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TrevorPeace1Nov. 05, 2012 - 08:37AM JST
The US has no true moral nor nationally defensive reason for being on Okinawa anymore. Unless, of course, Japan can't look after itself.
Posted in: Protests held in Tokyo against U.S. Osprey aircraft deployment
TrevorPeace1Oct. 30, 2012 - 01:00AM JST
I'll stick to Canadian natural range-fed, myself. Lots of that from British Columbia and Alberta.
Posted in: British beef could be back on the menu in Japan soon
TrevorPeace1Oct. 23, 2012 - 10:08AM JST
Posted in: 9 things guys don’t want to find in a girl’s room
TrevorPeace1Oct. 23, 2012 - 10:03AM JST
And then there's Ortsbo
Posted in: DOCOMO launches real-time phone translation
TrevorPeace1Oct. 14, 2012 - 08:41PM JST
They had to be taken to hospital? Was there a cost to that non-emergency? Were the students and teachers all allergic and go into anaphylactic shock? Highly unlikely. I got swarmed and stung last autumn more than 30 times by wasps (seriously mean hornet relatives), and didn't need hospitalization. Yes, it stung (ha ha) a bit, and my arms and hands swelled up and were uncomfortable, and soon the itch drove me nuts, but come on, a cold shower takes away some of the sting, and while I didn't take any there are all sort of antihistamines that help to alleviate the discomfort.
Posted in: Hornets sting 11 students in Niigata
TrevorPeace1Oct. 14, 2012 - 07:13AM JST
Both the previous commentators ignore the value of women working.
As for Never Submit's argument, you'd have to believe all those university graduates actually have degrees in a field in which they could expect employment. Hardly.
And Hiroicci, encouraging people to help themselves is hardly a bad thing. I agree with you that SOME companies are over-staffed, but they'll die with the rest of the dinosaurs, and women will take the lead in those failed industries.
Posted in: Women could save Japan's economy: IMF's Lagarde
TrevorPeace1Oct. 13, 2012 - 10:01PM JST
It's been a long time since I was in a Macdonald's, here in Canada, but as I recall, there was never a menu on a counter - they were all on display boards above head level behind the clerks at the counter. While waiting to be served, you looked up at the menu and when it was your turn at the counter you ordered. Simple. What's not so simple is understanding why Macdonald's put their menu on the counters in Japan in the first place - I just can't buy the opinion that Japanese people always like to look down, in what appears to be a subservient attitude.
Probably just my Canadian-ness, eh?
Posted in: McDonald’s gets flak for removing menus from counters
TrevorPeace1Oct. 06, 2012 - 07:41PM JST
Nice to know that, "All Japanese people know that there are unspoken rules when riding the train: turn your phone on silent and don’t answer it, keep your voice low, keep the doorways clear." I guess those unspoken rules don't include anything about the rampant groping of women by men?
Posted in: Inspiring or inconsiderate? Foreigner plays guitar for train passengers stranded by typhoon
TrevorPeace1Sep. 16, 2012 - 05:56AM JST
And that news made me pull the old vinyl off the shelf and spin the wheel on #3. I hope they play at least half of it. Not one of my band mates liked it.
Posted in: Led Zeppelin to release 2007 reunion concert film
TrevorPeace1Sep. 05, 2012 - 09:25PM JST
Gee, all you Japan Today Quebec experts! Not a single one of you mentioned the fact that the provincial capital of Quebec is not Montreal! Take it from this Canadian with plenty of French Canadian heritage, you're all grasping at straws. The PQ now has a minority government, which means very little will get done, and another election in a year or two will decimate them. The votes for them were a protest against corruption and incompetence, not a support for separation. Numbers are numbers - only 30% of Quebecers support separation, and what none of you has commented on is the fact that the Cree Indian nation, which inhabits about two-thirds of that province, would not tolerate separation. If it ever happened, Quebec would be reduced to a couple hundred miles in width, along part of the St. Lawrence - indeed, as one of you wrote, a banana republic that immigrants would abhor. Nuff said about a non-issue.
