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edojinMay. 28, 2016 - 06:08PM JST
I listened to Obama's speech at least three times plus bits & pieces of it in various newscasts and special programs. I thought it was a very, very good speech. I'm sure the speechwriters put a lot of work into the speech as nothing sounded out of line. He did what he had to do ... and he did it perfectly.
I was also glad to see the U.S. ambassador in attendance. She's doing an excellent job in that position.
Posted in: What did you think of U.S. President Barack Obama's speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park?
edojinMay. 27, 2016 - 05:31PM JST
To sum it up (again) ... the summit was a failure. It began, was run and ended as the ... Obama-Abe show. As one newspaper commented: this "show" should help Abe-san in the forthcoming election.
Posted in: G-7 leaders pledge action on terrorism, refugees, slow growth
edojinMay. 26, 2016 - 06:29PM JST
The G-7 have the islands issue on their agenda ... and they should go ahead and discuss it ... and ... hopefully ... take some action. Somebody should have the guts to stand up to the Chinese and try to stop their land/water grabs. It's the Chinese who are raising tensions in this part of the world ....
Posted in: Chinese state media warns G-7 against South China Sea 'meddling'
edojinMay. 26, 2016 - 05:59PM JST
Many sites I enter I am informed that my computer setup is out of date ... and that I should upgrade it ... meaning ... take Windows 10 ... which, so far, I have refused to do. But the pressure seems to be building to take Windows 10 or else ...
Posted in: Microsoft denies forcing Windows 10 upgrade
edojinMay. 25, 2016 - 05:18PM JST
Where did this nut job come from? Never heard of him before. Does he feed Abe-san this kind of nonsense ... or does Abe-san feed him this stuff? From his viewpoint, the consumption tax increase and possibly even a snap election are no longer Japan's problems ... but the world's. Unbelievable ...
Posted in: Abe aide says raising sales tax would win global trust
edojinMay. 24, 2016 - 06:16PM JST
Why didn't they just hold the G-7 summit at the Forum at Yurakucho here in Tokyo? Everything there is set up for holding such a conference. And they probably wouldn't need all those police watching everything, everywhere. Just concentrate their full attention on the Forum ... and put a tight security ring of police around that area. Sure would save a lot of money and effort. But then Abe & Co. want to "impress" the world leaders with what's awaiting them down there in Mie Prefecture ... and, of course, Hiroshima. And looking at all the write-ups about the summit, it seems as if Obama's trip to Hiroshima is what the summit is all about.
Posted in: Police bolster 'soft target' security for G-7 summit
edojinMay. 23, 2016 - 06:24PM JST
Get rid of the bum. But who can replace him ... another greedy crook? That seems to be the only kind of person who can operate in this huge, rich metropolis.
Posted in: I will engage in sincere reflection in order to win back the trust of Tokyo metropolitan residents through my work.
edojinMay. 23, 2016 - 06:15PM JST
Can't wait to see what images can be seen from security cameras. Are the villains going to be all foreigners? A hundred or so thieves is a lot of people. Surely the police experts can identify at least one thief.
Posted in: Y1.4 bil stolen from 1,400 convenience store ATMs across Japan
edojinMay. 23, 2016 - 06:11PM JST
Good move! Vietnam is in the process of rising economically ... and my Vietnamese friends are some of the nicest people around. As I have heard and read elsewhere ... a Japanese friend who does business in Vietnam and that area in particular ... said the Vietnamese love Americans ... and hate Chinese.
Posted in: Obama lifts arms embargo on Vietnam
edojinMay. 23, 2016 - 06:07PM JST
Nothin' to worry about. Abe, Aso and Kuroda are doing things their way. They could care less about what's happening to the struggling consumer. They gotta achieve that 2% inflation target ... or bust ... which is what they seem to be doing now ...
Posted in: Post-G-7 yen gains halt dollar rally
edojinMay. 19, 2016 - 05:54PM JST
Sick, sick, sick. And yet the voters will probably give Abe what he wants. Just wish the Soka Gakkai stooges would refrain from voting for him ... but unfortunately he has their brain-washed votes. Without them he and Jiminto can't do a thing at the polls!
edojinMay. 17, 2016 - 04:08PM JST
Hakuho has been warned by the Sumo Association to start performing like a yokozuna. Instead, he is going his own way in overpowering his hapless opponents. If these lower-ranked guys slap Hakuho around, they will be destroyed. Yet he gets away with using boxing and pro-wrestling like tactics in gaining his victories. Yesterday he not only whacked Ikoi with the powerful blow, he knocked him senseless. Now if the lower-ranked guys could do this against the three reigning yokozunas then things would really get interesting. The other two yokozunas also rely on tactics that belittle their ranking. Enjoy watching the lower divisions on TV as real sumo must be performed as they try to gain their 4th win or better.
edojinMay. 17, 2016 - 04:01PM JST
A friend in the real estate industry here in Japan told me just last week that Chinese from China come in and buy mansions, land, whatever ... and pay cash on the barrelhead. They are welcome customers ...
