Yubaru's past comments

  • -2

    Yubaru

    The exploration of the Japanese consciousness into decimating other living creatures?

    Not a good argument when you consider that the rest of the world does the same on a daily basis with "other" living creatures.

    Take that a step further, if you have ever eaten the flesh of another, once living creature, then you are just as guilty, if not more so, because of the hypocrisy of the statement you made.

    Commercial fishing or scientific research?

    Here it is called commercial whaling under the guise of scientific research. All bull, but few here are willing to stand up against it BECAUSE it goes against the collective.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Well, US Marines don't look like your average Okinawan. So it's easy to distinguish. (I know you meant between Okinawans and Japanese, but the Yamatos aren't the problem in Okinawa right now).

    Actually yes they are the problem, they are the one's that are financing and stirring the pot. How convenient that everyone puts the blame on the base, when it's and individual and not the collective that is the problem here.

    Right...the collective....brand one as being a bad apple, then they all are. typical Japanese logic at work here.

    Posted in: U.S. military says restrictions are to respect Okinawan murder victim's family

  • 9

    Yubaru

    I hope, for the children's sake here, that this law has some teeth behind it as well to force people into complying if they are unwilling. It's more than about time that authorities have this power.

    Now let's see it put to good use.

    In addition, the amended law on child welfare requires child consultation centers to be staffed by doctors, lawyers, child psychologists and experienced child welfare officials to deal with issues that arise in protecting abused children.

    This is going to be very, very, hard to implement as there are not enough trained and qualified counselors to go around. The government should be offering full paid scholarships to students who are studying in these fields, with the offer of full-time employment and a requirement of a number of years of work after graduation and OJT.

    While only prefectures and other designated large cities had been required to set up child consultation centers under the previous law, the new law calls for Tokyo’s 23 wards to have them as well.

    We need more of them down here too!

    Posted in: Japan amends laws to speed up response to child abuse

  • -1

    Yubaru

    “I don’t love the celebrity thing, but it’s what gets the message across,” Watson said,

    Right, it's the celebrity that put you in the mansion you live in, and celebrity that puts money in your pocket, without it you would be hunted as a common criminal.

    You have a valid message, but your method of delivery is the same as a terrorist, don't agree with you, and you are out to kill.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

  • 10

    Yubaru

    Right, proof is when it happens, talk about nuclear reactors here is below cheap. This government see-saws back and for too many times for, hopefully, anyone to believe. Another pre-election ploy to placate the people, and then after the election we'll hear another story.

    Posted in: Japan to cut emphasis on nuclear power in next energy plan

  • 8

    Yubaru

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his aides Saturday that he intends to push back the planned hike of the country’s sales tax to October 2019 from April 2017, according to a source close to the matter.

    3 years is an eternity in politics, Abe is making a hell of a lot of assumptions, 1st off being thinking he is still going to be in office when he wants to raise the tax. A lot can happen between now and then and hopefully HE wont be around to have anything to do with it!

    Posted in: Abe looks at postponing sales tax hike until Oct 2019

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Fact is, there is no difference between civilian base worker and military. American IS American.

    Really? What about the Japanese base workers? Are they now suddenly American too?

    That's why the military feels responsible for it. And that's what, if the U.S. military has to leave, the U.S. civilian base workers have to leave as well. And that would be best for all!

    SO if we follow your logic then the Japanese base workers have to leave too, where will they go? Oh and btw there are more Japanese base workers, civilian, than American, civilian, workers. .....Go figure huh?

    How convenient you and others choose to forget that there are literally thousands of Japanese base workers and not all of them are angels either.

    Posted in: U.S. military says restrictions are to respect Okinawan murder victim's family

  • 0

    Yubaru

    There is little sympathy anywhere in the world for a selfish coward who ends the life of a young woman for what will no doubt prove a pathetic motive. The Japanese legal system is ruthless and this man will pay dearly for this crime, trust me.

    Reading comprehension not a strong point I see, the Japanese legal system is mild compared to what any of these folks would face under the UCMJ or US system.

    Posted in: U.S. sailor pleads guilty to raping woman in Okinawa

  • 0

    Yubaru

    He was not hired by the base, so why take it out on the base personnel?

    First off everyone here is stuck on the most recent incident of the civilian who murdered the Japanese woman. BUT people are forgetting here that there is a trial currently underway, for a sailor, from Camp Schwab, notice sailor NOT Marine, to all those that are bitching about the USMC, even the prefectural assembly, for the rape of a woman from mainland in a hotel in Naha a couple of months back.

    That is something the General and other military commanders are taking into consideration as well. There were two, very serious crimes committed by "base" related personnel within a rather short period of time, and a period of mourning is not asking too much either. Does not mean they can't drink, just not off base. So, sorry, but when one joins the military they have to accept that it is NOT a democracy, by the nature of the business.

    THe General, in his press conference, came across as being very sincere in his desire to improve relations with Okinawa and it's people. He even went so far as to ask to meet with community leaders to find ways to improve the relationship between the two, and also called Onaga and requested to meet with him as well in the hopes of moving forward and working closer together as they can.

