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ADK99Mar. 27, 2015 - 11:01AM JST
I would have thought a simple solution to this would be for the stadium to have insurance for such an eventuality.
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ADK99Mar. 20, 2015 - 09:58AM JST
I suspect that if he did visit her restaurant he'd be criticised for using his position to promote his wife's business.
Posted in: Michelle Obama tells Abe: 'Let's do lunch'
ADK99Mar. 19, 2015 - 07:51PM JST
Who considers it okay?? That he's been reported, arrested and had his son taken away suggests that it's quite rightly NOT okay!
Posted in: 27-year-old man arrested for kicking 5-year-old son
ADK99Mar. 06, 2015 - 05:03PM JST
Completely different in my opinion.
Certainly were Germany to have a longstanding policy of not entertaining US leaders during US election periods then it would have been inappropriate for Obama to have been invited; and if invited by one side then it would have been wise of him to decline. I don't believe that's the case, nor is there any particular reason for there to be. German support or otherwise for the US is unlikely to subvert US democracy.
Israel, on the other hand, has a very different relationship with the US and in order to preserve bipartisan support for Israel the US has made a rare bipartisan decision to not get involved in their elections. This is a good thing. Sadly, the national or international interest is of little value in the Republican party these days.
Posted in: Why Boehner's invite to Netanyahu was unconstitutional
ADK99Mar. 06, 2015 - 04:52PM JST
I'm all for lowering the age of criminal responsibility. However, my understanding is that the law is clear - they are simply not allowed to publish the names and pictures and until the law changes they shouldn't do it. These young people have been accused, not convicted of a crime and are entitled the whatever protection the law allows them.
As for the psychologist, he's an idiot. They are accused of crimes and until they are convicted there is no rehabilitation necessary.
Posted in: Magazine publishes name, photo of Kawasaki murder suspect
ADK99Mar. 06, 2015 - 01:29PM JST
Aside from the constitutional issue, the US has long had a policy of not officially receiving Israeli leaders during their election process. This is an excellent policy that protects Israel's democracy (notwithstanding the disenfranchisement of the Palestinians) and is one that his been observed on a bipartisan basis.
Boehner's willingness to put this aside in order to embarrass the President (a president unable to seek re-election at that) is precisely why he and most of his cohorts are utterly unfit for office.
ADK99Feb. 27, 2015 - 05:22PM JST
Umm, my point is that there is an ENORMOUS difference between sent to prison for a year (which in my opinion would have been a huge over reaction to his crime) and being told "if you keep doing this, you will be sent to prison for a year". I'm surprised you had to ask.
Posted in: Asahi supporter sentenced for scrawling lavatory editorials
ADK99Feb. 27, 2015 - 04:55PM JST
@Strangerland, he hasn't been sentenced to prison, he was given a suspended sentence.
ADK99Feb. 24, 2015 - 09:02AM JST
What is it with Abe and Agriculture Ministers? In his first stint as PM I think he went through 3 or 4 in a few weeks.
Posted in: Agriculture minister resigns amid political funds questions
ADK99Feb. 24, 2015 - 08:59AM JST
"the team requires a new, youthful leadership,” Ito said, according to a transcript provided by Honda. Hachigo is 55.
Only in Japan....
Posted in: Honda CEO takes the fall for air bag fiasco
ADK99Feb. 23, 2015 - 08:52AM JST
Although I haven't seen any of these films.
Posted in: Cameron Diaz, 'Transformers,' Kirk Cameron top Razzie Awards
ADK99Feb. 23, 2015 - 08:51AM JST
I like her.
ADK99Feb. 12, 2015 - 05:27PM JST
Almost 10% of Americans couldn't get July 4th?!
Posted in: 8 out of 10 Japanese didn't know Feb 11 was National Foundation Day
ADK99Feb. 10, 2015 - 11:33AM JST
Smoking should never have been banned outdoors in the first place. I'm very much an anti-smoker but ever since Chiyoda-ku introduced that rule, the amount of indoor smoking seems to have increased significantly. A significant proportion of cafes and restaurants in Japan seem utterly unable to separate smoking and non-smoking areas in a meaningful way, so the effect of the legislation has been to force non-smokers to endure more smoke.
Let them - nay, make them - smoke outside if they have to smoke.
Posted in: Offices in Tokyo's Chiyoda, Minato wards to build indoor smoking areas
ADK99Feb. 02, 2015 - 12:01PM JST
The Tohoku issue is a bit of a red herring. Huge amounts of money have been allocated, but not spent due to non-financial reasons (e.g. inability to get consensus on whether to rebuild in certain areas etc).
Posted in: Do you agree with the Japanese government's decision to provide $200 million in non-military humanitarian aid for those displaced by conflict in the Middle East?
ADK99Feb. 02, 2015 - 10:33AM JST
The problem is not the humanitarian aid, it's the characterisation of it as part of the fight against IS. Whether this was done intentionally or through a mistranslation, it was a massive blunder.
ADK99Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:21AM JST
If he returned to the scene as soon as he discovered the bike, it's highly likely that he didn't realise that he had hit someone. There may well be a case against him for dangerous driving or something similar but hit-and-run is an appalling crime and that designation really ought to be reserved for people who knowingly commit it.
Hope the young boy makes a full recovery.
Posted in: 6-year-old boy injured in hit-and-run; dump truck driver arrested
ADK99Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:10AM JST
Lots - maybe all - airlines have some or all of their fuel supply on very long-term contracts (sometimes several years) at fixed prices. That probably explains part of the delay (although I don't doubt that there's some profiteering involved too)
Posted in: Fuel surcharges on int'l routes to drop
ADK99Jan. 16, 2015 - 04:58PM JST
Amnesty's view is about capital punishment, regardless of the offence, not about drug traffickers.
Posted in: Indonesia to execute 5 foreigners for drug offenses
ADK99Jan. 16, 2015 - 04:54PM JST
I think a very significant number of people drive cars to get from A to B rather than for enjoyment - potentially a massive market.
Posted in: Google expects public in driverless cars in 2 to 5 years
Apr. 02, 2015 - 01:19PM JST
Perkins so how many Japanese were sealed in the caves while still alive? Did you know…
Posted in: Bodies of Japanese WWII soldiers found in Palau cave
Apr. 02, 2015 - 01:16PM JST
She didn't transfer from Gakushuin to ICU? She quit Gakushuin last year and just did her…
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Strangerland - Are you saying you know the facts?
No, I most definitely don't know the…
Posted in: Canadian police break up Asian prostitution ring
Apr. 02, 2015 - 01:12PM JST
Is having one time of year to do hiring really the best system?
This is when…
Posted in: More than 890,000 new graduates start work
Apr. 02, 2015 - 01:10PM JST
Sieg Heil Moderator.
Posted in: More than 50 dead greyhounds dumped in Australia