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Vernie JefferiesMar. 27, 2015 - 12:07AM JST
I remember the good old days when spy equipment was actually kept secret.
Posted in: Japan launches replacement spy satellite
Vernie JefferiesMar. 26, 2015 - 06:06PM JST
It looks like he won the Fish Battle Royale. It's time to set him free.
Posted in: Tokyo aquarium still baffled by mystery fish deaths
Vernie JefferiesMar. 26, 2015 - 05:57PM JST
"I have no idea how your sister's panties ended up on my kitchen floor!"
That one can never be explained.
Posted in: Japanese women list top 10 lies they can spot the second a guy says them
Vernie JefferiesMar. 25, 2015 - 02:06AM JST
I absolutely love what Ted Cruz did on his website. Of course we have to believe everything is true on the internet.
Posted in: Tea Party's Ted Cruz launches White House bid
Vernie JefferiesMar. 23, 2015 - 05:37PM JST
I climbed Fuji the last 3 years in a row and the best time to go is right at the end of the climbing season between the 1st and 2nd week of September to avoid those huge crowds. Trust me its more relaxed to go at that time, and the trails are clean of garbage. I do carry goggles and face mask in my backpack for safety, but not a helmet. I have to carry a lot of items to deal with the extreme cold and wet conditions, because I have more concerns for the actual weather and I don't want to get sick up there. If an eruption happens, I plan can use my heavy backpack to cover my head until I get to one of those concrete hazard shelters if I am lucky enough to make it.
Posted in: Mount Fuji climbers to be urged to wear helmets
Vernie JefferiesMar. 21, 2015 - 02:03AM JST
Outside vendors and collectors can sell items (new, used, or out of stock) inside Amazon's online store, normally at a cheaper price unless it's a rare item. It's the same process like Ebay. I am assuming that the Amazon employee was trying to sell this book from his own private collection since they said he re-listed the returned item.
Posted in: Amazon Japan employee investigated over child porn
Vernie JefferiesMar. 19, 2015 - 10:02PM JST
I believe it's all Japanese models and talento when they have the Tokyo Girls Collection fashion event every year.
Posted in: Japanese clothes but few Japanese models at Tokyo Fashion Week
Vernie JefferiesMar. 15, 2015 - 01:55AM JST
120 kilograms is a 265 pound man. You have to go into full beast mode to confront a guy that size, and most Japanese don't even close to that.
Posted in: Man goes on trial for kicking customer to death in ramen shop
Vernie JefferiesMar. 13, 2015 - 07:14PM JST
Actually the Seven Bank ATMs do allow International credit cards. I tell most foreigners to go to a Seven Eleven store to use their ATMs.
Posted in: Seven Bank revamps ATM van for use in disaster areas
Vernie JefferiesMar. 06, 2015 - 10:43PM JST
But there is no outrage when the local men rape the local women and foreign tourists in India.
Posted in: Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob
Vernie JefferiesMar. 06, 2015 - 02:52PM JST
He is definitely the toughest man in Hollywood. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
Posted in: Harrison Ford injured in light plane crash
Vernie JefferiesMar. 01, 2015 - 03:32AM JST
To be honest when I watched in on the news earlier, the prince was only looking at the costumes inside the facility and initially didn't ask to try on the outfit. It was the Japanese officials there who dressed him in the samurai suit, and the prince seemed rather surprised. No need to bash him because it wasn't his decision.
Posted in: Prince William dons samurai gear
Vernie JefferiesFeb. 28, 2015 - 06:48PM JST
Drinking Mexican water = Stomach virus
Posted in: Sick Sharapova withdraws; Nishikori reaches final of Mexican Open
Vernie JefferiesFeb. 27, 2015 - 05:20PM JST
Seems like China has nothing better to go on.
Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories
Vernie JefferiesFeb. 25, 2015 - 03:45PM JST
Lost in translation with Smoked Flavored Pork?
Posted in: Afternoon break
Vernie JefferiesFeb. 22, 2015 - 07:06PM JST
I was impressed with that 80 year old man participating.
Posted in: And they're off
Vernie JefferiesFeb. 19, 2015 - 05:22PM JST
Well I am glad to know that this is not another story about an American servicemen behaving badly since there is a military base in Yokosuka. Kudos for trying to help out a local citizen especially when it was very late on train. It probably wasn't that many people around at that time of night to provide any assistance.
Posted in: American arrested for assaulting two people on train in Yokosuka
Vernie JefferiesFeb. 17, 2015 - 07:43PM JST
Drug trafficking is not a good idea in Bali. There is a big sign in the airport warning you about the possible of death penalty on conviction. I am quite sure they knew the risks.
Posted in: Indonesia delays transfer of convicts for execution
Vernie JefferiesFeb. 11, 2015 - 05:28PM JST
When do workers wear gloves while preparing food? I been to numerous bento shops and restaurants, and I seen a lot of workers prepare food with their bare hands.
Posted in: 104 suffer food poisoning after eating bentos in Tokyo
Vernie JefferiesFeb. 11, 2015 - 03:30PM JST
Imagine this. This guy was once a teammate with Pete Rose.
Posted in: Former MLB All-Star Franco signs contract at age 56 in Japan
Mar. 27, 2015 - 05:04PM JST
Minimize the significance at your own risk. It's part of the beginning of the end of…
Posted in: U.S., Japan isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank
Mar. 27, 2015 - 04:51PM JST
When asked if he was guilty, Kusaka said "Ore ore ja nai."
Posted in: Leader of big-time fraud group arrested
Mar. 27, 2015 - 04:50PM JST
In his speech Abe will first thank the United States for pardoning his war criminal grandfather…
Posted in: Boehner invites Abe to address U.S. Congress on April 29
Mar. 27, 2015 - 04:48PM JST
It is arrogant to assume that we can look at suicide and pass judgment in what…
Posted in: Mother, one-month-old child dead in apparent murder-suicide
Mar. 27, 2015 - 04:45PM JST
Keep selling them rice cookers!
Posted in: Foreign tourist spending tops Y2 trillion for first time ever