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Peter PayneApr. 23, 2014 - 09:57AM JST
@bilderberg, they are not as cool and social as you. On the other hand this article seems like linkbait to try to get otakus angry. Everyone knows otakus who are as far gone as the article describes don't actually date 3D (meaning meatspace) girls.
Posted in: Advice from Japanese women on dealing with boyfriend’s anime girlfriend
Peter PayneApr. 22, 2014 - 04:31PM JST
Because only 99.999% of computers have wifi already built in.
Posted in: World's smallest wireless LAN adapter
Peter PayneApr. 22, 2014 - 03:49PM JST
I've been to Yasukuni, on August 15. If you go, I recommend you go on that day, for maximum entertainment.
That said, while there are a lot of really unreasonable people promoting their views, it is reasonable that freedom of speech be protected and that Japan have one place to go and offer thanks to its soldiers (and dogs, and horses -- there are monuments to animals that died in service of the war, too, there).
Posted in: 146 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine
Peter PayneApr. 19, 2014 - 03:56PM JST
Are they aware that the Hatsune Miku projection looks terrible when viewed from the side? All the venues in Japan were chosen to be very long and narrow so fans could all see from the front.
Posted in: Japan virtual star Hatsune Miku to join Lady Gaga tour
Peter PayneApr. 19, 2014 - 03:45PM JST
Posted in: Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoe line
Peter PayneApr. 16, 2014 - 06:11PM JST
Hoping for some good news! Such a sad thing to happen to our friends in Korea!
Posted in: 4 dead, 291 missing after South Korean ferry sinks
Peter PayneApr. 16, 2014 - 12:31PM JST
Next year the top tax rate goes to 45% for national, which means 55% with local and prefecture added in. I love Japan dearly and want to be buried here, but as the tax rates rise and they want to take 60, 70% of my money, they'll end up with nothing as I won't be here.
Posted in: Japan's population shrinks as elderly make up 25%
Peter PayneApr. 16, 2014 - 12:12PM JST
Obviously government serves a role and one of those roles is to back its industry in times of trouble. GM and Citibank worked out well, I believe the U.S. made a profit actually.
Posted in: When big companies look like they are going under, should governments use tax money to bail them out?
Peter PayneApr. 16, 2014 - 12:11PM JST
This is like an episode of CSI.
Posted in: 7 babies found dead in Utah home
Peter PayneApr. 16, 2014 - 12:10PM JST
I disagree. I am an iPhone and Apple fan but don't wear Apple clothing for a reason, it'd be stupid and I'd be embarrassed. If I had an Apple watch I'd always be conscious of people judging me for being a fanboi. If it serves no useful purpose that my phone doesn't already serve, I won't even buy one as a curiosity.
They are free to try to get me to change my mind of course.
Posted in: Wearable tech gaining momentum
Peter PayneApr. 16, 2014 - 12:07PM JST
Police or teachers.
Posted in: Which profession in Japan seems to be in the news the most due to deviant or unlawful sexual behavior by its members?
Peter PayneApr. 16, 2014 - 12:06PM JST
Disgusting. Every muslim female should be issued a small knife she can hide on her person and be trained how to use it.
Posted in: Muslim extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria
Peter PayneApr. 11, 2014 - 11:16AM JST
Shameful. It's like this that make me remind my wife to bury me in Japan, not my home country of America.
Posted in: 79 U.S. sailors sue TEPCO over radiation during Operation Tomodachi
Peter PayneApr. 11, 2014 - 11:10AM JST
He is a fan of Japan. If you haven't seen the movie Hachi, you should. It melted my cynical, cold little heart.
Posted in: Richard Gere appears as Tora-san again in Orangina ads
Peter PayneApr. 05, 2014 - 03:06PM JST
1) This is about Virginia lobbyists loving money from Korean lobbyists, and Koreans being smart enough to try this route.
2) It's already supported by Google, so it's meaningless.
3) There are already 2-3 bodies of water called the East Sea.
4) For their next trick, Korea will demand that the letter K no longer come before the letter J in the English alphabet.
Posted in: Addition of Korean name for Sea of Japan becomes law in Virginia
Peter PayneApr. 03, 2014 - 01:22PM JST
Good for Abe. This will only help Japan's standing in the world.
Posted in: Disappointed Abe says Japan will abide by ruling on whaling
Peter PayneApr. 03, 2014 - 01:14PM JST
Go outside. Wash your hair. Don't be a full on otaku. Don't buy into the cynical crap about becoming a wizard if you manage to maintain your (male) virginity til the age of 30. Being awkward socially is sad, try to fix it if you can. It's not cool. Your 2D waifu is not a real wife.
Posted in: Poll on number of male virgins in Japan not all bad news
Peter PayneApr. 03, 2014 - 03:03AM JST
I use my iPad instead of my Macbook Pro. Laugh if you want, it's quite relaxing by comparison.
Posted in: In our plugged-in culture, with all its devices, how often each week do you switch off, tune out or enjoy some time alone without any electronic distractions?
Peter PayneApr. 03, 2014 - 02:35AM JST
Though she's on her way out, being pushed out by properties like Kantai Collection.
Posted in: Japan’s biggest pop star is not human
Peter PayneApr. 03, 2014 - 02:27AM JST
Posted in: Russia tries to curb Crimean prosecutor's Internet fame
Apr. 24, 2014 - 11:35PM JST
Japan really needs to set up an affordable childcare system with trained and licensed childcare providers.…
Posted in: Babysitter arrested for abusing 5-month-old boy in Kawasaki
Apr. 24, 2014 - 11:31PM JST
Oh, hello, I would have seized that ship solely based on it's name. "Baosteel Emotion"...gotta have…
Posted in: China frees ship after Mitsui O.S.K. pays $28 mil
Apr. 24, 2014 - 11:29PM JST
That's fine - as long as they leave out the washikis. You haven't experienced fear till…
Posted in: To express 'omotenashi,' or Japanese hospitality, a guesthouse should feature traditional Japanese architecture.
Think I'll go visit Yasukuni tomorrow - post a selfie on FB.
Posted in: Visitors flock to China memorial to Japanese official's assassin
Apr. 24, 2014 - 11:28PM JST
Oh, well, that settles it! China can now gracefully back down, I suppose.
Posted in: Obama says Senkaku islands covered by security treaty