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noriyosan73May. 04, 2015 - 02:00PM JST
If the Japanese media would just not give China and South Korea publicity about the issue every time something needs to be negotiated, maybe they would just shut up. Japan is like koi, it surfaces with its mouth open every time they throw out the bait. STOP IT. If they want discuss trade, it is a single issue. If they want to discuss the islands dispute, it is a single.issue. Japan needs to follow the same philosophy with NK. Stop dragging the abducted Japanese into every discussion with NK. Those people will never be returned, and no threat from Japan will bring them home, especially since aid and money continues to be sent to NK to save the children from starving. Kim is a "little fatty" and it is not from fast foods.
Posted in: Are you tired of hearing calls from South Korea and China for Japan to address World War II issues with apologies?
noriyosan73May. 03, 2015 - 06:28AM JST
There used to be an ad on USA tv that said, "Better living through chemicals." A-loser-Rod. "Do your time, and you will be fine. Everyone should admire and worship him now? How many of the 660 were done on "chemicals?" Bonds is not done yet, but still gets his daily dose of worship meanwhile, Pete Rose can't get the commish's to give him the time of day.
Posted in: A-Rod ties Mays with 660th home run
noriyosan73May. 03, 2015 - 06:21AM JST
He isn't stupid. His father's train was almost hit, and would have been hit if they could get it to run on time. He didn't get his daily dose of worship, so watch out for some spectacular "fireworks." Any publicity, including bad publicity, is better than no publicity. BYW, did any NIK analyst lose his head by recommending that he not go on the trip? One heck of a way to know, "I told you so."
Posted in: Moscow visit was too risky for Kim Jong-Un: analysts
noriyosan73Apr. 30, 2015 - 11:19PM JST
There is only one enemy in "The War on Drugs." SELLERS. Capture, try immediately, execute. Jail are suppose to rehabilitate people. It is also a place where drug deals on the outside can safely be done. Does anyone really think that when cartel lord is arrested that drug shipments stop? There is always someone to take the position, but at least #1 is not serving time in prison. He/she is DEAD.
Posted in: Australia calls for regional fight against drug trade after executions
noriyosan73Apr. 26, 2015 - 11:52PM JST
The police need to concentrate on capturing SELLERS and ignoring users. The courts need to execute the sellers, and the drug problem will diminish. The USA just wastes billions of dollars building prisons from which drug sales are made every day.
Posted in: Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice
noriyosan73Apr. 26, 2015 - 05:11AM JST
Finally, the pros are out of the Olympics. Buy a ticket and support the bazillion dollar salaries they earn, but don't let them play in the Olympics. Why was this decision made? Simple, no chance of injuries for the bazillion dollar bench warmers. Now, if the decision could be made for basketball, the Olympics would make progress to returning to an amateur competition. Yes, the amateurs receive financial support, but they don't earn a bazillion dollars. They are also less likely to be drug users or criminals.
Posted in: MLB players unlikely to play in Olympics
noriyosan73Apr. 25, 2015 - 11:54AM JST
25osot - Planes already are 99% flown by instruments. Maybe the pilots' association doesn't want this secret to be known. If a pilot hasn't financially prepared for retirement after flying 777s, the he/she is incompetent and should retire. Bad decisions in personal life can result in bad decisions in the seat. The salaries are going to be paid, why not do the switch? Bossu - a co-pilot in a 777 is NOT a "young falcon" and probably has more training and flight hours than all the commenters here.
Posted in: Japan lifts pilot age limit to 67
noriyosan73Apr. 24, 2015 - 11:18PM JST
As everyone knows, pilots rarely really do anything other than monitor and take action in emergencies. Why not switch the 65 year old to the co-pilot seat and let the co-pilot be the pilot. It could be the best training and there is no cost increase for the airline.
noriyosan73Apr. 20, 2015 - 02:51AM JST
Apparently, the price and quantity of Japan rice is correct, otherwise, the price would go up and there would not be enough to feed the decreasing population. Supply and demand does work.
Posted in: Japan stands tough against rice imports in trade talks with U.S.
noriyosan73Apr. 19, 2015 - 01:24PM JST
Let's hope they all come to the conclusion that the USA is NOT the policeman of the world. It is also NOT the protector of all the world which includes Japan and South Korea. It is time for those countries to protect themselves and for the troops to come home.
Posted in: Republican hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
noriyosan73Apr. 18, 2015 - 12:43PM JST
If China can do this, Japan and USA can do it. Build an island and get the USA out of Okinawa. Maybe closer to either NK or China so that the Osprey can land. Right now it can only land on Japanese territory. Build it, and they (USA) will come..
