shinhiyata's past comments

  • -1

    shinhiyata

    Go Bucs ! Hoist the Jolly Roger !!

    Posted in: Brawl mars Pirates-Brewers game

  • 0

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    How's this for delusional? I think the islands should be given back to the Ainu people. It was their home for centuries. But indigenous peoples have no rights or recourse in this modern civilized age, now do they?

    The islands don't belong to Russia, and they don't belong to Japan. They belong to the Ainu.

    Posted in: Russia to boost military presence on disputed Kurils

  • 1

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    Was privileged to see the 'Flick of the Switch' tour in '83. Fastway was the opener. Unforgettable experience for a 15 year old. It was their last truly heavy and innovative recording in my opinion. Their next release 'Fly on the Wall' was the beginning of the end of relevancy to me for AC/DC and the rise of speed metal and thrash in my life. That said, 40 years ago, AC/DC was state of the art for arena rock.

    For those about to retire, I salute you.

    Posted in: AC/DC rock on without ailing guitarist Malcolm Young

  • 2

    shinhiyata

    Sonisphere will be a great opportunity for British musicians to take notice of this interesting tangent in Japanese metalpop. I wonder how many will check the girls out and risk being labelled a paedo-otaku? The Prodigy mash-ups with TATU were great. It would perfect for them to remix some BABYMETAL extreme dance tracks. And the duet Gary Numan did with Fear Factory was towering. He could be a great producer for an industrial take on the next BABYMETAL release. Now if only Killing Joke were on the bill.

    Posted in: BABYMETAL invasion of the West marches on

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    Did the NPDI criticism include the continued production and stockpiling of what is already the world's largest arsenal of chemical and biological warfare agents? Maybe Kim can't put a nuke on a SCUD but he can rain down enough VX and antibiotic resistant anthrax on Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo to render them uninhabitable for a century at least. Surely this is worth a word or two of discussion. Or perhaps they will make mention about the DPRK's purported attempts to reanimate smallpox, bubonic plague, and the Spanish influenza virus and hold the entire planet hostage for extortion? Maybe some casual notice about the enlargement of several of the slave labor prison camps where pogroms against entire families are carried out? Some discussion about the world's largest methamphetamine trafficking ring or counterfeit currency mint? Why condemn the nuclear issue at all? Seems like there are plenty of the Kim clique's activites deserving of denunciation.

    Posted in: 12 nations demand N Korea halts nuclear weapons program

  • 3

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    But despite having over 250 episodes of TV animation and more than a dozen anime movies and direct-to-video adventures, Lupin and his gang have never been portrayed by live actors, until now.>

    Hogwash. TOHO released the amazingly underrated and (obviously) overlooked Lupin the 3rd - Strange Psychokinetic Energy exactly 40 years ago. Check it out everyone - it's a superb grindhouse pinky flick.

    Posted in: Cast photos released from live-action 'Lupin III' movie

  • 6

    shinhiyata

    Shinzo should have invited BABYMETAL to the party instead !!!

    Posted in: Partying with the PM

  • 4

    shinhiyata

    Don't worry. Once all of this becomes sentient and morphs into Ultron, the Avengers will save us. Or will Keanu save us from the Matrix? Or was it Sarah Connor who saves us from the Skynet? Will somebody please save us?

    Posted in: Internet companies' growing ambitions spook 51% of Americans

  • 2

    shinhiyata

    Will the agenda of the talk's issues include the continued production and stockpiling of what is already the world's largest arsenal of chemical and biological warfare agents? Maybe Kim can't put a nuke on a SCUD but he can rain down enough VX and vaccine resistant anthrax on Fukuoka and Misawa to render them inhabitable for a century at least. Surely this is worth a moment or two of discussion. Or perhaps they will make small talk about the DPRK's purported attempts to reanimate smallpox, bubonic plague, and the Spanish influenza virus and hold the entire planet hostage for extortion? Maybe some light dinner conversation about the enlargement of several of the slave labor prison camps where pogroms against entire families are carried out? Some casual chit chat about the world's largest methamphetamine trafficking ring or counterfeit currency mint? Why mention the nuclear issue at all? Seems like there are plenty of elephants in the room deserving of trilateral summitry.

    Posted in: U.S., Japan, S Korea to discuss N Korean nuclear weapons program

  • -2

    shinhiyata

    This girl is soooo hot !!! Too bad she didn't study English in school like almost all the students in this country. She could have been great as Mariko Yashida in last year's Wolverine (instead of the malnourished Tao). And she would be perfect as Miho in Sin City since she doesn't have to speak. Soooo hot !

    Posted in: Ayame Goriki joins Japanese voice cast for new 'X-Men' film

  • 4

    shinhiyata

    Go Mao-chan !! Go Mao-chan !! Go Mao-chan !! Your performance was amazing !! Best wishes from your biggest fan in Iwate.

    Posted in: Asada 1st after record-setting short program

  • 0

    shinhiyata

    The Ishiwarizakura in front of the Morioka courthouse just across the street from Sakurayama shrine is spectacular. Route 4 between Hiraizumi JR station and Chuson-ji temple is also great. Tsuriyama park and the Iwaii river promenade in Ichinoseki are well lit for nice nighttime hanami. Absolutely fabulous Tohoku cherry blossom viewing.

    Posted in: Where is your favorite place in Japan to view cherry blossoms?

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    shinhiyata

    It's too bad that the girls seem to have put a lot of effort into rehearsing and choreography, but the video production efforts are sorely lacking. Cute nostalgic costumes and dance moves, however it's wasted on the shoddy cinematography, bad set preparation, and absence of directing/editing. This could have been successful if they had just got someone who could shoot a real video.

    Posted in: Video of dancing girls revisits Japan’s weird ’90s street fashion

  • 2

    shinhiyata

    I've had both a Jaguar and a Land Rover. They remind me of my ex-wife: Gorgeous to look at on the outside, wonderful driving experience once you get inside, but prone to extended fits of fiery unpredictability.

    Posted in: Jaguar Land Rover drives to success in Japan

  • 4

    shinhiyata

    Madonna was wearing this sort of thing 25 years ago. Bettie Page was wearing this 60 years ago. My ex-wife used to wear this around the house on her days off just to relax. Nothing new here people, move on.

    Posted in: Fashion statement

  • 0

    shinhiyata

    Got to see Kiss in 1979 on their Dynasty tour when my best friend's older sister had extra tickets and took us both. I was only 12 years old. First time I ever saw projectile vomiting (from drunks in the audience - not Simmons). Never saw them after that. Saw Def Leppard on the Pyromania tour in January 1983 w/ Krokus and Gary Moore. Def Leppard was just breaking through to the big time then and were still a hard-rock band. Being on tour with solid heavy metal acts forced them to do their best. Saw Campbell with Dio 4 times in the 80s. Its now 30 years later and the fire has long since gone out. Both of these groups should have retired years ago.

    Posted in: Kiss, Def Leppard pair up for summer tour

  • 0

    shinhiyata

    The Kim clique has a lot more than bottle rockets and cherry bombs keeping tubby safe in his ivory tower. Most intelligence agencies have been aware for some time that DPRK bio-weapons laboratories have been working hard for years to reanimate apocalypse diseases like the Spanish influenza, vaccine resistant smallpox, antibiotic resistant bubonic plague, and several others. For just such a contingency, they could threaten to release them and precipitate an end of the world scenario if the regime was threatened. Holding the whole world hostage and extorting all of humanity would be easy for criminals like Kim and his cronies. Why should they care if their own country's population vanished in the process? They seem to be working towards that end anyway. China will do everything in its power to prevent any threat to the Kim junta. China has known for years exactly what these doomsday laboratories have been up to. Why would China provoke an infantile megalomaniac with the capability to kill 400 million of its citizens? The UN will never be able to bring the Kim mafia to justice.

    Posted in: Long road to hold Kim, North Korea liable for crimes

  • -2

    shinhiyata

    Peace anyone? A huge leap backward for mankind and Japan. Our species is not capable of living in harmony with each other. Chaos and doom are all that await planet Earth. This can only get us there faster.

    Posted in: Gov't draws up plans to overhaul arms export ban

  • -7

    shinhiyata

    What a perfect combination - absolutely talentless dorks and a marketing ploy character with no basis in objective reality. This song is as worthless as it gets, unless you're a basement dwelling otaku whose computer is surrounded by plastic Miku figurines. J-poop music.

    Posted in: Hatsune Miku costars with BUMP OF CHICKEN in their music video

  • 0

    shinhiyata

    As a resident of south Iwate, I agree wholeheartedly. There is still so much work to be done. I am surprised that this journalist didn't mention Abe's connections to ultra-nationalist Sugahara Tsusai, the Kurihara brothers who sold the Senkakku islands to Abe, and the bizarre anti-China doomsday religious cult Fuji Taisekiji Kenshokai. Nobody in Japan seems to be interested in discussing the prime ministers affiliation with these controversial characters. Truth is stranger than fiction here in this country.

    Posted in: Time that should be allotted to sorting out Tohoku is squandered debating World War II atrocities, teaching patriotism to school kids, staffing national broadcaster NHK with like-minded conservatives and defending a prime ministerial visit to Yasukuni Shrine.

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