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LostinNagoyaApr. 25, 2014 - 10:43AM JST
Why does President Obama have to eat everything that is served? This is childish. Protocol, and common sense, says that he has to appear to be happy and eat what he likes. What he can not do at all is to refuse to eat. There are three golen rules of a well educated person that applies here: 1) don't ever complain it's too hot or humid, even in the tropics, 2) never get high on drinks, 3) eat a bit at dinners and functions, even when you're not hungry.
Posted in: Dinner is served
LostinNagoyaApr. 25, 2014 - 08:39AM JST
What caught my eye was the lady in blue wearing a sleeveless gown, it doesn't seem the right thing to wear on such an important dinner.
LostinNagoyaApr. 24, 2014 - 11:18AM JST
Everybody I know has the app installed. Not all of my acquaintances have Skype or Facebook, but everybody has Whatsapp. It's epidemic.
Posted in: WhatsApp says it now has half billion users
LostinNagoyaApr. 20, 2014 - 12:52PM JST
Given that Samsung counts as "sold" all devices that were shipped from its plants to stores even if they're rest in storage - and not the paid devices by customers, as other companies do - S5 can "outsell" S4 easily with this booking trick. Samsung seems to be wrong in every way possible.
Posted in: Samsung exec says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4
LostinNagoyaApr. 19, 2014 - 03:57PM JST
Nice picture. Spring in Japan is gorgeous (minus the kafunsho thing, of course).
Posted in: Colorful carp
LostinNagoyaApr. 18, 2014 - 08:20AM JST
yes, rest the ugly, cheap-looking plastic case. LOL.
Posted in: Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge
LostinNagoyaApr. 17, 2014 - 11:25AM JST
I can't believe I just read above a comment saying that Android is better that iOS, because it's complicated...LOL. My gosh! Go figure these guys.
LostinNagoyaApr. 17, 2014 - 01:46AM JST
iPhones sell well in Japan because they are what Japanese people like: sophisticated, like all the luxury brands Japanese buyers love. Samsung is an ugly thing, it does have some nice points, but it looks cheap, and clunky. Not what Japanese peole want, or want to be seen with. As for marketing, Samsung invest hundreds of millions of dollars, but most times it shoots itself in the foot. Make a search for "samsung payola", the results are laughable. Most stars it pays to use Galaxies in front of cameras, are discovered using iPhones for real business. And there's this recent episode, that looks like from "American Dad": this basketball player is paid millions to be seen with a Galaxy on his hand, and he tweets from his iPhone blasting Samsung's Android for erasing all his contact without him touching the thing. Samsung had to dispatch a team to his house, LOL.
LostinNagoyaApr. 16, 2014 - 10:57AM JST
@Dutchduck: since when size is patented? However, tech search results are, something that Samsung shamelessly copies.
Posted in: Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone
LostinNagoyaApr. 16, 2014 - 10:48AM JST
Gogogo: get your act together: iPhone6 is a mere rumour 6 months ahead, and the Galaxy S5 was released in more than a dozen countries last Friday. Ugly, as usual.
LostinNagoyaApr. 15, 2014 - 12:33PM JST
In short: Samsung is ready to rip-off somebody else's idea. Beware, tech companies that invest billions in new tech, there's a vampire Korean company out there wanting your blood for free.
LostinNagoyaApr. 13, 2014 - 12:52PM JST
Posted in: Samsung Galaxy S5 makes global debut
LostinNagoyaApr. 10, 2014 - 12:39PM JST
Zaccheroni is well respected abroad, and he works well with European teams. However, Japan does need an South American coach: to teach players how to play unfairly (remember Maradona's "Fist of God"? That landed them the title). Yes, soccer is about a little bit of being ungracious, like kicking the rival when aiming at the ball. The way Japanese players are, well, playing, they look like kindengartens against junior high school players. They need to mature in a mainly way.
Posted in: Is Zaccheroni the right man for Japan?
LostinNagoyaApr. 08, 2014 - 04:02PM JST
@pandabelle: there's a chic, upscale restaurant between Sakae and Marunouchi subway stations, on a street parallel to Sakuradori, on the left side if you walk from downtown to Nagoya JR Station. I can't pinpoint it, but it's somewhere along 5 or 6 blocks, if I recall correctly. It's quite famous among the foreign community in Nagoya. Don't be so blind. Or silly. Will you?
Posted in: 'Japanese Only' banner sparks intolerance debate
LostinNagoyaApr. 08, 2014 - 03:50PM JST
@pointofview: it has been reported that such technology is not implanted on planes because it's too costly for the companies. Hopes are that after this accident, IATA makes it mandatory from now on.
Posted in: Sub hunting for source of 'pings' in plane search
LostinNagoyaApr. 08, 2014 - 03:39PM JST
I see some naive comments here. Being in Japan for more than 6 months and never seen a "Japanese Only" sign?? I lived in Nagoya, a fairly peaceful city, and I know of lots of places out of red light districts that have such signs. Not many, but enough to a not so big city as Nagoya. In restaurants, izakayas and the likes. And there's also the unwritten "Japanese Only" sign, the one when you're singled out in stores, trains. Or are simply denied service by staff.
LostinNagoyaApr. 05, 2014 - 01:29PM JST
The only thing that I do unconsciously that I learned from the Japanese habits is when I have to walk in front of someone and I use my hand upright, palm open, to sign I will walk thru. My friends don't understand this at all.
Posted in: You know you’ve been in Japan too long when…
LostinNagoyaApr. 05, 2014 - 12:56PM JST
Samsung, anti-theft solution?...irony at its best.
Posted in: Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones
LostinNagoyaApr. 05, 2014 - 12:54PM JST
Shame on you Rakuten, way too late...
Posted in: Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten halts whale meat sales
LostinNagoyaApr. 02, 2014 - 09:48AM JST
The design will be a winner, as always. But I doubt many Apple users will feel comfortable with a larger case.
Posted in: New iPhone 6 screens reported to enter production as early as May
Apr. 25, 2014 - 10:55AM JST
Why you don't necessarily accept everyone who volunteers:
“left after taking photos or have come out…
Posted in: Families of ferry's lost confront S Korean officials
Interestingly, among the biggest critics of the new guidelines are middle-aged and elderly women.
Posted in: Ministry says it's OK for 'baby cars' to hog space on public transport
Apr. 25, 2014 - 10:54AM JST
The main reason is the 7 GB minimum in most smartphone plans
This is not at…
Posted in: Tokyo's attack on wireless oligopoly awkward for SoftBank's U.S. plans
Apr. 25, 2014 - 10:50AM JST
China making mountains out of mole hills, way blown out of hand. Get on with business…
Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine
Apr. 25, 2014 - 10:48AM JST
If I were Chinese or Korean I'd be trying to spread this video around as much…
Posted in: Marchers in Ikebukuro fete Hitler's 125th birthday anniversary