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MocheakeOct. 24, 2014 - 10:50AM JST
When that first shell dropped, he went from brave to b---h, huh?
Posted in: One Japanese man tells why he wanted to fight in Syria
MocheakeOct. 24, 2014 - 10:30AM JST
I tell people all the time that I loved it 20-30 years ago when no one could reach me while I was on vacation or away from the office. Nowadays, companies act like it's a law that you have to have e-mail and have to give them your information so they can bother you all day and night.
Posted in: We’re living in the age of being connected or reachable 24 hours a day by one device or another. Is this a good thing?
MocheakeOct. 24, 2014 - 10:18AM JST
Many people have recently realized that Halloween is not just for kids and can be fun for everyone. It takes Japan a while to catch on to certain things from the West. I have been attending adult Halloween parties since the early 80's which had prizes for best costume, Halloween-themed food, music, etc. When I got here, very few seemed interested and it was hard to find a party so I just attended parties on military bases. A few years back, I noticed that had all changed. There are parties everywhere and many people wear their costumes even in public. My new costume arrived yesterday. It's going to be fun groovy ghouling this weekend and next! Happy Halloween!!
Posted in: Halloween is now the second most popular “imported” festive season in Japan after Christmas. Why do you think it has exploded in popularity in recent years?
MocheakeOct. 17, 2014 - 03:29PM JST
Keeps bikes low and dry and away from vandals and thieves. It will probably reach my backward neighborhood in about 50 years and I'll be pushing up daisies long before rthen.
Posted in: Bicycle parking, reinvented
MocheakeOct. 17, 2014 - 01:53PM JST
It was about time 50 years ago but it will never go away. They like juvenile b.s. like this so they can throw the usual stereotypes at you. Perception is usually more important than reality to most here. By the way, I'm a Libra.
Posted in: Is it time for Japan to get over trying to connect your personality and blood type?
MocheakeOct. 17, 2014 - 01:45PM JST
Don't like most things Mitsubishi makes but I am looking forward to riding in one of these. You rarely get to ride in new jets, especially when flying an American airline.
Posted in: First Japanese passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out
MocheakeOct. 15, 2014 - 04:49PM JST
Looks like they need a sleeping car in the station for staff usage.
Posted in: Nobody at subway station in Tokyo for first train after two staff oversleep
MocheakeOct. 15, 2014 - 09:42AM JST
Don't blame the innkeeper one bit. The idiot deserved it. Too bad he didn't get a chance to bash the whole lot of them. I've meted out some street justice to a couple of them on occasion myself. The cops will come to your house if they hear even a tiny bit of sound from the stereo but I rarely see them do anything to these punks. Charles Bronson would be proud of this guy.
Posted in: Biker assaulted by iron bar-wielding Nara innkeeper
MocheakeOct. 13, 2014 - 02:38PM JST
This was featured on the Discovery Channel. Many big metropolitan areas are employing this type of system or comparable ones to ward off flooding.
Posted in: A man-made cave of wonders: the world’s biggest underground storm drain in Kasukabe
MocheakeOct. 13, 2014 - 02:33PM JST
Don't use iTunes and don't have any Apple products. There. Solved that.
Posted in: U2 go from rock legends to accused spammers
MocheakeOct. 12, 2014 - 11:14AM JST
Good on them for not buying in. The IOC, FIFA, IMF, NCAA and most of the governing bodies in sports and finance are just a bunch of money hungry corrupt fat-cats.
Posted in: Oslo pullout highlights need for more IOC transparency
MocheakeOct. 11, 2014 - 10:03AM JST
What the heck is a 'jeanist?" Just another example of why many Japanese have a hard ime learning proper English. Please stop making up nonsensical terms.
Posted in: Yankees pitcher Tanaka, model Rola among winners of 'Best Jeanist Awards 2014'
MocheakeOct. 10, 2014 - 11:30AM JST
PETA should change their acronym to PITA (pain in the a_ _). Maybe if they tried some meat they wouldn't be wound so tightly. No mustard on my tree rodent burger, please.
Posted in: Brits go nuts over squirrel burgers
MocheakeOct. 10, 2014 - 11:20AM JST
My DNA must have changed since my early-twenties. I drank no coffee up to that time but now I drink about a cup a day in cool to cold weather.
Posted in: DNA linked to how much coffee you drink
MocheakeOct. 10, 2014 - 11:17AM JST
I've always wanted to fly Virgin America as their good service is well known, but, for the very reasons the article stated, I haven't been able. Last time I traveled to the States, I had to fly an airline which I have loathed for the past thirty years, and, predictably, their service was bad. Too bad for the consumer that we have to be charged out the yang just so these companies can turn a profit when they treat us like cattle.
Posted in: Service without a smile: Why airlines aren't nice
MocheakeOct. 10, 2014 - 10:46AM JST
Pretty sad lifestyle. Nothing in that article says 'happiness,' even during the boom years.
Posted in: Japan's sozzled salarymen: the lost tribe in a modern pickle
MocheakeOct. 09, 2014 - 11:42AM JST
Got blitzed by the last one and now here comes part two, bigger and badder.
Posted in: Super typhoon on course for Japan
MocheakeOct. 09, 2014 - 11:40AM JST
How about some bleu cheese with your whine?
Posted in: Japan's gymnasts criticize judges after losing to China
MocheakeOct. 08, 2014 - 09:31AM JST
Bring the Supremes, Temps and Smokey and I'm first in line for tickets.
Posted in: Diana Ross to tour Japan for first time in 19 years
MocheakeOct. 07, 2014 - 02:59PM JST
An all-time great from my childhood. RIP, Mr. Holder.
Posted in: Dancer, actor, Renaissance man Geoffrey Holder dies at 84
Oct. 25, 2014 - 09:35PM JST
Japan may deploy or US will deploy? Is this admiral Japanese admiral?
Posted in: Japan may deploy minesweepers off S Korea in war with North, U.S. admiral says
Oct. 25, 2014 - 09:28PM JST
On news video, people who work in Ebola vicitim's hospital all wearing face masks
Posted in: Japanese firm donates 10,000 high-tech masks for Ebola fight
Oct. 25, 2014 - 09:10PM JST
There were many more 66 years old laws. What happened to them? It was against law…
Posted in: Cabinet OKs changes to law that bans late-night dancing
Oct. 25, 2014 - 09:03PM JST
The press shouldn't even be giving this guy any attention! He's lunatic and an attention whore
Oct. 25, 2014 - 08:16PM JST
It is another case of Sudden Jihad Syndrome.
But be ready for the Obama admin and…
Posted in: Man attacks New York police with hatchet