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    Nessie

    This can only mean her last husband was trying to poison her.

    Posted in: Police find cyanide at home of 'black widow' suspect

  • 1

    Nessie

    but the trial seems to have lacked any physical evidence provided by prosecutors.

    Nihon e yokoso

    Posted in: Man jailed for rape released after accuser's testimony proven false

  • 4

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    It's Your Party, and they'll cry if they want to.

    Posted in: Opposition Your Party disbands

  • 1

    Nessie

    how good can it be if konbi sell it ?

    Seicomart has some good deals on wine. I found a decent Barolo there for 2000 yen, and the bottom-end G7 Cab from Chile is probably the most innocuous 500-yen wine on offer in Japan. Nothing to write Parker about, but miles better than the Merician cooking wine at the same price point. Whoever is the buyer for Seicomart, he or she does a lot with a little. Most BN is a scam, though if you like thin, uncomplicated wine, go for it. Costco wines are also pretty reliable, and great value for money.

    As for not cooking with any wine you wouldn't drink, style and grape make more difference than price. For example, in the pot, the difference between a 500-yen Cab Sav and a 500-yen Pinot Noir is bigger than the difference between a 500-yen Cab Sav and a 5000-yen Cab Sav. I would never cook with a truly nasty wine, but there are some wines I would cook with but not drink. If you think you can tell the difference, do a blind tasting. You may be surprised.

    Posted in: Fans brace for Beaujolais Nouveau

  • -1

    Nessie

    Really channeling Hokusai there, as Mr. Basher pointed out.

    Posted in: Fuji sunset

  • 1

    Nessie

    if most people and the French themselves know that beaujolais nouveau wine is horrendous, why do the Japanese celebrate it?

    Three reasons: It's light and fruity. It's seasonal. It appeals to women, who tend to be the ones who dine at wine-oriented restaurants.

    Fans brace for Beaujolais Nouveau

    Any wine I have to brace for will be going into my cooking or my bath, and not into my glass, thank you very much.

    “And this year’s pizza—what taste will that have?” fires back Chasselay when asked.

    If it's a good year for mushrooms, it will have a mushroom taste. Any other questions?

    Posted in: Fans brace for Beaujolais Nouveau

  • 1

    Nessie

    The tag line at the bottom of this article says "Japan Today". This means JT is accepting editorial responsibility for the article even if the original source was another Japanese-language media.

    Yes, this could very well jeopardize Japan Today's shot at a second Pulitzer.

    Posted in: Reckless driver runs into teenage girl; drug use suspected

  • 1

    Nessie

    The vast majority of mental illnesses are not associated with criminal behavior

    The mental illness may not directly cause criminal behavior, but the problems resulting from the illness lead to other problems that predispose the person to criminal behavior--problems such as a addiction, poverty and homelessness.

    Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for stabbing mother in Akita

  • 0

    Nessie

    From the Mainichi: "The government is set to import butter and powdered skim milk for commercial use due to a domestic shortage of butter. The Mainichi Shimbun answers some common questions readers may have about the problem." As usual, corporate Japan is looked after, which the average Jo gets stiffed.

    http://mainichi.jp/english/english/perspectives/news/20141025p2a00m0na001000c.html

    Guess what the TIME magazine headline was back in May 2008.

    Hint: Japan's Butter Meltdown

    Posted in: Seasonal celebrations threatened by nationwide butter shortage

  • 5

    Nessie

    Nuclear ISN'T cheap, and it ISN'T clean if you have an accident, which we did.

    Fossil fuels aren't clean whether or not you have an accident. There are no easy solutions, because all of them involve trade-offs.

    Posted in: Japan CO2 emissions hit record yearly high

  • 0

    Nessie

    I presume that means the government borrowing and spending more money, which has never been tried and resulted in failure before. (/sarcasm)

    Only thing worse than tax and spend is borrow and spend. At least there'll be plenty of young-uns to pay off the debt. (/sarcasm)

    Posted in: Abe adviser calls for stimulus after 'shocking' GDP

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    Nessie

    The number of dairy farms has dropped radically (and here I do not remember the figures), but where there were something like 10,000 10 or 20 years years ago there are now only 3,000 farms producing milk and butter. Forgive inaccuracy in the figures, but the downtrend was of that magnitude and quite obvious to the casual observer.

    This is largely a result of rationalization: fewer farms that are larger and more efficient. It's a good sign.

    Posted in: Seasonal celebrations threatened by nationwide butter shortage

  • 5

    Nessie

    The follow-up question: If Japan is so worried about its food self-sufficiency, what is it doing working to DECREASE its agricultural production?

    Posted in: Seasonal celebrations threatened by nationwide butter shortage

  • 9

    Nessie

    A lesson in what happens when you try to micromanage an economy. About time we had the TPP trade deal.

    Posted in: Seasonal celebrations threatened by nationwide butter shortage

  • 0

    Nessie

    I'm curious about what happened at the demonstration. During the G8 Summit here in Hokkaido I got a look a the rules for demonstrations. They're so ridiculously restrictive there's no possible way to follow them. Things like marching a certain number of centimeters from the curb and holding your arms in a certain way.

    Posted in: Riot police raid Kyoto University after 3 activists arrested

  • 0

    Nessie

    Japan will not get anything from this except empty and worthless promises

    They'll get a irritated China.

    Posted in: Abe wants to invite Putin to Japan next year

  • 0

    Nessie

    Kaori who?

    Posted in: Man arrested for posting death threat on Kawori Manabe's blog

  • 0

    Nessie

    "FIFA Ethics Chief". That's not something you want to see on a resume.

    Posted in: FIFA ethics chief to make 2018, 2022 World Cup statement

  • 14

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    No recorded announcements, please. Enough of those already.

    Posted in: Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

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    Nessie

    In broad daylight in the middle of the day. That's unusual for bears.

    Posted in: Couple injured by bear in Gifu Prefecture

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