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avigatorMar. 30, 2015 - 10:04PM JST
Actually, the islands belong to China and they even have more cultural and linguistic affinity to China than Japan. Had they had a better choice after WWI, I bet you they would have wanted out of Japan. But they were never given an option neither with Japan nor with the US.
Posted in: Hayashi countermands Okinawa governor's halt order on base work
avigatorMar. 30, 2015 - 10:00PM JST
Bertie I agree with your comments. The truth is Okinawa is vital to the interests of the NWO which will be fighting two big wars, one in the Europe/Middle East region and one in Asia/Pacific region. So, 'Democracy" is of no use for the majority of Okinawans. In fact, it is a big deception created by the bankers who create opposing interests to create conflicts and wars.
Posted in: In view of the Okinawan government’s opposition to the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station from Futenma to Henoko, should the Japanese government stick to the 2006 agreement over the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan?
avigatorMar. 30, 2015 - 09:54PM JST
I think that should be rephrased with "Instability". Too much peace is no good for the bankers who own the military industrial complex.
Posted in: By preparing laws for the Self-Defense Forces to enable their full role, Japan will be able to take more initiative in contributing to regional stability.
avigatorMar. 30, 2015 - 09:53PM JST
Remember Japan's invasion of China and the onerous was compensation imposed through the Shimonoseki treaty? It just put China into poverty. Now that China is wealthy, it needs to make sure the same does not repeat again. So, instead of fear mongering, look at what is expected of any country that has economic status like US, UK, France, Germany, Russia. They all have strong armies. We already saw what happened to Iraq, Lybia, Egypt and now Syria.
Posted in: Asia News Weekly Network - Update on all the news from the region
avigatorMar. 30, 2015 - 09:47PM JST
It is not only Obama, it is any future US presidents who are just puppets to the CFR and the rulers behind the scenes who want to impose the NWO.
Posted in: Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin
avigatorMar. 30, 2015 - 09:44PM JST
That is his chance to make up for Japan's past aggression and current stubbornness.
Hopefully Abe will not put his foot in his mouth. But let's see.
Posted in: Japan's long wait to address U.S. Congress
avigatorMar. 30, 2015 - 09:42PM JST
He could say that it came off while he was eating and did not realize it was his, so the obvious thing to think is that it came with the onigiri.
Posted in: Teacher arrested for putting tooth filling in convenience store lunch
avigatorMar. 30, 2015 - 09:39PM JST
That is nice but it gives the government a false sense of security and reliance on a wrong treatment of their malady: The Reserve Bank, as it is in the US and about every other place in the World where they have taken control and spread like a cancer.
Posted in: 93-year-old Japanese woman donates ambulance to local fire station
avigatorMar. 30, 2015 - 09:36PM JST
I do not think it has to do with safety. It is about increasing revenue. The Washington DC government was complaining that their budget did not come out as planned because they had taken into account fines collected from speed tickets processed by speed cameras. A lot of these cameras broke or malfunctioned so revenues dwindled. Drivers were laughing at the DC government because they had planned their budget with the inclusion of a not so sure category.
Posted in: New radar system looks to nab speed offenders anywhere in Tokyo
avigatorMar. 30, 2015 - 09:32PM JST
Yeah, Haneda and other international airports do not have this system. I guess it was indeed a deterrence for the terrorists of those days, the farmers.
Posted in: Narita airport ends ID security checks for non-passengers
avigatorMar. 30, 2015 - 09:26PM JST
Well, time for Okinawans to assess their forced colonial status forced upon them by Japan, which was infringing upon its own sovereignty. Even Imperial China did not want to invade Okinawa with military force. They were given the option of paying tribute as a vassal state.
