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888naffMay. 18, 2013 - 06:03PM JST
China and Sk would hate it if Japan shoehorned daily like for example the uk does another patriotic war related themed story into their tv coverage to pay homage to the efforts of their people during previous wars.
Maybe China and Sk should behave to Japan more like the uk and others in terms of their attitude to Germany as they like to quote Germany so much.
They will also see then that most countries at least once a year pay respect or thought to their military.
I think Japan doesnt much if at all by comparison shoe horn the military into daily Japan life, so once a year is a very little deal. Reaction is mostly just politics from SK and China for their own internal means.
Posted in: Abe defends right to visit Yasukuni Shrine
888naffMay. 17, 2013 - 03:31AM JST
Looks like the just one Okinawan person they reported from in this article (news title then changes to [whole] Okinawa demands), it looks like they twisted what he said, then got upset - as he was talking about the sex industry not Okinawan people.
Although it's not hard to see that talking in his general tone would ruffle feathers in Okinawa.
Posted in: Okinawan women demand apology from Hashimoto
888naffMay. 17, 2013 - 03:14AM JST
so from Hashimoto's own words:
"It is a result of the tragedy of the war that they became comfort women against their will. The responsibility for the war also lies with Japan. We have to politely offer kind words to [former] comfort women."
time to politely act as he says.
The bbc was one of only a few English language sites I could find that made an attempt to report more of Hashimoto's original speech and add a bit of "context" to it. Most other English language reports just reported the headline comfort women necessary and didn't report the rest of what Hashimoto had to say. I would expect that from news sources/governments/china/SK that are just trying to stir emotions or get web page clicks.
Posted in: Hashimoto offers to meet 'comfort women' to apologize
888naffMay. 12, 2013 - 05:11PM JST
Foreign imported vandalism.
Did Japan have grafitti in any magnitude before the "west"?
Posted in: Graffiti - art or vandalism?
888naffMay. 02, 2013 - 06:06PM JST
"The United States should be just as concerned as other countries about a rise in Japanese nationalism"
Dear China, can you provide a list of "other" countries that are "concerned" about this?
...shouldn't take long to write.
Posted in: China says U.S. should be concerned about Japanese nationalism
888naffApr. 16, 2013 - 08:45PM JST
Also there are plenty of stories on JT covering untrustworthy US exporters sending product that does not fit the legal requirements as previously agreed for import to Japan.
Quality(even health) as well as economics with be dimensions of FTA.
Posted in: U.S. farmers expect Japan to slash tariffs in TPP talks
888naffApr. 16, 2013 - 08:41PM JST
"Oh and btw US meat is not sub-par by any standards."
That's why some US farmers are pushing for legal protection to make it harder to investigate bad farmers, which there are enough.
search BBC for US animal laws 'may impact globally': www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22098224
888naffApr. 16, 2013 - 05:28PM JST
US farmers expect Japan to buy sub par meat too..
888naffApr. 16, 2013 - 12:20AM JST
gogogoAPR. 15, 2013 - 03:10PM JST
IAEA: Please find that Tepco don't know what the hell they are doing.
Actually they already found them, to know what they were doing last time they checked.
Posted in: IAEA begins fresh probe into Fukushima nuclear accident
888naffApr. 02, 2013 - 04:26AM JST
smithinjapanAPR. 01, 2013 - 03:38PM JST
I see Google and Samsung have yet again quickly latched on to an Apple idea. They'll probably try to make their versions the size of your lower arm.
Dd you read the article? the following part for example:
The idea of the connected watch has been around for at least a decade: Microsoft had one in 2003. And some devices are already on the market including from Sony, the crowdfunded maker Pebble and Italian-based firm i’m.
just like their ipad, I guess Apple copied from Microsoft again ...(sarcasm)
Posted in: Time is ripe for smartwatches, analysts say
888naffMar. 27, 2013 - 07:47PM JST
It always comes across more disrespectful and arrogant if you commit a crime in another country, blatantly in this case.
Will this be store on the systems for the next time they show their passport at visa control?
