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Chris LoweryMay. 21, 2013 - 09:24AM JST
“Japan’s comfort women system was wrong. However, militaries in other countries used women. Nevertheless, the world only criticises Japan as it used ‘sex slaves.’”
Toru, stop it. You're embarrassing yourself.
Posted in: Hashimoto hits back at polls showing majority disagree with his comments
Chris LoweryMay. 20, 2013 - 02:12PM JST
I am pretty sure India held the same assumptious thinking back in '62' with China as well, we all know where that got them. With China, you need to understand what 'core interests ' means and exactly how far China will go to enforce them. Be careful. Peace on the seven seas.
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
Chris LoweryMay. 06, 2013 - 08:54PM JST
"Police shot live rounds indiscriminately at our unarmed protesters. Thousands of people were also injured,”ー You call people with bricks and machete's unarmed?
Posted in: 28 dead as police clash with Islamists over blasphemy law in Bangladesh
Chris LoweryApr. 12, 2013 - 06:33PM JST
Wow, would't it be something, if this were all a collaborated attempt to drive a wedge in the alliance between U.S,S.kor, and Japan?
ofcourse such a idea is really quite ridiculous and if conceaved, would be doomed fail,and probably have the reverse effect, but if? I bet N kor or China would feel pretty stupid right now, itwould be quite an expensive failure, i am glad they would not dream of such a thing, peace on the seven seas.
Posted in: Obama urges North Korea to end belligerence
Chris LoweryApr. 12, 2013 - 09:57AM JST
The west is doing all it can to give the kid a chance to back down, and come back to the table in a rational manner, this as close to an olive branch as can be situated for the time as is possible, I hope they take it.
Chris LoweryJan. 22, 2013 - 09:47PM JST
If japan were to fire a warning shot, I don't think China would do anything. But perhapes after the second or third provocation, it may put a few rounds down range. Then I think things would actually calm down. Neither side wants war on the high seas, And Japan with a rightfully so now, pacifist mentality, would then begin dialogue with China, but this time China may come to the table as well, so to speak. Perhaps a little trigger play in open ocean will get everyone back to the table. But for goodness sake do not hurt anyone. If the U.S. has to get involved, we can be sure they will be in no mood for a drawn out battle, the task would be quick, huge, and destructive to the Chinese. For this reason, there really is no threat of real conflict. There is a chance for real diplomacy to take a hold though, and bring this thing to a close, with everyone satisfied. Peace.
Posted in: Japan talk of warning shots heats up China dispute
Chris LoweryDec. 29, 2012 - 08:55PM JST
You know, I think these Marines, doing these things, need counseling. There is just too much of this going on. PTSD, mental problems, causing this beligerent behavior or what not. I hope the higher ups try and deal on every level, wih this. Hang in there Marines, and get your fellow leathernecks squared way.
Posted in: U.S. Marine arrested in Okinawa for trespassing
Chris LoweryDec. 21, 2012 - 09:38AM JST
Well, i guess no one informed the mayans about time zones lol. i hope no one took out any crazy loans or anything, becuase you know those things stick. At any rate I hope everyone a peaceful new year from here on out.
Posted in: Global doomsday hot spots draw believers, revelers
Chris LoweryDec. 14, 2012 - 09:55AM JST
The japanese response was on par with Any other country protecting it's airspace. However times are changing. And Japan must surely see that the present measures in place will not surfice in the future, they need to enter into dialogue with China, instead launching protests, that go largely unanswered. China, for it's part must see that there is no way, those islands are going to be given to them. And I would think these fly-by's will not happen again, if they do, it would only be to their own embarrasment. About Japan support. It could be said that european nations a kin, to support China these days, because they need the investment, but they also do their homework, and their history is very old as well, so they can actually relate to China's claim, wich kind of interesting. So Japan will be hard pressed on this issue in europe to say the least, But they will always have U.S. support which i think is more than enough. And S. Korea and the Phillipines as well a Vietnam would be smart in supporting Japan as well, and I think they do. And with Myanmar comi g back on the world scene and the heavy investments from Japanese companies as of late I'm pretty sure there is clear strategy to what is going on, with the lack trust thus built in China with it's buisness districts, so there doese seem to be a response from the Japanese buisness side that is now determined to invest elsewhere, not all because of lack of sales, but also stabilility, that shift seems to be, to Latin America, Taiwan, Myanmar, Vietnam and Africa. The future is bright for an entepeneur Japan, and troubling for an encumbered China economy, who banking bubble is about to bust. Just another view. Peace on the seven seas.
