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gokai_wo_manekuApr. 18, 2014 - 04:10PM JST
Haven't they heard of teleconferencing? Skype? This is such as waste of tax money. Both US and Japan. But I suppose it will be good for the expensive restaurants at the Ginza.
Posted in: Lockers at some JR, subway stations in Tokyo off limits during Obama's visit
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 18, 2014 - 04:07PM JST
Another waste of tax money. And lost sales.
Posted in: Japan to send 100 SDF troops, radar to remote western island
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 18, 2014 - 10:07AM JST
Well, then why not just shut down Tokyo? Shinjuku is now swarming with cops. I guess I should feel safe. But, evidently Tokyo does not feel safe having a US president visit. Interesting.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 17, 2014 - 01:35PM JST
I kind of agree with Mr. Ed. But I think it is too bad that instead of helping Asia free itself of European Imperialism, Japan became an Imperialist monster itself. It was modelled on the Britian, which is also an island. And remember "The sun never sets on British empire"? I guess they used to say that with pride, but it only reflects the brutality of western civilization
Posted in: 'Railway Man' revisits war prisoner's horror and forgiveness
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 17, 2014 - 01:13PM JST
Several hundred high school students take off on a journey of fun and adventure. A few hours later, they are facing a cold death by drowning in pitch black rooms. I just can't imagine it. My imagination just siezes and stops. And of course if a N. Korea connection is discovered (struck by an N Korean spy sub, even if by accident), WWIII will start.
Posted in: Fears rise for 287 missing after South Korean ferry sinks
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 16, 2014 - 06:15PM JST
In 1995, the 50th anniversary of the end of WW2, the Japanese government revealed that during the war, they went through all prisons, and told men, you can rot in prison or go die a hero in the battlefield. So they took the worst elements of Japanese society, put them in uniform, and gave them guns. That is not to excuse the attrocities, but only to explain at least in part why the behaviour of Japanese "soldiers" was so attrocious.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 16, 2014 - 04:20PM JST
We keep hearing about stressed relations between China and Japan. Yet, walking down the streets in Shinjuku, I constantly hear Chinese and Korean. Ordinary people don't pay any attention to governments.
Posted in: Tokyo governor to visit Beijing
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 15, 2014 - 10:49AM JST
This is definitely too early. The US may have broken up into several countries by then. Hopefully, the breakup will be friendly.
Posted in: 2016 presidential race off to an early start
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 15, 2014 - 10:45AM JST
So totally rad!
Posted in: Japanese constitution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 13, 2014 - 01:17PM JST
I went there last year and nobody protested. Not only that, there were Chines speaking people there, but I don't know if they were from Taiwan or the mainland.
Posted in: China protests after Japanese minister visits Yasukuni shrine
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 13, 2014 - 09:09AM JST
Just to repeat Randy, the US military is larger than ALL of the world's militaries combined according to what I have read. Why does this article say China has the world's largest military?
Posted in: China's booming military spending belies caution
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 13, 2014 - 09:07AM JST
How can you die falling from the third floor? Injuries, yes, but dying?
Posted in: Cop commits suicide after killing policewoman
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 12, 2014 - 08:37AM JST
Does that mean that the astronaust will also start to pre-maturely age?
Posted in: 'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 12, 2014 - 05:09AM JST
sangetsu, then why is US demanding lowering polution standards for US cars in Japan, if the standards are so strict in US?
And US does have cars that satisfy Japanese standards because they sell cars here (with NO tarriff). At least I assume Ford and Crystler dealerships here in Japan are selling Ford and Crystler vehicles (I've never seen a GM dealership).
Posted in: Japan, U.S. trade talks fail to close gap over TPP
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 11, 2014 - 08:52PM JST
The US was not negotiating. The US was DEMANDING. They demanded that all terriffs be removed from beef and demanded that polution standards (which Japanese manufacturers have to follow too) be reduced so poisonous US cars can be sold here. US just DEMANDS. US does not understand NEGOTIATE. DOWN WITH TPP!!!
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 11, 2014 - 01:43PM JST
Blasphamy, I say!
Posted in: Richard Gere appears as Tora-san again in Orangina ads
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 11, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
They just didn't know when to stop. They could have retired.
Posted in: 3 teens arrested for conning elderly people out of Y400 mil
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 09, 2014 - 08:46PM JST
She will be vindicated.
Posted in: Obokata apologizes for mistakes but says her conclusions were accurate
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 09, 2014 - 05:24PM JST
This is not going to help his depression. I'm a swimmer and he is a hero.
Posted in: Ian Thorpe battling infection in Sydney hospital
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 09, 2014 - 05:19PM JST
I don't know who "Archie" is. Would that be like killing off Doraemon?
Posted in: Comic book character Archie to be killed off
Apr. 19, 2014 - 08:22AM JST
Japan just wants to be able to export all its products without massive tariffs while being…
Posted in: Stalemate remains in Japan-U.S. talks on TPP
Apr. 19, 2014 - 08:21AM JST
TPP is not good for Japan. Better to make its own individual FTA deals with its…
Apr. 19, 2014 - 08:16AM JST
@ Novenachama - Couldn't have said it better myself.
Posted in: Chinese herb beats drug at treating rheumatoid arthritis: study
Isn't this what they asked for? To expect responsible drug use is like asking a drunk…
Posted in: Colorado deaths raise worries about pot edibles
Apr. 19, 2014 - 08:12AM JST
Herbal supplements are an attractive alternative to pharmaceuticals, however the therapeutic efficacy of an herbal product…