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CrisGerSanDec. 11, 2014 - 05:25PM JST
I am sorry to see such rude posts about what Americans Think about Japan. Intelilgent and caring Americans respect and honour Japan and admire a fine country that has done amazing things in all of its history, not just in the past 40 years. Japan has been a nation and a vibrant culture for hundreds and hundreds of years, and has stood up to the united attacks of China before and won, not be invading china but by defending itself. That is what it is doing now, and tho the American presence is a help, and the bases part of that, it is important for such bases to be placed with respect, and Okinawa is NOT the best place for them. It is a precious cultural resource for both Okinawans and for the people from the mainland. It is a decision that should be made by Japan not by the US. And we in the US who admire Japan do so for much much more than a few cliche images of superfical media.
Posted in: New Okinawan governor takes office
CrisGerSanDec. 11, 2014 - 05:16PM JST
She has done a wonderful job and will be succeeded by someone who will follow her and also do her best. I have great respect for the entire group and they are beloved by many. I am glad to see this sort of news being covered as well as much that is NOT japanese news. well done. And I wish her well.
Posted in: Minami Takahashi to graduate from AKB48 in Dec 2015
CrisGerSanDec. 11, 2014 - 05:13PM JST
I wish to the heavens that some benvolent force would muzzle the insane rabid run away idiots of the American Media, who have been having hysterical fits and actually trying to encourage riots, and violence in the streets to "make" news for them to sell air time. It is time for the modern media world wide to be given some solid rules to follow, about NOT pushing their own agenda, ie Liberal elitist and aggressive socialist views on the rest of us. Just REPORT, do NOT interpret and TELL us what is happening or who did it, or who is to blame, we can decide for ourselves. Same for Japan, thank goodness some sane ppl in Japan are curbing the worst abuses of the media rampage. Hope for more.
Posted in: Japanese right muzzling liberal media, say analysts
CrisGerSanNov. 06, 2014 - 02:56PM JST
She is a joke as an actress and a sham as a public benefactor. I hope she will just be quiet and go away.
Posted in: Angelina Jolie 'open' to politics, diplomacy
CrisGerSanNov. 06, 2014 - 02:53PM JST
Thank Goodness that the nightmare is almost over. Obama and the liberal cabal have nearly destroyed all respect for both the US abroad and Federal government at home. The shallow and partisan program of promoting the interests of small ethnic groups in the US, (the coloured population is less than 20 percent of the total), and trying to force radical libertarian agenda by Obama has proven a disaster for the Democratic party and for the country. The message of the election is clear, the vast majority of the US does NOT want Obama's vision of a liberal fantasy land. They want rational, affordable and rspectful and law abiding governance. The Republicans will hopefully start repealing many of the illegal and dictatorial Execurive orders that Obama has tried to use to impose his imperial will on the country when it was clear that his liberal policies were NOT what the majority wanted. He went ahead and tried to force it with the use of the federal governemnt. It has failed. He has failed. And now we can start to rebuild the country and the economy. There is not reason to try to work with the President for he clearly intends to keep pushing his agenda in spite of the huge vote of no confidence that the nation gave him. It is a happy day for rational people in the US.
Posted in: Wins give Republicans wider influence
CrisGerSanOct. 17, 2014 - 11:51AM JST
I see no reason for sympathy for a dangerous criminal. He attacked an innocent woman and scarred her for life because of his own problems. Modern societies are far to lenient mostly due to lawyers being judges and the legal profesoisn making billions off of needless cases. In such a situation he is guilty. period. No need for a trial or more cost. and punishment SHOULD BE punshment, That is not an unkind thing to say it is realism and truth. Bad people need to be punished. Or others will do the same things.
Posted in: Passenger arrested for sexual assault on Hawaii-Japan flight
CrisGerSanOct. 17, 2014 - 11:44AM JST
Very nice glad to see this good news all around.
Posted in: First Japanese passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out
CrisGerSanOct. 17, 2014 - 11:42AM JST
They have every right to honour their ancestors. Any culture that had that as part of its traditions does that. There is no reason to be unkind about them. I am glad to see that many have the courage to keep Japanese culture and to honour ppl who gave their all.
Posted in: 110 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine; Abe sends ritual offering
CrisGerSanOct. 17, 2014 - 11:39AM JST
I am glad that they are continuing to honour the fallen. Any culture needs to do this, the past is the past, and the present is where we all have to live. Thanks for sharing this. Next time please have a more respectful title for the photo thank you.
Posted in: Rise and shrine
CrisGerSanOct. 14, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
Such intentional trolling should be punished and prevented, not allowed and excused. Does not matter what age they are if they can get a lisence they should be forces to obey law and common decency. There is no reason to be lenient or excuse such anti social behavior. They can go ride their noisy toys on open roads in the coutnry where there are no people..but the people in the country would take care of it fast. they are not hampered by the so called Politeness of the city folks. Sad story.
