Yubaru's past comments

  • -4

    Yubaru

    “It has become deadlocked,” he said, according to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. “Staying vigilant, we will continue analysing and examining information as the government is making concerted efforts together.”

    Deadlocked? This is a life and death issue and not negotiating terms of next years contracts. Probably a mis-translation here.

    The absence of information does not mean nor imply deadlocked. If IS can not produce the pilot alive, they have no bargaining chips left to save the woman's life. The ball is in IS's court and they decided to take a time-out.

    Posted in: Japan says hostage negotiations deadlocked

  • 0

    Yubaru

    They were getting paid 750JPY per hour the first year, and had to pay all the bills and taxes we pay.

    What kind of company makes you pay bills?

    Taxes, that's automatic, andthe company could get into bigger trouble for not witholding them.

    Posted in: Gov't to tighten controls on foreign trainee program

  • -1

    Yubaru

    this has gone on too long , this is mental terrorism, these isis goons and the goverments are one of the same, come home goto san screw the pilot he was a coward just flying around killing people, goto wasnt , if he dies ,expect all hell to break lose

    And just where is "all hell " going to break loose? You have to be living in a dream world if you think Japan is going to do anything, and the EU, US, and all the other countries aligned against the IS are going to keep on doing what they are, up to this point.

    It's rather ignorant to think that this situation is going to change ANYTHING in the long run.

    Like it or not, one or the other, the pilot or Goto are probably already dead, and IS is just playing this out for all it's worth. IS wants to be treated as a nation/state, but because they can not keep up with their promises they are continually beeing seen as asshats plain and simple.

    Posted in: Hostage families in limbo with no word from Islamic State

  • 1

    Yubaru

    I hate to be cynical, but how does this hostage situation play for Abe-san?

    Believe me he isn't gaining any points with the public that is for sure. BUT since he only has to worry about a tiny corner of Japan to keep getting reelected it isn't going to matter as long as he holds the reigns to the LDP.

    Posted in: Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

  • 4

    Yubaru

    There was a time Japan would not put up with thugs like ISIS. Those days are gone. Now Japan pleads and begs like a slave.

    And when was the time you refer to here?

    Posted in: Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

  • 2

    Yubaru

    Assure this, if Goto & The Pilot dies - Rishawi hangs.One innocent Man is already dead and his family in dispair. How far does ISIS want to go with this ordeal?They'd better think this through very carefully if they intend to see to the end of their Caliphate.

    The two are not a pair. If the pilot dies and Goto goes free, she will swing, if Goto dies and the pilot goes free she will probably be free as well.

    Japan is not going to bring an end to their Caliphate, that is for sure. The day of reckoning will come from the EU, ME, and US who are actively fighting them in the region.

    Japan is a side show, and the IS has other captives to parade around when this show is finished.

    Posted in: Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

  • 0

    Yubaru

    And there is nothing he could have said that would not "antagonize" ISIS

    He could have kept his mouth shut! That IS an option, but Abe has a history of ticking off foreign countries with his mouth, if anything that is one thing he IS good at.

    Not claims, facts. Abe's comments at the holocaust memorial prove his ignorance and insensitivity towards foreign policy issues as well, he's got a long track record and not a good one either.

    I am not looking for a scapegoat, the IS are roaches, a plague on the earth, and granted there is little if anything ANYONE could do, but it bugs the heck out of me when people say or infer that Abe is doing the right thing and is not responsible for exacerbating the situation, on that he is guilty.

    Posted in: Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

  • 5

    Yubaru

    She36, he 40, when they got married. Typical, sadly, for many women in Japan, they focus rightly so too, on their careers and then get pushed, often times, into the cycle of feeling like they HAVE to get married, so they latch on to someone that they probably would never have chosen before.

    Miscommunication somewhere from the outset, but probably blinded to the guys peccadillos due to her wanting marriage.

    Cut the dude loose, before you really think it's too late.

