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    nigelboy

    What happened to the Diet resolution which said, 'We will not touch agricultural products, particularly rice?'

    Me thinks he didn't read the outcome in detail.

    Posted in: What happened to the Diet resolution which said, 'We will not touch agricultural products, particularly rice?'

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    nigelboy

    No, it's not inherent in all great athletes, and hence it is arrogance.

    Stop with this nonsense smith. Many of the greatest athletes played waaaay past even their mediocre years.

    Posted in: Ichiro signs $2 million, 1-year deal to remain with Marlins

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    nigelboy

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    nigelboy

    It's sad that he's so arrogant, and I think he honestly believes that it's 100% about (arrogant) attitude and that such an attitude will beat age, when it won't.

    It won't. But such arrogance or whatever you label it is inherent in all great athletes who most of them played waaay past their prime. Ichiro isn't the first one and certainly won't be the last.

    Posted in: Ichiro signs $2 million, 1-year deal to remain with Marlins

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    nigelboy

    Where was the tick box for "do you want to restart nuclear reactors" YES/NO in the last two elections? I must have somehow missed it.

    Like I said, this isn't up to referandum. However, the Japanese citizens have a choice of voting for candidates and political parties which addressed such agenda in their manifesto.

    http://www.seikatsu1.jp/special/2014manifest

    http://www4.dpj.or.jp/global/downloads/manifesto20141202.pdf

    http://www5.sdp.or.jp/policy/policy/election/2014/commitment.htm#1403

    http://www.jcp.or.jp/web_policy/2014/11/post-625.html#_04

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    nigelboy

    Without turning this into a tennis match, the raids were for media presence only. The cops do it intermittently to at least make it look like they're doing something about the Yaks. This is an iron-clad relationship that will never be broken, however. It goes back hundreds of years.

    sighclops

    Perhaps. But this particular raid made news because of several factors as this was also a first raid since the split and a simultaneous one in that they were now rival groups. Of course, as I mentioned previously, this is the first time in history that the police raided based on suspicion of violation of road traffic laws.

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    nigelboy

    Lastly, America is self sufficient in nearly all ways, and has a growing population.

    U.S. is a net debtor nation.

    Posted in: Bank of Japan holds fire on stimulus

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    nigelboy

    Japan Today Abe bashers hard at on this one. Wouldn't be satified if he elected all women, would say he's anti male or something stupid like that. Fact is two of the women he elected last time got in trouble so maybe he's being more careful about who he pick's ever think of that?

    Get with the program. If Abe chose to do so (appoint all women), the naysayers would simply dismiss it as window dressing.

    Posted in: Abe keeps allies in cabinet reshuffle; only 3 women ministers named

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    nigelboy

    I never said EVERYTHING in a democracy is up for referendum but you already knew that. I however, I do suggest that issues that can, will and do affect whole countries, the citizens should have a say in it.

    In regards to the NPP restart as a whole, the Japanese citizens did have a say in it especially the last two national elections. As to this "Local" reactor, it's up to the local community.

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    nigelboy

    I asked, why weren't any locals invited to vote on this issue?

    I already answered in that this is not up to referendum. You do realize that not everything is up to referendum in any democracy do you?

    And I pointed out that 15 assembly members got to decide the fait of entire communities

    Because that's their assigned job and the local voters elected them to serve that purpose.

    Why is it that the anti nuke crowd complains about the rule after they've been defeated?

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    nigelboy

    The TTP. What could possibly be good about a trade agreement so secret that only government and a select group of business people are allowed to see the contents?

    The Japanese government released it today.

    http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/pdf/2015/10/151005_tpp_gaiyou.pdf

    Posted in: Obama begins selling TPP agreement to Congress, public

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    nigelboy

    If that was the case, how come the locals wernt invited to vote on the issue? 15 assembly members decided the fait of all the local community. Secondly, I think you missed the point regarding playoffs, I think he was referring to the brown bags of money recieved by these 15 assembly members.

    It's not up to referendum. These elected members simply voted on the petitions Submitted from the local community.

    Why is it that you believe the locals who are against it outnumbers those who want the restart? Why do anti nuke crowd cry "brag bag" every time it doesn't go their way?

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    nigelboy

    And Abe is expected to do the same with foreign leaders when he attends a trilateral summit with China and South Korea possibly in late October, as well as three international conferences in November.

    Not necessary considering the fact that one is the instigator that allowed such laws to be necessary while other simply bitches no matter what Japan does. They are the only two to voice their displeasure which essentially means they're alone in their nonsense.

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    nigelboy

    Bad idea. Might as well hand the blue prints to China with this current PM at the helm.

    Posted in: Japan says it can build subs in Australia 'from day one'

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    nigelboy

    You know how the media industry works in Japan, right?

    I do. But apparently you don't.

    Also, it appears this is the first time that a police conducted raids inside Yakuza gang based simply on suspected violation of road traffic laws. More proof that it's the raid itself that's news worthy.

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    nigelboy

    If this is all what NHK produced to cover this circus, then you are embarrassing yourself by bringing this up. Little information is provided here, and you will notice that they are reporting about the police raids. Where was NHK when these events occurred, I hardly believe that the press didn't know about it right after it occurred?

    What on earth are you ranting about? The raid is what's news worthy.

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    nigelboy

    What is missing from this report is what the payoff was.

    It comes in a form of the local people finally going back to work and the reopening businesses that cater to them.

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    nigelboy

    It's questions like this that the Japanese themselves should be asking. In many ways foreigners are better informed on many social and criminal issues than the population itself here. People are aghast or would be to hear about issues like this and others too.

    Not even close. Kyodo, where this article came from, is one of the "national media". It's also covered in NHK as well.

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/toyama/3065458551.html?t=1444132383660

    Why do some ex pats believe that they are more informed than the Japanese counterparts when they rely exclusively on the English translated news which is just a small fraction of what is covered in the Japanese media? Where is this delusion coming from?

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    nigelboy

    is abe an idiot? the whole point of the TPP was to exclude china. the US and japan wanted to wall off china'a outsized economic and political influence in the region. this was framed as obama's pivot to asia. and now abe kun says this?

    Honne/Tatemae.

    Posted in: Abe hails new trade era; hopes China will join pact

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    nigelboy

    And as usual, you only have the 'courtesy' of linking us to right-wing, bias, discriminatory news sites, so why on earth WOULD I take it seriously?

    Smith, or dear. You are probably the first person on this earth to label Mainich as "right-wing" bias. Hence, why would anybody take you seriously??

    And just incase you think I'm being biased or what have you, I would take a Japanese train pretty much any day of the week over Chinese in terms of safety and efficiency,

    And that's my point so why on earth do you get upset about BMW and Hyundai analogy? In this case, Hyundai WON and BMW lost with a certain customer.

    Posted in: Indonesia defends rail project after Japan expresses anger

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