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Kobuta ChanApr. 18, 2014 - 04:21AM JST
We will go to shop today. We hope to see some Japanese style cloths there.
Posted in: Uniqlo opens 1st Australian store in Melbourne
Kobuta ChanApr. 18, 2014 - 04:11AM JST
AC/DC is one of favorite Rock bands/ I sorry to hear Malcolm won't be playing again. I'm wishing all the best for Malcolm Young and I hope he will be fully recovered from illness. Miracle will have it for Malcolm.
Posted in: AC/DC rock on without ailing guitarist Malcolm Young
Kobuta ChanApr. 14, 2014 - 11:14AM JST
How about Internet on Toilet Door? These days fewer peoples are buying News Paper. Toilet Door with Internet connection will big hit. Samsung should not need to copy Apple for that. I'll allow Samsung to use my idea for free.
Posted in: Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone
Kobuta ChanApr. 13, 2014 - 11:49PM JST
Government should be given Whale meat importing License to private firm and import from Scandinavia countries.
Posted in: Anti-whaling ruling saves face for Japan
Kobuta ChanApr. 13, 2014 - 11:45PM JST
We have closed our bank account which was using by NHK collect as subscriber fee. Later, we pretended to be foreigner and couldn't speak and understand Japanese and didn't watch NHK. No one from NHK comes again after that.
I believe Government should ban NHK door knocking activity. It’s disgrace and shame. NHK should not force peoples to pay fee because of they own TV. Civil right group should sue NHK for breaking civil right by forcing peoples to pay subscriber fee even NHK does not sure they watch NHK channels or not.
If NHK does not enough budget to run current format and then NHK should cut its some of programs.
Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees
Kobuta ChanApr. 11, 2014 - 02:30AM JST
He knew she was in Toilet and wasn't in the bed. Steenkamp have 3 mobile phones with her in toilet. It's clearly she wasn't went to bed yet. According to neighbors, they heard arguing and shouting from Pistorius' apartment before gun fires. He is guilty.
Posted in: Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover
Kobuta ChanApr. 11, 2014 - 02:20AM JST
"Korea and Japan more alike than either would ever care to admit."
Japanese women are more likely married to foreigners than Japanese men.
Posted in: S Korea imposes new restrictions on marriages with foreigners
Kobuta ChanApr. 11, 2014 - 02:11AM JST
Please don't let open Casino in Japan. As you know many Japanese peoples have gambling addiction problem with Pachinko and Keba. Casino will be opening 24 hrs a day and 365 days per year. Gambling addiction will destroy Japanese hard working ethic, increasing in crime and prostitution, suicide, stealing money from Company and family break up. Government may be raise revenue but the damage causing to Japanese society by Casino will be expensive and irreparable. Please, don't let blood sucker sucking out hard working Japanese’s' family's money.
If majority of MPs voted for favor to have Casino in Japan and then it should be only in Okinawa because it can help Okinawa peoples with job opportunity. Also it will limit damage causing by Casino to Japanese families.
It’s better if Government does not let open Casino in Japan. Don't let rich peoples sucking blood from hard working Japanese’s' family.
Posted in: Pachinko operator Dynam in talks to build Japan casino with Asian partner
Kobuta ChanApr. 11, 2014 - 01:22AM JST
What a self-serving dick head? I don't know who will vote DJP with leader like Kaieda.
Posted in: DPJ leader tells Washington audience Abe destabilizing Asian region
Kobuta ChanApr. 10, 2014 - 05:04AM JST
Everybody likes easy money. Lawyer will encourage everyone who wants to sue Company like Tepco or Toyota for no win no fees. However, they have to pay some fees and other party costs if they lost. Layer will take away with 25% of compensation reward plus other fees.
Is it one of the recipes for rich in US culture?
Posted in: 79 U.S. sailors sue TEPCO over radiation during Operation Tomodachi
Kobuta ChanApr. 09, 2014 - 04:30AM JST
'Amoj' is 'Joma' backwards!
Red Bull is copy of Lipovitan-D with higher dose of caffeine. If you're in Thailand and then you will find many energy drink which are copy to Lipovitan-D.
There's no other energy drink in Thailand when Taisho Pharmaceutical Co. has marketing Lipovitan in Thailand in late 60s. Red Bull was called Krating Daeng in Thai language. Krating means Bull and Daeng mean Red in Thai Language. Red Bull started producing in late 70s. Thai will copy anything Japan had marketing in Thailand in 70s. Taisho has given license to Osotspa Co., Ltd to its formula but Krating Daeng doesn’t taken License from Taisho. I believe Taisho can pursuit law suit against Thai Red Bull that time. Red Bull basic ingredients and formula is same as Lipovitan-D and just changing taste by adding more sugar and caffeine.
Only truck drivers were major consumers of Red Bull when I visited Thailand in late 70s but Lipovitan D was very popular nation wide and over its borders that time.
Japanese Companies have idea, creating, invention and renovating but they are poor in marketing. Today, Red Bull and other energy drink makers are making billions dollars every year from Lipovitan-D formula.
Posted in: Eisai launches new energy drink Joma
Kobuta ChanApr. 07, 2014 - 12:41PM JST
RIKEN should let Haruko Obokata to reproduce steam cell by her acclaimed method under tight supervising if she wanted to prove she was not fraud. If she can not produce steam cell as her claimed and then she should be recognized as fraudster.
