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CrazyJoeApr. 17, 2014 - 06:14PM JST
The comfort women issue is a major stumbling block in smoothing relations between the two countries. It should be removed.
Posted in: S Korea, Japan hold rare 'comfort women' talks
CrazyJoeApr. 17, 2014 - 11:18AM JST
Young children should never be permitted to "watch" themselves.
Posted in: 6-year-old boy dead, 3-year-old girl in coma after being swept away in river
CrazyJoeApr. 17, 2014 - 07:21AM JST
There's nothing traditional or cultural about modern whaling techniques.
Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program
CrazyJoeApr. 16, 2014 - 09:51AM JST
We will have no effective deterrent to corporate crime until executives face the risk of jail time.
Posted in: U.S. indicts 3 in Bridgestone price-fixing case
CrazyJoeApr. 16, 2014 - 08:59AM JST
Many women want to give a try. But when they find out how hard it is, the pressure of working and of having a family, they don't want it and they retreat to their traditional role. Japan's bamboo ceiling?
Posted in: Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study
CrazyJoeApr. 16, 2014 - 08:14AM JST
One of the major reasons for the decrease in birth rate is that more Japanese women delay marriage or choose to stay single to pursue higher education and greater economic independence. Too much of the burden is placed upon women to halt the current trend, which bodes ill for Japan's future economic health.
Posted in: Japan's population shrinks as elderly make up 25%
CrazyJoeApr. 16, 2014 - 07:53AM JST
A blubber bash?
Posted in: A taste of whale
CrazyJoeApr. 15, 2014 - 05:01PM JST
Visitors stand around this huge incense burner to inhale the smoke to cleanse their inner selves.(Long, thin sticks of burning incense give off an odor that westerners may find baffling, but to Japanese it acts as a nasal stimulant that harmonizes with the traditional simplicity of the Japanese home)
Posted in: Incensed
CrazyJoeApr. 15, 2014 - 04:13PM JST
Whaling is a dying industry, and I hope will it be extinct before some species are.
Posted in: Japanese whaling group says it intends to resume hunts
CrazyJoeApr. 15, 2014 - 03:33PM JST
Most scholars say MacArthur actually started the ball rolling, though the general himself reportedly said the suggestion came from a Japanese official. However it came about, most historians see the 1947 constitution as an American-style, MacArthur-inspired body of law. After an initial Japanese draft failed to meet his approval, MacArthur directed his staff in Tokyo to prepare a draft in 1946 which, with little change, became the constitution approved by Japan's parliament, the Diet.
Posted in: Japanese constitution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
CrazyJoeApr. 15, 2014 - 10:31AM JST
RIKEN should be renamed KENRI (privelage).
Posted in: RIKEN splashed cash on luxury furniture to use up budget: magazine
CrazyJoeApr. 14, 2014 - 12:25PM JST
The argument should not be for a ban on guns. The threat of criminal violence is far lower than the lobbyists would have us believe. The biggest risk involves irresponsible ownership of guns. We are far too willing to put far too much firepower within reach of the wrong hands.
Posted in: 3 dead after shooting at Kansas City Jewish community center
CrazyJoeApr. 14, 2014 - 08:55AM JST
Each one has a message card on it and they're trying to check the direction of radioactive matter which will be diffused in case of a severe accident at the nuclear power plant.
Posted in: Anti-nuclear protest
CrazyJoeApr. 14, 2014 - 08:03AM JST
Was he looking for some tidbits?
Posted in: Drunk police officer arrested for intruding in store
CrazyJoeApr. 14, 2014 - 07:34AM JST
It's time the comfort women issue be nipped in the bud.
Posted in: Japan, S Korea to discuss 'comfort women' issue
CrazyJoeApr. 13, 2014 - 10:03AM JST
Can't imagine a policeman committing murder.
Posted in: Cop commits suicide after killing policewoman
CrazyJoeApr. 13, 2014 - 09:45AM JST
Just more static from NHK. NHK should be privatized.
Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees
CrazyJoeApr. 13, 2014 - 07:21AM JST
If you treat North Korea with respect, you don't get respect, you get a thumb in the eye. You've got to give North Korea a clear message that if those missiles are ever used in combat it means the destruction of their country.
Posted in: 12 nations demand N Korea halts nuclear weapons program
CrazyJoeApr. 12, 2014 - 06:34PM JST
The police are trained (and paid) to apprehend criminals. All citizens will be in great danger if taking the law into our hands became acceptable.
Posted in: 2 children assaulted while on way home from school in Tokyo
CrazyJoeApr. 12, 2014 - 04:50PM JST
Controversy aside, Yasukuni remains a place where visitors can see a part of Japan's military history that has been tucked away since the Instrument of Surrender ending the war in the Pacific was signed aboard the USS Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945.
Posted in: Cabinet minister visits Yasukuni shrine
Apr. 18, 2014 - 07:05AM JST
Ah some much needed genki for, and genkin from, the 30s female market.
For four months.
Posted in: 37-year-old mother of two joins AKB48
bass4funk Apr. 18, 2014 - 04:38AM JST Most Blacks are going to vote Democratic NO Matter…
Posted in: Obama says right to vote under threat in U.S.
Apr. 18, 2014 - 07:01AM JST
“When I was 13 or 14, I even tried to make a full-body suit myself, sewing…
Posted in: A fetish for full body suits in Japan
Apr. 18, 2014 - 07:00AM JST
Interesting move, but the cynic in me can't help but believe this is just a ploy…
Apr. 18, 2014 - 06:51AM JST
"officials who are more concerned about high unemployment than about the threat of future high inflation."…
Posted in: Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market