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OnniyamaApr. 20, 2015 - 11:51AM JST
The big wedding hats that women wear at a traditional Shinto wedding are to hide the horns of the ogre that is about to emerge once the knot is tied. What is all this nonsense about finding out before you marry the woman?
Posted in: Japanese men share a list of common male woes before and after marriage
OnniyamaApr. 20, 2015 - 07:45AM JST
The last (and last) time I ate at Taco Bell it was one of the most disgusting meals I have ever eaten. Stay away Japan.
Posted in: Taco Bell opens its first restaurant in Japan in Tokyo's Shibuya district on Tuesday. How do you think they'll do?
OnniyamaApr. 17, 2015 - 09:21PM JST
JapanGal. That`s if you are lucky enough to be making 1000 Yen per hour. My wife still makes less than that. And many people make even less than her.
Posted in: Large firms to raise monthly wages at fastest pace in 17 years
OnniyamaApr. 17, 2015 - 08:11AM JST
Will have no impact. The majority of workers are still underemployed in part-time or temp postions with no benefits, and they will not see this increase. Mininum wage is still at horribly low levels. The government is trying to force inflation to make themselves look good at the expense of the little guy.
OnniyamaApr. 02, 2015 - 09:32AM JST
The errant 5th arrow of Abenomics.
Posted in: Prices of food items rise from 4-13%
OnniyamaApr. 02, 2015 - 09:28AM JST
The errant 4th arrow of Abenomics.
Posted in: Record number of households on welfare
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
Apr. 22, 2015 - 12:45PM JST
This writer is known internationally for precise and accurate astrological predictions involving global regions and nations.…
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Apr. 22, 2015 - 12:43PM JST
@DaDude. Right. Don't wave. Don't try to shake my hand either. (Especially those JCP crooks). I…
Posted in: What do you think about the way many politicians campaign in Japan, driving along streets, with their name being repeated over and over again by loudpseaker?
Apr. 22, 2015 - 12:41PM JST
"If a nation keeps its currency value artificially low, it can boost exports by making local…
Posted in: Obama: Democratic critics of his trade agenda are 'wrong'
Apr. 22, 2015 - 12:40PM JST
Having a flashback, semi déjà vu to District 9 here with this story and pictures. Quite…
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Takita was quoted by police as saying that when he heard the police copter flying overhead,…
Posted in: Hit-and-run suspect turns himself in at police station