Yubaru's past comments

  • -17

    Yubaru

    Two Okinawan newspaper editors on Thursday warned that democracy and press freedom

    I agree with freedom of the press wholeheartedly.

    However freedom of expression should also be paramount as well, and while they may not like what the guy said (yeah it was tasteless at best) he should have the same right to free speech as well, and the press should be able to rebut his comments as they see fit.

    Next let's try for accuracy in reporting too, and not just half a story.

    Posted in: Okinawan news editors lash out at LDP calls for press curbs

  • 2

    Yubaru

    So if the ratio between young and old people is so worrying, what is the solution?

    Social changes that no one seems to want to do more than give lip service to. How about better child care options? Time-sharing, equality n pay, joint-custody of children after a breakup, getting rid of the glass ceiling, making women equal partners with men..(it's the women who have the kids you know and they are "expected" here to raise the kids, work full time, take care of the house and not to mention the husband too)

    Japan would be fine with a smaller population BUT it needs to be better balanced.

    Japans population, age wise, is just like it's debt, buried on the deep end with the elderly. The elderly are the one's who have mostly benefited from the current situation (economically) and it's the next generations who will have to foot the bill, but the grandpa's are still in power.

    Posted in: Japan's population marks steepest decline ever

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Look, this is an expected response to the incident that happened, talk, talk, talk, talk...make the public think something is being done, do nothing but call meetings and keep up appearances, and talk and talk some more. Japan Inc

    Posted in: Transport ministry, train operators discuss security measures

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Komi’s background as reported by Shukan Shincho is tragic. His parents divorced when he was very young, but his father apparently harbored a lingering attachment to his ex-wife and begged her to take him back. She refused. It ended in murder-suicide. Ryuichi was 10. A grandmother took him in, then passed him on to an alcoholic uncle who beat him.

    So this justifies his breaking the law? There are plenty of people who come from broken homes that lead law-abiding lives and vice versa, one's from "stable" families that go bad.

    Like kenneth wrote this article seems to idolize these two idiots. Consider just how many lives are ruined because of their selfish actions....the family of five, the grandparents on both sides, brothers and sisters of the mom and dad, co-workers, friends, neighbors, probably number in the hundreds the people that are affected by their selfishness.

    Throw in jail and toss the key! Killing someone while driving drunk or impaired is the same as premeditated murder. They chose to drink, they chose to drive, even knowing it was illegal and morally wrong, but alcohol gives them a pass? Hell no.

    Posted in: More details emerge about horror car crash in Hokkaido

  • 19

    Yubaru

    Poverty will also decrease as a result. Population decline, especially in overpopulated Japan, is a GOOD thing. Japan's industrial robots will replace manufacturing sector jobs.

    With somewhere in the neighborhood of 35% to 40% of the population on fixed incomes, the country in debt up to it's eyeballs, the social welfare system underfunded and no youth to replace the needed funds, higher taxes, loss of manufacturing jobs due to labor costs being overly high, weaker yen (need to import raw materials for manufacturing) and a shrinking middle class, you think that poverty will decrease?

    Posted in: Japan's population marks steepest decline ever

  • -1

    Yubaru

    A country that turns human error into negligence charges is not going to make it very far as everyone thinks only of covering his butt.

    There is a point however where human error does become negligence, particularly when there is more than one person responsible. It's a pattern with TEPCO which means that errors were as it seems to me, common knowledge, and overlooked.

    Posted in: Court orders TEPCO to pay Y27 mil in damages over suicide linked to Fukushima

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Something is not right. The economy here by all rights should be close to toilet flush stage. I find these "statistics" and cheery data kind of scary. I wonder how much the average person cares about the smoke and mirrors being played on them.

    Right...they read the newspapers and the newspapers are always right!

    Posted in: Japan's priciest land plot in Ginza hits 22-year high

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Ok...did she split her gut too? Figures she would resign, but now what does the prosecutors office do? I'll bet slap on the wrist and send her packing home to the USA.

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • -1

    Yubaru

    To date, there are around 1,000 suicides connected to the displacement in Fukushima.

