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    Japan should either leave the TPP talks or be kicked out. If they're not there to play ball then that's that. Ironically that would be the best thing for Japan because the TPP is all about reducing government policy on the environment and copyright laws. Everyone else in the TPP is selling out their populations to unaccountable corporations. It's not an agreement worth supporting to begin with

    Posted in: Japan stands tough against rice imports in trade talks with U.S.

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    In other ironic news, China demanded an end to pirated movies and wanted free elections around the world

    Posted in: China complains Japan's air, sea surveillance raises safety risks

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    Does xenophobia threaten the existence of Japan or would its population reduce to a lower stable level?

    Posted in: Japan's population falls for 4th straight year

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    Two errors in one sentence, not 1984 and not possible to have not lost luggage. How can that be possible given statistical curves in general.

    Baggage is mislabeled and sent elsewhere all the time. They would have to ask every passenger who arrived from KIX at another airport or arrived at KIX for this to be true. You can't ask departing passengers!

    Posted in: Kansai International: The airport that’s never lost a passenger’s bag

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    LOL, uh sure. Nobody knows why Japan is even in the TPP, least of all Japan

    Posted in: Japan, U.S. trying to seal trade deal before summit

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    if pumped storage and geothermal etc etc were attempted in regions where an alternative energy were the most viable it would reduce the demand for nuclear without needing imports of fossil fuels. It wouldn't solve everything, but it would be a step forward. It would also make those regions more resilient to events far away from them.

    Tokyo is basically a loss though. It's too large and concentrated so it needs nuclear to run, or coal or some large system. Other areas could try alternatives. The needs of Tokyo shouldn't be the only viewpoint of design for national energy.

    Posted in: Japan nuclear watchdog hits out at reactor injunction

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    it's okay to have taxes, it means you have things of value. Giving away value for free just subsidizes companies. Companies will always chase the freebies and marks any unrealistic industry. Like automotive or oil. If for example the oil subsidies were dropped then the companies would have to work harder for the same dollar, and alternatives would get the time of day if the public had choice. The public is always subsidizing somebody, but at their loss or their community's

    California not subsidizing the industry to the same extent as other states should be commended, not condemned.

    Posted in: Hollywhere? Los Angeles unable to halt film exodus

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    great way to show the impartial actions of a nuclear watchdog is in no way in the pocket of the industry /sarcasm

    Posted in: Japan nuclear watchdog hits out at reactor injunction

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    I'd like to see more geothermal at a local scale (~5-20m) solar and hydro thermal (it's an island nation yo) and of course solar panels with molten salt storage. Oh, combined heat and power is useful too. So many things. Japan can also use its mountains for pumped storage, which can be quite reliable. Lots to do if they want to do it. But as long as their employers tell them no, the oyajis will continue to bring Japan down. You should know there are lots of Japanese scientists and engineers young and old completely capable of helping Japan enter a new energy era. Quite ready really. Sadly are held back by the wall of brown paper bags from the nuclear industry who own government policy.

    Posted in: Court issues injunction to halt restart of Takahama reactors

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    I voted yes, but in such a hypothetical situation wouldn't families spouses, sons, daughters just then run as well? Seems to happen anyway. In the end, nothing is the best antidote to good democracy other than well informed and eager voters. Preferential ballots + mandatory voting. Those go together and reward voters, not parties

    Posted in: Are you in favor of term limits for elected politicians?

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    uh, we've already done that. And not the Lucas sticky fingered ones either.

    Posted in: 'Star Wars' movies to be released online

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    how do you learn lessons then restart the reactors? That doesn't make sense

    Posted in: Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis

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    mudslides are more common than earthquakes in Japan so this will have to be properly installed. Even so it's possible they would collapse, but if a mudslide occurs anyway it's a moot issue.

    Lots of slopes to put these on. I wish they would put them on rooftops though. That way they are directly used with zero transmission losses. That's also the best energy plan for an earthquake country, so that there isn't 100% loss of power. But this idea of decentralizing power is clearly not accepted yet

    Posted in: NTT Facilities tests installation of solar panels on slopes

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    Japan during WWII were Asian Nazi's. Japan today is not and bears no obligation to that era or its memes. No politician should feel the need to support that history regardless of who wants them to. This shouldn't even be a question to not support such an attitude. That it's even a debate highlights how sad the situation is and how trapped Japan remains by its oyajis. Let it go and Japan can finally grow

    Posted in: Abe's advisers split over how to describe Japan's WWII actions

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    so this is the best Repubs can offer. hahahahahahaha

    Posted in: Tea Party's Ted Cruz launches White House bid

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    My line is usually "..they can't even use the metric system.." on any big issue of the day where the USA is involved and it still stands. It makes it hard to take the country seriously

    Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system?

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    it's regrettable (lots of bowing)... but it would be better if they sued all the contractors who sub contracted sub contractors and got their money back. It's all their buddies though so that's not going to happen. We all know this

    Posted in: Auditors say billions of yen wasted in Fukushima cleanup

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    Probably because they "teach" it the most boring way possible. For 6 years! Yikes. Why isn't bowing and noting how regrettable it is unable to solve the problem? BTW can we get a study about how studies about studies never change from one year to the next and for how long?

    Posted in: 58.4% of high school seniors say they don't like studying English

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    Maybe learn Esperanto, a much easier language and then with that context go and learn English or whatever. Too often English isn't respected and by the time the kids will use it, no English speaker will have a clue what they're saying. Learn the language as it really is, not how they want it to be. Other countries don't have this problem to the extent of Japan. 6 years has been an utter waste of time. Start over

    Posted in: 'Englishisation' - Is it working?

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    bad sea

    Posted in: N Korea fires seven missiles into sea

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