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Carlos GodoyOct. 16, 2014 - 12:45PM JST
So, basically, this article is a reprint of the "Blood types in Japanese culture" Wikipedia entry without the original history of Japanese blood typing: the unsavory 1927 anti-Taiwanese eugenics history section.
Posted in: Is it time for Japan to get over trying to connect your personality and blood type?
Carlos GodoyOct. 02, 2014 - 04:44PM JST
All Japanese can go shopping duty free at Okinawa Airport even though it's a domestic trip as well.
Posted in: Japan expands tax-free shopping range
Carlos GodoySep. 30, 2014 - 07:20PM JST
My neighborhood machine in central tokyo still sells 100¥ cans.
Posted in: Vending machine dispenses cans with 5 yen coins taped to them
Carlos GodoyAug. 12, 2014 - 12:02AM JST
The Mumbai in kudanshita is Excellent. The food is very non-Japanese. I had no idea they had so many branches.
Posted in: A taste of India
Carlos GodoyAug. 11, 2014 - 12:17AM JST
Fireworks are not usable after a certain period. And the event is cancelled, not postponed, interestingly.
Posted in: Tokyo Bay fireworks festival canceled due to strong winds
Carlos GodoyJul. 16, 2014 - 05:16AM JST
Mirai Hayashi... What subscription may I ask? I
Posted in: Benesse struggling to deal with massive theft of customer data
Carlos GodoyJul. 14, 2014 - 10:59AM JST
I believe a mini bike is a electrically motorized scooter which is street legal. No license required.
Posted in: Minibike rider dies after hit by car, dragged for 1.3 kms
Carlos GodoyJun. 20, 2014 - 03:43PM JST
CGB Spender, Hamill's car accident happened just before making Empire. The fight with the snow creature on Hoth was included to account for his scars on his face from his car accident. He had plastic reconstructive surgery, where they removed cartiledge from his ear to rebuild his nose.
And Hamill has had a lot voice acting work as well.
Posted in: Harrison Ford broke leg, not ankle, on 'Star Wars' set
Carlos GodoyMay. 20, 2014 - 10:09AM JST
M3M3M3: very interesting comment, I never considered the pragmatic legal framework view before. Can you explain more?
Posted in: Tokyo governor unveils plan to lure foreign business talent
Carlos GodoyFeb. 13, 2014 - 11:35AM JST
Dating/marrying a tv announcer is the jewel in the crown for 日本セレブ。
Posted in: Darvish denies relationship with Kato-pan
Carlos GodoyFeb. 13, 2014 - 11:32AM JST
It's interesting how many of the posts reveal such ignorance of how Jpnse dual-nationals handle their own passports.
Japanese law does not accept dual nationality. But they cannot effectively enforce it. They try to enforce a chose-us-or-them by the time you're 20, but most of my dual national friends choose to keep both. Then they can travel easily without a visa etc., and still re-enter japan.
I went to international school (my kohai) with this fellow and it's very disheartening to see the nature of some of these posts. No guess we all need someone to point out fingers at.
Posted in: Unruly passenger forces ANA flight to land in Anchorage en route to New York
Carlos GodoyJan. 08, 2014 - 12:20AM JST
@theResident: We may even see each other as I ride ANA. I was simply a guest at the Delta Lounge.
Posted in: ANA to serve Japanese sake, shochu in airport lounges
Carlos GodoyJan. 02, 2014 - 02:34AM JST
I was in the Delta lounge at Narita and they had Sake available.
ANA is only starting this now?
Carlos GodoyNov. 25, 2013 - 09:15PM JST
Sunglasses are for yakuza? Who's writing this?
Posted in: 'Privacy Glasses' protect your identity and your image
Carlos GodoyNov. 18, 2013 - 10:54PM JST
Design was multinational and involved many teams in the us and Japan.
Posted in: Gamers snap up first deliveries of PS4 game console
Carlos GodoyNov. 18, 2013 - 10:17PM JST
The ps4 was not only designed in the us. It was also designed in Japan.
Carlos GodoyOct. 04, 2013 - 11:49AM JST
I visited KUMANO-KODO, in Mie-ken, just 2-3 hours from Nagoya.
One of the tallest waterfalls in Japan (Nachi Taki) and hiking all over the mountains. Absolutely fantastic, highly recommended.
Reminded me that Tokyo people do n
Posted in: Japan’s 20 best free sightseeing spots
Carlos GodoyOct. 04, 2013 - 11:40AM JST
MumbaiRocks: did you find ANA better than JAL? Mealwise and service-wise?
Posted in: ANA gets 11 int'l slots at Haneda; JAL gets 5 and complains
Carlos GodoySep. 01, 2013 - 12:45PM JST
Japan is bulgari/Cartier/Tiffany's biggestarkwt because Japan has highest price markup internationally.
Posted in: France refuses to extradite 'Pink Panther' gang member
Carlos GodoyAug. 17, 2013 - 02:38PM JST
With Nikkon you're paying for the historically fine lenses, the jewel in the crown of any camera company. And Nikkor lenses are the best in Japan. Starting with the F1.
Posted in: Nikon shares dive on weak demand for digital cameras
May. 22, 2015 - 10:01PM JST
NYToday... how about thinking like normal people? Pigs, cows, sheep... they aren't WILD animals, are they?…
Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on
May. 22, 2015 - 09:59PM JST
China's constant whining about 70 year old WWII history and Japan doesn't hold much water when…
Posted in: China, U.S. assert rights after exchange over South China Sea
May. 22, 2015 - 09:57PM JST
In any case, it's just plain old stupid -- not something Japanese should be getting upset…
Posted in: China to investigate anti-Japan TV drama over crotch grenade scene
May. 22, 2015 - 09:49PM JST
Ronald McDonald and the "Hamburglar" aren't complaining. Japanese refuse to patronize Mc D's cause of the…
Posted in: Japan takes S Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions
May. 22, 2015 - 09:46PM JST
"... most historians"?
How many historians in the world do you think there are?
Posted in: 450 mostly Western scholars press Abe on war history