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Posted in: Japan concerned as China's first aircraft carrier starts second trial See in context

zichi wrote;

smithinjapan

"What era are you from?"

why, this one! Japan has no territory outside of Japan. Currently, Britain which is an active member of NATO and also part of the Commonwealth does not have a single carrier and is unlikely to have one until 2020 or even later. Japan does not need carriers for defense.

Britain has two carriers right now with one to be mothballed in 2014...and in 2020 as you mention, the new HMS QE class of carriers are to be delivered...

You are correct though...Japan does not need carriers...the US Navy is being paid well by the JN Tax Payers to maintain military presence in and around Japan for the Japanese...

But Japan does have quite a few subs with "Cruise" capabilities...they can sit in Yokosuka, drink Sake and launch...YEAH...that's what I'm talking about!!!...

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Posted in: Japan concerned as China's first aircraft carrier starts second trial See in context

SushiSake wrote;

The US asks Beijing to explain why they need a (1) carrier??

Perhaps the US needs to first explain why they have 11??

You're talking "Apples" and "Oranges" here...

And it use to be 15, which it will be again after we kick Obama out!!!

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Posted in: Japan concerned as China's first aircraft carrier starts second trial See in context

smithinjapan wrote;

zichi: "An aircraft carrier is a weapon of attack, not defense."

Says who? I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you -- in fact I think all 'weapons' are for attack, but still.

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Posted in: Central gov't to keep eye on Hashimoto's reforms for Osaka See in context

No matter what is does, he still needs to be a part of that good 'ole OB-kai...good luck to him...

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Posted in: American father wins custody of daughter taken to Japan See in context

RealJapan wrote;

@ihrwjhs. Seems ihrwjhs has personal experience in dealing with PR in Japan. ihrwjhs had to wait "40-years". We are talking about "legal immigration" here. Cannot believe a seal "Ara-chan" & "Tama-chan" can get resident status in Japan when a legal immigrant contributing to Japanese society has to wait 40-years. I am happy to see that America allowed both Emiko and Garcia to obtain residency regardless of where they were from. I hope the daughter is able to get a bi-cultural education and upbringing to make the entire world a better place. Hopefully, Osaka in the meantime leads the forefront in making Japan a better place. Tokyo is behind the times it seems.

Yeah, I probably screwed up when I filled in the Immigration paperwork for a PR visa...I should have put a AKA of "Ara-Chan" or "Tama-Chan"...and perhaps it would have only taken 39 years...lmao...

As far as the US Authorities giving Emiko and Garcia residency...it is not easy and a lot of paperwork is needed to get the proper visas...many applications are rejected and has been one of the main reasons for all of the illegals coming into the USA...there is also a law where the authorities are not allowed to ask a person for proof of citizenship or status, once they are on US Soil...unless another crime has been committed, at which time, they CAN TRY to proof residency or immigration status...but those cases are the exception and ICE has their hands tied in most cases...

I too hope that the daughter is able to enjoy life with a bi-cultural upbringing with both parents being a part of her life...that is the most important thing...

tmarie wrote; Why the axe to grind?

Like some people hate Apple Pie...I hate EngRish Teachers...nothing against you personally IF you are one...it's just a personal thing...and personally I don't think foreign EngRish Teachers are any longer needed as there are enough well educated JNs that can properly teach the English language with the benefit to the students of being able to be afforded the proper Japanese interface when and if needed...so I believe that "Teacher of English" should be reclassified by the JN Immigration to be non-qualifying for obtaining a residency visa in Japan as it is taking away jobs for an already struggling Japanese economy...

This sort of re-classification took place for the Engineering field back in the late '80s/early '90s, which directly affected me and I had to re-train and re-classify within the my field, in order to continue getting a 3 year extension, until of course I was told by an Immigration Official that he thought that I may be eligible for a PR Visa because of my blood line...which turned out to be the case and so now, I can work in any field that I want or NOT work, if I decide...which IS the case now as I am retired enjoying sites like this, just to pass the time...and annoy people like you...lol...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!...

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Posted in: American father wins custody of daughter taken to Japan See in context

A few observations after reading quickly through the posts here...

American Citizen = Does NOT have to be born in the USA...they only need to have one parent that is a certified American Citizen, which automatically makes that person a NATURAL Born American Citizen...or one can be a Naturalized American Citizen....in either case, they are AMERICAN CITIZENS with ALL the rights offered and available to all American Citizens and they can vote in any US Election...BUT only NATURAL born US Citizens are able to take the office of some positions, like President...that crap about, "was Obama born in Hawaii, irrelevant since his mother was an American Citizen, so by birth Obama is a NATURAL born US Citizen...and able to hold that office...it doesn't matter if he was born on the Moon...

So back to case in point...I don't know if the Father, Garcia is an American Citizen or not but that does not matter and it also does not matter, if the child is an American Citizen...as long as she and the Father were legally residing in the USA...which I would have to assume that they are since, he filed for divorce in Wisconsin which means that he has to have a US Social Security Card...and so, under the rights of legal residents, the "abduction" took place from US Soil so Japan has absolutely NOTHING to do with this case...other than to return the child back to US Soil...oh that's right, Japan again has opted to worm their way out of that one by not having any agreements with the USA, for extradition...how convenient!!!...but they want all their citizens returned from North Korea???..."eat crap and die"!!!...

