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cornbread1Nov. 08, 2014 - 07:23AM JST
From the outside looking in, I believe there is some credence with his denial...what motive would he have of stealing a camera? When was the last time a Japanese stole a camera--bakachon or digital? Just another thought.
Posted in: JOC officials 'astonished' by Tomita's theft denial
cornbread1Sep. 30, 2014 - 07:55AM JST
The denial continues...
Posted in: Gov't says volcanic eruption will have no impact on nuclear restarts
cornbread1Sep. 07, 2014 - 06:15AM JST
Go Nishikori Go. Be the first Asian/Japanese to win a Grand Slam!!
Posted in: History-making Nishikori beats Djokovic to reach U.S. Open final
cornbread1Sep. 04, 2014 - 09:02AM JST
Nishikori is a fighter who never gives up! If memory serves me correct, he has beaten Djokovic (in Shanghai) but not Murray...well, there's always a first for everything. Keep it up Kei!
Posted in: Nishikori beats No. 3 seed Wawrinka to reach U.S. Open semifinals
cornbread1Sep. 02, 2014 - 03:34PM JST
Nishikori won in a marathon 5 sets around 3am!!
Posted in: All-nighter
cornbread1Aug. 27, 2014 - 10:09AM JST
For the sake of his career, better to move to a team where he can play regularly. As professional athletes, very difficult to improve when you are not playing.
Posted in: Another setback for Kagawa at Man United
cornbread1Jul. 29, 2014 - 11:00AM JST
She should be tried as an adult.
Posted in: Sasebo girl says she wanted to see what it was like to kill someone
cornbread1Jul. 20, 2014 - 04:15PM JST
Thank God for her recovery and hope that she will be able to recover emotionally as well. What an alert and aware mother of writing down the license number of the car. Our world could use more news like this!!
Posted in: Missing Okayama girl found unharmed; 49-year-old man arrested
cornbread1Jul. 18, 2014 - 10:40AM JST
Today, we live in a VUCA world: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous.
Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine
cornbread1Jul. 10, 2014 - 09:57AM JST
Great game with a great ending...good to see Argentina moving on. The last time Argentina won was 28 years ago, and the last time Germany won was 24 years ago...will be an epic final but would be good to see Argentina win. @tmarie...could agree with you more...the Dutch players need to control their anger better. FIFA should allow refs to issue technical fouls (yellow cards) to players who demonstrate their anger/frustration like they do in the NBA and MLB.
Posted in: Argentina beat Netherlands in penalty shootout to reach World Cup final
cornbread1Jul. 09, 2014 - 11:12AM JST
Germany held a clinic with precision and ruthlessness. Though I was rooting for Brazil, gotta hand it off to Alemania as every World Cup, they come prepared, leave everything on the pitch, and have yet to hear of them complain or blame after their departure. Would be good to see them win since 1990.
Posted in: Germany inflict historic 7-1 defeat on Brazil
cornbread1Jul. 08, 2014 - 02:08PM JST
Now that we have seen many world cup games and lots and lots of "bad" calls by the refs, in hind-sight and comparatively speaking, Nishimura did a pretty decent job!
Posted in: Japanese referee a candidate for World Cup final
cornbread1Jul. 05, 2014 - 07:25PM JST
The last 25 minutes of the game no doubt got out of control. The refs could have done a better job. So sorry to see Neymar out of the World Cup with Brazil still in it. What is equally a loss--not in terms of skill, but in terms of leadership--will be the absence of Thiago Silva, the captain who is also the glue that keeps them all together. Get well Neymar!
Posted in: Neymar injury bombshell rocks Brazil
cornbread1Jul. 02, 2014 - 07:59AM JST
Sad to see the US team exit but yes, Belgium was the better team. Echo John Becker...Howard was the player of the game...he sure earned his keep tonight! Go USA Soccer...don't mind what Ann C says.
Posted in: Belgium holds on to beat U.S. 2-1 in extra time
cornbread1Jul. 01, 2014 - 09:17AM JST
Algeria played very well and their keeper, Rais was out of this world! Sorry to see them depart.
Posted in: Germany edge Algeria 2-1 in extra time
cornbread1Jun. 25, 2014 - 10:40AM JST
Samurai Blue...thanks for your hard work and efforts this time around!
Posted in: Sayonara
cornbread1Jun. 25, 2014 - 10:37AM JST
Japan played well most of the game with pockets of lapses. They had their chances but couldn't capitalize on them. I believe they need to go back to basics of kicking (with power and accuracy), dribbling (sometimes going one-on-one), and even mental training to start believing that they do belong on the world stage. No blaming...just accepting the results honestly and making amends one step at a time, towards the next World Cup.
PS--I hope Kagawa and Honda leave their clubs to somewhere where they can have more playing time...without practice, their talents go to waste.
Posted in: Colombia send Japan packing with 4-1 victory
cornbread1Jun. 25, 2014 - 10:33AM JST
Glad Uruguay won, but Suarez needs to be banned for the rest of the World Cup.
Posted in: Suarez bite storm as Uruguay sink Italy 1-0; Greece advances; Costa Rica, England draw 0-0
cornbread1Jun. 13, 2014 - 09:38PM JST
Before hitting the SNS wires (twitter, FB, etc.), ask yourself if you would have made that "correct" call if it was live, in the stadium with 100,000 fans, with the pressure of the 1st game of the World Cup, WITHOUT the luxury of sitting on your arse and looking at a video slow motion with replays??
Posted in: Japanese fans shamed by ref's World Cup performance
cornbread1Jun. 13, 2014 - 05:22PM JST
@Reckless: I agree. Only sore losers would blame and make it seem like they were poor helpless victims. Pathetic.
Posted in: Croatia furious with Japanese ref after defeat
Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:49PM JST
A majority of Japanese companies are at it, even a certain private school near Sangenjaya, I…
Posted in: 'Black companies' getting worse
Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:42PM JST
I thought France had one of the best health care systems in the world...
Posted in: France braces for major doctors' strike at Christmas
Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:39PM JST
@Kurumazaka: Read, 'A Legacy of Ashes' and 'Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War…
Posted in: Japanese activist challenges secrets law with whistleblower website
Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:25PM JST
Good on this guy! I hope the site does not get shut down before some seriously…
Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:21PM JST
As a retired paramedic, broken legs are most always treated as serious as the femoral…
Posted in: Car skids on icy Sapporo road, hits 4 students