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CrisGerSanMar. 10, 2014 - 07:59AM JST
Punish the offenders ..re name the school AFTER the dead kid. that will show them the system means business.
Posted in: 7 high school students face charges over suicide of classmate
CrisGerSanMar. 10, 2014 - 07:52AM JST
I have no idea people today were so dumb that they would believe a con scheme like Bit coins would NOT be crooked. Real money is real money. Funny money is funny money. You can't just CREATE new money not based on anything of value to back it up. Sad but really stupid.
Posted in: Online sleuthing by Mt Gox dispossessed throws up few clues
CrisGerSanMar. 10, 2014 - 07:45AM JST
Yes it is clearly a modern effort by China to encroach on ALL of its neighbors hoping at least some of these efforts will pay off. Japan is the strongest of the neighbors to stand up for its own territory so China has found its hijacking policy is not going to work. they just have not realized it yet. I guess it takes time for the Paper tiger to realize it's roar is all it has going for it, there is no substance for their efforts.
Posted in: Japan scrambles jets against Chinese military planes
CrisGerSanMar. 08, 2014 - 02:37AM JST
In case anyone wonders the United States is currently undergoing a massive effort to push "minority" issues on every front. It is beyond silly, as the negro population of the USA is barely 19% of the total population yet because of clever marketing and political power building, everywhere in media and the news you see the coloured issue pushed in every conceivable form including movies. Time to move on and get back to reality where things re in realistic proportion. Slavery has been a part of human history for thousands of years. Gladly it is mostly gone now. It is hardly a subject that is edifying to focus on and I am very tired of the attempt at excessive entitlement that it is being used to justify massive focus on a small group of people who like everyone have to earn respect and carry the daily load of work and contribution that we all do. No one is promised a extra hand up in life, we all have to earn what we desire. Time to stop this parade of favoritism.
Posted in: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture; 'Gravity' gets 7 Oscars; McConaughey, Blanchett take acting honors
CrisGerSanMar. 08, 2014 - 02:32AM JST
Sick is sick. We have way to much support for the jargon of specalists who make their money and gain ;power by complex focus on things that are simple. the guy is sick and cannot control his urges. He is a threat to decency and needs to be either locked up or punished enough to make him stop.
Posted in: Serial underwear thief operated in three prefectures
CrisGerSanMar. 02, 2014 - 04:12PM JST
I fear the Lord is out of touch with the danger to the UK from massive invasion of illegal and indigent third world invaders who have decimated British culture in some of the major cities. They do NOT merge with the base culture nor can they. The Lord ignores this while he presides over the BBC which has become a stalking horse and a megaphone for the liberal facist elilte forcing deviant rights and supporting the very immigrant invasion that is destroying Britian and many of the other European countries. As for the Common Market and now the neo facist EU, it is another elite of beauracrats with no national affiliation other than their own new "system" trying now to colonize other areas like the Ukraine with NO justification other than their own search for power. I hope the Lord wakes up along with some of the other european nations before Europe and the UK become Neo Africa and Neo India. ...just as much of the southwest USA is almost now Neo Mexico. At least Japan has its head on straight and needs no advice from a puppet for the neo elite of the UK who are presiding over the near death of one of the finest European cultures.
Posted in: Lord Patten on the new world order
CrisGerSanMar. 01, 2014 - 05:39AM JST
A totally fallacious and silly idea from the start. You can't just create currency out of thin air and then claim it has value. No reason to support this at all, and every reason to ban it. Just as Facebook and Twitter should be banned, a total waste of time and effort created out of nothing and meaning nothing in the end.
Posted in: Aso says he always thought Bitcoin was suspect
CrisGerSanFeb. 23, 2014 - 09:44AM JST
Another typical Major News outlet attempt to bad mouth Japan. REuters, CNN, BBC, and all of the major networks are biased against Japan and for China and always take the view that what China thinks and feels is primary. Notice that China is first in the title?
Japan is doing just fine and standing up just fine for all of the Pacific nations that are without exception among China's neighbors being bullied and invaded by Chinese attempts to seize territory and power.
It is not a matter of relatoins, relations are based on events, not some abstract norm. In this case, Japan has been routinely respectful and proper in its dealings with all of its fellow Pacific nations sending help , being supportinve and respecting boundaries, China has not. China has been trying to foment, antagonize, bait and harrass Japan and so far the western media is very stupid about how it sees and understands or fails to understand this reality. Japan has not other course than to stand up for itself. They do not have the luxury of ignoring it. Well done Japan, badly done Western media. Try harder.
Posted in: Is the China-Japan relationship at its worst?
CrisGerSanFeb. 23, 2014 - 09:33AM JST
this article created by the Reuters agency is all nonesense and junk. they are showing a typical mandated pro china bias that is common among the main stream media who all back China due to investment issues and the US governement covert attempts to push China. Japan is doing just fine thank you very much. They show restraint and proper defense of their territory and Abe and any other Japanese official has every right and indeed an obligatoin to visit the war dead of their own country any time any day all day if they want. It is none of China's business how another country conducts its life and shows China's immense hubris and arrogance and attempt to bully the entire world on this and many other issues.
Time for the paper tiger to shut up.
Posted in: Japan on backfoot in global PR war with China
CrisGerSanFeb. 23, 2014 - 09:30AM JST
I am proud of Yuzuru-san's bravery and determination..he is a hero and I am so happy for him.
The russian judges were just fine the nay sayers are typical poor sportsmen who do not respect Russia's amazing achievement in continuing to develop their fine country after the dissolution of the Federation I am proud of them too. Thanks to them all for a wonderful Olympics.
