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toguroJun. 13, 2015 - 11:24PM JST
I myself am pretty partial to traditional Japanese martial arts as I love the culture and history. I would recommend Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. I love it, but as with anything else, it's not for everyone. Eventually I would like to get formal training in Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu. If anyone has ever heard of Shinkendo, that is a good way to go. It is a gendai budo comprised of a few Koryu Bujutsu sword styles. There is a student of the founder of Shinkendo teaching in Tokyo. She stayed with him for a few months learning the style. The Honbu dojo is in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California.
Posted in: Which martial arts would you recommend to someone wanting to learn a means of self-defense?
toguroMar. 06, 2015 - 05:54AM JST
It is a gravesite and should not be disturbed.
It is a gravesite and should not be disturbed.
@CrazyJoe: I totally agree with you, with the exception being them moving it to Japan for the sake of the crew finally returning to their home country.
Posted in: Sunken WWII battleship Musashi found in Philippines
toguroDec. 29, 2014 - 09:37AM JST
@Bertie Wooster- "Look at the mess US troops have created in the Middle East"
That mess in the Middle East was already there, centuries before the U.S. was even a country. Now, if you want to say "look at the mess that the U.S. trooos have exacerbated, then that's another story. While it now seems like Sadaam Hussein was a better ootion to ISIS, how do you think you would've liked to live under his or Assad's rule? It's pretty easy for us to be arn chair generals from the comfort of out homes, thousands of miles away from the actio all safe and sound.
Posted in: Japan plans law to speed up overseas deployment of troops
toguroNov. 22, 2014 - 09:28AM JST
The U.S prison system is full of people who can be put to work to replace them, that's who. Call it "Hard Labor".
Posted in: Obama's immigration changes upset Republican plans
toguroNov. 22, 2014 - 02:41AM JST
People constantly argue that the system is broken, yet they never really point out EXACTLY what is broken. Is it broken because it breaks up families? Well, it doesn't really break up families. The person who actually broke the law did when he/she assumed the risk of breaking the law in the first place. I'm no legal scholar, but I'm quite certain that there isn't a law stating that the offenders being returned to their home countries can't take their families home with them. If the argument is "it's cruel to send the kids back to where their parents are from, because the United States is the only home they've ever known", then again that fault lies with the offenders and not the law. When their parents broke our immigration laws to by whatever means they did to do it, wasn't their home country the only home they ever knew? Who better to help their kids/families assimilate after being deported back to their country of origin than them? Of course a system is going to appear broken when you only want to enforce the laws "ala carte". Try doing more to severely punish the employers enticing the "cheap labor" to break the laws and see how much those opportunities dry up. Try enforcing every law in the books instead of playing politics with the system and people's lives.
Posted in: Obama spurns Republicans with immigration orders
toguroNov. 22, 2014 - 02:18AM JST
Very well said!! I was going to point this out, but saw you already had!! Nice job!!
Posted in: Japan raises military profile in naval war games with U.S.
toguroNov. 18, 2014 - 05:52PM JST
R.I.P. Glen A. Larson!! Your work will live on forever.
Didn't he do "Blacksheep Squadron" as well?
Posted in: 'Magnum, P.I.' creator Glen Larson dead at 77
toguroNov. 18, 2014 - 05:45PM JST
R.I.P. Takakura Ken!! You were one of my favorite Japanese actors!!
Posted in: Actor Ken Takakura dies at 83
toguroOct. 20, 2014 - 10:01PM JST
Happy Birthday Empress Michiko sama!! May your Special Day be Blessed!!
Posted in: Empress Michiko celebrates 80th birthday
toguroMay. 29, 2014 - 09:52AM JST
The winds are blowing favorably for Japan right now. Do you really want to needlessly turn the negative attention back on yourself??
Posted in: Japan starts review of wartime sex slave apology
toguroMay. 18, 2014 - 10:08AM JST
"But VIETNAM in no push over, just ask any US Marines that fought there and the USA was only the latest foreign invader"
Not to rewrite history or anything, but they U.S. never invaded Vietnam. What started out as sending military advisors to their South Vietnamese allies, turned into a gradual build up of forces there. China was actually the last foreign invader into Vietnam when they sent 80,000 PLA troops across their border with Vietnam in the late '70s.
