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ogtobJul. 28, 2015 - 09:26AM JST
Anything to keep the people's mind of the tanking stock market as well as general corruption of the ruling class.
Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo
ogtobJul. 24, 2015 - 10:17PM JST
That explains why it's so frickin hot in the Japanese countryside.
Posted in: Scientists create low-methane rice
ogtobJul. 09, 2015 - 10:26PM JST
Seems like these non-Japanese protesters "appropriated" Japanese.
Posted in: Boston museum cancels 'Kimono Wednesdays' after racism protests
ogtobJun. 02, 2015 - 07:07PM JST
When my Japanese company loses client data we are required to inform the client. How about the Japanese government? Even the USA's IRS informed taxpayers affected by a recent data leak.
Posted in: Gov't tries to reassure public over pension data leak
ogtobJun. 02, 2015 - 08:27AM JST
Are they even going to bother to inform those whose info was leaked? I think Japan's revised privacy law requires it.
Posted in: Japan pension system hacked; 1.25 mil cases of personal data leaked
ogtobApr. 16, 2015 - 10:53PM JST
Sigh! Another example of childish foreigh policy supporting the view that nobody should trust Japanes politicians. Grow up!. Is this guy worthy of meeting the prime minister?! Pandering to special interest will only get you so far....
Posted in: Sankei journalist meets Abe after return from South Korea
ogtobApr. 03, 2015 - 08:04PM JST
They better catch this guy and give him more time than the guy who poked holes in food packages with a toothpick!
Posted in: Sulfuric acid thrown at two women in Gunma
ogtobMar. 09, 2015 - 07:43AM JST
Let me count the ways this could go wrong....
Posted in: Japan eyes MI6-style spy agency
ogtobOct. 07, 2014 - 12:53PM JST
Is it just me or is Nepotism and/or Political Family Dynsties reaching a postwar high? To be honest I don't know the history so well.
Posted in: Obuchi being touted as Japan's first female PM
ogtobSep. 05, 2014 - 08:58AM JST
Why do I suspect the Mosquitos aren't limited to Yoyogi?
ogtobSep. 03, 2014 - 10:42AM JST
You mean this guy?
The curse of Roppongi Hills strikes again.
Posted in: Arrest warrant issued for former GM of Grand Hyatt Tokyo over sexual assault
ogtobJun. 17, 2014 - 09:09AM JST
And that makes everything OK!? Typical example of false logic I see get used all the time. Education system here is good for math basic subject but there is no critical thinking.
Posted in: Hashimoto says allied soldiers raped women after D-Day
ogtobJan. 28, 2014 - 12:27PM JST
I think this must be lost in translation. Please explain how one can threaten with a knife when holding someone in a "full nelson"? If one googles an image of full nelson, it is clear that it take two hands. Where was he holding the knife, between his legs? Perhaps it should say "half nelson" or "headlock".
Posted in: University student attacked, robbed in Utsunomiya
ogtobJan. 02, 2014 - 11:20AM JST
I know several mothers who want to work but can't find Day Care.
If the government would stop wasting money on unnecessary construction projects with very low, or negative, return on capital and instead invest in things to like Day Care centers the country would be much better off. Such investments would create jobs and free up relatively more skilled people to re-enter the work force and add value and tax revenues to Japan's economy.
Once a Dam is built, it hardly employs anyone. It's just a gift to construction companies.
ogtobNov. 28, 2013 - 04:08PM JST
If the Fukushima rice tests at less than 100 becquerels per kilo it's as safe as any Japan produce you're buying in the store because that is the national safety standard limit to be allowed to sell rice and vegetables.
Posted in: Imperial palace receives Fukushima rice at emperor's request
ogtobNov. 23, 2013 - 10:07PM JST
I wonder what Mao would think of all the children of rich Politburo members running around Chinese cities. It's as if what he fought against came to be once again.
Posted in: China sets air defense zone over area containing disputed islands
ogtobNov. 23, 2013 - 09:44PM JST
Forget about Bo Xilai, pollution, and all the politicians getting rich; we'll make you hate Japanese for an Island that they've controlled for over 100 years.
ogtobOct. 24, 2013 - 12:44PM JST
Taj, Look at Google Maps again. Imeedeiately west and south of the Town office area is near where the landslide was, but further north, around the airport, is basically the flattest place on what is essentially a volcanic mountain sticking out of the ocean. I stand by my assessment as the north being the safest if you are weathering out the storm on the Island (and it actually turns out to be a bad storm).
The wannabe cameraman everywhere must be annoying for the locals and rescuers trying to do their job. In a news clip I saw over the weekend there appeared to be more cameramen than there were evacuees at the shelter.
Posted in: Dozens flee Izu Oshima ahead of new typhoon
ogtobOct. 24, 2013 - 10:58AM JST
Given how rough the ocean is at the moment, I think it would be safer just to evacuate to the north end of the Island where it's flat. It seems like a bit of an overreaction to leave unless you have a health condition that requires a constant power supply. Besides, I would want to be onsite to inspect my property after the warnings are called off.
ogtobOct. 17, 2013 - 09:16AM JST
I smell sour grapes.
Posted in: Architect says 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium too big
Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:31AM JST
500 paid stooges holding up identical signs compared to 120,000 on Sunday opposing..
Posted in: Support for Abe
Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:29AM JST
Lucky it was only a 5mm cut, and not a kidnapping. Thought there was a law…
Posted in: Woman attacks 8-year-old girl with scissors in supermarket parking lot
Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:28AM JST
Good stuff! Hopefully they can get a few wins this time!
Posted in: Japan thrash Uruguay 40-0 in Rugby World Cup warm-up
Before my wife and I had a kid, our dog was basically our baby. They are…
Posted in: What do you think of people who refer to their pets as their children?
Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:26AM JST
Saturday 500 Pro, and Sunday 120,000 anti. The people have spoken!
Posted in: 120,000 protest against security bills outside Diet