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Tom DeMickeApr. 23, 2015 - 08:08PM JST
Definitely not a good way to start out a new school year. Very sad to hear of this news, saw it on TV and I feared the worst. Rest in Peace.
Posted in: Body of missing 6-year-old girl found in Hokkaido river
Tom DeMickeApr. 20, 2015 - 05:17PM JST
I did not know that a 15 year old can legally enter into an agreement with an ISP. Hmmm...
Posted in: 15-year-old boy arrested for stabbing mother in back
Tom DeMickeApr. 13, 2015 - 05:40PM JST
DaDude: Strange that the police told you that you were 10% at fault when you were rear-ended. When you are rear-ended, the accident is 0% your fault - always, unless you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Now on to this story: Very scary and so bad that two innocent passengers were injured because of this troll. Accidents are very traumatic and can easily result in PTSD. I hope they recover. Be safe, folks!
Posted in: Man driving stolen minivan killed in crash following pursuit by police
Tom DeMickeApr. 13, 2015 - 05:32PM JST
I expected much worse. It wasn't too bad though certainly not in line with Japanese behavior. Maybe a slap on the wrist and a stern warning would have sufficed.
Posted in: Group of teenage Thai actors punished for dancing on Japanese train
Tom DeMickeApr. 09, 2015 - 07:10PM JST
I just wonder what he spent alone in air fare. He sure was busy!!
Posted in: Ex-school principal held over child porn with Filipino girls
Tom DeMickeMar. 15, 2015 - 03:01PM JST
Oops! Did I do that? (Steve Urkal from the U.S. TV SitCom series "Family Matters".
Posted in: Teacher accidentally shows porn to students
Tom DeMickeMar. 12, 2015 - 04:40PM JST
So much wrong doings. Dealing drugs and executions. No one wins.
Posted in: Australia offers to pay for Bali pair's jail time if spared death penalty
Tom DeMickeMar. 12, 2015 - 04:32PM JST
Agree with LostinNagoya. It happens, no need for pandemics. Good time to go out and get some exercise or go Geocaching.
Posted in: Apple reopens iTunes, App stores after lengthy outage
Tom DeMickeMar. 12, 2015 - 04:10PM JST
Spot on, Yubaru! Good comments. I live in Okinawa and am vacationing in Germany right now and am staying in my German friend's house right now. I'm freezing in her house because she says it's very expensive to heat the whole house even though they have built-in radiator units under the windows. So, central heat, though nice, doesn't always solve problems. My number 6 request would be to outlaw the phrase "eeeeeh?" (ええええ-)
Posted in: Five things expats wish Japan had
Tom DeMickeMar. 10, 2015 - 02:21PM JST
On an airplane airborne between Kadena Air Base, Okinawa and Naval Air Facility Atsugi. I was on a vacation hopping on military flights to Germany but never made it past Atsugi. I hopped back home out of Atsugi making stops at Misawa Air Base And Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Was able to get a good view of the devastation before my day was done. Will never forget this day.
Posted in: March 11, 2011: What are your memories of that day?
Tom DeMickeMar. 09, 2015 - 02:04PM JST
I'm sure he flashed his hazards just before mowing him down as is the case when truck drivers notoriously run red lights. Bad day for all involved.
Posted in: Truck driver held over hit-and-run death of 76-year-old man in Okayama
Tom DeMickeMar. 08, 2015 - 12:51PM JST
I have to get past at least four error messages every time I start my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Bulky, overweight, and riddled with error messages.
Posted in: Apple retakes smartphone throne: survey
Tom DeMickeFeb. 25, 2015 - 05:45AM JST
JoeBigs: execute minors? No, but charge them as adults in an adult court.
Posted in: Kawasaki boy told friend on Line he might get killed
Tom DeMickeFeb. 25, 2015 - 05:35AM JST
Money well spent! Not!
Posted in: Two clocks keep time for 16 billion years
Tom DeMickeFeb. 18, 2015 - 07:40PM JST
People keep asking "Where did they find a cicada this time of year?". The article clearly states this happened in July. Plenty of cicadas in July.
Posted in: Woman, ex-partner arrested for forcing cicada onto crying child's face
Tom DeMickeJan. 31, 2015 - 06:55AM JST
And this month's Darwin Award goes to...
Posted in: French tourists arrested for nude photos at Cambodia's Angkor
Tom DeMickeJan. 31, 2015 - 06:41AM JST
Reserve AKB48 for entertaining young preteen and teen girls, for them they set a good example; but for the world to have to see them might be an embarrassment. I say for at least part of the ceremony, send in the best EISA performers from Okinawa so that people can hear and see something nice about Okinawa.
Posted in: Cross-dressing Matsuko Deluxe: AKB opening Tokyo Olympics 'would embarrass Japan'
Tom DeMickeJan. 31, 2015 - 06:12AM JST
Never negotiate with terrorists, exterminate them. They don't play by rules and neither do cockroaches. Time to get out the can of RAID.
Posted in: Hostage families in limbo with no word from Islamic State
Tom DeMickeJan. 18, 2015 - 04:11PM JST
Yes, drugs are really bad but execution for drug possession, production, transfer, sale just doesn't make sense. Don't get the logic. If the death penalty worked, then why are their still drug issues in these countries? Life sentence is more like it.
Posted in: Indonesia executes six drug convicts, including 5 foreigners
Tom DeMickeJan. 08, 2015 - 06:13PM JST
You deserve a broken tooth today, at McDonalds!
Posted in: McDonald's apologizes for tooth, plastic found in food
Apr. 28, 2015 - 11:22PM JST
@Tina, a knew phrase for you, 'Jog on, love.'
Posted in: Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo defends foreigner rules
they want their sushi to be cooked because of parasites. there have been outbreaks in…
Apr. 28, 2015 - 11:20PM JST
How I want to see the end of these fruitless riots... I agree that the police…
Posted in: Riot erupts in Baltimore after funeral for man injured in police custody
Apr. 28, 2015 - 11:17PM JST
I wish they advertised this better, because for five minutes at 0130 in the morning it…
Posted in: Risa Yoshiki is back to yell at us, help us become better workers
Apr. 28, 2015 - 11:16PM JST
I hate foreigners who demand their sushi to be cooked.
I cannot imagine the absurdity. Sushi…