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    Steven C. SchulzOct. 01, 2014 - 08:27AM JST by shredding the entente with the PRC and implementing the same economic sanctions used against the Soviet Union. I for one will gladly sacrifice cheap commodities from Guangzhou.

    How are you going to have economic sanctions in China when American automakers are poised to sell more than 2.5 million vehicles in China this year? Heck, all the iphones are manufactured in China. What are you going to tell Apple?

    Posted in: Cameron reminds China of obligations over Hong Kong

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    @scipantheist

    Need to rub this case in? He is a felony grandtheft thief. If your an average Korean citizens, or you or me get caught stealing $7,600.00 worth of goods on hard evidence, do you think Police will let you go? He should be treated like anybody else and go through the due process and face the consequences.

    Posted in: Asian Games swimmer Tomita pays fine for camera theft

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    paulinusaOct. 01, 2014 - 08:00AM JST Illegal in mainland China maybe. **Not illegal **in Hong Kong.

    The perception of Hong Kong has largely been that it is technically part of China, but that China is very hands-off and as long as you’re not hurting anyone, you can more or less do as you please. No more. There are now no doubts in the world’s mind as to who is in control, and that means the potential for Hong Kong to simply be seen as another Chinese city, complete with all the risks and uncertainty inherent to doing business in China.

    Posted in: Cameron reminds China of obligations over Hong Kong

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    MarkG Oct. 01, 2014 - 07:29AM JST If left unchecked who knows how far they'll go.

    Then tell us who is going to check them? Britian? Britian is in a such a weak economic position and they have no leverage on internal matters of China. Are they prepared for sanction on Chinese goods that has no impact at all? Sun has set on Britian already, and Cameron's words are worthless.

    Posted in: Cameron reminds China of obligations over Hong Kong

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    South Korean police should've put this guy away in jail and teach him a lesson. The police set a bad example on double standards. He does not need preferential treatment because of politics. This guy is a real scumbag loser and a felony thief.

    Posted in: Asian Games swimmer Tomita pays fine for camera theft

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    Why not add security cameras on all the trains? It's much easier to convict somebody if there is hard evidence. In most cases, people will behave better if somebody is watching you. If you have no hard evidence, it's your word against his, and it's more difficult to convict.

    Posted in: Britain considers women-only carriages due to sex assaults on trains

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    taiga_123Oct. 01, 2014 - 06:26AM JST the senkaku is japan's and they can meet without having to discuss the islets.

    If Japan has definite ownership of Senkaku/Daioyu islands without doubt, why would Japan offer to explore resources jointly with China If Japan owns it, they didn't need to ask China. It shows Japan has a weak claim and they know it. This already happened few years ago. The solution to the competing claims emerged in 2008, when Japan and China reached a principled consensus on joint development of an area that includes the potentially gas-rich Chunxiao/Shirakaba field. However, the 2010 ramming of Japanese Coast Guard cutters by a Chinese fishing boat and the subsequent arrest of the Chinese captain by the Japanese, have halted all movement toward formalizing the 2008 consensus.

    In 1978, there was signing of a treaty between China and Japan for Senkaku/Diaoyu islands dispute. At the time, PM Fukuda and China's Deng Xiaoping accepted that "the dispute shall be posponed" "and for future generation to solve". If you own it like you said, why did J-goverment agreed to postpone the dispute? We know today, Japan goverment states "there is no dispute". In 1972, the Okinawa Revision Agreement grants Japan the rights of adminstration and not sovereignty. Why did U.S. only granted Japan administrative rights of Senkaku/Diaoyu and not the sovereignty?

    Posted in: Abe presses campaign for meeting with China's Xi

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    Were there any alcohol involved? Remember that alcohol causes dehydration, so if they were drinking earlier, they should've drank plenty of water prior to entering the spa chamber. Smart thing is to avoid the consumption of alcohol on the day of a treatment.

    Posted in: Man, woman die after collapsing in spa decompression chamber

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    The increase in price has more to do with the yen exchange rate. Almost all of the wheat flour imported into Japan comes from the U.S. and now it cost more for Nissan. When the yen was strong, of course, like all other manufacturers, they kept the profit and did not lower the price to consumers.

    Posted in: Nissin Foods to hike prices of 250 products from January

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    Swami VasSep. 30, 2014 - 08:19PM JST The efforts of the Japanese Prime Minister are in the right direction as a summit between Japanese PM and Chinese President can go a long way in resolving the current differences of opinion between the two countries on several issues, notably on the disputed islands! All success to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe!

    PM Abe, knowing well beforehand that his visit to Yasukuni shrine will trigger rage from Korea, China and other countries suffered horrors in Imperial Japan’s hands, yet he defiantly and openly worshiped 14 Class A war criminals and numerous other bloody war criminals there. Then, immediately turned around, Abe declared that he intended to have a good relationship with Japan’s neighbors. No wonder China is slamming the doors on Japan.

    Posted in: Abe presses campaign for meeting with China's Xi

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    WhirledPeasSep. 29, 2014 - 09:14PM JST Toshiko, I would certainly agree that women in Japan face an uphill battle given the shockingly insensitive comments and harassment the male bosses and coworkers feel they can get away with.

    In Japan, small minority companies offer paid maternal leave, and most don't, even though the practice increases employee retention, reducing hiring and retraining expenses. It's often too hard for companies to offer it if competitors don't. The only way to ensure that all citizens in Japan are protected is to pass a law. The good news is that paid leave is gaining momentum.

