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gelendestrasseJul. 28, 2015 - 10:32AM JST
dull nationalism put forward by a government that is afraid of its own people
Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo
gelendestrasseJul. 22, 2015 - 10:00AM JST
No way I trust TEPCO. The Chernobyl experience puts paid to any assurances the government gives. Such a tragedy but I wouldn't go back either.
Posted in: Nuclear refugees face dilemma over returning home
gelendestrasseJul. 18, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
China could do something constructive like engaging in multi-country negotiations on the regions resource sharing but they just want to throw their weight around. China should adopt their own article nine and that would end the problem.
Posted in: China says Japan complicating regional security with new bills
gelendestrasseJul. 16, 2015 - 09:41AM JST
Democracy has nothing to do with scuffles and protests. It has to do with education and long term effort. Expose corruption and cronyism. Persist. Anybody who thinks that carrying a sign in the street is going to change anything is kidding themselves.
Posted in: Democracy in action
gelendestrasseJul. 14, 2015 - 10:28AM JST
how about we make it an even two dozen? volunteers?
Posted in: Walker becomes 15th Republican to join White House race
gelendestrasseJul. 14, 2015 - 10:23AM JST
ah, vicodin is a serious problem, but "forgetting" you have a gun in your luggage - that's not so bad.
Posted in: Case dropped against Thai ex-police chief over gun possession
gelendestrasseJul. 12, 2015 - 09:29AM JST
I don't see the Japanese economy, which exports a lot and doesn't rely so much on tourism; just the opposite of Greece. Now NY and Greece, sure....
Posted in: Japanese should take heed of Greece's woes
gelendestrasseJul. 12, 2015 - 09:24AM JST
I have to agree that taxpayers shouldn't have been forced to prop up the private equity groups that "invested" in Greek govt. bonds. If the punters want to take that kind of risk they should be left with the consequences, not the average guy just trying to make ends meet.
Posted in: Greece struggling to convince creditors it's for real
gelendestrasseJul. 09, 2015 - 10:06AM JST
I'm going to go to Boston, put my yukata on and go to the museum. Or would that be racist?
Posted in: Boston museum cancels 'Kimono Wednesdays' after racism protests
gelendestrasseJul. 06, 2015 - 09:16AM JST
The euro can't survive without a single central bank and that's not going to happen any time soon, especially after this vote. But I'm not sure what the repercussions will be. It's going to be a tough day at work on Monday morning.
Posted in: Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote
gelendestrasseJul. 06, 2015 - 09:11AM JST
yeah, if Japan pulls this out it will be the greatest comeback ever.
Posted in: Happy fan
gelendestrasseJul. 06, 2015 - 09:09AM JST
At least the girl is safe but yeah, you don't expect stuff like this in Japan. 20 years ago it was rare. At least I think it was. Maybe reporting is better. Unemployment is certainly higher. You really have to hope civility isn't breaking down.
Posted in: Man arrested for kidnapping 11-year-old girl in Nara
gelendestrasseJun. 28, 2015 - 08:14AM JST
Before work. My hair is a total wreck without a shower and the motorcycle helmet doesn't help.
Posted in: Mega-important debate: Do you shower before work or before bed?
gelendestrasseJun. 28, 2015 - 08:12AM JST
Bigotry knows no boundaries. I know African American women who worry about "marrying out" and those who do are "race traitors." What does that says about the state of race relations in the US?
Posted in: Obama says history of slavery and segregation still 'part of our DNA'
gelendestrasseJun. 28, 2015 - 08:07AM JST
Well done. Japan has come a long way and the effort is paying off.
Posted in: Japan beats Australia 1-0 to advance to semifinal against England at Women's World Cup
gelendestrasseJun. 28, 2015 - 08:03AM JST
If the Chinese "rise" was peaceful and in cooperation with the neighbors the Japanese people would be happy to have them as part of the neighborhood. But China's words continue to be threats and the actions back that up. The Japanese know what happens when a country engages in expansionist nationalism - they are living proof. So they are right to be concerned.
Posted in: China says many in Japan not ready to accept its rise
gelendestrasseJun. 21, 2015 - 05:56AM JST
There is racism and discrimination all around the world, from Britain to China to Myanmar and Oz. Anybody who wants to complain about the US alone on that matter really isn't looking at the rest of the world. Now if you want to say the US has a culture of using violence to settle disagreements that other countries don't seem to have that seems pretty fair, for most.
Posted in: World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in U.S.
gelendestrasseJun. 03, 2015 - 10:25AM JST
no,not half. the cops are no worse than the average population
Posted in: Tokyo police, train operators launch campaign against deviant behavior
gelendestrasseJun. 03, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
McConnell couldn't amend the bill because it was indefensible kneejerk reaction by Bush & co. We've been losing civil liberties for years and this is only a small step in the right direction.
Posted in: U.S. Congress curbs NSA surveillance; sends bill to Obama
gelendestrasseJun. 03, 2015 - 09:16AM JST
Posted in: Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China
Jul. 28, 2015 - 12:25PM JST
I remember all the Whitney fans gathered across the US held those candlelight vigils when she…
Posted in: Autopsy to probe Bobbi Brown 'non-natural' death: coroner
Jul. 28, 2015 - 12:21PM JST
A huge Nazi dragon
Anne Widdecombe? ; )
Jul. 28, 2015 - 12:19PM JST
A kinder, gentler commemoration logo.
Moscow did it better. A huge Nazi dragon sliced up by…
Jul. 28, 2015 - 12:16PM JST
The current Japanese government should be marking the occasion too. The defeat of imperialist Japan is…
the only question I need ask is if Japan is safer for kids in…
Posted in: Sexual images of minors in manga and anime: Art or obscenity?