I think it's back to the drawing board for this one. The design is flawed.
4 ( +8 / -4 )
Don't forget that Kishida is at the top of the LDP. He's going down and taking the rest of the party with him.
3 ( +5 / -2 )
One day, one of these deathtraps is going to go down over a populated area. One just flew overhead - just now!
-1 ( +5 / -6 )
All it would take would be for one of these "perfectly safe" aircraft to crash in a populated area. They frequently overfly Naha.
-5 ( +2 / -7 )
I don't know why the US military is in Japan in the first place. This isn't US territory.
-6 ( +9 / -15 )
He was handcuffed and tied with ropes for 144 hours!!!!!
For six days?
That is torture, by anyone's standards.
9 ( +9 / -0 )
This has gone on for far too long! The LDP has to go and take its cults with it!
6 ( +10 / -4 )
Civil servants and corporate employees have no business sense whatsoever. The world doesn't run on "studies," reports and meetings.
4 ( +4 / -0 )
What's the difference between peddling arms and drug dealing?
0 ( +1 / -1 )
Totally amazing that he could punish his body so much and live as long as he did. Brilliant performer.
6 ( +6 / -0 )
Time for the US military to leave. They've been sponging off Japan for far too long.
0 ( +13 / -13 )
Wise move. Now how about a refund?
-1 ( +3 / -4 )
I thought Japan was supposed to be buying a load of these. Does this mean the deal is off?
5 ( +9 / -4 )
Aichi must be bad, but I hear horror stories about Osaka police and the Yakuza connection.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
I was talking with an American serviceman a couple of years ago. "What do you do?" I asked. He replied that he was an aircraft engineer. Seizing my chance, I asked him what he thought of the Osprey, as an aircraft engineer. "I won't touch them. I will not work on them. They are a death trap." He replied. His words, not mine.
-9 ( +7 / -16 )
I wonder why three people gave me minus points for saying that there is something very wrong with the police/justice system here. Perhaps they have no direct experience. You can be arrested, detained, placed in solitary with no recourse to a lawyer or communication with your family and whether you need medical assistance or not depends on the whim of the police officers.
3 ( +7 / -4 )
When I came to Japan 50 years ago, this country was booming. It certainly isn't now. What's the difference? The huge one that I can see is taxes! Consumption tax is crippling and holding down the domestic economy. Get rid of it. And do everything possible to build up the domestic economy. Support farmers and local food production. So much food is imported that could and used to be produced here.
7 ( +13 / -6 )
There is something VERY wrong with the police/"justice" system in this country.
-1 ( +7 / -8 )
Most problems came from me without thinking about it assuming that we all think and act the same way. Actions and emotions have different meanings, anger especially. Just being in Japan and interacting with people, including my wife, I've learned a lot, and changed a lot. Where my automatic reaction was to attack, I think I have learned to accept and tolerate, at least when interacting with Japanese people.
4 ( +4 / -0 )
Japan has a LOT to atone for. Comfort women (sex slaves) are just the tip of the iceberg. And the past is going to keep coming up as long as they try to sweep it under the rug.
-11 ( +13 / -24 )
Huh! Typical of foreigners! You never know what they are going to do next! Spreading white powder! Typical!
-5 ( +9 / -14 )
And at the century mark, there are now more than 100 licensed distilleries in the country - twice as much as 10 years ago
"Twice as many" surely!
2 ( +4 / -2 )
“So why don't the US invade NK and "change" the leadership?”
Because there's nothing in it for them! - NK doesn't have oil, unlike Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine.
-4 ( +2 / -6 )
I just did a bit of hunting around for the 2012 E.Coli outbreak:
“Seven people, most of them elderly women, have died after eating pickles contaminated with E.coli in northern Japan in the country's deadliest mass food poisoning in 10 years.
A total of 103 others have been made ill after eating the same lightly pickled Chinese cabbage produced in late July by a company in the city of Sapporo, according to health bulletins issued by the local government on Sunday.”
The company concerned seems to have covered its tracks really well. I can't find a name anywhere, just "a company in the city of Sapporo." However, it rather looks like it was a big company.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
Very little difference. They are both crap.
9 ( +14 / -5 )
Another "solution" to a problem that doesn't exist.
9 ( +17 / -8 )
3 ( +7 / -4 )
This "quote" is a) out of context and b) what Vallance said that Sunak said. As many have pointed out, it's hearsay and as such, I wonder why it gets reported here.
-9 ( +1 / -10 )
Lawson coffee is way superior to Starbucks.
ANY coffee is superior to Starbucks!
8 ( +10 / -2 )