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Jay QueSep. 29, 2015 - 09:44PM JST
Most rightist like me, in the US, opposed the UN "Law of the Sea" convention, as we do not trust almost anything coming out of the UN, while Japan seems to love the UN, funding it lavishly over the years, while getting no help with the Southern Kuriles, Senkaku, etc. Good for the Kiwis, though. It's a Teddy Roosevelt kinda move; "Bully!" ;-)
Posted in: New Zealand to create massive marine sanctuary the size of France
Jay QueSep. 03, 2015 - 10:08PM JST
As Nixon once referred to the solid, sensible yet suffering middle class American, these Japan loving tourists are indeed "the silent majority". Some day, they will be enfranchised and empowered with universal suffrage... in America its @ the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote (love our suffragettes!) That is what the CCP overlords fear most. Democracy, justice. Japan: build a lasting democracy and a lovely peaceful country and you will remain the envy of China and the rest of the world.
Jay QueAug. 31, 2015 - 08:09PM JST
The CCP fans the flames of racism. Lackies hoot and howl.
Posted in: Japanese residents in Beijing batten down ahead of parade
Jay QueAug. 29, 2015 - 09:57PM JST
How to say Kowtow in Korean? Comsymp.
Posted in: U.N. chief Ban defends China parade trip after Japanese concern
Jay QueAug. 22, 2015 - 09:57PM JST
"Communists in China should reflect deeply about killing 60 million or so Chinese in the purge by Mao."
Posted in: China slams Japan after Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine
Jay QueAug. 18, 2015 - 11:45AM JST
They cut the interview of Mao by budding journalist Brian Williams, it was a hummdinger. http://picturesdotnews.com/2014/12/15/world-leaders-as-hipsters-by-amit-shimoni/
Posted in: Chinese film on WWII summit lambasted online for distorting history
Jay QueAug. 16, 2015 - 07:15PM JST
I will make a point to go to pray, again, and again, at Yasukini shrine, to both pray for the dead as well as to screw with the communists & Japan-haters. As I already have done.
Btw, my dad was a WWII vet who lost many friends in the war: http://www.thebest-of.info/Q/jfq-aug091945.htm
Posted in: China denounces Japanese ministers' Yasukuni shrine visits
Jay QueAug. 16, 2015 - 09:34AM JST
A democratic China - on the mainland, beyond the island nation Taiwan ROC, would prove a great friend to Japan and other advanced democracies.
Posted in: 'Children of the aggressors' - Japanese war babies adopted by China
Jay QueAug. 06, 2015 - 08:43PM JST
Pray for thet dead.
Posted in: By The Numbers: The atomic bombing of Hiroshima
Jay QueAug. 01, 2015 - 08:36AM JST
Yup, cruelty to animals often lead to heinous acts to people; hope the police can identify the sicko asap.
Posted in: More decapitated cats found in Kobe
Jay QueJul. 28, 2015 - 08:24AM JST
Hang their nifty little button is this museum: http://muzeumkomunismu.cz/
Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo
Jay QueJul. 24, 2015 - 08:15AM JST
Posted in: China envoy warns Japan not to backtrack on WW2 remorse
Jay QueJul. 23, 2015 - 08:23AM JST
For Japan -- up the ante.
Like former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says, "Drill, baby, drill!" Go Japan, gambatte kudasai and start drilling everywhere!
Posted in: Japan posts photos of Chinese platforms in East China Sea
Jay QueJul. 14, 2015 - 08:03PM JST
This will do wonders for the disabled. Again, thank you, Japan!
Posted in: Haneda Airport workers to use robotic exoskeletons
Jay QueJun. 26, 2015 - 08:46PM JST
For the brutalized Muslim majority in East Turkistan (occupied by Communist China), the Uighurs have long held a soft spot in my heart. The Tibetan Buddhists self immolate, to protest the brutalities and loss of basic human rights, while the Uighurs lash out in more violent ways. The only way to have a positive outcome, is regime change.
