London's Chinese mark new year

London's Chinese mark new year

There are 22 comments on the BBC News story from Jan 24, 2012, titled London's Chinese mark new year. In it, BBC News reports that:

For most Londoners, Chinese New Year means lion dancing in Trafalgar Square - part of a lavish programme begun by some of China's early migrants living in central London's Chinatown.

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boondock saint

Waverly, OH

#1 Jan 24, 2012
TOKYO —

Estonian sumo wrestler Baruto said Monday that he marked his New Year tournament victory—only the second such win by a European in the traditional Japanese martial art—in celebratory style.

The 27-year-old Ozeki, the second-highest rank in sumo, finished the 15-day tournament in Tokyo on Sunday with 14 wins and one loss, only a final-day defeat by Mongolian grand champion Hakuho marring his otherwise perfect score.

“The sake was delicious. I don’t remember how much I drank,” Kyodo news agency quoted Baruto as saying.

Asked how it felt to raise the enormous Emperor’s Cup trophy, Baruto said:“It felt light. If I think about all that I had to go through to get it, it felt heavy.”

Sumo has become increasingly dominated by non-Japanese with Baruto the ninth foreigner to win a tournament.
WOW

New York, NY

#2 Jan 24, 2012
boondock saint

Waverly, OH

#3 Jan 24, 2012
TOKYO —

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda pledged Tuesday to push for tax and social security reform, as he called on opposition politicians to help him rein in Japan’s bloated deficit for the sake of future generations.

Noda also promised to reduce the country’s reliance on nuclear power over time and reiterated plans to devise a new energy policy by the summer. He committed to step up efforts to decontaminate the area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Noda’s speech, outlining his policy priorities, kicks off what is expected to be a contentious Diet session dominated by debate over his goal to raise the sales tax to help ease revenue shortfalls caused by the country’s aging population and shrinking work force.

Declaring that he wants to make this year “the first year of Japan’s rebirth,” Noda urged lawmakers to work together to achieve “decisive politics” amid widespread public weariness with political gridlock and squabbling.

“It’s impossible for young people to believe that things will get better tomorrow in a society where debts resting on future generations continue growing,” Noda said.“There’s no time to put this off any longer.”

Japan’s national debt has grown to twice its GDP, and Noda said that stopgap measures repeatedly taken by his predecessors are no longer an effective solution. He has promised to submit a bill by end of March to raise the 5% sales tax in two stages to 8% in 2014 and 10% by 2015.

Noda’s proposal faces opposition from within his own party, as well as from opposition politicians who control the less powerful upper house.

Noda warned that if Japan doesn’t take urgent steps, it could face a debt crisis similar to the one gripping Europe.

“As global financial markets directly affect our economy, damage is irreversible once a nation’s credibility is lost. We’ve already seen examples in Europe,” he said.

Noda said tax breaks and other measures would cushion the impact of a sales tax hike on low-income citizens. The maximum tax rate for high income earners would be also raised.

He promised to first look for other sources of revenue, including the sale of government-owned assets, such as apartments for bureaucrats and their families, and liquidation of state-funded organizations.

Noda renewed his pledge to resolve the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and went into a meltdown that spewed radiation into the surrounding region and forced 100,000 people to evacuate.

He promised to step up efforts to decontaminate the area around the plant, ensure health checks and measures to protect pregnant women and children from radiation and prompt smooth compensation for those affected by the disaster.

The government last month declared the plant had achieved “cold shutdown conditions,” but Noda said the battle against the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is not over.“Without Fukushima’s rebirth, there is no rebirth for Japan,” he said.

On the diplomatic front, Noda said he is concerned about uncertainty over the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region. China is preparing for a leadership transition this year, and in North Korea, Kim Jong-Un—believed to be in his 20s—has taken over as leader after the death of his father Kim Jong-Il.

“Many countries are going through leadership changes this year, and the security environment surrounding our country is rather unpredictable,” Noda said.

