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LowlyApr. 15, 2014 - 05:43PM JST
I thought there would be inside pix
Posted in: Good grief! It’s a Snoopy-themed Japanese tea house
LowlyApr. 15, 2014 - 05:40PM JST
I'll go with the J-word "koumu-in" which means public official, or public servant, and will include the guys at town hall and the police. It's the town hall guys that take all the pix (on escalator etc) and commit sexual assault on the trains, but the cops that do more touching in other locations, underwear-stealing, rape and murder of girlfriends.
At least it seems so to me.
But who came up with this question as a good survey…?
Posted in: Which profession in Japan seems to be in the news the most due to deviant or unlawful sexual behavior by its members?
LowlyApr. 15, 2014 - 05:33PM JST
Or maybe she just happens to be near the incense in the photo, but actually is suffering from a noxious double-dose of kafun and kosa.
Today was a rough day, allergy-wise.
Posted in: Incensed
LowlyApr. 15, 2014 - 07:31AM JST
Cranberries are great, but mixed with caffeine and too much sugar, or artificial sweetener, and all the other stuff they're going to put in it, will ruin the taste and subtract from whatever health benefits there are.
Just drink the juice, preferably sweetened w/ apple juice and not sugar.
Posted in: Cranberry Energy Drink
LowlyApr. 15, 2014 - 12:35AM JST
Jarmusch is great. I hope I can see this. I often miss movies in the theater...
Posted in: With vampires, Jim Jarmusch takes the long view
LowlyApr. 14, 2014 - 12:54AM JST
Thanks! (and speaking of funk, I just caught Maceo Parker- great show, great musicians).
I have only seen regular soap, directions for use with veggies, but not all-natural stuff like Bass's. What have you seen?
Posted in: How Japan learned to stop worrying and love the peel
LowlyApr. 12, 2014 - 11:21AM JST
The thing about instruments is it is really a personal relationship with the instrument that makes the feeling in the musician and, ultimately, makes the music itself.
Based on this study, I don't think it says that musicians preferred new violins. I think it shows that these specific individual musicians liked certain specific individual instruments. The fact that they were buffed up to look old is not tricking them, so much as creating a more attractive instrument to play. This feeds the desire to play. Desire to play feeds ability to and desire to search for a good sound in the instrument. (Any instrument is capable of creating all sorts of sound qualities, and the musician has to find and bring out the "good" ones while avoiding the "bad" or un-useful ones). These feelings and desires are not based on looks alone, but the looks can be one "ingredient".
Further, four did choose the classic instruments. Since certain sound senses are really individual skills, not all "musicians" have the experience to know if it is a Strad or not. Therefore, this test of 10 may just show that 6 of them do not have that sense or experience, while four did.
Imo this test does not show what the headline claims it does at all, and the creators of the test and writers of the article do not understand music and musicians very well.
Posted in: Old or new? Violinists can't tell which sounds better
LowlyApr. 12, 2014 - 11:09AM JST
I started using soap to wash apples because I do like to eat the peel, and, no, you don't know what chem substances are on the skin, especially in a country where they think it normal to peel them (i.e., they may use stronger chemicals).
Grapes I don't buy so often, but I both peel and don't peel.
Eat a whole carrot if you really want to see the J-peeps jump in shock! Never eaten raw, never ever ever eaten as a whole root.
Bass4Funk -- I'm interested in what wash you bought. I use regular Japanese over the counter soap that says on it it is good for dish washing and vegetable washing. Rinse and no soapy taste...
LowlyApr. 10, 2014 - 07:27PM JST
Thoroughly underwhelming CM, I am definitely not getting it in HD or even normal resolution. I wonder if it's my settings, but I'm getting the broken-up pixel version...
I agree w/ Chuang above- super hi res just makes it harder for filming- I see on regular TV these days the skin pores, wrinkles and make-up smears of the talking heads on the tube, distracting to watch for me, and not satisfying for them as a product they are making.
Posted in: Sony 4K commercial is so dazzling, the scenes almost look fake
LowlyApr. 10, 2014 - 12:57AM JST
Why everyone saying hit and run? Most likely sex crime... ?
Posted in: Skeletal remains of 22-year-old woman discovered in Niigata
LowlyApr. 09, 2014 - 08:43AM JST
I think that this is not about the money or fear of getting caught. This guy has an irrepressible obssession with this habit, like a disease.
