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CrazyJoeJul. 24, 2014 - 11:18AM JST
In 2009, 3.05 million Japanese visited South Korea. In 2012, 3.51 million Japanese visited SK, and last year (2013) only 2.74 million Japanese visited SK, a decrease of 21.9% from the previous year. The fact is less and less Japanese tourists are visiting SK these days.
Posted in: Tokyo governor visiting Seoul for 3 days
CrazyJoeJul. 24, 2014 - 09:52AM JST
Both sides can now look forward instead of looking back.
CrazyJoeJul. 24, 2014 - 09:36AM JST
Cultural differences between the two nations (Germany and Japan) have played a role in the different attitudes they have taken toward their past. In Germany there is a sense of guilt about the war that is rooted in Christian teachings, while in Japan there is more of a sense of shame.
Posted in: S Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks
CrazyJoeJul. 24, 2014 - 09:17AM JST
I am referring to food standards in China and not talking about the USDA at all.
Posted in: More Japanese firms withdraw Husi-supplied products; 5 detained in China
CrazyJoeJul. 24, 2014 - 08:46AM JST
Safety food standards are not enforced and the government and businesses are concerned only with economic growth and financial gain. "Shanghai food watchdog" , isn't that contradictory? The companies (importers) should innovate to find alternatives and try to reduce dependence on Chinese food products.
CrazyJoeJul. 23, 2014 - 06:39PM JST
Rape (attempted rape) is a violation of virtue and dignity that often leaves crippling physical injuries and lifetime emotional scars. Rape is better prevented than punished.
Posted in: Man held over attempted rape of woman in park toilet
CrazyJoeJul. 23, 2014 - 09:40AM JST
"Food safety is one of the top issues for Chinese consumers after a scandal in 2008 where dairy products tainted with the industrial chemical melamine led to the deaths of six infants and made many thousands sick." Didn't they get the message. Unchecked capitalism is a recipe for disaster.
Posted in: China food scandal drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan
CrazyJoeJul. 22, 2014 - 12:52PM JST
North Korea's way of playing brinkmanship.
Posted in: N Korea defends missile tests as South, U.S., Japan hold drill
CrazyJoeJul. 21, 2014 - 06:41PM JST
I'm constantly amazed that the State Department and John Kerry have considered this as highest priority as Syria is melting down, as ISIS becomes an Islamic State, as Iraq begins to fall apart, as Iran ascends as a potential nuclear power, as Libya is back to an ungoverned area, as you see now with Ukraine and Russia and yet the Secretary of State has decided that his principal focus has been the negotiation between the Palestinians and the Israelis and you just sort of raise the question, does the administration believe as many of critics of Israel believe that if we solve the Israeli Palestinian issue, all the other issues are going to go away and it leaves the impression that's exactly what this administration believes.
Posted in: U.N. calls for immediate truce as Gaza death toll tops 500
CrazyJoeJul. 21, 2014 - 05:16PM JST
This suspect should be electronically monitored for life after release from prison.
Posted in: Kidnap suspect said he threatened to kill girl unless she got into his car
CrazyJoeJul. 21, 2014 - 12:02PM JST
Good no one was injured.
Posted in: Knife-wielding man arrested on bus in Fukuoka
CrazyJoeJul. 21, 2014 - 11:53AM JST
Reading North Korea's tea leaves are not that easy.
Posted in: Japanese woman clings to hope that twin sister alive in North Korea
CrazyJoeJul. 21, 2014 - 11:39AM JST
Ozawa seems desperate to change his image as a power broker, but his efforts have not completely paid off. There are many critics, and the strongest come from the media.
Posted in: Ozawa says Abe's policy shift risks taking Japan down dangerous path
CrazyJoeJul. 21, 2014 - 09:11AM JST
People should have more respect for the dead (bodies).
Posted in: Putin promises to cooperate as blame for MH17 crash piles on Russia
CrazyJoeJul. 21, 2014 - 09:08AM JST
3D Mario Kart.
Posted in: Ginza drive
CrazyJoeJul. 21, 2014 - 07:37AM JST
"Ozawa has been a fixture in Japanese politics for four decades." in the smoke filled backrooms of Nagatacho.
CrazyJoeJul. 20, 2014 - 03:42PM JST
China is a very difficult place to do business and there were many companies that should never have been there in the first place. No matter how you slice it, China has slipped in importance for companies.
Posted in: Japanese firms hurt by tensions with China, S Korea
CrazyJoeJul. 20, 2014 - 10:25AM JST
A train on fast track to nowhere.
Posted in: Gov't OKs plan to to build maglev line, despite environmental concerns
CrazyJoeJul. 20, 2014 - 09:35AM JST
Nice to see the girl cuddled up in her mother's arms again. At present this man is charged with false imprisonment (violation of article 220 of the Japanese Penal Code) which carries a maximum sentence of seven years imprisonment.
Posted in: Missing Okayama girl found unharmed; 49-year-old man arrested
CrazyJoeJul. 19, 2014 - 12:06PM JST
Japan can invest money that used to go toward military hardware in their children instead, ensuring genuine national security.
Posted in: Japan's child poverty rate hits record high
Jul. 24, 2014 - 11:18AM JST
In 2009, 3.05 million Japanese visited South Korea. In 2012, 3.51 million Japanese visited SK, and…
Jul. 24, 2014 - 11:17AM JST
Nuclear once supplied more than one quarter of the resource-poor country’s energy.
That's not right! Japan…
Posted in: Japan's trade deficit surges to Y822.2 bil in June
Oh, I was referring to civilized countries. I guess you didn't realize that.
Now you're confusing…
Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up
Jul. 24, 2014 - 11:16AM JST
What is "health care" as a right?
Japan's subsidised "health care" is not good enough by…
Jul. 24, 2014 - 11:15AM JST
I hope those lustily cheering for the death penalty would one day be able to…
Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona