Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday.
NEW USER REGISTRATION
Letters and numbers only; 5 to 50 characters. This cannot be changed later.
You will be sent an email to activate your account before you can log in.
Yes, I would like to receive news alerts from JapanToday
edbardoeJun. 23, 2014 - 10:09AM JST
Is there a statute of limitations? I danced in clubs in 2003,2005 and 2007, should I fear a return trip to Japan!
Posted in: Japan's nightclubs weather dancing ban
edbardoeJun. 12, 2014 - 09:10AM JST
The weapons here were delivered to defeat Assad, but once you arm people with power on their minds, you have no more control
Posted in: U.S. considers air strikes as militants advance on Baghdad
edbardoeJun. 05, 2014 - 09:23AM JST
Lincoln was re-elected during the American civil war, no voting in the rebel areas then either. And the European powers were mostly on the side of the rebels then too, but not so effectively. Assad is not Lincoln, but the rebels are not much to admire either.
Posted in: Syria's Assad re-elected with 88.7% of vote
edbardoeMay. 27, 2014 - 09:19AM JST
The power of the ballot box mob is not "economic" only political, in that the red shirts will tax the productive parts of society to pay for the votes of the losers. Not just a Thai problem, but they don't have enough wealth to keep up the game for as long as western socialist states. The same end game may come for the welfare states around the globe.
Posted in: Thai coup leader: Don't protest, it's no use
edbardoeMay. 18, 2014 - 09:23PM JST
As a matter of science, every molecule of water on earth that is here now, will be here forever. The idea that humans are not adaptable enough to figure out how to use the available water, or to adapt to the climate change that has been going on for thousands of years is silly.
Posted in: A future of thirst: Water crisis lies on the horizon
edbardoeApr. 23, 2014 - 10:27AM JST
Not so opulent, but restored original Pullman cars are in service on the run from Chicago to New Orleans and return in the USA. Not really very expensive.
Posted in: Step aboard Orient Express for journey back in time
edbardoeApr. 19, 2014 - 05:39AM JST
Half the city government of Cleveland , Ohio (all Democrats) are doing up toe 25 years in jail for corruption. Think they wouldn't bus a few hundred homeless from precinct to precinct to steal an election? And of course the mob famously bragged that they elected Kennedy in 1960 with the votes of dead people in Chicago.
Posted in: Obama says right to vote under threat in U.S.
edbardoeApr. 19, 2014 - 05:34AM JST
Should have talked to his secretary, she would be higher on the power chart than Biden!
Posted in: Abe talks to Biden about Ukraine, trade
edbardoeApr. 13, 2014 - 10:57PM JST
Watch out Starbucks!
Posted in: Good grief! It’s a Snoopy-themed Japanese tea house
edbardoeApr. 12, 2014 - 09:29AM JST
Japan is too smart to ruin their economy by adopting the foolishness of the west.
Posted in: IMF's Lagarde urges Japan to increase women's participation in work force
edbardoeApr. 05, 2014 - 09:40AM JST
Dopers do not fascinate me! The inevitable result of their idiocy is death, and they know it. I don't care.
Posted in: 20 years after suicide, Kurt Cobain still fascinates
edbardoeApr. 04, 2014 - 09:09PM JST
Hope you enjoy your Lamborghini energy. Not sure who in the world will buy the products produced with those energy costs. Likely more expansion for our Honda plants here in Ohio, Toyota in Kentucky, Subaru in Indiana, Nissan in Tennessee, Mercedes in Mississippi, BMW in South Carolina. Unless the Democrats can win an election and work on destroying our economy more effectively than they have accomplished so far.
Posted in: Japan posts top growth in clean energy spending
edbardoeMar. 30, 2014 - 09:20PM JST
Putin won't be taking the rest of Ukraine, its a financial basket case that he will happily let the financial basket cases of the western Europe add to their crushing debt. Millions more on the dole is just what the welfare state bureaucrats of the west need, and Putin will get the hard currency to pay for Ukraine's energy, whom he will be able, at last, to charge full price. The US is in no position to act, having doubled its debt in the 5 years of Obama, unless the Chinese would like to lend the money.