Posted in: One killed in shooting during victory speech by Quebec's newly elected separatist premier
TrevorPeace1Sep. 01, 2012 - 11:40PM JST
SushiSake, it seems you've taken the misguided liberal mindset of the news organizations that hysterically accuse the GOP of being "(generally) anti-abortion (non-negotiable and due to their entirely unprovable belief in the Bible), anti-immigration, anti-gay, anti-gay marriage, against dealing with climate change, anti-foreigner, anti-all non-Christian religions, anti-birth control, anti-people of color, the list goes on and on."
To the contrary, most conservatives in the U.S. are none of those over-worn cliches, and their "mindset and set of 'values' is [NOT] extremely negative."
You ask, "What are conservatives actually for?". You say, "I'm a very positive person and conservative values are simply too negative, too depressing and so anti-fellow human." Conservatives are positive, too, and their values are not negative, depressing and certainly not anti-fellow human. Their values are basic, honest, empathetic and sympathetic, but not bend-over-backward, it's-okay-to-slap-me-down obeisance like the typical leftist Democrat.
For what it's worth, I'm a Canadian who was very active politically on both sides of the coin, and I continue to follow and write about, and teach, the differences.
Posted in: Clint Eastwood mocked for Republican convention appearance
TrevorPeace1Aug. 30, 2012 - 10:11AM JST
As one writer said, this is about financial services. And we all know what wonders of economics the financial services of the US have brought on the world's.
Posted in: Noda not ready to declare Japan's participation in TPP at APEC
TrevorPeace1Aug. 06, 2012 - 09:25AM JST
Let's not see it happen again, shall we?
Posted in: 50,000 mark 67th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing
TrevorPeace1Jul. 26, 2012 - 09:41AM JST
Posted in: What do you think of the London Olympic logo?
TrevorPeace1Jul. 26, 2012 - 09:40AM JST
Study the military history of the 1967 Six Days War between the Arabs and Israelis, as I have, and you'll get more than just a clue about what Israel is planning to - and will - do, when push comes to shove.
Posted in: Nuclear Iran more dangerous than preventing it: Israel
TrevorPeace1Jul. 26, 2012 - 09:35AM JST
Pity, all this political nonsense. He should get some backbone and attend, and anyone who thinks he shouldn't isn't all that Japanese.
Posted in: Noda gives up on plan to attend Olympic opening ceremony
TrevorPeace1Jul. 26, 2012 - 09:32AM JST
This is news? An ordinary everyday young body creating what? Titillation?
Get a life.
Posted in: Japanese model uses her half-naked body to tweet to fans
TrevorPeace1Jul. 26, 2012 - 09:28AM JST
This Canadian, who has put up for decades with his outrageous shenanigans (and demeaning behavior for those of us who care about our country), hope the Germans succeed.
Posted in: Sea Shepherd founder Watson skips bail in Germany over Japan extradition fear
TrevorPeace1Jul. 26, 2012 - 09:26AM JST
Who cares? His progeny will undoubtedly be as poorly genetic as him. Pity the poor NK citizens who think otherwise.
Posted in: North Korean TV confirms leader Kim is married
TrevorPeace1Jul. 26, 2012 - 09:24AM JST
Forgot to add she's cute to boot, but cute is skin deep, as is the need for any guy who pays for the service.
Posted in: Rejoice, fashion-challenged men! Now you can have a hottie stylist dress you
May. 22, 2013 - 10:16AM JST
Nationalism is far-right ideology.
Posted in: Bad eggs
So low amount of money
Posted in: Hundreds of Miyagi residents seek equal compensation as Fukushima
May. 22, 2013 - 10:15AM JST
Guy is digging his own grave
Posted in: Ishihara advises Hashimoto to stop tweeting
May. 22, 2013 - 10:14AM JST
Waste of precious food.
May. 22, 2013 - 10:13AM JST
Thomas AndersonMay. 22, 2013 - 08:56AM JST
It's funny how the right-wingers just hate each other...…