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JoshuYakiNov. 01, 2013 - 08:00AM JST
There is a notoriety that surpasses the value of the letter and the words within it. It's too easy to forget about the people who are still victimized by the tragedy in Fukushima and it's too easy to pretend that another natural disaster wont wake up the dragon for good this time.
Well played. Japan needs les bureaucracy right now and more action when it comes to Fukushima
Posted in: Lawmaker breaks taboo by handing letter about nuclear fears to emperor
JoshuYakiOct. 10, 2013 - 11:55AM JST
10 hours on any plane wit unflushable toilets... Give people parachutes....
Posted in: Broken toilet flush forces JAL Dreamliner to turn back to Moscow
JoshuYakiOct. 08, 2013 - 09:00AM JST
It is strange that no one noticed him. Must suck being escorted everywhere like a prisoner
Posted in: Justin Bieber (maybe) spotted in Shibuya by adoring fans
JoshuYakiOct. 08, 2013 - 08:51AM JST
There's air travel then there is Asian air travel. I am sure the 31 planes are just going to be a drop in the bucket for the future JAL fleet. The China air companies must make orders 10X this size
Posted in: JAL orders 31 Airbus A350s in $9.5 bil deal
JoshuYakiOct. 07, 2013 - 08:23AM JST
Everywhere I go fast food places are trying to hawk their breakfast foods. I guess they aren't a big seller.
Posted in: Surgical mask with your McMuffin, sir? McDonald’s Japan’s bizarre freebies are back
JoshuYakiOct. 01, 2013 - 03:27AM JST
I like the generic white English teacher cum actor in the beginning. I am sure he will be showing this ad for decades to anyone that will watch it.
Posted in: 'Star Trek' fans will either laugh or flip out after watching Japanese Spock sell anti-rust spray
JoshuYakiSep. 23, 2013 - 08:49AM JST
They deliberately (Asahi) stuck a finger in the eye of someone they perceive as an enemy. Sending peace talks and any possibility of finding the remains of the kidnaped Japanese citizens to impossibility.
The choice of bitter old men shame on them. Who cares about his wife? What does it have to do with anything?
Posted in: N Korea fumes at Japanese report on first lady's past
JoshuYakiSep. 16, 2013 - 07:51AM JST
I have to say that when I felt homesick for homefood or if I was hung over Loteria burger & fries hit the spot. Mos Burger is good but has a Japan taste to it. So do the specialty burgers at McD's have a Japanese taste to them.
Posted in: The top 8 fast food chains in Japan
JoshuYakiSep. 11, 2013 - 11:17AM JST
Yeah why??? What a waste of a young life...
Posted in: 2 men arrested over murder of Japanese tourist in Turkey
JoshuYakiAug. 28, 2013 - 09:22AM JST
At least they can secretly blame a woman for poor performance in the old boys clubs and backrooms
Posted in: McDonald's Japan names Canadian woman as new CEO
JoshuYakiAug. 26, 2013 - 11:05AM JST
I used to lecture everyone on Japanese peoples almost surreal ability to fall asleep anywhere and everywhere. But I was recently corrected in that it's because of the draconian work schedule imposed onto Japanese employees. It's not the long work schedule, its just that when people finish their office job at 10PM or 11PM they still try to do stuff that resembles a real life instead of something out of the novel 1984. The problem is that it cuts into their sleep time leaving everyone in a constant state of sleeplessness. Kind of sucks..
Posted in: Snoozing here, there and everywhere
JoshuYakiAug. 23, 2013 - 09:48AM JST
Its weird to think that Japanese people are so liberated to talk about sex stuff but the birthrate is so low and dropping... I wonder what that means..
Posted in: Japanese men reveal costumes they want their girlfriends to wear
JoshuYakiAug. 22, 2013 - 09:57AM JST
IAEA is a bunch of old boys who go drinking together and didn't show up to the Fukushima disaster for months after it happened.
