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JoshuYakiApr. 22, 2014 - 08:55AM JST
It's just that... the music is so terrible... all those voices barely in key unharmonized ... just talk singing out the lyrics... I understand the purpose of these groups, and I respect I come from a different culture... Just ... agh....
Posted in: Fans displeased with idol group’s debut single
JoshuYakiApr. 20, 2014 - 11:24AM JST
History is at its best when it's erased, ignored, and repeated I guess.
If you are trained as a military person, you are trained for war. That's the superbowl or the Olympics for military folks. If you go through your whole career without war, it's a cryin' shame.
Posted in: Japan sets up military post on western island
JoshuYakiApr. 18, 2014 - 11:32AM JST
Alcohol is worse...
In the end... make your own choices...
Teach your kids what's right and wrong.. Don't worry about what the other people on the internet are doing...
Posted in: Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study
JoshuYakiApr. 17, 2014 - 10:11AM JST
We used "P.I.T.A" Pain in the ....
The Kimono food service ladies always give you .005 seconds to be presentable when they let themselves into the room.
Posted in: The secret language of Japanese hotel staff
JoshuYakiApr. 16, 2014 - 08:57AM JST
Misery loves company I guess. Its not about the money because dispite the income they don't get to keep very much.. Its not because it's fun because having to vomit alcohol up a few times a night isn't fun. Its not because of the girls because the girls who visit hosts are either miserable also or are using the host then leaving them.
I guess it's all about the masculine bravado. Bagging the most girls, the most best looking girls etc.. But that is about as fulfilling as a sandwich full of air... Makes you wonder how successful hosts would be if they invested as much time and energy into a legitimate long term business that doesn't require promiscuity, alcohol and bulimia...
Posted in: Women, money and time: Behind the scenes with Japan’s 'King of Hosts'
JoshuYakiApr. 15, 2014 - 09:18AM JST
Those are nice kimono too... Must be expensive..
Posted in: Green blossoms
JoshuYakiApr. 15, 2014 - 09:16AM JST
That train is awesome and they somehow made it even cooler than before...
Posted in: Nankai Railways, Gundam combine their love of mobility to create the Gundam train
JoshuYakiApr. 15, 2014 - 04:16AM JST
WilliB My point was that whatever happened was one of many different possible scenarios that could happen in an Earthquake zone. Taking the possibility of poor planning and or human error as being part of the equation is the last thing on developers minds when they are building these things..
Posted in: Costs mount for idled nuclear reactors
JoshuYakiApr. 14, 2014 - 10:43PM JST
There is no replacement for the cost / power ratio of a fully functioning nuclear reactor. If everything goes right, the waste and pollution is relatively low also. The nuclear power plant being inundated with sea water and the resulting damage is just one of many possibilities when you combine a country built on one of the earth's most active fault lines and a way to generate power that requires constant water flow and human supervision. Anything is possible including a china syndrome type situation. Who knows...
The issue here is that japan has to give up ALOT in order to survive purely on power derived from wind / sun / geo... that's not something they are prepared to do.. I am not willing to give up all my electronics gear, my Airconditioning etc... Why would anyone else. So either japan runs a hundreds of coal / natural gas fired plants at a huge expense or they weigh the odds with cheap accessible electricity / with the potential cost of human lives...
JoshuYakiApr. 08, 2014 - 09:21PM JST
The oyaji are going to burn the witch to absolve themselves I guess...
Posted in: Obokata to leave hospital to fight data fabrication claims
JoshuYakiApr. 07, 2014 - 07:49AM JST
This has also been around since the 1990's. I think last time it was the hobby boys or the anime boys that were an attractive mate.
Before the above average body weight / unbalanced body fat / muscle balance guys think they will be a super star in japan.. Keep in mind, the girls that answered this investigation mean what 'westerners' consider pretty lean...not the skeletal 1970's Bowie thin that the really cool guys in japan can subsist on..
Posted in: Heavy-set men set to become Japan’s most eligible bachelors
JoshuYakiApr. 05, 2014 - 11:15AM JST
The nail polish / manicure for men has been around for a while. I remember a big push in the 1990's for men's nail coloring.
Not going to happen. It hasn't happened.
I don't mean there aren't some guys who do wear nail polish and perhaps they look wonderful.
I just don't thing that just because the media reports it, that it's going to happen in the general population.
Maybe some guys are doing it but it isn't interesting... just a sign of boredom
Posted in: 'Business Nail' – the latest trend among young Japanese businessmen looking to get ahead
JoshuYakiApr. 04, 2014 - 09:13AM JST
The 'Asian divorce' is not a real divorce, just an icy wall made by one or both people. Maybe they even live in different cities because of work. I have never been aware of so many women dating a married man exclusively for years. Seems to be a dead end street but it also seems to fit the Japanese professional lifestyle where the opportunity to date and be with your partner is something that takes a distant back seat to work.
Posted in: Adultery website shows fastest growth in Japan
JoshuYakiApr. 01, 2014 - 09:31AM JST
The little town is probably a beautiful piece of green countryside with great local people who lived there. Now it's a fallout zone and living there will be a calculated risk based on lifespan and permitted exposure rates. I cant imagine having to chose abandoning my only home or returning and waiting for sickness.
Posted in: Residents allowed to return to town near Fukushima plant
JoshuYakiMar. 29, 2014 - 09:03AM JST
I just hope we can clear out as much of the spent fuel rods and the reactor rods as fast as possible. Its difficult enough dealing with a mega-quake on its own.. having a bunch of angry fuel rods next to the even angrier sea is terrifying..
Posted in: Fuel rod removal work halted at Fukushima plant due to crane glitch
JoshuYakiMar. 29, 2014 - 08:58AM JST
Brutal... And this is the example he is setting for everyone else. There should be extra consequences for obvious BS
Posted in: Watanabe says he spent some of Y800 mil on lucky charm
JoshuYakiMar. 27, 2014 - 08:54AM JST
I hope they don't get rid of gum... Billions of people with bad breath...
Posted in: Chew on this: Gum loses its pop
JoshuYakiMar. 21, 2014 - 08:52AM JST
I loved reading slam dunk. The anime series was awesome too...
Posted in: Four manga that are hits in Japan but relative flops in America
JoshuYakiMar. 18, 2014 - 10:48AM JST
I wonder if someone was asleep at one or both of the boats... Must have been scary as hell
Posted in: 1 dead, 8 missing after cargo ships collide near Tokyo Bay
JoshuYakiMar. 16, 2014 - 08:08AM JST
Its called cutting all ties and reducing legal liability. Obviously someone has finally gotten through to the Nuke lobby that earthquakes can lead to China syndrome.
Posted in: U.S. ex-nuclear chief says nuclear power should be phased out
Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:19PM JST
As usual, we don`t get the full/real story. It sounds like the guy met her on…
Posted in: Woman wrongly arrested by Osaka Pref police; 9th wrongful arrest since last July
Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:17PM JST
Mr Japan, you are a racist maggot.
Posted in: Obama says Senkaku islands covered by security treaty
Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:13PM JST
Actually Obama made it VERY clear that in exchange for security assurances, he demanded that trade…
Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:12PM JST
I can only imagine the luxuries inside Air Force One... but still the change of…
Posted in: Obama ate only half the sushi course: media
Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:07PM JST
he was tired, a 8 hours flight exhaust you, a 15 hour makes you wanna crawl…