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    liarsnfoolsFEB. 28, 2015 - 07:35PM JST The real story here is Nikai Toshihiro...

    Good post, liarsnfools. And thank you for a bit of research/back-end story regarding Nikai.

    Posted in: Japan tourism industry to take 3,000-strong delegation to China

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    I just phoned Keith. Mr. Richards confirms the band would be up for the challenge - being that after an initial 50~ years, he remains only a quarter ways through his catalogue of 'all-possible- ways the I-IV-V-progression can be recycled.

    Posted in: Which music from the past 60 years do you think people will still be listening to 100 years from now?

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    Jun 15, 2014 - The Diet has enacted a law requesting a constitutional amendment to the national referendum laws regarding the legal voting age in Japan.

    So, are we suggesting that 17 is not ready enough to begin the process of becoming an 'informed voter'? Next year, these folk will be enabled to vote and empowered to select whether to add, reduce, shuffle around some often-times very scary people (politicians) and/or not so scary but funded-by-scary-things people that will be leading the country within the real world.

    School board: myopic; wrong.

    I revoke their authority.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

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    lucabrasi - your's would be a real luca brasi solution. love it!

    ed60 - it would be easy in hindsight to agree... it seems so logical to miss. However, much the same happens with them there libraries, that are built, tall, beautiful.. marvels of engineering, which suddenly start sinking an inch a year.

    The engineers forgot to account for the weight of the books.

    Posted in: LED traffic lights too cool for snowy Aomori

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    “No matter how much I explain the situation, if people don’t understand they don’t understand,” Nishikawa told reporters. “There is absolutely no conflict with the law, but people can still use this to tarnish my image.”

    wow. so, it is the people that are the problem? now i get it.

    er, uh... what people? did someone in the minion neighborhood around me here squawk?

    Posted in: Agriculture minister resigns amid political funds questions

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    Funny, toshiko ~^.^/

    Posted in: Happy birthday

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    Happy Birthday Prince Naruhito.

    &

    Warm regards Princess Masako.

    Posted in: Happy birthday

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    Question with a built in statement:

    Would it be legally, or potentially legal, if legal adjustments were made, for a Crown Prince (Naruhito) to seek public office?

    I do not know all of his other merits or faults (if or whether there are), but this series of statements seems a ground work of 'thought' that would be, almost necessarily, a foundation upon which any/all other counntry/nation considerations and realizations are built.

    A second question: could the equivalent of a 'grassroots' movement catch on in Japanese society/culture?

    ((and last, to some poster who spouted Naruhito's comment steeped in 'western education' - go *screw. Naruhito just came off to me as a breath of truly fresh Japanese air. The best.

    With all respects, Salute, Prince!

    Posted in: Crown prince warns of need to remember World War II 'correctly'

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    "41 fire engines"?

    Posted in: 2 dead, 6 injured in Tokyo apartment building fire

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    smith.in.jp:

    If the sign belongs to a still running business...

    it may offer a well published gesture in the form of a 'job'. If and when she returns to her senses ... lets hope they are in well enough order to turn it down and postulate a few remedies of her own.

    Posted in: 21 year-old woman in coma after building sign falls on her

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    around 1993, with some effort of location, WA4TG, I and friend Ken placed tiny pebbles onto the top craggy surface of Mr. Beluchi's tombstone; Martha's Vineyard.

    I supposed I felt a little like your wording in your post...

    Not long after, Mr. (Miles) Davis died as well... and among jazzers and true fans, all we could say for days was, "so what?"

    A thought... Beluchi, Davis (though some may argue my puting them in the same sentence --- but did not Davis play playful? and Beluchi7? 'Jazz it up' practice all week and then throw it out in an chemical-refreshment induced 'improve' live on set?

    guys like beluchi... they sons of who proceded them, and the fathers thresholds of all that followed. Oh, and definitely throw in 'guest-take-over-artist' Mr. Zappa.

    Posted in: 'Saturday Night Live' marks 40 years with who's who roster of fame

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    Abe said the people of Japan had sent him a message in last December’s lower house election. “They have asked me to press forward ever more dynamically along this path, under stable political conditions,”

    No. They didn't. You forced a needles and expensive election outside of normal perimeters. Simply put, A large percentage of a small group 'of' the entire populace is not. a. mandate.

    Posted in: Abe pledges to carry out sweeping reforms

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    LaWren... valid point.

    Posted in: Radical scholar provided Japan with channel to IS at hostage crisis peak

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    Keith Richards would right this off as a childhood prank.

    Posted in: Man arrested after 8-hour siege in Tokyo condo

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    Kyushubill & It"s,

    Same here. 5th - 6th grade. Black and white film with somber narrations.

    Perhaps I was not fully aware, but the agenda, if there was one, was of horror. Not pro-country (in the case of Hiro/Naga).

    Posted in: Elementary school teacher shows pupils pictures of executed hostages

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    A lighter moment?

    Sure, for a couple balloon heads.

    And Aso: One can only wonder who clips on his tie and screws his mouth on in the morning.

    Posted in: Light moment

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    Mukai,

    Thank you for your opinion in response.

    I am not sure what exactly is "bull". The C. Tribune article seems pretty fact laden. J-official quotes are offered...

    Posted in: Working with global community only way to fight terrorism: Abe

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    "work with the global community"... meaningless fodder.

    There is this misconception that Japan has been 'hands off' and free of provocations in world confrontations (most of US making).

    To debunk this mythology, perhaps here is a good place to start. Let's roll back to 1991. Check the Chicago Tribune story. Listen to Japan's tone of posturing:

    Japan Claims Big Role In U.s. Weapons Success February 03, 1991|By Ronald E. Yates, Chicago Tribune.

    TOKYO — There may be no Japanese troops in the Persian Gulf, but many of the high-tech weapons that have dazzled the world since hostilities began would be useless without leading-edge technology and electronic wizardry that is made in Japan. ....

    Now, does anyone seriously think that when the bombs, planes and missiles fall, them there middle east menace-of-the-moment are scratching their heads and shaking camel doo at the sky? Or would't you think a prudent 'they' have had people out in the rubble dissecting remains, coming across still intact parts and analyzing WHO is in the MAKE?

    Forgive me or not, but i think this is a very powerful consideration.

    Posted in: Working with global community only way to fight terrorism: Abe

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    "Settlements like this one show that the government will continue to pursue health care companies that use kickbacks to promote their products.”

    I think this is slightly missing key words, and should read:

    “Settlements like this one show that the government will continue to pursue health care companies that DO NOT use ENOUGH kickbacks to promote their products.”

    There. hmm. that seems more in tune with FDA/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/BOLIVIAN IMPORTS/THE AMERICAN WAY - Giggles.

    Posted in: Daiichi Sankyo to pay $39 mil as penalty for doctor kickbacks in U.S.

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