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kurisupisuDec. 08, 2013 - 03:27PM JST
Nuclear pollution causes deaths for thousands of years so it is erroneous to compare fossil fuel pollution which can be literally controlled and turned off at a turn of a switch....
Posted in: Nuclear to remain key Japan energy source, gov't panel says
kurisupisuDec. 08, 2013 - 11:43AM JST
Enforce the bathing before entering rule and to all those with body art it is possible to cover most things with a large band aid or similar - if you have more than that then stay at home or book your own private bath for 20k up.....
Posted in: Instructional video promotes public baths to foreign visitors
kurisupisuDec. 08, 2013 - 11:28AM JST
Tying the activities of man to global warming is unproven.
Linking that to the promulgation of nuclear power is disingenuous.
In a country with 3-4 times the amount of sun as Germany, Japan should have a massive push to place solar panels on every roof in Japan!
Of course, allowing energy self suffiency is not in the interests of the government nor the corporations, so it isn't happening ......
kurisupisuDec. 03, 2013 - 08:53AM JST
Medicine isn't designed to prevent sickness only treat it....good luck for trying to prevent it
Posted in: Unless people can receive the checks in the evening and on weekends and holidays, and do so at local clinics, the number of blood donations checked for HIV will not decrease.
kurisupisuDec. 03, 2013 - 08:50AM JST
I guess that'll be the end of the comments section here then....
Posted in: Japan set to pass state secret law despite growing opposition
kurisupisuNov. 22, 2013 - 09:30AM JST
Japan' s trade balance is negative,all the big manufacturing companies have gone overseas.
The yen is being artificially devalued,wages are stagnant! The population is greying at a rapid rate and massive amounts of radionuclides are washing into the sea off Fukushima 24/7
What is it that the BOJ doesn't see????
Posted in: BOJ says Japan's economy recovering
kurisupisuNov. 22, 2013 - 09:21AM JST
Fed tapering ?
No, the US would crash-hang for the crash if the dollar!
Posted in: Stocks jump 1.92% to new six-month high
kurisupisuNov. 22, 2013 - 09:14AM JST
Japan is devaluing the yen meanwhile there is another speculative bubble forming in real estate.
A risky investment?
Posted in: Premium Value Bank: Taking the hassle out of investing in real estate
kurisupisuNov. 22, 2013 - 09:10AM JST
If Japanese refused to pay their taxes en masse then things would soon change....
Posted in: We, the people
kurisupisuNov. 22, 2013 - 09:09AM JST
Nissan will soon be opening more factories there as it has been stated that the factories won't be in Japan....
Posted in: Nissan struggling to satisfy China growth
kurisupisuNov. 22, 2013 - 09:07AM JST
Every time I get my bags searched at customs (which is not often these days) I will cast my mind back to this story and ponder how drugs really enter Japan......
Posted in: Record Y7.2 bil cocaine haul washes ashore on Yokosuka beaches
kurisupisuNov. 22, 2013 - 09:03AM JST
“This law is absolutely unacceptable. We have a right to know everything,” said Akio Hirose, a 54-year-old transport worker. “After all, we are the voters.”
If only Mr Hirose were correct and it was the that the system really allowed the will of the people to influence our social fabric but it is not.....
He only has to look at the USA where rights and freedoms have eroded to the point of disappearance.
Abe seeks the same path-Japan has already adopted the 'war on terror' where fingerprinting foreign nationals has been in effect for 6 years without a single case of terrorism being brought before the Japanese courts!
Fingerprinting Japanese nationals will only be a matter of time along with body searches,x-rays,iris recognition and as much biometric data that can be captured,will be.
If the law is passed it will apply to all those in Japan. It has been said that only journalists and civil servants will be subject to this law but this is nonsense.
Since the nuclear disaster the current Japanese administration has sought to quash 'baseless rumors' yet have not had a draconian law to do so.Imagine a world where talking about cancer will be subjected to the the provisions of a law on 'national security' and 'official secrets'
In effect the state will own your life-it will be impossible to share private information with others as the state will sanction it!
The other side of this is the current economic situation.
The so called Abenomics is having the effect of making the cost of living higher without raising the standard of living.
The Japanese are becoming poorer.
How poor will they become?
Who knows but there will be dissatisfaction and rebellion-who knows what form that will take?
However, draconian laws are certainly one way of quelling dissent.
In a democracy the rights of the people are upheld.
In a totalitarian state they are not.
Where the state seeks to govern and repress the people by secreting and suppressing information then the future looks bleak.
Posted in: Thousands protest against tough new official secrets law
kurisupisuNov. 14, 2013 - 02:40PM JST
This is one lawyer that doesn't ppear so learned if he thinks that a girl can avoid rape 'by closing her legs'..........
Posted in: Anger in New Zealand at 'close your legs' rape defense
kurisupisuNov. 14, 2013 - 02:36PM JST
Putin is light years ahead of Obama - in fact, Obama seems like a first grader next to Putin.......
Posted in: Putin in Seoul pushes new 'Silk Road' via North Korea
kurisupisuNov. 14, 2013 - 02:32PM JST
All I have to say is .......Mr Yamamoto for Prime Minister!!!!!!!!!
Posted in: Lawmaker who gave letter to emperor receives death threat
kurisupisuNov. 14, 2013 - 01:23PM JST
Within a minute of my home there are at least 6 new builds in progress.
To say the least unusual!
Do the construction companies know something the general public does not?
What life will there be in the Japanese consumer after April 2014?
Posted in: Japan economic growth halves in July-Sept quarter
kurisupisuNov. 14, 2013 - 01:00PM JST
The politicians are giving 'what' back to the people?
Higher taxes and failing services mean very little goes back to the taxpayer except longer unpaid hours in the factory or office trying to survive........
kurisupisuNov. 14, 2013 - 12:52PM JST
Unfortunately, this news means very little for the Japanese as they are not taught to speak the most spoken world language.........
Posted in: Speaking two languages may delay dementia
kurisupisuNov. 12, 2013 - 01:00PM JST
When the cops themselves cycle on the pavement in Japan,do we really think that they are going to enforce the law?
Posted in: Considering the fact that cyclists can be charged if they cause accidents, it is necessary to increase opportunities for them to learn about traffic rules.
kurisupisuNov. 12, 2013 - 12:36PM JST
Wages won't be raised until those in China match Japan's.
By the time that happens the factories in China will be the most modern in the world and those in Japan the most ancient.......
Posted in: We are not yet in a situation where we can shift from cutting wages to raising them.
Dec. 08, 2013 - 11:22PM JST
Is Japan turning into China with all of these bribes going on???
Are you really that…
Posted in: Deutsche Bank employee in Tokyo arrested over wining and dining scandal
Dec. 08, 2013 - 11:20PM JST
I understand Abe and the LDP must put up a front against China and not to…
Posted in: Japan, Philippines discuss China's new air zone
Dec. 08, 2013 - 11:19PM JST
mgglifeDec. 08, 2013 - 09:43PM JST
What China is doing is just want to sustain the…
Posted in: China's parliament: Japan has no right to criticize air defense zone
Dec. 08, 2013 - 11:01PM JST
China : Free the Tibetan People from Chinese Oppression Now !
China's genocide against the Tibetan…
Dec. 08, 2013 - 10:54PM JST
Victoria (Canada's), Tokyo, NYC
Posted in: What are your three favorite cities in the world to visit for a holiday, and why?