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edojinNov. 28, 2015 - 05:40PM JST
I wish NHK would insist that such groups as AKB use live music. I dislike seeing them get up on the stage and merely dancing to recorded music while hiding their moving mouths behind those shielding microphones. At least the applause and laughter aren't pre-recorded ...
Posted in: NHK announces lineup for 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' on New Year's Eve
edojinNov. 27, 2015 - 03:49PM JST
Good grief ... we live in fear of this devil for 17 years ... and now we're being led to believe that she was a member of a pack of sheep that meekly followed their deranged leaders down the path of horrific act after horrific act. Why does the legal system let such people get off so easily after scaring the wits out of the nation for a lengthy period of time?
I thought five years was too light for her ... and now the Tokyo High Court has let her get off completely free. Injustice if I say the least ...
Can anyone out there actually believe both her and her defense in saying that she did not know what she was doing? I could dream up a bunch of situations in which she might (probably) was warned to be careful with the stuff she was handling 'cause it was dangerous. Now, thanks to the court's decision, nothing makes sense anymore ...
Posted in: High court says ex-Aum cult member not guilty in parcel bombing
edojinNov. 22, 2015 - 05:29PM JST
Enjoy watching it grow ... via TV, of course. Hope it continues to grow ...
Posted in: New volcanic island grows 12 times in size since formation two years ago
edojinNov. 09, 2015 - 05:40PM JST
Quite often I have problems deciding which button to hit ... good or bad. What a person said might be bad ... it is also good. And the reverse holds true, too. I kind of like to "agree" or "disagree" with certain comments. But to term them "good" or "bad" sometimes doesn't get the true meaning of my thoughts. I kind of like what, I think it's Facebook, is experimenting with in two countries ... a bunch of "faces" that indicate various meanings.
Posted in: Nastiness threatens future of online reader comments
edojinNov. 07, 2015 - 07:03PM JST
Isn't all that construction in the South China Sea islands a form of bullying? There was friction there anyhow ... but with the Chinese buildup in the islands there is much more now ... and leading the way in increasing tensions is none other than China. And how about the areas off of Japan where China is building sea platforms. Isn't that a form of bullying, too? Bullying Japan ...
Posted in: Xi stresses China sea claims, but won't 'bully' neighbours
edojinNov. 04, 2015 - 05:53PM JST
Saw this on the news on TV. At the time they were showing the announcement on a bulletin board, passersby were busy looking at their ketai ... and not even looking at the poster. So ... guess it will be a tough haul to get everybody tuned in to this JR program ...
Posted in: Campaign cautions commuters not to use smartphones while walking on platforms
edojinNov. 01, 2015 - 05:32PM JST
Nope ... no way ...
It's as simple as that ...
Posted in: What do you think of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto? Do you think he'd make a good prime minister?
edojinOct. 30, 2015 - 05:54PM JST
I have a lot of Chinese friends ... and most of them has at least one sibling. They tell me the one child policy seemed to be for the lower classes. They told me it is something like the first child is free, they must pay for the second one and yet more money for the third one.
Anyway ... As seen on TV, China has all those "instant" cities sitting empty ... and need people from anywhere to fill them up. Lots of empty condominiums over there in China. Thus a new outburst of babies ... who years later might move in.
With even more people perhaps someday somebody might move in and give the real estate people some breathing room ...
Posted in: China decides to abolish 1-child policy, allow 2 children
edojinOct. 27, 2015 - 04:30PM JST
I hope Maeda does go to the Majors ... and I hope he latches on with a team that can support him at the plate. He surely would have won more games here if only the weak Carp batters could have done better at the plate. When he pitched he was lucky if his teammates scored even one run for him.
edojinOct. 24, 2015 - 05:22PM JST
Watching Mrs. Clinton testify before the House Select Committee via TV I was disappointed to see her "read" prepared responses throughout the session. It looked as if someone else wrote all those responses for her ... and she merely read over them while placing emphasis on important parts. If she had answered all those questions off the top of her head I might have more respect for her. But just reading comment after comment made her look weak to me. Overall ... eleven wasted hours ... nothing really new ...
Posted in: Clinton revels in signs that Democrats are coalescing around her
edojinOct. 24, 2015 - 05:08PM JST
Hope attention isn't being taken away from helping add to Japan's Social Security funds with money from the consumption tax increase. Jiminto has already pushed this item to the very back of its financial plans ... and such stuff as said by Standard & Poor’s above might cause Jiminto to once again ignore the nation's Social Security problems ...
