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tmtmsnbSep. 16, 2014 - 03:56AM JST
If you are frustrated with modern singers' rendition of Japanese classic ''Kojo no Tsuki'', try her's in her 1950 movie, YouTube ''Kojo no Tsuki, Yoshiko Yamaguchi'', 247, 095 views.
Posted in: World War II film idol Shirley Yamaguchi dies at 94
tmtmsnbSep. 16, 2014 - 01:12AM JST
''Japan had horrible experience to start WW II in Asia. Whichever countries create WW III, Japan will be criticized anyway.'' --- toshiko Sep. 15, 2014 - 09:34PM JST
Check and surprise yourself to find where SOME of modern Japanese are from.
''During Yayoi and Tumulus periods, Japanese population all of a sudden swelled, earthenware changed, bronze and iron appeared, rice plantation technique established, temples and huge tombs built---the results of a great influx of immigrants from China and Korea. For it was Waring States and Spring-Autumn period in China, the defeated Hu-Han hybrids escaped to Japan, as many as a million according to some, bringing with them those goodies, plus their acumen in politics, in palace intrigue, in Suntzu Art of War, in how to live off the Hyakushyos, thus very soon they and their descendants gained power and became Shoguns, Daimyos, Daihoneis, kanryous, politicians, all those you hate, all are powerless now because of a new Abe era.''
Posted in: Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might
tmtmsnbSep. 15, 2014 - 05:06PM JST
Even with Mariana, Iwo jima, Okinawa and others all gone, Japanese military authorities still vowed to fight till the last man, not because they loved their Emperor --whose continued nobility and dignity were readily guaranteed by the Allied---, but because they forsaw their own excecution, in the hands of the enemy. They deliriously hope that swarms and swarms of women and small kids with sharp pointed broom-sticks in hands marching towad the GIs would force American parents to force their government to give up landing on Japan mainland, has peace treaty, thus save their necks.
Let's say there is a system which constantly bombards into the ears of Hsi jinping, his genserals, politburos etc with the messages that goes like Sir, we can see you just alighted from your car--you're entering the building--Oh, Oh what a gorgeous party, have a good time--Night, night, sleep tight--etc, etc, then peace will be guaranteed. Mainly because China knows there are scores of US Verginia-class submarines quetly sleeping, or rather pretending to be asleep, at the bottom of the ocean just outside its east coast, whose tomahawak warhead each packs with a power greater than the combined explosives used in WWI and WWII, and whose proximity let it reach whatever targets in China in minutes, when Chinese inter-continentals are still trying to climb into the skys of the Pacific Ocean, where multi layers of anti missle missles are waiting.
And China also knows, regrettably, that they do not have any such subs sleeping outside US coasts, yet.
When industrial, commercial, political centers of China are thus gone, what's left of China? So why claim this and claim that and claim verything to offend everybody around yourself, to risk accidentally awaking up those sleeping subs?
tmtmsnbSep. 14, 2014 - 07:49PM JST
Yoi Machi Gusa--Evening Primrose.
tmtmsnbSep. 14, 2014 - 11:41AM JST
What animated discussion. Much ado about nothing. It's part of a political campaign designed to assuage the hawkish. After election everything back to normal.
Posted in: Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo
tmtmsnbSep. 12, 2014 - 11:18PM JST
''Shamesung fanboys. Look how beautiful the new iphone is. Compare it to your platic galaxy s phones.''
Shame is a spiritual pain, usually caused by the strong feeling of inferiority, which, more often than not, is of economic kind: --I cannot afford an xxx, have to settle for a xxxx, and people can see that, etc. Once upon a time you could explain to yourself that the reason you settle for a lesser one is because size matters. Not anymore.
On the other side of the same fence, things work on the opposit direction. People move in society used to be conscious of the kind of watches--those Made in Switzerland--they wear. Not any more. I need to wear this plastic thing because my Tokyo Branch may - - etc.
Posted in: Apple unveils smartwatch and new, larger iPhones
tmtmsnbSep. 12, 2014 - 04:52PM JST
First there was fingerprints, then DNA tests, then CCTV, now zero lux monitoring camera. The government, communities or private homes can now render the dark side of the underworld a bit more visable, aided by these tools. Think Sony should stick to such security field, a huge market worldwide, rather than treat it as a gadget for idle curiosity.
Posted in: Sony develops new camera for taking images in dark
tmtmsnbSep. 12, 2014 - 11:45AM JST
China has offensive weapons that allow China to project power beyond its borders, far into Taiwan, Japan, Guam, Hawaii, San Francisco, Los Angeles, a move that does not infuriate Japan.
tmtmsnbSep. 11, 2014 - 11:50PM JST
EthanWilberSep. 11, 2014 - 10:55PM JST
Since you do not answer, let me answer for you. The ensuing chain of events are, with the prospect of an America looking on without lifting a finger, with military and economy much mightier than Japan, with 'Tople small Japan' a national sports, China has no choice but to take Senkaku by force, and Japan will meet the challenge, and there will be war, which is counter to your ''Japan and China should seek peace not war because war does no country good.''
If you say Nah - -China won't do that, then my words above all lost their meanings.
