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FoxieJan. 13, 2015 - 12:33AM JST
This Boyhood movie is very similar to the documentary 'Born in the USSR', directed by Sergei Miroshnichenko. So, it is nothing new really.
Posted in: Golden Globes spread love around, except to North Korea
FoxieMay. 02, 2014 - 03:50PM JST
Good progress there; they have finally realized what a great man Putin is. But why put sanctions on Russia and then ask them to sort out the mess in Ukraine? It is Ukraine's internal problem; they should sort it out themselves.
Posted in: Abe, Cameron urge Russia to solve crisis in Ukraine
FoxieApr. 14, 2014 - 11:16PM JST
I just can't get it. People who wanted their freedom from Russia on the Maidan were called freedom fighters. People who want their freedom from the West in Dontesk are called terrorists. Something is off here!
Posted in: West, Russia lock horns on Ukraine at U.N. crisis talks
FoxieMar. 25, 2014 - 11:41PM JST
@lucabrasi: You see, that makes the whole situation even worse since she needs to buy them from ??? North Korea???. We could just directly donate the money to North Korea then instead of making such detours.
Posted in: Japan confirms $1.5 billion aid offer to Ukraine
FoxieMar. 25, 2014 - 10:23PM JST
Since nobody will buy anything after April 1st, we will see many sales. So, goods will become cheaper and my salary has gone up . Win-Win situation!
Posted in: Are you doing a lot of shopping before the sales tax goes up on April 1?
FoxieMar. 25, 2014 - 10:13PM JST
Our tax money is well spent to support Timoschenko's plan to kill all remaining 8 million Russians with nuclear weapons. Have they all lost their minds? The only one thinking straight in the whole story here is Putin.
FoxieMar. 23, 2014 - 06:19PM JST
@Serhiy: Enjoy Gremlin TV then.
Posted in: Japan to unveil Y100 bil in aid to Ukraine at G7 summit
FoxieMar. 22, 2014 - 10:43PM JST
I always learnt that Neo-Nazis and fascists were bad. It was them we saw demonstrating on the Maidan and who would go on demonstrating in the middle of winter for 3 months on a square? Most people need to work to make a living and conditions are not that great in Ukraine.Yet those people could afford this vacation and even have money enough to pay for gasoline used in molotow cocktails. Does that even make sense? Would you do that unless you maybe got paid by some higher authority. But it turns out that the majority of our politicians think differently. So, it must be ok now to overthrow legally established governments nowadays, but referendums by people are illegal now. What message are they really sending out there? Klitchko, the next to be president of Ukraine, is being sponsored by the German Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and his party is partnered with the CDU. Doesn't that explain everything? The money donated by Japan should have gone to the people in temporary housing in Fukushima and never to Ukraine.
FoxieMar. 20, 2014 - 04:23PM JST
The best is to just smile, be friendly, offer help for development and stop accusing. We all want North Koreans to live in better conditions, but the more we accuse and put sanctions on them, the more aggressive its leaders will become.
Posted in: What is the best way for the international community to deal with North Korea?
FoxieMar. 20, 2014 - 04:14PM JST
That was a bit of a harsh move because friendly Putin sent his greetings yesterday to participants in the sixth Russia-Japan Investment Forum, which is taking place in Tokyo.
Posted in: Abe threatens Moscow with more sanctions over Crimea
FoxieMar. 18, 2014 - 09:42PM JST
Putin just did the speech of his life. The world hasn't seen a leader like him since Alexander the Great. The world needs someone like him; he should become the world's leader then we would live in a fair world. All the best to Mr Putin, be strong and show everyone who you are! I truly respect you! Look at the comments on the internet; the majority of the people worldwide support Putin.
Posted in: Japan to impose sanctions against Russia over Crimea
FoxieMar. 18, 2014 - 04:14PM JST
@tmarie - I think Japan gets gas from Russia too, so how will I cook dinner soon? To be democratic, there should be a referendum in Japan too whether we agree with putting sanctions on Russia or not. In the end, we normal citizens will have to pay the price.
FoxieMar. 18, 2014 - 04:01PM JST
Excellent! So if I were Russian and would buy it, would the island become Russian territory then?
Posted in: 5 uninhabited Japanese islands you can buy right now
FoxieMar. 18, 2014 - 03:49PM JST
Japan should stay out of this, it has nothing to do with this problem. On Sunday, another referendum will take place in Venice to get independence from Italy and NATO. And Scotland will held its referendum on independence from the rest of the UK in September, and Catalonia, where around half the population say they want to break away from Spain.
It looks like Japan has to make many more sanctions in the future.
FoxieMar. 17, 2014 - 04:28PM JST
Before putting sanctions on Russia, the EU should have a referendum about that if they want to be democratic. Many people would suffer from these sanctions, so it would only be fair to everyone to have a referendum. Letting a few politicians decide our fate is undemocratic. Let's fight for our rights!
Posted in: Crimea moves to join Russia as West prepares sanctions
FoxieFeb. 21, 2014 - 06:45PM JST
Yes, this judgement was totally unfair. Please help to sign the petition for unfair judgements in sports.
Posted in: Angry Koreans demand review of judges' scores in figure skating after Kim's silver finish
FoxieNov. 21, 2013 - 06:33PM JST
One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
Posted in: Volcanic eruption creates new island south of Japan
FoxieNov. 20, 2013 - 01:09AM JST
“I just was honored to present my credentials to his majesty"
“I just was honored to present my credentials to his majesty"
As far as I know an emperor should be addressed 'His Imperial Majesty' in order to distinguish the status of an emperor from that of a king/queen, who are simply styled Majesty (HM) or Royal Majesty (HRM).
Posted in: Kennedy meets emperor in ceremonial pomp broadcast live on TV
FoxieAug. 16, 2013 - 01:38PM JST
Oh, I will get that one tomorrow. I will finally be ale to watch YouTube whilst diving!
Posted in: High-spec, water-resistant smartphone
FoxieAug. 16, 2013 - 01:32PM JST
European cars are prestiguous and if you want to be somebody in society, you'd better own a Benz.
Posted in: Why are European automakers more successful in the Japanese market than U.S. ones?
Jan. 27, 2015 - 01:24AM JST
loggedin: And you'll find that alot of Japanese families maintain a small rice patty to feed…
Posted in: Japan offers compromise on rice in Asia-Pacific trade talks: Nikkei
Jan. 27, 2015 - 01:19AM JST
Zvonko: I think that moderators of this column are some sort of pr American linguistic dictators…
Posted in: Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz
Jan. 27, 2015 - 01:18AM JST
anyway, you can reduce the water to prevent sticky-ness ( rice el dente!) But just…
Jan. 27, 2015 - 12:53AM JST
Which towns are dying? American Japanese should be allowed to come and buy land and farm…
Posted in: Forged resident cards use postal system to evade authorities
Jan. 27, 2015 - 12:43AM JST
Western media is touting a conspiracy theory of its own. Somehow Putin can deploy…