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OnniyamaOct. 21, 2014 - 07:36AM JST
Probably pushed to some degree. Now the old boys can say ,"We tried women in politics, but it just doesn`t work." Back to stodgy old men forever.
Posted in: METI Minister Yuko Obuchi resigned Monday over a political fund misuse scandal. Did she fall or was she pushed?
OnniyamaOct. 14, 2014 - 09:08PM JST
After the way Ben Johnson was villified, no way.
Posted in: Is end in sight of forgiveness for dopers?
OnniyamaOct. 14, 2014 - 06:55AM JST
Haha! Little baby. If you are going to annoy the townsfolk, don`t go whining to the cops when you get beat up. I really think it is time the cops did something about these annoying little pukes.
Posted in: Biker assaulted by iron bar-wielding Nara innkeeper
OnniyamaOct. 07, 2014 - 11:09AM JST
Couldn`t agree more about the manga. It is simply not literature. Where would I be now if I had read Archie comics instead of Graham Greene? Sgt. Rock instead of Cormac McCarthy? Spiderman instead of Jean Giono? etc. Nothing wrong with reading comics for entertainment but when that is all you read............................yikes!
Posted in: I think manga is depriving young people of the pleasure of reading real literature. I hope people would return to the written world and the beauty of the past. And get rid of katakana. Katakana should be abolished. The Japanese language is a beautiful language, and is capable of every kind of expression.
OnniyamaOct. 01, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
Why don`t they just lobby to have fuel prices reduced? If the costs could not be passed on to the customer, I am sure that is what they would do. Big business seems to lobby for everything else. Why not fuel charges?
Posted in: Airlines fly slower to cut fuel bill
OnniyamaSep. 30, 2014 - 10:05PM JST
And yet the government feels that a volcanic eruption near a nuclear facility would be no problem at all.
Posted in: No recovery of volcano victims due to eruption fears
OnniyamaSep. 30, 2014 - 10:01PM JST
GW. I guess Guy did not do a 5 minute Internet research on that. It does not serve his pro-nuke agenda.
Posted in: Gov't says volcanic eruption will have no impact on nuclear restarts
OnniyamaSep. 30, 2014 - 12:16PM JST
Big whup! 120 Yen is still too much. There are many machines that sell 100 Yen drinks.
Posted in: Vending machine dispenses cans with 5 yen coins taped to them
OnniyamaSep. 30, 2014 - 12:13PM JST
Of course not. Another triple meltdown would have no impact on nuclear restarts.
OnniyamaSep. 14, 2014 - 09:08AM JST
My word! Have you seen the women in Japanese porn?! I`ll do it for free.
Posted in: Japanese male porn stars rarer than Bengal tigers, actor says
OnniyamaSep. 12, 2014 - 09:43PM JST
Not a huge Beach Boys fan but Brian Wilson is most certainly a genius and Pet Sounds is a fantastic album. Look forward to seeing this movie.
Posted in: For Beach Boy biopic, actors tap Wilson's good musical vibrations
OnniyamaAug. 31, 2014 - 07:03AM JST
Ah, the tax hike. Last resort of an inept, negligent, fraudulent government that has failed to serve the people it is elected to represent. Why do we need these people if that is the best they can do? I can raise taxes. A monkey can raise taxes. Where are the people of vision and creativity? As in the Rush song; "And the men who hold high places, must be the ones who start, to mold a new reality, closer to the heart."
Posted in: Abe faces another bruising debate over next sales tax hike
OnniyamaAug. 29, 2014 - 10:36PM JST
Good for the Philippine forces. Send them an Apache gunship for protection.
Posted in: 75 Philippine U.N. peacekeepers defy Syria rebels after 43 Fijians seized
OnniyamaAug. 27, 2014 - 09:11AM JST
I agree with Probie. People should not move to a new country and expect that country to adapt to them. My grandparents immigrated to Canada from Europe after WW2. They tried their utmost to fit in to Canadian culture as it existed at the time. I moved to Japan in 1997. I did not expect the country to change its ways to suit me. I tried to fit in the best I could. Did that mean giving up certain things? Sure. If I don`t like it, I can go back to where I was born.
Posted in: In some countries, there is a ban on adults and children wearing religious clothing and symbols such as burqas, veils, head scarves, skullcaps, turbans and crucifixes in public places like schools, recreational facilities and so on. What’s your stance?
OnniyamaAug. 22, 2014 - 09:01AM JST
Why not? All (sane) countries have a right to produce what they wish. I wish Canada would build its own military fighters again. The price of the F35 has become a joke. Take the Avro Arrow design and modernize it and it would still be one of the top fighters.
Posted in: Japan considers building its own fighter jets
OnniyamaAug. 20, 2014 - 10:42PM JST
Yes. Good days! Modern technology is convenient but nothing will compare to hanging out with friends, drinking beer with no one looking at their cell. Playing cards, darts, pool etc. Doesn`t seem like people do those social things much anymore.
Posted in: Are you old enough to remember a time when there were no cell phones, no email, no Internet and no way to keep you connected to the world 24 hours a day? If so, do you sometimes think back on that time fondly?
OnniyamaAug. 20, 2014 - 10:07AM JST
And Fukushima will resume importing cabbage from Chernobyl. Right!
Posted in: Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports
OnniyamaAug. 15, 2014 - 10:30PM JST
Pandabelle and LBW2010. I believe you are right on the money.
Posted in: Are Japanese growing less heat-resistant?
OnniyamaJul. 06, 2014 - 10:35AM JST
Elbuda. Holland completely controlled the game. Costa Rica had one corner kick in the first 90 mins. That tells you how much they were in the Dutch end. But hats off to CR for putting up such a fight.
Posted in: Netherlands beat Costa Rica in penalty shootout
OnniyamaJun. 25, 2014 - 07:44AM JST
Yes. Notice these robots are always women. Servants?
Posted in: Woman or machine? New robots look eerily human
Oct. 24, 2014 - 05:27PM JST
He's certainly as big a jerk as Jobs was.
Posted in: Christian Bale to play Apple's Steve Jobs
Oct. 24, 2014 - 05:23PM JST
Pandabelle: "Pachinko and pachislot are different beasts entirely, quasi-legal gambling because how the bets are paid…
Posted in: Casino bill delayed again; resort opening could miss Olympics
Oct. 24, 2014 - 05:19PM JST
He is attending to see a motion........picture something that has alluded him in the past.
Posted in: Film fans
Oct. 24, 2014 - 05:09PM JST
Goodness me, are there any politicians related to past politicians who are not on the take.…
Posted in: Minister hit by bar scandal also under fire for owning TEPCO shares
Oct. 24, 2014 - 05:08PM JST
No surprises here. It just makes me laugh.