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PenfoldJan. 26, 2015 - 07:33AM JST
Too many middle men and cheap imports make the native lumber business unviable . Hence there is no reason why the landowners would want to cut down the trees and replant them. The only good thing is that the trees stop the mountain eroding away.
Posted in: This year's pollen levels expected to be twice as high as last year
PenfoldJan. 24, 2015 - 09:56AM JST
Google, please get softbank to stop overcharging me
Posted in: Google planning to sell wireless phone service
PenfoldJan. 20, 2015 - 07:14AM JST
shady architects, shady contractors, shady tenants. Hope the unfortunate girls family get compensated properly.
Posted in: Mystery in Shinjuku as woman plunges to death from restroom
PenfoldDec. 25, 2014 - 07:05AM JST
she is certainly getting plenty of free publicity! Who thought up the word Manko chan? Pretty disgusting if you ask me.
Posted in: Prosecutors indict vagina artist on obscenity charges
PenfoldDec. 24, 2014 - 04:37PM JST
That's assuming N.K hacked Sony in the first place.......im hoping all the nuclear power plants have better systems in place than Sony did.
Posted in: Who pulled the plug on North Korea's Internet?
PenfoldDec. 17, 2014 - 07:20AM JST
This would be a deranged idea even if they werent still dumping tones of radiation into the Pacific Ocean every day. Maybe one of the governors Tepco buddies has an Olympic official on the payroll
Posted in: Fukushima wants to host Olympic events in 2020
PenfoldDec. 05, 2014 - 07:20AM JST
How about extending it throughout the year?
Posted in: Police crack down on bar, adult establishment touts during year-end
PenfoldDec. 01, 2014 - 07:23AM JST
Happened to my friend in Shinjuku a couple of years ago. He wake up in a doorway at 3pm in the afternoon. Wallet and phone gone. Lucky for him all things considered!
Posted in: U.S. Embassy warns citizens about drink spiking in Roppongi
PenfoldNov. 25, 2014 - 07:47AM JST
Posted in: Man fires shots into ex-wife's apartment in Yokohama
PenfoldOct. 23, 2014 - 07:12AM JST
The driver who reported who reported him was probably judging him by his own standards. Just as well the ladies rescuer knew what to do, most people probably wouldn't.
Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads
PenfoldOct. 16, 2014 - 07:59AM JST
Apple have made some pretty dumb decisions since Steve Jobs passed away. If Bono ever takes those shades off maybe he can help them find what they are looking for ;)
Posted in: Bono apologises for free U2 album on iTunes accounts
PenfoldSep. 23, 2014 - 07:54AM JST
Is it any wonder that people want to watch movies other than what's on sky perfect tv etc. I had no idea this was going on, thanks JT. I'll be checking them out for sure
Posted in: Online piracy thrives in Internet cloud
PenfoldAug. 29, 2014 - 07:47AM JST
So the divorced mother never showed any concern?? The kid ran out of the house for gods sake! I hope this case will shake the system and make other children safer from such selfish irresponsible parents.
Posted in: Child welfare officials never visited home of 5-year-old boy who died of neglect
PenfoldAug. 21, 2014 - 04:23PM JST
Tragic :( RIP little man
Posted in: Body of missing 7-year-old boy found on train tracks in Nagano
PenfoldJul. 23, 2014 - 05:24AM JST
Carpenters and shokunin in general are in high demand in Japan because most young people over the last decade have chosen less "mendokusai" professions. 61 is still young in actual fact.
Posted in: Falling 30-kg wooden beam kills carpenter in Tokyo
PenfoldJul. 17, 2014 - 10:23PM JST
Hope she's all right
Posted in: Missing girl's mother consulted police about same suspicious car in May
PenfoldJul. 12, 2014 - 04:50PM JST
In other news, violent crime in Seattle has dropped to an all time low
Posted in: Seattle's first legal pot shop runs out of marijuana
PenfoldJul. 02, 2014 - 07:11AM JST
It certainly is a topsy turvy world
Posted in: U.S. welcomes Japan's move to expand military role
PenfoldJun. 30, 2014 - 07:55AM JST
No great surprise. I quit 3 years ago.
Posted in: Facebook under fire over secret study
PenfoldJun. 15, 2014 - 03:01PM JST
Good article, well done JT
Posted in: Foreign interns pay the price for Japan's labor shortage
Jan. 31, 2015 - 05:31PM JST
So the US gonna remove tariffs and other import restrictions on cars are they ? Great…
Posted in: U.S. says final contours of TPP pact coming into focus
Jan. 31, 2015 - 05:27PM JST
Parenting would be a great place to start, education of the previous generation has failed, kids…
Posted in: World needs to find alternatives to putting children in jail
Jan. 31, 2015 - 05:24PM JST
Jerseyboy we know a lot more than profits went up, the article says tax income was…
Posted in: Lower house approves Y3.12 tril extra budget
Jan. 31, 2015 - 05:23PM JST
In days gone by journalists could venture into war zones and other dangerous areas and cautiously…
Posted in: Gov't warns journalists to avoid Turkey-Syria border town
Jan. 31, 2015 - 05:19PM JST
I agree war is not pretty nor is seeing people blown to bits a few metres…
Posted in: Texas governor to declare 'Chris Kyle Day' in honor of sniper