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firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 21, 2014 - 09:45AM JST
and hopefully it will increase more now that the Yen is becoming weaker. If I were advertising travel to Japan I would emphasize the ease at which one could use public transportation... mainly because so few foreigners would rent a car.
Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan this year exceeds 11 mil
email@example.comNov. 18, 2014 - 02:50AM JST
I'll bet the Pachinko Manager was saying " Do you know who you're robbing "... the whole time.
Posted in: Man robs Gifu pachinko parlor of Y6.5 mil
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 17, 2014 - 02:56AM JST
After I got pretty good at speaking Japanese it bothered me when people replied in English... I went to all that trouble to learn the language but so many people wouldn't let me show it off... I guess that was it... I wanted to show that I was good at their language. But as I said earlier... as time passed the idea of showing off was not important. So I decided that in most situations I would instead begin the conversation in English. That way it didn't get awkward... and if their English was not up to snuff... I'd throw in Japanese here and there.... if it was still not working I'd switch to all Japanese. Give it a try... plus it puts you on the upper footing. By using English first it could be construed that you're giving them a chance to "show off", and be self deprecating on your Japanese ability.
Posted in: How do you feel when you speak fluent or reasonably good Japanese to a Japanese person and they insist on answering you in English?
email@example.comNov. 16, 2014 - 12:02PM JST
For quite awhile it was frustrating.... until I started every conversation in total English... if they couldn't handle it I would then switch to Japanese.
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 13, 2014 - 12:16AM JST
No doubt I'd never do that but I give the guy credit for actually protesting something he felt strongly about. He offed himself... didn't go out and try to bomb some military base or govt building. I only feel sorry for anybody that might have seen what he did. I wouldn't want to witness it.
Posted in: Man dies after setting himself on fire in Tokyo's Hibiya Park
email@example.comNov. 11, 2014 - 09:09AM JST
And.... as with any serial killer you wonder.... from what environment or circumstance they evolved. It sometimes takes generations to produce one, but men like this are part of the mortar.
Posted in: Man arrested for forcing 1-year-old daughter to sit on kerosene heater
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 10, 2014 - 11:29PM JST
I usually walk the streets of Tokyo and other cities in Japan without really paying much attention to other people around me... i.e., not scanning the crowd for potential nuts, I may just start to modify my attitude going forward. Yes, I realize Japan is a very safe place but I'd rather be safe than sorry.... and who knows, if it were not me being attacked maybe I could help someone else before it went too far.
Posted in: Man held for attempted murder after stabbing woman on street in Kanagawa
email@example.comNov. 08, 2014 - 08:12AM JST
He was mainly found guilty based on a video.... lets see the video!
Posted in: Tomita denies stealing camera at Asian Games
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 07, 2014 - 11:07PM JST
It is very good that we're getting survey results... but like other posters wrote, the real data for young working age adults would be roughly from the age 20 to 32. Now... if 40% of them were relying on their parents... then Japan would be in an extremely sad state of affairs and you could forget believing an unemployment rate of 3.6%.
Posted in: 40.3% of Japanese youth depend on parents for income: survey
email@example.comNov. 07, 2014 - 11:05AM JST
If that is the case then he should be challenging the S. Korean authorities to hand over the video for all to see.
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 07, 2014 - 12:28AM JST
One has to believe that this "dog killer" will be found soon. There has to be a trail... how could somebody have so many dogs without anyone knowing about it.
Posted in: 27 more dogs found dead in Tochigi
email@example.comNov. 05, 2014 - 07:49AM JST
The Chinese are predictable.... anything of possible value... they will steal until stopped. They have zero regard for the environment... its all about the quick cheap buck.
Posted in: Japan tells China to stop coral poaching after 200 boats spotted
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 04, 2014 - 08:16AM JST
Congrats... I don't drink whisky but if I did... I just don't see myself mixing it. It would have to be straight but I might need to nibble on something food wise with it. I'm mainly a wine drinker now but I always eat something with the wine. What goes well with a quality tumbler of whisky?
