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    hokkaidoguy

    He goes every year.

    Posted in: Abe honors war dead at Chidorigafuchi cemetery

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    Yelnats

    Every now and then I buy a hundred yen burger, take it home, put a slice of cheese on it, drop it in the toaster oven and end up with a nice 300 yen cheese burger!

    ???

    A cheeseburger is 120 yen. It's on the menu. Why not just order that?

    Posted in: McDonald's Japan revamps menu, prices after food scandals

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    @mirai hayashi

    http://www.circleksunkus.jp/

    Posted in: Man sets fire to convenience store in Aomori

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    @Serrano

    Zinn is taught in High Schools in the US, and is required reading (in whole or in part) )in a fair chunk of the undergrad level history courses dealing with US history in the English speaking world. Probably one of the very very few historians the average man in the street could name - does that constitute "mainstream"?

    Posted in: Academics call on Japan to face up to its history

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    hokkaidoguy

    Christopher Glenn

    This is a case in point. The fact is, there is not a single mainstream historian who believes a single word of Japan's version of WW2 history. What does that tell you?

    It tells me you've never read anything by Howard Zinn.

    Posted in: Academics call on Japan to face up to its history

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    @AFP

    Men in Imperial Army uniforms take part in a ceremony at the controversial Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, where 14 of Japan's top war criminals from WWII are buried

    Stop rewriting history, Japan!

    That's AFP's job!

    Posted in: Academics call on Japan to face up to its history

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    @jerseyboy

    I haven't been there in so long, I've forgotten how to spell it. Sometime in the late 80s. At that point, the slavery aspect was being downplayed a bit (insofar as that's possible on a plantation). Archetecture, gardens and Jefferson history were the focus at that point. I know that's changed in recent years.

    But is this apples to apples? Monticello's main function as a plantation was driven by slave labor for the entirety of its history. To what extent were any of the Japanese sites connected with conscripted labor? IIRC it's a relatively short period in the overall history of the sites. 1944-45, wasn't it?

    Posted in: S Korea opposes Japan's bid for heritage status of industrial sites

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    @jerseyboy

    Sounds a little convenient to me. For example, if there was a historic site in the Southern U.S. -- let's say in Chalreston, S.C.-- that had ties to the American Revolution, but was also used later as a slave market, would UNESCO let that pass?

    Probably. Montecello is a UNESCO site, after all.

    Posted in: S Korea opposes Japan's bid for heritage status of industrial sites

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    @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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    @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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    @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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    @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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    @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

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