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SchopenhauerMar. 07, 2014 - 07:15AM JST
I may have to carry around a knife with me to protect myself from an unpredictable crime.
Posted in: Kashiwa murder suspect says he wanted to fly hijacked plane into Skytree
SchopenhauerMar. 05, 2014 - 07:46AM JST
It is Sout Koea which needs restraint. They get hot easily. We know their tindery and irrational nature and our reaction is "again?"
Posted in: U.S. urges restraint between Japan, S Korea
SchopenhauerFeb. 28, 2014 - 07:38AM JST
What is the reality of the Chinese central government and their intention? Japan and China are trading as usua and local governments are eager to invite Japanese investments.
Posted in: China declares national days for Nanjing Massacre, Japan defeat
SchopenhauerFeb. 27, 2014 - 07:36AM JST
I have some Chinese neibors living in a danchi house near Tokyo. They are working in Japan. They are very good people. I don't want to judge Chinese people from their government's hostile attitude to Japan.
Posted in: Chinese wartime forced laborers sue Japanese firms
SchopenhauerFeb. 26, 2014 - 07:53AM JST
This guy was a vice president of Mitsui and Company. He is using the same management style he might have used when he was in the business. He is totally an amateur in the field of the media. Why did they have to choose such a person as the top of NHK? Prime minister Abe's ultra rightist nature is causing problems here and there.
Posted in: NHK boss forces directors to submit undated resignations
SchopenhauerFeb. 21, 2014 - 07:57AM JST
I can understand what Eto said. America does not understand the Japanese government's extraordinary efforts to keep U.S. bases on Okinawa holding down anti-bases movements there. It was a big "disappointment" for us that U.S. Forces on Okinawa did not become any deterrence against China on Senkaku. What is our efforts for?
About Yasukuni, I recommend Americans to visit the memorial statue built near the Kototoi Bridge near Asakusa. On March 10, 1945, the great air raids hit Tokyo and 85,000 citizens died. At Kototoi Bridge over the Sumida River near Asakusa, citizens were fleeing from fires in Asakusa district and when they were crossing the bridge to go to the other side of the river, American fighters assaulted them from the air killing many people. People still can see marks of bullets remaining in the stones of the bridge. America is not innocent.
Posted in: Aides give Abe a headache on history, U.S. alliance
SchopenhauerFeb. 20, 2014 - 08:11AM JST
Something is wrong in the method of choosing the top of NHK. This is the second time president of NHK from Mitsui and Company caused problems. The first case was Yoshizo Ikeda who was forced to resign in 1988 for his eccentric behaviors such as suddenly starting to speak in English at the communications commitee of the upper house. He was found suffering from senile dementia. He was 77 when he became the president of NHK and he left the position only in nine months. When I saw Momii on TV I was certain that he is also suspected of having the same sickness.
Posted in: NHK chief vows impartiality after wartime sex slavery remarks
SchopenhauerFeb. 19, 2014 - 01:45PM JST
People complain we are eating very expensive rices in Japan. The same person does not care about paying the same money for a bottle of natural water which is as much as a bowl of rice.
Posted in: Gov't may consider concessions on farm products for TPP pact
SchopenhauerFeb. 14, 2014 - 10:45AM JST
Okinawa return was realized in an agreement with U.S. that U.S. Forces will remain there.
Posted in: Nago mayor pleads against U.S. air base
SchopenhauerFeb. 14, 2014 - 09:15AM JST
Think how poor Okinawa was before. Could Okinawa be as good as today without the special financial support of the Japanese government which pays them in return for U.S. Forces on the islands?
SchopenhauerFeb. 12, 2014 - 07:17AM JST
There is a big gap between the paranoiac vervbal attack of Chinese government and the attitude of the general public of China. There is no day I don't hear Chinese language when I visit tourist spots in Tokyo. They appear they are not concerned about what their government says agaist Japan. I think it is nice that Chinese tourists can go around our country without any apprehension of hostility to them by Japanese.
Posted in: Chinese state media slam Abe's 'gangster logic'
SchopenhauerFeb. 10, 2014 - 06:02PM JST
Why was the voter turnout so low?
