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MapleGOct. 29, 2014 - 05:16PM JST
I won't complain about Engrish is most cases, particularly when it is a small Mom and Pop type business or a sign painter in a rural town...it might not be perfect, but at least it gets the point across in some way to an English speaking visitor.
What I do object to is Engrish when it is done by a huge corporation. Look at Hitachi who are using the slogan "Imagine the Next". Just saw it on a huge sign today outside one of their facilities. I just can’t imagine how or why the brain trust there picked that slogan.
Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?
MapleGOct. 19, 2014 - 03:39AM JST
The show organizers are to blame. What use is giving repeated warnings which were ignored to stay off the grate? They should have stopped the show until the grate was cleared. If people continued to go back to the grate , end the show.
Not much different that those sad situations where a nightclub flouts safety standards and a fire ensues. It's not the patrons' fault..it is the nightclubs.
Posted in: S Korean safety official commits suicide after concert tragedy kills 16
MapleGOct. 10, 2014 - 06:58AM JST
You have to admit, 20,000 yen is really an insult as a bonus.
Posted in: Nobel winner Nakamura was salaryman who took on bosses
MapleGOct. 10, 2014 - 06:16AM JST
Reminder to self...never, ever visit Yemen
Posted in: 43 dead in suicide attack in Yemen capital
MapleGOct. 07, 2014 - 12:08AM JST
For those saying "no sympathy", I suggest a re-evaluation of your position. Things are not always black and white.
Walk a mile in another man's shoes goes the old credo, and I think it fits this story.
Posted in: Father of girl who murdered classmate in Sasebo found dead in apparent suicide
MapleGOct. 05, 2014 - 09:28AM JST
Looks like the old goats never give up.
Posted in: Solitary seniors who seek soul mates descend into stalking
MapleGOct. 04, 2014 - 03:03AM JST
It's not that much of a savings really-buy a 5,000 bottle and save 400 yen. Hardly worth the hassle of the paperwork.
Posted in: Japan expands tax-free shopping range
MapleGOct. 02, 2014 - 03:34AM JST
Very well said YuriOntani.
And for those who have not seen bi-level (2 Storey) Shinkansen, just hear north from Tokyo and you will see plenty of them I like the Max Toki
Posted in: Train service
MapleGSep. 17, 2014 - 10:41PM JST
He must be running low on funds...so back to performing he goes
Posted in: Cat Stevens announces brief U.S. concert tour
MapleGSep. 15, 2014 - 11:26PM JST
Most of the chronic pot smokers I knew from my university days ended up as complete duds in life.
Posted in: Daily cannabis smokers risk health, wellbeing and achievement
MapleGSep. 13, 2014 - 05:06AM JST
Oops--forgot the word not in my earlier posting...it should have read "because Japan will NOT easily let foreigners retire to Japan..."
Posted in: Demographic crisis empties out Japan's rural areas
MapleGSep. 13, 2014 - 05:05AM JST
I know people in Canada who would gladly retire and live in a small Japanese village in Kyushu. Nicer winter in Kyushu, than say Winnipeg.
Of course, it can't actually happen because Japan will easily let foreigners retire to Japan or live there.
Such a shame, and having at one time in my life studied demographics, Japan really has not fully grasped what its future will hold with a declining and aging population. Without youth, the economy will stagger and retract..many places will end up as virtual ghost towns
MapleGAug. 28, 2014 - 09:18PM JST
Never saw it and won't bother to, even if it is free on a plane. Kind of disappointed that a Disney Movie makes it to #2 all time.
Posted in: 'Frozen' on track to become second highest-grossing film in Japan
MapleGAug. 03, 2014 - 08:57PM JST
If you wake up every morning and predict a disaster is coming tomorrow, eventually you will be proven correct. Has nothing to do with skill, just the fact you have bleated the same thing for years on end.
Sounds like some of these predictor types have been wearing their tin foil hats a little too tight.
Posted in: Scientist predicts another major earthquake in Japan by 2017
MapleGJul. 30, 2014 - 10:57PM JST
I totally disagree that someone sitting in an airplane dropping bombs on civilians is a "war hero".
Posted in: Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in US
MapleGJul. 30, 2014 - 10:50PM JST
First Class Cabin, but low class behaviour.
Posted in: 3-month sentence for Japan-Hawaii flight assault
MapleGJul. 30, 2014 - 12:11AM JST
TheInterstat--someday you will get old as well. Have a little sympathy
Posted in: Heatwave kills 15; more than 8,000 hospitalised
MapleGJul. 16, 2014 - 10:53AM JST
Figures--it is is American, a gun is involved.
Posted in: Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book
MapleGJul. 14, 2014 - 07:21AM JST
Plenty of snorers suffer from sleep apnea. You could prod them all you want to change their posture while sleeping, but it won't stop them snoring.
Posted in: Anti-snoring wristband-style device
MapleGJul. 07, 2014 - 03:51AM JST
Clearly he has suffered a mental breakdown. Looks like the visits to the hot spring are a cover for something else. Time for some quiet rest for this fellow, then prison.
Posted in: Lawmaker bawls at press conference over his use of public funds
Nov. 01, 2014 - 04:12AM JST
Andre HutOCT. 31, 2014 - 03:50PM JST
Just what we need, World War III over some…
Posted in: China calls on Japan to end jet scrambles
Nov. 01, 2014 - 04:02AM JST
@Owain T. Yamanaka
Showing consideration to others is better than than living with a chip on…
Posted in: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in U.S.; rides bike
Nov. 01, 2014 - 03:57AM JST
that as long as there is no "peace" according to Zionist terms, that settlers can be…
Posted in: Jerusalem mayor's Al-Aqsa visit sparks anger
Nov. 01, 2014 - 03:56AM JST
I cannot believe a health care worker would ignore a medical quarantine, especially when the incubation…
Nov. 01, 2014 - 03:41AM JST
The settlement will disappear when peace is reached between Israel and Palestine.
Excuse me, but I…