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CrazyJoeSep. 18, 2014 - 04:02PM JST
Straining to loosen ties with England but wary of going it alone.
Posted in: Scotland begins historic independence vote
CrazyJoeSep. 18, 2014 - 03:41PM JST
"The Japanese eel is a popular summertime delicacy". If local eels knew what was in store for them, shivers would be slithering up and down their spines. Because on the Day of the Ox, the eels get the ax.
Posted in: Japan, neighbors agree on measures to protect eels
CrazyJoeSep. 17, 2014 - 10:00AM JST
Many Japanese simply accept litter as a part of scenery.
Posted in: Large amount of trash and waste left on Mt Fuji
CrazyJoeSep. 17, 2014 - 09:42AM JST
Journalists' personal world views are often far removed from the world views of the people they are assigned to cover. Newspapers have to get back to doing what they do best and doing it more often. The current grappling with credibility
provides: a soul-searching; a repentance; a reform; a new look at values.
Posted in: Asahi tries to restore prestige after admitting errors, retracting stories
CrazyJoeSep. 17, 2014 - 09:31AM JST
Japan is using the research provision as a means of protecting and maintaining its whaling industry. It's not research whaling. It's really commercial whaling that's going on under a loophole in the commission's charter. As I posted the other day, I question the scientific validity of Japan's research whaling.
Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting
CrazyJoeSep. 17, 2014 - 08:02AM JST
Another delicious reason to head back to Japan.
Posted in: Burger King Japan has two new burgers with jet-black buns and black cheese
CrazyJoeSep. 16, 2014 - 06:24PM JST
That's a spate of four accidents in three days involving designer drugs (dangerous drugs) in Tokyo.
Posted in: 24-yr-old man admits inhaling herb prior to accident
CrazyJoeSep. 16, 2014 - 04:29PM JST
I've said it numerous times, dolphin hunting is not Japanese tradition. It is a tradition practiced only in a certain part of Japan (Taiji).
Posted in: Season's first dolphins slaughtered at Taiji
CrazyJoeSep. 16, 2014 - 09:58AM JST
Very sad and it happened on Respect-for-the-Aged Day Holiday.
Posted in: 2 women killed, one injured after car goes into river
CrazyJoeSep. 16, 2014 - 09:54AM JST
I question the scientific validity of Japan's research whaling. Instead of killing the whales, the Japanese whaling industry should be killed.
Posted in: Nations square off at whaling conference
CrazyJoeSep. 15, 2014 - 07:34AM JST
Spiderman has been unmasked.
Posted in: Kamen Rider stuntman arrested for theft
CrazyJoeSep. 14, 2014 - 09:28AM JST
Looking forward to the day Kim Jong Un stands in front of a muzzle.
Posted in: Abe says he won't back down until all N Korea abductees accounted for
CrazyJoeSep. 14, 2014 - 08:35AM JST
Lack of knowledge on the parents' part contributes to these incidents. Parents aren't usually trained to 'parent'. They usually go by the way they were brought up. Often people who suspect abuse don't report it because they're concerned about their careers, or afraid they won't have proof. Actually, they should be concerned about the child.
Posted in: Man arrested for fatally abusing 4-year-old daughter
CrazyJoeSep. 12, 2014 - 06:56PM JST
Abe talkin' body language? I hope he expires like a magazine subscription.
Posted in: Pick two fingers
CrazyJoeSep. 11, 2014 - 04:42PM JST
Here in Japan, the police have to fight both the yakuza and the popular perception that these fagins are modern Robin Hoods. The crime families are not above dabbling in smuggling, loan-sharking, extortion and strong-arm offenses that range from strike-breaking and terrorizing corporate rivals to out-and-out murder for hire.
Posted in: Yakuza boss arrested over 1998 murder
CrazyJoeSep. 11, 2014 - 08:46AM JST
I've been driving over 40 years but I'm fed up with scofflaws.
Posted in: Kanagawa police launch campaign to reduce traffic accident fatalities
CrazyJoeSep. 11, 2014 - 08:20AM JST
I hope this girl is privileged to see that blindness is no handicap to the true administration of justice.
Posted in: Visually impaired school girl kicked from behind in Saitama
CrazyJoeSep. 11, 2014 - 07:45AM JST
In China, World War II never ended.
Posted in: More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll
CrazyJoeSep. 09, 2014 - 10:34AM JST
Trying to assess the historical significance of Emperor Hirohito's 62-year reign has always placed the Japanese in a delicate but undeniable quandary. Since the end of World War II, many Japanese have accepted the vogue of dismissing as a mere figurehead whose role was more of a pawn's than a king's in the chess game of 20th century history. For older Japanese, Hirohito is in many ways the last link with the Japan of the past.
Posted in: Japan compiles 12,000-page bio of former Emperor Hirohito
CrazyJoeSep. 06, 2014 - 10:22PM JST
You shouldn't base this suicide on any individual factor. We have to be careful how we interpret this, that we don't extrapolate to predict the future. Many young people are willing to discuss things they're asked. The main thing is we don't always ask.
Posted in: 2 school girls jump to death from Tokyo apartment building
Sep. 21, 2014 - 04:42AM JST
Perfume rocks!!! Can't wait to see the girls in November in Los Angeles!!!
Posted in: Perfume announce rerelease of 'LEVEL3' in time for world tour in November
Sep. 21, 2014 - 04:30AM JST
This regulation is not to prottect only American Industry. Recall Bridgestone case. Tire prices fixing that…
Posted in: U.S. charges 7 Japanese auto executives with price-fixing
Sep. 21, 2014 - 04:01AM JST
BertieWoosterSep. 20, 2014 - 11:16PM JST
Whether you want to admit it or not, the…
Posted in: Japanese rising sun badge upsets some at Asian Games
Sep. 21, 2014 - 03:58AM JST
Cut me a break. How do YOU know it's "terrified"? You are superimposing a human…
Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution
Sep. 21, 2014 - 03:40AM JST
It now goes to an appeal of the death sentence instead of an appeal for wrongful…
Posted in: Man sentenced to death for murder of financier, wife