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gaijintravellerNov. 21, 2015 - 11:49PM JST
DaDude, I remember after 9/11 and many of the terrorists were of Saudi origin, your president and his neocon associates attacked Afghanistan and Iraq. Perhap, they are the type of people you should be ashamed to call fellow countrymen.
Posted in: Two men kept from boarding U.S. plane after speaking Arabic
gaijintravellerNov. 20, 2015 - 07:10PM JST
If they want to identify terrorists, it is a stupid idea. In Japan the terrorists are always Japanese, so they should fingerprint Japanese, not foreigners.
Note that the security around Narita has been there a long time. In fact it has been there since before the airport was open to the public and it was constructed to keep Japanese terrorists out of the contstruction site.
Posted in: How do you feel about the Japanese government fingerprinting foreign visitors arriving at airports?
gaijintravellerNov. 16, 2015 - 11:09PM JST
Surely, it is necessary to slip out of recession before slipping back in. When did Japan actually slip out of recession?
Posted in: Japan slips back into recession in July-Sept quarter
gaijintravellerNov. 14, 2015 - 08:32AM JST
Japan monitors, China spies. I believe the difference is purely linguistic.
Posted in: Japan says it is monitoring Chinese spy ship in new area near disputed isles
gaijintravellerNov. 10, 2015 - 06:34PM JST
Isn't it time for students to realise that study should come first? This seems to be the problem.
Posted in: Students complain of being exploited in part-time jobs, survey shows
gaijintravellerNov. 10, 2015 - 06:04PM JST
Many people use their Facebook account to log in to other accounts. While it is something I never do personally, I suspect many people do accept this option. If you can get in to someone's facebook account, it may allow you to get in to other accounts as well.
gaijintravellerNov. 05, 2015 - 03:40PM JST
Does anyone know how many Tokyo police were required to control 100 people? And does anyone if the protesters clashe with the police or the police clashed with the protesters? I believe it is fairly standard police procedure to push protesters and then arrest them when they push back.
It should be noted that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police are the equivalent of America's FBI and may operate throughout the nation.
The main question here is who has legal authority over the construction of a base in Okinawa, the prefectural government or the national government. I don't really know the fine points of law here, but I believe there are situations where the local authority has greater power than the national government which can be overuled at a local level. I believe the same situation exists in the U.S.A., where a state can overule the federal government.
gaijintravellerNov. 04, 2015 - 10:08AM JST
Bangladesh Biman is the worst I have flown on. They don't even ask which dish you would like for lunch. They just give you wnat they think you don't want. When I flew on Biman, they seemed to give all the Japanese curry and non-Japanese soggy tempura.
After seeing Japanese eating curry, I asked the flight attendant if I could have some.
"But you've opened that. Why didn't you ask earlier?"
"Why didn't you tell me there was curry before you gave me tempura?"
She then reluctantly gave me a curry.
"I think he would like curry, too" I said pointing to the Bangladeshi sitting next to me who smiled and nodded.
Posted in: In your experience, which airline has the best flight attendants and which one has the worst?
gaijintravellerOct. 26, 2015 - 08:21AM JST
“You’re talking about Europe imposing its version of how the world should be on everyone else,” Castro said.
Instead of America imposing its version of how the world should be on everyone else.
Posted in: Tech spats spark U.S. fears of 'digital protectionism'
gaijintravellerOct. 20, 2015 - 08:17PM JST
My Canadian friends all seem to be delighted, delighted to see tha back of Harper.
Posted in: Landslide win for Trudeau in Canadian election
gaijintravellerOct. 18, 2015 - 08:13AM JST
If I remember this case correctly, she made frequent trips between Dubai and Malaysia, not just the one. In many countries, there are warning about the death penalty for importing drugs, and also warnings on carrying bags for other people.
May we also assume that she did not know the name and address of the person she was supposed to give the package to.
I find it hard to believe soemone who frequently travelled into Malaysia could be unaware of the risk of carrying a package for someone else without even checking its content. It seems she took a high-risk gamble and, unfortunately for her, lost
gaijintravellerOct. 16, 2015 - 11:18AM JST
"I'm too stupid to be a Democrat."
Not stupid requires the one is neither a permanent Democrat nor Repbublican. A person who supports an idiot just because that idiot is a Democrat is being stupid. Similarly, a person who supports an idiot who is a Republican for no better reason than he is a Republican is also being stupid. People who are not stupid think.
I suggest all Americans should try to think.
Let's consider why Americans voted for Obama. Some would have voted for him because he was black, but I suspect more would have voted against him because of that. Many would have voted for him because he was a Democrat, but again many would have voted against him because of that. I think the deciding factor was those who needed to think before they decided how to vote really he was so much more intelligent and less dangerous than his predecessor. They needed change, change from the finacial and political disaster the Bush government had been.
Americans should ask whether they want to keep on track or return to another Bush disaster, or maybe a disaster that would Trump even a Bush disaster.
Posted in: Two simple reasons a Republican will likely win in 2016
gaijintravellerOct. 12, 2015 - 05:43PM JST
It is a very fortunate thing that Okinawans elected Onaga as their governor.
They are now represented by someone who will represent them. Okinawans have been made to suffer and treated is second-class citizens by Nagatacho for far too long. If the US Bases actually protect Japan, put them on Honshu so that Japan's major cities can be protected. But it seems the people of Honshu do not want that much protection.
Well done, Onaga. Don't knuckle under to Abe.
gaijintravellerOct. 09, 2015 - 09:37PM JST
Does the dollar really has so much effect on the price of a computer, which is probably made in China?
Posted in: Computer shipments sink under weight of strong dollar
gaijintravellerOct. 03, 2015 - 08:38AM JST
"can be used from January 2016 in place of a driver’s license and other forms of identification."
Does this mean we will not need to carry a gaijin card if we have a My Number?
gaijintravellerSep. 29, 2015 - 10:00AM JST
Wasn't this Abe's third arrow? It seems all three have missed their target, so let's try three more.
Posted in: Zero applicants for plan to promote women at work
gaijintravellerSep. 27, 2015 - 09:11AM JST
If the Senkakus belong to Japan because Japan has been occupying them, the Kuriles belong to Russia because Russia has been occupying them. The same logic should be applied to all islands regardless of whether they are to the North, South or even West of Japan.
Posted in: Residents of Russian-held isles await diplomatic resolution
gaijintravellerSep. 18, 2015 - 06:00PM JST
The Japanese government thinks all foreigners are a security risk. That is why they have to be fingerprinted. In fact, terrorists in Japan always seem to be Japanese. Think of Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese Red Army, Chūkaku-ha. All consisted of Japanese. Other acts of terrorism in Japan have been perpetrated by Japanese,yet the Japanese always worry about and fear the foreign threat even if it is non-existent.
Syrian refugees are less dangerous than many Japanese groups.
Posted in: Are Syrian refugees a security threat?
gaijintravellerSep. 16, 2015 - 07:17PM JST
Yes, the Chinese, the Americans and the French.
Posted in: Japan to step up help for Vietnamese maritime security
gaijintravellerSep. 16, 2015 - 10:31AM JST
The article does not say what kind of ships, but if they are armed or military vessels, isn't this illegal?
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Nov. 29, 2015 - 01:35AM JST
So true i was almost sad to thumb you up. ;o(
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Nov. 29, 2015 - 01:20AM JST
F1 is a BIG yawn.
Posted in: Formula One grapples with major problems on the track and off
Nov. 29, 2015 - 01:14AM JST
Oh, tell me about it. Those damn lightening bolts - they shout Allahu Akhbar and before…
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Nov. 29, 2015 - 01:10AM JST
@YuriOtani"Russian jets cross into Japan for longer yet the SDF does not shoot them down".
Posted in: Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire'
Nov. 29, 2015 - 12:52AM JST
Why are you worried about refugees when (1) they are much more screened than regular immigrants…
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