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Oz_MonsterMar. 21, 2013 - 12:39PM JST
Seriously ! Three years to take to make one movie ?
I think if directors like Peter Jackson can produce movies in a time-frame which are released one movie every year for three years, what is stopping MGM from doing the same?
Maybe MGM just made so much money they don't need to make Bond films so often. Hey MGM, let me remind you,
Bond films are made for fans, not for you!
Posted in: Next James Bond movie expected within 3 years: MGM
Oz_MonsterMar. 20, 2013 - 08:46PM JST
The Japanese whaling fleet is not welcome in the Southern Ocean. If the Australian Federal Court has ruled that Japanese whaling is illegal, because Japan is breaking the law, administering the law in Australian waters is the role of the Australian Navy. I would say that next whaling season there should be Australian navy guarding our waters so there are Zero whales caught!
Posted in: Anti-whalers return to Australia claiming victory over Japan
Oz_MonsterMar. 20, 2013 - 12:41AM JST
You are probably right CH3CHO.
Japan in its current state is a political cash cow for Korean and Chinese political parties. Something out of the ordinary which dominates world PR for a good reason will only boost Japan's credibility, tourism and global status needs to be implemented.
Posted in: S Korea, China fault Japan on 'comfort women' at U.N.
Oz_MonsterMar. 19, 2013 - 06:19PM JST
I would agree with UnserSchicksal. What does Japan have to do so that China, South Korea and the Philippines are satisfied? What type of apology and show of remorse will satisfy China, South Korea and the rest of the world?
The fact is that China and South Korea will never be satisfied with any apology or sum of money Japan will offer. Why? These governments both in China and South Korea were established after the war to fill the political void after defeat of their oppressive Japanese colonial rulers. Successive Korean and Chinese governments, their very political foundation and strength at the domestic level derives from being able to continually win support by attacking Japan at any possible opportunity.
Abe wants to create a "Proud Japan" and I am all for that, I live here it is my home, I love Japan as a country and a people. Yet he has to render and counter these Chinese and Korean continual political barrages with social efforts backed up by bold and creative actions.
Yes Japan often sees itself as a victim, yet if Abe could construct something physical (like a Museum of Peace) which shows Japan as an aggressor, then defeated nation, changed nation rebuilding and contributing to peace, now a country ready to move on and be better country with its partners in Asia and around the world, it could show the world Japan is prepared to accept its past, be responsible for its actions, reflect on its past and have become better global people.
Forget...Yokoso Japan, or Visit Japan campaigns, maybe Japan needs to have a "Sorry Japan" year in 2014.
In the 70th anniversary of WW2, a year dedicated to healing the political and social issues domestically and internationally. A huge PR and event effort which would show the world Japan and the Japanese people have changed and and repentant for once and for all. Then from 2015, Japan could be Proud because they did everything they could as a nation to the world to ask for forgiveness and move on as a nation.
Oz_MonsterMar. 06, 2013 - 10:48PM JST
Disney has always had the the theme of "where dreams come true"! For Koyuki and Hiroko if their dream came true then thats fantastic. Congratulations for these two people for standing up for what they believe in.
A bad lesson for kids? I think not,. More to the point a wake up call for the Japanese government that their marriage laws our outdated and not in touch with an evolving society.
Posted in: First gay wedding held at Tokyo Disney Resort
Oz_MonsterMar. 06, 2013 - 10:42AM JST
OK the hospitals refused because there were no doctors or free beds. Every hospital has doctors on call and why did the man need a free bed? One can only conclude he did not have National Health Insurance and these hospitals did not want to have to pay the bill for the mans stay in hospital and the fee for the on call doctor.
Posted in: Saitama man dies after hospitals reject him 36 times
Oz_MonsterJan. 31, 2013 - 09:34PM JST
Totally agree with Hosefella. These ladies who stood up to the system and came forward should be commended. No Athlete man or women should have to put up with this kind of systematic abuse. Sonada should not keep his job and the whole AJJF should conduct a full independent investigation into this type of coaching methods across all levels of coaches.
Posted in: Japan's female Olympic judokas say coaches beat them
Oz_MonsterJan. 11, 2013 - 11:30PM JST
Unfortunately this type of incident will happen again and again. Japan's education system is archaic and is in serious need of reform. You have to really feel for the kid, he was in need of help, even expressed his pain to his parents but it appears no one really cared.