Posted in: Chinese pouring billions into U.S. real estate: study
edojinMay. 17, 2016 - 03:56PM JST
Just finished watching 2 1/2 hours of live TV coverage outside the courthouse. It was recommended by the prosecution that Kiyohara receive 2 1/2 years in prison for his misdeeds. The next court session is scheduled for May 31.
Hopefully that 2 1/2 years comes with a stay of execution for, say, five years or so. I believe Kiyohara should not have to spend time in prison for becoming addicted to drugs. He should be sent to a rehabilitation center where he can receive proper medical care in trying to stop his addiction.
edojinMay. 16, 2016 - 06:12PM JST
As stated above, Japan’s Olympic chief insisted that the payments were “legitimate” and were for consulting work. Good grief ... $2 million for consultation work! What in the heck was being "consulted?" Come on Tokyo Olympic people ... do you think we out here looking in are stupid?
While the "experts" are "studying" this situation, why don't they see if more "consultation" money was tossed around here and there. Bet they'll find more such doings ... probably all over the place.
The more I see that Olympic boss hold up that sign and say "Tokyo" ... the more I feel like reaching into the TV screen and tearing it up. And as for all those stooges jumping around and celebrating at that moment ... well ... hope they are still jumping around ... but if so ... probably for other reasons ...
Good luck Abe-san. Make your story sound good ...
Posted in: Abe vows cooperation in French Olympic payments probe
edojinMay. 15, 2016 - 05:02PM JST
True ... the story about the return of the islands is "nonsense." There's no way the Russians are going to give the islands back as things now stand. A 'new approach" is a joke ...
edojinMay. 13, 2016 - 05:27PM JST
There's so much money floating around concerning the 2020 Olympics that it's undoubtedly difficult to keep track of where all of it is going. Payments to the African allegedly occurred both before and after the bidding process, according to what I saw on TV this morning (Friday). And using what information was available, the route the money took was from Tokyo to Singapore.
Following the Salt Laky City Olympic fiasco, it was reported that bribery was routine in trying to win an Olympic bid. So for some countries involved in the bidding, bribery, for them, is still a way of doing things.
Because of the tremendous amount of money involved in work on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, somebody or organization should keep close watch on where the yen is flowing. Surely somebody is licking their chops as they seek to stuff their pockets full of some of that Tokyo Olympic money.
Posted in: Japan to question officials involved in Tokyo's 2020 Olympic bid
edojinMay. 12, 2016 - 06:19PM JST
Hey! This guy is stealing your, our, my tax money. Give him the boot before he blows more of our hard-earned cash on his personal life.
edojinMay. 10, 2016 - 05:52PM JST
It's alll about money. Sun Music was really hurting financially without Becky. She returns ... she's back in the big money ... and so is Sun Music. It's a win-win situation for both Becky and Sun Music.
Posted in: End of a saga: Becky to return to showbiz; Kawatani divorces wife following scandal
edojinMay. 10, 2016 - 05:21PM JST
Watching sumo today (Tuesday), the judges are really strict concerning the tachiai. The sumoists must touch the dohyo with both hands ... and many are missing. Thus a "matta" and another tachiai. During the recent break, the sumoists were told to wrestle "sumo style." Yesterday (Monday) Hakuho whacked Takarafuji in the face with a full shoulder "punch," which is legal, but frowned upon by sumo purists. Takarafuji was startled and easily taken out of the ring. If the judges are going to be strict about one rule, they should start enforcing rules in which boxing-like methods are used ... which is what Hakuho does all the time. Yeah ... he broke the record yesterday ... but to me his way of beating Takarafuji ... well, I can't use the word(s) here ...
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May. 30, 2016 - 03:49PM JST
What exactly is an insincere apology from a neofascist Nationalist worth these days?
Posted in: Do you think Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should visit Pearl Harbor to reciprocate for President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Hiroshima?
May. 30, 2016 - 03:45PM JST
200,000...is that all?
Seen larger fines handed out for what would seem like less serious offenses.
Posted in: Lay judges approached before decision handed down in yakuza trial
May. 30, 2016 - 03:42PM JST
properly trained motorcyclists... no way hose!!
Trained means we know the risks and…
Posted in: 4 killed in car-motorbike collision in Gunma
May. 30, 2016 - 03:38PM JST
There has been movements in the US to begin implementing insects into food, but this is…
Posted in: Edible bug industry hopes crickets and kin are the next sushi
May. 30, 2016 - 03:37PM JST
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