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Tom WebbMay. 21, 2015 - 10:32AM JST
He is old enough to know better than carry a stranger's bag on an airline. I seriously doubt that he was given an all paid vacation for nothing. He knew it was not a straight deal. I have no sympathy for him.
Posted in: Japanese grandfather gets life in prison in Indonesia drug case
Tom WebbApr. 16, 2015 - 03:23PM JST
Maybe the US Marine Corps would like to move there?
Posted in: U.S.-Japan guidelines said to specify Senkakus' defense
Tom WebbApr. 16, 2015 - 03:22AM JST
Japan should start development of fishing village, coast guard station, and other defense related facilities on the islands.
Tom WebbDec. 28, 2014 - 05:32AM JST
Well, it looks like all the preparation is completed. Now US or Japan can bomb North's nuclear facilities this coming summer.
Posted in: U.S. delivers second radar defense system to Japan
Tom WebbDec. 25, 2014 - 11:56PM JST
Why don't the South Korean or Japan just bomb out the nuke sites in North Korea and end this silly game? How much more crap will the world has to take from this spoiled brat?
Posted in: Japan, wary of N Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack
Tom WebbDec. 17, 2014 - 01:23AM JST
The big DENIAL is already starting. Takeuchi, you can forget the big lie because Japanese troops practiced cannibalism. I heard from one former soldier who stated that they had to eat curry that had the liver of an American pilot. The pilot was beheaded, then eaten. The soldiers were not starving. Those responsible officers were later tried and eventually hanged on Guam. When I read Hillenbrand's novel, the story was plausible. But knowing the Japanese habit of trying to hide the ugly truth, I am not surprised that many people will stand with Takeuchi.
Posted in: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan
Tom WebbDec. 17, 2014 - 01:02AM JST
So what is happening in the USA? I am concerned that the US FAA have not questioned Korean Air why a passenger can order the Captain to return to the gate. Are all Korean Air flights run like this? If anything, Cho should have been kicked off the plane for disrupting the flight.
Posted in: Korean Air to be sanctioned for nut rage cover-up
Tom WebbDec. 12, 2014 - 10:43PM JST
This spoiled brat needs to be spanked, her head shaved, feathered and tarred. The US FAA need to inquire into this brat's action because she was not a crew member and had caused a delay in departure. I am sure that FAA's protocol was not followed. So Captain, you better have a good answer why a passenger can order an airline to return to gate and kick off a member of your crew.
Posted in: Korean Air CEO apologizes for daughter's nuts tantrum
Tom WebbDec. 11, 2014 - 08:57PM JST
Now that imported foods are so expensive, the Japanese farmers must be out in force plowing up the dormant fields and paddies to prevent starvation. Isn't this what all those farmers said when their products were artificially priced higher? Isn't this the reason why the politicians backed up the farm lobby? Citizens of Japan, your farmers will be out in force shorty so you will not starve.
Posted in: Yen plunge hurting, but more still to come
Tom WebbDec. 11, 2014 - 08:46PM JST
For those that are not afraid, please go to the Chinese embassy in Tokyo and give it a mighty finger, otherwise known as the Arizona (USA) greeting.
Posted in: Chinese NGO wants Japan apology for 1937 massacre
Tom WebbDec. 11, 2014 - 08:41PM JST
Hirai you are a spineless coward. I can't believe you frat over a movie just because its about a North Korean brat. No wonder the people of Asia thinks Japanese are cowards that can't standup to China without the USA holding your hands.
Posted in: Sony CEO ordered 'The Interview' toned down; Rogen objected
Tom WebbNov. 24, 2014 - 09:50PM JST
The Japan Coast Guard should confiscate the boat and coral harvest. The captain should be thrown in prison. The Japan Maritime Self Defense force can use the boat as target practice.
