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Micheal Rhian DriscollDec. 07, 2013 - 10:38PM JST
What a small-minded, vindictive, petty & unreasonable little government!
Posted in: N Korea deports elderly U.S. tourist
Micheal Rhian DriscollNov. 23, 2013 - 11:59AM JST
re: sequels....In an office were I worked some years back, a woman was bemoaning the GTTW sequel, and a Jewish co-worker sympathized, mentioning his own disappointment with the follow-on to the Old Testament.
Posted in: Paramount to fight 'It's a Wonderful Life' sequel
Micheal Rhian DriscollNov. 02, 2013 - 08:22PM JST
But in these interesting times, in an airport or on an airplane, some nervous nellie or security guard sees you going for the shoulder holster.....and it all ends in tears.
Posted in: Be a quick-draw salaryman with 'Business Holster'
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 29, 2013 - 10:11AM JST
I once shocked an Indian couple who had just started running a convenience store in a college town when I explained the pre-Christian origins of the holiday. They just never thought of Westerners as not ever being other than Christian,
Posted in: Since when was Halloween so popular in Japan?
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 24, 2013 - 09:37PM JST
Almost worth the price of a plane ticket, just to check out the vending variety
Posted in: Hot canned Canada Dry Ginger Ale
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 21, 2013 - 10:14AM JST
Hang in there Jackie! I look forward to you breaking through that barrier & showing your full range!!!!
Posted in: As body ages, Jackie Chan longs for Hollywood's full embrace
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 10, 2013 - 11:18AM JST
What? No Ghostbusters?
Posted in: Realize your life-long dream of being a ghost at Fuji Q amusement park
Micheal Rhian DriscollSep. 23, 2013 - 11:25AM JST
Some people (and some countries) are just not happy unless they have something to be miserable about. And NK is just about the most miserable "country" in Asia.
Posted in: N Korea fumes at Japanese report on first lady's past
Micheal Rhian DriscollSep. 20, 2013 - 10:09AM JST
I like the symmetry but I also agree that Japan hasn't properly confronted its responsibility with regards to WW2
Posted in: Hiroshima girl's paper crane comes to Pearl Harbor
Micheal Rhian DriscollSep. 09, 2013 - 10:19AM JST
Maybe Asian diplomats should be teaching their hosts about their various martial arts?
Posted in: Barefoot Japanese diplomat wrestles for peace in Sudan
Micheal Rhian DriscollSep. 07, 2013 - 09:47AM JST
Well, offer something better that will allow me to port my date there, & we will see
Posted in: Facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy
Micheal Rhian DriscollAug. 28, 2013 - 09:18AM JST
I think Abe wants to be Margaret Thatcher. He should take care he doesn't become General Galatieri (sp)
Posted in: Aso compares Senkakus dispute to Falklands
Micheal Rhian DriscollAug. 05, 2013 - 11:14AM JST
That's fair, he's done similar in his early career. I look forward to seeing it upon a day.
Posted in: Eastwood 'thrilled' at Japanese remake of 'Unforgiven'
Micheal Rhian DriscollJul. 18, 2013 - 08:00PM JST
Sometimes, we just have to tolerate each other an awful lot. What with North Korea hanging overhead, and the tensions over islands & potential oil fields that include several other countries, any thing, even if its just keeping in touch that turns down the heat, is a very good sign.
Posted in: Japan, S Korea try conciliatory approach to mend ties
Micheal Rhian DriscollJul. 07, 2013 - 10:35AM JST
Don't forget the adjustment. Since Japanese industry was so dispersed & by then quite.....basic, it was about area destruction via firebombing & other small ordnance.
Posted in: Unexploded WWII shell found in Tokyo's Kita Ward
Micheal Rhian DriscollJun. 06, 2013 - 09:33AM JST
I hope he can turn it around
Posted in: John Galliano 'grateful' for dramatic fall from grace
Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 27, 2013 - 09:57AM JST
I don't believe Japan has taken ownership of its record in WW2, the way Germany has.
Posted in: Japanese right-wingers protest against S Korean daily's A-bomb editorial
Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 24, 2013 - 07:31PM JST
Perhaps it was just a horrible & more efficient way to end the war than an actual invasion. If you look at what was planned, based on the way the Pacific War was fought, Japan would have been destroyed as a nation, possibly even as a people. Operation Olympic planners considered the use of chemical and biological weapons, and as they learned about the weapon, even some tactical use of nukes. The Japanese were ready to turn their whole nation into a kamikaze force, making their country one big open grave. The history of that war, and pretty much any war, is the balance of horrible choices in order to get the job done. Morality really doesn't enter into it.
Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment'
Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 24, 2013 - 07:18PM JST
As opposed to forcing women to be prostitutes?
Posted in: Korean 'comfort women' cancel meeting with Hashimoto
Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 16, 2013 - 07:18PM JST
He's not sorry for what he said. He's sorry he got caught.
Posted in: Hashimoto offers to meet 'comfort women' to apologize
Dec. 12, 2013 - 02:32AM JST
How low can you go?
Posted in: Pop singer Miley Cyrus named MTV's best artist of 2013
Dec. 12, 2013 - 02:30AM JST
Seems a bit disrespectful. But not as much as Obama's "selfie" he took with Cameron at…
Posted in: Man of the moment
Dec. 12, 2013 - 02:27AM JST
@Heda: Ths is JT opinion forum so people write their opinions. Then discuss why they like…
Posted in: Philippines to seek more aid from Japan
Dec. 12, 2013 - 02:18AM JST
It is not just Japanese students, it is all students. I was and still am a…
Posted in: Japanese college students struggle to answer basic astronomy questions
Dec. 12, 2013 - 02:12AM JST
Some (many?) Republicans, it seems, have never gone to charm school, nor do they plan to.…
Posted in: Republicans criticize Obama for Castro handshake