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    hokkaidoguy

    @gobshite

    no need to worry, the law in Tokyo is aimed at commercial vehicles built before 2000.

    Posted in: Mazda bets on diesel-only car for Japan

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    hokkaidoguy

    @smithinjapan

    No, he was met with the majority being against him RESCINDING the apology, so he stopped (not 'refused', as you call it). And now he is making his own little REVISED apology, or what is it you think he is doing, exactly, hokkaidoguy?

    What are you on about now, smith?

    What apology, specifically, has Abe set about revising? You do know what "revising" means, don't you?

    Posted in: Anti-Japan rally

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    hokkaidoguy

    @smithinjapan:

    Abe stepped away from trying to revise the Kono statement a year ago.

    “With regard to the comfort women issue, I am deeply pained to think of the comfort women who experienced immeasurable pain and suffering, a feeling I share equally with my predecessors,” Abe told a parliamentary committee, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). “The Kono Statement addresses this issue… As my [Secretary Suga] stated in press conferences, the Abe cabinet has no intention to review it.”

    That's from the diplomat, March 14th 2014. The japantoday story has been removed, but your comments on the story remain.

    Why is it that despite clearly knowing that Abe refuses to change the official Japanese Apology, you have spent the last year accusing him of continuously planning to change it?

    Posted in: Anti-Japan rally

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    hokkaidoguy

    @tinawatanabe

    What do they want?

    Better ink-jet printers and access to the grown-up scissors, by the look of it.

    Posted in: Anti-Japan rally

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    hokkaidoguy

    @100cpm

    Why is the girl in the center in"blackface"? What does the blackface symbolize for them. I know they do it also in Japan "for different reasons" But what is the significance for doing it in Korea? Also in South Korea's state-run TV network KBS, feature comedians wearing blackface. Maybe its for the 50,000 year ago heritage? Or to symbolize a distinction from North Korea? Or does it symbolize sharing the plight of the aboriginal people of the earth?. They sell a hell of a lot of hair to black women in the US.

    It's a statue.

    Posted in: Anti-Japan protest in Seoul

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    hokkaidoguy

    @smithinjapan

    if you receive a job offer, you have the choice to accept it or refuse it.

    If you receive an unsolicited package in the mail, you can then accept it or return it.

    When political donations come in, they are first received, then evaluated, then accepted or returned. That's how it works. If the funds are found to be from an illegal source and accepted, then the law has been broken.

    If the funds are received, reviewed, found unacceptable and returned, then the law has been followed.

    As far as your other accusation, I can't recall typing that recently. Maybe you have me confused with someone else...

    Posted in: Education minister denies receiving illegal funds

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    hokkaidoguy

    The DPJ is going to come to regret this line they're taking.

    It's not illegal for an individual to donate to a politician (under the cap of 1.5m yen per year.)

    Shall we re-write that law again? No personal donations whatsoever?

    Posted in: Education minister denies receiving illegal funds

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    hokkaidoguy

    Applications of this tech: GPS accuracy to literal pinpoint scale. Faster telecommunications. Mapping discrepancies in the earth's gravitational field. Predicting earthquakes, finding underground resources, mapping underground lava flows to accurately predict volcanic eruptions. Identifying gravitational waves. Better resolution from radio telescopes.

    If this research isn't worth a Nobel on its own, it is almost certain that this tech will make future Nobel winning research in physics possible.

    What a waste of money, herp derp, who's gonna check it in 16 billion years lol

    Posted in: Two clocks keep time for 16 billion years

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    @smithinjapan

    Enlighten me.

    His office took a donation from a building management company. When it was discovered that members of the Sugar industry association were on the board of directors of that company, the money was returned - regardless of the fact that there is no legal obligation to do so.

    How does that kind of transparency qualify one as "scum"?

    Posted in: Agriculture minister resigns amid political funds questions

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    hokkaidoguy

    1 million yen?

    That's what.. $8500?

    Who cares. In most countries this would be considered an oversight by the accounting department. Return the money and move on.

    Posted in: Agriculture minister resigns amid political funds questions

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    hokkaidoguy

    Just out of curiosity, why doesn't JT have a banner alert for Tsunami warnings?

    Posted in: Minor tsunami hits Iwate coast after M6.9 quake

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    hokkaidoguy

    Dayglo Abortions

    Posted in: What do you think are some of the worst music group or band names ever?

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    hokkaidoguy

    @disillusioned

    Have you ever bothered to read any of the articles about Abenomics you've commented on?

    The lower yen was part of the first arrow of Abenomics. Exports are increasing as a result, which was the stated goal.

    How is that smoke and mirrors? Seems more like cause and effect to me.

    Posted in: Japan's agricultural, fishery and food exports hit record high in 2014

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    hokkaidoguy

    A good first step.

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    hokkaidoguy

    Nakata said he decided not to forward the message, believing it showed no willingness to talk.

    WHAT?

    That's absolutely unbelievable.

    Why isn't the headline "Radical Scholar Blocks Japanese Government Negotiations with ISIS?"

    Posted in: Radical scholar provided Japan with channel to IS at hostage crisis peak

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    hokkaidoguy

    Anyone have a link to the actual filing?

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    hokkaidoguy

    It absolutely beggars belief that commenters here, presented with the choice between blaming Abe and blaming a terrorist organization that has brutally murdered thousands, will still find a way to lay blame at Abe's feet.

    Posted in: Abe cuts short Middle East trip to deal with hostage crisis

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    hokkaidoguy

    I wonder what his YouTube payout will be?

    Posted in: Shiga police arrest youth who posted prank YouTube videos

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    hokkaidoguy

    @onniyama

    Since when has imitating Hitler ever been lighthearted fun, ever? Sorry, it is insulting to everyone.

    Three Stooges, You Natzy Spy, 1940.

    Posted in: Southern All Stars singer Kuwata apologizes over concert antics

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    hokkaidoguy

    Is this publisher going to adopt the phrase "sex slave" for anything else, or will this change only reflect on Japanese wartime issues?

    Posted in: Japan asks U.S. publisher to change 'sex slave' reference in textbook

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