Posted in: China evacuates more than 3,000 nationals from Vietnam after unrest
toguroApr. 28, 2014 - 07:42PM JST
"low-quality politician” who talks “nonsense gibberish."
Isn't that the "pot calling the kettle black"? LOL
Posted in: S Korea's Park a 'prostitute' being pimped by Obama: Pyongyang
toguroApr. 13, 2014 - 03:35PM JST
China does have the largest military in terms of manpower and equipment. The U.S. is the second or third largest. The fact is that the U.S. spends more on defense than the next 12-15 countries combined. So China does have the largest military. The U.S. b as the largest military budget.
Posted in: China's booming military spending belies caution
toguroApr. 07, 2014 - 05:28AM JST
@Fox Cloud Lelean:
Very well said!!
Posted in: U.S. sending 2 warships to Japan to counter N Korea; warns China
toguroMar. 26, 2014 - 08:46AM JST
@MGigante & homeland:
I totally agree with both of you that Obama was very weak in his response to Russia. For awhile now, Putin has been putting Obama in a clown suit. As for the U.S. going to war with China, IMO I personally think that the U.S. would. It's hard to imagine China trying to war/fight with Japan without spilling American blood. With regards to Ukraine, the NATO charter is "An attack on one of us, is an attack on all of us". I don't think Ukraine falls under that same protection, or was even offered it. Although I could be wrong.
toguroMar. 26, 2014 - 03:56AM JST
"Japan and SK cant defend own interests by weakened US incapable to help allies like Ukraine."
Since when did Ukraine become an ally of the U.S., either formal as in a NATO member or otherwise?
toguroFeb. 01, 2014 - 07:35AM JST
"Maybe the USA can learn something from our Filipino amigos?? Mabuhay"
One of the main purposes of using drones for the American military is to have 0 American military deaths and 0 American military casualties. The Filipino army had 1 death and 12 casualties. Exactly what is the American military to learn from them?
Posted in: Philippines says 37 rebels killed in offensive
toguroAug. 07, 2013 - 08:56PM JST
"“Japan’s assertions are too unreasonable and illogical "
Aren't the two words "unreasonable and illogical" the two words that best describe North Korea?
Posted in: N Korea says Japan has crossed military 'danger line'
toguroJul. 25, 2013 - 08:18PM JST
"I read the article thank you, and btw, this isn't what Japan was thinking about when they talked about name recognition. A rookie female, no more no less, the Japanese will treat her will all due respect to her face, and then be condescending as hell behind her back.
It's obvious from this choice that Obama does not find Japan to be a high priority. Even at a time when the US is talking about (and doing it) shifting it's forces towards a more Pacific footing, the territorial disputes that Japan has with China and Korea, with Japan expecting the US to back them up. But with an ambassador that has no experience and is just a "name"?
Not a smart move in my opinion."
Who would you have liked for him to choose? Anyone in particular?
Posted in: Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan
toguroJul. 25, 2013 - 10:26AM JST
"I question Obama's mindset here. Ok great a female ambassador for a male dominated society, but one with no foreign relations experience? Particularly at a time when Japan is pushing forward with TPP and other security issues?"
As it stated in the article, Japan took it as a slight with the appointment of the last ambassador, because of the lack of name recognition and prestige. No name within politics or the Democratic party gets much bigger and better than "Kennedy" And as paulinusa commented previously, she will have a staff and caretakers..
Jul. 31, 2015 - 06:20PM JST
What a sh!t
Posted in: Izakaya manager arrested for attempted murder of employee
Jul. 31, 2015 - 06:19PM JST
dressing up was not the main attraction, though it was fun... it was all about drinking…
Posted in: The female cosplayers of summer Wonder Festival
Jul. 31, 2015 - 06:15PM JST
Moreover, the mental health toll comes not only from the trauma of dislocation and the spectre…
Posted in: Health fallout from Fukushima mainly mental: studies
'I am pretty sure lawyers can set up similar social benefits arrangements for a social union…
Posted in: Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward to begin legally recognizing same-sex partnerships
Jul. 31, 2015 - 06:10PM JST
China is waking up Russia to come back for her super power status, their military cooperation…
Posted in: China, Russia to hold military drills in Sea of Japan