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SchopenhauerOct. 22, 2014 - 07:58AM JST
Democracy has to listen to voices of voters. If not, they will lose in elections. The government cannot ignore voices who will be affected. The country is not made of big global businesses only. Egoism of giant countries cannot be accepted sometimes.
Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets
SchopenhauerOct. 21, 2014 - 07:20AM JST
I am glad this eccentric lady is gone. Assigning her to the position of the justice minister was a big blunder. Her uchiwa is now priced at 16,000 yen in the Yahoo auction.
Posted in: Justice minister undone by cheap paper fan
SchopenhauerOct. 20, 2014 - 12:00PM JST
There is a problem also on the side of voters. This was the fashion Japanese politicians were expected to do by thier supporters. The trend is strong in the counry side. This is a minor evil. I guess bigger money is moving between politicians and businesses.
Posted in: Obuchi resigns over misuse of political funds; justice minister also resigns
SchopenhauerOct. 18, 2014 - 06:15PM JST
When I wrote here that she was only elected a member of the diet for a reason that she was a daugher of the prime minister who died while he was on his job. After her father's death, she succeeded all her father's staff and the system his father used for elections. And in the elections, she left all the matter involving the election to them. I don't know she wanted to become a diet member and she is entitled to be a member of the diet but she had to run for elections. If not, all the staff lost their jobs by his father's sudden death.
Posted in: Obuchi under pressure to resign over political donations misuse
SchopenhauerOct. 15, 2014 - 07:36AM JST
Maybe in Korea newspapers and television cannot bitch about their president which happens everyday in Japan.
Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter
SchopenhauerOct. 08, 2014 - 08:02AM JST
The biggest surprise for me about the LED lamp was it did not produce heat. I touched the bulb and it was not hot at all. It was a magic!
Posted in: 2 Japanese, American win Nobel Physics Prize for blue LEDs
SchopenhauerOct. 06, 2014 - 07:52AM JST
I am sorry to hear the news. Did not U.S. Forces Okinawa warn their people about the danger of approaching the rough sea? Anyway, Japan is a stressful country full of natural disasters.
Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall; 2 U.S. airmen missing, 1 dead after being swept out to sea
SchopenhauerSep. 27, 2014 - 09:13AM JST
I had a chance to talk to a former imerial army soldier before. He said he liked his military life since there was no discrimination in there. He was poor and no educational back ground and had a hard time in the society while in the military, it meant nothing what people were doing in the society. All were all treated equal - rich or poor, educated or uneducated, etc. Why so many people in the world believe Islam? Capitalism is a cruel idea - the strong devour the poor.
Posted in: Gov't trying to confirm report 9 Japanese have joined Islamic State
SchopenhauerSep. 20, 2014 - 08:54AM JST
Increase domestic consumptions? When prices and tax go up and salaries remain the same. How?
Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to stick with 'three arrows' economic plan
SchopenhauerSep. 17, 2014 - 06:38AM JST
Dolphins belong to whale species and for the people of Taiji they were the same. Dolphins may be eaten only in the district of Taiji as a local tradition. I have never eaten it. In the past, whale meat was sold at fish shops in Japan. For long Japanese people believed whales were a kind of fish since they live in the sea and ate without any sense of guilt. The time has changed. We have to give up an old idea.
Posted in: Season's first dolphins slaughtered at Taiji
SchopenhauerSep. 16, 2014 - 01:11PM JST
What would happen in New York if the same scale of an earthquake which hit Tohoku in 2011 occur? Will hightowers of New York be safe?
Posted in: M5.6 quake jolts Kanto region; no tsunami alert
SchopenhauerSep. 16, 2014 - 09:46AM JST
Correction: Pork consumption is 2,341,000 tons
Posted in: Nations square off at whaling conference
SchopenhauerSep. 16, 2014 - 09:34AM JST
Recent statistics of meat consumptions in Japan.
Chicken: 2,340,000 tons
Pork: 1,094,000 tons
Beef: 1,550,000 tons
Whale: 4,000 tons
I personally don't care our whale meat consumptions becomes zero in Japan. It is ridiculous we go to as far as to the Antarctic Ocean to preserve our "culture" of eating whale meat.
SchopenhauerSep. 16, 2014 - 08:24AM JST
Most of the Japanese people are indiffrent about the rows involving Japan's whale hunting. We are looking at those activists "strange people" and wondering why western medias report it often and impetuously. I have not eaten whale meat for more than 50 years. It does not affect ordinary Japanese people's eating habits any more. We ate whale meat immediately after the WW II when foods are in short. .
SchopenhauerSep. 13, 2014 - 11:34AM JST
Living long without money is not very much enjoyable. I have many neighbors who stay in their houses spending most of time watching TV. They don't subscribe to newspapers to save money. They go to super stores after dark where they can buy foods cheaper. They rarely travel. Also, they come to need help of others to live which is not welcome by their families. It is not necessarily a happy thing to live too long.
Posted in: Japan's centenarian population hits record high
SchopenhauerSep. 13, 2014 - 10:26AM JST
While many are living longer in Japan, sumo wrestlers are always the shortest living people in Japan. Generally athletes do not live long doctors as well.
SchopenhauerSep. 11, 2014 - 08:27AM JST
China is a very dangerous country where people are not given right information and their minds are controlled by the propaganda of the government.
Posted in: More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll
SchopenhauerSep. 10, 2014 - 06:25PM JST
Defensive weapons can change to offensive weapons instantly. There is no defensive weapons in the world. It is only a play on words. Our peace constitution constrains the uses of weapons offensively in peace time but when the time comes we need to use weapons offensively, it will be explained as a constitution-transcending situation.
Posted in: Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo
SchopenhauerSep. 08, 2014 - 07:24AM JST
Why Abe gave to this immature and mediocre politician ( she was elected only for a reason that her father was a prime minister) the important job of Japan's minister of indurty? Answer is Abe wanted a person whom he can control easy to materialize Abe 's intention of restoring Japan's nuclear power industry.
Posted in: New industry minister Obuchi visits Fukushima plant
SchopenhauerSep. 07, 2014 - 10:29PM JST
I am not worried about the huntings of whales by Japan since Japan's consumption of whales is no more threatening to the species. People should pay more attentions to Japan's tuna fishing. Japan's consumption of tuna is a threatening scale.
Posted in: 4 ships start whale hunt off Hokkaido
Oct. 31, 2014 - 01:31AM JST
There is an underlying aggression that I have experienced many times
This is so true. Everything…
Posted in: 19-year-old arrested for pushing man off train platform
Oct. 31, 2014 - 01:25AM JST
RIP. But I wonder how much of the public purse was paying for his lengthy hotel…
Posted in: Japanese deputy mayor dies in Hawaii
Oct. 31, 2014 - 01:23AM JST
'there are millions of women in Japan who have talents that just become homemakers. How is…
Posted in: Recovering crown princess attends 1st imperial banquet in 11 years
Oct. 31, 2014 - 01:22AM JST
I would also like to know why the biker stopped and if he stopped suddenly. I…
Posted in: Motorbike rider killed after being hit from behind by car
Oct. 31, 2014 - 01:20AM JST
@Jerryisland Sounds like one of those idiots who blames the US entirely for the rise of…
Posted in: China says it will be good host to Japan during APEC