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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?
SpeedMay. 06, 2013 - 08:58AM JST
Japanese manzai acts remind me of the classic stand up comedy duos of the past, especially Abbot and Costello.
It's almost as if Japanese entertainers picked up on it after WWII but never progressed past this form of comedy (one playing dumb while the other plays the smart one ridiculing the other. Slapstick and visual gags.)
Comedy with social, political commentary never really took root here.
SpeedMay. 06, 2013 - 08:46AM JST
Muslim extremists forcing another canceled concert. Their the plague of the earth.
Posted in: Aerosmith cancels Jakarta concert due to security concerns
SpeedMay. 03, 2013 - 02:35PM JST
Jesus. Talk about a quick way to get into hell. (For the murderers that is.) Poor kids.
Posted in: 2 arrested in China for killing two children with poisoned yogurt
SpeedMay. 02, 2013 - 07:28AM JST
This article should've come with a laugh track.
Posted in: China says U.S. should be concerned about Japanese nationalism
SpeedApr. 27, 2013 - 12:53AM JST
Jesus the Olympics are only 2 weeks long. Start the season a week earlier and end it a week later.
It's not so much to sacrifice to get baseball back on the Olympic roster.
No wonder it was dropped. The American baseball commission is so inflexible and arrogant.
Posted in: MLB won't interrupt season for Olympics
SpeedApr. 26, 2013 - 07:19AM JST
A fat cop sits on and suffocates a woman. Prosecute the-over-100-kilo-tub-of-lard.
I know it's easy to say in retrospect, but come on, both her arms and legs were being held face down.
Posted in: Woman dies after heavy-set police officer sits on her
SpeedApr. 24, 2013 - 10:09AM JST
Because they have every right to honor 2.5 million soldiers who fought and died for Japan.
Because they won't be dictated to by other countries to not do what they think is right.
Go and tell the US President and government not to honor those in Arlington Cemetery.
There have been countless atrocities by US soldiers over the past 250 years and guaranteed they include some of those buried there.
But no country has a right to tell any American official not to visit.
This whole issue is hypocritical with the Chinese and Koreans.
Posted in: Why do Japanese cabinet ministers continue to visit Yasukuni Shrine when they know it will irritate South Korea and China?
SpeedApr. 24, 2013 - 09:15AM JST
Another "minor so he can't be named" nonsense. Wake up Japan and change this archaic law.
Posted in: Relatives mark 1st anniversary of fatal crash in Kameoka
SpeedApr. 24, 2013 - 09:11AM JST
The Chinese and Koreans promise to no longer honor their millions of war dead then Japan will do so in return.
Posted in: S Korea, China blast Japan over Yasukuni visits
SpeedApr. 20, 2013 - 07:52AM JST
This sounds very promising but is he really going to follow through on this?
It sounds great coming about 8 weeks before the elections.
I hope he's being Honest Abe.
Posted in: Abe says women are key to Japan's economic revival
SpeedApr. 19, 2013 - 08:04AM JST
They now seem to have way too many chicken burgers and variations of the hamburger.
They should try introducing a McPizza. A mini one person pizza for 200 yen.
A shrimp burger. An avocado burger. Mash potatoes (since KFC in Japan doesn't.) A chicken curry burger.
Posted in: Free gifts, cheap coffee no help as McDonald’s Japan troubles continue
SpeedApr. 18, 2013 - 08:46AM JST
This isn't "patriotism". This is insecure xenophobia. If a national coach can say things like this and is backed by many of its citizens then this country has serious nationalism issues. Not much news from this country to make it look appealing to anybody.
Posted in: Chinese basketball player branded as 'scum' for moving to Japan
SpeedApr. 14, 2013 - 09:17AM JST
i don't believe the story about the Mrs. A not being invited just because she didn't order a drink one time. That sounds like absolute nonsense.
None of my wife's momma friends act remotely like the above mentioned article. I think the above sample was from a very small group of really lame women.
Posted in: Mama-friendships can be deceptive
SpeedApr. 12, 2013 - 07:48AM JST
I'm glad I don't live in China.
Posted in: Chinese cinemas pull Tarantino's 'Django' on first day
SpeedApr. 11, 2013 - 03:06PM JST
I don't think pictures of panties warrants a jail sentence but yeah, this dude should get canned from the legal profession.
There seems to be one of these everyday. Can't these dudes get any? How embarrassing.
Posted in: Assistant judge fired for taking upskirt film
SpeedApr. 11, 2013 - 11:57AM JST
How do you like them apples?!
Posted in: China concerned as Japan, Taiwan sign fishing agreement for disputed isles
May. 21, 2013 - 07:36AM JST
“Apple wasn’t satisfied with shifting its profits to a low-tax offshore tax haven,” Sen Carl Levin,…
Posted in: Senate panel says Apple uses firms outside U.S. to avoid taxes
Hashimoto's party 'faces extinction,' some media say
And none too late!
Posted in: Hashimoto's party 'faces extinction,' some media say
May. 21, 2013 - 07:34AM JST
But reviewers said the film went off the rails during a bullet train scene in which…
Posted in: Miike's action film gets booed at Cannes
David Quintero Navarro
May. 21, 2013 - 07:32AM JST
No one is forcing the European population to see this Japanese movie so if them folk…
I would recommend Yokohama over Tokyo as a family-friendly location for internationally-minded people (the Yamate/Ishikawa-cho/Motomachi area…
Posted in: Yokohama says it has no children on daycare center waiting list