Posted in: Japanese single malt whisky named world's finest
email@example.comNov. 04, 2014 - 06:52AM JST
The only way the Yen will strengthen from here is if the USA has another massive recession... beyond that... the Yen might weaken to 130 within the next couple of years.
Posted in: As Abenomics falters, problems fester
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 04, 2014 - 12:25AM JST
With winter coming on it sounds like the attacker was looking for a warm place to stay with meals provided free.
Posted in: Man stabbed on Saitama street; suspect turns himself in at koban
email@example.comNov. 03, 2014 - 12:23AM JST
come on.... get a life people... its not like this guy is trying to make some sort of political statement. He's just having some fun and mixing anime in with it. As for him being a "pedophile", what did you expect... did you want him to dress these girls in business suits and throw in some gray hair. Lighten up!
Posted in: Some fans love Pharrell’s 'It Girl' video; others call him a pedophile
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 01, 2014 - 12:24AM JST
The complexity of the disputed isles is well beyond even the strategists in both China and Japan. Both countries are trying to visualize every scenario in order to make decisions on how to proceed. Neither country wants all out war but neither country can back down. Right now both countries are operating off of the book of "Disputed Territory 101", Don't let your adversary control said disputed territory. As the saying goes "possession is 9 tenths of the law". The only thing to do is continue to play the game and look for a weakness that can be exploited.
Posted in: China calls on Japan to end jet scrambles
email@example.comOct. 31, 2014 - 09:18AM JST
Sure... stop invading our air space and we'll stop intercepting you. How is China reporting this.... that they have been intercepting Japanese planes in their air space?
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 29, 2014 - 10:54PM JST
No doubt.... so many ways to get irritated... especially when its hard to actually blow off some steam and relieve stress. I'm amazed at the low number of fights. But that said... I did ride crowded NY City Subways for two years and never saw a fight either. In NY... you tend to just keep your head down... plus you don't know if someone is carrying a weapon. Given the choice... I'd rather be on a Japanese train... where chances are quite low that someone is carrying an actual weapon. But I believe Japan will see an increase in altercations. Japan has changed in the last 30 years. People no longer think that "gaman" is a virtue.
Posted in: 19-year-old arrested for pushing man off train platform
email@example.comOct. 29, 2014 - 12:15PM JST
This is not about how the U.S. media giants control news.... it is about how much of U.S. News is reported around the world. When the U.S. sneezes the rest of the world will report it. So if U.S. Govt's foreign police backed say... a Japanese agenda... then the rest of the world would know it. The rest of the world would then line up to possibly advance political favors to the USA in exchange for things they want. The USA would then approach Japan and ask a favor in exchange for said countries to back their agenda. This is all politics... tit for tat.
Posted in: Japan’s PR battle for U.S. hearts and minds
Nov. 22, 2014 - 03:56AM JST
What the President is doing makes sense in the real world -- Kick the criminals out,…
Posted in: Obama spurns Republicans with immigration orders
Nov. 22, 2014 - 03:55AM JST
Shinzo Abe offers neo-liberalism while Yukio Edano proposes what? Not "trickle-up." It is not "trickle-up" when…
Posted in: Abe dissolves lower house, seeking mandate for 'Abenomics'
Nov. 22, 2014 - 03:44AM JST
Does anyone know whether all problematic Airbags were made by just Mexico’s Takata factories or all…
Posted in: After 4 hours of questions, U.S. senators get no clear answers on air bag safety
Nov. 22, 2014 - 03:36AM JST
"and reportedly recovered cyanide from her trash"
Cyanide is present in acetonitrile false fingernail remover, and…
Posted in: Police find cyanide at home of 'black widow' suspect
Nov. 22, 2014 - 03:34AM JST
She's an adult, in most other countries in the world.
But she is in Japan, so…
Posted in: Parents arrested for starving 3-year-old daughter to death