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sf2kAug. 30, 2015 - 12:42PM JST
easy for gov't to send public servants in to "protest" while their own people are ignored. It's just so sad. Japanese need to really stand up for their country if they want to keep it. Article 9 is worth defending
Posted in: Support for Abe
sf2kAug. 29, 2015 - 11:56PM JST
Nice. We have a Yosakoi group in Toronto and they performed at a recent downtown festival event. Mostly Japanese but some Canadians get involved as well.
Posted in: Summer dance
sf2kAug. 29, 2015 - 11:50PM JST
This is good news. Chugging your money away isn't a plan. Have a nice beer in the summer on a patio with friend is great but you don't have to over do it. Socially the only downside is there's less manner to blow off steam or tell the truth to bosses and colleagues.
The upside is that maybe Japanese will start playing more sports? It might be why there are many more hikers now it seems, albeit that may be a mistaken correlation
Posted in: Studies show Japanese people drinking less than ever
sf2kAug. 29, 2015 - 02:58AM JST
While a surprisingly small group of 4 with the moral courage to stand up for themselves, it's enough to provide each other with support. If more people join in it would keep Abe's plans in the news. Nothing will stop him though, so it's a question of when these students get hauled off to hospital or if they can go that far. Good luck to them, it's their country and their future they want to protect. Maybe they can inspire other Japanese to realize this as well
Posted in: University students stage hunger strike over security bills
sf2kAug. 29, 2015 - 02:54AM JST
Once the project is underway, cost overruns are inevitable for something this size. But if Japan doesn't want an internationally designed stadium, then don't invite international companies, and don't award them the tender.
Posted in: Cabinet OKs revised 2020 Olympic stadium plans
sf2kAug. 29, 2015 - 12:44AM JST
Yet another wasted meeting. 1795 to go!
Posted in: Stadium powwow
sf2kAug. 26, 2015 - 07:42AM JST
Or what? What can the IOC do now?
Posted in: IOC wants Olympic stadium ready by January 2020
sf2kAug. 25, 2015 - 09:58PM JST
If Abe needs a translator if he lands there, it's no longer a part of Japan. Hasn't been for a long time now. Let it go.
Posted in: Abe hits out at Russian PM's visit to disputed islands
sf2kAug. 25, 2015 - 08:35AM JST
I thought the people there self identify more with Russia than Japan?
sf2kAug. 25, 2015 - 12:13AM JST
Sweet. If they can keep on track, the Yankees series later on will be epic
Posted in: Blue Jays cap sweep of Angels with 12-5 win
sf2kAug. 24, 2015 - 09:30AM JST
I'm a fan
Posted in: Folding fan emblem proposed for 2020 Olympics soars in popularity
sf2kAug. 22, 2015 - 03:29PM JST
Wow great action. We can forget the politics for a day and just appreciate the work done in a timely manner and the positive outcome.
If only he said "Spencer, smash" though....
Posted in: 3 Americans praised for subduing train gunman in France
sf2kAug. 22, 2015 - 03:20PM JST
For important business leaders, that's a pretty strong indictment of Abe's policies. I hope they can keep the pressure on but it looks like there is little to stop him.
Posted in: Businesses want Abe to focus on economy, not military bills
sf2kAug. 21, 2015 - 09:53AM JST
radioactively in food in low amounts bio-accumulates into larger amounts in higher organisms, particularly children, who are still developing. Thus, what public health measures are being taken by anyone? If zero, then SK has a legitimate concern. If something, then the WTO will rule in favour, but I doubt it.
as usual it will depend on where the cashola turns, not science, especially when science trumps cashola
Posted in: Japan to ask WTO for ruling on food dispute with S Korea
sf2kAug. 21, 2015 - 08:59AM JST
the rare result when engineers are not held back by a bureaucracy out of their depth, you get fast results.
Posted in: More than 7,000 electrified fences not installed properly: survey
sf2kAug. 21, 2015 - 08:56AM JST
what is going to be left of the regional fishing industry once the nuclear water waste is dumped into the ocean?
sf2kAug. 20, 2015 - 09:14PM JST
I wonder how each correlates to the increase in online abuse
Posted in: Facebook tops social pack in U.S., as Twitter lags: study
sf2kAug. 20, 2015 - 12:40PM JST
All this really means is that Japan doesn't have the leadership to get out of this mess by facing up to history and being able to move on. We learn this at a young age but unfortunately we are seeing what happens in Japan when you don't.
Once Japan can find itself through facing up to this issue I believe Japan will be stronger and more engaged in the world around it. A lot of its separation from the world comes from this separation from itself.
Posted in: 63% say Japan should stop apologizing over war: poll
sf2kAug. 20, 2015 - 10:55AM JST
1) Tell the truth and nothing but the truth. Internment camps, comfort women, Nanjing. All of it.
2) Never go to Yasukuni again as long as Class A B and C's are secretly placed there
3) Accept apologizing as an opportunity to distance yourself from a Nazi past and describe what Today's Japan is doing. Acknowledge that this is going to be required whenever needed. Accept that not apologizing looks like a defence of the past. Apologize until the victims feels you are being sincere and can show action behind the words.
4) Pass anti-discrimination and anti-hate laws resulting in a ban of the black vans plus Imperial paraphernalia
This takes work and it takes decades. Decades that Japan should have been doing but has instead been hiding. Don't hide anymore and you too can let history pass like Germany did. Not because they forgot but because they wanted to rid themselves of that past. They have deserved the results. Japan wants to just bow and call it a day.
It doesn't work that way. Not taking responsibility is not how to take responsibility. Waiting until everyone of that era is gone isn't going to work either.
sf2kAug. 20, 2015 - 10:43AM JST
they had months of backup supplies so the ISS is not in any danger
Posted in: Japan sends cargo rocket to International Space Station
Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:55PM JST
And an endless list of technological advances over the past several thousand years, in fields ranging…
Posted in: U.N. chief Ban defends China parade trip after Japanese concern
Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:46PM JST
That list doesn't really apply to me and hasn't made any difference in my life. What…
Posted in: Trump dumps insults on questioners; insists on control
Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:43PM JST
"We have to conduct further interrogations and make him better understand so he will be more…
Posted in: Bangkok bomb suspect uncooperative: Thai army chief
Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:40PM JST
"If yakuza do not exist in Japan, crimes involving ordinary citizens would increase a lot more.…
Posted in: Police on alert over split in biggest yakuza gang
Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:39PM JST
Who accepted it without evidence? You should study further. Why do you think Mao…
Posted in: Japan protests China news agency's call for emperor apology