Posted in: 'Shige the train thief' arrested for stealing woman's purse on train
LowlyApr. 09, 2014 - 08:40AM JST
Very colorful, looks like SE Asia
Posted in: Happy birthday Buddha
LowlyApr. 08, 2014 - 06:19PM JST
I voted yes with the caveat that the "child" actually be a child and not someone dating a 17 year old, or, worse, a high school senior dating a high school junior or sophomore,
the parents decide to complain, and the poor guy not only faces prison time, but has to spend the rest of his life being introduced as a sex criminal.
Posted in: Do you think local residents should be informed when child sex offenders, released from prison, move into their neighborhood?
LowlyApr. 08, 2014 - 12:48AM JST
You seem to have the situation well under control. I leave you to it!
Posted in: Spring colors
LowlyApr. 08, 2014 - 12:05AM JST
You guys, Zichi and Kurobune,
gotta get some better places for sakura viewing in Kyoto. Maruyama is packed and noisy and the huge tree Kurobune remembers is diseased and has had to be cut a couple times in recent years so it is no longer big, grand, nor a pretty shape. For easy to get to places if you don't know the geography, I recommend the river (kamogawa), which is so wide and long that even if full of tourists you don't ever feel crowded, also it stretches up north, so that you get an extra week of viewing where it is a couple degrees colder (flowers are later). Or the Imperial palace, central and easy to get to, also so big you can't ever feel crowded, and less windy than the river if a cold day. For night viewing, Kiyamachi st. which is lit up (parallel to and between Kawaramachi st and Kamogawa river) is pretty and central.
For secret uncrowded places only locals would know about, just walk anywhere away from touristy areas, give yourself an hour or two and you are bound to discover a few spots. At least one.
I don't mean to dis your Maruyama experience, but take it from this long-time Kansai neighborhood resident, Kyoto sakura are best enjoyed away from the crowds!
LowlyApr. 07, 2014 - 11:52AM JST
Often they have nice shots on the JT photo thing, but, sorry, for all the trees that are blooming and all the photos that are taken of them, this time they have chosen a rather boring shot...
LowlyApr. 07, 2014 - 11:06AM JST
So So Sad. A real fighter giving in to lies due to interrogation, proves the weight of isolation and interrogation.
The J peeps are too accepting of authority and "the way things are". Most reasonable ppl understand the cops force confessions, and think what happened to this guy, and the Nepali guy etc etc, is awful, but at the same time they have an instinctive "it's been decided, so therefore I must go along with the decision" switch in them that keeps things like accountability for cops/ judicial system, and thinking of the whole thing as "our" laws "for us" as really alien concepts.
Time for penalties for cops, judicial system advocates who create this kind of MIS judgement too often. THEY should be going to jail. (At least lose their jobs!) Stand up, Wake up, j peeps, for what is right. As Bob Marley would've said.
Posted in: Former pro boxer freed from death row receives honorary WBC belt
LowlyApr. 05, 2014 - 10:01AM JST
K-pop stars big in Japan bridge diplomatic divide
K-pop stars big in Japan bridge diplomatic divide
Like Dennis Rodman? Pop stars doing their thing are a nice plus, but a small one. The real political tensions and prejudice are too deep to make real change through entertainment. But a plus is a plus.
Posted in: K-pop stars big in Japan bridge diplomatic divide
LowlyApr. 04, 2014 - 12:51AM JST
checked printed papers cuz I read them everyday at work, but it is equally online, papers, tv. Should be able to check multiple-ly on a ? like this...
Posted in: What is the main way you get your news?
LowlyMar. 23, 2014 - 03:19AM JST
I think they should start checking all their old wallets for the remainder of the money.
A coworker recently found like 160 USD in an old wallet from when her mom went to the US in the 60s. She has no plans to go and so gave me the money.
Posted in: Failed Mt Gox exchange finds 200,000 bitcoins in old wallet
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:57AM JST
From a left wing and pacifist point of view, I am proud to say none of…
Posted in: 'Railway Man' revisits war prisoner's horror and forgiveness
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:24AM JST
USNinJapan: Sorry to nitpick AFP, but only the U.S. Navy's special special operations personnel are called…
Posted in: 4 dead, 291 missing after South Korean ferry sinks
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:21AM JST
Officially Japan's colonial rule began from 1910 but actual invasion occurred many years prior to it.…
Posted in: Gov't official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:10AM JST
99% of Koreans just are "offended". Sometimes it seems like it's their default setting…
Posted in: Anti-Korean stickers posted at several points along Shikoku pilgrimage route
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:04AM JST
It's not just a "right wing" position to question the past. I'm getting sick…
Posted in: Foreign correspondents 'blindly swallowing' anti-Japanese propaganda, writer alleges