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    Yubaru

    If the Ottoman coins date from the 17th century, it sounds like the castle site might have been adulterated. Possibly there's some post castle era story we don't know about?

    Blame the US Military on Okinawa. Some from the military just had to have planted the coins there.

    Posted in: Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

  • 3

    Yubaru

    . In Japan, a marriage isn't a merger of two people, it's a merger of two families.

    I have no idea of what century you think you are living in but while some elites may think this way, it is NOT the way for everyone. Times have changed quite a bit, no need to keep living in the past.

    Posted in: 4 ways people break up in Japan

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    Yubaru

    At least, that's how I read it....

    There was an article here last week on the same topic without naming the hospital, hence the request for clarification.

    Posted in: 2nd patient at Yokohama hospital possibly killed by poisoning

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Leaving the water running alone is not going to cause flooding. This sounds more, as sensei implied,like a teenage prank.

    Posted in: Intruder leaves tap running in Chiba junior high school classroom

  • 4

    Yubaru

    Train staff made announcements asking if any passengers had misplaced a snake, but no one came forward and police were still looking for the owner, media added.

    Right, and charge the person who claimed the snake for obstruction.

    It is also possible that the snake found it's own way onto the train too.

    Posted in: Snake on bullet train causes unscheduled stop in Shizuoka

  • 5

    Yubaru

    This was on the late news last night, the hospital in question has been open for over 60 years and there were no problems nor any kinds of rumors of problems with the hospital and the people in the community had a very high impression of the facility.

    This article is a bit confusing as;

    A second elderly male patient is suspected of being killed by poisoning at a hospital in Yokohama, following the first such death last week, police said Monday, leading to investigations into possible serial murder cases involving the elderly victims.

    making it seem as if there are two separate hospitals involved here, yet the news reports were talking only about the Oguchi hospital.

    The police said Nishikawa died of poisoning in a similar manner at Oguchi Hospital in Yokohama’s Kanagawa Ward, as surfactant component was also found in his body.

    It behooves the writer here to name the other hospital in question if in fact there is more than one hospital involved. If the two deaths are in fact from the same facility the article SHOULD be rewritten to prevent serious misunderstanding.

    Posted in: 2nd patient at Yokohama hospital possibly killed by poisoning

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Expect to see lots of materials complaining about Russia's forced annexation of the so-called Northern Territories, but nothing about Japan's forced annexation of the Ryukyu Kingdom.

    And why in the 21st century does something that in effect happened well over 200 years ago matter today and in this conversation?

    Posted in: Japan may exhibit materials on territorial issues in Tokyo

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    Yubaru

    Saw an antique genuine map that clearly stated Senkaku Islands belonged to China. After ww2, USA gave to Japan. It should be an international nature reserve, scuba diving looks great there.

    First off how in the world does a map have remotely close to having "clearly stated" anything? Second, who made the map? Chinese? Japanese? American? Who?

    Posted in: Japan may exhibit materials on territorial issues in Tokyo

  • 2

    Yubaru

    Chuhai? Beer cocktails? High-balls? These are all dumb fads designed to get people to move down-market to artless concoctions and cheap ingredients. Don't be a sucker. Move the other direction.

    You know, I drink awamori, but there are times when I enjoy a cocktail that may be a little sweeter than I normally drink. Nothing wrong with these drinks and I know plenty of men and women who like the soothing affects of alcohol but dont like the taste itself.

    To each his or her own. There are some pretty damn easy to drink, rather high alcohol content, chu-hais on the market today that taste like juice. Once in a while they are great!

    Posted in: Japanese sake looks overseas as local market dries up

  • 3

    Yubaru

    We cannot easily go abroad to explain what sake is all about,

    Actually it is not as hard as you think, if your market here is getting smaller and you want to stay in business you go to where your customers are, and in this case, overseas. You also have the Sake Brewer's association to work with as well, as the industry as a whole should be working together.

    “We have this image that sake is a drink for older men,” said Shinobu Yashiro, who was accompanying her mother on a visit to Ozawa Shuzo........Younger people see the drink as decidedly uncool.

    You should take a page from the Awamori (Okinawan sake)brewers down here. As recently as 3 decades ago awamori was pretty much only drank by "older men", and believe me that the awamori back then was..shudder...strong to say the least.

    The brewers got together started brewing different types of awamori, made it more appealing to younger people, the taste became milder, the marketing and advertising were improved (tremendously) they continue to come out with new products (awamori based/shikwasa carbonated chuchi) and a ton of other innovations as well.

    Now a day's awamori is the most popular and commonly drank alcohol at every izakaya even more popular than beer as it is typical for folks to only drink one or two beers and switch to awamori, it's cheaper!

