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It"S MENov. 27, 2015 - 07:06PM JST
Isn't Abe a short form of Abraham aka Abe Lincoln?
Doubt that anyone was thinking about a non-american name, besides the Chinese.
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It"S MENov. 27, 2015 - 05:36PM JST
The 1st mention of Arabs is from 9th Century BC, plus lots of mentions of Arab Christians and Arab Jews.
Posted in: 3 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank unrest
It"S MENov. 27, 2015 - 03:59PM JST
I know you are obsessed with being anti-muslim.
In case you haven't noticed not all Arabs are Muslims, Arabs existed way before Islam and are one if many Tribes in the region that fought with the Israelites.
So both claims are just as valid.
It"S MENov. 27, 2015 - 01:35PM JST
FYI, the region was already called Palestine while it was still under Roman empire control.
The Israelites were just one Tribe living there
It"S MENov. 27, 2015 - 01:22PM JST
Navigating Tokyo's train station is a hassle for everybody, especially at the start of the school and financial year.
Most stations already got signs in Japanese romaji, Chinese and Korean.
I love the lack of trash bins back home they are always over flowing and stinky.
Lack of bicycle lanes, most likely inside the yamanote line where there is no space to wifen the road, not so in western Tokyo.
Just got rid of my bicycle as borrowing one is about the same as storage close the station, or 100Yen per day and there is always Suicle.
Just my experience, can thinks be improved for sure and much has been in the last 18yrs.
Posted in: 9 ways Tokyo could become more foreigner-friendly in time for 2020 Olympics
It"S MENov. 24, 2015 - 09:35AM JST
Just surprised how differently he turned out from Martin Sheen(Estevez) and his Brother Emilio Estevez.
Another news reported a video of him doing drugs and giving a BJ.
Posted in: Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive, bad boy days are over
It"S MENov. 21, 2015 - 03:48PM JST
That has been around for a few years by now. Yawn.
Just a toilet, no bathtub.
Posted in: Plenty of space
It"S MENov. 21, 2015 - 09:53AM JST
On some news networks reported that they let Hostages go who could recite part of the Q'Ran.
Some really confused and dangerous Terrorists can't say Muslims because IS actions are Harram according to some Imam's.
Posted in: Radisson hotel in Mali attacked; at least 20 killed
It"S MENov. 17, 2015 - 08:06AM JST
Bit late to apply for the new residents card, has been compulsory since June this year.
Applying now only shows you have been illegal here for some time.
Still waiting for 18yrsr to get stopped and ID-chevk.
Posted in: Gov't to step up measures to prevent terrorism in Japan
It"S MENov. 16, 2015 - 11:32AM JST
Not about nationality but about being a caring human being.
I am sure the Paris attacks caused many tears to be shed by Muslims in many countries.
Posted in: For Paris
It"S MENov. 16, 2015 - 11:15AM JST
Not sure why the downvote.
Because my wife didn't take my name or because my sister has as Russian one.
Back home we are free to take the husbands or wife's name or keep current.
Son is called Akira 晃 sister is called Tamara, she still uses her maiden name too.
Posted in: Japan’s top baby names for 2015
It"S MENov. 16, 2015 - 10:30AM JST
My son has the same 1st name on both his citizenships, easy to pronounce in Japanese, English, German, etc.
His surname is Japanese or mine depending on what he will chose.
My sister has a Russian 1st name, mine is more universal but I use the English pronunciation in Japan.
Like was said use a name easy to pronounce spell in both or more countries. Kanji don't mean much outside Japan. Still we decided non morning sun/brightness in case of a girl or boy.
It"S MENov. 16, 2015 - 10:00AM JST
I think China, Korea and Japan need to be honest to their population about their real involvement., so far none deviced things didn't happen.
But each must be open to real figures and teach them openly and not just downplay or give inflated figures for their own ends.
We are still trying to get full tigures that died in the Nazi camps, way more than the 6 million Jews claimed to be recognised. Actual figures might be closer to 11 mill counting gays, Germans against the government, polish, Russian, etc.
It"S MENov. 15, 2015 - 02:01PM JST
Problem is many of those migrants show up announced in boats, trucks, etc.
Would take a lot of camps to give authorities the time to check everyone out, their would be a huge outcry if we turned them back(recall Australia).
And they do come in large numbers thousands and more.
Europe is in a position of damnedbif you do and damned if you don't, would be nice if other countries with more space, etc could takem. Like Australia, USA, etc.
Posted in: Paris attacks provoke fresh migrant fears in Europe
It"S MENov. 15, 2015 - 01:15PM JST
Worst idea ever transgender go through a very rigid hormone treatment for years or the rest of their lives.
Add in loosing the ability to have off-springs.
It"S MENov. 15, 2015 - 12:38PM JST
I used to work out with a rather masvuline lady 20yrs ago, when I inquired she was a bodybuilder before changing her Gender.
Very nice lady and a good friend/partner to all, would happily share the toilet and change room. But than I am of from a cultures where genders happily lntermix like nudist section, sauna, etc.
Not like we will see something we haven't seen before.
It"S MENov. 15, 2015 - 12:17PM JST
Transgender = having your sex changed(usual has a medical condition).
Transvestite = cross-dressing.
I would say one toilet for all many females hikers and Bikers happily use the mens, usually carry a device so they can pee like a man.
Plus, many men prefer to do No.1 sitting down.
It"S MENov. 14, 2015 - 09:38PM JST
Might be a good idea to get local unemployeds involved what my government back homes, from snow shovelling, bit of hot food and a bit of cash in exchange, work hard get a ticket to a homeless shelter.
Homeless are a cheap untapped labour force, help works for keen guys can get a refer all to a job.
It"S MENov. 14, 2015 - 08:17PM JST
So only islamists who agree to with your views should emigrate?
Kinda selfish and elitist, IMHO.
Posted in: At least 120 killed in six Paris terror attacks; police hunt for accomplices
It"S MENov. 14, 2015 - 07:50PM JST
Ever been on the receiving end of that stick?
Doubt it. Most MA and security forces use sticks of varying lengths.
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Nov. 28, 2015 - 08:13PM JST
There is virtually no chance of strict Christian tenets becoming law in the US
Posted in: 3 killed, 9 wounded in shootout at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado
Nov. 28, 2015 - 08:07PM JST
These mental challenges should be addressed as soon as they are noticed. The woman seems to…
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Nov. 28, 2015 - 08:06PM JST
What is Japan going to do when the Australian Government impounds their ships for not paying…
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Nov. 28, 2015 - 07:59PM JST
This terrorism has got a lot of weight for such a little bit. More people are…
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Nov. 28, 2015 - 07:56PM JST
My goodness, some people just salivate at the thought of a right wing terrorist - just…
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