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MapleGMay. 10, 2013 - 03:55AM JST
And did I not read a little while ago that they were increasing some burger prices in Japan up to 25%?
That ought to help drive customers into the stores.
Posted in: McDonald's sales hit by weakness in Asia, Europe
MapleGMay. 10, 2013 - 02:41AM JST
Well, if they can be such "death traps" they have lasted a long time so far. As for energy wasters, possibly, but that does not mean you have to demolish every energy waster ...might want to look at the minka and get rid of them too, eh?
Gotta love the disposable society..in other places these type of buildings would be refurbished and improved not ripped down for the next urban mess of a building.
Posted in: Last 'dojunkai' apartments to be demolished in June
MapleGMay. 09, 2013 - 11:00PM JST
Thanks Kickboard for point out the location. Have to head up that way next week, so think I will take a few photo's before it is gone.
MapleGMay. 04, 2013 - 12:08AM JST
"Awesomely delicious". You have to be kidding me!
Posted in: McDonald’s to sell McGriddles all day long for limited time
MapleGMay. 02, 2013 - 09:48PM JST
Glad I work for a company that actually uses metrics to measure work done, etc. I come in on time and leave on time and do double the work of the next closest co-worker. Not much they can say to me at that point.
Posted in: Why do Japanese work such long hours?
MapleGMay. 02, 2013 - 08:50AM JST
Why would there be so many parasites from eating raw vegetables post WW2? From fertiilizer (night soil?) or something else? I could see getting parasites from fish or raw eggs, poor quality meat and similar, but why from veggies?
Posted in: National obsession with cleanliness bodes ill for health
MapleGMay. 01, 2013 - 08:23AM JST
In the United States, 81% of Muslims said such violence can “never” be justified—against a global median of 73%.
So, that means over one quarter of Muslims worldwide think violence is justifiable?
Posted in: Most Muslims want sharia law, but divided on interpretation
MapleGApr. 14, 2013 - 10:13AM JST
Any particular reason for doing the explosion mid-day? Why not 3-6am or similar?
Posted in: Unexploded ordnance disposal to cause Tokyo train suspensions in June
MapleGApr. 12, 2013 - 06:00AM JST
Densha boredom-- 188 pages on how to commute on a train?
Sheesh. Won't be buying that one.
Posted in: Veteran strap-hanger gives upbeat advice for surviving daily commute
MapleGMar. 04, 2013 - 10:01AM JST
If flying trans-pacific, I will certainly pay for an upgraded seat, specifically for leg room. Just booked a ticket today and agreed to pay more for a bulkhead seat that has virtually unlimited leg room, plusl only 2 in the row instead of the usual 3. For a 12 hour flight, it is worth it.
For a 2-3 hour flight, I won't pay extra, but will just have to suffer being crammed in like the rest of the coach flyers.
Posted in: Lack of legroom, uncomfortable seats flyers' biggest complaints
MapleGFeb. 28, 2013 - 01:17AM JST
Genki5-while I agree one gets what one pays for, the problem is Bud actually trys to position itself as a medium to premium type beer. Not in the highest category for sure, but they don't see themselves as some kind of bargain type beer.
Totally agree though that it is about as close to good beer as ginger ale is to the same good beer.
Posted in: U.S. lawsuit claims 'King of Beers' is watered down
MapleGFeb. 28, 2013 - 01:12AM JST
Why are people in the UK, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Hawaii, New Zealand, Auastralia, Taiwan, Jamaica, Bermuda, etc etc not all whaling for this same reason? By the way, regular fish have protein as well.
Posted in: Japan will never stop whaling: minister
MapleGJan. 25, 2013 - 02:08AM JST
Subway advertisements (and some other sandwich chains) are extremely dishonest in how they show their sandwiches. When I see one in an advertisement, the meat is overflowing, it looks 6 inches high, etc. Then you go and order one and they measure the meat out on a scale and you get maybe 3 or 4 little bits of meat.
Same with their egg salad sandwich they advertise...on TV you would think you were getting a bucket of egg salad within the sanwich, when you actually order it the use a little ice cream scoop and that's all you get.
Posted in: Subway sandwich scandal inches into court
MapleGJan. 04, 2013 - 11:38PM JST
Why insult the man? When you are 87 years old, your brain does not work the same way as a young person's. He may have had a medical issue affecting him and his judgement. Many people that age have other people assist them in banking, money affairs and the like.
I had an elderly relative who always walked around with a large sum of money....he fell and was injured and the attending police advised him not to carry around sums of cash like that....He continued to do so....
Posted in: 87-year-old man robbed of Y5 mil he carried everywhere
MapleGJan. 04, 2013 - 11:32PM JST
Good to see the demand is there to double the flight frequency.
Posted in: ANA to double Tokyo-Chicago flights; resume Nagoya-Shanghai service
MapleGDec. 12, 2012 - 12:36AM JST
If they don't want to serve boozet, I suggest an open self serve bar for the passengers.
Posted in: Cathay Pacific crews threaten no-smile, no-booze strike
MapleGDec. 05, 2012 - 12:12AM JST
Having a spouse does not guarantee one will not die alone. Remember, one of you has to go first.
Posted in: Japan in 2030: A country from which families have disappeared
MapleGDec. 04, 2012 - 05:03AM JST
A name that distinctive is bound to lead to privacy issues online
How silly is this statement? My name is distinctive--very, very few people in the world with my last name, and none that I am aware of share my first name. So I have a unique name. Here's a clue for whoever stated this would affect privacy on line---most people on line use a pseudonym or screen name
Posted in: Abe takes a stand against parents naming their children Pikachu
MapleGNov. 24, 2012 - 07:04AM JST
Wonder if the discount stores know or care where their "supplies" come from
Posted in: Post office section chief steals Y600,000 worth of New Year postcards
MapleGNov. 13, 2012 - 01:07AM JST
I saw these guys play about 8 years ago. Terrible is all I can say. As for their hits--well you could have bought most of those in the 60's and 70's, why would I buy them one more time?
Posted in: 'Grrr!' Rolling Stones release greatest hits
May. 21, 2013 - 09:08PM JST
So, according to this admitted adulterer, when Japan forced women into sexual slavery it was a…
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
May. 21, 2013 - 09:03PM JST
Rebound? I hope, but right now don't count your chickens before they are hatched...
Posted in: Is Japan's economic rebound a recipe for Europe?
May. 21, 2013 - 09:02PM JST
Chinese viewers opposed. This means viewers want Movies to be artistic than contents that may make…
Posted in: China cracks down on over-the-top anti-Japan dramas
May. 21, 2013 - 09:01PM JST
The Japanese employees mindset is the biggest non-tariff barrier to start a business here for a…
Posted in: Little sign Abe can shake up Japan's inbound foreign direct investment
May. 21, 2013 - 09:00PM JST
It is very disappointing that what the "Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency…
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation