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RecklessOct. 26, 2014 - 09:34PM JST
Many such parking garages have stop signs and walkways, with posted speed limits that are routinely ignored. In such an area the driver is under the duty to be particularly cautious and should expect kids running out.
Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being hit by car in Chiba
RecklessOct. 23, 2014 - 09:42AM JST
in the heat of the moment and potentially in shock one might be shocked to see a wife or daughter being disrobed, but clearly more education is needed.
Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads
RecklessOct. 22, 2014 - 05:28PM JST
trade deficit is a sign of strong internal demand,,,
Posted in: Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit
RecklessOct. 22, 2014 - 01:35PM JST
I think the peanut gallery on this site must be pretty old. I just got back into the game recently and pretty much all young women are open to this. They love to show their whole life via facebook and use the iPhone with abandon. Frankly there is nothing illegal about sharing photos made voluntarily unless there is some obscenity law violation.
Posted in: Court orders Facebook to reveal revenge porn IP addresses
RecklessOct. 20, 2014 - 05:43PM JST
Anyone whose favorite book is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole has got my vote.
Posted in: From Sanskrit to Schroders
RecklessOct. 19, 2014 - 05:37PM JST
Sleep well and exercise (weights and jogging) 2-3 times per week is the answer unless you have severe depression. A dog may help as well.
Posted in: Exercising three times a week significantly cuts depression risk
RecklessOct. 19, 2014 - 05:31PM JST
Wow, what a difference a week makes! Left for one week vacation and she was billed as potential first female PM in Japan, come back one week later and she is under pressure to resign!!!
Posted in: For 3rd day in a row, media expecting Obuchi to resign
RecklessOct. 06, 2014 - 10:09AM JST
The fundamental issue is not English education per se, but Japanese people and society does not want to learn English well because that is a capitulation to foreigners, and the US in particular. There is always a sort of angst and loathing that burns deep about having to learn or speak English.
Posted in: What’s wrong with English education in Japan? Pull up a chair
RecklessOct. 06, 2014 - 09:49AM JST
That is too bad. I hope he can recover. I watched about an old F1 rivalry several years back where there was also an accident in Japan due to rain, perhaps the first F1 race here.
Posted in: F1 drivers, teams shocked by Bianchi crash
RecklessOct. 04, 2014 - 04:34PM JST
Coming from big US family with Italian background it was very natural but I don't even try in Japan anymore except for wife's grandmother who is the only one who really appreciates a hug.
I know an American guy who gives a big hug to all women saying it is American way, but he is a lecher and just enjoys holding the ladies.
Posted in: In your experience, how do your Japanese friends of the opposite sex react when you try to give them a friendly hug or kiss on the cheek when you are greeting them or saying goodbye?
RecklessOct. 03, 2014 - 10:24AM JST
@Frungy "every time I start towards the door I end up with some co-worker asking me for a couple of minutes (but it is never really a couple of minutes) to solve some problem that they should have asked about 4 hours ago or saved until tomorrow."
I had this problem too when I first started at a JP company, but within a few weeks they understood that they would be ignored by me on the way out. I guess that is one of the perks of getting older, I don't feel the need to entertain fools.
Posted in: As a male employee in Japan, you can't really leave the office at around, say, 3 p.m. to pick up your kids and still expect your boss to grade you favorably.
RecklessOct. 03, 2014 - 09:15AM JST
why shoot the messenger? he is just calling a spade a spade. actually in the west most men cannot leave work at a big company to go pick up the kids unless they are pretty high up management which belong to the inner circle. small or medium size towns are the exception with higher quality of life, assuming you have a good job.
RecklessOct. 01, 2014 - 02:00PM JST
So much of airlines are regulated, in fact 40% of the ticket or more is for taxes, so why can't they regulate seat size? I guess prices would go up then but flying now is so miserable. I would propose the new airline law: (i) all stewardesses over age 30 must resign, (ii) all seats must fit the average sized american clown.
Posted in: Airlines fly slower to cut fuel bill
RecklessOct. 01, 2014 - 10:25AM JST
@Mr. Noidall "Teaching is not, and should not be employed as a means to support a holiday. There are folks who have desired and trained to become professional teachers and who end up getting the respect of a clown thanks to these backpacking buffoons who possess no training or professionalism at all."
Quit sucking on crabapples and open your heart. the world is big enough for all types. and if you are such an awesome teacher with superb pronunciation, manners, skills and aplomb I am sure you will be so recognized by your students and accordingly well paid,,, sour grapes do not make good wine,,,
Posted in: The 5 most fun countries to teach English in
RecklessOct. 01, 2014 - 09:59AM JST
I usually give oversized psychos a wide berth. it is just common sense. these dumb pushy salariman also pull that crap on the train everyday pushing everyone to get to their favorite spot without a sense of manners or dignity. once in a while the order must be maintained.
Posted in: Man kicked to death in argument over ramen shop seat
RecklessSep. 30, 2014 - 03:24PM JST
Wow, I thought this was a joke at first. Obviously he lost some marbles and never picked them up. Time for a one way trip to the funny farm away from kids.
Posted in: 37-year-old man arrested for kidnapping 12-year-old boy in Chiba
RecklessSep. 30, 2014 - 10:02AM JST
well at least they don't drink and drive for the most part.
Posted in: Police officer arrested for assaulting 2 train station attendants in Saitama
RecklessSep. 30, 2014 - 08:46AM JST
In a country with such good food and so many options, also one person portions available in dinner bentos or at corner shops, I wonder why anyone would eat at McDonalds.
Posted in: McDonald’s Japan is now adding to home delivery junk mail
RecklessSep. 29, 2014 - 05:29PM JST
I don't think Japan will be belligerent any time soon. Life is too comfortable and there is no oil for them push forward with an invasion except what they can get on the open market. A modest skirmish with China over bird dropping islands may be possible, but that is about it.
Posted in: Former diplomat fears for future of Japan's democracy
RecklessSep. 28, 2014 - 07:44PM JST
I think in a court it would be almost impossible to convict on this crime because there is so much reasonable doubt considering how packed Tokyo trains are. Some of you say "I keep both hands up" but on many days I carry a heavy briefcase and cannot make it to the seats with shelves above, and sometimes all straps are taken. Literally you may be swaying on one foot with a hand or some other part of your body pressed quite strongly into another guy's rear end, or a sensitive part of a woman. I see it daily.
The other day on a crowded line at around 8 am I heard a woman scream chikan halfway down the train and when it stopped she was crying and grabbing this guy. However, I have no way of knowing what happened or seeing what happened. The tears of a distraught woman, are they enough to prove guilt?
Posted in: Bank employee, Tokyo district court clerk held for groping same woman in train
Nov. 01, 2014 - 10:55PM JST
And tonight's special at the local yakiniku joint is...
Posted in: 6 people bitten by wild boar in Tokyo
Nov. 01, 2014 - 10:53PM JST
sangetsu stick you something you think you know instead of stuff you obviously do not know…
Posted in: BOJ expands asset purchases to Y80 tril to spur recovery
Nov. 01, 2014 - 10:51PM JST
@smithinjapan: why are you so in denial?
Sony wasn't always Sony, Samsung wasn't always…
Posted in: Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes
A coworker of mine had hello kitty everything in his office cubicle including a 6 foot…
Posted in: The power of cute: Hello Kitty Con debuts in LA
Nov. 01, 2014 - 10:49PM JST
cipantheistNOV. 01, 2014 - 10:22AM JST
Hmm... China and Russia again. What is the excuse for…
Posted in: Plans for Antarctic marine reserves fail again