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BurakuminDesOct. 25, 2014 - 10:21PM JST
Anything has to be a step up from that abomination known as canned coffee. I have my own machine - as should all real coffee fans - but after reading JTers comments will definitely give the 100 yen 7-11 coffee a sip soon.
Posted in: Convenience stores vie for coffee market crown
BurakuminDesOct. 25, 2014 - 09:57PM JST
It would have far better for everyone - and more "honourable" in a traditional Japanese sense - if this nutjob had just stabbed himself in his miserable hovel, instead of an innocent man.I just hope the poor victim recovers fully.
Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing passerby in front of Ueno Station in Tokyo
BurakuminDesOct. 25, 2014 - 09:51PM JST
It will be interesting to see if - after a 66-year prohibition on dancing here - many Japanese are even ABLE to dance! It could be a lucrative time for dance-studios to educate Japanese on the basics of boogeying. Could be an awkward few years watching the locals trying to bust some moves in the clubs!
Posted in: Cabinet OKs changes to law that bans late-night dancing
BurakuminDesOct. 24, 2014 - 08:46AM JST
Abe simply has to go. He has shown himself grossly incompetent to choose these ministers - indeed it seems he rushes the decisions through or simply appoints tokens. The buck has to stop with Abe - and his time is up.
Posted in: New trade minister hit by S&M bar scandal
BurakuminDesOct. 23, 2014 - 09:31AM JST
The sad thing is, just as some Japanese drive on after a hit-and-run in fear of legal repercussions, this incident may well scare off many people from using a defibrilator. They will just walk on when seeing an unconscious female. The guy is a hero and should be applauded.
Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads
BurakuminDesOct. 23, 2014 - 09:04AM JST
RIP to the poor soldier, just performing his job honourably. Reports are coming in that it was likely just one attacker - a Canadian criminal with a history of drug crime. I guess what needs to be determined is the reason for the attack - the only good news is that the gunman has been dealt with.
Posted in: Canadian soldier, gunman dead in parliament attack
BurakuminDesOct. 21, 2014 - 06:24PM JST
Enjoy your time in there, killer. 10 years wouldve been good, but at least 5 in the slammer is some punishment. RIP to the poor girl.
Posted in: Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend
BurakuminDesOct. 21, 2014 - 05:55PM JST
Respect to Mayor Hashimoto for standing up to a racist thug whose group target children - and call for the deaths of all Koreans - purely because they happen to be of a different ethnicity. It's not every day I would support something Hashimoto says.
Posted in: Hashimoto, Zaitokukai chairman get into shouting match
BurakuminDesOct. 21, 2014 - 12:53PM JST
RIP Big Gough - a giant of Australian politics. A lot of his agenda was perhaps too radical for a very conservative nation - bringing in free healthcare and university education, ditching "God Save The Queen" as the national anthem, allowing women to file for divorce - the list goes on. It must also be remembered Whitlam was a war veteran who helped defend his nation from the attacking Japanese as a fighter pilot.
I doubt Australia will see another leader of big ideas like Whitlam - our leaders now on both sides of the fence are purely poll and sound-bite driven.
Posted in: Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dead at 98
BurakuminDesOct. 20, 2014 - 11:35PM JST
@ OzKen -
we are worse than San Marino and Luxembourg
Ha! I reckon we could boss Vatican City or Samoa around, though. Maybe. I think it's time to admit that soccer is not our go down in Aus!
Posted in: Hot-shot Honda fires AC Milan up to fourth
BurakuminDesOct. 20, 2014 - 10:09AM JST
Apart from the penalties involved, not rendering help to a fellow human you have injured shows you are not fit to live in a normal society. Zero humanity. RIP to the poor victim.
Posted in: Man killed in hit-and-run in Aichi
BurakuminDesOct. 20, 2014 - 10:05AM JST
Good to see, one less grub, many more to go. Now - Pay the money back!
Posted in: Obuchi resigns over misuse of political funds; justice minister also resigns
BurakuminDesOct. 18, 2014 - 08:51PM JST
If she isnt axed, it will be yet another sad indictment on the Abe regime. As Strangerland points out - this was money provided by the hard work of tax-payers. A LOT of money.
Abe is simply gonna have to find another token to decorate his sham cabinet.
Posted in: Obuchi under pressure to resign over political donations misuse
BurakuminDesOct. 17, 2014 - 05:10PM JST
Apology accepted, Bono. Still a legend in my books.
Posted in: Bono apologises for free U2 album on iTunes accounts
BurakuminDesOct. 17, 2014 - 05:05PM JST
Dreadful news. RIP Mr Oku, way too young to go. He sure was one heck of a player.
Posted in: Former Japan soccer star Oku killed in car crash
BurakuminDesOct. 17, 2014 - 03:54PM JST
Rest in Peace to the poor, innocent woman with her life ahead of her.
Im just hoping this awful creep will be tried, and executed - lest he be given a "life" sentence that actually means 15-20 years. There would be a possibility that he would kill again once released at around 40.
Posted in: Univ student stabs woman to death because he 'wanted to kill someone'
BurakuminDesOct. 17, 2014 - 11:14AM JST
Individuals with class and decency - such as the Japanese Emperor - forever stay away from this place. Any international fallout will be richly deserved.
Posted in: 110 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine; Abe sends ritual offering
BurakuminDesOct. 14, 2014 - 10:26AM JST
I'm hoping NZ gets the nod. The Kiwis never win anything except rugby games and deserve a crack at the big table!
Posted in: Five seats are up for grabs in 15-member U.N. Security Council
BurakuminDesOct. 13, 2014 - 10:21PM JST
Abbott - the failed Catholic priest - would likely get beaten up by the average 12-year-old - let alone Putin, a noted judoka.All the "shirt-fronting" talk is just his desperate attempt to win some popularity. Whatever happened to his initial tough -talk that Putin wasn't even getting an invite ?
Posted in: Australian PM says he will confront Putin over flight MH17 'murders'
BurakuminDesOct. 13, 2014 - 02:02PM JST
Sadly, Japan has proven herself unable to safely manage and operate nuclear technology in times of peace. The last thing Japan needs - or can manage - would be nuclear weapons.
Posted in: Should Japan have its own nuclear weapons as a deterrent against security threats or should it rely on the U.S. nuclear umbrella?
Oct. 26, 2014 - 03:43AM JST
NO! NO! NO! Japan must remain neutral and live by article #9. Do this would open…
Posted in: Japan may deploy minesweepers off S Korea in war with North, U.S. admiral says
Oct. 26, 2014 - 03:39AM JST
Posted in: Disney pens love letter to Japan with robot film
Oct. 26, 2014 - 03:09AM JST
@BRandon: Sorry. Kevin was not born yet.
Oct. 26, 2014 - 02:56AM JST
A lot of comments here on this story. I guess now his friend's neighbors know why…
Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park
Oct. 26, 2014 - 02:55AM JST
@judy: First time I found this article, I thought what's abput S M Chocolate.
Posted in: Minister hit by bar scandal also under fire for owning TEPCO shares