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SkywardsJan. 05, 2013 - 02:57PM JST
How does Kohaku Uta Gassen reflect environmental values when confetti gets released, many singers have more than one costume during the show and the set uses lots of flashing screens and lights?
How has Japan in the 21st century adapted Western business accountability practices to its own corporate world?
Can NHK ask the Japanese people living in Tokyo without homes or jobs how the global economy has impacted their lives?
Posted in: NHK debate program wants your opinion on major issues
SkywardsMay. 29, 2011 - 09:59AM JST
Idea-has the prefectural or national government considered taking over hotels and turning them into temporary housing for the evacuees while cleanup and reconstruction occur? Might require zoning changes but that would provide some privacy. There'd also be a need to make decisions about common elements/gardens/storage but the privacy part would be immensely helpful.
Posted in: Stress, lack of privacy in evacuee shelters taking its toll
SkywardsMay. 29, 2011 - 09:56AM JST
Boa's reference to dancing is about the tap-dancing she has had to learn in preproduction for the movie. She has indicated that it is not as easy as it looks. I am glad she finally came to Canada and am waiting for a Toronto paper or show to ask her when a Toronto concert (her own or with SM Town) might happen!
RE: her North American album-I did wish that she had released her Best & USA album here instead-it had some wonderful songs as did her Japanese album, Identity. However, maybe it was for a reason.
Posted in: BoA to make Hollywood debut
SkywardsMay. 21, 2011 - 04:45AM JST
Will look for the late mayor's book. He was wise to recall previous devastation and use it to inspire the wall. Did the town figure out why the side parts jammed, thereby necessitating a fireman to manually operate them? Need to fix that bit.
Posted in: How one Japanese village defied the tsunami
SkywardsJul. 15, 2009 - 09:13AM JST
Aside from little advance publicity in Canada about the Imperial couple's visit, I relied on Japanese media to learn about their itinerary.
Anyhow, it does seem that the Imperial couple had a swell time visiting four major cities in Canada.
Posted in: Imperial couple end Canadian tour
SkywardsJul. 15, 2009 - 09:10AM JST
How about having some of the Asian films put into the IMAX format and distributed around the world? Something along the lines of The Good, The Bad, and The Weird from South Korea?
Posted in: IMAX focused on Asia as part of global expansion
SkywardsMar. 10, 2009 - 09:49AM JST
The flight gives new meaning to fan-meeting. One day, Suri may have enough material to write a digital book about being among strangers so often.
Posted in: 40 fans chosen for chartered flight with Tom Cruise
SkywardsJan. 06, 2009 - 01:03PM JST
They will have nice wedding photographs to show the baby later. Why is all the negative focus on the bride's attire? She and husband can afford to entertain and to dress for "their day."
Posted in: Hiroko Hatano, Keita Suzuki hold wedding reception
SkywardsJan. 06, 2009 - 12:58PM JST
This feature could be a refinement of the translation units developed for expo 2005 to be used at the airports.
Wish the program could expand to other industries' jargon and phrases.
Posted in: NEC develops Japanese-English interpretation software for cell phones
SkywardsJan. 06, 2009 - 03:14AM JST
Waseda University student caught for underwear theft recently; in past three years, this university has had students caught with drugs or investigated for sexual assault. Time for the school administration to get a good citizenship course with compulsory volunteer time set up for all incoming new students plus a mandatory course on male-female relationships.
Otherwise we'll be reading about more students from "wasted" university.
Posted in: Waseda student arrested for stealing woman’s underwear in Nara
SkywardsJan. 05, 2009 - 03:18AM JST
I had an older model of the toaster and there was no switch for "non-mug" toast.
However, the image worked best on white sliced bread. For cracked bread, the setting had to be fairly high, at which point the bread was approaching burnt status. Also, forget toasting frozen waffles-the heat made the bottom edge soften into an L-shape and would not crisp the whole item. And no image of the cat appeared...
