Japan Today

juminRhee comments

Posted in: Energy crisis spurs nuclear comeback worldwide See in context

Nuclear Could even see the rise of external powered vehicles. Like electric trains, cars and trucks could have a pantograph joining up with a catenary wire above all the roads. Never need to worry about filling up the gas tank or charging the battery. The nuclear and other power plants would be powering them.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Posted in: Woman, with only ¥10 on her, arrested after leaving restaurant without paying bill See in context

Why not just have her work off her meal at the restaurant? Maybe about 3-4 hours?

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Posted in: 'Star Wars' spy thriller 'Andor' explores galaxy's murky underworld See in context

Can we have a show about the old old republic when lightsabers didn't even exist? Tired of the tired timeline.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Britain to see 80% spike in energy bills as crisis worsens See in context

Amd labour won't nationalise either. If this current incarnation of the labour party existed back in the 40s and 50s, the NHS wouldn't exist either.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Posted in: Britain to see 80% spike in energy bills as crisis worsens See in context

Why doesn't Britain just nationalise the domestic energy sector? They tried asking the energy companies to so the right thing. Now it's become a national security and safety issue. Kick their butts out and nationalise or regionalise with elected boards.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Posted in: Britain to see 80% spike in energy bills as crisis worsens See in context

Why are those on welfare paying council tax and rent? Should just be 25% of their welfare stipend for rent, no council tax, and 2% of welfare stipend for utilities. Money should be for entertainment and luxuries, not basic needs.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Posted in: Woman arrested after splashing chemical on colleague, then trying to strangle her See in context

What was the chemical? Why would they withhold that? Was it plutonium or something? State secret?

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Posted in: Japan to pledge around $30 billion in African aid at conference: report See in context

If countries just got out of Africa and stopped economic dumping, let them put tariffs and such to protect their domestic markets (like the UK, US, Japan, etc did when their countries were much weaker), then African countries could grow. I know the intentions are there, but it's not helping them grow. It's building dependency and corruption.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Japan eases travel alert for 54 countries See in context

Surprised ukraine made the cut. They have a major case of Russians. I hope it isn't contagious.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

Posted in: U.S. says airstrikes in Syria intended to send message to Iran See in context

When did the american congress declare war on Syria? Why are troops there? Pretty sure Syria doesn't want them there. It would be like a Russians launching airstrikes on Americans in Canada. The Canadians and Americans don't want the Russians there; the Syrians and the Iranians don't want the Americans there.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Posted in: U.S. to send $3 billion in aid to Ukraine as war hits 6 month-mark See in context

Did congress approve or was it an executive only decision?

2 ( +8 / -6 )

Posted in: 72% of survey respondents say border controls reason for not visiting Japan See in context

CaptDingleheimer

Today 07:37 am JST 

Japanese citizens should be absolutely barred from entering the US or EU on a passport alone

And force them to take guided tours with no exceptions

-2 ( +15 / -17 )

Posted in: Police file terrorism charges against former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan See in context

So Pakistan charges the former pm of terrorism for actions(?) and speech...meanwhile in the US vs Trump..

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Posted in: New Zealand to temporarily boost worker intake amid shortfall See in context

Beautiful, but very expensive. If they give migrants free shelter, I might need to surrender my citizenship so I can apply to work in my home country. Too bleeping expensive

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: New Zealand to temporarily boost worker intake amid shortfall See in context

As a kiwi, I had to teach overseas (Texas)—the housing prices are too bleeping high. Where are they gonna house these migrants? If a middle class native is having trouble affording a shelter, how are poorer migrants going to?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Tokyo Olympic sponsor in bribery case made multiple demands to exec See in context

Money, money, money. And this is why the Olympics is always held in these countries and never Nigeria, Bhutan, Cuba, etc.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: General Motors reinstates dividend suspended in pandemic See in context

GM stock price = $39.70 per share

GM Dividend = $0.09 per share

Umm, anyone else see a problem here? That's 0.22% of the stock price. Dividend should be at least 10% of stock price ($3.90 per share).

