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gokai_wo_manekuAug. 26, 2016 - 03:07PM JST
@Speed We understand that films of the 21st century means the greatest movies made in 2000 or after. However, I still insist that no "great" movies have been made since 1980. It should be the "the top 100 least mediocre movies of the 21st century" list.
Posted in: BBC lists Top 100 films of 21st century; 'Mulholland Drive' No. 1, Japan's 'Spirited Away' ranked No. 4
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 26, 2016 - 12:46PM JST
Just a matter of taste. Actually, no great movies were made after 1980.
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 24, 2016 - 09:55PM JST
It is really hard to know what to say about a kid who thinks it is great to text that he just killed someone. Are they confusing reality with some computer game? Most computer games are very violent.
Posted in: Acquaintance of 16-year-old boy found buried in riverbed texts he killed person
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 24, 2016 - 05:51PM JST
May i ask: the USA has a population of aboug 350 million, and these two are the best you have? I don't get it. I've met many much better people during my trips to the US.
Posted in: Clinton Foundation donors got face time with her at State
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 24, 2016 - 12:50PM JST
Maybe Hillary Clinton just invited the donors to the State Department so she could say "Thank you!".
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 24, 2016 - 12:42PM JST
The three foreign ministers of Japan, China, and S. Korea are now meeting in Tokyo. I wonder if the rocket launch was also meant to send them a message.
Posted in: Japan at U.N. urges N Korea to refrain from provocations
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 24, 2016 - 06:55AM JST
So in the end, it is all about money. No surprise there.
Posted in: Sea Shepherd to battle on after Japan whaling court deal in U.S.
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 23, 2016 - 07:35AM JST
Obviously, something samurai. Anime and manga heros. I mean, if Mario can do it, so can Doraemon. How about Hello Kitty?
Posted in: What aspects of Japanese history, culture, lifestyle and tradition would you like to see in the opening ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 23, 2016 - 07:32AM JST
They must be an interesting couple. PM Abe is an ultra-conservative rightist member of Nihon Kaigi, which believes women should be home taking care of babies, and she does things like going to Pearl Harbor and standing on a float with a group of drag queens at Tokyo's Pride Parade. I wonder what the dinner conversation is like.
Posted in: Akie Abe visits Pearl Harbor
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 22, 2016 - 05:14PM JST
Well, here in Shinjuku the winds are blustery, but it still does not have a "typhoon" feel.
Posted in: Hundreds of flights grounded as typhoon makes landfall in Chiba
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 22, 2016 - 04:04PM JST
PM Abe appears as Mario? So what do you suppose Abe's nickname will be from now on?
Posted in: Next stop, Tokyo
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 22, 2016 - 02:51PM JST
It is better to watch highlights rather than events in real time.
Posted in: Olympics broadcasting outlook as clear as Rio's diving pool
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 20, 2016 - 06:49PM JST
We still have ARASHI! I did like some of SMAPS songs with I was a kid.
Posted in: SMAP singer Kimura says he's 'really sorry' for breakup
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 20, 2016 - 11:45AM JST
@bullfighter, you are right. I used the wrong word in English: "enlist". I should have said "apply". 25,000 apply but only 8,000 are needed by the SDF for enlistment. But officials have admitted that not only the economy but the new defence law has played a role in the declining numbers.of applicants (this is in that Japanese Asahi Shimbun article (but I assume 関係者 means members of the military). Also, increasing numbers of graduates of the SDF university (which is free) are not enlisting after graduation.
Posted in: SDF troops to train for new tasks under revised security laws
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 20, 2016 - 10:53AM JST
The way the media is reacting, it appears all future history books on Japan will have a chapter called "SMAP Breaks Up".
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 20, 2016 - 10:48AM JST
They were drunk. Maybe in their drunken state they thought they were being robbed.
Posted in: Lochte apologizes for not being more candid about incident
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 20, 2016 - 10:28AM JST
Enlisting in the SDF has dwindled to nothing according to the Nikkei. Nobody wants to join if there is actually a chance you will be killed. Except, as noted by Kobe White Bar Owner, some otaku. Yeah, I'm sure the otaku are going to function just fine in the military. First lesson: how to exist outside your bedroom, followed by how to exist with another person in the room.
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 18, 2016 - 06:47PM JST
It all depends on how well it is managed by the city bureaucracy.
Posted in: Do you think mega-sports events such as the Olympics are good for the host city’s economy and infrastructure in the long run?
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 18, 2016 - 06:45PM JST
Im mean, Cuba is just another country here in Japan. We don't have any hard feelings to Cuba. Same with Iran and lots of other countries the US doesn't like.
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 18, 2016 - 06:44PM JST
The question is not who wrote it, but is it any good. The test of time shows that it is a good constitution. But an amendment needs to be added: periodic reapportionment like the US. One country bumpkin vote is worth 4 to 7 city votes. This needs to be changed. Then there will be less talk about changing the constitution.
Posted in: Biden's remark on Japan's constitution raises eyebrows
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Aug. 26, 2016 - 07:08PM JST
because the IOC chief is in Putin's pocket
And you have proof of that?
Posted in: Putin calls ban on Russia's Paralympic team inhumane
Aug. 26, 2016 - 07:07PM JST
Belarus leader forces Hollywood's Seagal to eat his carrot
no innuendo there at all
Posted in: Belarus leader forces Hollywood's Seagal to eat his carrot
Aug. 26, 2016 - 07:06PM JST
great study on microseism, that might detect the moves of eartquakes , it might help as…
Posted in: Japanese scientists detect rare, deep-Earth tremor
Aug. 26, 2016 - 07:05PM JST
Tokyo water parks go on code red alert
Head to the bat cave...atomic batteries to power,…
Posted in: Tokyo water parks go on code red alert after pool attacks
The source of the problem is that government has it's fingers all over the system.
Posted in: Gov't to encourage pay raises for day care staff amid worker shortage
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