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marcelitoSep. 03, 2015 - 09:14PM JST
It's not only Japan.
Friend has just returned from Europe and said the tourist spots were overrun with Chinese groups.
People in most countries will put holidays, shopping and sightseeing above government politics and rhetoric.
Posted in: Chinese tourists flock to Japan as military parade is held
marcelitoSep. 02, 2015 - 01:34AM JST
"of course foreign vistors to the Olympics will have to carry their passports, just as they did for the winter games at Nagano, and other large sporting events."
In that case better start building bigger Kobans because 2/3rds of Olympic visitors will have to be detained as majority of travellers will lock their passports in the hotel safe to avoid loosing them as soon as they check in.
Posted in: U.S. activist featured in dolphin hunt film 'The Cove' arrested
marcelitoAug. 30, 2015 - 09:24AM JST
Glad to see the students waking up.
Student led protests have toppled governments worldwide.
Obviously can't see that happening here yet but I hope their movement grows substantialy and influences the public as well as clip the arrogant, we,ll do whatever we like LDP,s wings a bit.
Posted in: Student group injects new exuberance into anti-war protests
marcelitoAug. 30, 2015 - 08:41AM JST
Rent a crowd or Abe,s brownshirts, which ones are they?
Posted in: Support for Abe
marcelitoAug. 29, 2015 - 01:29PM JST
"Abe is the first J-prime minister who has talked about empowering women ".
Unfortunately so far that's all he has done...just talk about it, oh yes and of course set some pie in the sky imaginary target of women in 30 % of leadership positions by 2020.
Naturally without any explanation of concrete steps to get there.
Posted in: Japan hosts women-focused conference
marcelitoAug. 27, 2015 - 03:54PM JST
" Left wing nuts with a license to practise law " - as opposed to right wing nuts with Internet access?
" Idiots without responsibility for national security " - Funny, the present national security arrangements seem to have worked just fine for the past 70 years, unless you have some top notch secret info that proves otherwise?
Posted in: Lawyers join opposition to controversial security bills
marcelitoAug. 26, 2015 - 03:29PM JST
Same old tired LDP stimulus pork ideas.
Posted in: Senior LDP official calls for fiscal spending amid stocks rout
marcelitoAug. 23, 2015 - 12:50PM JST
Btw, where are all the Japan apologists that keep telling Korea, China etc. to move on when it comes to comfort women or any other J-wrongdoing in WW2 , because it was you know 70 years ago, the current govt. is not responsible etc.....
Shoe, other foot...no like?
Posted in: Japan protests Russian PM's visit to disputed Kuril islands
marcelitoAug. 23, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
Aso is funny.
" Japan has not intervened in currency markets for over 3 years".
No need for that with the current Kuroda lapdog BOJ expanding monetary base and devaluing yen through " domestic tools for domestic objectives "as you say. Obviously.
Posted in: Aso warns China on currency moves
marcelitoAug. 23, 2015 - 09:08AM JST
I,m sure the " swift rebuke by Japan " will be very effective, Putin and Medvedev are undoubtedly " shaking in their boots "right now as they anticipate Japan,s response.
marcelitoAug. 23, 2015 - 08:53AM JST
Agree with the above comments.
So the govt. wants to reduce expenses?
Start with the multitude of perks politicians and their staff get...oh, but that of course is " untouchable " category, wouldn't want to cause any " confusion " now, would we.
Posted in: Gov't eyes cheaper gifts for centenarians as numbers soar
marcelitoAug. 18, 2015 - 07:06PM JST
I can not begin to imagine the parents grief.
In certain cases " an eye for an eye" appeals more than in others. Certainly the f@£|&**s who did this would deserve the same.
Posted in: Body identified as 13-year-old girl; male classmate missing
marcelitoAug. 13, 2015 - 06:39PM JST
Move on Asia just we have done "
I,m looking forward to you saying the same thing in the next couple of months when Japan whines again to Putin about Russia not wanting to return some" Japanese islands" territory.
You know, as they do year after year.
Posted in: Ghosts of WW2 haunt East Asia as Abe prepares statement
marcelitoAug. 13, 2015 - 08:48AM JST
"What % were forced and what % were volunteers ".
Should make absolutely no difference -whether 100% were forced or 10%...the ones that were deserve an honest ,no BS apology for as long as they are around.
You can be sure Abe will not deliver it.
His statement of remorse will be "qualified" and "put into historical context ".
