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Simona StanzaniAug. 27, 2014 - 09:24PM JST
Japan should ditch its anachronistic stuffy laws like this.
It's 2014 for Buddha's sake!!
Posted in: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art forced to cover up 'obscene' photos following complaint
Simona StanzaniAug. 27, 2014 - 03:44PM JST
what a wonderful country! it's kind of surprising that they have the guts to organize an event like this in a prudish nation like Japan, where they do everything yes, but never in public! XD
Posted in: Boob Aid: Porn queens to take part in 24-hour 'squeeze-a-thon'
Simona StanzaniAug. 27, 2014 - 03:39PM JST
if lived in the UK for even a short while they won't let you donate, at least that's what I was told last time I tried 3-4 years ago.
Posted in: Want to read manga and eat ice cream for free? Give blood in Akihabara
Simona StanzaniAug. 16, 2014 - 10:25AM JST
I think that A/C abuse is rampant here in Japan (Y_Y) they really keep temperatures too low in shops, which of course upsets our body system. I am lucky enough to live in an apartment that is not that hot and ventilated so I don't use it at all, just before sleeping I set it on 'dry' for 5-10 mins to cool the room off if necessary.
I keep saying they should make a law to set a limit on the minimum A/C temperature permitted in public places; I know that town halls and the like have internal regulations for that, but it's not enough. aside from letting people's internal thermometers work better there are other benefits: if A/C temperatures are kept higher, we will have less hot air pumped out and the cities will be naturally cooler instead of artificially hotter like they are now (Y_Y)
ecology, this mysterious thing [for Japan].
Posted in: Are Japanese growing less heat-resistant?
Simona StanzaniAug. 13, 2014 - 09:50AM JST
modern Japanese is unthinkable without kanji. isn't that amazing that you can actually figure out the meaning [or approximate meaning] of a word without necessarily know it nor how to read it if you know the kanji it's written with? and I am not even going to start to rant about the marvelous charm and philosophy behind them [I don't want to bore you to death with my kanji otaku ramblings].
I'd never do without kanji, thank you very much.
Posted in: The fuzzy logic behind Japanese attachment to kanji
Simona StanzaniJul. 31, 2014 - 07:14AM JST
wi-fi is always necessary.
Posted in: Skymark Airlines to offer free in-flight Wi-Fi for domestic flights
Simona StanzaniJul. 18, 2014 - 01:12AM JST
after all he had to go through, he has words of understanding for the high school girl who unwittingly got him into trouble. that's a real Teacher with the capital T. hope he gets back to work asap.
Posted in: Teacher's conviction for groping girl on bus overturned by Tokyo court
Simona StanzaniJul. 01, 2014 - 07:49PM JST
outrageous to say the least. can't help thinking these people have some serious guardian spirits in the govt or the courts, or maybe even more likely Japanese law is a joke.
Posted in: Aum cultist sentenced to five years in prison
Simona StanzaniJun. 20, 2014 - 09:49AM JST
why am I not surprised? (Y_Y) retrograde is a compliment for some "people".
Posted in: Tokyo assemblywoman heckled on why she isn't married or having children
Simona StanzaniJun. 17, 2014 - 08:35PM JST
it's particularly serious when the one who opens it is a politician, someone who should somewhat feel responsible [and accountable] because he's supposed to represent others. what a twat.
Posted in: Hashimoto says allied soldiers raped women after D-Day
Simona StanzaniJun. 17, 2014 - 07:32PM JST
it's an historically documented fact that soldiers/warriors have been raping women since the dawn of mankind, but I'd like people to actually support their [unfortunate, in this case] utterances with substantial and documented proof before opening their mouths. a marvelous practice that seems out of fashion nowadays.
Simona StanzaniJun. 15, 2014 - 07:21PM JST
the parents were very lucky to find an employee who was aware of the problem and took the time to inform them; I'm sure they'd be even more shocked if their child went to them with the dictionary when she was already in school (T_T)
Posted in: Japanese parents shocked to learn their baby girl’s name has inappropriate meaning
Simona StanzaniJun. 12, 2014 - 07:22PM JST
no language specialists? なんでー？｡ﾟ(´つω･`｡)ﾟ｡
Posted in: Highly skilled foreigners to be allowed to stay permanently in Japan
Simona StanzaniJun. 07, 2014 - 07:41PM JST
anime/manga should be #1
Posted in: 10 things Japan does better than anywhere else
Simona StanzaniJun. 07, 2014 - 07:26PM JST
beam me up, Timmy!
Posted in: Apple to make 3-5 mil smartwatches monthly: Nikkei
Simona StanzaniJun. 06, 2014 - 10:43PM JST
American directors are not able to get Godzilla to look right,
American directors are not able to get Godzilla to look right,
"Briton Gareth Edwards" is actually not an American director.
Posted in: Godzilla director in Japan feels like 'surrogate mother'
Simona StanzaniJun. 06, 2014 - 02:50PM JST
people should be allowed to do what they want as long as they don't hurt their neighbor, and I'm not talking about moral issues [if you are offended by two same-sex people's happiness then it's YOUR problem]; being gay has NEVER hurt anyone but the very people who are gay and not accepted by society.
there are enough humans on the planet, actually way too many, making kids already and besides, gay couples can have kids too, it's 2014 for Buddha's sake.
Posted in: George Takei sees gay pride beginning in Japan
Simona StanzaniMay. 20, 2014 - 09:26AM JST
come on, lure me.
Posted in: Tokyo governor unveils plan to lure foreign business talent
Simona StanzaniApr. 22, 2014 - 11:30PM JST
あ危ねーーー cracks me up XD it's a bit like seeing a manga line on the road XD
Posted in: Fukuoka town experiments with new road markings
Simona StanzaniApr. 22, 2014 - 09:09AM JST
まじつまらない。don't see the point posting this stuff on a news site really (^^)``
Posted in: Japanese women talk about being betrayed by their female friends
Aug. 30, 2014 - 07:23PM JST
“What we’re asking the Japanese government is to conclude investigations into the violations of the rights…
Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'
Chris Ore-Sama Mair
Aug. 30, 2014 - 07:21PM JST
I didn't know anybody actually considered her to be a real cat. I thought everyone considered…
Posted in: Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio
Aug. 30, 2014 - 07:16PM JST
Considering the US government's military budget is in excess of $600bn annually, this is a drop…
Posted in: Pentagon says Iraq operations costing $7.5 mil a day
Aug. 30, 2014 - 07:14PM JST
None in these conflicts should be believed, and that includes he who lied those are not…
Posted in: EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia
Aug. 30, 2014 - 07:12PM JST
It's surprising that there has been no criticism of Hiroshima city government for allowing housing to…
Posted in: It's necessary to take measures to prevent newcomers from living in dangerous areas by coordinating the designation of areas as caution zones and through urban planning. It's also important to keep residents informed of the risks of mudslides.