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Darren WhiteDec. 19, 2012 - 12:28PM JST
Great news ! This guy's a nutjob, and a prominent member of a right-wing group called Kansai Team.
Here's one of the videos ...
Posted in: Nationalist jailed for hate campaign against firm that used S Korean actress in ads
Darren WhiteDec. 16, 2012 - 10:10PM JST
Posted in: Ishihara wins Diet seat
Darren WhiteDec. 13, 2012 - 09:58AM JST
Should be "dou" - bronze, really.
Japan won so many bronze medals at the Olympics, slipped to 3rd place in the world's largest economy, and has 3rd-rate politicians.
Posted in: 'Kin' chosen as kanji character best representing 2012
Darren WhiteNov. 21, 2012 - 12:49PM JST
Posted in: Ishihara calls for nuclear-armed Japan
Darren WhiteOct. 23, 2012 - 02:23PM JST
This app is really helpful. Another good it without having to study the words of the other side feel, has been merged with the voice activation level Koguni translated with Google.
Posted in: DOCOMO launches real-time phone translation
Darren WhiteAug. 09, 2012 - 11:25PM JST
They should just have MUSE playing live :-)
Posted in: Olympic closing ceremony will be 'camp and cheesy,' says music director
Darren WhiteMay. 18, 2012 - 10:54AM JST
When I first started speaking Japanese, one of my goals was actually to be able to understand what Beat Takeshi said because I really loved his early films, and he's got really poor diction due to a motorbike accident.
Unfortunately, when I got to that level, I realised that he just isn't funny.
Posted in: Beat Takeshi compares same-sex marriage with bestiality
Darren WhiteApr. 26, 2012 - 12:38AM JST
Japan : 1st rate country / 2nd rate economy / 3rd rate leadership.
Posted in: Ishihara wants to meet Noda to discuss Tokyo's purchase of Senkakus
Darren WhiteApr. 15, 2012 - 10:00PM JST
I was wondering what all of this recent sabre-rattling from Japan was about ; un-founded fears about North Korea, missiles in Tokyo, David Cameron flying in with British arms industry salesmen ??
It looks like Japan is slowly unravelling its post-war pacifist constitution.
Posted in: Defense official voices fears over possible N Korea nuclear test
Darren WhiteApr. 12, 2012 - 12:33AM JST
.... and what exactly does this have to do with Japan today ?
Posted in: Doctors urge fewer tests, less costly treatments
Darren WhiteApr. 12, 2012 - 12:09AM JST
would! would! would! would! would!
Posted in: Karasia
Darren WhiteMar. 27, 2012 - 03:13PM JST
I would hardy call this "social justice".
It's an action by a group of 42 very wealthy shareholders to try and claim losses.
It's been widely reported that one of the reasons that the Fukushima plant was unprepared for the events of the tsunami was because it had been subject to a cost-cutting drive under Tepco chief executive Masataka Shimizu. One of the effects of cost-cutting is to increase shareholder value.
To see this situation as "the people vs. Tepco" is incorrect. Rather than being "victims", as they are trying to portray themselves, I see the shareholders as being complicit in the meltdowns. If you make money from cost-cutting, you can't then start crying when a disaster happens due to the very same cuts that you profited from.
What I would call justice is suing the executives and giving the money to the real victims ; people who have lost their homes and businesses due to the radiation.
Posted in: TEPCO execs should face poverty over Fukushima, lawyer says
Darren WhiteMar. 26, 2012 - 10:02AM JST
"Japan is a safety country" ...
Posted in: Japan slow to take anti-terror measures at nuclear plants
Darren WhiteMar. 22, 2012 - 05:49PM JST
Ah, the delicious irony !
In a book called "The Japan that can say no" written at the height of the Japanese bubble by Tokyo Governor, Shintaro Ishihara, and Sony co-founder, Akio Morita, these 2 were gloating over the fact that Japan had the cutting edge with technology, to the extent that it was Japanese-made components that were being used for guidance systems in US missiles.
Well worth a read, if only to see how (ahem) misguided they were.
How things have changed...
Posted in: Japan, U.S., and EU to meet on rare earths
Darren WhiteMar. 14, 2012 - 12:55AM JST
"Since many single women are single mothers"
Completely untrue ...
"There are 340,000 abortions a year in Japan, many of them presumably on women for whom child-raising is an economic impossibility"
don't "presume", just the facts, please.
Doesn't anybody read anymore ?
Posted in: Japan's 10 most intractable problems
Darren WhiteJan. 11, 2012 - 02:59AM JST
Anyone who has flown on an US-based carrier lately, and has had to go through the rigmarole of dystopian security procedures ; including, taking your shoes off, tasting your own baby's food ( to ensure that it is not a component of some sort of dirty bomb ), then having to deal with overweight, school marm flight attendants with bad manners who keep bumping into you (if you have the misfortune to be in an aisle seat ) with their more-than-ample, popeye-chicken-fed / age-discrimination-proof posteriors as they squeeze down the aisles ; which are gradually getting narrower as the airlines cram more and more seats in, in an effort to cut costs ; can have, at least, a modicum of compassion for this guy's predicament ...
... but I guess it's just easier to condemn the guy as an "oyaji", right ?
Posted in: Japanese passenger arrested in Hawaii for punching Delta flight attendant
Darren WhiteJul. 02, 2011 - 12:12AM JST
top-down management style = ( slow decision-making process X missing new ideas ) = getting left behind.
Posted in: Japan trails international peers in social media-based marketing
Darren WhiteJun. 30, 2011 - 12:38AM JST
Toshi sings really well, but, seriously, are all of the staff too scared to tell him that he looks like cheeseburger-era Elvis ?
Posted in: The X Factor
Darren WhiteJun. 25, 2011 - 09:32AM JST
I tried the Beef & Chicken with Lemon & Basil Salt Sauce one yesterday.
It was vile !
Posted in: Burger sharing
Darren WhiteJun. 21, 2011 - 03:37PM JST
¥200 yen is disgusting ... The fraction of profit they give away will be more than offset by the increased number of copies bought by people under the misapprehension that they are giving something to charity.
This is a particularly callous example of opportunism masquerading as altruism.
May. 20, 2013 - 02:35AM JST
Don't forget about John Stewart. I'm guessing you can make up some stuff about him,…
Posted in: White House: Obama is no Nixon
May. 20, 2013 - 02:32AM JST
I just watched NHK report (only 2- 1 hour a day in Int's news channel I…
Posted in: Okinawan women demand apology from Hashimoto
May. 20, 2013 - 02:30AM JST
Well it doesn't suck.
Posted in: Winning ticket for $590.5 million Powerball lottery sold in Florida
May. 20, 2013 - 02:25AM JST
such kind of companies need to reconsider changing shifts for men doing night time shifts, women…
Posted in: Student attacked by knife-wielding man on Kanagawa street
May. 20, 2013 - 02:23AM JST
Oh Oh Oh it said Atsugi....can we blame this on US forces too??? By the way…