I hope Donald was wearing a good "Willie Cover" during his interview with Ms Clifford for her cabinet position. I am sure it was "stormy weather" in the White House after Mrs. Trump got word of this affair . It appears this is what Hollywood Harvey did for years..... please just sign here , take the cash and STFU ! Perhaps it is the correct "outer borough way of doing business". Ironically both Harvey and Donald hail from Queens, New York
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Give him the award. Continue to present similar awards to all deserving young people who represent Japan in their chosen field of sports. He is an artistic "Japanese National Treasure" . We love him here in Boston. He is smart, has a very kind gentle humble manner and gets on very well with his fellow skaters . Certainly a great role model for Japan and all the world. Let's start talking about these accomplishments and lay off the politics. Please defend that Gold medal in Beijing. We are rooting for him. GO GO GO Yuzuru-Chan . We love You!
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Better 1,000,000 tons of rice sent to NK than SK getting hit with barrage of artillery killing 1,000,000. Let's face it Kim has created a nuke state and the world will need to live with that unless we want to take him on. Will SK be willing to ask the US military to leave like the French did in the 1960's . It appears Germany did not to attack France after that decision and Japan has been far better off without an offensive military since WW2. China learned the great lesson of gaining economic world superiority without firing a shot since the Korean conflict.
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Self determination for both Korea's and perhaps talking the same language might just work. Keep Abe & Trump out of this diplomatic move, Too much to loose on both side of the DMZ. Perhaps a concept of mutual security agreement for both North & South and no need for foreign troops to be stationed in either of the Korea's. I worry more about other countries with nuke capability in the Asian sub continent. Prosperity would be enormous if trust could be established and respect for both systems that just might benefit all the people
Please keep the dog off our New Year menu as they could teach humans a great deal about love and loyalty
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Lovely salad for the Weasel to consider on Christmas Eve
I used dried Ocean Spray Cranberries (Cranrasins) , Chinese Water Spinach, Rice Vinegar with a drop of cream sherry. Feet First Farm Shallots and Apples from New Hamshire . No honey but a touch of Maple Syrup and the rest of the suggested greens, for a special New England taste.
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What a side show to deflect the current USA reality program by making provocative moves on the international stage. Play the stupid game with Tubby Kim so he can push pacifist Japan to rearm, and then turn South Korea in to a massive US Military base. Do we expect the Chinese not to have valid concerns about Trump and their own security? As far as the Arab countries see it, they and us are already paying the price past political mistakes with terror acts throughout the world.
I had a conversation some years ago with a Muslim gentlemen in a Coptic owned old hotel in Cairo Egypt. He said, "Was it not the Christian West that was responsible for the Holocaust and then asked the Muslim East to bear the responsibility for their crimes". Although I might not totally agree with his position on the creation of Israel we will never see Middle East peace until the Palestinian's have their own state. If the USA does not wake up and get our act together the Russians and Iran will be running the new international reality show. China can have the last laugh as the curtain falls on the final act of the "way off Broadway" Trump show !
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Dear Masako will be fine and the Japanese population should be grateful that she has been honest about her struggles. Perhaps taking a page from the current lives of William and Kate who seem to be living a modern life. I am sure they were very aware of the effects of depression that plagued Princess Diana while living in the royal bubble. Get rid of those self serving grey men surrounding the Imperial Family and Masako will shine.
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These cultural traditions should not be disturbed by outside influences. Ryokan staff can become confused sometimes when the husband is a cross dresser. However no problem for each guest to have their own ohitsu rice container if requested in advance. with non gender specific hamoji rice paddle included. Sumo guests sometimes require extra large ohitsu vessel even when traveling alone. Ryokan must anticipate this and have their in house Geisha lend a hand with serving extra helpings of goan . Hospitality first and always respect tradition
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First let the international boy scout troops set up camp to settle things down a bit . Perhaps installing a non-sectarian shrine dedicated to all the victims of WW2. It could be island condominium administered by both China & Japan to further foster better understanding of shared mutual Asian values. No guns allowed but perhaps building a weather & earthquake warning station. I would never consider a McDonalds but how about a dim sum/sushi bar using the local catch to encourage dialog through hospitality
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What do you want her to say ? Japan has tried to overcome the military past with a constructive and peaceful approach by assisting Asian neighbors with development since WW2 . It is about time this generation learns to let go and move on rather than being stuck in very old resentments.
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