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Jack SternMar. 30, 2013 - 09:03PM JST
Too bad that girl is gone. More attention by police about reckless bicycles would reduce deaths.
Posted in: Cyclist dies after being hit by train in Machida
Jack SternMar. 30, 2013 - 08:42PM JST
It would appear that the weapon was probably taken by another military person who could have access to the area of the desk and not an off base person.
Posted in: Handgun reported stolen from U.S. military base at Camp Zama
Jack SternMar. 27, 2013 - 08:12PM JST
I guess every coin thrown into that temple box on New Years by visitors will go to the purchase of that building.
Posted in: Kagoshima temple wins auction for N Korea's de facto embassy
Jack SternMar. 27, 2013 - 07:17PM JST
Wonderful news for many who may survive this dreaded fatal disease.
Posted in: Young girl's 'cure' signals new hope in fight against cancer
Jack SternMar. 26, 2013 - 09:55PM JST
Lots of young women work at McDonald's . Nothing said about that point. Guys might confront that robber but I doubt a woman would.
Posted in: Man robs Nagoya McDonald's of Y2.6 mil
Jack SternMar. 25, 2013 - 10:45AM JST
So the whole world is geering up for a plane to plane ship to ship showdown? Gee, seems we forgot to mention ICBMs. If you include them in the battle, there may not be any places for these wonderful planes to land.
Posted in: Asia's F-35 buyers forced to wait as China seeks edge
Jack SternMar. 24, 2013 - 09:54PM JST
I head the North Koreans redid the movie in China and they got away with the kidnapping of Obama in exchange for more comics for Kim Jung Un to study about the west.
Posted in: White House seized by North Korean terrorists in film thriller
Jack SternMar. 24, 2013 - 09:31PM JST
This seems to be like anther case or two that have come up in the news here. People cutting others up after killing them. Seems as if the perpetrators watch horror movies and relive them.
Jack SternMar. 23, 2013 - 07:33PM JST
What's a left foot drive? I drive with my right foot.
Posted in: Japan warms up for crucial World Cup game with win over Canada
Jack SternMar. 23, 2013 - 07:28PM JST
No reason to stab an innocent passerby. Just walk into a koban and slug a cop or two. It will get you into the slammer for a day or two only though. Long time in the clink would be a more serious assault.
Posted in: Cash-strapped man stabs passerby in bid to live in prison
Jack SternMar. 23, 2013 - 04:05PM JST
The Higashikurume Kominkan class will go to Iseki Koen next Saturday. We will arrive at 11:30 a.m. eating different kinds of delicious ostumami and drinking beer, wine, shochu and sake I suppose. I'll make a lot of burritos. Hope it doesn't rain. Teru teru bozu time.
Posted in: Tokyo cherry trees reach full bloom
Jack SternMar. 21, 2013 - 02:12PM JST
Three against one is not a good fight unless your name is Jack Reaper.
Posted in: 19-year-old turns himself in over assault in Tokyo's Kita Ward
Jack SternMar. 20, 2013 - 05:54PM JST
The judge should have sent them to Ireland to serve their sentence.
Posted in: American to serve 5-10 years for murder of Irish student
Jack SternMar. 17, 2013 - 02:02PM JST
There should be a statutory rape charge against those running that establishment.
Posted in: 4 men arrested for employing 14-year-old girl at brothel
Jack SternMar. 15, 2013 - 05:04PM JST
Would someone ask a pachinko player his opinion on all of this? I hear there are some players who make their income from playing. I would never become one of them but I'll admit that I tried playing once and lost a few hundred yen or so. I found it interesting but gave up after losing after about twenty minutes. I did it just to find out what it was all about. It was too smokey and noisy to stay long. It is said that when they change the machines or upgrade them, people flock to the parlor because it is easier to win then. I'm sure the government gets its fair share of taxes from pachinko places so they won't close them down. Besides, Japan is a free enterprising economy. Good or bad, they'll be here for a long time. With new technology making machines more enticing all the time, those lines out front early in the morning won't change.
Posted in: Korea’s ban on pachinko gambling sees increase in gamblers coming to Japan
Jack SternMar. 13, 2013 - 10:25AM JST
I agree wit the set up scenario gone wrong.
Posted in: One man killed, one hospitalized by passer-by who filmed their argument with car driver
Jack SternMar. 13, 2013 - 10:17AM JST
Three hots and a cot for him. As in a previous article, he may not stay incarceration very long due to he fact that he killed a close kin who was up in age which is often a lenient sentence after repentance in Japan. I feel sadness for his departed mother who raised him and didn't deserve her fate.
Posted in: Man arrested for fatally stabbing 83-year-old mother with scissors
Jack SternMar. 13, 2013 - 10:04AM JST
I often hear a sentence like 20 years to life with possibility of parole with good behavior or life without possibility of parole, etc. in the US. It seems not clear if he might stay in the slammer longer than 19 or will be released after serving his 19 on good behavior. Whatever, he'll still be not too old upon release.
Posted in: Tattoo artist gets 19 years for fatally assaulting Nepalese man in Osaka
Jack SternMar. 10, 2013 - 07:30PM JST
That's right. Some places will sell those too curvy cucumbers and tomatoes that are slightly scarred at very low prices. Just avoid imported Chinese vegetables when possible.
Posted in: Website claims to offer free produce, straight from the farmer to you
Jack SternMar. 06, 2013 - 06:09PM JST
With all those spices and flavors you sniff from that wine, it might just give you a great allergy worse than a pollen attack.
Posted in: Wine journal awards Australian shiraz perfect score
Oct. 02, 2014 - 03:13AM JST
The article explained it all with this phrase:
some Internet users were upset
...and you'll note…
Posted in: Miranda Kerr’s photo shoot for Vogue Japan stirs up controversy
Oct. 02, 2014 - 03:11AM JST
This is sports, not politics. Koreans should grow up. They are very classy these days.
Posted in: Japan protests over banner of Korean assassin at Asian Games
Oct. 02, 2014 - 03:10AM JST
StrangerlandSep. 27, 2014 - 09:24AM JST (Good post Sangetsu)
Concur. Joseph Campbell was a god (sorry…
Posted in: Avoid a classic blunder: Stay out of religious wars in the Middle East
Oct. 02, 2014 - 03:09AM JST
So basically, according to the non Japanese commentators here, its OK to have a non Japanese…
Oct. 02, 2014 - 03:08AM JST
Why it only happen in US?
Posted in: U.S. safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem