Disillusioned's past comments

  • -8

    Disillusioned

    Hmm, could this be construed as a self-defense move or a provocative move? Personally, I think Japanese military is hoping China does attack them so they can go to war. They don't seem to be too interested in a diplomatic solution. Of they were, they would not be provoking China by setting up a Jorge military presence so close to China, would they?

    Posted in: Japan to send 100 SDF troops, radar to remote western island

  • 2

    Disillusioned

    seeking older members to branch out of its teen and early-20s demographic.

    Eh? From my experience, AKB is very popular with middle-aged Japanese men, but I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the music.

    Posted in: 37-year-old mother of two joins AKB48

  • 3

    Disillusioned

    Here's the Japanese meteorological website that gives all the info in English.

    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20140418075441353-180753.html

    Posted in: M4.7 quake jolts Kanto region; no tsunami alert issued

  • 12

    Disillusioned

    Gees! Does that mean they are not gonna invite Obama to a whale meat banquet? I bet he'll be so disappointed!

    Posted in: Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt

  • 0

    Disillusioned

    Yep, it was a long 'growly' kind of quake this morn, but no problem! Restart the reactors! (sarcasm)

    Posted in: M4.7 quake jolts Kanto region; no tsunami alert issued

  • 2

    Disillusioned

    For something to be considered a cultural tradition it must have been done for three generations - 100 years. Fail!

    Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program

  • 0

    Disillusioned

    walking out of the (international whaling) convention

    Do it! Do it! Then, you will be illegally poaching whales in an international whale sanctuary and your ships will be seized and turned into coffee cans!

    When they say, "circumvent' they actually mean, 'abuse, construe, twist, manipulate and exploit.

    Just to keep harping on the same point: There are ample stocks of whales in the oceans around Japan to supply the dwindling market for whale meat. Japan does not need to waste millions of tax payers money every year just to fill freezers with meat they have to give away!

    Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program

  • -3

    Disillusioned

    I've always said that, parenting in Japan was based on a sink or swing mentality. Sad end to a day at the park for these kids.

    Posted in: 6-year-old boy dead, 3-year-old girl in coma after being swept away in river

  • 0

    Disillusioned

    a move Tokyo hopes will lead to a diplomatic thaw

    Or, it will lead to a diplomatic war!

    Posted in: Gov't official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks

  • 0

    Disillusioned

    Does anyone remember this driving lesson? - Never turn your wheels while your are waiting to turn right! Always keep them straight 'just in case' some wombat rear-ends you, so you don't get shunted into oncoming traffic! If this driver remembered he and his mate would still be alive, wouldn't they?

    Posted in: 2 men killed after truck rear-ended by car

  • 4

    Disillusioned

    It's interesting to read the comments about skilled labor immigration. Japan will be so broke and the taxes will be so high that no skilled people would even bother coming to Japan. They'll be lucky if they can entice people from third world countries to come and pay for Japan's elderly.

    Posted in: Japan's population shrinks as elderly make up 25%

  • 5

    Disillusioned

    So, they estimate that nearly half the population will be 65 or older within 50 years, but have no plans to open immigration to compensate for it? Just who is gonna pay for half of the population being on the failed pension system? Who is gonna pay for the increased medical costs? Who is gonna fill all the job vacancies? Who is prepared to pay 50% tax on their salary because of the ignorance of the present government? When this comes to pass Japan will make Spain look like a rich country cos Japan will be a financial desert! They already have the world's largest public debt (by double the US) and Abenomics has increased it even further. This country is gonna implode!

    Posted in: Japan's population shrinks as elderly make up 25%

  • 2

    Disillusioned

    It must be good if they have to give it away! I wonder just how often these wombats actually eat whale. Once a year at this 26 year old cultural tradition? - There are ample whale stocks in the oceans around Japan to feed this minority. There is no reason for Japan to hunt whales in the southern ocean, except greed, of course.

    Posted in: A taste of whale

  • 0

    Disillusioned

    Fxgai - Those statistics are the fudged Japanese statistics. They are nowhere near the real statistics that are quoted by the non-governmentally sanctioned news agencies. However, whether it is 5,000 tons or 2,000 tons, either way it proves there is not a substantial market for whale meat in Japan and no sound economical reason to continue wasting millions of tax payers' dollars on their southern ocean whale hunt, right? They can kill as many whales as they like, but if there is no market to sell it commercial whaling will never be viable. This is the complete lunacy and idiocy of the Japanese whaling program. There are ample whale stocks in the oceans around Japan to supply the market of the 20 or so individuals who will actually eat this rubbish. Somehow, they think the southern ocean is some untapped commercial gold mine, but if nobody is gonna buy it there is no reason to kill the whales in the first place. It is absolutely ridiculous!

    Posted in: Japanese whaling group says it intends to resume hunts

  • 8

    Disillusioned

    Cortes-Elijah - There's 5,000 tons of it stored in freezers in Japan. That should keep you and the other ten whale eaters going for a while. Japan can catch adequate amounts of whale in its immediate waters to satisfy the ever decreasing market for whale meat. There is no need to continue the southern ocean hunt.

    Posted in: Japanese whaling group says it intends to resume hunts

  • 9

    Disillusioned

    Japan has long maintained that most whale species are in no danger of extinction and scientific whaling is necessary to manage what it sees as a marine resource that, after World War Two, was an important protein source for an impoverished nation.

    BUT!!!! Nobody eats the bloody stuff! Gees! Furthermore, World War Two finished 70 odd years ago and Japan is far from being an impoverished nation! It's time for other countries to get tough with these morons and start slapping sanctions on Japan until they give up this farce and stop wasting tax payers' money! Let's hope they do drop out of the IWC altogether, then they will be nothing more than poachers and their ships will be impounded!

    Posted in: Japanese whaling group says it intends to resume hunts

  • -4

    Disillusioned

    This is a good thing and it may deter Abe from changing it. Sadly, I think the only reason Japan has remained war free is because they have been under the control of article 9, which is why I am extremely nervous about them changing it. The only reason they could possibly have for changing it is so they can attack without provocation or in self-defense. I know there is the point about being able to assist other countries in military assaults, but I think that is just a sales pitch.

    Posted in: Japanese constitution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

  • -2

    Disillusioned

    Isn't that cute! He probably believed he would actually get some money too.

    Posted in: Man wielding an umbrella attempts to rob Urawa ward office

  • -3

    Disillusioned

    Hmm, no comments? I guess it's just another day in Japan, another family murder suicide.

    Posted in: 3 family members, one relative found dead in Aichi

  • -2

    Disillusioned

    Kiss1969 - Turning them back on us not the problem. Everyone knows that they will do whatever they can to get ALL the reactors running again regardless of the dangers and public opinion. They have no intention of doing anything about phasing them out it investing in alternatives because the government makes too much money from them and at present, the government is not making money from fossil fuels

    Posted in: Kyushu town rallies for nuclear plant restart

View all