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    Let's hope standards improve before the Olympics construction gets into full swing. Be interesting to see if they can beat Londons impressive safety record which was the best in history.

    Posted in: Steel beam falls at construction site, killing 2 workers

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    It's illegal to wear a German army uniform in Germany, why is it not illegal in Japan to wear this uniform?

    Posted in: Out of date

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    There are many, many complex reasons why people get to points of despair like this, and I doubt cowardice is one

    I think there is only one reason. Believing self-hating, egocentric, socially conditioned voices in the head. We need more mindfulness and awareness training in schools.

    Posted in: 2 men jump to deaths from train platform in Tokyo

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    A good BBC podcast talked about how the often talked about 90% death rate is inaccurate. It depends largely on the area's level of health care. The world average death rate since the first case in the seventies is around 60%, but in more developed countries the death rate falls to around 10-15%. They also pointed out that many more thousands of people die from measles in the world than Ebola, and measles us far more contagious than Ebola. Let's get some perspective media.

    Posted in: Will a summer vacationer bring back Ebola to Japan?

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    Nice and catchy and very Japanese, in a good way, but will never be mainstream like Japanese music in general. The quality just ain't there to reach the top. Mind you if psy could do it...

    Posted in: BABYMETAL plays first ever U.S. show

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    StromR

    Compensation was paid and apologies were made, whether or not they were exactly the way you or the women wanted them to be given or the exact amount you or the women think fit is not the issue here

    So whether an apology is acceptable or is up to the perpetrator. Riiiiight.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    Then hold the individual Japanese soldiers responsible. Make the soldiers still alive responsible for their "rapes" apologize then. Why does the government of Japan, which represents every Japanese citizen, owe them anything after over 70 years? Why weren't these "victims" voicing their pain back 70, 60, even 50 years ago. They were not the only victims in WWII, so why do they deserve special consideration. Sorry, Japan today owes them NOTHING. They got apologies and money already, it isn't Japan's fault the Korean government squandered it.

    Simply because the Japanese military and by extension government established and administered the whole comfort women institution. Did you miss those lesson in Japanese history class? And whether you believe that or not the rest the world does based on historical research and witnesses testament including Japanese officials and soldiers at the time and today.

    Only the apologists believe right-wind story of comfort women, just like nobody takes holocaust deniers seriously.

    • from a lover of Japan and it's people who wants Japan to do better.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    tinawatanabeJUL. 26, 2014 - 06:53PM JST

    My hope is that Japan will develop into a more compassionate and responsible, mature member of the International community Which means for Korea "Japan should listen to and behave as Korean government says" No thank you.

    No Tina, they should listen to the international community, which the UN represents. Most developed countries have demanded or encouraged Japan to do more to recognise and compensate the comfort women before they die.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    StrangerlandJUL. 26, 2014 - 05:45PM JST Your grandfather ever do anything wrong Strangerland? What does my grandfather have to do with anything? He was an individual. We are speaking of a government. Apples to oranges.

    Intelligence prevails.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    Tina, I am a foreign resident of Japan with Japanese children. My hope is that Japan will develop into a more compassionate and responsible, mature member of the International community so my children can be proud of their heritage - right now, with moves like this, going against the international community (and whaling etc.) it's not looking good for that to happen anytime soon.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    The BBC called Jp media as like a pack of wolves around Obokata. She has been singled out for misconduct in scientific research, but such misconduct is indemic in Japanese science.

    Posted in: NHK apologizes to Obokata after she is injured while fleeing reporters

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    I can find nothing about this in the Japanese media anywhere, not on the Internet or TV. Anyone else have any luck? Government control at play here....(?)

    Posted in: U.N. panel calls on Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

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    All I can say is it is deeply sad and regretful that the prevailing attitude is that, somehow, the UN is now anti-Japan and claims against Japan and comfort women are false.

    If this attitude continues, especially among Japanese leaders, the international community will be less and less trusting in Japan and not see them as a mature and responsible member of the international community.

    Posted in: U.N. panel calls on Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

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    smithinjapanJUL. 18, 2014 - 03:40PM JST Another mother jumps with her kids. Why do these freaks insist their kids need to go with them? There is NO excuse! None! RIP to the little ones who never had a chance to live their lives thanks to this stupid and selfish woman.

    Please, a little compassion. Being suicidal does not make one a 'freak'. People who commit suicide are ill and cannot cope with an overwhelmingly negative and self-destructive ego. We all have that capacity, they just have it ramped up massively.

    Posted in: Mother, 2 children found dead in apparent murder-suicide leap from cliff

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    @falseflagsteve, @Timtak

    It's got little to do with western cultural values. It's about survival and human rights. Nobody is suggesting we somehow force women into roles they are not interested in.

    The point is, there are many capable women who would love to be in leadership roles and have greater responsibility in government positions but they can't! Japanese cultural norms dictate that women are somehow not as good as men as leaders.

    Posted in: Nissan CEO: Abe's goal to have 30% of bosses women too ambitious

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    And this, and similar crimes like it, is why Japan is not the 'safe' country believe it is, especially if you are a woman.

    Posted in: Woman robbed of underwear while walking home

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    Nice idea but isn't Switzerland a better choice? They haven't been in a war for more than 150 years.

    Posted in: Campaigners push for pacifist Japanese people to win Nobel Peace Prize

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    I would rank the top countries as.. 1. Singapore 2. UAE 3. Sweden 4. Austria 5. Norway 6. New Zealand

    I would say Japan is somewhere around 10 though.

    Posted in: In your experience, which country is the safest to live in?

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    Thunderbird2JUL. 07, 2014 - 04:57PM JST Make pot legal and 'loop-hole' drug related accidents will be gone overnight. @igloobuyer... you make me laugh...

    Because..,..got anything constructive to say?

    I think what igloobuyer is trying to say is that people are taking these unregulated and clearly dangerous drugs because they can't get the far safer marijuana. What's funny about that?

    Posted in: Another accident blamed on driver who inhaled loophole drug

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    Oh my god that is so deeply tragic. My wife is 4 moths pregnant.

    Where was her husband? I always go out with my wife when she goes anywhere to support her.

    Posted in: Pregnant woman killed by train in Shiga

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