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RecklessMay. 19, 2013 - 05:30PM JST
@Joshua Degreiff: as always sir, your comment is articulate and full of gusto. May I also add an alternative? If you really didn't do it, time to open up a can of whipass, then run like hell. Unfortunately if you are a foreigner, they will probably find you, but at least you tried.
Posted in: Guilty and never proven innocent – every male train rider's nightmare in Japan
RecklessMay. 17, 2013 - 09:43AM JST
i typically go to east coast and just stay up until 11pm the day of arrival and have a few beers. can typically sleep 6 hours. then next days, get some exercise and sun, and take a nap around 4pm. no meds needed for me. my wife however, cannot recover even after a week...
Posted in: What do you do to overcome jet lag?
RecklessMay. 16, 2013 - 07:21PM JST
Dude is gonna get an earful.
Posted in: Hashimoto offers to meet 'comfort women' to apologize
RecklessApr. 25, 2013 - 10:09AM JST
@Joshua--sounds like you had a few too many drinks when you wrote that post.
Posted in: Don’t like drinking with the boss? No promotion for you
RecklessApr. 24, 2013 - 05:14PM JST
@PaulJ: "I can't think of profession in Japan where an unskilled and untrained person can demand 3,000 yen or more an hour for their services."
There are for instance massage parlors in Ebisu where you pay 3000 yen for 20 minutes, not to say higher prices for more "advanced" services.
Posted in: Gov't plans to increase number of foreign English teachers to 10,000
RecklessApr. 24, 2013 - 01:23PM JST
We all know the center of the English speaking universe is Mumbai, and Mumbai English is therefore the gold standard. There are 50 native English speakers in Mumbai for every 1 native English speaker in London. Mumbai rocks and all future JETs should teach Mumbai English.
RecklessApr. 24, 2013 - 12:31PM JST
@kharashima please note that there are many positions in elementary school that are not a full-time teacher. I do not recall the name of the program but you can see posters here and there. Unfortunately, as you see above, you have provoked the cynicism and venom of the Queen's blowhard subjects who don't know enough to know that they don't know very much. Please keep trying in your quest.
RecklessApr. 24, 2013 - 10:07AM JST
As a former JET who knows tens of other JETs, I would say unequivocally that the program is a success and most of us had a profound effect on our schools and neighborhoods and were similarly profoundly influenced. Secondly, JETs fresh out of college are extremely motivated to INTERACT and SPEAK and PLAY with the children, thus vastly increasing their interest in the foreigner and his/her culture and giving MOTIVATION to continue to study English. I have seen these so-called English teaching professionals who generally seem to settle into nice private school gigs or teach at junior colleges. Though they may be qualified in pedagogy, I do not think that can replace the ENTHUSIASM and MOTIVATION that new JETs have. Possibly the naysayers above just couldn't get in the highly selective JET program and are forevere bitter...
RecklessApr. 22, 2013 - 05:15PM JST
Gosh bless her for sharing her glory if she so chooses.
Posted in: Actress Lisa Goto trades legacy of sports drink commercials for career in porn
RecklessApr. 22, 2013 - 05:02PM JST
I always get followed in stores by surveillance staff as suspicious gaijin so I never forget to pay. it is really helpful. At a department store once the surveillance guy got a good workout keeping up with me and was pretty flustered when i told him that he was "ayashii" following me around. LOL.
Posted in: Woman caught shoplifting hangs herself in supermarket
RecklessApr. 19, 2013 - 10:11AM JST
This is the kind of article I relish, that let's me start my day on a great footing with a huge smile.
Posted in: Woman, 77, ordered to repay Y400 mil she got from 79-yr-old man for sex
RecklessApr. 18, 2013 - 04:05PM JST
I don't know about TOEIC, but every Japanese I have met who had level 2 or above on Eiken, has been able to communicate in English very well.
Posted in: Required or not, English knowledge no guarantee of success
RecklessApr. 18, 2013 - 03:58PM JST
I am glad the young dude is stepping up to the plate. Should be a good looking kid.
Posted in: Model Maki Nishiyama reportedly 5 months pregnant
RecklessApr. 15, 2013 - 10:38AM JST
first of all, who has the money? companies and retired rich folks.
Posted in: Casting doubt on Japan's new economic experiment
RecklessApr. 09, 2013 - 11:32AM JST
Maybe she asked for a divorce...
Posted in: Man arrested over murder of wife in Oita
RecklessApr. 04, 2013 - 03:22PM JST
Posted in: British class system alive and growing, survey finds
RecklessApr. 03, 2013 - 05:09PM JST
This suggests a kind of simmering anger of those being left behind as India develops. It is terrible for those poor women.
Posted in: 4 Indian sisters maimed in acid attack
RecklessApr. 03, 2013 - 12:29PM JST
it didn't seem an unusual question to me directed to one purporting to be an expert in sushi. i would also expect him to know where the fishies came from and any traces of radiation or mercury.
Posted in: How healthy a food is sushi?
RecklessApr. 03, 2013 - 12:22PM JST
same old hacks will bring same old ideas. their sole conclusion will be manipulate the yen to let the large exporters make a profit.
Posted in: Abe to expedite restructuring of Japan's industries
RecklessApr. 03, 2013 - 10:14AM JST
I reckon it is healthy in moderation, and the fish oils help avoid depression, etc. By the way, I was at a sushi stall in Tsukiji once and happened to be curious about how many calories the sushi plate I ordered had. The sushi "chef?" looked like I slapped him in the face and said something to the effect "how/why the hell should I know that."
Dec. 11, 2013 - 02:25PM JST
And there is for you in legal retribution [saving of] life, O you [people] of understanding,…
Posted in: Turk jailed for life for murder of Japanese tourist
Dec. 11, 2013 - 02:21PM JST
...he got angry and struck the man across the face to get his attention.
Posted in: JR employee arrested for striking commuter over smartphone argument
Dec. 11, 2013 - 02:19PM JST
Like: KFC, illuminations, drinking too much.
Dislike: moaning non-Japanese who compare it to the wonders of…
Posted in: What do you like about the way Christmas is celebrated in Japan, and what don't you like about it?
Dec. 11, 2013 - 02:13PM JST
I was excited to try this place. I ordered one Friet and one Box. I have…
Posted in: Specialist French fry stand And the Friet opens in Tokyo
Dec. 11, 2013 - 02:06PM JST
Their SmartPhone maps do not extend that far…and their geospatial awareness is close to zero.
Posted in: Japanese college students struggle to answer basic astronomy questions