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    Moonraker

    and a little further than that from the southwest coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu.

    I would have thought it would be northwest coast.

    Posted in: Japan says mention of disputed islands on Korean Olympics site 'unacceptable'

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    kurisupisu

    Even Acorde fuces a monet Back guarantee the i'll believe their spiel!

    Posted in: New colored contact lenses will help near-sighted Japanese women land a husband, maker claims

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    wildwest

    Two sides to the coin. Hiring people with knowledge and experience in government workings, such as police going into Insurance Cos with experience in organized crime and fraud, health and finance ministry public servants enterning medical and banking industries etc who genuinely understand government; licencing, proccedures, regulation etc it is fair. Unfortuantly the golden parachute club has shot its self in the foot (again) by pressuring business to accept staff.

    Posted in: Abe orders gov't-wide probe into cushy jobs for retiring public servants

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    kurisupisu

    @Strangerland

    'Hostess bars are not places of prostitution'

    Err, yes they are.I personally know Japanese that drop hundreds of thousands of yen at clubs here to have relationships with whichever girl they like.

    Implicit in that exchange of money is the expectation of sex.

    Posted in: 3 arrested for forcing 7 Cambodian women to work at hostess bars

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    Moonraker

    Now the story is global I think APA will be doing a big, fat backtrack on their propaganda drive.

    Posted in: Winter Games bosses look to remove APA books, porn from TV in its hotel rooms

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    1glenn

    Admittedly speaking as a layman, nevertheless it seems that automatic GPS tracking of all commercial airline flights, over both sea and land, would today be both easy and cheap. If our phones, cameras, and cars can be tracked automatically and cheaply with GPS, why not our planes? It is an idea that needs to be implemented ASAP, IMO. The added cost per ticket should be less than 1 penny (1 yen) per ticket.

    Posted in: Satellite tracking to keep tabs on airliners over oceans

  • -1

    SenseNotSoCommon

    These protesters are just protesting democracy itself.

    How dare these great unwashed ignore the popular vote

    Posted in: Anti-Trump rally in Tokyo

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    cleo

    high demand from animal lovers

    two miniature dachshunds that were proudly sporting tiny fur-trimmed kimonos.

    Does not compute. What kind of animal lover uses fur?

    Some might describe the idea as barking mad

    Count me in with the some.

    Posted in: Yappy New Year for Japan's worshipping pets

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    Simon Foston

    UtrackJAN. 21, 2017 - 07:22AM JST

    Who else knows how to manage a corporation??

    Well, there are a lot of corporations in the world, many of them a lot more successful than any of Trump's, so... lots of people?

    Posted in: Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

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    Moonraker

    In Thailand, the emperor and empress, 82, could meet Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

    So, the whole schedule is planned yet they don't know for sure whether they will meet the new king. I guess it depends on what he has planned for that weekend. It will be quite an experience for them if it happens, no doubt.

    Posted in: Emperor, empress to visit Vietnam, Thailand from Feb 28

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    flowers

    Utrack,

    The President Donald Trump knows how to manage a successful corporation. This experience has taught him to appoint experienced people for the US Government

    Do you know how many corporations have gone bankrupt under him? His idea of protectionism will bankrupt America.

    Posted in: Trump's presidential inaugural address

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    kurisupisu

    Males are more likely to be breadwinners and subject to higher pressure thus when things get too bad .....

    Posted in: No. of suicides in 2016 drops below 22,000 for first time since 1995

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    Moonraker

    So we decided to make this the best place for pets to worship

    It goes to show that there really is no understanding of the dogs and their needs. They are tiny substitute humans and are expected to make all the adaptations in the relationship even though they are the least capable of doing so. It's no wonder so many of them seem to have "adjustment disorders".

    Posted in: Yappy New Year for Japan's worshipping pets

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    powderb

    As soon as the games are over, however, the book goes right back on the nightstand.

    It's amazing how much action in Japan is simply a reaction due to outside opinion.

    (Please do leave the porn alone. It's not as if Japan + Porn = Surprise)

    Posted in: Winter Games bosses look to remove APA books, porn from TV in its hotel rooms

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    commanteer

    The fox went to investigate the mysterious disappearing hens in the henhouse. When he came back, he reported that a couple more hens have just disappeared. The only solution is to add another fox to keep an eye on them. The fox gets reelected by the hens.

    Posted in: Abe orders gov't-wide probe into cushy jobs for retiring public servants

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    kurisupisu

    APA is going to rely on the declining Japanese population to make money? That book will be soon be a memory or APA will be in the trash!

    Posted in: Winter Games bosses look to remove APA books, porn from TV in its hotel rooms

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    Moonraker

    We have to wonder why now and why the Ministry of Education. Even in this ministry's case it is clear the committee looking into such amakudari appointments has been neglecting its job and amakudari is common practice. But if Abe starts getting too tough on amakudari he may find several of his cabinet members resigning in disgrace as the bureaucrats start releasing the dirt they have on them.

