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AmericanhonorMar. 04, 2014 - 09:25PM JST
Japanese schools should hire professionally qualified and licensed English teachers from overseas.
The Japanese teachers albeit but a few are just not up to it... They over teach grammar and confuse students with errors.
Spoken English should bevtaught by either Jspanese that have been abroad and spesk fluently or natives English speakers brought in to teach communication.
I know many schools in Japan where the Japanese teacher cannot even dpeak English yet he/she is teaching English... It doesnt work.
Posted in: Ideally, should English teachers at schools in Japan be native speakers? Can non-native English speakers do just as well or better?
AmericanhonorMar. 04, 2014 - 08:08PM JST
New Zealand is a fantastic place, however dog attacks have slways been a concern especially considering most dogs in NZ are the larger or more aggressive types used to protect property.
They really need to tighten the laws down there it has always been an issue and I hope the owner responsible for the dogs receives at minimum a hefty fine and then some.
Posted in: 7-year-old Japanese girl mauled by 4 dogs in New Zealand
AmericanhonorFeb. 23, 2014 - 09:59AM JST
I agree with you Lincolnman, Alex80 is here solely as an anti american. He has lost perspective in his posts. The US has interests in the region and does flout influence but Japans policies are pretty much in the hands of Japans politicians.
Posted in: U.S. general urges China, Japan to talk to avoid 'miscalculations'
AmericanhonorFeb. 20, 2014 - 05:31PM JST
The survival knife with a cork screw attachment might have been how they were able to drink from the coconut... One possible explanation perhaps.
Posted in: Rescued Japan diver says sea spun 'like washing machine'
AmericanhonorFeb. 19, 2014 - 07:22PM JST
The US are playing interference once again.
Posted in: U.S. concerned about Japan domestic demand outlook
AmericanhonorFeb. 18, 2014 - 10:00AM JST
The International community are concerned at china for threatening to nuke the US, illegally setting up an air defence zone in waters that are not its own. And for going for south near Australia and holding undeclared miltary exercises without even informing Australia.
Yes, the international community is concerned at China's growing hypocrisy and hostile attitude.
Meanwhile Japan is increasingly being seen as a level headed co operative pacific and south east Ocean neighbour.
But china is the one that will eventually push Japan to arm up if it has to... And yes Japan has the technology and ability to do it quickly if theres no other choice.
China the voldermort of asia seems to think its fair to ask Japan to lower its hands so it can sucker punch it in the face like it did the Philippines recently.
Sorry China best you disarm your nukes, pull out of the spratly islands and remove your illegal and provocstive air defense zone first, then we may take you seriously.
Your intentions are not peace oriented.
Japan is a good nation respected for its cool headedness and co operative friendly attitude overall, towards its south east asian and pacific neighbours. China on the other hand are not to be trusted at all.
Posted in: China concerned at Japan holding weapons-grade plutonium
AmericanhonorFeb. 17, 2014 - 07:26PM JST
If the skipper left them in those conditions because he miscalculated fuel requirements then he needs to be held accountable.Apparently he already lied to the Police in an attempt to cover up his mistake.
Lets hope the 2 young women instructors are found alive.
Posted in: 5 Japanese divers found alive; 2 still missing off Bali
AmericanhonorFeb. 16, 2014 - 08:14PM JST
Nope China is sinking there are fewer companies investing in China and many reinvesting and returning to Japan.
Eiji well youre a chinese propaganda machine as is australiaexpatinchina... Do the research the world view is that Japan is behaving overall despite a few gaffes, whereas china is continiuosly stirring and provoking not just Japan but all its neighbours. One billion chinese are not supporting their government, most would riot against the communist regime if given the chance, we still remember tiananen square and the genocide that is still ongoing in Tibet. The world still understands that China is the aggressor and Japan is quite restrained overall and behaving like a more civilized and neighbour friendly nation by comparison. I totally support Japan on the issue against China, although Abe does need to wisen up a little more on some issues that are still sore points.
Posted in: Japan on backfoot in global PR war with China
AmericanhonorFeb. 16, 2014 - 01:23PM JST
@daviddake read the economic reality of chinas increasing debt... Im not joking, Im up with financial matters and chinas outlook os increasingly bleak.
AmericanhonorFeb. 16, 2014 - 09:59AM JST
@Alex if you went to China you would soon realise the communist regime is indeed crumbling and so is their economy... Thousands of multi millionaires are leaving China en masse. There are all the signs China will experience a hard landing as its economy is crumbling, they almost defaulted on a huge payment in a wealth management fund that Chinas largest bank was steuggling to repay. This would have severe consequencies on the wotld economy, but its going to happen. When it does, And the dust settles China's dream will be over.
AmericanhonorJan. 23, 2014 - 09:04PM JST
Augusta-westland an italian owned hitech helicopter maker
Posted in: Helicopter maker flies high in Japan
AmericanhonorJan. 20, 2014 - 02:37PM JST
The US actually welcome a more nationalistic and pro military japan, ithe fact that every time a US envoy visits japan they push japan to buy more military hardware confirms this.
By 2020 the US will have deployed over 60% of its navy in the area, means on thevone hand they dint want to increase the likyhood of war just yet but at the same time welcomd japans increasing co operation in policy and military direction which will continue to support the IS ambitions and control over the region.
Posted in: China, Japan slug it out in the world's press
AmericanhonorJan. 18, 2014 - 09:59AM JST
Sport needs to remain seperated from political agendas as much as possible as sport can always act as a bridge to peace and dialogue.
It is good that Abe attends the games, Russia and Zjapan have progressively been improving relations positively edpecially ftom 2007 till now. A friend can influence better than a foe can...good policy.
Posted in: Abe to attend Sochi Olympics despite boycott calls
AmericanhonorJan. 16, 2014 - 09:37AM JST
Its time that the media point out the genocide that china has carried out against Tibet, also when communists took over china didnt they slaughter millions of their own? Killing teachers, religious leaders, women and even children.
They are now being the aggresdors militarily against their neighbours, not Japan.
Japan is actually conducting itself in a very balanced diplomatic fashion overall.
I support what Abe is doing in terms of strengthenjng wirld ties within Asia and Africa, well done! And Japan has to become a military powerhouse once again to keep rogue governments like in china in check as we can all see.
Posted in: China slams 'troublemaker' Abe after Africa visit
AmericanhonorJan. 13, 2014 - 10:00AM JST
China imposes its laws illegally in internationsl waters requiring non chinese ships to comply, or face seizure,yet they continue to deliberately and illegally enter japanese and other asian nations territorial waters provocatively whenever they want to...hypocritically...
Sooner or later a joint asian united force will band together and put china in its place permanently.
Posted in: Japan condemns China fishing curbs; vows to defend islands
AmericanhonorJan. 08, 2014 - 02:17PM JST
Ever since I moved here most violent crimes and robberies have been attributed to chinese...the NPA is quick to release assumptions without any clear evidence or detective work to back them up. as
Only rare cases have involved chinese nationals, the bulk of these hits and jobs have always been carried out by japanese gangsters...
Time for the keystone cops to act more professionslly and less stereotyping in order to release public tensions about their inability to control the yakuza.
Posted in: Was Kyoto's 'Gyoza King' shot dead by a Chinese hit man?
AmericanhonorJan. 08, 2014 - 09:30AM JST
kimuzukashiiiii ive lived here for over 20 yrs and have to say what youre saying is pure nonsense. Foreign gangsters cannot do a job like this unless they were contracted by japanese.
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
Mar. 08, 2014 - 10:28AM JST
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