    Where are you pulling data or information from? You have made a few erroneous statements regarding a number of different stories. There have been over 1,000 deaths related to the displacement and it is wrong to write suicides, there are a ton of other reasons.

    TEPCO should be held responsible for these deaths, but they were and are not all due to suicides but other health related issues.

    Posted in: Court orders TEPCO to pay Y27 mil in damages over suicide linked to Fukushima

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Agree with everything you said but not this comment. US is the largest and most diverse world economy

    For the time being...

    Posted in: For Japan, lesson from Greek crisis is to keep on spending

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Abe will lead his countrymen to victory, fearless against all opposition, in the name of freedom and democracy.

    Nice try at sarcasm

    Posted in: Abe's ratings slip amid doubts over his security policy

  • 0

    Yubaru

    They have already axed half a dozen people that disagreed and they changed the rules so there didn't need to be a public referendum to change the constitution.

    When did this happen?

    Posted in: Abe's ratings slip amid doubts over his security policy

  • -3

    Yubaru

    Abe is on the way out.

    Better the devil you know....... and Abe is a far way off from being out the door, don't get your hopes up.

    Posted in: Abe's ratings slip amid doubts over his security policy

  • 12

    Yubaru

    Good. Let's hope enough to see a better PM replace him

    As much as I dislike Abe I wonder just who would be better to replace him with, seeing as how it's the party in power that determines who gets to be PM, so instead of Abe, we would get another LDP hack, who would be under the thumb of one or another group or clique within the party.

    Japan really needs election reform to make the position of PM answerable to all the people and not just one tiny electoral district.

    Posted in: Abe's ratings slip amid doubts over his security policy

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Assuming you're a male, kudos. Who (males) in their right mind could resist/deny/neglect a woman's curves, intellect, charm, company etc??

    Fair assumption, but there are males that find, for what ever reason other males to be to their likes or desires.

    It is inherently wrong to assume that all are the same. If two men or two women choose to be in love with each other and decide to marry, what right does anyone have to dictate that their choice is immoral or wrong?

    Posted in: Gay U.S. couples wed on historic day as conservatives resist

  • -6

    Yubaru

    The Ryukyu Shimpo and the Okinawa Times represent the views of most of the people of Okinawa

    Actually the Shimpo and TImes create the views of the Okinawan people. They ONLY portray or give one side of a story, and if you or anyone thinks that is responsible media, then I suggest you move to North Korea or China.

    It is a FACT that neither of the local press here are only reporting the news, they influence public opinion by only printing one side, which is irresponsible reporting. The people know no better, because they are not given the opportunity to make their own decisions based upon all the pertinent information.

    Newspapers in Japan influence to a great deal, public opinion and thought, and people here trust almost implicitly whatever is written in their newspapers.

    It is very much like the Education ministry or anything put out by the government, the people "BELIEVE" what is written, and take it all as fact, even when it is only one sided.

    Posted in: LDP comes under fire over anti-newspaper comments

  • 3

    Yubaru

    Sorry day for personal liberty

    You have ZERO idea what personal liberty is if you think this decision by the court is wrong! This GRANTS personal liberty.

    Time for the world to get their Judeo-Christian heads out of the butts and recognize that freedom is just that, freedom, with no restraints based upon some archaic beliefs that people of the same sex can not love each other.

    My wife is a female....so what, that is MY choice, however NO ONE should be enforcing their beliefs onto others, and being against same sex marriage is just that, pushing your own thoughts and beliefs onto people who dont agree or think the same as you do!

    Posted in: Gay U.S. couples wed on historic day as conservatives resist

  • -12

    Yubaru

    Freedom of the press is one thing, accuracy in reporting is another, and the Shimpo and Times have neither in reality.

    Posted in: LDP comes under fire over anti-newspaper comments

  • 4

    Yubaru

    Married at the age of 20, the woman, who was not named, said she herself never had affairs. She knew for a long time her husband had cheated on her but did not confront him, fearing her children would see their parents fight.

    A 71 year old woman is not named in a trial? Right...

    Posted in: Woman who beat husband to death over affairs 36 years ago avoids jail time

  • 2

    Yubaru

    Government assisted suicide!

    Posted in: Man sentenced to death for fatally stabbing 2 people on Osaka street

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