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edojinOct. 07, 2015 - 06:24PM JST
Ichiro was still a solid outfielder this season, snagging whatever came his way. If he can get his batting back in form, he could be a top-notch player once again. But age is against him and surely his eye-bat coordination is slipping as he gracefully ages.
One thing's for sure ... we'll once again be seeing plenty of Marlins games on TV next season. If so, just hope they do better than they did this season. Hope Stanton comes back healthy ... and goes back to hitting those long home runs again.
Posted in: Ichiro signs $2 million, 1-year deal to remain with Marlins
edojinOct. 07, 2015 - 06:17PM JST
The Yankees played the wild-card game the same way they finished up the regular season ... by playing poorly. Even if Tanaka had pitched a perfect game ... the Yankees would still have had no runs to back him up. As a matter of fact, I think Tanaka was their only healthy pitcher around ...
But have no fear Yankee fans ... your money tree will be throwing around big bucks this winter in trying to get the best players possible. But being anti-Yankee ... hope their money goes up in flames the same way their team went up in a mild "poof" this season ...
Posted in: Keuchel, Astros beat Yankees in AL wild-card game
edojinOct. 07, 2015 - 06:11PM JST
One TV station commentator branded Abe's new Cabinet a "nothing" cabinet. Then someone else called it Abe's "tomodachi" cabinet ... meaning his "personal friends" cabinet.
Anyway, doubt if many of these cabinet ministers will do anything of real value for the people of Japan. The government bureaucrats will continue to run the show ...
Posted in: Abe keeps allies in cabinet reshuffle; only 3 women ministers named
edojinOct. 04, 2015 - 05:49PM JST
The above article didn't make it too clear, but I surely hope these measures are also carried out here in Japan, too ... with emphasis on antiterrorism, of course.
Posted in: Japan's intelligence unit to monitor terrorism in 4 regions
edojinSep. 28, 2015 - 06:15PM JST
One way to find out what happens when you have sex with this new "toy." Try it out ...
And if you do have sex with it ... please let we'uns know about it. Curious as to how everything came out ... er ... or ... something like that ...
Posted in: SoftBank warns droid owners not to try sex with them
edojinSep. 26, 2015 - 05:35PM JST
Remember ... prior to the nuclear disaster the Communist Party had warned in the Diet that not all was safe at the nuclear power plant. And it was Jiminto, which was in power at the time, that said something like "no problem. All is well at the plant."
As smithinjapan said above, the problems with the plant were known years ago.
So this story shifts the blame from Jiminto to TEPCO. Everybody in the know keeps passing the blame to others ...
edojinSep. 25, 2015 - 05:17PM JST
These TPP people always say "what is hoped will be final talks." And they always end up with yet another meeting in store. At the rate they are going, the TPP talks will still be ongoing long after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are in the books. And by that time they'll all be will past their retirement years ... and they'll still be negotiating ... and earning big money ...
Posted in: Next TPP talks set for Sept 30-Oct 1
edojinSep. 24, 2015 - 06:32PM JST
My friend is a Japanese man in his 90s. He always gets irritated when seeing someone using a cellphone while sitting in the "off-phone" seats. And he lets them know it, too. "Turn off that phone," he growls, while pointing at the sign, sometimes right over their head.
As a matter of fact, I always see some out-of-this world healthy-lookomg nerd fiddling away at his/her cell phone while seated in the special seats. What irritates me is that when someone in need of a seat in this section is ignored by one and all ... and is left standing. See this too many times ...
As I have suggested before, why not just go ahead and make this section for the cell-phone impared idiots who sit here anyhow ... that would save a lot of built-up anger in those who abide by the unwritten rules ...
Posted in: Some trains to ease cell phone restrictions near priority seats — but not during rush hour
edojinSep. 24, 2015 - 05:52PM JST
To beat Samoa Japan must stop making stupid mistakes like it did in the second half against Scotland. With the score at 12-10 Japan started making mistake after mistake that eventually helped the Scots run away with the game. They've got to watch where they're tossing the ball and stop giving it away so easily ...
Posted in: Beat Samoa or bust for Japan at Rugby World Cup
edojinSep. 24, 2015 - 05:43PM JST
Abenomics is already a failure. And now he wants to add more of his magic to the financial system. Just hope the prices don't continue to rise ... as they already are under his direction ...
As NckHmml suggested above ... hyperinflation? Sure hope not. Abe and his cronies are already getting too much of our hard-earned money.
Posted in: Abe unveils 3 new arrows for reviving economy
edojinSep. 21, 2015 - 05:41PM JST
With all these cameras posted in Shinjuku and elsewhere in Tokyo and throughout Japan, guess at some time in the future I'll be bumping into a lot of people wearing those invisibility cloaks. Heck, I might even get one myself ... just to stay off camera ..
Posted in: U.S. scientists make tiny invisibility cloak
edojinSep. 21, 2015 - 04:46PM JST
To look at the polls from another angle ... you mean somebody still supports Abe, his Cabinet and his cronies? Holy cow ... !!
Posted in: Support for Abe sags even further in more polls
edojinSep. 20, 2015 - 05:20PM JST
China, North Korea ... and even South Korea ... should just keep quiet and try to keep the peace. They don't have to worry about an aggressive Japan ... because if tensions do rise it will not be Japan that is putting the pressure on keeping the peace. Both China and North Korea better keep their threats to mere words because if they want a tussle they now will get one with the new-look wordage behind Japan's military operations.
Posted in: China calls Japan's new security laws threat to regional peace
edojinSep. 19, 2015 - 06:00PM JST
How far do these consitutional changes go? Probably most members of Parliament do not know the full extent of the changes. I hope there is not some new law in there that would give Abe and his followers the power to censor the internet in the name of security.
Posted in: Opponents vow to fight new security legislation
edojinSep. 18, 2015 - 03:27PM JST
Saw some of these bags on TV. They are big. And knowing what's inside ... they are scary looking ...
Posted in: More than 300 bags of decontaminated waste swept away by floods in Tochigi
edojinSep. 18, 2015 - 03:26PM JST
Thank you Soka Gakkai for having your people vote for Jiminto & Abe ... and thus giving them free rein to do as they please in the government. There is no peace in this mess ... and as far as I'm concerned these voters can now call themselves war-mongers.
With Jiminto controlling everything in Parliament, the people of Japan can only sit by and watch helplessly as Jiminto speeds ahead with all its Constitutional changes. At least Japan had 70 years of peace and blis ...
Wonder what a "people power" drive to oust Abe and his cohorts would do? But such things happening in Japan is far from reality.
Posted in: Gov't, opposition parties battle it out over security bills
edojinSep. 17, 2015 - 04:44PM JST
Via NHK TV ... There was just another scuffle (at 4:30 p.m.) as Konoike came back into the chamber and tried to take over his seat. Abe and two of his top ministers also came in. As Konoike was being smothered by anti-Abe people, Abe quickly left the room under security escort. About 10 minutes later it was declared that the session was over and the two top Abe ministers were surrounded by security personnel and escorted from the room. Everyone quickly left the room ... and that is where matters now stand. An empty room ... probably with all parties regrouping to strengthen their positions.
Posted in: Blocking tactic
edojinSep. 17, 2015 - 04:11PM JST
Masahisa Sato became acting chairperson when Konoike was kicked out of this position. Konoike, a Jiminto member and thus a strong Abe supporter, was ousted by the opposition earlier Thursday. If you tune in to NHK's BS channel, you can see Konoike sitting glumly in the hallway just outside the chamber while Sato oversees the anti-Abe dialogue inside. Interesting ...
edojinSep. 17, 2015 - 04:01PM JST
At this time ... 4 p.m. Thursday ... a kind of filibuster is going on in the main chamber of the Diet. So far the speakers are ripping into Abe and his policies. If you want to watch this action, it is being aired on NHK, on its BS channel. Not only are Abe and his cronies being belittled, but the U.S., too. The seats usually occupied by Abe and his Cabinet are empty. These people are elsewhere supposedly working on some kind of a draft to get Abe's policies passed by the Diet.
What a fiasco ....
Anyway, it's happening as I write this, so if you are interested, tune in NHK and follow the action.
Posted in: Lawmakers scuffle as Diet battle heats up over controversial security bills
edojinSep. 16, 2015 - 05:53PM JST
Trump is grabbing one headline after another with his daring statements. And how about the others in the GOP race? Seems as if the best they can do is attack Trump. Can't these guys get their heads screwed on the right way? As for the Democrats, they ain't doing very much either as their challenges appear rather dull. So far, overall, Trump is trumping both fields.
Posted in: Trump pledges military buildup, better deal for vets
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Oct. 10, 2015 - 02:38AM JST
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Oct. 10, 2015 - 02:37AM JST
HongoTAFEinmateOCT. 09, 2015 - 10:55AM JST
It's literature folks, everybody has their own opinion.
Posted in: Nobel Literature prize again eludes Japan's hope, Haruki Murakami
Oct. 10, 2015 - 02:36AM JST
Seems the Russians get more work done in few weeks than NATO can in 6 months.
Oct. 10, 2015 - 02:35AM JST
Obama is totally a socialist. * Totally.*
Posted in: Obama begins selling TPP agreement to Congress, public
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