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Simona StanzaniApr. 17, 2015 - 09:48AM JST
because traveling from Japan is a total rip off and it's not Bubble Time anymore.
a 2-way ticket to any European town costs at least 30% more than if you took off from Europe exactly on the same plane. it's time to put an end to this middle-man mafia mentality.
Posted in: Why more Japanese are staying home
Simona StanzaniMar. 29, 2015 - 01:50AM JST
it is "unique" because it is the first such international event held in Japan, that's what makes it different.
Posted in: World's first 'otaku' summit opens in Japan
Simona StanzaniMar. 29, 2015 - 01:05AM JST
Otaku Summit signed the birth of the Inetrnational Otaku Event Association, that aims to bring together Japanese subculture-focused events all over the world, in order to exchange info, knowledge, guests, etc. crossing borders, culture, race, religion, everything. It's a literally historic watershed moment for Japanese subculture.
Simona StanzaniMar. 25, 2015 - 07:42PM JST
they should rename it "the yakuza law" XD
Posted in: Lawmakers to submit casino legalisation bill by the end of March
Simona StanzaniMar. 22, 2015 - 08:55PM JST
“We presume that despite the meltdown, the fuel is still in the containment vessel,”
"presume" is not a very scientific word, is it?
Posted in: Fukushima reactor test offers rare detailed look inside
Simona StanzaniMar. 16, 2015 - 07:09PM JST
never underestimate White Day! holy cow..,
Posted in: Woman tries to kill husband because he didn't give her White Day gift
Simona StanzaniMar. 15, 2015 - 04:52PM JST
Nakameguro is cool.
Posted in: Moving to Tokyo? Real estate agent picks 5 best neighborhoods for single residents
Simona StanzaniMar. 14, 2015 - 11:24PM JST
looks VERY amateurish and the idea is rather bizarre but it could have worked if done professionally.
Posted in: Saga Prefecture targets foreign tourists with weird commercial
Simona StanzaniMar. 09, 2015 - 10:04PM JST
Posted in: OnJapan Cafe: Get your 'wa' on in Harajuku
Simona StanzaniFeb. 23, 2015 - 07:42PM JST
French coffee is not exactly the top though... try real Italian and South American!
Posted in: Have the 'best coffee in Paris' in Tokyo
Simona StanzaniFeb. 20, 2015 - 09:14PM JST
wouldn't be surprised about 41 fire engines. they sent 11 around my old neighborhood for a suspected gas leak [that was never found, obviously...]
Posted in: 2 dead, 6 injured in Tokyo apartment building fire
Simona StanzaniFeb. 07, 2015 - 12:04AM JST
I'll have the chips, you can have the fish.
Posted in: Fish and chips, Britain's comfort food, goes hip
Simona StanzaniJan. 29, 2015 - 10:13PM JST
Aso and his mates are under the impression that "Cool Japan" [whatever they think it is] is really cool and the AKB producer has got enough money and connections to get a prime spot on the organizing committee - being this Japan, which we all know is run a bit like a mafia syndicate and an old boys club, we can get an idea of why the guy has got carte blanche to promote his stuff on the big world stage.
AKB is unfortunately part of modern, let's say current, Japanese [sub]culture and it's going to be hard to convince the old boys club otherwise, especially if it means lost revenue for them or their friends.
I'd rather see more talented people there, and if it really has to be idols methinks the five little ranger-like ones are much better [and sportier, too!] though Japanese pop [esp. the idol kind] is mainly trash, unfortunately (Y_Y)
Posted in: Cross-dressing Matsuko Deluxe: AKB opening Tokyo Olympics 'would embarrass Japan'
Simona StanzaniJan. 17, 2015 - 09:39PM JST
since she hit her father with a baseball bat, it was probably safer to keep her away from the family; at that age she probably wanted to be on her own herself [I would]. let's hope she doesn't really get out at 20 - plus she should get at least some psychiatric help while behind bars, if anything to realize what the hell she did and repent.
Posted in: Sasebo girl who killed classmate judged criminally responsible
Simona StanzaniJan. 17, 2015 - 09:06PM JST
Posted in: Haneda Airport strengthens security in response to France terror attack
Simona StanzaniJan. 17, 2015 - 08:56PM JST
when I was 18 the best thing my parents could do for me is to give me food/drink when needed and maybe help with a mock test but especially LEAVE ME ALONE.
Posted in: Entrance exams: How parents ruin their kids' chances with misguided 'support'
Simona StanzaniJan. 17, 2015 - 08:50PM JST
"if you freeze to death, you’re stuck like that until morning." - sounds like the perfect place for suicide.
Posted in: Cold doesn't bother you? Then spend a night at this Hokkaido ice hotel
Simona StanzaniJan. 06, 2015 - 11:45AM JST
pissed off cos he didn't get any cards? XD
Posted in: Yakiniku sauce poured into post boxes
Simona StanzaniDec. 24, 2014 - 09:45AM JST
if you like anime methinks it's pretty much the only thing worth watching in Japan.
The 7 Deadly Sins, Your Lie in April and Parasyte are my current recommendations.
Posted in: Is Japanese TV really as bad as its reputation?
Simona StanzaniDec. 21, 2014 - 09:35AM JST
only in Japan XD
as an Italian, I am still utterly fascinated with the love of queueing (for some limited edition of something, but not only) in this country.
Posted in: Chaos as Tokyo Station celebrates centenary
Apr. 26, 2015 - 05:08PM JST
Yubaru, sorry, as I mentioned, I won't. But, with a little over 200 pgs, it does…
Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans
Apr. 26, 2015 - 05:03PM JST
Japan needs to stop sponging off of the US.
scipanthesit, when did Japan sponge off of…
Posted in: Abe to tell U.S. leaders Japan ready for bigger security role
Apr. 26, 2015 - 05:02PM JST
Oh come on! Yesterday, it was a radioactive club, and today, we're back to an even…
Posted in: Radioactive soil removed from Tokyo park
And with Japan's "Special Secrecy Law" in effect- You'll NEVER know.
Apr. 26, 2015 - 04:59PM JST
Great! Every time he singles into outfield and such, I'm always impressed with his skillful batting.…
Posted in: Ichiro beats Oh's run record