edojin's past comments

  • -2

    edojin

    Hey Russia ... point those missiles away from the Japanese mainland! Reckon this proves that Japan must obtain the state-of-the-art THAAD missile defense system ... not only to keep track of North Korean missles but also missiles placed right next door.

    Posted in: Abe calls Russian missile deployment on disputed isles 'regrettable'

  • -2

    edojin

    Just hope all these figures are not being manipulated by Kuroda and his cronies ... by taking advantage of a lame duck Obama administration that may not be bothered with the markets anymore.

    Posted in: Dollar rises to 8-month high against yen

  • 1

    edojin

    I thought that Koike-san might be able to prevail over the Jiminto barons who are looking for even more monetary handouts via the 2020 Olympics. Seems as if they have overpowered her ... and are now busy counting all the money that will be coming their way. Even if she manages to reduce costs, there's still a lot of money to be thrown around. Hope she will be able to keep her eye on where every yen is going ... and make this public so that the taxpayers will be able to know where their hard-earned money went.

    Posted in: Tokyo won't make 2020 venue changes but will reduce costs

  • -6

    edojin

    Hope Abe-san asks Putin-san where those missiles are aimed. If any of them are facing anywhere in Japan pressure should be put on Putin to either turn them around in some other direction ... or get them off the island. Actually, they have no business of being up there anyhow.

    Posted in: Russia sends missiles to Pacific islands claimed by Japan

  • 3

    edojin

    Wouldn't it be much easier to just look for a new site to move the Tsukiji market to? Knowing that all those chemicals exist below the Toyosu site doesn't make the place sound good in any form.

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  • 1

    edojin

    Nishikori looked like a different player in beating Wawrinka (seen via TV, of course). Hope his body holds up and he can rise to the top in this tournament. To do that though he has to get past Murray who is looking great, too.

    Posted in: Murray downs Cilic, Nishikori beats Wawrinka at ATP finals

  • 1

    edojin

    Just hope the sky clears up here in the Tokyo area. Really want to see the moon "close up" ...

    Posted in: Supermoon to light up sky

  • 8

    edojin

    With prices of daily necessities continuously climbing, it's no wonder people are unhappy. As has been said many times previously, Abenomics is a failure. Even when the dollar and euro dropped, prices from these overseas areas didn't drop. When those currencies gain more price-wise, just hope prices from those areas don't climb even higher. As for prices of things grown and made locally, they, too, are climbing.

    Meanwhile, it's ouch, ouch, ouch each time I dig into my coin purse ...

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  • 0

    edojin

    This is one of many things I like about Japan. If something goes wrong with the electricity, water or gas works, repairmen are quickly on the job trying to get things back to normal.

    Back in the States, such as in my home state of Maryland, it takes a lot of time just to restore such things that have been knocked out of action. When I was a kid such things could be repaired overnight ... but today it takes much time to get such things done.

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  • 1

    edojin

    Lost my gaijin card one time ... and in a very fast period of time it landed up at my local police station. Went there, got it easily ... and now try not to lose it again.

    One time I found someone's wallet with money in it and turned it in to the police. They got my address ... and later I was asked if I wanted to have the owner give me a monetary reward for turning it in. I said "no" ... and that was that.

    I've heard other people say they lost valuable things here in Japan ... and usually get them back. However, I've had friends say they lost their purses with bank cards in them ... and had money removed from their bank account illegally. So no matter what, better be careful ... and don't lose your valuables anywhere ...

    Posted in: Japan a great place for returning lost-and-found items

  • 10

    edojin

    Some of my friends back in the States said via e-mail that they wish those celebrities who said they would move to Canada if Trump won would actually do as they vowed ... head toward the border and get out.

    Posted in: Hollywood in shock over Trump victory

  • -4

    edojin

    I agree with "outrider" above. Burning the American flag in America is beyond being bad. And displaying the flag of another country while carrying out the protests in the United States is just as bad. Such protesters are showing how anti-American they are.

    Posted in: Trump election win sparks protests across U.S.

  • 0

    edojin

    I always enjoy the various sounds heard at stations here in Japan. Such as the tweeting of birds at Yotsuya JR station and, of course, "The Third Man Theme" at Ebisu. Now we don't have to travel out to Tokyo Disneyland anymore to hear familiar Disney sounds ... just go to a nearby station that plays the music mentioned above ... Gotta get out to Jiyugaoka Station to hear a tune that often pops into mind when I want to enjoy a popular tune to "think" to ...

    Posted in: Disney theme melodies now being played at Tokyo train stations

  • 0

    edojin

    Have walked through this same area several times during recent visits to Fukuoka ... and never gave thought to the idea that there might be a lot of nothing below me. Although it wasn't funny, had to laugh this morning while watching via TV the street caving in bit by bit.

    Posted in: Giant sinkhole appears in Hakata street

  • 2

    edojin

    Have you seen Yuji Yamamoto, the minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, in action? Watching him during the TPP talks in the Diet via TV, the poor guy doesn't seem to know what is going on. He has a staff of about 10 men sitting a couple of rows behind him during the debates ... and they are the ones who have to point out what he has to reply to during questioning by opposition parties. All he does is read, read, read what Jiminto's replies are. And he is one boring person to watch in action. I seriously doubt if he even knows what's happening with the TPP ... or anything else as far as that goes.

    So, I, too, agree with the opposition. Abe should get rid of Yamamoto and put in somebody who at least appears to know what is happening with the TPP.

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  • 0

    edojin

    While traveling around Japan I have noticed what looks like "aging" Coast Guard vessels at various ports I have visited. I always wondered how they could go up against more modern vessels. You can see such vessels right here in Tokyo ... where they sometimes park near the mouth of the Sumida River as it empties into Tokyo Bay.

    So ... get the ship-building companies in gear ... and get some new, modern vessels for the Coast Guard.

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  • 1

    edojin

    From what I gather from TV reports from Seoul, many South Koreans are not happy with Park because she did not apologize for all the problems surrounding her and her friend. She merely explained what happened ... and the citizens are demanding much more than this ... something like a heartfelt apology. Surely she will be under even more pressure to resign ...

    Posted in: S Korean president says scandal 'all my fault and mistake'

  • 3

    edojin

    If Lady Gaga really wants to see Tokyo ... why doesn't she get a bicycle and cycle around the city. She can see and do more that way ... especially if she has a good guide. And, if she really wants to see the city and do things right ... walk. This is a city made for walking ... again, lots of things to see and do.

    And if Lady Gaga really wants to see some really great things, she should cycle or walk around the many other places in Japan that offer all kinds of excitement, beauty, culture, etc. Why not just move here Lady Gaga ... and really tune in to things Japanese.

    Posted in: Lady Gaga wants to drive all over Tokyo

  • 4

    edojin

    Great Series! All seven games ... but Game No. 7 was the best of all. Rooted for both teams in what was a zig-zag tourney. Good to see the Cubbies finally break their long title drought. Next hope the Indians can break theirs ... next year ... or the next ... or .... If the Cubs can win again next year ... then all of us won't have to wait for up to 108 years to see it happen again.

    Posted in: Chicago Cubs win 1st World Series title since 1908

  • 1

    edojin

    Yet another delay? Well, nothing new here. Abenomics has been a failure since day one when it was proposed.

    Posted in: Bank of Japan delays inflation goal in blow to 'Abenomics'

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