Tamarama's past comments

  • 1

    Tamarama

    They should all be arrested and carted back to the crime ridden 23 wards of Tokyo

    Hear hear!

    Posted in: Police officer arrested for assaulting 2 train station attendants in Saitama

  • 2

    Tamarama

    In Saitama, of course.

    Shinrinkoen is a quiet little train station in a nice rural corner of Saitama. Some fun facts for you:

    1. It is 52.5km from Ikebukuro Station, and the fare is about 720 Yen on the Tobu Tojo Line.

    2. The area is well known for Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, or Shinrin Koen, which was Japan's first National Government park - so pronounced in 1974.

    3. The old Kami no Michi Kaido, or the Nakasendo (can't remember which) runs through the park and is signposted and there for you to ogle. Very cool history.

    4. Many of the families who currently reside in and around Namegawa Machi - where the station is, are decedents of noble families who lived inside Higashimatsuyama Castle, but were forced to flee down river after Toyotomi Hideyoshi took the castle in 1590. They took up rice farming, and some of those families are still there 425 years later. More cool history.

    5. Several of these families subsequently supplied rice to the Emperor, due to the fine quality of their produce, and the fact that their Koshihikari was particularly fluffy and tasty.

    6. You can see Mount Fuji quite clearly from there on a good day.

    Posted in: Police officer arrested for assaulting 2 train station attendants in Saitama

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Great idea.

    Smart, them Japanese.

    Posted in: Vending machine dispenses cans with 5 yen coins taped to them

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    Tamarama

    Erika is smoking.

    Posted in: Namie Amuro to sing theme song for Sawajiri drama 'First Class'

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    Tamarama

    Must be uncomfortable for China and it's prevailing metanarrative when Japan make constructive and friendly overtures towards them.

    I doubt it will be reported too widely in China.

    Posted in: Abe makes fresh call for Japan-China summit

  • 5

    Tamarama

    I actually really like the Japanese National Anthem - I think it sounds somewhat ethereal and quite transcendent or haunting.

    China eh? They are just all class at the moment.

    Give me a Japanese person any day of the week.

    Posted in: China's swim king Sun calls Japan's national anthem 'ugly'

  • 2

    Tamarama

    This kind of thing just beggars belief. What can you say? I can't imagine how her parents feel.

    Posted in: 47-year-old man arrested after body parts of missing 6-year-old Kobe girl found

  • 3

    Tamarama

    They could start by halting aid payments to China imo.

    And then borrowing it back off them with an interest rate attached.

    Imo.

    But.....at the end of the day, you gotta pay your debts people.

    Posted in: OECD says Japan should raise sales tax again next year

  • 0

    Tamarama

    There seems to be a hell of a lot of intra-familial murder and violence in Japan.....

    Posted in: 32-year-old woman arrested for strangling her mother in Tochigi

  • -1

    Tamarama

    Look, lot's of positives here for United. Scoring 3 goals against Leicester is encouraging - might be turning things around. The 5 conceded is obviously a bit of a concern, but overall they can be pleased with their effort. Importantly, they are level on points with Palace, West Brom, Stoke. Lot's of upside here.

    Posted in: Barca cruise; Chelsea held while United fall apart

  • 7

    Tamarama

    Huge kudos to this guy. Huge kudos. What he shows is selflessness and care and compassion for people who are at their lowest ebb.

    I get rather incensed when I read very casual and callous posts on this site that label people who commit suicide as 'selfish' and 'thoughtless'. It angers me that people are so cold towards people who are struggling and need help. Because you really don't understand someone's story until you have walked a mile in this shoes. You don't know what they are going through, you don't know what is contributing to their final act of helplessness and desperation.

    People like this deserve National recognition. 500 lives?

    That's extraordinary.

    Posted in: Longtime anti-suicide crusader patrols cliffs of Tojinbo

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Some 75 year old idiot from the Jiminto Party has just said he wants whale meat served in the Diet canteen because:

    "It's our culture the eat whale meat"

    Mercifully, the younger people all over Yahoo Japan are howling him down at present.

    Hard headed oyaji pride.....

    Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution

  • 7

    Tamarama

    Unbelievable stupidity.

    Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution

  • 3

    Tamarama

    I don't see why people get so offended by this kind of union. Men are always going to be attracted to beautiful women, be they 20, or 50. And wealthy men are often confident and very charismatic and offer women complete financial security.

    Everyone wins.

    Posted in: TV announcer Mariko Oe to marry Monex billionaire Oki Matsumoto

  • 5

    Tamarama

    Just another perk of being filthy rich. I imagine he'd be well pleased with himself.

    Posted in: TV announcer Mariko Oe to marry Monex billionaire Oki Matsumoto

  • -2

    Tamarama

    The only REAL way this kind of thing gets resolved is if the countries of the region take ownership of, and responsibility for, the existence and flourishing of extremism in their region. In fact, it's time the Middle Eastern States got serious about this and acted as a unified body.

    America's presence doesn't work, and in fact only makes it worse. Americans were shocked in the aftermath of 9/11 - they asked; 'Why us? What did WE do?'

    Well, the answer is that the US has long been meddling in, manipulating and militarily striking in this region. As sad and shocking as 9/11 was, it wasn't surprising.

    I am disgusted that Australia will participate in this. Time for the Middle East to take responsibility for it's own grubby backyard.

    Posted in: What do you think is the best way for the global community to deal with the Islamic State?

  • 0

    Tamarama

    This is a great discussion, one that particularly interests me, because not only is Japan's mass migration to urbanised environments a fascinating modern story but the abundance of cheap rural land in beautiful locations is something that particularly interests me and my wife, and we intend to buy somewhere coastal fairly soon.

    The problem is that this process is going to continue over the course of the next 20-30 years, and land and houses in some places in the hinterland will quite literally be worth basically nothing, because the land tax is payable every year and many people do not want or can't afford the burden of paying for something that is just a financial liability. You buy in the knowledge that it is not an investment in the same way real estate is in other places.

    People might have other views, and I'd be interested to hear their thoughts on this, but that's the way it seems to me at this stage.

    Posted in: Demographic crisis empties out Japan's rural areas

  • 0

    Tamarama

    How on Earth this is a problem in Australia is beyond me.

    The last series of Australian submarines - the Collins Class, were a disaster, beset by all manner of problem.

    Why on Earth would you pay much more, for a potentially significantly inferior Submarine, just to say you made it yourself? When it comes to matters of defence, that is the epitome of stupidity.

    Posted in: Concern growing in Australia over plan to buy Japanese submarines

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    Tamarama

    SmithinJapan

    Thunderbird: they're Russian islands, so what if they do? They have every right to carry out these drills.

    And by that reasoning I assume you would support Japan's right to conduct similar such drills on the Senkakus?

    Posted in: Russian forces to conduct drill in east, including disputed islands with Japan

  • 18

    Tamarama

    Well, the Chinese Communist Party can consider their propaganda campaign a success. Hooray for them.

    It's a shame that Chinese people don't seem to know how much the modern State of Japan has done for China since WW2, after the fall of Imperial Japan. Massive quantities of aid, business development, trade etc etc. Unbelievably generous financial loan arrangements

    Which the China still quite happily takes, whilst pouring on the anti-Japanese propaganda and making regular incursions into Japanese territory.

    Posted in: More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll

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