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SerranoMay. 20, 2013 - 08:12PM JST
To the posters bad mouthing this matcha beer before they've even tried it -
I tried it. Nice! It tastes basically like cold, refreshing green tea, with a beer kick.
You get a steaming hot cup of delicious hojicha as well as a couple of little sembei and a little tsukemono with it for your 800 yen. I also recommend their hojicha warabi sweets.
Posted in: Tea shop offers something new: green tea beer
SerranoMay. 20, 2013 - 07:57PM JST
There's nothing wrong with riding a bicycle on the sidewalk as long as you go slow, give way to pedestrians, don't ring your bell at 'em unless you've got 2 or more of 'em spread out blocking the entire sidewalk as they walk in 1 direction, and don't hit anybody.
Posted in: Road traffic laws in Europe and the United States are simple, whereas in Japan pedestrians are always exposed to the risks of bicycles bumping into them from all directions...It is time for us to go back to the original point of the road traffic law, where bicycles and cars share the road.
SerranoMay. 20, 2013 - 07:40PM JST
"Thirty two of them ( Gitmo detainees ) are being fed through tubes"
This is ridiculous. If they don't wanna eat free meals, let 'em starve.
But that being said, for the detainees for which there is no clear evidence of crimes, send them back to their home countries, whether their home countries want them or not.
Posted in: Obama to go public with his counterterrorism strategy
SerranoMay. 20, 2013 - 07:29PM JST
ANA's not sneaky about anything. And I see some people complain about crappy food and airline staff with funky attitudes, must be they don't fly ANA.
Posted in: Do you think airlines are sneaky about fuel surcharges, fees for extra baggage and other charges for various services?
SerranoMay. 20, 2013 - 08:09AM JST
They should do a remake of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and have Ishibashi play the role of the parking garage attendant.
Posted in: Man arrested after taking Lexus for test drive to grandmother’s house 180 km away
SerranoMay. 20, 2013 - 08:04AM JST
Is that an angry monkey?
Posted in: Art attack
SerranoMay. 19, 2013 - 07:29PM JST
Great. Now if they'll just oust Hashimoto...
Posted in: Restoration Party member ousted over Korean prostitution remarks
SerranoMay. 19, 2013 - 07:24PM JST
I am glad to hear the woman was rescued.
Posted in: 70-year-old woman rescued from toilet after 3-day ordeal
SerranoMay. 19, 2013 - 08:35AM JST
"he will not resign before the end of his mandate"
He doesn't have a mandate. He has power inherited from his daddy.
Probably he will have to be killed.
Posted in: Assad insists he will not quit; car bomb hits Damascus
SerranoMay. 17, 2013 - 11:09PM JST
I've heard much weirder requests than these.
Posted in: British diplomats reveal world of weird requests
SerranoMay. 17, 2013 - 09:53PM JST
Hashimoto: The United States should face what the US military did against local women"
It has. The question is, when is Hashimoto going to face up to the fact that Japanese soldiers caused way more suffering to local women?
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation
SerranoMay. 17, 2013 - 07:56PM JST
"Hashimoto, whose quick tongue and forthright approach has won him friends and enemies"
I wouldn't have Hashimoto or any of his "friends" over to my place for dinner.
SerranoMay. 17, 2013 - 07:04AM JST
"he said his remarks might have seemed inappropriate to people outside Japan with different values"
Or to Japanese people in Japan, I guess he missed all the criticism of his remarks by politicians of the other parties.
"he had no intention of retracting any of his earlier comments"
Posted in: Hashimoto says he lacked sensitivity to U.S. perception of prostitution
SerranoMay. 16, 2013 - 07:58PM JST
I hope Iijima doesn't get snatched by the North Koreans.
Posted in: Abe says he may meet with North Korean leader
SerranoMay. 16, 2013 - 07:53PM JST
"Hashimoto, who has been mentioned as a possible future prime minister"
Posted in: Hashimoto offers to meet 'comfort women' to apologize
SerranoMay. 16, 2013 - 07:38PM JST
That'll be where the last of the awl comes from, lol.
Posted in: China, Japan and South Korea say the Arctic will be important, and now is the time to set the table to allow them to do things there later on. That starts with the Arctic Council.
SerranoMay. 16, 2013 - 07:29PM JST
"She weighed just 26 kilograms and had bruises on her body"
What kind of human beings do this to another human being?
Posted in: Malaysian couple jailed for starving maid to death
SerranoMay. 16, 2013 - 07:22PM JST
"with many of the prisoners stabbed or decapitated by their Japanese captors if they so much as stopped to drink water or collapsed to the ground"
What kind of human being does this to another human being?
Posted in: Filipino director takes new look at Bataan Death March
SerranoMay. 16, 2013 - 07:02PM JST
"this guy needs to be removed from office ASAP"
I would bet 10,000 yen that will not happen. He'll come up with some lame apology, and he'll continue as Osaka mayor.
Posted in: U.S. lawmakers urge Japan gov't to distance itself from Hashimoto
SerranoMay. 16, 2013 - 05:59PM JST
"If one walks through life looking for anything to be upset about it will always be found"
Or, if one walks through life looking to upset anything, it will always be found.
Posted in: S Korean media slam Abe's 731 jet photo
May. 21, 2013 - 01:25AM JST
How about letting the Okinawans have Okinawa? seems fairest to me.
Yes, that's the best way.…
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
May. 21, 2013 - 01:11AM JST
so Japanese people are in denial.
Posted in: Companies Japanese people are most proud of
May. 21, 2013 - 01:10AM JST
If you'd been less hasty in posting that little tidbit, you would also have discovered that…
An investigation of the Justice Department’s witness protection program uncovered glaring security problems that allowed terrorists…
May. 21, 2013 - 01:05AM JST
@Guru Russia was not one of the authors of the Potsdam deceleration.
You have no idea…