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JaymannDec. 22, 2014 - 06:16AM JST
people forget the culpability of the Police here too. Police should never pursue criminals at high speed when that action can endanger the lives of innocent bystanders. Had the police taken the car's licence number and discontinued the pursuit it is likely that student would still be alive today. The police are not able to control the actions of drunks (or whomever) fleeing at high speed, but they can regulate their own unsafe practices.
Likely this will not even be considered an issue in this revenge-justice society.
Posted in: Student dies after she is hit by car being chased by police
JaymannDec. 13, 2014 - 05:58AM JST
Hopefully this is just rhetoric - the world hardly needs another daft, right-wing-religious bunch of douche bags with a decent army
Posted in: Abe's base aims to restore past religious, patriotic values
JaymannNov. 21, 2014 - 05:27PM JST
this is a s disaster for the world's premier rugby competition. It has been continually diluted with ever increasing numbers of weak team - now 2 more easy beats. It's getting to the point where we'll only watch the NZ/ SA games and the finals series. Who needs to see a Japanese team being thrashed 100 points by Canterbury for goodness sake!
Posted in: Argentina team to join Japan in 2016 Super Rugby
JaymannNov. 17, 2014 - 07:48AM JST
How utterly appalling to the Japanese consumer who continues to suffer at the hands of japan's archaic and anti competitive market protection. Nz could supply butter to counter all of this shortage. Roll on the TPP!
Posted in: Seasonal celebrations threatened by nationwide butter shortage
JaymannOct. 27, 2014 - 03:59PM JST
It took shrewd guidance by NZ's best government in a generation to bring this huge money-maker to NZ. Amazing that the partisan and naïve in godzone argued against having the movies made here...
Posted in: Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million
JaymannOct. 08, 2014 - 06:11AM JST
Of those 3 storage mediums there is actually a correct answer: CDs. The cycles of discreet sound they use are far greater than a human ear can discern and so provide the best listening experience for the majority of music listeners. Whilst it is true that the analogue technology of vinyl provides a truer representation of the music, the equipment needed to realise that representation AND the fragile state of the medium (always degrading) make it a choice really only extreme, high-end listeners. Mp3s are a con - they provide a fraction of the actual recorded sound and our brains just fill in the rest.
Several posters above mentioned a number of better mediums (if less readily available)
Posted in: Which offers the best sound quality for listening to music?
JaymannSep. 17, 2014 - 02:17PM JST
well done NZ. Massive respect for this NZ government - easily our best leaders in 3 decades
Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting
JaymannSep. 12, 2014 - 03:09PM JST
perhaps Abe can get a clue about economics from her.... he clearly has no idea.
Posted in: Sushi chat
JaymannSep. 10, 2014 - 08:25AM JST
Calves are worth $5000 in japan? And consumers still don't back the TPP? Japanese agriculture lives in a fantasy world
Posted in: Demographic crisis empties out Japan's rural areas
JaymannSep. 09, 2014 - 09:55AM JST
ahhhh Japan's time-honoured re-writing of history
Posted in: Japan compiles 12,000-page bio of former Emperor Hirohito
JaymannAug. 28, 2014 - 06:18AM JST
so ...exactly what is original about this again?It's a fad for the non-discerning music listener. McMusic at it's worst
Posted in: Babymetal plot world domination with Lolita rock
JaymannAug. 22, 2014 - 09:37AM JST
is internet addiction a valid condition?
Posted in: Gambling, Internet, alcohol addictions rife in Japan: study
JaymannMay. 27, 2014 - 03:43PM JST
women's soccer and badminton? Rock on Japan you monsters!
Posted in: Japan's World Cup dream boosted by weekend golden treble
JaymannMay. 18, 2014 - 07:17AM JST
are the remaining 20% upset they don't get this kind of attention?
Posted in: 80% of Japanese women report being hit on by strangers
JaymannApr. 25, 2014 - 07:29AM JST
Japan should never have been invited into the TPP. Their and the USs recalcitrance on tariffs has led to nothing but the endangering of a trade pack for the other countries who are ready and willing to progress. Japan's desire to protect their massively expensive and inefficient agriculture sector is a joke - turf Japan aside and move on with the rest of the world.
Posted in: Obama rejects notion that TPP deal is in danger
JaymannApr. 25, 2014 - 07:24AM JST
@MGigante - that is incorrect. Obama and Akihiito are equals in state functions. If it reflected reality of their positions ... Obama probably wouldn't bother to make the time for Akihito as he is merely a figurehead of little importance.
Posted in: Royal welcome
JaymannApr. 24, 2014 - 10:39AM JST
hahaha this is news! LOL!
Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine
JaymannApr. 24, 2014 - 10:36AM JST
Obama is not required to bow - As head of State they are equal in status. Obama is in reality far more important and powerful, but in state-terms they are equals and not required to bow. Or they could adopt a Japanese custom and bow as equals. It's ridiculous anyway - Obama is an actual world leader. Akihito is just a quaint figurehead.
JaymannApr. 15, 2014 - 03:08PM JST
McMusic for the tourists.... nothing more
Posted in: BABYMETAL invasion of the West marches on
JaymannApr. 07, 2014 - 09:01AM JST
anyone who supports higher taxes as an incentive to have babies has little to zero understanding of economics. You can vote that down as much as you like. It doesn't make you any smarter.
Posted in: What changes are needed in Japanese society to stem the falling birthrate?
Mar. 05, 2015 - 09:12AM JST
I doubt that a Yamato class ship can be raised with a displacement of over 69,000…
Posted in: Sunken WWII battleship Musashi found in Philippines
Mar. 05, 2015 - 09:11AM JST
Or, as Washington said on another occasion, the Constitution designated him the “sole channel of official…
Posted in: Why Boehner's invite to Netanyahu was unconstitutional
Mar. 05, 2015 - 09:10AM JST
Another reason to like Seka Owa!
Posted in: Why do most concerts held in Japan prohibit taking pictures?
Mar. 05, 2015 - 09:09AM JST
So they can sell more DVDs? C'mon, this is Japan...
Seriously though, there's nothing worse than…
Mar. 05, 2015 - 09:08AM JST
The thing that's nice about Uber, is that it's just really user friendly. You call a…
Posted in: Japan slams brakes on Uber taxi service