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OnniyamaMay. 22, 2015 - 11:29AM JST
Onsens, tachi-nomi, fuzoku, yaki-imo trucks, kids calling out "ohayo" in the morning on their way to school, the countryside and quaint small villages, swerving around snakes while cycling on tanbo-michi, idobatakaigi, one cup sake, keep-bottles at izakaya and snacks, beautiful ladies on the streets. Just to name a few more.
Posted in: 21 things people miss after leaving Japan
OnniyamaMay. 20, 2015 - 08:23AM JST
Dont bother trying to tell Harper. He doesnt believe climate change exists.
Posted in: Climate control
OnniyamaMay. 18, 2015 - 08:02AM JST
Like him or not, the guy is doing good things.
Posted in: Chef Jamie Oliver urges compulsory food lessons worldwide
OnniyamaMay. 18, 2015 - 08:00AM JST
Yep. Exactly why they sent Horiemon up the river. Status quo! Status quo! Conform! Conform!
Posted in: Cool Japan should be about supporting new, creative businesses, but instead it's being taken over by big business.
OnniyamaMay. 14, 2015 - 07:36AM JST
Do women in Japan actually read this drivel? This article is so stupid it is would be odious to comment.
Posted in: How women can manipulate clueless men
OnniyamaMay. 09, 2015 - 10:23AM JST
Id take this guys job over mine anyday. Whats he driving in that picture? A DeLorean?
Posted in: Japan's 'Pornaldo' keeps scoring as male actors fizzle
OnniyamaMay. 03, 2015 - 10:58AM JST
Send some of these thug cops up the river where they belong. They can no longer feel like they can get away with murder.
Posted in: Unrest is spreading in many U.S. cities over police brutality. What can be done to ease tensions and improve law enforcement in multiracial communities?
OnniyamaApr. 26, 2015 - 01:12PM JST
sandiegoluv. Like it or not, these events occurred. You could search them one by one if you like. I have no problem with these vets expressing the feelings on the war, but dont come out with statements alluding that Americas hands are clean. Btw, my country is America.
Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans
OnniyamaApr. 26, 2015 - 12:57PM JST
“You can’t have a high-ranking country today if you’re not willing to face your past. They have to admit their failures. If they admit their failures, then by golly they deserve to have the best.” The pot calling the kettle black extraordinaire.
OnniyamaApr. 26, 2015 - 09:11AM JST
“You can’t have a high-ranking country today if you’re not willing to face your past. They have to admit their failures. If they admit their failures, then by golly they deserve to have the best.” Not to diminish what these guys went through and what they achieved in WW2 but come on. Laying it on a bit thick considering what the U.S. has done. The llist of their atrocities is a mile long and no, they have not faced them openly and honestly.
OnniyamaApr. 25, 2015 - 11:27AM JST
This is a pretty narrow list. For one, grouping Tohoku into one place to visit is very odd. Tohoku is huge and each area has its own unique aspects. At the end of the article it mentions the late Alan Booth`s Roads to Sata. Written back in the 70s I think but it is a fantastic read. I highly recommend it.
Posted in: 8 places you need to visit to really understand Japan
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.
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?
May. 25, 2015 - 08:19AM JST
Ganbare Nishikori. Serve it, Smash it, Win it, Love it, Talk with your racquet, Play with…
Posted in: Strong start
This is pretty puzzling to me.
I hear of people being arresting for flushing corpses down…
Posted in: Man admits flushing remains of wife down supermarket toilet
May. 25, 2015 - 08:17AM JST
bass4funk May. 24, 2015 - 03:29PM JST:
I would rather error on the side of caution…
Posted in: Okinawan governor determined to press U.S. to move base off island
The Iraqis left behind large numbers of U.S.-supplied vehicles, including several tanks, now presumed to be…
Posted in: U.S. defense chief: After Ramadi, Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue
May. 25, 2015 - 08:16AM JST
Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician.
He wants to roll out early retirement while taxing…
Posted in: Polish president concedes defeat after exit poll released