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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
OnniyamaJun. 21, 2014 - 01:36PM JST
Ice hockey has to be the most exciting. No other sport matches its speed and energy. Soccer is pretty great when they play well and refrain from all the diving. American football has its moments as an exciting game but there is just too much down time and standing around. Most boring has to be baseball. If golfers were not so amazingly talented, I would have to put up there with baseball, but sometimes it is a thing of beauty to watch.
Posted in: What for you is the most exciting sport to watch, when it is played well, and what is the most boring?
OnniyamaJun. 15, 2014 - 10:32AM JST
I would like to see video reviews of the diving. That ruins the game for me. Make all these spoiled, metrosexuals act more like men.
Posted in: Do you think goal-line technology and video replays can help avoid controversial referee decisions in sports?
OnniyamaJun. 10, 2014 - 02:13PM JST
How terrible! The warnings of heavy rains have been on tv every day lately. Maybe they need to reinforce the warnings in school. Kids are stupid and need to reminded again and again. My thoughts are with the poor boys` families.
Posted in: 3 boys drown after being swept away in Gifu river
OnniyamaJun. 07, 2014 - 01:57PM JST
Some great comments here. Well done. Can see the difference in opinion of people living outside vs inside Japan. I agree with some things on the list. Transportation? A big YES! But Manga? Who cares? And food? No way! Maybe if you can afford to eat at the restaurants Michelin recommends, but for the average Joe the food is basically......ah...........brown.
Posted in: 10 things Japan does better than anywhere else
OnniyamaJun. 01, 2014 - 04:42PM JST
Too bad the PM 2.5 is so high or I could open the windows. Don`t want the AC but no choice with kids.
Posted in: Temperatures top 35 degrees for 2nd straight day
OnniyamaMay. 30, 2014 - 10:07AM JST
Frungy. Totally agree. Those names are akin to Germany naming their pro soccer teams after concentration camps.
Posted in: What do you think of the nicknames that sports teams use? For example, in the U.S., the NFL's Washington Redskins are under pressure to change their moniker because it is now seen as being disrespectful to native Americans.
OnniyamaMay. 30, 2014 - 08:58AM JST
It is obscene.
OnniyamaMay. 13, 2014 - 04:11PM JST
This guy should be beaten with a stick.
Posted in: Elementary school student attacked while riding bike in Saitama town
OnniyamaMay. 13, 2014 - 09:03AM JST
Only one plus. It will provide some jobs to locals. The rest is all negative. The casino companies will be American so most of the profits will leave the country and Japan will be left to deal with all the social problems that come with gambling. (perhaps they already exist from Pachinko though).
Posted in: What would you say are the pros and cons of having legalized casino gambling in Japan?
OnniyamaMay. 12, 2014 - 09:07AM JST
Posted in: Which movies get your vote for the top 5 sports films ever?
OnniyamaMay. 12, 2014 - 09:00AM JST
Won't both these guys likely be dead by the time this comes to pass?
Posted in: U.S. casino billionaires place bets in Japan's tale of two cities
Sep. 01, 2014 - 08:20PM JST
I'm sorry but, these drills seem to do very little. When the 'big one' struck a…
Posted in: 2.35 million take part in nationwide disaster drill
Sep. 01, 2014 - 08:19PM JST
The Obama/Nuland cookies-n-coup started all this. The Pinball Wizards are out in full force here today.
Posted in: Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine
Sep. 01, 2014 - 08:16PM JST
Let's logically analyze this. WTF is different from eating cows, pigs, chickens, sardines, emu's or crocodiles?…
Posted in: Dolphin-hunting season kicks off in Taiji
Sep. 01, 2014 - 08:15PM JST
I think this is actually a good move for Kagawa considering the dire straits Manchester United…
Posted in: Dortmund brings Kagawa back from Man United
Sep. 01, 2014 - 08:10PM JST
Tradition is not an excuse for anything.
Neither are national boundaries.
If something is dumb, it's…