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noriyosan73Aug. 24, 2014 - 06:59AM JST
Excellent. If people will just not spend tourist yen in countries that are run by people like Putin, the citizens of those countries would begin to understand. Right now the citizens feel like they are the victims of the terrible foreign empires. They do not see the real culprits such as Putin. Also, if the people would not go to NK, Syria, Iraq as tourists or reporters, they would not lose their heads or be in forced hard labor camps begging for the USA government to rescue them. JUST STAY OUT. JUST SAY NO, I WILL NOT BUY A TICKET TO GO THERE. If the USA citizens knew how much the government spent to send Clinton or any other "celebrity" they would be outraged. But they are not, because the cost is never mentioned. Besides, who wants to go to Russian and take a shower in brown water? Ask anyone who went to Sochi.
Posted in: Russia, in sanctions retaliation, bars some Japanese citizens
noriyosan73Aug. 18, 2014 - 09:05AM JST
The oldest trick in the world! Instead of horse, it is a bear. "Beware the Russian bear in the west side of its yard."
Lech Walesa (2005). How and why does Russia have the resources to "save" a small minority when tragedies are occurring in Africa? The Ukraine needs to unload and inspect every box on every truck. Putin has one goal, and unless the EU (not the USA) stands up to him, the EU can expect to have him knocking at all the eastern borders to "protect" the Russian emigrants.
Posted in: Russian aid convoy waits near Ukraine
noriyosan73Aug. 18, 2014 - 08:53AM JST
It is hard to believe but readers and writers on this site suggested this solution several years ago. It worked in Kansai, and it left a beautiful park behind at the quarry for visitors to enjoy. Why is there objection to this plan? Is it a matter of land developers wanting a "piece of the pie" or a political pay-off? The objection needs to be investigated. Okinawa can benefit from this solution by turning the former property into a Las Vegas casino environment. Imagine all the people coming from Japan and the nearby Asian countries to spend money during Golden Week and Obon. Full employment, for the residents, and best of all, the drunk GI's can stay on the island base. Win-win for Japan.
Posted in: Gov't starts surveying seabed for Nago landfill work
noriyosan73Aug. 17, 2014 - 09:28AM JST
Too little, too late. The rioters are from other cities and are just there for FUN. It is a lot of fun to torment the police. They don't have job, they receive government assistance or they just steal to pay the bills. A year from now when the family tries to have a solemn remembrance ceremony, the rioters will not be there, they will be on to the next hot spot. Mr. Brown will not be remembered in a few year by the rioters. The worse part of this is certain black "leaders" in Congress have not been present, and when they do come, they will be there asking for a "donation" from the city.
Posted in: Missouri declares state of emergency, curfew after looting
noriyosan73Aug. 17, 2014 - 09:20AM JST
Helmets on cyclists can prevent this result!
Posted in: Bike with 3 riders crashes into minivan; 2 in coma
noriyosan73Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:28PM JST
Two points: 1. "I told you so." 2. This story broke on August 12 in the financials in the USA. Why did it take so long for the Japanese to see it?
Posted in: Japan's economy shrinks after sales tax hike
noriyosan73Aug. 15, 2014 - 09:07AM JST
To have a more realistic and honest view use a search engine to find a story on "Japan GDP growth collapses amid sales tax shock."
Posted in: Japan heads for third quarter rebound but pressure on BOJ, Abe may build
noriyosan73Aug. 11, 2014 - 07:46AM JST
If this statistic is true, then why are there classrooms with 40 students in them? Let's see some statistics about the national average number of students in the junior high classrooms. 25 students should be the maximum in any classroom in the nation. Also, has any study been done where WOMEN, working or not, have been asked why they do not have a second child? Most likely, the reason is the hospital and other medical costs from conception to delivery. 100% coverage of the medical costs for the first two children may make a difference.
Posted in: Lowest number of elementary and junior high school students ever as birthrate continue to decline
noriyosan73Aug. 10, 2014 - 07:26AM JST
Another good reason to charge every climber 2500 yen to climb the mountain. Climbers can't be trusted anymore to respect the mountain. It is the modern world. The money can be used to hire young people which will give them a feeling of respect for hard work.
Posted in: Graffiti discovered at four sites on Mt Fuji
noriyosan73Aug. 07, 2014 - 01:34AM JST
Always buy flight cancellation insurance. It is cheap, and takes care of health emergency and flight delays or cancellations. Any American over 65 must buy it-Medicare pays no bills outside of the USA. Too bad these people didn't have the opportunity to buy it. It is not available to them.
Posted in: Russian tourists stranded abroad as crisis deepens
noriyosan73Jul. 19, 2014 - 10:53PM JST
The area of Gaza is 360 square km and the area of Tokyo is 2188 square km. Gaza is either sand or buildings and streets. Nothing else, and it is overcrowded with almost 2 million people. There is no industry. There is absolutely no doubt that Gaza's military is completely supported by foreign countries through the tunnels and a political group that wants to destroy Israel. Why is it so difficult to determine which side fires the first shot when there is an agreed cease fire? Look at how fast the location of the missile that destroyed flight 17 was determined. The world needs to accept the fact that this conflict will never end.
