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Alex EinzOct. 23, 2014 - 12:50PM JST
it will balloon much much higher if they stay with Zaha's design, she had very bad track record on delivery of actually functional buildings and most always require fixes and troubleshooting ( London olympics anyone ) ...
Drop Zaha, take proper JP architect and drop Tadao Ando from the committee. The reason why Japanese architect was not chosen in the first place is because Ando-san cant let anyone be considered above him as the most prominent Japanese architect... its purely politics .
Posted in: Mori worried about Tokyo stadium delays
Alex EinzOct. 20, 2014 - 01:49PM JST
Japan is the birthplace of competing technology that is deeply entrenched here already,
apple pay unlikely to gain any ground here anytime soon.
Posted in: Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?
Alex EinzOct. 15, 2014 - 03:49PM JST
best wishes at new job, they better get one with better working hours though
Posted in: Nobody at subway station in Tokyo for first train after two staff oversleep
Alex EinzOct. 15, 2014 - 11:48AM JST
shonanbb you are quite strange, most people in 30s I know in Tokyo at least dont watch tv at all , we are all busy and dont have the time or desire to watch idiotic and racist shows. Any weather coverage can be fully satisfied by opening your smartphone and you will receive precise and efficient information to the location you specify. any TV show you desire can be streamed as soon as its on Air either for a small fee or free if you care to look long enough.
The whole mandated government tv service originally started in good way , but in this century it is no longer valid or required and should be supported by ads and voluntary subscriber fees if there are enough people who want to watch it.
In one of the countries I lived before actually , they have commercialized that ( it used to be same shit as nhk ) and today its properly ad supported, with additional value digital programming available and very high quality with people actually wanting it.
Posted in: Tokyo court rules that hotels must pay NHK fees according to the number of rooms with TVs
Alex EinzOct. 14, 2014 - 01:06PM JST
Once NHK guy who came over , has put in his leg to prevent me from closing the door. I almost punched him, and he got a mouthful including a police threat. Since then I have never ever seen NHK people. that said, why would you want a TV in Japan anyway, most people I know don't watch that rubbish and any interesting programs today are available for streaming.
Alex EinzOct. 13, 2014 - 10:15PM JST
its not even properly raining..last week was harder
Posted in: Typhoon slams into Japan; 68 injured
Alex EinzOct. 09, 2014 - 07:05AM JST
in Tokyo there is no need to hoard food, I do enjoy ordering pizzas in rough weather though
Posted in: Super typhoon on course for Japan
Alex EinzOct. 03, 2014 - 08:48PM JST
sounds like you people stuck in terrible jobs... I have never seen the whole "lets stay super late" in fact all companies I worked for are actively encouraging not to stay past 6:30 in the office unless u really have something urgent to do
Posted in: As a male employee in Japan, you can't really leave the office at around, say, 3 p.m. to pick up your kids and still expect your boss to grade you favorably.
Alex EinzSep. 17, 2014 - 01:31PM JST
yea, it aint proper black unless its all black, they should grow black tomatoes
Posted in: Black burgers
Alex EinzSep. 17, 2014 - 01:29PM JST
GF of a clubhost... pretty much sums the story
Posted in: 26-year-old 'club host' arrested for stabbing girlfriend in Shinjuku
Alex EinzSep. 17, 2014 - 10:33AM JST
I am on the border between nasty and " I wanna try " .. does she come with the triple order ?
Alex EinzSep. 12, 2014 - 05:51PM JST
always wanted to take a photo of that dark empty parking lot.... I finally can... Sony finally gave me a purpose...
Honestly that company is folding fast...maybe they should return to tape walkmans
Posted in: Sony develops new camera for taking images in dark
Alex EinzSep. 12, 2014 - 05:46PM JST
whoever seen probably was let in on the loot or threatened... whoever did this has a "bright" future ahead
Posted in: Y360,000 stolen from 80 students at two Chiba high schools
Alex EinzSep. 11, 2014 - 04:10PM JST
things are bad when someone feels they "achieved something" by waiting in line to touch an electronic trinket.... I wonder what percentage of people feel that way, is that education or society fault that people dont have real inspirations ?
Posted in: Japanese fans already lining up for Sept 19 release of iPhone6
Alex EinzSep. 05, 2014 - 07:00AM JST
hope he gets out of it ok, ridiculous law
Posted in: Man arrested for taking 'normal' picture of woman on train
Alex EinzSep. 04, 2014 - 02:10PM JST
no, not a crime at all to be exact, its public information and should be freely available!
Posted in: Should naked photo hacking be considered a sex crime?
Alex EinzSep. 04, 2014 - 01:12AM JST
Just because you don hear stories , doesnt mean it doesnt exist... just as you dont hear about gay male cops watching others in locker rooms... ignorance is not an excuse
Posted in: Cop arrested for filming woman taking bath
Alex EinzSep. 04, 2014 - 01:07AM JST
yes Toshiko, apparently women are only about hair salons and dresses... (sarcasm) but if that in your opinion has anything to do with gender equality - you got long way to go.
Posted in: New Gender Equality Minister
Alex EinzSep. 01, 2014 - 12:32AM JST
Why Israel let them in, and why UN would run to a country they condemn... UN is better off with ISIS
Posted in: All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff
Alex EinzSep. 01, 2014 - 12:29AM JST
said it before and will say it again
anyone beyond 70 should be banned from operating a vehicle and anyone beyond 60 should have monthly verification exams at their expense if they so keen to drive
Posted in: 83-year-old woman driver dies after hitting 3 pedestrians
Oct. 26, 2014 - 02:03PM JST
If Islam is so peaceful, then why is there so much turmoil and injustice in Islamic…
Posted in: Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign
@Horenzo. "Well its looks like its time to build a prison industrial complex here"
Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing passerby in front of Ueno Station in Tokyo
Oct. 26, 2014 - 01:59PM JST
So uh, the US constitution doesn't apply to them. Can you wrap your head around that?…
Posted in: Guantanamo prisoners protest over women guards
Oct. 26, 2014 - 01:53PM JST
Exact? I think not. A layer 2 switch has a definite "location" on a network, but…
Posted in: Court orders Facebook to reveal revenge porn IP addresses
Oct. 26, 2014 - 01:50PM JST
They kinda strange I don't think they like something
Posted in: Worst date ever! Japanese ladies reveal the top five date ideas to avoid