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JimizoMay. 24, 2013 - 11:30PM JST
These polls usually send the nationals of countries not at the top into a hissy fit.
Posted in: Germany most popular country in the world; Japan No. 4: BBC poll
JimizoMay. 24, 2013 - 04:32PM JST
Germany is one of the most desirable places to work for the foreign staff at our Japanese office. Beautiful environment, great standard of living, friendly people and fantastic beer. They also have a bizarre idea that holidays of more than 4 days are not exorbitant.
JimizoMay. 24, 2013 - 12:49PM JST
Japan has 'a lot more culture and history than Korea'? I'd be very interested to read your history textbooks. Can you recommend any? I seem to have been misinformed.
Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment'
JimizoMay. 24, 2013 - 10:05AM JST
'Divine Punishment'. This idiotic, childish mindset belongs with the 'your mum is so fat....' class of response.
JimizoMay. 23, 2013 - 10:45PM JST
Cameron has said what is expected of him. 'Betrayal' and 'perversion' seem to be the words of choice whenever an outrage like this happens. This does seem to be a religion with more perversions and betrayals than most.
Posted in: Soldier's murder is attack on Britain, betrayal of Islam: Cameron
JimizoMay. 23, 2013 - 09:06AM JST
Sorry! I wanted to finish that with - the danger of reprisals is very real, particularly in a place with a history of racial tensions like Woolwich.
Posted in: Anti-Islamist protests flare after British soldier butchered near London barracks
JimizoMay. 23, 2013 - 09:04AM JST
As Burakumin pointed out concerning reprisals, the EDL are already on the case. They are a far-right group populated by football hooligans and similar types who have attempted to gain respectability by emphasizing their dislike of Islam snd other foreign ideologies ( nrather than focusing on skin colour.
I have no time for any religion,
JimizoMay. 22, 2013 - 07:41AM JST
A Zogby Poll last year, before this appalling upsurge in violence, found that the majority of Iraqis said that their country is now in the worst state in terms of security, economy, infrastructure ( no surprise there ) and most shocking of all, political freedom. Despite the increasingly desperate claims of improvement from Iraqi politicians, the country is now heading for civil war - many Iraqis feel this is inevitable now. The worst case scenario is terrifying to contemplate, with some analysts claiming that it could make Pakistan look like a bastion of stability and see the already awful death toll triple. Perhaps the US and UK will be popping in again to see our Iraqi friends in the future who, as predicted, welcomed them as liberators. I'm sure they'll be as equally grateful this time around.
Posted in: Attacks kill 95 in Iraq
JimizoMay. 21, 2013 - 05:49PM JST
The verbal diarrhea just keeps coming.
It's encouraging that the majority of Japanese don't accept his views, but the very fact that he will remain in office after he's piled this toxic rubbish sky-high will speak louder than any opinion poll.
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
JimizoMay. 20, 2013 - 09:10PM JST
'Mad, swivel-eyed loons'. Pretty accurate. Cameron has thrown whole carcasses of red meat to the nutty rightwing but they still want more. Watching the Tories tear themselves apart over Europe is a great tradition. Keep it up.
Posted in: British PM Cameron heads off rebellion over gay marriage bill
JimizoMay. 20, 2013 - 03:31PM JST
Sorry, but your claim to the planet won't be any good in China. One of the nuttier claims ( a competitive field ) from some Chinese propaganda is that the Han 'race' cannot trace its ancestry to Africa. They claim to have a 120,000 year-old specimen to prove it. I'm afraid you'll have be content with flogging them raw materials and putting up with territorial claims.
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
JimizoMay. 20, 2013 - 03:02PM JST
A good thing. This business will hopefully extinguish any terrifying possibility that this obnoxious loudmouth could be taken seriously, or become a serious force in national politics. It's too late to house train him, but maybe we can keep him chained up in his little patch of the garden.
Posted in: Your Party to end alliance with Japan Restoration Party over Hashimoto's comments
JimizoMay. 20, 2013 - 12:46PM JST
Carragher hitting the post from 30 yards. I heard the entire stadium was stunned.
Posted in: Arsenal wins Champions League race; Ferguson bows out
JimizoMay. 20, 2013 - 12:26PM JST
This type of exaggeration just gives ammunition to the denialists in Japan. To take the example of Nanking, China has inflated the death toll to a level which most mainstream historians don't accept, leaving the door open for sinister accusations of complete lies rather than exaggerations from the Japanese right. The generally accepted facts are gruesome enough without the need for egregious embellishment. It's both hateful and counterproductive.
Posted in: China cracks down on over-the-top anti-Japan dramas
JimizoMay. 20, 2013 - 10:26AM JST
I've seen some of the WW2 dramas made in China and they would be comical if they weren't so hateful. I remember the fury that erupted over the idiotic, anti-Muslim film 'Rules of Engagement'. That film is thoughtful, fair and balanced compared to this rubbish.
JimizoMay. 19, 2013 - 03:17PM JST
Uniqlo definitely - something still relevant. The electrical goods manufacturers on this list are largely living on past glories. How about the watchmakers? Seiko, Citizen and Casio. Casio in particular for the G-Shock.
Posted in: Companies Japanese people are most proud of
JimizoMay. 18, 2013 - 05:56PM JST
In my lifetime
Schmeichel, Maldini, Baresi, Sammer, Carlos Alberto, Maradona, Zidane, Michael Laudrup, R Baggio, Van Basten, Messi.
Subs: Southall, C Ronaldo, Gullit, Ronaldo, Hagi, Careca, Rijkaard.
Manager - Ferguson.
Posted in: Name your best soccer team of all time. Would David Beckham be in it?
JimizoMay. 18, 2013 - 01:14AM JST
I just wonder how 'the great Sir Alex Ferguson' was so prepared to play and laud such an overrated player. His decision to flog Beckham wasn't based on his lack of ability. It seemed to be more about Beckham's fashion/modeling nonsense and what Ferguson saw as a lack of focus. So, the overrated Beckham managed to fool the managers of Man U, Real Madrid, AC Milan and PSG with his blond streaks, 6-pack stomach and sarong? Perhaps he wasn't as stupid as the media liked to tell us.
Posted in: Beckham announces retirement
JimizoMay. 17, 2013 - 06:02PM JST
'Loose cannon....he'll be out of office soon'
Ishihara has made a career out of this. I wouldn't hold your breath.
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation
JimizoMay. 17, 2013 - 04:37PM JST
Dennis Healey, a wise old political bruiser, once gave us Healey's first law of holes. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Hashimoto is caked in dirt and is still burrowing down. Let's hope he doesn't resurface.
May. 25, 2013 - 03:05PM JST
Too little too late. He should have hit the brakes long time ago before he finally…
Posted in: Hashimoto regrets meeting cancelation; wants to apologize to U.S.
May. 25, 2013 - 03:03PM JST
Difference between chikan on train and judoka situation. Witnesses...no crime if no witnesses. And are you…
Posted in: Judo official admits to sexual harassment claims
Hey Chucky, it shows the honesty and morality in Japan. Maybe stealing things and committing…
Posted in: Canadian man arrested at Narita airport for stealing camera
May. 25, 2013 - 02:57PM JST
Christ did not even know Japan existed when he was "alive".
Posted in: The grave of Christ – Japanese town solves many of world’s mysteries
May. 25, 2013 - 02:55PM JST
Abe and Hashimoto should take a lesson from Matsumoto. By speaking out and admit the truth…
Posted in: Japan's wartime brothels were wrong, says 91-year-old veteran