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Tom DeMickeApr. 14, 2014 - 06:00PM JST
With all these car accidents, I think I'll just sell my car and hide under a rock. It's not safe anywheres anymore!
Posted in: Taxi driver arrested over fatal hit-and-run in Yokohama
Tom DeMickeMar. 31, 2014 - 05:19PM JST
I just returned from a trip to Hawaii, mainland USA, and Germany and had my data service turned off on my phone the whole time because WiFi is widely available. Had no need to use my phone while outside of WiFi area, so I'm not sure I would want to pay that much.
Posted in: Docomo to offer LTE roaming for customers traveling outside Japan
Tom DeMickeFeb. 24, 2014 - 08:03PM JST
I smell a serious lawsuit. Should have never happened. Really does put my problems into perspective as well. Well said! Rest in Peace Mr. Tada. So terrible!
Posted in: Man dies after being covered in 13 tons of molten metal
Tom DeMickeFeb. 20, 2014 - 08:08PM JST
Why do westerners even visit North Korea? Is there something I don't know about? Stay out of that country is my advice.
Posted in: Australian missionary detained in North Korea
Tom DeMickeFeb. 20, 2014 - 08:03PM JST
What? Baghdad one of the worst places to live? Really? I thought it was a peaceful little town and absolutely the safest place to be on earth! Yeah right! Of courses it's not going to be safe there. How did it even manage to get mentioned? Anyway, I love Singapore but yeah, really, really hot! Okinawa in my opinion is safer than Tokyo.
Posted in: Singapore, Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama, Osaka voted top Asian cities for expats
Tom DeMickeFeb. 14, 2014 - 06:24PM JST
This is going to be one very expensive airplane ticket for him. He may be subject to having to reimburse every passenger who has a claim resulting from the delay of their trip (i.e. Hotels, change fees for tickets, etc). Also he may have to reimburse ANA for the very, very expensive landing fee at ANC. Expensive!
Posted in: Man who caused ANA plane diversion to Alaska says he was drinking
Tom DeMickeFeb. 05, 2014 - 05:23PM JST
Glad I don't eat "Q-shock-U"!
Posted in: 261 sickened by suspected norovirus outbreak at school in Toyama Prefecture
Tom DeMickeJan. 31, 2014 - 03:40PM JST
I wouldn't waste another penny on having a lawyer. She must owe him millions and the lawyer is living off of his earnings from this case. Good deal for him. I would wash my hands of this, totally ignore what they have to say in Italy and just forgot it. The court system in Italy must not be very busy if they have time to do all this. What a grotesque waste of time and effort. Drop it already.
Posted in: Amanda Knox's murder conviction upheld in Italy
Tom DeMickeJan. 31, 2014 - 03:26PM JST
Darwin Award for 2014! Baka!
Posted in: Ministry of Defense worker arrested for stealing microbus
Tom DeMickeJan. 31, 2014 - 03:25PM JST
For every day that she is missing, there is a significant less chance that she will be found alive. I just hope this time that is not the case. 9 year old child! Gotta be scary! Come home soon, come home safe!
Posted in: 9-year-old girl missing for 4 days in Sapporo
Tom DeMickeJan. 31, 2014 - 03:22PM JST
Again from Q-shock-U? Time to start bringing obentos from home and do away with centralized food services for these schools.
Posted in: 86 students at Yokohama school sickened by suspected norovirus
Tom DeMickeJan. 31, 2014 - 03:21PM JST
Truck drivers are bad enough, now add alcohol to the equation. Oh my goodness...what a loss. I sure feel sorry for the father/husband. This is not right.
Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed after car-truck crash in Gifu
Tom DeMickeJan. 27, 2014 - 06:32PM JST
It won't go that fast. Many professional organizations use it and therefore it makes an outstanding media platform. Even the U.S. military uses it for passing along vital information to local military communities. Every organization imaginable uses it, not just private citizens. So it should be around, but yes, I do expect a decline, but not for it to die out like "MySpace".
Posted in: Facebook could fade out like a disease, say researchers
Tom DeMickeJan. 23, 2014 - 06:25AM JST
Maybe a major US or European Airline can make an ad and dress up its cast as Japanese tourists. Picture dark frame glasses, black business suit (think salaryman), a camera hanging around their neck, and bad teeth.
Posted in: ANA pulls TV ad after online furor
Tom DeMickeJan. 20, 2014 - 06:38PM JST
Send him to the "Mayo Clinic" for immediate evaluation!
Posted in: Man arrested for series of mayo attacks
Tom DeMickeJan. 20, 2014 - 06:36PM JST
"Hana ga takai" never made sense to me. "Takai" translated into English means "tall" and not "long". "Tall" or "Takai" is a measurement that is taken in reference from the center of the earth to the sky. "Long" or "Nagai" is a measurement that is usually in reference to a horizontal position. Does any of this make sense? Anyway, now on to the commercial. I've been here 19 years so it doesn't bother me and am surprised it bothers many foreigners living here, but to someone not accustomed to the Japanese way of thinking, I can see where they are offended. Best to have been avoided all together. A bit immature I suppose. Luckily I fly for free on military flights so I don't have to invest my $$$ in ANA.
Posted in: ANA apologizes over racial stereotyping in new TV commercial
Tom DeMickeJan. 20, 2014 - 06:21PM JST
Posted in: Man arrested for armed robbery at convenience store in Chiba
Tom DeMickeJan. 19, 2014 - 06:24AM JST
Another mass shooting coming soon to a town near you. Wait for it, wait for it. May sound a little negative, but my goodness, there have been how many shootings just this past weekend?
Posted in: Two teens injured in Philadelphia school shooting
Tom DeMickeJan. 19, 2014 - 06:13AM JST
Not in India. Ever see a typical day on a train in India? Crazy!
Posted in: Stampede kills 18 in Mumbai
Tom DeMickeJan. 18, 2014 - 06:15AM JST
Spy vs. spy.
Posted in: NSA scoops up millions of text messages a day, reports say
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:43PM JST
I'm just curious if they look like.
Posted in: Dead star's brothers to finish 'Fast and Furious 7'
Good idea, but there would probably not be enough space to show them all.
Posted in: Contaminated water leaks from container at Fukushima plant
harald, they are not referring to the current method of hunting but the fact that they…
Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:42PM JST
They forgot to mention that the new distance based pricing only applies if you have an…
Posted in: Everything you ever wanted to know about Tokyo's toll road system
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:38PM JST
OMG..it's happening so often here...
Japan need to change parenting culture..
Posted in: 6-year-old boy dead, 3-year-old girl in coma after being swept away in river