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SwissToniJun. 15, 2013 - 07:05PM JST
It's true Wales is the most represented country in the Lions team, but following England's collapse to them in the Six Nations final this put a smile on my face.
Posted in: Japan records historic rugby win over Wales
SwissToniJun. 11, 2013 - 01:22PM JST
Meant, member of the public.
Posted in: Station official allowed subway train to leave despite woman being on tracks
SwissToniJun. 11, 2013 - 01:21PM JST
"Tokyo Metro said it is considering how best to discipline him."
Surely putting a me ever of the public in danger of death is gross misconduct"?
SwissToniJun. 07, 2013 - 05:13AM JST
Ihopetoeatwhales, "Even anti-whaler now makes scientific judgement from Japan's results, but would still deny it is 'scientific research'."
Probably about the most valuable scientific judgement to come out of Japans 'research' hunting.
Posted in: Japan's spring whaling haul at record low 34
SwissToniJun. 06, 2013 - 02:14PM JST
I suppose that's going to push up the price of doggy treats?........oh of course not, plenty in frozen storage.
Interesting that the butchery tends to confirm the pressure on the whole marine eco system. No doubt the whalers will be claiming whales are taking too many sand eels next and need to be culled.
SwissToniMay. 29, 2013 - 03:51PM JST
This demonstrably makes a nonsense of Japan's justification of maintaining its whaling industry on the basis of food security. The whalers have on many occasions presented the Wests past use of whale meat for dog food as wasteful of a precious resources. How does this look? I hope this evidence is presented at the ICJ.
Posted in: Endangered whale meat imported from Iceland used for Japan dog treats: NGOs
SwissToniMay. 27, 2013 - 04:49PM JST
At an airport, with very limited options for escape? Sounds to me like the guys a kleptomaniac.
Posted in: Canadian man arrested at Narita airport for stealing camera
SwissToniMay. 17, 2013 - 02:42AM JST
Well Taj, we'll have to just disagree. The negotiated settlement I refer to is to respect the spirit of the moratorium and the majority of the members of the IWC rather than leverage pork barrel diplomacy and legal loopholes. But you know that.
In my almost 30 year relationship with Japan and its people I'd say I've met many more who think the situation is ludicrous and a waste of resources than have had their curiosity peaked, or are angry with Sea Shepherd. The market is the final arbiter though and auctions don't attract buyers and retail sales continue to fall.
Posted in: Sea Shepherd is asking for cash donations to help finance its anti-whaling campaign. Are you going to donate?
SwissToniMay. 16, 2013 - 02:02PM JST
Taj, you may be right but only to point. Sea Shepherd are a symptom of the failure of the authorities to find a negotiated settlement. While you will always get those that take a vocal hard line stance, many in Japan are simply embarrassed by the country's position. Even with the little meat coming in from the research and imports, the whale meat market continues to shrink. The silent majority are voting with their wallets.
SwissToniMay. 16, 2013 - 05:20AM JST
"Man hires men to smash his Maserati in protest". I bet that taught them a lesson.
This man sounds like a petulant kid.
Posted in: Chinese man hires men to smash his Maserati in protest at poor customer service
SwissToniMay. 16, 2013 - 01:29AM JST
I'm not sure you're right when it comes to effectiveness. Diplomatic efforts have had no effect on Japan's whalers at all, ever, let alone since the moratorium. Essentially SS gets the support it does because of all the years of prevarication. Dislike them if you will but here's no denying their effectiveness.
SwissToniMay. 15, 2013 - 04:45AM JST
Impossible to know if the guy that died was the banks an or just another worker on the site. On thing is for sure, he had no right being underneath the load being lifted. Sounds like the consequences of a badly planned lift.
Posted in: Construction worker dies after being hit by metal pipes falling from crane
SwissToniMay. 13, 2013 - 02:49PM JST
So far 9 donators and 51 nos. if this ratio were maintained SS will do very well.
SwissToniMay. 05, 2013 - 08:17PM JST
Not good. Hope the EU takes notice and applies sanctions.
Posted in: Iceland to resume disputed fin whale hunt in June
SwissToniMay. 01, 2013 - 05:21AM JST
Me. Thick cut, twice fried, a little sea salt and white wine vinegar. Only improved by wrapping a few in a slice of bread and butter.
Posted in: Who serves the best-tasting French fries in Japan?
SwissToniApr. 30, 2013 - 03:52PM JST
Professor Fujita declines to mention the major cause of the major reduction in intestinal bacteria, the over prescription of antibiotics.
Posted in: National obsession with cleanliness bodes ill for health
SwissToniApr. 26, 2013 - 12:27AM JST
Otago1000 "And Japan has justify China needs of rearming!"
China isn't rearming, the PRC's always had a huge standing army. What they're doing is upgunning and creating a blue-water capability. The question is why does China feel the need to project power far from home?
Posted in: China plans second, larger aircraft carrier
SwissToniApr. 20, 2013 - 02:15AM JST
Starting to wonder if any of my childhood heroes weren't kiddy fiddling. Very disappointing if proven true.
Posted in: Rolf Harris arrested over sex offense allegations in UK
SwissToniApr. 17, 2013 - 01:26PM JST
"it's only the "geek" types who are interested in Cool Japan."
It could be a pretty far sighted approach.. If you look at the world of business, geeks are the new jocks.
Posted in: Pop culture subcommittee formed to show world ‘Cool Japan’
SwissToniApr. 15, 2013 - 04:51PM JST
"They're lucky we weren't reviewing this paper."
Interesting perspective. I think if all scientific papers were given to the Japan Today contributors for review we could cure the world. Anarchy and chaos would certainly rein in human progress.
Posted in: Antarctic summer ice melting 10 times faster: study
Jun. 20, 2013 - 12:54AM JST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkP-dlAgrsw (KingMIke translation)
Posted in: Details of GameCenter CX 10th anniversary project revealed
You're kidding yourself if you actually believe the deregulation part.
The Glass-Steagall Act (the securities business…
Posted in: Japanese cabinet ministers say G-8 stance is sign of approval for 'Abenomics'
Jun. 20, 2013 - 12:35AM JST
breasts are my favourite part... uh, of the chicken..
Posted in: Hooterville
Jun. 20, 2013 - 12:34AM JST
a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is threatening to decimate humanity.
Posted in: 'World War Z' draws massive crowd in NYC
Jun. 20, 2013 - 12:30AM JST
You got some serious skillz!
Posted in: Van Halen opens first tour of Japan in 15 years