Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday.
NEW USER REGISTRATION
Letters and numbers only; 5 to 50 characters. This cannot be changed later.
You will be sent an email to activate your account before you can log in.
Yes, I would like to receive news alerts from JapanToday
rowiko68Oct. 22, 2013 - 01:05PM JST
"Japan plans to review its self-imposed
ban on weapons exports as it seeks to
play a more active role in maintaining
Anyone else see the irony in this?
Posted in: Japan eyes review of arms export ban
rowiko68Oct. 21, 2013 - 07:31AM JST
'Knowing that time was of the essence,
police rushed to the scene.'
Not sure whether the writer is being sarcastic or not, but surely the police have more serious crimes to solve than someone stealing a neighbour's electricity?
Posted in: Man arrested after rice cooker found plugged into neighbor’s home
rowiko68Oct. 21, 2013 - 07:19AM JST
I have lived here for 17 years, and I can't remember ever having seen so many typhoons at any one time. Hell, they're practically queuing up to bear down on Japan! I certainly wouldn't consider this normal, but then what is 'normal' these days anyway...
Posted in: Torrential rain hits Oshima; another typhoon on the way
rowiko68Oct. 17, 2013 - 05:44PM JST
“I’d feared issuing an evacuation advisory
in the middle of heavy rains in the dark
could lead to a secondary disaster"
I would have thought the idea of an evacuation advisory would be to issue it BEFOREHAND and not in the middle of a bloody typhoon!
Lives could have been saved here.
Posted in: Rescuers search mudslide for typhoon survivors; 35 still missing
rowiko68Oct. 15, 2013 - 07:16PM JST
So the strongest in 10 years, eh? The HR dept of my company sent out an e- mail to everyone saying 'Please come to work carefully tomorrow morning'. LOL
Posted in: Powerful typhoon pummels Kanto; heads toward Fukushima
rowiko68Oct. 15, 2013 - 11:39AM JST
Oh jolly good. As if we didn't have enough trouble back home already. Now we're waiting for a nuclear facility somewhere in Europe. Russia or Australia to blow up, because an unchecked vital part fails. This is getting better and better...
Posted in: 40% of Japanese nuclear export parts have not had safety checks
rowiko68Oct. 10, 2013 - 01:45PM JST
Whatever genius thought up this stupid idea must have more than a few screws loose. Jesus!
rowiko68Oct. 03, 2013 - 06:52PM JST
A foolish thing to do, but she certainly didn't deserve to pay for it with her life. Tragic.
Posted in: Teen girl dies while trying to climb into 2nd story of own home
rowiko68Sep. 27, 2013 - 01:41PM JST
@falseflagsteve: Makes me wonder what business you're in, where your income has risen by 25% in only 12 months thanks to Abenomics. Care to share that information? I'm sure those people on the poverty line that you advise to simply 'change the career or add a part-time job' would appreciate the info... Once we're all in a job with double-digit income growth, we will no longer have to worry about rising prices and taxes, will we?
Posted in: Consumer prices at 5-year high, boosting Abe's deflation fight
rowiko68Sep. 18, 2013 - 02:15PM JST
Only one word: DISGRACEFUL.
Posted in: Nearly 290,000 people still living in shelters 2 1/2 years after Tohoku disaster
rowiko68Sep. 12, 2013 - 06:16PM JST
And who will 'soften the blow' for the ordinary people???
Posted in: Abe to raise sales tax on schedule, media report
rowiko68Sep. 10, 2013 - 07:23PM JST
I guess we know now where Abe's priorities are: Gold, gold, gold... The initiative for the government to take charge in the Fukushima mess already seems forgotten, only 2 days after the Olympic vote. Wow, that was quick!
Posted in: Abe promises stand-out 2020 Olympics
rowiko68Sep. 10, 2013 - 07:16PM JST
I wondered when Abe on Saturday assured the IOC and the world that 'everything was under control', whether he knew something the rest of us didn't. Well, I guess not.
Posted in: TEPCO finds high radiation in Fukushima groundwater
rowiko68Sep. 10, 2013 - 06:55AM JST
I think China is hardly in a position to judge the success of the games based on how Japan deals with its past. Whether they want to congratulate Tokyo or not - who cares?
Posted in: China: 2020 Olympic success will depend on how Japan faces its history
rowiko68Sep. 05, 2013 - 12:02PM JST
Until a few months or even weeks ago, I was fairly positive that Tokyo would get the nod. I myself supported the bid, thinking it would benefit the country despite the high cost.
Now, however, I no longer thinks it's really safe, nor do I believe the country actually deserves the games until that whole mess is sorted out and the cover-ups and lies stop once and for all.
The grilling by the IOC confirms their grave concerns about this so- called 'issue', and I would expect that quite a few IOC members who may have been undecided until now will get swayed in favour of one of the other two contenders as a result of what is going on here.
But then, who could blame them?
Posted in: Fukushima question continues to dog Tokyo Olympic bid
rowiko68Aug. 29, 2013 - 11:54AM JST
Couldn't agree more, and good to hear that someone is talking some sense at last!
rowiko68Aug. 28, 2013 - 10:14PM JST
@ Disillusioned: No, definitely no improvement there - on the contrary. So certainly agree with you there!
Posted in: Japan formally raises Fukushima water leak to INES Level 3 incident
rowiko68Aug. 28, 2013 - 06:18PM JST
@ Disillusioned: I'm just as concerned as you are, but why does the YouTube clip say 'Fukushima out of control August 2013'?
Are you aware that both speakers mention that we're '160 days into this crisis'? This very much looks like a news report from 2 years ago!
rowiko68Aug. 27, 2013 - 06:39PM JST
Sounds like he can hardly wait to start 'playing the war game'. Moron.
Sadly, war is not a game, and a war in Asia must be prevented at any cost! And I wish the war of words would stop. Who knows where that might lead.
Posted in: Japan could be 'main player' if Asia conflicts break out: defense minister
rowiko68Aug. 26, 2013 - 06:55AM JST
Poppler, I agree. I don't really understand the fuss. I think temperatures have been fairly average for Japan. But it's been more humid with lots of cloudy skies, I feel.
Posted in: Temperatures forecast to be higher than average for Sept-Nov
Dec. 08, 2013 - 06:51AM JST
so the mods are gonna just let you call someone a tosser? good for them, finally…
Posted in: Elderly people's manners increasingly deplorable
Dec. 08, 2013 - 06:47AM JST
This makes no sense. You want to lower the emissions of vehicles and K's do that…
Posted in: Proposal to triple taxes on K-cars raises concerns among rural drivers
Dec. 08, 2013 - 06:39AM JST
I think he was not interested in going back to Calif on his own. Free ride…
Posted in: N Korea deports elderly U.S. tourist
Dec. 08, 2013 - 06:14AM JST
But what is the daylight version like, any experiences?
On a clear day you can see…
Posted in: Tokyo Skytree welcomes 10 millionth visitor
Dec. 08, 2013 - 05:19AM JST
tokyo-starDec. 07, 2013 - 05:49PM JST
China will collapse internally and split into multiple states…
Posted in: U.S. urges China to set up hotline with Japan, S Korea