Yubaru's past comments

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    Yubaru

    You cannot relicate a military base in the middle of a city,

    No one is suggesting any such thing.

    Posted in: Okinawa governor orders halt to work related to U.S. base relocation

  • 2

    Yubaru

    Gov Takeshi Onaga said that a concrete anchor thrown into the sea for a drilling survey at the site is believed have damaged coral.

    I saw footage of the anchors on the local news last night, and I would love to know just who "threw" those anchors into the ocean.

    Posted in: Okinawa governor orders halt to work related to U.S. base relocation

  • 3

    Yubaru

    Move over Hreece and Spain because Japan will be joining you in the next three or four years.

    Thankfully this will not happen as the debt that Japan is carrying is held for the most part by the Japanese people themselves, unlike Spain or Greece, whose debt is held internationally.

    Japanese debt is unique in that it is covered by savings of the people themselves, and it's the people (citizens) who need to wake up an realize that THEIR money is being used to prop up the country.

    Posted in: Abe-Kuroda honeymoon soured by fiscal friction

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Rikuzentakata, a small city near Osabe whose downtown area was wiped out by the tsunami, is building a higher sea wall, but also moving many tons of earth to raise the land well above sea level.

    They are literally moving a mountain to the coast line and have constructed a huge elevated conveyor belt to bring the mountain of dirt to the town. It's an amazing plan and I wish them luck and hope that they never build the wall.

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/09/national/tohoku-disaster-areas-fast-track-rebuilding-others-stuck-slow-lane/

    Posted in: Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis

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    Yubaru

    It is not fair to compare PM Abe with Adolf Hitler . PM Abe is a democratic leader with modern vision and outlook and will certainly take Japan out of present difficulties provided he is given freedom to implement his economic policies under Abenomics in coming years to make Japan a strong and progressive nation which will certainly be a big source of strength to all small neighbouring countries and maintenance of peace in the region.

    You consider Abe's policies of having "modern vision"? Taking back Japan's war comments, using economic ideas from from the 70's, moving away from "green energy", wanting to create a military?

    If that is your idea of "modern vision" I worry about the future that is for sure. Oh and make Japan stronger? How about rewriting that to say upper-classes, because the middle and lower class are getting stuck with the bill.

    Posted in: No to Abe

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    Yubaru

    Read MY posts and be enlightened.

    Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015

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    Yubaru

    As a matter of fact, I am an excellent reader. My teachers always told me so in school. Maybe you have writing problems.

    Really? Then you have the answer to this question in a previous post of mine earlier that you evidently never read! I guess you didn't listen to your teachers too well!.

    By citizenship. Culturally? Ethnically?

    Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015

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    Yubaru

    By citizenship. Culturally? Ethnically?

    What difference does it make? Also you have just proven that you don't actually read what is posted and just hen peck your quotes to fit the response you choose to write.

    Thank you for clarifying what I had already thought.

    Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015

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    Yubaru

    What expertise does Abe have in this area to qualify him?

    Evidently you have no idea of what sarcasm is.

    Posted in: Council to oversee 24-hour monitoring of volcanoes

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    Yubaru

    They? You included, Yubaru.

    Why include me I'm Japanese!

    Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015

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    Yubaru

    The dogs here need to be highly trained animals to do what is being asked of them. I hope that the owner does more than just pay lip service to the concerns.

    Being cynical and could get a lot of thumbs down but here goes...comfort dogs, comfort women.

    There are such animals as comfort dogs, they are highly trained and very well taken care of animals, they are also known as therapy dogs as well, cynical is not the right word, ignorant would be better.

    Posted in: Dogs by the hour: Company offers pet rental service

  • 2

    Yubaru

    Japan is not America, some people have difficulty in seeing the obvious.

    Even when they live in Japan too.

    Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015

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    Yubaru

    Do the world a favor and have Abe do the monitoring in person, 24/7, then I will admit that he knows how to lead by example.

    Posted in: Council to oversee 24-hour monitoring of volcanoes

  • -3

    Yubaru

    https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/beverage/health-benefits-of-oolong-tea.html

    I personally dont drink the stuff, not my cup of tea but the claims are supposedly true.

    Posted in: Model Miranda Kerr is hungry for tonkatsu in her new Japanese commercial, but what’s she selling?

  • -3

    Yubaru

    Cripes, let's get representatives from ALL sides on this issue together, join hands, sing "Kum ba yah", have a big hug fest, and bury the hatchets and then go on living.

    Right too simple, people would get in a fuss about the person standing next to them and having to hold their hands!

    Posted in: Former U.S. POWs, Koreans seek conditions for Abe's address to Congress

  • 1

    Yubaru

    citing worries about governance and environmental safeguards.

    Environmental safeguards? This coming from the US?

    Posted in: Japan split on joining AIIB bank; caught between U.S., China

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    Yubaru

    And the Japanese don't judge so much by looks. If you speak better Japanese than native Japanese, people will respect you.

    Different subject but this is not always the case, with higher educated Japanese people there are many that feel very uncomfortable with having any foreigner speak better than they do and one's that do are seen as oddities.

    And I don't think Yubaru is LGBT, so leave that alone too :)

    lol! No I am not, yet I do feel uniquely qualified to talk about this from a number of different angles, one as being the parent of mixed-heritage children, going through the "gaijin" bs, becoming a naturalized Japanese citizen, and not fitting into any category (label) that typically Japanese try to put me into.

    I've been called half more times than I can count, I am not though, I get called gaijin all the time, and shock people when I show them my passport, particularly going through customs and immigration at the airport, and learning to live with all the preconceived notions that people have of foreigners and "others" here.

    I learned long ago that one person alone can not change the country, and I have no desire to either, however I can and have changed the folks in my neighborhood and that started a ripple effect that I am eternally hopeful will continue.

    Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015

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    Yubaru

    It's a fair request but I personally believe that it should be turned down. It is well known by regulars here that I do not like Abe's manner of leadership, or lack of leadership skills, however paulinusa I agree he should be allowed to give a speech on whatever topic(s) he chooses.

    Interesting that no Japanese PM has ever been given this honor before and while it isnt official yet it sure seems like a huge pat on the back for Abe if it happens.

    Posted in: Former U.S. POWs, Koreans seek conditions for Abe's address to Congress

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    Yubaru

    you want the Japanese to be like us so that we can accept their ways. Or maybe I went too far in following your line of thought?

    No not at all, my point is that labels serve no purpose, and the word haafu is a label. However it's use it very selective in Japanese society as for the most part it is typically and usually only used with people of color or caucasians .

    Generally speaking, as there are exceptions to every rule, Japanese people do not use the haafu label when talking about people who are of mixed heritage from countries like Korea, or China. because having similar roots and backgrounds they "look" Japanese, 100% Japanese.

    My intent is that Japan truly needs to educate it's population about diversity, and learning to accept people for who they are not base the relationships on looks.

    What happened to the "variety is the spice of life" concept?

    I agree, yet here that is a foreign concept.


    Failing to deal with discriminatory actions towards minorities is a precursor to history repeating itself.

    Like it or not, face it or not, many people who are called haafu here in Japan face and deal with discrimination on a daily basis, AND it's the label that starts it. Discriminatory actions dont typically happen when people have the same or similar appearances, learn from this, it starts when something is perceived as being different, and one's appearance is foremost. SO you are missing the start point of when discrimination starts.

    Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015

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    Yubaru

    Trash journalism.

    Well consider the source and where it is published.

    Posted in: Police called after Okayama teens dress differently for graduation

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