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all4fajApr. 23, 2013 - 03:53PM JST
YuriOtaniApr. 23, 2013 - 12:36PM JST
weapon of mass destruction oh please! They are in effect very small IED's
We differ greatly on definition, as no doubt do the relatives and friends of the deceased and injured, 3 dead and 200 injured is Mass destruction as far as I am concerned. I am happy that I am not American as i would hate for my tax dollars to be used to defend this animal, then feed , clothe and take care of him for life.
Enough of the bleeding hearts , I do not want to kill any infidels that have a different religion as me, and ask the same in return.
Posted in: Boston bomb suspect charged; religious motive seen
all4fajApr. 12, 2013 - 03:15PM JST
It is a domestic political issue as far as Australia is concerned and nothing more, the current labour party are in a minority government and therefore controlled by the Greens.
Australia itself whaled commercially until the 70's and gave up for the simple reason that a synthetic alternative was found to the oil they needed, yes that's right they didn't whale for food.
Although I don't want to eat whale, I don't think that Japan or any of the other Countries that still whale should be stopped if it is sustainable whaling.
Posted in: Australia to tackle Japan on whaling at U.N. world court
all4fajApr. 02, 2013 - 10:58AM JST
I guess if you go to an Izakaya and bar and they allow smoking you can always not go there again and go to ones that don't allow smoking.
Tolerance works both ways.
Posted in: Have Japan’s anti-smoking laws gone too far?
all4fajMar. 28, 2013 - 03:28PM JST
Same sex Marriage for lack of a wordof its own is I believe acceptable, however I am undecided on where I stand regarding the adoption of children, I note with interest the points above about divorced parents.
However in some cases Husband and wife could divorce due to the fact the one of them was indeed Gay and if he or she had custody of the children, then they could very well end up with two mothers or two fathers looking after them.
I also don't think its wrong for people on this forum not to agree with same sex marriage or even just the word, they are entitled to their opinion, I am cynical enough to believe that Ellen would not be anywhere near as popular if she wasn't gay, after all I dance a lot like her, but people don't cheer and clap when I do it, of course I don't have the benefit of huge corporations giving me money to give to people in need.
Posted in: Do you support same-sex marriages?
all4fajMar. 27, 2013 - 02:12PM JST
Interesting, because merely suggesting to someone that you are Yakuza ( using that actual word ) is illegal,
and yet the article states that the gangs are not illegal, quite possibly because not all of their activites are illegal, and someone as high up as no2 in the Yamaguchi gumi organization would no doubt have a lot of legal businesses., and as he is in the largest Yakuza family in Japan, it denies belief that he was actively involved in a hands on case of extortion.
Another interesting point is that the Yakuza are well known for their involvement with construction companies.
The article is only as factual as the information they are supplied with.
Posted in: No. 2 man in biggest yakuza gang jailed for extortion
all4fajMar. 27, 2013 - 11:21AM JST
A bar serves a foreigner drinks ( who looks much older than his 19 years ) no reason to suspect he is a minor.
The taxi driver allegedly allows a passenger to get molested, He is a taxi driver driving to a Shinjuku hotel at night, fairly good odds that quite a bit of groping has gone on in the back of his taxi with intoxicated women as the recipients.
I assume it was Hinds and his friend that were staying at the Hotel and not the girls, and so the Hotel loaned them wheelchairs to help take their intoxicated dates to their rooms.
5-10 years for taking the young ladies life seems fairly lenient to me.
Posted in: American to serve 5-10 years for murder of Irish student
all4fajMar. 27, 2013 - 10:45AM JST
albaleoMar. 17, 2013 - 06:32PM JST
Posted in: Masked wrestler city councilman forbidden to wear mask during sessions
all4fajMar. 22, 2013 - 03:21PM JST
Maybe if we went back to the old draconian ways where teachers dished out corporal punishment, parents disciplined their children and policemen could give you a slap around the back of the head we would have generations that believed that they had to work and earn their worth, not just given everything for free.
Posted in: 72 Osaka teachers confess to hitting students in questionnaire
all4fajMar. 04, 2013 - 03:26PM JST
The problem itself is deep rooted , I was in Japan in the 80's and met a lot of young Japanese, well so I thought
( I remember a couple of friends that I had known for years ) eventually telling me their dark secret , they were of Korean descent , obviously it never bothered me, but some of our Japanese friends who had known them longer never knew and in their defence were never given the chance to show that it would not bother them either , they also didn't travel overseas as they didn't want their Japanese friends to see their passports,
Posted in: Ethnic Korean children in Japan lose out after Pyongyang's nuclear test
all4fajMar. 04, 2013 - 11:31AM JST
Seriously did they both stab her? , the article makes you believe that they bought only one knife, and then it says they both stabbed her, so one of them stabbed her and then passed the knife to the other to stab her,
If that really is the case, its almost like the robbery was secondary and that the actual murder was what they really wanted to do.
