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email@example.comJul. 29, 2015 - 12:43PM JST
Read people..... Alliance of Concerned Teachers ( ACT ), is the organization which petitioned the Philippine Govt to stop Japan from participating. ACT, in addition to other things, does not want any foreign influence on the Philippine Education system. They have a political party and in 2013 received 453,491 political votes giving them 1 seat in Congress. They are a small organization which may have brought this issue up just to make headlines.
Posted in: Philippine top court orders gov't to defend Japan drills
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 28, 2015 - 02:32AM JST
@ Dan... you tried to be cute... but the difference between the plural "women", and your attempt at humor I guess "woman", is singularly off the mark.
Posted in: Man arrested for killing woman after fireworks date
email@example.comJul. 28, 2015 - 12:25AM JST
@ Anders.... OK.... so until Japan reaches the homicide rate of that seen in the USA or the UK, are you saying we shouldn't comment? In addition do you actually think that Americans and Brits don't know that their respective countries have higher crime rates? You really need to do a reality check. You made no point whatsoever.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 27, 2015 - 05:08AM JST
Yes, overall I'll take a Japanese bathroom over my American one.... but I'm real tired of reading about it. At least once a year they extoll the virtues of Japanese toilets and the bathtub / shower in one small area. I like the Japanese but it seems they need to be constantly praised to feel good about themselves. When is the last time you read an article praising things American. Really.... if Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft or Intel were Japanese companies we'd always be hearing about how great they are.... but because they're U.S. companies.... they don't get praise.... the just quietly change the world and make great profits.
Posted in: 12 awesome features of Japanese bathrooms you won’t find in the West
email@example.comJul. 26, 2015 - 02:34PM JST
@ Reckless... perfect name. Heck, I'm sure some Yakuza members might not look like much and some might not be the greatest of fighters.... but do you really want to find out. If you show a Yakuza up in public.... you're asking for it and I doubt he'll stop until he gets his revenge. The average Japanese citizen keeps their distance for good reason. In addition... I'll bet the cops arrested these two because they probably crossed the unwritten rule in Japan. Don't mess with the average citizens unless they get into your business.
Posted in: 2 yakuza members arrested for obstructing Sanja Festival
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 25, 2015 - 08:37AM JST
J League like.
Posted in: Olympic emblems unveiled
email@example.comJul. 24, 2015 - 12:49PM JST
Heck... I wish the powers that be at Nikkei good luck... I hope they're able to continue to publish the FT to the highest standards.
Posted in: Nikkei to buy Financial Times for $1.31 bil
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 23, 2015 - 01:52PM JST
In the USA we have Saturday Night Live... they make fun of all the idiotic things that are done on American TV and by politicians. Is there a show in Japan that parodies current events in Japan?
Posted in: Abe mocked on Twitter over use of props to explain security bills
email@example.comJul. 22, 2015 - 12:53AM JST
Ultimately its a very sad story... there are two families going through a lot of grief right now. But I do wonder also, if Japan does Toxicology tests in cases like this.
Posted in: 2 youths on motorbike going wrong way on expressway killed in collision
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 22, 2015 - 12:40AM JST
If the CEO actually ordered accountants to hide losses.... then that is a major crime. Investors may have bought Toshiba stock based on their numbers looking good... but if the numbers were doctored... then the culprit should be brought up on criminal charges. What about all the investors that have lost money.
Posted in: Toshiba president, 7 senior execs quit over Y150 bil scandal
email@example.comJul. 20, 2015 - 12:37PM JST
Bottom line for me.... as much as I like Japan and know overall its quite a safe place.... I will always keep my eyes open and try to be aware of what is going on around me.
Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for fatally stabbing man on street in Aichi
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 17, 2015 - 09:26PM JST
I think it is a very Smart Move. It does Two things. It sends a clear message to government contractors that they can be fired and cost increases are unacceptable. It also tells the Japanese citizens Abe is for real and he will put their concerns ahead of big business.
Posted in: Abe says Olympic stadium to start from scratch; Rugby World Cup misses out
email@example.comJul. 17, 2015 - 10:35AM JST
What a farce.... I'm sorry but you walk the streets of Japan and no one steps up... sure maybe if a "foreigner" needs help, they'll step up and show compassion, but overall, if its not "in group", they're "outta luck". The Japanese seem to save their tears for TV and Commercials... made up stuff that they can cling to, to make them feel more human.... like American Movies. I know I'm cynical.... but the tears seem like they make the crying person feel better more than anything.
Posted in: Heart-warming father-daughter Toyota commercial moves Japanese viewers to tears
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 14, 2015 - 10:24PM JST
He was on his way to Bangkok.... was he just passing through Narita or did he stay in Japan. If he did stay in Japan then where did he get the gun. If he was just passing through then I'd have dropped charges too.
Posted in: Case dropped against Thai ex-police chief over gun possession
email@example.comJul. 13, 2015 - 10:58PM JST
I think Japan would participate in any NATO Military Operation.
Posted in: If security bills that would allow Japan to use its Self-Defense Forces to defend an ally are passed in the Diet, do you think Japan would be compelled to fight a war alongside the U.S.?
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 13, 2015 - 12:49PM JST
To me... the protesters sound like a bunch of idiots. Were they even Japanese? Do they even know how the average Japanese citizen feels about it? Everyone I know would have no problem with Kimono's being worn to increase awareness in fine fabrics. The museum should re-instate Kimonos and tell the protesters to shove it.
Posted in: Boston museum cancels 'Kimono Wednesdays' after racism protests
email@example.comJul. 13, 2015 - 07:06AM JST
Well... a quick look and, yes, the appear real but upon closer inspection you'd have to know they were drawn. This guy is good too and he uses standard ball point pens. https://erdilielsfavourites.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/samuel-silva-76.jpg.
Posted in: Amazing colored pencil drawings of Tokyo scenes look like actual photos
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 10, 2015 - 12:25PM JST
Yes it is having an effect... but languages have always evolved. It is mainly about communication not punctuation.
Posted in: Do you think that constant use of abbreviations while texting messages or sending email is having an adverse effect on your spelling, grammar and punctuation?
email@example.comJul. 08, 2015 - 12:18PM JST
Yeah right! He was going to use them as a "special ingredient" for his latest dish.
Posted in: Chef says he stole women's underwear from balcony because he was stressed out
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 08, 2015 - 12:17PM JST
I challenge the people that say she got off easy to show us a case, where, under the same circumstances, the person was incarcerated for a lengthy period of time... i.e., more than 6 months or a year. Too many people spew comments with out actually doing their homework first. If the person was a known drug dealer and had a criminal record I could see jail time. But a prescribed drug and a person with no criminal background is a total different case.
Posted in: Arrested American Toyota exec to be released
Jul. 29, 2015 - 08:24PM JST
Posted in: Boston out as possible 2024 Olympic host, but LA interested
Jul. 29, 2015 - 08:22PM JST
Seems finally working together
“IS is depending more on children for suicide operations. And we saw…
Posted in: Syria army, Kurds push IS out of Hasakeh city
Jul. 29, 2015 - 08:20PM JST
The Japan Sport Council, the body overseeing the project, attributed about one-third of the increase in…
Posted in: Tokyo Olympic stadium designer strikes back at critics
Jul. 29, 2015 - 08:16PM JST
Art should never be compromised. Ever.
This isn't the first case like this. In 2014, a…
Posted in: Japan artist battles museum over works mocking government
Jul. 29, 2015 - 08:04PM JST
That goes for ALL dairy, especially cheese & (how about some decent) yoghurt. Don't even get…
Posted in: Japanese butter on the table in Pacific trade talks