Yubaru's past comments

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    Yubaru

    First of all, if he REALLY was groping her, shouldn't the girl have called him out, instead of giving him a hug (which I thought was also a very odd thing to do). Basically she would have been rewarding him for bad behavior, and encourages him to find another victim. Another thing I found odd was him advising other otakus to dress nicely, as if to also encourage them to grope women on trains, but only do it if you look good so you have a better chance of getting away with it?

    Thank you for stating so very well what I was thinking. The story sounds so wrong on so many levels that it makes me think it's pure BS and someone just looking for their 1 second of fame.

    Posted in: Hero lady apparently saves guy from groping accusations by posing as girlfriend

  • -2

    Yubaru

    Maybe we should go directly to the United Nations and ask for our freedom from the foreigners.

    You live in Oklahoma and want freedom from foreigners? Odds are I have lived on this island longer than you have Yuri, so you were born and raised here, but you made the choice to leave, just as I made the choice to move here. live here, and take Japanese citizenship, just as you chose to take American citizenship.

    I have just as much of a right to want to live in safety, and I feel a heck of a lot safer here in Okinawa WITH the US military here than without.

    Plus the folks against the US bases here are against the JSDF bases too! That along speaks volumes to their naive views of the world. Plus Okinawa has NO desire to go back to being the Ryukyu Kingdom, and anyone that suggests otherwise is living in a timewarp.

    Posted in: Okinawan governor determined to press U.S. to move base off island

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Purely political nothing more nothing less, playing a tit-for-tat game and acting like two little babies fighting in a sand box over the same toy.

    One day I am ever hopeful that politicians and these governments would grow up.

    Posted in: Japan takes S Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions

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    Yubaru

    This was always a gross overreaction and nice to see reason finally prevail.

    One has to understand the culture to realize that it really wasn't. Sure compared to a customer tossing a hot cup of noodles at a cabin attendant it might be minor, but she was the VP and SHOULD have shown more class.

    Posted in: Appeals court frees Korean Air heiress in 'nut rage' case

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    Yubaru

    What is being planned in Henoko is without doubt a completely new military facility and if one calls it a new military base or an extension is of marginal importance.

    Ever been to Henoko? Ever been on Camp Schwab? Camp Schwab has existed for decades, and the semantics are very important especially to those who have no idea about the area in discussion. The press is making it sound like they are building a brand new base, they are not.

    New facilities are added, or old ones taken down, on bases ALL the time. Improvements are made, extensions or retractions and they are not called nor named a "new base".

    It's an existing base that is getting added functions (units). It does matter.

    Posted in: Okinawan governor determined to press U.S. to move base off island

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    Yubaru

    Actually it's not Japan, is it?

    "Japan takes S Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions"

    Notice the title of the article?

    Posted in: Japan takes S Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Futenma doesn't have such function and facilities as mentioned and so it is the construction of a new base in the name of the relocation of an old, dilapidated base.

    You don't seem to understand the fact that Camp Schwab is where the extension is taking place. The landfill will be "new", that's a no brainer, but it is NOT an entirely new base. That should be plain to see for any intelligent person, it's the press that is playing up the news that a "new" base is being built. It's not, in fact it's a lie, and people are swallowing it, including you and others it seems.

    So facilities get upgraded, nothing new there, happens all the time.

    Can you tolerate such stupidity in which your tax money will be squandered for a foreign army? Just think about what the U.S. taxpayers would say if they were obliged to do the same.

    This is where I stop responding to you here, comments like these are born from emotion and not from an intelligent thought process. The world would be in chaos if it followed your trends of thought.

    Posted in: Okinawan governor determined to press U.S. to move base off island

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    Yubaru

    And where is the "building boom" for Tohoku? Why does Tokyo take precedence over the refugees? Oh right, the Olympics, dummy me. Sports are more important than people!

    Posted in: Building boom

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    Yubaru

    Mayor Kazutaka Sangen told reporters that the town was considering setting up a dolphin breeding center by penning off a section of a cove, apparently with the aim of winning back customers who want to buy live animals.

    If you stop slaughtering the other ones maybe folks will believe you, but I doubt it.

    “We plan to protect our fishermen, who have authority from both the nation and the local government,” Sangen said, emphasising the tradition of the hunt.

    Protect fishermen? Men who "fish" for a product no one in their right minds would knowingly eat? Their egos are way too big to see that they are a dying breed and are just hanging on and living in their own dream world. They seriously need to be slapped back into reality!

    Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on

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    Yubaru

    With the economy here in the shape it is in it's ludicrous to consider playing games like this with the future generations of Japanese that will have to pay the bills on the borrowed money.

