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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
m6bobFeb. 20, 2014 - 03:35PM JST
Ha! All I can think of doing are x-rated, can't say it here...
Posted in: Japanese women describe things they’d most like to do if they were guys for a day
m6bobFeb. 18, 2014 - 06:28PM JST
Yamazaki pan for me the next time I'm in Japan. Well done!
Posted in: Yamazaki deliverymen hand out bread to snow-stranded motorists
m6bobFeb. 18, 2014 - 10:39AM JST
Sooner or later we are going to hear the survivors saying 'The boat was nowhere to be found when we surfaced'. The weather turning bad & murky water was just an excuse not to be where the boatman was supposed to be waiting.
Posted in: 5 Japanese divers found alive; 2 still missing off Bali
m6bobFeb. 06, 2014 - 06:24PM JST
I hope someone from some organization in Australia steps up to help 'the torpedo'. He still has a lot to contribute to Swimming Australia or maybe in some countries, in my humble opinion. It is all mind over obstacles and it can be done.
Posted in: Thorpe's plight shows how sport's highs can lead to lows
m6bobFeb. 01, 2014 - 10:49AM JST
There's a very simple solution to these young international celebrities. Japan refuses entries to those with criminal records and so does a lot of other countries. His home country can disallow departure or re-entries so effectively he cannot go on tours and his performance career is not worth the charges he has accumulated. Many says that at 19yrs he is 'still a kid' but in such cases, he should be charged as an adult and suffer the same punishments as adults. I suspect the culture of the country he is from 'closes one eye' to his actions and the police are not allowed to proceed beyond a certain unseen line. Highly paid lawyers wait on the sidelines if they do so.
Posted in: Bieber is latest child star to battle public fall
m6bobJan. 20, 2014 - 05:53PM JST
I can't wait to see China's reaction to this one. Will they invade the Senkaku Islands now or go to the UN to complain of Japan's racist attittude? Will there be a more 'racist' China Airlines advert to outdo Japan? Stay tune...
Posted in: ANA apologizes over racial stereotyping in new TV commercial
m6bobJan. 18, 2014 - 09:34AM JST
Good that Abe is attending the Sochi games. Too much of sucking up to the USA is like overdosing on drugs. Plus the China factor plays hard on his mind. Its better to have more friends than foes with China acting like a schoolyard bully.
Posted in: Abe to attend Sochi Olympics despite boycott calls
m6bobJan. 17, 2014 - 11:39PM JST
Tibet, Xinjiang, Tiananmaen, N.Korea, wow, can't wait for conducted tours to these places!
Posted in: China steps up appeal to West in Japan propaganda battle
m6bobJan. 13, 2014 - 06:24PM JST
China, the country whose own people put melamine in milk for profit, whose mothers allowed their children to shit and pee everywhere but the toilet in planes, shopping centres in HK, Singapore, China itself, the country with the greatest achievement of piracy of software, movies, fake eggs, thinks that possession of nuclear weapons allows it to do as it likes and people are expected to think it is Japan who are in the wrong. Everyday I read about Chinese ships going into waters off the Senkaku islands, and then they have the cheek to declare Japan is militaristic! I am not even Japanese, but just observing China's bullying ways make me hate the middle kingdom of the present so much. The present Chinese communist leadership have made the whole world hate the country. They are making the noble & proud Chinese people of the past turn in their graves. The punishment will be massive natural disasters or epidemic outbreak.
Posted in: Japan condemns China fishing curbs; vows to defend islands
m6bobJan. 01, 2014 - 10:40AM JST
Can't help but think many younger people are getting married on a whim, like buying a new wallet and disposing of them when it gets worn and then they go looking for a new wallet. And they promise to look after the new one 'better', keeping it stuffed with money, then they go and spend the money.
Posted in: Erika Sawajiri says divorce finalized after 3 1/2 years
m6bobDec. 22, 2013 - 09:36AM JST
What are the China Liaoning aircraft carrier, stealth aircraft & drone developments that are recently announced for?as China not increased their budget for arms purchase as reported all over the media? Are these not 'aggressive increases' in their own budget if they can criticize Japan's increase in their defense budget to counter them?
Jesus, some of these PR Chinese officials are really screwed up, I don't know to laugh or cry!
Posted in: China slams Japan defense spending plan
m6bobDec. 20, 2013 - 12:30AM JST
The FamilyMart conbini at Sunshine City Prince hotel is my fave stop for it's fantastic onigiri, premium sandwiches, premium fried chicken & mixed fruit yoghurt. It even has a machine for me to buy J league match tickets. The meat buns are terrific as well.
Posted in: Convenience stores becoming more and more a part of our lives
m6bobDec. 11, 2013 - 06:36PM JST
Questioning 4000 is being thorough and transparent. What would a 'police state' do? Imprison all of them without legal representation? Only less than 30 are now being charged in court after the questionings to ascertain whom the rioters were. Little India is a favorite hangout for these workers and many liquor shops sprang up. So on Sundays these workers gather & drink around here and it is no surprise many are tipsy or drunk. In fact the man who was knocked down by the bus was drunk and was asked to get of the bus. He then chased the bus and was run over the rear left wheel as the bus was turning.
Posted in: 4,000 foreign workers questioned after riot in Singapore
m6bobNov. 24, 2013 - 09:10AM JST
North Korea is a creation of Communist China, please do not forget this fact. Instead, China is using the belligerent NK's behavior as another 'get even' ploy against Japan. No one in Asia or the rest of the world is fooled by China's rhetoric, but she continues spouting such unhelpful nonsense. I guess it is for her own people to read about.
Posted in: China warns North Korea; blames Japan for tension
Apr. 19, 2014 - 02:05PM JST
To Wipeout - absence of evidence, is not necessarily evidence of absence. The research could be…
Posted in: In U.S., vaccine denial goes mainstream
Apr. 19, 2014 - 02:04PM JST
Wow, I knew about Jimmy Choo (designer) and Danny Choo (otaku). But I had no idea…
Posted in: Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoe line
Apr. 19, 2014 - 01:53PM JST
govt imposes inflation, tax hike and then downgrades economic outlook? amazing, in japan only !
Posted in: Gov't cuts economic view after sales tax hike
Apr. 19, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
The government said the economy was on track for a moderate recovery, in keeping with its…
Apr. 19, 2014 - 01:28PM JST
The world is laughing at Japan. No regard for international law. Japan will pay and China…
Posted in: Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt