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tmtmsnbJul. 25, 2014 - 12:01AM JST
About vengeance? Justice? an eye for an eye? Nah, those are for law books, in Seattle streets or Tokyo streets, it‘s determent, it makes criminals, those really bad ones, think twice.
Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona
tmtmsnbJul. 24, 2014 - 06:17PM JST
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Yani Tseng is a five-time major winner on the LPGA tour and a former No.1 player in the world. So playing in the inaugural International
Crown Invitational shouldn't be that big of a deal.
Or maybe it could be the biggest deal of her career.
"For me to play on this stage to represent your country, I don't know how to describe it," Tseng, of Taiwan, said of the tournament that starts today at Caves Valley Golf Club and includes teams from eight countries. "I am just so happy to be with the best of the best. I just hope I don't cry on the first tee when I hear my country's song." ---USA TODAY
Posted in: Asian stars excited for LPGA team showdown
tmtmsnbJul. 24, 2014 - 04:48PM JST
Birds of a feather; some tend to lament the never ending heart bleedings of the victim’s loved ones, which obviously has no news value and is simply ignored. By the way, what happened to euthanasia? Thought the debate was about ethics, now they tell us they have forgotten about the method?
tmtmsnbJul. 23, 2014 - 06:03PM JST
"Google 'Planned Obsolescence' - - - you're believing that you have to upgrade, update, it's marketing."
In automobile, it's the trend, the new looks that ignite, you don't have a choice except to follow suit. In consumer electronics it's technology and new ideas. You are dead if you dare to reserve something or plan to feed your customers piecemeal. You do it when you have no competition, or if you can form a cartel. Won't happen between Samsung and Apple.
Posted in: Apple profit climbs along with iPhone sales
tmtmsnbJul. 23, 2014 - 09:56AM JST
Is this a good cycle or a bad cycle?
A fires thousands of rockets into B, B retaliated by firing rockets back into A’s rocket sites, usually placed in populated areas, killing civilians. Protesters C all over the world shed tears for civilian victims, calling cease-fire. A refuses, as protests by C is not strong enough. B crosses border to do mop-up operation, more civilian victims, stronger C protests, A holds on, more B operation, more civilian- - -much, much stronger C protests. International community D intervened. Cease-fire. - - - Cease-fire- - -. Cease-fire. A fires thousands of rockets into B, B retaliated by firing rockets back into A’s rocket sites, usually- - - . Cease-fire- - -. A fires thousands - - -
Posted in: Silent protest held in Tokyo against Gaza bloodshed
tmtmsnbJul. 19, 2014 - 09:06PM JST
"serendipitousJul. 19, 2014 - 12:17PM JST
and there isn't a term in Japanese for 'murder-suicide'. The expression in Japanese (ikka shinju) is more like 'a family suicide' but 'shinju' literally means 'the same mind' so the nuance is totally different from the English expression. No doubt the kids in such families are not 'of the same mind' and don't want to kill themselves but it's interesting how different the expression is."
murder-suicide = ‘murishinju’. In that ‘shinju’ is suicide, its Chinese characters are adapted for sound, have nothing to do with “mind” or “heart” which are the original meaning of those characters; ‘muri’, from ‘muriyari’, means physically forcing, thus murder-suicide. Shinju having to do with mind or heart is a variation of ‘shinchu’, a Chinese word.
Posted in: Mother, 2 children found dead in apparent murder-suicide leap from cliff
tmtmsnbJul. 19, 2014 - 01:15PM JST
@Kazuaki ShimazakiJul. 19, 2014 - 08:53AM JST
“Yeah, it seems destructive. The only position Korea could ever take on this problem is to press the Japanese for concessions, which is never the way to improve relations.”
Nobody wants to improve relations. The only good relation there was was during the time when Korea needed to mimic Japan’s technology, Sanrio culture, Taiga drama, - - . Now they have leaned everything, and Japan is a business rival. Comfort women is a good topic for leading to say bye bye.
Read this: “1tmtmsnbJul. 18, 2014 - 12:10AM JST “during the Korean Peninsula emergency, U.S. forces in Japan cannot be dispatched if there is no understanding of Japan.” ---Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe could not have said that without the understanding of USA. This the Koreans know well. So it’s a warning from USA, about Korea’s overly showy honeymoon merrymaking with China, such as, together forming a new monetary system to fundamentally challenge USA’s hegemony. Without USA and Japan’s military support, North South Korea will unite within a week with Kim as new president, and together a tributary of China.
It’s time to change course a bit, outwardly, little by little.
Posted in: S Korea, Japan to resume 'comfort women' talks
tmtmsnbJul. 19, 2014 - 11:01AM JST
"Around 200,000 women, mainly from Korea but also from China and other Asian countries, were forced to work in Japanese military brothels."
"200,000"; "WERE FORCED". Who said that? Koreans? Japanese? JT? I thought I was reading A***** Daily.
tmtmsnbJul. 18, 2014 - 11:01PM JST
“Police said they received a call just after 10 a.m. Thursday from a man in Ichikawa, saying that his wife and children had gone to visit the lighthouse, but had not come home.”
Did she say: “Alright, we’ll all go to the lighthouse, and jump”, or not? Did they leave the house in the morning and still not home yet at 10 a.m., prompting the husband to call the police, because they’ve never stayed away that long before? Or did they leave the house the previous night, and the husband waited till 10 a.m. next morning, thinking they were having some great time outside, and called? Pray let us hear a bit more, so we know, more or less, how to respond to this very sad story. People fall off the cliff in so many ways that the movie scenes I have watched come to mind.
tmtmsnbJul. 18, 2014 - 12:10AM JST
“- - during the Korean Peninsula emergency, U.S. forces in Japan cannot be dispatched if there is no understanding of Japan.” –Shinzo Abe (digest of e-translation from a daily)
Posted in: S Korea, Japan deny reports of ministerial talks
tmtmsnbJul. 17, 2014 - 07:26PM JST
“would love to know the conclusion to all this, given that half the country seems to chasing after these "obscenities" at any given time!”
Eugenically, males must chase after females (including their ‘obscenities’) and females must select the best male there is. That’s because all females must be mothers while none of the inferior males must be allowed to be a father. To do, long time ago males would fight it out among themselves to weed out the weaklings, while females, looking aside as if nothing concerns them, harvest the best male there is—sort of winner take all business. This results in millions of virgin males both in animal kingdom and in human society. Unlike animals who soon forget about everything when season is over, the defeated human males, however, would never give up, would keep chasing after the winner’s women at any given time, by hook or by crook. Thus it is these winners’ (eugenic) obligation to deny the access of these inferior yet aspiring virgin males to their women, also by hook or by crook, including lock them up indoors all the time; loosely cover them up from head to toe when present in public places is unavoidable, etc. So that’s the origin of obscenity, a human-society-only invention—a big No No to exposing women’s body parts, from the artist’s boat thing all the way to hand and feet, depending on region and society, to prevent the weeded individuals from taking advantages.
Those responsible for formatting the “conclusion to all this” take note: in modern Western society women take things into their own hands—if she does not want you, she doesn’t want you even if you are a winner, so covering her body parts up does not necessary mean eugenic benefit; modern contraceptive methods further diminishes the importance of the eugenics thing. Or, in the future the main debate could be whether it’s a thing of beauty or what having those things all over shopping malls.
Posted in: Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest
tmtmsnbJul. 06, 2014 - 06:14PM JST
David3Jul. 06, 2014 - 02:38PM JST
"Mad dogs and Englishmen walk in the noonday sun." In this case, you commentators may or may not be Englishmen, but you are all walking in the noonday sun. You babble on about one military strategy after another, yet no one mentions that we live in the nuclear age. Japan, in order to compete militarily on the world stage, must develop nuclear weapons. Are nuclear weapons a threat to human survival? Can any nation truly defend themselves in a nuclear conflagration? The only real answer (if survival is important) is for Japan to impeach Abe and reclaim full ownership of Article 9. There's already a movement by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom to bring Article 9 to the U.S.Constitution. A golden opportunity exists for Japan and the U.S. to form an international coalition to support the UN mandate to abolish war making as a political - economic tool.”
If survival is important to you, I suggest you encourage Japan to arm itself, and to form military alliances with as many friendly countries as possible, to such an extent that both China and Japan’s military strengths are equal, each afraid of the other, each afraid to move first lest the other moves instantly too, thus peace is maintained.
Posted in: Abe heads to Australia after step back from postwar pacifism
tmtmsnbJul. 06, 2014 - 02:09PM JST
“So now American arms suppliers have a "good" competitor and Irony that US has given tacit support to Japan's collective-self-defense resolution (?)”
The dollar Japan earns will go straight to US, such as the 40 to 60 F35s designated for South Korea probably will be cancelled and the slots snapped up by Japan.
tmtmsnbJul. 06, 2014 - 10:50AM JST
• Alejandro S. ArashiJul. 06, 2014 - 08:53AM JST
Australia is a rich, moderately harmless (from China's POV) country which lacks the technology and engineers to design and build these diesel-electric quiet submarines.
However, I think the real prize is for Japan to build Soryus for Taiwan. I'm sure Abe thinks that the agreement with Australia is a dry-run for a similar agreement with Taiwan.
Study geopolitics before you post. Taiwan is currently ruled by immigrants from China, Abe thinks they are Chinese spies. The regime has been begging USA for top secret weapons (4th gen fighters, etc) for quite a while, check how many such items US has allowed.
tmtmsnbJul. 04, 2014 - 06:40PM JST
The strength of North Korea lies in its body structure: the whole country is a piece of gelatinous jellyfish where you have problem finding a single vulnerable spot to attack. True Kim Jung Un’s life is important, but his kilometer-deep underground hotel shields him from even the most devastating nuclear assaults. In contrast, none among relevant countries--South Korea, Japan, China, USA--enjoys such advantage: South Korea with its political, financial capital Seoul, its Hangang industry zones; Japan’s Tokyo, its Keihin, Chubu, Hanshin economic areas, China’s Three Gorges Dam, Kwangtung-Shanghai-Chungking industry financial centers, its capital Peking; USA’s White House and Congress, its big cities---any substantial nuclear missile attack of above will set a nation’s national development at least 10 years back. So at the beginning of a brand-new, gradually maturing Cold War II, when it comes to nuclear deterrent, the trigger-happy or button-happy North Korea seems to be holding the key, and Abe’s brand-new 21st century version of “Sun Tzu’s Art of War” seems to be gradually maturing.
Posted in: Seoul warns Japan against going it alone on N Korea
tmtmsnbJul. 03, 2014 - 12:36AM JST
SCAP65Jul. 02, 2014 - 10:34PM JST
“Which of you idiots stuck - signs on drakdogma's comments. What kind of fools are you people?! Do you ever read, or try and educate yourselves? He's dead on the money. There is zero need for military expansion for Japan. My guess is that all of these Japanese men (and it is men, not women) who get so excited about Japan arming up, are probably impotent, as in unable to get an erection. You are sexually neutered and as a result try and make up for it for fantasizing about firing some gun or flying some fighter jet. Just like American men and their guns. They are fat, and overweight and probably sexually impotent and lust after guns to make up for what they lack in sexual prowess. Dickless wonders of the world unite!”
Feel better after the emission? You do? Good. It’s the beauty of democracy, like Japan, this forum, where you say what you want to say, within the law, without fear. Without America armed to the teeth against Hitler, Stalin, Tojo, Mao, you probably are living under these dictators’ rule today, minus the joy of an emission. Without Abe’s effort to arm his own country, Japanese people could be living under other people’s rule, minus freedom of speech, tomorrow.
Posted in: Chinese media slam Japan's move to expand military role
tmtmsnbJul. 02, 2014 - 05:49PM JST
“Is China on your military agenda?”
Japan can now, under LDP-Komeito regime, conclude de facto military alliances with USA, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, etc., against China’s East China Sea and South China Sea expansions---as long as LDP or LDP-Komeito is in power.
Abe seems to have betted LDP’s future on Japanese people’s continuous support of this decision. Will majority of Japanese feel comfortable with a (now oppositionist) party who openly declared that Japan does not need any military alliances, thus could go on to renounce those alliances established by LDP once it is in power?
tmtmsnbMar. 22, 2014 - 03:03AM JST
Posted in: Search plane fails to find Malaysia jet debris
tmtmsnbMar. 16, 2014 - 01:28PM JST
"She lifted 76% of the papers. Nothing sloppy about that. It's just downright theft without acknowledgement. A no-no."
SELF CLEANSING makes you different from dictator countries.
You will drop yourself into the rank of these countries, if you go on using "sloppy management of papers somehow causes one to commit mistakes such as these" kind of romanticizing ugly deeds.
Posted in: Nobel laureate calls handling of stem cell research data sloppy
tmtmsnbMar. 15, 2014 - 08:29PM JST
Some country where all big shots gather together in one building talking about how to further tighten grips upon certain PEOPLE. A once in a lifetime chance for these PEOPLE to slum the building with one huge airliner. What do you do, if you are the gig shots, when you already know about the plan but don't want the world to know that you know?
Posted in: Malaysia says jet's disappearance 'deliberate'
Jul. 25, 2014 - 05:23PM JST
covering material that can be viewed in Japan ..... would be a better choice of news…
Posted in: 'Downton Abbey' to return for Season 5 on Jan 4; 'Sherlock' date up in the air
Jul. 25, 2014 - 05:22PM JST
Galaxy not real opposition. but given that United struggled to beat even relegated teams last season…
Posted in: Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut
Jul. 25, 2014 - 05:21PM JST
this would be considered crass (just as Strangerland puts it) in most situations overseas
Posted in: NHK apologizes to Obokata after she is injured while fleeing reporters
Jul. 25, 2014 - 05:20PM JST
Cry out, there's a stranger about!!!!
Posted in: Man reportedly tries to get 9-year-old girl into his car in Chiba
Jul. 25, 2014 - 05:19PM JST
Disgraceful that she should be chased into the khazi. she could always use stem cells to…