Posted in: Skating finale
CrisGerSanFeb. 21, 2014 - 05:06AM JST
Please keep your reports unbiases. To label Prime Minster's comments "brash" is to cast a pejorative slant over them. He is doing very well and Japan is INDEED back and doing well as an economy and as a nation. In these disturbed times, Japan continues to be a model of a strong and intelligent economy. and Abe is doing very well for it all too.
Posted in: Abe faces challenge to broaden recovery
CrisGerSanFeb. 21, 2014 - 05:03AM JST
I am very tired of the same old sham attacks being made against Japan again and again. Yes it is of course true that such things do happen in every war every time. In World War II on the allied side, hundreds of thousands of French, German and Itlaian women were made into sex slaves and serves the armies of the allies and not only that but the American troops were notoriious for countless rapes as many as 700 a day in occupied France, while under the Germans there were none. It is well known among any resputable historians and well doccumented by any individual who was there. the fact that it was arranged by locals usually and for money in the European theater and arranged by force in the Far East is a differnce of ethos and culture, not of history and fact. The same happened in China during their won army's occupation of areas..and by the Rusisans as well who literally ravaged Berlin during their occupation of that area which is also well doccumented, the only safe places for women left alive in Berlin during the Soviet invasion were the huge flak towers otherwise they were 'fair game" and considered prizes of war by the Soviet troops. It is time we are honest and stopped blaming the Japanese of today for the events of long ago.
The NHK is as reputable and decent as any modern news agency and better by far than the major US networks who are now totally under the sway and domination of the liberal slant and always push the liberal agenda focusing on bizarre and far out sides of issues and fomenting rancor and hostility to make headlines...with their aggressive and biases coverage of riots and events trying to make them into major social movements so they can sell air time. The BBC which was once reputable and reliable is just as bad so we should not blame the NKH when it is actually better than most.
I hope this post can survive a while but the bias i speak of is widespread and it is popular these days to blanket blame the Japanese for events that were common in war just as the Head of the NKH said with candor and honesty. I admire him for that.
Posted in: NHK chief vows impartiality after wartime sex slavery remarks
CrisGerSanFeb. 21, 2014 - 04:54AM JST
What a terrible story. The captain should be tried and convicted of Murder. He is an out and out pirate and murdering theif. He should have fully fueled the boat before departing the dock or never left. Those poor women. I hope they get therapy it will be a terrible ordeal that will stay with them all their lives. and I am so sorry for the one who lost her life. it was totally unnecessary. If there was no buoy that is even worse. What a terrible terrible fool that man is. And the instructor is also responsible they should have prevented this, and reported it to the coast guard and police as soon as they landed. She or he is also a criminal. wow. what a story. I would recomend that so called captain lose his license and his boat as well.
Posted in: Bali boat captain arrested for leaving Japanese divers
CrisGerSanFeb. 11, 2014 - 10:44AM JST
China is the country that twice tried to invade Japan, they hardly have a leg to stand on for this greiveance. The events of the second world war included bravery by both sides and that bravery has the right to be recognized, it is not a matter of the politics of the government but the courage of the individuals who were serving in honour. If the Chinese has a similar standard of courage I am sure it would qualify as well, but i dont see any example of that.
Posted in: China angered by Japan's U.N. bid for kamikaze pilot letters
CrisGerSanFeb. 11, 2014 - 10:43AM JST
It is time for the rest of the world to stop trying to play God with Syria, Russia and China have made a good move. It is none of our business and there is no reason why we should be forced to save all of those people who are responsible for their own country and their decisions about it. IF they leave it is their choice..but they should not expect the world to take care of them.
Posted in: Russia, China skip Security Council talks on Syria
CrisGerSanFeb. 11, 2014 - 10:40AM JST
I am glad she is ok
Posted in: Kidnapper of girl in Sagamihara used stolen license plate on his car
CrisGerSanJan. 29, 2014 - 04:04PM JST
What a horrible crime. I believe a proper punishement would be a firing squad with no blidnfolds for these awful thugs. And the president should do the applogizing in person.
Posted in: 6 arrested in Ecuador over murder of Japanese honeymooner
CrisGerSanJan. 29, 2014 - 04:02PM JST
Yes of course. Both Anime and manga are part of Japanese culture and therefore part of the transmission of both the culture and the language. It is very common for western kids to start reading the comics at an early age, or used to be, before the blights of digital junk swamped real culture. So it is the same for Japan and I think it is fine.
Posted in: Do you think manga and anime are good study tools for kids?
CrisGerSanJan. 29, 2014 - 03:59PM JST
I am sorry but it is not just this fine and decent group of dedicated performers who get lots of hate posts it is a general problem with many topics on Japan Today. There appears to be a number of people who are very negative and have rarely anything kind to say about anything. The group is sweet and do their best. I suspect there is a cultural problem as many of the negative posters are I believe westerners who just won't accept Japan on Japan's terms..it is a distinct, remarkable, unique and quite wonderful culture but it takes acceptance and understanding to appreciate it..and the girls of AKB48. I hope that people can become kinder and happier in their posts for their own sake and for the benefit of our discussions.
Posted in: Many Japan Today readers hate AKB48 and insult them every chance they get. Yet the megapopular all-girl group has tens of millions of fans in Japan and Southeast Asia. Why so much hate for the group?
CrisGerSanJan. 29, 2014 - 03:55PM JST
"unmanned" means no people. But i suspect that it may have been interferred with by a Chinese sub. That is my guess.
Posted in: MSDF admits losing unmanned submersible
Mar. 10, 2014 - 08:35AM JST
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Mar. 10, 2014 - 08:31AM JST
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Posted in: Would you move into an apartment or house where the rent had been lowered because a bloody murder or suicide had occurred there? Would living in such a place freak you out?
Mar. 10, 2014 - 08:30AM JST
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Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory
Mar. 10, 2014 - 08:27AM JST
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