Giving up her US citizenship doesn’t mean she is denying her US identity. She can play tennis anywhere in the world with her Japanese passport.
10 ( +11 / -1 )
So Trump is not coming.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
The young woman must have been stressed out and tired of taking care of her bedridden grandmother. Tragic.
-1 ( +4 / -5 )
It’s the same voters who voted for the LDP in the last Upper House election.
1 ( +3 / -2 )
Yes. It’s the 21st century but it doesn’t change the biological reality that same sex couples cannot produce offspring.
-3 ( +6 / -9 )
If someone slashes someone else’s abdomen multiple times with a knife, the logical conclusion is that the attacker had an intent to kill the victim.
6 ( +8 / -2 )
Better late than never. The government should have tightened regulations much earlier on foreign investment in defense and other sensitive industries. Also, foreign nationals are buying up a lot of Japanese land and the government should do something about it too.
5 ( +6 / -1 )
The Australian visitor who smokes in the streets should realize that people here don’t care if visitors like him have a bad image of Japan. If you cannot respect local customs and regulations, just pack up and leave.
-2 ( +15 / -17 )
I hope there won’t be a surge of petty crimes by those expecting the Imperial pardons.
0 ( +5 / -5 )
If the Nigerian man was given an extradition order, why did the Immigration authorities keep him in detention instead of simply deporting him? We need more information on this case before criticizing the authorities for human rights violations.
16 ( +17 / -1 )
A victory for freedom of expression? I doubt it. It’s a victory for politicizing and using art as a means of advancing the organizers’ political views.
-1 ( +10 / -11 )
The government has raised consumption tax just as much as it has reduced corporate tax. A nice way to balance the budget.
10 ( +12 / -2 )
The NHK can rest easy. Tachibana is finished as a politician.
12 ( +13 / -1 )
“despite signs that Pyongyang could have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles.”
China already has hydrogen-bomb-tipped ballistic missiles capable of hitting any part of Japan.
13 ( +16 / -3 )
"Politicians are not thinking about us farmers at all."
It’s those cattle farmers who have voted for the LDP all these years.
9 ( +9 / -0 )
At least he didn’t say”cute.”
5 ( +5 / -0 )
Missile defense is ineffective and it only encourages the enemy to build and fire more missiles. The only effective deterrent is acquiring capabilities to strike back in kind, that is, having your own nuclear missiles.
4 ( +10 / -6 )
I found his speech excruciatingly embarrassing.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
Koizumi is not an idiot. He’s only slightly retarded. He seems to be in a self destruct mode ever since he became Minister of Environment.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Would other students like the idea of sharing restrooms with transgenders?
4 ( +10 / -6 )
Is there anyone living in Japan who is interested in rugby? I don’t even know the rules.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
“It’s violating their constitutional rights.”
But the Constitution of Japan unambiguously stipulates that marriage is between a man and a woman.
14 ( +21 / -7 )
The former PM’s son has been carefully groomed to represent and protect the interests of big businesses and multinationals. He has been foremost among the LDP lawmakers urging the Japan Agricultural Cooperatives to disband so that foreign agribusiness giants can buy up Japanese farmland. But I remain optimistic. Koizumi is turning into a middle-aged man and in 10 years female voters won’t be falling on over him anymore.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Some people can’t fight back. If you are so unhappy at school just stay home and take the High school Diploma Equivalency Test (Dai-ken). You can apply for college entrance exams if you pass the test.
-9 ( +3 / -12 )
Find your own future in your own country. Work hard and make it a better place so that the next generation of Koreans will not have to seek employment in other countries. That’s my advice to new college graduates in South Korea. Good luck!
9 ( +12 / -3 )
For decades after its independence in 1948, Koreans never said anything against the rising sun flag. They even welcomed JMDF ships making port calls flying those flags. Then suddenly a few years ago, when a Korean soccer player was criticized for insulting the Japanese by mimicking a monkey, he said he did it because he was upset at the sight of rising sun flags among spectators. That was when attacking the flag became a Korean national pastime.
16 ( +23 / -7 )
It used to be that rural areas in Japan were so safe and peaceful that people wouldn’t bother to lock their doors. Those days are gone. As the government brings in unskilled foreign workers to fill the labor shortage, these kinds of brutal crimes will be everyday occurrences. A negative aspect of cultural diversity.
-2 ( +2 / -4 )
They should have done this years ago. But better late than never. Now I would like to see police officers stationed permanently on the Senkakus to deter possible Chinese invasions.
4 ( +8 / -4 )
They are called Dokdo, for starters, and are lived on and administered year-round by South Korea. It is their sovereign territory.
So do you agree that Crimea is Russia’s sovereign territory, lived on and administered year-round by the Russians?
7 ( +12 / -5 )