Posted in: More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll
tmtmsnbSep. 11, 2014 - 10:20PM JST
''Japan and China should seek peace not war because war does no country good.''
Tell us all: what kind of chain of events will ensue when Japan refuses to give Senkaku while China insists, and USA says go ahead have fun between you two, we've had enough of it, at a time when China is much stronger militarily and economically than Japan.
tmtmsnbSep. 11, 2014 - 06:18PM JST
Depending on US political situation 2 years later. When US gets serious there will be a formidable US, Japan, Australia, Philippine bases multi national military alliance. Then China will think twice. All challenges now are initiated by China, not others.
tmtmsnbSep. 09, 2014 - 01:06PM JST
''He was an assistant for an interviewer, and was taking notes and photos, a member of staff at Takaichi's office told AFP, referring to Yamada. We had no idea who he was back then, but he requested a snap shot with her.(The minister) wouldn't refuse such requests.''
Before comment, isn't it that one needs to confirm whether the above statement is true or false.
When Philippine President Aquino was found posing in a photo with a woman later indicted in a multi-million dollar corruption scandal, Filipino people smiled, laughed out laud, because it turned out that the woman--a celebrity but stranger to Aquino then--was invited to a party given by a friend of Aquino's, and had requested having a snap shot with the president.
Smiled and laughed out laud because in the eyes of an adult the president's innocent, trusting pose was so funny.
Posted in: Two of Abe's new picks deny neo-Nazi links
tmtmsnbSep. 07, 2014 - 01:25AM JST
Frozen, saikou. It's a movie only my kind, or rather our kind of people can love.
Posted in: Disney to release 'Frozen' short sequel next year
tmtmsnbSep. 06, 2014 - 03:33PM JST
AlexNoaburgSep. 06, 2014 - 01:33PM JST
''so there are two kinds of people on this issue, those who don't believe Japan was in the wrong during WW2, and those who do. I wonder which will make Japan a stronger nation.''
Visiting your ancestor's tombs and worship them and plead that they help see to it that this family would never plunge into miserable troubles such as theirs is common family tradition among Japan, Korea, China and many other Asian countries. There are no rules or regulations banning people from doing that based on certain conditions or situations. Same with a nation, it's strictly internal affair common among Japan, Korea, China, and many other Asian countries.
Posted in: New internal affairs minister says she will visit Yasukuni Shrine
tmtmsnbSep. 06, 2014 - 02:26PM JST
Poisonous fugu fish meat is tasty and supposed to be safe if prepared by a certified fugu chef, could be the reason why added to the flavor seasoning. Question is are there certified fugu meat processing plants. Consumers need to know because label rules allow the manufacturers to label the ingredient simply as ''fish meat''.
Posted in: Traces of fugu found in packet of seasoning in Oita supermarket
tmtmsnbSep. 06, 2014 - 01:00PM JST
Some greatest war criminals against their own countrymen are enshrined, kowtowed and worshipped day in and day out but nobody utter a sound
tmtmsnbSep. 06, 2014 - 12:48PM JST
Head on is mostly fatal, in that the bigger, heavier car usually survives, as it moves a bit further ahead after collision as if hitting into some kind of a cushion, whereas at impact, the hitting speed of the occupants against the dashboard in the lighter car actually increases because of the rearward movement of the car. Besides the flimsy body structure of the Kei also counts, of course. RIP the sweet couple.
Posted in: Couple killed in Miyagi car crash
tmtmsnbSep. 03, 2014 - 06:47PM JST
The subs are for Japan's defense as much as for Australia's: Think of the huge unattended back door--oceans of Australia, Indonesia ,India, the Philippines, Taiwan. With Australian subs partially share the job, Japan and USA can better concentrate on other matters. So how about the budget divided by three, Japan contributes key components, the shells built by Australian workers, so as to help strengthen its government's pro Japan standing.
Posted in: Australia leans toward buying Japanese subs to upgrade fleet
tmtmsnbSep. 01, 2014 - 12:52AM JST
''Huuummmm.... I struggled to get through this movie. I seemed to be mishmash of all the other Disney fairy story movies. IMHO, it brought absolutely nothing new to the table and dragged on far too long,''
Good thing you are not married to a Japanese woman lest she thrust her mikudarihan at you, like so many of them do.
Posted in: 'Frozen' on track to become second highest-grossing film in Japan
tmtmsnbAug. 29, 2014 - 10:48PM JST
In certain countries in Southeast Asia you ask people and they will tell you, unanimously, the real winners are judges. Go there and confirm it yourself.
Posted in: U.S. judge rejects Apple bid to ban Samsung smartphones
Sep. 16, 2014 - 09:51AM JST
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Posted in: Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation
Strangerland: 2 hours longer according to apple, whatever that means, 2 hours when you're not using…
Posted in: Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?
Sep. 16, 2014 - 09:49AM JST
Should Scotland become independent, a long process will begin to establish its government because of all…
Posted in: Should Scotland be an independent country?
Sep. 16, 2014 - 09:48AM JST
On related news, 10 million people live in the USA with less than $2 a day.…
Posted in: Apple: Record 4 mil orders of iPhones on 1st day
Those of us without iphones have been using our phones to pay easily here in Japan.…