Posted in: Two Russian women arrested for not paying taxi fare, assaulting driver
888naffMar. 24, 2013 - 01:52AM JST
International news reporting is so brief. Wheres the chart that shows the yen is still very high as opposed really very high a few months ago compared with normal before the current finacial crisis from 2008. The difference is massive.. It's still high, calling it weak just shows the weak reporting we get for news.
Posted in: Toyota to lift domestic output due to weak yen
888naffMar. 24, 2013 - 01:47AM JST
Weak yen? Since when
888naffMar. 22, 2013 - 07:04PM JST
“What can it do for me?”
I like the idea that the masks show consideration for OTHERS, ie trying to help not spread your cold and flu germs to others.
Its seems that most posters from other cultures always concentrate on what the masks can do for YOURSELF. I presume as they are not used to thinking about others to the same level in their daily life that Japanese culture and schooling entrenches.
Posted in: Sea of masks
888naffMar. 21, 2013 - 03:28AM JST
technicians or engineers
Posted in: TEPCO says cooling systems working at Fukushima reactors
888naffMar. 18, 2013 - 06:42PM JST
The last time Honda engineers got more involved with the car design(right at the end of their last time in F1) ...not just with their name above the door, they gave BAR a championship winning car, which the team (Mercedes) has yet to do any better now the Japanese engineers have left.
Not saying one is a direct product of the other, but not always necessary to say leave to the “brits” ...last time I checked a lot of non brits propping up the “british high tech” sectors and citys.
I wouldn’t be surprise to see in the future the possibility discussed though of a Japan based Honda f1 team as last time round they were starting to build the equipment needed in Japan such as leading edge wind tunnels. ( This is one of the main reason why the f1 bases have stayed UK, Italy, Germany centric as the WT’s are so expensive and not easy to move).
But I thought the Japanese which the parts of the motor racing sector still recently seems surprised at saw F1 as a un-eco wasteful business ( re some team mangers surprised kobayashi cant get Japanese manufacturer backings as “f1 so big in Japan”(right)).
I guess the engine rule changes to smaller engines are slowing starting to change this and that is probably helped Honda be more interested from a tech point of view as in the last 5 years f1 was not good for business or dirty publicity from a Japanese point of view.
Posted in: Honda eyes return to F1
888naffMar. 15, 2013 - 09:55PM JST
Not so many comments this time.
Cant we blame Japan or something to increase the comment count.
Posted in: Dreamliner flights to restart within weeks: Boeing
888naffMar. 12, 2013 - 12:04AM JST
One of the outstanding stories from all the donating was from how many countries far and while wanted to donate and in most cases to a richer more developed country than themselves. There were alot of "poor" countries that were eager to help.
Posted in: Americans gave $712.6 mil to disaster-hit Japan: report
888naffMar. 09, 2013 - 06:14PM JST
Every expert knew stress was going to be the biggest issue. Wish more could be done.
Posted in: Domestic violence higher in tsunami zone
888naffMar. 06, 2013 - 07:28AM JST
the free world is mostly far away from China...except for Japan...which will suffer the smog many years prior to the other g7 countries if at all.
May. 20, 2013 - 03:34PM JST
I have a message to the lot of you wankers, "get a real job and leave…
Posted in: Your Party to split from Japan Restoration Party over Hashimoto's comments
May. 20, 2013 - 03:31PM JST
Sorry, but your claim to the planet won't be any good in China. One of…
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
May. 20, 2013 - 03:29PM JST
Sneaky? Not really, because the fees are made pretty clear in advance of any purchase.
Posted in: Do you think airlines are sneaky about fuel surcharges, fees for extra baggage and other charges for various services?
May. 20, 2013 - 03:26PM JST
I'm in that 10%. Colour Matching, for example, is important.
Colour Matching is also possible in…
Posted in: Adobe changing its products to cloud services with monthly fees
Bluescript: BTW, I don't think Hezbollah is considered a terrorist organization by most of the world.…
Posted in: Hezbollah steps up fighting in Syria; Israel threatens more strikes