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m6bobAug. 20, 2014 - 11:03PM JST
@ Disillusioned: If they have been blatantly selling Fukushima rice in Niigata/Kanazawa packaging, there's no need to repackage them as Fukushima rice now. Do you eat fish fillet? Are you sure the fishes were not caught off Fukushima?
Posted in: Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports
m6bobAug. 20, 2014 - 09:47PM JST
My household buys and consume Koshihikari rice from Niigata and Kanazawa from the Isetan Supermarket in Singapore. For our next grocery run, I'll be involved so as to read for any Fukushima labeling on the 5kg bags. I don't trust these official pronouncements on safety because radiation accumulation from food consumption is not something you can cure. These officials both in Japan and Singapore have their own political reasons for declaring whether something is safe for consumption or not. If and when health problems happen later, they can always say 'radiation detection technology at the time did not warn us of these health issues, sorry. We will now implement more stringent testing'.
m6bobAug. 19, 2014 - 06:22PM JST
This is an old way of taking pictures of oneself. Good to know such 'old' practices are alive and well. The tripod makers must be relieved!
On another note, could the 'selfie way' have been invented by some tourist who were afraid of using cameras-on-tripods placed away from themselves and had them snatched by opportunistic thieves/robbers who preyed on tourist?
Posted in: Selfie
m6bobAug. 12, 2014 - 08:07PM JST
So to further distract the attention of the young Internet-savy Chinese generation who might be up for an uprising against the CCP, there is now an additional issue to keep the Chinese youths hatred focused on Japan. I've lost count of the many issues brought to bear. Emperor Xi certainly have a long list of KPIs to meet!
Posted in: Chinese group appeals to emperor for return of 1,300-year-old artifact
m6bobAug. 11, 2014 - 08:51AM JST
Emperor Xi is redirecting the attention of the young and savy Internet-age Chinese away from the wrongs and omnipresence of the CCP to an external bogeyman. The CCP is fearful to be overthrown in its present form by the young and knowledgeable Chinese so Japan is the perfect bogeyman to turn the energy into hatred towards this former colonizer.
Posted in: Sino-Japanese War still stings China 120 years later
m6bobJul. 25, 2014 - 05:44PM JST
Her mother must have briefed the little girl and she has done great to cry out. The police should consider installing cameras along routes to the elementary schools if physical patrols cannot be increased.
Posted in: Man reportedly tries to get 9-year-old girl into his car in Chiba
m6bobJul. 18, 2014 - 11:40AM JST
Let us see how Putin get out of this one.
Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine
m6bobJun. 20, 2014 - 06:21AM JST
Disgusting behavior from LDP. They should be offering their sons to marry Shiomura instead?
Posted in: Tokyo assemblywoman heckled on why she isn't married or having children
m6bobMay. 30, 2014 - 10:52AM JST
China is doing these aggressive moves hoping for a fuse to be light via an accident to turn the heads of the hundreds of millions of young Chinese against Japan. The communist party knows they can start counting down their days when the creative, open-minded and smart young Chinese do a Tiananmen II spontaneously in time to come if there is no perceived external threat. The USA under Obama have smartly refrained from military responses like sending a carrier group to the Sea of Japan and are not taking the bait. So what can the communist leadership do to instill Han patriotism in the Chinese youths and distract them from their youthful pursuits of education, job, family, money & ultimately an uprising against the Chinese authorities? Yes, create an imagined external threat against Chinese sovereignty! The Philiipines & Vietnam are an additional insurance for other external threats in case Abe's Japan do not take the bait like the Americans. In all these Chinese shenanigans, Russia's Putin sees a great opportunity and is playing his poker game to get the world to believe President Xi is on his side. Both sides are in fact using each other for their own needs.
Posted in: China accuses Japan of dangerous flying in air zone
m6bobMay. 28, 2014 - 09:46AM JST
For sure if and when China invades these islands, the Chinese soldiers will not be offering bread and jam like the American soldiers. We have seen just this week how they surrounded and sank the Vietnamese fishing boat and then next day issued a warning to Vietnam to cease from all aggressiveness! And the 10 Vietnamese fishermen were rescued by their own fellow fishermen.
China's actions and behavior reminds one of a bull in a china shop, but this bull also farted and urinated whilst destroying the shop. The owner of the bull then accuses the shop owner of 'putting a shop in a wrong location'.
Posted in: Okinawans in outlying isles more afraid of Abe than China
m6bobMay. 22, 2014 - 10:23AM JST
Hey, when Red Bull's Vettel was winning race after race last few seasons, no one said a thing. So, let it be for Hamilton and Mercedes. During development of the new engine, every one had a fair shake. At least we don't get to see the Vettel 'finger' anymore.
