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SerranoAug. 01, 2014 - 12:59AM JST
That must be why they're still the number one hamburger restaurant chain in the world with over 33,000 restaurants and there was a long line at my local McD's at 5pm today.
Posted in: McDonald's Japan unveils 'tofu nuggets' after China meat scandal
SerranoAug. 01, 2014 - 12:30AM JST
@the Resident: No contribution to the topic? Re-read what I quoted from the article, then my "Thanks a lot, Abe" will make sense. Abe wanted to devalue the yen, no?
Posted in: Airbus says no room for more talks in cancelled Japan jet deal
SerranoJul. 31, 2014 - 11:49PM JST
"In 2008, 10 people in Japan suffered pesticide poisoning after eating dumplings imported from China, and earlier this year a Chinese factory worker was jailed for life for the crime."
Was this one factory worker solely responsible for this?
Posted in: McDonald's Japan pulls profit forecast after China meat scandal
SerranoJul. 31, 2014 - 11:38PM JST
"Skymark, which reports its latest financial results later on Thursday, had on Tuesday acknowledged that the deal was in trouble as a sharp decline in the yen since late 2012 jacked up the cost of purchasing the jets"
Thanks a lot, Abe.
SerranoJul. 31, 2014 - 11:02PM JST
I'm against it - for me it's less money.
Posted in: U.S. lawmakers warn Japan, Canada on Pacific trade deal talks
SerranoJul. 31, 2014 - 10:49PM JST
"The IOC, under new President Thomas Bach, is currently looking at ways of reducing the costs of hosting future Olympics. Several cities declined to bid or have dropped out of the race for the 2022 Winter Games because of financial concerns."
What would the IOC do if no cities submitted bids for the 2022 Winter Games? Would they beg?
Posted in: Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans
SerranoJul. 30, 2014 - 07:23AM JST
"The people who are fighting in Gaza today are the traditional descendants of the same people that have been fighting in this region for, at least, the last six thousand years. They are carrying on the true traditional heritage of their people and haven’t strayed far from the original plan. We’re just seeing the 2014 version, there will surely be more to see in the future."
This reminds me of the Doonesbury strip where an Iraqi complains to an American soldier about an Iraqi from a different tribe who killed some of his family, the American soldier was aghast and asked "When was this?" The answer was in th neighborhood of a couple of thousand years ago.
Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce
SerranoJul. 30, 2014 - 06:54AM JST
"Gaza is a fly facing an elephant"
Yeah, but it's a pesky fly that keeps on launching missiles that have killed and maimed people.
Posted in: U.N. Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire
SerranoJul. 30, 2014 - 06:47AM JST
Slackers! Get back to work! Ha ha
What about that new Regain energy drink promoted by those girls in the yellow tiger boots and the long blue hair?
Seriously, get to bed early, if you have trouble sleeping, take some cold medicine.
Posted in: 5 ways to nap at the office
SerranoJul. 28, 2014 - 03:04PM JST
When the Hamas has been damaged enough so that they cannot launch rockets at Israel, and Israel withdraws, how about the U.N. send in troops and, if necessary, remove what's left of the Hamas mis-government and help with providing security for an interim government in Gaza?
SerranoJul. 28, 2014 - 02:39PM JST
"Israeli airstrikes have destroyed hundreds of homes, including close to 500 in direct hits, according to Palestinian rights groups. Entire Gaza neighborhoods near the border have been reduced to rubble."
Jeez, if only Hamas hadn't started firing all those rockets at Israel again this wouldn't have happened.
Thanks a lot, Hamas.
"In southern Israel, one person was injured and a house was damaged by a rocket launched from Gaza, Israeli police said. The Israeli military said more than 50 rockets were fired Sunday.
Thanks a lot, Hamas, thanks a lot.
Posted in: Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges
SerranoJul. 27, 2014 - 09:49PM JST
"the winged Mothra and Rodan and the three-headed Ghidorah will face off with the radioactive lizard in the sequel."
Cripes! How about Godzilla vs Alien, Predator and Angelina Jolie?
Posted in: Godzilla returns: Sequel announced at Comic-Con
SerranoJul. 27, 2014 - 09:46PM JST
Congratulations to Hakuho on his 30th yusho and to Goeido on his ozeki promotion.
Posted in: Hakuho wins 30th title at Nagoya sumo tournament
SerranoJul. 27, 2014 - 09:43PM JST
"For Israelis, the quiet skies ended late on Saturday with sirens sounding up the coastal plain after Hamas refused to renew the 12-hour lull and began firing rockets over the border, one of which killed an Israeli soldier"
Incredible. The Palestinians still haven't got rid of Hamas.
Posted in: Hamas asks for new truce as Israel resumes Gaza assault
SerranoJul. 27, 2014 - 09:20PM JST
"the victim, Aiwa Matsuo, also 15, was visiting the suspect at her apartment when the incident occurred at around 8 p.m. Saturday.
The suspect, who cannot be named because she is a minor, was alone with her classmate at the time of the crime. Police said she does not live with her parents."
A 15-year-old living in an apartment alone...
Posted in: 16-year-old girl arrested for beheading classmate in Sasebo
SerranoJul. 26, 2014 - 08:52PM JST
The more AC you use, the more fossil fuels you bring."
Unless you restart the nukes.
Posted in: 39 prefectures record highest temperatures so far this year
SerranoJul. 26, 2014 - 08:40PM JST
"How to eat for free, get free lodging and free entertainment "
This article is for total slackers.
Posted in: How to eat for free, get free lodging and free entertainment
SerranoJul. 26, 2014 - 08:20PM JST
Incredibly, Hamas is still launching missiles at Israel.
Posted in: 15 dead as Israeli shell hits U.N. school sheltering Gazans
SerranoJul. 26, 2014 - 08:13PM JST
"Tokyo issued a landmark apology in 1993—called the Kono Statement after then top government spokesman Yohei Kono who announced it.
The statement acknowledged the military’s involvement in the coercive brothel system but did not admit the government’s complicity in it.
But a tranche of the political right, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, continue to cast doubt, claiming the brothels were staffed by professional prostitutes."
Incredible. Japanese companies could sell so much more stuff to Koreans if only Abe would get with the program, admit this stuff and apologize.
Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'
SerranoJul. 25, 2014 - 11:01PM JST
Kacy is definitely fit. And she has skill too!
Posted in: 'Ninja Warrior' competitor wants to inspire others
Aug. 01, 2014 - 10:36AM JST
Quick question. Where did the money go? Please bear in mind that Japan is the largest…
Posted in: Japan must hike sales taxes again to conquer debt: IMF
Japanese prosecutors only bring to court those cases they are sure they can win.
Posted in: Panel wants TEPCO execs charged over nuke crisis
Aug. 01, 2014 - 10:34AM JST
Jefflee -- great response. And exactly where did you get your degree in economics? Thanks but…
Aug. 01, 2014 - 10:33AM JST
That doesn't make Hamas LESS lethal.
Bass4funk, math is not your strong point, is it? You…
Posted in: Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in US
Aug. 01, 2014 - 10:32AM JST
"...figures released Thursday showed."
This is not the least bit helpful. What organization researched the data?
Posted in: Japan women world's longest-lived as male lifespan tops 80