Yubaru's past comments

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    Yubaru

    Damn I was off by one month! I figured October. (Santa should be carrying either a pumpkin or valentine too!)

    Posted in: Early visit from Santa

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Even if she wins she'll simply be a puppet to the old boys

    She can't win, ALL the factions that matter are already backing Abe. The deck is stacked against her from the start.

    They'll let her up, just so they can say they did give women a "chance".

    She has to get 20 law makers to back her bid from within the LDP. SO who wants to commit political suicide within the LDP to back her, with Abe being top?

    Posted in: Noda expresses readiness to run against Abe in LDP presidential race

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Vahid Halilhodzic has been told by the Japan football association that his job is not under threat ahead of Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Cambodia.

    Dude had better learn to read between the lines. This IS Japan, and double-speak for, "lose and say good-bye" win and you live to fight another day!

    Posted in: No pressure for Japan coach ahead of World Cup qualifiers

  • 5

    Yubaru

    Give her an "A" for effort but unfortunately the old boys network is not going to allow a female to head-up the LDP.

    Posted in: Noda expresses readiness to run against Abe in LDP presidential race

  • 5

    Yubaru

    Kenjiro Sano said online taunts and what he claimed were inaccurate media reports had pushed him to “the limit of what humans can bear.

    Dude welcome to the real world. "Limit".....he doesnt have the slightest idea of what the "limit" humans can bear.

    Oh and it isnt just about the Belgium design either!

    Posted in: Olympic logo designer says he endured unbearable harassment

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Ok, fair point - but do you actually live in Tokyo? It's only getting more expensive, as Tokyo bears the brunt of Japan's 0.5% YOY decline in population. 2% YOY decline in GDP. Out of the past 22 host cities for the Olympics, 20 have had to pull down their stadiums or heavily redevlopment them for modern usage. In other words, almost every host city to date has lost on the Olympics

    They tore down the national stadium, and if you know about that venue, it is used often during the course of any given year for numerous events, rugby, (HS, Uni, & shakaijin league) Soccer, (JLeague & HS tournaments) International events, (World Track and Field Championships) and is scheduled for use well beyond the Olympics. It will not just unused.

    There are other plans already in place for other venues as well, including the housing too.

    With Japan's GDP-to-debt ratio topping 240%, Tokyo most certainly cannot afford the Olympics. Hell, it can't even afford it's own welfare system! The so-called 2020 "boom" is only delaying an inevitable crash of catastrophic proportions.

    http://www.nicmr.com/nicmr/english/report/repo/2014/2014win03.pdf

    Tokyo is pretty much autonomous when it comes to it's budget, it has over 6.2 trillion yen on account, and it's budget is close to 13 trillion yen, which is comparable to the budget of Sweden. The GDP of Tokyo alone is over 90 Billion yen and accounts for nearly 20% of Japan's entire GDP, which is on par with Korea and Australia (as comparisons)

    Tokyo has the money and the power to pull this off, if the planners would just get their heads out of the butts.

    Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee scraps controversial logo

  • 14

    Yubaru

    While you are at it, please take Mori down too! Dude is lost.

    Posted in: Coming down

  • 5

    Yubaru

    China's complaints about Japan's complaints about China's complaints are irritating too! Pot-kettle-black syndrome, all over again, and again and again and again.

    China claims thousands of years of history and culture, but even after all these centuries it still hasn't grown up.

    Posted in: China calls Japan complaints about Ban's WW2 parade visit "irritating"

  • 1

    Yubaru

    What can you say? Porn sells.

    Posted in: Taiwan swipe card with Japanese porn star image sells out in 4 hours

  • 4

    Yubaru

    Well done, now crack him about the head a few times whilst in custody please!

    Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting 16-year-old girl in Utsunomiya

  • 5

    Yubaru

    The experts from International Social Service Japan, a welfare group that provides aid for visitations, are given the right to warn parents about making inappropriate comments such as criticism of their separated partners, and also block the online conversation by turning the audio off or ending it.

    Right, so the minute one spouse says something like, "Hey honey you look a little tired" ....click....end of conversation from the Japanese side, DV.

