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sf2kMay. 18, 2013 - 05:41PM JST
once again the Japanese are of the opinion that they can control kami. Once merged it cannot be separated again as they feel, but it's just religion. It's not real. A secular memorial would ruin their tourism so it's not done. Most of my Japanese friends are quite disgusted with Yasukuni and would welcome a different shrine without the war criminals. This will not end until such a shrine exists. Then politicians will have no excuse to not visit it, as it would no longer provide doubt of whom they pray to
Posted in: Abe defends right to visit Yasukuni Shrine
sf2kMay. 11, 2013 - 04:02PM JST
all this for 12,000 Yen bucks over two years? Is that lower than unemployment benefits or what would have been those in this case? He's been arrested but no indication of the sanction he's facing. It would be great to get some idea of the context of this case
Posted in: Man busted for receiving dead mother's pension
sf2kMay. 10, 2013 - 09:12AM JST
Posted in: Reign in Spain
sf2kMay. 09, 2013 - 09:05AM JST
The issue is that would such notions of apology ever occur internally or are they all merely reactions to others? There is always good reason to repeat an apology so that it is never a consideration again. By saying you're done it leaves a half hearted impression even if sincere. What's the problem in making it a teaching moment to repeat the apology? That way no one can make anything of it and then you really can move onwards
Posted in: Japan says it will honor apologies for World War II atrocities
sf2kMay. 09, 2013 - 09:02AM JST
probably one of the few countries where he's not a shrimp, as much
Posted in: Fans' favorite
sf2kMay. 07, 2013 - 01:34PM JST
so a safety control system as designed worked and no injuries reported? Sounds less interesting than the title
Posted in: Plane's engine catches fire after landing at Osaka
sf2kMay. 07, 2013 - 07:40AM JST
My former Windows XP computer runs on Lubuntu, a low resource version of Ubuntu and uses the latest version 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)
Posted in: With no cash for Windows upgrades, local gov't to disconnect some PCs from Net and tape up ethernet ports
sf2kMay. 07, 2013 - 05:32AM JST
anyone else read the whole thing to check if he was hit in the knee?
Posted in: Man hit by arrow while walking in garden in Ibaraki
sf2kMay. 05, 2013 - 02:51PM JST
that's true, I like a nice front not all the bling.
Posted in: Sushi break
sf2kMay. 05, 2013 - 12:02PM JST
Wikipedia had stats from 2007 saying, statistically, 88 out of 100 American residents have guns. #1. Nobody else has this. Yet other countries are safer. So it's not the guns, it's the culture. The American culture is stressed on survivial and broken by this distortion on guns. Australia at 15 per 100 residents would be a good example of sudden change, and the sky didn't fall. Th eGuberment didn't come for them. They went through the same rhetoric, and it never happened. Fear changed to success and Australia hawks have become doves. It's a wonderful lesson in change.
If America were willing to consider change it would be okay. For now, sadly, America is not. It's really sad to see a country so utterly controlled by a media and an gun industry
More guns, no metric system, no free healthcare, no low cost education.
How long can America last? No wonder their competitors are winning
Posted in: NRA chief: We will never surrender our guns
sf2kMay. 05, 2013 - 11:48AM JST
Love it. Nothing beats a good light and tasteful sushi and sashimi meal. It seems simple but when I started to notice the differences it was awesome :D
sf2kMay. 04, 2013 - 12:15PM JST
Wikipedia number of guns per capita. Australia had a great example of how to change hawks into doves and it's worked. Note their placement at 42nd (2007). Switzerland would also be a model worth exploring for Americans as they're 3rd (2007) but still about half that of USA. As a Canadian the site shows us at 13th (2007). Japan 164th (2007).
It doesn't take much to change, as the Australian example only took months. John Oliver's comedy report was too funny but sadly true.
America can't succeed because this is a cultural problem. It's just not capable to face issues any more. Pick a topic. I would like to be wrong but posts here and elsewhere tell me otherwise. Ah well. There's always any other country in the world. The world is large and beautiful to not be worrying about small minds
I'm off to hanami on Sunday, it finally bloomed in Toronto. Happy Spring!
Posted in: NRA kicks off annual convention, saying it is fighting 'culture war'
sf2kMay. 04, 2013 - 08:31AM JST
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
― Richard Buckminster Fuller
Posted in: YouTube says the battle with TV is already over
sf2kMay. 03, 2013 - 03:56PM JST
how about the trend where you grow up? When is that one coming?
Posted in: Tomatoes – Tokyo’s latest fashion trend?
sf2kMay. 03, 2013 - 12:46PM JST
I get this in Toronto too. No one is immune to this unless you don't have smartphones. People texting all the time walking on the wrong side of the sidewalk (smartphone - sidewalk skills - driving skills). This can only get worse
Once I was waiting at a light and there was a firetruck siren coming down the road behind me. A cop on a motorcycle comes up to the intersection to halt traffic as the sirens get closer. A girl texting starts walking across the road in front of me. The cop yells to the girl to halt. She does not. He yells again more forcefully. Nothing. I'm seeing this and going uh oh. The cop runs, no, jumps and dashes from his spot, takes down the girl, at the moment the firetruck makes a left turn missing her by a few metres. All safe. Glad the cop was there
We're winning the Darwin Award, and just trimming out our children and loved ones for the sake of a text message. This has to stop
Posted in: Smartphone users who text while they walk becoming a hazard
sf2kMay. 03, 2013 - 12:31PM JST
Posted in: Parents creating stressed-out children
sf2kMay. 03, 2013 - 07:16AM JST
What a fantastic way to get off focusing on the oil and nuclear energy industries and celebrating Japan's innovation to greener technologies... oh wait. Whoops, I'm sorry, what was I thinking?
Posted in: Japan signs nuclear cooperation deal with UAE
sf2kMay. 02, 2013 - 05:11PM JST
hardly working not working hard
Posted in: Why do Japanese work such long hours?
sf2kMay. 02, 2013 - 05:10PM JST
are they still using lithium ion batteries?
Posted in: Japan Airlines tests modified Dreamliner
sf2kApr. 27, 2013 - 05:37AM JST
This is easily resolved.
1) First recognize that no one can control spirits. 2) Since 1), make a new shrine without dedications to war criminals. 3) Visit new shrine to hearts content thus offering peace to the anniversaries of millions affected but no longer associate Japan with war crimes. 4) Asia can finally turn a page on history.
Posted in: S Korean FM shelves Japan trip over Yasukuni shrine visit
May. 23, 2013 - 08:13AM JST
This is on top of a active fault...
Have these people not noticed that if you…
Posted in: Nuclear watchdog agrees Tsuruga nuclear plant sits atop active fault
May. 23, 2013 - 08:12AM JST
What I do not like is how Akimoto and his ilk treat the girls like property,…
Posted in: AKB marches on
May. 23, 2013 - 08:11AM JST
News is now coming in that mosques throughout London are coming under attack. Islamists will cop…
Posted in: British solider butchered in filmed attack near London barracks
May. 23, 2013 - 08:09AM JST
It's sad that he has to pay for the problems of others.
Posted in: Murofushi loses appeal at CAS in IOC election case
May. 23, 2013 - 08:08AM JST
One of the killers in a very short video speaks with a London ascent. It happened…