GW's past comments

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    GW

    GREAT! just GREAT!

    Posted in: Actress’ incredible swing in new Toyota commercial has people talking

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    GW

    Pretty sick stuff this pedo-pop!

    Posted in: One finalist for AKB48 draft this year is just 11 years old

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    GW

    ......ok to an extent but they are often a plague on the landscape, but then again so are signs & so many other things ,but wud be nice to clean it up a bit, so much of Japans landscape is rather trashy, messy, un-kept so likely nothing will be done to make things tidier.

    Posted in: What do you think of vending machines in Japan?

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    GW

    Yeah BUT what do they mean by improve interrogation skills.......... that mean better ways to force a confession...

    Posted in: The NPA will step up efforts to improve the interrogation skills of officers and introduce new video recording devices to prepare for the proposed law revision.

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    GW

    OK I call this a START! A very late one.............but after a month then what..............I don't even wanna think about it.

    Clearly this shop should be PERMANENTLY closed the owner fined & possible JAILED!!!

    Come on Japan get your %$#% together!

    Posted in: Officials close Tokyo pet shop for poor practices in 1st such case

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    GW

    Cool! Was thinking of getting something a little sporty from Honda, maybe this is it!

    Posted in: It's a Honda

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    GW

    I don't know, I think mickie D's is going to find it tougher going, people are just tired of it & with the recent problems MORE reasons to stay away.

    And I think the article is a bit off base pointing out none of McD's competitors threaten its dominance, the problem is that combined the competition is starting to make life for Mcd's tougher & that's unlikely to change

    Posted in: Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

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    GW

    To be fair to the (deeply unpleasant) bloke, the apology was clearly for the war (大戦).

    Yeah but as USUAL what is the remorse for, its never said, remorse for killing millions or remorse for losing..........& meanwhile politicians file into yasukuni!

    Posted in: Abe expresses remorse over WWII, but stops short of apology

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    GW

    yeah but deep remorse for WHAT? That is the question!

    Remorse Japan didn't win WWII & dominate the far east & SE Asia??

    As usual they NEVER say!

    Posted in: Abe expresses remorse over WWII, but stops short of apology

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    GW

    Serious crimes......................... proper term is War Crimes, what are you scared of being hauled in by the ldp! Why is a "war crime" necessarily worse than a "serious crime"?

    KazuakiS,

    Seriously YOU need this explained to you................OK I will try:

    A person goes into a combini & sticks a gun in the clerks face & demands money or else, THAT is a serious crime.

    A country military/politicians who commit mass murder, rape etc in the MILLIONS...............ready for it..............here comes the answer.................a War Criminals.......

    See its not so hard to figure out!

    Posted in: Abe offers ritual gift to Yasukuni shrine

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    GW

    It's a beautiful shrine worth visiting. There are over two million war dead being remembered, including non-Japanese.

    CGB,

    Yes but beauty is only skin deep, ESPECIALLY wrt yasukuni, underneath the cherry blossoms is a despicable ugly place!

    And MANY of the non-Japanese souls imprisoned in yasukuni want OUT, but the idiots who run the place wont let them be free of their prisons, how nice is that!

    Posted in: Abe offers ritual gift to Yasukuni shrine

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    GW

    Tessa,

    yes very true, hell even here in Japan when the mrs & I got hitched I wasn't making a lot of $$ & neither was she BUT together we could do more than when we were apart & then you work on building from that NEW base......

    Here though, the marry a tall well paid guy is till pretty ingrained & if a guy isn't making XXXX amount of yen he cant consider marriage is all a bit weird & negative.

    That said though Japan has gotten MUCH TOUGHER to survive & grown since the 80s & early 90s so I think it is substantially more difficult especially for young Japanese & that is a shame & a REAL PROBLEM!

    Posted in: Economic conditions keep a lid on the number of marriages. People want to marry, but their economic foundations are shaky

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    GW

    Sensato well put at 7:34!!!

    Sadly Japan still has an awful long way to go to even admit the things that happened let alone come to terms with them!

    And yes IJA & the govt of the time treated their own incredibly bad & they cant even atone for that!

    Posted in: Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

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    GW

    Yasukuni shrine honors Japan’s war dead, including some senior military and political figures convicted of serious crimes in the wake of the country’s World War II defeat.

    AFP,

    Serious crimes......................... proper term is War Crimes, what are you scared of being hauled in by the ldp!

    Posted in: Abe offers ritual gift to Yasukuni shrine

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    GW

    I had to check my calendar, reading this I SWORE it must be April 1st!!!

    Sadly there isn't any info or links to back up what was printed, but my impression is MAN this dude has got it seriously wrong!! Govt has been choking the life outta Japan now for over 20yrs, prior to that it just wasn't in the way as much & you could ignore it.

    I think this should be in a FICTION section

    Posted in: Modern Japan - land of small government

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    GW

    I have been saying for years on jt I suspect the J-birth rates could very well drop even more & I rack up the negs, BUT clearly it seems fewer in fact MUCH fewer people are looking to even get hitched, let alone have little ones.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see the birth rate drop down to 1.2-1.3 & from there its either a miracle or it goes down even more.

    Alright now go & neg me!

    Posted in: Economic conditions keep a lid on the number of marriages. People want to marry, but their economic foundations are shaky

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    GW

    tinaW,

    Then why the HELL isn't Japan MODERNIZING its agriculture so it can produce more??? Japan has sat on its hands doing pretty much nothing to improve agriculture in this country, you cant blame the TPP, you need to blame your govt & JA THEY are the reasons farming products are expensive & massively inefficient!!!

    Or maybe Japan doesn't really care about its people, no THERE is something for you to think about, use logic please not emotions & you might start to see whats so obvious to so many of us gaijin!

    Posted in: Japan stands tough against rice imports in trade talks with U.S.

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    GW

    Robert D

    What you say makes sense, however it wont just be difficult(Japan is ALREADY difficult stage now), its going to be brutal over the coming decades. And the already low birth rate could very drop much further once people realize how tough its going to be.

    Gaijin D,

    Hope your making sure your kids have to skills to survive OUTSIDE Japan as an option!

    Posted in: Japan's population falls for 4th straight year

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    GW

    I've no doubt that this sort of thing is happening, however the Japanese government is fighting a losing battle by trying to do this. Surely they must realise the futility of it all?

    Akula,

    Sadly I don't think most J-politicians are smart enough to see the futility of it all, a great many are incredibly stupid unfortunately, but Japanese keep electing them so......................

    I wonder how much damage abe is going to cause with his speech in congress, if he tells things like HE believes its going to make Japan look horrible, that or he flat spouts lies, either way the world can easily figure out Japan its a open book & a rather sad pathetic one at that

    The downward trajectory continues!

    Posted in: Diplomatic pressure on foreign reporters raises media hackles

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    GW

    Awful!! Sounds like safety was as usual in Japan, a manual in a desk, crazy!

    Posted in: Worker falls into giant tank at sewage plant

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