    Posted in: Abe orders gov't-wide probe into cushy jobs for retiring public servants

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    kurisupisu

    Violation of the law and?

    Let's see some million yen fines here!

    Posted in: Abe orders gov't-wide probe into cushy jobs for retiring public servants

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    thepersoniamnow

    Dump LDP

    Posted in: Anti-Trump rally in Tokyo

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    A.N. Other

    Trump is going to be a great president. These protesters are just protesting democracy itself. How Liberal.

    Posted in: Anti-Trump rally in Tokyo

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    thepersoniamnow

    Hey now... Nobody likes a right wing nut. Everyone likes a little porn Why are they being mentioned together? I'm millenially offended!

    Posted in: Winter Games bosses look to remove APA books, porn from TV in its hotel rooms

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    geronimo2006

    If one of the tops bosses thought he could blatantly get away with Amakudari / breaking the law and others were doing it or helping, then imagine what the lower ranks have been doing. I think Abe might be opening a real can of worms here. Reduced salary for these guys is just a slap on the wrists. Anyway they'll figure out another way to make it up - perhaps through a cushy job after this has all blown over.

    Posted in: Abe orders gov't-wide probe into cushy jobs for retiring public servants

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    Dan Lewis

    While his inauguration did draw crowds to the nation’s capital, the numbers appeared smaller than for past celebrations.

    Appeared smaller?? I read that 8 years ago there were about 20 times the number as this year.

    Posted in: Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

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    arrestpaul

    Several hundred people, most of them expat Americans, held a protest on Friday night in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, hours before his inauguration in Washington.

    Several hundred people? That doesn't sound like very many were protesting. The photo's I've seen don't seem to show that many in attendance. Are there any overhead photos available that would provide a more accurate count?

    Posted in: Small protest held against Trump in Tokyo

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    thepersoniamnow

    mhm, arent these the people they should be after to support the system? But then again the government as a system may collapse without corruption because then there would be less reason to do the job. I'm sure Abe realises that with so many old people, all the oyajis will be fighting for scraps and pieces of whatever company or business they were in while employeed. The old men in the company often take 4-5 times the average salary and get bonuses and do no work lol! Good luck fighting 1/2 the nation Honest Abe.

    Posted in: Abe orders gov't-wide probe into cushy jobs for retiring public servants

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    Dan Lewis

    Adult movies could also be canned, he said, if they were deemed to offend visiting delegations.

    Surely they're mature enough to simply not watch.

    Anyway, the people going to be offended are the ones who WANT to watch porn, but get all that mosaic instead...

    Posted in: Winter Games bosses look to remove APA books, porn from TV in its hotel rooms

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    Speed

    I agree with Kishida. Mentioning those islands don't have anything to do with the Olympics and aren't worth bringing up on an Olympics webiste.

    Posted in: Japan says mention of disputed islands on Korean Olympics site 'unacceptable'

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    Dan Lewis

    “to alleviate public concern.”

    Oh, you want to alleviate public concern? How about... Get rid of ama-kudari. That will be a start.
    Get rid of meaningless projects.
    Stop repairing the same roads over and over again.
    Stop rebuilding Fukushima.

    Posted in: Abe orders gov't-wide probe into cushy jobs for retiring public servants

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    Alistair Carnell

    Looks as arrogant as ever, bad pic, can imagine him saying, "Yeah, yeah, yada, yada, whatever!"

    Posted in: Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

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    paulinusa

    Dark and dystopian. And he will use that sentiment to continually screw the people he claims he's protecting.

    Posted in: Trump's presidential inaugural address

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    SaikoPhysco

    These people might be right.... Trump might be a major mistake but I think they're idiots for not giving him a chance first.

    Posted in: Small protest held against Trump in Tokyo

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    PTownsend

    Will a committee made up of retired civil servants be appointed to look into this?

    Posted in: Abe orders gov't-wide probe into cushy jobs for retiring public servants

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    PTownsend

    @bass Obama installed a bunch of smart ass talking millennials that thought they knew everything and they knew nothing and got us in the mess that we are in.

    Like Trump himself, his supporters are not afraid to slime truth and totally distort what actually happened. But then that fits the era's zeitgeist.

    Trump's installing a team of billionaire elites from the US's big global powers. In support of him they're already getting their followers to say conflict of interest is good for the nation, and the followers are going along with it. The followers have been empowered to get in line and are ready to be trickled down on. Gold's the color of choice.

    Posted in: Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

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    Peter Shaw

    Sold them off to make a quick buck and now wants them back for free...sounds typical of the world we now live in. Alas by the time this happens he will probably have left this realm.

