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    law enforcement authorities must step up efforts to prevent yakuza gangs tapping into the construction boom ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    When the minister in charge has gangster connections this isn't going to happen.

    Posted in: White paper indicates decrease in organized crime syndicate numbers

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    the contractor was named before any invitation to submit cost estimates and without any international competition

    Now Abe has declared that he is going to take responsibility for the stadium he should explain why there was no competitive bidding process for the stadium construction. He should also explain why overseas contractors were excluded, in violation of Japan's WTO treaty obligations on government procurement. Perhaps he could also comment on the effect of Abenomics and how much construction costs have increased due to his own policies?

    I won't hold my breath waiting for Japanese "journalists" to ask these questions though.

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

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    Cowardly Spanish bullfighters also shave the horns of the bulls to reduce the risk of injury to the matador and to disorient the bull.

    Posted in: A pampered life for Japan's prizefighter bulls

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    They do things differently over there. I bet there was no free bar or disco either.

    Posted in: 21 dead, 10 wounded in Afghan wedding gunfight

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    Why do the consoles have to be produced in China? Are there no WTO rules about this unfair restriction on imports?

    Posted in: China lifting ban on sales of video game consoles

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    Consumers will be stuffed by the TPP. In Japan imported food tarriffs will hardly change and there will be strict limits on the quantities that can be imported. That's not free trade in any sense.

    Meanwhile, US rules on intellectual property will be shoved down our throats and the internet will be policed as it is in China to protect US, tax-dodging media corporations. I expect there will also be pressure to increase patent protection to 50 years or 100 years, just like they did with copyright. The result: higher prices for consumers.

    Posted in: Secrecy around TPP trade deal fuels suspicions and worries

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    Most of the Japanese hotels I have stayed in want the cash up front.

    kurisupisu: Isn't there a guarantor you can claim the unpaid rent from? Or is the guarantor system a complete waste of time?

    Posted in: Couple held for refusing to pay hotel bill after 42-night stay

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    Meanwhile, there's no sign of Abe's "third arrow" of reforms. The man is hopeless and should be replaced, although the rest of them aren't much better.

    Posted in: Cartoon capers: Abe uses offbeat PR blitz to rescue ratings

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    The Apple watch is really just an expensive accessory for the iPhone. As such the potential market for the device is hugely reduced. Make the watch work as a stand-alone device and sales might pick up.

    Posted in: Is Apple Watch a dud?

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    Copyright law has been utterly corrupted by bribes paid to politicians, particularly in the US. Now the US wants to force its daft, corrupt legislation down everyone elses throats to benefit tax-dodging media moguls like Murdoch.

    Copyright should be 5 - 10 years, maximum. If corporations want to continue to make money they can create new content. Meanwhile, I will ignore those idiotic rules and make sure Murdoch gets none of my money at all.

    Posted in: Thousands sign petition against TPP’s supposed copyright conditions

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    For every cockroach you see there are 20 more hiding in cracks and underneath things, waiting for you to fall asleep.

    Posted in: Japanese zoo takes on cockroach PR role

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    Is this what Abe means when he says he will "clearly explain" his bills? A third-rate puppet show by a third-rate prime minister.

    Article 9 of the constitution states "the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes."

    This means Japan cannot assist the US in their bombing of assorted bearded types in the middle east. The US is using force to kill those who oppose it; it is illegal for Japan to assist them. There is absolutely no threat to Japan from the goings-on in the middle east, so the "self defence" argument has no merit at all.

    Abe's "re-interpretation" of article 9 is illegal and nonsensical.

    Posted in: Abe mocked on Twitter over use of props to explain security bills

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    Abe and his illegal legislation are sinking fast. It's no wonder people are confused about the legislation when Abe refuses to give a clear explanation. Why not ask the supine supreme court to review the bill and judge if it is constitutional or not?

    Posted in: Abe defends security legislation

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    A US professor told me his Chinese student would fill his suitcase with face masks when travelling back home. They can be sold for a much higher price in China (he said).

    Posted in: What Chinese tourists are buying in Japan

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    Perhaps at the next election people will think about who they vote for, rather than just voting for the son of the last guy.

    But they probably won't.

    Posted in: Democracy in action

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    I pity the children who have (any) religion forced upon them. Someone with the attitude of "praying is more important than work" hardly seems a fit person to be in charge of a child.

    Posted in: Muslims in Japan observe Ramadan

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    Simply stop people without residence permits from buying property in New Zealand.

    Posted in: New Zealand opposition embroiled in racism row

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    How anyone could take this wig-wearing tool seriously is beyond me.

    Posted in: Trump campaign sets his personal fortune at $10 billion

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    The cost of corruption can clearly be seen in the proposed olympic stadium and the politicians in charge of construction all have links to shady characters. These crooks have decided that the cost will be 250 billion Yen and no matter what design changes are made the cost will remain unchanged. Even if it was proposed to have a grass field surrounded by deckchairs there would suddenly be a "shortage" of deckchairs and each one would cost 100 million Yen.

    Posted in: Tokyo Olympic venue shaping up as world's costliest stadium

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    This time the creditors are seizing Greece's assets, E50 billion of them. Greece would be better off outside the Euro as it will be crushed by Germany if it remains within it.

    Posted in: Critics on left and right slam Greece debt 'coup'

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