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Simona StanzaniDec. 17, 2014 - 05:19PM JST
a very happy day for Japan and the World.
Posted in: Ishihara retires from politics
Simona StanzaniDec. 06, 2014 - 10:59PM JST
they don't have fries? give'em chips!
Posted in: Airlift to ease Japan french fry shortage
Simona StanzaniDec. 02, 2014 - 09:45PM JST
definitely signing in the stations needs bettering, even native or near native Japanese get lost in Ikebukuro or other big stations because the signing is totally demented [like you find the right sign that sends you in one direction then suddenly no other sign tells you where to go halfway, and you have to ask a human.] for some reason I do have very low expectations though (Y_Y)
Posted in: Japan is looking to increase the number of annual tourists to 20 million by 2020. What suggestions do you have for this to happen?
Simona StanzaniNov. 21, 2014 - 10:29AM JST
it doesn't generally happen to me but in those rare cases it's generally some ojisan who obviously wants to speak English so I'll let him do it but I keep speaking Japanese. if he's really bad I tell him to speak Japanese but since I'm Italian it doesn't really bother me that much on the emotional side (bad English doesn't offend my national pride, so to speak XD)
Posted in: How do you feel when you speak fluent or reasonably good Japanese to a Japanese person and they insist on answering you in English?
Simona StanzaniNov. 19, 2014 - 07:40PM JST
I suggest to shift the market to Italian novello!
Posted in: Fans brace for Beaujolais Nouveau
Simona StanzaniNov. 19, 2014 - 09:25AM JST
it's not "unique". mixi has been doing that since line wasn't even conceived.
Posted in: Nengajo numbers falling, but smartphone apps offer an easier solution
Simona StanzaniNov. 11, 2014 - 11:32PM JST
yeah, just wait until December and we'll see even less of that stuff. Japanese media never really wore the 'watchdog' hat, and now they'll have a good reason not to.
Posted in: Media not doing their job on covering political fund use
Simona StanzaniNov. 02, 2014 - 11:14PM JST
Japan is way too obsessed with getting married and having a family; not surprised there are so many hikikomori and wagamama girls who don't want to follow society rules. as far as man-woman relationships, equality etc. Japan should really get out of the 1950s - Showa is cool, OK, but being retro doesn't mean being retrograde.
Posted in: Solo wedding service for single women who want to be brides for a day
Simona StanzaniNov. 02, 2014 - 05:06PM JST
I think it's your phone, I see the right photos in all my devices.
Posted in: Award-winning Japanese actor seeks complete art
Simona StanzaniOct. 31, 2014 - 08:28PM JST
I don't really like Sometani that much, I think that Masahiro Higashide is a much better actor for what I've seen so far.
Hope Parasyte will change my opinion [but I doubt it].
Simona StanzaniOct. 30, 2014 - 08:44PM JST
they have spooky walks around and underground London too. it's the right time of the year as well XD
Posted in: Bringing Britain to life for Japanese visitors
Simona StanzaniOct. 30, 2014 - 03:12AM JST
I just wish they did it when it's a bit warmer... (T_T)
Posted in: New Chitose Airport to host international animation festival
Simona StanzaniOct. 28, 2014 - 12:03AM JST
finally some good news. more, please.
Posted in: Broadband Tower begins to build 1.2MW solar plant in Gunma
Simona StanzaniOct. 23, 2014 - 01:13AM JST
a lot of junior/high school students in the neighborhood are going to be gutted at the news XD
Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park
Simona StanzaniOct. 20, 2014 - 01:10AM JST
I place like Japan with a shortage of volcanologists doesn't sound very good, aye.
Posted in: Japan's volcanoes made more jittery by 2011 quake, expert says
Simona StanzaniOct. 18, 2014 - 08:28PM JST
Wolf Girl & Black Prince, Gugure! Kokkuri-san are pretty interesting, good old silly fun.
For core otaku Electric Town's Bookstore (Denki-gai no Honya-san] is pretty silly "deep" entertainment.
pretty surprised not to see Psycho-Pass 2 in the top ten.
Posted in: The 10 best anime of the fall season, according to Japanese otaku
Simona StanzaniOct. 13, 2014 - 07:55PM JST
we're probably, literally going to sleep over it in tokyo since it's apparently coming at night and leaving around dawn. but I tell you, I'm not planning to go out in the next 48 hours (^o^)
Posted in: Typhoon slams into Japan; 68 injured
Simona StanzaniOct. 09, 2014 - 10:58PM JST
since he committed a crime he even confessed to I don't see why he doesn't go to jail like everyone else - or at least get a suspended sentence, but get incriminated at least.
are swimmers above the law...? (O_O)
Posted in: Swimmer Tomita gets 18-month ban for stealing camera
Simona StanzaniOct. 05, 2014 - 09:30PM JST
it was the voices! the voices in my head!
Posted in: Disgraced Japanese swimmer 'lost his mind,' says JOC
Simona StanzaniOct. 05, 2014 - 09:23PM JST
looks cool but I wouldn't like to live anywhere asbestos if possible.
Posted in: Architectural history in tiny Tokyo capsules
Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:34PM JST
Honda has carefully built a reputation as a world leader in auto safety. They're not waiting…
Posted in: Honda ran tests on fatal air bag flaw, frustrated by Takata reticence
Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:24PM JST
May the smokers' demise continue apace. The sooner they're gone the better the place. By bye…
Posted in: Smoke haters go after smokers with a vengeance
Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:17PM JST
Her stem cell research is as phony as a three dollar bill.
Posted in: Japanese scientist resigns after stem cell research discredited
Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:16PM JST
smoking is not quite the same as getting punched in face
One more sign that smokers…
Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:14PM JST
So the government must be glad that they are trying to get rid of the kei…
Posted in: Japan auto lobby sounds alarm over weak domestic sales