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SchopenhauerAug. 25, 2016 - 07:57AM JST
For them, the governance of their own country China is the first and foremost concern. They do not care about foreign relations very much. For them China is the universe.
Posted in: Eye to eye
SchopenhauerAug. 19, 2016 - 06:10PM JST
Not only U.S. bases on Okinawa but most of the U.S. base facilities in Japan are are aging. They were built 50 years ago.
SchopenhauerAug. 19, 2016 - 08:13AM JST
The train go through tunnels most of the time. No fun in watching sceneries.
SchopenhauerAug. 16, 2016 - 06:02PM JST
As CH3CHO stated, in America, in October, NFL opens and MLB will have the World Series. Also in europe, they have soccer in October. As such, there remains only sweltering summer which do not overlap other major sports events. Japan also is blamed accepting it knowing that Tokyo is crazy hot in August. IOC and Japan Olympic Committee do not think about conditions of players at all.
Posted in: Gov't studying ways to prevent heatstroke, cool down streets during 2020 Olympics
SchopenhauerAug. 13, 2016 - 07:29AM JST
Inada at 57 and Abe at 61, they don't know true miseries of the bereaved families who lost their bread-earning fathers in the war. I think those who go to Yasukuni are mostly former officers and their families. They are the people who feel nostalgia about the imperial army and adore the shrine. Bereaved families of many conscripted soldiers went through undescribable hardships and many do not go to Yasukuni as my friend I mentioned yesterday. They think it was a crime committed by the nation which lightly treated people's lives.
SchopenhauerAug. 12, 2016 - 06:31PM JST
My old friend lost his father in the WW II. He was conscripted and died leaving his young wife and a baby. His mother did not remarry and brought up her son by herself. He was my classmate. He and his mother did not go to Yasukuni. He even hated to go. At the time I was a child, there were many unhappy families who lost their father in the war.
Posted in: Abe won't visit Yasukuni Shrine on Aug 15, but will send offering: media
SchopenhauerAug. 11, 2016 - 11:28AM JST
Temperature in Rio during the Olympics in August is around 20 centigrade. In Tokyo it will be above 30. The main stadium will not have air conditioning. Let them play in an appropriate temperature. If Japan cannot afford, they should not have invited the games. Spend money!
SchopenhauerAug. 08, 2016 - 05:13PM JST
Emperor said all reasonable things. It contrasted to the hard head bureaucrats and the government that try to adhere to the current law.
Posted in: Emperor worries age may make it tough to perform his duties
SchopenhauerAug. 03, 2016 - 09:31AM JST
I am not all against saving the cost. I am most worried about that the open air stadium being built will not have air-conditioners. In sweltering summer of Tokyo, athletes as well as audiences will have hard time without air-conditioners.
Posted in: New Tokyo governor pledges Olympic cost probe
SchopenhauerAug. 03, 2016 - 07:50AM JST
This guy in the center of the picture is the culprit of problems involving the Tokyo Olympics. He is what is called a "ro-gai" person -- an old man causing problems. He is reigning the the organization and others cannot talk back to him who was once a prime minister of Japan. It was a big mistake of Abe who put Mori to the position.
Posted in: Welcome to Rio
SchopenhauerJul. 28, 2016 - 07:51AM JST
A similar incident happened some time ago. A young man who works at a facility for the aged commited murder. I think to work at such a place gives a lot of stresses and is very depressing. It is unfortunate that young people have to find jobs at such places.
Posted in: Mass killing sparks debate: Why didn't the system prevent it?
SchopenhauerJul. 21, 2016 - 08:19AM JST
From my investment experiences, it is very difficult to make profits on stocks. I would rather choose consumser tax at 25%.
Posted in: No retiree left behind: Japan turns to riskier DIY pensions
SchopenhauerJul. 19, 2016 - 10:34AM JST
If Softbank has money to invest, they should invest in their communication networks. If you go to country side, there still remain places difficult to communicate.
Posted in: May says Softbank-ARM deal shows Britain can be a success post-Brexit
SchopenhauerJul. 14, 2016 - 07:27AM JST
Forget about these old guys. However, I wonder why do China and Korea have concerns on this topic. I want to know how their constititions are written.
Posted in: Ultraconservative lobby Nippon Kaigi backs constitution revision
SchopenhauerJul. 12, 2016 - 07:52AM JST
When we look at aggressive attitudes of China and Korea to us, Abe has a reason he wants to change the peace constitution and become a normal country. China and Korea are taking advantage of Japan's peace constitition in their provocative diplomatic attitudes. Many Japanese are feeling angry.
Posted in: Abe says it is his duty to revise constitution; calls for debate
SchopenhauerJul. 11, 2016 - 04:28PM JST
Young people who acquired voting rights did not vote them. At the age of 18, they know the failure of the DPJ (Minshinto) government. It is too early they erase their failure. Also, joint campaign with Japan Communist Party was a mistake. JCP inreased their seats while DPJ lost the number.
SchopenhauerJul. 09, 2016 - 08:28AM JST
This is revolutional. The best thing is that all Japanese now have a place to receive formal education about democracy and votings at schools. Until now people voted without receiving formal education about democracy and votings.
Posted in: Japan lowers voting age, but are young ready to vote?
SchopenhauerJul. 08, 2016 - 07:00PM JST
Sharp criticisms of the commentators here about Japan surprise me wtih their deep knowledge particularly when they refer to the seamy side of Japan. More informative and interesting than watching Japanese TV and reading Japanese newspapers. While I have a feel that their opinions reflect what they saw in their own countries before they came here.
Posted in: Japan plans extra spending on anti-terrorism measures
SchopenhauerJul. 08, 2016 - 09:24AM JST
It will open accesses to non-medical uses. No more narco-heads in Japan.
Posted in: New Renaissance Party backs use of medical marijuana; gets mixed reaction
SchopenhauerJul. 07, 2016 - 05:50PM JST
Even foreign sumo wrestlers have more of a common sense than this Japanse teacher. She may be a commie.
Posted in: Teacher who sat for anthem deserved pay cut: Japan court
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Aug. 31, 2016 - 11:14PM JST
Good luck USA with your next election!
How can you have selected the worst 2 citizens…
Posted in: FBI to soon release documents related to Clinton email probe
Aug. 31, 2016 - 11:06PM JST
I once mistook a B&B's wardrobe for the privy and peed on my favourite tie. Mind…
Posted in: U.S. Marine held over attempt to enter woman's house in Okinawa
How many of you have gone to a second story building, that you do not live…
Trump just wants to tell the Mexicans how much the wall is going to cost them.
Posted in: Trump to make quick trip to Mexico before immigration speech
Aug. 31, 2016 - 11:02PM JST
OK, you are just saying. The following is what I sent to White House on…
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