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BurakuminDesApr. 15, 2014 - 10:50AM JST
@ Strangerland - my bad - I think you were suggesting a jaywalking pedestrian is no defence with regards to a driver hitting one here? Probably true, sorry!
Posted in: Taxi driver arrested over fatal hit-and-run in Yokohama
BurakuminDesApr. 15, 2014 - 10:30AM JST
@ Strangerland - are you seriously suggesting jaywalking - particularly at 4am - does not occur here? Have you ever been to Japan?! Very common, especially so further out from the city.
Condolences to the dead mans family. I wonder if the taxi-driver is going to use the old "I didn't notice anything" excuse?
BurakuminDesApr. 14, 2014 - 02:15PM JST
Absolute tragedy, Rest in Peace poor Mum and child. Agree totally with Bogi - I see so many people here running reds it scares the heck out of me. Red-light cameras EVERYWHERE - and a 30,000 yen fine per offence, posted direct to the offender - would almost certainly stop most cars running red. Not that I'm assuming the mother definitely did, however.
Posted in: Mother, son killed after their car hit by police car
BurakuminDesApr. 14, 2014 - 09:12AM JST
Anti-social, drunken behaviour from a J-cop? Wow - there's a shock!
Posted in: Drunk police officer arrested for intruding in store
BurakuminDesApr. 13, 2014 - 12:35AM JST
@ proxy - Friendly uncles? More like dodgy, drunken uncles that people are creeped out by! Ha ha. As I said, I do sincerely hope they catch this guy - and that none of the cops are soon blown to smithereens...
Posted in: Sapporo police warned next target of gas cylinder bomb will be koban
BurakuminDesApr. 12, 2014 - 08:44PM JST
@ overchan - getting involved in political disagreements with people preparing food may not be the smartest move...
Posted in: 3 Chinese ships seen in disputed waters
BurakuminDesApr. 12, 2014 - 08:40PM JST
Shindo looks like a nasty overweight old grub with bad hair-dye. If there is any negative reaction to this official visit then it is fully deserved.
Posted in: Cabinet minister visits Yasukuni shrine
BurakuminDesApr. 12, 2014 - 08:28PM JST
Whilst in general I have little regard for Japanese police, these attacks and threats are the work of a coward - or a group of cowards. Let's hope they are nabbed before the next bomb attack.
BurakuminDesApr. 12, 2014 - 04:21PM JST
Girls: "Who is that creepy old man leering at us"?
Posted in: Partying with the PM
BurakuminDesApr. 11, 2014 - 05:51PM JST
Sounds like the work of those sad, unemployed black-van cretins. Good to hear the Pilgrimage Association has condemned this disgusting racism.
Posted in: Anti-Korean stickers posted at several points along Shikoku pilgrimage route
BurakuminDesApr. 11, 2014 - 11:46AM JST
Disgusting old man. Hope they throw the book at him - and that the poor girl is not too traumatised.
Posted in: 60-year-old man arrested for trying to steal girl's underwear in Chiba
BurakuminDesApr. 08, 2014 - 10:37AM JST
The only thing good about Tony Abbott are his R.M.WIlliams boots!
Posted in: Visitor from Down Under
BurakuminDesApr. 07, 2014 - 10:48PM JST
@ FizzBit - give a thick, juicy Tasmanian steak a try- you won't be disappointed. A bit more pricey but soon to have 20% tariff taken off. Good to hear other Aussie produce - including wine and beer - will also see tariff cuts! Likewise, my folks back in Aus will be getting their Toyotas $1500-$2000 cheaper. Win-Win for the consumer.
@TrevorPeace - will definitely give a Canadian steak a try if I find it!
Posted in: Japan, Australia to seal trade pact as U.S.-Tokyo talks heat up
BurakuminDesApr. 07, 2014 - 10:35PM JST
There sure have been some beautiful mums escorting their kids to and from ceremonies lately! Good luck to all the new students.
Posted in: Public elementary schools hold entrance ceremonies
BurakuminDesApr. 06, 2014 - 10:05PM JST
I imagine HelloWork is preparing for around 200 unskilled, unemployed men turning up pretty soon.
Posted in: Japan's whaling fleet returns from Antarctic
BurakuminDesApr. 04, 2014 - 10:30PM JST
I love U2 and their early stuff most of all - and The Joshua Tree, Boy and War are among my classic albums! Have a listen, people!
Posted in: U2, Linda Ronstadt among 25 albums to be preserved
BurakuminDesMar. 31, 2014 - 07:04PM JST
A victory for common sense. Well played, Australia and NZ! Quite a few pro-whaling posters here have a lot of egg on their faces right now!
It is highly doubtful that the Japanese Government will pay any attention to the finding, however.
Posted in: World court rules Japan's Antarctic whaling not scientific
BurakuminDesMar. 28, 2014 - 12:38AM JST
@ Jpn_guy - thanks for the info. Interesting - I didn't realise Kakuryu's recent record was so ordinary. If they had brought in those rule changes a few years ago, Kotooshu wouldve been promoted to Yokozuna too.
Posted in: Mongolian Kakuryu promoted to rank of yokozuna
BurakuminDesMar. 28, 2014 - 12:00AM JST
I hope he recovers and gets himself well soon. Must be awfully traumatic for his family, and the train driver. We have all done stupid things - I sure have too many times - and luckily come through intact - so I can empathise.
Posted in: Man loses leg after being hit by train in Saga
BurakuminDesMar. 25, 2014 - 11:51PM JST
Have a great ride, Salarymen. If you pass through Fukushima I will be happy to shout you all an ale or two for the road!
Posted in: 21 'salarymen' to cycle from Tokyo to Minamisanriku to raise funds for Tohoku
Apr. 16, 2014 - 04:11PM JST
Babymetal is going to make a impression, irrespective of how talent in the genre is perceived…
Posted in: BABYMETAL invasion of the West marches on
Apr. 16, 2014 - 04:10PM JST
If countries with negative economy growth can survive, i do not see any problem if China's…
Posted in: China's growth slows to 24-year low of 7.4%
Apr. 16, 2014 - 04:08PM JST
@ Daniel -Macelito, Seems you haven(t set a foot in most Izakaya and sea food product…
Posted in: A taste of whale
Apr. 16, 2014 - 04:04PM JST
I wouldn`t be worried about other countries. Secondly, the countries you may be referring…
Posted in: Japan's population shrinks as elderly make up 25%
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