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KabukiloverApr. 16, 2014 - 05:42PM JST
Whatever else is happening behind the scenes, these are popular local rebellions. People who protest have grievances. If the powers that be paid attention to them this business could be resolved with bloodshed.
Posted in: Ukraine launches operation against pro-Russian forces
KabukiloverApr. 15, 2014 - 08:37PM JST
Welcome to the world of Article 9. People have been born, come of age, lived full lives, grown old and died (alas too early) in a Japan that never once went to war. Today only the very old have known war. Everyone else, including Abe, have known only unending peace. Perhaps only the very old know how lucky people younger than themselves are.
In nearly 70 years, no Japanese has died fighting in a war and Japan has committed no war crimes. In exchange for the sour fruits of war Japan has developed a civilian economy that is the envy of the world and system of social welfare (in its widest meaning) that almost rivals the social democracies of Western Europe.
Now Abe, the bloody fool, wants to change all that.
Posted in: Japanese constitution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
KabukiloverApr. 15, 2014 - 08:16PM JST
The hand of Moscow stuff is much like the shrill John Birch rhetoric that defined anything the Birchers did not like as Communist inspired, be it the Civil Rights Movement or fluoridation. There is no proof right now that Moscow is in any way orchestrating these protests. What no one in the West's mainstream wants to admit is that these protests are popular revolts. Look at the demonstrators: people range from kids to grannies. People revolt not because someone tells them to but because they have grievances. If the latter day Birchites, including the US government and the media, would admit these are popular protests we could get around to asking the protesters what their issues are. In doing that it is very possible to initiate conflict resolution and create a state of affairs where everyone could walk away satisfied.
Posted in: Separatists tighten grip on east Ukraine; EU agrees on more sanctions against Moscow
KabukiloverApr. 15, 2014 - 01:17PM JST
Posted in: Which profession in Japan seems to be in the news the most due to deviant or unlawful sexual behavior by its members?
KabukiloverApr. 15, 2014 - 01:14PM JST
The Nobel Prize should be given the Japanese people because they have preserved Article 9. Only now do we have a rabid rightist PM wishing to destroy it. Giving the Nobel Prize to the Japanese people (and ipso facto the rest of us here) will inspire all of us here to respect Article 9 and fight to preserve it. The Nobel Prize will keep Abe in his place. It will show Abe the world loves Article 9.
KabukiloverApr. 13, 2014 - 07:50AM JST
As I predicted, the consumer rebellion is on. Eat it, Abe.
Posted in: Japanese consumers shun luxury goods after tax hike
KabukiloverApr. 13, 2014 - 07:39AM JST
NHK : Irgun by ultra nationalists and employs vandals. NHKKK?
Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees
KabukiloverApr. 12, 2014 - 08:41PM JST
The practical Germans asking for Russian cooperation with Ukraine, telling them that they would not want
a failed state as a neighbor.
Posted in: U.S. imposes Crimea sanctions as Ukraine battles separatism
KabukiloverApr. 10, 2014 - 09:59PM JST
The reason the Japanese right wing is actually worried. Foreign correspondents are not swallowing the lies of Abe and NHKKK.
Posted in: Foreign correspondents 'blindly swallowing' anti-Japanese propaganda, writer alleges
KabukiloverApr. 10, 2014 - 09:43PM JST
Good. Rally some more.
Posted in: 3,000 rally against Abe's collective self-defense plan
KabukiloverApr. 05, 2014 - 09:14PM JST
The ambassador ought to be put on the next plane back to Japan.
Posted in: While the details of the statue or inscription are not yet clear, Japan believes that the movement is due to a lack of understanding of our position and efforts towards comfort women, and is not compatible with Japan's position.
KabukiloverApr. 02, 2014 - 04:09PM JST
Here is a fact that is not publicized. The Ukrainian government wants her arrested and tried because she declared that it came to power through unconstitutional means. Careful what you say if you are in Ukraine.
You can read more about Ms Poklonskaya on Wikipedia.
Posted in: Russia tries to curb Crimean prosecutor's Internet fame
KabukiloverApr. 02, 2014 - 09:07AM JST
Much of this will be wasted on the increased military budge as well as pork barrel projects.
Let the consumer boycott begin.
Posted in: Abe defends sales tax increase
KabukiloverApr. 01, 2014 - 11:18PM JST
One reason not to commit crimes is not only getting caught at it. Your crimes can be brought up at any moment in any place for the rest of your life and after. Japan should be grateful that China only brought up the Rape of Nanjing. There were numerous other crimes against humanity committed by Japan in China. Unit 731 for example.
Suga thinks he is not a denier by playing the numbers game but he is. He want to somehow diminish the horror of the Rape of Nanjing by trying to reduce the number of victims. Holocaust deniers also play the numbers game.
Posted in: China, Japan spar over Xi's comments on Nanjing Massacre
KabukiloverApr. 01, 2014 - 12:18PM JST
What is "barbaric" is the big lies about this yearly slaughter being "scientific" and, on top of that, a part of Japan's traditional culture. This funneled into another big lie, that the dead whales were dying for a Higher Purpose: Science, slash, Culture. Well, there was no science. And certainly there was no high culture surrounding the growing stockpiles of whale meat that few people wanted to eat.
"Barbaric" is the incredible waste that whaling has created. Perfectly good whales killed. Stockpiles of useless whale meat. Huge expenses for taxpayers. The only thing "traditional" about Japanese whale is the pork barrel politics that promoted it.
And oh yes, since whales are full of dioxins eating whale meat is bad for you.
Shiver me timbers me hearties, the days of Moby Dick are over and done.
Posted in: Neither commercial nor scientific whaling have any place in the 21st century. This decision sends a clear message to governments around the world that the exploitation of animals will no longer be tolerated and animals must be protected at the highest level.
KabukiloverMar. 31, 2014 - 10:13PM JST
The court ruling stated what has been obvious to anyone who is not a complete idiot. It is commercial whaling that draws no profit from sale but only government handouts. There is an overflowing stockpile of whale meat. Few people actually want to eat it. And they should not eat it because it is full of dioxins. So will Japan now end this brutal farce?
Posted in: World court rules Japan's Antarctic whaling not scientific
KabukiloverMar. 31, 2014 - 09:16AM JST
This aversion to the truth shows that Japan is still a war criminal nation still trying desperately to cover up its track, in spite of it democratic trappings.
Posted in: Japan berates China's Xi over Nanjing remarks in Berlin
KabukiloverMar. 30, 2014 - 10:59PM JST
Whale meat is full of dioxins, the Japanese won't eat it, the stock piles of whale meat are overflowing, it is a waste of taxpayers' money. Time to knock it off.
Posted in: Biggest threat to Japan whaling: Declining appetites
KabukiloverMar. 30, 2014 - 02:55PM JST
I believe Tartar autonomy, if it involves territory, is not practical, unless the Tartars are willing to live is an enclave, in which they might become tourist curiosities. What would be a good move would be to make Tartar an official language of Crimea for a start. Crimea separated from the Ukraine because of the right-wing government's linguistic nationalism. Crimea should also make Ukrainian, along with Russian, an official language. From what I have seen, there do not seem to be deep rooted ethnic animosities in Crimea (I could be wrong). Taking the Canadian and New Zealand approach good be good for Crimea.
Posted in: Russia sees no need for Ukraine incursion; Tatars seek autonomy
KabukiloverMar. 30, 2014 - 08:53AM JST
In this case the Japanese system of so-called justice was no better than an organized crime syndicate.
Posted in: Man freed from death row after 48 years will require 6 months in hospital, says sister
Apr. 18, 2014 - 12:41AM JST
Tanaka Time in AL now,
Posted in: Tanaka fans 10 in Yankees' win over Cubs
Apr. 18, 2014 - 12:38AM JST
So has South Korea either thanked Japan for it's heartfelt sympathy or offer of assistance?
Posted in: Abe offers sympathy, help to S Korea over ferry disaster
Apr. 18, 2014 - 12:20AM JST
I remember this too. It was awful. I hope against hope they have the right guy.
Posted in: Man in his 30s being questioned over murder of 7-year-old girl in 2005
Apr. 18, 2014 - 12:13AM JST
Japanese tradition and culture? Fish and seafood. Not meat eating. They had protein from seafood. There…
Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program
Apr. 18, 2014 - 12:01AM JST
Where did you make the comparison between your job and that of a homeroom teacher?…
Posted in: Teacher criticized for attending son’s entrance ceremony instead of her own school’s