To get to the top, the best teams play harder, overcome adversity and grow stronger with every game. The final 16 is no joke and only the teams that are growing stronger and gaining more confidence in their play will survive. Japan has neither the confidence nor the strength to survive in the knock out stage. They sorely needed the win over Poland to prove to themselves that they belong in the 16. Nishino did a disservice to his players AND the fans by playing the odds instead of playing football. What's he going to do now, play the odds against Belgium? Good luck with that.
6 ( +6 / -0 )
Always play to win, don't depend on anyone else, it's very simple. Japan lost in more ways than one.
-4 ( +9 / -13 )
I'm sure N. Korea has their beef with Japan just as all of the other Asian nations do, but if you just replace the countries N. Korea with China in the state agency piece and one can see who is really behind the statements.
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I fear that Messi might end up like Ichiro, one of the best in their game, but never a world champ. The fate of stars in team sports.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
Someone please get this clown out of office. The only reason why we don't hear the asinine word, Abenomics anymore is because it's a failure, I don't know why the media isn't pressing him about this. Abenomics indeed, the arrogance of putting your name on an economic policy... time to eat crow and own it Abe!
7 ( +7 / -0 )
Increasing the consumption tax hurts the aging population who literally built this country out of the ashes of the war. They are living on fixed income and at the minimum, food, and medicine shouldn't be taxed. The young, who need to support this society will be stuck at entry level salaries or minimum wage will not be able to pay for "big ticket" items because day to day expenses will not allow them to even contemplate making such purchases. How about reducing the pay, severence and perks of the elected politicians and also reducing their numbers for starters? These clowns are so out of touch with the average struggling household...
11 ( +12 / -1 )
I'm sure Cohen is sweating bullets now. Manafort flip, Cohen Flip. Better than watching gymnastics at the Olympics Donnie boy!
7 ( +8 / -1 )
For a country that has an aging population that is sorely dependent on the young, Japan is severely negligent in taking care of its future. Abuse, neglect, bullying, suicide, dysfunctional and obsolete educational system that sends adolescents into the work force if they can't get into a high school, social safety nets that are incompetent, and most of all, a government that is completely out of touch with society's needs as demonstrated by what the LDP will now propose to do. The list goes on ad nauseam bigly.
10 ( +10 / -0 )
This is an issue between Kim and Abe. All member nations of the six party talks have already met with Kim except Abe. Abe should have met with Kim a long time ago, but now he's watching from the sidelines betting on Trump. Trump could bring up the subject, but will not let it be a show stopper. If Kim rejects discussing this, Abe will be left out in the rain holding the umbrella for both Kim and Trump! What a joke.
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Bolton and Pence just rained on Donny's Nobel parade. Disjointed and dysfunctional WH staff and incoherent policy, what can you expect?
15 ( +21 / -6 )
One question that I haven't seen in all this is why didn't the ref eject 91 immediately after the hit? From what I've gathered this guy had three personal fouls and then was ejected. That hit was not within the bounds of the game and should be seen as criminal assault. Whatever the Japanese equivalent of the NCAA is they should retrain the refs to immediately eject players that engage in this type of play. Nichi Dai's coach also needs to be relieved of his post within the university and not just his position as head coach. Criminal culpability. Just one name these people need to remember. Darryl Stingley.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Saw the video, no mention of the nukes. I'm also left wondering how much money and effort could have been spent in countermeasures if all the attention weren't for the Olympics.
-1 ( +2 / -3 )
Hate to rain on everyone's parade but we've got nuke plants, and earthquakes galore. Read the story that the ice wall at Fukushima isn't working? I can see a lot of Fukushima clean up news getting swept under the rug to keep bad news from reaching the world to avoid a Zika type scare. Good luck Tokyo, you're going to need it.
-1 ( +8 / -9 )
Who knew, when did they know, and what did they do about it? If a letter as blatant as this is not treated seriously, how in the heck do the powers that be think that they can deal with international terror? Positioning ERT at the Sumida river fire works? Intel and acting on the intel...not after the fact which is so often the case in Japan.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
And how many of these executives voted LDP in the last election?
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Only a matter of time before an accident like texting and walking/driving.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
Sure he's going to forgive the dad; the family is all the kid knows, and that is the sad part, the kid knows first hand what it's like to be alone now and would feel the safety of his home is better than being alone. So many times have I read and heard where the adults used the rationalization of "discipline" when in reality it was blatant abuse. We don't know the exact family dynamics and I would hate to see the kid immediately returned to the family only to end up dead in the future because of abuse. The so called authorities had better move carefully on this one, and if they do return the kid, I would suggest counseling and mandatory monitoring, and on the spot house inspection etc to ensure the safety of the kid. Wishful thinking me thinks since Japan is woefully inadequate when it comes to child abuse, DV, and stalking; heck the list goes on and on....
-6 ( +8 / -14 )
There are very few people who are recognized anywhere in the world; Ali was one, the other is Pele. Both black men. I grew up with them in the same way that young kids are now growing up with Usain Bolt. My friends who were black would dance on the back yard picnic table proclaiming, "I'm Cassius Clay, I'm Cassius Clay..."
We have to remember though, that he was shunned, ostracized, and hated when he stood as a man for his principals. There are many who laud him now, but how did they actually feel at that time? I was confused, I didn't know at that time exactly what he stood for, but as I said, I grew up with him, and as I began to know, I began to know. And as he passes now, with the name of Muhammad Ali, do we still shun and ostracize the ordinary Muslim who emigrated to the U.S. and wish harm on them just as some did to the "Greatest?" Ali's legacy is not only in the boxing ring, but his legacy should be for what he accomplished outside of the ring. He should be remembered for his principals which were important then as it is now. Because of his timelessness, he can share the name of "The Greatest."
2 ( +3 / -1 )
Ha! Another justification for the invasive My Number policy.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Instead of worrying about business hours, how about regulating, inspecting and enforcing the proper care and treatment of our feline friends? I fear for the cats once this fad dies out or becomes unprofitable for the owners.
9 ( +10 / -1 )