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BluebrisFeb. 27, 2015 - 01:48PM JST
20% of the takings sounds like much more than made it up to the area from worldwide donations following the disaster.
Posted in: Montblanc to sell $4,400 pen made of 'miracle pine'
BluebrisFeb. 26, 2015 - 10:54AM JST
Maybe the panel of "experts" can help him remove his foot from his mouth where he will undoubtedly put it.
Posted in: Panel meets to discuss Abe’s speech for anniversary of WWII end
BluebrisDec. 08, 2014 - 05:03PM JST
This is just the British government doing more of their cost cutting on the NHS.
Posted in: Giving birth better at home than at hospital
BluebrisOct. 09, 2014 - 03:58PM JST
I don't really think Japan is in any position to criticise press freedom now, is it?
Posted in: Japan hits out at S Korea over reporter's defamation charge
BluebrisOct. 07, 2014 - 11:52AM JST
The bosses want to remind their underlings who's in charge.
Posted in: Why do Japanese companies have so many meetings each day?
BluebrisSep. 03, 2014 - 02:44PM JST
@Kaimycahl Can you give me an example as to why a 7 year old would be out walking on roads at around 4am? I can't think of any genuine reason for it. The "This is the Japanese way" argument is very weak. I'm betting we could all ask our Japanese friends and families and they would say 7 year olds should not be out walking streets at 4am.
Posted in: Dump truck driver arrested over death of 7-year-old boy
BluebrisAug. 29, 2014 - 04:52PM JST
Can't say I found that video very funny. Seems to be a panic attack, which I don't find funny. Morons trolling on trains and then videoing and posting a woman close to a breakdown isn't funny to me.
Posted in: Are women-only train cars illegal in Japan?
BluebrisAug. 13, 2014 - 10:05AM JST
If this is the kind of "out of the box" thinking that Japan is relying on then the country is doomed!!
Posted in: Ronaldo endorsing Japanese beauty product
BluebrisAug. 06, 2014 - 08:40AM JST
People are saying this is terrible, which of course it is, then people are marking those comments down. Can someone who marks such comments down please explain why rather than just hiding behind their keyboard?
Posted in: No. of reported child abuse cases exceeds 70,000 in 2013
BluebrisAug. 05, 2014 - 11:50AM JST
Mike Sims-Williams - I never heard of that event, but it sounds like a good idea to me. Macabre topics are often difficult to talk about, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't discuss them.
Posted in: In some countries, including Japan, suicide is seen as a means to atone for a scandal or wrongdoing. What are your views on this?
BluebrisAug. 05, 2014 - 10:43AM JST
If it's the result of untreated depression or mental illness then it's not cowardly, it's genuinely seeing no other way out.
If someone is trying to escape punishment or embarrassment because of their own cock-up then they need to stand up and face the music. Leaving a mess for others to clean up isn't in any way noble IMO.
Where the overlap between these two is though, I have no idea.
BluebrisJul. 25, 2014 - 11:19AM JST
But the old duffers are doing such a great job..... Why allow in youth and fresh ideas from women??
Japan needs this to happen, but it never will.
Posted in: Japan must eliminate misogyny in workforce: UNDP chief
BluebrisJul. 07, 2014 - 09:23AM JST
I enjoy the freedom of Android OS. I like my Idevices and how easily they sync up together. Ios is much better after jailbreaking.
Posted in: Which do you think is best: iPhone or Android?
BluebrisJun. 20, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
Pathetic bullying from the little boys in the audience.
Posted in: Tokyo assemblywoman heckled on why she isn't married or having children
BluebrisJun. 13, 2014 - 08:38AM JST
He was laughably bad. He should have sent Neymar off in the first half for the deliberate elbow but bottled it and gave a yellow card instead. All the big decisions went in favour of Brazil. Very poor.
Posted in: Croatia furious with Japanese ref after defeat
BluebrisJun. 11, 2014 - 11:41AM JST
bass4funk - I've read your words. Perhaps I've misunderstood, but when you say you don't believe in gay marriage that makes it sound as if you are against it. Are you saying you're not against it?
Posted in: George Takei sees gay pride beginning in Japan
BluebrisJun. 11, 2014 - 10:18AM JST
Bass4funk - What is it about gay people that leads you to have the opinion that they don't deserve to be treated equally? Why should gay people not be able to enjoy the good and bad times that marriages bring that straight people have had? How would a gay couple marrying have any impact whatsoever on you?
BluebrisJun. 11, 2014 - 08:27AM JST
If you say you don't mind people being gay but don't want them to be treated equally to straight people then you're supporting discrimination and you clearly do mind people being gay.
BluebrisJun. 03, 2014 - 08:33AM JST
@umbrella I couldn't agree more. Kids do it, teachers do it, bosses in companies do it, I've even see men and women in "loving" relationships do it to each other.
Posted in: Symposium on school bullying held in Kobe
BluebrisJun. 03, 2014 - 08:29AM JST
I didn't even know Avril Lavigne was still considered relevant these days, not heard of her in years!
That said, I'm not sure the video is racist. Terrible, yes, but racist? Hmmm, I'm not sure.
The song is one of the worst I've heard in my life though!
Posted in: Racist in the West, cool in Japan
Mar. 31, 2015 - 07:59AM JST
A clumsy article but a great-looking bike! Though at almost USD90K, I don't know...
Posted in: High-end electric motorbike debuts in Japan
Mar. 31, 2015 - 07:56AM JST
Posted in: Edo Tokyo Museum renovated
Mar. 31, 2015 - 07:55AM JST
I said it from the beginning - imposing "blanket" 3% tax increase shoul have never happened.…
Posted in: Japan's factory output drops 3.4% in February
Mar. 31, 2015 - 07:54AM JST
Amazing! Awards and she is more influential than Obama as a recent poll published.
Posted in: Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards
Mar. 31, 2015 - 07:53AM JST
DV is drawing some attention in the news these days.
Posted in: University assistant professor arrested for trying to kill wife