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KabukiloverOct. 24, 2016 - 10:19PM JST
I do not care.
Posted in: What do you think of Bob Dylan's continued lack of response to being awarded the Nobel literature prize on Oct 13?
KabukiloverOct. 23, 2016 - 05:26PM JST
Japan is violating international law. This says more about the real nature of Japan. Japan is not a law abiding member of the international community. It has changed little in spirit from the days its soldiers were murdering Chinese instead of killing whales.
Posted in: Japan’s unilateral resumption of its so-called ‘scientific’ hunt in the Southern Ocean last year is a slap in the face not just for the International Whaling Commission but also for the rule of law, as the international court of justice clearly ruled Japan’s previous Antarctic ‘research’ programme to be illegal.
KabukiloverOct. 23, 2016 - 10:09AM JST
Fines are not enough. Managers and company presidents should do jail time for something like this. This cure for power harassment is executives behind bars.
Posted in: Dentsu's 'power harassment hell'
KabukiloverOct. 20, 2016 - 11:45PM JST
With a peace treaty everyone wins. Except rightists. After 71 year is farce needs to brought to a close.
Posted in: Japan, Russia may sign peace treaty without settling isle ownership
KabukiloverOct. 20, 2016 - 08:24PM JST
This sudden backing off is noteworthy. Only American pressure could have done this as far as I can see. There is no other force I can think of that can so quickly turn the LDP into jellyfish. If the U.S. is behind this, one must wonder why? I only thing that I can come up with is that the US does not want radical change in Japan, as revision of Article 9 would entail. The U.S. has pushed Japan to militarize. But they might be afraid of an independent Japan military force. All this is speculation, of course, and something else might be up.
Posted in: LDP backs away from controversial constitution revision proposal
KabukiloverOct. 15, 2016 - 08:00PM JST
The above poster nailed it. Dolphin meet is contaminated. It is full of dioxins. This annual slaughter is worse than useless.
Posted in: Japanese fishermen say they are portrayed as 'sadists' in Oscar-winner 'The Cove'
KabukiloverOct. 14, 2016 - 08:28PM JST
In essence the Abe regime are deniers of the Japanese Asian Holocaust. Okay, UNESCO, delist every single Japanese world heritage site. It is only fair. The Abe regime wants to harass a UN body. Hit them back. There is nothing to lose now.
KabukiloverOct. 10, 2016 - 06:43PM JST
Here is something to think about. The Republicans were perfectly content with Trump's racism, sexism and lies. It took a 2005 tape of Trump talking about having the power to grab lady parts as a celebrity to finally scare droves of loyal Republicans away from him. So was all else that was gross and disgusting about Trump really all right with these Republicans?
Posted in: Republicans dropping Trump must answer: Why now?
KabukiloverOct. 03, 2016 - 06:47PM JST
Thanks to Abe's undiplomacy, Japan will get nothing from Russia.
KabukiloverSep. 25, 2016 - 06:45PM JST
Denial of crimes against humanity take many forms. This is one of them. No Japanese with any sense of decency should object to the statue of the comfort woman. It is a reminder of what imperial Japan did to Korea. It is also a symbol of mourning.
KabukiloverSep. 22, 2016 - 08:14PM JST
We end this quickly. Stop and frisk is unconstitutional.
Posted in: Trump praises 'stop-and-frisk' police tactic
KabukiloverSep. 21, 2016 - 11:12PM JST
What seems obvious to me is that Kuroda does not know what he is doing but is acting by necessity as if he knows what he is doing. Please note that that the Abe government's economic policies have not worked. Printing money? Helped exporters and screwed importers, thus raising prices. The people, as I predicted they would, spent less money. Sellers had to make adjustments, which was usually to give less for their money in some way. Finally, the yen rose again. Certainly Britain's vote to leave the EU hastened this. But it would have happened away because you simply cannot keep printing money forever to keep a currency low. Well, good luck Kuroda. But if you are going to screw the people with your economy policies I can only hope you fail.
Posted in: BOJ adds long-term interest rate target to massive asset-buying program
KabukiloverSep. 20, 2016 - 11:29AM JST
I have no reason at present to doubt these statistics. I understand all the barriers that keep potential couples from being alone. It has always been this way. It is also true that if you want to make love you will find a way to do it in fairly comfortable privacy. I believe, though I cannot prove it, that this self-imposed celibacy is part of the disengagement of the post-bubble burst economy's limited hopes world. If you know you will never have nice things the best you can do is avoid problems that will complicate your life. No car, no children, no marriage and no sex, which can bring equal amounts of pleasure and distress. All the freely available sexual stimulation is of little use apparently to inspire coupling in an age group that is at its sexual peak.
