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OnniyamaDec. 06, 2015 - 11:06AM JST
Yes. Stay free Japan. Don`t join the west in its over-parenting society. Stay part of Asia.
Posted in: Drink up
OnniyamaNov. 23, 2015 - 07:37AM JST
"narrative" Just say story! You don`t sound intelligent. And of course "surreal".
Posted in: Which English words or expressions annoy you the most when you hear them repeatedly used by other people in conversation?
OnniyamaOct. 02, 2015 - 10:25AM JST
dcog9065. Most likely you are correct. As strangerland said, it is already happening on a wide scale. Read Kurt Vonnegut`s Player Piano and you will get a good idea of what life will be like. The only real benefit of robots that I see is ones that can perform complex medical procedures or perform jobs that are too hazardous to humans.
Posted in: What do you predict for the future of robotics?
OnniyamaSep. 24, 2015 - 09:15PM JST
Share prices and corporate profits have soared. Wages have not budged. Sounds familiar.
Posted in: Abe unveils 3 new arrows for reviving economy
OnniyamaSep. 21, 2015 - 08:26AM JST
True Okinawa. I assuming you are American. Unless you are 100 percent native american, you or your ancestors immigrated to the U.S. too. What gives with the selfishness? Was taking immigrants after WW2 and the Viet Nam war stupidity?
Posted in: Kerry: U.S. to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017
OnniyamaSep. 06, 2015 - 11:02AM JST
The changes are most likely caused by the stress from trees worrying about radiation. Perhaps these trees have a view through a house window that shows fear mongering reports on tv.
Posted in: Radiation fears as report shows Fukushima fir trees to be growing strangely
OnniyamaAug. 30, 2015 - 08:24AM JST
gaijinfo. Yes, the signs tell the true story. Staged! Signs provided by the LDP.
Posted in: Support for Abe
OnniyamaJul. 31, 2015 - 10:07AM JST
Awesome. I think I need to get into this.
Posted in: The female cosplayers of summer Wonder Festival
OnniyamaJul. 09, 2015 - 10:12AM JST
Drinking one cup sake on the train. Hanging out at tachi-nomi. Going to some kind of fuzoku establishment on a regular basis.
Posted in: What Japanese habits have you adopted since moving to Japan?
OnniyamaJul. 03, 2015 - 09:52PM JST
Great. The Abe governmet can join Canadas Harper government as a totalitarian regime. Here in Canada scientists are muzzled from speaking the truth and if your organiztion (eg. bird watchers newsletter) speaks out against government policy, Harper sicks Revenue Canada on you for an audit. I dont know which government is worse. ABe should compare notes with Harper. Could shut those newspapers up with an audit. Shoot! Gotta run. There is a knock on the door. Probably the Feds. Long live the union!
Posted in: Okinawan news editors lash out at LDP calls for press curbs
OnniyamaJun. 21, 2015 - 09:46AM JST
Kodera River in Yamagata.
Posted in: What do you think are some of the most beautiful scenic spots in Japan?
OnniyamaJun. 18, 2015 - 08:25AM JST
Hockey, hands down. The speed of the game cannot be matched. Soccer can be exciting if the players don`t take dives every five seconds.
Posted in: Which sports, when they are played well, do you find the most exciting to watch, and which sports do you find so boring that you can't understand how anyone could find them interesting?
OnniyamaJun. 13, 2015 - 10:05AM JST
Posted in: Which martial arts would you recommend to someone wanting to learn a means of self-defense?
OnniyamaJun. 11, 2015 - 07:40AM JST
What a joke. If anything, the whalers are the radical group, defying international law (or at least the spirit of it). They should be fined every time they hunt in international waters.
Posted in: Sea Shepherd to pay $2.55 mil to Japan whalers
OnniyamaJun. 09, 2015 - 08:13AM JST
Yes, it is probably a money issue for the most part. However, I think culturally, it may be that Japanese men are nearly useless around the home and as soon as the woman comes back home, she would be right back to work, serving said useless husband. Could also be that young Japanese women are largely ignorant about child rearing, and the week in the hospital gives staff a chance to teach the new mothers a few things. I know my wife`s time in the hospital was quite informative.
Posted in: In Japan, women are usually kept in hospital for up to a week after giving birth, while in the West, if there are no complications, mothers usually go home the next day, or even less, as was the case with the Duchess of Cambridge, for example. Why the difference?
OnniyamaJun. 04, 2015 - 07:41AM JST
It can`t. Same as in any political environment.
Posted in: How can corruption be eliminated from organizations that control global sports, such as FIFA, the IOC and so on?
OnniyamaJun. 02, 2015 - 12:44PM JST
After having been through the Fukushima disaster(s), take it from me, please have a plan. It could mean everything to you (and your family). Keep a stock of food, water and emergency supplies and have a rallying and exit plan in effect. Don`t be caught short.
Posted in: Have you worked out a plan on what to do if a major earthquake should strike your area? Do you have a disaster survival kit to take with you?
OnniyamaMay. 26, 2015 - 11:45AM JST
MapleG. Unfortunately, prices seem to be set so that they end up being rounded up. I almost never have a bill that is rounded down.
Posted in: Do you think Japan should do away with the one-yen coin?
OnniyamaMay. 26, 2015 - 10:09AM JST
Canada got rid of its penny. It sucks. Nine times out of ten the price gets rounded up. Consumers lose.
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
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Feb. 13, 2016 - 09:45PM JST
At least they aren't bogged down with annoyances like civilian casualties
Common rule of thumb is…
Posted in: Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
Feb. 13, 2016 - 09:44PM JST
I've encased myself in plastic and submerged myself in the bathtub. I'm sure the flu virus…
Posted in: What measures are you taking to avoid catching the flu?
Feb. 13, 2016 - 09:40PM JST
It will let U.S. airlines bid on routes for dozens of U.S.-Cuba flights per day.
Posted in: U.S., Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights
Feb. 13, 2016 - 09:35PM JST
Pretty hard to depose a leader who controls the military, and probably never goes anywhere,…
Posted in: N Korea disbands team probing fate of Japanese abductees
Feb. 13, 2016 - 09:31PM JST
...and that is so much not the issue. Asking someone for money should not be an…
Posted in: Man robs date after choking her
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