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OnniyamaNov. 20, 2014 - 08:35AM JST
Posted in: 'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from UK
OnniyamaNov. 18, 2014 - 09:03AM JST
Watched him play quite a bit this year. Yes, I think he can become number 1. He has a lot of heart and tenacity.
Posted in: Kei Nishikori finishes the year ranked No. 5 in the world tennis rankings. Do you think he can reach the No. 1 spot in the future?
OnniyamaNov. 18, 2014 - 09:01AM JST
sighclops. Maybe the next generation of Japanese will say "That WAS part of our culture. ざんねんね"
Posted in: Pacific bluefin tuna edges toward extinction
OnniyamaNov. 14, 2014 - 09:21PM JST
Agree with some above here. If this was really the issue, the government would have made a serious attempt at increasing the efficiency of homes and buildings to reduce energy consumption. Instead, they keep rehashing the same, tired old argument about needing nuclear. Lights are still on everywhere during the day (and overnight). Walls of buildings are still wafer thin with little insulation. Many windows are still single pane. And the list goes on and on. Weren`t we having this same conversation three years ago? Nothing has changed. Increase efficiency, decomission the reactors and use renewable energy sources. I realize this takes time, but there is not even a plan in place. Their answer is simply to continue with business as usual. Where are the people of vision?
Posted in: The Japanese gov’t says nuclear power remains essential, saying the economy cannot afford the mounting costs from importing gas and oil, resulting in utilities hiking rates. Do you agree?
OnniyamaNov. 12, 2014 - 06:54AM JST
I think maybe the fuel surcharge could start to be reduced or even removed as the price of oil has dropped to less than $80 a barrel and is expected to fall further. The fuel surcharge was introduced when oil was up around $150. Enough already.
Posted in: Do you think airfares advertised online or at travel agents should include the fuel surcharge?
OnniyamaOct. 28, 2014 - 08:38AM JST
Used to work for an Eikaiwa that was part of a juku chain. The Japanese staff regularly sent stuff to us that needed to be put in correct English. It was funny, but the final result was never what we suggested. Sorry. No sympathy here.
Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?
OnniyamaOct. 21, 2014 - 07:36AM JST
Probably pushed to some degree. Now the old boys can say ,"We tried women in politics, but it just doesn`t work." Back to stodgy old men forever.
Posted in: METI Minister Yuko Obuchi resigned Monday over a political fund misuse scandal. Did she fall or was she pushed?
OnniyamaOct. 14, 2014 - 09:08PM JST
After the way Ben Johnson was villified, no way.
Posted in: Is end in sight of forgiveness for dopers?
OnniyamaOct. 14, 2014 - 06:55AM JST
Haha! Little baby. If you are going to annoy the townsfolk, don`t go whining to the cops when you get beat up. I really think it is time the cops did something about these annoying little pukes.
Posted in: Biker assaulted by iron bar-wielding Nara innkeeper
OnniyamaOct. 07, 2014 - 11:09AM JST
Couldn`t agree more about the manga. It is simply not literature. Where would I be now if I had read Archie comics instead of Graham Greene? Sgt. Rock instead of Cormac McCarthy? Spiderman instead of Jean Giono? etc. Nothing wrong with reading comics for entertainment but when that is all you read............................yikes!
Posted in: I think manga is depriving young people of the pleasure of reading real literature. I hope people would return to the written world and the beauty of the past. And get rid of katakana. Katakana should be abolished. The Japanese language is a beautiful language, and is capable of every kind of expression.
OnniyamaOct. 01, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
Why don`t they just lobby to have fuel prices reduced? If the costs could not be passed on to the customer, I am sure that is what they would do. Big business seems to lobby for everything else. Why not fuel charges?
Posted in: Airlines fly slower to cut fuel bill
OnniyamaSep. 30, 2014 - 10:05PM JST
And yet the government feels that a volcanic eruption near a nuclear facility would be no problem at all.
Posted in: No recovery of volcano victims due to eruption fears
OnniyamaSep. 30, 2014 - 10:01PM JST
GW. I guess Guy did not do a 5 minute Internet research on that. It does not serve his pro-nuke agenda.
Posted in: Gov't says volcanic eruption will have no impact on nuclear restarts
OnniyamaSep. 30, 2014 - 12:16PM JST
Big whup! 120 Yen is still too much. There are many machines that sell 100 Yen drinks.
Posted in: Vending machine dispenses cans with 5 yen coins taped to them
OnniyamaSep. 30, 2014 - 12:13PM JST
Of course not. Another triple meltdown would have no impact on nuclear restarts.
OnniyamaSep. 14, 2014 - 09:08AM JST
My word! Have you seen the women in Japanese porn?! I`ll do it for free.
Posted in: Japanese male porn stars rarer than Bengal tigers, actor says
OnniyamaSep. 12, 2014 - 09:43PM JST
Not a huge Beach Boys fan but Brian Wilson is most certainly a genius and Pet Sounds is a fantastic album. Look forward to seeing this movie.
Posted in: For Beach Boy biopic, actors tap Wilson's good musical vibrations
OnniyamaAug. 31, 2014 - 07:03AM JST
Ah, the tax hike. Last resort of an inept, negligent, fraudulent government that has failed to serve the people it is elected to represent. Why do we need these people if that is the best they can do? I can raise taxes. A monkey can raise taxes. Where are the people of vision and creativity? As in the Rush song; "And the men who hold high places, must be the ones who start, to mold a new reality, closer to the heart."
Posted in: Abe faces another bruising debate over next sales tax hike
OnniyamaAug. 29, 2014 - 10:36PM JST
Good for the Philippine forces. Send them an Apache gunship for protection.
Posted in: 75 Philippine U.N. peacekeepers defy Syria rebels after 43 Fijians seized
OnniyamaAug. 27, 2014 - 09:11AM JST
I agree with Probie. People should not move to a new country and expect that country to adapt to them. My grandparents immigrated to Canada from Europe after WW2. They tried their utmost to fit in to Canadian culture as it existed at the time. I moved to Japan in 1997. I did not expect the country to change its ways to suit me. I tried to fit in the best I could. Did that mean giving up certain things? Sure. If I don`t like it, I can go back to where I was born.
Posted in: In some countries, there is a ban on adults and children wearing religious clothing and symbols such as burqas, veils, head scarves, skullcaps, turbans and crucifixes in public places like schools, recreational facilities and so on. What’s your stance?
Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:40PM JST
i love you Hatsune Miku!! :D
Posted in: Hatsune Miku inspires transforming race car robot
Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:35PM JST
I don´t know if there is a "white community", but anyway. I simply pointed out the…
Posted in: National Guard ordered in as Ferguson businesses torched
I hate it for those that don't benefit, but my business gets paid in dollars, so…
Posted in: Japan's war on deflation faces its toughest battle
Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:19PM JST
"Do you use a lot of foreign loanwords?"
Suddenly I want to eat some aisu kuriimu...
Posted in: Common habits of Japan’s low earners - What this survey tells us, and what it doesn’t
Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:16PM JST
The last time I remember, it was about 20 or 10 people who were protesting in…
Posted in: Rare albino dolphin captured in Japan's 'Cove'