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HawkeyeMar. 09, 2014 - 09:25PM JST
Japanese could care less about globalization. It dilutes Japanese culture "wa" and dirties the country. The only reason Japanese want globalization is for business profit and they also get a good supply of Burburry rain coats and Nike running shoes. How many Japanese men want a gaijin in their woodpile? Answer almost none.
Posted in: Are Japan’s efforts at internationalization succeeding or not?
HawkeyeMar. 09, 2014 - 09:20PM JST
Lots of armchair quarterbacks on this newsthread. Any of you been on a flight that had a serious malfunction? As a child while flying New York to London with my mother, one of our four engines started smoking and I saw it catch on fire then it was shut down. The plane landed in Reykjavik where we spent a day waiting for another flight. I can still recall wondering/worrying if we were going ditch in the north atlantic and make it out alive.
Posted in: JAL Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Honolulu
HawkeyeMar. 07, 2014 - 06:29AM JST
Staffordshire bull terrier crosses are basically a fancy name for pit bulls who are nothing but trouble. There is not a week that goes by in the news about pit bulls mauling or killing someone. Dangerous dog breeds should be banned and those that are alive should be spayed and neutered as well as their owners.
Posted in: 7-year-old Japanese girl mauled by 4 dogs in New Zealand
HawkeyeMar. 07, 2014 - 06:26AM JST
Singapore police said Thursday they were investigating the unnatural death of a young American business woman. She was found 16 floors down from her apartment balcony, yeah I guess you would call that unnatural! My guess is that First Meta lost a whole lot of someone's Bitcoins and the Bitcoin owner sent in someone to take care of business as well as to send a message to rest of the Bitcoin dealers.
Posted in: American bitcoin exchange CEO dies in suspicious circumstances in Singapore
HawkeyeMar. 05, 2014 - 10:22AM JST
I guess anyone who would invest in a virtual currency deserves to lose their rear end. Sort of like saving all your critical documents to a cloud based server with no backup hard copies.
Posted in: Bitcoin bank Flexcoin shuts after theft
HawkeyeMar. 01, 2014 - 03:57PM JST
All these traditions are probably created by the japanese merchant class eons ago to make money and the average joe or taro just went along with it. Now it is out of control and most folks, my wife and her family too, are too embarassed to admit these so called traditions are nonsense and blindly follow the rest of the herd to the gift section at the department stores.
Posted in: Five Japanese customs even some Japanese people think are a pain
HawkeyeFeb. 27, 2014 - 02:03PM JST
As an American I have to say that it is no business of the United States to meddle in the affairs of other nations unless their actions directly pose a serious danger to the citizens of the USA whether it is defending gay rights or the current Ukrainian revolution. The military industrial complex thats runs the US government, pays off politicians and control the media has run amok. Knock knock, what's that honey, whose that ringing the doorbell at this time of night?
Posted in: U.S. to combat anti-gay laws worldwide
HawkeyeFeb. 24, 2014 - 01:32AM JST
She bears an uncanny resemblance to the late actor walter matthau. How was her father a naval officer in a land locked alpine country? I guess maybe because the Danube is a navigable waterway, the idle rich could buy a position in the military which beats the heck out of staying home listening to julie andrews belt out "doe a deer, a female deer" all night long
Posted in: Maria von Trapp, 99, dies in Vermont
HawkeyeFeb. 23, 2014 - 03:48PM JST
If one person wears a mask, it's maybe odd, if two wear them it's fashion, if three or more wear them and you're not then there must be something wrong with you. Sorta sounds like religion doesn't it.
Posted in: Why do Japanese people wear surgical masks? It’s not always for health reasons
HawkeyeFeb. 23, 2014 - 03:26PM JST
Cell phone use onboard an airplane on the ground or in-flight is an uber-bad idea. It's bad enough sitting in a public place and some inconsiderate butthead is talking away at high volume like they are at home. In-flight physical fights will happen and could jeopardize the safety of crew, passengers or the aircraft.
Posted in: U.S. officials at odds over cell phone use on planes
HawkeyeFeb. 22, 2014 - 08:35AM JST
This could have been a largely preventable accident if naive Japanese dive tourists would bother to learn english and use non japanese owned or run dive shops/operators instead of staying in their japanese only world. The japanese owner used inexpensive local resources that were not properly equipped or trained for the work.
