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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.
Posted in: Japan's population falls by record 244,000 in 2013
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
ogtobOct. 03, 2013 - 06:58PM JST
Perhaps the key was the thing she forgot.
Posted in: Teen girl dies while trying to climb into 2nd story of own home
ogtobJun. 05, 2013 - 10:12PM JST
Why haven't you reported this?
Posted in: TEPCO admits radioactive cesium in water flowing into Fukushima plant
ogtobJun. 05, 2013 - 05:30PM JST
Well if he achieves annual growth of 3% then raising th income should follow by default.
45,000 * 1.34 = 60,300.
I should be noted that with inflation targeted at 2%, he is only talking about real growth of 1%, (3%-2%).
Posted in: Abe outlines reform strategy; pledges to raise incomes by 3%
ogtobMar. 06, 2013 - 09:32PM JST
I challenge the assumption given in this article that new high school graduates make double of JPY 150,000 per month.
Posted in: Sumo wrestlers grapple with tradition
ogtobFeb. 15, 2013 - 10:37AM JST
Basroil, I wonder what your position is on liberalization of the energy market. For example separating power generation from power transmission and opening up power generation to more competition.
Also how do you explain the "safetry theater" of the Japan nuclear industry that has resulted in an output vs. capacity ratio that is less than half of other countries such as, for example, the USA.
Posted in: Tohoku Electric seeks gov't OK to hike power rates
ogtobFeb. 14, 2013 - 05:12PM JST
Anyone else thinking "bath salts"? I beleive they sell all those "herbs" in Guam.
Posted in: 3rd victim dies after Guam rampage; suspect held on $2 mil bail
ogtobJan. 31, 2013 - 03:03PM JST
Two words: slippery slope.
Posted in: Abe says he intends to change constitution
ogtobJan. 29, 2013 - 05:00PM JST
Why is the location of the school off topic? My first reaction was, "what kind of douche would do something to children whose quality of life already extremely negatively affected by the meltdowns of the nearby reactors?"
Posted in: 16-year-old arrested for injuring 6 students in school classroom in Fukushima
Dec. 23, 2014 - 02:34AM JST
I agree with others who say 80% crap, 20% entertaining. Same as TV elsewhere in the…
Posted in: Is Japanese TV really as bad as its reputation?
Dec. 23, 2014 - 01:50AM JST
It's just you
Posted in: Police arrest husband after wife's body found wrapped in garbage bag
Dec. 23, 2014 - 01:33AM JST
Sony headquarters itself, officials have refused all comment and referred questions about Sony Pictures to the…
Posted in: Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan
Dec. 23, 2014 - 01:19AM JST
I posted this in the other thread but, many school in Japan is dominated by teachers'…
Posted in: Abe vows to rewrite constitution, instill patriotism in schools
Dec. 23, 2014 - 01:13AM JST
Face it Republicans: you are the party of economic anarchy, fairly tales, torture,
and black people,…
Posted in: NYPD says cop killer told passers-by to watch