    Abe is dragging this country further into a quagmire.

    Posted in: Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash

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    Yubaru

    Camp Schwab currently accommodates Combat Assault Battalion, Ammo Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion and 4th Marine Regiment. If Futenma's function were to be moved here, it'd be a completely new base with two V-shaped runways added, where 100 Ospreys are said to be deployed, as well as 274-meter pier attached, where the USS Bonhomme Richard assault ship can easily berth. It will also be equipped with a tilted access for hovercraft to go to and come from maneuvering in the sea.

    Yes that's true, and the base is being extended with the landfill project, it is NOT a totally new base just and extension of and existing one, and which will incorporate the units that will move.

    Stop being blinded by the left-wing press/media folks.

    Posted in: Okinawan governor determined to press U.S. to move base off island

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    Yubaru

    Road to hell is paved with good intentions.

    There is a "Highway to Hell" and a "Stairway to Heaven" so it's pretty obvious which is going to have more guests.

    Posted in: Japanese aquariums vote to stop getting dolphins from Taiji hunt

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    Yubaru

    Sometimes I'll splurge and buy Lion Coffee beans. To drink out of my Lion Coffee mugs. A little flavour of Hawaii in Japan. And then there is Inoda Coffee from Kyoto. Just sort of something different. And I love visiting the Inoda cafe when in Kyoto.

    Well said Zones! I think part of the appeal of Starbucks isnt the coffee really, it's the atmosphere, the "cafe", the lounge chairs, the sofas, the place to sit and relax.

    If Starbucks would serve a decent cup of coffee at a fair price, chances are I would go to meet a friend or just sit and read a book.

    Posted in: Starbucks comes to Tottori; poster compares it to Perry arriving in Japan

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    Yubaru

    "The people of Okinawa do not want a new base."

    She is caught up in the misinformation that the media keeps pumping out. It is NOT anew base, and anyone that thinks otherwise is blind to reality.

    It is an extension of an existing base, not a "new" base.

    Posted in: Okinawan governor determined to press U.S. to move base off island

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    Yubaru

    Ain't nobody attacking.

    And the obvious reason why is sitting directly on bases in Okinawa. Talk to the PI about what is off their coast and there is nothing they can do to stop it on their own.

    Military's exist for a reason, and not after the fact either.

    Kind of hard to defend some place once you are already speaking another language.

    Posted in: Okinawan governor determined to press U.S. to move base off island

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Marines & amphibious forces are premier forces for disaster relief and so many of the other tasks that the other services struggle with because of their focus on their own element of operations reduces effectiveness outside of war fighting. They're the best service to engage cooperatively with allies across the Pacific (islands, coasts, water, air, Marines do it all), and a better investment than they are given credit for.

    Be nice to have some of the folks in Okinawa (and posting here too) read this and learn as well. You are quite correct, but anything "positive" will forever be kept from the ears and eyes of those that live here, or are brainwashed .

    Posted in: Asia-Pacific militaries seek to develop amphibious skills

  • 0

    Yubaru

    i only hear automatic welcome messages in Chinese/Korean but no visitors in sight.

    Come down here. Okinawa got close to 1 million foreign visitors last year alone and on days I ride the monorail here it's a veritable tower of babel, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Spain, Germany, and a bunch of others as well.

    Outside of some of the problems with poor manners by some, it's actually pretty cool to see.

    Here in Okinawa the No 1 tourist spot for foreigners is Kokusai Street, followed by department stores like Aeon, then convenience stores and No 4 drug stores.

    http://www.visitokinawa.jp/

    Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan in April reaches record high

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    Yubaru

    Actually the 7-11 coffee is really excellent as well, at 100 yen it beats many 3-400 yen/cup shops...Don't mistake snobism with love for quality, and don't think quality has to be expensive...

    Sadly we dont have any down here, because I agree, 7/11 is excellent too! People it seems get caught up in the flashy atmosphere of Starbucks and a lured in by the "surface", what's underneath leaves a pretty bitter taste in the mouth.

    Posted in: Starbucks comes to Tottori; poster compares it to Perry arriving in Japan

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    Yubaru

    Another reason is the loosing of the refunds (consumption tax rebate) they get too.

    Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan in April reaches record high

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    Yubaru

    Curious, when you make it yourself, what coffee bean do you prefer? Hopefully its not Blue Mountain.... that can get pretty expensive!

    I have relations here that own a coffee company and they import raw beans and roast them and sell them. Personally I like Toraja but typically I drink killimanjaro.

    When I am out, (besides suffering) I run by FamiMart and get their blend for 100 yen!

    Posted in: Starbucks comes to Tottori; poster compares it to Perry arriving in Japan

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