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gokai_wo_manekuMay. 18, 2013 - 11:27AM JST
The "Weather Girls"? They were a group back in the early 80s famous for "It's Raining Men". Totally disco.
Posted in: Taiwanese weather girl idol group to take Japan’s national weather forecasting license exam
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 18, 2013 - 11:19AM JST
In outher words, big banks are starting to lose business and money for their transaction fees. They put pressure on the US government to do something about it. One more sign of who owns the US government.
Posted in: U.S. seizes Bitcoin operator accounts
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 17, 2013 - 04:53PM JST
Chinese here in Shinjuku are well behaved. Shinjuku is a no smoking district, and unlike Europeans or Americans or some Japanese, the Chinese crowd the special smoking rooms or corners and don't smoke walking around. I know a majority of Chinese smoke.
Posted in: Some Chinese tourists 'uncivilized,' says top official
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 15, 2013 - 11:45AM JST
Hashimoto is a pimp.
Posted in: China, S Korea criticize Hashimoto over comfort women comments
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 14, 2013 - 11:34PM JST
Please note that even if the whole comfort woman business were to turn out to be a myth (which I don't believe), it would still be totally morally corrupt for Hashimoto to say something like that.
Posted in: Gov't - but not Ishihara - backs away from Hashimoto's comfort women comments
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 14, 2013 - 11:26PM JST
Good side effect: Japanese will understand what kind of people these rightists are and kick them out of office.
Japanese news reports that Hashimoto told US military commander in Okinawa that US soldiers should use Japanese prostitutes more for their sex relief. He seems to think that women are simply sex toys. I'm so ashamed. But please don't think he represents typical Japanese people's thoughts!
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 13, 2013 - 12:47PM JST
American society has made a choice: they want guns and everybody will have them, even little kids who have started shooting each other. Is it that someone has a mother problem?
Posted in: Gunmen open fire at New Orleans Mother’s Day parade; 19 wounded
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 10, 2013 - 03:50PM JST
Considering its effect on whale consumption in Japan, it would almost look like Sea Shepard is a group secretly set up by Japanese whalers to get attention in the news. Anything to get whaling in the news! And voila! After falling 90% since the 60s, consumption of whale meat is rising! Nothing like sympathy in the Japanese public for the poor whalers being badly treated by some heavy handed foreigners acting like violent pirates! If I say "white foreigners" will my message be deleted?
Posted in: Anti-whalers ask supporters for cash to fund next campaign
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 09, 2013 - 05:09PM JST
If China is so interested in historical justifications, they should go back to the Xia dynasty second millinium BC. That is what they are entitled to on a historical basis. Hint: it is very tiny.
Posted in: China should reconsider who owns Okinawa: People's Daily
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 09, 2013 - 04:22PM JST
I have six good friends from Okinawa, and they are all young, but they have never given any thought to being anyting but Japanese. Okinawa not being part of Japan is a completely absurd idea. Being part of China is just rediculous.
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 09, 2013 - 04:17PM JST
This is just an obtuse way for China to challenge the US "Asian Pivot". Making it as costly to the US as possible, and the US has to go to China to get more money.
Posted in: Japan protests to China over Okinawa claim
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 09, 2013 - 09:21AM JST
Actually, obviously this is just a way to challange the US "Asian Pivot". It is just because there are lots of US military bases there (I think the largest presence in Asia). They are just poking the US in the eye.
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 09, 2013 - 09:17AM JST
They wanted Senkaku Islands as soon as it was announced that there was oil under the ground there back in the 70s. However, subsequent surveys have shown that most of the oil is actually under Okinawa. So right on schedule, China wants Okinawa.
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 08, 2013 - 09:28PM JST
What is it about the "start button" everyone complains about beign gone? It does not bother me, because I can still do everything.
Posted in: Microsoft touching up Windows 8 to address gripes
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 08, 2013 - 08:29AM JST
I love Windows 8 and had no problems or learning curve. It's great. But I didn't upgrade, I got a new W8 touch screen machine.
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 08, 2013 - 08:25AM JST
All the real discussion is on Ch2, not newspapers etc. That is their main competition.
Posted in: Huffington Post launches Japanese edition
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 08, 2013 - 07:35AM JST
Nice to know someone thinks Japan is still relevant.
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 06, 2013 - 10:31PM JST
Japanese apologists for the US military say that these incidents happen because after the cold war was over, the military lost its reason for being, and so the morale of the military is extremely low.
Posted in: Drunk U.S. serviceman arrested for trespassing in private residence
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 06, 2013 - 11:31AM JST
@Tony Ew, "awful" does not add anyting new to the meaning of "politician" in Japan. Unfortunately...
Posted in: Japan has never had smooth ties with China: Aso
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 06, 2013 - 10:54AM JST
What we don't understand is why we did the same thing the British did, but the British have never been blamed or criticized or asked to apologize etc. Japan modernized after 1870s based on the British model (capitalism, techno-science, imperialism). We only did in China what the British did. And don't give me that story about how nice the British were in China. Unfortunately for the British, there is a 50 year photographic record of the end of empire that shows different (remember "the sun never sets on the British empire" - you realize what that means, right?). Even Chinese have pointed this out (I first saw this point in the People's Daily, English). Our relation with China after 1930s was a great evil. Some of us really believed that the Europeans had to be driven out of China or we were next. Some wanted to plunder China's wealth and get slave labor. Some, released from prison to fight, just wanted to kill and rape a lot of Chinese. Aso's family contributed to that, as is will known.
May. 19, 2013 - 08:07AM JST
Beckham doesn't even make the first XI in a Manchester United first XI, or even a…
Posted in: Name your best soccer team of all time. Would David Beckham be in it?
May. 19, 2013 - 08:06AM JST
If Abe can pull this off, it would be HUGE! Allowing competition? In a Capitalist country?…
Posted in: Gov't takes aim at electricity monopolies
May. 19, 2013 - 08:00AM JST
ShermanMay. 19, 2013 - 07:48AM JST
With all that is happening in the world at the…
Posted in: German resort island shaken over Japanese chef's murder
May. 19, 2013 - 07:57AM JST
One cannot know for sure, but it SOUNDS like Iijima held the U.S., South, Japan line…
Posted in: Abe's envoy returns from North Korea
May. 19, 2013 - 07:54AM JST
Wait! Did they forget sharp corp? Since Panasonic and Sony is on the list.. Lol.
Posted in: Companies Japanese people are most proud of