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YuriOtaniOct. 04, 2015 - 01:34PM JST
Moonraker I had something call long grain Carolina rice. Had a spoonful because it was so dry it would not hold tougher. Can not think about using ohashi to eat that stuff. So that is the skinny on American rice, just disgusting. I really do not see the problem with allowing American rice into the market or American vehicles. Neither will be received very well. American vehicles are HUGE! Try and find a parking spot for that in Tokyo. So I agree let the market decide, some American will lose a lot of money trying to break into the Japanese market.
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YuriOtaniOct. 02, 2015 - 02:41AM JST
I do not carry water for Russia but the United States needs to stay out of Syria. They have no legal authority to intervene in the civil war. Russia has been invited in to defend the sovereign government.
Posted in: Russia begins airstrikes in Syria
YuriOtaniSep. 30, 2015 - 12:57PM JST
wtfjapan and Smith there is plenty of natural gas and crude oil on the world markets. Not long from now Iranian gas and oil will be on the market for China to buy. Japan can buy its oil from the middle east and not feed the Russian Bear. Japan needs to stop talking to Russia. There is nothing to be gained. The future is in fish farms. Minerals can be bought in other countries. Smith you are an American, why do you break with your government and think Japan should do business with Russia?
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YuriOtaniSep. 30, 2015 - 12:51PM JST
American rice is DISGUSTING! Even if it were to be imported into Japan without restrictions the people would not buy it! Reminds me of being a child and being force fed it. YUCK! The stuff is long and so dry not sticking tougher. I have a secure supply of Japanese rice. American Beef is fatty at best, I prefer Australian beef. It takes time to cut away all of the fat on American beef. Dairy products should be allowed in due to the shortages or the government should help set up new dairy farmers. Oh yea the Americans help support their farmers but Japan can not theirs. As for American vehicles they are too large and the steering wheels are on the wrong side of the car. Now if they made special Japan only vehicles they would be able to sell them. However the big American car does not sell well in Japan. At my last house in Okinawa I had such a tiny parking spot. Again most Japanese refuse to eat American rice!
YuriOtaniSep. 29, 2015 - 12:40PM JST
Tell Putin no islands no trade!
YuriOtaniSep. 27, 2015 - 02:19PM JST
Without Russia giving back something there will be no peace treaty. Russia will try and bully Japan into a peace treaty and Putin it will not happen. Abe and Putin will give each other dirty looks at the United Nations.
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YuriOtaniSep. 25, 2015 - 12:17AM JST
lincolnman most people living in Okinawa are not anti American but anti base. This is our Island home and we want it back! We have underwent many hardships in the past. The money I get as "rental" for my farm breaks wind. I will not see it in my lifetime and my families graves have been destroyed by the Americans. I suffer health problems from poor nourishment as a child and from my dads radiation exposure. So tell me again of all of the fruits of the American bases.
Camp Kinser will remain as both Guam and Hawaii have rejected the new bases. So it is all an American lie as always.
Posted in: Okinawa governor lobbies U.N. body over U.S. base move
YuriOtaniSep. 24, 2015 - 07:53AM JST
I see this as Japanese bashing, our cousins to the north have confessed to their crimes.
YuriOtaniSep. 23, 2015 - 02:54PM JST
lincolnman what you wrote is not true. To close a US base a new base has to be made in the north. They do not close but relocate. Camp Lester should of been returned by now but is being delayed by the USA for another 10 years or more. There is no closure in sight for Camp Kinser and Naha port. Even golf courses have to be relocated at the expense of the Japanese government. The US government is holding up the relocation of the 8k Marines and their families.
Yubaru, you did not grow up under the thumb of the US military. There is no American respect for the people of Okinawa. Anytime anyplace they can and will take charge in the interest of US military security. I grew up hungry under the Americans. We were treated poorly and called racial slurs. This is a human rights issue! The Americans to this day treat Okinawa people like second class people. I am frightened of American Military Police carrying their guns off base. I remembered when the MP's attacked peaceful Okinawan protesters. It affects people in different ways but they are foes to the people of Okinawa not friends. Police work should be left up to the Japanese police.
zones2surf my apologies my message was for Yubaru
YuriOtaniSep. 23, 2015 - 08:46AM JST
zones2surf the people of Okinawa are behind Onaga-sanma! He won by a large margin and a voter turnout much higher than in the United States. To say his election is invalid because 100 percent of the voters did not vote would invalidate every election in America.