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Walmart expands abortion coverage for employees See in context

albaleo

Today 07:44 pm JST 

As a non-American, the strange thing to me is that the employer gets to determine medical coverage for its employees

And the concept of a set number of sick days. If you're sick, don't come to work. Send a doctors note saying how long you'll be out and get better. Don't make everyone else sick. The flu, covid, etc doesn't stop just because you ran out of sick days. Are americans that silly?

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Posted in: Majority of Japanese show scant interest in established religion See in context

An association with a religion could reshuffle an administration and start background checks on politicians.

Any belief system, religious or secular, could reshuffle and purge. Ask the Communist parties and the new american GQP party.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Majority of Japanese show scant interest in established religion See in context

But if a survey by Weekly Playboy (Aug 29) is to be believed

If a survey wants to be believed, they'll get a better name.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Xi, Putin to attend G20 summit in Bali in November; Ukraine's Zelenskiy also invited See in context

That last paragraph is me and should not be in quotes. Edit button please

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Posted in: Xi, Putin to attend G20 summit in Bali in November; Ukraine's Zelenskiy also invited See in context

Martimurano

Today 08:51 pm JST 

and when another country demands the same for let's say, the leader of the United States?' 

Well, last time I looked, I don't think President Biden has committed mass-murder or favours the use of torture, or rules the USA in a totally repressive manner, and nor did his predecessors Trump or Obama

Both Obama and trump have extra judicially executed foreign citizens on foreign soil, many times without that country's consent. Doesn't matter if they're considered terrorists by the Americans or not. Would America tolerate Chinese drones killing American citizens in the us that the Chinese govt has deemed terrorists? I think not.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Posted in: UK inflation hits new 40-year high as food prices rocket See in context

Watching political ads in the us stating that inflation is caused solely by American president Biden.  Guess by that logic, Britain is just a US state, right?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Prosecutors arrest ex-member of Tokyo Olympic committee, others for bribery See in context

Aren't Sports supposed to be non-political?  Why are govts funding Olympics with taxpayer money?  Why are teams, which shouldn't be aligned with national govts, getting sanctioned (removing the offending players is fine) in some cases, and celebrated in others, depending on popular opinion and reputation of the nations?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Man arrested over abduction of teenager he met online See in context

13,14,15,16,17,18,19? The age matters in both context and legality. A 13 year old running away is a bit more of an issue than a 17 year old running away. The 13 year old can be more easily taken advantage of than a 17 year old, bith physically and mentally. A 19 year old, I believe, would not be an issue as they both agreed to meet and she's a legal adult. Just saying teenager was too vague, imho.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Posted in: Why the Unification Church has become a headache for Kishida See in context

The church (The Family Federation for World PEACE and Unification) and the LDP share some views, opposing same-sex marriage and supporting revision of Japan's PACIFIST constitution...

Do they not see the irony?

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Posted in: New Zealand house prices finally fall from dizzying heights See in context

And given for free, paid via taxes.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: New Zealand house prices finally fall from dizzying heights See in context

Sh1mon M4sada:

Funnily enough, a so-called labour govt is running the country. A real labour party, however, would have nationalised housing the same way they did healthcare back in the late 40s when issues presented. Housing is even more of a necessity than healthcare.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: With Taiwan drills, Xi tries to salvage something from Pelosi visit See in context

Sh1mon m4sada:

Making the White House useful to the CCP has been a pattern since the Obama era.

Since the Nixon era actually. He switched recognition from the Republic of China (taiwan) to the peoples Republic of china.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan defense chief Kishi may be replaced in Cabinet due to Unification Church links See in context

EvilBuddha

Aug. 7 10:26 pm JST 

Religious beliefs should be a personal matter not dictated by the party or the govt. 

Sure. A poster asked an open question and I gave an answer based on my personal convictions and experiences.

All fun and games until your religious belief is the one that is banned.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Recent Comments

Popular

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites


©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.