As it is with many school team sports in Japan, the coaches methods and disciplinary actions are agreed upon by the parents before they enter the club. So his parents endorsed this corporal punishment style of discipline, the school principle endorsed it and the Ministry of Education, who employs the coach endorsed it, all by failing to take any serious preventative action to protect students. All are accountable and yet nothing will happen. Just another kid who couldn't cope with the system, a statistic. The coach is criminally responsible and should be charged.
Posted in: Hashimoto blasts education board over basketball teacher lapse
Oz_MonsterNov. 11, 2012 - 10:23PM JST
Its quality of education, and the type of education rather than quantity. I have a young daughter and so happy that I am not living in Osaka. My family time with my kid on a weekend is so precious, why would I want my kid to attend school on Saturdays? If the schools cannot teach what they have to in 5 days, then its the Education system which needs to be reformed and drastically improved.
Posted in: Osaka to reintroduce Saturday classes for elementary schools
Oz_MonsterNov. 09, 2012 - 12:22PM JST
We all have done it from time to time, wrote a message or a Tweet and hit ENTER, only wishing later we had not.
Son has said in the past that the purchase of Sprint is a new challenge for Softbank. Along with that challenge comes a social responsibility as well. Using Twitter to communicate his best intentions was not probably the smartest move, but at least the guy wears his heart on his sleeve. Its just a Tweet, its not as if Son is taking out full-page advertorials in the Washington Post proclaiming is new found generosity and bragging about donations.
Basroil's suggestion for improving antenna services in devastated regions would have far better help and PR value.
Sound like 0440 has an ax to grind. There are always small minded people out there you feel confronted or under attack when foreign companies buy-in to their countries market. Son makes a small tweet about his wishes to help those people in need and he is criticized. 0440 is probably the type of person who supports Republican's like Romney ! Oh....just google "Romney Donations" and you will see in America it is socially acceptable to brag and publicize about your own personal donations.
Posted in: Softbank CEO embroiled in Twitter war after donating $500,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief
Oz_MonsterOct. 15, 2012 - 09:25PM JST
So many people and companies here are adverse to risk. Really like Son's attitude and vision. Best of luck to him and Softbank on this new challenge.
Posted in: Softbank announces $20 bil Sprint-Nextel buyout
Oz_MonsterAug. 31, 2012 - 12:48AM JST
Poorly written article, does not even mention Shinji Kagawa winning the inaugural Bundesliga Football Player of the Year award. Since this article is about the Bundesliga and Japanese players playing in Germany, why the conclusion about South Korean footballers? Bad press, boring article.
Posted in: Germany's Bundesliga takes on Japanese flavor
Oz_MonsterAug. 14, 2012 - 01:13AM JST
Justifications and reasons for dropping the A-bombs aside. My vote YES. Why?
Nuremberg Principles, August 8, 1945
CHARTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL
AUGUST 8, 1945
[Signatories: USA, USSR, Britain, France]
[excerpts] ARTICLE VI
(b) War Crimes: namely, violations of the laws or customs of war. Such violations shall include, but not be limited to, murder, ill-treatment or deportation to slave labor or for any other purpose of civilian population of or in occupied territory, murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war or persons on the seas, killing of hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity;
(c) Crimes against humanity: namely, murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian populations, before or during the war; or prosecutions on political, racial or religious grounds in execution of or in connection with any crime within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal, whether or not in violation of the domestic law of the country where perpetrated.
Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians, although Hiroshima had a sizeable garrison.
The Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were inhuman acts on innocent civilian populations, (b) therefore a Crime against Humanity, and wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages (a) therefore also a War Crime.
Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes?
Oz_MonsterAug. 10, 2012 - 09:09PM JST
You have to give credit to Team USA and congratulations on their 3rd Olympic title. There were many defensive lapses in Nadeshiko Japans game right through the competition. The 8 min heading goal by Llyod a classic example with Japan's defensive line all watching and facing the ball and failing to cover the attackers coming forward. The 2nd goal by Lloyd was a fantastic strike and not much defenders or keeper could do. Yet the defenders gave Lloyd the space and well the rest is history.
At 2-0 many teams would and do just give up and I really like the fact that Nadeshiko Japan kept trying to win the game. Mind you Japan had their chances to level the game and even go ahead. Some great saves by Solo and the crossbar especially. I really enjoyed the game and thanks Nadeshiko Japan so such an entertaining Olympic campaign! You Gals ROCK!