Droll Quarry the American military occupation is a reason for many of Okinawa's problems. Anyhow it is not the concern of the Americans or even the Japanese government. I remind you that the government and people of Okinawa were disrespected by the signing of an agreement in which both the American and Japanese government knew were against.
The waste of money is Abe's government forcing on Okinawa a new base. I think independence may be the only option for Okinawa to have a say in their affairs. The American military occupation of Okinawa must end. I think the United Nations needs to get involved because the Japanese ethnic majority are oppressing with the Americans help the Okinawa minority. I remind people that both the Americans and Japanese killed hundreds of thousands of Okinawa people during and after the Second World War.
YuriOtaniSep. 23, 2015 - 08:23AM JST
The move by Abe is a threat to world peace.
Posted in: U.S. says more active role for Japan's military no threat to China
YuriOtaniSep. 23, 2015 - 05:51AM JST
Noble713 dug in or not there would be conflict if the Marines would try and force the Chinese to leave these islands. It would be best to station troops on these islands so the Chinese would be the aggressors. This has to do with having a spine and who would be willing to put troops on these islands to stake their claim. So the bases on Okinawa have little effect. My bet is once on the islands Chinese troops would use force to keep the Americans off the islands including using missiles and fighters.
YuriOtaniSep. 23, 2015 - 01:51AM JST
Wc 626 And there are many japanese who are ungrateful that the US restored sovereignty to Japan after the occupation. Rejoice, rejoice.
Okinawa is still under US military occupation and some would say Japan as well. After all they brought down Japanese Prime Ministers who dare disagree with them. I still think all of this talk about the northern territories is hurting relations and not helping. Until Russia has a realistic offer they should stop bullying Japan into a treaty. So Wc you want Japan to start a war with Russia? Will America honor its defense agreement or ignore it as it would of been a result of Japanese "aggression".
Japan is not going to attack Russia! Any aggression must be done by Russia and Japan is ready to respond. Once we are at war then all bets are off! but Japan wants peace not war. Again come back Russia when you have something to offer.
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YuriOtaniSep. 23, 2015 - 01:05AM JST
I just hope the Republic of Korea does not use these talks to bash Japan.
YuriOtaniSep. 23, 2015 - 12:34AM JST
Kazuaki Shimazaki once Japan signs a peace treaty, Russia will turn against Japan. All Japanese investments will be seized and any "rights" granted will be taken back. Russia needs to stop sending their planes into Japanese airspace! So what there is no peace treaty. Russia is trying to bully Japan but it will not work! I think any attack on Russia is insane but Japan will defend itself to the utmost! I see an implied threat in the Russian statement. All Russia is doing is driving a wedge in relations with Japan. Japan should stop all talks with Russia as a waste of time. Come back when you stop beating the war drums.
YuriOtaniSep. 22, 2015 - 12:04PM JST
Kazuaki Shimazaki so tell me what Russia has that Japan needs? The price of oil has dropped through the floor. It would cost money to make the facilities so Russia can export the oil. Russia can sell their oil and gas at discount to China. Let them make the investment for the export facilities. I do think that once these facilities are built Russia will steal Japans investment like they have done before. So there will be no peace treaty with Russia. I get tired of these stories.
YuriOtaniSep. 22, 2015 - 10:41AM JST
WA4TKG the Americans are not going to close MCAS Futenma. Makes no difference if the new airfield is built. Once the new base is built and coral reef dead an excuse will be made up to keep it open. Same for Camp Kinser, after all why would Japan spend so much money to build a road around it if the base were scheduled to close. The non closure of Camp Kinser is proof of the American lies.
YuriOtaniSep. 22, 2015 - 10:35AM JST
The Japanese jets should of been there to prevent the Russians from entering our airspace. The Russians are testing air defense in preparation for an attack on Japan.
Posted in: Japan scrambles jets to intercept plane believed to be Russian
YuriOtaniSep. 22, 2015 - 10:29AM JST
So it will be no peace treaty. Russia has absolutely nothing to offer to Japan. We can buy the gas and oil from the middle east and so what if a few fishermen lose their catch rights. It does push Japan into the arms of the Americans. I really think Japan should stop talking to the Russians as well. What is the point? Talking with the Russians is a waste of time, I say yes to embargo Russia!
YuriOtaniSep. 22, 2015 - 09:24AM JST
Coal fired plants will sicken and kill Japanese by the tens of thousands. Seven Million people worldwide die from air pollution around the world.
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