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HawkeyeApr. 28, 2015 - 02:40PM JST
This is news? Movin on
Posted in: Japan gets bigger as new coastline emerges
HawkeyeApr. 28, 2015 - 02:39PM JST
Why didn't the telephone company figure out after about 5-10 calls that went silent that his number should have been reported to the police for investigation?? Keystone kops at it again
Posted in: Man arrested for making over 5,000 silent calls to fire department
HawkeyeApr. 28, 2015 - 02:36PM JST
Biggest problem with a situation of this sort is that Nepal is a remote landlocked country with limited access by land over steep terrain and bad roads probably damaged by the earthquakes and the small poorly operated airports. I spent time in Kathmandu working with the Nepalese government agencies a while back and I doubt much has changed. They are seriously third world a but a kind people and we need to provide as much help as possible and quickly to prevent the injured from dying and diseases from starting and killing more, These people need doctors, medicines, clean water and food.
Posted in: Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid
HawkeyeApr. 27, 2015 - 02:16PM JST
who gives a poop what Japanese girls not women want to date or marry. Most Japanese women are really screwed up mentally and socially from my experience. They have a list of what they want or don't want so how about a list of what you should be like Ms. Japan with al your BS demands, lousy social skills and can't cook to save your life and rely on packaged meals you just heat up.
Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what professions they don’t want to date
HawkeyeApr. 27, 2015 - 01:57PM JST
Why are US diplomats so unaware of the correct way to greet or interface with people of other cultures? I guess that it lies in their isolationist education and non understanding of life outside the USA. As an American these types of encounters embarrass me and could be handled more appropriately if the USA had a agency that teaches foreign diplomats the correct way to interact with foreigners.
Posted in: Give us a hug
HawkeyeApr. 27, 2015 - 08:28AM JST
I like the solar tiled roofs that look like normal tiles and part of the home and not the panela that completely throw off the design and appearance of a home. Solar ia the way to go.
Posted in: Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy
HawkeyeApr. 27, 2015 - 07:58AM JST
My j-wife and kids hug in public but I would say that Japan is not a culture of public huggers or puggers as I call them.
Posted in: Why do Japanese people seldom hug friends or family in public?
HawkeyeApr. 27, 2015 - 07:49AM JST
Good to see such a large response from europe and middle east. Have not heard anything from the usa, canada or austealia yet and hope they put some supplies and docots on the ground there soon. From the few weeks I spent in Kathmandu it was an eye opener compared to living in japan or my home country the USA. Structures a not well built and primarily made from brick, stone and concrete because wood is scarce. At least the airport is open so quickly but you need aviation fuel which may be in short supply or supplies damaged, perhaps the USA can fly in a tanker if the runway is long enough. Its not so much the landing at Kathmandu, the city sits in a valley and aircraft that cant climb quickly enough to make it over the surrounding mountains need to circle and gain altitude first.
Posted in: Global response to Nepal quake accelerates
HawkeyeApr. 26, 2015 - 07:33AM JST
I understand why so many buildings collapsed and the 1400 dead is just the tip of the iceberg. I visited Kathmandu for a few weeks a while back and the quality of the construction of homes and buildings was really third world standards. Most buildings are brick, concrete or stone which dont generally hold together in an earthquake. That plus the lack of strict building codes or enforcement of existing codes makes matters worse. The Nepalese people were very kind and I hope they get a lot of help from other countries to take care of the injured then perhaps they can rebuild their buildings to better withstand earthquakes but a 7-8 earthquake in any metropolitan first world country would be devastating but not as bad as what we will see coming out of Nepal during the next few days, weeks and months. Hopefully Sean Penn won't go there and ride around in his monogrammed golf cart trying to look like he is contributing to the releif work like did in Haiti. One big problem will be how to get water, food, heavy equipment and aid workers into that area as the roads are few and probably useless now and the Kathmandu airport's runway may be out of service until bulldozers can clear debris and patch it enough to allow military transport aircraft to stary delivering aid workers, supplies and machinery. Mother nature can be a real bitch sometimes!
Posted in: Nearly 1,400 dead in 4 countries after quake hits Nepal
HawkeyeApr. 25, 2015 - 08:14AM JST
Yeah, these self important movie stars think that people really care what they say or think.