Posted in: China slams U.S. human rights record
Jay QueJun. 26, 2015 - 08:26AM JST
Very sad. Here in NY, USA, we have the Samaritans, a very helpful group. I am unfortunately a "survivor" of the passing of my very dear loved one who left us, five years ago, by her own hand. I hope this young girls parents find loving understanding support, they will carry their loss a lifetime. In Japan there are a couple groups that offer such help. See... http://samaritansnyc.org/get-help/ http://www.spc-osaka.org/ http://telljp.com/ but, how to reach out to these young kids? RIP.
Posted in: 14-year-old girl jumps to death from train platform
Jay QueJun. 18, 2015 - 08:54PM JST
"Don't be fooled..." into thinking a statist approach will bring you greater liberty. I once described libertatianism, to which I subscribe to a great degree, to a fellow Republican, as being like a helium baloon, with no string to tether it to earth, just going upward to greater freedom, with as Republicans, we know the direction of freedom yet remain tethered to solid ground by the strings and connections we retain to the rest of society. Not all libertarians like me, are Ayn Rand cultists, we know that we must remain tethered while still yearning for greater liberty.
Posted in: Why libertarianism is closer to Stalinism than you think
Jay QueJun. 10, 2015 - 10:44PM JST
Abe's got friends here in the US like me and we listen to each other. No man (nor a country) is an island.
Posted in: Diet enacts bill giving equal authority over SDF to military, bureaucrats
Jay QueJun. 10, 2015 - 10:17PM JST
I seem to have the opposite take, from most posters. Its horrifying as an American who still lives in the US but loves Japan and has gone quite often -- but unfortunately for less duration of time than I would like - to think how it would be "Stateside" -- if in the US, the bureaucrats had so much authority and power over the military. It - control over the military - comes from the Executive - 1-person, on down, no if's and's nor but's. There are gaping differences between a Parliamentary style democracy and the kind of Republic that exists in the US. Diffuse, often erratic and at times unstable. Versus a US Republic, the Executive in charge of that ultimate line of authority, to secure national defense. Every 4 years. Congress Reps, every 2; Senate ever 6. Very stable. Checks and Balances yet with Executive authority that has enough oomph the break through the greatest of inertia's (if willing). General MacArthur did a lot for the progress of Japan and also the human rights enjoyed - to a degree today. Those "new things" things written into the constitution, with his tutelage, helped advance women's rights and a lot more. But the system in Japan is no cookie cutter of the American Republic. So, that being said -- Abe is only bringing Japan's system of governance, more and most toward what seems to work better in the US. He's not in a state of paralysis and is not waiting Nero-like while the world burns. Some will be revolted by that, given alternative views, and the predilection of some folks to be against American Republicanism or a robust and effective military in general. Not their cuppa tea. Well, whatever works, to keep the nation safe in dangerous times. The "head in the sand" crowd won't get that.
Jay QueMay. 23, 2015 - 09:57PM JST
What in heavens name?
I'll tell you. I had never heard of the little prince. Until September 2010, when I walked past his museum in Hakone. The next day, a dear friend I was with helped me get through a 49 day ceremony, in Kamakura, that we held for my beloved fiance who passed, a loss more profound since it happened by her own hand. I read the little prince for the first time ever, just discovering him, and since then, I have reread the story, to make sense of the loss of my little princess. I discovered the little prince near the top of that volcano in Hakone, Japan, when I needed to find him, and "why" the most. "Why on Earth, indeed..."
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Oct. 07, 2015 - 10:39PM JST
Why the hate on smithinjapan?
Posted in: Man stabs his wife to death, then tries to kill himself
Oct. 07, 2015 - 10:31PM JST
The first case of My Number fraud.Already? Got damn.
Posted in: Gov't starts sending out ID numbers for My Number system
Oct. 07, 2015 - 10:20PM JST
ThePBot, you hit the nail on the head.
Posted in: Russian entry into Syria's air wars raises worries
Oct. 07, 2015 - 10:19PM JST
When is China going to join the fight against ISIS?
Oct. 07, 2015 - 10:16PM JST
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