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OnniyamaMar. 04, 2015 - 09:03AM JST
Joeintokyo. Exactly! harvey pekar. Exactly! Sorry, I am not much for original comments today.
Posted in: Fukushima makes pitch for 2020 Olympic baseball and local food
OnniyamaMar. 02, 2015 - 11:48AM JST
JeffLee. Except, being J-Pop bands, their vans would not be full of equipment (they can`t play anything), but full of make-up, hair gel and Yokai Watch stuffed animals.
Posted in: Why do Asian pop stars have a hard time succeeding in the U.S. market? Is it mainly a language thing?
OnniyamaFeb. 27, 2015 - 10:24PM JST
That is all they said!? Wow! Does not really seem all that offensive. Watch out men. You are not allowed to be men anymore. Just start sitting down to pee. I am all for punishing people for sexual harassment but this case seems pretty lame.
Posted in: Top court backs punishment of 2 men for sexual harassment comments
OnniyamaFeb. 25, 2015 - 08:15AM JST
kibousha. Those are some very good ideas.
Posted in: What can be done to stamp out bullying at schools?
OnniyamaFeb. 20, 2015 - 07:52AM JST
Very funny article. Can really relate.
Posted in: Those unspoken Japanese words
OnniyamaFeb. 20, 2015 - 07:48AM JST
These shops are getting better all the time. Some of the products are even made in Japan. We have a shop called Dollarama in Canada. Not everything is a dollar anymore but they are starting to carry name brand products for $2 or $3 which other stores cannot match. Crest toothpaste for $1.25. Hard to beat.
Posted in: The evolution of 100-yen shops and how they've changed people's lives
OnniyamaJan. 30, 2015 - 09:03AM JST
My wife takes her smartphone to the toilet with her.
Posted in: Phone-hooked husbands neglect wives at their peril
OnniyamaJan. 16, 2015 - 06:48PM JST
Since when has imitating Hitler ever been lighthearted fun, ever? Sorry, it is insulting to everyone.
Posted in: Southern All Stars singer Kuwata apologizes over concert antics
OnniyamaJan. 16, 2015 - 08:55AM JST
For Abe to go, no! He will probably bring up re-writing textbooks to make Japan look better. I can just imagine how this will play out in the Japanese media.
Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Pearl Harbor in spring as part of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. It would be the first visit to Pearl Harbor by a Japanese prime minister. Do you think this is a good idea?
OnniyamaJan. 02, 2015 - 08:55AM JST
So! Work has barely begun getting people in Tohoku out of temporary housing. In fact, construction projects for the Games takes skilled labourers away from reconstruction. Makes me sick.
Posted in: Work still hasn't begun to demolish Tokyo's old Olympic stadium
OnniyamaDec. 30, 2014 - 10:27AM JST
Lovely. Happy Birthday.
Posted in: Birthday girl
OnniyamaDec. 30, 2014 - 07:14AM JST
It has taken six years, but the Obama Administration has finally dug the U.S. out the disaster created by Bush et al. Hopefully people have learned their lesson and don`t go out and buy $800 000 houses with a Hummer to go with it again.
Posted in: Why the U.S. will power the world economy in 2015
OnniyamaDec. 16, 2014 - 12:34PM JST
Kaynide. Yes, the headshot in the corner of the screen was the last straw for me. I can`t even look at tv when those programs are on anymore.
Posted in: Is Japanese TV really as bad as its reputation?
OnniyamaDec. 16, 2014 - 08:31AM JST
Of course! That`s one of the funnest times of year for my son.
Posted in: Do you, or did you, encourage your young children to believe in Santa Claus?
OnniyamaDec. 14, 2014 - 07:42AM JST
It cant be very fulfilling to win simply because there is no other viable option. Wouldnt it be terribly embarrassing to call that a victory?
t be very fulfilling to win simply because there is no other viable option. Wouldn
Posted in: Japan's weak opposition makes Abe default choice
OnniyamaDec. 11, 2014 - 11:56PM JST
Gee whiz people. Yuri is 35 now. Of course she has aged, but I think she still looks good. You can`t expect her to look 23 forever.
Posted in: Looking good
OnniyamaDec. 11, 2014 - 07:10AM JST
What needs to be cut is the inane spending on unnecessary public projects, and government waste. But no, they want the average citizen to feel this is all their fault.
Posted in: Japan's looming benefit cuts an unspoken, unsettling election theme
OnniyamaDec. 10, 2014 - 08:06AM JST
Wow! What a coincidence. 27% is how much the minimum wage went up this Spring. Oh, wait. That didn`t happen. Bring back ぶたどん. I liked it better anyway.
Posted in: Japan's beef bowl - symbol of deflation - to get price hike
OnniyamaDec. 06, 2014 - 07:34AM JST
Implement a nation-wide energy efficiency/savings program that has some teeth. There are still millions of unnecessary lights on all over the country during broad daylight. Make sure homes and buildings are properly insulated with double-pane glass (it`s not new you know), fine people for leaving their cars idling while they read manga in the convenience store, and the list goes on, and on, and on.........................Problem solved. But, that is too simple it seems.
Posted in: Japan's CO2 emissions hit record as fossil fuel consumption rises
OnniyamaDec. 05, 2014 - 08:55AM JST
Ah, no one where I am from even thinks about Japan, let alone holds stereotypes. Message to Japan: your eccentricities are largely not a concern to anyone around the world.
Posted in: What are some of the most common stereotypes that people in your native country have about Japan?
Texas A&M Aggie
Mar. 05, 2015 - 05:18AM JST
The appeasers reading this will not agree, but Netanyahu made his case by offering a crisp…
Posted in: Netanyahu assails Iran nuclear talks in speech to Congress; Obama disagrees
Mar. 05, 2015 - 05:09AM JST
Well, royals can have lots of roles in show biz and entertainment industry... they should just…
Posted in: Do you think there is a role for monarchies in this day and age?
Mar. 05, 2015 - 05:07AM JST
Lest anyone forget:
All the yahoos here and in the US media praising Bibi and claiming…
Mar. 05, 2015 - 04:44AM JST
Who calls him 'Beat' these days?
Posted in: Don’t want to pay your NHK TV license fee? Beat Takeshi agrees with you
Mar. 05, 2015 - 04:33AM JST
Pretty clear cut. Republicans invited, Netanyahu, a foreign leader for the express purpose of insulting the…