BertieWooster's past comments

  • -2

    BertieWooster

    He should go, as a human being, to see what insane and terrible things were done.

    Posted in: Obama still undecided about Hiroshima visit

  • 2

    BertieWooster

    Abe and crew have pretty well made a mockery of the constitution, The 69th is going to be more of a memorial service than an anniversary. They select which parts of the constitution they want to apply and alter those that don't agree with their plans.

    A case in point:

    Article 95 of the Japanese constitution stipulates that no special law or act applicable to only one locality may be established unless it is accepted in a local referendum. Referring to this stipulation, Kobayashi stated, “Permission from local residents is needed for the government to place a burden on a specific locality for the sake of national policy. In other words, [local residents] have veto power. The government tries to claim that Article 95 is not relevant to the discussion, but actually, if we consider the spirit of Article 95, this is very much a constitutional issue.”

    (From the Ryukyu Shimpo)

    Posted in: Japan marks 69th anniversary of Constitution

  • 3

    BertieWooster

    Abe is working on instructions from above.

    Take a leaf from Abe's book, you may Interpret this in any way you like.

    Posted in: Japan marks 69th anniversary of Constitution

  • 2

    BertieWooster

    Dead or dying.

    Shopping patterns have changed.

    Posted in: What do you think of Japanese department stores?

  • 4

    BertieWooster

    Well, a trained actor can lie more convincingly . . .

    Posted in: Actors may make good presidents; reality stars are something else

  • -7

    BertieWooster

    Maybe it's time for the US to learn that they don't own the planet.

    Posted in: Russia defends intercept of U.S. reconnaissance plane over Baltic

  • 0

    BertieWooster

    China’s relationship with Japan should be based on cooperation not confrontation

    Exactly!

    Posted in: China says Japan relationship should be based on cooperation, not confrontation

  • 7

    BertieWooster

    And Abe wants to start up more reactors?

    Posted in: Fukushima plant's new ice wall not watertight, TEPCO says

  • 2

    BertieWooster

    Why suspend the sentence?

    This "teacher" shouldn't be allowed anywhere near children.

    Posted in: Nursery school teacher who forced boy to eat wasabi-laced chicken gets suspended sentence

  • 0

    BertieWooster

    If the people who bombed Pearl Harbor and the people who got snuffed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the same, you might be able to say that there was justice.

    They weren't.

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  • 0

    BertieWooster

    trouble,

    War makes people crazy.

    I think it works better the other way round:

    Crazy people make war.

    But, just behind the obviously crazies, there are those who benefit economically.

    They are the real crazies!

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  • 0

    BertieWooster

    Seems an odd choice of recipe to post here considering parsnips in Japan are as rare as hens' teeth.

    As Cleo says you can grow them, but only if you have a) a plot of land, b) the time to do it and c) you are in an area that has frost. There are areas in Japan that will grow parsnips beautifully, but unfortunately not Okinawa. I don't know why they aren’t in shops here, parsnip is a lovely vegetable and one very suitable for Japanese cuisine.

    There is rice made with konyaku here that is very good and, because of its almost zero calorie footprint, it's very kind to the waist line.

    Posted in: Can parsnip 'rice' sushi hold its own against the real deal?

  • 1

    BertieWooster

    “‎When you point your finger at someone, anyone, it is often a moment of judgement. We point our fingers when we want to scold someone, point out what they have done wrong. But each time we point, we simultaneously point three fingers back at ourselves.”

    ― Christopher Pike, Evil Thirst

    Posted in: Kishida says China's maritime expansion making world 'worried'

  • 1

    BertieWooster

    A logo designed by a committee. It'll match the wallpaper and piped muzak.

    Posted in: Organizers opt for harmony in new Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo

  • -2

    BertieWooster

    JeffLee,

    In my public junior high school, John Hersey's "Hiroshima" -- a massive popular book in the US -- was required reading, ergo, if we didn't read it, learn from it and discuss it, our grades would have been seriously affected.

    And that makes total sense. You are given the right to discuss, accept or reject what's written.

    Japanese high school students don't have that luxury. There is NO space for discussion or even expressing individual opinions in the form of reports or essays.

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  • -4

    BertieWooster

    When has the Japanese government EVER "told" the US to do anything?

    About time it started!

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  • -2

    BertieWooster

    wtfjapan,

    The next year Nakasone agreed not to visit the shrine in deference to the views of Chinese leader Hu Yaobang.

    Just to mention. This is the same Nakasone that admitted to establishing the "comfort women" system for his poor, frustrated soldiers. Ex-PM Nakasone, LDP.

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  • 1

    BertieWooster

    Black Sabbath,

    Finally, what is a queue?

    Don't know what computer system you are using or if yours does this or not, but on a Mac if you right click a word, you get its definition,

    Posted in: Obama warns Britain against leaving EU

  • -8

    BertieWooster

    So, are the guys who bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima war crims or heros?

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  • 4

    BertieWooster

    Let's be straight about this. Yasukuni Jinja glorifies the people who did this:

    http://listverse.com/2014/05/06/10-japanese-atrocities-from-world-war-ii/

    http://www.unit731.org

    And much more.

    It's about time Japan faced up to its past.

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