The Germans have never kicked up a fuss ... This is the difference between Germans and Japanese, how they face up to history. The whole world knows that.”
Yes, let's have China speak about Tibet and Tienanmen Square some as I know they haven't faced up to their own history. Pot, meet kettle.
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I haven't seen it on the news once, except here in print. He should be publicly reprimanded for his actions and his face across the TV so everybody knows what a disgrace he is to the uniform.
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This makes me sick to my stomach. Why did it also take this long to figure everything out?!?!
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So, what are they taught again at the "driving centers" as they pay some 20Man plus for a license again??? Or, is this just a case of extreme stupidity?
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Yes, and China has faced it's past with Tiennamen Square and Tibet. Right. Pot, meet kettle.
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"We will provide all the data and that will be fair." For only what we wish you to know, otherwise you'll just have to believe us. Right....
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Of course that was going to happen, P.M. Kan and the blokes at TEPCO are their Sempais!!
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“The situation at Fukushima is changing everyday,” Tanaka said. “Fukushima Daiichi has various risks. The accident has yet to be settled down.”
And yet they still let incompetent people run the show at TEPCO and within the gov't.
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The punishment never fits the crime here, does it?
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“We express our concern at Japan’s constant expansion of its military equipment. This trend is worthy of high vigilance by Japan’s Asian neighbors and the international community,” China’s defense ministry told AFP."
Chinese politicians remind me of 4 year old boys who don't bother thinking before speaking.
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"Aso's gaffe exposes Japanese ignorance of Jews"
not just Jews, but all things related to WWII. They don't even know their own history - if you want proof, just read any of the history textbooks used in high schools here, whether A or B, it doesn't matter.
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I don't have a problem with summers in Japan. Granted, it's very hot and humid, but just like it was back home for me before I came here. The hardest thing I have difficulty with is the air-conditioner being set at 28, 29, and 30 degrees. I can't work in an environment like that, and it's obvious that others can't either. I just wish people were more willing to turn it down (and leave it at) something like 25-26 degrees. Summer here is great and I love going to parks and the beach to enjoy it, but lets use the AC a little more!
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I love Shikoku. The drive from Matsuyama, then down along the Shimanto River to Kochi is just wonderful. It's such a relaxing and beautiful drive. One of my favorite rivers in Japan for sure. Some hidden gems along it for swimming pools, too. Once you get to Kochi there is some great surfing up and down the coast.
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If “JTI however does not believe that increasing the size of graphic health warnings to cover 85% of cigarette packaging is effective or proportionate,” then why should they care? Thailand is completely in their right to regulate the packaging of the products however they choose. Of course tobacco kills you. Any moron knows that, and people should have the right to choose whether they do/don't smoke. The size of the description on the pack is besides the point. I also hope Thailand kicks JT to the curb.
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@Wakarimasen, good point, it seems that here all it takes is going to a university with a decent reputation. I know first and foremost that most uni grads only have their grades looked at, and many of them have group interviews, which makes me wonder how well they're actually assessed by companies.
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"Meanwhile, the school said that in May, it had warned one of the bullies after a teacher saw him kick the boy in the stomach, NTV reported. "
I wonder what else the school did in regards to this? As a HR teacher, I can tell you that I would have to call both parents, victim and assailant's, and for something like this, he would get get a "principal warning" 校長訓戒, as well as get suspended for, most likely, one week at my school. Curious how they handled it.
I'm happy to see incidents like this not being brushed under the rug.
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Anna LouiseJun. 15, 2013 - 11:32AM JST
The NHK sales people are a bunch of rude gangsters! I had one man try to force his way into my house to see if I had a TV and another two, who persistently rang my bell and kicked my door while shouting profanities! Since they were recorded on my door monitor phone, the owner of the apartment building said he was going to complain to NHK and claim for the damage the salesman did to the door! Good luck NHK, you are not getting one red cent out of me!
Anna, if they kicked your door and tried to force their way into your house, then you should have called the police. That is illegal and you can bring charges against them for that.
I am 100% against paying NHK fees, and that is because my family and I DON'T watch it. Not at all. Why should I pay for a network we don't watch. We use our TV almost exclusively for DVD's for our family. There is so much rubbish on the telly recently I don't want my kids being exposed to much of it. I would rather them get educational videos via the net or DVDs. I don't have the internet to play online games, so why should I be forced to pay for a video game channel - it's the same with NHK. I don't watch it, so don't see why I should pay it. That's what I tell the NHK man when he comes around every year or so, and it was just last week he finally came around. I told him exactly what I wrote above politely. He continued to be persistent and I just told him if he wants my money, then he has to come back with a police officer and a lawyer because until then, I'm not paying for something I don't use.
NHK needs commercials rather than stealing money from the public for their rubbish shows.
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I hope he gets life in jail without parole!
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Hawaii doesn't have to be expensive - just don't stay in a 4 star hotel then!
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I'd just say those wives have Borderline personality disorder, myself.
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Sorry to hear they died. But, better to die doing something you love/enjoy than slaving away in an office wasting your life with each breath. RIP.
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“Traveling to the United States under the present circumstances will not bring any merit and will cause difficulties for local people,” No, I am sure that it would only cause difficulties for yourself considering you have such extreme views, open your mouth before you speak, and are an "educated" idiot.
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