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omikMar. 23, 2013 - 05:37PM JST
If one looks at the history and frequency of Mt Fuji eruptions, it is about 300 years overdue. Given the subtle signs over the past 20 years or so and other natural events occurring worldwide, it should be something of concern.
Posted in: 3 prefectures to draw up evacuation plan for Mt Fuji eruption
omikJan. 08, 2013 - 08:36PM JST
I wonder if there is an investigation underway regarding the "extraction" of confessions from four innocent people. This should be a wake-up call to the public as well to the Japanese government. I hope this situation is not going to be ignored.
Posted in: Clue to anonymous hacker found in memory card attached to cat's collar
omikNov. 17, 2012 - 05:09PM JST
I have been in Japan for 29 years and for 29 years it has been the same old story. The pain and anguish that the parents and families of the abductees are going through is unimaginable. One has to wonder if the Japanese or US government would still be involved with meaningless and never ending talks with one “Japanese negotiator” after another if even one of the abductees were family of an elite politician or of royalty. It is a sad situation and extremely frustrating watching the same rhetoric year after year.
Posted in: Japan, N Korea agree to continue dialogue
omikOct. 14, 2012 - 10:59AM JST
As I stated in a different post last week: China -- smoke and mirrors; wait until the bottom falls out!
Posted in: China calls on U.S., Japan to fix their finances
omikOct. 11, 2012 - 06:00PM JST
gogogoOct. 11, 2012 - 10:53AM JST -- Hit the nail on the head!
Posted in: Fukada hopes air traffic controllers will watch her new drama
omikOct. 11, 2012 - 05:58PM JST
China -- smoke and mirrors. Wait until the bottom falls out....
Posted in: China loses by not attending IMF, World Bank meetings: Lagarde
omikSep. 29, 2012 - 01:33PM JST
"...or how wrong the egg, I will stand on the side of the egg..." that alone says a lot about Mr. Murakami.
If these islands are so important to the Chinese, the question must be asked why the Chinese did not raise concerns when the islands were returned to Japan by the US in 1972 along with Okinawa. One could interpret silence as concurrence or at least no issue.
The issue can be resolved by selecting five prominent historical scholars, one from five neutral countries, and have them research the issue and put forth a verdict on true ownership of the islands. Of course getting the two sides to agree on which countries and which scholars would be a comedy show in itself along with all the underhanded shenanigans to buy influence.
Posted in: Author Murakami wades into Japan-China island row
omikFeb. 10, 2012 - 09:23PM JST
It takes a study to figure this out.... Wow!!!
Posted in: Marijuana users twice as likely to cause car crash, studies show
omikJan. 30, 2011 - 04:28PM JST
Finally a country with the fortitude to take action and follow through.
Posted in: 5 Somalis brought to S Korea to be tried for piracy
omikJul. 28, 2010 - 07:26PM JST
“It’s important to make that kind of announcement,” Francois Gere said. “I think it’s made of the same stuff” as former U.S. President George W. Bush’s tough line on al-Qaida.
This says it all....
Posted in: France declares war against al-Qaida
omikJun. 06, 2010 - 05:04PM JST
Stabbings in the news almost everyday lately. Should outlaw knives in Japan. All food should be sold in hitokuchi portions thereby eliminating need for cutting.
Another tragic incident. This mother/child relationship can never be repaired.
Posted in: Woman arrested for stabbing 8-year-old son in Fukuoka
omikMay. 04, 2010 - 12:30PM JST
Inattention to driving IS relevant to this discussion.
I agree with sharky1...smoking and cell phone use should be equally illegal while driving.
Posted in: Trucker, trying to smoke, causes 5-vehicle pileup in Tokyo
omikMar. 15, 2010 - 08:02PM JST
"'Sikes is not seeking fame or fortune,' said Gomez."
If this guy isn't looking for money why does he have a mouth piece? Anyone really think that lawyer is his spokesman for free?
Posted in: Mystery over runaway Prius in Calif deepens
omikDec. 30, 2009 - 08:48AM JST
How much garbage can one stomach?
“As Secretary Napolitano has said, once the suspect attempted to take down Flight 253, after his attempt, it’s clear that passengers and crew, our homeland security systems, and our aviation security took all appropriate actions.”
The passengers and crew's actions have nothing to do with the "homeland security system." The only reason why the passengers and crew were able to do anything was because the explosive device failed. If it had not failed, there would be a lot of funerals in progress about now for the passengers,crew, and probably a few people on the ground at the time and place. Homeland security and related security systems all grossly failed and no amount of political rhetoric and whitewashing is going to allow any intelligent individual to believe otherwise.
Posted in: Obama: U.S. intel had info ahead of airliner attack
omikAug. 26, 2009 - 08:57PM JST
If this case was properly investigated, his cop buddies with whom he was drinking and allowed him to drive and the bartender (assuming he was drinking at an establishment) should also all be arrested.
Posted in: Drunk cop arrested after fleeing scene of car accident in Fukuoka
omikMay. 05, 2008 - 09:17AM JST
Torture. Disposed of evidence. Fabricated evidence. Dissenting judges. Denial of retrail, despite the exposure of the aforementioned....
now where were those "checks and balances"?
Posted in: Death row inmate becomes cause celebre
May. 19, 2013 - 02:26PM JST
The A380's problem is not something I would call non-critical. If part of the wing skin…
Posted in: ANA reports different problem on modified Dreamliner
May. 19, 2013 - 02:23PM JST
The fat lady is singing.......
They brought it on themselves with their racist arrogant attitudes. Japan…
Posted in: Japan's electronics giants still bleeding
May. 19, 2013 - 02:21PM JST
I was in an unfortunate situation eye-witnessing a female accused another person who rushed out the…
Posted in: Guilty and never proven innocent – every male train rider's nightmare in Japan
May. 19, 2013 - 02:20PM JST
A horrible way to die, according to Fadamor's account above. RIP.
So they do not suspect…
Posted in: Six bodies found after fire on ship in Japan
May. 19, 2013 - 02:17PM JST
Build, move, cure and power - and massive tax avoidance lol.
Posted in: GE - Build, move, cure and power