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BurakuminDesOct. 31, 2014 - 11:32PM JST
The dead giveaway was when Mr.Cook described the new Phablet as "Absolutely Phabulous"!
Posted in: Apple chief Tim Cook puts focus on gay rights
BurakuminDesOct. 31, 2014 - 10:54PM JST
It's scary to think this violent, drunkard attempted murderer was supposed to be defending this nation. If found guilty, I hope he cops 25.
Posted in: ASDF member arrested for pushing man onto train tracks
BurakuminDesOct. 31, 2014 - 10:42AM JST
Politics aside, Mr. Abe never looks a figure of good health. If his health again forces him to step down, Aso is waiting in the wings ready to make a comeback to the top job!
Posted in: Abe's agenda challenged as scandals mount
BurakuminDesOct. 30, 2014 - 11:07PM JST
@ Educator - reference was to an Aussie rock song. Sorry if you didn't get it!
Posted in: Prosecutors begin probe into Obuchi political fund scandal
BurakuminDesOct. 30, 2014 - 09:32PM JST
Don't drop the soap, Ms. Obuchi. You better get a lawyer - you're gonna need a real good one...
BurakuminDesOct. 30, 2014 - 10:14AM JST
No loss. Glad he wont be heading back to a peaceful country.
Posted in: Mastermind of failed Australia beheading plot reportedly killed in Middle East
BurakuminDesOct. 29, 2014 - 10:21PM JST
Gotta agree with Storm here. I'm pretty sure your mob will beat us Aussies to the flag change, and good luck. Hopefully a Kiwi change will inspire Australia to find a non-colonial symbol too - Canada did and now they have one of the worlds most recognisable flags.
Posted in: New Zealanders to vote on flag change in 2016
BurakuminDesOct. 29, 2014 - 10:12PM JST
@ StormR - Abe would be very happy at least you are dancing along to the "Japan is back!" mantra. Not many economists or citizens here are. I just hope you aren't hedging all your bets on the yen to keep depreciating - I reckon it has just about bottomed out. Will have to see what happens as the year ends...
Posted in: Stocks close up 1.46%
BurakuminDesOct. 28, 2014 - 04:13PM JST
Mochizuki is blaming his late wife for this ? That's low - even for an Abe minister ...
Posted in: 2 more ministers acknowledge political fund improprieties
BurakuminDesOct. 28, 2014 - 01:15AM JST
RIP - terrible news. I'm just hoping this execution doesn't have any links to betting syndicates.
Posted in: South African soccer team captain shot dead
BurakuminDesOct. 27, 2014 - 01:34PM JST
Happy Halloween everyone ! They sure do embrace Halloween these days in Japan, and it is good to see Japanese kids and adults expressing themselves and having fun!
Posted in: Trick or treat
BurakuminDesOct. 27, 2014 - 01:04PM JST
Sadly, even many Japanese people, teachers and officials still need to be educated about tsunami evacuation procedures. So many children and adults died needlessly on the worlds most tsunami-prone stretch of coast back in 2011.
Kudos to the ministry for attempting to educate tourists on these risks.
Posted in: Japan to issue disaster response guidelines for foreign tourists
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
Nov. 01, 2014 - 06:14AM JST
When I lived in Japan, I used ANA almost exclusively. I only used JAL thrice and…
Posted in: ANA's first-half net profit soars 78%
Nov. 01, 2014 - 06:12AM JST
Actually, in "Word" you can choose to use either American or British English with "centre" being…
Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?
Nov. 01, 2014 - 05:50AM JST
@JTDanMan ... Because the science tells us she IS NOT infections when she starts "showing symptoms."…
Posted in: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in U.S.; rides bike
Nov. 01, 2014 - 05:47AM JST
@Nathaw and Zenpun So you agree that the US should take down a PRC plane…
Posted in: China calls on Japan to end jet scrambles
Nov. 01, 2014 - 05:24AM JST
Much better for taxpayer money to go back to taxpayers. They then pay off any debt…
Posted in: BOJ expands asset purchases to Y80 tril to spur recovery