Bogi's past comments

  • 5

    Bogi

    Why did the cops take the time to weigh this dropped load?

    Can't beleive the police actually weighed it all!

    Large amounts of non-burnable waste are weighed in Japan. Very standard.

    Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park

  • 4

    Bogi

    Considering Hanshin just won the series, the story seems awfully played down, JT.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

  • 8

    Bogi

    Japan needs more news like this. Enough kidnappings and murders. I love this story!!

    Posted in: Nobody at subway station in Tokyo for first train after two staff oversleep

  • -1

    Bogi

    @Cleo

    Why would any kid spend their time studying something that they are not tested on?

    Because it's fun/interesting? When I was a kid I spent lots of time learning stuff that I wasn't only not going to be tested on, but that wasn't even in the school curriculum - because I found it interesting. Lookit all the kids today who will happily spend hours reading a comic book or playing a video game just to get to the end; that's not stuff they're going to be tested on. They do it because it appeals to them.

    Gee Cleo, don't you think that's just a tad idealistic? I was a kid once too, and I memorized lots of fun stuff as did all the other kids. And when we were at school, we learned/memorized multiplication tables, periodic tables, historic facts etc because we needed it to pass tests and get grades, NOT because we thought it would benefit us 20 years later.

    Make English (or maths, or history, or chemistry, or literature) as exciting to a kid as a Monopoly board or a video game, and kids will study without being nagged or tested.

    Ah, the old "Japanese kids can't learn English because it's not fun" argument. Do we really need a world full of teenagers who don't take things serious unless they're "fun"? I'm all for kids enjoying school/learning, but no matter how "exciting" you make your English class, 99% of the 15-year olds would still rather be doing something else. The biggest motivation to study for teenagers all of the world is still the short-term goal i.e. passing tests (or the consequences of failing). That is why speaking should be included in tests.

    Posted in: What’s wrong with English education in Japan? Pull up a chair

  • 1

    Bogi

    Why would any kid spend their time studying something that they are not tested on?

    Change the tests (i.e. include speaking) and all will be solved.

    Posted in: What’s wrong with English education in Japan? Pull up a chair

  • 2

    Bogi

    Whenever I see news like this (a lot), I can't help but feel that we have failed as a society. I hate the world we live in.

    Posted in: 47-year-old man arrested after body parts of missing 6-year-old Kobe girl found

  • -3

    Bogi

    the mid-nineties wouldn't have been the same without them.

    Agreed. It would have been a lot better.

    Posted in: First ever exhibition dedicated to Oasis coming to Tokyo

  • -1

    Bogi

    Perfect! When she's in her 50's, she'll be filthy rich, still hot and he'll probably be gone. Then she can marry me!!

    Posted in: TV announcer Mariko Oe to marry Monex billionaire Oki Matsumoto

  • -1

    Bogi

    I've seen the film and I don't recall her being in it. I may be missing something, but why is she there?

    Posted in: Full bloom

  • 7

    Bogi

    Fill the streets with some nice outdoor cafes. Can't buy those online.

    Posted in: Business is bad

  • 3

    Bogi

    I find it ironic that consumers of McDonald's would be concerned about what they put in their bodies.

    Posted in: McDonald's Japan halts sales of Chinese chicken items

  • 12

    Bogi

    a Japanese embassy official in Beijing, who declined to be named

    declined to identify the individual, citing reasons of privacy

    Am I missing something here? What's with all the secrecy?

    Posted in: China executes Japanese man for drug offenses

  • 2

    Bogi

    A non-American perspective.

    I can see how Beyonce would be up there, but Lebron James? Is this really a "world" ranking?

    Posted in: Beyonce, LeBron James most powerful celebrities: Forbes

  • 2

    Bogi

    Well, I guess I'm watching it then.

    Love u Mao-chan.

    Posted in: Mao Asada to be reporter for TV program 'Sekai Fushigi Hakken!'

  • -2

    Bogi

    Individually, they have the skills to beat anyone in this group. However, their unwillingness to take risks in attack (i.e. shoot more) has let them down again. Still, I would say that's an acurate reflection of Japanese society in general. No one wants to be the selfish guy who fails to score.

    Posted in: Colombia send Japan packing with 4-1 victory

  • 1

    Bogi

    THANK GOD! If not for that stroke of luck, she'd be dead now.

    I have a daughter of similar age and I also feel relieved to see her home safe every evening. What a terrible world we live in.

    Posted in: Police arrest man over attempted kidnapping of 14-year-old girl in Chiba

  • 4

    Bogi

    That statistic doesn't mean too much.

    Actually, it does. Of course, there are exceptions when a team loses despite having more shots, but I think you'll find that teams that outshoot their opponents by a 3:1 ratio generally win. I've been watching the Japan national team play for over 20 painful years now, and this is a common theme. I doesn't matter how well you play, if you don't shoot, (basically) you can't win.

    Posted in: Zaccheroni plans radical rethink of Japan's strategy

  • 6

    Bogi

    I WISH more cars like that would get stolen. Maybe that would wake up some people.

    er... I don't.

    Posted in: Car stolen with two young children in back seat

  • 1

    Bogi

    I think it's too late for Japan. Conservative thinking, old business practices and inability to change (quickly) simply don't cut it in the new global economy.

    Posted in: Japanese TV makers bet on super-HD as World Cup looms

  • -13

    Bogi

    Good on ya, Virginia!

    I must admit it was my misreading of the headline that brought me to the story, though...

    Posted in: Monument to comfort women dedicated in Virginia

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