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  • 1

    Yubaru

    I'm sure the people of Okinawa would rather have their own military there than an occupying force.

    The anti-military folks here in Okinawa are against their "own" as well. They are naive in their beliefs that Okinawa can be military-free.

    Posted in: Japan sets up military post on western island

  • 5

    Yubaru

    Abe can save 2 billion dollars annual payment to USA right now.

    Save? Hardly. Let's assume for the moment that the US pulled out, just how many TRILLIONS of $$$$ would Japan then have to spend for defense?

    Japan is getting a deal and saving a ton of cash by hosting the US bases here. Something conveniently forgotten.

    Posted in: Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine, but has no plans to visit

  • 5

    Yubaru

    Fortunately I work in an environment where both mother's and father's are free to attend their children's ceremonies without any fear of retribution or negative comments from the parents.

    THe folks who are complaining about this mother and other mothers who attended their children's ceremonies hopefully will never have children of their own.

    Posted in: Teacher criticized for attending son’s entrance ceremony instead of her own school’s

  • 6

    Yubaru

    But aggressive anti-whaling campaigns hardened sentiment among the Japanese public, who came to see the issue as an attack on differing cultural values.

    This in my opinion is being way too broad a generalization and misrepresents the facts. It's a few overly strident politicians and pro-whaling groups that are putting out the crap that "all Japanese" are for whaling.

    It appears to me that the overwhelming majority of Japanese are apathetic to the issue and don't care either way.

    I didn't see any Japanese lining up to buy "cheap" whale meat on March 31st before the consumption tax went up. THAT alone should tell the casual viewer about the public here really cares about.

    Posted in: Japan cancels next Antarctic whaling hunt after ICJ ruling

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Not mentioned in the article but gasoline taxes are going up along with the 3% raise too.

    with 55 off everything if you paid with an Aeon card.

    Forget the shift key perhaps? lol!

    Posted in: Millions go on shopping spree ahead of sales tax hike

  • 3

    Yubaru

    Don't believe everything you read. This does NOT take into account the under-employed. Japan calculates it's unemployment statistics differently than other countries and people who are only working a few hours a week are considered to be employed.

    Posted in: Consumer prices up; jobless rate falls to 6-year low

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Japan is the only country I know of that would make a headline out of this kind of statistic.

    It isn't Japan that is making this a headline.

    Posted in: No. of foreigners arrested for crimes in Japan up by 8% in 2013

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Some high schools offer evening classes to people who drop out of regular high school education. They still get to graduate, but don't have to bother with uniforms, clubs or school festivals etc.It's called 定時制 (teijisei) high school.

    Night schools are called yakkan gakkou, teijisei is not limited to evening school's. Also it isn't just for dropouts either, there are many schools (teijisei) that have classes for students who also have to work to support themselves as well.

    Generally speaking teiji sei HS's are for lower level learners but there are exceptions to that as well.

    Posted in: Okayama student arrested for attempted murder after stabbing teacher

  • 8

    Yubaru

    Simple reason: racial profiling, and agreeing with plastic monkey here, suspicion and fact are different things and this like other police related statistics are just used to cause more fear among the natives.

    Posted in: No. of foreigners arrested for crimes in Japan up by 8% in 2013

  • 0

    Yubaru

    All companies are going to take the chance to slip price increases in along with the tax increase. Good job the Japanese never complain.

    The biggest thing to keep in mind is what will these companies do when the tax is increased to 10%.

    Posted in: Yoshinoya to raise price of gyudon by more than 3%

  • 0

    Yubaru

    It's totally hypocritical for the Okinawan's to protest the base movement from the point of "saving the environment", that is a joke beyond comprehension.

    Red soil run-off, destroying the Awase shoreline with another uneccessary landfill, putting roads across virgin mountain areas that are home to an endagered species of a flightless bird (Yanbaru Kuina), roads through prime farm land, concrete and asphalt all over the place, and they biatch about one small section of previously unheard of or even cared about section of ocean?

    There are hypocrites on both sides, but the people making the most noise down here against the bases are not even FROM here. They stir up crap needlessly.