Posted in: Women forced into prostitution in WW2 hope for apology from Japan
marcelitoAug. 12, 2015 - 09:27AM JST
usajapan - as cleo just pointed out, as long as we live here and pay our taxes that are then used for this corrupt N- fiasco, it most certainly does concern us. And since we are not allowed to vote ( despite living , working, raising families/ paying taxes here) most of us express our opinions on current / political issues on forums such as this one.
" you never hear Japanese people complain about how messed up usa is "
LOL...are you serious or just new to this forum?
Posted in: Japan committed to nuclear power despite Fukushima disaster
marcelitoAug. 12, 2015 - 09:16AM JST
Amari criticizes US inaction.
ROFL...too funny, this is like a bizzaro world ,Japan criticizing anyone for "inaction".
Look no further than Abe,s sliding public support numbers due to his railroading the security bills and restarting N-reactors for the sudden eagerness to clinch some kind of ( any kind of ) a TPP deal so he can try to shift public,s attention onto the elusive benefits of Abenomics. You know , the non existent 3rd arrow and stuff that no one in govt. brings up anymore these days.
Posted in: Japan anxious at lull in TPP talks; Amari criticizes U.S. inaction
marcelitoAug. 12, 2015 - 09:07AM JST
"Nuclear power is “indispensable,” industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa said Tuesday,"
I really wish Japanese public woke en large woke up from their political apathy and realized that on the other hand politicians like Yoichi Miyazawa and his arroggant LDP colleagues who completely ignore public opinion at will ARE dispensable. Vote the corrupt blue bloods out.
"“*Accidents are unpredictable; that’s why they happen. And certainly not all the necessary precautions for such accidents have been taken here,” Kan said as he stood shouting with protesters outside the gates of Sendai reactor.
Always had respect for Kan, one of the few politicians in Japan that was not born a princeling with a silver spoon but rose up through his own efforts and has not been afraid to take on the J-Inc. That`s why he didnt stand a chance after 3/11 that unfortunately happened on his watch.
Wish he could do Abe and come back for a second term as PM but of course the big business interests will never allow it.
"Meanwhile, the disposal and security of nuclear waste are issues yet to be resolved."*
Amazing how the restarts can happen with the waste issues unresolved - the only thing guaranteed is that Abe govt. and the N-village shoguns will kick the can down the road for someone else to resolve "in the future ".
marcelitoAug. 11, 2015 - 01:12PM JST
" A disaster like Daiichi will not occur "
I think everyone knows full well neither he or anyone else can guarantee that.
What if there is a " different disaster " eg. a Hollywood like scenario of a plane flown into it or a bunch of lunatics taking a reactor over either physically or in a cyberattack.
Then it will be " moushiwake gozaimasen ", nobody could have imagined this...blah blah " all over again.
Minimise potential risks and go full steam on alternatives.
But heck I forgot, the bottom line demands otherwise.
Posted in: Nuclear reactor switched on in Kyushu despite protests
marcelitoAug. 10, 2015 - 02:01PM JST
I,m sure they will issue an official apology , but the circumstances in this case would warrant a little cooperation instead of whinging I,d say.
Posted in: Britain, Gibraltar accuse Spain of entering British waters
marcelitoAug. 10, 2015 - 11:49AM JST
SO Spanish cops / customs are chasing a drug dealer speedboat that deliberately sped into the "British " waters and the Brits whine about that incursion being illegal and violating their waters? What do they want the Spaniards to stop and wait for a permission to enter whilst the chase in on? How about a little co operation and understanding in fighting crime instead of petty complains in this particular case.
Sep. 04, 2015 - 12:08AM JST
harvey pekarSEP. 03, 2015 - 05:18PM JST That's right, Japan. You too will soon have the…
Posted in: Shake Shack to open 1st Tokyo location in Meiji-Jingu Gaien this winter
Sep. 04, 2015 - 12:06AM JST
These ludicrous parades, shop window showcase displays of all the latest military hardware, just underline the…
Posted in: China marks 70th anniversary of victory over Japan
Sep. 04, 2015 - 12:02AM JST
Due to all these things I got fed up but at the same time it…
Sep. 03, 2015 - 11:59PM JST
street surveillance camera
Need more of those.
Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting 16-year-old girl in Utsunomiya
Sep. 03, 2015 - 11:54PM JST
Although Chinese people are well-known for being loud and rude (remember they needed lessons on how…