Posted in: Rescued Japan divers return home after Indonesia ordeal
HawkeyeFeb. 22, 2014 - 08:28AM JST
My neighborhood has beer, whiskey, shochu and sake vending machines. How can you police underage drinking when the companies that sell alcohol and society in general don't care?
Posted in: Underage drinking in Japan is about to get even easier
HawkeyeFeb. 22, 2014 - 08:24AM JST
The answer to the headline is simple. Japanese have issues with self esteem and the arguement about not wanting to spread illness is a cover-up. Colds and flus are no less in the land of the surgically masked as anywhere else.
HawkeyeFeb. 17, 2014 - 11:22PM JST
Lucky so far. Sounds like a mistake to take on some third world boat and boat captain without checking out the equipment, fuel supplies and what to do in an emergency drill since he is their only lifeline to getting back alive. Why do we hear so often that Japanese tourists go abroad, have serious problems or accidents and die more so than non Japanese? Hope the other divers are found alive and all go back home safely but don't repeat this type of foolhardy adventure again.
Posted in: 5 Japanese divers found alive; 2 still missing off Bali
HawkeyeFeb. 17, 2014 - 01:25PM JST
FB is like an old worn out whatever slapping on more blush and lipstick to stand out in the crowd as their market share erodes away to more interesting social media sites. If FB had a 1000 gender bender choices, someone will whine about their gender version not being represented. All this diversity is making society spiral downwards with no end in sight. Its unfortunate when companies or it's owners with unimagineable financial resources, waste it on this manure to catch the news and not make the world a better place for the 99.9% that know who and what we are.
Posted in: New gender options for Facebook users
HawkeyeJan. 21, 2014 - 09:55PM JST
Why doesn't someone enlist the help of super rich people like bill gates or richard branson to buy all the porpoises before they are killed and set them free each and every year. This is akin to paying ransom for kidnapping but then the porpoises get to live and then start a school in Taiji with another industry focus to educate the locals so they can get a different job and quit this horrific tradition.
Posted in: Taiji official says Kennedy should come and see dolphin hunt
HawkeyeDec. 31, 2013 - 12:44PM JST
Good luck to them but I think that they have nice warm bunks, showers and food on board the ship
Posted in: Antarctic ship passengers to be evacuated by Chinese helicopter
HawkeyeDec. 31, 2013 - 12:27PM JST
Japan is strange. You have a neighbors and they disappear but no one calls the police to investigate until months or years later as seen in many of these articles. What about the smell of a rotting body, can't blame it on natto in the trash can for months until the corpse dehydrates.
Posted in: 45-year-old man arrested after mother's mummified body found at home
HawkeyeDec. 31, 2013 - 12:19PM JST
She has a problem but what I want to know is how she moistens all those stamps. Must drink a lot of water.
Posted in: Woman arrested after sending over 200 fan letters to rocker
HawkeyeDec. 29, 2013 - 03:04PM JST
I have owned both android and apple products. Apple are overrated and do not work as well as their hypnotised yuppie followers make them out to be. Apple can have my android samsung galaxy when they rip it from my cold dead hands
Posted in: Apple asks U.S. court to ban Samsung phones, tablets
Mar. 10, 2014 - 09:04PM JST
mulan2Mar. 10, 2014 - 12:10PM JST
Which school did you got to…
Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory
Mar. 10, 2014 - 08:55PM JST
Although the few things we do know would seem to indicate foul play, someone on another…
Posted in: Malaysia, Vietnam search for airliner carrying 239
Mar. 10, 2014 - 08:54PM JST
Strangerland is rightly concerned about the propaganda war with China. However, giving up religious freedom to…
Seriously, folks take a look at how many times a year those planes are scrambled. My…
Posted in: Japan scrambles jets against Chinese military planes
Mar. 10, 2014 - 08:53PM JST
I've thought commercials were fun, creative, exciting, interesting even artsy and edgy before.
But never, like,…
Posted in: Dove’s 'Real Beauty' commercial a big hit in Japan