samwatters's past comments

  • 2

    samwatters

    Sympathy to our brothers and sisters across the Atlantic.

    Posted in: 5 dead, 40 injured in attack at British Parliament

  • 1

    samwatters

    How man of these jobs are full-time and how may pay by-the-hour?

    Posted in: Companies are actively hiring due to the economic recovery.

  • 2

    samwatters

    More baloney. Japan will wind up paying for more improvements while Russia holds out the possibility of "solving" the territorial dispute. Sure.....right, Russia. Articles like this have been printed since 1992 when I came to Hokkaido and it's still only baloney.

    Posted in: Japan, Russia to start working on specific projects on disputed isles

  • 5

    samwatters

    Ha! Ha! Thousands of Chinese come to Japan and food is one of the main reasons!

    Posted in: Chinese shops pull Japanese food items from shelves over safety fears

  • 4

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    "The bureaucrats that approved and sold the land should be the ones being grilled for the massive loss of taxpayers money." It could happen; Kagoike, like most nationalists, is not going to be intimidated. On the contrary, he (and others like him) are likely furious that they gave Abe what he wanted and now Abe is running for cover. I predict that Kagoike will sing like a canary and the more the politicians scream at Kagoike the more guilty they will look.

    "Here we go! Suga's likely already making up an 'old' invoice to stamp with a "Tanaka" inkan and say the money was donated by a receptionist without Abe's knowing, and so the latter should not step down despite his promises, which will then have become "Abe promises". I agree with you that Abe will try it but I don't think the public will buy it. I amazed that NHK is still leading with this story a week later and the morning shows are doing the same. Things are changing and that is bad news for Abe.

    Posted in: School operator head to give sworn testimony in Diet next Thursday

  • 5

    samwatters

    I predicted Abe would be gone by October but I think it may even be before summer. Here's why; Abe broke the cardinal rule of Japanese culture which is "drinking with a big face" during a period of economic hardship. It is simply unJapanese to flaunt and use wealth (especially wealth taken from other people which is what taxes are) when the majority of the country is in dire straits. Not only that, but the wealth that Abe gave to Kagoike is being used for a purpose (amending the constitution) that the majority of the country does...not....support. The fact that Abe lied will bother no one---most politicians from all countries are congenital liars---but Abe has gone too far on this one. He's gone.

    Posted in: School operator head to give sworn testimony in Diet next Thursday

  • 1

    samwatters

    NHK devoted almost fifteen minutes of air time to this scandal. If Yasunori Kagoike testifies in front of the Diet---and he is slated to do something on the 23rd of next week but I couldn't catch exactly what that was---the Abe and a whole bunch of people are in deep you-know-what.

    Posted in: Scandal-hit school operator says he received donation from Abe

  • 5

    samwatters

    Abe's going down.......

    Posted in: Scandal-hit school operator says he received donation from Abe

  • 2

    samwatters

    I do not wish to be callous but I hope the survey did more than simply take these girls at their word. Just because someone feels harassed doesn't necessarily mean that someone harassed them.

    Posted in: These findings show that children of a relatively young age have been on the receiving end of harassment. It is important that children are taught about these issues in school from an early age to prevent such harassment.

  • 9

    samwatters

    Good on Yamada! Nice to see an athlete with perspective. To those who attack the boy online; get a fricken life.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball player sends message to boy who ruined his home run

  • 0

    samwatters

    At the age of 41, Isohi can now look forward to another 40 years of life subsidized by the tax payers at a cost of approximately 3 million yen per year. Thanks judge.

    Posted in: Death penalty commuted to life for man who fatally stabbed 2 people on Osaka street

  • 3

    samwatters

    NHK reported on this scandal last night for ten minutes.

    Posted in: Abe's support dives in wake of school scandal: online poll

  • 10

    samwatters

    I wrote it before: Abe will be gone by October. You cannot sell land at 10 percent of its value during these crappy economic times and you cannot enrich yourself at the public's expense while the public is economically suffering. This is the one sin I believe the Japanese will not tolerate. Not surprised Abe doesn't get this; he's a spoiled rich kid who never did a real day's work in his life. He'll try to stay---he thinks the Prime Minister position is his birthright---and that will enrage people even more.

    Posted in: Abe's support dives in wake of school scandal: online poll

  • 0

    samwatters

    Laughable. I can't think of a single sport at the college level in Japan that I would watch.

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    samwatters

    My 2 cents worth; China, Korea, Japan and the US should sit down and make this kind of arrangement. 1) China refuses any further aid; just starve the beast. 2) The US and South Korea should promise not to encroach past the current DMZ and to not interfere with the ensuing chaos the will follow with the demise of the Kim regime. In the event of a desperation attack by NK all previously-mentioned countries should unite and remove NK from the map.

    Posted in: Abe says N Korea launched 4 ballistic missiles; 3 land 300 kms from Japan's coast

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    samwatters

    Abe's going down........ Out before October. You read it here first.

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  • -5

    samwatters

    @strangerland. She met the husband (who was also a former president) of a suspect in a probe that was exploring the selling of state secrets and government access.

    Posted in: Trump's attorney general recuses himself from any campaign probes

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    samwatters

    OK, Sessions lied and he's gone. That's fair. You cannot lie under oath to Congress during a confirmation hearing and get away with it. However I would like to point out to all the Trump haters that Sessions DID remove himself while a Democratic Attorney General met with the husband of a Democratic candidate who was being investigated for "pay-to-play" tactics (that means selling state secrets which a crime in line with treason) and nothing, nada, zilch happened to the Democrat.

    Posted in: Trump's attorney general recuses himself from any campaign probes

  • 0

    samwatters

    In a different story about the same guy I suggested they execute him and was thumbed down repeatedly. Mark my words, you'll be hearing more about this Iwaszaki cad in less than two decades.

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  • -3

    samwatters

    Execute him. He attempted to improve his life by taking the life of someone else. He's broken and I do not want him in jail at an annual cost of ¥3,600,000 in taxes. He has forfeited his place in society.

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