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WakarimasenAug. 30, 2016 - 01:48PM JST
Is this really a good idea?
Posted in: SDF to be sent to South Sudan in first mission under new security laws
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 04:49PM JST
If they want to legalise it just pass a law. they won't put it to plebiscite because they think it might lose.
Posted in: Australian gov't plan for vote on gay marriage hits stumbling block
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 04:46PM JST
Yes, indeed ridiculous. Plus if he has always loved her blah blah blah why they not together?
Posted in: Beyonce slays at MTV Video Music Awards; Drake honors Rihanna
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 04:44PM JST
Can't be genocide, can be unlawful use of state power. however unlawful and brutal (and susceptible to abuse) this campaign is, I can't help being a little bit nauseated by the UN special Rapporteur - they are always butting in but almost never making any positive difference.
Posted in: Philippine president says his bloody drug war not genocide
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 02:11PM JST
NEW YORK —
Beyonce owned the MTV Video Music Awards by winning video of the year and giving a 16-minute performance featuring her recent hits from “Lemonade,” working various stages with strong, layered vocals, skilled dance moves and even an outfit change — all as the audience watched in awe and cheered her on.
what an absolutely trite opening sentence to describe a trite unnecessary event.
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 02:10PM JST
Very true cleo. Japan doesn't really have a dog in any of these fights.
Posted in: Japan's Self-Defense Forces, who have not fired a shot in combat abroad since the end of World War II, are training for rescue missions and U.N. peacekeeping operations under new security-related laws, where they may have to use force. How do you think the SDF will do in such situations? Will they be up to the task?
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 12:52PM JST
3 games in? Big news.
Posted in: Premier League has familiar look once more
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 12:51PM JST
Must confess when I read the headline I was expecting the cameras to have been installed in their femaile colleagues changing room or at local girls school or similar.
Posted in: 4 Oita police officers referred to prosecutors over secret installment of cameras
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 12:49PM JST
Given the amount of war and killing going on in the world, Japan choosing to have the death penalty doesn't feel like high up on a list of injustices.
Posted in: It is not appropriate to abolish capital punishment in the country as the majority of citizens think the death penalty is unavoidable for atrocious crimes.
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 12:48PM JST
Duterte should have got this one for cleaning up the Philippines.?
Posted in: Ramon Magsaysay awardees
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 12:47PM JST
Posted in: Who has the better claim to the disputed isles controlled by Japan as the Senkakus but claimed by China as the Diaoyus?
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 12:04PM JST
Bet this is a train wreck.
Posted in: MTV to let stars loose in an unscripted awards extravaganza
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 10:31AM JST
Its is anyway totally ridiculous to send them into warzones and then prevent them from using force.
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 10:30AM JST
Having politicos spar over ethics and corruption is like having lions spar over meat eating. what's the point, they are all to some extent part of the same system that allows this type of cronyism and insiderism and self serving political and financial arrangements.
Posted in: Politicos spar over ethics surrounding Clinton Foundation
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 10:28AM JST
Not much growth thatb I can see. This was mainly a commodity price story - now that has to some extent gone, Africa remains mired in low growth, high corruption for the most part.
Posted in: Japanese companies looking to tap African growth
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 10:27AM JST
What efforts? Stoking the war in Syria? Arming the Saudis in Yemen? Just walking away from Eritrea and Somalia? Maintaining massive agricultural subsidies and trade barriers so less developed countries can't make money from agriculture and are forced to import capital goods?
The way this has been dealt with is another typical round of self interest coupled with hypocrisy and a good sprinkling of daft liberal values thrown in to allow us to wring our hands and moralise.
The UK will soon come to celebrate not being a part of this mess anymore. I see Sarko is already saying UK should take responsibility for the refuges in Calais.
Posted in: Europe's refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it
WakarimasenAug. 29, 2016 - 10:23AM JST
Robotising everything is not a good thing. We have more and more unemployed and part time workers who need to earn a living wage.
although I guess that the fact that this robot can do it does lend the lie to the myth of needing decades to learn how to make sushi........
Posted in: See how this robot makes sushi
WakarimasenAug. 26, 2016 - 03:43PM JST
Philippines on fire at the moment. Yet to see if this vigilante massacre approach will work.
Posted in: Kill drug lords, Philippines' top cop tells addicts
WakarimasenAug. 26, 2016 - 02:57PM JST
No Mini Skirt Police?
Posted in: Japanese men reveal their least favorite cosplay styles on women
WakarimasenAug. 26, 2016 - 02:56PM JST
We have all been shared already. I get tons of "do you knoews" on Facebook who are people I communicayte with thru Whatsapp.........
Posted in: WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook
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Aug. 30, 2016 - 04:20PM JST
Finally we learn the attacker has an Arab name and shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the killings.…
Posted in: 2nd British backpacker dies one week after attack at Australian hostel
Aug. 30, 2016 - 04:18PM JST
As expected,the so-called moderators allowing uncalled for remarks relating to color to fly,but when it's white…
Posted in: Power play
Aug. 30, 2016 - 04:16PM JST
Sheesh.. as if Tohoku hasn't seen enough destruction and disasters already..
Posted in: Typhoon threatens to bring flooding to Tohoku
Aug. 30, 2016 - 04:15PM JST
Kumamoto Castle did not suffer "moderate damage" - it was major. The donjon roof remains unrepaired…
Posted in: Top 20 most popular castles in Japan, according to TripAdvisor
Aug. 30, 2016 - 04:13PM JST
He was great in the Mel Brook's movies and also paired with his friend Richard Pryor.…
Posted in: 'Willy Wonka' star Gene Wilder dead at 83
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