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marcelitoSep. 14, 2014 - 11:09PM JST
"But people living around the airport seemed to point most of the blame on Ukrainian forces who had been shelling Donetsk from just outside the city "
Somehow I think people who are being shelled have a better idea of who is firing at them than Western ministers posting on Twitter.
Posted in: Russia, Ukraine trade blame as fighting tests truce
marcelitoSep. 14, 2014 - 03:16PM JST
"Top items on the agenda are likely to be a bill giving the green light for operating casinos in Japan,"
Of course, because that's where the best chance of new source of "brown envelopes" for the politicians lies.
Shouldn't fixing the economy that's taking a hit after the sales tax, firing the mythical " third arrow" , working on reversing the population decline and the soon to implode nenkin system be somehow higher on the govt. priority list than casinos?
I mean really fixing those issues, not " discussing measures " at meetings.
Posted in: Next Diet session to be convened Sept 29
marcelitoSep. 13, 2014 - 04:32PM JST
So a a truce is negotiated and implemented between Russia and Ukraine and AFTER it goes into effect the West imposes new sanctions?
Seems like the West just can't help itself...or is it beacause the ceasefire deal was Putin,s initiative and not theirs so NATO wants it to fail?
Posted in: West imposes new Russia sanctions; Putin defiant
marcelitoSep. 12, 2014 - 12:08AM JST
For her age she looks amazing....
Haters, give it a rest...:)
Posted in: Seiko Matsuda hears no evil, speaks no evil, sees no evil in new Toyota ad
marcelitoSep. 11, 2014 - 02:42PM JST
Mazda deserves to do well with their range ...great skyactive technology and design.
Posted in: Jump in my car
marcelitoSep. 11, 2014 - 01:09PM JST
I agree with hatsoff.
This scum also deserves to be caught and given a good dose of his own medicine to teach him a lesson, to say it politely.
Posted in: Visually impaired school girl kicked from behind in Saitama
marcelitoSep. 11, 2014 - 12:10AM JST
Godspeed Sea Shepherd - may the donations to you double this year to stop this corrupted, waste of J taxpayer money, amakudari twits driven activity.
Posted in: Japan to resume Antarctic minke whale hunt despite ban
marcelitoSep. 10, 2014 - 05:49PM JST
Disillusioned - exactly.
Posted in: Australia hails success halting boatpeople
marcelitoSep. 06, 2014 - 12:15PM JST
Sorry Amari, but I call." utter" BS.
This is exactly the same PR strategy LDP employed before the first 3 % rise. They will spend a few.months pretending that they care about the little Taro and are " carefully.considering" and " deliberating" on.the decision before announcing that in.order to.keep.Japan,s growth.and fiscal.policy on track they will.raise the tax but fear not, they will.prepare " economy stimulus" measures to safeguard the economy against fyrther downturn.
In.short, they will.fleece the public more so they can keep giving more.pork to their amakudari cronies and their.companies in the name of " protecting the economy"...it's.the.same.old pork barelling theft LDP has practiced for.decades and unfortunately the J public is too passive to get really upset about it and will.vote these leeches in again at the.next.election. TIJ, so frustrating.
Posted in: Abe's stance on next tax hike 'utterly neutral,' says Amari
marcelitoSep. 05, 2014 - 11:50PM JST
And the punishment is....?
Posted in: 3 ex-execs of Mie rice wholesaler indicted for mislabeling rice
marcelitoSep. 05, 2014 - 11:38PM JST
The way Japanese system allows the elderly drivers to keep their license and drive without any proper practical tests is ridiculous and responsible for the number of accidents by the elderly that will just keep increasing. As long as they didn't have any accidents they can just go and have their license renewed at the local centre. Just crazy. The other day there was a traffic jam on a major road that had traffic flowing in two lanes in one direction ...the reason?... A kei car driven by an elderly female driver was driving in the opposite direction - she was going at snails pace against a fast flowing 2 lane traffic , instead of putting on the hazard lights and backing up to the point where she entered the road , she decided to keep going the wrong way for kilometres because she obviously didn't know what else to do.
Crazy....and people like that are allowed to renew licenses and keep driving.