Posted in: How strategic is Putin?
edbardoeMar. 18, 2014 - 12:08PM JST
What will the eu do If Putin doubles the price of gas as a sanction back. And where are they going to borrow the billions needed to prop up the bankrupt bottle throwers now in charge in Ukraine, their banks are broke from lending to their own bozo states in Greece etc. And how many Russian sanctionees were planning a trip to Miami anyway? Will St Barts turn away their money? Putin must be thrilled to have most of Ukraine off the client list.
Posted in: U.S. and EU impose sanctions as Crimea turns to Moscow
edbardoeMar. 16, 2014 - 12:16AM JST
There will always be problems with government paid for science when the politicians require scientific support for their already decided power grabs. Hard to beat the outright fakery here, but even the now popular "survey says" science to support political plans is full of potential for abuse. Asking those who depend on you for funding to support your political plans with scientific "voting" leads to entirely predictable results not requiring research to prove.
Posted in: Nobel laureate calls handling of stem cell research data sloppy
edbardoeMar. 14, 2014 - 08:22PM JST
Adding the Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party to a list of violent racist group is outrageous. Only a left wing zealot looking for a scapegoat for the failures of the current Socialist Democratic government in the USA (in control of the the Congress since 2007, the Presidency since 2009) would spread such villainous lies. If some Americans oppose illegal immigration (currently 11 Million illegals in the USA) it hardly compares to pogroms popular in Europe. And how would Japan react to 3 Million illegal immigrants if they were crowding their schools and emergency rooms, lucky you are to have no land borders.
Posted in: Reinventing scapegoats – rightwing populism across Europe
edbardoeMar. 12, 2014 - 09:44AM JST
The Obama administration is effectively doubling the number of lower income Americans eligible for Medicaid coverage. The prescription drug overdose level will likely double right along with that increase.
Posted in: Heroin an urgent 'public health crisis' in U.S.
edbardoeMar. 12, 2014 - 09:36AM JST
The Marshall plan was successful because if was enforced by the US army. The plan outlined in this article is to assure that Ukraine will remain an economic basket case with the same socialist guarantee of economic failure now in force in all of Western Europe. When America succeeds in throwing out our present Marxist leadership, the economic engine reawakened will have the Euros whimpering and the clients like the bottle throwing Maidan government will be left high and dry.
Posted in: Ukraine: Don't repeat past mistakes
edbardoeMar. 11, 2014 - 10:04AM JST
Actually, Obama was facing a likely election defeat in Congressional elections this fall. The tendency for voters to rally around the leader in office, may have him sending a thank you note to Putin. As for Crimea as a part of Ukraine, actually only since Khruschev gave it to a Ukraine that he ruled anyway. Even in the USSR breakup, Russia has held onto the bases for its navy there. Now that Ukraine is a bankrupt welfare state, wonder how that vote will go with the Crimeans.
Posted in: Obama thrust into role as leader of West
edbardoeMar. 11, 2014 - 09:52AM JST
While we are in a remembering mood, don't forget that the Crimea was added to the Ukraine by Khruschev at a time when he had iron control over both states, hardly a "old sod" part of the country. That the Russians want it back now that they are successful market economy and Ukraine is a bankrupt welfare state is hardly surprising. The kiev bottle throwers now in charge, would be in control of an army, except that the Ukraine disbanded most of their army in return for empty promises from the Euros who have more empty promises on their lips today.
Posted in: Annexation of Crimea: East Asian implications
Jul. 29, 2014 - 11:34AM JST
which means, "Japan, Don't act like a sovereign nation. Just do as USA says
Posted in: Japan steps up sanctions against Russia
Jul. 29, 2014 - 11:32AM JST
Suddenly a lot of psychologist, sociologists and criminologist around here....
Well I'm guessing some of us…
Posted in: Sasebo girl says she wanted to see what it was like to kill someone
Jul. 29, 2014 - 11:31AM JST
Isn't that what a pool of experts were saying before TEPCO even attempted to waste more…
Posted in: Ice wall to contain Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant isn’t freezing
Jul. 29, 2014 - 11:30AM JST
So, why does she get three years and the boyfriend eight when the only 'proof' the…
Posted in: Prosecutors seek 3-year jail term for woman over fatal abuse of her daughter
why do you even comment on a Japan site when you obviously enjoy bashing the country.…
Posted in: The number of academic degree holders produced by universities is seen as a measure of the schools’ value. Therefore, universities may grant degrees to students even if they don’t deserve them.