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YuriOtaniOct. 23, 2014 - 03:55AM JST
Time to send "foot in mouth" and "apple polisher to the Americans" packing. What we know is DPJ and LPJ have both failed Japan. Time to give the SDP a chance to turn around Japan's foreign relations and end the military occupation of Japan. Mostly to stop the militarization of Japan and return to the concept of a self defense force. Because of our past it is not proper for Japan to use military force or the threat of military force.
Posted in: Abe's troubles may not end despite resignations of two ministers
YuriOtaniOct. 08, 2014 - 12:21PM JST
Wonders when I can get one to clean the house, cook and act as security.
Posted in: The androids are coming
YuriOtaniOct. 06, 2014 - 09:28AM JST
Saw a lot of this on Okinawa and yes the locals do it as well. May God bless their souls.
Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall; 2 U.S. airmen missing, 1 dead after being swept out to sea
YuriOtaniOct. 05, 2014 - 02:55AM JST
thehedonist it is Japanese custom and you can always give a return bow. It would show your appreciation.
Posted in: Train service
YuriOtaniOct. 02, 2014 - 01:34AM JST
So many people in the west look down on honest labor. We all have importance from the Chairperson to the cleaner of offices. How would things be if no one wanted to do these jobs? There is no one to collect your garbage, stock the shelves in stores, ring up the sales. For all of those "it is below my station", really what would you do without the "little people". My message is we all have value and in the west getting almost anything done is very difficult. So how about getting out of your lofty towers and appreciate the things done. Another reason they bow is because they take pride in their work and do the best job possible.
So picture a world without them. You throw down your trash onto a street clogged with garbage. No body wants to gt their hands dirty and it is too much effort to place it in the automated trash bins. You complain because at the restaurant you have to collect your food from an automatic machine and are finned by not putting your waste in the collection window, Yes you have to wipe down your own table. The restrooms are cleaned by machines but somehow thy are always dirty. It goes on and on any all you you that think service is beneath them need to rethink your positions.
All of this from a picture of a train cleanup crew bowing to their passengers.
YuriOtaniSep. 30, 2014 - 07:28AM JST
The harder they squeeze the more people will slip through their fingers. The Communist Chinese are so afraid they will push the population of Hong Kong into revolt or perceived revolt. Then the Red Army will roll and crush any Democratic movement. What will the world do? well nothing! Like in Orwell's Animal Farm there is no difference between the Humans and Pigs.
Posted in: Police ease tactics in Hong Kong protest standoff
YuriOtaniSep. 29, 2014 - 07:09AM JST
So what will the farmers do? Japan gets less than 1/2 of its food from domestic sources. Dropping the tariff will allow hormone and antibody beef and pork into the country. It will put farmers out of business and contract the economy some more. Anyhow you had the ideal to put a tariff on Japanese products. I say Japan needs to drop out of the talks, waste of effort. I am sure the negotiators for Japan are just being polite. It is not our way to come out and say no directly. The only people who support TPP is the USA and honest Abe.
Posted in: Japan, U.S. blame each other for snag in TPP talks
YuriOtaniSep. 29, 2014 - 06:36AM JST
How about calling it, Kiss up to the wacko's party? Birds of a feather flock toughter. All they can do is bully the helpless.
Posted in: New Komeito Party drops 'New' from its name
YuriOtaniSep. 29, 2014 - 04:08AM JST
Problem is Japan needs to maintain Food and industrial production. Slapping tariff on auto parts because of the pork tariff makes no sense. Every day now their are more and more recalls because of the "big three" shoddy workmanship. Besides Japan due to their auto production makes more jobs than the big three. As for American brand cars in Japan? Please do not make me laugh. They do not make vehicles Japanese want to own. The driver station is on the wrong side of the vehicle. They are too big and too expensive to operate. Now because America has made Japan "punish" Russia fuel prices keep getting higher. Fuel unlike Japan is cheap in America. Yes perhaps Japan should pull out of talks and then drop sanctions against Russia. Punish Japan and get your "reward".
