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
OnniyamaJul. 03, 2015 - 09:52PM JST
Great. The Abe governmet can join Canadas Harper government as a totalitarian regime. Here in Canada scientists are muzzled from speaking the truth and if your organiztion (eg. bird watchers newsletter) speaks out against government policy, Harper sicks Revenue Canada on you for an audit. I dont know which government is worse. ABe should compare notes with Harper. Could shut those newspapers up with an audit. Shoot! Gotta run. There is a knock on the door. Probably the Feds. Long live the union!
Posted in: Okinawan news editors lash out at LDP calls for press curbs
OnniyamaJun. 21, 2015 - 09:46AM JST
Kodera River in Yamagata.
Posted in: What do you think are some of the most beautiful scenic spots in Japan?
OnniyamaJun. 18, 2015 - 08:25AM JST
Hockey, hands down. The speed of the game cannot be matched. Soccer can be exciting if the players don`t take dives every five seconds.
Posted in: Which sports, when they are played well, do you find the most exciting to watch, and which sports do you find so boring that you can't understand how anyone could find them interesting?
OnniyamaJun. 13, 2015 - 10:05AM JST
Posted in: Which martial arts would you recommend to someone wanting to learn a means of self-defense?
OnniyamaJun. 11, 2015 - 07:40AM JST
What a joke. If anything, the whalers are the radical group, defying international law (or at least the spirit of it). They should be fined every time they hunt in international waters.
Posted in: Sea Shepherd to pay $2.55 mil to Japan whalers
OnniyamaJun. 09, 2015 - 08:13AM JST
Yes, it is probably a money issue for the most part. However, I think culturally, it may be that Japanese men are nearly useless around the home and as soon as the woman comes back home, she would be right back to work, serving said useless husband. Could also be that young Japanese women are largely ignorant about child rearing, and the week in the hospital gives staff a chance to teach the new mothers a few things. I know my wife`s time in the hospital was quite informative.
Posted in: In Japan, women are usually kept in hospital for up to a week after giving birth, while in the West, if there are no complications, mothers usually go home the next day, or even less, as was the case with the Duchess of Cambridge, for example. Why the difference?
OnniyamaJun. 04, 2015 - 07:41AM JST
It can`t. Same as in any political environment.
Posted in: How can corruption be eliminated from organizations that control global sports, such as FIFA, the IOC and so on?
OnniyamaJun. 02, 2015 - 12:44PM JST
After having been through the Fukushima disaster(s), take it from me, please have a plan. It could mean everything to you (and your family). Keep a stock of food, water and emergency supplies and have a rallying and exit plan in effect. Don`t be caught short.
Posted in: Have you worked out a plan on what to do if a major earthquake should strike your area? Do you have a disaster survival kit to take with you?
OnniyamaMay. 26, 2015 - 11:45AM JST
MapleG. Unfortunately, prices seem to be set so that they end up being rounded up. I almost never have a bill that is rounded down.
Posted in: Do you think Japan should do away with the one-yen coin?
OnniyamaMay. 26, 2015 - 10:09AM JST
Canada got rid of its penny. It sucks. Nine times out of ten the price gets rounded up. Consumers lose.
OnniyamaMay. 22, 2015 - 11:29AM JST
Onsens, tachi-nomi, fuzoku, yaki-imo trucks, kids calling out "ohayo" in the morning on their way to school, the countryside and quaint small villages, swerving around snakes while cycling on tanbo-michi, idobatakaigi, one cup sake, keep-bottles at izakaya and snacks, beautiful ladies on the streets. Just to name a few more.
Posted in: 21 things people miss after leaving Japan
OnniyamaMay. 20, 2015 - 08:23AM JST
Dont bother trying to tell Harper. He doesnt believe climate change exists.
Posted in: Climate control
OnniyamaMay. 18, 2015 - 08:02AM JST
Like him or not, the guy is doing good things.
Posted in: Chef Jamie Oliver urges compulsory food lessons worldwide
OnniyamaMay. 18, 2015 - 08:00AM JST
Yep. Exactly why they sent Horiemon up the river. Status quo! Status quo! Conform! Conform!
Posted in: Cool Japan should be about supporting new, creative businesses, but instead it's being taken over by big business.
OnniyamaMay. 14, 2015 - 07:36AM JST
Do women in Japan actually read this drivel? This article is so stupid it is would be odious to comment.
Posted in: How women can manipulate clueless men
OnniyamaMay. 09, 2015 - 10:23AM JST
Id take this guys job over mine anyday. Whats he driving in that picture? A DeLorean?
Posted in: Japan's 'Pornaldo' keeps scoring as male actors fizzle
OnniyamaMay. 03, 2015 - 10:58AM JST
Send some of these thug cops up the river where they belong. They can no longer feel like they can get away with murder.
Posted in: Unrest is spreading in many U.S. cities over police brutality. What can be done to ease tensions and improve law enforcement in multiracial communities?
OnniyamaApr. 26, 2015 - 01:12PM JST
sandiegoluv. Like it or not, these events occurred. You could search them one by one if you like. I have no problem with these vets expressing the feelings on the war, but dont come out with statements alluding that Americas hands are clean. Btw, my country is America.
Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans
OnniyamaApr. 26, 2015 - 12:57PM JST
“You can’t have a high-ranking country today if you’re not willing to face your past. They have to admit their failures. If they admit their failures, then by golly they deserve to have the best.” The pot calling the kettle black extraordinaire.
OnniyamaApr. 26, 2015 - 09:11AM JST
“You can’t have a high-ranking country today if you’re not willing to face your past. They have to admit their failures. If they admit their failures, then by golly they deserve to have the best.” Not to diminish what these guys went through and what they achieved in WW2 but come on. Laying it on a bit thick considering what the U.S. has done. The llist of their atrocities is a mile long and no, they have not faced them openly and honestly.
Jul. 08, 2015 - 07:13AM JST
Constantly grunting 'uhn,..uhn' while having a conversation.
Posted in: What Japanese habits have you adopted since moving to Japan?
Jul. 08, 2015 - 07:10AM JST
Think you missed a Kong there.
Posted in: War fears
Jul. 08, 2015 - 07:08AM JST
She is guilty of stupidity at most. 3 weeks in lock up for this offense is…
Posted in: Arrested American Toyota exec to be released
The government is considering ways to generate funding.
Should'nt this have been done at the start…
Posted in: Revised cost of Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium approved
Jul. 08, 2015 - 07:06AM JST
palm down "come here" motion