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dcog9065May. 28, 2015 - 10:54AM JST
What a joke. UEFA should leave FIFA until Blatter is gone
Posted in: Blatter: FIFA will root out corruption, regain soccer's trust
dcog9065May. 27, 2015 - 10:56AM JST
It'll happen at some point, but not in the next 10 years or so. Men's thinking on the subject definitely needs to change, but I think Japanese women are also equally complicit in the slow rate of change - they need to step up and not sit around and wait for change
Posted in: Getting more women in the Japanese boardroom
dcog9065May. 27, 2015 - 10:51AM JST
Although this law may be a bit forceful on the part of the ministry, I do think the end result is better - newer safer houses replacing those old, wooden, earthquake and fire hazards that blight this country. Most of those old houses you see around the place are of such poor quality that no human should be in one
Posted in: Law goes into effect allowing derelict vacant houses to be demolished
dcog9065May. 27, 2015 - 10:30AM JST
Maybe people here would sing the national anthem more if it weren't so somber and depressing. Out of all the national anthems in the world, the Japanese one is the most depressing
Posted in: Teachers awarded compensation for being forced to sing national anthem
dcog9065May. 26, 2015 - 10:17AM JST
It's the same story everywhere on Earth - everywhere is getting older - older people vote more often than young - older people are more protective of their wealth and property - their unsustainable pensions and health care cannot easily be cut - old people don't really care what happens to the young.
It's only natural that this cycle happens, only it's much more acute in today's world as life expectancy is so high and birth rates so low.
Posted in: Abenomics and Japanese youth: How are they faring?
dcog9065May. 26, 2015 - 09:52AM JST
Only 40 people attending? I'd assume there would be virtually no benefit for that small a number of people participating, but I guess they're still able to announce that they partook and maybe that's the more valuable result.
Posted in: Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions
dcog9065May. 25, 2015 - 04:51PM JST
Not sure if it happened with you guys, but my phone earthquake warning came to me a good 5 seconds after the earthquake started.. Talk about not much of a warning..
Posted in: M5.6 earthquake rocks Kanto region
dcog9065May. 25, 2015 - 02:53PM JST
Not even for his own sister? What a disgraceful man
Posted in: Australian PM resists gay marriage referendum push
dcog9065May. 21, 2015 - 08:22PM JST
Wow.. That's some pretty massive numbers..
Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan in April reaches record high
dcog9065May. 21, 2015 - 10:00AM JST
It's hard to imagine someone who could personally knife and spear animals to death in a mass killing like in Taiji. If it were puppies or cats in stead, you'd expect that the person would have some very, very serious mental and sociopathic problems. I suspect these dolphin killers mostly continue to kill this way mainly because they personally like it rather than any sort of cultural benefit it brings to them.
Posted in: Japanese aquariums vote to stop getting dolphins from Taiji hunt
dcog9065May. 15, 2015 - 04:51PM JST
That part of Australia's law cannot be broken and there can't be any exceptions. We all know what happened with the Cane Toads and rabbits that were brought across.
However, I do think Joyce went about this whole incident in a very silly way.
Posted in: Johnny Depp's dogs survive quarantine wrangle in Australia
dcog9065May. 14, 2015 - 02:46PM JST
I'd say more brainwashed than anything. Bravery plays less and less a part the more brainwashed you get I assume.
I wouldn't put them as bad as today's suicide bombers as they were strictly military attacking military targets in defense of their nation and homes, as opposed to random killing of innocent civilians. There is also the fact that many could have been under orders to kill themselves.
The government and military establishment at the time should be held entirely responsible for deliberately sending these men off to their deaths.
Posted in: Do you think of Japan's World War II kamikaze pilots as brave? How would you compare them with today's suicide bombers?
dcog9065May. 14, 2015 - 10:23AM JST
Good riddance, I really hated that stadium, what a blight it was
Posted in: Demolition job
I think most of the stuff they are trying to get recognition for can probably just be in a war museum
Posted in: WWII kamikaze base to seek UNESCO recognition for pilots' documents
dcog9065May. 13, 2015 - 12:06PM JST
This psychopath has access to nuclear weapons. How long more until the world can be rid of this stain?
Posted in: North Korean defense minister executed by anti-aircraft fire
dcog9065May. 13, 2015 - 09:53AM JST
Well it's good that they warn you first before fining you. I'm glad drone regulations are pretty lax here, I hear in the US it's an absolute disgrace
Posted in: Drones banned in Tokyo public parks, gardens
dcog9065May. 12, 2015 - 10:32AM JST
Posted in: Tokyo opens bidding for sports to be added to 2020 Olympics
dcog9065May. 07, 2015 - 10:33AM JST
I went to this on Sunday, was really good actually. It is very easy to get completely demolished
Posted in: Cinco de Mayo
dcog9065Apr. 22, 2015 - 01:51PM JST
I've waited a few times for Ramen, never longer than 5-10 minutes though. Mostly at the old Kyushu Jangara Ramen in Harajuku
Posted in: Must be good ramen
dcog9065Apr. 22, 2015 - 10:33AM JST
At those speeds, I'd be more concerned if there was a human behind the controls. All it takes is for that driver to be having a bad day before causing some very serious damage
Posted in: Maglev train sets world record speed of 603 kms per hour
May. 29, 2015 - 03:06AM JST
@Bam_boo. Great post.
@CH3CHO - And the truth will set you free!!! Making excuses for one's…
Posted in: Japanese academics join calls for gov't to face up to responsibility over 'comfort women'
May. 29, 2015 - 02:33AM JST
Lady not only took a substantial quantity of money that wasn't hers, but failed to give…
Posted in: Woman arrested for pocketing change given to her by mistake
May. 29, 2015 - 02:30AM JST
@NYToday: The teachers are wrong to preach their personal politics in class. I still think they…
May. 29, 2015 - 02:14AM JST
Here is a link to a anti dolphin kill web site with a partition to the…
Posted in: Taiji fishermen vow to continue dolphin slaughter