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    It is reported that the passengers heard a large thud like sound. The seas were not terribly rough and I doubt visibility was that bad where they could not see an approaching boat.... plus they probably had radar. Could they have hit a Submarine....

    Posted in: Fears rise for 287 missing after South Korean ferry sinks

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    Got no problem what so ever with Japan whaling in its own waters.... but if Japan tries to whale in International waters... then they should be prevented.

    Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program

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    All I know is... if Japan is allowed to hunt whales then so should everybody be allowed.... and you know what would happen then. Japan's outright selfishness on the whaling issue is childish and self centered.

    Posted in: Japanese whaling group says it intends to resume hunts

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    She could have run a Red light.... this doe not have to be a case where the Cop is at fault.... it very well could have been hers.

    Posted in: Mother, son killed after their car hit by police car

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    Now is the time for DoCoMo to go after Softbank by lowering rates. Softbank has wheeled and dealed itself in to a very tight financial spot. If DoCoMo now starts a price war they could really hurt Mr. Son.

    Posted in: Docomo to introduce new billing plan and discount services

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    Everything but the Nomikai.... Nomikai's are a waste of time and money. I can see once or twice a year having a Nomikai but two or three times a month is too much.

    Posted in: Outrageous behavior of 'monster' new company recruits

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    I think there is a lot more to this event than we're hearing. I don't understand how a 30 year old Female Scientist in Japan was able to publish findings so easily without more scrutiny from her peers?

    Posted in: Obokata apologizes for mistakes but says her conclusions were accurate

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    I often marveled at how nice public restrooms in Japan's parks and such were. What went through my mind was many parks in the USA in the 40's, 50's and 60's, also had nice amenities, but the late 60's and 70's brought on a massive rash of vandalism by teenagers. Hopefully Japan can continue to keep vandalism down and maintain these nice things.

    Posted in: 84 toilets in Tokyo park vandalized

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    Hmmmm.... they call that a "Free Trade Deal".... sounds more like an agreement to slightly modify existing tariff rates with very little overall impact.

    Posted in: Australia, Japan agree on free trade deal

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    I'm surprised there is not more "road rage" problems in Japan. There are a lot of stressed out salarymen and such that are ticking time bombs. I once... very accidently... ran into a guy ( while on my bicycle and he his ) after he had breaked for no apparent reason right in front of me. He wasn't hurt, nor was his bicycle.... but boy did he explode. I quickly apologized, and apologized again, but he just kept going, and going. After about 3 minutes I started to get mad myself that the guy would not shut up. I mean... he was fine and so was his bike. After a bit I just yelled in Japanese at the guy... just shut already... you're fine!

    Posted in: Man killed by door of car that suddenly started; driver arrested

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    The "self imposed" ban was not based on ideology. It was because they could do it and it made them look good. Now that Japan's corporations need to find other sources of income.... they simply lift the ban. No massive rallies, no input from its citizens... just the Govt lifting the ban without major discussion one would think would happen. How it happened really shows that it was not done based on Ideology.

    Posted in: Japan lifts self-imposed ban on weapons exports

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    This is the life line Japanese companies needed. They're having trouble competing in consumer goods since the rise of the Asian Tigers and China. I think this is for economic reasons more so than strategic.

    Posted in: Japan lifts self-imposed ban on weapons exports

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    The absolute food snobbery I see everyday in Japan should be protection enough from Big Bad Bland American Rice and American foodstuff overall. There is a saying in the USA that rings extremely true.... "You get what you pay for". If the Japanese consumer is afraid of low priced inferior quality American imports then guess what.... pay your regular $5 or more for an Apple and shun the import. But also it is said "its better to have loved and lost then to have never loved at all". Well maybe its better to eat a cheap import apple than not to eat one at all due to it being too expensive. Japan is also becoming a country where the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. Are they just going to price the poor out of many foods, fruits and vegetables completely.

    Posted in: U.S. must show flexibility for TPP breakthrough, Japan says

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    The police in Japan may interrogate a suspect for up to 23 days and the suspect is not permitted to have a lawyer present during that time. Japan is a great place but it is not a place where you would ever want to be accused of a crime.

    Posted in: Freed death row convict's compensation will probably be paltry

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    Japanese food safety rules are a crock of crap. All too often, even in Japan, a country that prides itself on cleanliness, you hear of food poisoning stories. I've seen some very nice clean places and I've seen some real roach hotels. So my real thought is that Japan's food standards are not to protect the Japanese citizens but to protect Japanese farmers. Just like the French and South Koreans, I don't see Japan opening its agricultural markets.

    Posted in: U.S. must show flexibility for TPP breakthrough, Japan says

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    So lets see... Yahoo Japan, which is 35% owned by Softbank itself, has bought eAccess from Softbank. I think this is Softbank raising money more than a strategic sale based on synergy.

    Posted in: Yahoo Japan to buy telecom firm eAccess

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    She came back well from the cell phone interruption. Got to give here credit for that.... although I think next time... if there is one... she'll turn the phone off first.

    Posted in: Prosecutor for Crimea becomes a hit online in Japan

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    Get off the anti-American military crap... with the unfortunate exception of some real idiots and high profile rape cases... the U.S. Military in Japan, per capita, commit much less crime than the Japanese. But you go on believing and spewing uninformed statements all you like... after time no one will listen when they've figured out how little you know.

    ( On February 12, 2008, the National Police Agency (of Japan) or NPA, released its annual criminal statistics that included activity within the Okinawan prefecture. These findings held American soldiers responsible for 53 crimes per 10,000 U.S. male servicemen, while Okinawan males held a crime rate of 366 crimes per 10,000. The crime rate found a U.S. servicemen in Okinawa to be 86% less likely to commit a crime than that of an Okinawan male. )

    Posted in: No. of foreigners arrested for crimes in Japan up by 8% in 2013

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    Funny... I don't remember reading any articles about the decreasing crimes by foreigners over the preceding 8 years.

    Posted in: No. of foreigners arrested for crimes in Japan up by 8% in 2013

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    Finally.... Japan has grown a pair. Many of you see this as Japan caving in to Western demands but I disagree. The climate, since the rise of China, in Asia has changed. China is showing strong interest Diplomatically and Militarily around the world. Japan can ill afford to sit by and not make its voice heard too. Japan is clearly defining its foreign policy. The days of Japan playing two sides or not taking a stand at all are over. If you rationally thing about what is currently going on in the world then Abe's actions make a lot of sense. I think a new Japan is emerging from its slumber and is ready to take a real seat at the table.

    Posted in: Abe threatens Moscow with more sanctions over Crimea

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