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CrazyJoeSep. 02, 2014 - 04:10PM JST
Although all the services have a "zero tolerance" policy on hazing, anyone familiar with the military knows it goes on all the time. And the services have no clear guidelines for dealing with these incidents once they occur.
Posted in: Sailor's suicide caused by bullying, MSDF admits
CrazyJoeSep. 02, 2014 - 08:06AM JST
It's a tissue issue.
Posted in: Do you have enough toilet paper?
CrazyJoeSep. 01, 2014 - 07:04PM JST
Dolphin hunting is not Japanese tradition. It is a tradition practiced only in a certain part of Japan (Taiji).
Posted in: Dolphin-hunting season kicks off in Taiji
CrazyJoeSep. 01, 2014 - 08:43AM JST
How about sending him to Saitama?
Posted in: Chiba Batman
CrazyJoeAug. 31, 2014 - 08:11PM JST
No one who visits Kyoto will ever forget the curious sense of being in the past that the city imparts. (Kyoto was the capital of Japan from the 9th to 19th centuries.)
Posted in: Indian PM tours Kyoto
CrazyJoeAug. 31, 2014 - 07:47PM JST
Whatever else they were - slow, cold, cramped - Beetles were fun, so much so that they became a sign of the times
and a cultural icon, worshipped by 1960's flower children.
Posted in: New life for old VW
CrazyJoeAug. 31, 2014 - 12:34PM JST
In a sense, Japan is a contradiction: rich in savings, poor in real living standards. In economics, virtue is not its own reward. Are the lawmakers listening?
Posted in: Abe faces another bruising debate over next sales tax hike
CrazyJoeAug. 31, 2014 - 09:38AM JST
Inoki was a disciple of Rikidozan. (Rikidozan had a daughter living in North Korea) That's one of the reasons why Inoki visits North Korea more often than other Japanese politicians.
Posted in: Inoki kicks off sports diplomacy in North Korea
CrazyJoeAug. 31, 2014 - 09:01AM JST
More bang for the buck.The overall experience of shooting guns is part of American society. The biggest safety infraction is people keeping a finger on the trigger.
Posted in: U.S. gun tourism grows in popularity
CrazyJoeAug. 30, 2014 - 03:02PM JST
"Wanted. Young man to travel to exotic places. Hours: not more than 85 a month. Salary: $5 million a career."
Posted in: Gov't, airlines discuss measures to deal with pilot shortage
CrazyJoeAug. 30, 2014 - 07:48AM JST
Japan's door is open but China keeps breaking the windows all the time.
Posted in: China says no change in policy on improving ties with Japan
CrazyJoeAug. 30, 2014 - 07:21AM JST
It's always better to have and not need it, than to need and not have it.
Posted in: Gov't advises citizens to stockpile toilet paper
CrazyJoeAug. 29, 2014 - 05:12PM JST
In Japan the man if caught will only be charged with property damage. The laws need to be changed.
Posted in: Guide dog stabbed while walking with owner
CrazyJoeAug. 29, 2014 - 04:48PM JST
Presently, I'm in my pro-death penalty mode. One major justification is that a kind of moral symmetry is restored through taking the lives of those who committed capital crimes. The families and friends of victims are made to feel something broken has been fixed and civilization itself is more likely to remain intact.
Posted in: Gangster, arson-murderer hanged
CrazyJoeAug. 29, 2014 - 09:16AM JST
The mosquito that causes Dengue ((pronounced dhen-gey) is a day biting mosquito, so be especially careful not to be bitten during the day.
Posted in: 3 dengue fever infections blamed on mosquitoes in Yoyogi Park
CrazyJoeAug. 29, 2014 - 08:16AM JST
China didn't pay much attention to the Senkaku Islands until surveys in the early '70's indicated they might be in the middle of possibly rich under-sea oilfield.
Posted in: Coast guard requests budget be doubled for disputed islands patrol
CrazyJoeAug. 29, 2014 - 07:45AM JST
That even one child should die at the hands of those he or she trusts most in the world - parents or other caregivers - is
Posted in: Child welfare officials never visited home of 5-year-old boy who died of neglect
CrazyJoeAug. 29, 2014 - 07:23AM JST
And Mickey Mouse isn't a mouse either.
Posted in: Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio
CrazyJoeAug. 28, 2014 - 09:20AM JST
Congratulations , you deserve it.
"The military fails spectacularly at investigating sexual assaults by soldiers against female soldiers"
The Army's reports on sexual harassment within its gender-integrated ranks is little more than bureaucratic gobbledygook that fails to clearly address the basic problems confronting the service.
Posted in: U.S. Army retires general for not properly investigating sex assault in Japan
CrazyJoeAug. 27, 2014 - 06:15PM JST
Once a person is infected by one of the four dengue viruses, he or she will have a lifelong immunity to that type, but not to
the other types. During the Vietnam War, dengue usually was the culprit when troops were admitted to field hospitals with fevers of unknown origin. You can be feeling fine one minute and be suffering severe pain 10 minutes later. The headaches are centered behind the eyes, and people who've had dengue fever say any eye movement hurts.
Posted in: Japan sees 1st dengue fever case in nearly 70 years
Sep. 03, 2014 - 01:46AM JST
Goto has admitted he had exercised “excessive discipline” on his charge, Kawano said.
What he did…
Sep. 03, 2014 - 01:44AM JST
Guess what? There is no such place as "Hakota" in Ibaraki.
Posted in: Dump truck driver arrested over death of 7-year-old boy
Sep. 03, 2014 - 01:42AM JST
Frungy : ... but most people can't grasp the size and scope of even the U.S.…
Posted in: World events endanger Obama legacy
Sep. 03, 2014 - 01:39AM JST
Really? Lollie gets to decide how long he stays in the bank, not the bank?
Posted in: Justice system finds little trust among African-Americans
Sep. 03, 2014 - 01:38AM JST
Pure and simple arrogance from the U.S., thinking it can "fix" the world.