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MocheakeFeb. 27, 2015 - 10:31AM JST
Trevor and avigator, I couldn't agree more. As soon as I arrived here, I realized how much I really liked stuff like rice crackers, mugicha, green tea, Japanese beer, etc. Even when I return to the States on vacation, I seek out Asahi and Sapporo beer and Japanese rice and teas. Luckily, I know a few places in NYC and Northern New Jersey (run by Koreans and Chinese!) where I can get whatever I want. If they market the stuff correctly, they will find there is a market. Maybe I need to do it for them!
Posted in: Japanese food and beverage makers need more stomachs abroad. Asia must be their primary focus because of the region’s large and young population and a culture where Japanese brands are welcomed.
MocheakeFeb. 27, 2015 - 10:18AM JST
All of us have our days numbered but his total just dropped dramatically. He'll be in a leading story, not unlike Bin Laden's last leading turn, soon enough.
Posted in: IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named by media
MocheakeFeb. 27, 2015 - 10:12AM JST
Greed knows no boundaries. What will the city do with the money? Probably nothing that will really help the needy.
Posted in: Montblanc to sell $4,400 pen made of 'miracle pine'
MocheakeFeb. 26, 2015 - 10:11AM JST
The average Japanese doesn't and won't care one bit. This story probably didn't make it on any news shows, but, if it did, they more than likely removed all the critical stuff and gave the rest about thirty seconds of coverage. That's Japan.
Posted in: Amnesty Int'l criticizes Japan in 2014/15 human rights report
MocheakeFeb. 24, 2015 - 09:48AM JST
When I said for him to watch his back, my comment got pulled. Looks like I was onto something, huh?
Posted in: Hakuho denies breaching sumo protocol
MocheakeFeb. 23, 2015 - 08:04PM JST
Set some rules and enforce them. They will comply I think.
Posted in: The tourism business wouldn’t survive without Chinese customers, so we don’t want to complain about them. It’s 50/50, give and take. We appreciate them coming, but we wish that they would come with a little more cultural awareness.
MocheakeFeb. 23, 2015 - 09:39AM JST
Scary riding certain types of public transport in some of these countries. This kind of accident is fairly common. RIP to the lost souls. Hopefully, the toll won't go higher.
Posted in: Ferry sinks in central Bangladesh, killing at least 48
MocheakeFeb. 23, 2015 - 09:29AM JST
So, killing her would be your 'moral' solution? Wacko. Lock him in the psych ward. Throw away the key.
Posted in: Newspaper deliveryman arrested for threatening TV presenter
MocheakeFeb. 21, 2015 - 10:08AM JST
Scores don't just go up and up forever and definitely won't automatically go up just because you attended school more. Office productivity won't go up just because you spend more time in the office. The problems in the school system mirror those in the work environment.
Posted in: Kagoshima schools to resume Saturday classes once a month
MocheakeFeb. 21, 2015 - 09:55AM JST
Each day they fail to comply, the fine should double from the previous day's amount.
Posted in: U.S. to fine air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day
MocheakeFeb. 19, 2015 - 11:07AM JST
People, please stop making this about just knowing how to swim. There are other variables at play here. Ever think of what the water temperature is in a lake in Gifu in the middle of February? Maybe someone used to those conditions, or, say Michael Phelps would be OK, but most adults and probably all six-year-old kids would be stricken with hypothermia and probably start to panic within seconds. RIP, kids.
Posted in: Two 8-year-old boys drown after falling into lake at Gifu golf course
MocheakeFeb. 19, 2015 - 09:51AM JST
Don't let this guy off easily. Also, make sure the child gets FREE health care for the rest of his life along with back wages and hazard pay from that lousy 'boss.'
Posted in: Man arrested for sending 15-year-old boy to help Fukushima clean-up
MocheakeFeb. 19, 2015 - 09:45AM JST
Tragic situation. That second boy is a REAL hero for going in to try and save his friend. His parents are mourning him as well as his friend but they should also be tremendously proud of the kind of child he was. His sacrifice was ultimate act of love for someone. RIP, young boys.
MocheakeFeb. 17, 2015 - 09:44AM JST
Yubaru, I wanted to 'like' your comment a thousand times. I'm sick of being bombarded with the myth that Japanese are better than everyone else. You always hear how modest and humble they are but trumpeting things like this in front of the world and proclaiming how great their rice, cuisine, onsen, etc. is over and over day in day out does not seem so modest to me. It's good that the people are generally honest but they are far from being the only ones.
Posted in: Y3.34 bil in lost cash handed in to police in 2014
MocheakeFeb. 16, 2015 - 07:08PM JST
The same as with saying 'I could care less' instead of 'I couldn't care less' and the overuse of irregardless (which IS a real word): people either don't know or don't care.
Posted in: Why do so many native English speakers (mainly Americans) wrongly use "loose" instead of "lose?"
MocheakeFeb. 16, 2015 - 06:53PM JST
Presto345, you have missed the point COMPLETELY. Also, you bash others for 'anti-Japan' comments but failed to contribute anything yourself.
Posted in: South Africa slams newspaper column praising apartheid
MocheakeFeb. 16, 2015 - 09:42AM JST
Hey, you reap what you sow. Japan doesn't realize that the real threat comes from the inside. 'Holier-than-thou' attitudes and thinking that because you are 'smart' you can't fail is exactly what dooms people.
MocheakeFeb. 15, 2015 - 11:17AM JST
Thee Michelle Gun Elephant
Posted in: What do you think are some of the worst music group or band names ever?
MocheakeFeb. 15, 2015 - 11:10AM JST
I hate Valentine's Day too' Always have but... about to crack open a box of chocolates from the Peninsula right now. Looks delicious!
Posted in: Killjoys demand end to Valentine's Day
MocheakeFeb. 13, 2015 - 11:32AM JST
Remove 'are' and the question mark from the title and you have your answer.
Posted in: Despite hardworking image, are Japanese just as lazy as the rest of us?
Feb. 27, 2015 - 02:58PM JST
So, the board of education thinks that the Japan country owned NHK is irresponsible too?
Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary
Feb. 27, 2015 - 02:57PM JST
Don't get too excited people! The cops have no evidence to support these little things actually…
Posted in: Police arrest 18-year-old youth over murder of Kawasaki boy
Feb. 27, 2015 - 02:55PM JST
Among many other things, the Chinese invented toilet paper.
Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories
Feb. 27, 2015 - 02:53PM JST
23-years old? That would make him first year out of college. Somewhat relieved his anti-social tendencies…
Posted in: Teacher arrested for molesting woman in Kawasaki
Feb. 27, 2015 - 02:51PM JST
work place regulations....they were management...I wonder if they wrote them.
Hongo: Yes I saw it and…
Posted in: Top court backs punishment of 2 men for sexual harassment comments