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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?
OnniyamaAug. 22, 2014 - 09:01AM JST
Why not? All (sane) countries have a right to produce what they wish. I wish Canada would build its own military fighters again. The price of the F35 has become a joke. Take the Avro Arrow design and modernize it and it would still be one of the top fighters.
Posted in: Japan considers building its own fighter jets
OnniyamaAug. 20, 2014 - 10:42PM JST
Yes. Good days! Modern technology is convenient but nothing will compare to hanging out with friends, drinking beer with no one looking at their cell. Playing cards, darts, pool etc. Doesn`t seem like people do those social things much anymore.
Posted in: Are you old enough to remember a time when there were no cell phones, no email, no Internet and no way to keep you connected to the world 24 hours a day? If so, do you sometimes think back on that time fondly?
OnniyamaAug. 20, 2014 - 10:07AM JST
And Fukushima will resume importing cabbage from Chernobyl. Right!
Posted in: Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports
OnniyamaAug. 15, 2014 - 10:30PM JST
Pandabelle and LBW2010. I believe you are right on the money.
Posted in: Are Japanese growing less heat-resistant?
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
Oct. 02, 2014 - 01:21PM JST
My Mil apparently has one of these, but I've never seen it. We only learned about…
Posted in: Helping hand
Oct. 02, 2014 - 01:19PM JST
Japan which consumes so much fish really need to be educated in sustainable practices. Buying MSC…
Posted in: Sustainable waters - Iceland leads way
Oct. 02, 2014 - 01:17PM JST
and of course the doll must be caucasian ...
Posted in: Unicare unveils 'anti-loneliness' hugging chair
Oct. 02, 2014 - 01:13PM JST
We do look up facts and use common sense. does it really matter if Ahn was…
Posted in: Japan protests over banner of Korean assassin at Asian Games
Oct. 02, 2014 - 01:12PM JST
If the concept of euthanasia gains hold among elderly people in Japan, this company could then…