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Kent McgrawAug. 22, 2014 - 11:38AM JST
Price fixing is the way of life in Japan.
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Kent McgrawAug. 07, 2014 - 11:46AM JST
If they would stop selling the 100g packages and begin selling in larger portions per package so a family of four does not have to buy 4 or 5 packages of ground meat for one dinner it would help. I was amazed when I came here and found how much plastic trash accumulated in one day for a family of 4. It is not just meat that comes in small packages, all products come in one serving packages. The plastic trash just accumulates and you have empty the trash almost daily.
Buy in larger quantities and take the portions you need and store the rest in the refrigerator in reusable containers.
Posted in: What suggestions do you have for reducing the amount of garbage that gets thrown out each day?
Kent McgrawAug. 03, 2014 - 05:12PM JST
@crush them. The mission statement of Hamas is to destroy Israel. They put their children in front of their bombs and then cry Israel is killing their children when Israel is destroying their bombs.
You can not live side by side with someone whose sworn mission is to kill every Jew. Hamas needs to be destroyed. They block the people in Gaza from finding shelter before an Israeli bombing so that they can say Israel is killing civilians. The children are taught to shoot and kill any Israeli they see and yes, the children have weapons. Israel is one of the most humane nations in the world and will rebuild the Gaza strip after the war is ended and there is no more threat from Hamas.
Posted in: Israel, Hamas vow no let up in Gaza fighting
Kent McgrawJul. 18, 2014 - 11:17AM JST
I would think the companies that bought the lists should also face prosecution. They encourage these activities through buying the personal information. Although it would be hard to prove they knew it was stolen data but they should have asked where the data came from.
Kent McgrawJul. 12, 2014 - 10:44AM JST
Shame on Israel.
Shame on Hamas. Hamas lines civilians up and hides behind them like the cowards they are. Hamas began firing hundreds of missiles after kidnapping and killing 3 Israeli boys, one of which was also an American. They bomb Israel relentlessly and cry when Israel says "Enough is enough" and fights back. Israel send warnings before they fire so that civilians can leave but Hamas forbids the civilians from leaving. Then there is the problem with the children there who are trained to fight and kill at the age of 3 years old. Just because they are not officially in an army does not make them civilians.
Israel has the right to protect their land and their people. If Hamas would stop firing, the problem would be solved but how do you deal with a population who has made it clear that they want every living Jew annihilated from the face of the earth?
Posted in: As death toll rises, no end seen to Israeli offensive
Kent McgrawJun. 19, 2014 - 12:09PM JST
I want one.
Posted in: Robot maker showcases thought-controlled suits
Kent McgrawMay. 31, 2014 - 03:53PM JST
TBS quoted police as saying that the remains were that of a young boy who apparently died about seven years ago when he was five.
In April, when the boy failed to show up at the start of school—where he had been enrolled several years ago—school officials notified a child welfare center which, in turn, contacted police on May 22.
So it took 7 years for the school to notice that the boy did not show up?
I won't even comment on a worthless father who allows his son to starve to death.
Kent McgrawMay. 29, 2014 - 12:05PM JST
The emergency medical personnel in Japan are nothing but taxi drivers. Japan does not allow them to administer medications so basically they are just transporters. I was actually shocked to find out that the EMT's here could do nothing to save a person because they can not have drugs on the ambulance. What good is emergency medical personnel who can not administer medication on the spot to save a life?
Posted in: Man dies while in police custody in Tokyo
Kent McgrawMay. 18, 2014 - 04:43PM JST
Japan gets upset about a comic book. I do not read comic books but often they tell a story of things that will be. Look at Iron man. The US government is working on creating such a thing and is almost there.
Most serious comic books have some truth in them and much imagination but it is the imagination that creates things most people think are impossible. Most comic writers study their subject well so that they can write about it. I never disrespect one who writes comic books and the things they expose should be taken seriously.
Posted in: Nosebleeds, food, and fear: How a manga became center of a debate on Fukushima
Kent McgrawMay. 18, 2014 - 03:15PM JST
Why do people always take things out on other people because they are from a country where the government does things that the people do not necessarily support? We need to learn it is not the people of a country but the government and politicians in a country who are the ones doing the bad things. Most people are nice and can not help where they were born.
We are not responsible for what our government does, we are responsible for what we do.
Posted in: China evacuates more than 3,000 nationals from Vietnam after unrest
Kent McgrawMay. 18, 2014 - 03:04PM JST
As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe charges ahead with his “Abenomics” policies to revive economic growth, things look set to get harder, not better, for Japan’s down-and-out.
These are policies to reverse growth not revive growth. The rich will get richer, the middle class will slip into poverty and the poor will become poorer. Abe is following the same policies that have ruined the world economy but if you hype it enough the people will believe it.
