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noriyosan73Mar. 01, 2015 - 08:13AM JST
In the restroom, bathroom or toilet area (whatever it is called) the message next to the electric hand blower dryer says, "Push for a message from the "leader." How many times can he be Chicken Little? Answer as many times he wants because the result of his "hot air" is no war. Yep, he won the battle and avoided war again. Hello media, stop giving him the publicity that the NK people can access on the limited internet service.
Posted in: N Korean leader tells army to prepare for war
noriyosan73Feb. 25, 2015 - 09:47AM JST
It is time for Japan to be independent of the USA taxpayer and do what is good for Japan. If the Japanese believe it is beneficial to Japan, then do it. It they think it is not, don't do it. Are the Japanese interested in China's opinion on the matter? NO! Make a decision, Japan, and do it.
Posted in: Should Japan join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact, which seems to be stuck over differences between Japan and the U.S.?
noriyosan73Feb. 24, 2015 - 01:04PM JST
Today, 2/23/15, USA, is the 70th anniversary. There is no hatred for the Japanese. The USA loves the cars and many other products from Japan. A message for China and Korea-GET OVER IT-THE WARS- AND MOVE ON TO THE FUTURE! Until China can invent a time machine to go back to the 1930s, it will have to learn to live with the history that so far cannot be changed.
Posted in: Crown prince warns of need to remember World War II 'correctly'
noriyosan73Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:59PM JST
LED-great idea, but not for all seasons. Full employment policy would put blue uniformed people changing the lights twice a year.Another reason to keep nuclear energy a preferred resource in the snow country.
Posted in: LED traffic lights too cool for snowy Aomori
noriyosan73Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:56PM JST
Putin will say and do anything to cover up his stalin-like philosophy. He will "string along" anyone or any country as long as he can postpone any intervention. Once a KGB, always a KGB. Japan needs to add on its own with sanctions rather than following the USA sanctions until he folds just to show him who really is in charge. Hello China, SK, et al. Are you in for freedom or for the money? Probably $$$ because it isn't in your backyard. SAD.
Posted in: Russia accuses U.S. of bringing chaos to Middle East
noriyosan73Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:30AM JST
A better solution would be to move the 65 year old to the co-pilot's seat, provide more training for the present co-pilots, bring in new co-pilot candidates, and negotiate a new pay scale. The airlines, pilots, co-pilots and future pilots win and the experienced pilot is still available in case of an emergency.
Posted in: Pilots' retirement age to be raised to 67 to cope with shortage
noriyosan73Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:26PM JST
What a waste of money. Nobody ever learned Algebra through his or her butt. More seat time means more boredom and resentment. If anything, schools should pay the teachers additional pay to provide enrichment on a voluntary basis. The first step is to make the textbooks interesting and challenging and to use on-line instruction for supplemental work. Textbook publication is a monopoly in Japan. A little competition and a look at the textbooks in the USA would be a good start. Secondly, eliminate the need for cramming schools by giving teachers the power to remove any students who hold the class hostage with their bad behavior. If the teachers do their job and the students learn their daily lessons from the teachers, the parents will not have to pay for additional instruction. The third point is the parents cannot be allowed to use the schools and cramming schools for supervision of their children. No teachers should have to work 7 days a week to supervise sports, etc. They need to raise and supervise their own children on the weekends and teachers need to supervise and raise their own children on the weekends. Teachers need to be assigned to classrooms and responsible for making the classroom more appealing. Presently, in most classrooms the only decorations are the sports awards hanging on the wall. Finally, listen to a few ALTs from the USA or other countries or send a few Japanese teachers to the USA expenses paid to visit schools.
Posted in: Kagoshima schools to resume Saturday classes once a month
noriyosan73Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:59PM JST
NO! Japan needs to spend its money to defend itself. The USA taxpayer would welcome the idea of removing just 50% of the useless military facilities in Japan. Okinawa is a perfect example. Put the casinos there.
Posted in: The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to enact new national security legislation to expand the range of activities that the SDF can engage in overseas. Would you support such a change?
noriyosan73Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:24AM JST
So this is how the French fight IS. Sell jets and let someone else do the fighting. The good point is the jets only need to fly to Libya and not to Syria. Finally the neighborhood is starting to realize that "one of the good 'ol boys" isn't such a reliable family member. Assad better get out of there soon.
Posted in: Egypt signs agreements to purchase advanced French warplanes
noriyosan73Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:12AM JST
Egypt bought French jets rather than US jets, but it flies US jets now. The neighborhood did the proverbial "head in the sand" (pun intended) when it came to the development of IS in various countries, including Assad's little kingdom. Go for it, Egypt, IS is next door and has Egypt as another target. It will be interesting to see what French jets can do and what the French will do to help Egypt. RIEN!
