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maitai62Mar. 04, 2013 - 11:37PM JST
Yeah right Mr. Fu (Ling Yu). Weapons used for defense not for aggression towards other countries.
Posted in: China defends massive growth in military spending
maitai62Feb. 25, 2013 - 05:50AM JST
Perhaps they should string a cable at neck level with signs warning of no smartphone use while walking/riding across problem corridors. People paying attention can duck under, but those not will get clothes lined and learn their lesson.
Posted in: Distracted smartphone 'addicts' at greater risk of mishaps
maitai62Feb. 21, 2013 - 11:04AM JST
Its about time Japan recognizes the importance of the child maintaining frequent and continuing contact with BOTH parents. The med/psych research shows it is best for the child's mental and emotional development/health. I hope domestic family court laws will follow too.
Posted in: Japan expected to ratify Hague Convention on child abduction
maitai62Jan. 10, 2013 - 11:04AM JST
If you squeeze it, you get lemonade? Hopefully, they work the bugs out.
Posted in: ANA cancels Dreamliner flight due to brake glitch
maitai62Dec. 18, 2012 - 09:41AM JST
Thank you for your service and sacrifice sir. Okagesamade...RIP...
Posted in: Sen Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88
maitai62Dec. 08, 2012 - 08:26PM JST
I thought he resembled King Jong Il.
Posted in: Viral rapper PSY apologizes for anti-U.S. protests years ago
maitai62Dec. 01, 2012 - 05:03PM JST
C'mon Keystones, release the picture!! Or else let 5-0 catch him.
Posted in: Housewife's killer may still be in area, police say
maitai62Dec. 01, 2012 - 04:59PM JST
Cool, feel good story. Good Hubby. Hey Nissan America! When you going to offer the same in the US?! Valentines is just around the corner!
Posted in: Japanese husband and Nissan go all out to give wife anniversary surprise of a lifetime
maitai62Nov. 16, 2012 - 09:26AM JST
I think Saturdays would be better spent doing extracurricular activities (arts and athletics) or family time. Parents can send their kids to enrichment and/or remedial academics on Saturdays at their discretion. I think more emphasis should be placed on educating well-rounded, mentally and physically healthy individuals. It may even help decrease the high suicide rate among Japanese students. Just my $.02
Posted in: Osaka to reintroduce Saturday classes for elementary schools
maitai62Oct. 30, 2012 - 06:39PM JST
BMW is the ultimate driving machine! (while it lasts). After the warranty is over, you need to trade it in or lease a new one. J-cars are more reliable, but no one can beat the fun to drive factor and utilility of a 4-5 passenger BMW sports sedan! (335 or M3)
Posted in: Japanese cars take top seven spots in latest Consumer Reports survey
maitai62Oct. 27, 2012 - 12:45PM JST
Great cause, Bravo! Firefighters worldwide rock!
Posted in: Okinawan firefighters strip for charity calendar
maitai62Oct. 27, 2012 - 12:40PM JST
During the same time period, has the birthrate increased, decreased or stayed the same?
Posted in: No. of abortions down nationwide, says health ministry
maitai62Sep. 15, 2012 - 09:38AM JST
I salute and thank these brave vets for their sacrifice and service. I had the pleasure of meeting some of these hero's (including Medal of Honor recipients) at a dedication ceremony/flight of a C-17 Globemaster jet that was named the "Spirit of Go For Broke" after their unit. We also displayed this jet at Yokota Air Base in the annual Japan-America Friendship Festival/Air Show. People waited 2-3 hours in the sweltering August heat to get a chance to sit in the cockpit. I was surprised very few Japanese know of the story of the 100th/442nd and their accomplishments.
Posted in: Medal for Japanese-American veterans to tour U.S.
maitai62Sep. 14, 2012 - 03:14PM JST
So what about Japan-Hawaii routes? Don' forget us!! Jal better look in the rear-view mirror and watch out for Hawaiian Air. They have direct service between HNL and Haneda, Osaka, Fukuoka and Sapporo(Nov 2012). Hawaiian Air's service is better than other American carriers. Their on-time performance is #1 in the US. (I am not a Hawaiian Air employee).
Posted in: JAL revamps in-flight products and services
maitai62Aug. 14, 2012 - 07:19PM JST
What a turn on! Brains and beauty are a rare combination. Wish I had more that looked like Shiho in my classes!
Posted in: 6 university cuties to face off at Miss Science beauty pageant
maitai62Aug. 04, 2012 - 09:45AM JST
"Also! What's wrong with the system?!? Japanese people do not like to adopt, but they won't allow foreigners to adopt japanese children... -_- so so sad..."
Whaaaat?! Is this true? Many adoptive parents here in the US (Hawaii) are adopting babies from China. I'm sure if babies from Japan were available, they would be readily adopted too.
Posted in: Body of newborn baby found in Kanagawa river
maitai62Aug. 02, 2012 - 01:24PM JST
@ Fighting Viking
Thanks for the info. What a shame...This has to change...
maitai62Aug. 02, 2012 - 12:28PM JST
Very sad indeed...I'm sure there are lot of prospective parents who can't have children who would adopt babies like these. Given the low birth rate in Japan, does government or non-profits have any adoption programs to help out mothers like this? If not, they should. RIP little one...
maitai62Jul. 29, 2012 - 09:59AM JST
Japanese can sleep a little easier at night knowing the mighty Raptor is there to deter aggression from potentially hostile neighbors. The US will be forward deploying and rotating Raptor squadrons to Japan regularly to maintain a presence. It is one shit hot jet, head and shoulders above anything that adversaries can put in the sky and is America's best!
Posted in: Under restrictions, U.S. F-22 fighters arrive in Japan
maitai62Jul. 28, 2012 - 06:56AM JST
Badge213s got it right about the real world. The Viper/Fighting Falcon still is a reliable, formidable Generation 4 fighter that was designed as a relatively low cost (compared to the air superiority fighter, F-15 Eagle) multi-role fighter. Earlier Block 15-25 versions cost about 20 M. Later Block 35-50/52 considerably more. The most advanced Block 60 with upgraded avionics and weapons system with conformal fuel tanks was sold to the UAE Air Force for a lot more.
If you have any doubts about the Viper's capabilities, check out the Thunderbirds next time they come to town.
Posted in: U.S. F-16s cleared to fly again after crash off Hokkaido
May. 26, 2013 - 04:10PM JST
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
May. 26, 2013 - 04:05PM JST
@avenger: probably "blended rice". Also convenience store and supermarket bentos, onigiri, etc. It's all good.
Posted in: Farmers resume planting rice near crippled Fukushima site
May. 26, 2013 - 04:04PM JST
The penultimate sentence "The farmers are using fertilizer containing potassium to help curb radioactive cesium absorption…
May. 26, 2013 - 04:00PM JST
it's well known in the industry that she gets plastic surgery periodically.
No doubt on that.…
Posted in: Fujiwara receives Nikkei Social Initiative Award
May. 26, 2013 - 03:49PM JST
14,000,000 Chinese followers??? Maybe Japan's porn stars have more chance of improving relationships between the two…
Posted in: Porn star Sora Aoi's calligraphy sparks art debate in China