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AmericanhonorSep. 29, 2013 - 01:06PM JST
A couple cannot live on only 200-300,000 yen per month in Japan, most single workers struggle on that amount as it is.
Posted in: 1 in 3 Japanese women want to be housewives: poll
AmericanhonorSep. 24, 2013 - 07:31PM JST
This is a very good move defensively on Japans part, and yes Japan will become a major military power by 2016 once again, thanks to China and North Korea.
This time because they have no choice but to.
Posted in: China lashes out at Japan military radar plans
AmericanhonorSep. 10, 2013 - 11:43PM JST
Serrano, the debt is internal, therefore Tokyo indeed has the ability to generate funding...you need to learn and study the difference.
Posted in: Abe's claims to have Fukushima under control criticized
AmericanhonorSep. 10, 2013 - 09:00PM JST
If it is suicide you are talking about I have not seen evidence of it per se in the 34 deaths, but let us put it into perspective, firstly 34 is an extremely low number and when it comes to suicide(if indeed any did commit it) unless a note was left by the deceased it would be extremely difficult to prove a correlation.
Definitely fukushima is adversely affected, but not tokyo, not where I live in Northerm saitama and I havent seen any short term negative affects in terms of radiation. the levels are extremely normal even just 65kms out of fukushima. Nonetheless i do hope the government does step in quickly and clean it up as this is far bigger than what TEPCO can handle. I do not see this as a coverup, it is quite in line with the Japanese way of thinking...However, I do want to see improvements in many areas pertaining to updating the public at large in a timely fashion as to what is happeneing.
But once again, I see no evidence of radiation endangering the lives of the public anywhere outside 65kms of fukushima.
I have greater fear for my health eating US beef, or foods imported from china.
AmericanhonorSep. 10, 2013 - 06:25PM JST
Where have they failed to admit it? 90% of those who died due to stress caused by the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami (yes losing loved ones will definitely affect you severely) were over 70 years old...the numbers related to the nuclear incident account for only 34 people, largely again the elderly who suffered from shock and also the long travel, delay in food and water...I do not see these incidences and major coverups or a massive deathtoll. far from it.
AmericanhonorSep. 10, 2013 - 06:17PM JST
@gogogo you need to provide facts, as your claims are unfounded. I live 1 and a half hours away and the situation is normal where I live. the total number of radiation caused deaths (workers at the plant) is around 10...
18000 people lost their lives due to the earthquake and tsunami, if anyone tells you that the radiation deathtoll is anywhere close to that then they are creating fictitious news...that is irresponsible reporting and plain nonsense. let's stick to the facts and stop the spreading of untruths.
AmericanhonorApr. 12, 2013 - 03:43PM JST
Takumi, eat what you like
Just make sure you are not hunting in an international marine sanctuary.
Posted in: Australia to tackle Japan on whaling at U.N. world court
AmericanhonorApr. 02, 2013 - 07:18PM JST
Saitama is a huge prefecture in terms of landmass theregore bgaudry what are you on about? There a loads of parks and trees here....depressed people? Not sure how you arrived at that conclusion. The only downside is fewer police. Fewer passersby at night.
That might be the encouraging factor these criminals look for
AmericanhonorMar. 27, 2013 - 09:27AM JST
Bianchi does make the bikes in Italy
However due to export costs japan etc wants cheaper pricing, bianchi therefore licensed a taiwanese firm to supply suspendion system for its asian market.
Obviously the taiwanese company dropped the ball in terms of quality control.
Posted in: Paralysed man awarded Y189 mil in damages after bicycle crash
AmericanhonorJan. 11, 2013 - 09:36PM JST
I dont even believe in the validity of these nonsense surveys, I mean how many women would actually admit they had an affair? This in itself is an enormous risk anonymous or otherwise.
Considering the high numbers of japanese men ( married)that frequent hostess bars etc... I bet the true figures to be much higher.
Posted in: 14.8% of Japanese housewives claim to have committed adultery
AmericanhonorJan. 10, 2013 - 10:10AM JST
This us disgusting, how a professor diesnt even consider the victim but is all about painting his former student ( a violent murderer) in a goodlight? Ridiculous, ludicrous and down right insulting to to the victim and her family.
Posted in: Ichihashi's former mentor sheds new light on 2007 Hawker murder case
AmericanhonorDec. 30, 2012 - 08:05PM JST
@smiithinjapan Police said the 19 year old driver of the minivan apparently ran a red light.
Not the 22 yr old driver of the car.
Definitely alcohol involved in my opinion.
Always a dangerous time of year to be on the roads with the number of drunk drivers in Japan and very few traffic patrol cars out patrolling at all after midnight.
Posted in: 4 killed in car-minivan crash in Kagawa
AmericanhonorDec. 30, 2012 - 10:39AM JST
These so called research hunts should be restricted and limited to minke whales only.
Posted in: Australia's legal challenge to Japan whaling moves closer
AmericanhonorDec. 29, 2012 - 11:02AM JST
US ninJapan, precisely
Military warships that are nuclear armed and powered have the most advanced radiation detection equipment anywhere.
The ships commander is in charge as to where the ship goes and what it does, the sailors aboard fall under military rule foregoing civil rights and the main one is to obey orders, if those orders are to perform perilous life threatening tasks that is exactly what military personnel are signed up and briefed to do.
They are supposed to risk their lives in the course of their duty.
I doubt their rectal bleeding has anything to do with fukushimas radiation quite likely more to do with their after hours activities. Lol.
Seems to me these sailors are a low quality bunch lacking in character, honor, respect or honesty.
Posted in: 8 U.S. sailors sue Japanese gov't, TEPCO for lying about radiation
AmericanhonorDec. 28, 2012 - 11:22PM JST
For starters the U.S volunteered.
Secondly the members were part of the armed forces thereby they are under military jurisdiction to obey orders and do not fall under civil law.
Thirdly anything that occurs in japanese waters falls under the japanese judiciary system and not U S law.
The plaintiffs have to prove they suffered health problems and even then for reasons above there is no case as Japan does not award punitive damages and the whole thing smells of 8 greedy individusls trying to maje a fast buck so to speak.
AmericanhonorDec. 26, 2012 - 10:05AM JST
Your average employee in japan.
Posted in: Post office employees have to sell (or buy if unable to) quota of 'nengajo'
AmericanhonorDec. 26, 2012 - 10:03AM JST
This should be made illegal, department stores also force employees to buy a certain amount of product from the store each year and this amounts to power harassment and abuse of employees rights.
Here is yoursalary ( low) by the way if you dont buy our products x amount each year you will be looked over for promotion and may end up fired for poor performance?
such is the life of ypur average emoyer in Japan.
AmericanhonorDec. 22, 2012 - 07:53PM JST
This is how ridiculous the japanese judiciary sustem is.
If the guy was a rtpest offender having pocketed lots of cash or valued items I could agree. But 10 yen? Obviously he was just fooling around as you cant buy anything with 10 yen.
Posted in: Man jailed for a year over 10 yen theft at temple
AmericanhonorDec. 21, 2012 - 11:24AM JST
These incidents when put into perspective although unpleasant are not so serious. It could have been worse, a determined knifer would have stabbed deeply causing severe if not fatal wounds. This indeed seems like someone with a box cutter was covertly slashing at a few passengers that were either askeep or not aware of their surroundings. I would recomend people to be vigilant at all times in public places. Perhaps this individual is summoning up the courage gradually for something worse? At any rate the mental health debate is a difficult one because it is used too much as an excuse, people crack under stress or pressures in sudden rages of anger or odd behaviour. We see this often in the form of road rage.
People become targets all too often because they are unaware of their surroundings and in Japan instead of being sociable, the norm here is to shut themselves off from their surroundings, look down at the floor, shut their eyes and generally not observe those around them.
Hence the first form of self defense is being aware.
Posted in: Two women slashed on trains in Yokohama
AmericanhonorDec. 20, 2012 - 11:36AM JST
I think Scorsese will do a good job on the film.
And I agree that Clinton is a towering figure, he did put the U.S on a growth track whilst in office and Conflicts atound the globe were at their lowest whilst he was President.
Who cares so much about the lewinsky affair? Nobodys perfect but at least in term of political figures Clinton was one of the better ones the world has had.
Posted in: Scorsese to make Bill Clinton documentary
Dec. 05, 2013 - 08:00PM JST
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