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
OnniyamaApr. 08, 2016 - 10:14AM JST
Whats your point Uesaka? Its all due to greed, arrogance and indifference that proper walls were not built and other safety measures were not implemented (as they were repeatedly asked to do) in a historically tsunami prone area. No one to blame except the nuclear industry itself. What do you expect now?
Posted in: About 1,700 students and researchers used research reactors before the 2011 accident. But some now have to go overseas to use nuclear facilities, or give up on their studies.
OnniyamaApr. 01, 2016 - 09:31PM JST
DarkKnightZ. 1400 Yen!? In their dreams. More like 900. You must all work hard, the pay will be low, not enough to live on, the company will reap billions, are you with me? I can`t hear you! ARE YOU with me?
Posted in: First day on the job
OnniyamaMar. 29, 2016 - 09:49AM JST
Posted in: The rise of on-demand viewing divides Hollywood
OnniyamaMar. 29, 2016 - 08:28AM JST
Well, the cable companies have had it coming. Horrible programing at expensive monthly costs. 95% of the programming is unwatchable. Let`s face it. When the movie of the night is Sister Act Two, how can you blame your customers for wanting something else?
OnniyamaMar. 18, 2016 - 10:56PM JST
24000 people kill themselves and the story focuses on 23 due to the disasters!? Seems the stress of normal life is worse than those of disaster hit people. Still that attempt to shift any dangers from raditation to those of stress by the media.
OnniyamaMar. 16, 2016 - 12:00PM JST
I think it is good that people are shocked and dismayed by the rise of Trump. I encourage everyone to read the following link. Don``t just read the title. It is a very well written article. http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/what-will-trump-presidency-look-rise-nazis-pretty-good-guide
Posted in: Why is the U.S. presidential campaign generating so many vitriolic comments from supporters of both sides, including readers of Japan Today? Why is it so difficult for some people to be tolerant of opposing views?
OnniyamaMar. 16, 2016 - 11:21AM JST
TravelingSales. Are you speaking of taxpayer handouts to the needy or to the ultra-wealthy and corporations?
OnniyamaMar. 16, 2016 - 09:34AM JST
Tony Alderman. What world have you been living in? Take a look at the last 7 years and you will see that the exact same is true of the GOP. They are even worse. They are always the ones who start the mud slinging.
OnniyamaMar. 10, 2016 - 10:17PM JST
Maybe, just maybe it was justified considering how many genetic defects are starting to appear in the next generation around Chernobyl. It is a long term concern moreso than a short term one. Do you really want to take the risk if you don`t have to?
OnniyamaMar. 09, 2016 - 10:08PM JST
Love the use of the term ignite. Like wages will ever ignite.
Posted in: Gov't considers 2nd sales tax hike delay as spending falls
OnniyamaMar. 03, 2016 - 09:51PM JST
Sadsamurai. That is simply not the case. Not everyone made big bucks during the bubble. My in-laws are a prime example. The most frugal people I know. Never go anywhere, never eat out, have worked all their lives for chump change. Not on welfare but father in-law is pushing 70 and is still working construction. There are a lot of people like them. Don`t presume all these people on welfare have lived irresponsibly. Companies are notriously cheap while executives reap all the benefits. Or do you still believe in trickle-down economics (biggest lie in history) theory?
OnniyamaMar. 03, 2016 - 11:53AM JST
sadsamurai. Pretty hard to save for retirement when you look at the minimum wage and the cost of living in Japan. Sorry, but not everyone has the opportunity to go to university and get a great job. Not everyone has special skills that enable them to get good paying skilled labour jobs. Maybe some of these are people who lost jobs due to sickness or lost a spouse. Sheesh! Not saying it is all Abe`s fault, but you can hardly blame (all) the people. Try living on 780 Yen/hour when your rent is 60000 a month, etc.
OnniyamaMar. 01, 2016 - 10:14PM JST
Trump equals disaster for the world. Bombers will be in the air during his inauguration. I would never support the Republicans but seriously, what is wrong with John Kasich? He seems to be the only sensible man on the stage during the debates. Notice how none of the others challenge him? They are too st@pid. He actually has definite policies and experience.
Posted in: Would you like to see Donald Trump become the next U.S. president?
OnniyamaFeb. 18, 2016 - 09:46PM JST
Over a 180 hour work month that works out to about 17 Yen per hour raise. Sweet! Livin in good times. BurakuminDes. Yes, better off getting rid of the union dues.
Posted in: Automaker unions reduce pay rise demands
OnniyamaDec. 06, 2015 - 11:06AM JST
Yes. Stay free Japan. Don`t join the west in its over-parenting society. Stay part of Asia.
Posted in: Drink up
OnniyamaNov. 23, 2015 - 07:37AM JST
"narrative" Just say story! You don`t sound intelligent. And of course "surreal".
Posted in: Which English words or expressions annoy you the most when you hear them repeatedly used by other people in conversation?
OnniyamaOct. 02, 2015 - 10:25AM JST
dcog9065. Most likely you are correct. As strangerland said, it is already happening on a wide scale. Read Kurt Vonnegut`s Player Piano and you will get a good idea of what life will be like. The only real benefit of robots that I see is ones that can perform complex medical procedures or perform jobs that are too hazardous to humans.
Posted in: What do you predict for the future of robotics?
OnniyamaSep. 24, 2015 - 09:15PM JST
Share prices and corporate profits have soared. Wages have not budged. Sounds familiar.
Posted in: Abe unveils 3 new arrows for reviving economy
OnniyamaSep. 21, 2015 - 08:26AM JST
True Okinawa. I assuming you are American. Unless you are 100 percent native american, you or your ancestors immigrated to the U.S. too. What gives with the selfishness? Was taking immigrants after WW2 and the Viet Nam war stupidity?
Posted in: Kerry: U.S. to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017
OnniyamaSep. 06, 2015 - 11:02AM JST
The changes are most likely caused by the stress from trees worrying about radiation. Perhaps these trees have a view through a house window that shows fear mongering reports on tv.
Posted in: Radiation fears as report shows Fukushima fir trees to be growing strangely
Search the Largest English Job Board in Japan.
May. 01, 2016 - 06:50PM JST
Keep up the good work the coalition
Posted in: Iraq forces launch major offensive on IS-held town
May. 01, 2016 - 06:48PM JST
It's international airspace, but planes should still keep their transponders on, for safety reasons.
Posted in: Russia defends intercept of U.S. reconnaissance plane over Baltic
May. 01, 2016 - 06:43PM JST
Wouldn't know because the yaks and other companies have a stranglehold on the taxi service here…
Posted in: What do you think of ride-booking service Uber?
May. 01, 2016 - 06:41PM JST
The story didn't mention changes to the chicken ingredients, which if I'm not mistaken may still…
Posted in: McNugget makeover? McDonald's tests 'simpler' recipe
May. 01, 2016 - 06:40PM JST
Translation: As in the past we hiding the truth in order not to arouse the anger…
Posted in: With regard to our reporting about nuclear plants, we are transmitting accurate information based on facts, as has been the practice from the past, in order to avoid unnecessarily arousing concerns among residents.
10,000’s of properties available today!