Posted in: Stem cell controversy sets back Japanese science
Kobuta ChanApr. 07, 2014 - 12:20PM JST
Hollywood Godzilla? I won't be watched Godzilla movie definitely. I don't want to watch over special effect, over acting, over killing and over doing on everything Hollywood movie..
Posted in: Latest trailer of Hollywood remake of Godzilla released
Kobuta ChanApr. 07, 2014 - 12:12PM JST
Stop treating 18 years old as child. His age can have children if he was married.
Posted in: Man killed by door of car that suddenly started; driver arrested
Kobuta ChanApr. 06, 2014 - 05:27AM JST
I hope Afghan peoples will choose right leader for them this time. Corrupted President Hamid Karzai 13 years in power was disaster for Afghanistan and its peoples. Karzai has wasted times and aid money. He is only interesting in stay in power during his family members and cronies stealing nation money which was donated by world and blind eyes on his relatives and cronies involving in drug trafficking. He should be charging with misusing country fund and treason. I'm sure he and his family will leave Afghanistan sooner or later.
Any one who becoming next President has to deal with Karzai legacy.
Posted in: Afghans line up for blocks to vote for new leader
Kobuta ChanApr. 02, 2014 - 08:46PM JST
" because consumers prefer pizza to whale meat.
Don't give them ideas. That said, it might actually taste good."
How about Whale meat topping Pizza?
Posted in: Norway keeps whaling quota unchanged for 2014
Kobuta ChanApr. 02, 2014 - 04:45AM JST
I'll wait and see Sea Shepherd war on Norway and other European nations.
Japan should give contract to Russia Fishery industry for Whale meat. Russia can export Whale meat without transit to Japan Also Sea Shepherd crews can end up in Siberia.
Posted in: Sea Shepherd to refocus attention on Norway, other nations, if Japan abides by court ruling
Kobuta ChanApr. 02, 2014 - 04:30AM JST
Oh, please! These guys truly are idiots! How can it be considered an important source of food if nobody eats it? How about the 5,000 tons of it rotting away in freezers across the country? How about the fact that is overpriced? How about the fact the only way you'll get rid of the stockpile is to give it away to schools and force kids to eat it? How about the tens of millions of dollars Japan had poured into its whale hunting with no returns what-so-ever? Whaling is not and never will be commercially viable and the sooner these old fogies get it through their thick heads the better off Japan will be. Every country that hunts whales has huge stockpiles of the meat because the supply is much higher than the demand. Just because there are whales there doesn't mean you have to kill them. It's not tradition! It's greed bordering on lunacy!
You don't understand what Japanese Government is doing with Whale meat. Whale meat can store for decades and Whale meat can be used as emergency food for Japanese peoples. After WWII, Japan had suffered food shortage. Whale meat and Whale blubber have saved Japanese children from malnutrition. If you're not Japanese and born in 50s and then you don't understand why Whale hunting is important for Japan.
Now Japan has money and can import foods from oversea but Japan will be vulnerable when Japan can't get foods supply from oversea for some reason. That time Whale meat will be most useful source of protein for Japanese peoples. No one can predict when synchronize natural disaster will strike on nations where Japan is importing meats and other stable foods from. Japanese Government is hunting Whale for Japanese peoples. It's duty of any Government in the world.
Posted in: Australia, NZ fear Japan may try to sidestep whaling ban
Kobuta ChanApr. 02, 2014 - 04:04AM JST
It'll save millions dollars tax payers' money anyway.
Posted in: China snubs Japan over international warship gathering
Kobuta ChanApr. 01, 2014 - 12:37AM JST
Japan cans still pursuit commercial Whaling option in Southern Ocean in next a few years. Australia does not have judiciary in Southern Ocean and the court does not recognize it. Japan can still argue returning of sustainable whale hunting depending on Whale population.
I believe Whale population is growing and the world will force to hunt Whales again in near future because it threatening to some of fish, shrimp, krill and other seafood stocks.
I'll wait and see what Japanese Government will do next. Japan will better off buying Whale meat from Scandinavia countries instead of hunting itself.
Posted in: World court rules Japan's Antarctic whaling not scientific
Apr. 21, 2014 - 08:30AM JST
Pros would be increased "flexibility" and "openness" (I think you all know what I'm referring to…
Posted in: The Japanese government remains cautious about addressing the population decline and labor shortage by accepting immigrants. What do you think are the pros and cons of Japan accepting more immigrants?
All I can read in this article is $$$$$$$$$$$
Posted in: Blatter repeats backing for winter 2022 World Cup
Apr. 21, 2014 - 08:26AM JST
They would have taken those vacations at a different time if given the chance. I really…
Posted in: Train companies, airlines expect mixed Golden Week
Apr. 21, 2014 - 08:22AM JST
The fact that the avocado is diced an anaemic tells you something... Might as well pay…
Posted in: McDonald’s Japan’s new Avocado Beef, Chicken, and Shrimp burgers look surprisingly good
No, Japan should not join. Japan has never made a free trade deal with any nation,…
Posted in: Should Japan join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade talks, which seem to be stuck over differences between Japan and the U.S.?