    Posted in: Japanese women fight 'maternity harassment'

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    WolfpackSep. 27, 2014 - 08:45AM JSTThey keep projecting temperature rises that should be taking place now that are not occurring.

    Overall, the world's oceans are warmer now than at any point in the last 50 years. The change is most obvious in the top layer of the ocean, which has grown much warmer since the late 1800s. This top layer is now getting warmer at a rate of 0.2°F per decade. Even if people stop adding extra greenhouse gases to the atmosphere now, oceans will continue to get warmer for many years as they slowly absorb extra heat from the atmosphere. Scientist think that warmer oceans affect weather patterns, cause more powerful tropical storms, and can impact many kinds of sea life, such as corals and fish. Warmer oceans are also one of the main causes of rising sea level.

    Posted in: Hundreds of thousands rally worldwide over climate change

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    tinawatanabeSep. 27, 2014 - 07:56AM JSTshrines because they were in Japan long before war. Why didn't you complain about them for a long time after war?

    Complain about them for a long time after war? If you didn't know, the 14 class A were enshined at Yasukuni in 1978, and this shrine became more of a problem to the neighbors.

    Posted in: Abe makes fresh call for Japan-China summit

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    @tinawatanabe

    The real message of the war criminals being enshrined at Yakasuni is that no matter what you do, no matter how much suffering you inflict, if you have Japanese blood in your veins you are ok. On the other hand if you are foreigner, no matter how much they have suffered it is not important, you are not Japanese. Considering the suffering inflicted on neighboring Asian countries by Japan is it so hard to call them the 'invasions' that they are rather than 'advances'? If Hiroshima and Nagasaki are crimes then surely Japan's wartime actions are also crimes, why is it so easy for Japanese people to acknowledge A-bomb victims and so hard to acknowledge Asian victims of Japan's wartime aggression? Simple, The A-bomb victims were Japanese and therefore important and the others were foreign and therefore less than human and unimportant. That is the underlying fact that is hard to move beyond that for Japan.

    Posted in: Abe makes fresh call for Japan-China summit

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    @tinawatanabe

    Maybe Abe could learn from Chancellor Merkel advise on how Germany dealth with sensitivity of their neighbors after the WWII. German Chancellor and their lawmakers do not visit Nazi Cemetary. However, the Japanese government does not interfere with Abe and their 150+ lawmakers visits to Yasukuni to pray for 14 Class A every year. It would be meaningless for Japan's neighboring countries to talk about the future when they are paying tribute to such a place.

    Posted in: Abe makes fresh call for Japan-China summit

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    @combinibento

    You must be lost in translation. He apolgized. Let it go and move on.

    Posted in: Sun apologizes for 'ugly' anthem jibe

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    horizon360Sep. 27, 2014 - 12:27AM JST Japanese family consumers and the pension budgeting seniors are in grocery store shock at the moment.

    Problem is the weak yen. Mainly because 60 percent of the food is imported from another country. Also, utilities cost have gone up 9 percent in the last 12 months. Why? because 99 percent of the oil and LNG is imported and paid by the weak yen.

    Posted in: Consumer inflation rises slower than expected in August

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    Kobuta ChanSep. 27, 2014 - 04:13AM JST Simply the lithium battery is unsuitable for use in plane like Dreamliner.

    In the past, Boeing has outsourced manufacturing but maintained tight control over design. In that way, Boeing was able to make sure that the pieces that other companies made would fit together well because Boeing engineers understood what each part would do and how they would interact when the plane was flying. But with the 787, Boeing departed from this approach. Instead, to save money and supposedly to boost quality and speed time to market, Boeing outsourced two-third (highest ever) of the design and manufacture to suppliers. But it also meant that each supplier of, say, the wings or the batteries that supplied power to the engines or auxiliary systems, would use their own approach to both the design and the manufacture. Boeing assumed that its suppliers would share its commitment to quality and meeting ambitious delivery deadlines, but this did not happen.

    Posted in: Japan probe comes up empty on Dreamliner battery problems

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    Now that the U.S., which has for many years pressed Japan to bear a heavier security burden in Asia, has a nationalistic Japanese leader Abe who is committed to constitutional revision and a larger, more active military, the alliance has a anti-China look that is obviously incompatible with a “new type” of Japan-China relationship. PM Abe may talk about engaging China, but all the signals from Japan suggest disengagement. It also doesn’t help matters that Abe’s positions have embittered Japan’s relations with South Korea. The territorial issue is deeply enmeshed in the overall negative state of China-Japan relations. I can’t imagine that it can be resolved without prior improvement in the relationship as a whole. Once the two sides lower their hostile rhetoric and start to engage diplomatically, it should be possible to deal with the territorial question either by a code of conduct to prevent military activity in the Senkaku/Diaoyo area or by a sharing of resources there.

    Posted in: Abe makes fresh call for Japan-China summit

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    In many places throughout the world with "war culture", the inequality and conflict is connected. There are large inequalities between rich and poor, the latter become frustrated and organize themselves to improve their economic position, if necessary by means of violence. Abe points out of working against 'war culture, but what policies can prevent this? Inequalities can occur between between countries and between cultural or ethnic groups. Looking at inequality between countries essentially means looking at poverty. The risk of civil war is much higher in poor than in rich countries. Abe is probably pointing out that social cohesion enables citizens to live in societies where they enjoy a sense of belonging and trust between each other.

    Posted in: Abe pledges in U.N. speech to work against 'war culture'

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