Posted in: China calls on Japan to halt entries into disputed waters
Chris LoweryDec. 13, 2012 - 10:01AM JST
I know the reference i Bush era, but here we have a another country n the supposed 'Axis' that is being bilgerent again in the face of a world that is trieng to move forward. Now this really will be a test. To now have seen what western powers did to Iran, for simply making High concentrations of plutonium; and now to Have N. korea making systems enableing for Long range travel of Rocket systems,; my only question is waht sanctions will come down on thier heads? It will probably be pretty severe. If not from The U.N. Certainly from the U.S. And G.B. And others. Looks like Japan, needs to join the party and be talking to Israel about anti-missle defence too. But, the N. Korean leader is young, so to be harsh now may pay dividend later. Anyways peace on the seven seas.
Posted in: U.N. Security Council condemns N Korean rocket launch
Chris LoweryDec. 11, 2012 - 10:26PM JST
Ya know, I understand the reasoning of being against Dolphin hunting, most Japanese do to. And I'm not sure why there are those who oppose Whale hunting either, is it because they don't belive people should hunt and eat whales, or, because of the way the Japanese seem to be presenting their expeditions like research? If it is for the protesting of consumption of whale, only on this must I say, we should let the Japanese do what they like with the meat for goodness sake, Whale meat is delicious! I always has been, and if you would have tried it you would know. let alone parts of a peoples culture, when it does not endanger them, and whale certainly does not. Dolphins? That's different, It is very unhealthy, and should be stopped I think, but on their own terms, not a different countries. Peace.
Posted in: Activists convert ex-Tokyo gov't vessel for anti-whaling campaign
Chris LoweryDec. 10, 2012 - 08:23PM JST
Poor arrogant kid. Thought he was the 'stuff' and had the potential, so he steps up, thinkin,' I'll stick it to them, and go play in the majors.' Then, he gets his chance, and keeps at it, until, the old boys of baseball put the strong arm on him, ; next thing you know, he's nothin but a weak kid who had some potential, but blew it. He'll never get any respect on the 'Ham, bescause he already proved he doesn't have the nerve. He will throw out his arm trying to prove himself, he will fail. And when it's all over, he won't even admit he made a mistake. But J baseball doesnt lose face and the bucks keep rolling in. And it only cost one brash kid his ego, his talent, and probably any chance he initially had at going to the MLB, because after this there is no way any team will trust him. I feel for him, I hope he takes care of his family, with the
money he does make. But you have to admit it was a Job well done by the Japan Baseball, they got their cake and can eat it too.
Posted in: Schoolboy pitching sensation chooses Ham Fighters over MLB
Chris LoweryDec. 02, 2012 - 09:47AM JST
Unless N.Korea is trying to intentionally cause systematic collaps of thier own nation, they are crazy to try such a brazen act as they are. They should write a book 'how to isolate your nation and drive your people into the ground.' this policy has not worked in the last 4 years and it will not work now. Their technology is infantile and they need to feed their people first. who cares if they launch that wreck of a rocket they have. if they make a missile who will they fire it at without ensuring their own destruction? And with the anti-missle defence capablities available to S. Korea and Japan or even the U.S. How do they ever intend to use them? Sell them? Scare tactic? I think not. Japan is right in halting meetings with N. Korea. Who has time for this? certainly not Japan, bravo Japan.
