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noriyosan73Feb. 08, 2016 - 10:35AM JST
Japan won't sanction unless the USA gives its permission, then it will be meaningless. How much money is sent every day to NK from Japan? NK has Japan just where it wants it-afraid to implement sanctions that would stave children, yet wants to look so strong.
Posted in: Japan may tighten sanctions in wake of N Korean rocket launch
noriyosan73Feb. 07, 2016 - 02:23PM JST
Governments need revenue. Revenue comes from taxes on all fuels. Low fuel prices means low income for the governments. Result=no lower prices for tickets because the airport fees, TSA, etc will increase. There is no free lunch.
Posted in: Travelers' delight: Falling oil prices mean cheaper air fares
noriyosan73Feb. 07, 2016 - 02:17PM JST
NK's activity was the perfect way to stimulate the economy! A giant redistribution of wealth. Millions spend on deploying the military in case the rocket goes for Tokyo, then millions will be spent to stand down. What a farce. It isn't just the movement of military equipment and personnel. It is a matter of supplying the military in an area, etc. Does anyone believe all the personnel eat, sleep and relax on military property during "the crisis at hand?' Where did the rocket go? South of Okinawa. A lot of good the deployment did for the safety of people in Tokyo!
Posted in: N Korea fires rocket; no debris falls on Japan
noriyosan73Feb. 05, 2016 - 12:09PM JST
Remember-Japan must wait according to the Constitution until the rocket or missile, including the debris,is directly above the boundaries of the column of air around Japan as outlined on a map by the lines on the international map.
What does that really mean? Self Defense Forces can do nothing. Buy a construction grade, yellow hard hat!
Posted in: Seoul, Tokyo vow to shoot down any N Korean rocket debris
noriyosan73Feb. 05, 2016 - 10:45AM JST
Yes, change it. There are already western symbols in Japan for restrooms, police, fire, trains, etc. The tourist industry should be 100% behind this change. There will be 1000s of Buddhist visitors as well other religious and non-- religious visitors coming for the Olympics. Simplify the symbol so that the tourists will know where it is safe to go.
Posted in: New icon for Buddhist temples proposed
noriyosan73Feb. 04, 2016 - 02:02AM JST
Blah, blah, blah. Action speaks louder than words. China has no intentions of doing anything about NK, not until the fallout blows west to Beijing.
Posted in: China echoes concerns over North Korean rocket launch plans
noriyosan73Feb. 03, 2016 - 03:42PM JST
Does the stealth plane look like the Japanese model? If it does, then the NK model is as stealth as a whale. Then again, maybe the stealth whale exits!
Posted in: N Korea, planning rocket launch, getting better at stealth
noriyosan73Feb. 03, 2016 - 03:39PM JST
Everyone needs to consider being a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Shinto, Hindus, etc. etc. at the same time. Just take the kind and generous messages and forget the vengeful and superiority sentiments.
Posted in: Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque
noriyosan73Feb. 02, 2016 - 02:38PM JST
..and if the earthquake is not felt, but is massive on the other side of the Pacific?
WAKARIMASEN! What does this sentence mean?
noriyosan73Feb. 02, 2016 - 11:14AM JST
When announcements are made on the local loud speakers, consider the population in the area. Japanese, Portuguese and English would be a good start. Perhaps it is Japanese, Chinese and English in another area. The government has the population facts, and many times people are bi or tri lingual.
noriyosan73Feb. 01, 2016 - 12:40PM JST
Does the person with his/her finger on the button have to wait until it is in the column of air directly above Japan before he/she pushes it? After all, self defense means just that, only in Japan's territory. Kim is just jerking the world's chain, and he enjoys seeing the scramble. If there is a launch, it will be in darknesst. What a show!
Posted in: Ready for N Korean missile launch
noriyosan73Jan. 31, 2016 - 02:09PM JST
Go ahead, shoot it down! You said, he said, you said. More conflict will result in more discussion, and the truth will be revealed. Putin is willing to take the chance and push until he gets his way. Unfortunately, the populations loses 100%, and the leaders continue to remain in power.
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noriyosan73Jan. 31, 2016 - 02:03PM JST
This is a golden opportunity to send the Japanese English teachers to the west coast of the USA to really learn English, the west coast accent, and the culture. If every sister city from Spokane ( I.e. Nishinomiya"s sister city) to San Diego hosted ONE Japanese teacher, there would be unbelievable improvement in the Japanese students ability to communicate in English. Any junior high or high school teacher can visit one semester by just sending a letter to the principal of any school. Of course, this is not the Japanese way, but it is the USA way, so do it teachers! Send that letter today.
noriyosan73Jan. 29, 2016 - 03:31PM JST
What did "W" expect? "No Exit" is a title that is already taken, and it looks like “It's deja vu all over again”. Yogi, you are the best!
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noriyosan73Jan. 29, 2016 - 03:26PM JST
If it is so stealth, send it in the direction of NK and see if they can detect it and scrabble. If it is so stealth, Japan can simply deny its existence. There is remote control (drone) to fly it too. Where did the French test it? Against what country? France? Japan cannot get into the misinformation game and expect to be believed, especially when the constitution forbids offensive deployment. Also, if it can fool Japanese defenses, then all the yen spent on aerial defense, etc. is a waste of money. This story is totally unbelievable.
Posted in: Japan unveils 1st domestic-made stealth plane
noriyosan73Jan. 29, 2016 - 12:01PM JST
It is as "stealth" as an osprey. The good news is it won't fall out of the sky like an Osprey. Why does Japan need a stealth fighter when it can't do any offensive tactics outside of its air space?
noriyosan73Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:37AM JST
It is a good idea to move the Olympics to various countries. It is a bad idea to always think that new facilities need to be built. If a government wants to stimulate its economy by pumping money into the economy, try improving the existing facilities instead of completely destroying or abandoning previous Olympics facilities. Or?
Posted in: Do you think there should be permanent host cities for both the summer and winter Olympics?
noriyosan73Jan. 24, 2016 - 02:55PM JST
We are right BEHIND you g.i. Joe. "Old men make war, young men die in war." President Obama was elected to keep US boots out of foreign wars. He has done it. Yes, NATO needs to take on the battle, but not the USA with a few NATO troops. Apparently, there isn't enough money to replace the lead pipes that are providing poison in the water and killing children in Flint, Michigan, but there is enough money to pay for other "priorities."
Posted in: U.S. says it is prepared for military solution against Islamic State in Syria
noriyosan73Jan. 24, 2016 - 07:32AM JST
The above comment is 100% inaccurate. It is the religious belief that everyone needs to believe in the doctrine. IS is the violent form whereas the arrested person believes in the passive method of converting. Joo Won-Moon deserve whatever happens to him in NK, and his punishment will not prevent others from following him. However, he made the wrong decision to go to NK whereas in Syria people are unfortunately born there. By the way, anyone including the above is welcomed to visit NK, just don't expect to be "saved" by the free world.
Posted in: N Korea arrests U.S. student for 'hostile activities'
noriyosan73Jan. 23, 2016 - 12:19PM JST
It was foolish to think about going there, and insane to go there. Leave him there. Check the box on passport application as suggested above. Is it possible to calculate how much American taxpayers paid to send Clinton to do a photo op in NK. There are thousands of USA children that could have been fed all year with that money. Enjoy your vacation in at the hard labor hotel. It would also be helpful if all public media would just mention these fools ONCE, then move on to important stories. NK loves the publicity. "Bad publicity is better than no publicity."
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