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jinjapanMar. 05, 2014 - 08:10AM JST
the next superpower .
Posted in: China says its military will respond to provocations
jinjapanFeb. 26, 2014 - 09:52AM JST
seems the only way to force him out is for people to stop paying their nhk fees . but i don't think the japanese are strong enough to take such a stance .
Posted in: NHK boss forces directors to submit undated resignations
jinjapanFeb. 22, 2014 - 10:55AM JST
a little misleading as automobiles factories in mexico are owned by international companies. & let's not forget the over 3 million cars japan makes in america .
Posted in: Mexico to trump Japan as No. 2 car exporter to U.S.
jinjapanFeb. 10, 2014 - 10:52PM JST
agree with you slumdog. not to mention the pile of reporters that would've been on the same flight & made it totally miserable . if i won the lottery i'd do the same thing. only have it fly me around the world .
Posted in: Baseball star Tanaka charters Dreamliner for flight to New York
jinjapanFeb. 10, 2014 - 08:36AM JST
@ namaman. exactly. i haven't heard many good things about the english content which is why i'm holding back from subscribing . maybe we'll be lucky & they'll see this & work on that prob as well .
Posted in: Hulu Japan offers not just movies, but a little education and awesome customer service too
jinjapanJan. 30, 2014 - 11:22AM JST
ModeratorJAN. 30, 2014 - 09:10AM JST
Readers, please stop comparing sentences for different crimes. It's not relevant.
It is somewhat relevant as we're talking about prison sentences .
Posted in: 'Naked man' on JR train receives suspended sentence
jinjapanJan. 28, 2014 - 11:12PM JST
the japanese marketing that is weird to us, works well for its attended audience. the japanese !
Posted in: In a Rush
jinjapanJan. 25, 2014 - 11:14PM JST
if there is a child alone, i watch & follow them until they are reconnected ( hopefully ) with their parent .
Posted in: Deciding whether or not to help a crying child is complicated in Japan
jinjapanDec. 27, 2013 - 08:30AM JST
@ ed o jidai. Well said !!!
Posted in: Japanese becoming increasingly sophisticated wine consumers
jinjapanDec. 19, 2013 - 12:20AM JST
the govt. is just as guilty about this. i know teachers who work wayyy over the norm in weekly hours & can't take their allotted so called paid vacations .
Posted in: 80% of 'black companies' guilty of illegal business practices, survey finds
jinjapanDec. 18, 2013 - 12:06AM JST
@ lostrune2. yes. he would then be treated like a free agent .
Posted in: MLB, Japanese baseball officials agree on posting system protocol
jinjapanDec. 10, 2013 - 10:25PM JST
A start would be to mention the companies in articles like this .
Posted in: 307 cases of food mislabeling found among 23 industry groups
jinjapanDec. 02, 2013 - 11:39AM JST
@ harry _gatto, because the article is about japan, not other countries . also, the way the article is worded . doesn't seem as if months of deliberation took place ;-)
Posted in: Yuma most popular name for baby boys in 2013; Yuina for girls
jinjapanDec. 02, 2013 - 11:00AM JST
@dutchduck. yes. i found that quite amusing as well . maybe they all huddled together on some website to come up with those names .
jinjapanNov. 27, 2013 - 08:23AM JST
Japan has no natural resources . Which means they have no bartering tool. With rice at least they have something for self sufficiency in case there ever is a world war, natural disasters which destroys crops in other countries or countries like china who may decide at any moment to just stop selling rice to Japan for some reason or other . You have to protect your country & their people to a certain extent . You cannot rely 100% on other countries for everything. especially your staple food. of course, Japanese will continue growing rice, but the percentage of rice grown in japan will shrink yearly as prices will drop & profits will shrink. It's already becoming a problem as the younger generation does not want to farm . This will only exasperate the problem .
Allow the import of rice, but keep it very controlled . I believe rice is imported into japan & this control seems very reasonable . I know awamori ( Okinawa's local brew ) is made from Thai rice & I believe many of the convenience stores use imported rice . & although they're saying here tariffs on imported rice run at 800% the convenience stores sell it at extremely cheap prices . hmmmmmm . please correct me where i'm wrong as these are beliefs not sure how factual.
Posted in: Gov't to end production quotas for rice
jinjapanSep. 18, 2013 - 09:51AM JST
Not to worry. It's all under control .
Posted in: 1,130 tons of tainted water dumped in sea after typhoon
jinjapanSep. 16, 2013 - 07:38PM JST
udon & soba are fast foods & much healthier as well. But i have heard mos burger uses all organic .
Posted in: The top 8 fast food chains in Japan
jinjapanSep. 16, 2013 - 05:57PM JST
All Japanese i've spoken with on the matter are extremely pleased Tokyo won the rights to host the olympics. Though those same people are totally embarrassed at the way Abe lied to the world in such a blatant matter .
Posted in: Abe's Fukushima under control remark backfires at home
jinjapanAug. 22, 2013 - 11:12AM JST
He also is the only major leaguer to have 10 consecutive seasons with over 200 hits & was 4th fastest in mlb history to reach 2500 hit. also japan season is over 30 games shorter. point being he would've most likely done ever better if he had come to the states sooner .
Posted in: Ichiro gets 4,000th career hit
jinjapanAug. 14, 2013 - 10:17AM JST
This is just wrong. That being said, I believe when people commit suicide on train tracks that they're families should be held responsible .
Posted in: Family of 91-year-old dementia sufferer struck by train ordered to pay JR compensation
Mar. 11, 2014 - 05:19AM JST
working hard to get the Olympics on the sympathy of other countries over Fukushima, then leaving…
Posted in: Is Shinzo Abe doing a good job as prime minister of Japan?
I see my comment about the special relation between Germany and China wasn't appreciated. This article…
Posted in: China says Germans fine if their war atonement is compared to Japan
Mar. 11, 2014 - 05:18AM JST
Jeff HuffmanMar. 11, 2014 - 03:12AM JST The best Japanese teacher I ever had was an…
Posted in: Ideally, should English teachers at schools in Japan be native speakers? Can non-native English speakers do just as well or better?
Mar. 11, 2014 - 05:04AM JST
English teaching in Japan has been a failure. Stop teaching English period. Japanese don't learn it.…
Mar. 11, 2014 - 05:02AM JST
ANA is retiring it's fleet of 747s the month. I wonder if they are having second…
Posted in: JAL Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Honolulu