Posted in: Chinese skipper arrested for poaching coral brought to Yokohama
Tom WebbNov. 21, 2014 - 12:07AM JST
Maybe it is time for the US military bases to close in Okinawa. I can't imagine a "Red" invasion from China into the neighboring countries. North Korea is another story. But there is no need for the American bases in Okinawa to strike fear into North Korea. The US 7th Fleet is homeported in Yokosuka. One carrier task force is more than enough to take care of any aggression by the North Korea.
Posted in: Okinawa vote a blow to Japan-U.S. ties, say analysts
Tom WebbNov. 10, 2014 - 12:01AM JST
It is truly unfortunate that Japan can't or won't protect the waters of Ogasawara islands. What happened to the assurances of the Japanese PM to President Johnson in 1967 that the Bonin Islanders will be looked after upon return of the islands to Japanese control? I am sure it also means taking care of the surrounding waters and resources. I hope the Russians are taking a good hard look at what is happening to the Ogasawara islands. Just think what would happen if Russia gave the Northern Territories back to Japan and the Chinese fishing fleet shows up. The Japanese coast guard will "monitor" until all the fish stock is gone. Just like the "monitoring" of the Bonin waters until the red corals are stripped clean. Thank you Mr. Abe for nothing.
Posted in: Nearly 200 Chinese fishing vessels return to Ogasawaras
Tom WebbNov. 01, 2014 - 03:56AM JST
I cannot believe a health care worker would ignore a medical quarantine, especially when the incubation period has not passed. Is SHE STUPID??
Posted in: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in U.S.; rides bike
Tom WebbOct. 29, 2014 - 06:51AM JST
If found guilty the boat and catch should be confiscated. The captain and crew thrown into prison.
Posted in: Japan arrests Chinese fishing boat skipper over coral poaching
Tom WebbOct. 22, 2014 - 01:36PM JST
Japan need to boost their non-military Coast Guard as well. It is important to note that economic theft from Japanese waters needs to be addressed. The Chinese fishing fleet are plundering the coral from areas around the Ogasawara Islands. There is no Japanese Coast Guard vessels or aircraft patrolling around these remote islands. The same can be said of Marcus Islands. The Chinese fishing fleet is taking advantage of this gap and plundering the marine resources while the Japanese Coast Guard is tied up in the contested Sankaku islands.
Posted in: U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defense
Tom WebbOct. 22, 2014 - 01:19PM JST
Japanese politicians will not open the door to the TPP concerning the inefficient agricultural practices. The practice of subsidizing farm goods is entrenched in Japan. The benefits of cheaper imported food to the Japanese consumers are lost in political double talk and dire doom predictions from the agricultural sector. Too much money and politics are involved to opening this closed market. Forget Japan and move forward with the rest of the world.
Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets
Tom WebbOct. 16, 2014 - 11:54AM JST
Posted in: U.S. encouraged by progress with Japan on TPP, but tough issues remain
Tom WebbOct. 16, 2014 - 11:53AM JST
Close your borders. Too many travelers from Africa already coming into Japan. Just a matter to time when Ebola shows up in Japan.
Posted in: Gov't to strengthen countermeasures against infectious diseases
May. 30, 2015 - 11:04AM JST
I am throwing out the white flag here. I am tired of this debate. I…
Posted in: Japanese academics join calls for gov't to face up to responsibility over 'comfort women'
May. 30, 2015 - 10:59AM JST
MDMA is actually not so bad for the body, as has been found in multiple studies…
Posted in: California scientists test Ecstasy as anxiety-reducer for gravely ill
May. 30, 2015 - 10:56AM JST
"The quality of medical care here is about at least 10 years behind of USA."
Posted in: 2 hospitals to lose 'advanced treatment hospital' status after patients' deaths
May. 30, 2015 - 10:54AM JST
The attempted murders thing could potentially be worth a life sentence. But making a website which…
Posted in: Silk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site
May. 30, 2015 - 10:50AM JST
Will they and Japan only be happy when there is no more ocean to exploit?
Posted in: Sea Shepherd seeks U.S. court injunction against Japanese whaling