Posted in: Report says China building airstrip on reclaimed island
noriyosan73Apr. 18, 2015 - 12:38PM JST
"in your dreams!" Check back at a later, warmer date.. Mr. Abe has already asked people to go to work earlier. He knows something the readers don't know.
Posted in: 9 power companies say they will be able to meet electricity demand this summer
noriyosan73Apr. 16, 2015 - 11:27PM JST
Nobody can see the bottom if the water is cloudy. One issue such as survival is more important than an old, illegal act.
Posted in: Should the abductee issue be part of the agenda for the six-nation talks on North Korea’s nuclear program?
noriyosan73Apr. 08, 2015 - 12:15PM JST
There already are term limits. It is called an ELECTION. What percentage of eligible voters vote? Of that percentage, how many voted for the same person as in the previous election? It is always the same story, "Those people are destroying the nation, blah, blah, blah. Fortunately, the person representing our area is excellent, and always has our interests in mind."
When Abe's or Obama's popularity rating goes down, try to find one person who will admit he/she voted for him. If a person doesn't vote, sit down, and be quiet.
Posted in: Are you in favor of term limits for elected politicians?
noriyosan73Apr. 06, 2015 - 02:17AM JST
Solution - Build an island. Directions are in Chinese. Edward Wong reports, China has been moving sand onto reefs and shoals to add several new islands to the Spratly archipelago, in what foreign officials say is a new effort to expand the Chinese footprint in the South China Sea." Military only, thank you.
Posted in: Suga urges Okinawan governor to back down in U.S. base dispute
noriyosan73Apr. 04, 2015 - 01:43PM JST
It is about time these countries pull their heads out of sand and start protecting themselves. Just because they buy USA arms is no reason for the USA to continue to protect them. Is there a lesson in this story for Japan and SK? YES! DYI.
Posted in: Saudi-led coalition airdrops arms to Yemeni forces
noriyosan73Apr. 01, 2015 - 11:00PM JST
The ideal situation would be for Japan and the USA to build an island as Japan did for Kansai Airport. Get the USA military completely off Okinawa so that the government can convert it to a Las Vegas style casino paradise.
Posted in: In view of the Okinawan government’s opposition to the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station from Futenma to Henoko, should the Japanese government stick to the 2006 agreement over the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan?
noriyosan73Mar. 22, 2015 - 03:27AM JST
Just order one copy of any USA foreign language published book. Look at how the vocabulary is presented, how much is presented and how it is continually refreshed. The Japanese English books present one conversation. "Hello, how are you today?" "Fine, and you?" Never all the possible options. Just one. In chapter X twenty articles of clothing are presented. In chapter Y four seasons and 12 weather conditions are presented. In chapter Y the question is "What clothes do you wear when it is cold?" Later in geography, "It is winter, what clothes do you wear in Hokkaido?" The Japanese government loves to keep education the same as grandfather had. Why is afraid to provide real professional growth by sending ONE teacher to California to see real foreign language teaching and to participate in a California Foreign Language Association conference?
Answer: Because what was good enough for grandfather is good enough for the child. How sad.
Posted in: 58.4% of high school seniors say they don't like studying English
noriyosan73Mar. 18, 2015 - 11:28PM JST
Any ALT from the USA knows that the books and materials that the Japanese government requires junior high schools to use are BORING. Of course, protecting the publishers is the number one priority so nothing will happen. The publishers in the USA have to compete to sell the textbooks to a school. What is the secret to the success of the foreign language programs in the USA? It is the presentation of the vocabulary, opportunities to practice in real life situations (not the dumb umbrella story) and the continual refreshing of the information. A giant step for teaching English in Japan would be for schools to send one English teacher from every prefecture to the California Foreign Language Teachers Association CFLTA meeting and the English as a Second Language meeting to see what quality materials are.Will it happen? NO, the "good ol' boy" system is more important than quality teaching.
noriyosan73Mar. 18, 2015 - 11:15PM JST
"Yes, everyone deserves to be miserable." It is an old joke. Marriage is just a contract that two people sign.
Posted in: Do you support same-sex marriages?
May. 07, 2015 - 09:36AM JST
Maybe the dude had something else to hide like a skeleton in his closet that he…
Posted in: Man jumps to death from 4th floor of Nagoya police station
May. 07, 2015 - 09:35AM JST
I still find them funny and somewhat relevant. They do make fun of current events, but…
Posted in: Fox renews 'The Simpsons' for 2 more seasons
May. 07, 2015 - 09:32AM JST
UKIP gets my vote!
Posted in: Britain in final hours of tight election campaign
The girl on the left can get in my ring any day of the week she…
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Sad for his death, but I have a few concerns about this whole story.
Posted in: 16-year-old motorbike rider killed after being rear-ended by car