    Not to mention that the awamori brewers association also took THEIR product overseas, and built awamori factories in foreign countries, increasing the popularity of the beverage in some parts of Asia.

    The "traditions" and culture of the sake brewers will have to adapt to change for the market.

    Posted in: Japanese sake looks overseas as local market dries up

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    Yubaru

    “Our aim is not insisting loudly on Japan’s sovereignty rights,” the source said, stressing the importance of having people learn about their country’s territories.

    Not insisting "loudly" but insisting anyway.

    Oh and a better word in the title would be "documents" than materials. Materials implies a different meaning and can be easily misunderstood.

    Posted in: Japan may exhibit materials on territorial issues in Tokyo

  • 8

    Yubaru

    There was no actual infringement of Japanese territorial air space, it said.

    Ok, and if the Chinese notified the authorities prior to the flight this should not be made into anything more than what it was, planes flying through international airspace.

    Posted in: Japan scrambles fighter jet as Chinese air force planes pass southwest

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Comparing local government leaders to national ones is apples and oranges. The job of an elected local official is simply that: local.

    You just keep missing it that's all. They are both elected officials, doesn't matter if they lead a city, state, or country.

    Abe gets urges all the time and demands the world do something, Obama tells leaders and countries what to do, so how's that different? They are elected leaders telling their peers what to do. How can I explain it to you more simply so that you can understand?

    We had a similar situation where the local leader of Okinawa attempted to have a meeting/protest by meeting individuals in the USA last year and was promptly denied audience because, simply, it wasn't his job.

    No kidding, rightfully so. The Gov has no right to tell the national government of a foreign country jack., he tried, he wasted my tax money and he got shown the door after meeting with some under-secretary of under-somtething.

    However this is not pertinent in THIS case, because it is city vs city, it's not like the Mayor is telling the Korean president what to do

    Posted in: Fukui mayor cancels trip to S Korea over 'comfort women' statue

  • 2

    Yubaru

    he mayor of Fukui has no right to question the actions of the mayor of a sister city. No wonder he was ignored.

    Really? Let's extend your logic a bit, the PM of a country has no right to question the actions of a leader of another country......see where you are off the mark?

    Posted in: Fukui mayor cancels trip to S Korea over 'comfort women' statue

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    Yubaru

    A Government official should be willing and able to stand before the people, even the people who are opposed to this plan and talk directly to them and hear their opinions and try to convince them to accept this plan.

    I agree, but it would be a rare thing for something like that to happen down here, it's the anti-base media that controls everything,

    Posted in: Inada seeks support from Okinawa governor over U.S. base relocation

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Looks good, but I just have to suffer doing my own down here. 10,000 yen? I hope it's worth it.

    Posted in: The Kong Show digs into a slow-cooked Texas smoked BBQ

  • 2

    Yubaru

    Right, bigger problem though is what to do about the folks who choose NOT to sign. I can think of one or two countries off the top of my head right now.

    Posted in: Mayors of A-bombed cities hail U.N. nuclear test ban resolution

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    Yubaru

    When asked about the antitrust concerns, Apple forwarded a link to a webpage published at the time of the Aug. 2 FTC report that says it has created or supports 715,000 jobs in Japan with Japanese-based developers raking in more than $9 billion in revenue from Apple apps since 2008. It did not comment further.

    So Apple's response is to threaten the regulators? Rather ballsy move by Apple!

    Posted in: Japan's antitrust watchdog considers action against Apple, carriers

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Boy talk about a loaded topic; should be interesting to see how folks come out on this obviously xenophobic article

    Posted in: Will 'strategic special zones' turn into hotbeds of prostitution?

  • -2

    Yubaru

    Defense Minister Tomomi Inada on Saturday sought support from Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga over a plan to relocate a U.S. air base within the southern island prefecture, even as the dispute between Tokyo and Okinawa over the issue is set to be contested at the Supreme Court.

    She probably already knew the response before she even came here, but I give her credit for the attempt.

    “I want you to understand the actual situation of Okinawa and sincerely work to alleviate the excessive base burden,” he said.

    Hmmm...all or nothing is your stance. Move Futenma to Heneoko and see a HUGE burden be taken away from Okinawa. Nearly all facilities south of Kadena, the one's in the highest congested areas of the island, will be returned.

    Onaga knows this, yet he is continually willing to sacrifice the people of Ginowan, over 20 years now, to get what HE wants. The environment, the fish, the reef, all of that SHOULD be second to the PEOPLE! If Onaga cared about the nearly 200,000 plus people who lived in the area around and currently affected by Futenma, he would take the offers of the national government and stop opposition to Henoko.

    Posted in: Inada seeks support from Okinawa governor over U.S. base relocation

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