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SchopenhauerDec. 12, 2013 - 07:45AM JST
Recent events proved Japan-U.S. Security Treaty is not much deterrence. America will edge toward China more for economical reasons in the future. Japan should build up its military power and defend the country by themselves.
Posted in: Gov't panel calls for stronger military to deal with China
SchopenhauerDec. 02, 2013 - 10:28AM JST
It shocked Japan that U.S. carriers submitting flight plans to Beijing. They did not notify Japan about it in advance . We are feeling qualities of Japan-U.S. Security Treaty is changing as time goes by.
Posted in: Abe to discuss China's air defense zone with Biden
SchopenhauerNov. 28, 2013 - 08:04AM JST
Finally our (Japan's) guard dog is barking against China. The guard dog realized that China's air space restriction policy affects his free walk too.
Posted in: Biden to confront China over air zone during visit next week
SchopenhauerNov. 24, 2013 - 07:51AM JST
I am afraid bickerings among nations in this region become a laughing stock of the West.
Posted in: China warns North Korea; blames Japan for tension
SchopenhauerNov. 06, 2013 - 07:09AM JST
A weak dog is barking again. Don't pay attention to it.
Posted in: Japan disappointed at S Korean leader's summit refusal
SchopenhauerNov. 02, 2013 - 08:12AM JST
I have a strange feeling about many positive reactions to Yamamoto's conduct by foreingers. His action bewildered many Japanese and most of the Japanese people think he did a thing out of place. My first impression was this guy is ignorant or has an anachronic thinking. His conduct reminded me of a case In the long past of Meiji period when a Japanese statesman Shozo Tanaka who called on the government to order the copper mine closure of Ashio for pollutions but the government took little notice and In 1901 he resigned from the Diet in disgust and later tried to make a direct petition to the Emperor. He was arrested but soon released. Before the W.W. II, the emperor had a great influence on national affairs but the time has changed and today all know that our constitutuion prohibits the emperor's influences on national matters.
The headline of this story says "taboo." It is not taboo but it is "out of place."
Posted in: Lawmaker breaks taboo by handing letter about nuclear fears to emperor
SchopenhauerOct. 20, 2013 - 08:20AM JST
Losers are punished for such a long time. Were there not war criminals on the side of the winners who were punished?
Posted in: Abe's younger brother visits Yasukuni Shrine
SchopenhauerOct. 19, 2013 - 07:32AM JST
What the Chinese government cries and what the Chinese people think must be distinguished. Businesses of both countries are seeking each other. The Chinese business partners may be saying to the Japanese partners "Ignore what they cry."
Posted in: China summons Japanese ambassador over Yasukuni visit
SchopenhauerOct. 04, 2013 - 06:07PM JST
Three years ago, I had one of my heart vascule blocked 90% and I received a treatment of insertion of a stent in my heart which costs about one million yen. Certainly in principle, I have to pay 30% of it but by the mercy of our government when the medical expenses exceeds 80,000 yen a month, a patient does not have to pay the rest of the money. So, the surgery at one of the best hospital in Japan Tokyo University Hospital, It costed me only 80,000 yen. Isn't it wonderful! But I feel guilty I am helping the government go broke.
Posted in: Aso worried U.S. gov't shutdown damage will spread
SchopenhauerOct. 04, 2013 - 05:14PM JST
I feel as a Japanesel very lucky I can go to any hospital without worrying about expenses. Americans do not like welfares basically. Rebublicans particularly do not like to spend tax money for the weak who they consider just lazy. To some extent I agree. Welfare increases lazy people. They take it for granted and some steal government money. Many Japanese receive and spend more money than they have paid for. We have to fix it but the politicians cannot do it in fear of losing elections.
SchopenhauerSep. 13, 2013 - 03:12PM JST
Japanese swimming pools do not welcome people with tatoos either Japanese or foreigners. In Japan,
tatoos are symbols of yakuza people and frightens good citizens. Things are changing and I find many Japanese young ladies with small tatoos.
Posted in: Hokkaido onsen bars Maori woman over her face tattoos
SchopenhauerSep. 02, 2013 - 08:35AM JST
It is Abenomics that changed the reluctance of the Japanese people. Actually, it was Ishihara who was most earnest but people were reluctant at that time in the stagnant economy. Ishihara now may be very much regretting that he quit the Tokyo governor.
