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cornbread1Aug. 21, 2015 - 08:08AM JST
A perfect example of the media fabricating controversy among 'supposed' rivals. The facts: Gatlin hasn't even come close to Bolt's numbers and it won't even be a contest. Give it a rest.
Posted in: Bolt in Gatlin's crosshairs at Beijing world championships
cornbread1Aug. 12, 2015 - 08:41AM JST
Not even Fukushima was enough. What will it take for Abe and his cabinet to learn?
Posted in: Japan committed to nuclear power despite Fukushima disaster
cornbread1Jul. 20, 2015 - 09:27AM JST
It has been a relief to see Japan have a stable leader in Abe and IMO, he is doing a good job. However I disagree with his policies on three fronts:
The first pertains to this article of his support for expanding military role; the second is his support of the temporary workers bill, and the third is his support for nuclear energy.
Posted in: Public support plunges for Abe
cornbread1Jul. 20, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
CrazyJoe, ditto that. Recently, there was another case where a juvenile killed 3 people and his sentence was 4-8 years in prison. The consequences for juvenile here is too light to say the least.
Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for fatally stabbing man on street in Aichi
cornbread1Jul. 17, 2015 - 08:06AM JST
Great example of the pot calling the kettle black.
Posted in: China warns Japan against 'crippling regional peace'
cornbread1Jul. 12, 2015 - 07:47AM JST
I would also add intrafamily homicides.
Posted in: 5 crimes peculiar to Japan
cornbread1Jul. 07, 2015 - 04:19AM JST
First, congrats to USWNT for soundly beating Nadeshiko Japan. They were more prepared and aggressive from the get go. Nadeshiko looked very disorganized, their usually crisp passing and lock down defense went AWOL. Though Nadeshiko had a great World Cup overall and Manager Sasaki has done a great job overall, I would put Manager Sasaki as the one responsible for the poor showing of Nadeshiko in the finals. After beating England in the semis, the words that came out of Sasaki's mouth made it seem like it was all over as he kept repeatedly saying, now it is time for the women (players) to enjoy themselves. The head of the team should not be saying such things, much less in public, after all, how many opportunities does a team have to vie for the championship?
Posted in: U.S. beats Japan 5-2 to win Women's World Cup
cornbread1Jun. 28, 2015 - 03:35PM JST
Nadeshiko Japan's dribbling technique, pin-point passing, team work, and discipline are truly world class. Their games have been a joy to watch. Would be great to see them play the US for all the marbles again. Go Nadeshiko!
Posted in: Japan beats Australia 1-0 to advance to semifinal against England at Women's World Cup
cornbread1May. 16, 2015 - 01:06AM JST
Watched the game...Kei still has a long way to go before he can crack the top 3 consistently. But there are rays of hope!
Posted in: Djokovic to face Nishikori in quarters; Murray and Serena withdraw
cornbread1May. 15, 2015 - 01:49PM JST
Though Uniqlo wishes the best for both players, I hope this is the tourney Kei upends Djokovic.
cornbread1Mar. 25, 2015 - 08:01PM JST
Posted in: Youth gets 5-9 years in prison for killing Mie schoolgirl
cornbread1Mar. 23, 2015 - 08:57AM JST
Japan's Shinkansen is without doubt the best in the world all-round: safety, punctuality, speed, service, price. In the mass-transportation business, there is no such thing as too high a quality--the world will learn, unfortunately, through more human casualties.
Posted in: Japan's shinkansen best in world at safety, punctuality, tech, but not marketing
cornbread1Mar. 18, 2015 - 07:53PM JST
Often, when a student doesn't like a subject, it is NOT because of the content (English in this case), but because of the way it is taught. In Japan, English is taught in such a way that any young person would not develop an affinity to it. Can't blame them on this.
Posted in: 58.4% of high school seniors say they don't like studying English
cornbread1Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:03AM JST
During his 7 years in MLB, Kuroda was a reliable pitcher who could deliver double digit wins. He was a work horse and a good team player. He was also smart. After his initial contract with the Dodgers, he sought 1 year contracts with bigger pays and when all was said and done, in 7 years, he made more than what Matsui made in 10 years in MLB. Word has it that he was offered between 16-18M for a 1 year contract by the Padres, but he turned that down to return to Japan. He felt it was time to come back and for him, time was more valuable than money.
Posted in: Ex-Yankee Kuroda returns to Japan for 80% pay cut
cornbread1Feb. 14, 2015 - 04:18PM JST
Medical care in the US is notoriously high primarily because of 2 factors:
1) The insurance premiums paid in the event of lawsuits
2) By law, they (hospitals) cannot turn away any patient (irrespective of their immigration status) who comes through emergency
On the contrary, in Japan, hospitals can turn away patients for whatever reason, and I have heard of cases where patients have died because they did not have any hospital to accept them.
From this perspective, America is a humanitarian country.
Posted in: A Japanese woman’s experience giving birth in U.S.
cornbread1Jan. 29, 2015 - 08:37AM JST
jpntdytmrow, I second that. The apparent religious group this girl was involved with was Jehovah's Witness.
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
Aug. 30, 2015 - 06:45PM JST
I trust statistics.
Statistics show that cooperation, right forms of trade (not like the Unequal treaty,…
Posted in: U.N. chief Ban defends China parade trip after Japanese concern
Indo need a very fast goods transport system not a very fast passage system.
Posted in: Racing to beat China, Abe sweetens bid for Indonesia rail project
Aug. 30, 2015 - 06:43PM JST
Sure beats the Support for Abe photo.
Posted in: Samba Carnival
Aug. 30, 2015 - 06:42PM JST
Who wrote this rubbish? Put your name on it so we can call you and idiot…
Posted in: IndyCar clearly too risky; time to shut it down
Aug. 30, 2015 - 06:37PM JST
Beautiful! Looks fun.
I don't mean to bother you but could you explain your…