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Chris LoweryMay. 08, 2015 - 01:27PM JST
But Samuragochi was forced to come clean last year after his ghostwriter emerged from the shadows to claim the mock maestro did not suffer from hearing loss—and couldn’t even write sheet music. - I take issue with this bit. What's the point of a ghostwriter? Yes Samuragochi did his bit. But there is a certain integrity to ghostwriting yes? Haven't there been other ghost writers for other noteworthy composers. In my, opinion, a great dishonesty has been done by all parties concerned, and yes this includes the ghostwriter himself, whose true motives must be questioned, because he knew the reprecussions that would take place before anyone could have.
This documentary though, this may be the one right thing out of it all.
And much apologies must go to the strong people of Tohoku, who might have used the music as a source of inspiration. Much love.
Posted in: Japan's 'Fake Beethoven' to star in documentary
Chris LoweryFeb. 24, 2015 - 06:51PM JST
Someone once said "You thought you were Billy Bad##$, Until you met Billy Bad##$ Then you figured out, hmm, 'I'm good at math'. This this is a concept Japan Sumo has failed to realize in regards to Mongolian wrestlers.
Japan Sumo must step up, and start earlier, harder with more compassion and more disipline, If they ever hope to be the best at they're own sport. If not, life is cold, so they better have a warm coat. I really don't think Hakuho is the best. Asasyouru could beat him anytime, I saw it time and again. I think Japanese wrestlers need to step up.
Posted in: Hakuho denies breaching sumo protocol
Chris LoweryFeb. 24, 2015 - 01:34PM JST
If only the economy ran on love and peace, with Bach and Motzart playing in the background. Perhaps one day it will. Until then God bless the prince for his wise words. I Think though in these days, American pragmatics may just be what Japan needs right now. It may lead to policies that may make a lesser man fear, but at this time Abe is doing the right thing. Let's hope it all turns to nothing more than retoric on one side and economic recovery for Japan on the other. Peace on the seven seas.
Posted in: Crown prince warns of need to remember World War II 'correctly'
Chris LoweryDec. 28, 2014 - 09:06PM JST
It's interesting how Onaga can not see the forest for the trees. The base relocation is going to happen. This is a done deal in advance. All that he is accomplishing is the hold up of thousands of jobs and contracts, and vitalization plans. That is why he got the snub. The rub will come when his term becomes irrelevant, and his budget is cut. Nakaima understood this, that is why he approved in the end. Forest for the trees Onaga, forest for the trees.
Posted in: New Okinawan governor snubbed by Abe, Suga
Chris LoweryJun. 22, 2014 - 11:16PM JST
He knew who Anne Frank wad, and a decision to deface books depicting her. Anne Frank people, not exactly the first pick for reading when it comes to the mentally incompetent, more than likely it was some kind of unchecked obsessive compulsive hate spree, by an otherwise very sane but strange soul, with anti semetic views. I am just glad the books were replaced. Peace
Posted in: No charges for man held in Anne Frank diary vandalism case
Chris LoweryApr. 06, 2014 - 06:33PM JST
After reading articles and comments from nature magazine, it seems that that there could have been a cover-up. Becauseyou will find that, the real issue aside from the photo's, is really the ability to duplicate ms Obokata's experiments. But as you will find, that may have something do with matierals used and lab conditions, as well as aptitude and competence. It would be very sad if she is tossed over the coals for not suffering incompetence.
What would be worse though is if this research is valid, and is lost because of it.
Posted in: Stem cell controversy sets back Japanese science
Chris LoweryFeb. 21, 2014 - 10:55AM JST
I won't comment on the judges, but I can say that, from my point-of-view, Yu-na gave this one away. Both Sotnikova and Kostner went for broke and attempted and landed 7 triples, while Yu-na played it safe at the end and landed a double, you could feel the disapointment. Yes, she skated beautifuly, but she didn't do all she could. She played it safe and gave away the gold. Anyone who watched with honest eyes would agree.
Posted in: Russia's Sotnikova stuns Kim to win figure skating gold; Asada 6th
Chris LoweryJan. 17, 2014 - 09:43AM JST
I think restraint is best. China cannot hope that a result in their favor will come.
The only thing that this may do is drum up home support for the government.
Their military strategists and think-tanks
must conclude that anything other than a war of words is utterly non profitable
Not so for Japan though.
Posted in: Japan brushes off China 'troublemaker' criticism of Abe
Chris LoweryJan. 07, 2014 - 10:05AM JST
I think it does us good to to remember the horror of when the dogs of war are let loose. No matter It's validity. Hiroshima is also another place to contemplate and to remember the horrors that should never be. And it goes without saying that physical mortal war should never be waged from anywhere. Let each country do its part, let us debate. But let's not be scornful. Peace on the seven seas.
Posted in: Bishop burned alive by Japanese troops in 1937 may become patron saint of abuse victims
Chris LoweryJan. 02, 2014 - 07:13PM JST
Lets remember, in 1920, Japan had a population of what 34~35 million on Japan proper? After the wars, it was 2x that. Today 126 million and change.
I would suggest, this population decrease is to be completley expected, and from a certain view probably welcome. Given, the numbers don't sound good, but I think It will work out for Japan in the end.
