BertieWooster's past comments

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    BertieWooster

    Harry Potter is a classic.

    I'll be making my pilgrimage to USJ as soon as I can carve out time.

    I just hope they don't have Americans dressed up in wizarding garb trying to do "British" accents!

    Posted in: Harry Potter attraction opens at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka

  • 0

    BertieWooster

    Some things about Japan really worry me.

    Posted in: Shoe cooler

  • 2

    BertieWooster

    Why did they change the recipe?

    Years ago Kirin produced pretty decent beer.

    Then they changed the recipe without changing the label.

    And they lost out.

    In any case, these days, there are much better alternatives. Sapporo and Ebisu make very drinkable beers and new craftbeers, like Yonayona and Aooni are excellent and reasonably priced.

    As for the happoshu "quasi-beers," I agree with John Galt, they taste like crap, and many of them have a kind of chemical "afterburn" which I'm sure has nothing to do with hops, yeast or malt.

    I've been accused on JT of being anti-American (I am not), but my hat goes off to the many excellent beers coming out of US microbreweries.

    Kirin has the facilities to make really good and unusual beers.

    I wonder why they don't.

    Posted in: Unhappy hour for Kirin as its beer sales tumble in Japan

  • 5

    BertieWooster

    Join the SDF and give the world PEACE and FREEDOM just like the USA has.

    In Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Libya and so on!

    Posted in: AKB48 singer recruits for SDF as Abe boosts military

  • -3

    BertieWooster

    I'd like to see the U.S.A. follow suit and start suing some of their ex-politicians.

    Then maybe the fledgling police state would quieten down a little.

    Posted in: Man sues gov't over expansion of military role

  • -1

    BertieWooster

    Tokinao Chindo-san is right.

    Changing the constitution and building up Japan's military is the surest way to plunge this country into the chaos of war.

    Posted in: Man sues gov't over expansion of military role

  • 2

    BertieWooster

    Abe says horrors of war must never be repeated

    You know, I find it hard to believe that he really means this.

    If this is really what he wants, why does he build up his military, increase arms production, change the constitution and spread gloom and despondency about China?

    If he wants peaceful coexistence, he should be out there getting it.

    Posted in: Abe says horrors of war must never be repeated

  • -10

    BertieWooster

    Why are they still calling it SDF?

    Hasn't Abe, in his infinite wisdom (sarcasm) altered the constitution so that Japan can come to the rescue of its allies (the only one being the USA)?

    In which case, it's hardly Self Defense, is it?

    Posted in: Hotel in Seoul refuses to hold party by Japanese embassy for SDF

  • -4

    BertieWooster

    Good on them!

    Posted in: Hotel in Seoul refuses to hold party by Japanese embassy for SDF

  • -3

    BertieWooster

    OssanAmerica,

    That will happen to China as well. No such thing as a perpetual boom.

    That's right.

    That's what I wanted to imply.

    But, I wonder which will be the next bubble to burst, the U.S.A.'s or China's?

    Posted in: Australian PM denies closer Japan ties hurt China relations

  • -1

    BertieWooster

    Let's hope it works.

    All we have left is prayer!

    Posted in: Pipe dream

  • -1

    BertieWooster

    Tamarama,

    Funny. I remember the same thing being said about the Japanese in the 80's.

    I remember that too.

    But they ran out of money.

    The bubble burst.

    Posted in: Australian PM denies closer Japan ties hurt China relations

  • -6

    BertieWooster

    Australian PM denies closer Japan ties hurt China relations

    Of course. Why would it hurt China-Japan relations?

    China is in the process of buying Australia.

    Sydney is one big China town

    Posted in: Australian PM denies closer Japan ties hurt China relations

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    BertieWooster

    Quoted from the article above:

    The Kadena Air Force Base, the biggest U.S. Air Force base in the Pacific

    Why does this have to be housed on one of the smallest land masses in the Japanese island group?

    And why do we have to put up with another one in Henoko?

    Posted in: Japan braces for typhoon Neoguri

  • -3

    BertieWooster

    japan4life,

    I just wish the main event was a cage match between Abe and Kim Jong Un.

    What a great idea!

    In fact, why not make it a tournament of world - for want of a better word - "leaders?"

    Just shove them all in a cage and let them dook it out!

    Posted in: Inoki to host pro-wrestling exhibition in N Korea

  • 2

    BertieWooster

    bilderberg_2015,

    Either you've never wintered in the U.K. or you've never experienced a bad typhoon.

    Cars get blown over.

    Electric power lines and telephone lines torn down (why on Earth they don't put them underground beats me).

    People get killed.

    Years ago there was a massive typhoon in Sapporo. They don't usually make it that far north, but this one did. The place was a wreck. Advertising boards sailing through the air. Trees uprooted. Cars overturned. Windows smashed. And the local government working overtime writing reports about it and holding long meetings to organise committees to decide what to do.

    Panic!

    But, in Okinawa, they know about it, so they stock up with beer, awamori and nibbles and raise a glass to the typhoon that has given them a day off work.

    Cheers!

    Posted in: Japan braces for typhoon Neoguri

  • 2

    BertieWooster

    Zichi,

    Yes, I know what you are saying. I'm British, so, in the sixties, I was in the latter category.

    It was easier to quit pot than tobacco, though I finally did give tobacco the boot too.

    As for whether pot ingested any other way than smoking is any more or less harmful than alcohol, I don't know.

    Done to excess, they are probably both as bad as the other, though the militant pot smokers would disagree with me.

    But the bottom line is that pot is illegal in Japan and I value my lifestyle far too much to risk it.

    Posted in: Is smoking pot harmless?

  • -5

    BertieWooster

    Excellent!

    Acts like this do MUCH more to create peace than the imagined "deterrent" of military might.

    This is the kind of thing that Japan should be doing with China.

    Well done, Inoki!

    Posted in: Inoki to host pro-wrestling exhibition in N Korea

  • 3

    BertieWooster

    zichi,

    It does not need to be smoked to be enjoyed.

    True, but the topic under discussion is, "Is SMOKING pot dangerous?"

    Posted in: Is smoking pot harmless?

  • -1

    BertieWooster

    bilderberg_2015,

    You're certainly right about Japanese psychiatrists.

    However, the death/suicide statistics of people undergoing psychiatric "treatment" are pretty high anywhere.

    Posted in: Patient in Niigata hospital psychiatric ward kills another patient

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