Now that China is an economic and military power, Okinawa could have s status like that of Hong Kong but with more "democratic" freedoms. The Japanese agreed let China get all the islands south of the main island of Okinawa in an agreement brokered by US president Ulysses S Grant. But it was just a lie and deception because they were just buying time to build its Navy. In fact I am convinced that even the US president was in collusion with Japan just to deceive China. And I am even convinced that they wanted to armed Japan so it could to its colonization because Japan was envious of the Western powers having colonies every where. And you can see that favoritism towards Japan when after WWI, colonies owned by Germany and Russia in Japan were awarded to Japan instead of returning them to China. Another proof of their favoritism to Japan was giving Saipan and Palau to Japan as trusted territories. World history is like a puzzle, and it is certainly not taught truly in history books.
avigatorMar. 24, 2015 - 09:20AM JST
I grew up eating our own version of ramen, tomato sauce flavor though.
Posted in: Don't just eat ramen: Go to a museum and learn about it
avigatorMar. 24, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
Why not hold the school responsible for not having a fence?
Posted in: Parents of schoolboy liable for Y15 million after wayward soccer ball leads to man’s death
avigatorMar. 24, 2015 - 09:18AM JST
There are like half a million Koreans living in NoVa near DC. Hopefully they
will not make it a political issue.
Posted in: Abe's U.S. trip set for April 26-May 3
avigatorMar. 24, 2015 - 09:17AM JST
Where is the outrage when Governor Hirokasu Nakaima approved the land reclamation at the Hidaka Flats in Okinawa City? What about the land reclamation in Sunabe? And the lad reclamation in Ginowan city to replace the Naha port? And the land reclamation to build a coastal road from Naha to Ginowan City?
Posted in: Coral inspection
avigatorMar. 21, 2015 - 10:12PM JST
Poor little creature. Who in their right mind would do such cruel thing?
Rest in peace.
Posted in: Woman arrested for stabbing 15-month-old grandson to death
avigatorMar. 21, 2015 - 10:10PM JST
I used to go to Iwo almost every week to bring supplies to the Coast Guard personnel assigned to the Loran station. They gave us a tour of the caves and took us to the top of Mt. Suribachi. There were some goats roaming around the cliffs. They used to joke that mysteriously the female goats started dying.
One of the guard persons presented me with a Coca Cola bottle from the caves and it had 1945 in it. Must have been that as soon as the Marines took over, they brought their favorite drinks.
The Coat Guard personnel had a dog mascot by their HQs building. While waiting around to get back, I sat down on a lawn chair to study my aviation books. Suddenly I had this warm feeling in my leg. Guess what,
the *&$@#%% dog took the liberty of pissing on my leg. I was really pissed!
There is humongous volcanic hole on the way to Mt Suribachi. They told us that it was where they dumped excess military gear including tanks, trucks. There are a lot of sulphur vents all over. Not much of any tropical fruits, although they could have introduced all kinds of varieties. Being farther away from the continental landmass, it stays warmer than Okinawa during the winter.
Posted in: U.S. veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary
avigatorMar. 17, 2015 - 06:07AM JST
Prelude to things to come.
Posted in: Sinking under debt, Kansai airport privatisation presents test for Abe
avigatorMar. 17, 2015 - 06:05AM JST
Good luck! Still 100% Japanese to me, (actually kind of Korean).
Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015
avigatorMar. 17, 2015 - 06:03AM JST
Yiipes!! Let me go to the store to buy my wife some chocolates.
Posted in: Woman tries to kill husband because he didn't give her White Day gift
Mar. 30, 2015 - 10:59PM JST
I only wish we had her picture. I would print, frame, and hang it on my…
Mar. 30, 2015 - 10:58PM JST
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Posted in: Five anime better than their manga and novel source material, according to fans
Mar. 30, 2015 - 10:57PM JST
What has it got to do with Japan's fisheries minister? Slight, that's what. The governor, elected…
Mar. 30, 2015 - 10:56PM JST
@Yoshimi OnishiMAR. 30, 2015 - 07:42PM JST
After all Hayashi is a Minister in Abe's Cabinet.…
Mar. 30, 2015 - 10:55PM JST
My point was it was not fair that US did not let only Japan's PM speak…