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noriyosan73Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:41AM JST
Too many people from all countries (except NK, et al) think their respective constitution travel with them. Show the passport and show the copy of the constitution is not how it works as evidenced by all the various kinds of weapons airport security personnel confiscate daily at airports around the world.
Posted in: Canada to U.S. tourists: Please leave your guns at home
noriyosan73Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:09AM JST
Women were arrested for exposing too much skin, now they can be arrested for not exposing enough skin. If the women of all religious groups or the non religious in France really believed in freedom, they would choose a day, say July 14th, and wear burkinis to the the beach in Nice. Ionesco's *Rhinoceros * has never been more true. It may have been about Nazis, but look at what people are trying to do to people who just want to play with their children in the water AND observe their freedom. Hang in Jean.
Posted in: Burkini bans cause ripples in France, consternation abroad
noriyosan73Aug. 16, 2016 - 01:55PM JST
NK's "leaders" will see this as weakness on SK's part and another opportunity to keep their social level. Just say, "Thank you for comment, it will be taken under consideration." President Obama is always telling what he will and will not do. Why?
Posted in: S Korea's Park urges North to abandon nuclear weapons
noriyosan73Aug. 16, 2016 - 01:51PM JST
Osaka still has useless rowing facilities, etc. If the old facilities cannot be used without a minimum cost for improvements (25%?), don't bid for the Olympics or Expos.
Posted in: Do you think mega-sports events such as the Olympics are good for the host city’s economy and infrastructure in the long run?
noriyosan73Aug. 14, 2016 - 12:57PM JST
Don't go there - China, NK, or any other country on the list. The rights guaranteed under Japan's or the USA's constitutions do not go with the traveler. Ignore the warning means travel promising to not ask the government for help.
Posted in: Japan warns citizens in China to be wary as tensions rise
noriyosan73Aug. 12, 2016 - 09:42AM JST
TOO MUCH FREE TIME! Try going to work. Most people have to work extra time just to pay the bills.
Posted in: Pokemon Go fans brave heat
noriyosan73Aug. 10, 2016 - 08:45AM JST
Great idea after SFO to NRT trip. The traveler may be a little sleepy, just wake him/her for the quick picture.
Posted in: Chiba to offer free highway bus tours from Narita Airport to sightseeing spots
noriyosan73Aug. 09, 2016 - 08:39AM JST
Great Portuguese security! The rule for traveling in most countries is don't dress like a "peacock." Simple old clothes that the locals wear and no jewelry are fine.
Posted in: Portugal's education minister robbed at knifepoint at Rio Olympics
noriyosan73Aug. 09, 2016 - 08:34AM JST
On alert AGAIN. Should the last one have been destroyed in the air when it was determined that it was going to land in Japanese waters? Where is the "red line" on the beach?
Posted in: SDF on alert to destroy N Korean missiles
noriyosan73Aug. 05, 2016 - 10:00AM JST
Ceremony is extremely important. What about the NK missiles landing in Japanese waters? Either Japan will control the waters or NK will.
Posted in: On your toes
noriyosan73Aug. 05, 2016 - 09:54AM JST
Blah, blah, blah. It was very difficult to get through this article. The final point is SK, and to some part Japan, who sense a threat call the USA. In the USA election process today, many people see President Obama as weak. The USA taxpayer who supports the GOP candidate are tired of running to the defense at their costs. Arrogance may just be a reflection of frustration, tired of picking up the bill, and not understanding why dependent countries don't understand the frustration.
Posted in: America seen from abroad: Arrogant, nice, tech-savvy, free
noriyosan73Aug. 03, 2016 - 12:43PM JST
It is apparent that many writers on this subject have never taken a French or Spanish class in California. Vocabulary is introduced in the first chapter. "Hello, how are you? What's new? How's it going?" In the second chapter weather, third chapter clothes. In every chapter there are multiple responses. Japanese students learn "How are you? I am fine, and you? Never, not bad, so,so or other simple answers. When it comes to weather and clothing. "Wow, it is 40 C. today. How do you feel? What are you wearing?" All three vocabulary areas are reviewed and repeated. What do Japanese students learn? A story that says it is raining. The umbrella opens only when it rains. The king wants an umbrella. Nothing is related in content. "Teachers teach they way they were taught." It is a sad truth, and until publisher are forced to look at alternative formats, students will continue to not want to learn English after grade 5. Why is the government afraid to look at alternative ways of teaching English. The answer is the powerful have no idea what is an alternative and accept the traditional. By the way, "whilst" is never used because it is an indication of age and origin.
