Ah_so's past comments

  • 4

    Ah_so

    Question for you British here....doesnt the Queen of England have absolute veto power? Is it possible that the Queen of England, could over turn this referendum if she thought differently?

    Yubaru,the referendum does not have any legal weight in itself - it is simply an opinion, but there is no fixed law by which it must be converted to legislation.

    The Queen does not have to give consent to any law. However, it is unthinkable that the monarch would ever withhold consent to laws passed by its government.

    Posted in: Asian central banks, policymakers wade in to calm markets after Brexit vote

  • 0

    Ah_so

    It's going to be absurdly close. I think Brexit might get it

    Posted in: Global markets plunge as Britain votes to leave EU

  • 0

    Ah_so

    For a country with a space problem, it has an incomprehensible love affair with outmoded technologies, like CDs and printed books/manga.

    Posted in: Less is more as Japanese minimalist movement grows

  • 6

    Ah_so

    For students of Japan, this case and also the Olympus whistle blowing incident (or rather the establishment's reaction to it) are very telling examples about how Japanese power works in practice.

    The bubble classic 'The Enigma of Japanese Power' probably goes furthest to explain its workings. If you have never read it, please do. After reading it, nothing should surprise you, but TEPCO still goes beyond what I thought the Japanese establishment would dare.

    Posted in: TEPCO admits delay in declaring 'meltdown' was cover-up

  • -1

    Ah_so

    This is hilarious.

    The guy has been sentenced to death yet the Japanese are worried about whether he should be named as a juvenile. What a joke. If he was a juvenile then he should not be executed. But if he is old enough to hang them he is clearly old enough to be be named.

    Posted in: Bar association chief criticizes naming of man sentenced to death

  • 1

    Ah_so

    Of you are old enough to hang you are old enough to vote and drink.

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  • 3

    Ah_so

    Sorry for the loss of life but how can this happen?

    Japan T - it happens, just very infrequently, as you would expect in a country with tight gun control. Most wannabe mass murderers have to resort to the very complex job of making explosives out of fertiliser and hairdressing products.

    Posted in: Brexit campaigning suspended after 'Remain' MP shot dead

  • 5

    Ah_so

    Yoshitsune - brilliant demolition job of the "it's a conspiracy, innit" crowd, whereby anything that happens anywhere must be the result of a conspiracy.

    Now days, a motive for the authorities, however tenuous, effectively become de facto evidence of the conspiracy. It is barely plausible that grown men and women, outside of fiction, would conspire together to murder a young woman, and risk life imprisonment for very little personal gain, in order to have a negligible influence on a referendum.

    The perpetrator of this crime, a man with a history of mental illness and with far right leanings, was witnessed by many people. Perhaps he was put up to this by the powers that be, but it is so unrealistic.

    This is a tragedy for a bright young woman with a young family. Utterly shocking, but please let's not have childish conspiracy fantasies while she remains unburied and her family mourns.

    Posted in: Brexit campaigning suspended after 'Remain' MP shot dead

  • 4

    Ah_so

    This man was mentally unstable, it appears and had trouble dealing with his true sexuality. His Islamic background may have been the trigger for his actions, but it seems to me that ultimately he was just another American nut-job who goes on a slaughter of innocents when his feeble mind can't cope any more.

    I do not think that this is first and foremost Islamic terror, in the way that it was in California, although it cannot be discounted as a factor.

    Posted in: Orlando gunman raged against 'filthy ways of the west'

  • 7

    Ah_so

    I feel difficult to find a photogenic places in Tokyo

    Surely a holiday is about much more that the photos you can take. Tokyo does not score well on ancient monuments, but it is an amazing experience.

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  • 0

    Ah_so

    Neighbors were quoted by police as saying that they had seen bricks stored in front of Nakatani’s apartment since April and were wondering what he was using them for.

    I wonder if they made a link to the bricks that kept falling from the sky.

    Posted in: Man arrested for rigging brick to fall from 10th floor of apartment building

  • -1

    Ah_so

    So happy that BabyMetal has worked hard to rise to the top in their field and that award presenter was an idiot. *

    Considering your previous statement about how they are just as plastic pop rock band, I wondered whether you were joking. They ate just 3 japanese teens who are paid to sing along and dance. They are ten a penny in Japan.

    What was Kerangg doing taking them seriously?

    Posted in: Babymetal shows maturity as rude UK award presenter repeatedly interrupts speech

  • 0

    Ah_so

    Shouting "serialise them" is a fun childish thing to do but about as sophisticated and asinine as sharing some feelgood statement on Facebook.

    Grow up.

    She is going to prison for the equivalent of manslaughter. It should have been longer, but it was not murder. And we are not going to hang them or sterilise them.

    Posted in: Woman gets 3-4 years for suffocating 16-day-old daughter in garbage bag

  • 0

    Ah_so

    This is nothing more than a bit of gimmicky marketing. The product is basically the same.

    Japanese brewers introduce multiple packaging and seasonal beers for their products to hide the fact that there are really only 4 commonly available beers in the whole country with a very generic taste.

    Posted in: New beer brings out flavors of Kansai specialties like takoyaki and okonomiyaki

  • 0

    Ah_so

    Peter Qinghai: I think that you are reading a bit too much into this.

    Firstly, small children do not always follow adult logic, so there is no point in saying what he should have done. You might as well be talking about a dog left alone - it might follow, it might stay, or it might run off into the woods. None of these would have surprised us.

    And yes, the child did chance upon a training facility, but when you look at a map of the area, it is not that surprising that he ended up there. Had he kept on walking, he would have been picked up quickly. He was close to gold courses and habitation.

    If you want to argue that it is some kind of conspiracy, you will need more than a "feel".

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    Ah_so

    this boy is a survival genius. found a good spot with water and was smart enough to stay there. Bear Grylls successor?

    Can everyone stop with this "survival genius" thing? He isn't. He's a 7 year old boy who wandered and just chanced upon shelter which happened to have running water. And stayed there.

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  • 2

    Ah_so

    You can live without food for 6 days. It has been done before. Water is a different story. The kid obviously found some water somewhere, maybe from a stream.

    Come on all, read the article. It clearly says that the hut had its own running water supply.

    Posted in: Missing Hokkaido boy found alive in SDF hut in forest after 6 days

  • 1

    Ah_so

    This is wonderful news. That suspicion fell in the parents is hardly surprising due to the searchers' collective failure to find him.

    Given that he would have been unlikely to have survived without shelter for so long, identifying available shelter should have on the list of places to check.

    Posted in: Missing Hokkaido boy found alive in SDF hut in forest after 6 days

  • 0

    Ah_so

    Josephenic - your comment is built on the assumption that the parents are telling the truth. I would have thought that some witnesses souks have come forward by now perhaps saying that they saw the boy throwing stones. As far as I know, none have.

    Posted in: After 5 days, no clues to missing boy's fate in Hokkaido

  • 7

    Ah_so

    No, it's not surely that he would have been found. Ask anyone who has done search and rescue professionally if they agree with you, and I assure you, surely they will not.

    I too find it highly unlikely that a 7 year old, who desperately wanted to be found, could have remained lost for so long. Without food or water and close to dusk, he would not have gone further than a couple of km at the very most the day he was lost.

    I doubt that there is much chance of a rescue now, but the search must continue.

    Posted in: GSDF joins search for missing Hokkaido boy

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