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MocheakeDec. 12, 2013 - 04:35PM JST
Posted in: Airline's pay-by-weight fares take off with passengers
MocheakeDec. 12, 2013 - 04:21PM JST
Having done extensive pipe replacent work in a small city near Tokyo, let me say this - If you could see the inside of the main water pipes for yourself, you would never drink unfiltered tap water again. After I started that job and saw how much of each pipe (some 50 cm. in diameter) was clogged with rust, I have only drunk water that has been filtered.
Posted in: Tokyo enlists civilian 'water monitors' to prove its water is tasty
MocheakeDec. 11, 2013 - 09:31AM JST
American students probably aren't much different. Money can make you prosperous but it can't 'buy' you brains.
Posted in: Japanese college students struggle to answer basic astronomy questions
MocheakeDec. 10, 2013 - 03:12PM JST
Christmas is just another day here. Honestly, how can Christmas Eve be bigger than Christmas?
Posted in: What do you like about the way Christmas is celebrated in Japan, and what don't you like about it?
MocheakeDec. 06, 2013 - 08:23PM JST
You probably know how to finish the rest of this old saying - A fool and their money...
Posted in: Night-time diet pill under fire from Consumer Affairs Agency
MocheakeDec. 06, 2013 - 08:47AM JST
Need to do what they can to help their economy. Whether this will really benefit the country is anyone's guess but I don't think it will hurt. Roll that spliff!
Posted in: Jamaican scientist launches medical marijuana firm
MocheakeDec. 06, 2013 - 08:16AM JST
We have lost a giant. RIP to one of my heroes.
Posted in: NELSON MANDELA DIES AT 95
MocheakeDec. 05, 2013 - 05:15PM JST
Japanese food is good but it's hardly unique. Soon they'll want to add everything about the country as being unique. Just something else to add to their passive-aggressive behavior about how great they think they are compared to the rest of the world. Maybe they should move UNESCO's HQ here or to Paris.
Posted in: Japanese cuisine added to world heritage list
MocheakeDec. 05, 2013 - 10:36AM JST
How do you fire a rocket LAUNCHER?
Posted in: Rocket launchers fired near U.S. base at Yokota
MocheakeDec. 05, 2013 - 10:34AM JST
So sangetsu03 and wakarimasen, are your comments trying to justify this low life's actions? It would be unacceptable in a "first-world" country but acceptable in the DRC because it's not a respectable rich country, right?
Posted in: Japanese diplomat held over arson, embezzlement at embassy in Congo
MocheakeDec. 05, 2013 - 10:14AM JST
I use to give up my seat regularly. Lately, however, it's become such a chore with the "scary foreigner may actually be nice" scenario, and the begging you have to do to get a "reluctant" pregnant woman or senior citizen to take it, that I don't even think about looking at who is standing near or in front of me. Works better that way.
Posted in: The trials and tribulations of giving your seat on a train to a Japanese senior citizen
MocheakeDec. 05, 2013 - 10:05AM JST
"Wow, you mean people in other places can actually be productive while not working overtime and actually having a private life? What a concept! I don't like it. Won't work here. We Japanese work hard."
Posted in: 7 things that surprise Japanese people working in offices overseas
MocheakeDec. 01, 2013 - 09:55AM JST
Glad I beat them to the punch and bought a k-car last month. I actually dislike the small engine size but some are pretty stylish and very spacious inside.
Posted in: Proposal to triple taxes on K-cars raises concerns among rural drivers
MocheakeNov. 27, 2013 - 01:24PM JST
No demand equals no need for a supply. We need to clean up our own house before worrying about someone else's place.
Posted in: New York case sheds light on meth cooking in North Korea
MocheakeNov. 24, 2013 - 12:54PM JST
@Jimizo, man do I agree with you!!!! How do you like that guy Shibata?! He cheats and treats the workers badly and then, as I see it, blames them for "all this trouble." That's Japan in a nutshell. Well, there's an old saying where I come from - What you can't hear you will feel - meaning that since you don't want to listen to good advice so you will feel the repercussions later. Mr. Sakanaka is living in reality but the average Japanese is not going to agree with his assessment nor with his immigration target. Japan always wants to learn the hard way and by the time they act it will probably be too late. We all know that "social harmony" goes a long way into solving these kinds of problems, right? Well, once this immigrant's and his significant other's pensions are set, I'll be leaving and your social harmony will get that much more harmonious.
Posted in: Foreign trainees in Japan face exploitation
MocheakeNov. 23, 2013 - 09:58AM JST
Even with the interest rate being almost non-existent, would anyone keep 50 million yen in a safety deposit box (presumably located in a bank vault) vice putting it in some sort of account? If the cash was actually in there, wouldn't the bank know and couldn't he have gotten a loan from them based on that fact?
Posted in: Tokyo governor admits receiving Y50 mil from scandal-hit Tokushukai
MocheakeNov. 22, 2013 - 08:04PM JST
T_rex, you are right! She is a stunner!!
Posted in: Catch all the fun at Tokyo Motor Show
MocheakeNov. 22, 2013 - 07:48PM JST
Most Americans know (or should know) that Haagen-Dazs is an American brand. I love telling people in Japan that information. Many don't believe me. Rum and Raisin is still number one in my book.
Posted in: Häagen-Dazs Japan turns 30
MocheakeNov. 22, 2013 - 07:03PM JST
Pretty fascinating stuff!
Posted in: Bouncing drops make for smarter rainwear
MocheakeNov. 22, 2013 - 09:37AM JST
Yokosuka has beaches?
Posted in: Record Y7.2 bil cocaine haul washes ashore on Yokosuka beaches
Dec. 13, 2013 - 12:56AM JST
I'm assuming that Abe plans to do to China what the US did to the Soviets.…
Posted in: Gov't panel calls for stronger military to deal with China
Yardley... I dont want to work for 10 hours a day 6 days a…
Posted in: Japan hangs two death-row inmates
Dec. 13, 2013 - 12:49AM JST
When the Mad Cow outbreak caused fatal CJD, the spread from animals to humans was traced…
Posted in: G8 sets 2025 dementia breakthrough target
Dec. 13, 2013 - 12:45AM JST
You know why they are shuting it, because Australia and South Korea signed free trade ,…
Posted in: GM to stop making cars in Australia by 2017
Dec. 13, 2013 - 12:44AM JST
Castro is old and Obama is young, I wonder if Obama knew all of these dignaries…
Posted in: White House dismisses critics over Obama-Castro handshake