brotokyo's past comments

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    brotokyo

    Toshiko, in some circles, Taiwan is a province (or some such part) of China, therefore not considered a country. Just saying.

    Posted in: Taiwan threatens to call off Japan art loan in poster row

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    brotokyo

    stop thinking that you are different because you are Japanese

    Amen!

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    brotokyo

    This is sad in the extreme

    . so true, hope the mother (and family) can recover from this horrible tagedy. RIP little one

    Posted in: 2-month-old baby boy drowns in Nagano river

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    brotokyo

    Sack him, he's in the wrong job.

    LOL Thank somebody he wasn't in Oklahoma!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted in: 20-year-old cop arrested for allegedly molesting girl in Yokohama

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    brotokyo

    crystayle@

    It's unbelieveable how bad the men have it here.

    Why do you think more men here marry non-Japanese than JP women marry non-Japanese (see cleo for links)? I guess the JP men know more than some here give them credit for. By the way, Emiko Inoue has been behind bars for 7 months and still counting. For the moment this is a Wisconsin event; I hope the IRS steps in to see if she has filed a US tax return over the last five years, since she is, after all, a permanent resident of the USA. I like tightening more screws.

    Posted in: American father wins custody of daughter taken to Japan

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    brotokyo

    Mabo@

    Maybe some one here knows more about the legalities of this.

    I will never profess to know all, but here is the info on Japanese citizens and the passport issue. Sorry it is in nihongo only:

    http://www.geneve.ch.emb-japan.go.jp/image/pdf/jp_national.pdf

    By the way, ports of entry have no reason to ask if you provide a "valid" passport, just make sure your daughter doesn't mistakenly pull both passports out at the same time in the States, although she is safe until age 21 (I think if still in college it is extended). Bottom line in the Japanese--if/when a Japanese surrenders his/her Japanese passports, naturally he/she can reapply for Japanese citizenship, but there are conditions--see the pdf above.

    Posted in: Tran considers turning Japanese

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    brotokyo

    There are a number of famous Japanese who have surrendered their Japanese passports--a Japanese female ice-skater turned Russian (last year) so she could appear in the Olympics, a Japanese man, as of Nov 9, 2011 (less than two weeks ago), turned Cambodian so he could run in a marathon--the list of Japanese turned "other" is longer than you might think, so to insinuate that losing a/"your" Japanese passport is highly suspect. I checked and my Japanese wife, who has renewed her Japanese passport a number of times has never had to answer a question on any application as to whether she has held any other nationality, My in-laws, also Japanese haven't dealt with that "held other" nationality question either each and every time they renewed. I suspect Mr Cleo probably hasn't seen that question either and my suspicion is Mr Cleo "JR" has recently turned 20 (renewed his passport since "coming of age" and when renewing his passport (because he is, hmhmhmhm, excuse me, half) possibly met with this question and since he has come of age must decide his nationality. Maybe not, it doesn't matter, but to write that that question is on an application for renewal of a Japanese passport application is misleading.

    Posted in: Tran considers turning Japanese

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    brotokyo

    cleo@

    The last time my son renewed his Japanese passport the application form specifically asked whether he held any other nationality.

    so, what exactly does your comment mean? Your son does have another nationality (or passport) or are you just simply offering us points listed on applications?

    Posted in: Tran considers turning Japanese

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    brotokyo

    Happy Veterans Day to all those who served on this week's "fateful date"

    Posted in: 11/11/11: Are you one with this week's fateful date?

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    brotokyo

    The current retirement age is 60

    used to be 55 (you've been here long enough to know this, although probably not old enough back then to care about it), but it was not "law" then (the age of 50), and niether is "this" age 60 law now.

    Posted in: Gov't likely to face strong opposition to raising retirement age: survey

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    brotokyo

    The current retirement age is 60

    laugh out loud

    Posted in: Gov't likely to face strong opposition to raising retirement age: survey

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    brotokyo

    We called them "freedom birds" back in Nam. How life has changed-- now they get a Sesame Street name.

    Posted in: Big bird

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    brotokyo

    wonder if he'll be able to hook up with the J-Women's football team and catch a match while he's there, or is this all parade and pomp over a 150-yr-old treaty

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    brotokyo

    Delta (formerly Northwest in Japan)

    Delta has always been Delta, well actually in 1928 it was called Delta Air service, so one cannot say it was formerly Northwest in Japan, especially since Delta began its flights across the Pacific in the 1980s--a merger happened; Northwest has become a part of Delta.

    Always like flying business class with them, but don't care for the extra security hassel in Atlanta after the long NRT to Atlanta flight.

    Posted in: When choosing an airline to fly with, what factors influence your decision?

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    brotokyo

    Where was this guy when we needed water thrown on our reactors?

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    brotokyo

    I will try this once again peacewarrior:

    I sure pray someone's daughter isn't killed in the "line of duty" because someone close by refused to pull the trigger to prevent a "wrongful" killing.

    Posted in: Heartbroken Kobe man stabs ex-girlfriend, three policemen

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    brotokyo

    Sounds like you have a really high opinion of the US justice system

    Legality? What is legality? Justice? What is justice? Hate reading "crap" like this as it reminds me of The USA's "distant??" cousin's justice system (should we now say, "sadly the USA follows the "cousin's system too closely" as remembered from this July 2005 incident?): a Brazillian was gunned down (shot in the shoulder once and in the head SEVEN times--talk about overkill -- at a tube station in London because the system "feared" he was a suicide bomber! (The PM offered an apology for the wrongful death--sure brought that man back to life, didn't it?!). Memory tells me he was UNARMED, but (BRITISH) security forces believed he had an 'out-of-date' visa.

    I still maintain a high regard for the UK legal system--sure beats HERE and God please grant me an automatic entry if Al Quada somehow manages to get the upper hand, latches hold of me and gets a glance at my passport--I offered no SPIN back in 2005 when this story made JT, then again I am not anti-British: I simply prayed for his soul. I dislike/detest the anti-USA sentiment from our dog-loving Cleo without, at least, the offer of evidence to back up the SPIN that the USA went in to gun Bin La down without any other options on the table. I cannot disprove the USA went in to kill him. Can you prove the USA went in to assassinate Bin?

    One thing on record: Bin challenged the USA, armed to the teeth--I don't believe the 27-year-old Brazillian challenged the UK and he had no weapon. Oh, but there was a British apology. I do detest a legal system that merely BOWS with an aplogy and believes that ends it. At least the USA took out a known "bad guy": I don't believe an apology is necessary here. Was justice served? I cannot answer that for the thousands who lost loved ones that day, including the several who jumped from that burning building. I would have prefered that the USA capture him, put him on a plane and then called up Saudi Arabia and said we are dropping your boy off above Mecca and then dropped him off without a parachute and offered CNN, BBC, NHK, CBS, et al the rights to the highest bidder to follow him for a real "down-to-earth" interview," (of course they could've either rented or bought parachutes, but that just proves how sick I am. Seriously, however, I sure pray someone's daughter isn't killed in the "line of duty" because someone close by refused to pull the trigger to prevent a "wrongful" killing.

    Posted in: Bin Laden's death prompts questions about legality

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    brotokyo

    skip@

    Why is the U.S. burying him at sea?

    Indeed, I was certainly not happy with that as I am a fish eater.

    Posted in: BIN LADEN BURIED AT SEA AFTER BEING KILLED IN FIREFIGHT WITH U.S. FORCES

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    brotokyo

    I guess that phrase "considered armed and dangerous" is just so 'yesterday'.

    That is only important if a family member is a cop, I guess.

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