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Simona StanzaniJun. 10, 2013 - 01:52PM JST
umm... all the Japanese I meet lately ask me if I'm on FB and to please "friend" them so it doesn't feel that deserted to me just yet.
Posted in: Facebook users in Japan losing interest
Simona StanzaniJun. 09, 2013 - 10:26AM JST
why is that the back of my mind automatically makes the equation casino=yakuza...? maybe I read too much manga. [or maybe not? XD]
Posted in: Japan Restoration Party breaks ranks to submit casino bill on its own
Simona StanzaniJun. 04, 2013 - 11:08AM JST
I like the police.
Posted in: Support your local police
Simona StanzaniApr. 26, 2013 - 10:01AM JST
I'm on Meguro Town Hall's mailing list and we get alerts about perverts [many are just koe-kake jiken (some guy importunating or talking dirty to a girl/woman/boy/etc), but still] every single week. I wonder how the other Wards fare.
Posted in: School flasher identified by semen left at scene
Simona StanzaniApr. 22, 2013 - 07:34PM JST
this kind of reminds me of the "leaves on tracks" that block whole train networks in the UK. only much more dangerous (but similarily demented).
Posted in: Fuel-rod cooling halted by rats at Fukushima plant
Simona StanzaniApr. 07, 2013 - 09:29AM JST
aside from the fact that the no. 1 killer in Japan is lung cancer (can hardly think smoking's got nothing to do with it) an increasing number of people is becoming allergic to smoke every year; from my point of view the govt is not even doing enough yet.
Posted in: Have Japan’s anti-smoking laws gone too far?
Simona StanzaniMar. 17, 2013 - 08:08PM JST
lack of communication in Japan can really lead to criminal (negligence resulting in) tragedy.
Posted in: 2 infants die after being left asleep in car
Simona StanzaniMar. 05, 2013 - 07:28PM JST
Personally, I don't think is for us to decide what is life and what existence for someone else. I will probably be very happy to gaze lazily and dazedly outside of the window when I'm 114–you don't know until you experience it. besides, life is a very subjective subject, what is good for me might not be good for you and vice versa.
Posted in: World's oldest woman turns 115 in Japan
Simona StanzaniMar. 05, 2013 - 03:47PM JST
Mine was a sarcastic remark to the fact the "tens of thousands of yen" is not an outstanding amount of money (and it ain't changed in these years) the writer probably meant to write "tens of thousands of dollars" which would be "millions yen" that sounds far more appropriate. I found the mistake to be kinda funny but I see that nobody got my joke :D
Posted in: Tokyo hotel shrinks in new-style urban demolition
Simona StanzaniMar. 04, 2013 - 11:43AM JST
whoever said “He should have his car destroyed as well as being dismissed.” was actually being very funny quoting the manga [and subsequently anime/drama] GTO, whose school vice principal's car got regularly destroyed [mostly unwittingly] by the hero Eikichi Onizuka. I guess Japan Today ain't otaku enough to pick it up XD
Posted in: Identity of Osaka elementary school bandit discovered
Simona StanzaniMar. 04, 2013 - 11:25AM JST
you spend "tens of thousands" of yen everyday really, just go grocery shopping.
Simona StanzaniFeb. 27, 2013 - 11:07PM JST
I think that an older brother/sister-like young counselor with some psychology background but mostly decent communication skills and emotional intelligence working as a bridge between the kids world and the adults world would probably work. I'm actually talking about it here and there, if I manage to make it get trough to the executive level I'll let you know. [it's probably gonna be a bit of a long way, bear with me].
Posted in: Panel recommends 'moral education' to counter school bullying, corporal punishment
Simona StanzaniFeb. 20, 2013 - 09:29AM JST
considering that in the UK "life" is 7 seven years [are we deerhounds?]–then of you're good they let you out even earlier, because of overcrowding–Japan is not that lax methinks. since he's a minor he'd probably just get a pat on the shoulder if he was in the UK. the US would probably lock him up far longer though. paese che vai usanza che trovi...
Posted in: Youth gets 5-8 years for killing 3 with car
Simona StanzaniFeb. 12, 2013 - 06:43PM JST
you forgot Niagara curry trainstaurant in Yutenji. very Showa. apparently closed until March for refurbishment.
Posted in: Make tracks to Tokyo’s train bars
Simona StanzaniFeb. 11, 2013 - 10:15AM JST
how can this article state that cup noodles are considered "little more than junk food"? if that's not junk food then I don't know what is XD have you read the ingredients? [we can safely state that whatever food with MSG inside IS junk food]
Posted in: Girly noodles: Is Japan witnessing start of a female-oriented instant noodle revolution?
Simona StanzaniFeb. 11, 2013 - 09:55AM JST
the word chosen by 76 people out of 1400 is #1 and #10 counts only 12...? how many words did these people come up? this survey sounds a bit like rubbish to me.
Posted in: Survey reveals Japan’s 'Top 10 Words' - all remarkably positive
Simona StanzaniFeb. 10, 2013 - 09:52PM JST
never mess with Enoshima's cats.
Posted in: Tokyo man arrested over mass-killing online threat
Simona StanzaniFeb. 10, 2013 - 01:46AM JST
I find this general obsession with marriage really irrelevant. hope they'll soon wake up to realize that an outdated and overrated institution like that is just a waste of time and money.
Posted in: What Japanese women think about money and marriage
Simona StanzaniFeb. 07, 2013 - 09:13AM JST
bloody idiots. if it wasn't for burlesquoni I'd pack my bags and go back to Bologna.
Posted in: Shimane town demands pants for Michelangelo's David sculpture
Simona StanzaniFeb. 05, 2013 - 08:38PM JST
outrageous. free him right away!! art is nothing to be censored to begin with–and sexual organs are the most natural things on Earth. this sexual organ phobia that Japan has really needs some prompt and efficient cure.
Posted in: Renowned photographer Leslie Kee arrested in Japan over obscene photos
Jun. 19, 2013 - 04:13PM JST
Concorde, the most famous airliner of them all, was in its day as unique as the…
Posted in: United 787 Dreamliner heading to Tokyo diverted to Seattle
Jun. 19, 2013 - 04:12PM JST
Are these new models still using Microsoft OS?
Ive had two of their models and they…
Posted in: China's Huawei to offer smartphone for high-end market
Jun. 19, 2013 - 04:11PM JST
" FRB's QE was for putting things in order after the financial crisis of 2008 (which…
Posted in: Japanese cabinet ministers say G-8 stance is sign of approval for 'Abenomics'
Jun. 19, 2013 - 04:08PM JST
Stupid people. They are too stupid to realize that the territory they claim as theirs &…
Posted in: 26 members of motorcycle gang arrested over brawl
Jun. 19, 2013 - 04:07PM JST
It's amazing that overseas countries are still so convinced in the safety and efficacy of the…
Posted in: TEPCO finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima plant groundwater