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IowanMay. 25, 2015 - 10:45PM JST
Not being able to read Japanese, I learned: Don't push the buttons, just don't push the buttons.
Posted in: 'Minister of Toilets' aims to transform Japan's public loos
IowanMay. 16, 2015 - 09:41AM JST
The U.S. requires this of teachers. The Praxis test measures competence in reading, writing, and math. When can we require politicians take this test?
Posted in: LDP panel proposes new teacher recruitment system
IowanMay. 12, 2015 - 12:22AM JST
"its nice but around it needs more towers and buildings." I agree. Something more (or more formal) for the recognition/remembrance of the Kobe earthquake would be appropriate.
Posted in: Light house
IowanMay. 08, 2015 - 07:42PM JST
I'm sure they will now go back to finding my son's Nintendo DS.
Posted in: Japanese man leaves $100,000 watch behind at Newark airport
IowanApr. 29, 2015 - 08:27PM JST
This bugs me! Why are chopsticks and haiku ALWAYS the first topic when we Americans mention Japan? "Today we're learning about Japan, so let's begin with eating utensils and poetry." Really? "Today we're learning about Canada, we'll start with forks."
Posted in: Abe state dinner features haiku, R&B - and chopsticks
IowanApr. 24, 2015 - 05:33AM JST
Tom Cruise and Jar Jar Binks in Meesa: Impossible
IowanApr. 20, 2015 - 10:37AM JST
Do Jar Jar next with the wings as his ears! Everyone loves Jar Jar!
Posted in: ANA's R2-D2 plane to spirit 'Star Wars' fans far, far away
IowanApr. 11, 2015 - 08:51PM JST
I'd think NK would use its unicorns for better effect.
Posted in: S Korean police block 'Interview' DVD launch into North
IowanApr. 09, 2015 - 10:25PM JST
Awesome! Now I [buffering] can watch [buffering] all my fav[buffering]its again!
Posted in: 'Star Wars' movies to be released online
IowanMar. 26, 2015 - 11:41AM JST
Posted in: Tokyo aquarium still baffled by mystery fish deaths
IowanMar. 18, 2015 - 08:53PM JST
**Yeah! I finally got the +5 extendable broiler basket with the dishware carry bag! Aaawesome!
Posted in: 'Final Fantasy XV' and Coleman team up for camping scenes
IowanMar. 13, 2015 - 02:09PM JST
Disney: Blend it with Star Wars! Jar Jar sings, "Meeza let it go." How could it fail?
Posted in: Disney makes it official -- 'Frozen 2' on the way
IowanMar. 12, 2015 - 10:55AM JST
Educator60: You are correct--I misread. I now change my opinion.
Posted in: Agriculture vice minister in trouble for kissing married colleague
IowanMar. 12, 2015 - 10:52AM JST
Only corn-feed whale for me.
Posted in: Japan dumps Norwegian whale meat after finding pesticide
IowanMar. 11, 2015 - 08:21PM JST
I disagree with most comments. She's a public official, ethically obligated to demonstrate good character. Her action was "workplace sexual harassment." I do like how she resigned. How nice would it be if all public officials who were caught doing something wrong would also quietly resign?
IowanMar. 10, 2015 - 09:58AM JST
Because we foreign tourists are so familiar with the existing superheroes . . . .
Posted in: Osaka railway creates superhero to attract foreign tourists
IowanFeb. 21, 2015 - 09:42AM JST
"...that she will do her best..." Compared to what: her average, her typical, her usual, her slightly-better than-normal-but-a-smidgen-short-of-above-normal?
Posted in: Pep rally for graduates
IowanFeb. 12, 2015 - 12:02PM JST
Information is currency to teenage girls. Teens (boys and girls, "Millennials") are connected in a way never before known. They function as a hive, networking and collaborating as no other generation has. Not all is good: they can't "sit still," sustained concentration is difficult, personal intercommunication skills are under-developed, and the quality of their collaborative work can be poor. When they get it right, they're brilliant; when they don't, they aren't--Our brave new world.
Posted in: Japanese high school girls on mobiles 7 hours a day: survey
IowanFeb. 12, 2015 - 11:46AM JST
Neither did everyone out of everyone.
Posted in: 8 out of 10 Japanese didn't know Feb 11 was National Foundation Day
IowanFeb. 06, 2015 - 12:23PM JST
Ancient Olympics exemplified survival skills: running, rock throwing, etc. Modern Olympics should, too: earbud untangling, texting while driving in snow, or navigating Facebook's privacy settings.
Posted in: New Olympic sports to be decided in 2016
May. 27, 2015 - 06:42PM JST
Until the US stops disingenuously pretending that it is itself not part of the problem for…
Posted in: Envoys from Japan, S Korea, U.S. discuss N Korean nuclear threat
but it's illegal under international law to make somebody stateless,
Didn't stop the US taking Snowdens…
Posted in: Australia to strip citizenship from dual-national militants
May. 27, 2015 - 06:41PM JST
"The proposal says it assumes that the areas will be sufficiently decontaminated before the evacuation orders…
Posted in: Gov't may lift most Fukushima evacuation orders by 2017
May. 27, 2015 - 06:37PM JST
Of course growth is cooling. It has to happen sometime: sooner or later everyone who wants/needs…
Posted in: Global smartphone growth cools on China sales
May. 27, 2015 - 06:32PM JST
The anti-Israel bias in the press is so blatant, it is almost laughable.
Tell me about…
Posted in: Israel launches air strikes in Gaza after rocket attack