Yubaru's past comments

  • -8

    Yubaru

    Ishihara should have been put out to pasture a long time ago. It's nice to see that at least some of the voters here have their heads on straight.

    I am glad Obuchi is back. If she is even 1/3 of what her father was like Japan has a brighter future down the road.

    Posted in: DPJ leader Kaieda, Ishihara lose seats; Obuchi re-elected

  • 13

    Yubaru

    Economy? For the rich, while the poor will get poorer, and the first one's to feel it are going to be the elderly.

    Posted in: Abe says economy is No. 1 priority as ruling coalition wins big

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Considering they hardly ever perform autopsies in Japan, she could have gotten away with it if she had removed the scarf. Kinda dumb.

    Excuse me? This is not true at all. I can tell you from experience that they do perform them quite often, just because YOU may not have heard about it does not mean they dont happen.

    Posted in: 72-year-old woman arrested for killing bedridden son

  • 2

    Yubaru

    Where I am this election also had a vote regarding whether or not the voter approved or disapproved of one of the judges in the district. There was NOTHING regarding this vote or referendum being reported prior to the election.

    One more fishy thing about Abe and the LDP.

    Posted in: Exit polls project big win for LDP

  • 3

    Yubaru

    Similar to typhoon season, old folks here and roofs, something about them that just doesnt mix. Just goes to show that being elderly does not equate to having wisdom.

    Posted in: Ministry cautions elderly people about removing snow

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Yubaru unless you are a Japanese national, you have no say if the US bases stay or leave.

    Well then I guess I have a say, and you really are out of touch with the reality here.

    Posted in: New Okinawan governor takes office

  • 0

    Yubaru

    what's happening in Japan is something the rest of the world had to put up with more than a decade ago. What took Japan so long?

    Might I ask where you have been? Japan has been hiding this problem for nearly 20 years. The LDP in their backwards ways of thinking figure that what once worked for the economy will work again. They are using methods that have long ago been proven to fail, but they count upon the voters to support them anyway. because the Japanese dont want to face as a people that their leaders stink!

    Posted in: Women: the invisible issue in Japan's election

  • 10

    Yubaru

    There's not been a more skilled PM in Japan in a long time.

    Skilled at shoveling guano, then you are correct!

    Posted in: Unenthusiastic voters ready to say yes to Abe

  • 5

    Yubaru

    Good news, but those numbers don't seem to add up: If it dropped by 86,000 to 1,120,474, then the previous year it's 1,120,474 plus 86,000 = 1,206,474 That's still below 1.3 million, so this cannot be the first time in 35 years it has dropped below 1.3 million. Maybe they mean it dropped below, not 1.3 but 1.2 million?

    New math Japanese style.....and watch out, contesting the figures could run against the new privacy and secrets law so please be careful when you "Question" the government released statistics and anything reported here.

    Posted in: No. of criminal offenses drops below 1.3 million for first time in 35 years

  • 2

    Yubaru

    Speaking of women & elections, if the women voters in this country were smart they would cast their votes for someone other than Abe and his corrupt Liberal Democratic Party.

    Do me a favor and tell me exactly who they are supposed to vote for? Not one of the opposition party's have enough candidates to fill all the election slots available, and jointly they are so far off in their own world's that they are not a viable option.

    The LDP is the only plausible option currently and as sick as that sounds stability in one form or another is better right now than chaos.

    And that does not bode well for the future of Japan.

    Posted in: Women: the invisible issue in Japan's election

  • 7

    Yubaru

    When it costs 3,000,000 per candidate to even enter the race that takes a lot of potential candidates out of the running. Running for the national Diet here costs a ton of money and if the candidate does not garner at least 10% of the vote they lose out on getting their initial outlay back.

    It's no wonder why the silver-spoon fed crony network likes to keep things in the family.

    Can reveal to you I will not be voting LDP. Japan needs to be redistricted and Abe will be shown retirement.

    Kind of hard to vote from Oklahoma isn't it?

    Posted in: Women: the invisible issue in Japan's election

  • 0

    Yubaru

    I can't skim your many posts on numerous threads all over again. So please write the gist of what you have written or think as regards why Futenma's function must be relocated within Okinawa.

    Reread my previous post.

    Posted in: New Okinawan governor takes office

  • 7

    Yubaru

    Abe was doing useful things, mainly getting government out of the way.

    Huh? What planet is the Japan you referring to on? If Abe truly wanted the government out of the way HE should quit.

    You talk like Abe was the savior then you come across as if he the devil reincarnated. Really a love\hate relationship with the guy huh.

    Posted in: Abenocolypse: the perceived fall of Japan

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Never yield one square inch of spoils of land you seized in the war -- whatsoever. That's what you insist. Get over that victor's complex mentality and hubris. When did the war end?

    When you learn to comprehend what I write here I will answer your rather ignorant questions. I have clearly stated my positions regarding Futenma and base consolidation here in Okinawa on numerous occasions.

    Posted in: New Okinawan governor takes office

  • 5

    Yubaru

    This is the first time that a foreign person has appeared in an NHK drama.

    The writer has to be a "Japanophile".

    This may seem inconsequential to overseas readers but for the sake of comparison, it’s the equivalent of having a Western TV drama where the lead role is played by a hologram, or a robot, or a unicorn.

    I highly doubt the actress on the series appreciates being equated to a hologram, robot, or mythical character.

    Posted in: Abenocolypse: the perceived fall of Japan

  • 5

    Yubaru

    I am not sure the movie will be successful in USA. USA people usually favor Space related fictions than real histories. Or monster movies and Animes. Or sexy movies.

    If anything you have just put in a great reason here to watch the movie. By itself it's a topic worthy of discussion particularly at this crossroads of Japanese history with Abe attempting to rewrite (whitewash) the past.

    The more people talk against it gives others all the more reason to watch it!

    Posted in: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Onaga doesn't have to worry about the security of his island because he demands that the Japanese government do it for him. Onaga only has to worry about how to increase tourism. That's why he's irresponsible.

    In a nutshell this is what it comes down to, but without the assistance of funding from the national government Okinawa can not afford the infrastructure improvements needed to keep pace with the increase in tourists that are flooding the island. Okinawa will within the next few years have more tourists here than Hawaii. Hawaii gets a little over 8 million tourists per year. Okinawa's tourist "goal" is 10,000,000 by the 2020 Olympic year.

    Onaga is walking a fine line by campaigning basically on one issue, he gave little in the way he plans to improve or assist the economy, and if he shuts down, what he can, with regards to moving Futenma to Henoko, he runs the risk of having Okinawa's economy being run into the ground (again) like when Ota Masahide was Gov.

    There's no Okinawan, conservative or progressive, who doesn't think however vaguely that U.S. bases must go someday somehow.

    This is not an accurate statement and just an opinion of yours here and do us all a favor and follow your own advice.

    So, please posters, stick your argument only to this topic.

    Lol! PKB

    Posted in: New Okinawan governor takes office

  • 0

    Yubaru

    She was once a "commoner" and went through literal hell in becoming a member of the royal family. She has aged gracefully and IS a very elegant woman who represents all that is right about this country.

    Posted in: Empress in Belgium

  • 7

    Yubaru

    Censorship - one of the ugliest practices a nation can adopt.

    It's worse as well when media follows along in lock-step with the government. They become the puppet.

    Posted in: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan

  • 0

    Yubaru

    When is the US going to quit babysitting the rest of the world? This is what NATO is for and the EU is a hell of a lot closer to the actual conflict, let them deal with this.

    Posted in: Ukraine cheers U.S. vote for military aid; Russia outraged

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