Scrote's past comments

  • 1

    Scrote

    Maehara is a failure, why does he think he can do any better this time? Perhaps he is trying to emulate Abe? He should stand aside and let somebody else have a go; they can hardly be any worse than the recent bunch of losers.

    Posted in: Ex-DPJ leader Maehara to run against Renho in Democratic Party leadership race

  • -2

    Scrote

    Let's look at fxgal's selective quoting from the link (http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/148/18162.pdf) to determine the real facts.

    The document does indeed say that "The Court finds that JARPA II can broadly be characterized as “scientific research", but it goes on to say that "The Court concludes that the special permits granted by Japan for the killing, taking and treating of whales in connection with JARPA II are not “for purposes of scientific research”".

    This tells us that although the Japanese claimed they were carrying out scientific research according to the JARPA II plan, in practice they were engaged in commercial whaling and were not following their JARPA II plan at all. In other words the Japanese were, and are, lying when they say what they are doing is research.

    Now the Japanese have written a new research plan, but that is just another piece of paper. Instead of listening to their lies look at what they are doing and you will find there is no difference whatsoever from the whaling this year and the whaling two years ago.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to battle on after Japan whaling court deal in U.S.

  • 2

    Scrote

    I want to see interest rates increased to several percent. I don't have any debts and I'm trying to save for retirement but it's difficult to get a good return. If interest rates were higher I would be able to spend more, but with things as they are I have to save as much as possible.

    Posted in: Abe adviser says Japan needs Y10 trillion stimulus in each of next two years

  • 0

    Scrote

    787s are quite uncomfortable now that the airlines put 9 seats in a row instead of the original 8. The armrest is too narrow and uncomfortable.

    Posted in: Orlando Bloom visits Japan to promote British Airways' 787-9 Dreamliner flights from London to Narita

  • 10

    Scrote

    The NHK report on this last night spoke of Japan's "research whaling" many times. The ICJ has ruled that what Japan was doing was not legitimate research. Japanese media should refer to "so-called research whaling", or "illegal commercial whaling" when talking about these activities.

    Having lost the case Japan decided to withdraw from ICJ jurisdiction on this matter, then continued whaling as before. Japan's behaviour is almost exactly the same as China's when it comes to respecting the rulings of international courts. Rulings are not accepted and ignored whilst the government and media tell blatant lies to support the official position. The hypocrisy of Abe and co. whinging and whining about China all the time whilst they behave in the same manner is astonishing.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to battle on after Japan whaling court deal in U.S.

  • 1

    Scrote

    It's difficult to see how this can work. You would have to put the drinks in your checked luggage or they will be confiscated at security. This means customs cannot check if you have them with you or not when you pass through immigration.

    Posted in: Japanese alcohol to be exempt from liquor tax for foreign tourists

  • 8

    Scrote

    It's ironic that Turkey warns its citizens against visiting Sweden because of the high incidence of rape when it is their fellow muslims that commit the majority of such rapes.

    Posted in: Turkey airport ad warns against visiting Sweden due to rape

  • 2

    Scrote

    Biden “kind of misspoke. This is not something he should talk openly about in public.”

    What is wrong with stating facts? Instead of telling people to shut up, Mr Aida should explain why he thinks facts should be suppressed. If he has no coherent argument he should keep his own mouth shut.

    Left to themselves the Japanese would have kept the Meiji constitution unchanged and would not have permitted freedom of expression or many other freedoms imposed by the US.

    The likes of Abe want to see a return to the Meiji constitution, removing rights and forcing Japanese to be conscripted into the armed forces. These proposed constitutional changes should certainly be discussed and debated in detail. Instead the media avoid the topic under threat from the LDP.

    Posted in: Biden's remark on Japan's constitution raises eyebrows

  • 5

    Scrote

    Much more effective would be to ban new immigrants from muslim countries, but that won't happen.

    Posted in: Burkini bans cause ripples in France, consternation abroad

  • 12

    Scrote

    Merkel allowed a million "refugees" into Germany from Syria and elsewhere.

    Some of those "refugees" then engaged in acts of terrorism.

    It is absolute nonsense for Merkel to claim that her open borders policy has not resulted in importing terrorism into Germany. Merkel has to accept responsibility for the attacks and all future attacks. Anyone with any honour would resign, but shameless Merkel will blame anyone but herself.