Chris LoweryDec. 31, 2013 - 06:49PM JST
You need a license to drive a car, be a tour guide, or have a gun. But any crazy on the street can be a father. Society must have some kind of common sense
mixed with 2 parts compassion and 1 part humility if we're going to ever make it friends. Rest in peace little man, your free now, in that big stadium in the sky. And your on the starting squad, no doubt. Peace on the seven seas †
Posted in: 9-year-old boy set on fire by his estranged father a week ago dies
Chris LoweryDec. 27, 2013 - 12:19PM JST
Looks like Justin will be "Winning!" Any time now, LOL! Maybe he should give Charlie a call, lots to talk about I'm sure. I can envision the comedy roast already.
Posted in: Justin Bieber flirts with retirement in Christmas tweets
Chris LoweryDec. 17, 2013 - 09:37PM JST
And the march to proactive pacifism b
Posted in: Japan to buy stealth fighters, drones and submarines
Chris LoweryDec. 16, 2013 - 06:10PM JST
I'll agree, this kid is a lunatic. Unfortunately there is only one remedy. However,there are powers that are encouraging
His behavior. It's like, He is literally a product of cold-blooded destruction served cold. He serves powers that could care less about him or his country, his end will come with little remorse.
Posted in: Kerry says North Korea's leader reckless, ruthless
Chris LoweryDec. 11, 2013 - 06:28PM JST
Well I'll be, Japanese agraculture
takes up all but 1% of the Japanese GDP
and they managed to bring this thing to a grinding halt. You have to respect that.
Chris LoweryDec. 08, 2013 - 08:00PM JST
You know what ? God Bless South Korea, they have proven that there is alot of noise but nothing really to fear. No one is going to war, maybe a slight skirmish, someday, I've said before it may do each side some good to fire a few rounds down range, or over the bow, so to speak, just to keep the others honest, maybe they could hold joint war games or something, but truly there is a rough kind of tranquility going on, no matter what others may have tried to railroad it. Happy Holidays in Asia, everyone, never mind the bluster. Christmas came early-Peace on the seven seas†
Posted in: S Korea declares expanded air defense zone in disputed area
Chris LoweryDec. 08, 2013 - 07:57PM JST
You know what ?
God Bless South Korea, they have proven that there is alot of noise but nothing really to fear. No one is going to war, maybe a slight skirmish, someday, I've said before it may do each side some good to fire a few rounds down range, or over the bow, so to speak, just to keep the others honest, maybe they could hold joint war games or something, but truly there is a rough kind of tranquility going on, no matter what others may have tried to railroad it.
Happy Holidays in Asia, everyone, never mind the bluster. Christmas came early-Peace on the seven seas†
Posted in: China's parliament: Japan has no right to criticize air defense zone
Chris LoweryDec. 05, 2013 - 09:44AM JST
I wouldn't be to sure that this will work out the Chinese plan it to.
On top of that, at least in theory , this could lead to a military, diplomatic and or coup of sorts that will lead to eventual true and very significant national reform on all spectrums of governmental rule. When Japan, South Korea, and America do not recognize China's
zone and in fact become more in alignment on the matter, the Chinese will see that there really is no monkey in which to 'kill to scare the tiger' but instead a 400lbs. Gorilla, that will not be intimidated or eliminated, in fact will make a pact with the tiger and will defeat them if they persist; but more probable is that, diplomatically they will be compromised long before it comes to that. In theory. Peace on the seven seas.
Posted in: China gives no ground to Biden in air defense zone dispute
Chris LoweryNov. 29, 2013 - 10:29AM JST
China’s air force sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft on normal air patrols in the zone, the Xinhua agency reported, citing air force spokesman Shen Jinke.
The report did not specify exactly when the flights were sent or whether they had encountered foreign aircraft.
What happened?, Everyone was at the party and common sense kicked in. I'm glad they all saw the enuresia in the room and decided to calm down.
Perhaps now we can work this out in a better setting. Peace on the seven seas.
Posted in: China sends planes into air zone after Japan, S Korea defy rules
Chris LoweryNov. 06, 2013 - 12:10PM JST
[Inertia- is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its motion (including a change in direction). In other words, it is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant linear velocity, or to keep still. ]
I can't help wondering if this term could be used when attempting to explain Korean-Japan relations at times like this.
Posted in: Japan disappointed at S Korean leader's summit refusal
Aug. 01, 2015 - 08:26AM JST
A splendid performance and a hearty congratulation for getting the bronze medal. Best wishes for a…
Posted in: Life aquatic
Aug. 01, 2015 - 08:22AM JST
Home of the free, land of the brave.
USA- Police state... and what are…
Posted in: Morrissey claims sex assault at US airport security
Aug. 01, 2015 - 08:21AM JST
Show me, in any religious text, where God says to slaughter the innocent.
Posted in: Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death
Aug. 01, 2015 - 08:20AM JST
Japanese ferry. 99% people alive
Posted in: Japan ferry on fire off coast, 'passengers evacuated'
Aug. 01, 2015 - 08:19AM JST
The Chinese should put an asterisk on the logo because victory over Japan was much owed…
Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo