The amazing thing is that the Pakistani has been in Japan illegally for most of the last 31 years and claims he has the right to stay. Perhaps he should go live in his wife's country with her.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
I sympathize with Nagayama for his unhappy childhood but being born dirt poor doesn’t mean you can kill people and get away with it. There are thousands of people with a similar background who are good citizens and living productive lives.
6 ( +9 / -3 )
Be careful when China smiles.
9 ( +12 / -3 )
The rising yen increases export prices but at the same time it decreases import prices. A boon to a country like Japan that depends so much on imported oil and raw materials. So what are you making a fuss about?
1 ( +4 / -3 )
An epitaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial says, “Please rest in peace. We will not repeat the same mistake again .” This shows Japanese people’s determination that though they have the right to retaliate against the US for the genocide at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they will not make the same mistake by nuking the US for retaliation.
-2 ( +3 / -5 )
The organizers of the Aichi exhibition decided to pull the statue out not because of the threatening fax but because Japanese taxpayers did not like the fact that Insulting statue was displayed at the exhibition financed by their tax money.
5 ( +19 / -14 )
Which method of execution is more humane, hanging or lethal injection?
0 ( +2 / -2 )
That’s good news for kidney dialysis patients who often have to wait for years before they can receive a transplant.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
Life expectancy in Hong King will probably fall when the 50-year-moratorium expires on the former British colony and China regains full control of it.
15 ( +18 / -3 )
The consumption tax hike in October is going to be a huge mess, and believe me, no one in the government will take any responsibility.
7 ( +7 / -0 )
There’s a conspiracy theory that goes like removing South Korea from the white list is part of Trump Administration’s bid to contain China. Korea buys hydrofluoric acid from Japan and then resells large quantities of it to Huawei and other Chinese high tech manufacturers. US is trying to cut off supplies of crucial materials to China and, of course, Abe cannot say no to Trump’s request.
6 ( +12 / -6 )
A typhoon is coming up north over the weekend. I hope I won’t ruin the fireworks festival.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
Looks like Japan needs to have SDF troops stationed to protect its diplomatic compounds in SK.
7 ( +12 / -5 )
Japan doesn't need US support to resolve the trade dispute with South Korea. The trouble with the Koreans is that they always have to learn things the hard way. This is going to be a good lesson for them. So please stay out, Mr. Trump
7 ( +12 / -5 )
A desperate effort by a desperate man.
3 ( +9 / -6 )
Those who support Abe often tout his diplomatic flair but it’s obvious he’s got none. He just sold off the other two of the four islands for nothing. Japan has nothing to lose by not signing a peace treaty with Russia. There’s no need to rush into an agreement.
6 ( +7 / -1 )
The point is South Korea violated the UN resolution and shipped those chemicals to North Korea and other rogue nations. The chemicals are not just vital in chipmaking but can also be used for enriching uranium and making nerve gases. It’s a security issue and Japan has a responsibility to keep the chemicals from getting into the wrong hands
7 ( +10 / -3 )
It’s incredible that there are so many people out there who are willing to vote for the party that promises a consumption tax hike in October. The tax hike will only plunge Japan‘s economy into an even worse deflationary spiral and hurt everyone living in Japan, including those who support the LDP.
4 ( +7 / -3 )
The Olympics is something you watch on TV in an air-conditioned room.
10 ( +11 / -1 )
It’s not a very good idea to use private-sector English proficiency tests for college entrance exams. It’s unfair because students living in big cities have more access to these tests than those living in rural areas. It’s about time universities dropped English from their entrance requirements.
0 ( +2 / -2 )
Abe has met Putin more than 20 times since becoming PM and yet nothing has been achieved in resolving the territorial issue. It’s obvious Russia has no intention of returning those islands to Japan. Don’t waste time, Mr Abe. They just want Japanese money.
9 ( +9 / -0 )
Don’t fret. If there isn’t enough demand for whale meat, create it through advertising and marketing.
-5 ( +5 / -10 )
Beneficiaries, businesses that can keep wages low by taking advantage of cheap foreign labor, should foot the bill, not taxpayers.
5 ( +7 / -2 )
Passing out fliers won’t help much. Make it mandatory and refuse entry to uninsured tourists.
11 ( +11 / -0 )
One thing that often gets forgotten in all the debates about LGBTQ is that married heterosexual couples are the foundation of society. Non heterosexuals should be treated equally in inheritance and tenancy contracts but granting them the same rights as heterosexual marriage could destroy the very foundation of healthy society.
-6 ( +12 / -18 )
It’s ridiculous to see cigarettes and Cannabis in the same light, for the latter is a narcotic that can lead users to heavier drugs such as cocaine and heroine. It’s more of a health issue than of a moral one.
-28 ( +6 / -34 )
One good thing about high heels: they make women’s legs look beautiful.
-22 ( +6 / -28 )
The Olympics are now big business. The organizers are just too keen to protect their profits. I’m not going to see any of the games. I will stay at home, sit back and watch them on television in an air-conditioned room with a can of beer in one hand.
1 ( +1 / -0 )