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    nostromo

    Poor understanding by Australia of the constraints that Japan faces on this issue

    Not the case at all... one major reason I believe they aren't attending is that the Australia Prime Minister basically committed to Abe when he visited a few weeks back that the Japanese would get the job.... this was without any tender process and simply based on his "friendship" with Abe. The Australian PM then coped a hammering from the South Australian government, the place where the subs would be built. He has since retracted saying there would now be an open tender although the meaning of "open" is yet to be determined. I think the Japanese have seen the backlash and don't want to create any waves by appearing at the show when they have already been linked to a back door deal.

    Posted in: Japanese firms to be a surprise no-show at Australian submarine event

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    Pouring concrete for public works is a staple strategy for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its backers in big business and construction, and local officials tend to go along with such plans.

    Just about sums up Japan - the more things change the less they change in that country.

    Posted in: Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis

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    what is it that Israel has over the US?.... this is 2015 not 1954... the US should cut Israel loose - it is nothing but a millstone around the neck of middle east progress

    Posted in: U.S. rebukes Israel's victorious Netanyahu on Mideast policy

  • 4

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    'style over substance' ..... a comment that could be applied to japan as a whole - not just their football team

    Posted in: Japan has to toughen up, says J.League boss

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    Didn't the Australian police pass on information to Indonesia authorities that led to their arrests?

    The Australian Federal Police knew in advance yet they did nothing to stop them despite knowing Indonesia imposes the death penalty. One of the fathers of the group actually told the police what his son was doing yet they were allowed to continue. While these kids were fools for doing what they did, you have to question were the loyalties of the Australian Federal Police lie....

    Posted in: Australian PM attends vigil for Indonesia death row inmates

  • -1

    nostromo

    more dog whistling from Abbott.... he's getting hammered as a result of his own stupidity and needs another fear campaign to distract everyone... people have more to fear from him and his government than anything else

    Posted in: Australia ramps up terror threat response

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    Japan must resist this TPP as must other countries... too much secrecy regarding the contents alot of which allow American multinationals to sue governments for doing what is right for their citizens if it damages their corporate interests ie: profit making

    Posted in: 8 U.S. lawmakers visiting Japan to promote TPP

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    Right-wingers, however, say the women were common prostitutes engaged in a commercial exchange, and are fighting a vigorous rear-guard batRtle to alter the narrative.

    Having seen many interviews over the years with some of these women including nurses and nuns from Australia, this assertion that all the women were common prostitutes is just laughable...

    Posted in: 2,100 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories

  • -1

    nostromo

    correct me if I am wrong, but didn't MTV refuse to play Michael Jackson and other black artists when it first commenced back in the 80's??

    Posted in: MTV airs in black and white to spark conversation on race

  • -1

    nostromo

    the snow festival seems to becoming more political... the numbers of people collecting signatures for the return of the northern islands seems to increase every year....

    Posted in: Darth Vader to be featured in large-scale snow sculpture at 2015 Sapporo Snow Festival

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    Is Japanese TV really as bad as its reputation?

    that depends how low you want to lower the bar of quality......

    Posted in: Is Japanese TV really as bad as its reputation?

  • 7

    nostromo

    well done to the police involved in a difficult situation.... not so well done to the parasitic media and politicians who milked all the 'terror' and 'fear' they could out of the event...

    Posted in: Gunman, 2 hostages killed as police storm Sydney cafe

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    nostromo

    The foaming at the mouth Daily Telegraph crowd will be loving this...

    Posted in: 5 hostages escape from Sydney cafe

  • 5

    nostromo

    Making that kind of comment shows why liberals are just flat out horrible when it comes to national Security it's because they DON'T take things seriously.

    Sorry forgot - we need to keep the fear cranked up on a permanent basis now don't we....

    Posted in: CIA chief challenges Senate torture report

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    nostromo

    Tenet, the director on Sept 11, 2001, said the interrogation program “saved thousands of Americans lives” while the country faced a “ticking time bomb every day.”

    The country faces a "ticking time bomb everyday"...... watching a little too much Jack Bauer are we???

    Posted in: CIA chief challenges Senate torture report

  • 6

    nostromo

    what gets me is the total hypocrisy .... claiming to be the leader of the free world and setting the standards that others should aspire to when the the US is often the one that sinks lower than others on an industrial scale...

    Posted in: CIA torture report sparks world outrage, demands for justice

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    nostromo

    Nostromo -- actually, the release of this report is the strongest possible confirmation that "truth and Justice" are still the American way. Think about it.

    Has anybody and will anybody be tried or prosecuted as a result of this report?... I don't think so.... not sure how that can be described as Justice

    Posted in: Brutal CIA questioning didn't work, Senate report says

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    nostromo

    Truth, Justice and the American Way.... I doubt the original superman comic would be leading with this line these days - these notions are simply a fantasy in America nowadays - just like a comic superhero

    Posted in: Brutal CIA questioning didn't work, Senate report says

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    meanwhile, Japan continues to churn out child porn and violent manga whose producers claim any restriction to limit is a violation of their freedom of expression...

    Posted in: Vagina kayak artist arrested in Japan

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    nostromo

    way to go Aussies - keep that fear cranked up

    Posted in: Australians told to prepare for more counter-terror raids

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