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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!
Posted in: Arashi, Yuriko Yoshitaka to host 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'
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.
Posted in: Out of date
CrisGerSanAug. 09, 2014 - 07:01AM JST
The Clone wars animated series is VERY very good, it has over 100 episodes of very high quality work. Sadly the new series shows the deadly hand of Disney medicroity I fear and i dont have much hope for it.
Posted in: Before 'Star Wars' film reboot, a new animated 'Rebels'
CrisGerSanAug. 09, 2014 - 06:59AM JST
Another example of a pacific nation baiting Japan if Korea wants to claim the islands then agree with japan for arbitaratoin. the continued chest beating of Korea and China is getting boring.
Posted in: South Korea slams Japan's 'ludicrous' island claim
CrisGerSanAug. 05, 2014 - 04:06PM JST
True strength of a nation and a people comes from inner quality, not externally projected power. China was a very important historic culture and all of the Asian nations and cultures derived great assets from it. They all acknowledge this heritage, and If China would calm down and act as a good neighbor and an equal instead of trying to lord it over everyone things could be much better.
Sadly China is showing all of the signs of a short sighted bully who wants overt power instead of working on internal quality. Japan has taken the high road off and on for the past 100 years and was working for and still is working for the Asian people at large standing up to the western anglo nations and proving that Asian people can be the equals of any, in all ways. I am proud of Japan but rather tired of China..and hoping it will grow u p eventually.
Posted in: Sino-Japanese War still stings China 120 years later
CrisGerSanAug. 05, 2014 - 03:59PM JST
the father abandoned his daughter and neglected her and drove her literaly crazy. He is responsible as much as she is. I am sorry to see that the coverage does not notice and point out this important fact. Often such terrible situations are not analyized carefully.
Posted in: Teen murder suspect committed 'unforgivable' act, says father
CrisGerSanJul. 08, 2014 - 09:17AM JST
It is strange how short China's memory is. They seem to forget they twice tried ti Invade Japan with huge fleets of bloodthirsty warriors and ruled over their own people with an iron hand for hundreds if not thousands of years, subjegating most of the Chinese people to a live of endless toil supporting an elite..a situation not unsimilar to Modern China. Now China is trying to drag out history to support its rampant aggressive attempt to take over the entire Pacific by attacking and trying to seize iconic territory..most of the sites they try to seize tho many are resource rich, are largely symbolic and attempts to find a suitable target to bully the home nation, they are doing the same thing with Vietnam, Thailland, the Phillipines, and all of their neighbors not just Japan.
The case of Japan is one of the silliest for the islands in question are OWNED by Japan and PART of Japan already. The western press and China try to make it an issue of disagreement but the bottom line fact is that the Senkoku islands ARE part of JAPAN. Period. World War II is long over, most of the particpants long passed away. Japan is a very differnt nation today..and a fine and outstanding example of a modern sophisticated nation for all to see who have eyes to see reality.
Posted in: China holds ceremony to mark Sino-Japan war
Oct. 23, 2014 - 05:40PM JST
"If people have a first language that isn't English it's not an issue."
Today around half…
Posted in: Why Britain is losing its fight against radicalisation
Oct. 23, 2014 - 05:37PM JST
There is nothing to indicate the driver was seriously injured. He had the where-with-all to call…
Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads
Posted in: Man attacks student, steals her skirt in Ibaraki
Oct. 23, 2014 - 05:34PM JST
Idiots like this help make the NSA possible
Posted in: Canadian soldier, gunman dead in parliament attack
Oct. 23, 2014 - 05:28PM JST
Outerwear; could've been worse, innerwear