Posted in: F1 needs new winner in Monaco to maintain suspense
m6bobMay. 12, 2014 - 08:17PM JST
Serrano is right about China.
Posted in: S Korea says North Korea 'must disappear soon'
m6bobMay. 11, 2014 - 10:39AM JST
Yes, very fat passengers should pay premium for 'fat' seats. I'm sick and tired of seating next to someone whose lard or fat overflow into mine. Plus these 'people' tend to sweat a lot more and are mostly North Americans. The stench!
Posted in: Should overweight people flying economy class be required to pay for an extra seat?
m6bobMay. 02, 2014 - 09:55AM JST
So who will investigate the allegation of corruption & worker deaths? FIFA investigating itself? What a laugh. An independent legal group should investigate this throughtly and if Qatar is found quilty, they should be banned forever and kicked out of FIFA...and oh, those guilty FIFA officials should also be banned.
Posted in: Japan sorry for Qatar World Cup 'misunderstanding'
m6bobApr. 08, 2014 - 10:02AM JST
As a visitor from South East Asia I have attended J league matches at Saitama Stadium and the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. I understand how some home fans will want to restrict others from the congested area behind the goal as that's where the die-hard home fans gather with their flags and banners. Perhaps the J league authority or the stadium people might want to designate this area with special tickets for home fans only. In England I know that strict segregation is followed for Premier League matches. Maybe this is already done, so the 'Japanese only' banner was a reaction to the over-crowdedness from some frustrated home fans. This episode reflects badly on the Urawa Red Diamond Football Club/stadium officials for not removing the banner the moment they came across it. The punishment will make them more alert next time.
Posted in: 'Japanese Only' banner sparks intolerance debate
m6bobMar. 23, 2014 - 05:41PM JST
Perhaps we have all been deceived by those Hollywood sci-fi movies about technology which is not as advanced as we thought or are too expensive to be put in an ordinary plane like the 777. It might be several more decades before it is possible, cost-wise, to have all commercial planes trackable 24/7 via present technologies bearing in mind their cost and complexities. As long as there are no accidents and planes get safely to their destinations daily, there is no push towards total trackability of planes. Someone in the multi-national search & locate teams said 'Eyes are the best way left for the final part of the search'. The Chinese have sent 2 huge Russian made aircraft with plenty of 'eyeballs through aircraft windows' search capability.
Posted in: What if the missing Malaysia plane is never found?
m6bobMar. 21, 2014 - 09:33AM JST
I have supported Urawa Reds and have been to their Saitama stadium to watch their games. It pains me, as a foreigner, that the club did nothing until the end of the match. Are these so-called fans and the club officials living in the 1970s? The Urawa keychain, towel and baseball cap I bought will be thrown away or burnt. Yokohama F Marinos for me now.
Posted in: 'Japanese only' banner turns spotlight on racism
m6bobFeb. 26, 2014 - 07:29PM JST
4th June 1989 should be commemorated too, 'Tiananmen Square massacre day' for those Chinese students who were killed.
Posted in: China mulls days to remember defeat of Japan, Nanjing Massacre
m6bobFeb. 25, 2014 - 06:31PM JST
Expect two or three more detainees in their political prison. Also, the Chinese will be blaming Japan for moving so many factories to China. They would not easily allow the Japanese to close down and move back to japan so the fault is obviously Japanese atrocities for going there in the first place. All these might sound funny but really, I expect that's how the Chinese will react to the smog.
Posted in: Chinese man becomes first to sue government over smog
m6bobFeb. 24, 2014 - 06:22PM JST
Being an Arsenal surely does not help his popularity. Manchester United fan outnumber other fans around the world. Since he took over from Larry King, I've never bothered to watch his shows & I've watched Larry King countless times.
Posted in: CNN to pull plug on Piers Morgan show
Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:38AM JST
As a young man who witnessed the National Guard occupying the streets of his town in…
Posted in: Missouri governor takes National Guard out of Ferguson
Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:26AM JST
Watanabe-san caused no end of trouble before he was arrested. His threats caused no end of…
Posted in: Man gets 4 1/2 years over threats to 'Kuroko's Basketball' manga author
Linux Mint Debian Edition, no rolling upgrades like Mint / Ubuntu.
Posted in: Microsoft to unveil new Windows software
Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:21AM JST
Yea.. Japan screwed US.. That's way all of the American car plants are in the Americas..…
Posted in: Japan considers building its own fighter jets
Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:16AM JST
Hopefully, somebody at Ebisu Station took out a camera-equipped cellphone and took video of the person…
Posted in: Train groper escapes along tracks at Ebisu station in Tokyo