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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
Simona StanzaniFeb. 05, 2013 - 08:33PM JST
don't be so mean to him, he only had a slip of the tongue; he meant to say: "someone blowing the whistle is the gravest crisis to hit Japanese sport".
Posted in: Minister calls judo beatings Japan's worst sports crisis
Simona StanzaniFeb. 03, 2013 - 09:59PM JST
what's wrong with that? (aside from the fact that it's kinda hard to read) a nice and legal way to earn some pennies. stop being so prudish, come on.
Posted in: Okinawa cancels plan to use young women’s thighs as advertising space
Simona StanzaniFeb. 03, 2013 - 09:47PM JST
Sounds to me like Abunomics, or dangerous economic policies.
Sounds to me like Abunomics, or dangerous economic policies.
Posted in: 'Abenomics' kicking average wage-earner in teeth
May. 19, 2013 - 01:46AM JST
Because Chinese GOVT didn't bother to agree 2 social scientists, these two generals think they can…
Posted in: Chinese general says Ryukyu islands do not belong to Japan
May. 19, 2013 - 01:44AM JST
melonbarmonster--By all means all civilized human beings should be united in denouncing human rights atrocities. Perhaps…
Posted in: S Korean media slam Abe's 731 jet photo
May. 19, 2013 - 01:43AM JST
You can show the same thing in thousand different ways ....
You can do that…
Posted in: U.S. slams Russian anti-ship missiles going to Syria
May. 19, 2013 - 01:42AM JST
toshikoMay. 19, 2013 - 12:25AM JST
One more thing. In USA. the first job to prosecute…
Posted in: Restoration Party member ousted over Korean prostitution remarks
The timline approach of yours is clear and convincing.
It's very informative as well as…
Posted in: Abe defends right to visit Yasukuni Shrine