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Peter PayneOct. 30, 2014 - 12:50PM JST
CurrentC is fugly and no one will use it. Plus linking to my checking account removes all the fraud protection. Why would anyone choose this option?
Posted in: Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity
Peter PayneOct. 28, 2014 - 12:57PM JST
Still waiting for my invite. I will support it assuming there's something like company/brand pages.
Posted in: 'Anti-Facebook' social network gets fresh funding
Peter PayneOct. 28, 2014 - 12:54PM JST
This is sad. "Your society's outrage should not affect my sentencing at all." He's probably toast though.
Posted in: S Korea seeks death penalty for ferry boat captain
Peter PayneOct. 27, 2014 - 12:46PM JST
We could also all choke on mochi tomorrow. Though it won't happen.
Posted in: Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study
Peter PayneOct. 27, 2014 - 12:44PM JST
Sherlock Holmes, duh.
Posted in: Who do you think are the most recognizable fictional British and American characters in the world?
Peter PayneOct. 27, 2014 - 12:43PM JST
Great new growth industry for Japan. Do NOT screw this up, Japanese government!
Posted in: Broadband Tower begins to build 1.2MW solar plant in Gunma
Peter PayneOct. 27, 2014 - 12:35PM JST
To punish them for turning the pleasant, thin novel The Hobbit into a trilogy, adding lots of crap that no one needs, I have made the decision to never buy the movies in any form. I will watch them, just never own them in Blu-ray.
Posted in: Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million
Peter PayneOct. 26, 2014 - 12:59AM JST
Interesting article. I wish I knew enough about the region (as I do about Japan after living here half my life) to judge it as correct or b.s. But interesting...
Posted in: Joining Islamic State is about sex and aggression, not religion
Peter PayneOct. 24, 2014 - 09:32PM JST
I am pulling for Sony, the underdogs, if a fact brought about by their own actions. I hope they don't stop making TVs with Blu-ray discs in them, since they are the best on the market.
Posted in: U.S. billionaire's hedge fund dumps Sony stake
Peter PayneOct. 24, 2014 - 01:45PM JST
Interesting way to deliver an audio podcast, through Soundcloud.
Posted in: Asia News Weekly Network -- Who owns the Senkaku/Diayu Islands
Peter PayneOct. 21, 2014 - 11:09AM JST
Bummer that it didn't work out for them. I guess they missed mobile even more than Intel.
Posted in: IBM to pay $1.5 bil to shed its costly chip division
Peter PayneOct. 21, 2014 - 11:05AM JST
In export. whistles a happy tune
Posted in: The impact from the yen's decline has been more severe than the increased consumption tax. Combine the two and that will make for a considerable burden on consumers.
Peter PayneOct. 19, 2014 - 11:27PM JST
We're wired to be afraid of something. If everything were somehow made perfect, we'd start becoming concerned about mountain lions living in our garages or something.
Posted in: Nowadays, for fear of child predators, it is no longer considered safe to let young children go by themselves to and from school, to a friend's house, play in parks or at the beach, go to shops and so on. Was it like this when you were young?
Peter PayneOct. 19, 2014 - 11:26PM JST
Daughter of the former PM, the guy who announced the name of Heisei. Was elected because her father died suddenly and she is pretty. She's from Takasaki in Gunma, where more Prime Ministers have come than anywhere else. The reason they become Prime Minister is, they want to leave Gunma so badly.
Posted in: For 3rd day in a row, media expecting Obuchi to resign
Peter PayneOct. 15, 2014 - 12:57PM JST
Onsen-san, thanks for the summary.
Koreans love to be high-strung and over-react to stuff. They should be all "maa maa, iijanai" like mellow Japanese people.
Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter
Peter PayneOct. 15, 2014 - 12:51PM JST
Another great way to get to Hokkaido is the Cassiopeia sleeper car. I took my son up there and we had a blast.
Posted in: We take a luxurious trip to Aomori in the first class section of the bullet train
Peter PayneOct. 14, 2014 - 10:42AM JST
When my mother in law was sick in the hospital for a week, we took the chance to clean out her kitchen. There were no less than four (!!) broken toaster ovens which she was keeping, in case anyone needed some broken toaster ovens.
Posted in: What to do with that junk you can't bring yourself to throw out
Peter PayneOct. 13, 2014 - 02:03PM JST
Hoping or more research along these lines, since Mom died from this. Might have been latent, inside her lungs for many years.
Posted in: Scientists find lung cancer can lie hidden for 20 years
Peter PayneOct. 13, 2014 - 01:22PM JST
My wife wanted to buy a condo in Tokyo because "the Olympics are coming." I am not dumb enough to fall for that however.
Posted in: Japan must work to ward off 'Olympic Curse'
Peter PayneOct. 10, 2014 - 12:22PM JST
I hope I'm 1% as cool as him when I'm an old geezer.
Posted in: The Zen of Bill: Q&A with Bill Murray
Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:12PM JST
It seems not only Chileans think this sentence is short.
Chilean Justice is kinda behind times.…
Posted in: Chile man gets 10 years for killing Japanese astronomer
Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:11PM JST
Usually Japanese workers are diligent and careful so they check something to avoid mistakes. Then why…
Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?
Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:07PM JST
@ Educator - reference was to an Aussie rock song. Sorry if you didn't get it!
Posted in: Prosecutors begin probe into Obuchi political fund scandal
Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:05PM JST
Mike O'BrienOct. 30, 2014 - 08:14PM JST
Actually you did, with the line
Actually I didn't,…
Posted in: Kyushu town approves nuclear reactor restart
Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:47PM JST
Yet many cars made in America have problems that are kept hidden due to those in…
Posted in: U.S. gov't pushes air bag maker Takata on replacement parts