forzaducati's past comments

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    No problem honoring the souls of the war dead, even at such a frequency that even these poor souls can’t keep up, but do it in your own, private capacity (she might have done just that by the way). Ok, the old fool dressed up as a Meiji era admiral might not recognize and salute you, but these souls will still get the message. Although these politicians might, but never mention it, so I assume they don’t, but why aren’t they also scolding the souls of the war criminals while at Yasukuni? After all, it was Tojo and his henchmen who led this country into an abyss of destruction and were the cause of most of these deaths. And maybe they can spare a thought about the countless millions of victims who died at the hands of Imperial Japan. Perhaps the monks over there can add the souls of these victims to the long list. Souls, apparently, can be in more than one place at the same time and the nice thing is, that apart from on paper, they don’t take up any space at all and it might take away some of the heat. They can lump them all together. All it seemingly takes is the stroke of a pen and some yen.

    Posted in: 2 cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni shrine

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    Exactly Smith. I wonder how many ex-politicians are visiting that shrine with this kind of frequency. Or visit at all.

    Posted in: More than 100 lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine

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    I sincerely hope they grill him about it in congress next week.

    Posted in: Abe says he may drop direct apology in WWII statement

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    The phallus bearers are panting, presumably from the weight.

    Posted in: Phallus Festival

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    Well, the French authorities are not denying this newspaper report. According to the pundits on CNN, the doorlock is, by protocol, left in the ”normal lock” position at all times during the flight, as opposed to the “unlocked” or “locked” position. In the “normal” position, the pilot that left the cockpit can open the door with a code when returning to the cockpit. In the “locked” position, nobody can open the door. So if even if the pilot in the cockpit would have been incapacitated for some medical reason, the other pilot should have been able to re enter the cockpit. He couldn’t because, for some reason, the doorlock was put in the “locked” position. Also by protocol, a pilot is never to be left alone in the cockpit. Would be sad if this turns out to be a deliberate act.

    Posted in: Report says one pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash

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    If these people are so easily manipulated and brain washed, European countries should start kicking out all these hate imams, some of them even on benefits.

    Posted in: Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain

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    The HAKUHO MARU (I looked it up) is a research vessel. I could be wrong, but these youngsters are likely getting some practical, hands on experience before getting a job ashore and donning lab coats. Not recently, but I sailed for many years as marine engineer and never saw a life jacket. Seems incredible now.

    Posted in: Coast Guard searching Hawaiian waters for Japanese student

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    My Japanese acquaintances always try to rub it in when it comes to baseball, so I can’t help to remind them, that the Netherlands are the last, true baseball world champions, since they won the final Baseball World Cup and that they beat Japan. They don’t believe me and it’s met with laughter, but it is true. But ok, baseball isn’t exactly a popular sport in Europe.

    Posted in: European All-Star team to face Japan in 2-game series

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    Somehow I have more sympathy for the Jordanian pilot than Goto. He was sent to fly over Syria by his government. Goto to the contrary was warned not to go there. That is a very different starting point.

    That’s pretty harsh. The pilot was (hopefully) going to kill scores of them, while Goto was, foolishly perhaps, just looking for Yukawa. Anyway, didn’t ISIS say that they would release, alive I assume, both the pilot and Goto for the suicide bomber?

    Posted in: Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot but no mention of Goto

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    Bad news for the 2 Japanese hostages. They have already been paraded in front of the camera by ISIS, decked out in orange jump suits and are awaiting an unsavory outcome, unless Abe pays ISIS an equal 200 million in ransom.

    Posted in: Abe pledges $200 mil aid to countries fighting Islamic State

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    So, are the women selling themselves in Roppongi, Kabukicho, and many other places in Japan still sex slaves?

    What is that for a warped comparison. As far as I can tell, in Kabuki-cho, a single woman does not have to service a long line of eagerly waiting men and no woman there has been murdered with a bayonet or bullet.

    Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition

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    In de 90's,Takata was also involved in a seat belt recall. Takata and the Japanese auto makers believed seat belts failed due to user abuse. It wasn't, belt buckles failed due to improper material. Honda was fined for failing to report the problem while fulle aware of it. Takata, and Honda as well, apparently haven't learned anything of it.