    I give the general credit for finding a way to make a gesture of faith to the Okinawan people and hopefully it will be seen as being sincere, and hopefully no one abuses it either.

    Posted in: U.S. military says restrictions are to respect Okinawan murder victim's family

  • -1

    Yubaru

    I think its time for the marines to just leave and return the land to the Okinawans (instead of japanese).

    Please enlighten everyone here, how will you differentiate between the two? And that is a serious question as well.

    Posted in: U.S. military says restrictions are to respect Okinawan murder victim's family

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Interesting way of putting this, the month coincides closely with the the 49 day period of mourning that is traditionally followed here in Okinawa.

    Classy move, but I bet the meaning gets lost in the noise of protest.

    Posted in: U.S. military says restrictions are to respect Okinawan murder victim's family

  • 12

    Yubaru

    He said he has asked two former public prosecutors to investigate his use of political funds.

    Political funds? They should be investigating his use of tax money, big difference!

    and buying artwork through online auctions as fees for reference materials.

    Buying artwork as fees for reference materials? Sorry but I am scratching my head on this, what is this supposed to mean? He bought artwork as reference materials for his office or home?

    Posted in: Governor under fire

  • 2

    Yubaru

    The government is set to make clear in its guideline that discriminatory acts against sexual minority people are regarded as sexual harassment, as Japan steps up efforts to preserve their basic human rights

    The government can hardly deal with sexual harassment of women here and they think that setting up guidelines is going to mean something to those in the LGBT community? It may be a baby-step in the right direction, but until they put teeth into the laws, and make it easier for anyone to report and file charges about sexual harassment, and educate police and other authorities on how to handle such cases this is all BULL.

    Posted in: Gov't to revise labor guideline, warn against LGBT discrimination

  • -5

    Yubaru

    Campaign begins for Okinawa assembly election amid tension over crime

    No there is no tension over "crime". There is tension over the base issues and the occasional incident that occurs, but there is no tension over crime.

    The anti-base folks are using the recent incidents to further their own causes and will try to wring blood from a rock in getting people to vote for them. It's already noisy as hell around me and THAT I hate to no end!

    Posted in: Campaign begins for Okinawa assembly election amid tension over crime

  • 23

    Yubaru

    China needs to get it's mouth in the picture somehow, the summit, and their not being a part of it bugs the hell out of them to no end. Anything to put a damper on the giddiness Japan (Abe) is feeling after playing host.

    Posted in: China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima

  • 7

    Yubaru

    Perfect timing....inflame the folks even more. This dude is fried. His sentence should be an indicator of what the next trial will be like. Next scheduled court date is June 27th , when he will be questioned by the prosecutors.

    Posted in: U.S. sailor pleads guilty to raping woman in Okinawa

  • 0

    Yubaru

    If I were a general or lieutenant I would have my squad go up to the locals and apologize for the actions of a marine. I would then have them help out the locals by assisting in labor. Lastly, I will inform the men myself about respecting the rights of the Japanese citizen, acting with dignity to represent your country and any marine who is caught breaking the law will be severely scrutinized and their whole squad will pay the price.

    First off lucky you are neither. Secondly, did you know that there are Marine units and others too on this island that already work as volunteers at local orphanages, support the children with their own finances, help with the upkeep of facilities, and generally be great neighbors and big brothers and sisters to these unwanted children? Did you? Of course not, never gets reported in the press so no one believes it's true,except the children and people who they work with, and they love the Marines. Let's not even begin to discuss the other community projects that many are involved in.....think about that for a few.

    There are bad apples in all bushels, and I do believe that the Japanese commit a hell of a lot more crime than the Americans under SOFA in Okinawa do.

    I m serious when it comes to military personnel attacking harmless civilians.

    Understatement of the year, no one thinks otherwise, but I guess you can't separate the difference between civilian upon civilian crime vs military on civilian.

    Posted in: U.S. military bans alcohol consumption outside bases in Okinawa

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Without watching the video, I am guessing there is a lot of foggy, cloudy, soft-lighting and isolated camera work going on here.

    Yeah right....

    Posted in: Pop singer Seiko Matsuda, at 54, still turning heads as a lingerie model

  • 3

    Yubaru

    He should be tried as a Japanese citizen and hang for his crime.

    Interesting that you should mention hanging......chances are if the US tried him he would face the death penalty for the crime. But seeing as how the Japanese have him, odds are high that he will receive, IF convicted of murder, which btw he has NOT been charged with as of yet, will get a sentence of probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 to 15 years.

    Posted in: U.S. military bans alcohol consumption outside bases in Okinawa

  • 14

    Yubaru

    “If Obama apologised, I could die and meet my parents in heaven in peace,” he said at the peace park, from which ordinary citizens were later ejected amid tight security ahead of Obama’s arrival.

    And now you can't? It bothers me that anyone would comment like this, when it was only decided recently that Obama would visit Hiroshima. SO up until now, you wouldn't meet your parents in peace? Right.....sorry if I have a hard time accepting this statement.

    Like Obama or not, what he did was a class act, and hopefully, yet doubtful, Abe could learn a thing or two from this.

    Posted in: Obama visits Hiroshima to ponder 'terrible force unleashed'

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