semperfi comments

Posted in: Though the previous emperor and empress were seen as being close to the people, these two seem even closer. They're just suited to the current era in so many ways. For example, there are photos showing the emperor with a smartphone. See in context

.

It's going to take more than holding a smartphone in his hand to make the Emperor "close to the people".

.

The average Japanese will be able to identify with the Emperor when he makes obvious decisions to move away from the extravagance surrounding their exclusive life : decisions that show he recognizes the peoples economic struggle .

Agreeing to be driven in a specially-design, half-a-million dollar TOYOTA for the coronation ceremony removes him and the Empress further away . . distancing them - especially in a time where people are paying more just to survive !!

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Does it seem strange to you that the International Olympic Committee announced a plan to move the marathon and race walking events of the Tokyo 2020 Games to Sapporo without first discussing it with the mayor of Sapporo? See in context

.

Yes, it was inappropriate.

The IOC needs to be called on side-stepping protocol (and decency !!!!).

A real show of disregard / disrespect for the Japanese Host - an entirely supercilious act.

Shame !

.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Erdogan says Turkey to resume Syria offensive if truce deal falters See in context

.

Erdogan is just waiting for a pretext. He has a visceral dislike for the Kurds.

May the Lord have mercy !

.Those people were being massacred.

.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Posted in: Future of Japan's imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old See in context

.

This is a lovely, gracious family and tradition full of pageantry and majesty - however, really, in today's world ?

.

.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Posted in: What's wrong with having a mother complex? See in context

@ Reckless

Agreed - by "strong" relationship, i take, you mean "healthy".

That is different from an enmeshed, emotionally controlled relationship with mother.

.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: What's wrong with having a mother complex? See in context

.

The individual who has not differentiated from the mother will bring this unresolved dynamic into other relationships.

.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Canada's rugby team help cleanup efforts in Kamaishi after game canceled by typhoon See in context

.

THAT's class !

.

17 ( +17 / -0 )

Posted in: Japan beats Scotland 28-21 to advance to Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for first time See in context

Japan is moving out of its ethnocentrism -and like all nations : Germany, France, Us etc etc - imports players.

.

Superb coaching ; great team play !

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan beats Scotland 28-21 to advance to Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for first time See in context

.

It was an amazing game !

Great job Japan.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: 33 dead, 19 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan See in context

.

@ vanityofvanities

I concur.

.

The pervasive concentrated stillness after one of these typhoons always gives me a bit of an eerie feeling.

The photo above capture it well.

.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Posted in: Toto's chocolate toilets are disturbingly delicious See in context

.

what's with this anal obsession ?

.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Weather agency issues rare downpour warning to Tokyo, 6 other areas See in context

.

Please note in face of this epic downpour- the streets are not flooded.

That's because Japan has highly efficient underground water drainage systems that work to avoid flooding in its downtown core.

[ I think there is no other G7 metropolis that has a similar eflective infrastructure in place}

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Posted in: M5.7 quake hits Chiba Prefecture See in context

WilliB: Typhoon, earthquake.... tourists are getting a real Japan experience this weekend

.

Indeed!

The tourists & visiting rugby fans -plus, the 'outside' world, whose eyes have been focuses on the World Rugby games - can now witness for themselves

1 ) the efficient, systematic emergency preparedness Japan has in place

2 ) the professional competence of first responders

) the grace and equanimity in which the Japanese population responds / works through this degree of calamity.

In this area, Japan supersedes what even most G7 countries (not to mention those that fall outside of this) can think to offer their residents.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: World Rugby slams Scotland legal threat over typhoon-hit game See in context

Jefflee :I would also slam the decision to choose Japan as a host during its notorious typhoon season.

.

There is never a perfect time.

There are many factors involved in selecting countries

Scotland's coach is ill advised to cause such a flurry over a game directive he knowingly agreed to..

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Posted in: World Rugby slams Scotland legal threat over typhoon-hit game See in context

Haa Nemui . . . but these threats of legal action at this time kind of turn me off Scotland.

.

Not so much Scotland, but Scotland's rugby coach is showing poor sportsmanship.

It's not like Joseph and the Japan Team conjured up the typhoon.

Weather is the weather.

I could happen in Scotland, too .

They are known for their high gales and hurricanes.

.

4 ( +11 / -7 )

Posted in: Ethiopia PM Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize See in context

.Outstanding ! congratulations !

Great day for Ethiopia .

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: New Nissan CEO brings global outlook but faces uphill task See in context

.