Because it snowed a lot in Tokyo on the previous day of the election and streets were slippery. When the turnout is low, LDP and Komeito are strong. Because Komeito is backed by Soka Gakkai and believers of Soka Gakkai vote all for a candidate their headquarter directs. I wonder how is the situation in America. Can a religious group control votes of their believers?
Posted in: Abe hails election of pro-nuclear Tokyo governor
SchopenhauerFeb. 04, 2014 - 04:43PM JST
Unfortunately, he does not have good chemistry with Obama. We have to wait till America have a republican president.
Posted in: Abe to hold summit with Putin at Sochi Olympics
SchopenhauerFeb. 03, 2014 - 07:46AM JST
Overall, the tensions created by politicians and amplified by medias are dying down.
Posted in: China says Japan's 'hype' on air defense zone spreads tension
SchopenhauerJan. 30, 2014 - 07:48AM JST
Okinawa's economy is difficult without a strong finacial support of the Japanese government which puts a lot of money for the reason that many U.S. bases are there. However, Japanese people and the government are getting doubtful about the U.S. bases on Okinawa is really a help to us in view of the recent attitudes of America on the Senkaku problem. The bases on Okinawa played a great role in the past as a relay station to fly their military planes and soldiers to the middle east and Vietnam while when we are in a crisis, they did not become any help. Chinese ships and planes approaching freely to the island knowing that U.S. Forces on Okinawa do not move.
Posted in: Oliver Stone, Michael Moore, others rally against Okinawa base plan
SchopenhauerJan. 29, 2014 - 09:32AM JST
What are the school text books of theirs which imbue students with hatred to Japan?
Posted in: S Korea protests Japan's revised teacher manuals
SchopenhauerJan. 28, 2014 - 08:34AM JST
Lazy people are always compalining.
Posted in: Over 70% say they don't feel any benefit from Abenomics: poll
SchopenhauerJan. 25, 2014 - 07:27AM JST
I don't think China will agree to the offer and will meet Abe. However, recent troubles with China and Korea are all ignited by politicians and businesses on both sides are vey much bothered and suffered losses by it. Global businesses are removing borders while the minds of politicians are old fashioned.
Posted in: Abe calls for summit with China
SchopenhauerJan. 22, 2014 - 07:29AM JST
I can understand the local residences are against having a base there. Noises of military aircrafts are really scary. People feel they are attacking them. The security treaty is becoming a thing of the past in view of the recent American government's move to the issues Japan faced in Senkaku problem. U.S. Forces on Okinawa was just sitting there doing nothing. It is useless. Do we have to spend so much money for a guard dog which does not bark against the intruder.
Posted in: Tokyo pushes ahead with U.S. base relocation plan
SchopenhauerJan. 20, 2014 - 07:28AM JST
China in recent rapid economic success has become swollen headed but its mentality is 50 or 100 years behind the time. We have to wait patiently the country to grow mentally mature. I hope China may not hit serious problems politically and economically under the undemocratic one-party communist government rule in the future.
Posted in: China, Japan slug it out in the world's press
Mar. 08, 2014 - 01:51PM JST
Treaties signed by the Communist Chinese government do apply to their people.
The government of China…
Posted in: Chinese sue Japanese companies, gov't over wartime forced labor
Mar. 08, 2014 - 01:50PM JST
A suicide note is compelling testimony, but it isn't actual evidence.
I think you mean it's…
Posted in: 7 high school students face charges over suicide of classmate
Mar. 08, 2014 - 01:46PM JST
Cant comprehend how they cant locate it immediately with satellite and gps technology today.
Posted in: Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people
Mar. 08, 2014 - 01:44PM JST
Hide SuzukiMar. 08, 2014 - 12:57PM JST
So the US loves to play the world police…
Posted in: Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates
Mar. 08, 2014 - 01:39PM JST
As of last year Japan was number one( worldwide) in child pornography exports.. Haven't checked the…
Posted in: No. of child abuse, child porn cases reported in 2013 soars