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IowanDec. 06, 2013 - 08:38PM JST
I use onsens to fight stereotypes. On purpose, I will keep washing until everyone else who is washing is done and then do the same for all the others who started after me.
Posted in: Instructional video promotes public baths to foreign visitors
IowanDec. 03, 2013 - 08:50PM JST
Amazon unveils holiday puffery to hype its stock value.
Posted in: Amazon unveils futuristic mini-drone delivery plan
IowanNov. 30, 2013 - 08:53PM JST
"...whose image best matches fur"? Others should do this too. The Lumber Industry's award to the celebrity who best matches a block of wood. The Cattle Industry: best matches a cow. Petroleum Industry: most plastic image....
Posted in: Rei Kikukawa wins Fur of the Year award
IowanNov. 23, 2013 - 09:01PM JST
George Bailey makes a ton of $ selling toxic mortgages then gets bailed out by the government then retires to tropical island. :) Different note: It's a Wonderful Life only became popular some ten years after it was made. Some things take time to be appreciated.
Posted in: Paramount to fight 'It's a Wonderful Life' sequel
IowanNov. 12, 2013 - 08:51PM JST
I prefer -16 at 6:00 AM in Iowa to 36 at 6 AM in Japan.
Posted in: Temperatures plunge in many parts of Japan as chill sets in
IowanOct. 27, 2013 - 10:21PM JST
Access to facilities determines practice schedules in many US schools. HS gets the gym, field, or track after school. MS gets them before school, weekends, or after HS is finished. I remember well walking to wrestling practice at 5:30 AM in snow in 7th grade. Now I teach and coach and direct school plays: nothing productive happens at 9 PM--even if it's the only time available.
Posted in: Nagano legislators propose banning morning practice for middle school athletes
IowanSep. 30, 2013 - 04:21AM JST
Bluh, bluh, bluh. Bluh, bluh, and wagon.
Fine. Build it first.
Posted in: U.S. to upgrade Japan's early warning radar aircraft
IowanSep. 30, 2013 - 02:35AM JST
And what price for NOT investing in it?
IowanSep. 30, 2013 - 01:50AM JST
Flipped Classroom: Teacher records lecture, students watch lecture outside of school. Both discuss in class. First year: Much work for teacher. Following years: Less work for teacher. Students who do not watch are quickly spotted.
When student says, "I didn't get it" means, "I played Minecraft."
Posted in: Flipping classrooms: Is Japan embracing new educational paradigm?
IowanSep. 26, 2013 - 11:34AM JST
My wife works full time (teaching): She left Japan to do so.
Posted in: 1 in 3 Japanese women want to be housewives: poll
IowanSep. 26, 2013 - 07:34AM JST
Or "2 in 3 Japanese Women do NOT Want to be Housewives"
IowanSep. 21, 2013 - 10:32AM JST
"25+ mistakes are made when a murder is committed." Weird facts remembered.
Posted in: Body of gigolo club boss dissolved in toxic chemicals
IowanSep. 20, 2013 - 09:43AM JST
Me, me, ME-ME-ME! Goodbye Track Fone!
Posted in: An Apple a day
IowanSep. 19, 2013 - 11:08AM JST
TEPCO: When even people in the Midwest think badly of you, it's time for others to take over.
Posted in: Japan balked at steps to control Fukushima water in 2011, memo shows
IowanSep. 18, 2013 - 08:55PM JST
In Iowa: (1) lose of job, coaching certificate, and teaching license, (2) lifetime ban on having a job that works with kids or dependent adults, (3) civil penalties, (4) criminal penalties--whether or not the child complains.
Posted in: Volleyball coach seen beating schoolboy in YouTube video
IowanSep. 07, 2013 - 12:03PM JST
If you're in the photo, do you really need an ID placard?
Posted in: High level
IowanSep. 06, 2013 - 07:56PM JST
Thanks Miyazaki. Love what you did!
Posted in: Miyazaki says he's retiring because he can't keep up the pace
IowanSep. 03, 2013 - 10:53AM JST
Hearing a tornado siren means having 30 seconds to find a place that will keep you alive. Too many think, "let's try to see it!" For anyone who actually does have a safety kit, shoes should be included. I do know what an F5 can do. Glad no one died.
Posted in: Power of nature
IowanSep. 01, 2013 - 06:41PM JST
Agree with both comments: wrong for kids to see, artificial screaming is a nuisance. Real fear is no bathroom in sight, noticing your fuel is on "empty," misplacing your phone, realizing you are the one who stinks when in the elevator, or forgetting a password. Nobody screams about that.
Posted in: Haunted houses give chills in hot summer
IowanAug. 23, 2013 - 07:50AM JST
Posted in: Japan accuses Russia of air space breach; Moscow denies it
Dec. 07, 2013 - 12:34AM JST
When my father died, he still had boxes of Japanese "banana" money. So we burned them…
Posted in: Japan, Southeast Asia in talks to expand currency swap
Dec. 07, 2013 - 12:33AM JST
So basically this nut job gets his way. I'm all for protecting children, but you give…
Posted in: Children threatened with death if school doesn't cancel 'bonenkai'
Dec. 07, 2013 - 12:32AM JST
I precisely pointed out to my experience with someone entering the tub with a visibly dirty…
Dec. 07, 2013 - 12:30AM JST
All nations should just remove their ADIZs instead of just criticizing China for having theirs. ADIZ…
Posted in: U.S. advises airlines to comply with China air zone demands
Dec. 07, 2013 - 12:29AM JST
Another squirrel story for the Obama-obsessed to "shake their lil fists". Obama's still president. PPACA's still…
Posted in: White House says Obama did meet uncle reprieved from deportation