    Posted in: Phone-hooked husbands neglect wives at their peril

  • -9

    Yubaru

    How is the way that Abe has handled the situation any different than the leaders of the countries of any of the other people individually captured by ISIS?

    Directly or indirectly it's Abe's actions that started the ball rolling in the first place. Both of these men had been held captive for months and the IS being who and what they are waited for an opportunity to maximize the press they could receive by holding them until Abe stupidly made the comments and took the actions that he did on his trip to the ME.

    Abe, if he truly cared about those captives would have and should have held off making any gestures or statements to antagonize or inflame the IS with regards to those they held captive.

    There was no need for Abe to publicly announce the aid package in the manner that he did, he could have chosen a better time and place, for starters. Next he certainly should not have been antagonizing the people (IS) who hold the captives with the emotional laced remarks that he did. Abe has little if any bargaining chips in this game and his reactions were obvious that he can not control himself well when people refuse to listen or do as he wants.

    Posted in: Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

  • 0

    Yubaru

    One can not blame the Jordanian government for wanting proof of life before handing over the pilot, given the history of IS and their brutality it was the prudent thing to do.

    Sadly Goto is a pawn in this, there is little if anything that the Japanese government can do or say to win his release and Abe's inability to handle the situation just proves to many in the world what it has feared for a long time, that Japan's leaders are inept and clueless, want proof just look at how many post war PM's there have been.

    Posted in: Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

  • 0

    Yubaru

    @Storm....

    I saw a guy the other day too, looking suspicious, long hair, snapping his head back and forth, looking totally out of place....OMG....are we going to be attacked?

    Wait that was you right?

    Posted in: Islamic State issues new threat via Goto to kill Jordanian pilot

  • 0

    Yubaru

    The Government of Japan's offer of $200 million in humanitarian aid was a measured response to counter the inceasing threat to terrorism. The response from ISIL was a grievous atrocity.

    Someone has things backwards here. THe folks were kidnapped months before Abe made the announcement, not offer mind you, of humanitarian aid.

    IS is if anything opportunistic and Abe is an idiot for making the announcement, while knowling they were hostages, and in the ME to boot.

    Just goes to prove that Abe is clueless about foreign policy.

    Posted in: Hostage crisis trips up Japan as it seeks global security role

  • 5

    Yubaru

    Wow I cannot believe that this post at this time had received 5 read FIVE thumbs Down, some one types blame ISIS and you don't like it, wow unbelievable,Shame on yourselves REALLY..disgusting.ISIS Supporters on here .......

    You want to know why it get's thumbs down? No need to state the obvious, except to the oblivious. Everyone knows IS is the problem, this is about the government HERE and how they stumble the hell around when it comes to foreign policy issues.

    If you only care about thumbs up or down, you really need to get out from behind your computer, commando.

    Posted in: Hostage crisis trips up Japan as it seeks global security role

  • 2

    Yubaru

    However, other details such as credit card numbers, banking data and student performance evaluations were safe, it said.

    Coming from the same company that had 20 MILLION people affected by the breach. Everyone here who actually believes this guy, raise their hands. "Hey you, the guy in the front, yeah you the one with your hand up! How would you like to buy some great beach front property?"

    Do they usually get one?

    If you are "seishiain" or permanent employee, teacher or otherwise, odds are yes they will get a bonus.

    100 Million yen is pocket change to Benese. That's less than $1 Million (US)

    Posted in: 1,789 file Y100 mil damages suit against Benesse over data leak

  • 4

    Yubaru

    The Japanese government knew for months that Islamic State militants were holding two Japanese men captive, but appeared ill-prepared when the group set a ransom deadline and purportedly killed one of them, according to officials involved in the crisis in the past week.

    Ok everyone and their mother knew these guys were being held hostage.

    The biggest foreign policy test of Prime Minister’s Shinzo Abe’s two years in office may have blindsided an administration that has pushed for Japan to take a stronger line on global security, according to the accounts of officials speaking to Reuters on condition they not be named.

