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OnniyamaMar. 24, 2015 - 09:52PM JST
So basically they have reached such a low in creativity and taste that they simply gather some young ladies and call them something with 3 letters followed by 48.
Posted in: Tokyo Idol Project
OnniyamaMar. 11, 2015 - 07:04AM JST
I was skating with my son that day at the Bandai Atami Arena in Koriyama, Fukushima. We had to get off the ice at 2:45 due to another event. As we were taking off our skates, the quake hit at 2:46. My sons skates were just off but I was still fully laced up when the building began to rock with a motion I cannot even describe. Couldnt really make a run for the exit. Luckily the building withstood the quake and fortunately we were off the ice as chunks of concrete etc. fell from the ceiling onto the ice surface. Drove home through the countryside as I figured bridges may have been out or highways closed. A kind of eerie beauty on the drive home. Stone walls were fallen and laying across the sides of the roads, dogs were wandering aimlessly down the roads, everyone was standing outside their houses because the aftershocks kept coming and coming. Snow was falling. Got home to find every single item we owned on the floor, many of them broken. Large cracks in some of the roads in our neighbourhood. Had no tv, internet or cell phone service. Didn`t know about the tsunami until Saturday morning. Spent the evening and night going in and out of the house due to the large number and size of aftershocks. That was just 3.11.
s skates were just off but I was still fully laced up when the building began to rock with a motion I cannot even describe. Couldn
Posted in: March 11, 2011: What are your memories of that day?
OnniyamaMar. 05, 2015 - 08:14AM JST
Hopefully a sensor that sends a warning when you get too close to other people when you are walking, and an electric shock when you have been looking at your screen for too long without taking a break.
Posted in: What do you think will be the next functions added to smartphones?
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
Mar. 28, 2015 - 12:53PM JST
This is all fine & good as long as Jpn Inc is FORCED to shut off…
Posted in: Abe asks gov't employees to start work early, finish early in July, August
Mar. 28, 2015 - 12:50PM JST
Long working hours create boredom in employees and does not result in increasing their productivity. It…
Mar. 28, 2015 - 12:43PM JST
It's hard to know what to make of Amanda Knox. Part of me wants to believe…
Posted in: Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court
Mar. 28, 2015 - 12:38PM JST
Scrote, agreed, Japan is in the wrong time zone and should move to GMT + 10…
Mar. 28, 2015 - 12:37PM JST
Now you're being coy Jimizo.
Posted in: Hit British show 'Downton Abbey' to end after sixth season