Posted in: Biker assaulted by iron bar-wielding Nara innkeeper
CrisGerSanOct. 14, 2014 - 01:31PM JST
What idiot in their right mind would surf in a typhoon? please be more careful.
Posted in: Storm heads off northeast coast; 2 dead, 1 missing, 96 injured
CrisGerSanOct. 12, 2014 - 10:54AM JST
I really hope that there are no more serious injuries it is a huge powerful storm. Stay safe everyone.
Posted in: 20 injured as typhoon pounds southern Okinawan islands
CrisGerSanOct. 12, 2014 - 10:51AM JST
Yuriko san is a perfect choice well done!
CrisGerSanOct. 08, 2014 - 10:43AM JST
I greatly respect the courage and the determination of all helping to return the bodies for proper rites and respect. It is worthy of far more notice and honour that this sad event is receiving..but yes there is a risk, and they all are taking that as part of their gift to the deceased and their families.
Posted in: 3 more bodies found on volcano
CrisGerSanOct. 08, 2014 - 10:41AM JST
If Turkey is so concerned they should send in their tanks that are just over the border just sitting there. But Turkey wants to get rid of Assad who is the legitimate and real leader of his country and so Turkey is using the poor people who are at risk as hostages in their high stakes game of risk. Lets hope they dont have to deal with all of the people from that city if it falls.
Posted in: Turkey says Syrian town poised to fall to Islamic State fighters
CrisGerSanOct. 08, 2014 - 10:39AM JST
Naruto is hardly the best of Anime and manga, it is a very basic and very boilerplate series that has seen almost zero real character development and the eternal crises of threat, danger, battle and victory has occurred in the story line countless times and the main Character Naruto remains as unpleasant and as immature as ever. But it has been a pillar and a good entry point for many beginning viewers and readers and for that we in the industry are grateful. We always hope that readers and fans will continue to explore further and beyond, for there is a vast universe of incredible anime and manga beyond Bleach, Naruto, and Studio Ghibli.
Posted in: After 15 years of ninja action, manga Naruto is ending next month
CrisGerSanSep. 16, 2014 - 04:26AM JST
H. Clinton is totally unqualified, ignorant of major issues and without a doubt the most laughable female candidate since Palin for either party in the USA. I am appalled that anyone might think of considering her for the role of President, she is coarse, crude, and callous, ignored important even critical issues when she was our laughable Secretary of State, she made the USA the laughingstock of the entire world during that role, and now she is trying to drag herself back into the public eye. Her book was laughed off of the shelves and talk shows very fast, and she will fall into obscurity very fast as will the joke of an idiot who is currently in the White House. Both are examples of how the american system can totally fail to filter out incompetence for the highest offices. What a joke.
Posted in: Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation
CrisGerSanAug. 23, 2014 - 07:15AM JST
This is a rather bombastic and sensationalized article, that does not show much careful and impartial research. It tries to make the position that Japan was somehow BAD for expanding as every other European Power had, and saying that the war was unwinable is a fallacy on face value. No war is unwinable, but someone always loses, often all sides lose in ways they don't realize at the time. If you look at Europe of today and Asia of today, Germany and Japan emerged two of the strongest and most respected world powers and England, France, Italy, and the US are declining day by day in many many ways.
by the way that German colony in China was called Tsingtau, that was its real and official name, please do NOT allow chinese attempts to change history and re write geography to corrupt accurate history.
Posted in: World War I: Japan's ill-fated 'gift from the heavens'
CrisGerSanAug. 23, 2014 - 07:07AM JST
This is hardly a major blitz, it is a release of a minor casual game that has nothing in common with superb Star Wars titles such as the X Wing series, the Jedi Knight Series, Knights of the Old Republic, the actual Games not the junk MMO of that name, and that series mentioned is a poor watered down and Disneyized cheap off shoot of a very very good five season animated series, called the Clone Wars. Disney is showing its total lack of understanding and respect for the very fine Star Wars story line and amazing series of games, stories, books, games and movies by cheapening and glitzing over the Clone Wars format. Previews of it show Disney inserting slangy and cheap "popular" jargon and diction to make the series into another watered down homogonized consumer product. What we fears would happen when Disney pirated the Star Wars francise is happening. None of this news is newsworthy or respected by those of us who have worked with and greatly admire and respect the depth and the complexity of the original Star Wars canon.
Posted in: Disney brings the Force with 'Star Wars' game, TV show push
CrisGerSanAug. 15, 2014 - 03:01PM JST
I am once again shocked at the disrespect, arrogance and hate shown in this and other threads here to people in Japan who ARE Japanese living their lives as they wish In THEIR OWN country. Westerners are guests in the country and outsiders have no right to criticize, belittle or demean sincere respect for events of the past. You may not understand the reasons that Japan worked to create a expansion just identical to what England, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Russia and the USA and China ALL did before them, why is it evil if Japan followed a similar path? This is their right to live as they wish and I hope and pray someday that more ppl here will show proper respect. Those in military service from past wars served their country as they felt right. Just as many do today. Lets be more kind please.
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