genjuro's past comments

  • -4

    genjuro

    NATO is just an evil entity whose existence should have ended years ago along with Warsaw Pact. It's just a bunch of countries led by the war-hungry USA to find any and every excuse to start and get involved in wars.

    If Turkey invades Syria, and the latter along with its ally Russia defends and counter-attacks, watch trigger-happy NATO join in and start WWIII. We can just all hope it doesn't go down that path.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/end-nato-now/5507590

    Posted in: Russian PM: West is restarting Cold War with NATO moves

  • 6

    genjuro

    As many have already stated, the solution is to have more loading/unloading zones and have the buses park in designated lots instead on the street. Then, when the tourists are done with their shopping, have the tour guide walkie talkie to the driver the all-clear to pick up. Problem solved. I don't know why Japanese bus drivers feel the need to park on the street to wait. They're not cabbies waiting for a fare.

    Posted in: Chinese tourist buses causing headaches for Tokyoites

  • 2

    genjuro

    Kanji, while frustrating to many people, is actually interesting and fun to study. In those ideographs which came from China, when you study their origin and the radicals that make it up it's a story in itself. In more ways than one it gives you a glimpse of how people lived and thought in the past.

    Just for fun, the kanjis with the most strokes without any repeated radicals in the daikanwajiten 大漢和辞典 are sei and fuu. Each have 44 strokes each.

    http://nihonshock.com/2009/10/crazy-kanji-highest-stroke-count/

    Posted in: Kanji Museum to open in Kyoto in June

  • 2

    genjuro

    Wishing you the best, Ken-san. You can get over this.

    Is pickling that bad? Maybe it's the coloring. I see all the bright yellows and I think to myself: this can't be good.

    Korea #1, Mongolia #2 and then Japan according to this site: http://www.wcrf.org/int/cancer-facts-figures/data-specific-cancers/stomach-cancer-statistics

    I now wonder if kimchi can also be a culprit. Decades ago I believe it wasn't as popular in Japan as it is now. I wonder how stomach cancer rates were back then.

    Posted in: Actor Ken Watanabe battling stomach cancer

  • 2

    genjuro

    The music legends keep passing away. EWF made some great music.

    R.I.P. Maurice.

    Posted in: Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

  • 10

    genjuro

    Cop-out. Panders to culturally and historically ignorant people.

    Posted in: New icon for Buddhist temples proposed

  • 1

    genjuro

    I'm not a fan of Becky and frankly I find her eyes somewhat creepy. Conversely, I like Gesu Otome and think Kawatani is a brilliant songwriter, but in this case both are equally at fault and responsible for their actions. One can easily see the injustice and partiality of why only Becky is getting punished. This speaks volumes about the prevailing attitudes in the media and J-society in general: finding a scapegoat or a fall guy in witch hunts seems to be the practice here. I don't know if she'll recover after this major damage. I hope she's more than saved enough for a rainy day.

    Posted in: Becky loses sponsors, regular TV appearances over affair scandal

  • 5

    genjuro

    Well, at least the zebra has net access.

    Posted in: Great escape

  • 17

    genjuro

    In general, delivery in Japan is just terrific. Recently I ordered something online at night. I was expecting it to arrive a few days later, the next morning I woken up by the doorbell. It was my package.

    Posted in: 10 reasons why Kuroneko Yamato is probably the best delivery service in the world

  • 0

    genjuro

    Congrats, Sara-chan! Good job. Keep that fire burning and wish you the best in the next Olympics.

    "Sara, Sara... storms are brewing in your eyes."

    Posted in: Winning smile

  • 1

    genjuro

    @Garthgoyle My thoughts exactly. It's easy to desire revenge, but hard to forgive. Being the only Christian nation in Asia, forgiveness is something Filipinos are very much aware of. Bless him.

    Posted in: Filipinos talk about 1st visit by Japanese emperor since war

  • 3

    genjuro

    A desperate, final campaign before the so-called "Korean Wave" breathes its last dying breath. Oh, well.

    Posted in: S Korea firm unveils K-pop band with limitless members

  • 1

    genjuro

    War is money. The U.S. knows this more than any other nation in the world.

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  • 0

    genjuro

    @sighclops Thanks for the tip. Though, I don't get what airbag accidents have to do with foreign exchange. lol

    Posted in: FamilyMart to install foreign currency exchange machines in some stores

  • 2

    genjuro

    The US has been completely ineffective in combating IS in Syria. And as far as I know, Syria has not invited the US. The US even established an airfield in northern Syria without Syria's permission.

    True. Only Russia has been officially invited to fight the terrorists. No surprise there, since IS was created and is being funded by the US, Saudi and other coalition partners to destabilize Assad's government. You wonder where IS get all their weaponry and Toyotas? Wonder no more.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-created-al-qaeda-and-the-isis-terror-group/5402881

    Posted in: U.S. says it is prepared for military solution against Islamic State in Syria

  • 0

    genjuro

    2018? That's 2 years from now. Meanwhile, Korean and Chinese manufacturers continue to move forward. A little too late to the party.

    Japan Inc. needs to develop a sense of urgency if it wants to remain competitive, if not relevant, in this industry.

    Posted in: Japan Display to produce OLED smartphone panels from 2018

  • 0

    genjuro

    @Mary Do you have any recommendations for a foreign exchange shop here in Japan? I think the main advantage with Travelex is that they do have many branches, including inside airports. Other than that, I'm apt to think that there are other forex companies that provide better rates.

    Posted in: FamilyMart to install foreign currency exchange machines in some stores

  • 0

    genjuro

    With a change of director I feared there might be a loss of consistency in the style, story line, etc. with what J.J. Abrams started with VII. Then again, IV to VI started with George Lucas and each one had different directors and writers, so I guess it's a matter of sticking to the script and the actors staying true to their characters. We'll just have to wait and see.

    Posted in: Disney delays release of next 'Star Wars' to late 2017

  • 1

    genjuro

    "Possibly," "Perhaps," "May have," etc. headline from the MSM.

    Nothing to see here. Move along.

    Posted in: UK judge: Putin 'probably approved' killing of ex-KGB agent

  • 1

    genjuro

    @wipeout & @Badge213 Thanks for clearing that up. It makes more sense now. Also I wasn't aware of the distinction between nationality and citizenship as it applies to US nationality law.

    Posted in: Memo to U.S. citizens: Pay your taxes or you may lose your passport

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