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    Nessie

    Many stood up against evil regimes, even in Italy, even in Germany... But none of that happened in Japan.

    There were communists in Japan who stood up and were imprisoned. This is why the Allies had such anxiety during the postwar occupation: They had the absurd balancing act of reinstating war criminals, denouncing the war while at the same time denouncing the j-coms who'd been at the forefront of the domestic anti-war movement and had been imprisoned by those same war criminals.

    Posted in: Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots

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    One thing for sure, you can directly connect the start of the industrial beef industry to American demand both for consumption and supply the 19th Century.

    First, I'm skeptical that your statement is true, since beef was identified with the U.K. before there ever was a U.S.A.

    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/nov/05/english-beef-a-proud-tradition

    Second, why do you figure other countries have followed in industrial beef production?

    Posted in: Japanese butter on the table in Pacific trade talks

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    1) the thyroid cancer rate in young people has jumped by an astounding 6,000% throughout the region since the disaster first occurred back in 2011.

    Because everyone is screened now. If your figure is accurate, which I doubt, it would be an increase in detection, not in incidence.

    Posted in: Health fallout from Fukushima mainly mental: studies

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    No, but wheat isn't the only thing that will be cheaper. It's also grown on industrial farms owned by corporations that have bought up and monopolized the food industry. Do you want corporations like Monsanto to extend their reach even further?

    If it means being able to feed starving people, which it does, then my answer is yes.

    Posted in: Japanese butter on the table in Pacific trade talks

  • -1

    Nessie

    Japan is the country with most ferries going everywhere.

    I doubt that. There is a bridge or tunnel between every major island in Japan.

    Indonesia comes to mind.

    Posted in: Japan ferry on fire off coast, 'passengers evacuated'

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    How about the country stop bottom-feeding altogether? This is a money grab. Cushy retirement consulting jobs.

    It's basically an extra-judicial punishment: preventative boredom.

    Posted in: Osaka police order mandatory bicycle safety course for traffic violations in nationwide first

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    Nessie

    I still prefer it to the factory farming and reliance on poorly paid migrant workers that allows US prices to be so cheap.

    Do you think US wheat is cheap because it's picked by poorly paid migrant workers?

    Posted in: Japanese butter on the table in Pacific trade talks

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    Nessie

    If it tended back towards a traditional diet, Japan would be surprisingly self-sufficient. Indeed, it could make a transition back towards self-sufficiency far less painfully than most other developed nations all of which base their nutritional supply on the exploitation of distant and less developed nations.

    The "traditional diet" was a domestic diet based on isolation (no foreign trade). Do you think Japan could be self-sufficient that way? That means no mechanized agricultural machinery, no motorized boats for fishery, no imported fertilizers. There is no possible way Japan could be self-sufficient in food that way.

    most other developed nations all of which base their nutritional supply on the exploitation of distant and less developed nations

    Like the U.S. exploits poor little underdeveloped, faraway Canada, its largest source of oil?

    Posted in: Japanese butter on the table in Pacific trade talks

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    Nessie

    Probably overkill if this is just directed at hikers.

    Posted in: 'Eruption alert' system for 47 active volcanoes to start Aug 4

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    Nessie

    I am from Europe. Where I lived you could buy a bag full of oranges for 100 yen. Same with apples. They will give you one or two for free just to try them.

    At a street market, maybe. Not at a supermarket.

    Posted in: Japanese butter on the table in Pacific trade talks

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    Nessie

    The only Country (other than The United States) that actually engaged the Imperial Japanese Army & Navy was Australia.

    Australia was active in the post-war occupation of Japan, too, a fact that's often forgotten.

    Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo

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    Is it too late to make scapegoating an Olympic sport? Japan would be a shoo-in.

    Posted in: Warnings on Olympic's cost rises were ignored say Japan stadium designers

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    Nessie

    Does anyone know if there was such fanfare for the 60th anniversary? Or how about the more symbolic 50th, when so many more veterans were still alive?

    Pretty sure it's been a regular thing for a while now.

    Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo

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    Nessie

    It may or may not be art and/or obscenity. It's definitely a thought crime. Last I heard, those weren't illegal in Japan.

    Posted in: Sexual images of minors in manga and anime: Art or obscenity?

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    Nessie

    Came here to say the same thing, Ossan.

    And it wasn't just that Japan surrendered to the Nationalist Chinese. It's that the Chinese communists were hiding for most of the war. Looks like China loves it some revisionist history after all, as long as it's the one doing the revising.

    Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo

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    Nessie

    Let me guess, 26 is a smoking floor?

    It is now.

    Posted in: Fire breaks out on 26th floor of hotel; 500 guests evacuated

  • -1

    Nessie

    Why and, how are you qualified to make that judgement based on a few photos?

    Because pilot error is the most common cause of airplane crashes.

    Posted in: 3 killed after small plane crashes into Tokyo residential area

  • 5

    Nessie

    Then you wear a bra under your dress shirt and they're all like "Kimoi!" There really is no pleasing these women.

    Posted in: Male nipples become tools of 'sexual harassment' during summer, complain Japanese women

  • 3

    Nessie

    Japan is more concerned with getting its nuke stations back online than on drilling for oil.

    Posted in: China says it has every right to drill in East China Sea

  • 5

    Nessie

    Not just from mobile devices; demographic aging must be a factor in the injuries.

    Posted in: Consumer Affairs Agency urges people not to walk on escalators

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