The last point, and I know I am going to be thrown under the bus for this but I don't really care...but "EngRish Teachers " should NEVER be granted Permanent Residency Visas...they should have the same working visa like all other Gaijins are offered...UNLESS, they are married to a JN or can proof Japanese 1/4 Blood LIne or more...and that 10 year waiting period is totally insane...I waited 40 years for mine and can remember the bottles of Johnny Walker and $100 bills under the table at immigration to get the three year extensions forever...if it were up to me, EngRish Teacher trash...would only get Semester Visas and ONLY with documented proof that all of their students were pulling 75% or better in their classed...hey they do that for foreign students...so the EngRish teachers should fall under the same requirements...hey, at least I didn't say "Canadian EngRish Teachers"...that's another story...ok, I'm ready now for the "bashing"...just watch the face though...lmao...

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Posted in: American father wins custody of daughter taken to Japan See in context

Barbara Reder wrote; i do not think the father is smart either raising the child.. he divorced the mother.. regardless who did what.. the child is the victim.. now she has to "learn " american life.. where weapons in school, bullying ,, and other things you tend to hear. something in japan you do not need to worry..

Agreed that the child is the Victim of all this...

BUT, what in the hell does the father filing for divorce from the mother have to do with the father not being smart to raise the child???...

And YES, IF the child does make it back to the States, she probably will have to learn the American way of life...where YES, there are weapons, in some cases in schools, bullying in some places and other things that make the world go around.

And NONE of that EVER happens in Japan huh???...NEVER???...bullying...NEVER...weapons (more knives than guns)...NEVER...fear of being slashed by a knife toting wacko...NEVER...kidnapped and your body chopped up into little pieces and dumped on some deserted road in the mountains...NOT in Japan...NEVER???...I must have been reading a Japanese newspaper and listening to the news on TV that misstated where the crimes occurred then...

You must live in a different Japan...a safer Japan...

In the States, you just have to become MORE street smart on your own...they don't have the "Public Announcements" on "how to carry your umbrella" in the States, like they do on the trains in Japan...

Is it safer in Japan as compared to the States???...that all depends on what areas you are comparing...

Lets just hope that everyone concerned in this case, comes together for the child and stops the BS with their own adult needs...

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Posted in: Japanese, foreign media allowed into Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

Are you an unemployed Media type???...well, there may be some openings soon in your area...keep the faith!!!...lmao...

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Posted in: U.S. senator criticizes Japan on auto trade barriers See in context

zichiNov wrote;

Back in the 60's or 70's when Japan wanted to export cars to America and Britain, the manufacturers were told to build car factories in those countries. Which they did. Today 80% of the cars sold are made in those countries.

If America wants to sell cars in Japan, they can come and open a new factory?

You are 100% correct!!!...BUT...in order for the US Manufacturers to open a plant(s) in Japan would be a total nightmare...I would venture to say that, the Diet would discuss that issue forever and never come up with the approval and if they DID, in lets say a couple of decades, there would be so many restrictions and policies in place, that it would not make sense to open a factory and profits would be the same as it is now...

I am sure that Detroit has looked into this over the years...they are not ALL idiots in Michigan...

And on some misguided posts by some that American cars are all gas guzzlers is not the case any more...you need to do your homework a little better...

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Posted in: U.S. senator criticizes Japan on auto trade barriers See in context

Hide Suzuki wrote;

Maybe they should start making better quality vehicles, instead of criticizing Japan. Many americans don't trust american cars, I don't know how they expect Japanese people to trust their cars. It took them more than 10 years to realize they need to make vehicles with steering wheel on the right hand side of the vehicle to sell them in Japan, executives at Big3 are not exactly smart people.

First, let me correct you on the Right Hand Drive issue...that is NOT a Detroit issue as much as a Japanese consumer issue...the Japanese consumer of US vehicles want the Left Hand Drive as it is SUPPOSE to be a "Status" symbol, which is totally Post-War mentality...it is a known fact that it can be extremely dangerous to drive with a Left Hand Drive in Japan or vice versa in the USA with a Right Hand drive...

There are some countries, Australia comes to mind...where it is required, or at least it WAS a requirement to change over the incorrect sided drive within an allotted amount of time after import into the country...

In the case of Japan, the Government obviously doesn't care which side the drive is on...

On your point of Americans do not trust American Cars...that is SO FAR from the truth...Americans do trust American cars but in many cases, on the lower priced models, they do not have the "toys" included as "standard" equipment like in the case of Japanese and Korean models...with those features and in many cases, the MSRP Sticker Price, being lower for Japanese and Korean vehicles because they are "dumped" on the US market and the Japanese back home pay the difference that the Japanese auto makers lose in the USA...

