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paulinusaApr. 16, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
"You will find that there is a big percentage of Japanese that support the consumption of whale meat."
Daniel: Define "support"
Posted in: A taste of whale
paulinusaApr. 16, 2014 - 08:38AM JST
Feeding time at the whale trough.
paulinusaApr. 16, 2014 - 08:36AM JST
Same old story. These guys found out they can't get away with the crooked stuff they practice routinely in other countries.
Posted in: U.S. indicts 3 in Bridgestone price-fixing case
paulinusaApr. 15, 2014 - 08:54PM JST
You just can't keep a determined scientist away from his science.
Posted in: Japanese whaling group says it intends to resume hunts
paulinusaApr. 13, 2014 - 11:53AM JST
More of the same. Republican infighting, pandering to the extreme right, sticking it to the poor and hysterical pronouncements about healthcare. Please continue on the path to oblivion.
Posted in: 'Obamacare' under attack as Republicans eye 2016
paulinusaApr. 11, 2014 - 09:12AM JST
Question : If Japan gets less tariffs and more access to US markets and US cars and agricultural products are so inferior, why doesn't Japan jump on an agreement?
Posted in: Japan, U.S. trade talks fail to close gap over TPP
paulinusaApr. 11, 2014 - 09:01AM JST
Far right wing conservatives have taken criticism of Pres. Obama to never seen before levels. Whatever he does when he meets the emperor will be met with disapproval or ridicule, guaranteed.
Posted in: U.S. President Barack Obama will meet Emperor Akihito in Tokyo on April 24. Last time Obama met the emperor in Japan, in 2009, he shook hands and bowed, which upset some members in the U.S. Congress and media. Do you see anything wrong with him bowing to the emperor?
paulinusaApr. 09, 2014 - 08:44AM JST
Always easy to criticize from your armchair (while praising your own good judgment)
Posted in: Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy
paulinusaApr. 08, 2014 - 07:37AM JST
“The very fact that those who put up the banner thought they would get away with it, shows how people here don’t understand what racial discrimination means,”
A concise and intelligent statement.
Posted in: 'Japanese Only' banner sparks intolerance debate
paulinusaApr. 08, 2014 - 07:24AM JST
I get the feeling Japan got the better deal. I'd be interested to hear from Australians on this. Was Abbott too anxious to reach an agreement?
Posted in: Australia, Japan agree on free trade deal
paulinusaApr. 02, 2014 - 08:46AM JST
I'm afraid of post surgery complications. A small percent suffer from side effects that can't be corrected. I'll keep waiting for it to be perfected where the problems are infinitesimally small.
Posted in: What do you think of lasik eye surgery?
paulinusaApr. 02, 2014 - 08:35AM JST
"Any move to bolster that support with more outright weapon supplies could irk China, which regularly accuses Abe of trying to remilitarise his country."
Japan isn't remilitarizing itself, it's militarizing the surrounding Asian countries, the same countries that China lectures to about the dangers of Japan.
Posted in: Japan lifts self-imposed ban on weapons exports
paulinusaMar. 31, 2014 - 07:57PM JST
"In its defense, Japan cited only two peer-reviewed scientific papers relating to its program from 2005 to the present..."
This speaks volumes about it being "science".
Posted in: World court rules Japan's Antarctic whaling not scientific
paulinusaMar. 31, 2014 - 10:41AM JST
While I won't whitewash or deny Japan's WW2 history, the Japanese government today has been too timid in responding to China's barrage of criticism. Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Japan should mention a few skeletons in China's WW2 closet.
Posted in: Japan berates China's Xi over Nanjing remarks in Berlin
paulinusaMar. 30, 2014 - 10:36AM JST
I've said this before : Whaling has only become about local jobs and nationalism.
Posted in: Biggest threat to Japan whaling: Declining appetites
paulinusaMar. 29, 2014 - 07:40AM JST
If the decision is based on real science Japan will lose.
Posted in: Top U.N. court to rule on legality of Japan's whale hunt on Monday
paulinusaMar. 27, 2014 - 11:45AM JST
"Only in Japan do over-the-hill Hollywood actors still rake in the cash."
Well, yes and no. Western actors pitch products in Japan they would avoid in their home countries such as "sin" products and trivial items (such as coffee from a can)
Posted in: Schwarzenegger, Willis team up for coffee commercial
paulinusaMar. 27, 2014 - 08:38AM JST
"And let's remember that the U.S. has and continues to use it in spades or insinuate it's eventual use to ensure they get the assets they want."
Which assets please?
Posted in: Obama demands West stand firm against Moscow's 'brute force'
paulinusaMar. 27, 2014 - 08:29AM JST
Drinking out of empty cans and not the slightest idea of what they're pitching.
paulinusaMar. 27, 2014 - 08:21AM JST
Heaven forbid she would make any friendly overtures. Have to think her demeanor was purely a political calculation for the domestic audience.
Posted in: Seoul unmoved as Japan hails bridge-building summit
Apr. 16, 2014 - 07:01PM JST
Had he parked the car in a more inconspicuous place, he could have enjoyed some quite…
Posted in: Man arrested after stolen car discovered abandoned on train tracks in Chiba
Apr. 16, 2014 - 06:59PM JST
From your comments, it seems you are a company boss. I am sure others will also…
Posted in: Teacher criticized for attending son’s entrance ceremony instead of her own school’s
Apr. 16, 2014 - 06:54PM JST
" a group of mothers came to watch their children’s classes, but instead of paying…
Posted in: The unbelievable demands and complaints made by parents in Japan
Apr. 16, 2014 - 06:43PM JST
Teachers should teach students to respect their jobs and fulfill their responsibilities, which is the most…
Apr. 16, 2014 - 06:41PM JST
@strangerland "just like employees cannot throw away parts of their job when they feel like it".…