Posted in: Nadeshiko Japan win hearts in defeat
Oz_MonsterAug. 09, 2012 - 10:48AM JST
Japan has simply found a common ally. The Sea Shepard in 2002 discovered an extensive amount of illegal shark fishing off the Coast of Costa Rica. In retaliation for exposing this illegal practice the Costa Rican government placed an arrest warrant for Paul Watson for apparently an alleged violation of ships traffic and attempted murder. That was 12 years ago and it seems suspicious that now the Costa Rican authorities are making a renewed effort to have Watson extradited. Japan is a huge investor and financial partner for Costa Rica, it would only take one phone call from the MOFA and Costa Rican authorities could hardly refuse to act.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Japan's Economic Cooperation with Costa Rica (Cumulative total until fiscal 2010)
Loans: 66,155 million yen
Grants: 5,273 million yen
Technical cooperation: 20,340 million yen
Posted in: Interpol issues arrest notice for Sea Shepherd founder Watson
Oz_MonsterAug. 07, 2012 - 10:57PM JST
Well done to Nadeshiko Japan for holding on to win.
You have to give credit to France as well, they really played well, had so much possession of the ball and never gave up.
That penalty miss was a stroke of luck for Japan, really had the match gone on any longer France would have scored.
The last 15min Japan's defense was full of holes and very sloppy. I would really like to see them win the final, but they are really going to have to produce something special to beat the USA. In the World Cup, Nadeshiko were fighting for all Japan and were a very driven team. This time round the USA has unsettled business and I think they will be hell bent on trying to win gold. My prediction is.....Nadeshiko GOLD. Samurai Blue GOLD.
Posted in: Nadeshiko Japan beats France to set up final clash with U.S.
Oz_MonsterAug. 02, 2012 - 04:46PM JST
I think Sasaki should have kept his big mouth shut.
Posted in: FIFA clears Nadeshiko Japan coach for telling players not to win
Oz_MonsterAug. 01, 2012 - 09:28PM JST
As a Judoka back in the day I always watch the Olympics with interest.
The very patriotic Judo team reminds me of the Australian Swim Team as every Olympics they are expected without fail to bring home a swag of medals and the Swim Team is THE team in Australian Olympic sport. Lowly, that's the way every country focuses on the Olympics, is it......us vs them, and Japan in that regard is no different.
Japan in fact has been thinking like that (us vs them) for centuries and it will not change overnight. Judo is a Japanese sport which has spread across the world, as the birth place of Judo as alliswellinjapan points out there is a lot of national pride and bragging rights at stake.
There is a really big spread of countries who have won medals at London which is great. Frankly Japan needs to go back to the "Win by Ippon" policy which was a huge success for players like Ayumi Tanimoto. (Gold in Athens and Beijing) I just do not see the same aggression and determination to win from other Japanese Judoka as demonstrated by Matsumoto.
Posted in: Japan's coaches shocked by judo medal failures
Oz_MonsterJun. 13, 2012 - 11:41AM JST
alliswellinjapan: I would have to agree the ground was very poor and Zaccheroni actually referred to the "terrible" pitch conditions in his match closing comments as factor which played against Japan. At the end of the day both teams had to play on the same sub standard ground and conditions. Both teams found the boggy turf difficult I am sure.
Firstly I have to say congratulations to Japan and Australia for a really entertaining match. There was never a dull moment, and both teams were playing to win and had their chances. Only a few years ago Japanese forward's played this stupid irresponsible game of passing the ball in the goal box rather than shooting. It was such a refreshing change to see creative forwards like Kagawa and Honda actually looking dangerous and being aggressive in front of goal. If this is the style of game which Zaccheroni has brought to Japanese football then he is to be highly commended.
Posted in: Australia, Japan draw 1-1 in World Cup qualifier
Oz_MonsterMay. 18, 2012 - 12:50PM JST
Takeshi is not comparing same sex marriages to bestiality at all. All he is saying is "how far can we go" on this issue?
As Zichi mentioned before there is nothing special about heterosexual marriages anyway. According to NHK yesterday, out of every 4 marriages in Japan 3 have domestic violence issues against women. Japan is ranked No. 30 in the world and the USA is ranked No.24 as the best counties for Mother's (Save The Children Report 2012) Hardly fantastic results for modern industrialized nations who sanction heterosexual marriages.
Heterosexuality, Homosexuality relationships are consensual choices and preferences between human beings, period. Bestiality, the unfortunate animal has no choice.
As ReformedBasher mentioned homosexual relationships have been happening for centuries in many cultures. So I don't see what the big fuss is about. If gay people want to marry and the world becomes a happier place, whats wrong with that ?
Posted in: Beat Takeshi compares same-sex marriage with bestiality
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Posted in: White House: Obama is no Nixon
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Posted in: Japan's wartime brothels were wrong, says 91-year-old veteran
May. 26, 2013 - 04:13AM JST
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