NihonRyu's past comments

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    NihonRyu

    Japan tobacco should explore reversing the ban on medicinal marijuana as new avenues of business to stem the decline from traditional tobacco revenues. I believe with legalization of recreational marijuana getting serious momentum in the U.S. And Marlboro looking to get involved in branded marijuana in legalized states, japan should also Revisit the McArthur era enforced ban on marijuana as another archaic law that does not fit the times and current environment. I am sure legalization could potentially help with other society ills such as depression, overstressed salarymen, and associated sex less marriages and related population declines, etc. nonetheless as a non-smoker with young children this tobacco ban is a great step forward IMO.

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    NihonRyu

    @Speed: Agreed the context for this picture is missing and perhaps misleading. Love how the media portrays that only Right wingers are protesting the illegal occupation of Takeshima. Perhaps what we don't see is a protest not in the picture by S.Koreans in Japan for Shimane prefecture's Takeshima day and the actual picture is of the Uyoku counter protesting the S.Koreans or far leftists in Japan protesting Takeshima day.. Don't know.

    Imagine if a Japanese group peacefully protested Dokdo day in S.Korea what kind of armed police will be needed to protect them! I doubt they would even get any protection..

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    NihonRyu

    To put it in perspective it would be akin to Russia taking some remote unmanned islands in Alaska unilaterally and sneakily during a transition of power when U.S. was most vulnerable.

    If this happened to the U.S. they would just send its Marines to take it back. Japan has been collared by the U.S. and impotent to S.Korea's unlawful occupation of Takeshima and no matter what due diligence from Japan side to settle the issue peacefully and lawfully S.Korea refuses as they know they have no leg to stand on..

    Regardless of which political line you stand on would American public opinion allow for one of their territories to be unlawfully occupied by a foreign country. (No fricken way!) Japanese people have been tempered to be non-confrontational passive wimps since losing WW2. The right thing to do is to storm Takashima and force S.Korea to settle in ICJ ruling once and for all. But of course that will never happen... Japan is too meek to do anything bold and assertive, thus the continued harassment by the Chinese on Senkaku as well and S.Korea's perpetual propaganda of their guilt for taking Takeshima... Time to wake-up Japan, you gotta be prepared to fight for your country if you love it and want to protect it! Future generations deserve better, there is much this lovely country and culture has to be proud of and worth defending!

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    NihonRyu

    @dcog9065 Agreed: Trump winning will finally allow Japan to seriously charter an independent defense policy instead of being a wimp hiding behind the U.S. all the time. The U.S. also needs a stronger defense partner in Asia than what Japan is currently. I always felt Japan's main population was far too left leaning in general and Trump's victory will ensure a more normalization of the populous.

    Japan can certainly create a splendid and disciplined military and weapons to defend her territory against China and N. Korea. One thing about the Japanese, is that they are resilient and can adapt very quickly to new situations if rallied to do so properly.

    Posted in: Abe congratulates Trump; calls U.S., Japan 'unshakeable allies'

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    NihonRyu

    @Tanukiponpon: There is no agenda, mixed people are just better looking in general than either races IMO.

    Posted in: Half-Indian elephant trainer crowned Miss Japan

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    NihonRyu

    Good on the whalers that they out smarted Sea Shepard this year and were able to take their full quota unmolested! (I love it!) Can't wait to eat their catch! The Antarctic whales are low in mercury and other contaminants not to mention tasty and healthy for you! If its sustainable and the population of whales prove it, making a bid deal about taking 300 out of a population of over 1Million is ridiculous and simply cultural imperialism.

    Posted in: Japanese whaling fleet returns from Antarctic hunt

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    NihonRyu

    @Yubaru Agreed Japan should legalise weed. It was McArthur during the occupation that banned it just as the current constitution was forced on Japan and is outdate, Japan should go back to its roots and bring back our culture of weed that was tied deeply with Shinto. Japanese farmers who excel so well in creating great hybrid fruits and high quality produce/vegetables should also excel in creating some potent/high-end weed that could become a tremendous business opportunity for Japan. Not to mention it might help the population problem when bored married J-couples get to smoke a little weed on the weekend which might help them re-explore their affections for each other. lol.

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    NihonRyu

    @theeastisred (from Red China by chance?) How is it a straw man's argument? Most of the negativity towards Japan revising the constitution is really the irrational fear of a resurgence of WW2 type Japan. (These are different times and just as in WW1, Japan was on the side of the victors, I find it hard to fathom after 70yrs of peace that Japan will suddenly go off on the war path after revising the constitution that befits the current Japanese population and times we live in.) Other than that, a more globally responsible and strongly U.S. aligned Japan that is militarily/politically empowered is strongly desired by all (except China, N Korea, and Russia) to counter threat of China's ambition for complete control of Asia as seen in their recent territorial ambitions in both South and East China sea.

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    NihonRyu

    Good to finally see that Japan has a PM that has the balls to change the constitution fitting with the current times and environment. Haters here must overwhelmingly be secret far leftists, 50 Centers from China, or rabid VANK members from S.Korea/U.S. I can't understand after 70yrs, why Japan should be lambasted to set it's own course for creating a constitution as any independent nation has the right to. (Only people that would hate to see a more global, responsible and assertive Japan is China and both South & N. Korea.)

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    NihonRyu

    It looks like their very own South Korean government sold them out back in 1965 and they should be asking themselves why they are still barking up the wrong tree. Maybe they should be asking the Pohang Steel Company to help with restitution as it was their money that was redirected to help build it in the first place.

