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BrandedSep. 27, 2010 - 12:30AM JST
"Perhaps nike could sponsor an outreach centre for homeless people and some real, genuine community projects to assist the disadvantaged."
From Nike's website:
"In fiscal years 2005 and 2006, Nike contributed more than $100 million in cash and products to support nonprofit partners around the world."
"We will invest a minimum of $315 million in grants product donations and in-kind support through 2011 to give excluded youth greater access to sport programs designed to unleash human potential."
Anyone have the numbers for say... Uniqlo ? Mizuno ? Mikasa ?
Posted in: Protesters continue to oppose plans for Nike park in Shibuya
BrandedSep. 27, 2010 - 12:25AM JST
"About 200 protesters banged drums and waved..."
200 "protesters" in a city of 10 million plus is hardly news worthy ! Waddya wanna bet as many as 180 of these folks were just slack jawed gawkers ! The other 20... Todai anti-nuke boneheads with another lame attempt at "sticking it to da man" ! Some things never change.
BrandedSep. 25, 2010 - 01:49PM JST
As for the topic itself that "Snack foods a threat to nation's youth" ?
Rubbish ! I'd say instant ramen, chemical laced bentos, and poor exercise habits are responsible for the nations bloated youth.
Posted in: Snack foods a threat to nation's youth
BrandedSep. 04, 2010 - 12:12PM JST
Tony was a good egg till the heat over Iraq got too hot to handle. He then just sat back and let Bush take all the criticism- never once coming to his defense... I guarantee ya Churchill woulda never acted so wimpy- sheesh !
Posted in: Blair memoir excites booksellers, riles critics
BrandedSep. 04, 2010 - 12:35AM JST
stevobevo- what do you want ? An explanation as to how two buildings, designed the same way, built from the same materials, having two fuel filled jetliners crash into them... would fall identically ? Really now- you still don't get it ?
Posted in: Do you believe that Al-Qaida was responsible for the events of 9/11
BrandedSep. 04, 2010 - 12:13AM JST
"How come Cheney said Osama bin Laden is..."
Becasue the US gov, in general, decided years ago to stop advertising for this scum. Get with the program folks- learn about America before criticising America !
BrandedSep. 03, 2010 - 11:50PM JST
"Give me ANY beef any time. But not the arrogant American beef. Come on!!"
How exactly does "beef" become arrogant ? "Come on" !!
Posted in: Which country's beef gets your vote for the tastiest?
BrandedSep. 03, 2010 - 11:48PM JST
"There is a reason why Japanese cars are the most popular throughout much of the world. And a reason to why American cars isn't."
Actually I'd say it has more to do with the research showing that 60% of Japanese will not report their car stolen... Imagine that !
Posted in: Where, oh where has my little car gone?
BrandedSep. 03, 2010 - 11:46PM JST
"I can't believe there are people here who actually have to ask if Ali Larter is pregnant."
I can ! Just look at this response to the obvious-
"Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Hey Mika- why the ankle length middi ? Afraid to show off them bony legs and knock knees ? Jovovich is a tart now isn't she !
Posted in: Zombies' night out
BrandedSep. 03, 2010 - 11:19PM JST
Mika is obviously overwhelmed by the sheer stature and beauty of the other two women one stage... I mean could you cower and look anymore uncomfortable than that ?
BrandedSep. 01, 2010 - 11:16PM JST
"Why does Japanese news always fail to report their 36 domestic cases of BSE?"
Because that would constitute..."an outbreak" !!!
Posted in: BSE and foot-and-mouth disease give beef producers plenty to chew on
BrandedSep. 01, 2010 - 02:54PM JST
"One thing I love about my beef in the US is that there are so many options its ridiculous"
You are spot on- which begs the question, why does Japan insist on importing some of the lesser quality options ? Give me a grass fed, hormone free black angus out of Montana any day of the week !
BrandedSep. 01, 2010 - 01:39PM JST
Eh... Ore ??? Nihongo de shabberu kotto ga dekinai no ? Ma taihen da ne ! Seems to me 112,000 signatures is all the proof I need. As for this-
"they are at the top with a good chance of clinching the pennant."
"Clinching the pennant" ??? Bwahaha- Bobby V won it all... The Japan Series- the whole ball of wax !!! No wonder they will forever love the guy in Makuhari ! Try out one of them biased articles written by an American once in awhile- you might learn something.
Posted in: Zaccheroni ready to make his mark in Japan
BrandedSep. 01, 2010 - 01:32PM JST
“We used to use U.S. beef, but switched to Australian after the BSE outbreak because consumers were concerned.”
"BSE Outbreak" ??? Since when does one cow constitute an "outbreak" ???
More proof that Japan engaged in a very organized campaign to misinform the public and scare them away from US beef so they could promote Aussie beef from ranches owned by Japanese ranchers ! And Japan wonders why their relationship with the US has soured over the years.
BrandedSep. 01, 2010 - 01:18PM JST
neogreenjapan continues to humour us with such little diddys like this:
"Valentine only stir problems. The majority of Lotte fans were happy to see him leave. Now Lotte without Valentine is doing just great."
