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OnniyamaJun. 16, 2016 - 08:43PM JST
All this criticism about getting the hits in the Japanese League. Well, if his hits were only in the Japanese League, ok. But he came to the ML and did even better, got the record for most hits in a season! He would have had the hits no matter where he played. Give credit where credit is due.
Posted in: Ichiro gets 4,257th career hit, surpassing Pete Rose's total
OnniyamaJun. 05, 2016 - 10:00AM JST
So many things to love about Ali. I always liked the back and forth playfullness between Ali and Howard Cosell. There will never be another Ali. No one in the entertainment industry today even approaches what he did. Feel bad for the youth of today. So few great role models.
Posted in: What are your favorite memories of Muhammad Ali?
OnniyamaApr. 08, 2016 - 10:14AM JST
Whats your point Uesaka? Its all due to greed, arrogance and indifference that proper walls were not built and other safety measures were not implemented (as they were repeatedly asked to do) in a historically tsunami prone area. No one to blame except the nuclear industry itself. What do you expect now?
Posted in: About 1,700 students and researchers used research reactors before the 2011 accident. But some now have to go overseas to use nuclear facilities, or give up on their studies.
OnniyamaApr. 01, 2016 - 09:31PM JST
DarkKnightZ. 1400 Yen!? In their dreams. More like 900. You must all work hard, the pay will be low, not enough to live on, the company will reap billions, are you with me? I can`t hear you! ARE YOU with me?
Posted in: First day on the job
OnniyamaMar. 29, 2016 - 09:49AM JST
Posted in: The rise of on-demand viewing divides Hollywood
OnniyamaMar. 29, 2016 - 08:28AM JST
Well, the cable companies have had it coming. Horrible programing at expensive monthly costs. 95% of the programming is unwatchable. Let`s face it. When the movie of the night is Sister Act Two, how can you blame your customers for wanting something else?
OnniyamaMar. 18, 2016 - 10:56PM JST
24000 people kill themselves and the story focuses on 23 due to the disasters!? Seems the stress of normal life is worse than those of disaster hit people. Still that attempt to shift any dangers from raditation to those of stress by the media.
OnniyamaMar. 16, 2016 - 12:00PM JST
I think it is good that people are shocked and dismayed by the rise of Trump. I encourage everyone to read the following link. Don``t just read the title. It is a very well written article. http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/what-will-trump-presidency-look-rise-nazis-pretty-good-guide
Posted in: Why is the U.S. presidential campaign generating so many vitriolic comments from supporters of both sides, including readers of Japan Today? Why is it so difficult for some people to be tolerant of opposing views?
OnniyamaMar. 16, 2016 - 11:21AM JST
TravelingSales. Are you speaking of taxpayer handouts to the needy or to the ultra-wealthy and corporations?
OnniyamaMar. 16, 2016 - 09:34AM JST
Tony Alderman. What world have you been living in? Take a look at the last 7 years and you will see that the exact same is true of the GOP. They are even worse. They are always the ones who start the mud slinging.
OnniyamaMar. 10, 2016 - 10:17PM JST
Maybe, just maybe it was justified considering how many genetic defects are starting to appear in the next generation around Chernobyl. It is a long term concern moreso than a short term one. Do you really want to take the risk if you don`t have to?
OnniyamaMar. 09, 2016 - 10:08PM JST
Love the use of the term ignite. Like wages will ever ignite.
Posted in: Gov't considers 2nd sales tax hike delay as spending falls
OnniyamaMar. 03, 2016 - 09:51PM JST
Sadsamurai. That is simply not the case. Not everyone made big bucks during the bubble. My in-laws are a prime example. The most frugal people I know. Never go anywhere, never eat out, have worked all their lives for chump change. Not on welfare but father in-law is pushing 70 and is still working construction. There are a lot of people like them. Don`t presume all these people on welfare have lived irresponsibly. Companies are notriously cheap while executives reap all the benefits. Or do you still believe in trickle-down economics (biggest lie in history) theory?
OnniyamaMar. 03, 2016 - 11:53AM JST
sadsamurai. Pretty hard to save for retirement when you look at the minimum wage and the cost of living in Japan. Sorry, but not everyone has the opportunity to go to university and get a great job. Not everyone has special skills that enable them to get good paying skilled labour jobs. Maybe some of these are people who lost jobs due to sickness or lost a spouse. Sheesh! Not saying it is all Abe`s fault, but you can hardly blame (all) the people. Try living on 780 Yen/hour when your rent is 60000 a month, etc.
OnniyamaMar. 01, 2016 - 10:14PM JST
Trump equals disaster for the world. Bombers will be in the air during his inauguration. I would never support the Republicans but seriously, what is wrong with John Kasich? He seems to be the only sensible man on the stage during the debates. Notice how none of the others challenge him? They are too st@pid. He actually has definite policies and experience.
Posted in: Would you like to see Donald Trump become the next U.S. president?
OnniyamaFeb. 18, 2016 - 09:46PM JST
Over a 180 hour work month that works out to about 17 Yen per hour raise. Sweet! Livin in good times. BurakuminDes. Yes, better off getting rid of the union dues.
Posted in: Automaker unions reduce pay rise demands
OnniyamaDec. 06, 2015 - 11:06AM JST
Yes. Stay free Japan. Don`t join the west in its over-parenting society. Stay part of Asia.
Posted in: Drink up
OnniyamaNov. 23, 2015 - 07:37AM JST
"narrative" Just say story! You don`t sound intelligent. And of course "surreal".
Posted in: Which English words or expressions annoy you the most when you hear them repeatedly used by other people in conversation?
OnniyamaOct. 02, 2015 - 10:25AM JST
dcog9065. Most likely you are correct. As strangerland said, it is already happening on a wide scale. Read Kurt Vonnegut`s Player Piano and you will get a good idea of what life will be like. The only real benefit of robots that I see is ones that can perform complex medical procedures or perform jobs that are too hazardous to humans.
Posted in: What do you predict for the future of robotics?
OnniyamaSep. 24, 2015 - 09:15PM JST
Share prices and corporate profits have soared. Wages have not budged. Sounds familiar.
Posted in: Abe unveils 3 new arrows for reviving economy
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Oct. 22, 2016 - 12:26PM JST
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Posted in: As Duterte embraces China, Abe set to roll out warm welcome
Oct. 22, 2016 - 12:10PM JST
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Posted in: Thousands march in Gaza in support of Islamic Jihad
Oct. 22, 2016 - 11:58AM JST
Probably not, wtfjapan, but it's not whether they are produced but whether they are lauded. There…
Posted in: Kyrgios shows sports' misplaced faith in pure talent
Oct. 22, 2016 - 11:57AM JST
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