He said Japan’s alliance with the U.S. will remain the “cornerstone” of the country’s diplomacy as Tokyo seeks to play an active role to contribute to the stability and prosperity of the region.
boondock saint

Waverly, OH

#5 Jan 24, 2012
TOKYO —

There’s something bewitching about Fuyuko Matsui. I mean that in both senses of the word.

Yes, she’s rather too beautiful and her art is strangely mesmerizing, but, more than this, she actually seems to have some occult power to interfere with electronic equipment. Arriving at her Tokyo gallery to interview her about her latest exhibition at the Yokohama Museum of Art, my main camera goes on the blink, only to completely recover after I return home.

You may well be thinking,“Idiot! He forgot to charge the battery,” but there’s no way I’d forget that with the prospect of shooting someone as appealing as Ms Matsui. Indeed, I even brought a back up camera, which luckily was unaffected by whatever dark spell it is that she emits.
YOU OWE 65 TRILLION

Richmond, Canada

#6 Jan 24, 2012
no one likes Japanese people.... not only are they American lap dogs...

but they are dying and needed to open up to immigration a decade ago

with all the old foggies in Japan... you will need younger people to take care of them... and those people will come from China...
boondock saint

Waverly, OH

#7 Jan 24, 2012
TOKYO —

The number of CDs sold in Japan in 2011 rose by 23% to 62.38 million, according to Oricon and the Record Industry Association of Japan. Much of the sales can be attributed to the success of mega-popular all-girl group AKB48 which had five CDS that each sold more than 1 million copies last year, among them “Flying Get”(1,587,229 copies) and “Everyday, Katyusha”(1,586,840 copies).

Oricon said that total sales of music software, comprising CD albums, singles, DVDs and Blu-ray came to 314.1 billion yen in Japan last year. Of the total, sales of AKB48 products accounted for 15.5% or around 60 billion yen.
LOL

New York, NY

#8 Jan 24, 2012
Whackjob

tee hee
YOU OWE 65 TRILLION

Richmond, Canada

#9 Jan 24, 2012
Monday, January 01, 2007
The Hard Truth: Japan is Dying
Japan is doomed. It's partly a problem that other develped countries are facing, but partly a consequence of decades of inflexibility, racism and formality.

The agent of Japan's death is simple: depopulation.

The fertility rate in Japan is 1.29. That is 1.29 children per woman, whereas demographers consider replacement fertility to be about 2.1. All developed countries have lowering fertility rates, and its a problem of varying degrees. The liberation of women, higher age of marriage, the cost of raising and educating children, all contribute towards low fertility. Japan suffers more than most (only Italy's fertility rate is lower) but it's a country-killer especially in Japan because

Japan refuses to take immigrants.

http://captaincassowary.blogspot.com/2007/01/...

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^ boondock saint is probably one of the dumbest Japanese out there today...

lets just hope he is a mixed half/halfer... so we can blame his white father side of it

“Blessed be me!!”

Since: Aug 10

redrebelremarks.wordpress.com.

#10 Jan 24, 2012
Gong hei fat choi!!!! Happy Chinese New Year, especially to those at Wing Tai Supermarket!!!:D :D :D

“Blessed be me!!”

Since: Aug 10

redrebelremarks.wordpress.com.

#11 Jan 24, 2012
Trolls stop talking about,Tokyo.. It is Year Of The Dragon, Chinese New Year!!
boondock saint

Waverly, OH

#12 Jan 24, 2012


AKB48 singer Tomomi Itano, wearing a sexy animal print costume, walks with a lion in a commercial for Emobile’s Pocket Wi-Fi device that connects to the 3G network automatically and works as a Wi-Fi access point and router. In the commercial, Itano says that “Emobile’s Pocket Wi-Fi is the king of Wi-Fi,” in a reference to the lion being the king of the beasts.

“Blessed be me!!”

Since: Aug 10

redrebelremarks.wordpress.com.