Posted in: Do you support Israel’s action in Gaza?
noriyosan73Jul. 06, 2014 - 03:48AM JST
It is a game, and everyone knows it. It is cruel that the families must suffer, but this is a minor event for someone who not only kills an uncle, but incarcerates the uncle's family. What does the rotund boy Un want? USA dollars, not yen, but spendable hard currency, and unfortunately, the 'carrot" is working again.
Posted in: New N Korean probe seen as abductees' last chance
noriyosan73Jun. 17, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
Thank you "W" for getting the USA in a situation where in 950 AD the situation deteriorated. Thank you President Obama for saying that the USA needs to get out of the area. Thank you allies for sitting on your hands and wishing "W" was in charge again. "Deja vu, all over again." Japan can expect oil prices to rise, so it needs to protect the south flank.
Posted in: Obama considers special forces to help in Iraq
noriyosan73Jun. 11, 2014 - 07:53AM JST
"Extremely serious" should get the message to them. The USA needs to claim victory and bring everyone home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Cut the losses and leave. A terrible waste of lives and money, and nothing has changed for centuries.
Posted in: U.S. condemns militant takeover of Iraq's second biggest city
noriyosan73Jun. 05, 2014 - 11:49AM JST
It is SIMPLE. Nobody or no government can legislate morality. What a farce. It is a good investment is smuggled pornography. The price just went up, and there are plenty of consumers.
Posted in: Japan to ban possession of child porn, but manga, anime exempt
noriyosan73Jun. 03, 2014 - 01:17PM JST
If the teachers were assigned their classroom and were responsible for making it an interesting environment for learning, then perhaps bullying would decrease. Why? Experience shows that teachers move in and out of classrooms every hour in the junior high level. They run to the teachers' room to nap rather than being alert in their classrooms or supervising the hallways during preparation time. Vice principals and principals need to roam the halls during passing times and lunch times. If there is a problem with a student or students, the parents need to be called and the student is sent home. If the parent is not available, put the student in the office and tell the student to stay home until the parent comes to the school. Send a letter, e-mail, text, skymail or call to contact the parents. Don't let the inmates run the asylum.
Posted in: Symposium on school bullying held in Kobe
noriyosan73May. 31, 2014 - 10:13PM JST
In 1989 the student government at Red Bluff Union High School organized a petition to protest against China's action. It was signed by hundreds of students and faculty members and mailed to the consulate in San Francisco. This year the class will hold its 25th reunion. Congratulations, graduates. You made a small statement but an important free speech statement. Good luck in the future.
Posted in: Tiananmen activists gather in Japan to pressure Beijing
noriyosan73May. 30, 2014 - 02:34PM JST
Divide and conquer; a velvet revolution; a KGB master plan. Putin knows exactly what to do to rebuild the USSR. It is the Economic Cold War. A few deaths here and there are acceptable. It is part of the grand plan. What Europe does for the former USSR countries will determine how many Putinvilles will be established. St. Putinville, it sounds a little familiar?
Posted in: Ukraine rebels down helicopter, killing 14 troops
noriyosan73May. 30, 2014 - 02:30PM JST
The jury system is the best way to determine guilt or innocence. The problem is the lay jury sitting with the professionally trained judges. It should either be all lay people or all judges who make the decision. Does anyone know how much time the judges spend educating the new lay person about law? Mistakes are going to be made with any system, but this system is not a good choice.
Posted in: Do you think the jury system is the best method of determining guilt or innocence in criminal trials?
noriyosan73May. 29, 2014 - 11:59AM JST
More Ospreys! Show the military intelligence, so to speak. It is about time.
Posted in: 2nd U.S. Global Hawk drone deployed to Misawa base
Aug. 27, 2014 - 08:02PM JST
" ' ASIO believes there are about 60 or so Australians fighting with the two principal…
Posted in: 15 Australian fighters killed in Iraq, Syria: spy chief
Aug. 27, 2014 - 07:50PM JST
tmtmsnb: "The shift in Japan’s policy confirms the total success and maturity of baby tuna nursery…
Posted in: Japan to propose 50% cut in young tuna catch
Aug. 27, 2014 - 07:49PM JST
Baby Metal is hilarious.
Granted, a lot of their stuff doesn't really work musically, as it…
Posted in: Babymetal plot world domination with Lolita rock
Aug. 27, 2014 - 07:43PM JST
Frank: And before that it was the ballpoint pen replacing the quill and ink bottle.
Posted in: Survey shows longer periods of smartphone use can lead to lower school exam scores
Aug. 27, 2014 - 07:39PM JST
I hope he don't catch that Miranda Kerr Japanese commercial when she hugs that singer from…
Posted in: Full bloom