Here is an interesting thought. Have a survey asking how many Japanese are engaged in some kind of same-sex relationship. Consider that a same-sex relationship will foster intimacy but cannot biologically produce children and does not have the pressures of marriage attending it.
Of course, people could be fibbing on those surveys. Even though they are anonymous, there is always the fear of being found out. Japan is a nation of masks. Masks only confess in novels.
Posted in: 40% of young Japanese single adults are virgins: poll
KabukiloverSep. 17, 2016 - 10:38AM JST
On the positive side. Public education is uniform from Okinawa to Hokkaido. There are inequalities but not the the "savage inequalities" you find in the U.S. Unlike the U.S., Japanese schools are not patrolled by cops, ready to handcuff children at the slightest infraction. With Japan's strict gun laws you do not have to worry about school shootings as you do in the US.
On the negative side. Too much emphasis is put on cramming. Students are overburdened with homework. The great shame is that with all the cramming you have to go to juku if you want a good university education. Rational discussion and critical thinking are put on the back burner or simply neglected. The Japanese English teachers who do not know English make English education less than it should be.
By the time Japanese enter university many are burned out and learning resistant. This brings down the level of university education. There are discipline problems in Japanese universities. Sleeping in class, talking, doing homework or texting, "escaping" after roll call. And then there are the Japanese English teachers who do not know English, sometimes less than the students. English study in universities is largely remedial.
The terrible thing is that Japanese style schooling has influenced so-called educational reform in the U.S. The U.S. now resembles Meiji Japan when standardized tests were thrown at you at every grade. Cram schools have spouted everywhere. In my hometown the local bicycle shop in my neighborhood has been replaced by a cram school from Japan.
Interestingly, my university students generally remember their school days fondly. They write about lasting friendships and certain teachers who inspired them.
That said, there is, in my view, a cast of intellectual disability pervading this country for which the cram and don't think schooling system is to blame.
Posted in: What do you think of the quality of school education in Japan? If you have a child at school, are you happy with that school?
KabukiloverSep. 12, 2016 - 11:36AM JST
The might be a sign that the Chinese economy is about to crash.
Posted in: Last-minute cancellation by Chinese tour groups driving businesses crazy
KabukiloverSep. 10, 2016 - 11:16AM JST
No, you cannot blame the police as they are only doing their prescribed job. The culprit is entirely to blame for the death of the innocent cyclist. Having said that, there has got to be an alternative to car chases that too often result in innocent people dying. This is problem the police have an obigation to consider and to solve.
Posted in: Stolen car, being chased by police, hits and kills 74-year-old cyclist; driver arrested
KabukiloverSep. 08, 2016 - 07:54AM JST
Koizumi as ex PM has turned out to be a good guy, ready to expose the truth about Fukushima. Will he be Japan's Jimmy Carter.
Posted in: Koizumi backs sick U.S. sailors who blame Fukushima radiation
KabukiloverSep. 06, 2016 - 10:42AM JST
The smart phone zombie problem preceded Pokemon. Stupid high school kids on bicycles with ear phones and concentrating on their smart phones. Stupid slow drivers weaving in the fast lane while texting. Geezers with noses rubbing the smart phone screen bumping into you. The best solution I can think of a the moment is to pass a law against using a smart phone or any cell phone while in motion in a public place. Then take the smart phones away from those pests!
Posted in: What to do about mindless smartphone zombies?
KabukiloverSep. 06, 2016 - 10:21AM JST
Japan did not just decline the offer of the two islands. It was pressured by the U.S. not to accept.
Posted in: Putin: Japan once passed up chance to take back two disputed isles
KabukiloverSep. 04, 2016 - 10:27AM JST
Oh yes. We signed into a gym to swim and it was a chamber of horrors. The pool was divided into narrow lanes and each lane will divided into a left and right lane. We quit, needless to say.
Posted in: Finding a half decent gym in Japan: A survival guide
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Oct. 25, 2016 - 01:50PM JST
As far as name calling, why am I called sexist, racist, stupid etc if I support…
Posted in: Trump rejects 'phony' polls; insists 'we are winning'
Oct. 25, 2016 - 01:47PM JST
I thought it said Okinawa at first and said to myself, "It is starting in Japan…
Posted in: Suspect in killings, carjackings, cop shootings on the run in Oklahoma
Thankfully I have no Pachinko stories to tell. None.
Then why even comment?
Posted in: Pachinko parlor worker lists the three worst types of customers
Ah... everyday is a day closer to the end of Trump.
And this is interesting:
Oct. 25, 2016 - 01:45PM JST
No such thing as global warming. The earth is not static. It is constantly evolving. Taking…
Posted in: Climate change shifting areas of skin disease concern
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