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    praack

    ahh,, according to the PRC the Nationalist party does not exist- so all the work they did - naturally was performed by the PRC during the Great March

    Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo

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    been waiting for this- the return of the Male Bra. yes that was a real invention- it was made to reduce the maleness in offices. make all men get in touch with their female sides.

    maybe all men should just take a colored sheet, cut two eye holes and start wearing that, should not cause too much concern then

    Posted in: Male nipples become tools of 'sexual harassment' during summer, complain Japanese women

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    shame- i thought this was going to be an insightful article on the Japanese people and their thoughts of Article 9, it;s legacy and why the change is taking place. Instead it is another op-ed on Abe.

    guess that's why a westerner wrote the article

    Posted in: Japan's pacifism fades, but most Japanese aren't happy about it

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    oh freakin god you can never trust greenpeace - they will always monkey the data

    if you are left with greenpeace and the government and you are so deadset against the government then do not trust either- greenpeace is the road to ruin. it never has your life in your life in mind- you are always a pawn in it 's game.

    so many people did their best with decontamination, there are few options- except for oil and coal. - get your minds around that- wind, wave, thermal, sun - none of those will ever power an industrial county fully or even in a large degree.

    so if you are willing to go back to life in the early 1900's in regards to electric use- then you can go green. but that means no electric, no phone, no ac , no refrigerator

    Posted in: Nuclear refugees face dilemma over returning home

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    actually this does nothing for the USA, except allow for cuban cigars to come in legally

    the country is still totalitarian, nothing changed.

    so not a Deal , not an Agreement. you might say it just makes sense- but to who? i guess to the castro's and their cronies and to Obama's friends who want contracts. but not much else.

    Posted in: New era begins as Cuba raises flag at embassy in U.S.

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    actually honda was not found guilty but did the same as most companies do when faced with the current tax structure of the USA- they settle. the cost of court would far exceed anything that would be saved. it would take 10 years to try the case , in the meantime you have this outstanding court case available for political use in the upcoming elections.

    best to settle

    the usa makes more money - this is the redistribution of wealth that is spoken off- and the case goes away until the country needs more money

    Posted in: Honda to pay $25 mil to settle U.S. discrimination claims

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    please- we as westerners are given a grace to comment here, but this is Japan, too many times i see western values placed onto the Japanese. This they tolerate to an extent but it is not our right to decide for them

    Posted in: Revised law banning child porn possession goes into effect

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    Shallots wrote:" Conflict resolution programs, which include peer mediation and elements of restorative justice, are the main way to create a different dynamic within schools:

    sigh, i wonder what Psyche nut wrote that money maker. Most bully's do so just because they can.

    no more no less= it is just power and the exercise of power. there is no real feeling involved - there is only the ability or need to demonstrate power. if something is challenging their power and the ability to demonstrate power is to open confront the issue - or to beat up the weaker kid- the weaker kid is the one picked.

    Posted in: Father of bullied boy who killed himself files criminal complaint

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    fire is not something you can prepare much for, you can work on containing electric fire, or class a from a cigarette in a seat cushion. however accelerants in a closed space- very tough.

    fire extinguishers can only really be used when most of the passengers are out- as they remove air water sprinklers mean carrying water tanks and that equals weight-3.99 kg of water (approx 1 US gallon) you would need about 1000 gallon per car for a sprinkler system - and water shifts... so corners are a problem at speed

    so water is out

    no i suspect the train was as safe as any could have been and the train crew operated as well as any could.

    Posted in: Woman killed in bullet train fire suicide was on peace pilgrimage

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    ha, oxycodone is a prescription drug in the usa as well, when you couple the fact that to get the drug in the US the father would have to go to his doctor and get a prescription- there is no way you would mistake the drug for an aspirin

    on top of that this is an executive- not a 15 year old high school drop out, and the method to cover up the drug- in separate containers to try to conceal the scent from drug dogs- sorry , this is a long standing user.

    it is a good thing the arrest was made, perhaps proper treatment will take place and she will be able to come to grips with the issue

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

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    Steve, war is war, sneak attack? history is written by the winner , propaganda runs the war, and believe me- if the US had it's way it would have had it's own "sneak attack": but would have called it a "preemptive strike".

    that is what a sneak attack is called now.

    the US troops were painted in the same light as the Japanese people were by the USA. prior to my mother passing away she still believed that all asians were Japanese, all followed the same precepts of the war posters she saw as a teenager. the amount of hatred was hard to bear, and the inability to talk to anyone who was Japanese or even Asian was also difficult because of this.