Posted in: Japan to postpone talks with N Korea
Chris LoweryNov. 25, 2012 - 10:55PM JST
Why do the players even play. They have it so bad, trained in the best facilities, by the best coaches, they get to play the sport they love and get payed for it. But now they want more money. And won't play for anything less; Poor players, you feel for them. Meanwhile, they rip off the fans, who payed money, mostly on credit, to see these guys play, and the normal fan probably makes nowhere near what the atheletes are being payed, by not playing, for the set amount they agreed to in the their contracts basically; because they want more of there 'OWNERS' profit. Yes, if it where not for the players, the owners and investors would have nothing, BUT, if not for huge investment made in the players from the start, they themselves would be out on the street, or in some office job wishing they coukd be on T.V. Bottom line stop whining be grateful, get on the ice and play,' Game on' for goodness sake, and stop stealing from your fans and investors, not to mention yourselves. Peace
Posted in: NHL cancels games through Dec 14, All-Star game
Chris LoweryNov. 23, 2012 - 11:37AM JST
If I am Japanese player, who has to choose between trying to make first team in the MLB, with a huge contract a possiblity, or going off to play in the WBC, I think I stay with the MLB on this one. The WBC should give a chance to the younger players, What does Ichiro or Yu Darvish have to gain aside from Nationalistis praise and pomp? And that goes for any foriegn player in the the MLB. I understand the desire to want to represent ones country, but let's be honest here,
'They made it to the Bigs' what's left for them but to enjoy that? Let the domestic players hammer it out and show their stuff.
Posted in: Ichiro decides not to play in 2013 WBC
Chris LoweryNov. 23, 2012 - 11:22AM JST
It could have been a few variables that caused this long sentence, the most terrible one being Mrs Yamagata's death, but extraordinarily the long sentence could have been on the account of Mr. Tanaka using a crossbow, the crossbow going back some time in Japan as weapon of use before the Meji era, so it could have struck some nerve in the prosecution, that and the lack of remorse, or denial. if Mr. Tanaka was a teacher of the Crossbow, that is what could have made this thing even more heinous in the eyes of the judge, and prosecuters, not to mention everyone else. Even so I feel terrible for the The Yamagata family as a whole.
Posted in: Man gets 26 years for crossbow murder
Chris LoweryNov. 22, 2012 - 11:25PM JST
Oh, that is sad. i used to ride that line alot, it's the countryside, and there are no barriers. But the train warning lights go on very early, so the girl must have been used to it, and waited to long, or was trying to show off. What a shame. God rest her soul.
Posted in: 14-year-old girl dies after being hit by train in Hiroshima
Chris LoweryNov. 03, 2012 - 04:49PM JST
He probably thought the curfew did not apply to him if he was living off-base. It is no excuse ofcourse, he is still responsible for himself.
Posted in: U.S. envoy goes into damage control mode over latest Okinawa incident
Chris LoweryNov. 03, 2012 - 03:06PM JST
Hang in there Roos! I feel terrible for this man, imagine having to aplologize like this, twice in a month? They don't pay him enough, and definitley has earned a promotion. The young men need more leadership in there lives too. What type of emersion and cultural programs are the running the personel through? i know that both incidents are both reckless and harmful to our relationship with Japan, but we must review how we are aclimatizing our servicemen and women to Japan as well.
Chris LoweryOct. 24, 2012 - 12:34PM JST
Well Psy, your now a multi-millianaire. Who cares what the Japanese think or your song. So The Japanese don't get your song, should they? There are plenty of stange groups and singers to distract the Japanese masses here already, go make your millions elsewhere. personally I think there are plenty of other ways to express daytime nobility and nighttime insanity, but I don't think that is a very good thing. Nice beat though.
Posted in: Japan's indifference to 'Gangnam Style' riles S Korea
May. 25, 2013 - 10:01PM JST
therougou very well put. Some people seem to hate Japan, but continue to live in Japan,…
Posted in: Japan's wartime brothels were wrong, says 91-year-old veteran
May. 25, 2013 - 10:00PM JST
Only a fool would act like a fanboy towards a brand.
I often see Applefags vs…
Posted in: Samsung sells more than 10 mil Galaxy S4 smartphones; Apple takes aim with patent lawsuit
Let's be honest here : Japan is not a nation with the technical ability , know-how…
Posted in: 4 researchers exposed to radiation at Tokaimura lab
May. 25, 2013 - 09:59PM JST
This is one of the many reasons why I love Japan. Oh, and I'm not ruling…
Posted in: Gov't denies ghosts keeping PM out of residence
May. 25, 2013 - 09:58PM JST
therougou very well put. Some people seem to hate Japan, but continue to live in Japan,…