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    bullfighter

    Jesus... this guy can't make a decision to save his own life. It's going to be raised, then it's not, then he's thinking about raising it, then Monday he'll make a decision, then it's said he'll forgo the hike, then he says he'll think about it until July, etc.

    Yeah. Too bad he doesn't read the JT comments section. There's enough economic wisdom here for a dozen Nobel prizes.

    Posted in: Abe looks at postponing sales tax hike until Oct 2019

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    bruinfan

    Regard of what % of total energy needs renewables could fill, Japan really has a chance to be a leader in solar, wind, wave power and geothermal energy development (especially technology). Sadly the LDP won't ...

    Posted in: Japan to cut emphasis on nuclear power in next energy plan

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    PTownsend

    Get well soon, Ozawa-san.

    Posted in: Seiji Ozawa unable to conduct Sept opera performances in Matsumoto

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    Freshmeat

    Japan really loosing their sense of beauty. weird commercial

    Posted in: Japanese government releases promo ad to attract young voters

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    kwatt

    Intruder drill seems the most important drill of all in America and will become just another ordinary drill like fire drill. Good for kids! As for me, its unbelievable.

    Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills

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    bass4funk

    What in the name of 'bias' ROFLs are you Benghaziing about now?

    Apparently, you are not willing to deal with the situation that is at hand and that applies to both unpopular candidates.

    I never mentioned displacing people once.

    I wasn't talking about you. Heads up, dude.

    No one is saying Trump is or isn't a criminal, unlike liberals that think they were bestowed mythical magical powers by some miraculous DNA spark, No one can make a judgment whether the man is guilty or not or will serve anytime, that needs to be established, Hillary on the other hand is being investigated by the FBI, pardon me, but usually when the FBI conducts an investigation it means, there are some serious allegations backing the investigation up and I know that's a tough pill for liberals to swallow, after all, Bernie is not going to be the nominee and all their eggs are in one small basket. What the outcome will be of the pending FBI investigation is anyone's guess, but since now we seem to have a corrupt DOJ on top of it, the sky is the limit as they say.

    This according to Trump will save on the US's deficit so they don't freeload on government benefits. This according to Trump will make the US great again.

    BINGO! You got it right, finally.

    Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders

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    Burning Bush

    The predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, who are fighting for their autonomy in the multilayered conflict, also gained ground against the rebels.

    The Kurds have always sided with Assad, although the Western press doesn't like to admit it.

    Assad is the new Castro, America simply can't oust him, no matter how hard they try.

    Posted in: Syrian rebels attacked by IS militants, government troops

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    Yubaru

    Disparaging a nation for the actions of a (dual) citizen who seeks to protect marine mammals from meaningless slaughter. Classy ....

    I guess it's evident that you have a difficult time reading sarcasm,

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

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    Strangerland

    Of course its not what makes them communists. But they are behaving like it.

    Again, you miss the point. That behavior is not following communist behavior. Nowhere in the tenets of communism is killing the populace listed.

    What I really meant is that "they" are capable of such actions. Communists respects one word -force.

    That's not what you were saying. What you said was:

    some JT posters emphatically insist that they are NOT communist.

    And I'm pointing out that China is not. The only thing communist about China is the name of the ruling party, and a name does not a political ideology make.

    Posted in: China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima

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    Haaa Nemui

    I thought his speech was great. Not apologizing or demanding apology, not pointing fingers, but simply saying... War is bad... Let's grow up.

    Posted in: What did you think of U.S. President Barack Obama's speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park?

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    Kobe White Bar Owner

    @Jimizo,

    I was just using the Christian pm thing to highlight Tina hypocrisy regarding the comment " That is the key to peace. Stupid thing to mix them in the same country."

    Posted in: Nationalists clash with anti-racism protesters in Australia

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    Wc626

    Many communist states have performed atrocities such as killing their own citizens, but that is not what makes them communist, it is simply an action that has been performed by communist states.

    Of course its not what makes them communists. But they are behaving like it.

    What I really meant is that "they" are capable of such actions. Communists respects one word -force. We're lucky we haven't seen atrocities in HK. Lately, that whole 1-country, 2-systems thing hasn't been working out so well for the pro-democratic side.

    The USSR often had massive miltary parades to show off their new toys. China military spend has skyrocketed this past decade. They too boast large, extravagant military parades. Why do they behave this way?

    What you have tried to insinuate is clear in your post.

    Get it, got it, good.

    Posted in: China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima

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    nishikat

    Wake up dude . . . . young kids in america Love their X-Box's & PS4's. Often playing games like GTA, Battlefield and the long series- "Call of Duty." All these games idolize fire power. Nice try. Same with Japanese kids and there are no mass shootings here.

    Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills

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    SenseNotSoCommon

    child size rabbit hole for kids to escape through which leads outside of the classroom

    Must American kids be reduced to frightened rabbits?

    Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills

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    FizzBit

    It is about narcissist Obama wants to be first on many things, such as this hollow cheap and deceptive idealistic talk in Hiroshima that fall upon many soft ears. Thanks to Obama, the world is more dangerous place now and into the future, and that is a shame.

    Couldn't have said it better myself. I also think Obama spending billions to modernize the nukes meanwhile edging closer and closer to Russia's borders along with his current economic war should be enough for others to realize that he is a war monger.

    Posted in: Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

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    Equality

    Just another failure of the great Canadian "and if you don't like it our way we smash your head in" mentality.

    There fixed it for ya' Canadians are well known for bashing heads in...baby seals.

    Disparaging a nation for the actions of a (dual) citizen who seeks to protect marine mammals from meaningless slaughter. Classy ....

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

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    nishikat

    Hillary is in deep hot water, that's for sure, I just said my friend at the FBI says no charges are coming. In fact the FBI are annoyed at this political witch hunt and it was like Terri Schiavo all over again. No charges. But Trump's lawsuit is in the books.

    So how would they know where the snipers are hidden Chapo's people have been digging tunnels for years. They know. It's what Mexico does. (These tunnels will often come up on a friendly's house- it's not just baron land) So as you say Trump will have 6,000 snipers and 6,000 spotters (total about 12,000 in the border sniper team) to pick off any illegal person (including mom's and their kids running away from danger). This according to Trump will save on the US's deficit so they don't freeload on government benefits. This according to Trump will make the US great again. The Indians will be displaced again but this will create a better life for the white people so they can feel exceptional again and bring back white privilege we were all supposed to be born with according to Sarah Palin.

    Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders

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    Strangerland

    I take it these links don't exist.

    They don't. No non-partisan historians view Bush Jr. as a success. We all know Bass was just trying to pretend that someone agreed with him when he made that claim. Reality does not support what he said though.

    Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders

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    Strangerland

    The argument against self-driving cars reminds me of the argument against banning guns.

    The argument against self-driving cars is that there may be an accident, so people should be left to drive for themselves - of course this will result in significantly more deaths overall than if self-driving cars are on the road. This is similar to the argument against banning guns, in that people worry they may be attacked and will not have a gun, so people should be allowed to carry guns - of course this results in more overall deaths than if guns are banned.

    Is it really that hard to look at overall risk management in order to make better decisions for the people as a whole?

    Posted in: Fully automated vehicles excluded from public road tests

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    Jimizo

    "Gladly, As soon as you post a link of Native Americans in masses on the reservations disapproving of Trump's wall and of them worrying about being displaced."

    What in the name of 'bias' ROFLs are you Benghaziing about now? I never mentioned displacing people once.

    I take it these links don't exist. I thought so.

    Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders

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    Chris Case

    Has the issue of responsibility for accidents been solved?

    Posted in: Fully automated vehicles excluded from public road tests

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    SenseNotSoCommon

    Operating them was cheaper than dirt

    Pedalling a Cannondale Scalpel is free, but the bike still costs $9,000

    Posted in: Japan to cut emphasis on nuclear power in next energy plan

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    Wc626

    I was skeptical about Obama's Hiroshima visit. But he did great . . . and I hardly ever agree with all the things he does.

    He did what was right because it was right, and now Japan and other countries can follow suit or not

    Good point. Actually that comment summarizes it best. If the hibakusha are still butt-hurt about not getting an apology, let's hope they will at least, one day, appreciate this sitting US President's gesture.

    Posted in: What did you think of U.S. President Barack Obama's speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park?

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    Strangerland

    Anyone thinking Hillary is NOT a criminal even at the atom level is like saying Mickey Mouse is really a dog.

    Anyone thinking Trump is NOT a criminal even at the atomic level is like saying Donald is really a mouse.

    It's funny to see you try to wiggle your way out of your hypocrisy.

    Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders

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    smithinjapan

    Only in the US is it the 'better' option to have these kind of drills in schools than just to get rid of guns. What an arse-backwards nation. Definitely the stupidest in the world when it comes to guns.

    Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills

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    FizzBit

    The guy has planned, purchased items for body disposal,

    No. He bought them a month before for garden work. Hardly premeditated.

    Posted in: American man gets 18 months for dumping woman's body in bay

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    smithinjapan

    RIP. I remember those movies fondly.

    Posted in: Burt Kwouk, veteran of the 'Pink Panther' movies, dies at 85

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    Strangerland

    Oh I jus love how these comments got so many thumbs-up votes. Yet, some JT posters emphatically insist that they are NOT communist. Who but a communist / rogue regime is capable of doing such?

    Communism is not the act of killing one's citizens. You don't appear to understand what communism is. Communism is a political philosophy. Many communist states have performed atrocities such as killing their own citizens, but that is not what makes them communist, it is simply an action that has been performed by communist states. What determines a state as being communist is whether or not they follow the tenets of communism - and none of these tenets has anything to do with killing the citizens of the state. China does not follow the tenets of communism, and therefore is not communist.

    Posted in: China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima

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    smithinjapan

    Jesus... this guy can't make a decision to save his own life. It's going to be raised, then it's not, then he's thinking about raising it, then Monday he'll make a decision, then it's said he'll forgo the hike, then he says he'll think about it until July, etc.

    Posted in: Abe looks at postponing sales tax hike until Oct 2019

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    bass4funk

    Anyone thinking Hillary is NOT a criminal even at the atom level is like saying Mickey Mouse is really a dog. When you have the DOJ itself under investigation, then you know corruption is alive and ripe. Doesn't get worse than that and makes Trump look better day by day.

    Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders

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    smithinjapan

    They are absolutely right that it should be moved, and not only because of Zika, but because of the poor sanitary conditions in general. The water is basically a big septic tank. But they WON'T move them because of the money involved -- and it was a smart move to throw out that, "We question the WHO's neutrality on the issue" before hearing a reply to it. Well done.

    Posted in: Rio Olympics should move due to Zika concerns, say 150 experts

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    Fox Sora Winters

    I wonder if this will come to the UK? I've had Glaceau Smart Water before, and that quickly became my favourite bottled water. If this Sleep Water actually works, it might help me get some proper sleep at last. These days I'm lucky if I can fall asleep before 6am.

    Posted in: 'Sleep Water' promises to help you drift off, wake up refreshed

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    Strangerland

    If you ask every Japanese person what their fav Depp movie is, ALL will say "Pirates." They have never seen Depp's other side like "Blow" & "Donnie Brosco" . . . what a shame.

    Or Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas.

    Posted in: Loss, accusations mark a turbulent few days for Johnny Depp

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    smithinjapan

    Good! Although I'd like to see it be a little more extensive than just expanded to Tokyo's wards (parts of it, anyway).

    Posted in: Japan amends laws to speed up response to child abuse

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    Tamarama

    Heh, see I struck a cord with you. And I'm not saying Hiroshima's victims died as a result of Nanjing Massacre.

    I generally take exception to flawed logic, so you aren't special in that regard. What you have tried to insinuate is clear in your post.

    Posted in: China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima

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    Wc626

    Islam people live in Islam countries, Christians live in Christian coutries, Buddhists live in Buddhist countries. That is the key to peace. Stupid thing to mix them in the same country.

    I have been to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. There were Buddhists and muslims living side-by-side peacefully. I think there were a few Christians too.

    Maybe you should try asking countries where multiculturalism works, like Canada or Brazil.

    In most places, it works in the US too. As long as those foreigners are not illegal and aren't loyal to radical islam. America was one of the first place to embrace everyone, No?

    Posted in: Nationalists clash with anti-racism protesters in Australia

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    SenseNotSoCommon

    Flippetyfloponomics: plus ca change...

    Posted in: Abe looks at postponing sales tax hike until Oct 2019

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    Yubaru

    Just another failure of the great Canadian "and if you don't like it our way we smash your head in" mentality.

    There fixed it for ya' Canadians are well known for bashing heads in...baby seals.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

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    Strangerland

    If President visited all air-raided cities all over in Japan.

    Tina's answer points out the exact reason why requiring an apology in order to give one, doesn't work. Someone can always find a reason not to apologize, it's much harder to be the bigger man to apologize first.

    Obama didn't apologize at Hiroshima, but he also didn't get sucked into the 'well the Japanese haven't apologized for Pearl Harbor or Nanking' fallacy. He did what was right because it was right, and now Japan and other countries can follow suit or not, but it's prerogative, as Obama has shown America to be above that pettiness.

    Posted in: What did you think of U.S. President Barack Obama's speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park?

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    Educator60

    Dan Lewis at May. 25, 2016 - 10:28PM JST "I read this article twice, but the second time, it was all lies - I already knew those things."

    Ha ha. I read it once and it was all lies as there was nothing new in it for me. A rather condescending headline, isn't it?

    Posted in: 10 things you didn’t know about geisha

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    Strangerland

    It just doesn't seem like lockdowns and fire drills are going to cut it and some serious thinking outside of the box which is simple, safe and practical is required.

    Thinking outside the box, such as getting rid of guns?

    Or is that too far outside the box?

    If liberals would back out and STAY out of everyone else's lives and get rid of these gun free zones, there would be a lot less angst in some schools that have the potentiality of having violent outburst because immediate action can be taken and the threat can be neutralized

    Most of these school shootings happen outside the gun free zones. Has there ever been a school shooting stopped because someone had a gun?

    You seem to not realize that these guys go into these school shootings with the intention of ambushing, before anyone can react. And they are ready to die most of the time.

    Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills

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    Sapporodenki

    Actually thought he was locked up somewhere in Germany and and dwelling in his miserable existence gracefully. Through his great actions he has definitely motivated the Japanese whaling fleet to refine its catching and avoidance strategies. If I remember correctly, during the last hunting season his mob could not even find the whaling fleet. Just another failure of the great American "and if you don't like it our way we smash your head in" mentality.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

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    Wc626

    The people in Hiroshima did not die because of what happened in Nanjing. Simple as that.

    Heh, see I struck a cord with you. And I'm not saying Hiroshima's victims died as a result of Nanjing Massacre. All I'm saying is that "what comes around, goes around."

    Posted in: China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima

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    sfjp330

    nedinjapan MAY. 29, 2016 - 09:39AM JST If Okinawans have a problem with so many US soldiers, they had better resolve it with their central government.

    What could the central government in Tokyo do? Nothing. Reality is that U.S. has total control of Okinawa. if you remember about six years ago, PM Hatoyama tried to revise the U.S. Japan treaty in Okinawa. He didn't last very long.

    Posted in: U.S. military says restrictions are to respect Okinawan murder victim's family

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    Strangerland

    Ask them how your utopia of multiculturalism is working out and get back to me.

    Maybe you should try asking countries where multiculturalism works, like Canada or Brazil.

    Posted in: Nationalists clash with anti-racism protesters in Australia

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    Utrack

    The Tokyo Olympics should be moved due to radioactive contamination concerns in my opinion

    Posted in: Rio Olympics should move due to Zika concerns, say 150 experts

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    Strangerland

    There are a lot of variables in a lawsuit to get a conviction, it's not so cut and dry.

    Hehe, after reading you going on about how Hillary is a criminal for years now, the double standard in this comment is rich.

    Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders

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    Wc626

    Japan ponders role in making nuclear arms-free world

    As if. Keep dreaming Japan.

    He made more people think about the problem than a decade of rants from Hiroshima survivors every August. And he certainly did not HAVE to do it.

    Good point here. He sure did raise eyebrows on this visit. Even more so than the annual Aug. ceremonies marking the bombings.

    Posted in: After Obama's Hiroshima trip, Japan ponders role in making nuclear arms-free world

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    Tamarama

    What comes around goes around. Japan raped, terrorized and plundered Nanjing's citizens. The people in Hiroshima were glowing after the bomb exploded. Its as simple as that.

    The people in Hiroshima did not die because of what happened in Nanjing. Simple as that.

    Posted in: China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima

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    Tamarama

    Moonraker

    Sadly, unless they become obsolete (meaning something more terrifying replaces them), too expensive to maintain (as we consume all the resources for doing so) or are all used up (in nuclear annihilation) it is hard for me to ever see a world without nuclear weapons.

    Absolutely agreed. Who amongst them will want to give them up?

    The US? China? Russia? Israel? etc etc.

    Can't see it.

    Posted in: After Obama's Hiroshima trip, Japan ponders role in making nuclear arms-free world

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