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AKBfanNov. 13, 2014 - 02:47PM JST
Zombies are all the rage just now so maybe these people are at the forefront odf a cultural movement......
Posted in: Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets
AKBfanNov. 12, 2014 - 04:01PM JST
Are there any? despite both their spurious use of a "war on terror" to pursue their own national interests.
Posted in: Obama, Xi look to highlight areas of agreement despite tensions
AKBfanNov. 12, 2014 - 04:00PM JST
Lovely. although sure it will draw firw for being a waste of good electricity.
Posted in: Night lights
AKBfanNov. 12, 2014 - 03:59PM JST
Not a waste of life as he apparently didn't succeed. Pointless gesture though.
Posted in: Man dies after setting himself on fire in Tokyo's Hibiya Park
AKBfanNov. 12, 2014 - 12:57PM JST
Love and other Drugs was kind of about this. no surprise.
Posted in: Each time new medicines are released, the companies spend a lot of money to hold study meetings for doctors, which are actually advertising bids. As a result, high-priced new medicines are prescribed more frequently, which pushes up medical costs for the public.
AKBfanNov. 12, 2014 - 12:56PM JST
Yes, because it doesn't looik like it is ever going away. Haven't checked but pretty sure it will not have dropped recently despite the 30% fall in the price of oil.....
Posted in: Do you think airfares advertised online or at travel agents should include the fuel surcharge?
AKBfanNov. 12, 2014 - 12:55PM JST
Best Internationalist award on the way for Japan only?
Posted in: Bevy of beauties
AKBfanNov. 11, 2014 - 04:02PM JST
Ships captains are not what they once were. More like glorified bus drivers these days. Nice to see the SK justice system at its reasonable best.
Posted in: S Korean ferry captain gets 36 years in prison
AKBfanNov. 11, 2014 - 03:59PM JST
bit of a tired idea but nevertheless he will be lauded for doing this for chariddy. i would rather see something original and not involving Saint Bob. no doubt Bono and Sting and the other Philanthropic stars will be along in short order.
Posted in: Geldof to fire up charity hit 30 years on to fight Ebola
AKBfanNov. 11, 2014 - 03:57PM JST
Ingenious guy - kind of Radioshack James Bond.
Posted in: 58-year-old man arrested for stalking ex-partner with GPS
AKBfanNov. 11, 2014 - 03:50PM JST
What a great piece of reporting from RocketNews24. Priceless!!!!
Posted in: Tokyo Station lists departing train’s destination as…New York
AKBfanNov. 11, 2014 - 12:37PM JST
Sounds like the whole APAC thing was a walk in the park for Abe. Plus he got to wear that odd outfit. Putin looked happy as Larry in the picture.
Posted in: Abe, Park chat at APEC dinner
AKBfanNov. 11, 2014 - 12:35PM JST
Once the nukes go back on this will be even bigger. Yen with strengthen and so BoJ will print more........ Doomed i tell you. doomed.
Posted in: Japan's current account surplus up 61.9% in Sept
AKBfanNov. 10, 2014 - 04:17PM JST
I don't get the desire to live to a riipe old age. in some sure, they stay sprightly and compos mentis but for most health and money and quality of life are just not worth it.
Posted in: Drugmakers look to push the boundaries of old age
AKBfanNov. 10, 2014 - 04:16PM JST
just because Japan has managed to maintain ridiculous levels of debt with interest rates at zero for a while doesn't mean those levels are sustainable. someday the debt will need to be repaid or defaulted on.....
Posted in: The takeaway from six years of economic troubles? Keynes was right.
AKBfanNov. 10, 2014 - 04:13PM JST
These bras are another Triumph of Japanese design.
Posted in: 'Frozen'-inspired bra changes color when you’re near a friend
AKBfanNov. 10, 2014 - 04:11PM JST
Must be a part for Steven Seagal somewhere in this movie. Putin to be played by Arnold Schwazeneegger.
Posted in: Oliver Stone wants to make Putin film
AKBfanNov. 10, 2014 - 04:09PM JST
Jaapn is more tolerant of smoking than many countries which to my mind is a good thing. The healthcare argument is spurious - if more Japanese smoke than elsewhere in the worl how come they tend to live longer. and yes, tobacco taxes more than cover the small incremental cost of looking after those who hacve suffered ill health from smoking.
As for saying it is most harmful to others, what about drunkenness and associated violence and social problems? Bad driving? Obesity?
Posted in: Japan is still way behind in terms of anti-smoking policies, especially measures against secondhand smoke. You can still smoke in a lot of public places in Japan such as office buildings, coffee shops, restaurants and bars.
AKBfanNov. 07, 2014 - 06:04PM JST
Nice link showing that it is not only in Japan that this loser triggers revulsion
Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests
AKBfanNov. 07, 2014 - 03:19PM JST
The US Andy McNab........... i await a slew of rubbish "novels" about the exploits of the Seals.
Posted in: Navy SEAL whose shots killed bin Laden goes public
Mar. 01, 2015 - 02:22AM JST
Isn't it funny sight every time there's someone criticising Japan, there are usual suspects coming out…
Posted in: Amnesty Int'l criticizes Japan in 2014/15 human rights report
Mar. 01, 2015 - 02:14AM JST
It's important to monetize our mental decline even further
Posted in: 3 Japanese automakers to jointly work on self-driving car technology
Mar. 01, 2015 - 02:07AM JST
The heading - "Son kills mother" is clear, concise & to the point.
Posted in: Son kills mother and bites own tongue after calling police
Mar. 01, 2015 - 02:02AM JST
I sort of agree with the article. I don't think the complaint here has anything to…
Posted in: 'Golden horde' of Chinese shoppers descend on Japan
Mar. 01, 2015 - 01:57AM JST
In CA, Gatten-zushi, Yoshinoya, Ramen Shops (Japanese of course) & a local (Japanese owned izakaya) do…
Posted in: Japanese food and beverage makers need more stomachs abroad. Asia must be their primary focus because of the region’s large and young population and a culture where Japanese brands are welcomed.