    Posted in: Former Korean sex slave blasts Japan over deal

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    NihonRyu

    Everyone: Please read the books & journals written by Professor Park Yuha, Professor Chunghee Sarah Soh , and Professor Ahn Byong Jik: It will certainly bring to light what the 'Korean Councils' ulterior motivations are and ultimately how insincere their anti-Japan agenda is their abuse and manipulation of these poor old women are unfathomable to push forward their political agenda and attempt to sway Western public opinion against Japan... Seriously...

    Posted in: 2 S Korean ex-sex slaves demand direct apology from Abe

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    NihonRyu

    These two women were likely coached by the anti-Japan establishment (search House of Sharing) to embellish their ordeal and blame it on the Japanese when in fact they were likely sold into the system by their own family members and abused by the Korean owned brothels and brokers who took them to the front line comfort house establishments. Recent book by S. Korean professors paint a very different picture and the blame must be shared by all and not just pointed at the Japanese. It is very clear that there are ulterior motives to continue the comfort women issue and the S. Korean government should really crack down on them as it looks bad that these organisations will continue to keep the atmosphere to perpetually keep the issue alive. (It the far left establishment in S.Korea with ties to N.Korea that doesn't want to see Japan and S. Korea reconcilliate and create a stronger U.S., Japan, S.Korea alliance against N. Korea, China.

    Posted in: 2 S Korean ex-sex slaves demand direct apology from Abe

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    NihonRyu

    Hope he enjoys his time in Japanese prison keeping the Uyokus and Yaks at bay from abusing him. lol Fitting punishment IMO.

    I am sure if it was the other way around and a Japanese kook tried to blow-up the comfort woman statue in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul they would be treated with quite severe punishment as well and would not treat it as a simple vandalism case but endangering the public safety which it very well could. (The korean apologists here like Smith and others would want to burn him at the stake. lol)

    What if a child lost his limbs while in the restroom when the pipe bomb went off at Yasukuni? This guy was reckless and purposeful in endangering the public and should get whatever punishment given to him at the full extent of the Japanese law.

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    NihonRyu

    @wtfjapan: http://luna.pos.to/whale/jwa_v8_suzu.html Nutritionally speaking Minke Whales caught in unpolluted Antarctic waters is better for you than most other animal protein types. Please look at the research provide by National Institute of Resources of the Science and Technology Agency. Nice try but informed Japanese and foreigners that love whale will continue to eat this delicacy and hopefully more of it will come from the pristine oceans of the Antarctic in a ecological and sustainable way backed by Scientific research on allowable quotas, etc.

    Posted in: Japan says whaling fleet will set sail on Tuesday

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    NihonRyu

    Love delicious nutritious Whale meat! Happy they sticking to their guns on this one!

    There is a healthy population of Minke whales for viable commercial whaling, scientific research has proven so. If it's not in anyone's territorial waters and in the international open sea with set limits and quotas, I don't see what the fuss is all about! Damn haolis!

    Posted in: Japan says whaling fleet will set sail on Tuesday

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    NihonRyu

    @David3: You can thank China, N.Korea, and S.Korea's insistent bullying and perpetual hatred towards Japan for it's war past 70yrs ago to wake Japan's population to the reality of where it is today and that without a strong military to take actions when pushed we will never gain an equal footing for dialogue for true conciliation. Think about the Northern islands still held by Russia illegally or S.Korea taking Takeshima during the hand-off during the U.S. occupation and still illegally occupying it, N.Korea kidnapping our citizens without recourse, China claiming Senkaku as their own, etc. All of which Japan has done the due diligence with the U.N. and ICJ to take recourse but to no avail or cooperation.. Might=Right in this barbaric world we live-in today and all the peace for the past 70yrs and support we (Japan) provided the UN, China, S.Korea has done little to even take a fair shot at true reconciliation to do the right thing. It's high time we build a strong sensible nation that can defend our own women and children and be an equal business and military partner with our allies in the region.

    Posted in: New defense bills may create Abe's version of a 'back-door draft'

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    NihonRyu

    Such a non-issue this dolphin hunting business by the people of Taiji. There are so many more pressing challenges facing humanity and the environment right now to deflect so much emotional attachment to this. People are doing cruel and barbaric things to each other every day, much of the environment in some countries are completely poisoned, etc. which is on the news, why get hung-up on hunting a few hundred dolphins and whales in a sustainable manner. (Hint: It is because Japan is so easily bullied.) If overwhelming Japanese population do not care about the annual Taiji hunts this is our issue and nobody else to be concerned about. I love dolphins and whales and have encountered both many times in the wild in Hawaii, Northwest, and in Japan. Doesn't mean I can't enjoy a little bit of whale sashimi or dolphin stew occasionally. Cows, Pigs, horses, dogs, you name it can all be our sacred animal or pets and food depending on culture, etc. The fact that dolphins and some types of whales like Minke whales are not endangered and plentiful in Japan coastal waters means that a sustainable hunting program should not be blocked by anyone other than Japan's own population.

    Posted in: Taiji dolphin hunt begins; coastal whaling set to start

  • -7

    NihonRyu

    About time Japan is stepping-up in the right direction to become a responsible nation able to defend itself and its allies.

    Posted in: Constitutional questions grow over Abe's military plans

  • -2

    NihonRyu

    Justice served finally! Gonna celebrate with some whale sashimi tonight!

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to pay $2.55 mil to Japan whalers

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    NihonRyu

    Abe rocks!

    Posted in: Japan's revised Q1 growth blows past expectations

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