Posted in: Egyptian planes hit IS group in Libya after video of mass killing
noriyosan73Feb. 15, 2015 - 08:43AM JST
Thank you. The taxpayers in the USA can finally take Egypt off the giant sucking machine of wasted money. French Air Force is like Japanese Air Force. Lots of noise but no power and no intent to use the planes in air combat. It will be interesting, unfortunately, to see how long these French planes last in real air combat.
Posted in: Egypt ends U.S. arms monopoly with French jet fighter deal
noriyosan73Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:57AM JST
Let them go, but they (IS) won't let them go. Join the team in Syria, but do not expect to return. There is no quitting, and quitters only lose their heads. Why are so many people in the civilized world worried about preventing stupid people from committing suicide?
Posted in: 20,000 foreign fighters flock to Syria, Iraq
noriyosan73Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:52AM JST
Divide and conquer. A simple tactic by a wise KGB officer.
Posted in: Russian businesses woo Japan despite Ukraine sanctions
noriyosan73Feb. 11, 2015 - 12:26AM JST
Let him go to any country he wants. Once he is there, revoke his passport and NEVER let him return. The government cannot prevent stupidity.
Posted in: In view of what’s happening in Syria and Iraq, do you agree with the Japanese government’s decision to confiscate the passports of any private citizen who wants to go there?
noriyosan73Feb. 10, 2015 - 09:04AM JST
What is the real cost for taking his travel documents? Police surveillance in Japan 24 hours/day, police background checks for him and all his contacts, police reaction if he decides to take matters into his own hands, court time and warrants, ........
Let him go and don't worry about his safety, worry about the citizens' safety. Finally, the media cannot continue to provide an open platform for propaganda. The more drastic and revolting the actions IS takes, the more worry the country experiences.
Posted in: Gov't defends seizing journalist's passport over Syria travel plan
noriyosan73Feb. 09, 2015 - 12:19AM JST
The government should have let him go, then exiled him so that he could never return. Once again, a selfish journalist looking to get the story of the century thinks he can wear his country's constitution on his back and expect his country to save him when something goes wrong.
Posted in: Man's passport confiscated after he refuses to give up Syria travel plan
noriyosan73Feb. 08, 2015 - 08:42AM JST
It is about time. The USA is taxpayers are tired of being the "police of the world." Clean up your own neighborhood, the we can talk."
Posted in: Coalition planes bomb IS 'capital' in Syria
noriyosan73Feb. 08, 2015 - 08:40AM JST
Anyone who goes to any country that is considered part of an unfriendly group should have his or her passport revoked. Nobody should travel under the assumption that his or her country's constitution provisions applies in any other country. Go to Syria and get the "story of the century," but know that the Japanese government is not going to pay for the release.
The journalist who went to Syria and were decapitated were selfish people. The family members lost a loved one just for some 3 minute story on the news. The consulates in the USA already sent out warning to not travel to Syria and other countries. It is a personal decision to ignore the government's warning and a personal decision to suffer the consequences.
Posted in: Gov't to create international emergency SMS for Japanese nationals abroad
noriyosan73Jan. 25, 2015 - 01:05PM JST
Why is it taking so long for the public to know what the recorders say? They should be the exclusive property of the plane builder, not the owner of the plane.What happens if "mistake are made" and the data is lost? Sorry, "we didn't have the sophisticated equipment in a poor, little country." Time for an international treaty on the ownership.
Posted in: Indonesian search team to float AirAsia fuselage
noriyosan73Jan. 25, 2015 - 01:01PM JST
Fukushima children have the highest percentage of overweight children in the country. This is a ridiculous survey. In any city or town in Japan there is an increase in overweight children and adults. Fast foods, donut shops, prepared food down stairs in the department store, etc. as well as lazy parents who rather not cook because they buy into the value of cramming schools are just a few reasons why there is a problem. "Back when I was a kid" says grandfather, we had to participate in PE and sports. Now, it is an option because everyone graduates from 9th grade as long a he/she can show up for the closing ceremony.
Posted in: No. of overweight children in Fukushima on the rise
Mar. 02, 2015 - 09:59AM JST
I voted yes, However using taxpayer dollars to support the monarchy is something that needs to…
Posted in: Do you think there is a role for monarchies in this day and age?
Mar. 02, 2015 - 09:54AM JST
yep give me the option to refuse NHK broadcasts and ill do it, telling me i…
Posted in: Don’t want to pay your NHK TV license fee? Beat Takeshi agrees with you
Mar. 02, 2015 - 09:53AM JST
Poor Korea. No pride at all, content to play the eternal victim.
Posted in: Anti-Japan rally
Mar. 02, 2015 - 09:52AM JST
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported the North had fired two short-range missiles into the East…
Posted in: N Korea vows merciless strikes as U.S.-S Korea drills begin
Mar. 02, 2015 - 09:51AM JST
no, i refuse to let the mom off the hook so easily. she MUST have seen…
Posted in: 2 suspects reveal more details about Kawasaki boy's murder