edojin's past comments

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    edojin

    The more I hear about the bad effects of constant cell phone use the more I'm glad I don't even possess a cell phone.

    Posted in: Temporary blindness tied to smartphone use in dark

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    Vote, vote, vote. If the results are the same each time ... then the losers should just give up and get on with whatever lies down the road. They should try to make something good out of a situation they disagree with. No matter what, England has a long history ... and pulling out of the EU will be only a bump in the road as the Brits make do with what they have ...

    Posted in: More than 2.5 million and rising sign UK petition for new EU referendum

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    edojin

    I've been saying this for ages ... Japan CAN go nuclear overnight. It has the ability to do such a thing faster than most people think. If shove comes to shove ... then Japan will be able to protect itself quite well in a very difficult situation.

    Posted in: Japan could go nuclear 'virtually overnight,' Biden tells Xi

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    Agree with the above comments. Doubt if Brexit will hurt Japan much ... and it will give Abe an excuse to blame it for the continuing failure of Abenomics. Hope it doesn't hike the price of my favorite white British cheddar cheese. It's expensive enough as it is ... thanks, of course, to Abenomics.

    Posted in: How do you think Brexit will affect Japan's economy?

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    At 41, age has caught up with him. He was great in his day, but now he's in the old-timers' bracket.

    Posted in: Former hammer throw champion Murofushi fails to qualify for Rio

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    Hey, hey, hey ... Abe's twisting his words again. He wants a big win in the forthcoming election so that he can change the constitution, now he's saying it can't be done. But what is not being said above is, if he does win big in the election he will be free to do as he pleases ... and the key words in the above article are: "but it is parliament that needs to originate a proposal regarding what part of the constitution should be changed,” as stated by Abe. If he controls parliament then they will follow what he orders. Thus he will say ... "See ... the parliament made the change ... not me."

    Will the voters fall for this scam? From the way the polls show it, Abe and his Jiminto party cannot fail in the forthcoming election. Are the voters listening closely to all these rosy promises? Sounds as if they are not ...

    Posted in: Abe says it is hard for now to revise arms-renouncing article of constitution

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    edojin

    Saw Cameron give his sayonara speech on TV just a while ago. He said he will leave in three months. He said a lot more, but you can read his comments in news stories that are sure to follow.

    Posted in: Asian central banks, policymakers wade in to calm markets after Brexit vote

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    Security? If Rio feels there is great danger there, why not bring the Olympics to Japan where security is, well, really secure. With all these new, fantastic stadiums that were built around Japan for the soccer World Cup, surely Japan could find enough space to hold a proper Olympics right now. The Games run for only about three weeks and already Rio is jittery about the whole thing. What happens when the Games begin? Hope they don't panic over there ...

    Posted in: Security big concern during Olympics in Rio

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    Okay ... well enough. Now Britain and the rest of the world must figure out how to keep everything from collapsing here on out. We've managed to get along this far in history, so I guess we'll survive this mini-crisis. So many things could happen because of this. Will be interesting to see what happens on down the road ...

    Posted in: Asian central banks, policymakers wade in to calm markets after Brexit vote

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    Cracaphat says it all above: "As expected.Money still talking." The IOC is probably as rotten as FIFA when it comes to passing around the big money ... and Russia has already poured in a tremendous amount of money ... and could be poised to add even more. Let the doping bans stand ... and stop monkeying around with letting cheaters go to the Games in any form.

    Posted in: IOC offers Rio lifeline to Russian track and field athletes

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    Abe better wear a hardhat when he visits Okinawa. I doubt if many people there still like him all that much because of the way he promotes the U.S. bases there.

    Posted in: Abe to visit Okinawa for ceremony to mark 71st anniversary of WWII battle

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    The word "boost" used in the headline is the perfect word for Abenomics. Abenomics has boosted prices across the board ... and have done little else. As a result, we are seeing higher prices everywhere. I think we've seen enough "boosting" or "revving up" or whatever. Forget Abenomics ... they are grinding the economy up ...

    Posted in: Abe pledges to boost economy as upper house election campaign begins

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    The IMF is hoping that Japan starts moving into the black financially-wise so that it, the IMF, can get more money out of Japan in the form of donations, special payments, etc. ...

    Posted in: IMF urges 'reloaded' Abenomics for Japan growth targets

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    edojin

    If this dude were a Kabuki star or a star singer in a musical group, he would probably end up getting all kinds of offers to appear in advertising. As he is a nothing, he'll probably end up in the nut house wearing a straight jacket.

    Posted in: Naked man strolls up to Akihabara Station in Tokyo to buy a train ticket

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    edojin

    The election period hasn't started, yet yesterday (Monday) my wife was stopped on the street here in Tokyo by a friend who asked her to "vote for Soka Gakkai." So these people are already on the attack. in previous elections I have heard about people saying they are not voting because they are being intimidated by Soka Gakkai members seeking votes for their people. These people said they were fed up with all the demands by SG members. Anyway ... here we go again ... and we don't even know who the candidates are yet.

    Posted in: LDP has solid lead ahead of upper house vote: polls

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    My wife's family went through this. Once a closely knit family, fighting over inheritence money split them permanently. The messy affair ended up in court ... and ... well ... what a mess. The court sided with the evil ones ... lying, cheating, conning is legal when it comes to divving up inheritence money.

    Posted in: Dead money: Battle for Japanese inheritances heats up

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    edojin

    Spent a lot of time watching baseball in Wrigley Field when I lived in the Chicago area ... but at that time the Cubbies were flubbies. Sure would like to be there today to see the likes of Contreras, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, the other swatters and their fantastic pitching staff.

    Posted in: Contreras homers for Cubs with his first pitch in majors

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    edojin

    Get rid of the drug cheats. No matter who they are, they should not be allowed to compete in the Olympics ... or any other sport for that matter ... if they juice up their bodies with super body-enhancing drugs & steroids. It's not fair for the honest ones ... and it's dangerous for the kiddies growing up who want to be sports players.

    Posted in: Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Games

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    Glad Renho made this decision. Now she can remain in the national Diet ... where she is a thorn in Prime Minister Abe's side. I like the way she attacks him and Jiminto during regular sessions. If she were Governor of Tokyo, she would be a long way from the national Diet where, surely, Abe and his Jiminto cohorts fear her ...

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