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paulinusaDec. 08, 2013 - 12:05PM JST
Whaling has always been about local jobs and nationalism, nothing much more than that..
Posted in: Japan's whaling ships leave for Antarctic hunt
paulinusaDec. 06, 2013 - 10:50AM JST
"Carney dismissed the notion that his linguistic formulation suggested Washington would accept a situation whereby Beijing did not formally rescind the zone—a move that would be seen as a loss of face—but did not actively enforce it"
That notion that it would be a way for China to not lose face IS probably correct, but Carney can't actually acknowledge it because the Chinese... would then lose face.
Posted in: U.S. stops short of asking China to rescind air zone
paulinusaDec. 06, 2013 - 09:52AM JST
Posted in: Democracy in action
paulinusaDec. 03, 2013 - 09:30AM JST
It's always difficult to say whether some buzzwords or catch phrases will have any longevity. But it's safe to assume most will fade with time.
Posted in: 'Jejeje,' 'omotenashi,' 'baigaeshi,' 'imadesho' voted top buzzwords for 2013
paulinusaDec. 01, 2013 - 12:57PM JST
"I'm still waiting for an American or European company to hire a Japanese person as their CEO."
Hide, Japanese corporations are in search of sales and expanding worldwide. American and European companies are for the most part not looking to Japan for more business.
Posted in: Japan's top drugmaker appoints first foreign boss
paulinusaDec. 01, 2013 - 12:44PM JST
Don't think this is photoshopped. I think the brightness of the "heart" in the darkness overwhelms the lighting and make her less easy to see.
Posted in: Bay light
paulinusaDec. 01, 2013 - 08:03AM JST
"...could negatively affect students’ perspective of the right historical events,..."
It's always important to not have a negative perspective about your country's history.
Posted in: S Korea orders changes to history textbooks
paulinusaNov. 28, 2013 - 09:43AM JST
"Surely PRC won't shoot a civilan airplane down?"
@AKBfan: It's safe to assume the Chinese would earn worldwide condemnation for doing such a thing. I have to think that they wouldn't ever take that risk.
Posted in: U.S. tells airlines to take precautions over East China Sea
paulinusaNov. 28, 2013 - 08:30AM JST
The Japanese government is pressuring domestic airlines to ignore reporting fight plans. An interesting situation. Do the airlines obey their government or does safety override all else?
paulinusaNov. 28, 2013 - 08:19AM JST
Sounds like he was either drunk and knew what he was doing or sober and knew what he was doing.
Posted in: Teacher arrested after entering girls' toilet at university at night
paulinusaNov. 28, 2013 - 08:12AM JST
"Cute, why does Japan start XMAS so early?"
It's not only in Japan, it's happening everywhere.
Posted in: Christmas kiss
paulinusaNov. 27, 2013 - 09:28AM JST
"On a lighter note - only the American military could come up with the buzz lightyear-ish “Coral Lightning Global Power Training Sortie."
And I'll bet the Chinese are working feverishly to dissect what it all means.
Posted in: China says it monitored U.S. B-52 air zone flights
paulinusaNov. 24, 2013 - 11:41AM JST
The US economy HAS improved despite the worst recession since the Great Depression and an opposition party obsessed with fighting the president. And too many Americans had/have health insurance that isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Posted in: Obama insists U.S. economy headed in right direction
paulinusaNov. 24, 2013 - 11:21AM JST
China's mouthpiece can't go wrong by blaming both North Korea AND Japan.
Posted in: China warns North Korea; blames Japan for tension
paulinusaNov. 23, 2013 - 11:31AM JST
Since I'm not familiar with this guy I can only go by what's in this article. And I have to say that it's all very confusing: Gay/Straight? Comedian? Wrestler? Model? Maybe you can be a little of everything in Japanese entertainment.
Posted in: Comedian Hard Gay tries professional modeling
paulinusaNov. 23, 2013 - 11:20AM JST
Japanese admiration and empathy is appreciated.
Posted in: Japanese fans fondly remember JFK 50 years later
paulinusaNov. 19, 2013 - 09:58AM JST
I believe there are upwards of 100 787's now in service (and flying everyday I assume), so when will every minor repair or glitch stop making headlines?
Posted in: ANA replaces 787 battery charger after fault warning
paulinusaNov. 19, 2013 - 09:38AM JST
I agree that Japan is a "safe" country to be appointed to but the idea that she was placed here to somehow counter Abe's politics is farfetched.
Posted in: Why Kennedy was appointed U.S. ambassador to Japan
paulinusaNov. 17, 2013 - 12:05PM JST
"As the first woman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Japan, Kennedy may also be a role model in a country that traditionally has restricted the role of women, said Toshihiro Nakayama, professor of international politics at Aoyama Gakuin University."
I will say this: Japanese women young and old will idolize her.
Posted in: New U.S. Ambassador Kennedy arrives in Japan
paulinusaNov. 15, 2013 - 10:52PM JST
"...gives us a hint of what Japan might look like when the 1 in 50 hafu babies grow up in 25 years."
Yes, overall attitudes will gradually change, but I have to think that wall of resistance created by many Japanese will always be difficult to overcome.
Posted in: 'Hafu' tells story of Japan’s mixed-race minority and changing attitudes in society
Dec. 09, 2013 - 12:42PM JST
Maybe it was arson...
Witnessese said they saw an elderly caucasion gentleman fleeing the scene.
Posted in: 1,000 chicken perish in fire at Kagoshima ranch
Put him in jail for murder for the rest of his life.
Posted in: 2-year-old boy found dead in car; father unconscious
Dec. 09, 2013 - 12:41PM JST
Ironic that Masako is the only one in the photo who's genuinely smiling. Hope that's a…
Posted in: Happy 50th birthday
Dec. 09, 2013 - 12:39PM JST
With TEPCO now secretly transporting the waste water to different areas all over Japan it will…
Posted in: Inmate of Fukushima prison near nuclear evacuation zone sues TEPCO for emotional distress
OssanAmericaDec. 09, 2013 - 05:22AM JST
Somehow, China believes that they can convince the world that…
Posted in: China's parliament: Japan has no right to criticize air defense zone