Now, let's look at the other side of the coin...lets say if the USA were able to "dump", US Models in Japan...and lets just pick a few models for this discussion...Corvette, Charger, Hummer, Cadillac, Lincoln, F-Series Pick-Up Trucks...if the US manufacturers could sell those vehicles in Japan at the same mark-down "dump" price that the Japanese and Korean manufacturers do with their cars, do you honestly think that the US vehicles sales in Japan would not increase quite a lot for the above mentioned models???...I don't think so...

So the next time you start slamming countries and people....at least post both sides of the issue...

As for me...in Japan, I always buy Toyota cars and Yamaha Bikes...and in the USA, I always buy Ford cars and Yamaha bikes...HD bikes SUCK!!!...

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Posted in: U.S. lawmakers wary of Japan joining TPP pact See in context

Yuko Kondo,

"If Japan join to TPP is Japanes politics will be interfere by USA. It is to deny the democratic countries. Do American make the rule when they want to other people's cookie?"...

Yes, Yuko...we Americans love making everyone else feel like CRAP!!!...and we insist that ALL people of the world SHALL eat only chocolate chip cookies and American Apple Pie...lmao...

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Posted in: U.S. lawmakers wary of Japan joining TPP pact See in context

Kentaro75, You need to stop using your PC and get out more, into the "REAL" world!!!...

Just spend the last 4 months at home in Tokyo and now am back in California at home and the way I see it all, there's not too much difference in the quality of the food in either country...it's just depends on how much you want to pay and how far you want to travel to get good safe food...

Japan just had that case around the country with bad raw hamburger meat...I can't remember the name of the recipe but I am sure you and others read or heard about it...and don't say Kentaro75 that it was American or Aussie beef...don't even go there!!!...it wasn't the beef, more than it was the food prep folks... .................................... David Juteau, "US Food is Crap"...ummmmmm....well, if you would stay out of Mac-D's, Wendy's, Burger King and all of the other "Crap" food chains, you would find that, in the USA, there are some of the top restaurants in the World...not cheap but good food...

And if you shop for food and make it yourself...you would find that you can make good food, just like you can in most countries...

So, on your statement of "US Food is Crap"...NOT!!!....

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Posted in: Noda apologizes for receiving donations from foreign nationals See in context

Tell me that you actually thought that it was going to be any different this time around?

I look at the JN Politicians and if they don't "smile", they are only have their own personal agenda and won't last...

Just try it...watch the tube and if they smile on a regular basis...they normally have some good policies and are trying their best for the people...if they always have that stupid, "I'm a Diet member, get the hell out of my way" look...they are up to no good and won't last long...

This could make a great comedy sitcom!!!

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Posted in: Air traffic controller who leaked Air Force One flight info suspended for 3 months See in context

Why are you people talking about "breaking any laws"?

This idiot should have a little bit of common sense, especially at 56 years old and being a air traffic controller. I just hope he and his "buddies" are not on duty whenever I fly in/out of Haneda.

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Posted in: Nuclear radiation from Fukushima twice more than estimated: report See in context

Posted by Kentaro75; Oct. 28, 2011 - 09:48AM JST

This study is probably all foreign lies.Again, western countrys trying to bully Japan.

Posted in: Nuclear radiation from Fukushima twice more than estimated: report

You hate foreigners...we get it...can we move on and at least share views without the "Gaijin Bashing" and "I'm just a poor little sole that is Bullied all the time"...???...

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Posted in: Does Okinawa need to host any U.S. military bases? See in context

Posted by Kentaro75; Okinawan islands are 100% Japanese territory, they are not American and never legally were. Japan can maintain and keep strong defence on her own, and not to worry about all the crimes and negative impact of the American bases bring ex assualt on children, murders, robberys of the taxi driver etc. The local Japanese living in okinawan islands want Americans out NOW! Just because most of the foreigners voted to keep Americans bases there means nothing because we Japanese will be the ones to decide, not the foreign resident.

Posted by facevalue; From this post and others, I'm 99% convinced you're just a Nova "Teacher" trolling.

To facevalue Maybe it's not a Nova "Teacher" trolling...nevertheless...you maybe be on to something here...lmao!!!..to pick up on the items in Kentaro75's post;

1) Japan can maintain and keep strong defence on her own - YES, with the help of U.S. Arms and Defense Support

2) and not to worry about all the crimes and negative impact of the American bases bring ex assualt on children, murders, robberys of the taxi driver etc. - YES, the U.S. Forces in Okinawa have had and will probably continue to have a FEW bad apples, which within the Corps, they will take care of any problem children before anything bad can happen, but some low lifes unfortunately slide through the cracks...

3) The local Japanese living in okinawan islands want Americans out NOW! - YES and NO...perhaps a majority DO want the U.S. Forces out but some do NOT because of their businesses on the islands which make money from the U.S. Forces...

4) Just because most of the foreigners voted to keep Americans bases there means nothing because we Japanese will be the ones to decide, not the foreign resident. - I must of missed that "VOTE"...was that taken at the English Language Learning Centers throughout Japan or some select after hour Pubs over multiple pints of ale???...

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