    Posted in: Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

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    Scrote

    Japanese war dead should be remembered at a secular memorial. Not all of them were believers in shinto and it is the height of arrogance for Yasukuni shrine to declare that their souls are enshrined there.

    This whole "enshrinement" business strikes me as a lot of nonsense. I could set up my own shrine and declare that the souls of the war dead, apart from those of war criminals, are actually enshrined there and not at Yasukuni.

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  • 0

    Scrote

    First the muslims, now the socialists. The police state is coming to monitor you next, and don't expect the supreme court to do anything to protect your rights.

    Meanwhile, LDP politicians receive bribes and return favours to corrupt businessmen and the police do nothing. If the police were actually interested in doing their job and investigating crime it's the LDP they should be watching, not socialists. Instead we have a politicised militia that is openly biased in favour of the LDP.

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  • 1

    Scrote

    Where are you seeing these adverts? In my part of Tokyo the adverts are all in the 1000-1200 yen range.

    The adverts come with the Sunday paper. Here in Sendai most of the positions are paying Y700 - Y800 per hour. It is extremely rare to see anything at Y1000 per hour.

    Whatever the wage, if there is a shortage of applicants they aren't paying enough. We often read how companies must pay billions of Yen to attract and retain top managers, with the result that there is no shortage of managers. But when it comes to ordinary workers it's a different story. The managers whine that nobody will work for the meagre pay on offer and employ illegal immigrants instead.

    Posted in: Banned from working, asylum seekers are building Japan's roads

  • 0

    Scrote

    The terrorists can get stuffed. I won't visit the dumps where they live (North Africa and the Middle East). They can wallow in their own poverty and I don't care at all. Any refugees from that region should be sent straight back again: let them sort their own problems out.

    The chance of being killed by these idiots in Europe is too small to worry about. You are much more likely to be run over. Forget about them.

    Posted in: Fight or flight

  • 0

    Scrote

    Where is the US and European criticism of the Saudis for killing civilians? They are quick to condemn Assad for anything he does but have nothing to say about Saudi "allies" murdering people in other countries.

    When Putin invaded Ukraine sanctions were slapped on Russia. Why doesn't Saudi aggression against Yemen merit sanctions or condemnation?

    The double standards make me sick.

    Posted in: Air raids again target Yemen capital after talks flounder

  • 15

    Scrote

    If there really is a shortage of labour how come so many jobs are advertised at minimum wage? If a company is only willing to pay Y700 per hour it's not surprising there is a lack of applicants. Increase wages and the labour shortage will disappear.

    Posted in: Banned from working, asylum seekers are building Japan's roads

  • 1

    Scrote

    The constitution itself does not prevent the emperor from abdicating. All article 1 states is: "The Emperor shall be the symbol of the State and of the unity of the People, deriving his position from the will of the people with whom resides sovereign power. ". That says nothing about abdication, so no problem there. It seems to allow the possibility that a referendum could be held to determine if the people support abdication and making the crown prince the new emperor.

    Article 2 states: "The Imperial Throne shall be dynastic and succeeded to in accordance with the Imperial House Law passed by the Diet.". Again, there is no problem with the constitution. All that is needed is for the Diet to change the Imperial House Law to allow abdication. Of course, Abe doesn't want to do that and will delay the issue as long as possible.

    Abe violates the constitution whenever he pleases and the supine supreme court does nothing. He cannot seriously claim that altering the law to allow abdication is not possible because it would be tantamount to the emperor interfering in politics. In any case, the constitution does not forbid the crown prince or any other members of the royal family from engaging in political activities. Perhaps they should request the Diet to pass the necessary laws if Abe won't do it.

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  • 1

    Scrote

    Naruhito, who is seen not quite ready for succession

    If Akihito died today would "they" still say that Naruhito is "not quite ready for succession"? Or are "they" only saying this because they don't want Akihito to abdicate at all?

    Posted in: Japan awaits emperor's video message on possible abdication

  • 2

    Scrote

    Don't forget to mention the funding from our Saudi "allies", although being American they will probably blame it all on Iran.

    Posted in: Bradley Cooper develops HBO miniseries about rise of ISIS militant group

  • 6

    Scrote

    Give it four years and they will be having the olympics in similar weather. Whichever doofus thought that was a good idea needs his head examined.

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