Posted in: Hello Breakfast
SkywardsJan. 05, 2009 - 03:11AM JST
The cooking/interview/entertainment show that SMAP are featured in can be quite funny.
I have long suspected that there is staff to make the presentation dishes for the video closeups but the band actually makes the guests' dishes. Guess that is how "meals for everyone" is possible-extra food made before hand. Though, if the men actually have picked up some cooking skills, they must be popular at home with friends and family.
Nakai is a ham as the maitre d' and Shingo tries to add a light sketch at the end. From what I can determine, he usually tries to coerce or implore guests to favour his cooking team's efforts.
Posted in: Daisuke Matsuzaka and his wife to make first appearance on 'SMAPxSMAP'
SkywardsJan. 01, 2009 - 01:43AM JST
JAL president could act as consultant to the US CEOs on how to gain customer loyalty by their taking lifestyle and money sacrifices for the companies' health. For a fee per consultation (in Japanese) of course.
Posted in: JAL president becomes famous as modest executive on YouTube
SkywardsJan. 01, 2009 - 01:33AM JST
Glad to see that the singer made it to the show. The appearance will help her fans to support her and give the show producers some satisfaction that choosing her to appear was alright after all.
Hope her surgery mended the hand.
SkywardsDec. 29, 2008 - 09:06AM JST
People are losing their lives while gunmen or machetemen run amok. Shake Hands with the Devil told the tales of Rwanda, yet the horror is happening in Uganda and other countries.
Posted in: Rebels hack 45 people to death at Catholic church in Congo
SkywardsNov. 28, 2008 - 03:09AM JST
The tree itself is special only because of its planting at the ceremony of turning on the lights.
But hey, Enya will be on the Red & White show? Perhaps NHK will invite more international musicians for future show to mix with the Japanese ones? 21st-century, you have arrived in J-music.
Posted in: Enya plants 'illumination tree' at Tokyo Midtown
SkywardsNov. 27, 2008 - 12:51PM JST
Guess one needs the money in the Federal Reserve to enjoy this new resort.
Will there be a transportation system in place for employees to get to and from the resort? No one is going to appreciate a long commute.
I picked up on the mention of limestone karsts-why would anyone allow development near them? Whole area needs to be a protected zone. Wouldn't want guest to slip into one karst and twist a leg or more.
Posted in: Ritz-Carlton to launch new global brand in Thailand
SkywardsNov. 27, 2008 - 12:45PM JST
Speaking of soccer, where is the coverage of the Under-20 Women's World Cup tournament in Chile right now? We're talking soccer, people! This is important.
Posted in: Nakazawa, Endo among contenders for Asian soccer player of year
SkywardsNov. 27, 2008 - 12:41PM JST
Rather surprised it took this long to make use of the Olympic swimmer's medal to promote products and make money! (Michael Phelps was in the media as soon as he finished his last swim!) He was great at the Olympics!
Any idea if the beef in the patty is Japanese beef or US beef?
Posted in: Kitajima gets his hands on Quarter Pounder
SkywardsSep. 22, 2008 - 10:46AM JST
TV series Change and Absolute Boyfriend need to come to North America. They are more interesting than the current prime time fare offered here. Canadian broadcasters, buy!
Posted in: Broadcasters to hold TV program trade show
May. 25, 2015 - 10:04PM JST
I don't see how even a few seconds of warning is really going to help.
Posted in: M5.6 earthquake rocks Kanto region
May. 25, 2015 - 10:02PM JST
So, it's not completely useless...it just may not reach you in time if you're really close…
May. 25, 2015 - 10:00PM JST
People can set their prices at what they want, and if enough people buy it to…
Posted in: Shiro Yamada’s craft beer for Japanese tastes
May. 25, 2015 - 09:58PM JST
I have used YouTube since the beginning but it's becoming much more restrictive with the adverts…
Posted in: YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off
It's about time Japan opens its own organic foods supermarket chain like Whole Foods:
Posted in: Organic food rarely found on Japan’s tables