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Rolf SchlumpfMay. 10, 2013 - 05:04PM JST
I'm from the same hometown like Federer is. Federer is like a god for some people here, I don't like him. Well done, Kei...
Posted in: Reign in Spain
Rolf SchlumpfApr. 25, 2013 - 10:29PM JST
From my (european) point of view... Good to hear that America won't let Japan down in this case. Now, go home, China...
Posted in: Top U.S. general tells China U.S. committed to defending Japan
Rolf SchlumpfApr. 11, 2013 - 05:44PM JST
Glad to operate (aka at work and at home) since over two decades with mac os. Every time I'm forced to work on a pc with windows (unfortunately I have to dokitoki at work), it makes me feel like using a time machine, backwards. Really nothing against Windows, I'm far from hating it and I know the topic is about the new Windows OS. Just to say, I will never use this unless I'm forced to :0...
Posted in: PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops
Rolf SchlumpfFeb. 07, 2013 - 09:10PM JST
In my humble opinion... I like Tokyo, I'm not such a big fan of Kyoto. Been there three times, that's it for the rest of my life... The best place: Miyazaki City, far away from everything, warm, small but all there you need, nice people and I can say Hi personally to every foreigner, because you see some only once in a while.
Posted in: Top 5 worst places to visit in Japan
Rolf SchlumpfDec. 25, 2012 - 08:05AM JST
I visit Starbucks once or twice a year... That's surely enough...
Posted in: Starbucks Japan reduces amount of brew in some offerings
Rolf SchlumpfDec. 25, 2012 - 07:59AM JST
Just... not good at all...
Posted in: 'Gangnam Style' hits one billion views on YouTube
Rolf SchlumpfDec. 25, 2012 - 07:56AM JST
Big country = Big problems...
Posted in: 2 U.S. firefighters shot dead, 2 wounded in arson 'trap'
Rolf SchlumpfDec. 25, 2012 - 07:48AM JST
Better to get rid of the human trash if they really did it...
Posted in: 111 countries vote against death penalty; Japan among 41 voting for it
Rolf SchlumpfAug. 12, 2012 - 06:03PM JST
Posted in: S Koreans back soccer player over banner
Rolf SchlumpfAug. 12, 2012 - 12:13AM JST
I watched it here in Europe and this game made me yawning. Both sides didn't show good skills. While the japanese ball control was aweful, the koreans acted like girls after were involved in a foul. There are teams in this tournament which deserves this bronze medal more than the two teams played for it. However, the japanese midfield played a good game, while the korean defense showed good moments, too. In the end, I think Soccer (and I like Soccer) should not be a Olympic discipline.
Posted in: S Korea beats Japan 2-0 to win soccer bronze
Rolf SchlumpfJun. 15, 2012 - 11:11PM JST
This leaves me speechless... Ebino is my second home and the place where you never expect such things will happen. Too rural, too quiet, too beautiful, too out of this world...
Posted in: Man arrested over death of 4-month-old son in Miyazaki
Rolf SchlumpfMay. 18, 2012 - 10:47PM JST
Everyone has a right to his/her own opinion... So everyone's opinion is okay.
Posted in: Beat Takeshi compares same-sex marriage with bestiality
Rolf SchlumpfMay. 11, 2012 - 08:00PM JST
There will be the time, that even cleaning ladies will need a degree to get a job, because everybody is aiming for higher education. In the end, as tmarie said, even with a degree you won't find jobs anymore...
Posted in: World's top countries for higher education ranked
Rolf SchlumpfMay. 10, 2012 - 07:25PM JST
Will someone trust a company with the biggest failure in credit card data hacking in history or even implanting malware from the company's music cd's to computers anymore? I always liked Sony, but these days I prefer to have them one the other side of my firewall... Means, the recently bought bluray player will be my last product of this company....