Posted in: Angelina Jolie criticizes U.N. failure on Syria crisis
HawkeyeApr. 23, 2015 - 03:36PM JST
I wish that the USA had the ability to shut down centers for terrorist recruitment but alas the USA is so dysfunctional mentally, politically and has no common sense that this type of action could and will never happen. This is why these perverted Muslims can gain ground and followers around the world. Stop the breeding grounds and you will stop this epidemic.
Posted in: Islamic center linked to terror suspects in Australia shuts down
HawkeyeApr. 21, 2015 - 08:15AM JST
I think that in Japan, lesbians are more widely acceptable than homosexuals. Reason is that men like to see women on women action especially if they are hot looking and not the buzz haircut dikes on bikes types.
Posted in: Lesbian couple hold symbolic wedding ceremony in Tokyo
HawkeyeApr. 21, 2015 - 04:36AM JST
A 5kg bag of good quality American grown short grain Japanese type rice is less than US $20.00 and sometimes can be bought for $15
Posted in: Japan stands tough against rice imports in trade talks with U.S.
HawkeyeApr. 21, 2015 - 04:29AM JST
Looking good Paul! Photograph is dated 4-20-2014, please note that 420 is a symbolic date in the USA and better known as "weed day". Is this coincidental? Hope your violin case is empty! Lol
Posted in: McCartney ready to rock Japan
HawkeyeApr. 18, 2015 - 03:20PM JST
Great photo. I'd love to see some of those cherries in a photograph that they are celebrating.
Posted in: Garden party
HawkeyeApr. 18, 2015 - 08:51AM JST
I hope those photographs go to some Japanese American cultural museum. A great museum is the one in San Jose Japan town we visited many years ago on a trip along the west coast of the USA. I personally have met many Japanese Americans who were born in those internment camps and now are 70+ years older, one woman was born in a horse stall at what was Tanforan race track in San Bruno, California. America, the USA did many really bad things to all sorts of people inside it's borders and has no right to go around preaching to other cultures or countries about oppression.
Posted in: Backlash cancels auction of Japanese internment camp items
HawkeyeApr. 18, 2015 - 08:40AM JST
Zoos are outdated and the animals get neurotic because they are not in their normal environment. It's just like putting people in a prison or isolation, it changes them and not in a positive manner. I feel sorry for those animals and wish zoos would be fazed out slowly by not bringing in more new young animals and just taking care of those that are there until they pass away or put them in some reserve to live out their lives.
Posted in: Public debut
HawkeyeApr. 16, 2015 - 01:42PM JST
What does this research really provide? I would think that the Japanese know about everything they need to know about whales by now and don't need to kill them to conduct research. This is and always has been some scam and needs to be stopped once and for all.
Posted in: Japan says it will try again with scientific whaling program
HawkeyeApr. 16, 2015 - 01:38PM JST
Israel has nuclear weapons and means to deliver them anywhere in the middle east. Israel has top notch military intelligence and spies throughout the world as well as allies like the USA. If Iran launched a weapon against Israel, it would be knocked out of the sky just after liftoff. The whole Nazi thing is getting boring, how many times do we have to rehash what happened 70+ years ago. Many religions and cultures have been persecuted, enslaved, killed and wiped out long before the third Reich started their final solution but the media stays away from those facts, I wonder why?
Posted in: Netanyahu likens Iran to Nazis during Holocaust remembrance
HawkeyeApr. 16, 2015 - 01:29PM JST
She has a point or rather a legal "opening" to change Japanese law here. The Japanese fertility festival where they parade a handsomely large erect winkie around but ignore the fact the it is the female genitalia that most interests humanity and is really the source and bearer of fertility. Looks like penis =1, vagina=0 get it!
Posted in: Vagina kayak artist denies obscenity charges
Apr. 28, 2015 - 07:12PM JST
Right now, all that matters are the survivors in Nepal and it's always an awesome sight…
Posted in: Helping hand for Nepal
Apr. 28, 2015 - 07:09PM JST
smithinjapan, The restaurants, landlords or any other business don't gain anything by being racism. I know…
Posted in: Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo defends foreigner rules
Apr. 28, 2015 - 07:08PM JST
@Tatsuwashi: What a load of stereotypical crap. I know plenty of Japanese who rock up late…
Apr. 28, 2015 - 07:05PM JST
Discriminatory, for sure. Time to 'Go Online'.
Apr. 28, 2015 - 07:03PM JST
"Huh? Sorry, I am completely confused by this. What are you trying to say? I…