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SchopenhauerSep. 24, 2016 - 07:53AM JST
I think Onaga is losing supports of Okinawans. They are getting wary of Onaga's uncompromising hostile stance to the central government.
Posted in: Okinawa appeals high court ruling supporting U.S. base transfer plan
SchopenhauerSep. 14, 2016 - 09:13AM JST
China and Korea are rewriting histories to their advantages for one reason they cannot find anything to blame about today's Japan.
Posted in: Pew poll: How the Japanese and Chinese see each other
SchopenhauerSep. 12, 2016 - 07:57AM JST
When the coffers of State is empty due to heavy debts, politicians promises generous aids when they visit poor countries. From where are they generating money?
SchopenhauerSep. 11, 2016 - 08:49AM JST
A Chinese traveller to Japan when asked what he thinks is the best thing about Japan, he answered instantly it is a freedom of speech. We take it for granted but not everywhere in the world.
Posted in: Proposed anti-conspiracy law stirs civil rights concerns in Japan
SchopenhauerSep. 11, 2016 - 08:12AM JST
The pix would have been a lot better when the lotus put flowers in late July and early August.
Posted in: Lots of lotus
SchopenhauerSep. 08, 2016 - 07:11AM JST
Nobody pays attention to an aged Japanese Don Quixote.
Posted in: Koizumi backs sick U.S. sailors who blame Fukushima radiation
SchopenhauerSep. 05, 2016 - 07:43AM JST
For the economic growth of the world, the peace is most important. Make efforts to build friendly relations with neighbors.
SchopenhauerSep. 04, 2016 - 04:01AM JST
The islands are not important. We need Russia for power balances in Asia. America's commitment to Japan is weakening. A good example is Senkaku. U.S. Forces on Okinawa was just sitting and drinking beer proving no detterance to China.
Posted in: Abe, Putin express new resolve to settle island dispute
SchopenhauerSep. 03, 2016 - 03:34PM JST
Abe may be thinking Japan needs one more strong friend economically as well as geopolitically in view of expansion of China.
SchopenhauerAug. 25, 2016 - 07:57AM JST
For them, the governance of their own country China is the first and foremost concern. They do not care about foreign relations very much. For them China is the universe.
Posted in: Eye to eye
SchopenhauerAug. 19, 2016 - 06:10PM JST
Not only U.S. bases on Okinawa but most of the U.S. base facilities in Japan are are aging. They were built 50 years ago.
SchopenhauerAug. 19, 2016 - 08:13AM JST
The train go through tunnels most of the time. No fun in watching sceneries.
SchopenhauerAug. 16, 2016 - 06:02PM JST
As CH3CHO stated, in America, in October, NFL opens and MLB will have the World Series. Also in europe, they have soccer in October. As such, there remains only sweltering summer which do not overlap other major sports events. Japan also is blamed accepting it knowing that Tokyo is crazy hot in August. IOC and Japan Olympic Committee do not think about conditions of players at all.
Posted in: Gov't studying ways to prevent heatstroke, cool down streets during 2020 Olympics
SchopenhauerAug. 13, 2016 - 07:29AM JST
Inada at 57 and Abe at 61, they don't know true miseries of the bereaved families who lost their bread-earning fathers in the war. I think those who go to Yasukuni are mostly former officers and their families. They are the people who feel nostalgia about the imperial army and adore the shrine. Bereaved families of many conscripted soldiers went through undescribable hardships and many do not go to Yasukuni as my friend I mentioned yesterday. They think it was a crime committed by the nation which lightly treated people's lives.
SchopenhauerAug. 12, 2016 - 06:31PM JST
My old friend lost his father in the WW II. He was conscripted and died leaving his young wife and a baby. His mother did not remarry and brought up her son by herself. He was my classmate. He and his mother did not go to Yasukuni. He even hated to go. At the time I was a child, there were many unhappy families who lost their father in the war.
Posted in: Abe won't visit Yasukuni Shrine on Aug 15, but will send offering: media
SchopenhauerAug. 11, 2016 - 11:28AM JST
Temperature in Rio during the Olympics in August is around 20 centigrade. In Tokyo it will be above 30. The main stadium will not have air conditioning. Let them play in an appropriate temperature. If Japan cannot afford, they should not have invited the games. Spend money!
SchopenhauerAug. 08, 2016 - 05:13PM JST
Emperor said all reasonable things. It contrasted to the hard head bureaucrats and the government that try to adhere to the current law.
Posted in: Emperor worries age may make it tough to perform his duties
SchopenhauerAug. 03, 2016 - 09:31AM JST
I am not all against saving the cost. I am most worried about that the open air stadium being built will not have air-conditioners. In sweltering summer of Tokyo, athletes as well as audiences will have hard time without air-conditioners.
Posted in: New Tokyo governor pledges Olympic cost probe
SchopenhauerAug. 03, 2016 - 07:50AM JST
This guy in the center of the picture is the culprit of problems involving the Tokyo Olympics. He is what is called a "ro-gai" person -- an old man causing problems. He is reigning the the organization and others cannot talk back to him who was once a prime minister of Japan. It was a big mistake of Abe who put Mori to the position.
Posted in: Welcome to Rio
SchopenhauerJul. 28, 2016 - 07:51AM JST
A similar incident happened some time ago. A young man who works at a facility for the aged commited murder. I think to work at such a place gives a lot of stresses and is very depressing. It is unfortunate that young people have to find jobs at such places.
Posted in: Mass killing sparks debate: Why didn't the system prevent it?
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Sep. 26, 2016 - 12:43AM JST
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Posted in: U.S. guidelines on self-driving cars get good reception at G-7
Sep. 26, 2016 - 12:38AM JST
Despite what plethora of crybaby anti-Americans expats in Japan think, the reality is nuclear weapons have…
Posted in: Mayors of A-bombed cities hail U.N. nuclear test ban resolution
Of course Hillary, if she wants to win this election, should not release the transcripts of…
Posted in: Clinton, Trump look to overcome weaknesses on debate stage
Sep. 26, 2016 - 12:36AM JST
Inca was coming to retain Onaga's cooperation of futema issue. Then accident. She now speaks about…
Posted in: Inada seeks support from Okinawa governor over U.S. base relocation
Sep. 26, 2016 - 12:32AM JST
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