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SpeedJun. 18, 2013 - 08:55AM JST
I still prefer Japan over China even if I don't get to eat shrimp tempura.
But upon saying that, good personality, charm, being interesting and intellectually stimulating used to be more important than just the food when it came to diplomacy in the good old days.
Posted in: Japan losing diplomatic banquet battle to China
SpeedJun. 15, 2013 - 07:34AM JST
In San Diego, they have time limits and they are followed by the Marines and Navy. It seems as if they're more arrogant when it comes to "others".
Posted in: U.S. conducting late-night Osprey drills despite agreement not to do so
SpeedJun. 09, 2013 - 12:59PM JST
In my building and neighborhood alone, here in Shikoku, there have been five families w/ small children who've moved here from Chiba/Ibaragi/northern Saitama to be further away from Fukushima.
Most of these families' husbands are still working away from and separated from their families for the time being. There's no financial or any other kind of assistance being given to them.
They should move all children away from that area at Tepco's and the government's expense using the billions of yen donated by people but have yet to be disbursed. I heard about 3/4 to 2/3 of the money have yet to be allocated.
Posted in: Incidences of thyroid cancer on the rise among Fukushima children
SpeedJun. 09, 2013 - 09:00AM JST
13.7 million is still a hell of a lot of users. I don't think FB is going to fade away here anytime soon.
Posted in: Facebook users in Japan losing interest
SpeedJun. 07, 2013 - 10:27AM JST
Just move it to another country where hardline muslims can't impose their ideology.
Lady Gaga had to cancel her shows there, too.
Indonesia has been showing that it's NOT a tolerant secular muslim country, like they like to boast, but one increasingly dictated by extremists.
Posted in: Indonesia bans bikinis for 2013 Miss World pageant
SpeedJun. 07, 2013 - 08:16AM JST
I agree with the family/afghans here. This murderer should be executed. I'd be furious, too.
Badly tarnishes the American military's/government's image worldwide.
Posted in: Afghan fury as U.S. 'massacre' soldier escapes death penalty
SpeedJun. 07, 2013 - 08:04AM JST
It's a really nice kei car and it's about time Nissan got into the kei game.
But why can't Daihatsu and Nissan make any that don't look like exact replicas of the Wagon R? The headlights and body are identical.
Posted in: Nissan releases all-new DAYZ
SpeedJun. 07, 2013 - 07:44AM JST
Forget about helmets, narrow roads, child seats, etc.
The mother and child were dragged for 100 METERS! That's about the length of a football field.
The ass behind the wheel KILLED the girl & almost killed her mother. The sound and obstruction of two humans and a bike would have been extremely obvious. This is murder.
Posted in: Driver arrested after car hits mother, daughter on bike, killing girl
SpeedJun. 05, 2013 - 04:28PM JST
I heard he first said he didn't really know what happened. Then this came out with his stomachache story.
He hit them and then tried to escape. Unfortunately for him the bike got caught on his car and he hit a wall 100 meters away. Hit and run.
SpeedJun. 05, 2013 - 04:23PM JST
I'll put my money down that it's an ex-student from this school. Most likely 17 years old.
Posted in: Death threat posted on YouTube against Akita students, teachers
SpeedJun. 04, 2013 - 05:19PM JST
I actually think this is a good idea from "the Hash". All of southern Osaka is in the red and could use an infusion of cash/people very badly.
The Osprey had problems in the late 90s/early 2000s but most of the problems have been fixed. Osaka would be a great place to relocate a base to.
Posted in: Osaka offers to host Osprey training drills
SpeedJun. 04, 2013 - 05:13PM JST
So why did we award the '08 Olympics to China again?
If I remember correctly, it was partially based on the premise that the Chinese government would lighten up on censorship and improve human rights.
I don't think they've kept their promises.
Posted in: China blocks Tiananmen anniversary remembrance
SpeedJun. 03, 2013 - 11:10PM JST
Being up at 5:25 and suddenly climbing over the rail of 9 story balcony makes me wonder if he was sleepwalking.
I used to walk out of my house and walk over to the next door neighbor's house, while sleeping when I was a kid. Perhaps this is what happened. Poor family. Poor kid.
Posted in: 8-year-old boy falls to death from 9th-floor balcony
SpeedJun. 02, 2013 - 09:37AM JST
Lamenting the lack of children in Japan yet complaining about the noise that they naturally make.
What do you want?
Posted in: Aging Japan complains over the noise of children
SpeedMay. 23, 2013 - 09:05PM JST
Japan has to unilaterally try to resolve this issue. The allies haven't made much of an effort to.
Stopping the nuclear threat has been priority number one and adding a subsidiary issue that N. Korea doesn't want to cooperate on isn't what the allies want to do.
Abe's right to try to get this done now and to separate it from the nuclear issue.
Posted in: Japan considers talks with N Korea, surprising allies
SpeedMay. 21, 2013 - 09:03AM JST
My kid goes to a private nursery school and it's partially subsidized by the city so it's not much more expensive than a public one.
It's great to hear this piece of news. I'd really like them to pursue this on a national level w. federal funding.
Hats off to Mayor Fumiko Hayashi. Maybe it took a woman to really pursue and fix this problem.
Posted in: Yokohama says it has no children on daycare center waiting list
SpeedMay. 13, 2013 - 08:30AM JST
These 80 year old Japanese buildings are probably better built than most Chinese buildings.
Posted in: Buildings constructed in Manchukuo by occupying Japanese forces get official protection from Beijing
SpeedMay. 13, 2013 - 08:25AM JST
There was a "lifeguard" last year at a beach near here. A teenage boogieboarder was being pulled out past the jetty by the current and the "lifeguard" slowly and nonchalantly threw a buoy ring at him. Landed way behind the kid and a surfer went and pulled the kid in.
Posted in: Pool lifeguard apparently drowns
SpeedMay. 13, 2013 - 08:18AM JST
Kochi prefecture has only 1 Starbucks. It's always packed. Build more out here in Shikoku damnit.
Posted in: Starbucks on track to open 1,000th store in Japan
SpeedMay. 06, 2013 - 08:59AM JST
BTW, I loved the old time comedy acts. They fit well in their time in history. As the poster above says, I don't think they'd fit in very well today.
Posted in: What do you think of old-time comedy acts such as the Three Stooges, Marx Brothers, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy? Do you think their brand of comedy still holds up today?
Jun. 20, 2013 - 12:35AM JST
breasts are my favourite part... uh, of the chicken..
Posted in: Hooterville
Jun. 20, 2013 - 12:34AM JST
a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is threatening to decimate humanity.
Posted in: 'World War Z' draws massive crowd in NYC
Jun. 20, 2013 - 12:30AM JST
You got some serious skillz!
Posted in: Van Halen opens first tour of Japan in 15 years
Jun. 20, 2013 - 12:05AM JST
Of course they have a kid's menu....... no breasts , wings only.
For adult, you can…
Jun. 20, 2013 - 12:03AM JST
So then dog if that is the case then what is being reported on this site…
Posted in: Japan's May trade deficit widens on import costs