is all starting to get stupid! Be able to use computers was SUPPOSED to allow us more free time because we could work more efficiently BUT the exact opposite is happening, now we can escape work or anything, people expect you to respond/reply

    I am really getting sick & have come to dread my ketai ringing or buzzing because another damned email has arrived.

    Its all just getting stupid, time may come where many I think will want to get off the digital roller coaster!

    Posted in: What do you think of smartwatches? Would you wear one?

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    GW

    Folks negging JLee are being a bit harsh I think!

    Japan since the 90s has been great for making PARTS for PRODUCTS, but has become declined a lot in making actual products & then actually USING them just like JLee listed.

    I used to hate people coming to Japan with Blackberrys & being able to do email & there was nothing even remotely close here in Japan.

    Like many have commented on jt in the past yes Japan makes parts for the iphone but they are no longer able to come up with the phone.

    I think this has led to a lot of the decline in J-electronics manufacturers, Japan has become a parts maker for a lot of stuff but no longer inventing the STUFF! That's done & made elsewhere1

    Posted in: Index ranks Japan as Asia's most efficient innovator

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    GW

    This is all down to a couple things, declining population, costs, & mobility, etc

    People no longer live near where they are raised, in fact they are likely to move around while being raised so the concept of "home" also is changing.

    Those with family graves have to sacrifice holidays & go to rather large amounts of ca$h to maintain..........its becoming simply too much work, too costly & also fewer & fewer that will need to be buried as family size continues to shrink.

    So while some aspects of the death business will see growth others will/are seeing & will see more decline, pretty obvious by now that the old family style graves will be dying out.

    Posted in: In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

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