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YuriOtaniOct. 30, 2014 - 10:50AM JST
They are testing the response times of the west.
Posted in: NATO reports large-scale Russian air activity in European airspace
YuriOtaniOct. 30, 2014 - 10:47AM JST
Emissions from fossil fuels is killing many more people than the history of atomic power. Millions of people die a year from air, water and ground pollution.
Posted in: Kyushu town approves nuclear reactor restart
YuriOtaniOct. 29, 2014 - 12:30PM JST
No they will get their "rewards" from winnings at pachinko parlors. So there is no money trail.
YuriOtaniOct. 28, 2014 - 12:29AM JST
What else would you expect from Republic of Korea? How about making sure it will not happen again? Instead the President of the company (already dead) and the captain (soon to join him) and his crew in prison. Not the way to solve problems but cover them up.
Posted in: S Korea seeks death penalty for ferry boat captain
YuriOtaniOct. 27, 2014 - 09:37AM JST
So sorry! I would never go to war for the Republic of Korea! Know a lot of others in the SDF that feel the same. Also there is no way to force members of SDF to fight for our chief foe Republic of Korea. They do not want our help in any condition. Japans best course is to go to defcon 2 and prevent the Americans from using their bases in Japan to help the South. If we get involved it could be the start of the "biggest cookout" in history. Remember Japan should act on learned knowledge and stay out of the affairs of other nations.
Posted in: Japan may deploy minesweepers off S Korea in war with North, U.S. admiral says
YuriOtaniOct. 27, 2014 - 09:30AM JST
Think JW says only 100,000 or so will be saved. The rest will perish.
Posted in: Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study
YuriOtaniOct. 26, 2014 - 05:53AM JST
shinhiyata I agree with you like where is their compassion? There has to be a way to help them help themselves. Filling up the prisons should never be the answer.
Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing passerby in front of Ueno Station in Tokyo
YuriOtaniOct. 26, 2014 - 03:43AM JST
NO! NO! NO! Japan must remain neutral and live by article #9. Do this would open Japan to attack by both the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea and the Peoples Republic of China. Lastly Abe what are you smoking? Republic of Korea hates Japan and the SDF does not want to fight and die for them.
YuriOtaniOct. 25, 2014 - 01:54PM JST
Wonders if the diapers are for infants or adults? Wonders why Japan does not sell them more diapers? Could the LDP be hoarding them for their own needs?
Posted in: 3 Chinese men arrested for buying too many diapers
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
Oct. 31, 2014 - 03:13PM JST
And only last week I was reading an article that says dairy products help protect the…
Posted in: Can you drink too much milk? Study raises questions
Oct. 31, 2014 - 03:09PM JST
No worries, BoJ just announced it will conjure more money, this time, the corporations will definitely…
Posted in: Japan consumer inflation slows; spending down in September
Oct. 31, 2014 - 03:08PM JST
From the headline, "Swimmer Tomita suspended until March 31 for camera theft," one would expect it…
Posted in: Swimmer Tomita suspended until March 31 for camera theft
Oct. 31, 2014 - 03:05PM JST
@CH3CHO You're a bit behind the times when it comes to UK cuisine. Things have changed…
Posted in: Bringing Britain to life for Japanese visitors
Oct. 31, 2014 - 02:28PM JST
And lo and behold many of these blow ups seem to happen in the Kanto area
Posted in: 19-year-old arrested for pushing man off train platform