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Extra Virgin Palm OilSep. 17, 2014 - 04:53PM JST
It's not a donut (nor a doughnut, either).
And okonomiyaki is neither pancake nor pizza.
--I still believe in Kappa and Santa Claus, though.
Posted in: A ramen donut exists
Extra Virgin Palm OilSep. 11, 2014 - 12:08PM JST
She might simply be swatting away mosquitoes.
Posted in: Good balance
Extra Virgin Palm OilSep. 11, 2014 - 12:06PM JST
"Haslam told AFP by email, 'It is apparent Milgram assuaged participants' concerns by making them believe in a noxious ideology--namely, that it is acceptable to do otherwise unconscionable things in the cause of science.'"
I would refine that a step further to say that people are eager to believe that it is noble to do otherwise unconscionable things to advance whatever cause, as long as: a) they are not adverse to that cause; b) someone else takes responsibility; and c) there's something (a paycheck, half a sandwich) in it for themselves.
Most people would say they live their entire lives enduring the "noxious ideology" of a crazed and bloodthirsty world.
If it means a steady paycheck, sure. If it advances an acceptable cause? Even better.
Posted in: Evil not so banal, says disturbing new probe
Extra Virgin Palm OilJul. 24, 2014 - 01:23PM JST
I completely agree with you. I got burned pretty bad with bitcoin, and I feel like an utter fool.
From now on it's only dogecoin for me.
Posted in: Angry Bitcoin investors demand answers at Tokyo creditors' meeting
Extra Virgin Palm OilApr. 16, 2014 - 12:45PM JST
I deny that iProducts are very very fragile
Posted in: Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge
Extra Virgin Palm OilMar. 30, 2014 - 05:12PM JST
"(I)n Japan now a three o' clock shadow is about as far as most Japanese men will go, as the full-on five o' clock version is just too bushy for contemporary tastes."
What is that supposed to mean? Does the writer know what "five-o'-clock shadow" is?
"the slight growth of beard that has occurred since he shaved in the morning"
Posted in: Samurai grooming tips that kept Japan’s warriors looking their bushido best
Extra Virgin Palm OilMar. 29, 2014 - 10:57AM JST
I'm happy for Apple, as well the the smartphone market as a whole, but if the most expensive and top-of-the-line iPhone in the States continues to cost less than the cheapest entry-level bottom-rung iPhone in Japan (now about $400), I'm certainly not going to pay Apple Japan (and the Japan telecoms) the prices they are demanding.
A thousand dollars, and a two-year contract? No thanks.
Posted in: New iPhone likely out in September: Nikkei
Extra Virgin Palm OilMar. 01, 2014 - 11:22AM JST
Perhaps when your loved one is forced to work for free, or is terminated after work-related illness or injury, you will find some compassion in your capitalism.
Posted in: Ikki Sawamura, Meisa Kuroki to star in drama about 'black companies'
Extra Virgin Palm OilFeb. 05, 2014 - 09:38PM JST
Thanks for adding the helpful hyperlink to the word "website", JAPANTODAY.
(My thanks to 2yen2 as well.)
I'm sure that everyone can find the information a lot more easily now.
Posted in: Osaka becomes first Japanese city to embrace free Wi-Fi
Extra Virgin Palm OilFeb. 04, 2014 - 11:55AM JST
A complete list is available on the website.
A complete list is available on the website.
Extra Virgin Palm OilJan. 15, 2014 - 11:12AM JST
"sick squid" = "six quid" (1000 yen).
I'm usually not keen on puns, but I did enjoy that.Thanks!
Posted in: Fisherman regrets roughing up giant squid
Extra Virgin Palm OilJan. 15, 2014 - 10:53AM JST
Excellent article. Very informative and well written.
I'd like to read more of these types of stories in Japan Today.
Posted in: Deadly airbags backfire on Japanese firm
Extra Virgin Palm OilDec. 18, 2013 - 02:20PM JST
". . . delivery from a little pretty witch."
Why does this phrase make me a little pretty disappointed?
Posted in: Kiki will deliver meals to you for real
Extra Virgin Palm OilDec. 17, 2013 - 02:22PM JST
Well, finally! This fills the much-needed scarcity in video of people eating food in Japan.
Yes! My palate hears your filmed food's unpostured speaking!
Posted in: American chef perfectly captures soul of Japanese cuisine
Extra Virgin Palm OilDec. 12, 2013 - 11:07AM JST
" . . . there are many reasons your water may taste bad, such as a bad water filter . . . ."
Really? Do companies sell water filters that make the water taste bad?
Do water filters go bad over time, or from overuse or misuse, making the water taste bad?
Posted in: Tokyo enlists civilian 'water monitors' to prove its water is tasty
Extra Virgin Palm OilNov. 29, 2013 - 11:22AM JST
I wear a navigational codpiece.
Posted in: 'Smart' wig navigates by GPS, monitors brainwaves
Extra Virgin Palm OilNov. 29, 2013 - 11:19AM JST
Is there a reason for waiting so long to ask the public for help?
I would imagine the first hours or days after a crime would be the best time to gather information and evidence.
Extra Virgin Palm OilOct. 31, 2013 - 12:17PM JST
This sounds great!
Has anyone thought of feeding the fish chocolate? Or green tea?
Maybe mayonnaise or wasabi?
If they could feed mustard and dill to salmon, it would save me some trouble.
Posted in: A little citrus for your sushi? Japan producing fish with natural flavor of oranges and herbs
Extra Virgin Palm OilOct. 31, 2013 - 11:51AM JST
With winter coming up, shoveling snow sounds like a great way to get some much-needed exercise and enjoy the brisk, clean air at the same time.
Posted in: Gym not for you? Easy home tasks also help heart
Extra Virgin Palm OilOct. 30, 2013 - 11:00AM JST
They can try to replace him, but they'll never find anyone who can snort and clear their throat the way he did, especially when another guest is sampling something to eat.
Maybe Tamori-san would like the gig, now that Waratte Iitomo is wrapping up.
Posted in: Mino Monta resigns from long-running news show 'Asa Zuba!'
Mar. 31, 2015 - 08:21PM JST
Shinjuku Gyoen is also great for ohanami.
@Yelnats: Great, I'll bring the chicken and the veggies…
Posted in: Where is your favorite place in Japan to view cherry blossoms?
Mar. 31, 2015 - 08:17PM JST
Exactly, and Hayashi has no business sticking his nose in Okinawan affairs
Posted in: Hayashi countermands Okinawa governor's halt order on base work
Development banks are. Not needed. Most projects are a failure.
More troublesome is, with these big…
Posted in: Japan denies plan to join China-led development bank
[ Jay Que at Mar. 31, 2015 - 08:00PM JST
"IF YOU LIE DOWN WITH…
This is ridiculous, Obama is no more a threat to the U.S. than the $17 trillion…
Posted in: Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin