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WakarimasenMar. 04, 2014 - 05:31PM JST
Afghanistan has always united against outsiders and has been a graveyard for foreign intervention since alexander the Great. It should be left to do as it pleases, even if that results in misogyny, superstition and oppression of minorities....
Posted in: The debate over post-war Afghanistan
WakarimasenMar. 04, 2014 - 03:40PM JST
The position does not have any constitutional status or legal powers in New Zealand but carries symbolic importance for some Maori.
The current king worked as a truck driver before his coronation in 2006.
The windsors will be gutted not to meet him.
Posted in: New Zealand's Maori king refuses to meet Prince William next month
WakarimasenMar. 04, 2014 - 03:38PM JST
43 million in the Sates, the most celebrity obsessed country in the World. how then are we continually being told that over a billion people tune in to the Oscars every yeatr. Typical hollywood self-aggrandisement and hype.
Posted in: Oscar telecast ratings hit 10-year-high
WakarimasenMar. 04, 2014 - 03:32PM JST
Is this "asks" or "asked"? Big difference in meaning. Should be remembered that Ukraine only got given Crimea in 1956 by USSR. After what we have seen in the Balkans we should not rule out russia taking it from Ukraine. and NATO will do nothing. Sanctions, meh.
anyway, not sure why it is necessarily a bad thing if the majority in Crimea would rather belong to wealthy (ish) Russia than bankrupt and corrupt Ukraine...
Maybe Poland will make a bid to take Lviv back.
Posted in: Deposed Ukrainian leader asks Putin for troops
WakarimasenMar. 04, 2014 - 01:56PM JST
Great story. wonder what the package tracker said.
Posted in: Yamato deliveryman kept 2,723 packages at home because he was 'too busy' to deliver them
WakarimasenMar. 04, 2014 - 10:13AM JST
Time to take back the hoppo ryodo mondai while Russia is distracted.
Posted in: No change for now in Kishida's planned Russia visit
WakarimasenMar. 04, 2014 - 10:12AM JST
Posted in: Wireless mouse runs without a battery or battery charging
WakarimasenMar. 04, 2014 - 10:11AM JST
Don't need to be a native speaker to teach a language but it might be preferable. although teachers of Latin (for example) can clearly not be native speakers while at the same time being excellent teachers....
Posted in: Ideally, should English teachers at schools in Japan be native speakers? Can non-native English speakers do just as well or better?
WakarimasenMar. 04, 2014 - 10:08AM JST
As the trial got under way inside the courtroom, the victim’s black-clad mother June came face-to-face with Pistorius for the first time since the killing.
Not true. apparently they didn't come within 10 metres of each other.
Forty national and an equal number of international journalists have been accredited to cover the case from inside the courtroom.
A South African satellite network has set up a dedicated channel to cover the trial, parts of which will be broadcast live on television, while all of it will be available in audio.
The world's obsession with celebrity continues (he said, commenting on the article ....)
Posted in: Pistorius pleads not guilty as neighbor testifies about hearing screams
WakarimasenMar. 04, 2014 - 10:04AM JST
Surely she took this herself as she is the acknowledged queen of the selfie.
Posted in: A visit from Denmark's PM
WakarimasenMar. 03, 2014 - 12:44PM JST
This just gets worse and worse.
Posted in: At least 74 dead in Boko Haram violence in Nigeria
WakarimasenMar. 03, 2014 - 12:20PM JST
Good crust. Anchovies. good quality cheese. Spuicy sausage also a winner.
Posted in: What's the difference between a good pizza and a great pizza?
WakarimasenFeb. 25, 2014 - 11:43AM JST
Why is it "crowded"?? I thought there were always the same number of nominations in each category........
Posted in: Crowded Oscars race enters home straight
WakarimasenFeb. 25, 2014 - 11:39AM JST
i hate to say it, but time to sell Honda shares. other attempts by Japanese companies to change like this (women, foreigners) have mostly not ended well.
Posted in: Honda appoints woman to board, promotes foreigner
WakarimasenFeb. 25, 2014 - 10:14AM JST
Posted in: China, with eye on Japan, seeks WW2 focus for Xi during Germany visit
WakarimasenFeb. 25, 2014 - 10:13AM JST
I agree that CNN has a pretty awful lineup as listed above. most of them are egotistical, have a definite liberal bias and are not particulalrly telegenic or insightful.
Bass, you cannot seriously be claiming Fox isn't a right wiing station? Or that right wing views are well represented across the US media (shock jock anyone?).
I am glad Morgan has gone and amused by the comment in the UK about hoping CNN find another job for him in the US because no one in the UK wants him in their media again. although he just won't stfu on Twitter and similar......
Posted in: CNN to pull plug on Piers Morgan show
WakarimasenFeb. 25, 2014 - 10:06AM JST
How quickly the worm turns. another leader who was trying to "maintain order" in the face of rioting now going to be puunished for it.
Posted in: Ukraine issues arrest warrant for missing leader
WakarimasenFeb. 25, 2014 - 10:05AM JST
He is an ice skater - why should he do this?
Pesek sometimes makes sense but more often writes real nonsense.
Posted in: If Yuzuru Hanyu genuinely wants to serve the people of Tohoku, he should bring their challenges before the eyes of the world and demand that Japan's government stop ignoring the disaster-struck region.
WakarimasenFeb. 25, 2014 - 10:04AM JST
Abe really is running a bunch of clowns. His only "achievement" to date is getting the yen over 100 again and getting the stock market over 15,000 again. and that by forcingh BoJ to print money like crazy. This can only end badly.
Posted in: Gov't considers revision of 'comfort women' apology
WakarimasenFeb. 24, 2014 - 05:23PM JST
Tragic. Seems unrest is everywhere these days, even gentle Thailand. i was hioping to go soon but will postpone because of this.
Posted in: 3 dead in attack on Bangkok anti-gov't protesters
Mar. 10, 2014 - 08:00AM JST
Apparently, at his this point, sadly enough Crimea is a goner in this high stake poker…
Posted in: Clashes in Ukraine as Putin stays defiant
Mar. 10, 2014 - 07:59AM JST
Punish the offenders ..re name the school AFTER the dead kid. that will show them the…
Posted in: 7 high school students face charges over suicide of classmate
Mar. 10, 2014 - 07:56AM JST
Mitsuo MatsuyamaMAR. 10, 2014 - 07:34AM JST
Before 1972 none of those Chinese politicians claimed Senkaku…
Posted in: Japan scrambles jets against Chinese military planes
Mar. 10, 2014 - 07:53AM JST
This article is a perfect example of what is often called "Japanese logic," which is to…
Posted in: Ukraine crisis stirs Japanese memories over disputed islands
Mar. 10, 2014 - 07:52AM JST
I have no idea people today were so dumb that they would believe a con scheme…
Posted in: Online sleuthing by Mt Gox dispossessed throws up few clues