Abenomics are only for the rich that invest their money to make a profit, the people will not see any gain as the prices get higher and the Yen falls to record lows reducing the buying power.
Posted in: Japan's working poor left behind by Abenomics
Kent McgrawMay. 09, 2014 - 09:59AM JST
Actually the charge should escalate to dispensing medication without a license, attempted murder due to tha fact the person may have been allergic to the mdication. Diuretics can reduce the potassium level in the blood sending someone into cardiac arrest. What this man did is a serious crime and should be treated as such and not just as another sexual perversion.
Posted in: Taxi driver held for drugging women with diuretics
Kent McgrawApr. 16, 2014 - 01:27PM JST
The problem here is that there are few local hunters as the laws about hunting and who can get a hunting license are not only ridiculous but very expensive. There is already a bounty on deer and boar but when you have to go through everything you must go through to get a license and then pay the exorbitant fees and buy the shells to shoot at 1000 yen a shell, few people want to hunt. The police try to discourage people from applying for a hunting license. If they would loosen the laws, there would be more hunters but as it is it costs about 20000 yen a year to have a hunting license and hunt. Sure you can get a license for under that but not the gun and not the cartridges.
Posted in: Gov't discusses measures to stop crop damage by wild boars, deer
Kent McgrawApr. 06, 2014 - 06:47PM JST
As usual, there are many things not reported and everything is left up to question. Was this a miscarriage and she was in shock? I do not trust investigations here nor things reported. Confessions mean nothing in Japan as they are beat out of you.
The headline is nothing but sensationalism and it is very sad that a newspaper would resort to a sensational headline to get people to read it.
She may be a grieving mother who had a stillborn or a miscarriage. We do not know so do not judge.
Posted in: Woman arrested for dumping body of baby in toilet in Gunma
Kent McgrawApr. 06, 2014 - 06:42PM JST
What facts do you have to jump to any conclusion that the boy is guilty. He may not have known that he hit the accelerator and being a young man was afraid and tried to run away. No one should judge this young man or his intentions with the no evidence that is reported.
Posted in: Man killed by door of car that suddenly started; driver arrested
Kent McgrawApr. 06, 2014 - 06:26PM JST
The price of everything in Japan is quite higher than any place in the world. I can still buy everything in America and pay import fees and get things for less for the most part. After import taxes some things in Japan are the same as buying them outside of Japan and importing them.
A previous person wrote about the price of gas as being 95 yen a liter. I would like to know where, It is 175 yen liter where I am in Japan.
Vegetables are overpriced, meat is overpriced and even though I do not eat much rice, it is extremely over priced. There is nothing in Japan that is priced right.
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Kent McgrawMar. 23, 2014 - 08:03PM JST
CrickyMar. 23, 2014 - 09:01AM JST
Swooping like a tortuous and low and behold after six months preparation all players are unable to remember or find anything. Looks good though unless you have a monicume of intelligence.
They can be forgiven if they say they were drunk. I was drunk so I was not responsible. Verdict, not guilty by reason of intoxication.
Kent McgrawMar. 23, 2014 - 07:51PM JST
Voter turn out is 15.62% that says a lot. No one cares. Perhaps elections have become a joke all over the world as the votes do not count. Perhaps there was no one running that voters could see as being for them so the cronies went out to vote while the people protested that there was no good candidate. This is not just Osaka but people all over are getting tired of elections with no real choices about whom to elect. If no one votes I win by a landslide because I voted for me and my friends voted.
Posted in: Hashimoto re-elected Osaka mayor; voter turnout 23.59%
Kent McgrawMar. 02, 2014 - 06:06PM JST
Japan is supporting terrorists now. Here is news, Palestine was never a country or a people. Do some history research.
Those supporting the war against Israel will fail. Japan is going down under Abe. Japan has chosen to make Israel their enemy. Nothing good will come of this but nothing good comes of anything Abe does.
Posted in: Japan pledges $200 million in aid for Palestinians
Kent McgrawMar. 02, 2014 - 05:50PM JST
Perhaps if Japanese men respected women, it would not be this way.
Posted in: For some women, husband's death like a breath of fresh air
Sep. 02, 2014 - 08:31AM JST
So another sales campaign to get rid of "over-production"?? I remember last year we were unable…
Posted in: Japan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper
Sep. 02, 2014 - 08:29AM JST
Police said Tamura was arrested in 2010 over the death of her second oldest son, but…
Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being thrown against wall by mother
Sep. 02, 2014 - 08:26AM JST
I agree with conservatives and Fox News that Israel's decision to make this land grab is…
Posted in: U.S. urges Israel to reverse Palestinian land-grab plan
Sep. 02, 2014 - 08:25AM JST
Have they no better ways to waste our taxes?
Posted in: Do you have enough toilet paper?