BertieWooster's past comments

  • -5

    BertieWooster

    Don't know why Japan spends so much time and money protecting itself against China. If China took over, it wouldn't be much different.

    This is fascism.

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  • 8

    BertieWooster

    Why all the harsh comments?

    Cleaning up Fukushima, like Abenomics, just takes time!

    There's no rush.

    (Sarcasm)

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  • 2

    BertieWooster

    Please, please, don't let it be Abelimpics!

    Posted in: Let's make Tokyo best Games ever, says Abe

  • 0

    BertieWooster

    voiceinokinawa,

    Spot on!

    There were places in the East end of London where, if you parked your car, a small group of kids would suddenly appear and offer to look after your car. For a price, of course. If you didn't do this, when you came back, you would find your car windscreen smashed in, minus stereo and minus wheels.

    SOFA and the Omoiyari Budget = the Protection Racket

    On a larger scale, of course.

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  • 0

    BertieWooster

    Well, if I was going to move, I wouldn't spend money wallpapering the living room and putting in new carpets, I'd start packing up my stuff and getting ready to move out.

    Doesn't look like our friends from across the pond have any intention of leaving Futenma.

    And the Japanese government has sent its heavies in to deliver the sleeve across the windpipe and make totally sure that the US military has a brand spanking new shiny base in Henoko.

    Wasn't that the plan in the first place?

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  • 2

    BertieWooster

    They've just noticed that Fukushima needs cleaning up!

    Immediate, decisive action just doesn't happen when you have to appoint committees, sub-committees and go through endless meetings and reports.

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  • -3

    BertieWooster

    For some reason, the punctuation got lost in my previous post. Please, dear Mods, allow me to correct it:

    If you let us build Henoko base

    Without fussing or fighting or getting on our case

    We'll give you Futenma in Ginowan

    To live on, build on, do what you wan'

    That's what Nakaima said. Can you believe it?

    Two more years and we can retrieve it

    The land that was bulldozed down to the ground

    The land that is now called Ginowan?

    Looking at the facts I seriously doubt it.

    Washington wants a rent free zone

    Tokyo says no bases near our home

    Build 'em in Okinawa, they don't care

    In love and war, nothing's fair

    If there's a war, they can take the brunts

    'cos they're just a load of silly old people (sorry, couldn't find a rhyme)

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  • -4

    BertieWooster

    lucabrasi,

    It might be.

    Perhaps the rest could go something like this:

    If you let us build Henoko base Without fussing or fighting or getting on our case We'll give you Futenma in Ginowan To live on, build on, do what you wan' That's Nakaima said. Can you believe it? Two more years and we can retrieve it The land that was bulldozed down to the ground The land that is now called Ginowan?

    Looking at the facts I seriously doubt it. Washington wants a rent free zone Tokyo says no bases near our home Build 'em in Okinawa, they don't care In love and war, nothing's fair If there's a war, they can take the brunt 'cos they're just a load of silly old people (sorry, couldn't find a rhyme)

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  • 0

    BertieWooster

    Japan doesn't need to pay a cent.

    It's America that needs to pay the rent!

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  • 0

    BertieWooster

    Police believe one of the vehicles may have swerved into the opposite lane.

    Duh . . .

    Posted in: 3 killed, 2 injured in head-on collision in Nara tunnel

  • 0

    BertieWooster

    I wonder if they had their lights on.

    It beats me why people consistently don't do this.

    Your headlights serve TWO purposes:

    a) So that YOU can see.

    b) So that YOU CAN BE SEEN!

    Posted in: 3 killed, 2 injured in head-on collision in Nara tunnel

  • 1

    BertieWooster

    Two friends of mine who were long term heavy smokers both quit with vaping. It was, according to both of them quite painless. They just reduced the amount of nicotine until they were just inhaling water vapour. Before this, they had tried cold turkey, cutting down and nicotine patches. As a way to quit smoking, it seems to work.

    Posted in: Electronic Marlboro sucks smokers away from Japan Tobacco

  • -3

    BertieWooster

    Hachikou,

    All we know is Shinzo Abe is the guy who deiceded to aplogy and pay a billion yen to former Korean comfort women in 2015

    And the same guy who, in 2007 denied that it ever happened.

    Abe doesn't do sincerity.

    Posted in: Yasukuni gathering

  • -3

    BertieWooster

    Hiro S Nobumasa,

    Millions can't buy forgiveness in the absence of sincerity.

    True, but unfortunately Abe doesn't do sincerity.

    Posted in: Bronze woman

  • 3

    BertieWooster

    "We're sorry you're upset about this. Here's some money. Now get rid of the statue."

    Apology?

    Nah. Just a politician reading from a script.

    Posted in: Bronze woman

  • 2

    BertieWooster

    Yes, honour the war dead.

    Hit by a bullet, aimed or stray,

    Bombed, poisoned with gas or radiation,

    Burned with napalm, blown up by mines

    Bayoneted, tortured, beheaded.

    Why?

    So that a very few could make some money.

    Because that's what it comes down to.

    The rest is smokescreen.

    Posted in: Yasukuni gathering

  • 4

    BertieWooster

    Abe vows not to repeat tragedy of war

    Liar, liar, pants on fire!

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  • 5

    BertieWooster

    I don't think many Olympic visitors are going to rent cars and drive around. What is likely to be a bigger problem is visitors trying to find their way around without any proper address system.

    The chome/banchi system just doesn't work. And what compounds the problem is that the little plates that give this information are tiny and often obscured by handmade posters.

    Give streets names and houses numbers, display these prominently and it would be easy to find your way around.

    The rest of the planet does it, why can't Japan?

    Posted in: The biggest problem in Tokyo will be traffic congestion because there are many narrow roads in the city.

  • 6

    BertieWooster

    With all that radioactive water pouring into the ocean, is it any surprise that sales of dried sea cucumber are down?

    Even if they do glow in the dark.

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  • -5

    BertieWooster

    It'll end in tears, I know it will.

    Posted in: Japan to develop missile as tensions with China mount: report

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