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kwattMar. 13, 2017 - 09:57PM JST
Because many many Japanese don't know Netherlands is Holland/Dutch but they know Holland. However all Japanese know the term MLB or Major leaguers. Simple and plain!
Posted in: Japan beats Netherlands 8-6 to improve to 4-0 at WBC
kwattMar. 01, 2017 - 11:12PM JST
So what? Tsukiji fish market has been there for many decades. There has been no report that people suffered some kinda sickness. Tsukiji was used concrete for all ground base of buildings but Toyosu is not.
Posted in: Tsukiji fish market may also sit atop contaminated soil
kwattFeb. 28, 2017 - 11:14AM JST
I've heard this WBC may be very last one, no more in the future.
kwattFeb. 23, 2017 - 11:29PM JST
Okinawans don't want such money. What they have wanted is just proper silence there so they had to win. Victory is compensation for them. If major military US bases were moved out of there, it seems that they would be happy about silence without such money.
kwattFeb. 22, 2017 - 11:12PM JST
The new school is going to be name of Abe Shinzo school someday. So it seems that the land must have been intentionally cheapest for Abe's sake because his wife will be a principal of the new school.
kwattFeb. 16, 2017 - 11:08PM JST
It seems that Japanese ojisans (old men) should wear mask all the time. Ojisans sneeze loud suddenly all directions. I worry during pollen season when Ojisan sneezes before me in train, bus, sidewalk, etc. They don't care about anything when they sneeze. Why not put hand on mouth?
Posted in: Masking season
kwattFeb. 16, 2017 - 05:38PM JST
Pollen season has come. Mask is good for pollens, dust,,,etc. I don't cough while wearing it.
kwattFeb. 14, 2017 - 08:59AM JST
Trump is a President of America, but he was behaving like actor Tom Cruise with big smile all the time. He criticized terribly Japan during campaign but he stops to criticize now. It seems that Trump thinks he is a business man of politics.
kwattFeb. 10, 2017 - 11:28AM JST
Trump said we will make America great again but he seems making America rather miserable than ever and no body look happy about recent happenings. That is Trump doesn't notice. He is really self-righteous. He will never get it.
Posted in: Trump tweets 'SEE YOU IN COURT' after appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban
kwattFeb. 09, 2017 - 09:52AM JST
Government is definitely looking for an exception of smoking ban somehow otherwise many ojisan politicians can't smoke any more in the Diet and restaurants inside there. For the time being politicians can smoke there. There are smoking rooms there but they don't have to go there to smoke.
kwattFeb. 08, 2017 - 08:29AM JST
Starbucks, Tullys, Doutor,, seem noisy crowded but Kissatens seem quiet and relaxing place to drink coffee. I prefer quiet places to drink some coffee/tea and to think/talk something there.
Posted in: When you drink coffee or tea in Japan, do you prefer the chains like Starbucks, Tully’s, Doutor, etc, or do you prefer the traditional “kissaten?”
kwattFeb. 07, 2017 - 10:40PM JST
I seldom see such national rallys on regular Asahi News or Yomiuri News or others in Japanese Language. Most readers seem seldom too, except Japantoday. Most are usually not interested in such national rallys of nothern territories because islands are impossible to be back. As for me, I hope islands should be returned though.
Posted in: Northern Territories Day
kwattFeb. 07, 2017 - 08:14PM JST
You must be very naive about Putin. Even if Putin said he returns 2 or all islands to Japan, he will never return them whatever Japanese believe or not. Because that is Russian and Islands are a big political card. Most Russsians have no idea to return them to Japan from the beginning. A few hundreds of northern natives want them back for decades but most Japanese in mainland really don't care about such islands. Hope seems hopeless about the islands.
kwattFeb. 07, 2017 - 04:52PM JST
It seems that 99.999999% of Japanese don't think Russia would renturn the northern islands to Japan and also Abe thinks same way. Problem is former all LDP prime ministers promised people to return them from Russia someday. It seems that Abe can't stop saying it because of elections.
kwattFeb. 06, 2017 - 10:07PM JST
It seems a good try at least. Hope JAXA keep trying it until succeeded as others seem to not even try to think to clean space.
Posted in: Japan's troubled 'space junk' mission ends in failure
kwattFeb. 05, 2017 - 05:35PM JST
It is said that Japan is paying 70% of US military bases presence and sympathy budget and US pays 30% of it. Trump should return some military bases equivalent to 30% to US soil if Japan doesn't pay 100% or more. It seems that US can save a lot of taxpayers money reasonably however still Okinawa has too big US military bases there in peace time even though.
kwattFeb. 05, 2017 - 05:00PM JST
It is understandable that Gov Onaga doesn't want too heavy military bases always in Okinawa for 7 decades and he wants some/new bases to move somewhere in mainland of Japan and he thinks all prefectures should fairly suffer such military burdens for national defense.
kwattFeb. 05, 2017 - 12:26AM JST
Trump administration seems what a joke. Not much difference from North Korean leader's actions. Martial law (curfew 24 hours)will be announced if more people protest nationwide against Trump's everyday's executive orders.
Posted in: U.S. judge temporarily blocks Trump's immigrant ban nationwide
kwattJan. 31, 2017 - 10:55PM JST
It seems that America has no longer liberty and kinda dictator was born in Amercia for first time.
Posted in: Trump fires acting attorney general who defied him on immigrant ban
kwattJan. 31, 2017 - 04:39PM JST
Trump complains Japanese don't buy American cars at all. I just wonder what's good about American cars first for Japanese/Japan? What I know at least is I had never seen TV commercials of American cars when they had their dealers in Japan. On the other hand, I have seen many Japanese commercials very often in US.
Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed Japan’s auto market is closed. Japan has rejected that claim, saying it does not impose tariffs on U.S. auto imports nor put up discriminatory non-tariff barriers against U.S. cars. Which side has the stronger argument?
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Posted in: Trump collides with reality on Russia
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Posted in: Gov't considers using 'joko' as emperor's post-abdication title
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Posted in: TEPCO to delay seeking end to state control by 2 years
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