YuriOtaniSep. 29, 2014 - 03:14AM JST
Think he is a lone wolf criminal. As a Catholic do not feel it is right to criticize billions of people for the actions of a few. It is all about not being afraid, we must be friends with the billions while opposing the radical. Again we must not let being fearful define us.
Posted in: Oklahoma worker beheads colleague after being sacked
YuriOtaniSep. 28, 2014 - 11:19AM JST
My dad taught me not to live life afraid. It is sad this happened but they died doing what they loved. I have climbed Fuji-san twice once from the very bottom. I agree with the othere life is meant to be lived!
Posted in: 31 climbers found in 'cardiac arrest' on erupting volcano
YuriOtaniSep. 28, 2014 - 10:38AM JST
I see it as a policeman taking down the perp. He was just off duty at the time. However he has had the training civilians do not get. About the suspect, well he will go on trial for his crimes. DO not see this as a religious issue.
YuriOtaniSep. 26, 2014 - 10:32AM JST
Yea! Another war for the land of the fee! Peace was threatening to bloom but now the US military industrial complex is secure.
Posted in: U.S.-led strikes hit Islamic State-held oil sites in Syria
YuriOtaniSep. 26, 2014 - 10:18AM JST
What more can be expected of Honest Abe? He has the backbone of a worm and follows his masters the Americans orders. The only thing he can do to vent is visit shrines and say stupid things.
Posted in: Japan hits Russia with more sanctions over Ukraine
YuriOtaniSep. 26, 2014 - 09:30AM JST
Guess they like dress up as well in China. Though if they are in uniform, suppose I should wear mine.
Posted in: Battle lines
YuriOtaniSep. 10, 2014 - 09:33AM JST
It would be better for Australia to build these submarines at home. Yes it is more expensive but the money will go into the local economy not Japans. Second it will keep their shipbuilding process available.
Posted in: Concern growing in Australia over plan to buy Japanese submarines
YuriOtaniSep. 10, 2014 - 09:01AM JST
Paul Richards true but Japan lacks the internal natural resources for fossil fuel. Now it appears Russian oil/gas is too risky and Japan can not afford to be blackmailed by Russia. Second the fossil fuel emissions kill millions of people around the world. IE Beijing is the poster city for pollution. Yes there is danger from atomic power but fossil fuels create even worse plus increased background radiation. Lastly honest Abe has made import oil/gas too expensive as the yen falls. In today's uncertain world Japan needs to be able to rely on no outside countries.
Posted in: Regulator gives OK to restart 2 Sendai reactors in Kyushu
YuriOtaniSep. 05, 2014 - 08:58AM JST
that is our cousins in the north, nutty as a squirrel cage! So instead of arresting him, how about making him erase the pictures? Take a note of it and if he does it again arrest him.
Posted in: Man arrested for taking 'normal' picture of woman on train
YuriOtaniSep. 04, 2014 - 12:20PM JST
Looks like a new season of "Whale Wars", only this time Tokyo does not have a legal leg to stand upon. Of course they short a ship thanks to Russia.
Posted in: Japan to resume Antarctic minke whale hunt despite ban
YuriOtaniSep. 04, 2014 - 09:31AM JST
If Russia does not want peace there will be no peace. Russia needs Japan more than Japan needing Russia. The Russians need to stop insulting Japan.
Posted in: Putin hails Soviet victory over Japan in courting Mongolia
Oct. 23, 2014 - 09:19PM JST
Posted in: Australian convicted in child sex sting with virtual girl
Oct. 23, 2014 - 09:18PM JST
Oh, not Tokyocisco?
Posted in: Big Hero
Oct. 23, 2014 - 09:17PM JST
Nuclear power SUCKS !! It leaves a legacy of deadly highly radioactive waste for our children…
Posted in: Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for 'nuclear refugees'
I am astonished, and quite pleased, by the large numbers of tourists (mainly Chinese-speaking and Korean)…
Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan exceeds 10 million
this might work for family of abductees. So many that it takes time. Ever since Kim…
Posted in: Japan to send team to N Korea for update on abductee probe