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JimizoMar. 07, 2014 - 06:21PM JST
'luckiy in Japan we have a good PM and King. may god bless malaysian citizens and hope they can free from their evil Govt.'
Japan doesn't have a good PM, doesn't have a king and there isn't a god to bless anybody. That aside, I agree, I do hope the Malaysian people can one day kick out the theocrats.
Posted in: Malaysia bans Ultraman book over use of Allah
JimizoMar. 07, 2014 - 05:28PM JST
Me and my wife got absolutely hammered with a group of off-duty police in my local izakaya and even after a skinful they didn't attempt to drill holes in the toilet door or take photos up my wife's skirt. Absolute gents.
Posted in: Support your local police
JimizoMar. 07, 2014 - 04:49PM JST
'People in Japan can play a bit fast and lose with other religions, especially when it comes to art, fashion, and accessories. It's good that people be reminded to be careful.'
One of the great things about this country is the fact that it doesn't generally take religion too seriously and we don't have to put up with this kind of nonsense. Some like to get a bit snooty about KFC for Christmas or use of religious images and many Japanese tend to react quite sheepishly to this kind of criticism. They shouldn't. They should be proud of largely relegating religion to tradition, not something which is taken seriously enough be a cause of public violence.
JimizoMar. 07, 2014 - 04:04PM JST
'The ministry said Allah is holy for Muslims and warned that such irresponsible use of the word can provoke the community and threaten public safety.'
Wouldn't the core, deeper tenets of a 'religion of peace' such as respect and tolerance for others and love of your neighbour override fury about someone using a sacred word irresponsibly? It's not often I agree with those of theocratic leanings but I'm with them 100% in knowing that they wouldn't.
JimizoMar. 07, 2014 - 03:30PM JST
'Again, there is NO guarantee if a Republican being in office would have deterred Putin from going into the Ukraine, however had it been Bush (for example) there would have been a bit more hesitation at least than with Obama whom Putin just gave him a Non-physical beat down'
Dealing in hypotheticals as well as doubting if your beloved GOP could have done anything anyway while blaming Obama. Utterly pointless as well as bizarre logic. Anything constructive to offer apart from the usual broken record rants against Obama?
Posted in: Crimean MPs vote to join Russia; U.S. unveils sanctions
JimizoMar. 07, 2014 - 12:44PM JST
'His "true position" is what he's told to play, bottom line. If he can't adapt, that's his problem. You're right, though; he did score twice in the friendly against NEW ZEALAND!'
Very strange line of reasoning. I can think of players better than Honda whose form suffered because of being played out of position. Thierry Henry was wasted as a winger and then became a world-class centre-forward when Wenger played him in that position. You play players in positions where you get the best out of them. Very few players, even the greats, can flourish in more than one position. As for scoring twice against NZ, I'll leave you to check that one.
Posted in: Honda looks to overcome Milan struggles
JimizoMar. 07, 2014 - 09:54AM JST
'She will probably NOT be speaking in Scottish'
Neither do Scottish people.
Posted in: American actress to star in NHK’s morning serial drama 'Massan'
JimizoMar. 06, 2014 - 08:03PM JST
He's hit something like 20 goals in 50-odd appearances for Japan. Not a bad strike rate and not all in games against teams of a low standard. He's unlucky in going to AC Milan at a time when they are not up to the very high standards of teams including the likes of van Basten, Gullit, Baresi, Maldini, Weah, Seedorf etc. and the fans are pretty irritable at the moment. Give him time to see what he can produce. It's hard to judge after so few games.
JimizoMar. 06, 2014 - 05:57PM JST
Very unpleasant. It seems some people get off on watching others humiliated. Hope this makes more people realise that this kind if TV is both dangerous and stupid.
Posted in: S Korean TV station takes flak for reality show suicide
JimizoMar. 06, 2014 - 12:19PM JST
You'll probably find that the majority of English people couldn't give a toss about rugby. When I was a schoolboy, playing
rugby and cricket was a punishment for punch-ups in the dressing rooms before football games. The subject is football here, a sport many people in the world actually care about. As for the game, I thought Japan were heading for double figures, but credit to NZ for showing a bit of fight and salvaging some pride. Good game to watch.
Posted in: Japan beats New Zealand 4-2 in soccer friendly
JimizoMar. 05, 2014 - 09:09PM JST
'You can't steal what already belongs to you'
I think you misunderstood me. I beleive in Israel's right to exist. I was talking about stealing land. Are you saying that Israel's encroachment into Palestinian territory and building settlements is on land which belongs to Israel?
Posted in: Israel PM demands Palestinians recognize Jewish state
JimizoMar. 05, 2014 - 07:28PM JST
I lived in the US for a short time and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. However, the Oscars ceremony show this great country at its worst. Cringeworthy, plastic, syrupy celebs ordering pizza. How To use an Americanism - gimme a break.
Posted in: Oscar pizza delivery man gets $1,000 tip
JimizoMar. 05, 2014 - 04:59PM JST
At least he should be fresh.
Posted in: Goal-hungry Kagawa looks to score against New Zealand
JimizoMar. 05, 2014 - 04:24PM JST
Stop stealing land which nobody apart from poisonous rightwingers and religious crackpots believes is part of a Jewish state. That could help in the credibility stakes.
JimizoMar. 05, 2014 - 04:07PM JST
'Heh, I'd say that was meant to read "surprised at South Africa 2010", as just drawing isn't exactly impressive. The goaly was the only stand-out.'
Surprised and impressed as a team in South Africa. A small country where most people prefer the machismo/homoeroticism of rugby and the organised sunbathing of cricket to football getting draws against the likes of Italy was a major feat.
JimizoMar. 05, 2014 - 02:19PM JST
As a representative of Japanese people I think he should do what most people in my office do when they have colds or flu. Carry on with his 'job' and spread whatever he has to one and all.
Posted in: Crown prince has A-type flu virus
JimizoMar. 05, 2014 - 01:41PM JST
'the Koreans really hate all Japanese and this includes the people of Okinawa.'
A textbook example of nationalist thinking. Making sweeping generalizations about the feelings of an entire population and making sure that you know you, all of you, are on the receiving end of hatred. Tamogami treated us to something similar the other day in outlining the character of two nations.
Posted in: Husbands aghast at wives' infatuation with rightwing causes
JimizoMar. 05, 2014 - 12:33PM JST
'I don't. It seems most Japanese are so tired of Koreans that they don't care any more if SKorea becomes totally dependent on China, and lose freedom and independence.'
Good to see that you have got into the habit of using 'most' Japanese rather than speaking for the entire nation. I suppose that's some kind of progression. Hopefully, those not a member of your 'most' will be the ones who can find a logical and mutually beneficial way forward. We need as many less fevered minds from both sides as possible.
Posted in: U.S. urges restraint between Japan, S Korea
JimizoMar. 05, 2014 - 12:12PM JST
'Both right and left now hate Korea and Koreans.'
Xenophobic, insular people hate Koreans. Those types tend to be too stupid to know the difference between right and left.
JimizoMar. 05, 2014 - 12:00PM JST
Thanks for the link. Great stuff.
Mar. 09, 2014 - 08:57AM JST
It's Taiwan (ROC) that has the right to talk about Japan and WWII. But since they're…
Posted in: China says Germans fine if their war atonement is compared to Japan
Mar. 09, 2014 - 08:54AM JST
why not use Germany after the Second World War as a role model?”
Yes, China. Why…
Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory
Mar. 09, 2014 - 08:53AM JST
It seems like China is looking for new headline attention, if so, they'd better think twice…
Mar. 09, 2014 - 08:52AM JST
classical china commy gov with their classic idiotic rhetoric have cornered themselves, now no way out,…
Mar. 09, 2014 - 08:48AM JST
Angry much over Merkel's denial to share a visit to the Holocaust and WWII memory places?…