The half life of the radio active elements in question is in the hundreds to thousands of years. This is only the beginning. What's making the situation worse is TEPCO's old boys covering up the disaster stink with a perfume of optimistic press releases and on the other side of the pond foundless anti-scientific diatribes are being pumped out onto the blogosphere about the effects incorrectly. It's horrible.
Posted in: Radioactive water from Fukushima plant may have reached sea
JoshuYakiAug. 19, 2013 - 08:52AM JST
Knocking down women for their looks is usually the scant limited arsenal of a self conscious confidence lacking guy. He somehow hopes that sweeping the carpet out from under her feet as a first punch will put her in a position where he can manipulate her and feel better about himself.
I wouldn't say J-guys do this any more than any other manboy on the planet but in Japanese society it's acceptable and expected.
Like you can decide everything about someone's attractiveness is ridiculous.
JeffLee: sorry you are disappointed in the latest trend, perhaps you should open a fashion consulting business for women.
Posted in: 3 most unattractive women’s hairstyles (according to Japanese men)
JoshuYakiAug. 09, 2013 - 10:30AM JST
I probably will get a lot of "bad" votes for saying this but, the east coast of japan is due for another gigantic earthquake. Shouldn't we be focusing on removing the radioactive waste before we invite gawkers to come as tourists? Chernobyl and Pripyat are on fairly seismically stable ground so it's apples & oranges different.
Posted in: Will No. 1 reactor at Fukushima become a future tourist spot?
JoshuYakiAug. 07, 2013 - 08:19AM JST
It's almost as if they didn't even watch the movie (Napoleon Dynamite)
Posted in: 20th Century Fox to officially apologize for 'Napoleon Dynamite’s' Japanese title
JoshuYakiJul. 06, 2013 - 08:21AM JST
greenlight: what you aren't considering is that people aren't actively shopping for the right plan. It's all about the right handset and it doesn't matter what the charges are.
Right now the main carriers are charging almost double what the smaller brand companies are but because they have exclusive on the iPhone 4, then now iPhone 5, all the smaller companies have failed and are up for sale.
This was done deliberately by the big companies because they knew they cold re-establish themselves as the exclusive provider.
I wish it was like it is in Europe. That would be great
Posted in: Japan's SoftBank gets nod for Sprint takeover
JoshuYakiJul. 05, 2013 - 04:48AM JST
I think the US cellphone market is too crowded as it is. That's why Sprint was for sale in the first place. The Apple boys will do a backroom deal with Verizon or AT&T that will leave Softbank / Sprint with a limited selection of handsets and they will shrivel from the market for sure. Happened here in Canada
JoshuYakiJul. 02, 2013 - 07:58AM JST
Is it me or was the title a little hard to comprehend the first 10 times I read it?
Posted in: 3-year-old boy gets partial lung transplant from mother in world first
JoshuYakiJul. 02, 2013 - 07:43AM JST
Environmentally speaking this is a disaster. All those phosphates and chemicals down the drain. I guess it was going to just disappear! Out of sight out of mind
Posted in: Employee flushes 40 liters of soap; bubbly carnage ensues
Dec. 12, 2013 - 12:13PM JST
Looks fake (meaning--WOW! That's real?). Good photo.
Posted in: Swimming Santa
I am not a republican and the handshake was not acceptable.
For those of who don't…
Posted in: White House dismisses critics over Obama-Castro handshake
Dec. 12, 2013 - 12:11PM JST
“What’s the point?” McCain said. “Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler.”
Some in the GOP really…
Dec. 12, 2013 - 12:08PM JST
"He was a complete fraud"..... how ironic that the same can be said of many of…
Posted in: Sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial a fake
Dec. 12, 2013 - 12:06PM JST
Pointofviewm their proof was that "the girl's word was more credible than his". That's scary in…
Posted in: Olympic judo champion loses appeal over 5-year jail term for rape