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
sojherdeNov. 22, 2013 - 06:37PM JST
Some people in Japan are more equal than others.
Posted in: Thousands protest against tough new official secrets law
sojherdeAug. 29, 2013 - 11:08PM JST
Encoraging news. Gives me hope that Japanese ladies get more selfconfidence.
Posted in: Female station attendant subdues violent passenger with judo throw
sojherdeAug. 16, 2013 - 05:09PM JST
As long as people try to defend the honour of their ancestors, like Japanese nationalists, there will always be the risk of war,because others will do the same for their ancestors. It is not only the Japanese or only the Chinese....Yet if those in Japan to whom peace means more than anything else would rise up, there would be a real chance for peace! These Japanese could become a role model for others. What Abe and his like are doing is playing with fire. And usually the plain people have to suffer for his big words.
Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to face history; China summons Japan envoy
sojherdeJul. 17, 2013 - 08:49AM JST
I was wondering all the time, why Mr Abe and the LDP could fare that well in the election forecasts ,despite the impression one got after the Fukushima desaster was, that they did not care for the people but had only one thing in mind : to get back at the top. In my country these people would get no votes at all.
Posted in: Kan sues Abe for defamation over Fukushima comments
sojherdeJun. 27, 2013 - 09:11PM JST
I do not understand about the fuss that is made about someone who cares for a better style of his country's language. Of course is he right. Filling in all kind of Katakana words does not make Japanese better. And mixing Japanese in other languages is not a sign of open mindedness but just of laziness.
sojherdeApr. 30, 2013 - 09:15AM JST
Where people that are ready to listen are needed, posters will not do.
Posted in: Depressing suicide prevention posters cause controversy in Kobe
sojherdeMar. 22, 2013 - 08:33AM JST
Blatter writes "FIFA does not lose control...",yet it would be more honest to write "I do not relinquish control".
Posted in: FIFA 'not losing control' of 2022 World Cup, says Blatter
sojherdeMar. 18, 2013 - 10:28AM JST
Jerryll, the Germans are not proud of the fighters and weapons in WW2. They are proud of the people who fought against the Nazis. I do not see a reason to be proud of carrying a weapon to threaten others. In my opinion there is no alternative to using your brain.
Posted in: Abe vows to change constitution, reestablish 'proud Japan'
sojherdeMar. 17, 2013 - 07:41PM JST
If this man needs a mask to have the courage that is necessary to enter politics, he should resign.
Posted in: Masked wrestler city councilman forbidden to wear mask during sessions
sojherdeMar. 15, 2013 - 08:49AM JST
Why is it so difficult to admit, that one's own people did wrong things in the last war? Why desperately trying to uphold a wrong image that nobody believes is true?
Posted in: S Korea, China fault Japan on 'comfort women' at U.N.
sojherdeJan. 31, 2013 - 04:53PM JST
Yeah,it is about time to change the constitution! Worldwar II is over 50 years away, and the vows about "No more wars" are forgotten. Ready to start a new adventure. And of course, this is the will of the Japanese people! Too many survived the tsumanies and earthquakes, they just love to spend their lives in defending the ideas of some extremists!
Posted in: Abe says he intends to change constitution
sojherdeJan. 07, 2013 - 12:02PM JST
I think Wikipedia is overrated. If people without basic information on their subjects use it as a source of information they will be disappointed. Bye and bye the enthusiasm wanes. And this change of mood catches on on the editors.
Posted in: Wikipedia losing editors, study says
sojherdeJan. 02, 2013 - 10:43AM JST
This guy does not see that he is endangering the whatever fragile peace Japan is still enjoying with her neighbors. And he is risking the ecconomic recovery with his doublespeak.
Posted in: Abe wants to replace landmark 1995 war apology
sojherdeDec. 13, 2012 - 07:10PM JST
It is all developing just as the smart guys A. I. T. planned. If they get the attendance they need to get voted, they do not care when the whole country will be destroyed. The more dead heroes they can get, the more "glory".
Posted in: 8 fighter jets scrambled after Chinese plane flies over disputed islands
sojherdeDec. 12, 2012 - 09:53AM JST
Do people earenstly think they will be safe for the future with a LDP-Komeito coalition that betrayed their safety in the past so often?
Posted in: LDP, partner on track for big election win, latest surveys show
sojherdeNov. 12, 2012 - 10:49AM JST
We should take Mr. Watanabe seriously, and understand the other four geologists as people who lack this courage.
Posted in: Fault under Oi nuclear plant may be active, geologist warns
sojherdeOct. 18, 2012 - 09:32PM JST
What makes me furious is that emperor Hirohito offered to give his own life when he talked to General Mc Arthur in order to negotiate peace for the Japanese people, yet Abe, Ishihara and people like them do not appreciate this but show their disrespect by risking peace by arrogant words and deeds that could provoke a war. These "politicians" think nothing about the security of their people, it seems.
Posted in: 2 cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni with non-partisan group; S Korea, China protest
sojherdeOct. 06, 2012 - 02:29PM JST
The candidate of the LDP with its history of taking money from anyhwere is predestined to make this attack. This really will clean up Japanese politics once and for all!
Posted in: Abe calls on justice minister to quit for receiving funds from foreigner
sojherdeSep. 26, 2012 - 01:50PM JST
The problem may be that from the outside of Japan it does not look that simple. The warmongers in this country first teasing China and now wondering when the people there get angry. Neither the US nor the UN have 100 % proof that China is the bad guy in that case.
Posted in: Japan, China foreign ministers discuss isle dispute but no breakthrough
sojherdeSep. 24, 2012 - 08:54AM JST
And who educated that boy, or better failed to educate him to control his temper?
Posted in: 14-year-old boy arrested for stabbing father in back
Sep. 19, 2014 - 06:42AM JST
I'm surprised that (as far as I can see) no-one has yet said the obvious:
Posted in: Foreskin clip joints take unwary males for a ride
Sep. 19, 2014 - 06:40AM JST
I don't see why people get so offended by this kind of union. Men are always…
Posted in: TV announcer Mariko Oe to marry Monex billionaire Oki Matsumoto
Sep. 19, 2014 - 06:32AM JST
Shizuoka authorities conducted a survey of the mountain paths and found large amounts of trash and…
Posted in: Large amount of trash and waste left on Mt Fuji
Sep. 19, 2014 - 06:26AM JST
I think the station will be safe, it's like the air compressor stations for the air…
Posted in: Safety worries cloud Japan's dream of carbon-free hydrogen society
Sep. 19, 2014 - 06:18AM JST
That's all that can really happen.
Maybe they could withhold back pay versus the amount stated…
Posted in: Pop idols’ management demands Y8 million in damages after two members caught dating fans