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Ian DuncanDec. 02, 2013 - 03:46PM JST
Well now, that didn't take long at all, did it?
Anyone in any doubt as to the Abe regime's commitment to acting in your best interests should find those doubts resolved.
Do as you are told. Believe what you are told. We are your masters and you will obey us. Dissent is terrorism.
Posted in: Ishiba under fire for comparing state secret bill protesters to terrorists
Ian DuncanNov. 07, 2013 - 11:54PM JST
Ozymandias: that's not what you were saying yesterday!
Posted in: 1st shipment of Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Japan
Ian DuncanOct. 27, 2013 - 08:58PM JST
I would rather sit alone barefoot, in a dark room with urine on the floor, crying, than watch a Japanese variety show.
And, jpnguy, this is nothing to do with my level of Japanese. It is to do with a sense of discernment.
Posted in: What do you think of Japanese TV variety programs? Seen anything you like?
Ian DuncanOct. 24, 2013 - 12:12PM JST
I want to know how many hours of overtime the government officials spent burning electricity in meeting rooms before they came up with the strategy of advising Japanese people to eat Japanese food.
Basing it on the assumption that anyone will leave their overheated office in time to get home early enough to eat at the same time as their family. I bet they all got taxis home after coming up with this brilliant stratagem. Which we paid for.
Posted in: Warm Biz campaign gets under way in Japan
Ian DuncanOct. 15, 2013 - 01:19PM JST
I don't believe this is a mistake. Someone has got to be having a giggle.
Posted in: Fukushima Industries unveils new mascot with an unfortunate name
Ian DuncanOct. 05, 2013 - 11:40AM JST
The only bag worth 2.6 million yen is one with 2.595 million in it.
Posted in: Thieves grab Hermes bags worth Y40 mil from Ginza store
Ian DuncanOct. 03, 2013 - 05:29PM JST
The tank was already nearly full, but workers pumped in more contaminated water into it to maximize capacity
What? It's nearly full, but if you fill it up more, there will be more space?
Do these goons understand anything?
Posted in: Overflowing tank cause of new leak at Fukushima plant
Ian DuncanSep. 24, 2013 - 04:02PM JST
Ian Duncan: "Why would anyone want to watch American TV?"
You wouldn't be able to ask such a question if the demand were not so high
I was being sarcastic, old boy. I'd rather go to the dentist than watch the crap they pump out on the telly here.
Posted in: World watches American TV, not always legally
Ian DuncanSep. 24, 2013 - 01:36PM JST
Why would anyone want to watch American TV? There are hardly any scenes of people eating, falling down, hitting each other with squeaky hammers or shrieking "Ehhhhhh? Ehhhh?" at humdrum things on Breaking Bad.
Ian DuncanSep. 22, 2013 - 11:52AM JST
Are any of these shows available for Japanese viewers to enjoy? Or had we better stick with people eating and shrieking?
Posted in: 'House of Cards' hopes to come up trumps at Emmys
Ian DuncanSep. 20, 2013 - 07:40PM JST
Abe is a Richard. Can we skip the all get poorer bit?
Posted in: Gov't plans to offer more than Y1.4 tril in corporate tax cuts
Ian DuncanSep. 20, 2013 - 05:52PM JST
Not a smile between them, you'll notice. If I was excited about something in the imminent future, you'd spot a bit of joy on my face.
Posted in: An Apple a day
Ian DuncanSep. 19, 2013 - 11:35AM JST
When the writer refers to "sex shops", does he mean "illegal brothels"?
I suspect the 16 year old girls in the article weren't selected for their skills at selling mucky magazines. Or are we expected to pretend there is no prostitution in Japan?
Posted in: Street scouts take risks to rake in big money
Ian DuncanSep. 18, 2013 - 03:38PM JST
No link? Why not?
Posted in: Volleyball coach seen beating schoolboy in YouTube video
Ian DuncanSep. 16, 2013 - 04:10PM JST
Why do people even bother trying to use an umbrella in gale-force winds? It doesn't even appear to be raining in that photo. The streets of Tokyo will be littered with the skeletons of umbrellas tonight.
Posted in: Windy city
Ian DuncanSep. 14, 2013 - 09:19AM JST
Pointless rule on a piece of paper trumps critical thought every time.
Posted in: Hokkaido onsen bars Maori woman over her face tattoos
Ian DuncanSep. 14, 2013 - 09:03AM JST
Posted in: Prison uses cuddly mascot in image makeover
Ian DuncanSep. 07, 2013 - 10:13AM JST
I'm still waiting for Ishihara to explain where the 7 BILLION yen went for his failed bid to get the 2016 games. He did promise to explain where every single yen was spent, but we heard nothing since.
We've either got money to wee away on this nonsense, or we're broke and have to raise traces. Not both.
Posted in: Tokyo governor slams Fukushima coverage on eve of 2020 vote
Ian DuncanSep. 02, 2013 - 11:17PM JST
Prompt! Two and a half years late?
There is no higher priority than this. I'm appalled by the ritualistic incantations those charged with fixing this keep trotting out in place of action.
"We must make sincere efforts", "we must implement all policies", blah blah blah.
Arrest those responsible for the shambles, call in international help and do something to fix this catastrophe.
Plutonium Disparatum isn't going to work.
Posted in: Abe pledges comprehensive, prompt steps for Fukushima
Ian DuncanAug. 31, 2013 - 12:42AM JST
I do leave the bog in the same state as I found it. I'm a grown-up. It's the whining about my using the Kharzi for its intended purpose, after she's chosen a time immediately before she knows I always use it to perform a futile cleansing ceremony, which I find a challenge to understand. Particularly as I leave it clean after my outpourings. I was not brought up by wolves.
If she'd wait ten minutes, my bum would be on its daily 14-hour leave of absence from my bog. She opts to pre-empt my exemplary regularity, when she has the rest of the day free, and then moans when I do what I have done at 07:15 every morning without exception since a long time before we met. Point 1) After many years of marriage, one should be aware of one's partner's toiletry requirements; Point 2) one should learn after a couple of occurrences to wait awhile until potential foulage begins its commute; and point 3) 07:45 is no time at all to be cleaning the bog. She should be preparing food.
Any other advice?
Posted in: 10 simple ways to ruin a Japanese wife’s day
Dec. 13, 2013 - 01:03PM JST
I don't know about progress since it is still in keeping with a decision a few…
Posted in: Top court says transsexual is father of IVF baby
Dec. 13, 2013 - 12:57PM JST
Mirai Hayashi, Un is only early 30-something, and assuming that NK as a country sticks around…
Posted in: N Korean leader's 'traitor' uncle executed: KCNA
Dec. 13, 2013 - 12:55PM JST
Since politicians always give us the run around, should this always be the character in any…
Posted in: 輪 chosen as kanji character best representing 2013
Dec. 13, 2013 - 12:50PM JST
Here's my take on this kind of thing.
I honestly don't what to make of guys…
Posted in: Man arrested for cutting schoolgirl's skirt in train car
Don't know if its still there, but a machine on the way from the station to…
Posted in: What do you think of vending machines in Japan?