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OnniyamaJul. 06, 2014 - 10:35AM JST
Elbuda. Holland completely controlled the game. Costa Rica had one corner kick in the first 90 mins. That tells you how much they were in the Dutch end. But hats off to CR for putting up such a fight.
Posted in: Netherlands beat Costa Rica in penalty shootout
OnniyamaJun. 25, 2014 - 07:44AM JST
Yes. Notice these robots are always women. Servants?
Posted in: Woman or machine? New robots look eerily human
OnniyamaJun. 21, 2014 - 01:36PM JST
Ice hockey has to be the most exciting. No other sport matches its speed and energy. Soccer is pretty great when they play well and refrain from all the diving. American football has its moments as an exciting game but there is just too much down time and standing around. Most boring has to be baseball. If golfers were not so amazingly talented, I would have to put up there with baseball, but sometimes it is a thing of beauty to watch.
Posted in: What for you is the most exciting sport to watch, when it is played well, and what is the most boring?
OnniyamaJun. 15, 2014 - 10:32AM JST
I would like to see video reviews of the diving. That ruins the game for me. Make all these spoiled, metrosexuals act more like men.
Posted in: Do you think goal-line technology and video replays can help avoid controversial referee decisions in sports?
OnniyamaJun. 10, 2014 - 02:13PM JST
How terrible! The warnings of heavy rains have been on tv every day lately. Maybe they need to reinforce the warnings in school. Kids are stupid and need to reminded again and again. My thoughts are with the poor boys` families.
Posted in: 3 boys drown after being swept away in Gifu river
OnniyamaJun. 07, 2014 - 01:57PM JST
Some great comments here. Well done. Can see the difference in opinion of people living outside vs inside Japan. I agree with some things on the list. Transportation? A big YES! But Manga? Who cares? And food? No way! Maybe if you can afford to eat at the restaurants Michelin recommends, but for the average Joe the food is basically......ah...........brown.
Posted in: 10 things Japan does better than anywhere else
OnniyamaJun. 01, 2014 - 04:42PM JST
Too bad the PM 2.5 is so high or I could open the windows. Don`t want the AC but no choice with kids.
Posted in: Temperatures top 35 degrees for 2nd straight day
OnniyamaMay. 30, 2014 - 10:07AM JST
Frungy. Totally agree. Those names are akin to Germany naming their pro soccer teams after concentration camps.
Posted in: What do you think of the nicknames that sports teams use? For example, in the U.S., the NFL's Washington Redskins are under pressure to change their moniker because it is now seen as being disrespectful to native Americans.
OnniyamaMay. 30, 2014 - 08:58AM JST
It is obscene.
OnniyamaMay. 13, 2014 - 04:11PM JST
This guy should be beaten with a stick.
Posted in: Elementary school student attacked while riding bike in Saitama town
OnniyamaMay. 13, 2014 - 09:03AM JST
Only one plus. It will provide some jobs to locals. The rest is all negative. The casino companies will be American so most of the profits will leave the country and Japan will be left to deal with all the social problems that come with gambling. (perhaps they already exist from Pachinko though).
Posted in: What would you say are the pros and cons of having legalized casino gambling in Japan?
OnniyamaMay. 12, 2014 - 09:07AM JST
Posted in: Which movies get your vote for the top 5 sports films ever?
OnniyamaMay. 12, 2014 - 09:00AM JST
Won't both these guys likely be dead by the time this comes to pass?
Posted in: U.S. casino billionaires place bets in Japan's tale of two cities
OnniyamaMay. 07, 2014 - 04:15PM JST
Amanda. Yes. Seems most likely doesn't it.
Posted in: Woman phones fiance, asks him to call police, before going missing
OnniyamaMay. 01, 2014 - 01:36PM JST
Hope they start offering this kind of discount at the pink salons too!!!
Posted in: Tokyo pub offers discount for bald customers
OnniyamaApr. 30, 2014 - 01:48PM JST
5petals. Good point. It is mind-boggling that they do not see that logic.
Posted in: BOJ sits tight as industrial output, wages falter
OnniyamaApr. 30, 2014 - 01:25PM JST
1 in 10 workers get a 2000 Yen a month wage increase. And they are surprised no one is spending money??? Do the math. I, for one, have been seriously considering my purchases more carefully since the tax increase. I'll tell you where corporate tax cut savings have been going. In my factory faster assembly lines are being installed so that 25 to 30% of the workforce can be laid off over the next year.
OnniyamaApr. 25, 2014 - 03:00PM JST
Disillusioned. Some things went up way more than 3%. For example, a vending machine fountain-type drink in our cafeteria went from 60 to 70 Yen. That is a 16.7% increase (because the machines do not take 5 yen coins). 100 Yen bottles of water went up to 110 Yen. A 10% increase. These companies are laughing all the way to the bank and Taro has less money.
Posted in: Japan's consumer prices up 1.3% year-on-year in March
OnniyamaApr. 25, 2014 - 01:18PM JST
Serrano. Are you serious?
Posted in: America’s grim legacy in Iraq
OnniyamaApr. 25, 2014 - 01:09PM JST
That is excellent news considering my salary went down and 80 workers will be laid off from my factory. Inflation will really help us out.
Aug. 02, 2014 - 11:26AM JST
Muslims living in Japan and those visiting do rather well when it comes to facilities. There…
Posted in: Muslim visitors to Japan forecast to hit a million by 2020
Aug. 02, 2014 - 11:25AM JST
Oh come on. Whether or not people believe Israel started it first or Hamas, this cycle…
Posted in: Gaza: US condemns 'barbaric' Hamas ceasefire breach
Aug. 02, 2014 - 11:24AM JST
The murder had been premeditated but police hadn't known it as soon as enough. The poor…
Posted in: Stalker jailed for 22 years for killing ex-girlfriend
Aug. 02, 2014 - 11:19AM JST
Posted in: Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'
Aug. 02, 2014 - 11:17AM JST
You know it was sad that this happened. However it happened over 50 years ago. Don't…
Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'