danalawton1@yahoo.com's past comments

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    Two hellish bombs ended the war quickly.... we had no way of knowing if the Japanese would fight for every inch of their mainland or surrender upon our invasion. I will tell you this though, if those bombs were not dropped, and if we had invaded and if U.S. casualties were high.... the Japan you know today would not exist. History would have been totally re-written. The Russians would own Hokkaido and possibly Northern Honshu. The Americans, because the Russians took territory may have not pulled out of Japan... but may have kept Japan as a strategic possession. That scenario is extremely possible. Dropping the bombs was the right decision.... and regretting it is the right emotion.

    Posted in: Obama visits Hiroshima to ponder 'terrible force unleashed'

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    He didn't confess.... they had no proof, so they charge him with dumping a body. I'll give the courts credit.... even though they look like idiots with this sentence......they at least put this guy in jail for a short time. Ultimately his sentence makes zero sense.

    Posted in: American man gets 18 months for dumping woman's body in bay

  • 0

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    The only reason they are worried is that the Yakuza and the Cops on the take are not getting a piece of the action.

    Posted in: Panel calls for penalties for dating services using schoolgirls

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    Thank You Moriyama-san!

    Posted in: '3keys' NPO founder sheds light on Japan’s poor orphanage conditions

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    Disillusioned.... the account information was taken from a S. African Bank.... that information was probably sold to some crime organization in Japan. The members of that organization then planned and executed the theft. They were smart to do it all in a short period of time. It is doubtful that anyone actually traveled from s. Africa to Japan other than possibly the person that had the bank account information.

    Posted in: Y1.4 bil stolen from 1,400 convenience store ATMs across Japan

  • 0

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    First off.... since the USA is the largest importer of goods from Japan, China, S. Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam... guess what, we should have more say than anyone else regarding Currency rates. We've sucked up exports from Asia for 50 years and we continue to do so.... we've run trade deficits with Asia forever. Yes, we have benefited with inexpensive imports, but we lost a lot of jobs too. So if you want to cry about how we dictate things.... you try running a trade deficit for that long and see how far you get. Second.... every Asian country wants a weak currency... we need to step in because there is no doubt that China, S. Korea, Japan and Taiwan will not come to terms on which country should be at what level. So many of you talk, moan and groan but you really have no clue on finance, trade, economics and fiscal policy. On to the Yen, I think, considering Japan's Govt Debt, Demographics, and dwindling economic power due to more competition, that the Yen should be around Y150 to the Dollar... but try and get that by S. Korea and China.

    Posted in: U.S. pressures Japan not to devalue yen

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    He was picked up "under suspicion", the Japanese Police will now grill him for days on end to try to get a confession out of him. If he does not confess, and there is no actual evidence that he did it, guess what.

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    Still early to call this.... he was arrested "under suspicion", and at this point evidence is circumstantial.

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    Sorry but if what he did was not actually illegal.... it should be. Think about it. The $2 million in "consulting fees" was paid to the Son of a very influential person in the Olympic bid process. The Son! There must be some rule in the Olympic Bid mandate that says.... It is against the rules to compensate any Board Member or Family Member in order to gain favor in the Decision. The saddest part about this... no one seems surprised or outraged.... just business as usual.

    Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid leader questioned in Diet

  • 5

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    Like I told people back in the mid 80's when Japanese companies were buying up a lot of high value U.S. properties and a lot of people were complaining..... the property is going no where and now they own the right to pay U.S. Real Estate taxes. Eventually, most of the Japanese companies ended up selling those properties at a loss.

    Posted in: Chinese pouring billions into U.S. real estate: study

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    Quite often with politics and diplomacy you need "Bargaining Chips" in order to get what you want. Sometimes those "Chips" are manufactured / fabricated.

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    I don't think the American's realize.... culturally Japan has gone through thousands of years of Earthquakes, its a given, and when one hits its not a National priority... but a regional one. The division of National vs Regional, even in a small Island Country like Japan is dictated more so by its history... a long history that existed well before the telegraph and News Channels. The complacency you see on a National Level is not so much that no one cares but that there is a pervasive feeling that they, in that region, will handle it.

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  • 2

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    It just comes down to how you feel about telling a salesperson to screw off.... I always answer the door.

    Posted in: Almost half of Japanese people hide when doorbell rings: survey

  • 1

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    Whatever the case this needs to be thoroughly investigated.

    Posted in: French prosecutors probe $2 million tied to 2020 Tokyo Games

  • 0

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    Just put this video on the NBC Nightly News in the USA.... within a few weeks you'll see a lot of American men coming to Japan. Even the women agreed that paying for sex was not cheating.... AMAZING!

    Posted in: Here’s what Japanese men and women think about cheating

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    My thoughts as an American married to the Japanese woman I Love for over 30 years: I think as time goes on, and hopefully no other Nukes are dropped anywhere, that yes, this actually will become the biggest example of Live and Learn. Germany, Japan, Russia and the USA were all working toward it..... did the most benevolent of them use it first.... we will never know.

    Posted in: Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima on May 27

  • 2

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    Accurate reporting. Unfortunately everyday people around the world die in car accidents. Many countries do not accurately assess exact cause of death. In the USA, right or wrong, cause of death, is very important. Fault is important. You can scoff at all the legal fees, scoff at the large monetary verdicts, but, bottom line, we are holding manufacturers accountable. Its great to have an industry leading company within your borders.... but if within your borders, the Govt and Safety commissions are lax on oversight.... you can thank us. Japanese manufacturers have had it easy because in Japan... suing manufacturers is practically unheard of. Because of that, companies like Takata might skip intensive testing and release a product prematurely. When you think about it... all the deaths caused by Takata airbags are a direct result of Japanese complacency.

    Posted in: Honda to recall 20 million more Takata air bags: Nikkei

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    Its about penalties. Japan... AKA, Bow, Apologize and pay a Small Fine. In many other countries.... you will get sued and you will pay a hefty fine.... especially if someone gets sick due to food mislabeling.

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  • 0

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    @ Jason Brown.... "people just believe in extremes". Think about that. The "people" that read comments on this website are generally quite knowledgeable on Japan.

    Posted in: String of burglaries reported in quake-hit Kumamoto

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    @ Jason Brown: Lets suppose that 20 years ago there was no looting after such natural disasters in Japan.... I mean, I never heard of any. Given that your a math guy, 20 years from now, if such an unfortunate act of mother nature happened again.... do you think there will be more incidents of looting per capita or less?

    Posted in: String of burglaries reported in quake-hit Kumamoto

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