    but this is what Propaganda and History bring- an incomplete tale the A bomb was not justified, just like most of the bombings but i won't get into why now- that history can be discussed later- unless you decide to really study military history

    Posted in: Okinawans still haunted by horror of war 70 years on

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    a lot of people make comments regarding the war, regarding how Okinawa does not appreciate the US etc, however - has anyone really appreciated what the Okinawan' s have gone through? The USA were the aggressors who came to the island and bombed, set on fire and killed people.

    even if the US did not turn into the horrible demon's they were made out to be by the Imperialist troops- i do not think they expected to be kept under occupation ever since. - for that is what it must feel like

    Posted in: Abe heckled at ceremony in Okinawa on 70th anniversary of battle

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    what comes up must come down, if you fire directly above you the projectile will come down, if you fire over the subject the projectile will continue until it hits something.

    you are fortunate that no one has learned that yet - the hard way. that is why warning shots are no longer used in the united states. not because the US is more violent but because there were injuries.

    Posted in: Policeman fires warning shot after truck thief threatens him with hatchet

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    strangerland, even if most of the servers are off line - not all can be-, look at the information- US heatlhcare records- Obamacare mandates electronic health care which by law will tie into tax records.

    and as we know- no matter how tight the firewall is, how pervasive the hardware appliance and software antivirus- there will be somoene who will get in

    these are countries with teams of people and thousands of dedicated servers with tens of thousands that can be purchased on the internet to assist in processing power

    China thinks long term, i guess the next step is - given the information- how soon could we have a new spy in the works?

    Posted in: Has China learned how to build the perfect U.S. spy?

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    how many here have actually read the lyrics to the Kimigayo? not much there, actually pretty when you think of an ancient poem. it is much less offensive than the Deutschenlied which is still used in Germany.

    Posted in: Universities asked to raise flag, sing national anthem at ceremonies

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    Actually the US bombing campaign had Japan at it's knees already, all ports were closed, all major cities save 2 were firebombed. the US saved those two for the Nukes. There were people in government who wanted to continue - regardless of surrender- but of course the other 8 bombs would not be ready for another month.

    the US does not really teach what happened in Japan with the bombs and post war period. just like we don't mention our internment camps.

    Posted in: Japanese art on atomic bombings exhibited in Washington

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    what is apparent here is that the message from the Singaporean leader is not being listened to : it is being reinterpreted to meet the opinions people already had.

    Japan is not a country looking for war, denying war, begging for war. it s a country of peace, which if you compare a Japanese citizen with one from the US, EU and most Asian countries you will find that on most topics the idea of sending troops, taking up arms and such - is not in the vocabulary.

    the anger that is present is for an older breed that all but wiped out during the war, almost all of the Japanese Troops died in the war- where most of the other countries that fought in the pacific theater survived.

    you talk so well of Germany - yet that country was run by Nazi's well into the mid 60's, don;'t believe me- go check. the west was more concerned about Russia by then. and for the 50's into the late 60's they were not really telling their children much about the war.

    war is horrible, the thing is this one is long past, we need to let the wounds heal- all this does is keep them fresh and keeps the hate alive- that is never good for the soul

    Posted in: Asia should put WWII behind it: Singapore PM

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    china fully expects the US to fold and go home- something the current president might do, and something Madame President Hopeful might do as well.

    as for Living Memory's comment's- sign of the times for the 60's . but look at today- russian bears flying over Alaska, China attempting to fly over carrier fleets, china building the island- which can currently land transports- so if a transport can land i hazard a guess fighters could too.

    Posted in: Pentagon chief says U.S. flights over South China Sea will go on

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    closure is nice - if we have the means and there is still dna in the bones we should try. families need peace.

    as for the war- let it go, the propaganda from that time leads you to believe the US would have conducted things differently, Perhaps- but i imagine we would have our ships and planes off their shores just waiting for the message which would have been communicated in the US to the embassy.

    then we would have moved in

    not really any warning with that scenario- not much of a moral high ground. bur war is war

    Posted in: 7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure

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    I'll be saying a prayer for the Japanese as well as for the Allied troops who had to fight that horrible war. It is a shame such a strife took place, but our peoples have grown closer- though it is tough to tell with reading comments in these posts.

    this is memorial day in the states, a day for remembrance of sacrifice, a day to hopefully form peaceful bonds- not one to plot further vengeance

    Posted in: Abe honors war dead at Chidorigafuchi cemetery

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