And they can say she was random all they like, they chose a young woman on her own, someone they believed to be weaker than themselves, that is not random.
Posted in: Mother of Romanian murder suspect apologizes
all4fajMar. 01, 2013 - 02:21PM JST
tmarieFeb. 28, 2013 - 09:33AM JST
Get rid of these silly cars and teach the locals to behave. It does nothing to help women here. Just continues to make them look weak and helpless.
Yes great idea, and while you are at it lets encourage women all around the world to walk alone at night scantily dressed down dark alleys, we can just tell those bad men that they should behave...
Posted in: ‘Women only’ train cars: Is it a crime for men to ride in them?
all4fajFeb. 27, 2013 - 11:49AM JST
LoghornFeb. 26, 2013 - 11:57PM JST
Why the hell does the U.S. Military keeps recruiting people like them?
That is simple because the Jails in the USA are full.
Posted in: Two U.S. sailors admit raping Okinawan woman
all4fajFeb. 25, 2013 - 04:10PM JST
We don't allow 14 year olds to babysit small children for weeks at a time, Cooking for them , cleaning & bathing them there is a vast difference between that and a few hours while we go to dinner .
As for irresponsible parenting, there is something very wrong here, Phillipino women living abroad are responsible for a very large % of money being sent to the Phillipines, They sacrifice themselves in different ways in nearly every country in the world. A lot of the money they earn is sent to their families in the Phillipines. Besides the obvious that it is very wrong to leave TWO children alone while she goes overseas , something is very wrong. As for 14 year olds working , they are usually supervised and work for short periods of time.
all4fajFeb. 18, 2013 - 10:19AM JST
Not sure what the difference between shelling and bombing is, But Japan was bombed heavily by US forces during WWII , The fire bombings of Tokyo , First ever experimental use of Napalm, killed more people than Nagasaki and Hiroshima put together. There were countless cities that were bombed, Osaka Castle was almost totally destroyed.
Posted in: Thousands evacuated as 2 WWII shells removed in Kobe, Shizuoka
all4fajFeb. 08, 2013 - 02:17PM JST
Any of you readers with elementary school age children who send their children to a Japanese School should be aware that there is a very good chance that they have eaten it in their school lunches.
Posted in: Whaling costs Japan taxpayers $10 mil a year, animal welfare group says
all4fajFeb. 08, 2013 - 02:09PM JST
A bribe may be illegal , but gratuities are not, neither is financial compensation ,
Posted in: Ex-yakuza arrested for defrauding construction company
all4fajFeb. 07, 2013 - 03:42PM JST
Now we are getting somewhere, In the end Japan will finish whaling for the same reason that the USA and Australia did, not to save the whale for economic reasons.
all4fajFeb. 07, 2013 - 03:40PM JST
****Ridiculous , what about the shrine in Japan with huge carvings of the penis, Oba san's rest their grand daughters on them to make sure they end up fertile, David wouldn't be seen naked around some of them, they make him look like a wee fellow.
Posted in: Shimane town demands pants for Michelangelo's David sculpture
all4fajJan. 11, 2013 - 04:05PM JST
kimuzukashiiiiiJan. 11, 2013 - 01:58PM JST
What is it that you actually mean?
You want the budget in a hurry presumably to purchase more jets and you want the jets in the air waiting for the Chinese, but you don't want a war and you don't know what scrambling jets means..
Posted in: Japan scrambles jets against Chinese military planes
all4fajJan. 11, 2013 - 02:18PM JST
Its my opinion and only my opinion that everyone should have a look at both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki war museums or peace parks as they are referred to, whatever you think you believe now might be brought into question after seeing first hand.
I was brought up believing that it was necessary to stop the war and possibly it was , after all it was the last war the Americans ever brought to a succesful conclusion.
There is no doubt that besides their motives for stopping the war and saving a lot ( no-one really knows how many ) after all the Japanese were starving and had by all accounts lost ) of American lives, they also used it as a testing ground, there were a few different cities that they had back up plans for, but unfortunately for both Nagasaki and Hiroshima the weather was against them that day.
Posted in: Rare photo of A-bomb split cloud found in Hiroshima
Jun. 19, 2013 - 08:36AM JST
Its still 27000 too many...
Posted in: No. of suicides drops below 30,000 for first time in 15 years
Time for a new world order.
Posted in: Is Edward Snowden who blew the whistle on vast surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency that trawl through telephone and Internet records a hero or traitor?
Jun. 19, 2013 - 08:35AM JST
Maybe good news??
Jun. 19, 2013 - 08:34AM JST
Get Real... the transition in Japan is from finishing school to working in Japanese companies and…
Jun. 19, 2013 - 08:32AM JST
Holy cow! This is the largest postwar corporate bankruptcy. (430 billion yen debt). There were 73,000…
Posted in: Cattle farm execs arrested for lying about number of cows