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Simona StanzaniNov. 24, 2013 - 06:24AM JST
I think that this guy needs help more than anything. it's creepy all right.
Posted in: Man arrested for cutting off sleeping woman's underwear
Simona StanzaniNov. 05, 2013 - 10:39PM JST
it's a funny vestige of bubble excess, when rich people used to have parties on boats reaching another time zone to be able to toast with beaujolais before everyone else in the country [and so on], back in the days. it's a bit pathetic to see how stuff that can't even be called tradition sticks with the Japanese consumer mind while back home it's not even 1/4 of the deal they make of it here. personally I find it a bit annoying, but I'm allergic to fads and fashion victims so I guess that's a part of Japanese culture that doesn't suit me personally. [but still, even to the neutral mind it is, well-silly, isn't it?]
Posted in: 1st shipment of Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Japan
Simona StanzaniOct. 28, 2013 - 10:56AM JST
press... what? XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Posted in: Secrecy act stirs fears about press freedom, right to know
Simona StanzaniOct. 22, 2013 - 08:55PM JST
if you ask me, short-sighted people tend to seat in the front and long-sighted people in the back, regardless whether they're shy or go-getters XDDDD
Posted in: Psychologist explains what the seat you choose in a theater reveals about your personality
Simona StanzaniSep. 22, 2013 - 12:20PM JST
language is a tool and it can be used or abused according to the human that uses it; good people and bad people are found everywhere, and Japan of course is no exception, therefore there may be many people who speak kindly to you out of habit or because it's the rule while inside their head they think completely different, but I find that in general Japanese people are much less rude than their counterparts in many other countries, and the language, being an integral part of the culture, reflects and influences that general 'courtesy' mindset. there are a gazillion things I can object to in Japan, but language and courtesy are definitely not on the black list.
Posted in: Mind your manners: Global confab highlights politeness in different societies
Simona StanzaniSep. 21, 2013 - 09:31AM JST
a host works in a host bar, a gigolo generally works solo; never heard of gigolo bars, at least in Japan.
it's conceptually wrong to call a host "gigolo".
Posted in: Body of gigolo club boss dissolved in toxic chemicals
Simona StanzaniSep. 06, 2013 - 02:29AM JST
aside from the fact that since we don't - and can't - know when the Tokyo "big one" will come, does having a gazillion people gathering 250 km from a nuclear plant that is obviously NOT shut down [even spilling nasty stuff all over the place] sound like a good idea? plus the uncertainty of a big quake really striking Tokyo - if very unfortunately [Murphy's Law, anyone?] that does happen, do you really want to gather a gazillion of unaware tourists with no clue what's going on, what to do, where to go if disaster strikes? well, in my books NO is the rational - if not only - answer.
Posted in: Fukushima question continues to dog Tokyo Olympic bid
Simona StanzaniAug. 30, 2013 - 10:09AM JST
stick that arrow up your nose, Abe.
Posted in: Abe battles doctors' lobby over 'third arrow' reform
Simona StanzaniAug. 24, 2013 - 09:52PM JST
I think it's more geared towards the host clubs and the like's "catch" activities–that can be almost harassing at times–than inoffensive tissue hand-outs.
Posted in: Tokyo's Shinjuku to ban street solicitation from September
Simona StanzaniAug. 24, 2013 - 09:46PM JST
I propose we do the olympics in fukushima, possibly directly inside the sea.
surely this government's got their priorities right. NOT!!!!!!!
Posted in: Radioactive groundwater under Fukushima plant nears sea
Simona StanzaniAug. 24, 2013 - 09:41PM JST
counter-current genius. criminal to say the least.
Posted in: Abe leaves for Middle East, Africa to promote nuclear tech exports
Simona StanzaniAug. 19, 2013 - 07:08PM JST
(sorry I meant to write "I don't THINK Abe is")
Posted in: World leaders who are actually leading
Simona StanzaniAug. 19, 2013 - 11:27AM JST
I don't this Abe is particularly a "real leader", he was just lucky to be there at the right time and come up with some obvious and almost child-like panacea solution(s) to please the masses. We'll se how long it all lasts.
Simona StanzaniAug. 16, 2013 - 09:42AM JST
this guy is dangerous.
Posted in: Abe: Conservative ideologue with economic focus
Simona StanzaniAug. 12, 2013 - 07:01AM JST
(of course I'm being ironic)
Posted in: Education ministry shocked by scale of corporal punishment
Simona StanzaniAug. 12, 2013 - 07:00AM JST
good morning dear ministry. now you can go back to bed and pretend nothing happened according to government policy.
Simona StanzaniAug. 12, 2013 - 05:07AM JST
considering the dire situation and the lack of experience of the DPJ as a governing party I think that Kan did the bloody best he could do in his position. the current government would be happy for him to be indicted because he turned 100% anti-nuke since the disaster and they would rather have no such voice roaming around the political scene.
I do like Kan, he desperately lacked in carisma and was probably too uncorrupt to be able to survive that dirty pool full of shark that is Japanese politcs, but I think he also lacked in flexibility which probably played a big part in his political demise. having said that, I'd like to know how Abe would have behaved in the same situation. I have the impression that his government would have hidden much more information and colluded on a much bigger scale with TEPCO's criminals. thankfully we're now in an age where you can't hide from the world anymore, so they can keep doing their media manipulation and dirty back-alley deals only for national issues of no International interest. I hope not for long though.
Posted in: Prosecutors unlikely to indict Kan, ex-TEPCO execs over Fukushima
Simona StanzaniAug. 06, 2013 - 09:27AM JST
See No Evil Hear No Evil Speak No Evil. this is going to be a one big poopie.
Posted in: Stalled 'Akira' live-action movie comes back to life
Simona StanzaniJul. 28, 2013 - 11:33AM JST
don't you wonder why those swimsuits look so much like sukumizu [school swimsuits]? XD
Posted in: Get your car washed by girls in swimsuits for Y10,000
Simona StanzaniJul. 25, 2013 - 09:26AM JST
Japan needs more sex. I vote for sex.
Posted in: Lifelong sex? Men say yes; women not so sure
Dec. 07, 2013 - 08:58PM JST
Probably the only J-channel I watch regularly. I mostly watch on BS though, premium channel. Love…
Posted in: What do you think of NHK? Do you like any of their programs?
Dec. 07, 2013 - 08:57PM JST
They just passed the first step to a tyrannical dictatorship.
Posted in: Diet passes controversial secrets law despite protests
Dec. 07, 2013 - 08:51PM JST
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is traveling in Seoul, welcomed the release and said he…
Posted in: N Korea deports elderly U.S. tourist
Dec. 07, 2013 - 08:32PM JST
Hear, hear, @wildwest!
I was shocked to hear there even is a Consumer Affairs Agency, though,…
Posted in: Night-time diet pill under fire from Consumer Affairs Agency
Dec. 07, 2013 - 08:30PM JST
I'm happy that SKorea export to China is far surpassing Japan. After seeing the violent Chinese…
Posted in: Hyundai Motor feels heat from Japanese rivals in China