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    The Foreign Ministry’s budget for propagating its official views on history and territorial disputes was raised to 52 billion yen ($438 million) this year from 2 billion yen last year to “correct understanding by the international society,” the ministry says.

    Let's just...look at this for a moment. A 50 BILLION yen increase to promote nationalist propoganda. For what purpose? So Japan can be a "shiny beacon" or whatever Abe said about Japan "shining"

    Maybe first, be a more mature entity on the world stage. Then the world MIGHT start to treat with you with some respect.

    Posted in: Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference

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    In one program, an Asahi commentator made remarks critical of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office

    S.F.W. Senor` tummyache...doth protest TOO much.

    Posted in: Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference

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    Japan is the true owner of the islands. This much is for sure.

    (upvote me now!)

    Posted in: S Korea condemns Japan's approval of history textbooks

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    Dear Japan, this has gotten out of hand. Seriously, please grow up a little.

    Posted in: Japan's mascots face cull or combination

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    Great, another car in Japan that no one can really take advantage of fully because the speed limits are too low...

    Posted in: Turbocharged Toyota Auris goes on sale in Japan

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    I have appointed myself an expert to the debate. I have dutifully researched the definition of the word "aggression" through a page called "Wikipedia" I believe I may have solved this issue. Yer welcome Senor tummychuckles.

    Aggression is overt, often harmful, social interaction with the intention of inflicting damage or other unpleasantness upon another individual. It is a virtually universal behavior among animals. It may occur either in retaliation or without provocation. In humans, frustration due to blocked goals can cause aggression. Submissiveness may be viewed as the opposite of aggressiveness.

    In definitions commonly employed in the social sciences and behavioral sciences, aggression is a response by an individual that delivers something unpleasant to another person. Some definitions include that the individual must intend to harm another person. Predatory or defensive behavior between members of different species may not be considered aggression in the same sense.

    Aggression can take a variety of forms which may be expressed physically or communicated verbally or non-verbally: including anti-predator aggression, defensive aggression (fear-induced), predatory aggression, dominance aggression, inter-male aggression, resident-intruder aggression, maternal aggression, species-specific aggression, sex-related aggression, territorial aggression, isolation-induced aggression, irritable aggression, and brain-stimulation-induced aggression (hypothalamus). There are two subtypes of human aggression: (1) controlled-instrumental subtype (purposeful or goal-oriented); and (2) reactive-impulsive subtype (often elicits uncontrollable actions that are inappropriate or undesirable). Aggression differs from what is commonly called assertiveness, although the terms are often used interchangeably among laypeople (as in phrases such as "an aggressive salesperson").

    Posted in: Abe's advisers split over how to describe Japan's WWII actions

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    “If I had undergone therapy from that time, I suppose the incident in Paris probably wouldn’t have happened,”

    Yup, you and how many others....How many hundreds of others. Maybe thousands.

    Posted in: 'Paris Cannibal' Sagawa reminisces over his grisly crime

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    abuse of power, comes as no surprise my pretties

    Posted in: SDF officer arrested for using stolen passport to swindle over ¥300,000

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    Why not exhibit a real car from the disaster if you want to make a statement? What does this shiny new pastel car have to do with 3/11? Sounds like trying to capitalize on suffering.

    Posted in: Half a car

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    how is this work "inspired" by 3/11....More explanation needed. lazy to just claim a part of a disaster without the explanation

    Posted in: Half a car

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    High tech Japan. Plastic bags....full of nuke waste.** Plastic....bags.......

    **

    Posted in: Nowhere to put nuclear waste

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    “We will provide all the support needed for the people in the devastated areas, who are working so hard to rebuild their lives and move ahead,” Abe said.

    It's like, he JUST found out that people are still struggling there.

    4....years....ago. The shame of Japan, how u ignored these people.

    Posted in: Abe pledges new 5-year plan to rebuild from 2011 disaster

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    I didn't know the costume shop from my nightmares was open for business.....

    Posted in: Kagome unveils wearable tomatoes

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    the Asahi’s historical reports on the so-called “comfort women” system were instrumental in forging global opinion that the Japanese state and its military were involved in organising a formalised system of sex slavery.

    "global opinion" or "globally recognized fact"?

    Saying it isn't true will never make it so if in fact, it was true.

    Posted in: 2,100 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories

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    Jesus Christ....

    Posted in: 29-year-old woman arrested for killing 2 young daughters

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    Thanks fxgai! Will have a look!

    Posted in: Japan's economy crawls out of recession in Oct-Dec quarter

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    Production & manufacturing is moving back to Japan, exports are increasing and will increase more. Tourism is way up and will continue to grow.

    Source? Most business that I know is scrambling to get OUT of Japan. Not return BACK to the current mess it is in. It simply wouldn't make logical sense for manufacturing to up and move back to Japan. What would be the benefits of doing so if a business had already established manufacturing in a lower cost area of Asia?

    Posted in: Japan's economy crawls out of recession in Oct-Dec quarter

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    The wage increase trend will continue in spring next year and spring of the following year, and we will spread the warm winds of economic recovery to everyone throughout the country. And as a result, the three targets of economic revitalization, fiscal rehabilitation and social security reform will be attained simultaneously.”

    Um...what "trend" is he talking about? Does anyone here feel the "warm winds" of economic recovery?

    this sounds more like a model UN speech given in the most ideal manner possible. Wot was it Shakespere wrote?

    "words...words....words"

    Posted in: Abe pledges to carry out sweeping reforms

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    It would save a lot of money if Japan could simply admit, it, like EVERY other country that has partcipated in wars does have things to apologize for. It doesn't even matter how "true" or "untrue" the accusations are, what matters is accepting responsibility for heinous acts committed during its imperial reign. By trying to "pay off" institutions to more or less rewrite history in a view Japan considers more favorable to its own image, they play RIGHT into the hands of the countries that often call Japan out for doing....well, exactly what they are doing...

    Not a very intelligent move.

    Posted in: Japan's global PR message could misfire with focus on wartime past

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    I would like to urge Abe to return the civilians who are still living in temporary housing MORE THAN 3 YEARS after the fact, to suitable living conditions.

    How about that Senor tummycramps? Mebbe wanna try focusing on yer own yard before shleping out some paltry "urges". Since when is any "urge" Japan has, taken with grave sincerity by another country?

    Maybe less dangling anime straps off adults carrying their briefcases, news programs that didn't look like they were "directed" by a group of junior high school kids for their culture festival, and a serious hauling in of all the infantile trends and behaviours by "adults" would serve to start to give Japan a non-laughable image.

    Everyone I know looks at Japan from their own countries as a garish festival of chaos, loud noises and insanity.

    Posted in: Abe urges Thailand to return soon to civilian rule

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