    Posted in: Hundreds rally against Okinawa base move as Kennedy arrives

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Skeptical about what? The increase is minimal and if you go to the same hospital or clinic you won't be charged the increase. But you have to pay attention to the bills that any hospital gives you that's all.

    Posted in: Initial medical examination fee to increase by 120 yen

  • 7

    Yubaru

    When my wife and I went back to the states for the first time way back when, she took off her shoes at the door. My Mom and Dad were like "wtf", but guess what....my Mom loved the idea, no more dirty carpets, tracking in mud, etc etc etc.

    Now EVERYONE in my family in the US takes their shoes off at the door, and everyone who comes over does as well.

    So who is the daft idiot that still wears his in the house here?

    Posted in: Foreign men sound off on difficulties of having a Japanese wife

  • 3

    Yubaru

    Shinji Morimatsu, 49, the chairman of the Japan Mothers Society,

    It's about time for the "real" mother's of Japan to stand up and take control! It's unbelievable to me that any "guy" should be running this organization.

    Posted in: Head of NPO promoting motherhood arrested for beating his wife

  • 0

    Yubaru

    but they elected the Governor on the platform of removing Futenma MCAS off Island.. but he lied to them and at the last minute went with party loyalty, the LDP, and approved the relocation.

    The Gov changes his spots as needed, as with politicians the world over. BTW he isnt the only "local" politician to change either. The people of Nago made their choice, now they have to live with the decision. The status-quo will remain for God knows how many more years.

    Posted in: Anti-U.S. base incumbent mayor re-elected in Nago

  • -5

    Yubaru

    The city of Nago covers a rather large area and the majority of people voting in this election are separated from the proposed base move by a large range of small mountains. They will NOT be affected by the move, and the town that sits right next to the base has an almost exactly 50/50 split with regards to the move itself. (In fact a local election there was decided by 1 vote, FOR the base.

    The city of Nago is hurting badly, there is over 10% unemployment in the city itself, and there are NO decent jobs available for the residents, many who have to travel many miles (hours) away to work.

    The relocation of the base would mean a YEARLY influx of over $250 MILLION to the city, which would help them with development and creating jobs, and keeping social services afloat. Fishermen in the City are being GUARANTEED, over $200,000.00 EACH for the loss of access to fishing grounds that NO ONE in the city ever used in the first place because it's on the other side of the island and no one fished there from the city in the first place.

    The benefits to the island as a whole, shutting down the southern bases which are in highly congested areas, for a relatively small and safe base to be built off an already existing base benefits the local people.

    But Inamine, the anti-base candidate is likely to win the election, and the residents of Nago are going suffer further because of his short-sightedness. NO ONE is going to replace the potential influx of income that the city would gain. The work force is way, way, UNDER-EDUCATED and there is no way funding can be increased for education or training purposes either.

    If he wins it's a losing proposition for the people of Nago and Okinawa in general.

    Posted in: Anti-U.S. base incumbent mayor re-elected in Nago

  • 0

    Yubaru

    The idea of responsibility makes this more complicated though, in a country where family is considered responsible for an adult relative's wrong-doings. This should change too.

    Easier said than done.

    Posted in: Do you think the legal age of adulthood in Japan should be lowered to 18 instead of 20?

  • 0

    Yubaru

    I hope they don't turn Futenma into condos and shopping malls, lol.

    They will. Probably along with a new Ginowan City office building, and another "drinking" district too.

    Posted in: U.S. welcomes deal on relocating Futenma air base

  • 0

    Yubaru

    No Giants or Jets in the playoffs for a New York-area Super Bowl.

    Wow.......some folks are truly dreamers.

    Posted in: Four NFL playoff spots at stake in last-weekend games

  • 3

    Yubaru

    This will likely lead to more violence against Okinawa's people.

    You a fortune-teller too?

    If the primary responsibility of elected officials of the governments of Japan and Okinawa is to protect the lives of its citizens, then allowing these violent elements into the society, in the guise of "military protection" is a serious breach of trust.

    Evidently you are unaware of the actual situation and who is responsible for what. I

    Posted in: U.S. welcomes deal on relocating Futenma air base

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