    Posted in: Takata denies cover-up of faulty airbag tests

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    As long as a person doesn't stink, I am not offended by a person's looks, but when I see a fellow having his meal like that in a restaurant, with one leg on the next chair, sporting a mohawk haircut, I know I am seeing a person who is, well, not you average, ever so polite, Japanese person. In hindsight, the best way in this case would have been to confirm your suspicions by politely asking if the chair was taken or not, instead of pulling is from under his leg and mentioning something along the lines of "I am going to rip of your head and do something down your neck". Unless you would have the psysique to being able to actually make good on your word and not being half your opponents weight. By just asking, he maybe have relinguished the chair, equally politely or not, or maybe he would have berated you and told you to take a hike, but you likely wouldn't experience what angry elephants sometimes do to a human being. His employer wasn't there either to say "he is really a kind, gentle and serious person", but then the employer and you wouldn't have known that this fellow had been drinking since 5PM. You also wouldn't have known that his business cards are printed with the flag of the Imperial Japanese Navy, stating his views on the Senkaku islands. It only became apparent when the officers of the law showed up and he told the cops "食べる終わるまで待ってろや!If I am not mistaken, chinpira most often end their sentences with "ろや!" Anyway, it's not worth the hassle. Better to be safe than dead.

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    The preliminary report on the flight recorders will be announced in early September, according to various news sources. Flight recorders aren't able to record if it was a missile, let alone the type of missile, that made them stop recording. They only record the various parameters of the plane and what the pilots are babbling about. That all stopped suddenly due to a "massive explosive decompression". That's all they will be able to announce. Specialists mentioned that pictures show "tell tale holes left by a missile strike" and these same specialists can possibly determine the type of missile and where it was fired from, by examining the wreckage, but inspectors from Australia and the Netherlands weren't able to, due to first being refused access to the wreckage by the rebels and later because of the fighting going on around the crash site. And besides, people had been rummaging through the wreckage for days or weeks already, so who knows what, if anything, was taken away. Anybody could have known this by reading the news. Not that conspiracy crap that is clogging the interweb.

    Posted in: Ukraine troops enter rebel-held city

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    It's not important whether these armored vehicles are still driving around or have been shot to pieces. Of importance is the fact that these tanks etc. have been seen crossing the border from Russia into Ukraine. By non Russian and non Ukrainian sources I might add. It means that the Russian authorities are lying, which they have been doing from day one, when they decided to annex the Crimea. What do you fellows think about reports of pro-Ukrainian civilians having been executed/murdered in these rebel held cities? Is that propaganda too?

    Posted in: Ukraine troops enter rebel-held city

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    So, what is Putin up to this time. First few trucks of this "aid" convey that are being opened for inspection are.....nearly empty, except for a few carton boxes containing condensed milk. Is that all they can spare for their supposedly oppressed brethren in the People's Republic of Donetsk? Or was it merely window dressing in order to make Putin look good without him showing his naked torso? Or, have they been hastily offloading stuff that the Ukrainian authorities would have deemed as not exactly being kosher? Hey, I'm just guessing here, because why on earth would they send empty trucks?

    Posted in: Tensions soar as Ukraine says it destroys Russian armour

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    Depends on whether these restaurant managers made an honest mistake or, however unlikely, cheated on their own account. Or, did Kisoji HQ tell these restaurant managers, we don't care how you do it, but raise profits or else? Also of interest is, did HQ call the Consumer Affairs Agency voluntarily, as soon as they find out the excess of 1000man yen in the books or if it was some disgruntled employee blowing the whistle. They overcharged customers 1,500 yen per plate and as there were over 7,000 servings, that makes for a handsome profit of over 10 million yen. No chump change. The good thing is, it was real beef. Imagine if a "beef bowl chain" would be caught mislabeling their "beef" for extra profits. That would be far more interesting. And while they are at it, also check if these overpriced cows are getting the proper amount of beer, massages and what they snack on while listening to Mozart. Sounds nice on tv, but I am having my doubts about that a little bit.

    Posted in: Shabu-shabu restaurant mislabels beef on menu at 3 locations

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    Can't remember on which channel, but I have seen the final episode, right here in Japan. Think it was during the New Years holidays. Must have been one of those rare instances then, that we weren't last. They've been airing it for years on NHK, AXN Mystery and Channel Ginga. Channel Ginga has been showing Poirot every week and starting August 3rd, they will be showing Poirot daily for the whole month. Don't watch that much tv, but Poirot, Joan Hickson's Miss Marple and Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes never ever seem to get boring.

    Posted in: TV team: Suchet, Poirot paired for 25 years

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    If you want to see the original Godzilla, Nihoneigasenmonchannel is currently showing 55 hours of Godzilla movies. I managed to watch a little bit and it was comically entertaining, but it failed to keep me riveted to my chair to say the least. I noticed some actors who were young and unknown then and who are now old(er) and well known. To me, that was about the only interesting thing. By the way, Godzilla 2014 is topping the box office charts here in Japan, so there is quite some interest in this film locally. I'll watch it, eventually.

    Posted in: Godzilla returns: Sequel announced at Comic-Con

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    So, after he fled the country, Japan had this small time crook put on Interpol's most wanted list and then were sitting by the phone waiting for Interpol to call them? Because apparently, he could enter Japan again without anybody at immigration noticing.

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