Posted in: Once-reluctant Japanese get behind Tokyo's Olympic bid
SchopenhauerAug. 31, 2013 - 07:31AM JST
We have to increase our defense budget and strengthen our defense power in prepariation for the time U.S. Forces withdrawal from Japan. Senkaku trouble proved U.S. Forces in Japan is not a very much help for us despite we spend a lot of money for them particularly for those stationed on Okinawa which is closer to Senkaku. The money should be spent for SDF and defend our country by ourself.
Posted in: Japan seeks biggest defense budget rise in 22 years
SchopenhauerAug. 30, 2013 - 07:58AM JST
Japanese people's longevity is men 79.94 5th and women 86.41 the 1st in the world in 2012. While in America men 76 and women 78. The figues look our system is successful. Why do we have to change?
Posted in: Abe battles doctors' lobby over 'third arrow' reform
SchopenhauerAug. 28, 2013 - 07:56AM JST
Oh! My! Aso is a good and honest man. He speaks all that comes to his mind. He has a very good sense about economy and business. I regret for him that he says such thing when it is calming down.
Posted in: Aso compares Senkakus dispute to Falklands
SchopenhauerAug. 24, 2013 - 10:21AM JST
Eventually, contaminated water must be thrown into the ocean and diluted. There is no other solution. Today's science cannnot neutralized radio active materials and cannot confine the radio active materials permanently.
Posted in: Radioactive groundwater under Fukushima plant nears sea
SchopenhauerAug. 22, 2013 - 07:45AM JST
Is there any way to neutralize radioactive materials? If not, it is too early human beings utilize nuclear power.
Posted in: Radioactive water from Fukushima plant may have reached sea
SchopenhauerAug. 21, 2013 - 07:56AM JST
It is not the temperatures only but the mugginess that makes it harder.
Posted in: 7,135 hospitalized for heatstroke Aug 12-18; 21 die
SchopenhauerAug. 16, 2013 - 07:53AM JST
Interesting NHK Overseas news
Japan protests Israeli official's comments
Japan has protested to Israel over comments by a senior Israeli official about memorials for the victims of the 1945 US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Daniel Seaman is the outgoing director-general of the Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry.
He posted the comments on his Facebook page on Thursday last week, 2 days after Hiroshima marked the 68th anniversary of the bombing of the city.
In his comments, Seaman said he is "sick of the Japanese, 'human rights' and 'peace' groups the world over holding their annual self-righteous commemorations for the atomic bomb victims."
He also said the bombings of "Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the consequence of Japanese aggression." He suggests that "they should be commemorating victims of what he called 'Japanese imperial aggression and genocide,' listing Chinese, Koreans and other Asians.
The comments have already been removed.
The Japanese Embassy in Israel lodged a protest with the Israeli Foreign Ministry and sought clarification.
The Israeli Prime Minister's Office told NHK that the comment did not represent the government's position.
Seaman was due to become the head of the National Information Directorate's interactive media unit. But he has been told to cease his public duties. While in charge of foreign media in the past, Seaman effectively deported a journalist for being critical of Israel.
Aug. 15, 2013 - Updated 13:20 UTC
Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to face history; China summons Japan envoy
SchopenhauerAug. 16, 2013 - 07:34AM JST
China and Korea are known as countries which like histories. Let the bygone be bygone is the Japanese people.
Dec. 13, 2013 - 09:32PM JST
Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Station are products, eh?
"Convenience store freshly brewed coffee"
The coffee shops…
Posted in: Dentsu announces '2013 Hit Products in Japan'
James Dean Jnr.
Dec. 13, 2013 - 09:31PM JST
A Waste of valuble time and resources.
Posted in: Santa being tracked by Microsoft and Google
Dec. 13, 2013 - 09:27PM JST
Typical event in a horrible state: evil man orders the killing of an equally evil person.
Posted in: N Korean leader's 'traitor' uncle executed: KCNA
Dec. 13, 2013 - 09:26PM JST
"Just over half of respondents (56%) answered that the seemingly changing shape of the moon as…
Posted in: Japanese college students struggle to answer basic astronomy questions
Dec. 13, 2013 - 09:21PM JST
"The two Asian democracies have refused to recognize the Chinese zone, as has the United States."…
Posted in: Japan, S Korea hold joint sea drill in China air zone