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Scott DonaldMar. 15, 2013 - 10:19AM JST
@sleepy dog. You should write for Japan Today. It would be nice to read some articles on Japan from a rational POV. Perhaps you could be the Hitchen's of Japan. It would certainly give me cause to read more JT.
Posted in: Life after death? Yes, says one doctor
Scott DonaldMar. 15, 2013 - 09:35AM JST
Sadly, it is hardly evidence for life after death. While the doctor may be head of an emergency ward and it may seem that he has credentials that would make him an expert in the area, he is hardly a neurologist or neuro-scientist. Nor has he prepared a hypothesis and conducted double-blind studies or even submitted his philosophical opinion for peer review. Unfortunately, casually observed case studies are not the same a rigorous quantifiable research.
It would be great if Shukan Gendai builds his hypothesis and then tests it properly. He would have been taught how to do this in undergraduate school. Hey, if he can get repeatable results, that would be awesome. In the mean time this is just poorly substantiated opinion.
Scott DonaldMar. 04, 2013 - 03:13PM JST
I hope my wife doesn't feel the same. We have been together for 12 wonderful years. She is my best friend and I wouldn't no what to do without here.
But everyone has their right to change and make their own decisions. I think a major problem is that Japanese couples have be programmed to have the hard working husband and the economically demanding wife with all the 1960's gender roles wrapped in, but this is out dated and doesn't work with modern society. Couples that last are those who are equals and are incredibly lucky enough to grow and change in a way that compliments their partners growth and change. Fear of a god's wrath seems both a juvenile and an ill considered reason to stay with someone.
Posted in: More senior partners uncoupling
Scott DonaldFeb. 08, 2013 - 09:16AM JST
All these "dangerous" threats on Japan, just at the time Abe wants to change the laws on defense.
Posted in: Japan says 2 Russian fighters breached its airspace
Scott DonaldFeb. 06, 2013 - 09:10AM JST
Minister arrested for excessive abuse of hyperbole
Posted in: Minister calls judo beatings Japan's worst sports crisis
Scott DonaldJan. 30, 2013 - 09:54AM JST
Way to go. Something for the nation to be truly proud of.
Posted in: Japan sets Guinness record for synchronized mascot dancing
Scott DonaldJan. 30, 2013 - 09:53AM JST
So much for the attacker being in his 30's as mentioned in a previous article. This is why eyewitness accounts are notoriously poor.
Posted in: 16-year-old arrested for injuring 6 students in school classroom in Fukushima
Scott DonaldJan. 23, 2013 - 12:36PM JST
Oh the horse is not responding to the whip any more? Well, whip it harder.
Students have changes as society had changed but the teaching remains the same.
New developments in pedagogy abound the halls of colleges but rarely trickle down to the school. This is what happens when politicians make decisions rather than the academic leaders who have a mastery of the science of education.
Posted in: Japan considers 6-day school week; teachers not enthusiastic
Scott DonaldDec. 19, 2012 - 03:13PM JST
It's great to see more professional world in YT. I think there will always be an amateur market, but YT commercial backed videos is the way of the future.
Posted in: Pros dominate YouTube greatest hits in 2012
Scott DonaldNov. 22, 2012 - 01:07PM JST
So that's why my weekly consommé big bag was missing at the shops.
Posted in: Calbee recalls 5 million bags of potato crisps in Japan
Scott DonaldNov. 15, 2012 - 03:37PM JST
@asai. I agree on both accounts. Yes, this is the Japanese constitution and, yes, laws are subject to interpretation. My comment did not suggest that U.S. constitutional law influences the Japanese constitution and it did not suggest that the US constitution was free of circumvention by other laws. I merely wished to help explain that there is a difference in how rigidly the freedom of expression in the constitution is upheld in Japan compared to the U.S.. It appeared, that from the comments, there was some confusion.
Posted in: Osaka politician has man arrested for peeing on his campaign poster
Scott DonaldNov. 15, 2012 - 12:27PM JST
@ slumdog. Yes is seems that while there is a constitutional right for Freedom of Expression in Japan, it all to often circumvented by other laws. This is counter-intuitive to the U.S. application of constitutional rights.
@all. This a good primer for freedom of speech in Japan. http://ir.library.osaka-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/11094/8543/1/oulr038-013.pdf
Scott DonaldOct. 09, 2012 - 09:57AM JST
I think Moore's swagger was better. Connery is a close second for me. These two bonds optimised the classic cheeky rogue that I love from the films. The Craig films are just too dark, too Jason Bourne. So many other films do this already. It would be a shame to see the franchise get lost among the others. Bring back the witty, womanising, heaving drinking, Bond with the dodgy martial arts skills.
Posted in: Marking the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond movie, we ask which actor's portrayal of 007 is your favorite?
Scott DonaldSep. 01, 2012 - 09:10AM JST
@tmarie, agreed. It's seems they are taking the U.S. Banking crisis option.
Posted in: TEPCO rate hike for households goes into effect
Scott DonaldSep. 01, 2012 - 09:07AM JST
It's funny, many Japanese like to wax lyrical about the 'nail that sticks out gets hammered down'. The reality is that the nail that sticks out is the lord of the people in this country. You can see it time and again in the classroom, the workplace, in politics and on the street.
Posted in: My very brief fight with a yakuza
May. 25, 2013 - 08:26AM JST
The conduction of comfort women and sexual slavery is wrong.
Two women in their 80s to…
Posted in: Hashimoto regrets meeting cancelation; wants to apologize to U.S.
May. 25, 2013 - 08:25AM JST
What's absurd is Japan and Germany getting vilified for the systematic, humane execution of things carried…
Welcome to the 21st century.
Posted in: All Japanese citizens to be issued ID number
Nothing divine about it. Rightly or wrongly it only happened because Japan started a war it…
Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment'
May. 25, 2013 - 08:24AM JST
My Wife hasn't lived in Japan for decades but i'm sure they'll want to give her…