Posted in: S&P says Japan needs to raise revenue with sales tax hike
edojinOct. 23, 2015 - 04:52PM JST
If I am not mistaken, this issue has been discussed here in Japan already. Perhaps Fu Cong is just doing as he is ordered by higher ups in the Chinese Communist government who want to soak Japan for every yen it's worth on war-related events that happened many decades ago. As stated above by several contributors, China dare not look at its own recent past that includes horrible things dealt by that same Communist government. If they do, then it will be they who is being targeted ...
edojinOct. 23, 2015 - 04:44PM JST
Now if the Japanese can only figure out a way to take advantage of the "trick or treat" portion of this fun event they will be making even more big bucks. Things were different on Okinawa, however. My first Halloween night on Okinawa I had over 100 children come to my home ... and none dressed in costume. They merely held out a hand ... and got goodies from me. Before I knew it I had been cleaned out of goodies ... even my personal snacks. The next Halloween and thereafter my wife and I spent our nights at local restaurants until the children went home. If trick or treating would become big here in Tokyo ... it would be off to the restaurants again ... I suppose ...
Posted in: Why do you think Halloween has exploded in popularity in Japan in the last few years?
edojinOct. 19, 2015 - 05:49PM JST
Yet another screwup in Abe's several cabinets to date. Why doesn't he or his people get their act together and get problem-free people to run the country's affairs? Guess it doesn't matter as this will be swept under the run along with other ministerial messes and things will go on as if nothing has happened. But, gee, the stuff is beginning to really pile up under that rug ...
edojinOct. 18, 2015 - 05:06PM JST
Want to get paid ... want the tax authorities off your back ... want to go along with the system ... ??? Well, no matter how you feel, you gotta join the My Number system ... it's called survival ...
edojinOct. 17, 2015 - 03:52PM JST
Don't worry Haaa Nemui ... it's only some sicko out there. Nobody voted for his/her undoubtedly sick-related films, so he/she goes up against all being enjoyed by the above contributors ...
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edojinOct. 17, 2015 - 03:46PM JST
I wish they would include foreign-made cheese in this pact. Not 16 or more years from now ... but NOW ...
edojinOct. 17, 2015 - 03:42PM JST
He's just repeating words handed down by the top people in the Communist-led government ...
China's real intentions ... grab, grab, grab ....
Posted in: Chinese general dismisses South China Sea concerns
edojinOct. 16, 2015 - 06:11PM JST
I've had friends who have lived in both excellenty run and "black" homes for the elderly. The place here in Tokyo where my mother-in-law, who lived to the age of 104, resided was a really nice place to live in. On the other hand, my Japanese friend and his wife lived in a retirement home here in Tokyo that milked them out of a lot of money. He got fed up with what he said was shoddy food and personal treatment. They then fled to an outlying city in another prefecture where they lived out their lives in, what I heard, comfort.
Posted in: What to look for in avoiding a 'black' nursing home
edojinOct. 16, 2015 - 06:06PM JST
The Blue Jays - Rangers game had a little bit of everything ... and enjoyed watching it via NHK. The commentators also made it interesting as they added color to the weird stuff that was taking place on the field. Next up ... the Blue Jays versus Kansas City. Should be a good series. And the Dodgers-Mets clash should be an interesting one, too. Although I'm not really a New York City sports fan, I would like to see Terry Collins, who once managed here in Japan, go to the World Series with his Mets.
Posted in: Royals to face Blue Jays in American League decider
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Dec. 01, 2015 - 11:38PM JST
I reccomend heavy drinking before and after the holiday season.
Posted in: What are some suggestions to avoid overeating or getting too drunk during the Christmas-New Year party season?
Dec. 01, 2015 - 11:36PM JST
Ah yes, I hope we'll go back to the glory bubble days of being ushered into…
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Dec. 01, 2015 - 11:35PM JST
Expect more reactions from Russia against Turkey. Now there are thousands of Turkish trucks with perishable…
Posted in: Turkey won't apologize to Russia over warplane downing
Dec. 01, 2015 - 11:34PM JST
Presumably "Dom Palmer" is the poster who used to post as "davidattokyo".
I wonder why he…
Posted in: Japan's whaling fleet departs for hunt despite international outrage
Dec. 01, 2015 - 11:33PM JST
Japan is going down the tubes....,
Posted in: Japan's pension fund reports record quarterly loss
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