Sh'mon M4sada"s point is well taken.

Just to add - at least - Hari Nada, and the other unnamed J guy - admit they were recipients of the Ghosn / Kelly scheme - albeit unknowing.

But they acknowledge their part.

Ghosn refuses to admit his culpability even in face of evidence.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: New Nissan CEO brings global outlook but faces uphill task See in context

.

Re: Uchida - his international experience works very well for him.

Growing up in an international setting in the formative years, as a child - outside of Japan - moves him out of having that obsequious fawning anxiety many Japanese - even in management - have re: foreigners.

Hope his undergrad degree in theology at Doshisha /Kobe helped build integrity.

.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: New Nissan CEO brings global outlook but faces uphill task See in context

.

Pukey : I'm guessing the whistleblowers were Japanese then.

.

Actually one of them is not Japanese.

I believe - from what I read - he initiated the investigation.

.

.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: New Nissan CEO brings global outlook but faces uphill task See in context

@ Loren ipsum

.

What is scandalous, iMO, that these guys were still /are still in the employ of Nissan !!!

.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: New Nissan CEO brings global outlook but faces uphill task See in context

.

Loren impsum : But the most shocking: they themselves have admitted to being overcompensated, and yet, they received immunity from prosecutors in exchanges for information. This is truly scandalous.

.

It's not scandalous at all.

Happens all the time in the court system - look through case lae in US, UK, Australia, Canada.

Convicts / those involved in a "crime" turn evidence; they 'plea bargain; whistleblowers cop a deal with prosecution.

That's often how prosecutors can advance evidence in building their case.

Very typical.

.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting See in context

@ Yubaru.

Agreed.

Japan should take note ( as well as other nations that think US will have their back).

Abandoning nations is a kind of MO for the US.

When it gets too drawn out, or too costly, or too tenuous for an outright win, " Managment" closes shop.

It's terrible .

Hundreds of thousands of peoples lives will be snuffed out - mosty Yazidis, Syriac Christians and Kurds. ( so what a few less ???)

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Posted in: Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting See in context

.

Incredible !

Erdogan also warned the European Union not to call Ankara's incursion into Syria an "invasion."

If its not an outright act of invasion into the independent Kurdish state, what is ir?

It's not a tea party.

Once again we see the UN and Free World countries unabashedly indifferent to the occupation of a foreign territory by Turkey at the cost of the ethnic peoples lives.

Shades of Rwanda or Ukraine. . .????

.

.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Posted in: New tech enables thin needle to be inserted into cancer tumor with high accuracy See in context

@ zichi: We are fortunate to have well equipped hospitals.

.

That is true, if you are speaking about Japanese Hospitals / Medical services.

.

It's quite different in other, say G7 - category countries - possibly with the exception of Germany & Norway

.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: New tech enables thin needle to be inserted into cancer tumor with high accuracy See in context

.

@zichi

Wishing you the best - successful surgery and smooth recovery. !

It's amazing how medical technology has made so many interventions easier, more accurate (with the inclusion of tiny cameras) and recovery faster bc the traditionally invasive surgeries have been circumvented..

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: New tech enables thin needle to be inserted into cancer tumor with high accuracy See in context

.

That's a breakthrough. Really - for those who have a biopsy - reduces the pain.

Japanese have come up with various innovations around needles that facilitate medical intervention.

i think it is standard practice in Japan to use plastic needles for blood tests or blood transfusions, for example.

Whereas in most other countries that I know if steel needles are still used.

There is even a biodegradable needle available in Japan for diabetics who are required to test their blood daily.

.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: Abe to meet 50 foreign guests during enthronement ceremony See in context

.

So Trump is not coming.

.Neither is Moon.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Kansai Electric chairman resigns over gift scandal; president to follow after 3rd party report See in context

.

These guys never learn.

People in power become toxic.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Posted in: Defying impeachment inquiry, Trump makes charge more certain See in context

.

Not a Trump fan. Find his radical,impetuous, not thought-though mercurial policies very worrying.especially with regard to his foreign policy..

But I'll bet he'll swim into the next election - and this obsession to bring Trump down will backfire on detractors.

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

Posted in: Nobel laureate Yoshino craves more research discoveries See in context

.

Of the 28 or so,Nobel Prizes Japan had received over the years, over 20 of them are for research breakthroughs in the science domain - such as , Physics, Chemistry, Medicine.

.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Recent Comments

Popular

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites


©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.