If only the facts supported such a misguided post:
From The Japan Times-
"The Marines decided to let Valentine go after the 2009 season after an extensive smear campaign led by Korean-Japanese club president Ryuzo Setoyama, which ironically backfired & resulted in an overflow of support for Valentine by local fans. In the end, Valentine was fired, even though a petition to extend his contract was presented to the organization with 112,000 signatures."
Yep- ol Bobby V the "problem stirrer" ! Bwahaha !
BrandedSep. 01, 2010 - 02:01AM JST
"To add, players in Japan do practice all year round."
Why ??? Just so they can parade themselves around as dominant sports figures to the world ? Try a little balance in your life for cripes sake. Go out and make some new friends- join a club and learn something, expand your horizons. The Japanese have it all wrong- they put so much emphasis on winning these tournements that their children learn nothing about other things in life. It explains why the Japanese players will fall to their knees and bawl profusely when they lose any kind of sporting event. They simply have not learned all the lessons sports have to give- and two of them are how to be good losers as well as winners. Like I said before- watching the Hawaii team step out of their dugout to applaud the Japanese as they were waving their number ones in the air is something I hope all Japanese people would witness... pure class !
Posted in: Tokyo beats Hawaii to take Little League World Series title
BrandedSep. 01, 2010 - 12:30AM JST
"Zaccheroni said developing a rapport with the players will be key to his success in Japan."
I have only seen this done once with success- Bobby Valentine in Chiba with the Lotte Marines. My advice to Zaccheroni- hire Nakata as an advisor- especially in terms of communicating with the team. Nakata- having played in Italy still has some respect in the J football community... he would be an asset. In the meantime brace yourself for the new nickname- and yes you heard it here first "Z Japan" ! Start looking for those "ZJ" jerseys at a hip-hop outlet near you !!!
BrandedSep. 01, 2010 - 12:14AM JST
"take the homerun away and Japan still would of won"
Take the sign stealing away and Japan may have never made it to the finals ! Word on the street is that this little league team has been doing this throughout the tournament !
"Damn nice of us Americans banning all foreign teams from the 1975 series because..."
Foreign teams were dominating the tournament through rules infractions including the massive use of over-aged players, out of district players, etc. The ban was in effect for one year and foreign teams were given a stricter sense of guidelines to follow including providing birth certificates and proof of residence- however that still didn't stop some teams from cheating as highlighted by the disqualification of the championship team from the Philippines in 92. Then in 93 teams from the Dominican Rep and Taiwan were both caught cheating and disqualified ! Why little league executives ever invited the "international community" back to play really is "damn nice of the Americans" !
BrandedAug. 31, 2010 - 05:58AM JST
"As for the sign stealing... did it help them?"
The announcers from ABC sure felt it did. They replayed the hit in question and clearly pointed out how the player on second had signaled the batter- who then rifled a shot into right field. Now, is it illegal ? You say no ! Yet no-where will you find any coach at any level teaching this or encouraging it. I would have to go through the Little League rules book to get an official ruling- like I said, the Japanese media, and little league in general, should be looking into this... what's next "beanballs and brush back pitches" ? Hey they're not against the rules and I saw a couple of players with those large elbow pads on so they can get tighter to the plate.
"the 32 WS titles that have been won by the US is somewhat of a stretch since for the first ten years foreign teams were not invited to play in the tournament. But ok whatever."
"OK whatever" ? Then why bring it up ? Cause someone like me might suggest that Little League is an American invention and really had no obligation to invite any foreign teams to begin with ? Damn nice of them Americans to share their baseball culture and invite many parts of the world to play dont ya think. But hey- whatever.
"What's the deal with ESPN making the foreign teams introduce themselves in English?"
If you had watched all the games besides Japan- you would have noticed some kids did not introduce themselves in English... so no-one was "made" to do anything.
BrandedAug. 31, 2010 - 05:43AM JST
"Why is it only thin people are in the picture?"
Because all the sumo fatties are laying low due to gambling and yakuza investigations ??? Maybe ??? I dunno !
May. 23, 2013 - 12:05PM JST
Sounds like your 'rights' take precedence over your family's safety.
No, my rights secure my family's…
Posted in: Gunmen open fire at New Orleans Mother’s Day parade; 19 wounded
May. 23, 2013 - 11:58AM JST
JeffLee - "Muslims again, eh? I thought as much."
This is an incredibly dangerous attitude and…
Posted in: Anti-Islamist protests flare after British solider butchered near London barracks
May. 23, 2013 - 11:55AM JST
So why isn't anyone from Japan Atomic Power Co going to jail? It isn't like the…
Posted in: Nuclear watchdog agrees Tsuruga nuclear plant sits atop active fault
May. 23, 2013 - 11:53AM JST
They are a nice sight for the eyes but not a good sound for the ears.
Posted in: AKB marches on
May. 23, 2013 - 11:51AM JST
This is savagery, no other words for it.
My thoughts are with the family of…