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    presto345

    If some pilot programs are well set up and run as the Japanese know fully well how to run them -- and with no kickbacks and no cheating by shady operators -- then I think the Japanese public will see the light and permit such well-focused and well-managed temporary immigration.

    There is no such thing as temporary immigration. Immigrants and or their offspring are here to stay. When people are allowed in and begin to grow roots you can't just kick them out after a while.

    Posted in: The Japanese government remains cautious about addressing the population decline and labor shortage by accepting immigrants. What do you think are the pros and cons of Japan accepting more immigrants?

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    presto345

    In Moscow, the patriarch of the Russian Church, Kirill, in a prayer for Ukraine called on God in turn to put “an end to the designs of those who want to destroy Holy Russia”.

    Kirill does not specify who 'those who want to destroy Holy Russia' are. Could this be people from within Russia? Besides I can't see anything 'Holy' about Russia, now or ever in its 'glorious' past.

    Posted in: Easter war of words breaks out between Ukraine and Russia

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    presto345

    Allowing in more immigrants won't help a declining population. Look at what it has done and is doing to the EU. Redesigning and redefining industries is the answer. Diversity of culture, customs and religion is supposed to work in some countries, but it doesn't really, does it?

    Posted in: The Japanese government remains cautious about addressing the population decline and labor shortage by accepting immigrants. What do you think are the pros and cons of Japan accepting more immigrants?

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    presto345

    TV commercials, They send a message. They say something about the makers and those who watch them. They say little or nothing about the product.

    Posted in: Cup rice ad is classic crazy Japan

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    presto345

    Fortunately the parents are not mortally wounded. Hope the perp gets put away for a long time.

    Posted in: Man stabs ex-girlfriend, her parents in their home in Aichi

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    presto345

    Thomas, about meat,

    If the price is cheaper, then I'm sure most consumers would choose the cheaper option.

    You are wrong in your assumption.

    Posted in: Stalemate remains in Japan-U.S. talks on TPP

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    presto345

    A clear sign Putin has no intention to settle the territorial dispute with Japan. Abe would be a fool to think there is any basis for negotiations with Russia under Putin. He'd only get stabbed in the back.

    Posted in: Russia to boost military presence on disputed Kurils

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    presto345

    The captain should be the last one to leave the ship or go down with it. He may now wish he had stayed on board, Of course we don't at this time know all the details but is looks like the crew was not prepared in any way for a calamity at sea, something crews are supposed to get trained and retrained for. Even a ferry and a large one at that, is an ocean going vessel which needs to be equipped with competent and certified people in charge of human lives. I know it's easy to criticize after the fact, but how well was the operator and the employed crew prepared, how often did they conduct emergency training sessions? These are questions people will want answers to.

    Posted in: Confused, chaotic scenes described on sinking ferry

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    presto345

    So now all those of you proud that you don't pay and are gratuitously rude to the collectors can thumb me down.

    Yes, Cleo, and that's exactly what the gaijin anti-NHK clique has been and continue to be doing. It's probably a convinced, tenacious group that hate the programming, or hate to pay for programming they are not interested in and prefer commercial infected television. Fortunately it's a minority. Most people do pay the charges and those having problems with over zealous collectors, or people who pose as such, are few and far between.

    Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees

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    presto345

    This is more than sad. It is totally ridiculous. The urine won't even show up in the most stringent laboratory testing. Portland has pollution problems the state has not managed to get under control, problems far worse than a drop of urine in the ocean of the reservoir. Tim Hall beating his chest implying 'we have enough drinking water and can afford to waste it' has his own ideas about water management it seems.

    Posted in: Portland flushes reservoir after man urinates in it

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    presto345

    Moscow has failed to honour previous agreements.

    It has. Putin has. Russia is known for it. Don't fool yourselves, this Putin is a sly one and I have said it before, untrustworthy. Mark my words, this conflict won't be over for a long time to come.

    Posted in: Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions -- for now

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    presto345

    Can these Boko Bums imagine if it were their own sister or daughter abducted?

    I doubt their imagination stretches that far. Their pride seems to be in terrorizing defenseless, weaker human beings who can't fight back. Pretty low. I doubt that is what the Koran teaches.

    Posted in: Muslim extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria

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    presto345

    Shukan Post? Oh, yeah, that tabloid.

    Posted in: Women execs ruin companies, magazine claims

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    presto345

    On the contrary, it means exactly that.

    The way you are wired, yes. And it negates the need for any social code of conduct. It exposes those who are confident in and proud of maneuvering through mazes in civil legislation and codes of conduct people are supposed to abide by.

    Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees

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    presto345

    Whose ignoring the rules? The rules say that if you don't pay, there is no penalty. [Who is ignoring...?]

    The fact there is no penalty for not following rules does not mean you are free to do so. Well, maybe you are wired this way: if there is no sanction you can do as you like.

    Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees

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    presto345

    I didn't make the rules. If you don't like them, then complain about them. Hate the game, not the player.

    I didn't say you made the rules. Neither did I say I didn't like them, nor complained about them. And ignoring rules to me is not a game, it's ignoring responsibility.

    Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees

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    presto345

    Not really. The rules are already made - the punishment for non-payment is nothing. So people not paying are acting within the rules

    Oh, yeah. That's the logic. The rules are just symbolic. No punishment means just ignore them.

    So people not paying are acting within the rules

    Keep telling that yourself and you begin to believe it. People not following rules are actually following them.

    Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees

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    presto345

    Whether you actually watch NHK or not is not the criterion. When you own a receiving device you pay the charges. But people make their own independent rules, don't they?

    Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees

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    presto345

    Vandalism by an NHK employee at a late hour? Now this gets your attention to this sensationalist piece. I take it with a few grains of salt.

    That said, I'm sure some are proud of civil disobedience. Skirting the levies is the same as not paying taxes or for school lunches.

    Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees

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    presto345

    Historians, cardiologists, mariners, explorers, sorry, but Virginia - such a lovely name - knows better. The East Sea it is in addition to the Sea of Japan, or, Mr. McAuliffe, is it one or the other or both? What will you call this body of water? And what business is it of yours to rename oceans?

    Posted in: Addition of Korean name for Sea of Japan becomes law in Virginia

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