#13 Jan 24, 2012
CHINESE New Year, has nothing to do with the Japanese..... The previous post is irrelevant!
boondock saint

Waverly, OH

#14 Jan 24, 2012
TOKYO —

Pop diva Ayumi Hamasaki, 33, returned to Tokyo late Monday night, but was quickly whisked through the arrival terminal without speaking to the hordes of media who were hoping she would comment on last week’s announcement about her impending divorce from Austrian actor Manuel Schwarz, 31.

Hamasaki arrived at Haneda airport from Dubai where she has been working. Wearing sunglasses and a white face mask, she kept her head down as about 10 staff members from her agency shielded her from the media.

Since Hamasaki made the divorce announcement through her official fan club last week, she has only made one short reference to it since—on Twitter.“Never regret anything coz at one time it was exactly what u wanted…..” she tweeted.

“Blessed be me!!”

Since: Aug 10

redrebelremarks.wordpress.com.

#15 Jan 24, 2012
confusion

Changchun, China

#16 Jan 24, 2012
Foreigners don't really know about Spring Festival.
NWO

New York, NY

#17 Jan 24, 2012
YOU OWE 65 TRILLION wrote:
Monday, January 01, 2007
The Hard Truth: Japan is Dying
Japan is doomed. It's partly a problem that other develped countries are facing, but partly a consequence of decades of inflexibility, racism and formality.
The agent of Japan's death is simple: depopulation.
The fertility rate in Japan is 1.29. That is 1.29 children per woman, whereas demographers consider replacement fertility to be about 2.1. All developed countries have lowering fertility rates, and its a problem of varying degrees. The liberation of women, higher age of marriage, the cost of raising and educating children, all contribute towards low fertility. Japan suffers more than most (only Italy's fertility rate is lower) but it's a country-killer especially in Japan because
Japan refuses to take immigrants.
http://captaincassowary.blogspot.com/2007/01/...
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^ boondock saint is probably one of the dumbest Japanese out there today...
lets just hope he is a mixed half/halfer... so we can blame his white father side of it
His mind has snapped. Just like Mirolyuba's and Disclo's.

Who's next!!?

A-HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAA !
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#18 Jan 24, 2012
YOU OWE 65 TRILLION wrote:
no one likes Japanese people.... not only are they American lap dogs...
but they are dying and needed to open up to immigration a decade ago
with all the old foggies in Japan... you will need younger people to take care of them... and those people will come from China...
Realistically, you'd better get them from Cambodia. China has a shortage of service people as it is.
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#19 Jan 25, 2012
boondock saint wrote:
TOKYO —
Estonian sumo wrestler Baruto said Monday that he marked his New Year tournament victory—only the second such win by a European in the traditional Japanese martial art—in celebratory style.
The 27-year-old Ozeki, the second-highest rank in sumo, finished the 15-day tournament in Tokyo on Sunday with 14 wins and one loss, only a final-day defeat by Mongolian grand champion Hakuho marring his otherwise perfect score.
“The sake was delicious. I don’t remember how much I drank,” Kyodo news agency quoted Baruto as saying.
Asked how it felt to raise the enormous Emperor’s Cup trophy, Baruto said:“It felt light. If I think about all that I had to go through to get it, it felt heavy.”
Sumo has become increasingly dominated by non-Japanese with Baruto the ninth foreigner to win a tournament.
Even foreigners are beating you Japs at your own game. Hang your head in shame.
boondock saint

Waverly, OH

#20 Jan 25, 2012
TOKYO —

Your daily life changes when the environment around you changes. Many people who go abroad find their daily routine changing to adapt to the environment, sometimes without being aware of the change.

The website MADAME RiRi, which covers offbeat and interesting topics in Japan and around the world, gives some examples of how foreign people’s daily life has changed after they moved to Japan.
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#21 Jan 25, 2012
boondock saint wrote:
TOKYO —
Your daily life changes when the environment around you changes. Many people who go abroad find their daily routine changing to adapt to the environment, sometimes without being aware of the change.
The website MADAME RiRi, which covers offbeat and interesting topics in Japan and around the world, gives some examples of how foreign people’s daily life has changed after they moved to Japan.
Hey Tojo: What makes you think people would be interested in that Jap shit in a China forum?

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