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It"S MEFeb. 13, 2016 - 06:14PM JST
Look at how the USA reacted when the OPEC wanted to switch trading Oil from the US-Dollar to the Euro, which would have impacted the US Dollar in a big way.
Posted in: Saudi foreign minister says 'be patient' on women's rights
It"S MEFeb. 13, 2016 - 05:14PM JST
Not sure how important PE is in the Japanese system.
Back home PE was taken very serious and they grading was done very seriously, is you had to perform above a certain limit to get a good grade that included swimming, athletics, etc.
Granted we don't have sports days and no school sport teams.
Posted in: Osaka city to ban human pyramids at school sports days
It"S MEFeb. 12, 2016 - 03:41PM JST
Space Opera remake vs Dances with blue Aliens/Wolves.
Avatar was great for the technology uses but that was it.
Posted in: As 'Force Awakens' winds down, 'Avatar' remains supreme
It"S MEFeb. 12, 2016 - 08:31AM JST
So what Peoples often changed Faith/Religion.
Plus, his Faith should have no impact on his skills as a leader, in my country faith has no impact on how we select our leaders, should be same for the sex, race, etc you elect someone based on their capabilities and according to pary affiliation' or whatever.
Since we elect leading party on a 4yr term and State president on a 6yr one of is common that he is not of the leading party.
Posted in: Obama visits U.S. mosque; says impression of Muslims distorted
It"S MEFeb. 12, 2016 - 08:17AM JST
I don't know what I would do if a family of 4 or 5 wants to book one room, most likely charge per person too.
Tourists are ripped all over the globe, common to charge different prices for locals and tourists. Seen it in way too many countries.
Posted in: Chinese tour groups give love hotels a boost
It"S MEFeb. 12, 2016 - 08:04AM JST
Tamago-Sake. J/K I use Jaegermeister.
Got my Flu-Shot other than that life is as usual.
But agree with face masks as being a cause of Flu they way they are normally used is useless as the virus will be transferred by constantly touching them, etc.
Posted in: What measures are you taking to avoid catching the flu?
It"S MEFeb. 11, 2016 - 06:05PM JST
And than what? Swap place so you go to jail?
Posted in: 19-year-old gets 9-13 years in prison for Kawasaki teen's murder
It"S MEFeb. 11, 2016 - 06:03PM JST
This not a situation where entombing works.
Chernobyl's tomb is falling apart and needs to be redone.
Right no more worried about the increased radiation around a reactor in the New York area.
Posted in: Risky work
It"S MEFeb. 11, 2016 - 05:28PM JST
You got your view And I got mine. I gave some of the reasons why tne Death Penalty has been abolished. Look at Japan and the US Prison population all comes out of tax payers pockets.
Many criminals can be rehabilitated.
It"S MEFeb. 11, 2016 - 04:52PM JST
I guess those detainees are waiting forr court hearings or similar..
Considering that they are detained for breaking the Law I don't think they can make many demands. Medical care of course is understandable, specific foods is a different matter.
The way I understand it if they can't pay for a flight the Embassy will pay and demand the !money back later.
Posted in: Immigration detainees launch hunger strike in Osaka
It"S MEFeb. 11, 2016 - 04:42PM JST
In my Home Country he would get 20yrs for Murder, like many other countries and many USA states we have abolished the Death Penalty as we think it is cruel, barbaric, outdated and not a deterrent.
It"S MEFeb. 11, 2016 - 10:35AM JST
I like Grolsch, granted not as much as Pilsner Budvar, Goesser, etc.
BTW, Japan has no local Lager Beer it is all Draft.
Posted in: Asahi offers $3.5 bil for lager brands Peroni, Grolsch
It"S MEFeb. 09, 2016 - 07:10PM JST
The Flu-Shots are voluntary and come out of the persons pocket.
In my case I get the shots early every year no use waiting for the epidemic to hit, it is my body and my 3000Yen(unless you are lucky to get a coupon for 500Yen off).
And that is all I got to say on this topic.
Posted in: No. of flu patients nationwide tops 1.7 million
It"S MEFeb. 09, 2016 - 07:24AM JST
1.7 Million out of 127 million run the end of the world is nigh.
My town(western Tokyo) has more residents than Japan has Flu patients.
If you don't like the vaccination don't go for it, simple as that. All that arguing pro and con gets boring very fast and ends up nowhere.
It"S MEFeb. 07, 2016 - 10:52AM JST
Inokashira-Zoo is part of Ueno-Zoo
No the best conditions, I agree, but what makes the activists think she can survive in the wild?
And why now all of a sudden.
Most Japanese I know are surprised she is still alive, hardly any think about her.
Posted in: Move sought for Japan's oldest elephant may be too late
It"S MEFeb. 06, 2016 - 02:51PM JST
Buddhism is 2.500yrs old and the sign predates it and is found across the globe.
Posted in: Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi swastika confusion
It"S MEFeb. 05, 2016 - 06:20PM JST
Any country is free to apply for as many UNESCO sites as they want.
Application does not guarantee that it will be listed, that is up to the UNESCO Judges.
It"S MEFeb. 05, 2016 - 04:20PM JST
As was stated the Buddhist Swastika uses both directions.
Pagodas at Buddhist Temples are more of a mainland thing usually south-east Asia.
The difference is easy to spot Buddhist one rest on a full side the Nazi Swastika is 45degrees rotated to rest on a point/corner.
It"S MEFeb. 05, 2016 - 02:25PM JST
I think the change is stupid and might end up confusing.
Many people might go there to see multi-story Pagodas which won't be there.
I don't know any Buddhist temples that have Pagodas.
It"S MEFeb. 05, 2016 - 01:14PM JST
Let them meet the Panda from Wakayama Zoo, they have had multiple offsprings already.
Posted in: Tokyo zoo's bashful pandas try for a baby
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Feb. 15, 2016 - 03:56AM JST
sigh Why does everyone wait until the last minute? Is there not chocolate available year round?
Posted in: Roses are red, elbows are blue: Japanese women jostle for chocolate
Feb. 15, 2016 - 03:55AM JST
I support the Japanese government action. Hate speech should be considered as a kind of hate…
Posted in: Websites delete hate speech videos at gov't request
Feb. 15, 2016 - 03:51AM JST
Sheep... Comercialism at its worst.
Feb. 15, 2016 - 03:36AM JST
Hmmm, let's see. Japan, where all porn genitalia must be pixilated but it's legal and (somewhat)…
Posted in: Illegal mosaic-free porn business busted
Feb. 15, 2016 - 03:08AM JST
I don't think you guys get it. The GOP will block the nomination. If the Democrats…
Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
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