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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?
OnniyamaDec. 01, 2014 - 10:12AM JST
Nothing new but be careful out there. As in the Tom Waits song Small Change - The raconteurs and roustabouts said buddy come on in.
Posted in: U.S. Embassy warns citizens about drink spiking in Roppongi
OnniyamaNov. 27, 2014 - 07:32AM JST
Oh, I see. No, wait, I don`t see. So, increasing government salaries is an effective way to bring down the debt? Wow! That takes a lot of b@lls. That is a total insult to everyone in Japan.
Posted in: The pay increase at the BOJ is another good sign that a virtuous cycle of Abenomics is spreading in Japan. Wage increases in the government and at the BOJ will promote raises at private companies.
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.
Dec. 22, 2014 - 08:16PM JST
This is fracked up!
Posted in: Japan announces solutions for suspended grid connection applications
Dec. 22, 2014 - 08:12PM JST
If wipeout comes here and says that he could not find those ingredients...
Posted in: Influenza epidemic spreading across Japan
Dec. 22, 2014 - 08:08PM JST
Tina - please explain what on earth you're going on about.
Posted in: There can be no such thing as a developed country without anti-racial discrimination laws. I feel angry about organizations promoting xenophobia using public facilities for their activities.
Dec. 22, 2014 - 07:57PM JST
Nice defense of the indefensible. The police were following up on a traffic violation, and the…
Posted in: Student dies after she is hit by car being chased by police
Sorry, Stranger, but if a person is smoking in a non-smoking section, then the right action…
Posted in: Smoke haters go after smokers with a vengeance