    Months of knowledge equals being blindsided? Holy cow, if months of knowledge equals being blindsided then I really do not want to find out how the government is going to react if some disaster hits.....

    Wait...I already know....

    Japan, you really need a leader with leadership skills!

    Posted in: Hostage crisis trips up Japan as it seeks global security role

  • 3

    Yubaru

    You are talking as if this is one time deal. If Japan doesn't pay these people and send a clear message that these guys were in the wrong place at the wrong time you'll live in fear of "sleeper" cells here in your homeland.

    Huh? You are the one suggesting to open pandora's box by paying ransom for two guys who happen to have put themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time with no official nor diplomatic status.

    Do you expect your country to pay $100 million for your release if you get kidnapped? I sincerely hope you are not THAT naive.

    I can't imagine Japanese people spending a dime to travel to ME countries now. So I disagree with your fears. You'll have to worry more about ending up like France.

    Like this is a no-brainer. There are plenty of other country's that strongly warn their citizens to avoid the ME, and it's not like the ME was much of a tourist spot for Japanese anyway. It ain't Hawaii that's for sure.

    If ISIS kills this hostage I think it may be the right time to ask for Abe's resignation.

    Geez, one was killed already, and by your logic that seems to me to mean that you think Abe should be half-way out the door already.

    He should be asked to resign for the mishandling of this crisis that has resulted in one Japanese citizen lost already. It really doesn't matter WHY there were there. What matters is that they are free men and like all other Japanese citizens who have the right to travel and pursue their dreams or ambitions they still have done no wrong.

    I can not believe that there is anyone on this planet this naive to think that one citizen, who knowingly went where he was warned not to go gets killed.

    The position of leader of any country would become a revolving door postion if your way is taken. No country anywhere can be responsible for all of it's citizens, especially the one's who have suicidal tendencies. This is just plain nonsense.

    Posted in: Islamic State issues new threat via Goto to kill Jordanian pilot

  • 13

    Yubaru

    It's very clear here that Abe had the chance just to use paper to free these guys. He wasted the opportunity making things much more complicated.

    Paper as in money? It would be foolish of anyone to think that money alone would end the problem. If Abe had paid the ransom, using taxpayers money, Japanese all over the world would become instant targets for any and every nutcase that was looking for a fast buck.

    Posted in: Islamic State issues new threat via Goto to kill Jordanian pilot

  • 3

    Yubaru

    According to police the victim, Tomoko Mori, became acquainted with the university student at a religious gathering. Mori was reported missing by her husband on Dec 7.

    Religious gathering? Hmmm....

    Posted in: 19-year-old girl arrested for killing 77-year-old woman in Nagoya

  • 7

    Yubaru

    This was an extremely despicable act and we feel strong indignation. We strongly condemn that,” Abe said. “While this is a tough situation, we remain unchanged in our stance of seeking help from the Jordanian government in securing the early release of Mr. Goto.”

    Does Abe actually think that talking like this in public is going to make a difference to the people who are holding Goto hostage?

    On one hand he is calling their actions despicable, and in effect calling them the very same thing, and then on the other hand asking them to show compassion and free the guy.

    When one is negotiating from a weak position it does not seem to me to very smart to call your antagonist names and them expect them to listen to your requests.

    The media are eating this up, sort of makes me angry.

    The Japanese media can in their own way be worse than any paparazzi found the world over, and yet they make the excuses that they are just doing their jobs and keeping the public informed.

    The one thing that would bother IS the most is NO press coverage what-so-ever, but that will never happen either, will it.

    Posted in: Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot but no mention of Goto

  • 3

    Yubaru

    How did this guy become a police officer without any common sense?

    lol! I guess whomever asked this question has had few run-ins or experience with Japanese police.

    Posted in: Police officer breaks Rolex wristwatch during arrest; sends suspect repair bill

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