Posted in: Sony posts Y456.66 bil loss but expects to return to profit
Rolf SchlumpfMay. 03, 2012 - 08:01PM JST
The problem is: even if they will be able to buy the islands with such a small amount of money and the chinese will give up on it, the chinese will focus then on another part of Japan (or another asian country) to overtake... Territorial disputes became the new hobby of China...
Posted in: Tokyo raises Y76 mil in donations to buy disputed islands
Rolf SchlumpfMay. 02, 2012 - 10:21PM JST
Same (including whaling) is done by the European Faroe Islands every year... I don't support this stuff at all, in fact I hate it. But compare to the ten thousand seals industrially hunted and slaughtered in Canada and Russia (excluding Greenlanders) every year, the Taiji stuff is just peanuts... To open a dolphin park in such area maybe sounds strange to some people. To me it's better than nothing to do a step forward. Imagine, all the hunters will be able to have jobs there. No more reason to go on a hunt...
Posted in: 'Cove' town in Wakayama plans to open dolphin park
Rolf SchlumpfMay. 02, 2012 - 10:03PM JST
Well, I can't imagine to eat like this, eating is not only put something in my mouth and swallow. But every country has it's special manner, it's just like that. So, when in South Korea, do as the South Korean do. When in Japan, do as the japanese do...
Posted in: Korean idol enrages Japanese netizens by eating instant noodles from the pot
Rolf SchlumpfMay. 02, 2012 - 09:43PM JST
The idea that we humans need to cross the street to avoid a pet is insane.
The idea that we humans need to cross the street to avoid a pet is insane.
That's exactly the one and only sentence in this discussion here that counts... I really like dogs but in this sad case it doesn't matter wether it was the dogs fault or not. It's just a fact, it killed somebody, it must be put down and the owner must be fined (that it really hurts). Not for nothing specific dogs are illegal in some countries...
Rolf SchlumpfApr. 20, 2012 - 08:17PM JST
@Robert Dykes... I totally agree with you, nice words.
I'm not living in Japan now, but plan it for so many years, so maybe some more years to go. My wife is japanese, very southbound, a real great place to live. Clearly not everything is golden in Japan, as in every other country. Nationalism and Racism, yah, spread all over the world, not only in Nippon. Still I never faced any bad situation while I stayed in Japan. I can't say too many bad things about the country, but about many western places I used to be before.
Never can imagine to live in China or India, too. No places of mine. These countries are now getting through the whole process of the bubbling economy with all the side-effects. Life there is only about making money. It's clear, Japan has a problem with it's economy and probably the think tanks outlook will become true. But I'm sure at the same time, there will be many other countries in the world with equal problems. My only wish for Japan is to open it's immigration policy a bit. I don't support too much immigration, it will make things worser, as seen in so many other countries in the world (my homecountry has almost 30% foreigners).
All in all, there are things to scrutinize in Japan, but still... it's the place I will die (if possible :)...
Posted in: Japan 'no longer a rich country' by 2050: think tank
Rolf SchlumpfApr. 19, 2012 - 06:09PM JST
There will be no killing by mobs in Japan... elsewhere will...
Posted in: Tokyo mega-quake would kill over 9,600, simulation shows
May. 19, 2013 - 11:07PM JST
gcbel: You know, there comes a point when the rabid "anti-Obamism" comes off as so disingenuous,…
Posted in: White House: Obama is no Nixon
May. 19, 2013 - 11:04PM JST
Wow I wish I knew about it. That would have been great to see!
Posted in: Packed in
May. 19, 2013 - 11:03PM JST
Wow even if I paste En Wikipedia for proof
Nobusuke Kishi=A Class War Criminal =A member…
Posted in: Abe's envoy returns from North Korea
May. 19, 2013 - 11:00PM JST
There must be a reason or other thing lead to this tragic end , people don,t…
Posted in: Man kills 3 family members, then himself
May. 19, 2013 - 10:58PM JST
notetoself: Fleeing would be a disastrous choice.
That what I'd say before reading this article. But…
Posted in: Guilty and never proven innocent – every male train rider's nightmare in Japan