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BurakuminDesNov. 20, 2014 - 10:43PM JST
If the two lovely ladies in the pic wanted to share a bottle with me of course I'd oblige! Other than that, this stuff I'd only consider using as an honest, workmanlike cooking wine.
Posted in: Corks pop around the world as Beaujolais Nouveau arrives
BurakuminDesNov. 20, 2014 - 12:59AM JST
Only one or two years before this mega-talented kid walks out of Japanese baseball - the MLB feeder - for a massive contract. Good luck to him!
Posted in: Otani cutting his teeth in Japan but MLB beckons
BurakuminDesNov. 19, 2014 - 05:17PM JST
What a worthless scumbag. I don't expect the penalty will be much, sadly - likely a fine much less than his profits for killing and dumping these poor mutts.
Posted in: Ex-pet shop employee arrested for dumping dead dogs in Tochigi
BurakuminDesNov. 19, 2014 - 08:47AM JST
Quite an exciting friendly, but it really did look like the 52nd world-ranked team versus the 92nd - lots of sloppy mistakes. As Tamarama notes, our only option is to give the youngsters a chance with the Asian Cup coming up in 6 weeks. Good to see the legendary Timmy score as usual against the Samurai - the bloke is ageless!
Posted in: Japan beats Australia 2-1 in Osaka
BurakuminDesNov. 17, 2014 - 08:28PM JST
I hope he brings his spanner set as he will likely be called on to perform mechanic duties also!
Posted in: Kobayashi gets Caterham drive in Abu Dhabi
BurakuminDesNov. 17, 2014 - 03:36PM JST
Great news that the little girl survived from such an enormous height, hope she recovers fully. 9 is definitely a lucky number!
Posted in: 4-year-old girl survives fall from 9th floor in Oita
BurakuminDesNov. 13, 2014 - 10:35PM JST
How about trying to cut the massive government wastage of taxpayers money - and the infamous inefficiency that exists here - before even THINKING about hiking taxes on food, fuel etc? Is there any need, for example, for well-paid public-servants to be receiving annual bonuses from us taxpayers?
Posted in: 72% of Japanese firms want Abe to delay tax hike
BurakuminDesNov. 13, 2014 - 08:39AM JST
Japan will sadly remain well behind advanced modern nations so long as they do not have a legal acceptance of joint-custody for the child. This is a small step in complying with the Hague Treaty, and good news, but much change needs to happen domestically.
Posted in: Japan returns boy to Germany under new child custody treaty
BurakuminDesNov. 12, 2014 - 09:14AM JST
Sorry Mr.Sekiguchi - I promise you I would not find your coffee tasty with all those nasty pipe and cigarette fumes being forced into my respiratory system!
Posted in: Japan's dated, smoky cafes unfazed by Starbucks success
BurakuminDesNov. 12, 2014 - 12:17AM JST
Well done Eddie. Always was a good thinking coach back home in Aus, and now in Japan. Now ranked 9th, there is no reason the Brave Blossoms shouldn't aim for the Quarter-Finals of the world-cup next year - and then at least the Semis at home in '19. Some of Japans young Polynesian boys are going sensational!
Posted in: Jones on cloud nine after Japan rise in rugby rankings
BurakuminDesNov. 11, 2014 - 11:16PM JST
With the crippling amount of public debt here, the last thing Japan needs is a HUGELY expensive early election. If Abe does call it early, I hope the public responds by giving him a kick in the pants. Not looking forward to another instalment of geriatrics with megaphones at 90 decibels, I can tell you...
Posted in: Momentum building for Abe to call early election
BurakuminDesNov. 08, 2014 - 09:05PM JST
@ cracaphat - English coaches are pretty ordinary, mate. How about the JFA throw Zillions of Yen to try and lure the great Alex Ferguson out of retirement ? "Fergie-Japan" has a good ring to it...
Posted in: Scalpels out for Japan soccer coach Aguirre
BurakuminDesNov. 07, 2014 - 11:52PM JST
Backpacked Berlin way back in '99 when sections of the Wall were still up. Awesome city at that time, rebuilding with amazing energy, the finishing touches were being put on the Reichstadt. Super nice people everywhere, too ! Congrats, Berliners - can't wait to come back some time! "Winds of Change... "
Posted in: Germany kicks off celebration marking Berlin Wall's fall
BurakuminDesNov. 07, 2014 - 11:32PM JST
News just in : hundreds of cats spotted making their way to the beach at Mukawamachi...
Posted in: More dead sardines found on Hokkaido shoreline
BurakuminDesNov. 07, 2014 - 11:11AM JST
The JOC took the right decision - after viewing the footage of this criminal stealing the camera - in banning Tomita for 18 months. If he wants to appeal the criminal case or swimming ban, thats his prerogative (I bet he doesnt have the hide, however ).
He really is an embarrassment to all the great and honourable Japanese athletes in this nation.
Posted in: Tomita denies stealing camera at Asian Games
BurakuminDesNov. 06, 2014 - 11:20PM JST
Rudd is gonna have to make a "Jailbreak" if he gets sent down to The Big House...
Posted in: AC/DC drummer arrested in NZ over murder plot
BurakuminDesNov. 06, 2014 - 09:23AM JST
Rest in Peace. Im hoping this sets a precedent now whereby many, many Japanese companies - big and small - are threatened with lawsuits unless they stop enforcing overtime for workers. I have never heard of this dreadful "Sun Challenge" joint, but am hoping it has permanently shut down.
Posted in: Restaurant ordered to pay Y58 mil damages over employee's suicide
BurakuminDesNov. 06, 2014 - 01:24AM JST
How can any one eat 20 pieces of sushi. Surely he has smaller "meals".
How can any one eat 20 pieces of sushi. Surely he has smaller "meals".
@ inakaRob - I believe he offers a "Kids Set" meal. 20,000 Yen. Maybe that would interest you?
Posted in: Japan's star sushi chef warns of raw deal from overfishing
BurakuminDesNov. 05, 2014 - 04:45PM JST
"I had been drinking heavily and have no recollection of anything."
Posted in: Chiba police arrest cop on charges of theft
BurakuminDesNov. 05, 2014 - 04:43PM JST
Jiro should lead the way and serve more sustainable, plentiful fish than tuna. The business has to change. I'm sure it would still taste awesome.
But at 1500 yen per sushi piece? I could just about afford one!
Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:14AM JST
what I don't understand is that people all over the world are listening to the politicians…
Posted in: Voters to Abe: Why call an election now?
How many were inprisoned, tortured and/or killed by the CPC after they gained power?
Posted in: Congressional panel predicts China will keep confronting U.S.
Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:11AM JST
BOJ stimulus package was stunning, a water into wine moment, Governor Kuroda five loafs and two…
Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:09AM JST
"It boggles the mind that anyone could actually believe that the American media is anything other…
Posted in: ABC, CBS, NBC decide not to broadcast Obama's immigration speech live
Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:05AM JST
@maglev101 I think that ignores the fact that there is no rationale for a democracy to…