    Posted in: Paul McCartney files lawsuit against Sony/ATV over copyright

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    MarkX

    It's funny, just a few days ago there was a report in JT that there was now a glut of office buildings and that many companies are worried about rents already dropping as companies move into the newly constructed buildings, and others move out of the extremely high priced offices. Now here we have Mori come along, promising more office space, but I guess, since they are targeting foreign firms and expats, then they don't have to worry.

    Posted in: Mori Building to construct 2 new skyscrapers at Toranomon Hills

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    takeda.shingen.1991@gmail.com

    Yes, he should. Obama installed a bunch of smart ass talking millennials that thought they knew everything and they knew nothing

    Lol name one. Just one millenial.

    Posted in: Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

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    CrazyJoe

    This is precisely the kind of behavior that caused the Democrats to be stomped into the ground last November.

    Posted in: Small protest held against Trump in Tokyo

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    BurakuminDes

    I reckon young Kei will get past the aging Fed, and get to the final. Having just put down $5 on him, I will be cheering even louder with my $130 should Kei take home the trophy!

    Posted in: Kei Nishikori powers into Australian Open last 16

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    klausdorth

    What does a man with dignity and manners look like?

    Posted in: What do you think will be the biggest difference between candidate Trump and President Trump?

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    bass4funk

    "And that's why I've assembled a team of billionaires, oil industry shills, media propagandists, and family members. Outsiders, you know, the forgotten people. We're going to make sure the people at the top get their huuuuuuuge tax cuts so that they can buy a new piece of beachfront property and a yacht. It's going to be beautiful."

    Yes, he should. Obama installed a bunch of smart ass talking millennials that thought they knew everything and they knew nothing and got us in the mess that we are in. I'm glad and it seems like levelheaded thinking people can understand Trump's picks, I'm glad he chose people with a lot of experience and yes, I am looking forward to tax cuts, to lowering the corporate tax rate and lowering the small business tax rate. I don't know any poor person to create a job. I'm also looking forward to the president signing and resending a lot of Obama laws.

    Whether he likes it or not he will have nobody else to blame, although I am sure he will try.

    I don't think he'll go the Obama route and for the next 8 years blame Obama for everything.

    Posted in: Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

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    JuliusCaesar

    There were about 500 protesters in DC today. Not quite the thousands that were predicted. There is no sympathy for any of these violent protesters anywhere here. Do you understand? The left didn't make any friends with this. Just the opposite. The left and the media come out of it smelling like manure.

    Posted in: Anti-Trump rally in Tokyo

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    CrazyJoe

    The Republican Party sold its collective soul to elect this fraud because all it cares about today is power. It will own everything Trump, Bannon, Flynn et al do to this country, its heritage and its reputation.

    Posted in: Trump's presidential inaugural address

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    Utrack

    The President Donald Trump knows how to manage a successful corporation. This experience has taught him to appoint experienced people for the US Government

    Posted in: Trump's presidential inaugural address

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    M3M3M3

    For the 2020 games, will Japan stop printing maps that show the Northern Territories or Senkaku Islands as part of Japan? Presumably anything less would be unacceptable and against the spirit of the international competition. The hypocrisy is tiring.

    Posted in: Japan says mention of disputed islands on Korean Olympics site 'unacceptable'

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    Kurobune

    Cute, Bertie. NOTHING AT ALL ! ! ! He will embarrass our country in front of the ENTIRE world. It turns my stomach just to think about it !

    Posted in: What do you think will be the biggest difference between candidate Trump and President Trump?

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    PTownsend

    The Corporate America of the 50s, 60s & 70`s took proper care of its people.

    Are you referring to the days when UNIONS had enough voice to ensure workers had some protection, the days before the Reagan Republicans busted unions?

    Posted in: Small protest held against Trump in Tokyo

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    bass4funk

    Oh and I sure am looking forward to the Supreme Court justice announcement in the next two weeks. I hope it's Ted Cruze!

    Or Judge Napolitano.

    Posted in: Trump pledges to unify U.S. on inauguration eve

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    Kurobune

    As much of a Kei-san fan that I am, it is a bit over - dramatic to say "powers into" the round of sixteen. He won. His next match will be a great one. (Especially if he plays The Great One (Fed) ) Berdych is no slouch. Nishikori-san in four sets is my prediction. Ganbarre, Kei-san ! We are behind you ! Hang in there, buddy ! IMHO, the round of sixteen is the best tennis of a tournament ! Looking forward to seeing it !

    Posted in: Kei Nishikori powers into Australian Open last 16

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    CrazyJoe

    The one good thing that will come out of today's "festivities" is that Trump will now be accountable to the American people. Whether he likes it or not he will have nobody else to blame, although I am sure he will try.

    Posted in: Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

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    Burning Bush

    numerous arrests after protesters smashed the windows of downtown businesses, denouncing capitalism and Trump.

    Despicable, yet predictable behaviour from the President's detractors.

    Here's how the system works.

    You cast your ballot, the president is chosen, then all citizens peacefully and maturely accept the result.

    Posted in: Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

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