    Posted in: Japan offers online parent-child contact under Hague pact

  • 2

    Yubaru

    Putin said that China and Russia

    Trying to rewrite history yourself here Mr Putin. Implying that communist China and Russia were allies is not very accurate either. Ever hear of Mr Chiang Chung-cheng popularly known in the west as Mr. Chiang Kai-Shek?

    Posted in: Putin calls act to glorify war criminals 'flouting' of Tokyo tribunal

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Ospreys

    Did you read the part about jets? That includes airplanes. The assumption being made is that the budget is going to feed the US gov. That is blatantly false.

    Posted in: Defense ministry asks for record budget to defend southern islands

  • -1

    Yubaru

    They couldn't organise a booze up in a brewery.

    That I believe Japan could do very well, organize it that is, I mean it is alcohol.

    Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee scraps controversial logo

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Most of the defense budget increase will be used to purchase US made weapons. A field day for American defense industry.

    And you know this how? It has been widely advertised that Abe intends to sell Japanese military hardware and technology overseas. Japan has developed and maintains it's very own defense industry and much of the military hardware that does get purchased from America is adapted or changed to Japanese needs.

    Japan pretty much builds it's own ships, it's own trucks and other mobile equipment, buys jets from America but adapts them and modifies them here, builds their own submarines, hand held weapons, rifles, etc.

    Just what does Japan "purchase" hardware wise from America?

    Posted in: Defense ministry asks for record budget to defend southern islands

  • 0

    Yubaru

    I was in Ikebukuro on Sunday and at a small local park the fire dept had set up a number of tents and giving out information about safety preparedness...seemed to me that the people thought it was more like some place to go to have fun with their kids rather than seriously consider the consequences about when an earthquake hits Tokyo, not if, WHEN.

    Posted in: Japan holds annual disaster drills nationwide

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    Yubaru

    Disagree! Taking in revenues of about 2.5% above expenditures is not a lot, especially given the demographics and the need for more welfare and other spending while the tax base is shrinking.

    Do you know anything about the demographics regarding Tokyo? Tokyo's tax base is INCREASING not decreasing. Tokyo's population is increasing as more and more people move their for work and to live, not to mention that welfare and other expenditures are also covered in part by the national government to the tune of something like 16% to 20% of the budget above what is collected locally.

    Tokyo has well over 240 TRILLION yen in net assets by itself. Dont tell me they couldnt "afford" the Olympics.

    THe national government should never have agreed to assist with the funding, as the money should have been used in other places (Fukushima and Tohoku) and should have told Tokyo to do it alone.

    Tokyo can go it alone if it wanted to, but it wont.

    Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee scraps controversial logo

  • 1

    Yubaru

    They scraped the stadium, now the logo... just get on with scraping these corporate games that us taxpayers in Tokyo will be on the hook for still years from now.

    Tokyo can afford it, it has the money. It's the rest of the country that has nothing and will be paying for the fiasco.

    Tokyo's budget alone is some over 13 TRILLION yen. Tokyo is also well over 270 BILLION yen in the black.

    http://www.kaikeikanri.metro.tokyo.jp/summary-of-annualaccount2013(cash).pdf

    Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee scraps controversial logo

  • -2

    Yubaru

    So both Okinawa and the government must work this out amicably without one forcing its demand on the other. And it is good that the government is "negotiating" in spite of initially making a one sided demand.

    While in theory this is the best manner to a solution in reality neither side is willing to budge. Abe carry's the bigger stick and has been patient in trying to get Onaga to understand what he wants, all along knowing that in the end he could just over rule Onaga and continue with the construction. He does have that power as PM, but does not want to end up using it as it would cost him quite a bit of political capital with other prefectural govs.

    The key is that Okinawa does not want the base in Okinawa because they feel that they are again being sacrificed. A military base is automatically a target. The government and the USA sees the Need to any base to be in the south and Okinawa happens to be the only one that can fill the requirements at this time.

    The bases have been here for 70 years, the foot print is slowly getting smaller, and would diminish even further with the move of Futenma to Henoko.

    Why is it the people against the base use the environment as an argument against the construction and forget (conveniently) that potentially peoples lives are at stake with leaving it in the middle of a city.

    Which is the morally correct choice? Human lives vs coral?

    Posted in: Okinawa launches undersea survey for U.S. base site

  • 8

    Yubaru

    His response should have been; I was drunk at the time.........(all would have been forgiven!)

    Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee scraps controversial logo

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