noriyosan73Aug. 02, 2016 - 11:27AM JST
If English is taught from books that were available in 2003-05 for junior high schools, the program is DOOMED. Ask any ALT from California who has a background in foreign language acquisition, and he/she will tell you that if English can't be used, it is worthless. One Japanese principal said that the junior high schools students can't use the three forms of Japanese. How can Japanese students be required to learn English? Japan needs to send 100 English teachers to California every break period to any high school to see how French, Spanish, Japanese, German or Russian are taught. The major discovery will be IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT PASSING A GRAMMAR TEST. The secret it to teach useful vocabulary that is repeated over and over again in the following chapters. ANY publisher in USA would be very happy to send FREE textbooks to Japanese foreign language (English, etc.) to review. They would be very happy to develop textbooks similar to the USA style. The result would be the end of cramming schools and proficiency in English.
noriyosan73Aug. 01, 2016 - 01:14PM JST
The point just made is absolutely correct. United's credit card advertises that the holder will have priority boarding. It works, but the problem is the line for these people exceeds the number in the other three lines. Those in groups 3 and 4 have to wait longer and the result is they have to search for space in the overheads. However, the real problem is that the airlines and the TSA really don't enforces or care about the baggage carry-on rules. TSA will let anyone with any number of carry-ons pass through security because it says it is an airline problem. The airlines let anyone have one carry-on, one bag strapped to it and one laptop bag come on the plane. If that person has priority boarding, anyone can see that why people because impatient. A solution that has not been mentioned is to set up a line at security that says "Two hands = two bags. No extras" Believe it or not, people, people will obey a TSA person if the person says "Go left" or Go right. Go left means TWO BAGS. What happens at the gate is an airline decision, but at least the two bag person doesn't have to wait in the security line behind the others.
Posted in: United Airlines working with TSA to enhance U.S. airport security experience
noriyosan73Jul. 31, 2016 - 10:36AM JST
Most of these posting are sweet music for one of the USA presidential candidates. Japan needs to pay its fair share for protection. Two choices - pay more or reduce costs.
Posted in: U.S. military prepares for biggest Okinawa land return since 1972
noriyosan73Jul. 30, 2016 - 11:26PM JST
How much toxic waste (oil, discarded materials) is hidden under the vegetation. Who will clean it up when it is found 5 years from now?
noriyosan73Jul. 30, 2016 - 10:33AM JST
Don't go to China. Don't go to NK. Don't go to Iran, et al.considered as dangerous and on the list sent out monthly by local consulates.(Sign up is available at the web site.) If you want to save people in one way or another, try saving your family's future, stay home. There are brave spies and there are old spies. There are no brave, old spies. The USA passport as well as the Japanese passport application needs a box to check: "I understand that by going to any country on any list that is considered dangerous to my country I forfeit my right to ask my government to assist, negotiate on my behalf, or make any attempt to rescue me."
Posted in: China detains Japanese man for endangering national security
noriyosan73Jul. 29, 2016 - 10:23AM JST
Suppliers must be executed. No supply, no use. Yes, some will still have the supply, but less will die because of their profit oriented business.
Posted in: Indonesia executes 4 foreign drug convicts despite protests
noriyosan73Jul. 29, 2016 - 10:16AM JST
NEVER STOPPED! However, the first visit of a guest from California was handled by the host family very well. The guest was introduced to the neighbors. Everything went well until one day the guest was walking south on a wide boulevard - two lanes in both directions, separated by by trees. A woman approached. She crossed the street and walked past two streets. She crossed the boulevard, walked past one street light, the cross back to the original side. What is the meaning?
The foreigners in Japan and every other country in the world need to learn one lesson when they travel outside of the USA. THE US CONSTITUTION DOES NOT TRAVEL WITH YOU. If you know your rights in Japan or another country, fine. Otherwise, remain calm and be prepared to show your papers. (It may be a good idea to keep the local consulate or embassy's address and phone number in the mobile phone.
Posted in: Getting stopped by police in Japan – how often does it happen (and why?)
noriyosan73Jul. 26, 2016 - 11:53PM JST
Why is it the IOC finds problems with 4 year old urine samples? Is there one test for use immediately after the event today and a different test 4 years later? Use the same test or a better test today to eliminate anyone who does not pass the test.
Posted in: Do you think Russia should have been banned from the Rio Olympics over allegations of state-sponsored doping?
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Aug. 26, 2016 - 07:08PM JST
because the IOC chief is in Putin's pocket
And you have proof of that?
Posted in: Putin calls ban on Russia's Paralympic team inhumane
Aug. 26, 2016 - 07:07PM JST
Belarus leader forces Hollywood's Seagal to eat his carrot
no innuendo there at all
Posted in: Belarus leader forces Hollywood's Seagal to eat his carrot
Aug. 26, 2016 - 07:06PM JST
great study on microseism, that might detect the moves of eartquakes , it might help as…
Posted in: Japanese scientists detect rare, deep-Earth tremor
Aug. 26, 2016 - 07:05PM JST
Tokyo water parks go on code red alert
Head to the bat cave...atomic batteries to power,…
Posted in: Tokyo water parks go on code red alert after pool attacks
The source of the problem is that government has it's fingers all over the system.
Posted in: Gov't to encourage pay raises for day care staff amid worker shortage
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