Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday.
NEW USER REGISTRATION
Letters and numbers only; 5 to 50 characters. This cannot be changed later.
You will be sent an email to activate your account before you can log in.
Yes, I would like to receive news alerts from JapanToday
Micheal Rhian DriscollAug. 23, 2015 - 11:23AM JST
"It's just business," as they kept saying through the Godfather movies. Or as Tony "Scarface" Montana might have put it, "Don't get high on your own supply."
Posted in: CEO of cheating website Ashley Madison says he's faithful husband
Micheal Rhian DriscollAug. 13, 2015 - 10:42AM JST
The Germans have manned up & taken ownership of their mistakes. Japan has not. It's a damn shame & a stain on the character of this otherwise extraordinary ancient culture.
Posted in: 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan
Micheal Rhian DriscollAug. 02, 2015 - 03:07AM JST
I volunteer to taste test the samples
Posted in: Japanese firm to mature whisky in space
Micheal Rhian DriscollAug. 01, 2015 - 10:28AM JST
I'm ashamed of the TSA
Posted in: Morrissey claims sex assault at US airport security
Micheal Rhian DriscollJun. 30, 2015 - 09:37AM JST
Dialect done, done right, is funny. It's not racist. It's just teasing. Now, as I don't speak Japanese a lot of this bit went over my head but I liked the idea. It made me smile. So well done Ishii-san.
Posted in: Comedian suggests using Japanese with American accent to stealthily broach uncomfortable topics
Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 25, 2015 - 09:43AM JST
The US position improves the closer we get to the day we GTF out!
Posted in: Syria regime to accept de facto partition of country
Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 01, 2015 - 09:00AM JST
He's lived in Japan for 30 YEARS & is FLUENT. The fault is not on his side. & we ALL know this. ----- PS I am aware of the USA's "sterling" record on race. If it's wrong in one country it's wrong in the other.
Posted in: Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo defends foreigner rules
Micheal Rhian DriscollApr. 30, 2015 - 07:23PM JST
It was a horrible weapon & a horrible thing to do. But the other inevitable choice was an invasion which would have made Japan a nation of corpses. They were training civilians to fight a modern army with spears or to run at tanks with explosives!!! Invasion would have been the other horrible choice. As it was, Japan was cauterized, a war ended, & a nation got to survive. There were two horrible choices, & the one less horrible taken.
Posted in: Nuclear attack survivors, 70 years later, fading away
Micheal Rhian DriscollApr. 24, 2015 - 09:21AM JST
I had only thought of Russell as a whirlwind, passionate about what he is doing of course. It is a wonderful revelation to learn that he thinks about all the aspects of the business.
Posted in: Russell Crowe finds his roots with 'The Water Diviner'
Micheal Rhian DriscollApr. 03, 2015 - 09:42AM JST
Historical irony much?
Posted in: U.S. hopes Japan's navy will be more active in Pacific
Micheal Rhian DriscollMar. 26, 2015 - 10:20AM JST
does it do HDR?
Posted in: High-end compact digital camera STYLUS SH-2
I feel "sparking sake" is a prettier name. Like liquid fireworks.
Posted in: Champagne sake is a bubbly glass of East meets West
Micheal Rhian DriscollMar. 16, 2015 - 10:30AM JST
at serrano ..... no because kevin spacey's character is more interesting. boner is just nasty. (as cleveland would say)
Posted in: Kevin Spacey revels in his anti-hero president in 'House of Cards'
Micheal Rhian DriscollMar. 15, 2015 - 09:10AM JST
Good point OssanAmerica. I think the Gods love irony.
Posted in: Testing Beijing, Japan eyes growing role in South China Sea security
Micheal Rhian DriscollMar. 08, 2015 - 12:27AM JST
accidents happen. the tourist is not to blame, but i'm sure there's going to be a rather uncomfortable conversation at someone's next performance review.
Posted in: Japanese tourist wanders into queen’s private rooms in Windsor Castle
Micheal Rhian DriscollMar. 01, 2015 - 09:27AM JST
When I lived in Japan as a child, I had friends of all shades & hues. We were all Americans together. Then the family moved to Hawaii. There was a boy named Harold Harada. I learned his name later on, byt my first day of school, he ran up to me & said "Get [out] of here, white trash." It was the nicest thing he ever said to me, over the next two years we were in the 50th state.
Posted in: Have you ever experienced racism or sexual harassment? If so, what did you do about it at the time?
Micheal Rhian DriscollFeb. 15, 2015 - 12:25AM JST
Harming these gentle creatures would be an unforgiveable atrocity. I hope those folks making the case will appeal as far as they can, even to the Supreme Court. In the mean time, perhaps they can get some sort of stay, to suspend construction for the time being?
Posted in: U.S. judge dismisses lawsuit over U.S. base in Okinawa
Micheal Rhian DriscollFeb. 14, 2015 - 10:57AM JST
fair point 1glenn
Posted in: DSLR camera for shooting Astrophotography
Micheal Rhian DriscollJan. 29, 2015 - 09:38AM JST
why dont they axe this hirai person?
Posted in: Sony to cut 1,000 jobs in smartphone business
Micheal Rhian DriscollDec. 30, 2014 - 09:14AM JST
I wish you much joy ******
Posted in: Birthday girl
Sep. 05, 2015 - 01:30AM JST
Tough one, seriously. I had this situation in my first apartment building, and I was coming…
Posted in: If you heard someone crying or screaming nextdoor, and sensed it was someone being physically abused, would you intervene in some way, or call the police, or do nothing and just mind your own business?
Defending what? China against itself? So proceeding to take over Manchuria and most of the populated…
Posted in: Japan urges China not to focus on 'unfortunate history'
Sep. 05, 2015 - 01:26AM JST
smithinjapan: Meanwhile Tom Cotton is off again on his treason mission working with Netanyahu to "go…
Posted in: Democratic support piles up for Iran nuclear deal in U.S. Senate
These days, calling someone Nazi like is just short-hand for saying: "They are bad. We should…
Posted in: Australian PM angers Jewish leaders by comparing IS with Nazis
Sep. 05, 2015 - 01:25AM JST
The Faroes are Danish. Nothing to do with the UK.
Posted in: Taiji dolphin hunt begins; coastal whaling set to start