Posted in: Driver held after car slams into 7-Eleven store, killing employee
marcelitoSep. 05, 2014 - 11:53AM JST
"The leaders gathered at a summit of the Western military alliance in Newport, Wales agreed to set up new funds to help Ukraine’s military effort and treat wounded soldiers in a five-month conflict in which more than 2,600 people have been killed"
Nice - setting up funds to support the fighting and treatment of Ukrainian soldiers , but how about some Western support for the hundreds of innocent civilians killed and wounded in the Ukranian army offensive? Oh right...they are civilians but on the wrong side of the conflict , so apparently they don't need support , huh...nice going NATO.
Posted in: NATO leaders accuse Russia, aid Ukraine
marcelitoSep. 05, 2014 - 11:43AM JST
Looks good. Like it.
Posted in: Mazda unveils all-new Roadster
marcelitoSep. 05, 2014 - 11:42AM JST
Ryoko is gorgeous as always. Love her.
Agree with Smith and yes, for once with Ossan also. Good to see a beautiful woman can unite us all :-).
Posted in: Ryoko Shinohara’s smoldering lingerie ad is a Triumph
marcelitoSep. 04, 2014 - 01:37PM JST
Do your scientific BS research in your own waters !
As usual a bunch of corrupt , amakudari connected, taxpayer money wasting oyajis make a decision that again tarnishes Japanese image on the world stage. This was a great opportunity for Japan to gain a lot of goodwill. Now it will be wasted just so a few hard core fossil politicians and cronies can have their way. Wish Japan spent the money they waste on this whaling farce on building up its " whale watching" industry the way say Australia did it. It is now a billion dollar business.
But TIJ so back to the past for the sake of oyaji pride...hopeless .
marcelitoSep. 03, 2014 - 12:32PM JST
"But a series of bruising battles over a consumption tax hike ....
Who keeps coming up with this BS line? There were no brusing battles over the tax, Abe and the LDP pushed it thorugh without any consideration for public opinion against it ( as usual ). There was no political battle about it at all...same will happen with the second rise to 10 %.
Posted in: Abe to reshuffle cabinet in bid to boost his agenda
marcelitoSep. 03, 2014 - 10:41AM JST
The fact is this whole Ukranian mess and downturn in the Russia / West relations appears to be due to the fact NATO / Western agencies could just not sit still and kept pushing its expansion ever more eastwards towards Russia`s borders. For Russia , Ukraine appears to be the line in the sand that the Western political/ military strategy had now crossed. Not hard to understand.
Posted in: Russia declares NATO a major threat
marcelitoSep. 02, 2014 - 11:50PM JST
“*We must face the reality that Russia… considers NATO an adversary,” he told reporters. “We cannot afford to be naive.”
Indeed , it does by the look of it. One could successfully argue that this is of NATO' s own doing though for continually pushing to expand east onto Russia' s doorstep. ....First Poland, Czech Republic etc..then Ukraine...guess Ukraine was Russia,s line in the sand and NATO crossed it.
Posted in: Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat
marcelitoSep. 02, 2014 - 11:32PM JST
As opposed to promoting someone who has the best skill set for the job.
That's why the J companies mostly end up with corporate drones at the top afraid to rock the boat and just wanting to keep everything " steady as she goes" until they can retire with a big package and another drone takes over.
Posted in: It's a custom among Japanese corporations to promote someone who knows the company well: people who have been with the company a long time and have transferred to different departments and places. Women tend to end up quitting before experiencing all that.
marcelitoSep. 01, 2014 - 03:00PM JST
Suuure...because if it doesnt , that will be the end of Japan..or so does the great leader Shinzo and his LDP group of merry men tell us.
Surely , they wouldnt be making it up.
t , that will be the end of Japan..or so does the great leader Shinzo and his LDP group of merry men tell us.
Surely , they wouldn
Posted in: Should Japan restart its nuclear reactors?
Sep. 15, 2014 - 10:45AM JST
Bengal tigers aren't herbivores.
Posted in: Japanese male porn stars rarer than Bengal tigers, actor says
Sep. 15, 2014 - 10:42AM JST
"Cultural"? What does it mean? Like halloween is "culture"? This is just a bunch of plastic…
Posted in: Crazy Kawaii
Sep. 15, 2014 - 10:34AM JST
Tsunamis are generated by earthquakes thus it would be reasonable to assume the cause of the…
Posted in: Late Fukushima manager flagged risks of big nuclear plants
Sep. 15, 2014 - 10:30AM JST
oh for the love of god- a man can do nothing if he is not excited-…
Posted in: Female bosses not averse to sexual harassment
Sep. 15, 2014 - 10:24AM JST
A few things. First China is going through a state of hubris thanks to its new…
Posted in: More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll